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Libby Montana News - August 2009

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(10 pictures) Rock and Leigh Lake treks (August 31, 2009)
Trail report from Bob Hosea hiking in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
by LibbyMT.com
Bob Hosea went into two different lakes in the Cabinet Mountains last weekend and sent in a report with photos to share. ... FULL STORY
Itís Chili Time! (August 31, 2009)
4th Annual Chili Cook-Off Oct. 3, hosted by the Heritage Museum in Libby
by Heritage Museum
Fall is just around the corner and the atmosphere will be perfect for cooking and tasting chili. The Heritage Museumís 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be on Saturday, October 3rd. Itís gearing up to be another successful community event. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Riverfront Blues Festival (August 30, 2009)
Libby held its first annual Riverfront Blues Festival Saturday at the new Fred Brown Memorial Riverfront Pavilion. The event was presented by Libby Revitalization and the Kootenai Heritage Council, with proceeds to benefit those organizations and the Libby Fo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Habitat for Humanity (August 30, 2009)
Dedication Ceremony
Kootanai Valley Partners/Habitat for Humanity recently completed its eighth house in the Libby-Troy community, and dedicated the new home for Rhoda Richardson on Saturday. Rhoda and her granddaughter Jordan cut the ribbon during the dedication ceremony. Libb ... FULL STORY
Libby Golf Course asbestos cleanup begins (August 27, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The EPA asbestos cleanup of the Cabinet View Country Club Gold Course front nine has begun. Front nine tee boxes and greens are to be cleaned by the EPA and then replaced by a golf course architect. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) KPFL making move to new shelter (August 26, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Capping a five-year effort, Kootenai Pets for Life on Saturday began moving animals into its new shelter in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís Hospital to offer free hearing screenings (August 26, 2009)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
Presbycusis, or hearing loss associated with aging, is a common condition. It is estimated that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 suffer some degree of hearing loss, and that number increases to three quarters for those of us over 75. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Stinger hires first round of employees (August 26, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Stinger Welding has hired its first group of key employees to conduct initial production operations at the recently refurbished central maintenance building at Libbyís Kootenai Business Park. ... FULL STORY
MT EPA head John Wardell killed in fall near Libby (August 21, 2009)
Hiking near Leigh Lake
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
EPA Director for the State of Montana, John Wardell, was found dead about 2:30 Friday afternoon as a result of a 200 to 300 foot fall in the Leigh Lake area, according to Robbie Bowe of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. ... FULL STORY
FWP seeking comments for Crystal Lake Forest Restoration/Fuel Reduction project (August 20, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of fuels reduction and forest restoration on 112 acres of forested FWP land within the 160-acre parcel located on the southwest side of Crystal Lake (T ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pay hikes OKíd for county employees (August 20, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Lincoln County commissioners last week approved pay raises in varying amounts for elected officials and county employees. ... FULL STORY
Commissioners to ask voters to decide on non-partisan question (August 20, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Lincoln County Commissioners voted Wednesday to put the non-partisan question to the voters. ... FULL STORY
Articles about Kootenai Country on NewWest.net (August 18, 2009)
Fishing the Kootenai River, cycling Kootenai Country, and the Dirty Shame Saloon
by LibbyMT.com
NewWest.net Travel and Outdoors Editor, Bill Schneider, has posted several articles about recreation in the Libby area on the NewWest.net website. Schneider is a freelance writer and publishing consultant who enjoys fishing, hiking and biking. He has written n ... FULL STORY
Salary freeze on all Libby elected city officials (August 18, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council chose to freeze their salary increase, while at the same time allowing a two and half percent increase for hourly city employees. ... FULL STORY
Jack Cunningham receives military honors (August 18, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Jack Cunningham is a World War II Merchant Mariner and is receiving very much deserved decorations. Lt. Governor John Bohlinger made the trip Monday to the Libby Care Center where Mr. Cunningham now resides to present him with his awards. The ceremony took pla ... FULL STORY
(46 pictures) Ignite the Nites 2009 (August 16, 2009 | Updated August 20, 2009)
Igniters Car Show draws 270 vehicles
Libby's Igniters Car Club held its 49th annual car show over the weekend, featuring a cruise of Mineral Avenue and flame-throwing contest Friday night, a car show with nearly 300 registered entrants Saturday, and a burnout contest Saturday evening. The event ... FULL STORY
Recreation information for Libby Dam August 17 -24 (August 14, 2009)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
Outflow from Libby Dam as of August 14, 2009 is 7,000 cubic feet per second (7 kcfs) and will remain at 7 kcfs through the rest of the summer. ... FULL STORY
(12 pictures) Oliver! (August 12, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Kootenai Heritage Council presented the musical "Oliver!" at the Memorial Center in Libby on Friday and Saturday, August 7-8. The presentation was the culmination of a month-long musical theater camp. Actors, set designers and stage managers have been working ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Thomas conviction tossed (August 13, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
After hearing arguments from both the defense and prosecution as to whether 18-year-old Stephen Thomas should be sentenced in youth or adult court for tampering with evidence while he was still 17, Judge Michael Prezeau ruled last week that neither court has j ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Committee split on pay raises for elected officials (August 13, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
An advisory committee voted unanimously last week to recommend a token 1 cent per hour raise to Lincoln County elected officials but was sharply divided in a decision to include a 1 percent longevity increase. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act would create new 29,869 acre Roderick Wilderness area on Kootenai National Forest (August 13, 2009)
by LibbyMT.com
In July, Montana Senator Jon Tester introduced the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act of 2009, a bill intended to sustain the economic development and recreational use of National Forest and other public land in Montana, create more wilderness, release some wilder ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby archer headed for world championship (August 13, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Wendy LaCoss never shot a bow until two years ago, but sheís making up for lost time. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logan State Park (August 12, 2009)
A couple of anglers enjoy a quiet evening of fishing on Middle Thompson Lake near Logan State Park. Logan State Park is operated by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and information about this and other state parks can be found at their web site at State Park ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) ĎOliver!í takes stage Aug 7-8 (August 6, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A month-long musical theater camp will come to fruition Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8, with Kootenai Heritage Councilís presentation of the musical "Oliver!" at the Memorial Center. ... FULL STORY
One penny per hour raise recommended for elected officials (August 6, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Elected Officials Salary Committee approved a recommendation that elected officials receive only one penny per hour raise for fiscal year 09-10. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Grandmother, grandson charged with selling drugs (August 6, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A former Troy woman who received a probationary sentence after providing the narcotics that sent her 14-year-old granddaughter to the hospital with an overdose in 2007 has been arrested again and charged with selling drugs along with her 18-year-old grandson. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor lauds efforts to bring Stinger to Libby (August 6, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Praising Libby as a town that has been "hit hard but not busted" and "a community that bounces back," Gov. Brian Schweitzer came to town last week to present Stinger Welding with a ceremonial $5.7 million check representing the stateís investment in the compan ... FULL STORY
Cabinet Heights Sewer Project to move forward (August 6, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The long awaited Cabinet Heights Sewer project will begin moving dirt on Wednesday. The project will begin at the end of Montana Avenue near the Libby Baptist Church. Edstrom Construction of Rexburg, Idaho, the winning bid for the project, will have a loggin ... FULL STORY
Ice-fishing derbies proposed (August 6, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
There are 25 ice-fishing derbies proposed for this coming winter across Montana with 12 of those occurring in northwest Montana. Most are longstanding derbies with one derby added to the Perch Assault series and one new proposal on Little Bitterroot Lake. Derb ... FULL STORY
Over-the-counter Antelope licenses and surplus Big Game licenses available on August 10 (August 6, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Hunters can soon buy over-the-counter antelope licenses and surplus licenses for deer, elk and antelope. Over-the-counter antelope and Deer B licenses, surplus deer B, elk and antelope hunting licenses and permits will go on sale August 10. Hunters may hold up ... FULL STORY
Early start for Montana hunting season talks (August 6, 2009)
Kalispell meeting set for August 27
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is inviting hunters, landowners, outfitters and others to get involved earlier than ever before to help set hunting seasons for the next two years. This year, FWP will more formally ask hunters and landowners to list or suggest t ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam receives excellence recognition (August 3, 2009)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. The Libby Dam Project Staff has demonstrated outstanding performance in management efficiency and effectiveness in the use of project personnel and funds while improving the ... FULL STORY
Scotchman Mine project receives Stimulus Funds (August 3, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest received funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("stimulus funds") for the cleanup of the abandoned Scotchman Mine. The Forest will use existing funds to complete the planning phase of the project and stimulus fu ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Eureka Quilt Show 2009 (August 1, 2009)
It was a hot (hot!) day for the Eureka Quilt Show Saturday, but that didn't stop quilting enthusiasts from browsing the 400 quilts that were on display in the Historical Village and throughout downtown Eureka. The one-day outdoor quilt show brings quilters and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Eileen Carney is Rotarian of the Year (August 1, 2009)
Libby Rotary Club honors Carney with 2009 award
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Eileen Carney received the Libby Rotary Club's "2009 Rotarian of the Year" award for her quiet and tireless leadership and volunteer support to several community organizations in Libby and Lincoln County. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Guard serving in a different Iraq (August 1, 2009)
Local soldiers report changes since first tour
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Local National Guard troops serving in Iraq are finding the country a very different place than it was during their first tour of duty in 2004. ... FULL STORY
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