Weekend: The Bookshelf Opens, Kalispell Embezzlement, Pot Text Message

By Beacon Staff

Good morning; on the Beacon today, on Aug. 17, Shay and Melissa Evanoff opened The Bookshelf on the corner of Main and First streets, in the old home of Books West in Kalispell. Reed Platke and Kiley McConnell are leading the Whitefish golf team. Local filmmaker Andrew Wiest’s, “The Wylds,” was recently picked up for distribution by Word Entertainment, a division of media giant Warner Bros., and will be released in the Flathead on DVD Aug. 31. Months of postulating and speculation are put aside Saturday as a new era of University of Montana football kicks off at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. A Flathead Valley woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $67,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Christian radio station in Kalispell

D’OH! Authorities say a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton. The unemployment rate rose in August for the first time in four months as weak hiring by private employers wasn’t enough to keep pace with a large increase in the number of people looking for work. A security guard at the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club has paid $1,735 in restitution and fines for illegally killing a black bear while trying to haze the animal away from a paintball course. More than 100 speakers signed up to comment Thursday on whether the Environmental Protection Agency should regulate the disposal of coal ash under rules for hazardous waste. A Turah man pleaded guilty Thursday to the final charge related to a drunken driving crash that killed two teenage girls and injured two others near East Missoula the day after Christmas. Regional water managers met in Missoula to discuss the long-term implications of the Columbia River Drainage treaty and whether it needs changing. Less than five months after he was hired to form a new police department in Hardin, Police Chief Jeffrey Arntz was fired Tuesday by Mayor Kim Hammond.

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