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Looking Back for June 29

| June 29, 2022 1:00 AM

A look back at past Pilot articles by Julie Engler.

50 Years Ago

June 29, 1972

Activities in Whitefish over the Fourth of July weekend were expected to contain something for everyone as the Annual Charles Nelson Memorial Babe Ruth tournament kicked off on Friday and the 37th Annual Whitefish Lake Golf Club Fourth of July Tournament began Saturday morning. On Tuesday, a fireworks display on Whitefish Lake was sponsored by the retail trades committee.

40 Years Ago

July 1, 1982

As the Canadian exchange rate continued to escalate, businesses were concerned what impact it may have on the local economy as Whitefish began its summer tourist season. The exchange rate was 26% and the possibility of it reaching 30% in the near future was likely. Jon Bos, owner of the Whitefish Lake Restaurant, said that rather than going to other parts of the country, Canadians are still coming to Whitefish.

30 Years Ago

June 25, 1992

Les Mason Park began charging a fee to help offset the costs of park operations. The park also added a brand new latrine facility that is handicap-accessible. The swimming area and the parking area were enlarged and a one-way turnaround road was added to the parking area to lessen traffic congestion.

20 Years Ago

June 27, 2002

The Whitefish School Board was leaning towards an almost $9 million plan to rebuild, remodel and renovate Central School. The board looked at two proposals for options for the downtown location. The first option focused on the renovation of Central School. The second option was the construction of a new Central School while selling the current building.

10 Years Ago

June 27, 2012

Forest Service officials OK’d a permit for a mountain bike race slated to take place in the Tally Lake Ranger District.The decision came on the tails of outspoken opposition from a local environmental group that said the race would promote unsafe conflicts between cyclists and wildlife.District Ranger Lisa Timchak noted the route on Reid Divide is open to bicycles and motorcycles minus a 2.1 mile section of Trail No. 801.

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