Weekend: Cyclocross, Ravalli Ammo Heist, GOP Gov. Candidate?

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, Herron Park will host its 10th annual cyclocross race Sunday, Nov. 8, marking the third time the Flathead will host the state championship, with teams traveling from Helena, Bozeman, Missoula and beyond to compete. After 30 years in the Flathead, Semitool founder Ray Thompson is looking back at his roots while looking to the future. Jonathan Jarvis assumed the helm of America’s national parks this month, but not before he made two important pilgrimages. And Mick Holien believes there just couldn’t be a better idea than the move that’s underway in Missoula to change the name of Campus Drive, which circles Washington-Grizzly Stadium and runs at the foot of Mount Sentinel, to Don Read Boulevard.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday in California for Michael Hilton, a convicted felon who earlier tried to take over a Montana jail in Hardin, according to an attorney. A group that helps people sign up for medical marijuana cards is no longer welcome at the Great Falls Civic Center after the city complained of people smoking weed in and near the building. A former sergeant with the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Department who is accused of stealing more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition has pleaded not guilty to felony theft. Attorney General Steve Bullock says the state’s sex offender registry now has an Internet mapping feature. Neil C. Livingstone, president of a global investigative and security business in Washington, D.C., said he is being asked by people to return to Montana to run as a Republican for governor or U.S. senator in 2012. With the value of their investment assets plunging for the year ending June 30, Montana’s two major state pension funds racked up massive increases in their unfunded liabilities, a legislative committee learned Friday.

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