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Updated 1 day, 19 hours ago

Make plans to get back to better health

“What did you do for your summer vacation?”

Updated 1 month ago
Philanthropy and collaboration support community health

Whitefish and surrounding communities are fortunate to have superb healthcare facilities and services nearby — including a hospital established in 1905; many...

Updated 1 month ago
America is under siege

America is under siege.

Updated 1 month ago
Caution near railroad tracks paramount

There is no better place to be during the summer than Montana. Wide open spaces and long August days have been treasured more than ever this year. As summer comes to a close, though, we shift our focus to harvest...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Lockwood leader who made dog park great

Thank you for your wonderful article on the front page of a recent Pilot about Jim Lockwood. Having served with him on the Board of the Whitefish Animal Group for a number of years, I know what he has meant to ou...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Larson will protect open lands

We moved to Whitefish in 1969 when it was a quiet little town where my husband and I both found work at the Big Mountain Ski Resort. We were fortunate to make Whitefish our home and raise our sons here. Now the w...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Tester deserves thanks for legislation

I want to thank Senator Tester for his continued support of our public lands. A few weeks ago he introduced legislation that addressed the 100-year old, inefficient BLM oil and gas non-competitive leasing system....

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Doesn’t agree with changing name of lake

I find the plan to change the name of Lost Coon Lake to be ridiculous. Way back it was changed from Nigger Lake and the road was changed from Nigger Lane to Lost Coon Lane.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Fair carnival canceled amid virus concerns

This year’s Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo attendees can still expect the beloved event to unfold later this month, but this time without a carnival.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Dismayed by Council

It was disturbing to watch the June 15 Whitefish City Council meeting when councilors directed staff to review street or place names for racism/offensive language and to also look into banning offensive symbols. ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Cartoon poor choice

Shame on the Whitefish Pilot for publishing the cartoon on July 29. This community, this country and the world are dealing with very serious issues.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
How many deaths do we have to suffer?

It took the United States 95 days, on April 28, to record a million cases of COVID-19. Forty-three days later, on June 10, we reached 2 million cases; 28 days later, on July 8, we reached 3 million cases. On July...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Montanans should vote to preserve public lands

A recent survey by the University of Montana revealed information about how Montanans feel about our public lands and how we use them. The phone survey of 500 registered voters was done by Republican Lori Weigel,...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Impressed with Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Editor’s note: The following letter was received and submitted by Terry Nelson.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
A silver lining for downtown Whitefish

How about we change things up a bit and create a uniques business friendly atmosphere in downtown Whitefish.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Cowboy up, mask up, keep Montana open

Wearing a mask and keeping six feet apart from others is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure Montana businesses remain open during this challenging time. We all have a role to play during th...