Weekend: New Internet Provider, More Wilderness?, Obama Snacks

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Michelangelo.

On the Beacon today, a new Internet provider, Mountain Max, has opened in the valley. State Democratic Party Chairman Dennis McDonald is mulling a run against U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg in 2010. The Glacier High School boys basketball team is heading to state.

After yesterday’s massive blast in Bozeman, one woman remains missing. Check out the Bozeman Chronicle’s slide show from the incident. A letter to Montana’s federal delegation calls for more land to be designated wilderness. American Indians and whites gathered yesterday to celebrate the renaming of 76 geographic features in Montana that did away with the term “squaw.” The House Appropriations committee worked on education funding yesterday, and largely resisted please from school groups for more funding. And natural resource industry heads turned up in force to support a bill to store carbon dioxide underground.

And finally, new Indonesian “Obama Snacks” aren’t going over too well, as the toys in the package are a safety hazard. Have a great weekend.

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