Looking Back for Nov. 28

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

10 years ago

Nov. 27, 2008

Whitefish’s urban farmers were egg-static over a Whitefish City-County Planning Board decision allowing residents to keep chickens without paying a $990 for a conditional use permit. Residents would be allowed to keep up to three hens but no roosters.

20 years ago

Nov 26, 1998

The city of Whitefish was trying to turn the lights off on Town Pump, whose bright neon sign caused a disagreement over whether the sign fit Whitefish. The city had been trying to get Town Pump to change the sign for two years, but were starting to make headway on finding a middle ground.

30 years ago

Nov. 30, 1988

Skiers were welcomed to the 1988-89 season on Big Mountain with more than a dozen inches of fresh powder on opening weekend. About 2,500 skiers showed up for the first four days of operation, the majority of them locals.

40 years ago

Nov. 29, 1978

The new Whitefish Clinic was open and ready for business. The clinic, located directly north of North Valley Hospital, employed 14 people and would be able to handle more patients with increased efficiency in the new building.

50 years ago

Nov. 28, 1968

Just as the country is dealing with ways to preserve the environment now, Whitefish was preparing to host an outdoor education series called “Environment is Everyone’s Business.” The program would look into the balance of nature and mankind and how wildlife is affected.

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U.S. Senate passes lands package

February 20, 2019 at 10:38 am | Whitefish Pilot The U.S. Senate by a wide margin passed a public lands bill last week that permanently authorizes the Land, Water and Conservation Fund, a key piece of legislation that has been used across Montana o...

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Economist says innovation needed to address affordable housing issue

February 20, 2019 at 10:38 am | Whitefish Pilot With a focus on the challenges of affordable housing, Montana’s Economic Outlook Summit statewide tour stopped at the Hilton Inn in Kalispell recently. The Bureau of Business and Economic Research ...

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Climate advocate training workshop Saturday

February 20, 2019 at 10:36 am | Whitefish Pilot The Flathead Valley Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold a Climate Advocate Training workshop for local folks interested in climate solutions at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. CCL is a nonprof...

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State studying reconstruction of Whitefish Stage Road

February 20, 2019 at 10:35 am | Whitefish Pilot The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house public meeting on a study to review roadway reconstruction alternatives for Whitefish Stage Road between West Reserve Drive and Monta...

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