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Updated 1 week, 5 days ago

Thank you from everyone at North Valley Hospital

As we navigate how we will continue to manage the coronavirus pandemic, at North Valley Hospital we would like t...

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Rural fire board proposal means decrease in service

As a retired fire chief and past 16-year volunteer firefighter, I implore you to take action if you are a resident of the Whitefish Fire Service Area and recently received a letter about their upcoming contract n...

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Honoring sacrifice

Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, the most visible heroes a...

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Thanks given to thoughtful city employee

We live in Red Lodge the majority of the year but also are lucky enough to have a home in Whitefish. We have been unable to visit Whitefish for the past two months because of COVID-19.

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Grave mistake for rural fire board to create volunteer department

If you live outside the city and generally inside the Whitefish School District, your fire protection is currently provided by the city of Whitefish, through a contract between Whitefish Fire Service Area and the...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Thank you teachers and staff

May 11 through May 15 is Whitefish Schools Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, a special time to celebrate the people that teach and support the students of Whitefish Schools no matter where “school” is happening!

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Memorial ski run for ‘Chappy’

I am writing in regards to the recent passing of Christopher “Chappy” Chapman. Chappy needs no introduction, anyone who knew him knows what an ambassador he was for the Big Mountain and the Flathead Valley. As a ...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Thanks for welcoming ‘Chappy’

I am the mother of Christopher “Chappy“ Chapman who passed away on April 25, 2020. I want to thank you all for making him welcome 36 years ago. He had an incredible life for those 36 years. Being a bartender in a...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Recovery group meets online

I have started a new recovery group in Whitefish. The program is called Smart Recovery. It is a science-based program to help people manage their recovery from any type of addictive behavior. We focus on self-emp...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Supports Brockman for Commissioner

Flathead County residents have an important decision to make this year regarding who represents us on the Flathead County Commissioner’s Board. I strongly urge you to vote for Tony Brockman for County Commissione...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Supports conservative candidates

Vote to maintain our freedom and make sure our government is fiscally responsible. Excellenceinvoting.org provides honest information on candidates. The most effective and responsive government is the one closest...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Being aware of potential COVID-19 scams

At a time when everyone is impacted by this pandemic crisis, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would want to cause additional harm. Yet, right now there are thieves who want to bilk you out of your COVID-19 recove...

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Financial strategies for self-employed and small businesses

Here are four ways that self-employed people and small businesses can take advantage of the current economic situation caused by COVID-19.

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Share road with bicyclists

With the beginning of nice weather, many of us are heading outside to recreate on bicycles. Now seems like a good time to remind all of us how to safely and courteously Share the Road. The Montana Driver Manual a...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
City Council has duty to follow laws, regulations

On Monday evening, April 20, the Whitefish City Council approved a conditional use permit for a Town Pump gas station and convenience store at 6045 Highway 93 South (northeast corner of Highway 93 and Montana 40)...