Weekend Buffet: Glacier Amateur Scientists, Driscoll’s Odds, Naked Manure Bombmakers

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy 75th birthday to Glacier Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road!

On the Beacon this morning, citizen scientists are helping out with research projects at Glacier Park. A Wisconsin man was killed in a crash at the intersection of Montana Highway 82 and U.S. 93. A diverse coalition has formed to offer a reward for information on a rash of anti-sprawl vandalism against valley developments. A new specialty wine, cheese and meat dealer, “Uncorked,” is opening in north Kalispell. The Whitefish Theatre Company is offering live music on Tuesday nights, after the Farmer’s Market. The Swan River Community Hall is here to stay. And Warren Miller has a new theory on why this recent winter in the West was so cold and wet.

In state news, Democrat John Driscoll gives himself a 50-50 chance of beating U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont. After a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Montana has to eliminate its death penalty sentence for child rape. Grainy footage taken by the U.S. Geologic survey shows a wolf playing with two grizzly bear cubs in Glacier Park. A new group formed by a current and former state lawmaker will be pushing their energy agenda in the upcoming legislative session. Republicans continue to press their case against Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer over what they see as illegal public service announcements. And in Lincoln, taxidermists began mounting an 830-pound grizzly.

And finally, yet another weird story comes out of Germany, as two women seeking manure for bombs fell into the dung pit, then fled naked. Police are holding their clothes for them – unwashed, of course. Have a great weekend.

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