Tuesday: FVCC Offerings, Glacier Gravel Pit, Drunken Barstool Driving

By Beacon Staff

Good morning and happy birthday Christopher Walken.

On the Beacon today, Flathead Valley Community College continues its push to become a “college of choice” with the addition of an honors program and a massive grant for the occupational trades program. A multi-million dollar project to expand and improve sidewalks in downtown Whitefish is ready to go out for a bid. The Stoklie gravel pit, less than a quarter-mile from Glacier Park, plans to expand from 2 acres to 24 acres under a plan before the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Montana lawmakers decided yesterday the state will likely be keeping its death penalty. Plans to cut the state’s business equipment tax and mitigate property tax increases continue to progress through the Legislature. Tim Blixseth is suing the Yellowstone Club to clear his name. Veteran Helena lobbyist Jerome Anderson has died of natural causes at the age of 27. A bill to clarify river access from county bridges cleared the state Senate easily yesterday. And two bills to aid the state timber industry cleared the House.

And finally, an Ohio man was arrested for drunk-driving on a motorized barstool. The photo of this contraption is a must-see. Have a great day.

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