Tuesday Buffet: Hillary Clinton in Pablo, Anaconda Drug Testing, British Cheese Chase

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Wild Bill Hickock.

On the Beacon this morning, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Salish-Kootenai College in Pablo today for a town hall rally at 3:30. Vandals caused $5,000 worth of damage along a road near the Hungry Horse reservoir, and the U.S. Forest Service is now investigating. Check out photos by Lido Vizzutti and Mark Riffey on quiet observances of Memorial Day.

In state news, a Tacoma woman died in a rafting accident over the weekend on the Dearborn River and authorities continue to search for a Helena man who was also in the flipped raft. A conservative, free-market advocacy group is trying to press Montana’s Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester to vote against a bill aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Anaconda school board voted to impose random testing for drugs and alcohol on high school athletes. The Missoulian writes about the gains in energy conservation made by consumers in the Northwest amid rising prices. U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., has a large lead over Democratic challenger Jim Hunt, although a large number of those polled remain undecided in the race. And Baucus holds a very large lead over his Republican challengers.

And finally, video of British people falling all over themselves to chase a wheel of cheese never fails to amuse. Have a great day…four day week!

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