Thursday Buffet: Kalispell Cold Case, Possible Flooding, Ice Cream Caper

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.

On the Beacon this morning, Myers Reece writes about Darlene Wilcock, a 26-year-old Kalispell woman who was murdered here five years ago. Her family and local police are still searching for her killer, but the case has gone cold. An unusually cool spring and stubborn snowpack have local officials preparing for flooding. Comparisons have been drawn between the current conditions and those leading up to the catastrophic 1964 flood – an event that, if it were to occur today, would decimate areas where development has boomed in past decades. And Kellyn Brown blogs about Paulville, a gated community that Ron Paul supporters are establishing, “containing 100 percent Ron Paul supporters and or people who live by the ideals of freedom and liberty.”

In Missoula, former President Bill Clinton blasts the Democratic Party for how it has handled Florida and Michigan delegates while stumping at the University of Montana for his wife Hillary Clinton. The heads of Delta and Northwest airlines promised this week to maintain the current level of service in Montana if they merge and to add a new route, Billings to Atlanta, but they made no guarantees on ticket prices. The House passed a $290 billion Farm Bill by a strong, veto-proof majority yesterday.

Finally, a crazy case of some intense cravings. A 24-year-old Missoula woman allegedly used a small rock to break into the Big Dipper, a Missoula ice cream shop, to make herself an ice cream cone, before calling and reporting herself to police. I’ll vouch for her in that Big Dipper makes some darn good ice cream, but really? Happy Thursday everyone!

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