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.