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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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Young musicians get chance to tune up with the masters

July 19, 2018 at 1:36 pm | Whitefish Pilot Camp Festival Amadeus will once again nurture the musical education of young musicians in the Flathead Valley next month. The camp, established in 2008 by Artistic Director Jenanne Solberg, will be...

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Creating music driving force for band as it releases album

July 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm | Whitefish Pilot In a few weeks their first CD will be out, their album is already downloadable and later this month they’ll be the opening act for the Montana Music Event in Whitefish. Gimmic was formed roughly a ...

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Community briefs for July 18

July 18, 2018 at 9:02 am | Whitefish Pilot Great Fish The Great Fish Community Challenge will launch with a celebratory party at The Wave on Thursday, July 26 from 5-7 p.m. The event includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to do...

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Glacier Twins on a roll with five straight wins

July 18, 2018 at 8:57 am | Whitefish Pilot The Twins are heating up as the district tournament approaches, closing out last week on a five-game win streak. Glacier hasn’t played a competitive game since the Sapa-Johnsrud tournament on July 6...

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