70 years ago
Oct. 14, 1949
The city was considering giving its baseball and football field to School District 6 because it couldn’t pay to maintain the field, which served a dual purpose: It was also used as a rodeo ground by the Rocky Mountain Riders Saddle Club. The field, which was full of rocks, was considered one of the worst fields in Northwest Montana. The horse riders, however, were concerned that if it went to the school, they would lose use of it. The district was considering a bond to pay for a brand new field.
60 years ago
Oct. 16, 1959
The filming of the “All the Young Men” was continuing in Glacier National Park. The crews were filming at a snowy Logan Pass for the movie about the Korean War.
50 years ago
Oct. 17, 1969
An infuriated grizzly bear turned on warden Louis Kis after he released it from a barrel trap. This was not the famous incident where the bear turned on the trap and Kis, knocking him off the trap. In that incident, the bear got ahold of Kis by the leg and he had to shoot it. In this case, the bear ran away.
40 years ago
Oct. 18, 1979
Residents in West Glacier weren’t happy with the crowds that came with the annual snagging of salmon in the Middle Fork. Cars were lining up along the golf course as early as 4 a.m. and people were camping illegally, as the salmon schooled en route to lower McDonald Creek.
30 years ago
Oct. 19, 1989
Officials were worried about toxic spills from train cars and what they’d do if one happened. The problem came to light after a train derailed earlier in the year spilling diesel fuel in Whitefish Lake and another train derailed spilled millions of tons of corn on the border of Glacier National Park. It was estimated about 2,000 toxic substances were hauled through the valley on a regular basis. Today the big worry is an oil train derailing and spilling into the rivers.
20 years ago
Oct. 14, 1999
The Columbia Falls-Whitefish rivalry turned ugly after a sign commemorating Columbia Falls past conference championships in football was spray painted with graffiti. Glacier National Park was touting the overall benefits of wildfire for wildlife and the woods. Front page photo featured a moose standing in the burn of the Anaconda Fire, which was allowed to burn naturally up the North Fork.
10 years ago
Oct. 15, 2009
Conservation group Headwaters Montana was making its case for a renewed push for a wilderness designation of about 140,000 acres of land up the North Fork near Canada.