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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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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