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JULIE ENGLER

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Julie Engler covers Whitefish City Hall and writes community features for the Whitefish Pilot. She earned master's degrees in fine arts and education from the University of Montana. She can be reached at jengler@whitefishpilot.com or 406-882-3505.

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Whitefish hosts outdoor volleyball tourney this weekend
June 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Whitefish hosts outdoor volleyball tourney this weekend

The second annual Flathead Valley Volley-Brawl will bring outdoor grass volleyball action to the field at Whitefish High School, Saturday, June 15.

Picklers tickled with new courts at Smith Fields
June 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Picklers tickled with new courts at Smith Fields

The popularity of pickleball has exploded in recent years and now there are six, new, green and purple pickleball courts for players to enjoy at Smith Fields in Whitefish.

Major expansion for The Springs OK'd by Council
June 12, 2024 midnight

Major expansion for The Springs OK'd by Council

After hearing what Councilor Ben Davis called “thoughtful feedback” from the public, Whitefish City Council last week approved a planned unit development for an expansion of The Springs at Whitefish.

City's preliminary budget projects increase in expenditures
June 5, 2024 midnight

City's preliminary budget projects increase in expenditures

The Whitefish City Council met last week for the first of two work sessions to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2025. The Council will discuss the budget again June 10 and the final budget will be adopted in August.

Best of Whitefish: Alpine Apothecary celebrates 10 years of being community connector
June 5, 2024 midnight

Best of Whitefish: Alpine Apothecary celebrates 10 years of being community connector

Owners and pharmacists Becky Stillo and her husband Josh are celebrating the Alpine Apothecary’s 10-year anniversary this month. Located inside Super 1 Foods in Whitefish, the pharmacy has won the Best of Whitefish competition for the last six years in a row.

Alan Dias retires after 25 years with Whitefish School District
June 5, 2024 midnight

Alan Dias retires after 25 years with Whitefish School District

After 25 years of taking care of the buildings and the people in the Whitefish School District, maintenance technician Alan Dias retired Apr. 30.

May 29, 2024 midnight

Vote on Whitefish airport hangar proposal grounded, for now

After over an hour of discussion, the Whitefish Community Development Board postponed its vote on a conditional use permit for a hangar on public land near the city airport.

Whitefish senior Zonich to study for coaching career at Clemson
May 29, 2024 midnight

Whitefish senior Zonich to study for coaching career at Clemson

Whitefish High School senior Raymond Zonich soon will be heading to Clemson University in upstate South Carolina, and he seems more than ready for the change.

The Springs expansion heads to Council with stamp of approval
May 29, 2024 midnight

The Springs expansion heads to Council with stamp of approval

The Whitefish Community Development Board voted unanimously to recommend approval of a proposed expansion at The Springs senior living community.

May 28, 2024 7:40 p.m.

The Chairlift: The heart of community

A seemingly unremarkable experience during a recent trip to Stevensville in the Bitterroot Valley sparked thoughts of what community character really means and what is at its heart. It all started when I overheard brief conversations in a convenience store.

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