Looking Back for Jan. 9

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

10 years ago

Jan. 8, 2009

Whitefish got a Christmas gift from the federal government – $650,000 in grant money for emergency services. The money was to help the city transition to 24/7 emergency service.

20 years ago

Jan. 7, 1999

The Pilot and the Hungry Horse News got a change of hands, as the newspapers were sold from the Kennedy family to Lee Enterprises Inc. The Kennedys owned the Pilot for 20 years prior to the sale.

30 years ago

Jan. 11, 1989

The new Whitefish Area Rapid Transit shuttle bus, later renamed the SNOW bus, was proving useful in its first 10 days of service. The bus ferried 1,216 skiers between Whitefish and Big Mountain in its opening days.

40 years ago

Jan. 11, 1979

The warmth of a 1 degree Fahrenheit morning broke a 12-day streak of sub-zero temperatures in Whitefish. The cold spell took its toll on the town, causing stalled cars, busted water pipes, frozen water mains and, the Pilot reported, an increase in the flu.

50 years ago

Jan. 9, 1969

The proposed new North Valley Hospital was in danger, as inflation took its toll on funds set aside for the project. Delays caused by the state and federal governments were estimated to cost the project $1.5 million, with rising costs for every year the project was delayed.

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Community briefs for Jan. 16

January 17, 2019 at 9:21 am | Whitefish Pilot SOBBACYCLE SOBBACYCLE is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a week of events. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m., SOBBACYCLE will kick off its celebratory week with a fundraising charity ride. The...

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Whitefish part of statewide climate monitoring network

January 17, 2019 at 6:35 am | Whitefish Pilot A weather station on Whitefish Lake is part of a statewide soil and climate network of monitoring stations. Whitefish Lake Institute is hosting the station at Lazy Bay on the lake in partnership wi...

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Whitefish store to remain open as Shopko files for bankruptcy

January 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish’s Shopko Hometown store will remain open even as the company announced that it’s filling for bankruptcy and will undergo financial restructuring. The Whitefish store is not part of a list...

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Allegiant to offer direct flight to Phoenix

January 16, 2019 at 2:44 pm | Whitefish Pilot Las Vegas-based Allegiant airlines will offer a new direct flight from Kalispell to Phoenix beginning May 15. The year-round route will operate twice weekly, flying from Glacier Park International A...

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