Editorial

Grateful for search-and-rescue teams

February 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

A couple of close calls in the backcountry last weekend have us singing the praises of our local search-and-rescue outfits. On Sunday, Flathead Search and Rescue sent a ground crew to search for a backcountry skier missing near Blacktail Mo...

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Looming doctor shortage a concern for rural Montana

February 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

ďThe doctor will see you now.ĒWhen weíre ill and in need of medical care, hunkered down in a waiting room, thatís the phrase we hope to hear in a timely manner. We want access to a doctor in our local community, and we want it when we need ...

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Modest Evergreen Fire levy worthy of your vote

February 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

It was just 10 months ago that Evergreen Fire District voters soundly rejected a levy request to fund Evergreen Fire and Rescueís growing needs. Next month, ballots for a revised proposal will be sent out and we strongly encourage voters to...

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County trails plan ready for final vote

February 06, 2019 at 8:09 pm

The Flathead County Parks and Recreation Board is set to vote Monday on a revised county trails plan that sets out a vision for a regional multi-use trail network. After a year and a half of work, itís time to finally send this document to ...

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Downtown parking perceptions and misconceptions

February 03, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Perception isnít always reality, and in the case of parking in downtown Kalispell, sometimes the truth lies only a block or two away.Thatís the take away from the city Planning Office and the handful of downtown businesses we talked to for ...

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Impressive show of competition and sportsmanship

January 31, 2019 at 2:00 am

Thereís no debate about it ó Flathead Valley high schools are a hotbed for speech and debate talent in Montana.Last weekend saw Glacier and Flathead high schools finish first and second, respectively, in the Class AA championship in Kalispe...

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Agency on Aging helps ease the stress of aging

January 27, 2019 at 2:00 am

Letís face it, growing older is not for the faint of heart. Even the most able-bodied older citizens may find challenges as the years go by, whether itís the loss of a spouse, financial struggles or finding the right caregiver.With the numb...

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C-Falls residents face big decisions about schools

January 24, 2019 at 2:00 am

The Columbia Falls School District is the latest local district to delve into the process of looking at facility needs down the road, due to aging school infrastructure, building security and, during some years, classroom overcrowding.A lon...

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Skilled labor jobs vital to Flatheadís economy

January 20, 2019 at 2:00 am

With a growing need for workers in skilled trades such as welding, heavy-equipment operation, plumbing and electrical work, it was great to learn about a recent collaboration among local educators and business advocates that allowed high sc...

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Expanding access to mental-health resources

January 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

With the recent cutback in mental-health services across the state and within the Flathead Valley, it was welcome news to hear Sweetgrass Psychiatric Services in Whitefish has expanded its staff and facility, and has plans to reach out to o...

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