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HEIDI DESCH

Daily Inter Lake

Heidi Desch is features editor and covers Flathead County for the Daily Inter Lake. She previously served as managing editor of the Whitefish Pilot, spending 10 years at the newspaper and earning honors as best weekly newspaper in Montana. She was a reporter for the Hungry Horse News and has served as interim editor for The Western News and Bigfork Eagle. She is a graduate of the University of Montana. She can be reached at hdesch@dailyinterlake.com or 406-758-4421.

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Whitefish updates tourism management plan
June 17, 2024 midnight

Whitefish updates tourism management plan

Whitefish City Council on Monday is poised to vote on an update to its Sustainable Tourism Management Plan that includes six action items.

County commissioners approve lower wage increase for employees
June 12, 2024 midnight

County commissioners approve lower wage increase for employees

Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday approved an increase in wages for elected officials, which in turn increases county employee wages at a matching rate of 3.2%.

June 12, 2024 midnight

Two requests before county Planning Board Wednesday

The Flathead County Planning Board on Wednesday will hold two public hearings.

County approves contract for fairgrounds grandstand inspection
June 12, 2024 midnight

County approves contract for fairgrounds grandstand inspection

Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with a company to provide an inspection for the grandstands at the county fairgrounds.

Whitefish's proposed budget calls for increase in property taxes
June 10, 2024 midnight

Whitefish's proposed budget calls for increase in property taxes

Owing to a decrease in resort tax collections and a need to increase employee wages, Whitefish’s proposed budget calls for an increase in property taxes.

Contingency plan forms as fairgrounds waits for grandstand inspection
June 9, 2024 midnight

Contingency plan forms as fairgrounds waits for grandstand inspection

Constructed in the 1930s, the grandstands at the Flathead County Fairgrounds have played host to thousands of spectators throughout the decades.

June 4, 2024 midnight

County board of adjustment considers recreation facilities, retreat

The Flathead County Board of Adjustment on Tuesday will look at two requests for recreational facilities and a retreat center.

Whitefish Council looks at senior housing expansion, subdivion requests
June 3, 2024 midnight

Whitefish Council looks at senior housing expansion, subdivion requests

Plans for the expansion of a senior housing development and a separate 73-lot housing subdivision both are before the Whitefish City Council on Monday.

Whitefish senior uses personal experience in pursuing medicine
May 28, 2024 midnight

Whitefish senior uses personal experience in pursuing medicine

When Brooke Osburn was a freshman, a long-lasting nosebleed sent her to the emergency room. To be safe, doctors ran tests and immediately flew her to Spokane.

Flathead County closes fairgrounds grandstand due to safety concerns
May 24, 2024 noon

Flathead County closes fairgrounds grandstand due to safety concerns

Safety concerns have forced the closure of the main seating structures in the arena at the Flathead County Fairgrounds and pushed events to alternate venues for the time being.

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