Looking Back for Dec. 5

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

10 years ago

Dec. 4, 2008

What would become the Whitefish Trail got a huge boost in funding thanks to local philanthropist Michael Goguen. Goguen donated $3.1 million to the project, which hoped to create an 80-mile trail system circling around Whitefish Lake.

20 years ago

Dec. 3, 1998

More than 1,300 skiers flocked to Big Mountain for opening day. Snowfall had averaged four inches every 24 hours for the entire week leading up to the seasonís start, and Chairs 1, 3, 5 and 7 all opened for skiing.

30 years ago

Dec. 7, 1988

The old Hanging Tree Bar on Central Avenue got a facelift and completed its transformation into the Cadillac bar and restaurant. The Cadillac was made to resemble the look of a place one would find in California or Miami, the owner said.

40 years ago

Dec. 7, 1978

A group of angry senior citizens gathered to protest the location for a proposed low-cost elderly housing project. The project was proposed to be about 10 blocks from the downtown and would make walking into town too difficult for residents.

50 years ago

Dec. 5, 1968

The State Department of Public Instruction wanted an explanation for no-shows at Whitefish Schools. Records showed 7,496 days of absences at the high school, about 12 percent of the school year.

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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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