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Libby Montana News - February 2008

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South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 27 (February 27, 2008)
Meeting scheduled for March 13
by Susie Rice
It's been a great winter!! Even though there is still 16" of settled snow in our back yard in town, the season is drawing to a close. We've actually been on 2 bike rides!! We have decided to quit grooming and night skiing. (Night is when the course gets ro ... FULL STORY
Pre-Health Fair Screening Tests Available (February 27, 2008)
Hospital to give away Free Cholesterol Screenings
by St. John's Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospitalís annual Health Fair will be held on April 5, 2008 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Memorial Center in Libby. The fair - popular for its interactive health/wellness related booths, kid friendly activities, free bone density testing, ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Local couple featured in national hunting magazine (February 26, 2008)
Mel and Ann Siefke, Libbyís Wildlife Recapture taxidermy
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The current issue of Eastmansí Hunting Journal is a wallhanger for Mel and Ann Siefke. ... FULL STORY
Casino decision discussed, tabled again (February 26, 2008)
New Moose lodge in Libby
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
In a long, two and half hour, impassioned meeting, the Libby City Council listened as members of the 185 residents of the area attempted to convince the Council not to grant a business license to the newest Montana Moose Lodge. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Sonshine Concert (February 26, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Singers and musicans from member churches of the Libby Ministerial Association performed at the winter 2008 Sonshine Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Memorial Center. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County braces for loss of millions in federal funds (February 26, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Lincoln County officials are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst as planning begins for next yearís budget. ... FULL STORY
McLinden signed to UGF X-C team (February 26, 2008)
Shantell McLinden, University of Great Falls
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The University of Great Falls women's cross-country team has signed Shantell McLinden from Libby to an NAIA/Frontier Conference Letter of Intent. ... FULL STORY
Boy hit by train in stable condition (February 23, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A Libby 16 year old is very lucky to be alive. James Schnackenberg was struck Thursday evening by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train. ... FULL STORY
Conflict over Libby Dam test spill for White Sturgeon (February 23, 2008)
by The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Weekly Fish and Wildlife News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is renewing its insistence on a test spill of water from Libby Dam to see if the higher flows have any biological benefits for the threatened Kootenai River white sturgeon. ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 23 (February 23, 2008)
Night Skiing Tonight
by Susie Rice
It's 8am and Greg has headed out to groom. He plans to work on as much of the course as he can. When I last skied on Thursday about 3pm, the track was pretty icy. His goal for today is to chew up the ice and make it sugary. ... FULL STORY
Casino debate continues (February 21, 2008)
Controversy over proposed new casino in Libby Shopping Center
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council will meet Monday (February 25) to respond to a request by about 75 area residents for the City to prohibit the establishment of yet another casino in the City limits. A large number of the protestors are non-city residents. ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 19 (February 19, 2008)
Night skiing Wednesday
by Greg and Susie Rice
Wed the 20th we will light up the lights and have a fire to observe the lunar eclipse at South Flower Ski course! The conditions should still be good as the temperatures up there have been at freezing or below since the weekend and the forecast is good. ... FULL STORY
Meteor streaks across morning sky (February 19, 2008)
Lands in Washington state
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The flash of light seen by loggers in the Smokey Hollow area, south of Libby Tuesday morning between 5:30 and 6:00am was apparently a meteor streaking across the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Weather Service Forecast office in Missoula. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) U Serve making progress on new courts (February 19, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
U Serve Libby Inc. is forging ahead with plans to build a new community tennis facility by the end of the year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Neils honored for service to tennis (February 19, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The man who taught Libby to play tennis is receiving national recognition for more than half a century of contributions to the sport. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Don Cox files as commissioner candidate (February 19, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Retired chiropractor Don Cox has joined two other candidates in seeking the Republican nomination for the Libby Lincoln County commissioner seat. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) 2008 McGregor Lake Fishing Derby (February 16, 2008)
The 2008 McGregor Lake fishing derby was held February 9-10, sponsored by McGregor Lake Resort. A total of 893 participated in the derby, not quite reaching 2007's level of well over 1000. The children's division registered 28 kids ages 11 and under. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) High School Basketball ends season (February 16, 2008)
The Libby Loggers and Lady Loggers ended their basketball season Saturday with home games (freshmen, JV, varsity) against the Polson Pirates. Colton Cannon takes a shot during the JV game while Matt Nelson (32) and Zach Watson (20) look on. ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 16 (February 16, 2008)
by Susie Rice
3:30pm ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 15 (February 15, 2008)
by Greg Rice
It's snowing out! ... FULL STORY
Boat Validation Decals Needed (February 16, 2008)
Current decals expire February 28
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Attention boaters: new boat decals are needed before you launch your boat this year. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Log yard up and running at old mill site (February 12, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The operator of a new log yard in Libby is aiming to fulfill what he sees as ďan important missionĒ by providing a market outlet to encourage responsible forest management. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Loggers vs. Trojans (February 12, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Jim Mee goes over the head of Troyís Aaron Palmer for 2 of his 31 points in a Feb. 5 game in Libby between the Loggers and the Trojans. The Loggers won 76-50. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mining exec blasts rival firm (February 13, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The head of the company looking to open a copper and silver mine under the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby is taking off the gloves in a simmering feud with a rival mining firm. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Digital Mammography Campaign kicks off the Final Fifty push (February 15, 2008)
April 1 is the goal for the last $50,000
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Libby,Montana - It looks like Digital Mammography is going to become a reality for the residents of Lincoln County. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Do Not Disturb (February 12, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
In a bed of snow, a drowsy moose catches a few winks in a back yard on Bowen Hill last Thursday. A cow and her two calves spent the day in the neighborhood. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Libby Officers complete advanced training (February 10, 2008)
At New Mexico Techís Energetic Material Research and Testing Center in Socorro, New Mexico
by Libby Police Department
Libby Police Chief Clay Coker, Sgt. Jim Smith, and Officer Brent Teske of the Libby Police Department recently attended and completed advanced training at New Mexico Techís Energetic Material Research and Testing Center in Socorro, New Mexico. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Dam will continue VARQ for 2008 (February 10, 2008)
Upper Columbia Alternative Flood Control and Fish Operations
by LibbyMT.com
The Corps of Engineers will continue to operate Libby Dam in strict accordance with the VARQ (variable discharge, or "variable Q") Operating Procedures for 2008, according to a decision of Determination and Finding made in December 2007 by Steven R. Miles of t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cinderella (February 9, 2008)
LMS Production
Elissa Taylor as Cinderella and Dylan Berget as the Prince are shown in a scene Saturday from the Libby Middle School production of "Cinderella." The classic Disney fairy tale was presented Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon at the Memorial C ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Report: Feb. 8 (February 8, 2008)
by Greg And Susie Rice
Good news!!! The city brought the road grader up and plowed the road wide and opened up both the upper and lower parking lots!!! We are in business!!!!!! ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Report: Feb. 7 (February 8, 2008)
by Susie Rice
Greg just called me from the course at 10:30 am with the following report: ... FULL STORY
Romney and Paul are favored by Lincoln County Republicans (February 6, 2008)
McCain receives no votes
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
John McCain got no votes from the Lincoln County Republican caucus Tuesday evening. It was Mitt Romney, with Ron Paul nipping at his heels 17 to 14 votes of the 32 voting county delegates. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snow Removal - Again (February 6, 2008)
More snow on the way City crews have been working hard all winter to keep the streets clear of snow. This crew was working on Mineral Avenue on Monday. City Supervisor Dan Thede reports that to date, over 900 dump truck loads of snow have been hauled from city ... FULL STORY
City declares Snow Emergency (February 5, 2008)
Levies a 2 mil emergency tax for additional cost of snow removal
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has declared a snow emergency due to the heavy snowfall blanketing the area. And there is more on the way! ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Postlethwaite is Guitar Hero (February 5, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Twelve-year-old Wyatt Postlethwaite outplayed a field of 36 competitors to take first place at the Guitar Hero tournament held Jan. 26 at the Memorial Center. Wyatt won a Guitar Hero T-shirt, CD wallet and wristband donated by game developer Red Octane along w ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Youth Reaches Out (February 5, 2008)
Donates X-Box to sick children at St. Johnís Hospital
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
Cooper Brown, son of Paul and Marillee Brown of Libby, recently donated his X-Box, and several games for the system, to St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. Cooper is currently trying to save money to purchase a newer x-box system. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Go Red for Women (February 5, 2008)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
February is The American Heart Associationís National Go Red for Women Month, and St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital employees kicked it off right! ... FULL STORY
Does Libby want/need another casino? (February 5, 2008)
City Council hears proponents and opponents
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
About 75 people, most from area churches, many non-city residents, packed into City Council chambers protesting the proposal of a new casino in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Lincoln County Weed Control Program Best (February 5, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Lincoln Countyís weed control program has been honored as the best in Montana for 2007. ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Trail Grooming Report: Feb. 4 (February 4, 2008)
Cross-Country Skiing
by Greg Rice
Hello skiers! ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Middle School Gets Shoveled (February 3, 2008)
Libby Public Schools were closed Friday, February 1, due to concerns about the snow load on the buildings at Libby Middle School. School personnel, armed with shovels and snow blowers, swept snow off the buildings of the Middle School, Asa Wood Elementary, an ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter Storm Watch Tuesday through Wednesday morning (February 3, 2008)
Valleys and mountains in for more snow
The National Weather Service in Missoula is advising of a Winter Storm Watch in effect for the Kootenai/Cabinet and Lower Clark Fork regions for Tuesday through Wednesday morning. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby's Big Snow (February 1, 2008)
This is the official National Weather Service snow stake located at the KLCB-KTNY Weather Station on Friday at 9:00 a.m. Some assorted snow facts: Turner has had 20" of snow since Monday and 40" of new snow in the last seven days. The summit has 90" with 80" ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (February 1, 2008)
Guest Article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
Welcome to real estate in Lincoln County. We have the privilege of being longtime residents of a beautiful area in the ďlast best place.Ē It is always our pleasure to assist buyers wishing to relocate to our special corner of Montana. ... FULL STORY
SJLH Patient Satisfaction Award (February 1, 2008)
Rehabilitative Services Department
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Rehabilitative Services Department has won the SJLH inaugural Quarterly Patient Satisfaction Award, for their consistently high patient care performance scores. The award is based on surveys that are completed by patients who have ... FULL STORY
South Flower Ski Update: Feb. 1 (February 1, 2008)
No night skiing Sat., Feb. 2
by Greg Rice
The Flower Creek road was last plowed on Monday and will not be plowed until next week. ... FULL STORY
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