Looking Back for Dec. 12

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

10 years ago

Dec. 11, 2008

Neighbors near Second Street and the Whitefish Lake State Park were happy to hear about plans for quiet zones for trains passing through Whitefish. The rules would keep BNSF trains from blasting their sirens in the area. The city sent BNSF a collection of letters and petitions from annoyed residents.

20 years ago

Dec. 10, 1998

Tragedy struck as a Bigfork teenager died while tubing down Big Mountain with her friends late on a Friday night. The incident was the fifth fatality on the mountain in 20 years.

30 years ago

Dec. 14, 1988

The Whitefish City Council was preparing to endorse a resort tax in the following yearís legislative session. The city proposed a 3 percent tax on sales in restaurants and bars and other tourism expenses. Opponents of the proposal worried about losing business to neighboring towns that donít have the tax.

40 years ago

Dec. 14, 1978

A report by the North Valley Hospital showed a 22 percent drop in patient days over the past five years. The drop coincided with a 20 percent population increase in the area during the same time period, and was best explained by more outpatient services and new extended care facilities.

50 years ago

Dec. 12, 1968

It was an exciting time to be on Big Mountain, as the resortís 21st season brought two new lifts and the new Ptarmigan Room lounge. The new T-bar and double chair lift increased skier capacity to 3,000 skiers per hour.

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Winner announced for Big Mountain dream home

March 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm | Whitefish Pilot A former preschool teacher from Osgood, Indiana, has been announced as the winner of the HGTV dream home on Big Mountain. Beverly Fulkerson was drawn as the winner from nearly 135 million entries, ...

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Connelly resigns as volleyball head coach

March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am | Whitefish Pilot The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team is looking for a new head coach following former coach Addy Connellyís resignation. Connelly stepped in as the head coach a few weeks into the 2017 season after lon...

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Community briefs for March 20

March 20, 2019 at 10:15 am | Whitefish Pilot Scholarships Soroptimist International of Whitefish is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships available to both senior boys and girls at Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Glacier and Flath...

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Professionals discuss changing world during lakes conference

March 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Whitefish Pilot A changing environment was a reoccurring theme during the inaugural Montana Lakes Conference last week in Whitefish. Whether changes are the result of climate change or other human influences, sever...

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