Tuesday: Graves Bay Body, Curry Write-ins, Repealing ‘Obamacare’

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, the body of a local man was recovered Sunday morning near a Hungry Horse Reservoir campsite. The 25-year-old was reported missing by his companion Saturday afternoon during a camping trip at Graves Bay. Introducing Mustangs to Wild Horse Island has long been a tricky and sometimes treacherous endeavor. Lido’s got a slideshow of the Whitefish 2010 Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser. The results of Democratic write-in ballots in the Flathead County Sheriff’s race roughly tracked those of Republicans, with Chuck Curry winning over incumbent Mike Meehan and Lance Norman. Voters rejected the West Valley School’s effort to pass a $3.5-million bond to fund a school expansion last Tuesday.

Survivors of a tornado in Billings that tore into Montana’s largest indoor arena and leveled several commercial buildings returned to a scene of devastation Monday — awe-struck that a twister so destructive caused no major injuries. White House Budget Director Peter Orszag’s expected resignation would make him the first high-profile member of President Barack Obama’s team to depart the administration. Missoula County officials say a 38-year-old man, Chris Spurgeon, whose body was found near the top of Lolo Peak last week died in a late-season avalanche. Lawmakers will be getting more than two dozen ideas for changing the state’s medical marijuana law from those in the marijuana industry and those charged with policing it. Food and garbage abandoned at a campsite in Mineral County likely attracted a black bear that bit a Washington man on the head early Monday, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Folk legend Bob Dylan and rocker John Mellencamp are scheduled to perform Aug. 11 at Dehler Park in Billings. Al Roker raised some money in Bozeman. Delegates at the state Republican party’s Platform Convention, which met over the weekend in Billings, voted Saturday to adopt a proposed plank that says the Montana Republican Party supports repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, “commonly known as Obamacare.”

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