Editorial

Herberger’s: Farewell to a good neighbor

April 22, 2018 at 2:00 am

The news last week that the popular Herberger’s department store in Kalispell Center Mall will be liquidated as its corporate owner goes into bankruptcy court was a gut punch to the Kalispell business community. Just nine months ago Herberg...

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Kalispell schools have earned support for levy

April 15, 2018 at 2:00 am

Kalispell voters are being asked to vote on a $1 million levy to support elementary schools in the district. That’s partly because the district has a brand new elementary school to staff and to maintain next year when Rankin Elementary open...

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Whitefish takes steps to add housing

April 13, 2018 at 2:00 am

The need for affordable housing in Whitefish is nothing new. Through the years the workforce-housing situation in the resort community has gone from bad to worse to critical — that’s old news.What’s new and exciting are a couple of affordab...

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State is economic ‘bad actor’ in effort to crush Hecla

April 11, 2018 at 2:00 am

We understand that there have been “bad actors” in the history of mining in Montana, and that as a result, the state’s people are naturally wary of being exploited again.Nonetheless, the state’s “bad actor” law is itself being exploited as ...

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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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