Editorial

C-Falls looks to future with youth programs

April 25, 2019 at 2:00 am

The Columbia Falls School Board recently made a couple of important decisions that have the potential to positively affect generations of young people.The board passed a resolution of intent that gives preliminary approval for selling a plo...

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Kalispell school levy request a sound investment

April 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

Itís crunch time for school districts in Flathead County as voters prepare to make big decisions on levy requests and school-board trustee candidates in the upcoming May 7 school election.Asking taxpayers for more money to operate schools i...

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Aquatic invader inspections must be improved

April 14, 2019 at 2:00 am

A new water-quality advocacy group has given the state a rather dismal grade of C- for its efforts to protect lakes and streams from aquatic invasive species. In this day and age, thatís just not good enough.After learning a boat launched i...

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Libby cleanup in the final stretch

April 11, 2019 at 2:00 am

Libby residents who were exposed to the toxic asbestos dust from the former W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine will be dealing with asbestos-related disease for many years to come, perhaps even decades given the agonizingly long latency ...

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Interiorís Badger-Two Med decision troubling

April 07, 2019 at 2:00 am

In a disconcerting twist to the long-disputed battle over energy rights on the Badger-Two Medicine area, the federal government last week dropped its appeal of one of two oil and gas drilling leases on the land bordering Glacier National Pa...

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Take care with burn piles this spring

April 04, 2019 at 2:00 am

Residents off Spring Prairie Road between Whitefish and Kalispell had quite the scare Tuesday evening when a grass fire swept through their neighborhood.A debris pile got out of control and burned more than 30 acres in its path, including a...

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Montana looks at legal sports betting

March 31, 2019 at 2:00 am

Add Montana to the long list of states considering legalized sports betting.Kalispell Republican Sen. Mark Blasdel recently introduced a bill to the state Legislature that would legalize betting on college and professional sports at self-se...

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Flathead plays host to big summer events

March 28, 2019 at 2:00 am

When it comes to big, crowd-pleasing events, the hits just seem to keep on coming for the Flathead Valley.We learned last week a five-day powwow is planned in early June at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. This celebration of Native America...

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Bipartisan bills take aim at aquatic invaders

March 24, 2019 at 2:00 am

The prospect of an aquatic mussel invasion has drawn deep concern from Montana policy-makers for years, and for good reason.A recent study suggests that up to $500 million could be lost in property value in the state, should invasive mussel...

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Joyful homecoming for 495th troops

March 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

There were lots of cheers, tears and hugs as the Montana National Guard 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion arrived back in the Flathead Valley late Saturday night after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.Itís always heartwarming...

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