Libby Montana News - February 2005

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(12 pictures) February Photo Gallery (February 28, 2005)
Photos from Libby during February, 2005. ... FULL STORY
News Archive for past stories (February 17, 2005)
For those who would like to go back and find a story that was on our LibbyMT.com front page, but has been removed, you can now go to our News Archive and find stories archived under the month the story was posted. The archive currently just includes stories fr ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Senator Baucus in Town Thursday (February 26, 2005)
Asbestos Issues the Topic
by Maggie Craig
A crowd of about 100 people gathered in the Ponderosa Room at Libby City Hall on Thursday to hear Montana Senator Max Baucus speak about the asbestos issue in Libby. Senator Baucus assured the audience that the people of Libby and their well-being have been a ... FULL STORY
SJ26 Moves to House (February 26, 2005)
Montana lawmakers approved Senate Joint Bill 26 on the 3rd reading during the 2005 Montana legislature session on February 23rd. The bill is a joint resolution between the House of Representatives of Montana urging support for creating a center for the study a ... FULL STORY
Sprucing up Libby (February 25, 2005)
With the snow gone down low and daytime temperatures in the 50s, we have to think this means spring really is here. At this rate, people will be planting their gardens soon! Folks are out raking leaves that were covered by the winter snow and just, in general, ... FULL STORY
Libby High Class of '85 20th Reunion July 22-24 (February 15, 2005)
In July, Libby High alumni will be gathering in Libby to celebrate at least two reunions. The Class of 1985 will be holding their 20th Reunion July 22-24th. According to reunion planning member Jeana Wood, the get-together will be a very fun, but casual weeken ... FULL STORY
Ignite the Nites Car Show set for August 19-20 (February 15, 2005)
Always held the 3rd weekend of August
Vintage car enthusiasts mark you calendars for Friday and Saturday, August 19-20, for the annual "Ignite the Nites" Car Show & Burn Out Contest in Libby. This annual event is a weekend of car fun, held in downtown Libby with events including an open car show, ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace Execs plead Not Guilty (February 23, 2005)
Next court appearance March 9 in Missoula
Six executives of W.R. Grace and Co were in court in Missoula on Tuesday to answer federal charges of knowingly concealing information about the deadly health effects of asbestos contamination in the Libby vermiculite mine. All pled Not Guilty. Charges include ... FULL STORY
Recreational Trail Grants available (February 19, 2005)
Nearly $1 million available from MT FWP
Nearly $1 million is available for Recreational Trails Program and OHV Program grants in the state this year. Grant applications must be submitted to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks by July 1. ... FULL STORY
Racoons Early Warning System (February 19, 2005)
Where raccoons venture, bears may follow
by By Diane Tipton, MTFWP
Raccoons, with their ringed tails and little bandit masks are unmistakable. Unlike bears, raccoons don't hibernate, so Montanans may experience a raccoon raid winter or summer. ... FULL STORY
Currrent Conditions in Libby (February 15, 2005)
If the weatherman is right, we’ll get another chance of snow this next weekend to hopefully bring back a bit more winter. Turner Mountain’s ski season ended as fast as it began due to lack of snow and they are closed until further notice, hoping for more snow ... FULL STORY
Senator Max Baucus in Libby Feb. 24 (February 23, 2005)
Community meeting, 1:30, Libby City Hall
Montana Senator Max Baucus will be in Libby on Thursday, February 24th, at 1:30 pm at the Libby City Hall Council Chambers for a community meeting to discuss asbestos issues. Senator Baucus is hosting the meeting to help address ongoing health care and redeve ... FULL STORY
USFS offers grants for Woody Biomass Utilization (February 15, 2005)
Pre-Application Due March 15, 2005
The USDA Forest Service is requesting proposals for projects to increase the use of woody biomass that is removed from National Forest lands in the effort to reduce hazardous fuels. Administered by the Technology Marketing Unit of the Forest Service’s State an ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace responds to indictment (February 10, 2005)
W.R. Grace & Co issued the following public statement regarding the federal indictment charges handed down on Monday, February 7th: ... FULL STORY
News tidbits from the area (February 6, 2005)
Libby couple wins jackpot ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) W.R. Grace indicted in asbestos suit (February 7, 2005)
W.R. Grace & Company, and seven of its current or former executives and department heads, were indicted Monday afternoon, February 7th, in federal court in Missoula. Prosecutors claim the high-ranking company employees knew their mine near Libby was releasing ... FULL STORY
Libby High Seeks Tennis Coach (February 4, 2005)
Libby High School is looking for a tennis coach for the spring 2005 season (mid-March through late May). This is a paid position funded by U Serve Libby, Inc., a non-profit organization. Anyone interested should contact Vice-principal Jim Germany at 406-293-88 ... FULL STORY
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