On the Beacon this morning, Kalispell City Council votes set a public hearing for a Parks Maintenance District Aug. 4 and approves a women’s addiction recovery center to locate on Northern Lights Boulevard. Several records were broken at this weekend’s invitational swim meet in Columbia Falls. Swing by the after hours mixer at Glacier Discovery Square in Columbia Falls this Thursday. The Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission meets in Kalispell July 17 to vote on fishing access, bird season and hunting access agreements. And up in Hungry Horse, two neighbors have found a novel way to communicate with each other.
In state news, the ever-embattled Department of Environmental Quality’s backlog of wastewater permits could be harming water quality. A new Rasmussen poll shows Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer holds a big lead over Republican challenger Roy Brown, 61 percent to 32 percent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will speak in Missoula July 26. A legislative panel meets in Helena July 26 to discuss carbon sequestration and publicly owned power. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is pressing ahead a third time to stop Medicare payment cuts to doctors. And down in Butte, two men have been arraigned in connection with a drive-by shooting Saturday.
And finally, two aspiring Vietnam drug dealers were arrested after they were caught growing pot in a cemetery. Have a great day.
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