Monday, June 27, 2022


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Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Stay Tuned: Music is medicine to our Body, Mind and Soul

As chaos ensues across the globe, the pandemic continues to instill loss, pain and fear in our communities, and ...

Updated 5 days ago
Tranel says 'I will work for Montanans'

Montanans – Democrats and Republicans – made it clear in the June 7 primary that they want a representative in Congress to represent them, rather than the corporations that exploit them.

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
A plea for trees

Our industry leaders are proving their worth again by moving forward with all haste to remove all protection for our shade trees. Our USFS and state foresters have very little respect for the honest truth when th...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Muldown thanks community for support throughout year

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
The Antiquities Act is a bipartisan tool for the ages

This month marks the 116th anniversary of the Antiquities Act, which authorized presidents to protect public lands as national monuments. Conservation champion President Teddy Roosevelt signed the historic act in...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Grieving what was

There was a post on a Flathead Valley social media page where a new resident was asking about the local’s favorite things. Well, the responses were often emotional and strongly encouraged new people NOT to come ...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
"Goodbye Whitefish"

I am leaving you now, after many years, my once quiet little town. My heart is heavy to see what you have become. Once a humble and simple little railroad town. A place where everyone knew their neighbors.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
More compromise, solutions needed to prevent gun violence

This evening I was witness to a conversation that should never have a reason to take place. I was sitting with my daughter-in-law and her 11-year-old daughter as they discussed some of the day’s events, the kind...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
A place for all parties to talk climate change

After TV cameras were turned off at the District 1 Congressional Republican debate in Whitefish I had the opportunity to ask the candidates a question about climate change.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Sustainable growth requires reliable hydropower

When we’re floating and fishing on the stunning Three Forks of the Flathead River, we don’t always think about how our rivers are part of the Columbia River Basin’s headwaters. However, our waters flow from North...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Repke is clearly strongest PSC candidate

When John Repke told me he was running for Public Service Commissioner, I immediately gave him my endorsement.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Celebrate our youth

This past Friday and Saturday our family found ourselves cheering local Flathead athletes at the State A Track and Field Championships in Butte.

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Vote Repke for PSC 5

John Repke is the right choice for Public Service Commission (PSC) District 5.

Updated 1 month ago
Stop Banning Books and Truth

How would you like it if your children were no longer welcome in our schools because their eyes are blue? Or their skin is white? Or the open-minded Americans of mixed heritage refused to have their children taug...

Updated 1 month ago
Congress must not squander this chance to fight climate change

When President Biden proclaimed last year that the United States would reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by the end of the decade, confidence was high that legislation to achieve that goal would be enacted by t...

Updated 1 month ago
Adding more housing sounds good, but is it?

The Whitefish City Council is working to address the housing shortages the city faces in a number of ways, and will now likely point to zone changes they made last week to add more ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units)...