Looking Back

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A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay.

10 years ago

Feb. 21, 2008

Debates arose over whether a new high school was needed in Whitefish. Five years earlier voters approved a $10.3 million bond proposal for the school, and now they were looking at a $21.5 million proposal. The bond would fund a remodeling and reconstruction project to expand the size and capacity of the school.

20 years ago

Feb. 19, 1998

While El Niño cut the cold winter short, construction companies in Whitefish were loving the warmer weather. Companies were completing work that would’ve been “unthinkable” at the same time the prior year, like digging foundations and pouring concrete.

30 years ago

Feb. 24, 1988

A procedural error left the Happy Valley subdivision without any zoning or land use ordinances. Ordinances for the area were adopted by the county zoning commission but never adopted, which was attributed to a “plain slip up.”

40 years ago

Feb. 23, 1978

Police found and arrested three juveniles tied to a series of break-ins in Whitefish over the course of the season. The youngsters had broken into the Stillwater Veterinary Hospital and robbed vending machines at the Viking Lodge, the Mountain Holiday Motel and Glacier International Airport.

50 years ago

Feb. 22, 1968

Whitefish Winter Carnival, in its ninth year, saw record crowds with an estimated 6,000 people lining the sidewalk for the parade and other events.

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Looking Back Sept. 26

September 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm | Whitefish Pilot A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay. 10 years ago Sept. 25, 2008 While La Niña promised a good snow year, not all skiers were happy. Whitefish Mountain Resort ...

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Community briefs for Sept. 26

September 25, 2018 at 3:13 pm | Whitefish Pilot Haskill Basin Come celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Whitefish Trail on Saturday, Sept. 29 by working on the Haskill Basin section of the trail. The Montana Conservation Corps will be helpi...

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City Council considers increase to sewer, water rates

September 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish water and sewer users could see an increase in their bills if a proposed increase is approved. The standard residential service for water is expected to increase by .73 percent or about 3...

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Powerful blues performer on stage Friday night

September 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm | Whitefish Pilot Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Matt Andersen with his giant soul-filled voice and powerful blues performance will perform one night only on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Cen...

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