Monday: Foreclosures, Payday Lending, Latke Record Broken

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and Happy Hanukkah!

On the Beacon this morning, the number of home foreclosures in Flathead County has increased five-fold over the last year. A 17-year-old Creston boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning over the weekend. Expect the cold, snowy weather to continue through Christmas. The Griz fell hard to the Richmond Spiders over the weekend. And Kitchen Guy Chef Jim Gray has three tips to make the perfect cheesecake, every time.

Horse abandonments are increasing across the Northwest, with high hay prices and a tough economy. A new proposal could allow mountain biking in some national parks – but not Glacier or Yellowstone. A man was killed in a shootout with Missoula Police over the weekend. The Billings Gazette has a two-day series looking at the payday lending industry in Montana. And scholarships at UM will be tougher to come by due to the economy.

And finally, congratulations to “Furious” Pete Czerwinski, who broke the world record Saturday when he ate 7 pounds of potato latkes. Have a great day.