Looking Back for Feb. 13

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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.

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PHOTOS: Prom 2019

March 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm | Whitefish Pilot Students walked in the Grand March Saturday evening for the Whitefish High School 2019 Prom outside the O’Shaughnessy Center downtown. The theme was Enchanted Forest. ...

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Whitefish man honored for contributions to rodeo, western lifestyle

March 13, 2019 at 5:52 pm | Whitefish Pilot Lee Patterson is proud of his family history of cowboys. Patterson was born and raised on a small ranch just outside Whitefish. His father Bob Patterson was a calf roper and his grandfather Fred wa...

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Art auction benefits Muldown

March 13, 2019 at 1:34 pm | Whitefish Pilot Muldown Elementary School is holding a silent auction of collaborative art pieces created by every grade level during its annual Mully Night on Thursday, March 14. Whitefish School District Superin...

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Affordable housing program heads to Planning Board for hearing

March 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm | Whitefish Pilot A housing needs assessment three years ago confirmed that Whitefish was in desperate need of affordable housing and called for the creation of 980 residential units here by 2020. The document said ...

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