Wednesday Buffet: Tourism Outlook, Tester Pursues Plum Creek, Ballgirl’s Amazing Catch

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on this day in 1876 the Battle of Little Bighorn began.

In the Beacon this morning, we look at the sunny forecast for this summer’s tourist season in the Flathead. Vintage WWII bombers are coming to the Flathead, and one local vet will reunite with the same kind of plane he was shot down out of three times during the war. The Big Sky antique fair will be held at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish this weekend. The Flathead County Planning Board voted to eliminate a discrepancy between state and local gravel pit regulations. The planning board also put off a decision as to how powerful county neighborhood plans should be. And business columnist Mark Riffey defends KRMC’s controversial move to open a retail pharmacy, and looks at similarly competitive situations in other markets.

In state news, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is calling for an investigation into the Plum Creek Timber Company’s closed door meetings with the U.S. Forest Service. In a push for change, Blackfeet Tribal Chairman and Chief Earl Old Person was ousted from the Tribal Business Council. GOP challenger Roy Brown has challenged Gov. Brian Schweitzer to 18 debates, while Schweitzer is pushing for five. In the U.S. House, Democrats and Republicans grappled yesterday on oil and gas issues. And Bozeman and Livingston may partner to recycle glass.

And finally, check out this unbelievable catch by a ballgirl at a AAA baseball game, making the outfielder look like a chump! Have a great humpday.

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