Wednesday Buffet: Brewery Restrictions, GOP Memo Leaked, Wings of Love

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Andy Warhol.

It’s Wednesday and fresh Beacons are hitting newsstands around the valley. Our top story this morning looks at a new proposed law that has the Flathead’s breweries hopping mad. Whitefish Resort’s Mountain Bike Academy has kids spending the summer navigating trails on two wheels. The new musical by the Alpine Theatre Project, Pete ‘n’ Keely, has a set designed by the Emmy award winning set designer of Sesame Street. A week from today, TradeRoots, an international business group is coming to Kalispell for a seminar on global trade.

In Congress, lawmakers are resorting to all sorts of parliamentary maneuvers in an effort to assert their energy policies. The Bush administration official in charge of the U.S. Forest Service says Missoula officials will find little new information in the documents they have attained describing closed door talks with the Plum Creek Timber Company through a Freedom of Information Act request. The state is seeking $5 million from the Stimson Lumber Co. to clean up contaminated sediment at its recently shuttered mill in Bonner. State GOP chairman Erik Iverson is advising Republican candidates to avoid letting their Democratic opponents nationalize local races. A wolfpack in the Bitterroot has been attacking livestock. A former aide for Gov. Brian Schweitzer, political journalist David Sirota, has published a new book about progressive politics, part of which focuses on the 2007 Legislature.

And finally, a British couple was married while strapped to the wings of an airplane. I hope the bride didn’t obsess over her hairdo. Have a great day.