Editorial

Support United Way in tough time

June 18, 2017 at 2:00 am

The Inter Lake reported last Sunday that the local United Way agency experienced a major shortfall in expected revenue last year, leading to serious problems for local nonprofits and even helping to end the popular Retired and Senior Volunt...

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‘The day the music died’: Long live Faz

June 17, 2017 at 12:01 am

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swingIt don’t mean a thing, all you got to do is singIt makes no diff’rence if it’s sweet or it’s hotJust give that rhythm ev’rything you gotOh, it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. —D...

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Making sense of short-term rentals

June 11, 2017 at 2:00 am

The Flathead County commissioners have given a preliminary nod of approval to a zoning amendment that will regulate short-term rentals in zoned areas, and we think that’s a good thing.Montanans, in the spirit of that old country classic, “D...

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Montana’s original hothead in Congress (Hint: It’s not Gianforte)

June 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Greg Gianforte has been excoriated by the national media, state media, Democrats and even some Republicans for “body-slamming” a reporter the day before being elected Montana’s sole congressman on May 25.Some of those critics have gone so f...

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Good intentions go awry in cap conflict

June 09, 2017 at 2:00 am

Last weekend, an unusual incident marred graduation at Flathead High School. A Native American student intended to wear his graduation cap that had been decorated by his grandmother with a native-themed painting. Seemed innocent enough exce...

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Mike Muri: A bartender who became a lifesaver

June 03, 2017 at 7:00 pm

My friend and mentor Mike Muri says I have to write about him every 10 years whether I like it or not — at least if he lives to pass another milestone.Since Mike turned 70 yesterday, it looks like I am on the hook for another column. And if...

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Bigfork girls turn in sterling performance

June 02, 2017 at 2:00 am

The Bigfork girls track team has had some great moments in the last decade, but one thing has always eluded them — a state title.That dry streak ended after 15 years last weekend when juniors Haile Norred and Bryn Morley combined to nearly ...

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Put brakes on two-way traffic plan

June 01, 2017 at 2:00 am

There’s something to be said for leaving well enough alone.Unfortunately, that is a lesson rarely learned by government officials and bureaucrats.The latest case in point is the decision by the Kalispell City Council to convert the one-way ...

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Gianforte’s sin and the first stone

May 28, 2017 at 2:00 am

We saw (or heard) one Greg Gianforte on Wednesday night when he reacted with violence to the questioning of a reporter on the eve of the special congressional election.We saw a totally different Greg Gianforte on Thursday night when he apol...

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‘Star Wars’ and me: 40 years of living with the Force

May 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

An anniversary passed without much notice last week, and I suppose with all the mayhem and madness, it is understandable that few people thought about the importance of May 25, 1977 — the date when the Force first awakened and a new era beg...

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