Tuesday: Pedaling for Gold, Griz Moved, Knievel Days

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, Sam Kavanagh is scheduled to compete at the 2010 U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling Championships July 24-25 in Colorado Springs before traveling to Baie-Comeau, Quebec for the 2010 UCI Para-cycling World Championships in August. State wildlife officials have moved a 249-pound young male grizzly bear from the Flathead National Forest to augment the grizzly population in the Cabinet Mountains south of Troy. The state said Monday that three proposed initiatives received enough signatures of support from voters to qualify for the November ballot.

Former Republican state Sen. Corey Stapleton says he will be running for governor in 2012. More crews and aircraft are expected to help with a 385-acre wildfire burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park. BP’s broken well was leaking oil and gas again Monday for the first time since the company capped it last week, but the Obama administration’s spill chief said it was no cause for alarm. The stopper was left in place for now. Missoula police and Missoula County sheriff’s officers are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a creek and a river over the weekend. Organizers of Evel Knievel Days in Butte have confirmed that Knievel’s son, Robbie, will be in attendance.

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