Tuesday: Copper Thieves, More Snow, Snowzilla No More

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and Happy Festivus everyone!

On the Beacon this morning, four Hungry Horse residents have been sentenced on federal charges stemming from stealing copper from power substations throughout the valley. A Charlo man is dead after six vehicle pileup near St. Ignatius. Former Flathead high hoops star Geoff Hogan has made the team at Tulane University as a walk on, an impressive feat at a D-1 school. More snow is on the way for Christmas Eve and Christmas. The 639th Quartermaster Company of the Montana National Guard will deploy overseas for the second time in four years, though it’s unclear whether it will be heading to Iraq or Afghanistan. And country legend Merle Haggard is coming to Butte to play on Valentine’s Day.

And finally, up in Anchorage, Alaska, city authorities have ordered a takedown of Snowzilla, the massive snowman that attracts tourists from as far as Russia and Japan. So long, Snowzilla. And have a great day here in the Flathead.