Good morning and happy birthday T.S. Eliot.
On the Beacon this morning, Myers Reece writes about the quest by a quartet of Bigfork senior volleyball players to win the state championship. In Glacier Park’s high reaches, scientists are studying the effect of global warming on the pika population. Despite being ordered to pay $3.8 million after losing a defamation lawsuit, talk radio host and KGEZ owner John Stokes vows to stay on the air. And Warren Miller writes about chasing one of the fastest sailboats in the world through pea soup fog.
The Polson division of Knife River, a gravel and concrete company, closed its doors and laid off 20 workers yesterday. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., refused to let two Environmental Protection Agency officials testify at a hearing yesterday over asbestos contamination in Libby, because they were not the EPA officials who had worked at length, on the ground, in Libby. Montana’s gubernatorial candidates faced off for a second debate last night, covering largely familiar territory. Democratic state auditor candidate Monica Lindeen hammered a proposal by her Republican opponent, Duane Grimes. And state livestock officials have a plan to help Montana regain its brucellosis-free status.
And finally, check out this video of a Swiss pilot flying across the English channel with a jetpack! Awesome! Have a great weekend and enjoy this gorgeous autumn weather.
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