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

10 years ago

Aug. 7, 2008

The “doughnut” case continued on, this time with a denial of Whitefish’s motion by the Montana Supreme Court. The city was trying to retain planning and zoning authority over the two-mile “doughnut” area around city limits.

20 years ago

Aug. 6, 1998

It was a beary scary week for some Whitefish residents. Visitors to the Kiddie Park found a black bear hanging out in a tree. A group of about 50 people crowded around to look at the bear before it fled down the river, later being captured and released elsewhere. Then former state senator and representative Bob Brown found himself treed by a charging grizzly near Spring Creek. Brown was not hurt.

30 years ago

Aug. 10, 1988

It was a busy week in Glacier National Park. First, a black bear was killed after charging rangers near the Ole Creek Campground. The bear had eaten human food and chased trail crew volunteers out of the area the day before. Then the next day, a 17-year-old girl from Alberta was injured while parasailing on Lake McDonald.

40 years ago

Aug. 17, 1978

Three days before the state deadline, the city of Whitefish decided on its roughly $1.5 million budget for fiscal year 1978-79. For reference, the city this year is looking at a $42 million budget.

50 years ago

Aug. 8, 1968

While Whitefish only saw .56 of an inch of rain in July, it was a wet month compared to the year prior, which only got .08 an inch of rain. Twenty-one of the 31 days in the month were clear, and just a dash of clouds filled the sky in the remaining days of the dry month.

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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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