News Buffet: C-Falls Homecoming, Lake McDonald Sewage, Rock Skipping Record

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and Happy National Cubicle Day. I’m not quite sure who should celebrate this holiday – those who work in cubicles or those who don’t? Maybe both?

Topping Flathead news today, the AP reports on a Coram man found dead after crashing a friend’s ATV. Columbia Falls contributor Mark Riffey has pics and a story on the homecoming game against Libby: a loss for the Cats. Also, check out the Beacon’s new feature, local sports pages for Flathead teams. We’ve got the feature up but the Webheads are still tweaking it, so please bear with us if there are any problems; we should have them sorted out soon. The debate over the potential closure of the Martin City post office continues after the intervention of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. Lido Vizzutti blogs today on handwriting and fonts, older forms of communication we increasingly take for granted.

In other newspapers, a huge congrats to Arlee 6th-grade teacher Carmen Espinoza, who has been named one of the top 50 teachers in the nation. The Missoulian reports on the old cabins around Lake McDonald in Glacier Park possibly leaking sewage into the pristine waters of the lake. The Missoulian also writes about the shocking scope of the drug ring among MSU athletes as described in a recent federal indictment. Helena citizens will vote on non-binding resolutions either supporting or refuting America’s current war policy. And Chuck Johnson of Lee newspapers weighs in on the recent history of Montana’s elected officials making their schedules public, and considers whether more should be doing it.

And finally, while I certainly don’t condone such trivial uses of time, if you have a momentary break from celebrating National Cubicle Day, check out this video of a man who set a world record for skipping rocks with 51 bounces! I’m not sure who counts the skips, particularly toward the end, but I’m impressed. Stay strong on a gray, rainy, Monday.

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