Tuesday Buffet: W.R. Grace Agreement, Obama Superdelegates, DeLorean Driver

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Buddha!

In our top story this morning, W.R. Grace & Co. announced it has reached an agreement to resolve current and future asbestos claims against the company, and will pay out cash and equity valued at $3 billion. While Whitefish Mountain Resort has closed for the season, there’s still skiing at Blacktail Mountain. If you’re done with any mention of winter sports and ready for spring, swing by Hooper’s Garden center and start thinking about planting. And on the ever awe-inspiring Police Blotter, two men were arrested after racing their motorcycles 80 miles per hour through Evergreen.

In state news, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of two more superdelegates in Montana, but one had to retract her pledge due to party rules, which leaves three Montana supers pledged to Obama, none for Hillary Clinton, and five undecided. U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is trying to get the Transportation Security Administration to provide passenger screenings at some of Montana’s smaller airports. Stream flows are predicted to be the best in years. The state government will pay a Seattle company nearly $1 million for using its software without licenses. The bitter divorce proceedings of the owners and managers of the Yellowstone Club reveal the club to be in serious financial peril. And later this week, a long-awaited federal report on the amount of recoverable oil in Montana, North Dakota and two Canadian provinces will be released.

And finally, check out his hilarious story in the New York Times about a young woman who owns a DeLorean, and has “1.21 jigawatts” yelled at her every time she pulls out of her garage. Have a great day.