Good morning and happy birthday to the late, great Frank Zamboni, inventor of the … you guessed, Zamboni.
On the Beacon today, Whitefish basketball star Kate Klundt is stepping into the spotlight, leading her conference in scoring and rebounding. Former Iron Horse Chef Ken Lyons has opened a barbecue restaurant at the Blue Moon. Robert Weston, 53, died from injuries suffered in a car crash just north of Hot Springs. Incoming Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has agreed to visit Montana and expect its northern border at the urging of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Montana’s top elected officials said they would turn down scheduled pay raises yesterday, on the same day the state’s main public employees union agreed to a two-year wage freeze.
With Smurfit-Stone weighing bankruptcy, mill workers at its Missoula facility are hoping for the best. Whitefish Republican Sen. Ryan Zinke has introduced a bill making horse abandonment and abuse a crime. Homebuilders across the nation are seeking a $150 billion federal bailout. The chief lawyer for the state Department of Administration determined that former Secretary of State Brad Johnson’s performance bonuses to his top appointees would have violated state law had current Secretary Linda McCulloch paid them. As part of a public lands bill passed through the
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