Wednesday Buffet: Hall vs. Dupont, New Glacier Chief, Shepherd Sues Space Agency

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday to poet Robert Frost.

I love Wednesdays. The new Beacons are on the stands and the news cycle begins accelerating. Our top story looks at the GOP primary county commission race between incumbent Gary Hall and former sheriff Jim Dupont. Just off of his announcement to seek reelection, U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, D-Mont., swung by the Beacon office for a discussion of several issues. Plum Creek Timber Co. has laid off 18 workers at its stud plant in Evergreen. Avalanche experts in Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest warn that despite spring conditions in the high mountains, dangerous avalanche conditions persist. Park Service veteran Charles “Chas” Cartwright has been named the new superintendent of Glacier Park.

A challenger of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has a warrant out for his arrest in Indiana. The Troy mine faces over $90,000 in federal fines. Whitefish’s North Valley Hospital seeks $2 million to expand a clinic in Eureka. The Missoulian’s lead story today details some odd goings on in Hot Springs. The heir to the Mentos-candy empire has purchased 4,000 acres of land on a preserve south of Livingston.

And finally, a Russian shepherd is suing the Russian space agency after a large piece fell off a rocket startling the man, and nearly destroying his outdoor bathroom. Have a great day.

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