Monday Buffet: Bigfork Sewer Repair, Clinton Tour Schedule, Japanese Dog Rental

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy Bunsen Burner Day.

On the Beacon this morning, Becky Lomax writes about a Whitefish photographer teaching workshops for those trying to make the switch to digital shooting. Big Mountain was dumped on this weekend. In Kalispell, the Vipers women’s rugby team has finally fielded enough players to begin competing regionally. Crews in Glacier Park begin plowing parts of the Going-to-the-Sun Road Tuesday. Several large-scale water and sewer projects are underway in Bigfork, but should be finished by summer. And Editor Kellyn Brown wants to know where Bozeman lawmaker Roger Koopman is after trying to spur a revolution, then opting not to file for reelection.

In state news, when President Bill Clinton arrives in Montana tomorrow, he likely has a very specific political strategy in mind. At a meeting of Democratic governors in Big Sky this weekend, a proposal to hold a superdelegate primary to choose a presidential nominee received a positive response. Gov. Brian Schweitzer says consensus was also reached on some clean coal policies. Lee Newspapers’ Noelle Straub also did an excellent analysis of how U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., spends his money. A jury awarded a developer $3 million after he said the city undermined his attempt to develop land north of the city.

And finally, check out this bizarre and ethically questionable Japanese business that rents dogs by the hour. And have a great Monday.

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