Wednesday: Bigfork Playhouse, Kalispell Shooting, Grizzly Plan

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, the Bigfork Summer Playhouse celebrates its 50th anniversary. I follow up on the legislation from the 2009 session to see what passed and what died. The 11-year-old Kalispell boy suspected in the shooting death of his father Monday night made his first appearance in court yesterday. Kalispell City Council plans to offer an incentive to a new FedEx facility that may develop in Old School Station. Flathead area public health officials are preparing for a local outbreak of swine flu. In the W.R Grace trial, the defense and prosecution seem poised to present their final arguments.

Canadian farmers opposed to a 214-mile proposed power line between Lethbridge, Alberta and Great Falls have lost their appeal. Montana has banned the use of red light cameras to catch and fine drivers breaking traffic laws. A plan to protect grizzly bears in the Selkirk and Cabinet mountains would shut down hundreds of miles of backcountry roads. The federal government is allowing 2.4 million acres of agricultural conservation contracts to expire this year.

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