Libby Montana News - June 2008

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(1 pictures) Logger Days Peavey Log Roll (June 29, 2008)
Local loggers Paul Brown (left) and Paul Tisher show how the peavey log roll competition is won Saturday afternoon during Logger Days. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logger Days Parade 2008 (June 29, 2008)
Logger Days is all about Libby's timber and logging heritage, and the Logger Days parade wouldn't be complete without loaded log trucks making their way down Mineral Avenue. This Weinman's truck sports a grand prize ribbon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2008 Logger Days Water Fight (June 27, 2008)
Several teams battled for the title of water fight champion Thursday night during the annual Logger Days water fight. Libby Floral's Flower Power team emerged wet, but victorious. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Kayla White is 2008 Logger Days Queen (June 27, 2008)
Genesea Meha crowned Princess
Kayla White, left, was crowned the 2008 Logger Days queen Thursday night, with Genesea Meha the Logger Days princess. The 1962 queen, Linda Schikora, crowned both of the royalty. Kayla will receive a $500 scholarship and a percentage of total button sales. ... FULL STORY
Supreme Court rejects W.R. Grace appeals (June 25, 2008)
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by W.R. Grace and six top company executives, getting the case back on track for a court date for trial. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Incredi-Bull results listed (June 25, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Thirty-three riders competed for a share of nearly $10,000 in prize money at Libby’s second annual Incredi-Bull Riding Blowout on Saturday, June 14, at J. Neils Memorial County Park. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Alcohol sparks school board debate (June 25, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The serving of alcohol on school property at the Memorial Center sparked a debate last week among Libby school officials. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Libby Arenacross winners listed (June 25, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Below are results from the Libby Arenacross motocross race on Sunday, June 15, at the Millpond Motocross track: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Out with the old and in with the new (June 25, 2008)
St. John’s Hospital installs new digital mammography equipment
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
On June 17, 2008 the Imaging Department at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital completed their first Digital Mammography exam marking the beginning of a new era in cutting-edge technology. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John’s celebrates the Babies born in 2007 (June 25, 2008)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
On June 18, 2008, St. John’s Lutheran Hospital hosted a special party to celebrate the birth of all the babies born at St. John’s in 2007. Over 50 moms, dads, grandparents, siblings, and friends celebrated with the birthday boys and girls. ... FULL STORY
Troy Montana's Old Fashioned 4th of July (June 25, 2008)
2008 Schedule of Events
by Troy, Montana Chamber of Commerce
(All events are free and at Roosevelt Park unless otherwise noted) ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rugby Tournament (June 25, 2008)
Players from Butte, Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Kalispell, and Libby held an informal rugby tournament Saturday in Troy. More rugby information can be found on the Montana Rugby Union website. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament (June 24, 2008)
The third annual Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament was held Saturday in Troy. About 110 golfers participated in the event. Pro class entrants are shown vying for the first place finish. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Trap and Skeet Open House (June 22, 2008)
Darrell Orr takes aim during a trap shoot Saturday at the Trap and Skeet Open House at the Libby Rifle Range. Grandson Colton Crismore looks on. The Libby Scatterguns hosted the event to attract new shooters to the sport. For more information about the Scat ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fishing on Lower Thompson (June 19, 2008)
These three were enjoying an afternoon of fishing on Lower Thompson Lake Tuesday afternoon. After last week's rain, this week has provided warm, sunny weather for getting out to enjoy northwest Montana's recreational opportunities. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Vince Huntsberger completes medical school (June 19, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Former Libby Logger and University of Montana Grizzly football standout Vince Huntsberger has finished medical school in Washington and is headed to Michigan to train as an emergency room physician. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Floyd headlines Troy concert (June 19, 2008)
by Ralph Stever, For the Record
Roosevelt Park in Troy will be filled with the sounds of blues, rock ,jazz and random jamming to celebrate the long-lost summer and the third annual Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 21. ... FULL STORY
Libby Streetscape moving forward (June 18, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Despite rumors and headlines to the contrary, Streetscape is not dead and is moving forward. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) MillPond Motocross Race (June 16, 2008)
Eighty-four riders took part in the motocross action Sunday at MillPond Motocross Track. Riders came from around Montana and Idaho to participate in the WestMont MX series. ... FULL STORY
Libby Streetscape update (June 13, 2008)
Evolving slowly
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Streetscape continues to evolve, but only at a snail's pace, and only at a couple blocks at a time. The Libby City Council discussed the project at a working meeting. ... FULL STORY
CAG asks Libby to contribute to asbestos trust fund (June 13, 2008)
Questions how $8 Million Dollar Fund has been managed
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Community Advisory Group, CAG, wants the City of Libby to contribute the remaining balance and returning payments from loans of the City's Economic Development and Infrastructure Grant, commonly called the $8 Million Dollar Fund, to the CAG to start an asb ... FULL STORY
$8 million slated for asbestos health research (June 13, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Eight million dollars over five years to do health research will be spent by the agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The health risk initiative will add to the understanding of long-term heal ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Babe Ruth Baseball (June 13, 2008)
Troy's Kody Hoffman takes a turn at bat against Noxon at last weekend's Babe Ruth post season tournament held at Lee Gehring Field in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Arenacross race slated June 15 (June 10, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
More than 100 riders are expected for the Libby Arenacross motocross race on Sunday, June 15, at the Millpond Motocross track. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) City council draws fire over out-of-town tree purchases (June 10, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Libby City Council is catching flak over the Libby Tree Board’s purchases of trees and supplies from out-of-town businesses. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 5 Yearling Black Bears returned to wild (June 10, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks Wildlife Center (MWC), located in Helena, is a temporary home to Montana's orphaned wild animals. The MWC receives primarily black bear cubs that have been orphaned for various reasons, including females (mothers) that were killed ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pipe Creek 3D Archery Shoot (June 9, 2008)
Dean Kuny, pictured, along with Brent Valer and their sons came from Creston, B.C. to attend the Pipe Creek 3D Archery Shoot over the weekend, sponsored by the Libby Archery Club. Over 200 archery enthusiasts using both traditional and compound equipment part ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam to adopt VARQ operation (June 7, 2008)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Col. Steven Miles, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Northwestern Division, signed a Record of Decision today documenting the basis for his decision to adopt an operation at Libby Dam of variable flow flood control with fish flows up to pow ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam discharge to increase to full powerhouse (June 7, 2008)
To 25,000 cfs on Saturday
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Libby Dam
Discharge from Libby Dam will increase from the current flow of 21,300 cfs to full powerhouse (approximately 25,000 cfs) at 8:00 Mountain Time on Saturday, June 7th. This operation is a continuation of the sturgeon augmentation flow from Libby Dam; details for ... FULL STORY
Write-in votes counted (June 7, 2008)
Tony Berget most likely next County Commissioner
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Those 313 write-in votes in the County Commissioner's race have been counted, and according to Leigh Riggleman, the County Election Administrator, none of the candidates even began to approach the threshold 188 write-in votes to be placed on the Democrat line ... FULL STORY
Montana urges compromise on Libby, Hungry Horse Reservoir drawdowns for fish (June 7, 2008)
by The Columbia Basin Bulletin, Weekly Fish and Wildlife News
Montana officials this week again pressed the state's long-running desire for changes to Libby and Hungry Horse dam operations which they say raise havoc with resident fish in reservoirs and the rivers downstream. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle School Bike Winners (June 6, 2008)
Libby Masons Donate Bicycles for Reading
Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Racicot and Lodge Master Bruce Carrier of the Libby Masons Lodge 85 presented five new bicycles to Libby Middle School students Thursday, complemented by new helmets donated by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The bicycles were d ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Incredi-Bull Blowout set June 14 (June 4, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby’s second annual Incredi-Bull Riding Blowout will be held starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at J. Neils Memorial County Park. ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County Primary Election results (June 4, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Election officials in the County Clerk and Recorder office wrapped up the election count at about 3:45 am, Wednesday morning. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam outflows decrease to 21,300 cfs (June 3, 2008)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Libby Dam
Outflows from Libby Dam will decrease from 26,600 cfs (full powerhouse discharge) to approximately 21,300 cfs (4 full turbines) the morning of Tuesday, June 3rd. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring activities honors awarded at assembly (June 4, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Montana's Class A champion softball team and other spring activities participants were honored during an awards assembly last week at Libby High School. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Curse of the Pitiful Pirates (June 4, 2008)
by Keith Meyers
Coming to the Little Theatre in Libby, Agape Productions is proud to present “The Curse of the Pitiful Pirates.” This is an action-packed adventure, with romance, comedy, drama, and a touch of the supernatural. Shows will be Friday, June 20th at 7 pm; Saturd ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amish Auction (June 4, 2008)
The log houses drew a crowd Saturday during the auction held at the Amish community on Farm to Market Road in Libby. The auction was a benefit for the Amish school. The upcoming annual West Kootenai Amish auction will be held June 14. For more information a ... FULL STORY
Three Grizzlies captured and relocated (June 2, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
FWP captured three grizzlies, including an adult female and two 2-year olds, on May 31 east of Eureka. These bears had eaten chicken feed, killed several chickens, and got into dog food in an open garage. Local FWP Game Warden Jim Roberts is working with loc ... FULL STORY
LibbyMT.com offline (June 2, 2008)
Explosion and fire at web hosting provider in Texas brings down 9,000 servers
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
LibbyMT.com went offline Saturday afternoon when there was an explosion and fire at our Texas-based server hosting provider. Apparently an electrical gear shorted at their facility in Houston around 5:00 PM Saturday causing an explosion and fire that knocked d ... FULL STORY
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