Monday Buffet: Hilliard to Miami, Jane Goodall in Bozeman, German Chair Racing

By Beacon Staff

Good morning. Happy National Cubicle Day and happy birthday to my mom.

It looks like a beautiful day in the Flathead. On the site this morning, we report on two local athletes moving on to bigger and better things. Lex Hilliard was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 6th round, and Alyssa Fierro of Bigfork signed on to play hoops for Lewis-Clark State in Idaho. While the Evergreen fire chief is calling the Perkins restaurant a total loss after a fire Friday, the owner is still holding out hope he can salvage the business. A Libby judge is accused of seeking sexual favors. Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey will be in Missoula today to take questions on talks between Plum Creek Timber Co. executives and U.S. Forest Service officials over land use. Whitefish Pottery is preparing to celebrate its 14th anniversary.

In state news, a Republican lawmaker from Otter has proposed eliminating the Montana Board of Environmental Review. Lee Newspapers’ Capitol bureau has begun a series on the candidates for attorney general, beginning with Democrat Steve Bullock, who says the state must do a better job of combating prescription drug abuse. Famed primatologist Jane Goodall will speak at MSU-Bozeman tonight. And a new ballot initiative would expand healthcare coverage to more children in Montana.

And finally, the Germans are at it again, racing office chairs down a steep hill. Worth a look. Have a great day.

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