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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.

Recent Stories

September 20, 2023 2 a.m.

County approves buying land for septage facility

Flathead County will purchase 36.9 acres in Lower Valley with the intention of developing a regional septage treatment facility on the site.

September 6, 2023 2 a.m.

County questions taxing accuracy

Flathead County has attached itself to other counties in the state seeking a determination of whether the state is accurately taxing property owners.

FVCC college center can host crowds of up to 1,000
September 1, 2021 7:50 a.m.

FVCC college center can host crowds of up to 1,000

As the fall semester began last week at Flathead Valley Community College, a large-scale project expected to enhance student learning and provide greater opportunities for community usage continued to take shape on the edge of campus.

Whitefish Credit Union welcomes new CFO
June 9, 2021 6:10 a.m.

Whitefish Credit Union welcomes new CFO

Scott Bolster has made a career of working for credit unions because he appreciates the credit union philosophy of putting members first.

Whitefish man builds the home of the future
April 7, 2021 8:05 a.m.

Whitefish man builds the home of the future

Focusing on the goal of generating enough electricity for his electrically- heated home and to charge an electric car, Lee Calhoun put a lot of attention to detail in the construction of his home and added solar panels to the roof. He expected to meet his goal during the summer, but then in the first 10 days of March the solar panels began generating more energy than he was consuming.

At Whitefish Mountain Resort, a protest over racism, diversity
March 24, 2021 10:10 a.m.

At Whitefish Mountain Resort, a protest over racism, diversity

A group of about 30 people held a protest at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Sunday for what organizers say was an effort to raise awareness of a culture of racism at the resort.

March 3, 2021 12:50 a.m.

Man dies in tree well accident on Big Mountain

Gilman and his friends reportedly had planned to ski the out-of-bounds terrain and meet at the base of Chair 5 on the East Rim. CPR was performed at the scene and Gilman was transported to North Valley Hospital’s Base Lodge Clinic, and from there Big Mountain ambulance transported the patient to the hospital. Two Bear Air and ALERT helicopters were dispatched, but it was determined that ground transportation via toboggan was the most efficient mode of transport.

State Park visitation way up in 2020
December 23, 2020 7 a.m.

State Park visitation way up in 2020

Visitation at Montana State Parks increased in 2020 significantly.

Nurse recognized for work at West Glacier clinic
December 2, 2020 12:15 a.m.

Nurse recognized for work at West Glacier clinic

When patients come into North Valley Hospital’s seasonal clinics, they are often seeking immediate care while on vacation here.

November 4, 2020 1 a.m.

Whitefish philanthropy helps Columbia Falls food program

More than $3.2 million was awarded to 56 Flathead Valley nonprofits recently during a celebratory virtual awards ceremony for the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge.

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