Thursday Buffet: North Shore Rejected, Conservatives for Clinton, Beautiful Bulldog

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday to the Library of Congress.

On the Beacon this morning, there’s a plethora of land use and development news. Developers in Kalispell are criticizing the city’s methodology for adopting transportation impact fees. Flathead County Commissioners yesterday voted 2-1 against the North Shore Ranch subdivision just east of Somers. A state land sale in Woods Bay proposed by the DNRC drew staunch community opposition at a hearing last week. Bigfork had a hearing last night on a proposed stormwater drainage system. And Beacon columnist Wild Bill Schneider wonders why more sections of river in the West aren’t designated “fly-fishing only.”

In state news, Montana’s two U.S. Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester met with the CEOs of Northwest and Delta Airlines to determine if the merger between the two airlines will result in a reduction in flights to Montana – but couldn’t get a conclusive answer. The Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corp.’s board of directors voted to suspend its federal student loan consolidation program. A Montana blogger is urging fellow conservatives to support Hillary Clinton in the state’s June 3 primary. And the Montana Board of Pharmacists took no action yesterday after hearing testimony from pharmacists who refused to dispense contraceptives out of their religious convictions.

And finally, check out Buddy, one beautiful bulldog. Have a great day.

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