Looking Back for Jan. 16

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

10 years ago

Jan. 15, 2009

Whitefish High School received a suggestion for a name change from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA, billed as the “world’s largest animal rights organization,” asked the school to change its name to “Sea Kitten High School” to help protect fish.

20 years ago

Jan. 14, 1999

The proposed playground and sports park on Whitefish’s southeast corner finally got a name — Project Whitefish Kids. The project was already raising funds for the park, which featured baseball and softball fields, soccer fields and a playground.

30 years ago

Jan. 18, 1989

Whitefish was looking into ways to deal with a perceived drug problem, and a “dope detective” seemed like the solution. Police Chief Dave Dolson called Whitefish the “narcotic capital of northwest Montana” and recommended an extra officer that would act as a narcotic detective.

40 years ago

Jan. 18, 1979

A pair of skiers just avoided tragedy on Big Mountain. Two separate skiers needed rescue on the mountain in zero degree weather conditions after deliberately skiing outside of the mountain’s boundaries. Both men were fine outside of some frostbite.

50 years ago

Jan. 16, 1969

The Whitefish hospital board still hadn’t made a final decision on the new hospital. The board wanted more estimated cost figures before deciding to build the 50-bed hospital, which had a Feb. 15 deadline for a decision. Rising construction and interest costs were creating doubt that the hospital would be able to cover those costs with income.

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Burger Battle moved to June 8

May 17, 2019 at 2:12 pm | Whitefish Pilot The third annual Feast Whitefish Battle of the Burgers, which had been scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at the Pine Lodge has been re-scheduled to Saturday, June 8. The change is the result of incleme...

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Glacier’s Mow looks ahead to busy summer

May 16, 2019 at 5:10 am | Whitefish Pilot As Glacier National Park continues to see changes in areas like visitation and wildfire frequency, Superintendent Jeff Mow says the future requires flexibility and “all hands on deck” to adapt. Mow ...

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Looking Back for May 15

May 15, 2019 at 6:51 am | Whitefish Pilot A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay. 10 years ago May 14, 2009 Montana had its first swine flu case in Yellowstone County. The swine flu, or H1N1, was spreadin...

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Police Calls: Driver hits bird leaving ‘fowl’ scene

May 15, 2019 at 6:50 am | Whitefish Pilot Friday, April 26 10:11 a.m. A wallet and its contents were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Ponderosa Court. 10:22 a.m. A camera was stolen on Armory Road. 3:54 p.m. A driver hit a duck or goose...

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