Tuesday Buffet: Ski Dogs Unleashed, Ron Paul in Missoula, Clinton-Obama Wrestling

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy Earth Day.

It’s a sunny and chilly morning in the Flathead. The Kalispell City Council last night unanimously passed its Area Transportation Plan update, outlining road improvements for decades to come. The U.S. Forest Service is cracking down on all the unleashed dogs playing in the snow at Whitefish Mountain Resort while their owners catch spring turns. And on the ever-entertaining Police Blotter, there was a wild party in Libby.

The heads of seven drug task forces met with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to warn against deep cuts to federal funding for the anti-drug teams. Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul spoke to a crowd of about a thousand in Missoula last night. Four more homes were deemed unsafe to inhabit in the wake of an April 2 fuel spill along Highway 35 – bringing the total number of homes evacuated to five. Federal regulators are charging the Troy mine more than $500,000 for failing to protect underground workers from falling rocks. And environmentalists are attempting to use a presidential executive order as a way to keep off-road vehicles off certain public lands.

And finally, WWE staged a joke wrestling match last night between fighters dressed up like Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. It’s worth a look; you get the feeling the two candidates would actually relish the opportunity to actually do these things to each other. Have a great day.

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