Weekend: Holiday Events, Recession Arrives, Cheeseburger Attack

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on this date in 1933 the U.S. Government repealed Prohibition, so let’s all raise a glass tonight in honor of that.

On the Beacon this morning, it’s the busiest weekend of the holiday season in the Flathead, and we’ve got a full rundown of everything going on. A 65-year-old man has died in a one vehicle crash on icy roads near Eureka. Glacier High volleyball players Kayla Smart and Lindsea Vaudt have been named to the all-state team. And Warren Miller wants to know, “Why is it?

In state news, a University of Montana economist said the recession has hit Montana, but the state will likely outperform the rest of the country. The Board of Regents has voted against a proposed community college in the Bitterroot Valley. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said there are some merits to a bailout for the auto industry, but the “devil is in the details.” The Carbon County attorney indicted on cocaine charges will give a press conference next week, and Attorney General Mike McGrath has called on him to resign. The Glacier County attorney has filed animal cruelty against a Mustang rancher west of Browning. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has joined other hunting and fishing groups in support of removing gray wolves from the endangered species list in the Northern Rockies. And a federal agency has suspended water and power permits for the Highwood Generating coal-powered plant in Great Falls.

And finally, a quintessentially Floridian story, as a man assaults his girlfriend with … a cheeseburger. Have a great weekend and good luck with that shopping.