The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on June 9, 1976 · Page 8
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 8

Kalispell, Montana
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Wednesday, June 9, 1976
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KiHK' ; ! j3?£r5^?fcK;- .--'·· - iif ;:-. ^:-, ; .WMMMy, JUM t, t»7» Th» M* Mir Uto, KaMp*, Mofltan* news in brief visitors up GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - If the number of rtt tors * Or this year to GlaciwNttion*] Partisan indication, the park's bicentennial summer will be tuny. During the first week in June, about 33,000 persons pMMd throuffa the ptrks gates, compared to about 11,000 last year for the same period. Those figures amount to a 6 per cent increase in visitation, according to Detby Rfcfenour of the chief ranger's office. The total number of glader gawken from Jan. 1 to Jane 7 this yw nearly hit the 174,000 mark - almost a SI per cent increase over the total fur the same date last year, she said. Both the east and west entrances are open and charging fees, she said. ' Ai of Tuesday, Logan Pass Is open 24 hours a day, weather permitting, Ridenour said. Lake to fill Depending on Flatbead River basin runoff, Flathead Lake will begin to fill slowly later this week up to 2,893 feet during the last half of June. Kerr.Dam began regulating outflow Friday, to hold FUthead Lake near .its present level of 2,890 feet, the Army Corps of Engineers said. The amount of water flowing into both Lake Koocanusa and Hungry Horse Reservoir dropped last week because of cold weather. With warmer weather both lakes are expected to rise. Lake Koocanusa should rise about two feet a day by the end of the week and reach full pool level of 2,459 in early July. Hungry Horse Reservoir has filled 11 feet since May a to 2,543 feet on June 7, the Corps said. Evans wins wood bid Evans Products of Missoula was the high bidder for 10,280,000 board feet of timber sold Tuesday at Yew Line on the Swan Lake Ranger District. Evans Products bid $1,038,570.60 as second high bidder was Veneers Inc. with $990,745.90. The other bidders on the sale were Champion International, Louisiana Pacific, Plum Creek Lumber Company and Stoltze Land and Lumber Company. The sale is located 47 miles southeast of Kalispell. The sale will expire Sept. 30, 1981. The sale includes 18.1 miles of main road, two miles of secondary road for road credits of $234,319. There was a slash disposal deposit of $68,053.60. The timber was appraised at $631,915.90. Man misses big jolt MILES CITY (AP)-Sign paitner F.G. "Butch" Smith escaped injury and possible electrocution Tuesday when the boom on which he was standing came into contact with a 12,500 volt power line. Authorities said the jolt welded parts of two trucks together and blew out two tires on one of the vehicles. U:;3ini|fcpecttlafea that the only thing that kept him 5;feotn|;SSnf^electrtcuted-was · tfiat 'Ms boom truck, . parked on aspbalCwas in contact with the tailgate of another truck, which was parked in mud. Authorities said the charge passed through both vehicles before grounding in the mud, causing a circuit breaker to trip and shut off the electricity. The jolt welded the tailgate of the second truck to the boom truck. Services* scheduled Services were scheduled for Today in Jordan, N.Y., for Kenneth Bohlig of Wisdom, an active environmentalist who was Montana coordinator for both the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society. The 31-year-old Bohlig died last weekend in a fall from a 150-foot cliff in a remote area of north central Idaho. His body was found Saturday and taken to Grangeville, Idaho. Idaho officials said Bohlig was accompanying a party of river floaters from North Fork, Idaho, when the accident occurred above the Wind River Pack Bridge. He had been a Western Montana resident for several years. Survivors include his widow, Clara, of Wisdom. Cardens want judge out HELENA (AP) - Two defendants in Workers Compensation cases have asked District Court Judge Paul Hatfield to withdraw from their case because he is a candidate for the state Supreme Court. Four other judges have withdrawn or been disqualified in the case involving James J. and Gloria Garden. "The defendants don't in any way want their cases to be part of a political contest," wrote Robert Emmons of Great Falls, attorney for Mrs. Garden. The trials are already involved with politics because Atty. Gen .Robert Woodahl is running for governor and has "secured extensive publicity from the cases " Emmons said. The Cardens also have asked to have the charges dismissed because of allegedly prejudicial pretrial news coverage. It would be unfair to both Hatfield and the Cardens if Hatfield remains on the case and is elected to the Supreme Court, Emmons contended, because he may have to rule on Work-Camp cases that may be appealed to the high court. Woodahl throws darts HELENA (AP) - Republican Atty. Gen. Robert Woodahl threw a political dart at Democratic Gov. Thomas Judge Tuesday, saying the disclosure of Judge's appointment of two men to the same position is typical of an administration "which has made so many appointments that it can't keep track of them." Woodahl's comment came following disclosure that Judge, for reasons unknown, named Donald Willems and Henry Lobel to the same vacancy on the Western States Water Council. Willems is chief of Montana's Water Quality Bureau and Loble is a Helena attorney and former state legislator. Woodahl said the governor's office was unable to explain the mixup because Judge has been in Canada on a fishing trip. "The governor should at least do his fishing in Montana," Woodahl commented, "or perhaps he doesn't believe his free public service announcements which describe Montana as the last of the big time splendors." 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