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

10 years ago

June 12, 2008

The Flathead Hot Shots, an elite group of firefighters trained for working in rough conditions, fell victim to a lightning strike near Tally Lake. Two members were hit by the lighting, though neither suffered any long term effects.

20 years ago

June 11, 1998

For the third time, the Olney-Bissell School District failed to pass a $16,000 levy for the school. The levy would have helped save programs and staff the district could no longer afford.

30 years ago

June 8, 1988

Whitefish’s fireworks were up in the air after a shortage of funds threatened to shut down the Fourth of July show. Only about $150 of donated funds had been collected, well short of the $2,400 needed for the show.

40 years ago

June 8, 1978

By a 3-2 vote, the Whitefish City Council voted to deny annexing 120 acres on East Lakeshore Drive. The decision came out of concerns for annexing citizens without being able to provide adequate city services.

50 years ago

June 13, 1968

About 400 people attended the town’s first “Battle of the Bands,” hosted by the Whitefish Jaycees. Several bands, including “Shades of Gray” and “Discos” participated in the contest, which was judged based on musical talent, showmanship, originality, appearance, and audience appeal.

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Several events planned for Montana cooperative week

October 18, 2018 at 8:57 am | Whitefish Pilot Cooperative leaders from across Flathead and Lincoln counties have teamed up with several partners to host the Montana Cooperative Impact Week set for Oct. 23-25. Groups involved include Rural Econo...

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Boosters float idea of school sports complex

October 17, 2018 at 8:01 am | Whitefish Pilot Supporters of Bulldog athletics are exploring the possibility of constructing a new, privately-funded sports complex. Joe Akey, president of the Bulldog Booster Club presented the idea to the Whitef...

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Officials participate in crisis training led by international experts

October 17, 2018 at 7:52 am | Whitefish Pilot On a hot July day a spark ignites spreading into a wildfire threatening the city. Hundreds of protesters gather downtown, but the event morphs into a violent riot. How will officials respond to these...

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End shackling of pregnant women

October 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm | Whitefish Pilot Jane Doe gave birth to her baby in a Montana hospital with her left leg shackled to her hospital bed. Even after a nurse questioned Jane’s guard about the necessity of shackling — given that Jane wa...

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