Monday: Animal Abuse, Hardin Jail Questions, Health Clinic

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, felony charges will not be filed in the case of a fatal July 4 boat crash on Flathead Lake that killed a Whitefish man. A new assisted living center in Columbia Falls broke ground last week. Many Flathead Valley residents are weatherizing their homes this year with the help of Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. A 66-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to animal abuse after Flathead County animal wardens and deputies found 25 Siberian huskies in a feces-coated trailer and in her mobile home in Evergreen. And Kitchen Guy Jim Gray writes about airline food and the $1,000 omelet.

Matthew Brown of the Associated Press has an absolute must-read about the many questions surrounding the recent Hardin jail deal. Montana escaped with a 17-10 victory over UC Davis on Saturday night. MSU won a 23-20 victory over Dixie State on Saturday. Lee’s Chuck Johnson breaks down how to read your state property tax assessment. The Missoulian’s Vince Devlin has exclusive interviews with the campers who helped the victims of the Aug. 27 boat crash at Wayfarers State Park. The Flathead Community Health Center has been treating thousands of patients in the six months since receiving federal stimulus money and moving into a new facility.

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