RSS Feed from The Whitefish Pilot The latest news from the Whitefish Pilot Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:11:01 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Hospital names new CEO]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor The North Valley Hospital Board of Directors has selected Chris Thomas to serve as its new chief executive.

Thomas has served for the last three years as chief operating officer of the hospital.

She replaces Tate Kreitinger who assumed the role of interim CEO at North Valley along]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01:33 -0400 2017-04-27T12:01:33-04:00 2017-04-27T12:01:33-04:00 <![CDATA[Legals April 26, 2017]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor No. 2367 INVITATION TO BID CAST IRON WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT Separate sealed Bids will be received by the City of Whitefish until 11:00 AM, local time, Thursday, May 4th, 2017, for construction of the CAST IRON WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT. All received Bids will be publicly opened and r]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400 2017-04-26T02:30:02-04:00 2017-04-26T02:30:02-04:00 <![CDATA[Plan could look at future of tourism here]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor How much tourism is too much? How does Whitefish prevent the over development of town and preserve the character that draws visitors here?

These are among the questions facing the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau as it continues to promote and bring visitors to Whitefish.

“A]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:06:26 -0400 2017-04-25T16:06:26-04:00 2017-04-25T16:06:26-04:00 <![CDATA[Mandatory boat inspections begin for lake]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Beginning Monday all watercraft entering Whitefish Lake will have to undergo an aquatic invasive species inspection prior to launch.

The new inspection requirement is part of a larger AIS management program — Our Lake, Our Future — being implemented for the first time this season on Whitef]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:57:35 -0400 2017-04-25T15:57:35-04:00 2017-04-25T15:57:35-04:00 <![CDATA[Schools special education program receives high marks]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor The Whitefish School District received exceptional praise for its special education programs after a recent review by the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

During the review, which happens approximately every five years, OPI reviewed 53 of the district’s special education files and look]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:49:54 -0400 2017-04-25T15:49:54-04:00 2017-04-25T15:49:54-04:00 <![CDATA[Gianforte has proven business track record]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor We have a job opening for the person best qualified to represent Montana in the hugely important position in the U.S. Congress. As such, the person must speak for all Americans, not just Montanans. The person must not only have insight into state and national issues but also international. Theref]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:49:23 -0400 2017-04-25T15:49:23-04:00 2017-04-25T15:49:23-04:00 <![CDATA[Dog waste on trails growing problem]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor With each passing year, the dog waste problem only continues to grow at major recreational trailheads. Popular destinations like Round Meadow cross country ski area, Heron Park, Lone Pine State Park, Whitefish Trail, Big Mountain cross country ski area, and Blacktail cross country ski area often ]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:49:07 -0400 2017-04-25T15:49:07-04:00 2017-04-25T15:49:07-04:00 <![CDATA[Retain Montana’s greatness by sending Quist to Congress]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor You can see it in the eyes of every woman and man

Who’ve spent their whole lives living close to the land.

There’s a love for the country

And a pride in the brand

In America’s heartland living close to the land

In America’s heartland close to the land.

This is ]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:48:57 -0400 2017-04-25T15:48:57-04:00 2017-04-25T15:48:57-04:00 <![CDATA[Working together for solutions on public lands]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Working together locally counteracts the divisiveness that is splintering our nation and communities. Too many Americans are allowing pride, principles and politics to distract from the reality that we actually have a lot of common ground together. Reaching out to someone who does not agree with ]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:48:49 -0400 2017-04-25T15:48:49-04:00 2017-04-25T15:48:49-04:00 <![CDATA[Janice (Jane) Smith Barnes]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Jane Smith Barnes died peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at North Valley Hospital. She was 92 years old.

She was lovingly called Aunty Jane or Grandma by most kids in her life, related or not.

She was born in Whitefish on June 14, 1924 to Pearl and Roger Smith. She attended scho]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:48:33 -0400 2017-04-25T15:48:33-04:00 2017-04-25T15:48:33-04:00 <![CDATA[Speakers outline tourism season at chamber event]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Local tourism industry leaders will take a look back at the winter of 2017 and look forward to the busy summer season ahead during the spring Whitefish Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, May 3 at Grouse Mountain Lodge.

The program titled “Tourism 2017” will feature Glacier National]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:48:10 -0400 2017-04-25T15:48:10-04:00 2017-04-25T15:48:10-04:00 <![CDATA[Four seek board seats, district floats levy in election]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Whitefish School District voters head to the polls on May 2 to select three School Board trustees and vote on an operations levy.

Incumbents Heather Vrentas and Shannon Hanson are running for re-election to the school board. Newcomers Katie Clarke and Catherine Catina are also seeking spot]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:47:25 -0400 2017-04-25T15:47:25-04:00 2017-04-25T15:47:25-04:00 <![CDATA[Commercial building approved]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Whitefish City Council April 17 approved a conditional use permit for three-story mixed use building to be constructed on East Second Street.

Mark Panassidi proposes to construct the building on an empty lot adjacent to the Whitefish Community Center. The building is planned to include res]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:47:12 -0400 2017-04-25T15:47:12-04:00 2017-04-25T15:47:12-04:00 <![CDATA[Plan seeks to set goals for economic future of county]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor Montana West Economic Development is working to create a set of community goals to help shape the Flathead Valley’s future economic development.

Montana West is reaching out to the communities of the Valley to find out what strengths, weaknesses and trends they are facing, and what they’d l]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:47:04 -0400 2017-04-25T15:47:04-04:00 2017-04-25T15:47:04-04:00 <![CDATA[Lodge earns prestigious Four Diamond rating]]> Story_w/_HTML_Editor The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is once again the recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating.

This is the seventh such award for the Lodge.

Of the 59,000 AAA approved and diamond rated establishments in the U.S., only 4 percent earn the Four Diamond status.

“For The Lod]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:46:53 -0400 2017-04-25T15:46:53-04:00 2017-04-25T15:46:53-04:00