Libby Montana News - May 2005

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Entire Going-to-the-Sun Road now open (May 23, 2005)
Second earliest opening of Logan Pass to motorized traffic
Glacier National Park ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam increases flows (May 19, 2005)
Flows increased for sturgeon augmentation
Libby Dam increased flows from 4 Kcfs to 9 Kcfs on May 18, and from 9 Kcfs to 15 Kcfs on May 19, according to dam managers. Flows will increase to 20 Kcfs on Saturday, May 21, and to 25 Kcfs on Monday, May 23. ... FULL STORY
Fishing Season Opens May 21 (May 19, 2005)
Online Guide helps anglers plan fishing trips
With the opening of fishing season on the state's rivers and streams on May 21, it is time to explore the online Montana Fishing Guide at fwp.mt.gov under Fishing to plan the first trip of the season. ... FULL STORY
Big Montana Moose (May 19, 2005)
Big game hunters hold Montana's vigorous moose population in high regard, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP). Each year about 22,000 hunters apply for about 650 moose hunting licenses. FWP records show about 86 percent of moose hunters are succe ... FULL STORY
June 1 Hunting Application Deadline (May 19, 2005)
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials remind hunters that June 1 is the deadline to submit applications for deer B, elk A-9, and antelope licenses and special deer or elk permits. ... FULL STORY
Logan Pass projected to open May 22 (May 19, 2005)
Entire Going-to-the-Sun Road will be open for vehicle traffic
Glacier National Park officials announced Thursday that the Logan Pass section of the Going-to-the-Sun (Sun) Road is projected to open for the season by mid-day on Sunday, May 22, weather and road conditions permitting. With the opening of the alpine section ... FULL STORY
Wolf livestock predation compensation agreement (May 15, 2005)
A working group of Montana citizens and agencies agreed this week on a general framework that seeks to help livestock operators avoid problems caused by wolves and to reimburse them when damages occur. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Medieval Days (May 14, 2005)
Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Bluegrass Pasture Pickiní May & August (May 20, 2005)
Great music, casual, old-time, bluegrass and country pickin and singin
by Dawn Ballou and Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
Pasture Pickiní is a twice a year gathering of musical friends in a pasture in Libby. Once in the spring, and again in the fall, hundreds of people from all over North America and Canada gather to share music and song. Pasture Pickiní has been an annual event ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Going Fishing (May 16, 2005)
A participant in the Koocanusa Resort Trout and Salmon Fishing Derby boards his boat for an afternoon of fishing Saturday. There were 274 registered entrants in the derby with 101 boats cruising Lake Koocanusa for the big fish. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) 3rd Annual Trout and Salmon Derby Results (May 20, 2005)
274 contestants from eight states participated
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
Photos at right courtesy Koocanusa Resort & Marina ... FULL STORY
STOKR comments and pictures (May 10, 2005)
More than 350 bicyclists turned out for the 11th annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) bike ride last Saturday and Sunday. Despite the cool and sometimes wet weather, enthusiasm was high for the event which filled up in early March. STOKR is held ea ... FULL STORY
Koocanusa Reservoir inflow forecast (May 10, 2005)
According to the latest measurements by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the April-August Lake Koocanusa Reservoir inflow forecast has changed little over the last month. The forecast dropped slightly between April and May from 86.4% to 81.6% of average. The ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam offers summer recreation (May 3, 2005)
Libby Dam is located 17 miles upstream on the Kootenai River from Libby, creating Lake Koocanusa reservoir. The Visitor Center at the dam opens on Memorial Day weekend and is open daily through the summer until Labor Day weekend. ... FULL STORY
Black bear season closes May 15 (May 3, 2005)
Black bear hunting season closes May 15 in some 100 and 200 series bear management areas in Western Montana, reminds Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials. Hunting in other bear management units closes May 31 or June 15. Black bear hunting closes earlier wh ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) STOKR - Sunday (May 8, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
Sunday's STOKR saw fewer riders and wetter weather for the ride to Libby Dam, but the gray skies didn't seem to dampen spirits much at all. While the fastest riders made the trip from town to the dam in about an hour, the trip was more leisurely for most of t ... FULL STORY
(29 pictures) STOKR - Saturday (May 7, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
STOKR weekend kicked off today with 350 registered riders participating in the biggest-ever Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River, a fund-raiser for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. The weather was mostly cooperative, with cooler weather helping the long-d ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Snowboarding on Blackwell Glacier by Leigh Lake (May 4, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
Photos by Clayton Lundin and Miles Granger ... FULL STORY
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