A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay.
10 years ago
July 24, 2008
The Pilot sat down for a Q&A with a rock’n’roll legend. Alice Cooper, touring to promote his 25th studio album, was set to perform at the Montana Raceway Park in August, but Pilot reporter David Erickson caught up with Cooper during his tour in Denmark.
20 years ago
July 23, 1998
Legendary golfer Byron Nelson made a trip to Whitefish, visiting the Iron Horse and Whitefish Lake Golf Clubs and vacationing around town. Nelson’s outstanding career paved the way for later greats like Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.
30 years ago
July 27, 1988
The waters of Whitefish Lake got quite a scare after an oil spray truck overturned onto the dock of a lakeshore home. A tanker was applying a dust coat to Birch Point Drive when the vehicle tipped.
40 years ago
July 27, 1978
A 100-unit motel was in the works to replace the Bay Point cabins near the lake. The cost for the project was $2.8 million and would involve tearing down 14 cabins built several decades before.
50 years ago
July 25, 1968
A string of counterfeit $20 bills were circulating through the Flathead. Authorities were pursuing a suspect in Kalispell they believed was behind the fraud.