Editorial

Thanks for reconsidering park-fee hike

April 08, 2018 at 2:00 am

Last October, we urged the National Park Service and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to re-think their proposal to raise much-needed money for park infrastructure by raising fees that would discourage visits to Glacier National Park and other...

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A tip of the hat to first responders

April 06, 2018 at 2:00 am

This week the Daily Inter Lake profiled four local first-responders honored for their work serving and protecting the community.The awards given by the Kalispell Lions Club went to Logan Shawback of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Don...

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Can an unpopular decision still be right one?

April 01, 2018 at 2:00 am

The recent ruling by District Court Judge Robert Allison that the Flathead County commissioners did not pay sufficient heed to public comment in deciding to allow a proposed water-bottling plant to go forward in Creston raises a number of q...

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Tourism boosts state’s fortunes

March 30, 2018 at 2:00 am

The lure of Montana’s open spaces and wild places continues to play a major role in the state’s economy.A new report from UM Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research shows that last year 12.5 million visitors contributed nearly $3.4 bi...

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Settlement funds just raise questions

March 25, 2018 at 2:00 am

It wasn’t too long ago that we learned there was a little-publicized slush fund for congressmen to pay off (mostly) women who brought charges of sexual harassment or abuse.Since 1995, Congress has paid out $17 million in “awards and settlem...

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Local police can be lifesavers, too

March 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

We count on our law-enforcement officers for so much more than catching bad guys and upholding the law. That was evident recently when the Kalispell Police Department presented awards to two police officers who took exceptional action to sa...

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Wild Rivers, fortunate Flathead

March 11, 2018 at 2:00 am

The three forks of the Flathead River are defining characteristics of Northwest Montana — it’s hard to imagine our corner of the Rockies without the existence of these free-flowing waterways. They play a vibrant role in our way of life and ...

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Students making a difference

March 09, 2018 at 2:00 am

On Wednesday, students from around Flathead County will join forces with others from around the state and nation to honor the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Wednesday marks the one-...

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Sperry Chalet’s future a question mark

March 04, 2018 at 2:00 am

It’s difficult to imagine Sperry Chalet being rebuilt as anything other that the beautiful stone lodge it was for well over a century. It’s even harder to imagine it being rebuilt at a different, less avalanche-prone spot. The rebirth of Sp...

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Whitefish land deal adds key protections

February 25, 2018 at 2:00 am

The completion of the first phase of a three-pronged plan to protect the Whitefish Lake watershed is significant on a couple of levels.The recent land deal will permanently protect more than 7,000 acres north of Whitefish, saving the crucia...

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