Looking Back for Nov. 13

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

10 years ago

Nov. 5, 2009

While both the Bulldogs boys soccer team this year and 10 years ago competed in the state title matches, only one came away victorious. The 2009 Dogs fell short against Billings Central by a 5-1 margin, while the current Dogs recently bested Laurel 4-0.

20 years ago

Nov. 4, 1999

It was back to the drawing board for Whitefish’s Central School after a $4.5-million bond that would upgrade the school and add administration offices was rejected by local voters. The bond lost by a 52 to 48 percent margin, with a recent hike in water rates possibly to blame.

30 years ago

Nov. 2, 1989

Winter was coming to northwestern Montana, as Big Mountain had already started accumulating a few inches of snow while 5 inches closed the Going-to-the-Sun Road for the season. The Big Mountain Ski Resort was ready to begin snowmaking for the season as colder temperatures began to move in.

40 years ago

Nov. 1, 1979

A Whitefish woman’s vacation turned out to be a success of Jurassic proportions. Leona Constenius was fossil hunting in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife refuge when she stumbled upon an 8-foot triceratops skull buried in the dirt. The dinosaur lived roughly 80 million years ago.

50 years ago

Nov. 6, 1969

Drivers in the Flathead might have noticed a group of students making the 15-mile trek from Kalispell up to Whitefish. The students were donating a set amount per mile walked as part of a fundraising campaign aimed at helping world hunger issues.

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Future of Great Northern brewery uncertain, building already sold

January 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm | Whitefish Pilot The future of Great Northern Brewing Company in downtown Whitefish appears to be uncertain. Jeanie Konopatzke, the brewery’s owner, says the building has been sold, but she’s still hoping a buyer c...

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Goguen asks court to toss police chief’s lawsuit

January 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish businessman and philanthropist Michael Goguen has asked Flathead District Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him last month by Whitefish Police Chief Bill Dial, alleging Goguen attemp...

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Resort touts deepest snow in state

January 15, 2020 at 10:04 am | Whitefish Pilot January has delivered the goods to Northwest Montana’s mountains. As of Tuesday, Whitefish Mountain Resort boasted the deepest snowpack in the state following a week of seemingly nonstop snowfall. T...

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Community briefs for Jan. 15

January 15, 2020 at 9:48 am | Whitefish Pilot Book Club The Whitefish Community Library Book Group’s monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. This month’s book is “1491” by Charles Mann. This book is revela...

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