Monday Buffet: Vaughn’s Miss Montana, Driscoll Profile, New Mozart Score Found

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on this date in 1964 “Fiddler On The Roof” premiered on Broadway, and happy birthday to the Big Perm.

On the Beacon this morning, fall feels like it has arrived in Montana. Misti Vogt, a Flathead Valley Community College student from Vaughn, will represent her state as Miss Montana at the Miss U.S.A. pageant in Las Vegas. Bigfork’s Kayla Carlson is winning cross country races left and right. Kellyn Brown urges Flathead residents to focus on their local state legislative races, and relax about the presidential contest. Chef Jim Gray, the Kitchen Guy and a self-described carboholic has a tasty recipe for “quick bread” with olives and garlic.

In state news, Lee’s Mike Dennison profiles John Driscoll, the Democrat running a quiet, low-key campaign for the U.S. House. Also in the Missoulian, Michael Jamison has a great piece about the small fraternity of hikers in Glacier Park who were lost and never found. Federal officials want to carve out a separate brucellosis zone around Yellowstone so cases of the disease there do not affect ranchers elsewhere in the state. And Ed Kemmick has an ongoing series for the Billings Gazette about oil sands development in Alberta – and its pros and cons.

Finally, an unknown musical score by Mozart was discovered by a small library in France. I love it when stuff like that happens. Have a tolerable Monday.