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Looking Back for Dec. 30

| December 30, 2020 1:00 AM

A look back at past Whitefish Pilot articles by Whitney England.

10 years ago

Dec. 29, 2010

A coalition of retired superintendents from Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were calling for actions by both countries to finalize park protection actions. The coalition had sent a letter urging Congress to support a public-lands bill called America’s Great Outdoors Act of 2010. The group was also pushing for a longstanding proposal to expand Waterton Park westward.

20 years ago

Dec. 28, 2000

The new Glacier National Park license plate had just been created and Sen. Bob DePratu was working with The Glacier Fund to get the new plate approved. Specialty plates were becoming increasingly popular as a fundraiser.

30 years ago

Dec. 27, 1990

The Whitefish boys basketball team had bounced back from going 0-3 against rival Columbia Falls the previous year by beating the Wildcats and moving to a 5-1 record early in the 1990-91 season. After the win they were tied with Columbia Falls for first in the Western A division.

40 years ago

Dec. 25, 1980

A 10-year plan was close to being unveiled for parks in the area. A specific park possibility that was being considered was along the Whitefish river bank where the river flows from Whitefish Lake; city and county officials were envisioning a picnic area and possible jogging trail for the park.

50 years ago

Dec. 31, 1970

A massive purchase of land on Big Mountain had just been finalized for a 160-acre site that would soon be a gigantic condominium and hotel vacation complex on the side of the resort. The project’s estimated value of the entire development was around $15 million and a tramway or gondola from the center of the new development to the base of the mountain was also being considered.