News Buffet: Valley’s Bridal Industry, Wolf Hunt Preparation, Epic Paper Airplane Flight

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and, the morning after the Iowa caucus, happy Dimpled Chad Day!

Our top story this morning describes W.R. Grace & Co.’s trial this month in a Delaware bankruptcy court, to assess the value of the company, and determine its asbestos liabilities. Keriann Lynch examines the lucrative wedding industry in the Flathead. Katrin Frye profiles a Bigfork glass and metal worker. Becky Lomax reports another update on the scientific team, including a Whitefish woman, that has reached the most inaccessible point in the world. Columnist Wild Bill weighs in on outdoor brands like Orvis and Cabela’s dabbling in recreational land sales.

In Lake County, Republicans and Democrats are joining together to oppose potential Canadian mining projects north of Glacier National Park. The Missoulian also reports that environmental groups are threatening to sue to stop a proposed mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains. And Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are preparing for wolf hunts as early as this fall.

If you missed the Iowa caucus last night, the results are in, with Obama finishing first among Dems and Huckabee taking the GOP. Roark is not pleased.

And finally, I’ve got to pass along this video of an epic paper airplane flight over the bridges, overpasses and buildings of New York City. I find this image strangely calming, not sure why. Have a great weekend.