Editorial

Flathead Valley welcomes 2019 with a thriving economy

December 31, 2018 at 2:00 am

Here we are at the threshold of a brand new year.Some of us are ready to say good riddance to 2018; others will remember it as their best year ever. For the Flathead Valley economy, it’s been a very good year. In fact, the past several year...

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Peace on Earth comes from within

December 23, 2018 at 2:00 am

Another Christmas is nearly upon us, and amid the busyness of the season there’s a yearning for the one thing that has escaped us for all time: peace on Earth.We won’t find peace in the national headlines of the day or the war-torn countrie...

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New developments in the sky and on the ground

December 20, 2018 at 2:00 am

American Airlines, the world’s largest passenger airline company, announced last week that it will service Glacier Park International Airport with three summer flights beginning in June. The new destinations include Dallas, Los Angeles and ...

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C-Falls resort tax worthy of consideration

December 16, 2018 at 2:00 am

Last month we reported that Columbia Falls is considering a resort tax as a way to pay for expanded emergency services and reduce property taxes in the city. It would be prudent for city residents to keep an open mind about this revenue-gen...

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Evergreen couple exemplifies spirit of giving

December 13, 2018 at 2:00 am

Last year the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce established the Brent Hall award to honor community members who exemplify “a spirit of giving, community and business leadership, volunteerism and advocacy for the support of others.”Last week tha...

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Effort to secure bypass funding deserves praise

December 09, 2018 at 2:00 am

Among the top stories of the week was the good news that Kalispell is getting a $12.75 million federal grant to convert roughly 2 miles of the southern half of the U.S. 93 bypass into a four-lane highway.The money will pay not only for the ...

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Finding balance in tourism and quality of life

December 02, 2018 at 2:00 am

Flathead Valley locals tend to love this time of year — after Labor Day and before ski season — when the sidewalks are a little less crowded and it’s easier to get a table at popular restaurants. This “shoulder season,” as it’s called, give...

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Forest management goes to the forefront

November 25, 2018 at 2:00 am

Rains finally fell over Paradise, California on Friday. Thank goodness.The city in Northern California was reduced to ashes by the Camp Fire this month — at least 84 people killed, hundreds still missing, thousands of buildings burned to th...

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How do we give thanks in trying times?

November 22, 2018 at 2:00 am

As we sit down to a table full of turkey and trimmings today, most of us will state the obvious: we’re thankful for our family, friends and any measure of good fortune or health that has blessed us over the past year. Then our Thanksgiving ...

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Hope for middle ground on Medicaid expansion

November 18, 2018 at 2:00 am

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock released his ambitious $10.3 billion state budget on Thursday that calls for an extension of the state’s Medicaid expansion program. Not surprisingly, the two-year budget proposal was immediately met with push bac...

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