Good morning and happy birthday Ringo Starr!
On the Beacon this morning, Myers Reece profiles a Miss Teen Montana who is also a taekwondo master. The Flathead County Library Board is in complete disarray and the future of the Kalispell library appears increasingly uncertain. The “Rails, Trails and a Road” exhibit at the Hockaday traces the history of the artistic inspiration generated by Glacier Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road. State biologists renew efforts this summer to reduce the numbers of invasive lake trout in Swan Lake. Editor Kellyn Brown criticizes the debate over debates between Gov. Brian Schweitzer and his Republican opponent Roy Brown. And if you somehow missed fireworks this weekend, check out Lido Vizzutti’s pic from Whitefish Lake Friday night.
In state news, surging gas prices have caused the state Highway Patrol to go badly over budget. Pressure is mounting to kill more wild elk in an effort to control the brucellosis outbreak affecting Montana and Wyoming. A man was injured in a drive-by shooting in Butte Saturday morning. Ownership of the Yellowstone Club will go to Edra Blixseth after a lengthy legal dispute.
And finally, those wacky Europeans are at it again, competing in Finland’s annual wife-carrying races. Have a great Monday.
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