Weekend: Golf Prodigy, Sykes’ Closing, Obama Belgrade

By Beacon Staff

Local golf prodigy Ryan Keenan, who recently won the Bill Roberts Montana Junior Amateur Golf Championship by 20 strokes, is merely an 11-year-old boy. Kalispell landmark Sykes’ Grocery and Market is closing its doors. Semitool, Inc. recently inked a partnership with a new local business, Zinc Air.

President Barack Obama arrives in Bozeman today. White House campaign strategist Jim Messina told party leaders and activists attending Project New West summit in Denver on Thursday that Democrats are on a roll in the West and the wins can continue. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., encountered protesters in Missoula yesterday and engaged them directly. The Missoulian’s Michael Jamison has a great piece on the tough decision by Glacier Park officials to put down a troublesome grizzly sow. The victim of the Wal-Mart shooting in Billings talks to the Gazette. And the Asarco smokestacks in East Helena were demolished this morning.

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