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Looking Back for Jan. 11

| January 11, 2023 1:00 AM

A look back at past Pilot articles by Julie Engler.

50 Years Ago

Jan. 11, 1973

Councilman Art Engelter suggested during a city council meeting that the public is requested to submit their ideas on possible uses of the revenue sharing funds. Engelter noted the city has received one check in the amount of $26,788 and expects another, in the same amount, during the next week. There is no way of knowing how much future checks may amount to. Payments are based on population, income and taxes that individuals pay.

40 Years Ago

Jan. 13, 1983

The intersection of Baker Avenue and First Street in downtown Whitefish has been compared to a tire-eating pile of rocks from a Hollywood movie set. The cycles of rain, freeze, thaw, then more rain and freeze have played havoc with some of the older streets in Whitefish. “Once it dries up, we can make repairs,” Public Works Director Paul Wells explained. “We are making temporary repairs of the real bad ones, but a good hole will open back up in just a day.”

30 Years Ago

Jan. 14, 1993

Whitefish Mayor Ray Boksich was named Prime Minister to King Ullr XXXIV at Saturday night’s Merry Maker which kicked off the 34th annual Whitefish Winter Carnival. Boksich has been a Whitefish resident since 1971. He and his wife, Jerrie, have two children and they are active in the AFS exchange student host program. He was elected mayor in 1991 after serving seven years as a city councilman. He was also chairman of the Whitefish park board for several years.

20 Years Ago

Jan. 9, 2003

Glacier Medical Associates exercise physiologist and registered nurse Cathy Relf challenged everyone to change their exercise routines to better their 2003. “Exercise will lower blood pressure, it will lower cholesterol, lower your weight, lower your stress. It will increase energy and self esteem,” she said. Relf asked non-exercisers to set a goal that begins by starting to exercise five minutes a day and slowly increase the minutes every week.

10 Years Ago

Jan. 9, 2013

The Flathead National Forest sought comments on a thinning project planned for 174 acres of land north of Beaver Lake. The goal of the project was to reduce forest fuels and make the area more resilient to wildland fire. According to Tally Lake DIstrict Ranger Lisa Timchak, residents in the Elkhorn subdivision west of Whitefish have expressed concern about the condition of hazardous fuels in the vicinity of their homes.