Looking Back for March 13

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

10 years ago

March 12, 2009

Whitefish, described as “the frisky Wild West in a classic Rocky Mountain setting,” retained its place as one of the country’s top 100 vacation towns. David and Joan Vokac pointed to the city in their “Great Towns of America” guidebook.

20 years ago

March 11, 1999

Whitefish volleyball was headed to the state tournament after earning a divisional title the week before. Under the direction of head coach Jackie Fuller, the team was 25-1 against Class A teams for the year.

30 years ago

March 8, 1989

Spring had arrived in the Flathead, with high temperatures for the coming week hitting up to 55 degrees and lows of only 25 degrees. The mountain was reporting 103 inches of snow at the summit.

40 years ago

March 8, 1979

The Flathead was preparing for higher gas prices after President Carter’s talks of gas rationing due to the shutdown of Iran’s oil industry. Locals were bracing for $1 per gallon gas prices, though only Wolf Point had hit a statewide high price of 90 cents.

50 years ago

March 13, 1969

Similar to our cold and snowy February this year, reports showed that February in 1969 was no different. A total of 11.7 inches were recorded for the month, up from 6.5 inches from the prior year. Total snowfall reached 94.9 inches by the end of the month.

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Legals May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am | No. 2485 Montana Eleventh Judicial District Court Flathead County In the Matter of the Name Change of Jacquelyn Janetski Jacquelyn Janetski, Petitioner Cause No. DV-19-356A AMY EDDY Notice of Hearing...

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Whitefish adopts affordable housing program

May 21, 2019 at 4:01 pm | Whitefish Pilot Most new developments in Whitefish will now have to include affordable workforce housing. Years in the making, Whitefish City Council Monday night unanimously approved the Legacy Homes Program in ...

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Community briefs for May 22

May 21, 2019 at 4:08 pm | Whitefish Pilot Farming for the Future Great Northern Brewing Company, 2 Central Ave, Whitefish, will be hosting a Pints With Purpose fundraising event this Thursday, May 23, 5 p.m. to closing. $1 from each beer so...

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Bulldogs gear up for state competition in Laurel

May 21, 2019 at 4:05 pm | Whitefish Pilot The Bulldogs posted strong showings at the Western A Divisional track meet in Butte last weekend. The boys finished fourth overall, while the girls took third. Head coach Derek Schulz said despite ...

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