COVID-19: Daily Podcast for March 23

Explore Whitefish Executive Director Dylan Boyle talks about the impact on tourism, plus changes come to law enforcement

By Andy Viano
Whitefish Mountain Resort announced closure of the ski hill in light of coronavirus on March 15, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

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In this episode, Explore Whitefish Executive Director Dylan Boyle joins the show to talk about how his town and others in Northwest Montana are bracing for a potential downturn in visitation this summer. In a region so dependent on tourism, restrictions on travel and fears about gathering with large crowds could be devastating to local businesses across the spectrum. Later, we provide the latest updates on the coronavirus, including two new cases in Flathead County and policy changes that could impact local jails.

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The music in this this episode is “Thinking Music” by Kevin MacLeod ( and is licensed under Creative Commons. By Attribution 3.0 License

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