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Updated 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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…

Updated 4 months ago
MT Coffee Traders appreciates the support

Our team at Montana Coffee Traders has had a recent business dispute with Ghost Town Coffee Roasters regarding our trademarked brand name for our Glacier® Blend of coffee. We want to clarify information and communi…

Updated 4 months ago
Ruling on 95 mills protects taxpayers and students

The Montana Supreme Court’s recent order upholding the Montana Department of Revenue’s calculation of the 95 school equalization mills provided a protective shield for residential property taxpayers and students ed…

Updated 4 months ago
Gov must practice what he preaches

The Montana Supreme Court clarified the state’s ability to accrue “banked mills” when the calculation required under Monana code 15-10-420 results in mills above the cumulative cap of 95. While that opinion was dir…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
The Chairlift: The buoyant mood of a chairlift ride

My dad shared his love of skiing with his eight kids by telling us if we got ourselves to Whitefish, he’d rent a condo on the Big Mountain and buy our lift tickets.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Flashback: We, the People of Whitefish

About 20 years ago when I was in my early 30s, I wrote a regular column for the Whitefish Pilot called “Buckshot.” Re-reading this particular column below struck me in a variety of ways, but mostly how timeless man…

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Councilors shouldn't accept developer campaign contributions

Two Whitefish City Council members accept campaign contributions from a developer. They then vote to approve the development projects. We need to protect and ensure the integrity and transparency of campaigns, poli…

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
What we expect doesn't always happen…

Most of us take our city services for granted. Not anymore! We expect water to flow from our faucet, expect our sewage to go where it is supposed to go and expect our storm and drain water to flow to an environment…

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A glimpse into a choice school in the making

Kasey Koehler, has abandoned her job as an administrator in Miles City so she can create a Choice School focused on students with diagnosed disabilities and differential learning needs.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
U.S. must unite in support of Israel

The most important global issue of the day is that of the middle east conflict. The barbaric evil of Hamas was in full display Oct. 7.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A time of thanks

At this time of year, it is traditional to reflect on what we are grateful for and I want to share a few thoughts of gratitude with our Whitefish School District staff, parents, and the Whitefish community.