Good morning; on this day in 1904 New York City’s Times Square became Times Square.
On the Beacon today, the Montana Radio Cafe celebrates five years of spinning tunes from a Creston farmhouse. Whitefish’s Holiday Inn Express was robbed. Whitefish Rep. Mike Jopek told a legislative panel he will seek to table his own property tax mitigation bill if the Senate doesn’t strengthen its provisions to help seniors, disabled veterans and the poor. The City of Kalispell is working to catalog its historic buildings downtown. And Wild Bill Schneider writes about how Wyoming’s livestock industry is somehow keeping wolves on the endangered species list.
In state news, the state House squabbled yesterday over what causes divorce. A second Democrat announced his intention to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg for his House seat. Republicans on a Senate panel took another step yesterday toward scaling back funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Two bills to facilitate a Plum Creek land exchange and set up a revolving loan fund for the timber industry cleared another hurdle.
Finally, check out this Texas woman who called 911 when an order of Chinese food didn’t have as much shrimp as she expected. Have a great day.