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Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago

Swim the Fish turns into (mostly) virtual race

The annual Swim the Fish typically draws dozens of swimmers to Whitefish Lake for the open water swim event.

Updated 1 day, 2 hours ago
Bullocks requires masks for most schools

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Wednesday issued a directive requiring all K-12 schools, both private and public, to require face coverings for students and staff in counties that have four or more active coronavirus ...

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Nonprofits look to raise awareness with painted rocks

Butterflies in a rainbow of colors with paintbrushes for bodies have been creatively painted on about 100 rocks scattered around Whitefish.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Summer ArtFest showcases fine art in revamped gallery and virtual event

This year’s Summer ArtFest has created an avenue for fine art enthusiasts to enjoy the work of some talented artists, both in person and online.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Council OKs payment plan for Alta Views

Whitefish City Council last week struck a compromise with the developer of the Alta Views subdivision to pay a fee in lieu of affordable housing.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Whitefish among tourism organizations promoting safe travel practices

The Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau is among several tourism organizations joining the state in a “Montana Aware” campaign to promote safe and respo...

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
City looks to recoup COVID costs

The City of Whitefish has submitted a request for reimbursement from the state for about $688,000 in expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
Council approves loans for water project

Whitefish City Council has approved state loans to finance the expansion of the city’s water treatment plant.

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
City Council meets Aug. 17

Whitefish City Council meets on Monday, Aug. 17 at 7:10 p.m. at the City Hall at 418 E. Second St. The following agenda items will be discussed, subject to change:

Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago
Forest awards timber project to Stoltze

F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. has been awarded the bid for the Taylor Hellroaring Forest Management Project on the Flathead National Forest.

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
Tester wants aid directed to hospitality industry

As Congress continues to negotiate the next COVID-19 rescue package, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he isn’t hopeful a final bill will be ready anytime ...

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
Landmark outdoors bill signed into law

President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law last week.

Updated 1 week ago
Police seek man involved in deadly bar fight

Whitefish Police are working with California authorities to locate a man allegedly involved in the death of a Whitefish man following an altercation outside a bar.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Multi-phase reconstruction project brings park’s master plan to fruition

Depot Park is the open space at the heart of downtown Whitefish. The park plays hosts to family gatherings, lunchtime picnics and major events, and is often ...