Editorial

Sun Road plan offers bold solutions

September 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Challenging times call for extreme measures, and that’s exactly the approach Glacier Park officials are taking with a new management plan for Going-to-the-Sun Road.Inter Lake reporter Kianna Gardner details in today’s front-page story how t...

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Mental-health mapping tool is worthy project

September 12, 2019 at 3:00 am

Those working with behavioral-health issues in Flathead County have a new mapping tool at their disposal that aims to develop a justice system model that doesn’t criminalize mental-health or substance-use disorders. The idea is to divert th...

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Order on e-bikes conjures questions

September 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

A recent secretarial order from the Interior Department classifies electric-powered bicycles as non-motorized bikes. While seemingly insignificant at first glance, this order could alter the recreational landscape of the West — for better o...

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Evergreen can overcome latest retail closure

September 05, 2019 at 9:52 am

Kmart announced last week that it will be closing its Evergreen location after decades of serving the community. Liquidation sales will soon begin and by the end of the year the iconic “Big K” store will go dark.While not exactly shocking g...

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Citizens’ closure is a loss in planning arena

September 01, 2019 at 3:00 am

For 27 years Citizens for a Better Flathead has been the watchdog for land-use planning and smart growth in the Flathead Valley, but that oversight will now be gone as the nonprofit shutters its office amid a funding shortfall. Gone also is...

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The bears are back in town

August 29, 2019 at 3:00 am

Kids are back in school, nights are getting chilly and bears are roaming town — three sure signs that the end of summer is near in Northwest Montana.Last week, Kalispell residents on Conrad Drive had a fuzzy visitor when a 2-year-old male g...

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Program offers a good way to ‘age in place’

August 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

As the Flathead County Agency on Aging was formulating its new long-range aging plan earlier this year, agency leaders asked seniors what they feared most about aging. Many older adults concurred that losing their independence and being a b...

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Rebuilding Sperry is a marvel, even in modern times

August 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

The logistics of rebuilding the Sperry Chalet dormitory on a stone bluff high up in Glacier National Park are perhaps not as daunting as they were when the original chalet opened in 1913. After all, construction workers have the benefit of ...

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Boyle a fitting moniker for new Flathead gym

August 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

Gene Boyle’s legacy was long and deep in the Flathead Valley, and we can’t think of a better person to commemorate in naming the new Flathead High School gymnasium.A formal request to name the gym after Boyle has been submitted by Flathead ...

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Lakeside park expansion will benefit all

August 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Philanthropy has benefited Flathead County communities in myriad ways, from improving our community college to building new sports complexes and performing arts centers. Our lives are richer here, thanks to the generosity of civic-minded fo...

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