Wednesday Buffet: Bill Clinton’s Visit, Airport Turbulence and Seinfeld

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday to MC Hammer.

No surprise here, but the top story on the Beacon this morning is former President Bill Clinton’s visit last night to Kalispell. Clinton arrivied an hour late but, despite chilly, rainy weather, was greeted by a sizeable crowd at FVCC. Check out Beacon photographer Lido Vizzutti’s slideshow for several photos of the event.

In other news, there’s a new Beacon out on the stands this morning. Dan Testa reports on a standoff brewing between Kalispell’s city airport and KGEZ radio over towers within federal safety airspace at the south end of the airport’s runway. Tomorrow night a Kalispell native will host a combined live music and fashion show at Red’s Wines and Blues. And, at a public comment forum for a proposed prerelease center last week, members of a local working committee gauged community support for the project for the first time, and touted the center’s safety and economic benefits.

State news is a little slow this morning. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission is considering possible fishing closures on the Bighorn River because of low water levels. The mule deer population has dropped dramatically in an area along the Beartooth Front that was severely damaged by a 2006 fire.

And finally, today is the ten-year anniversary of the final original episode of Seinfeld. Talk about staying power; the sitcom is still popular even though it’s now been off the air longer than the nine, glorious seasons it was on. Here’s a favorite: George vs. the Geriatric Bike Gang. Happy Wednesday.

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