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Looking Back: Haskill Creek subdivision denied, school began allowing girls to wear blue jeans

| December 29, 2021 1:00 AM

10 years ago

Dec. 21, 2011

Whitefish High School band director, Mark McCrady had been selected as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.” It was the 14th annual list that aimed to celebrate the diversity of music programs nationwide while also shedding light on some of the common values held by exceptional music educators. At the time McCrady had been with the district for six years and there were 180 music students in the district.

20 years ago

Dec. 27, 2001

Gasoline prices had recently plummeted, dropping to as low as $1.17 at most stations around Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. That was a 60 cent drop in the price per gallon from the high over the summer. One reason for the price drop was folks were not traveling as much particularly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

30 years ago

Dec. 26, 1991

After overwhelming opposition from neighbors, the Whitefish City Planning Board denied a potential Haskill Basin subdivision. The subdivision would have been constructed along Haskill Creek Road, but many of the 70-plus people at the meeting said the proposed lots were too small. Also those in opposition were concerned because the land in question was “extremely environmentally sensitive.”

40 years ago

Dec. 24, 1981

The Whitefish City Council had decided to go ahead with the hearing process for city-backed bonds that would support a new convention center on Spokane Avenue. The first phase of building a convention center was predicted to cost about $4 million, with the total project predicted to be $10 million.

50 years ago

Dec. 23, 1971

The Whitefish School District had just granted a request by high school sophomores that asked for the school dress code to be liberalized to allow girls to wear blue jeans. At the time pants outfits were allowed for girls to wear, but not jeans. Additionally the school board had granted a request from high school seniors to be able to use their study hall periods as they saw fit, meaning more freedom in the school day for students.

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