Sunday, August 09, 2020


To find our opinion based editorials, see below. We'll share opinion based editorial articles regularly for interested viewers.

Updated 19 hours, 4 minutes ago
Fair concert and rodeo not worth the risk

Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo officials last week decided to cancel this year’s carnival portion of the fair “for the health of our community” and fair workers. While probably an unpopular decision with some i...

Updated 1 week ago
Take part in Inter Lake’s ‘thank you’ campaign

Fraught with virus-induced angst, economic challenges and civil unrest, 2020 has exceeded expectations for all the wrong reasons. It’s been a trying year from the jump, and it’s only August.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Kalispell makes good use of Brownfields Program

United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a tour last week of two major Kalispell redevelopment sites that have benefited from $2 million in federal funding through the EPA Br...

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, 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 3 weeks ago
Glacier reservation idea should be put on hold

Glacier National Park officials last week floated the idea of a ticketed entry system to help manage crowds along Going-to-the-Sun Road this summer.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Use a careful eye with political polls

In the throes of a tight and turbulent election season, insight into how a particular candidate is faring is a hot commodity among campaigns and political wonks alike. Enter political polling — equally ballyhooed...

Updated 1 month ago
Making a difference in the community

If you’re needing some good news as an elixir to the heavy headlines of the day, the Inter Lake routinely publishes stories about local individuals and organizations that are making a difference in people’s lives...

Updated 1 month ago
Unity needed on school reopening plans

An email detailing Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen’s plan for reopening schools hit the Daily Inter Lake inbox around noon on Thursday. Less than an hour later, the Governor’s Office released i...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Celebrate Independence Day responsibly

Typically around the Fourth of July we use this space to remind readers about using vigilance with fireworks and to celebrate responsibly by securing a safe ride home if you choose to drink alcohol.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
County expansion plan makes sense

The Flathead County commissioners face a big decision in the next couple of weeks on a multimillion-dollar proposal to provide more space for the county’s growing workforce.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Amtrak reduction will hurt Montana

Montanans living along the Hi-Line were delivered a blow this week when Amtrak announced it plans to cut its Empire Builder service to three days a week beginning this fall.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Open dialogue key to understanding racial issues

The Daily Inter Lake concluded a three-part series Saturday that highlighted the lives and experiences of people of color in the Flathead Valley. As communities around the world continue to join the Black Lives M...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Heli-fishing fine hardly a deterrent

When a Bozeman couple was caught red-handed after landing their helicopter in the Bob Marshall Wilderness to do some backcountry fly-fishing, most of Montana had the same reaction: Total disappointment with a sid...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Don’t overlook law enforcement’s vital role

It is an understatement to say it’s a volatile time for law enforcement officers right now. Triggered by the May 25 officer-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, widespread outrage and protests have co...