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Flathead Valley golf courses are open!

Visit this website to find information on Flathead Valley golf courses. Golfnorthwestmontana.com will help you choose from nine championship courses in the valley. Check out the facilities and book a tee time, all on-line. The site also includes prices and contact phone numbers, if you’d like to call for a tee time or get more information on each course. You can also find and book a hotel room close to your golf course. This all-inclusive website also gives you travel information on airlines, Amtrak, and driving routes. If you’re interested in Whitefish real estate, and would like to get an
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Be prepared for travel this summer

1. Columbia Falls – Highway 2 Estimated Start: Late Summer MDT will rebuild the curb and sidewalks along U.S. Highway 2 through Columbia Falls to ensure they comply with the American With Disabilities Act. The project will also upgrade the road surface from the west side of Columbia Falls to the Flathead River bridge. The project is expected to cost nearly $4 million. 2. Hungry Horse Bridge – Highway 2 Estimated Start: Spring One of the biggest road projects in the state will be the construction of a new bridge over the South Fork Flathead River. The original bridge will
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Real Estate sales see large uptick, new projects double

BY HEIDI DESCH, WHITEFISH PILOT 2-15-2017 Home sales in Whitefish last year saw a large uptick, while new residential home development more than doubled in the city. There were 194 homes sold within the city limits last year, according to a report by Kelley Appraisal of Kalispell. That’s an almost 40 percent increase from the previous year, following two years of decreases in the number of sales in 2013 and 2014, according to Jim Kelley who compiles the annual home sales report. According to the city of Whitefish Planning and Building Department’s annual report, there were 156 new dwelling units
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City moves ahead with highway 93 south corridor plan

BY HEIDI DESCH, WHITEFISH PILOT JAN 25, 2017 The city of Whitefish is finally moving forward on a long discussed corridor plan for Highway 93 South. In December City Council requested city planning staff create a scope of work and a timeline for initiating a corridor plan for the area. Last week Council gave its OK to a proposal that sets the kick-off this spring for work on the corridor plan. The city’s 2007 growth policy identified the area as in need of a corridor plan, but plans for Highway 93 West and Wisconsin Avenue were considered greater priorities by
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Forest project set to begin this summer in Haskill Basin

By HEIDI DESCH, WHITEFISH PILOT JAN 24, 2017 PHOTO BY STEVEN GNAM Widespread prescribed burns and some timber harvesting are planned for the mountains above Haskill Basin. The project known as the Whitefish Municipal Watershed Fuel Reduction project is an effort to prevent a devastating wildfire that could be destructive to the city’s water supply from Second and Third creeks. The project is also aimed at addressing disease concerns in the forest, including root disease, bark beetles, and mortality in white bark pine. Flathead Forest Supervisor Chip Weber last week issued a decision notice and Finding of No Significant Impact
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