Good morning and happy Presidents Day.
On the Beacon today, Montana’s entire federal delegation will be in Kalispell this week to discuss the stimulus bill and the broad state of the economy. The peanut salmonella scare has reached Montana, with more than 1,400 products being pulled from shelves. Columbia Falls Aluminum Co. plans to stay open until June, after renegotiating energy rates with Bonneville Power Administration. South of Kalispell, Redneck Chic offers designer clothes and reasonably priced antiques. And Kitchen Guy Chef Jim Gray outlines the fundamentals of sauces.
With the W.R. Grace trial set to begin, Libby is trying to take control of its identity. The federal stimulus bill could kick-start some stalled mine cleanups. Some of Montana’s unemployed workers qualify for a second tier of benefits. Crow Tribal Chairman Carl Venne was found dead over the weekend of natural causes. And with the transmittal deadline approaching in the Legislature, more than 200 bills are up for hearing this week.
Finally, Mexico City set a kissing record on Valentine’s Day over the weekend. Besame Mucho! Have a great day.
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