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Ignite the Nites Open Car Show August 14-15, 2009
Ignite the Nites Car Show Held in August

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Montana Gallery U.S.A. Fourteen businesses participated in Libby's annual Holiday Open House Saturday, providing specials, sales, drawings, and refreshments, including Montana Gallery U.S.A. located at 33866 U.S. Hwy. 2 in Libby. Montana Gallery is a cooperative of local artisans featuring arts, crafts and antiques. It's a great place to find a unique, locally- made gift. Click here to see more items offered at Montana Gallery (5 photos). Photo by Maggie Craig.

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Sundays: Polar Bear Plunges: At the Libby Creek Bridge on Farm to Market Road, 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. Come watch or take a dip of your own!

November 27: Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Everyone welcome! Turkey with all the trimmings will be served at the VFW from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Delivery is available to the homebound – call ahead. For information, to volunteer to help or to contribute to the dinner, contact Pastor Brent at 293-4522 or Rhea at 293-7866.

December 2: LHS Band Holiday Dessert Concert: The Libby High School Band is having a holiday dessert concert at the Memorial Center from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

December 13: Festival of Trees Gala: Cabinet Peaks Foundation Festival of Trees Gala at the Memorial Center from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. Hors d'oeuvres, dancing, auctions, raffles, and music by the Brady Goss Band. Tickets $50. All proceeds benefit the Foundation's Mission Fund. For tickets, call Kate at 283-7140.

January 13: Jonathan Kingham: Jonathan Kingham will perform at the Memorial Center at 7:00 p.m. He performs a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz.

February 7: Chamber of Commerce FUNdraiser: The Libby Area Chamber of Commerce annual FUNdraiser dinner at the Memorial Center. No host bar opens at 5:00 p.m. with the first drawing at 6:00 p.m. Get tickets now at the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Lincoln County Real Estate overview (posted 11/18/14)
November 2014
Guest article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
2014 at a Glance—How Is Lincoln County Real Estate in 2014?

January 1, 2014 – November 1, 2014 current real estate figures:
ACTIVE LISTINGS
298 Residential ACTIVES:

123 in Libby
73 in Troy
8 in Yaak
13 in Flathead
81 in Sanders

414 Land ACTIVES:
152 in Libby
108 in Troy
24 in Yaak
25 in Flathead
105 in Sanders

37 Commercial ACTIVE:
17 in Libby
5 in Troy
3 in Yaak
2 in Flathead
10 in Sanders

January 1, 2014 to November 1, 2014 Current Real Estate Figures:
SALES & PENDINGS
135 Residential SALES:

87 in Libby
26 in Troy
4 in Yaak
3 in Flathead
15 in Sanders

47 Land SALES:
16 in Libby
18 in Troy
4 in Yaak
9 in Sanders

6 Commercial SALES:
4 in Libby
1 in Troy
1 in Sanders

31 Residential PENDING:
10 in Libby
6 in Troy
1 in Yaak
3 in Flathead
11 in Sanders

15 Land PENDING:
7 in Libby
2 in Troy
1 in Yaak
1 in Flathead
4 in Sanders

1 Commercial/M-Family PENDING:
1 in Sanders

The figures of the Current Activity and Past Activity show we are moving forward—not at incredible speeds—but slowly moving ahead. 2013 showed the most residential SALES since 2007. And 2013 showed Land SALES were almost as high as 2008. So far, 2014 has been a busy year with a number of our long-time listings moving to new owners. We are looking forward to keeping the SALES momentum moving through-out 2014! Information obtained from Lincoln County MLS.

So How Did Our Market Actually Do? Let’s Compare
January 1 through December 31, 2013
156 Residential SOLDS
56 Land SOLDS
7 Commercial SOLDS

January 1 through December 31, 2012
120 Residential SOLDS
33 Land SOLDS
6 Commercial SOLDS

January 1 through December 31, 2011
111 Residential SOLDS
37 Land SOLDS
7 Commercial SOLDS

January 1 through December 31, 2010
93 Residential SOLDS
28 Land SOLDS
0 Commercial SOLDS

January 1 through December 31, 2009
82 Residential SOLDS
33 Land SOLDS
6 Commercial SOLDS

January 1 through December 31, 2008
98 Residential SOLDS
67 Land SOLDS
11 Commercial SOLDS

Interest Rates Remain at ALL Time LOWS—
Inventory Selections Are Growing
NOW Could be a Great Time to Buy
As of 11/01/2014 Conforming & FHA Loans:
30- Year Fixed; Interest = 4.06%; APR= 4.13%
15- Year Fixed; Interest = 3.21%; APR=3.34%

ALICE L. HAYES, Broker, LLC, ABR, CRS, GRI
JAMES W. HAYES, Sales, "Properties a Specialty"
PHONE: 406-293-8364; 406-293-1926
Webpage: http://www.alicehayes.com
Loveless Realty - 519 W. 9th - Libby, MT 59923
alice@alicehayes.com
jim@alicehayes.com


Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Libby Nov. 27 (posted 11/18/14)
Everyone welcome to come and enjoy turkey with all the trimmings served at the VFW in Libby on Thursday, November 27, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Delivery is available to the homebound – call ahead. For information, to volunteer to help or to contribute to the dinner, contact Pastor Brent 406-293-4522 or Rhea 406-293-7866. This event is sponsored by the Libby Ministerial Association and the Libby Evangelical Association of Pastors.


Holiday Dessert Concert in Libby Dec. 2 (posted 11/18/14)
The Libby High School Band will be having a Holiday dessert concert on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd at the Memorial Center in Libby from 7-8:30 pm.


Events in Eureka (posted 11/18/14)
Friday, November 21: 7pm Two Bit Franks concert with Eureka Folk Music Society
Second in Sunburst Performing Arts Series.
$12/adult; students 18 and younger for free.
LCHS Auditorium

Wednesday, December 3: Caroling!
Come join us for this magical afternoon of caroling in downtown Eureka.
Dress warmly and meet us at the corner of Glacier Bank at 4pm. We have song books.

Saturday, December 13: Arab and Islam talk
Come to a talk with Samir Bitar, UM scholar on Arab cultures and Islamic civilization.
Sponsored by Humanities Montana. Glacier Bank Community Room 10:30am
(coffee/tea and muffins served)

For more information about any of these events, please contact Rita at Sunburst Community Service Foundation. 406-297-0197, PO Box 1863, Eureka, MT 59917.


Upcoming events at Libby Memorial Center (posted 10/13/14)
Below are upcoming events presented by the Kootenai Heritage Council at the Memorial Center in Libby:

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Two Bit Franks
7:00 pm
Some of the finest Bluegrass musicians in Montana, Two Bit Franks are John Lowell, Tom Murphy, Russ Smith, Jeff Shouse & Kevin Fabozzi. Two Bit Franks is proud to bring you homegrown original music, classic Bluegrass and some great adaptations to tunes you never imagined.
(KHC Series Event)

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Tony Smith & Company
7:00 pm
This year Tony has gatered young talent from the community to kick off the Holiday season with old fashioned traditional Christmas music we all grew up enjoying. Admission is by donation to benefit the Libby Memorial Events Center.

Friday, December 26, 2014 - Copper Mountain Band
7:00 pm
Copper Mountain Band is a fresh, high-energy country music group from the great state of Montana. With a fiery passion for their craft and an appeal to all audiences, they incorporate music from many genres and styles into their performances

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Jonathan Kingham
7:00 pm
With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Kingham usually comes armed with a huge tub of Red Vines, a quick freestyle wit, and has rapidly become a favorite on the circuit. With a sound that is equally at home in a theater, performance center, or a lunchtime concert on the lawn, Kingham is a versatile and in demand performer.
(KHC Series Event)

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Rebecca Folsom Band
7:00 pm
Rebecca Folsom’s near four-octave range earns her a respectable seat in the same room as vocalists Whitney Houston and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Add in the soulfulness of Etta James, the abandon of Janis Joplin, a touch of folk songstress Joni Mitchell and that is Rebecca.
(KHC Series Event)

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Mud Bay Jugglers and The Tune Stranglers
7:00pm
These two groups will entertain: Born of earth and water twenty-some years ago, the Mud Bay Jugglers evolved into an organized body of arms, legs and hands; a multi-headed being that was guided by the natural belief in egalitarian leadership. This shows up on stage as their cooperative style of direction plays out in their amazing, non-verbal, choreographed performances. Their blend of juggling, physical comedy, dance, and music is as unique as their working style. Recently referred to as "a circus that plays music," the Tune Stranglers have been entertaining audiences across the West since 2003. With a smorgasbord of stringed instruments, washboard and the occasional clarinet, they perform fabulous hot jazz and old-timey music of the 1920’s and 30’s. If good ole country and bluegrass is what you like, this band can kick up their heels and hoe down ‘til the cows come home.
(KHC Series Event)

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Libby lies in the northwest corner of Montana and is nestled in a valley carved by the Kootenai River on the flank of the majestic Cabinet Mountain Range and Wilderness Area. Today about 2,800 people live within Libby proper. The main industries are lumber and wood products, mining, tourism and recreation. The movies "The River Wild" and "Always" were filmed here. Contact the Libby Chamber of Commerce for brochures, info on lodging and events, general area information, and contact information for local businesses and services.

SUMMER
When the weather warms and the mountain snows melt away, the Kootenai National Forest comes alive with over 2.2 million acres of public land as a playground. Mountain trails and lakes open up, beautiful wildflowers come in bloom, and wildlife have their young. Libby is the basecamp for the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area, 90-mile long Lake Koocanusa, the Northwest Peaks Scenic Area, and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area. There is good access to most of the Forest and plenty of room to get away from it all!

WINTER
Winter in Montana means snow, and lots of it! For those who love to play in the deep powder, the Libby area offers tremendous winter fun. Turner Mountain Ski Area, located just 22 miles from Libby, offers challenging downhill skiing with a beautiful view. Their slogan is "steep, deep and cheap", and Turner definitely lives up to that. It's still fairly undiscovered, so you can escape the crowds and get the cheapest lift tickets around. For those who love snowmobiling, there are hundreds of miles of backcountry roads to sled on in the Kootenai National Forest. Cross-country skiers and ice fishermen also can find solitude on a lake and miles of quiet forest trails to enjoy the outdoors. Those who are a bit on the wild and crazy side will love the antics of the Libby Polar Bear Club. Members take winter-time "swims" in frigid Libby Creek every Sunday from October to April. Plungers have ranged in age from 3 to 61. As long as the ice can be broken on the creek, if it has formed, the group will take their plunge, no matter the temperature.

Libby Polar Bear Club
These people must be craaaazzzzzy!
Libby Polar Bear Club

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