Wednesday Buffet: Bigfork Bond Fails, Republican Moderate Purge, Teeny Tiny Gun

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy Crispus Attucks day.

On the Beacon this morning, Bigfork voters once again rejected a bond to expand, renovate and upgrade the high school. The Northwest Montana Red Cross has been closed due to lack of finances, and big questions loom as to whether, and how, the organization can continue to exist here. While some are confused about how to file for their economic stimulus tax rebates from the federal government, the money is easy to get, and requires only a simple form. A Eureka man won $200,000 in the Powerball drawing over the weekend. And business columnist Mark Riffey explains how the slightest of incremental changes to your business can pay off big.

In state news, the highly graphic incest trial of a Heron man is under way in Thompson Falls. A German company plans to build a facility to manufacture wind turbines in Butte, a venture that could create 150 jobs. And conservative Bozeman lawmaker Roger Koopman is allying with Ron Paul supporters to purge the state GOP of its moderate members.

And finally, check out the world’s smallest functioning firearm, at two inches long, it still fires deadly bullets. Have a happy hump day.