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HEIDI DESCH

Daily Inter Lake

Heidi Desch is features editor and covers Flathead County for the Daily Inter Lake. She previously served as managing editor of the Whitefish Pilot, spending 10 years at the newspaper and earning honors as best weekly newspaper in Montana. She was a reporter for the Hungry Horse News and has served as interim editor for The Western News and Bigfork Eagle. She is a graduate of the University of Montana. She can be reached at hdesch@dailyinterlake.com or 406-758-4421.

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Whitefish's proposed budget calls for increase in property taxes
June 10, 2024 midnight

Whitefish's proposed budget calls for increase in property taxes

Owing to a decrease in resort tax collections and a need to increase employee wages, Whitefish’s proposed budget calls for an increase in property taxes.

Flathead County closes fairgrounds grandstand due to safety concerns
May 24, 2024 noon

Flathead County closes fairgrounds grandstand due to safety concerns

Safety concerns have forced the closure of the main seating structures in the arena at the Flathead County Fairgrounds and pushed events to alternate venues for the time being.

Flathead County passes septage treatment facility to Lakeside district
March 27, 2024 midnight

Flathead County passes septage treatment facility to Lakeside district

Flathead County is handing over the construction and future operation of a regional septage treatment facility to the Lakeside County Water and Sewer District.

Brodehl has Democrat challenger for Flathead commission seat
March 19, 2024 noon

Brodehl has Democrat challenger for Flathead commission seat

Flathead County commissioner Republican Randy Brodehl will face challenger Democrat Jim Lockwood in this fall’s election.

Experienced fire manager looks to lead rural Whitefish fire area
March 6, 2024 midnight

Experienced fire manager looks to lead rural Whitefish fire area

D.C. Haas traded in climbing into black bear dens for fighting fires when he moved to Montana several decades ago.

February 14, 2024 11 p.m.

Voters to decide fate of resort tax for Big Mountain

Voters who live on Big Mountain will get to decide whether the area should be allowed to collect a resort tax.

February 14, 2024 midnight

Whitefish Mountain Resort looks to create new subdivision

Winter Sports Inc. is proposing to create a subdivision with 18 residential lots and one recreational lot that would be for use by the nonprofit DREAM Adaptive Recreation.

Big Mountain neighborhoods look to create resort tax
February 5, 2024 11 p.m.

Big Mountain neighborhoods look to create resort tax

A group of Big Mountain residents would like a resort tax implemented for the area as a way to pay for infrastructure needs.

Whitefish nonprofit denied full participation in housing lawsuit
February 5, 2024 11 p.m.

Whitefish nonprofit denied full participation in housing lawsuit

The Montana Supreme Court has denied a Whitefish nonprofit’s request to intervene as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a coalition of homeowners against the state.

Flathead County increases collection of school property tax mills
January 26, 2024 11 p.m.

Flathead County increases collection of school property tax mills

Flathead County property owners will soon see increased tax bills in their mailboxes.

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