Huckleberry days in Whitefish this weekend!

Huckleberry Days Arts Festival You won’t want to miss this arts festival, located in Whitefish’s Depot Park at the north end of Central Avenue. See artists, vendors, food, live entertainment. August 12-14, 2016. Click here for the full schedule.
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Home prices continue to climb in Whitefish

By DANIEL MCKAY, Whitefish Pilot, June 21, 2016 Home prices in Whitefish continued to rise in the first half of 2016, raising concerns of affordability in the future. According to a report from Kelley Appraisal of Kalispell, 133 homes in Whitefish have sold so far this year, a 10.8 percent increase compared to the first half of 2015. However, the median price for Whitefish homes also rose from $312,500 last year to $316,361 in 2016, continuing a steady increase that began in 2013. These figures include 3.5 miles outside of the Whitefish city limits. Kelley did not compile sales for
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Going-to-the-Sun Road plowing progress continues

  ROAD ACCESS: On the west side, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open for vehicle traffic to Avalanche Creek, approximately 16 miles from the West Entrance. On the east side, the road is open to Jackson Glacier Overlook, approximately 13 miles past the St. Mary Entrance. HIKER/BIKER ACCESS: On the west side the hiker/biker closure is located Road Camp, approximately 10 miles past Avalanche Creek, while the road crew is working. The section of road between Avalanche and the Loop is also posted due to bear frequenting. The hiker/biker closure on the east side is located at Siyeh Bend, approximately 2
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The FLATHEAD HOTSHOTS fire fighting crew is 50 years old this summer

Article from the The Flathead Beacon, May 4, 2016                           The Flathead Hotshots are among the oldest and most respected firefighting crews in the nation, dating back 50 years this summer. The country’s first hotshot teams were formed in Southern California in the late 1940s as a rugged, multi-skilled group that got its name for attacking the hottest parts of wildfires. As firestorms increasingly emerged on the nation’s landscape, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies formed the Interagency Hotshot Program and established nine national crews in the
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The Sky’s the Limit Episode Two: The Picnic

Join David Gonzales as he bikes, swims and hikes his way around Bozeman, finding inspiration in the mountains of Montana. This is the second video in the series of four. Thanks to the Montana Office of Tourism for this series of films.
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Going to the Sun Road plowing has begun

Excitement is building in the Glacier region because plowing operations inside Glacier National Park have officially begun. Plowing the Going-to-the-Sun Road is a monumental task that usually takes about ten weeks, depending on weather and snowpack. The iconic alpine highway is considered one of the most difficult roads in America to plow and typically does not open until the third week of June. Sections of the road remain closed while the plows are working, but during times they are not working, the road is usually open to hikers and bikers. Biking the road before it opens to vehicle traffic is
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The Sky’s the Limit Episode One: Open Road

Travel along with two sisters, Gale and Laura Straub, as they experience the endless possibilities waiting for them in Montana and be inspired to discover Montana for yourself. This is the first video in the series of four.
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Flathead Valley economic outlook positive for 2016

By SEABORN LARSON/Daily Inter Lake According to economists and real estate experts, Montana and the Flathead Valley might be in for another positive year. Joe Mahon, an economist and analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, on Wednesday headlined the 14th annual Flathead Valley Economic Forecast in Kalispell where several economic experts looked at what’s expected in 2016. Mahon opened by asking who in the room was optimistic about the economic outlook for this year and nearly everyone raised their hands. That response was similar to surveys completed by the Federal Reserve in recent months, where most business owners
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Park Officials Preparing for Another Bustling Year in Glacier

By DILLON TABISH, MAR 3, 2016, Flathead Beacon In Glacier National Park, where crowds arrive like a flash flood once Going-to-the-Sun Road fully opens, heavy traffic was once again a noticeable sight in the main corridor. Some vehicles were even waiting at spots along the Sun Road for hours at a time on many days to gain parking at Logan Pass Visitor Center, which regularly fills up before noon during summer. As park officials are starting to realize, this could be the new norm in America’s most popular outdoor attractions like Glacier, which set an annual record for the second
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