Looking Back Sept. 12

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

10 years ago

Aug. 28, 2008

After 30 years with the department, Whitefish Fire Chief Dave Sipe announced his retirement. Sipe had been chief since 1995 and first joined the department as a volunteer in 1978.

20 years ago

Aug. 27, 1998

It was back to the drawing board for Winter Sports Inc. after they announced a 9 percent drop in revenue during fiscal year 1998. Michael Collins, president of WSI, said media attention to El Niño, poor snow conditions early in the season and a further weakening of the Canadian dollar all contributed to the down year.

30 years ago

Aug. 31, 1988

The skies around Whitefish were gray with smoke after the Dry Fork Fire near Libby reached 11,000 acres. The fire grew from 1,500 acres the night before after a dry cold front brought fast winds through the area.

40 years ago

Aug. 31, 1978

As part of a fundraising effort, the Jungle Wonders Circus came to the Mountain Trails Saddle Club in Whitefish. Jungle Wonders was a full, three-ring circus with a heavy emphasis on animal acts but also featured clowns, trapeze acts and a full circus band. The Whitefish Jaycees sponsored the event and proceeds would benefit the Whitefish swimming pool fund.

50 years ago

Aug. 29, 1968

After publishing her book, “The Gift of Little Things,” local author Alice Jackman Hutchens held an autograph party at the Whitefish Library. The book tells the author’s story of how she met her husband as a young schoolteacher at Star Meadows.

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Christmas Stroll downtown Friday

December 07, 2018 at 11:41 am | Whitefish Pilot The holiday season begins in Whitefish on Friday with the annual Christmas Stroll downtown. Events run from 5 to 9 p.m. for old-fashioned holiday fun and shopping for the annual event hosted by the...

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Resort opens with skiing on north side

December 05, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish Mountain Resort will open for its 71st season on Thursday, Dec. 6. New snow coupled with cold temperatures have set the stage for opening day, according to the resort, with north side skii...

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Food bank volunteers butcher donations of meat

December 05, 2018 at 1:43 pm | Whitefish Pilot A group of volunteers at North Valley Food Bank on a recent Friday morning worked quickly and efficiently to butcher donated meat that would later be distributed to those in need. There might be si...

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Nonprofit leaders seek to increase adaptive outdoor recreation opportunities

December 05, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot DREAM Adaptive’s leaders have a vision for the nonprofit to expand its services in the coming years. Executive Director Julie Tickle and Director of Development Naomi Morrison want to break down ev...

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