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Libby Montana News - September 2008

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Libby Police conducts Alcohol Compliance Checks (September 29, 2008)
80% of Libby establishments passed the undercover buyer test
by Libby Police Department press release
On Wednesday, 24 September, 2008, the Libby Police Department conducted a number of Alcohol Compliance Checks within the City of Libby. Our "underage buyer" attempted to purchase alcohol at ten establishments. Only two establishments sold to the buyer. Ther ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Logger Soccer (September 28, 2008)
Libby Loggers James Schnackenberg (#9), Cree Maloney (#20) and Cyrus Maloney (#15) keep the ball moving Saturday against the Whitefish Bulldogs in varsity play. Whitefish won the match 1-0. Libby's JV team also lost to Whitefish, 3-0, while the Lady Loggers t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Road fund reserves take $3 million hit in county budget (September 25, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Lincoln Countyís $21 million road fund reserve is set to drop by more than $3 million under a 2008-2009 budget approved last week by the county commissioners. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local performer finds steady work in Hollywood (September 25, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Local moviegoers who watch the thriller "Eagle Eye," scheduled for release this Friday and starring Shia LeBeouf and Michelle Monaghan, may want to keep an eye out for a familiar face. ... FULL STORY
Dog owner cited for keeping prohibited pet (September 25, 2008)
Pit Bull ordinance at question
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The owner of a "pit bull" has been cited for violation of the City of Libbyís "pit bull" ordinance. ... FULL STORY
Troy Chamber changes meeting date (September 25, 2008)
by Troy Chamber of Commerce
The Troy Chamber of Commerce will no longer meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Instead, effective immediately, the chamber will now meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The location in the conference room at city hall is the same. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital receives ACT Accreditation (September 25, 2008)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in digital mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Heritage Museum Chili Cook-Off (September 21, 2008)
by Maggie Craig
The Heritage Museum held its 3rd annual chili cook-off Saturday under sunshine and a blue sky. Seven contestants made their specialties for the judges and public to sample and savor. The event was well-attended, as people poured onto the museum grounds to ma ... FULL STORY
Libby pit bull ordinance still debated (September 17, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The prohibition of "pit bulls" within the City of Libby sits at a standoff following the City Council meeting. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai Kiwanis drops Logger Days (September 17, 2008)
New group forming to take on event
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Kootenai Kiwanis is ending its affiliation with Libby Logger Days after five years. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Freedom Walk (September 17, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Nearly 250 people took part in an America Supports You Freedom Walk on Thursday, Sept. 11, to remember the lives lost on 9/11 and honor past and present veterans. Participants started at the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce and followed Highway 2 to Mineral Aven ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Update on James Schnackenberg (September 17, 2008)
After months of waiting, hoping, and praying, James Schnackenberg and his family were especially excited to see the morning of August 30th arrive. At 11 am on that beautiful Saturday morning, James walked onto the soccer field as a starting player in the Libby ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) School district seeks help with planning (September 17, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Libby School District is looking for community members to assist in the development of a long-range strategic plan. ... FULL STORY
Wolves killed after cattle depredations (September 17, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Following additional depredations on cattle, an adult female wolf was lethally removed from the Murphy Lake pack on September 8 for a total of three wolves removed from this pack over the past two weeks. The control action was near Fortine. There were a tota ... FULL STORY
(38 pictures) Nordicfest 2008 (September 14, 2008)
Visitors to this year's 24th annual Nordicfest enjoyed beautiful weather and nearly all the food and events we've come to expect over the past 23 years of this Scandinavian celebration. Although some food vendors were missing and the parade route was shortene ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Freedom Walk 2008 (September 11, 2008)
An estimated 250 people participated in Libby's Freedom Walk to commemorate those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and also to honor our country's veterans, past and present. Libby joined cities across America to reflect on this fateful date. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Hillbilly Hankeriní (September 10, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The Kootenai Karacters will present the melodrama "Hillbilly Hankeriní" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Little Theatre. The cast includes Shanda Jennings, Dezi Dodd, Sheri Edwards, Kimber Curtiss, Katie Curtiss, Allen Woods, S ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Plans for new hospital slated for discussion (September 10, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Upcoming community meetings in Libby and Troy will provide a detailed look at a recent decision by the St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital board of trustees to build a new facility from the ground up. ... FULL STORY
Ban on automatic weapons considered for county range (September 10, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A ban on fully automatic weapons is being considered for the county shooting range off Farm to Market Road. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cemetery niche wall proposed (September 10, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Council will pursue the development of a niche wall at the cemetery. Steve Schnackenberg of Schnackenberg and Nelson Funeral Home, proposed the building of the memorial wall to house the remains of those cremated. Schnackenberg will build the wall at a co ... FULL STORY
Libby Streetscape put on hold (September 10, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has put streetscape development of the first two blocks, those between Lincoln Boulevard and Highway Two on Mineral Avenue, on hold until Spring. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) LHS Cross-Country Invitational (September 7, 2008)
The boys' varsity cross-country team prepares for their run during the Libby High School Cross-Country Invitational held at J. Neils Memorial Park. Eight other teams from Montana and Idaho participated in the event Friday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Granite Creek Cleanup Begins (September 4, 2008)
Crews contracted by the EPA have begun working in Granite Creek in an effort to protect public health from Libby Amphibole asbestos found in the stream. The project first involves adding riprap to the banks (pictured here on Wednesday), which was lost during ... FULL STORY
Two wolves killed after seen chasing cattle near Fortine (September 4, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
USDA Wildlife Services Specialists killed two wolves today (Thursday, September 4, 2008) that were chasing cattle near Fortine. The 90-pound male and 70-pound female wolves were part of the Murphy Lake Pack that killed several cattle a few weeks ago. When of ... FULL STORY
Free asbestos health screenings through MASSA to end Sept. 19 (September 4, 2008)
Montana Asbestos Screening and Surveillance Activities funding grant not renewed by Federal government
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
The free asbestos health screenings offered by the Montana Asbestos Screening and Surveillance Activities (MASSA) will end on September 19, 2008. ... FULL STORY
Windom withdraws resignation (September 4, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Commissioner Rita Windom, who had planned to resign September 30th, has withdrawn her planned resignation. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off Sept. 20 (September 4, 2008)
Proceeds help the Heritage Museum in Libby
by Heritage Museum
Entries are still being accepted for The Heritage Museumís Third Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, September 20th. For an entry fee of $5, contestants can compete for the $100 First Prize in each category. Cash prizes of $50 and $25 will also be awarded for s ... FULL STORY
Agreement reached to save Kootenai River white sturgeon (September 2, 2008)
by Joint News Release
After extensive negotiations, the Center for Biological Diversity, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the State of Montana, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Power Administration have reached an important settlement agreement. T ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) New building goes up at Libby range (September 2, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A $40,000 grant from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and volunteer labor are coming together in the construction of a new building at the shooting range off Farm to Market Road near the airport. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bomb found at Swede Mountain (September 2, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
An unexploded pipe bomb found by a tree-thinning crew in the Swede Mountain area was destroyed last week by an ordnance disposal team called in from Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Judge settles domestic dispute at gunpoint (September 2, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A brief but violent domestic dispute last week at the Libby justice court office ended with Justice of the Peace Gary Hicks subduing a disgruntled father at gunpoint and police responding to arrest the man on misdemeanor charges. ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County to pay part of defense costs for Gary Hicks (September 2, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Lincoln County will pay $40,000 of Justice of the Peace, Gary Hick's $58,300 defense costs. ... FULL STORY
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