Good morning; today is the anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
On the Beacon this morning, if you didn’t catch this over the weekend, Kalispell City Manager Jim Patrick was fired Friday morning by the city council and mayor. The Columbia Falls boy scouts learned the lingo from the Flathead Valley Amateur Radio Club over the weekend. Whitefish spas are buzzing with the arrival of “body jiggling” fitness machines. Flathead Electric Co-op has a plan to harness methane gas from the Flathead landfill and use it to produce energy. And Kitchen Guy Jim Gray urges celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito to focus on what he does best: cooking.
In state news, financing for big energy developments in Montana has slowed somewhat with the economic downturn, while many projects are plowing on. The Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corp. says tumult in the student-loan industry will not prevent additional lending. The Salish-Pend d’Oreille Culture Committee observed the 100th anniversary of the Swan Massacre near Holland Lake. In the Public Service Commission race to the east, incumbent Brad Molnar faces eight political practices complaints filed against him by his opponent.
And finally, a world record sandwich in Iran was stolen and eaten before Guinness experts could get a good look at it. Mmmm, ostrich. Have a great day.
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