Good morning. Today is the anniversary of Paul Revere’s ride.
On the Beacon this morning, Keriann Lynch profiles the Flathead’s only glass recycling service. The Center for Restorative Youth Justice has begun a project to hang three large murals in downtown Kalispell. In Columbia Falls, the tennis court reconstruction is nearly complete, and the Lions are holding their annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. A state proposal to prohibit water skiing through some areas of Echo Lake is dead. And Warren Miller recounts the birth of modern skiing in 1939 Idaho, on the verge of the U.S. entering World War II.
In state news, the Missoulian has an unbelievable story about a Bigfork ecologist winning a $5.3 million award in district court against her insurance company, which refused to provide adequate assistance after she suffered brain damage in a head-on collision. WARNING: This is one of those stories that will make your blood boil. Montana and federal officials announced a deal yesterday that would allow a small number of bison to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park and onto neighboring land, to reduce the animals’ slaughter. A former mayor of Browning was convicted of rape in Idaho. In Washington, D.C., Congress extended deliberation over the U.S. Farm Bill by a week, and a bill to create a special fund for wildfire fighting advanced. An education official told state lawmakers yesterday Montana should increase its school funding by $260 million a year. And the department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scrapped a plan to provide electricity for campers at four state campsites.
Finally, a Japanese high school pleaded with officials to end a baseball game, after its team was losing 66-0 after two innings. The pitcher threw 250 pitches, and officials put the team out of its misery, ending the game. The official score? 9-0. Have a great weekend.
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