Friday, April 19, 2024


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Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Chairlift: Wealth and winter wonderlands

My first and only chairlift ride thus far this season was when Chair 1 took me to the summit on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago
Debo Powers best choice for HD3

When my friend Debo Powers told me she was going to run for House District 3, I immediately volunteered to be her treasurer.

Updated 2 days, 11 hours ago
Powers makes residency an issue

Debo Powers candidate for state representative is making residency an issue in the upcoming primary election. In a Flathead Beacon article she said "it's important for candidates to live in the district they are ru…

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Congressman Zinke: We need a sharp scalpel

We know this sounds preposterous, but please hear us out. We are urging you to ask Congressman Ryan Zinke to vote no on his own House Concurrent Resolution 86, “Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax wo…

Updated 1 month ago
Keep public lands in public hands

As I kid I spent more time outdoors than in. I swear there isn’t an inch of the Whitefish and Flathead Rivers I didn’t row, a trail in Jewel Basin I didn’t hike, and a campground in Glacier I didn’t overnight. But …

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
There is no substitute for wisdom and experience

Recent advertising relating to the chief justice race has resorted to baseless political attacks. Attempts to impugn a fair judge and challenge the independence of the judiciary are improper.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
International Women’s Day Calls for Deeper Commitment to Women

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a time to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements and mark a call to action to accelerate women’s equality.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Letters to the editor March 6

I was pleased to see the mayor is recommending the issue of compensation and health insurance be brought to the voters on the fall ballot.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Medicaid unwind hits older Montanans hard

Over 120,000 Montanans lost their Medicaid and Healthy Montana Kids health care coverage in the past few months. Shockingly, 70 percent of those terminations were due to administrative reasons: failures on the part…

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
You’re not the boss in wilderness

When my friends and I encountered the fresh grizzly bear scat, we were deep in Wyoming’s Teton Wilderness, 20 miles from a trailhead. I’d seen grizzlies before — from the car. But this experience was on a whole oth…

Updated 2 months ago
Chairlift: Don’t come this way

Dad started smoking when he was 12 years old.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Respect the trails

Kudos to the hard-working trail groomers at Round Meadow ski area—nice corduroy despite tough conditions!

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Monica Tranel represents us

On Jan. 17, I enjoyed my first experience attending The Fish Tank podcast in the Montana Tap House in Whitefish.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Ski resort has renewed confidence in Chair 4

We know many of you have questions about our new Chair 4, the Snow Ghost Express, and I wanted to take a moment to answer them as best I can.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Chairlift: The Whitefish 'we'

The skiing was surprisingly good last week. Albeit odd, spring skiing in January was a hoot and almost everyone seemed to be having a great time.

Updated 3 months ago
Winter courtesy