Monday, July 13, 2020


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

Updated 2 months ago
The heart of a true hero

Last week the Inter Lake featured a poignant story about ICU nurse Megan Moore and her work to care for COVID-19 patients in New York City.

Updated 2 months ago
It’s time to stand up and be counted

The 2020 U.S. Census got rolling as expected in January, but just a couple of months later the task of counting every citizen and non-citizen in America took a back seat to the unprecedented fallout from the COVI...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Unknowns weigh heavy on tourism-reliant businesses

The slow reopening of Northwest Montana is underway following the coronavirus-induced economic standstill. Many retail shops across the valley chose to welcome back customers last week, and restaurants and bars w...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Let’s use caution in rolling back to ‘normal’

It was with great anticipation, optimism and perhaps some nervousness and fear that we embraced Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement on Wednesday that Montana will begin a three-phase approach to reopening the state...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Bears and wildfires: Sure signs of spring

Signs that spring has finally sprung are all around us as we enter the last half of April. Tree buds and some flowers are beginning to make their grand entrance, robins are all a flutter and evening daylight is l...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Looking forward to gradual reboot of commerce

There are some encouraging results emerging from recent projections on Montana’s coronavirus outbreak. According to data that is available, the state and Flathead County appear to have hit a plateau and the numbe...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Mask project highlights Montana’s spirit for innovation

Ingenuity and entrepreneurship go hand in hand in Montana, and that assertion has been on full display in the Flathead Valley over the past several weeks.

Updated 3 months ago
This Easter, the human spirit rallies

Easter Sunday looks very different this year. Churches are empty as congregants worship via online services. Easter egg hunts have been canceled except for a couple of drive-thru opportunities for candy-filled eg...

Updated 3 months ago
Putting ‘state of emergency’ in context

The phrase “state of emergency” naturally incites alarm and concern. In our neck of the woods, we’re used to hearing those words in relation to natural disasters — floods, blizzards or wildfires.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Judicious use of unnamed sources sometimes warranted

Many say a story is only as good as its source.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Our wellbeing depends on one another

Now we enter the next chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will be equally challenging to what we’ve already been through. We stay home; we shelter in place, as our governor has directed.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Teachers ramp up for remote learning

Beginning Monday, households across the state will transform into classrooms as moms, dads, grandparents and siblings take on the role of teacher.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Resiliency of Flathead folks will see us through crisis

So here we are, chest-deep in the uncharted waters of the novel coronavirus pandemic that seems to have flooded every crevasse of our daily lives.

Updated 4 months ago
Be proactive to limit virus’ spread

The COVID-19 pandemic had not yet made its way to Montana as of this writing, but experts suggest it’s only a matter of time before the virus is confirmed within the state.

Updated 4 months ago
Landfill upgrades worth the investment

Anyone who has waited in long lines at the Flathead County Landfill to drop off their garbage and recyclables is bound to be tickled pink about the $3 million upgrade underway to streamline the entrance and make ...