A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay.
10 years ago
Jan. 29, 2009
The town was set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Whitefish Ski Joring for Winter Carnival. The competition took place at the Whitefish Airport, where it was held until moving to Big Mountain Ranch in 2018.
20 years ago
Jan. 28, 1999
A Whitefish woman got a moose-terious late-night visitor. Chris Carter stepped outside to take her dogs out at the end of the night only to find a moose facing back at her. The moose charged her and the dogs who “went crazy” with barking at the snorting and kicking moose.
30 years ago
Feb. 1, 1989
Diesel that spilled at the Whitefish railyard over the years had contaminated groundwater but posed no health threat, state workers revealed. The state looked at leaked diesel during refueling, which accumulated due to small individual drips but did not leave the railyard site.
40 years ago
Feb. 1, 1979
The new Whitefish radio station KJJR was getting ready to hit the airwaves. The station planned on playing primarily adult contemporary music along with local and national news and sports.
50 years ago
Jan. 30, 1969
Funding for the new hospital got a big boost after an anonymous donor offered to match $30,000 in donations for the new North Valley hospital. In addition, proposed legislation that would create taxpayer-financed hospital districts looked like it could help future financing for the new hospital.