Monday, June 17, 2024


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Updated 6 days, 13 hours ago

So Far Away

Whitefish Middle School 8th grader Kate Sullivan wrote a villanelle in Ms. Finberg’s English class about her older…

Updated 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 4 months ago
Chairlift: Don’t come this way

Dad started smoking when he was 12 years old.

Updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 months ago
Winter courtesy


Updated 5 months ago
Presidential candidacy disqualification

There are four qualifications set forth in the U.S.Constitution that must be met before any “Person” can be placed on the ballot and run for the Office of President: 1) you must be a “natural born Citizen;” 2) you …

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Climate Crisis: We’re all in it together

The year 2024 will be the most consequential one in the history of the United States. This I believe because the existence of our system of constitutional democracy is being challenged by forces who want to give mo…

Updated 5 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Winter Carnival knightings in the Realm

The Whitefish Winter Carnival Royal Court for 2023 graced the Realm with their final Knightings of Significant Citizens last week.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Ski bum culture hits reality

Nearly two decades ago, I moved to the mountains to be a ski bum, chasing snow. I was a stereotype — an East Coast kid pulled west by the promise of bigger adv…

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Restore our republic

I am writing to express my support for an Article V Convention of States (COS). With the federal government so obviously out of control, I would like to know why some representatives in the Montana Senate choose to…

Updated 6 months ago
Property taxes too high, but special session not the answer

The Montana Freedom Caucus, a group of 21 legislators, has called for a special session. The content of the call asks for a reduction of the 95 mills, clarification of MCA 15-10-420, a mechanism that caps growth on…