Tuesday Buffet: New Trails, Wolves, Mine-Searching Honeybees

By Beacon Staff

Good morning. Alexander Calder, the sculptor who invented the mobile, was born on this date in 1898.

On the Beacon this morning, there’s a new option for Kalispell-area horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers looking to get outside without having to travel too far. Authorities have identified a 27-year-old Kalispell man who was struck and killed by a vehicle near Martin City over the weekend. And photographer Lido Vizzutti blog’s about how he had the latest “cool car” – just a few years before it was actually cool.

In news around the state, agencies and ranchers shift gears as a recent court ruling puts wolves back under the Endangered Species Act. Researchers at the University of Montana have trained honeybees to safely locate land mines, but were banned from field-testing the bees’ prowess overseas by former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. And the tiny Montana town of Denton grapples with the deaths of four local teenagers.

Butte is gearing up for its annual Evel Knievel days. Have a good day, everyone.