Looking Back for Nov. 7

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

10 years ago

Oct. 16, 2008

From Wall Street to Big Mountain – financial meltdowns caused by the Lehman Brothers had ski resorts around the country worried about their own futures. After Moonlight Basin resort began laying off employees due to the Wall Street meltdown, shareholders and employees in Whitefish began to worry about their own job security.

20 years ago

Oct. 15, 1998

The Whitefish Lake Golf Club proposed a $350,000 restoration project, which first required an extension of the city’s lease on the property. The clubhouse was built in the 1930s and needed upgrades to the electrical system, infrastructure and external facade.

30 years ago

Oct. 19, 1988

Around 30 students were sent home from Whitefish High School after a measles scare hit town. Several cases were diagnosed in Kalispell, and all students without immunization records were sent home in Whitefish. Most students were back in school by the following week, with a flurry of vaccinations given out as well.

40 years ago

Oct. 19, 1978

Whitefish was preparing for a new wave length, as the city waited to hear back on its application for its first AM radio station. The city applied to the FCC and a 225-foot broadcast tower would need to be built upon approval.

50 years ago

Oct. 17, 1968

Fashion was on display at the Masonic temple in Whitefish. As part of a fundraiser, the Whitefish Women’s Club held a “Discovery in Fashions” show, showing off clothing that fit the theme of “Columbus Day.”

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Traffic concerns raised regarding apartment development

November 21, 2018 at 6:05 am | Whitefish Pilot The potential for increased traffic resulting from a proposed large apartment project on U.S. Highway 93 seemed to garner the top spot of concern last week for both the public and members of the Whit...

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Ballet company presents 30th year of ‘Nutcracker’

November 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Whitefish Pilot This year marks the 30th year the Northwest Ballet Company has been entertaining Flathead Valley audiences with their “Nutcracker” productions. Director Marisa Roth is excited to once again bring th...

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Decorating downtown

November 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish was decorated in its iconic winter fashion Sunday morning. Volunteers strung lighted punctuated with red bells, snowflakes and wreaths throughout downtown signaling the beginning of the h...

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Board recommends mixed-use building

November 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm | Whitefish Pilot The Whitefish Planning Board voted last week to recommend approval of a mixed-use building on Central Avenue. Bill Goldberg, who owns the property, is proposing to remove the building that formerly ...

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