Author: Brian Murphy

City reopens sports courts, City Beach boat launch

City reopens sports courts, City Beach boat launch

By Whitefish Pilot | May 12, 2020 1:20 PM

Whitefish has reopened its tennis courts at Riverside Park and Grouse Mountain Park, as well as the pickleball courts at Memorial Park.

The Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department has put precautionary measures in place to ensure following guidelines of Gov. Steve Bullock and the Flathead City-County Health Department.

At all of the courts, there is spray bottles of sanitizer that can be used on the gate latches as well as for cleaning hands.

The boat launch at City Beach has also opened for the season with aquatic invasive species inspection station now operational.

The parks department is reminding park users to continue practicing proper social distancing and wash/sanitize hands while recreating. Those who are sick are asked to remain at home.

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A Different Kind of Summer in Glacier Park

A Different Kind of Summer in Glacier Park

Glacier Park Boat Co. announces it will not be offering tours in 2020, a sign of how this summer could be unlike any other.


The trailheads are empty, parking lots are quiet and gates are closed. During any other May, Glacier National Park would be abuzz as employees prepare for the busy tourist season that is just a few weeks a way. But this is unlike any other year.

Glacier Park has been closed for over a month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and at this point it appears it will remain closed until at least the end of May with a staged opening sometime after that. But when it does finally open, all signs point to it being a summer unlike any other in the park’s history. Evidence of that came last week when the Glacier Park Boat Co. announced that it would not open this year. People with reservations for boat rides this summer will be able to transfer their reservation to next summer at a 10% discount or get a full refund.

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Day of Giving and Unity Fundraiser Nets Over $500,000 for Local Nonprofits.

Day of Giving and Unity Fundraiser Nets Over $500,000 for Local Nonprofits.

Whitefish Community Foundation and Flathead Community Foundation awarded $1,000 matching grants to 78 different charities.

BY ANDY VIANO // MAY 11, 2020

More than 1,300 donors helped raise a total of $561,707 for 78 different Northwest Montana nonprofits during a 28-hour fundraiser on May 5-6.

Not too shabby for a first try.

The Day of Giving and Unity — an initiative launched in response to the coronavirus outbreak by the same group that organizes Giving Tuesday the week after Thanksgiving every year — was May 5, and in Northwest Montana two foundations partnered together, while adding a second day, to support local charities. The result was a resounding success, the organizers say, and the combination of the Whitefish Community Foundation (WCF) and Flathead Community Foundation helped bring far-flung nonprofits from throughout Northwest Montana together beneath one banner.

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Spectacular view lots plus Meadow Lake Golf Course

Spectacular view lots plus Meadow Lake Golf Course

Capturing the highest points at Meadow Lake Resort, Mountain Watch offers spectacular views plus the emerald green of Meadow Lake’s golf course. Mountain Watch provides you with both serenity and natural beauty of Montana plus resort style living at its finest. These lots have amazing views of Bad Rock Canyon and the Swan Mountain Range. Call Brian for covenants and more information, or visit our Mountain Watch page.

322 Gleneagles Trail, lot 139, offered at $120,000, MLS 21904418
253 Gleneagles Trail, lot 58, offered at $130,000, MLS 21904417
183 Gleneagles Trail, lot 53, offered at $135,000, MLS 21904406
315 Gleneagles Trail, lot 63, offered at $115,000 MLS 21904392
248 Gleneagles Trail, lot 145, offered at 135,000, MLS 21904391
272 Gleneagles Trail, lot 143, offered at $119,000, MLS 22000137
1287 Oakmont Lane, lot 77, offered at $73,000, MLS 22002751
365 Gleneagles Trail, lot 69, offered at $139,000, MLS 22002748
359 Gleneagles Trail, lot 68, offered at $139,000, MLS 22002749

Multiple lots available in Timber Ridge!

Multiple lots available in Timber Ridge!

MLS#22007371 Offered at $119,000 – MLS#22007369 Offered at $124,000 – MLS#22007368 Offered at $127,000 – MLS#22007373 Offered at $134,000

Gorgeous Subdivision located conveniently off Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Perched on a bench overlooking the Swan Mountain Range and Badrock Canyon, this homesite looks down the south valley with amazing views.

Large lot with community water available at the entrance of Timber Ridge which offers walking trails and a country feel. Homeowners RV/Storage area available allowing home owners a place to park the toys.