Tuesday Buffet: Ron Paul Makes Ballot, Mom Charged With Murder, Drubbing on Ice

By Beacon Staff

Good morning. Happy birthday to Tom Wopat, best known for his role as Luke Duke in the long-running television series The Dukes of Hazzard.

On the Beacon this morning, a Flathead County District Court judge ruled in favor of a Kila-Smith Lake community group, revoking the county commission’s 2006 approval of the Haskill Mountain Ranch subdivision. In an effort to control the city’s growing population of mule deer, Helena police will begin killing the animals in the city limits next week. And Ron Paul’s name will appear on the Montana presidential ballot as the Constitution Party nominee, along with running mate Michael Peroutka, according to a spokesman at the Montana Secretary of State’s office. In Montana’s June 3 primary, Paul took 20,606 votes — a sizable chunk of voters.

In state news, Summer Lee Many White Horses was formally charged with the murder of her 2-year-old son Monday. Authorities say the body of James Many White Horses, was found last Friday in the trunk of her car – more than six weeks after she was arrested and the car was towed to a wrecking yard. In a heated meeting, Missoula City Council members adopted the 2009 city budget Monday night. Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Tim Fox square off in a tight attorney general race. The Gazette looked at each candidate’s legal resumes, interviewed people who worked with them and asked each man to explain how his career set him apart. And a 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded 5.5 kilometers south-southwest of the Hebgen Lake dam the day the intake tower malfunctioned. But seismic experts say the quake probably didn’t trigger the tower’s still elusive malfunction.

And check out the score from a women’s ice hockey game at the European Olympic pre-qualifying tournament: Slovakia 82, Bulgaria 0. Yep, 82 to 0. Slovakia averaged one goal every 44 seconds. Have a great day, everyone.