Letters to the Editor

Dogs don’t belong at Farmers Market

August 07, 2018 at 2:52 pm

I love my dog. She is well behaved, soft, cuddly and kids adore her. Would I EVER bring her to any Farmers Market? No. Why would I subject her to the chaos that would be at her level? This is asking for trouble and causes stress for the dog...

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Out of the Darkness Walk raises suicide awareness

August 07, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in this country, and, sadly, again has made Montana No. 1 for the number of suicides completed in 2017. It touches millions of lives — people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds — but the res...

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Owners to blame for dog issues

August 07, 2018 at 2:52 pm

I find myself baffled by something lately — a child is bitten, hospitalized, has to have rabies shots after being bitten by a dog at the Whitefish Farmers Market a few weeks ago — yet there are still dogs being allowed inside. What is very ...

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Tester a champion for women

August 07, 2018 at 2:52 pm

When election season rolls around, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe. But Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s endorsement of Sen. Jon Tester is an endorsement that cuts through all the political double speak and says it like i...

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Granting parking lot opens Kalispell Ave. to downtown

July 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Last week’s edition of the Whitefish Pilot featured coverage of the Whitefish Planning Board’s unanimous denial, at its July 19 meeting, of a request of the Firebrand Hotel for a rezoning of 224 Kalispell Avenue from WR-4 to WB-3/SC. This d...

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Rosendale’s legislative record is self-serving

July 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Matt Rosendale, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Montana, is not very well known to many Montanans. However, he fortunately has a record in the Montana Legislature which voters should understand. Here are some of the bills which M...

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Fundraiser hopes to bring simulation training labs to hospital

July 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Whitefish Community Foundation has selected the North Valley Hospital Foundation as one of 50 nonprofits to take part in the annual Great Fish Challenge. This year’s project focus is on the SIM-MT traveling simulation training van, a tool t...

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Prevention key to minimizing impacts of wildfire

July 10, 2018 at 2:51 pm

Nature is one of Montana’s greatest treasures, and wildfire occurs each summer only because we’re so fortunate to live amid millions of acres of unspoiled forests and prairies. Although wildfire plays a natural role in ecology, there’s no d...

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Proposed high-density development will increase traffic, threaten wetlands

July 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm

City Council is currently reviewing a proposed growth policy amendment which, if approved, could pave the way for a plan to build a 70-acre mixed-use project and bring more high-density development to the western side of Highway 93 South. H...

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Use of bed tax dollars requires further investigation

July 03, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Summer is upon us and traffic is indicating what most already know — it’s going to be another great tourism season in northwest Montana. Recent headlines show that many cities are trying to mitigate the crush and diversify their venues so t...

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