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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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Dogs beat down Browning

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot The Bulldogs celebrated homecoming with a 37-6 win over the Browning Indians. Whitefish (3-2) got on the board first with a two-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Mark Anderson midway through th...

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FWP seeks information in poaching cases near Whitefish

September 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm | Whitefish Pilot Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information about a deer and elk that were illegally killed west of Whitefish. FWP game wardens responded on Sept. 1 responded to a report of a bull elk t...

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The Wich Haus

September 20, 2018 at 6:19 am | Whitefish Pilot The idea behind the Wich Haus is to keep things simple. “Our concept is to do maybe five sandwiches and do them really well,” Jamie Minster, co-owner said. “That’s the philosophy.” Minster opened t...

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Long ride of life

September 19, 2018 at 6:35 am | Whitefish Pilot For the last 14 years, Bernice Ende has lived the nomad’s life, traveling thousands of miles across the United States on horseback for trips that last years. It’s about the journey, she says — not t...

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