Sunday, August 09, 2020


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Updated 18 hours, 59 minutes ago

Fair events jeopardize health of community

We are at a significant juncture in our community as we stand approximately a month before the scheduled start o...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
We must reignite Montana’s economy

Our state, and our country, has never faced a challenge like the one we are confronted with today. COVID-19, and the ensuing shutdown sent shockwaves through our economy. The consequences have been devastating, a...

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Letters to the editor July 27

Nobody has ever had to fight a forest fire in a global pandemic before, at least not in our lifetimes. But, as fire season approaches in Montana, it’s becomi...

Updated 2 weeks ago
911 funding proposal comes with nuances

Once again, Flathead County voters are being asked to support a ballot measure that will tax property owners to pay for ongoing equipment upgrades at the Flathead Emergency Communications Center known as the 911 ...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Campaigning on behalf of the common man

As I watch the endless political ads on television I am reminded of why I started this journey in the first place. One word in particular is extremely troubling to me. One word that every “politician” seems to ut...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Letters to the editor July 26

It took the United States 95 days, on April 28, to record a million cases of Covid 19. Forty-three days later, on June 10, we reached 2 million cases; 28 day...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Consequence Kalispell Fire Station closures

Kalispell Fire Station 62, located behind Costco on 255 Old Reserve Drive was closed on July 21 and will remain closed until July 25 at 7 a.m. Fire Station 62 is closed due to ongoing staffing shortages. As a res...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Small businesses need more support from governor

As a small business owner and someone who signs the front of paychecks, I understand what it’s like to stay awake at night with a pit in your stomach worrying if you are able to keep your employees on payroll dur...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Cooney vows to protect public lands

I’ve spent my career fighting for our public lands, and I have a track record of delivering results for Montanans. Growing up in Montana shaped who I am and the values I carry with me. Like many Montanans, I know...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Election mail bag July 26

It is critical that our lone representative in Congress be a voice for the voiceless and stand up for the most vulnerable in our society — especially the unborn.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Letters to the editor July 23

How about we change things up a bit and create a uniques business friendly atmosphere in downtown Whitefish.

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
With masks, a little civility goes a long way

The governor’s July 15 directive that mandates the use of face masks in various public settings has one clear goal — curbing the community spread of COVID-19.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Letters to the editor July 20

As a local photographer, I attended the virtual meeting the park service hosted to discuss their new proposed ticketed-entry system. The press was not allowe...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Why I wear a mask: Another perspective

During these COVID-19 days, I’ve been among those considered “high risk”: In my early 80s and with a history of auto-immune problems. Yet, not once since this virus made its deadly presence known, have I felt per...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Destruction of private property no way to improve society

I am saddened to report that the Jesus statue placed on Big Mountain by the Knights of Columbus has been vandalized. As many of you know, the statue was dedi...