Thursday Buffet: 3 Big Primaries, Evergreen Homicide, Glacier Mushroom Cloud

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; today is the birthday of JFK and Patrick Henry.

On the Beacon this morning, we look at three local legislative primaries with the potential to tip the balance of power in the next session. In Evergreen, a man has been charged with homicide in the death of his neighbor earlier this week. Whitefish Mountain Resort has increased its summer lift prices. Out in Kila, Silver’s Platter sticks to jazz and avoids Bob Seger covers. And Beacon columnist Dave Skinner disagrees – surprise! – with Bill Schneider’s definition of Multiple Use. And a can’t miss read is a blog by Myers Reece looking back at the year’s best Beacon Blog entries.

The presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to prowl the state, with Obama coming to Great Falls, Chelsea Clinton coming to Billings and Bill Clinton making another tour of the state. The empty Hardin jail was dealt another blow this week when Wyoming announced it would not house prisoners there. Two Texas companies have reached a $1.85 billion deal to develop oil on the Bakken formation in South Dakota and Montana. Two ranchers are taking the Montana Department of Livestock to court seeking to get all bison removed from a peninsula north of Yellowstone.

And finally, blogger James Conner’s Flathead Memo has an insane photo of a storm cloud forming over Glacier Park that resembles a mushroom cloud. Have a great day.

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