Weekend Buffet: Swine Flu, Lakers Surging, Unemployment Up

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, Flathead County confirms its first case of swine flu. The Kalispell Lakers baseball team has jumped out to a very solid 17-7 record so far. The Alpine Theatre Project’s “Stones in His Pockets” has two actors playing 13 characters in a small Irish village. Lawrence Sheehan, 62, of Kalispell, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.

New Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell plans to spend his agency’s $1.15 billion in stimulus dollars quickly. The City of Bozeman is now asking applicants for jobs with the city for information as personal as passwords to Facebook pages and Yahoo chat groups. Montana’s unemployment rate rose 0.3 percent to 6.3 percent in May, still lower than the national average.

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