News Buffet: BP & Cline Updates, Wild Turkeys, Snow Everywhere But Here

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy Revolution Day to our Mexican readers.

At a Flathead Coalition meeting last night in Whitefish, a British Columbia law professor and international water and energy expert said when it comes to disputes over proposed drilling projects north of Glacier Park, Montana has the law on its side. Becky Lomax reports on the habits of the Flathead’s native turkey population. The United States is allowing older Canadian cattle into the country, and Montana ranchers are already taking action to oppose the measure, filing a temporary restraining order to block it. And reporter Keriann Lynch’s links to some of the worst holiday songs ever recorded is eliciting some humorous comments from our readers.

Across the state, power remains out for thousands in the wake of heavy snow just about everywhere but (sigh) the Flathead: Missoula’s buried; Butte is shoveling; Bozeman is skidding and sliding; and Great Falls is, um, jogging. Gov. Brian Schweitzer unveiled yesterday his plan to reduce Montana’s carbon emissions by 2020. A Missoula angler caught a monster Walleye in the Tiber Reservoir near Shelby.

And finally, if you’re hitting the road for the holiday, things are looking grim for travelers in some parts of the U.S. I can practically smell the turkey…

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