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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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 Connelly’s 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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