Looking Back for Dec. 5

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

10 years ago

Dec. 4, 2008

What would become the Whitefish Trail got a huge boost in funding thanks to local philanthropist Michael Goguen. Goguen donated $3.1 million to the project, which hoped to create an 80-mile trail system circling around Whitefish Lake.

20 years ago

Dec. 3, 1998

More than 1,300 skiers flocked to Big Mountain for opening day. Snowfall had averaged four inches every 24 hours for the entire week leading up to the seasonís start, and Chairs 1, 3, 5 and 7 all opened for skiing.

30 years ago

Dec. 7, 1988

The old Hanging Tree Bar on Central Avenue got a facelift and completed its transformation into the Cadillac bar and restaurant. The Cadillac was made to resemble the look of a place one would find in California or Miami, the owner said.

40 years ago

Dec. 7, 1978

A group of angry senior citizens gathered to protest the location for a proposed low-cost elderly housing project. The project was proposed to be about 10 blocks from the downtown and would make walking into town too difficult for residents.

50 years ago

Dec. 5, 1968

The State Department of Public Instruction wanted an explanation for no-shows at Whitefish Schools. Records showed 7,496 days of absences at the high school, about 12 percent of the school year.

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Glacier Parkís Sperry Chalet expected to reopen by 2020

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Request seeks to build ATV track in Stillwater Forest

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot A request to develop an all-terrain vehicle track and camping area on state forestland just north of the Olney green-box garbage collection site has been submitted to the Montana Department of Natura...

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Forecast shows school enrollment may increase

February 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm | Whitefish Pilot An updated look at the Whitefish School Districtís enrollment projections predicts an increase of a total of 172 students enrolled in the next five years. Jerome McKibben, of McKibben Demographics, ...

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Senate approves permanent authorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund as part of big lands package

February 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Whitefish Pilot WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and cr...

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