Let It Snow

It’s snowing! Come enjoy all the holiday festivities in Whitefish and on the Big Mountain. Click here for a list of things to do.
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The Toy Makers

Two Flathead Valley woodworkers toil all year long to make the holidays a little brighter for local children By Justin Franz / DEC 14, 2016 / Flathead Beacon As a cold wind whipped outside his heated shop, inside Edwin Toren put the finishing touches on a dozen doll cribs and reminisced about growing up on a farm on the Rocky Mountain Front. “Christmas didn’t happen a lot for us back then because times were tough,” Toren said, recalling his years growing up near Valier in the 1950s. “If we were lucky, we’d usually get one present — always something useful like clothing or
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Whitefish Mountain is OPEN!

Plan your visit today! Find out how to get here, where to stay, and what to eat. Click here for more information. It’s called Big Mountain for a reason. With 3,000 acres to choose from in winter, and myriad different activities to choose from in summer, our helpful employees will help point you in the right direction for your perfect trip to the mountain.  
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Review of City’s bike path plan begins

November 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm | By Heidi Desch, Whitefish Pilot A bicyclist rides along the path in Riverside Park. Heidi Desch / Whitefish Pilot The Whitefish City Planning Board will take a look this week at a new bicycle and pedestrian master plan for the city. Greater connectivity and safety improvements for the city’s trails and sidewalks is the focus of the bike and pedestrian master plan that if adopted will become an amendment to the city’s growth policy. The planning board will hold a public hearing on the plan at its Thursday, Nov. 17 meeting beginning at
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Whitefish Community Foundation honored

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HONORED FOR GOING ‘EXTRA MILE’ November 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm | By Heidi Desch, Whitefish Pilot Whitefish Mayor John Muhlfeld is honoring the Whitefish Community Foundation recognizing the work it has done to go the “extra mile.” Members of the Whitefish Community Foundation board and City Council gathered last week at interim City Hall. Center, Mayor John Muhlfeld presents foundation President Linda Engh-Grady with the city’s Extra Mile award. Muhlfeld proclaimed Nov. 1 as Extra Mile day in honor of the community foundation. Muhlfeld and City Council members last week presented the award to foundation President Linda
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Kelley’s Market Trends: Residential Foreclosures

Foreclosures continue to decrease; 2011 was high point for distressed sales BY JIM KELLEY // NOV 30, 2016 // LATEST HEADLINES, NEWS & FEATURES Foreclosures continue to decrease.  This chart shows a seven-year history of  foreclosure and distressed home sales in Flathead County. The high point of the distressed home sales occurred in 2011 when 33.6 percent of the sales were bank-owned (REO) properties and another 8.4 percent were short sales. In 2011, the median sales price of bank-owned properties dropped to $145,050 and the short sales median price was $164,000.  The 58 percent of sales that were non-distressed sales
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Glacier Park Breaks Annual Record After September

BY FLATHEAD BEACON STAFF // OCT 11, 2016 The upper alpine stretch of Sun Road is closed; 2.72 million people visited Glacier Park through September. With the recent arrival of winter weather, the upper alpine section of Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed for the season after the busiest stretch in Glacier National Park history. After only nine months, Glacier Park already set a new annual attendance record with more than 2.72 million visitors in 2016. According to figures released this week by the National Park Service, last month was the busiest September in park history with more than 468,000 visitors, a
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Fall activities in Whitefish.

Fall just may be our finest season here in the northwest corner of Montana. Temperatures are cool and fall colors are brilliant. For a variety of activities, visit www.explorewhitefish.com. Walk A Trail. Paved bike and pedestrian trails meander throughout Whitefish. A segment of the trail runs along the river between various parks (and extends all the way to City Beach). Take A Trail Ride. The Bar W Guest Ranch has developed the most advanced and diverse equestrian program in the West. Take a riding lesson or a relaxing trail ride. Take A Boat Ride. Rent a boat, or other watercraft
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Voices of the Wilderness

Voices is a fund raiser for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation – supporting Wilderness stewardship and conservation in the Bob November 4th 6-8:30PM at Casey’s in Whitefish Click for details.  
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