Tuesday: Grace Dismissed, AirTEL Action, Healthy Kids

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, charges were dismissed against the final Grace defendant in the Libby asbestos trial. Whitefish High School’s enrollment is plummeting at a time when school officials and community members are actively seeking a new facility for students. In an effort to boost Montana’s sagging wood products and logging industries, a state agency announced early this month it was dedicating nearly $5 million of federal stimulus money toward forest restoration and fuels reduction work. Jon Meyers, a Bigfork native, placed third at the U.S Freestyle Kayaking Team trials in Glenwood Springs, Colo., at the end of May.

NorthWestern Energy’s CEO is defending the company amid growing frustration after the explosion in downtown Bozeman. Five groups sued the government Monday for removing more than 4,000 gray wolves in Michigan’s upper Great Lakes region from the endangered list. Local and federal investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Butte tire warehouse. State health officials are beginning an aggressive push to get children signed on to the Montana Healthy Kids act. Attorney General Steve Bullock said Monday that his office has taken legal action against AirTEL Wireless, the cellular company that shut down without reimbursing its customers in February.

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