Editorial

Swift action necessary for wasting disease

July 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

What seemed inevitable finally happened last month when samples taken from white-tailed deer in Northwest Montana came back positive for chronic wasting disease. This potentially devastating disease was first detected in Montana in 2017. By...

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Good Neighbor forest project a win-win

July 11, 2019 at 3:00 am

The first Good Neighbor Authority timber harvest to take place on the Flathead National Forest was finalized this week. Work on the Liger timber sale will take place southeast of Hungry Horse and Martin City, and is expected to produce abou...

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Library must choose new path forward

July 07, 2019 at 3:00 am

Flathead County commissioners last month made it clear that they have no intention of owning any library facilities as county property. In a unanimous vote, the commission decided to remove future funding for library facilities from the cou...

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Montana Children’s worth celebrating

July 04, 2019 at 3:00 am

Montana Children’s Medical Center officially opened on Monday as the staff welcomed its first patients with a parade of cheers and smiles. The jovial scene marked a milestone for the $60 million facility that has been in the making for more...

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Whitefish’s new housing program worth a try

June 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

Whitefish embarks on a new affordable housing program this week, and we’ll be anxious to see how well developers embrace it.The Legacy Homes program mandates inclusionary zoning, which means if you’re going to build housing in Whitefish tha...

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Big Arm easement plan a good collaborative effort

June 27, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Big Arm unit of Flathead Lake State Park is a well-used and well-loved park with some of the best views and amenities of any state park in Montana. We’re glad to see two state agencies and the Montana Legislature collaborating on a prop...

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Collaboration needed to address screen-time issues

June 23, 2019 at 3:00 am

From cellphones to computers and tablets to TVs, we’re surrounded by screens these days. There’s no escaping technology, but it was startling to hear local psychiatrist Joe Boyle say that a decade from now we may look back at technology — e...

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GOP makes a sound choice in Don ‘K’

June 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

There was plenty of moving and shaking going on in the Montana Republican Party last week.First up, U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte formally announced that he’ll pass up a bid for re-election to run for Montana governor. Other Republicans vying fo...

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Valley keeps pushing back on hate

June 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

Northwest Montana’s recent history with hatred and extremism can be best described as erratic.Scroll through the Southern Poverty Law Center’s online “hate map,” and the cluster of dots indicating groups they designate to be hate-oriented f...

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Adequate funding needed for addiction recovery services

June 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

For nearly 45 years, the Flathead Valley Chemical Dependency Clinic has served the region by providing critical addiction recovery services. Last week we learned the clinic was dissolving and that beginning June 24 Gateway Community Service...

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