Tuesday Buffet: Marion Girl Shot, New Brucellosis Case, Bird Poop Facials

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday to Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are.

It’s a gorgeous, tropical morning in the Flathead. Don’t get a sunburn! A public meeting is set for Thursday in Woods Bay to discuss the DNRC land swap. A 7-year-old Marion girl was flown to Seattle for treatment after being reportedly shot accidentally in the stomach by her 9-year-old brother. And ranchers and conservationists around Yellowstone National Park remain at an impasse over how to manage bison around the park as the herd’s numbers plunge.

It’s a disagreement likely to be exacerbated by the discover of a second case of brucellosis in a Paradise Valley herd yesterday, which has resulted in Montana losing its coveted “brucellosis-free status.” Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain has been kicked off the board of Montana’s Project Vote Smart because he has declined to take the group’s test on his political beliefs. Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger has been invited to the GOP summer convention to debate his opponent, Steve Daines, but Bohlinger has declined. A new investor is willing to pay $20 million to settle the lawsuit over the Bull Mountain coal mine and take a run at developing the deposits.

And finally, people are paying $200 in New York City for a spa treatment with a facial made from the feces of nightingales. Have a warm, dry day, and don’t let the weather get you down. You almost have to laugh, right? Right?

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