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March 30, 2020 11:24 a.m.

State parks open for day use only

State parks, fishing access sites and wildlife management areas remain open for day use only following a stay-at-home issued by the governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 30, 2020 11:22 a.m.

Glacier Park closed for foreseeable future

Glacier National Park rangers were sweeping roads and clearing campgrounds late Friday after the park announced it would close after consulting with state, local and tribal officials due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus.

March 27, 2020 3:30 p.m.

Flathead Forest closes rental cabins, campgrounds

The Flathead National Forest has closed its rental cabins and developed campgrounds, and most restroom facilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 27, 2020 3:05 p.m.

Emergency rental assistance available through housing authority

Many Whitefish workers have found themselves without a job in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that means among paying other bills it can be difficult to pay rent.

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March 27, 2020 2:37 p.m.

Lincoln County man first in state to die of COVID-19

G. Scott Tomlin said he was not able to speak to his 77-year-old father, Jim Tomlin, in his final days, a reality that made the loss of his father to COVID-19 especially painful.

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March 26, 2020 5:59 p.m.

Governor issues stay-at-home order beginning Saturday morning

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday afternoon issued a stay-at-home order beginning on Saturday, March 28, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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March 26, 2020 8:20 a.m.

Olney restaurant destroyed by fire

A Northwest Montana landmark was destroyed in a fire Tuesday.

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March 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Schools ready for start of remote learning

Whitefish Schools are planning on a “soft start” for remote learning next week, anticipating an extension in the closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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March 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Windstorm causes massive blowdown

An extreme windstorm that blew through the north end of Whitefish Lake has left hundreds of trees on the ground, but the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is making plans to salvage the timber.

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March 25, 2020 1 a.m.

Business owners look for future promotion of Wisconsin corridor

All businesses face unique problems, but for those in the Wisconsin Avenue corridor, the issues can be different from those of downtown.

March 25, 2020 midnight

Legals for March, 25 2020

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March 24, 2020 3:41 p.m.

Governor extends school closure, requires social distancing

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday afternoon extended the closure of Montana schools through April 10, and also continued other restrictions on businesses and public gatherings, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

March 24, 2020 1:40 p.m.

Thanks to Whitefish Mountain Resort

Thanks for the season!

March 24, 2020 1:40 p.m.

Rallying together in times of crisis

Montanans are no strangers to challenging and unprecedented times. In 2017, we tackled the most expensive fire season on record and the largest since the big burn of 1910. Through economic downturns, we have made sacrifices in order to help neighbors in need and rebuilt again. Even dating back to the Granite Mountain mine disaster over a century ago, we made sure we came out of it a stronger community.

March 24, 2020 1:40 p.m.

Maybe COVID-19 can teach us all to stay home when sick

I didn’t want your cold or flu. I got really sick.

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March 24, 2020 1:11 p.m.

Board reluctantly recommends gas station on Highway 93

The Whitefish Planning Board last week recommended approval for a new gas station and convenience store at Whitefish’s south entrance by a 4-3 vote.

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March 24, 2020 12:12 p.m.

Forest takes comments on options for Salish-Good project

Flathead National Forest is taking public input about a timber and fuels project 20 miles north of Whitefish in the Tally Lake District.

March 24, 2020 12:12 p.m.

Volunteers sew isolation gowns

Volunteers are sewing isolation gowns for North Valley Hospital. An isolation gown is typically a disposable paper gown that healthcare staff like doctors and nurses wear when attending to a contagious patient.

Harold ‘Jerry’ Puglia
March 24, 2020 12:05 p.m.

Harold ‘Jerry’ Puglia

Harold ‘Jerry’ Puglia

Harold “Jerry” Puglia, 66, passed away on March 21, 2020.

March 24, 2020 12:05 p.m.

FEC suspends disconnects

To support their members financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Flathead Electric Cooperative is suspending disconnects and waiving late fees until further notice.

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