Wednesday: Detroit Riprap, Fall Sports, Fugitives Hair Dye

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; there are rusted cars scattered along the banks and bottoms of rivers throughout Montana and beyond, remnants of a time when rivers were less regulated and self-reliant people were trying to figure out how to battle the escalating problem of erosion. Due to a number of early missteps – some of which include a failure to file with the city for the proper operating permit and taking on a board of directors vice president who was a registered sex offender – the Freedom House drug and alcohol recovery center has angered some of its neighbors and drawn a rocky reception thus far. Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for Arizona Fidencio Rivera tells The Associated Press they developed information that escaped convict John McCluskey and his suspected accomplice, Casslyn Welch, dyed their hair in an effort to elude capture. Here is your guide to start-up dates for fall sports at all five public high schools in Flathead County. And Mark Riffey uses the airline industry as an example of what not to do when dealing with customers and running a business.

University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad is holding cornerback Jimmy Wilson out of practice as the team begins fall drills, after Wilson was cited for misdemeanor assault. More worried about the recovery, the Federal Reserve took a small step Tuesday to bolster the economy. A single-engine airplane crashed while trying to land at Logan International Airport near Billings, injuring the two men on board. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., voted against a $26 billion federal jobs bill Tuesday, denouncing it as a bailout for states like California that, unlike Montana, haven’t been able to make tough decisions to balance their budgets. U.S. Sen. Max Baucus supports extending the Bush tax cuts, but not at the risk of piling more than $3 trillion onto the federal deficit. State regulators have granted condemnation powers to the proposed Keystone oil pipeline across Eastern Montana, but not until its developer agreed that Montana has power to regulate local oil producers’ access to the line.

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