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Libby Montana News - July 2009

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(40 pictures) Kootenai River Rodeo (July 26, 2009)
The sixth annual Kootenai River Rodeo hit town over the weekend, with shows both Friday and Saturday evenings at J. Neils Park. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event is sponsored by the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce, and is held the last weekend i ... FULL STORY
Lightning Storms Spark Fires (July 25, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
Lightning storms have sparked numerous wildfires on the Kootenai National Forest that are concentrated on the Three Rivers Ranger District. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Ross Creek Cedars (July 24, 2009)
Photos by Bob Hosea
by LibbyMT.com
Bob Hosea took photos recently of Ross Creek Cedars. The Ross Creek Scenic Area contains a grove of giant cedars, some reaching 175 feet tall and 8-feet in diameter, reminiscent of the giant Sequoias of northern California. There is a peaceful, self-guided nat ... FULL STORY
1st Annual Riverfront Blues Festival in Libby August 29 (July 24, 2009)
The 1st Annual Riverfront Blues Festival will take place in Libby on Saturday, August 29th. This all-day event will take place at the new Riverfront Park Pavilion next to the Kootenai River in downtown Libby. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) 2009 Junior Fair (July 23, 2009)
Reed Christensen named top exhibitor
by Kootenai Valley Record
Reed Christensen was named outstanding exhibitor at the 2009 Lincoln County Junior Fair, with Ryan Christensen, Logan Christensen, Clariesa Johnson and Darbi Brooks rounding out the top five. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Less than expected competition raises hopes for fire hall grant (July 24, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Libby Volunteer Fire Department is facing less competition than expected in an effort to obtain federal stimulus funding for construction of a new fire hall. ... FULL STORY
Should elected county officials receive 3.8% annual cost of living increase? (July 24, 2009)
Salary committee defers decision
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A meeting tasked with making the decision of whether or not elected county officials receive a 3.8% annual cost of living increase turned into a comment on the state of the countyís economy. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai NF to get $3.5 Million for trail & facility projects (July 24, 2009)
Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
by Kootenai National Forest
Kootenai Forest Supervisor Paul Bradford announced that several projects on the forest totaling $3.5 million have been funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for forest facilities and trails. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Itís Hot and Dry - Please Use Caution!!! (July 24, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
Fire managers for local land management agencies, including the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Glacier National Park, and Flathead, Lincoln, Lake and Sanders Counties, ask Northwest Montana res ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís Community Services builds Garden (July 24, 2009)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Community Services Building is now brighter and more cheerful thanks to the help of many area businesses and community members. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local students celebrate hospital scholarships (July 24, 2009)
For students pursuing degrees in field of medicine
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
The employees at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital are encouraging local students to pursue degrees in the field of medicine by offering annual scholarships. ... FULL STORY
1st Annual Riverfront Blues Festival in Libby August 29 (July 23, 2009)
The 1st Annual Riverfront Blues Festival will take place in Libby on Saturday, August 29th. This all-day event will take place at the new Riverfront Park Pavillion next to the Kootenai River in downtown Libby. ... FULL STORY
Two killed in house fire (July 20, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A young mother and her 2-and-half year old son are dead following a house fire Saturday morning. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Recreation Information for Libby Dam (July 20, 2009)
by Alana Mesenbrink, Libby Dam Park Ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
As of July 20, 2009 the current outflow from Libby Dam is 7,000 cubic feet per second (7 kcfs). Outflow from the dam will hold at 7 kcfs through the rest of the summer. ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) Two Rivers Rendezvous 2009 (July 19, 2009)
by Maggie Craig
Over 100 modern day mountain men and women attended the 14th annual Two Rivers Rendezvous at Fawn Creek Campground over the weekend, hosted by the Kootenai Muzzleloaders. The weather was warm and beautiful for the gathering, which included events for black po ... FULL STORY
Crystal Lake Boat Launch ready for use (July 16, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The boat launch at Crystal Lake near Happyís Inn is now open for public use. The site offers a cement boat ramp, vault latrine and parking for 6-8 trucks with boat trailers and is located on the east side of the lake. Take Highway 2 to Lakeshore Drive, and t ... FULL STORY
Libby to get new Veterans Outreach Clinic (July 16, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Senator Jon Tester announced today The U.S. Veterans Administration has approved a new veterans outreach clinic for Libby in an effort to improve health care for the nearly 3,800 veterans who live in Lincoln County. Lincoln County is the only Montana county s ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sky Lakes (July 16, 2009)
by Bob Hosea
Here are photos of Sky Lakes, which is in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness area. Photos taken by Bob Hosea in mid-July. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Stinger forging ahead at industrial park (July 16, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Stinger Welding plans to begin testing applicants for welding jobs this week with a goal of having 10 people working in Libby before the end of August. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) LPD Chief Coker resigns (July 16, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Police Chief Clay Coker has submitted his resignation effective Aug. 1, citing plans to attend law school. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Recall allegations Ďvague and pretty false,í sheriff says (July 16, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A Eureka group has gotten the green light to begin gathering signatures on a petition to recall Lincoln County Sheriff Daryl Anderson for alleged incompetence. ... FULL STORY
Hunter Education Courses scheduled for Libby (July 16, 2009)
Registration in August
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Registration for the Libby Hunter Education class is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Libby Middle School Library. Classes will be held at the Libby Middle School Library from 6:30-9 p.m. on August 17-21; the field course is scheduled fo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) An Evening of Fishing (July 13, 2009)
by Maggie Craig
Loon Lake south of Libby provided some quiet fishing for these anglers Sunday evening. Information about fishing state waters can be found on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks web site at Montana Fishing Guide. ... FULL STORY
Libby mayor faces challenge, Troy incumbents not running (July 10, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Mayor Doug Roll is facing a challenge from Councilwoman Peggy Williams while six candidates have filed for three open four-year terms on the council to be filled in Novemberís election. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Kambel Scrambel draws 180 golfers (July 10, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Around 180 players turned out for the fifth annual Kambel Scrambel golf tournament on Saturday, June 27 at Cabinet View Country Club. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flow update (July 8, 2009)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Outflow from Libby Dam decreased from 10,000 cfs to 9,000 cfs on Sunday evening (July 5th). ... FULL STORY
Libby gives Troy $100,000 (July 8, 2009)
Collateral for the Troy Senior Citizen Center
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has given the City of Troy $100,000 dollars. The money is in the form of a certificate of deposit with First National Bank, which is encumbered as collateral for the Troy Senior Citizen Center. The CD does not mature until 2012 and cann ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (July 6, 2009)
by Guest article by Alice Hayes, Loveless Realty
Welcome to real estate in Lincoln County. We have the privilege of being longtime residents of a beautiful area in the "last best place." It is always our pleasure to assist buyers wishing to relocate to our special corner of Montana. ... FULL STORY
(43 pictures) Troy's Old Fashioned Fourth of July (July 5, 2009)
It was a beautiful morning for Troy's Fourth of July parade, which wouldn't be complete without horses. Troy celebrates the 4th in a big way with the parade, car show, quilt show, kids' events, music, basketball, food, vendors and spectacular fireworks. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Stinger guarantees jobs (July 3, 2009)
Bridge builder inks deal to set up facility at industrial park
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Itís official: Stinger Welding is coming to Libby and bringing at least 200 jobs with it. ... FULL STORY
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