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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County withdraws idea of billboards in scenic corridors

December 14, 2018 at 8:04 am | Whitefish Pilot Flathead County Commissioners Thursday agreed to nix the idea of allowing billboard-sized signs in scenic highway corridors before a public hearing could even begin. The changes to the sign regulati...

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Community briefs for Dec. 12

December 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Whitefish Pilot Nordic skiing Glacier Nordic Club begins its learn-to-ski programs for both youth and adults in January. Chet Hope Youth Ski League is now taking registrations for its 43nd season. Started in 1976, ...

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City embraces new tech for wastewater plant

December 12, 2018 at 5:24 am | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish is planing to implement relatively new technology at a cost of $2.3 million in its planned new wastewater treatment plant that it expects to work more efficiently and also save in the overa...

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Community supporter Jake Heckathorn dies at age 95

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot Jake Heckathorn, a man who spent more than six decades supporting his community, died Dec. 5 at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. He was 95. Heckathorn was both donor and volunteer to ma...

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