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A group of Whitefish High School students in November 1979 gathered outside the school to call for action from the United States against the Iranians holding American hostages in Iran. Ryan Zinke read a speech before the crowd. (Pilot file photo)

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

10 years ago

Dec. 3, 2009

Big Mountain got about 10 inches of fresh snow over Thanksgiving weekend, preparing the hill for its opening day later in the week. The resort was ready to open at least for the backside with about 31 inches of snow at the summit.

20 years ago

Dec. 2, 1999

It was a bad year to be a bear in northwestern Montana. By winter, 17 bears had been killed in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.

30 years ago

Nov. 30, 1989

Snow was falling, and drivers were having trouble with it. In a two-day span, officers responded to 12 calls for car accidents, cars in the ditch or cars stuck on icy roads.

40 years ago

Nov. 29, 1979

A group of Whitefish High School students gathered outside the school to call for action from the United States against the Iranians holding American hostages in Iran. In a Pilot photo, Ryan Zinke is giving a speech to his fellow students.

50 years ago

Dec. 4, 1969

As December got going, a look back at the previous month showed the driest November in 31 years. Only 0.32 inches of precipitation and 0.8 inches of snow fell during the month, and the lake level dropped to two inches above the low water mark.

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