Looking Back for Nov. 14

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

10 years ago

Nov. 20, 2008

Funding was approved for the construction of the parking lot on the corner of Second Street and Spokane Avenue, filling a need for parking in an increasingly-crowded Whitefish. The surface-only lot replaced previous plans for a three-story lot in the same area.

20 years ago

Nov 19, 1998

Whitefish’s new SNOW buses hit the road for the first time, delivering skiers to the mountain through the winter. The buses, whose name stands for Shuttle Network of Whitefish, replaced the Whitefish Area Rapid Transit system. Three buses, at the price of $103,000 each, were purchased with the help of community fundraising.

30 years ago

Nov. 23, 1988

While skiers anxiously await this year’s Dec. 6 opening date, the slopes of Big Mountain opened for the season early. Limited skiing was offered on Chairs 1, 3 and 7. There were 18 inches of snow on the summit and 7 on the bottom of the mountain.

40 years ago

Nov. 22, 1978

It was to be a snowy Thanksgiving, as Whitefish was hit with 7 inches of snow over the weekend. Temperatures hovered between 8 and 12 degrees.

50 years ago

Nov. 14, 1968

A proclamation from Ed Schenck, King Ullr IX, required all male faces be “fuzzy” between sunrise Nov. 1 and sunrise the day after Winter Carnival in February. All men 21 and older were expected to grow out their beards or stay out of town, the proclamation stated. One could obtain a shaving permit, however.

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Glacier Park’s Sperry Chalet expected to reopen by 2020

February 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm | Whitefish Pilot The plan is to have Sperry Chalet open to the public by the summer of 2020, National Park Service officials told contractors and the public interested in the project on Wednesday at a meeting in Kali...

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Request seeks to build ATV track in Stillwater Forest

February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot A request to develop an all-terrain vehicle track and camping area on state forestland just north of the Olney green-box garbage collection site has been submitted to the Montana Department of Natura...

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Forecast shows school enrollment may increase

February 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm | Whitefish Pilot An updated look at the Whitefish School District’s enrollment projections predicts an increase of a total of 172 students enrolled in the next five years. Jerome McKibben, of McKibben Demographics, ...

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Senate approves permanent authorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund as part of big lands package

February 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm | Whitefish Pilot WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and cr...

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