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

10 years ago

July 10, 2008

Flathead County officials began taking jurisdiction of the “doughnut” area outside Whitefish city limits after a district court judge ruled that Whitefish wouldn’t be “irreparably harmed” without control of the area. County commissioners cited growing discontent by doughnut dwellers over how the city handled their property rights.

20 years ago

July 9, 1998

The FBI was getting involved in Whitefish business affairs after a local company had $2 million worth of files stolen. Gateway Applications, which created websites for real estate companies, lost the files to a sophisticated computer hacker.

30 years ago

July 13, 1988

A fire at a sawmill on Highway 93 South caused about $200,000 worth of damage and sent a plume of black smoke into the air. Few walls of the mill remained after the fire destroyed the building.

40 years ago

July 13, 1978

Big Mountain Ski Resort shareholders were happy to hear an update from co-founder Ed Schenck that estimated the ski hill’s worth at over $3 million. The resort was going through a $1.25 million expansion program at the time.

50 years ago

July 11, 1968

The summer fire season got started with a bang, after a storm set off the first wildfire in the Tally Lake Ranger District. The initial fire was only 1/10 of an acre, but hot and dry weather were indications that more fires were to come.

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Judge rules case against neo-Nazi publisher allowed to proceed

November 15, 2018 at 10:25 am | Whitefish Pilot HELENA — The First Amendment’s free-speech protections do not shield a neo-Nazi website publisher from being sued for a “troll storm” by his readers that led to hundreds of anti-Semitic threats again...

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Hampton manager named Lodging Person of the Year

November 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm | Whitefish Pilot Matt Sease was staying at the Super 8 motel in Bozeman while waiting for construction to be finished on his house when he found his next profession. That six-week stay turned into a job as he was ...

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Looking Back for Nov. 14

November 14, 2018 at 9:48 am | Whitefish Pilot A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay. 10 years ago Nov. 20, 2008 Funding was approved for the construction of the parking lot on the corner of Second Street and...

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Community briefs for Nov. 14

November 14, 2018 at 9:48 am | Whitefish Pilot Tree removal In September the city of Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department completed a health assessment of a large cottonwood tree adjacent to the playground at Kiddie Park and Baker Park. Cor...

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