Good morning; today is the anniversary of the signing of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968.
On the Beacon this morning, our top story reports U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., yesterday announced the biggest conservation land deal in U.S. history between Plum Creek and two conservation groups. Columbia Falls teacher Joe Greene died yesterday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Registration for Bigfork’s Relay for Life fund raiser has been slow. The C-Falls swim team placed fourth in a Bitterroot swim meet this weekend. The Pinewood Park pool will be closed next weekend when the swim team hosts its own meet there.
In state news, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will be in Butte on July 4. Some wildlife officials doubt brucellosis can be purged from the bison and elk in the Yellowstone ecosystem. Many states drafted stringent rules for importing Montana cattle as a result of the most recent outbreak. The warm weather is melting snow, and Flathead Lake should be at full pool for the upcoming holiday. And the governors of multiple Western states are in Jackson Hole to discuss regional water shortages.
And finally, these have to be some of the fittest postal carriers around, jumping on and off of a moving boat on a Wisconsin Lake. Have a great day – stay cool.
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