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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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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