Looking Back for Nov. 6

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

10 years ago

Oct. 29, 2009

On Saturday the Bulldog soccer team won the state championship, and 10 years ago the Dogs were set to face the Rams in the state title match. The Bulldogs had squeaked out a come-behind playoff win over Corvallis en route to their fourth straight state appearance.

20 years ago

Oct. 28, 1999

Bears continued to be a concern in Whitefish as Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fielded 23 bear-related calls in just one day. A number of bears were reported, including in Columbia Falls, along Whitefish Lake and on Highway 93.

30 years ago

Oct. 26, 1989

Despite opposition from some wilderness organizations, the Big Mountain Ski Resort was ready to fire up the grills at the Summit House. The Forest Service approved a full-service, year-round restaurant at the building on Big Mountain, though some worried the decision would bring too many visitors near grizzly habitat.

40 years ago

Oct. 25, 1979

It wasn’t yet Halloween, but a string of bad luck events had Whitefish feeling a bit haunted. In the same week, a police officer was kicked in the head during an arrest, a man survived a 200-yard downhill truck rollover and a local hunter was accidentally shot in the chest. All three people survived.

50 years ago

Oct. 30, 1969

The newly formed Whitefish Family Life Council was looking to make living in Whitefish a breeze in a number of ways. The organization was formed for the “for the purpose of maintaining and enriching this area as a desirable place in which to live and grow,” and would tackle issues like sex and drug education, as well as programs about pollution and church.

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Whitefish man sentenced to 20 years in state hospital for killing father

January 24, 2020 at 1:53 pm | Whitefish Pilot A Whitefish man who stabbed his father to death during a dispute more than a year ago was sentenced to 40 years, with 20 suspended, in the Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs. Tanner Lehnen Hosek...

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Sweet Peaks plans expansion to Texas

January 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm | Whitefish Pilot Sweet Peaks Ice Cream has announced its plan to open a storefront in Dallas, Texas. Sweet Peaks was started in Whitefish in 2010 by husband and wife team Sam Dauenhauer and Marissa Keenan. The ice c...

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City shows support for Safe Freight Act

January 23, 2020 at 10:44 am | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish City Council last month passed a resolution showing its support of a federal act that would mandate at least two person crews on freight trains. Council the resolution supporting the Safe...

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Driver hits teen in crosswalk on Baker Ave.

January 23, 2020 at 10:43 am | Whitefish Pilot A 14-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while he was using a crosswalk on Baker Avenue near Riverside Park in Whitefish around 2:46 p.m. Monday. The teen, who is a Whitefish Middle School student,...

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