Editorial

Forest projects a win on multiple fronts

November 21, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Flathead Valley scored a pair of big wins this week as the Forest Service approved a long-discussed forest project in Whitefish and moved closer to finalizing another in Columbia Falls.Both projects include the construction of new trail...

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Know the laws regarding school buses

November 17, 2019 at 8:36 am

Last week, a 6-year-old student at Olney-Bissell elementary was sent to the hospital with serious injuries when she was hit by a car after getting off the school bus west of Whitefish.According to officials, the girl had exited the bus with...

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Dark sky ordinances paying off

November 14, 2019 at 11:20 am

Montana’s dark skies are becoming quite a drawing card for visitors who want see the stars.Astrotourism, as it’s called, is a growing segment of the Big Sky state’s visitor economy these days. Perhaps our new moniker should be as we suggest...

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Honoring vets never goes out of style

November 10, 2019 at 1:31 pm

A hundred years ago communities across the Flathead Valley were making preparations to celebrate the first anniversary of Armistice Day — Nov. 11, 1919.Programs, parades and banquets were planned two weeks or more in advance to celebrate th...

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Coming soon to a campground near you

November 05, 2019 at 8:36 am

The Interior Department announced last month that it is exploring new recommendations to privatize and modernize some National Park Service campgrounds. Some of the “upgrades” that could be coming soon to a campground near you include hot s...

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Get informed and get out and vote

October 31, 2019 at 3:00 am

National news headlines typical drive political conversations, but it’s local government that often has the greatest impact on our daily lives. Decisions about local zoning directly impact your neighborhood; decisions about water rates dire...

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Eagle touches down with fresh format after nearly 4-year hiatus

October 30, 2019 at 9:49 am

The Eagle has landed — again. In your hands is the first issue of the re-imagined Bigfork Eagle, first published in 1976 by accountant Dale Jay Singer, a Bigfork transplant by way of Missoula. The weekly newspaper known for its hometown foc...

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The Eagle flies once more

October 30, 2019 at 9:50 am

Welcome to the new Bigfork Eagle.After much thought, planning and effort we decided to bring the Eagle back into publication.Readers of the old Eagle may notice an immediate difference in page size. Instead of the traditional broadsheet sty...

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Get involved with your Bigfork Eagle

October 30, 2019 at 9:51 am

The Bigfork Eagle exists for and because of you, our readers. We appreciate and encourage your thoughtful feedback, story suggestions, questions and more. Here are a few ways you can get involved.Submit a story idea or news tip.We can’t be ...

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Mental-health needs in frontier communities

October 27, 2019 at 3:00 am

Facing a serious budget shortfall in 2017, the Montana Legislature was forced to slash $120 million from the state’s general fund. The state health department took the brunt of those cuts, to the tune of nearly $50 million. Other cuts would...

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