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Libby Montana News - July 2005

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Thompson River Fishing Restrictions (July 26, 2005)
Low flows and warm water temperatures prompt closure
High water temperatures and low stream flows prompted Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials to close northwestern Montana's Thompson River and its tributaries, including the West Fork Thompson River and Fishtrap Creek, to angling from noon to midnight daily ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River nutrient enhancement project (July 25, 2005)
Fishery officials have begun a project of pumping liquid phosphorous and nitrogen into the Kootenai River at the Montana/Idaho border with the hope of rebuilding a depleted ecosystem and boost native cutthroat and rainbow trout and whitefish populations. ... FULL STORY
Koocanusa drawdown request rejected (July 25, 2005)
A stalemated biological argument was broken Thursday when federal officials decided to follow prescriptions in National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Northwest Region Hydropower Division Fisheries' 2004 Federal Columbia River Power System biologi ... FULL STORY
Public Comment wanted for Montanore Project (July 21, 2005)
Open House scheduled in Libby for August 16, 2005
The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) and Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are requesting public comments on a Proposed Action to permit the Montanore silver/copper mine project south of Libby. The project involves an ore body underneath the Cab ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam discharge to decrease (July 20, 2005)
Purpose is to benefit downstream fish habitat
According to a news release by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam will be decreasing discharge to approximately 19,200 cubic feet per second beginning Thursday, July 21st. Discharge will likely remain at this level for approximately 2 weeks, with addi ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) Two Rivers Rendezvous (July 25, 2005)
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
It was a beautiful weekend for the 10th annual Two Rivers Rendezvous sponsored by the Kootenai Muzzleloaders of Libby, July 22-24th. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River Rodeo July 29-30 (July 19, 2005)
J. Neils Memorial Park, 7:30 pm
Itís time to rodeo! The annual Kootenai River Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday at J. Neils Memorial Park in Libby. Rodeos begin at 7:30 pm both evenings. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Fishing the Kootenai River (July 12, 2005)
Beautiful scenery, great fishing!
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
The Kootenai River begins in British Columbia and flows through northwest Montana and Libby. "It is one of the west's premier dry fly trout rivers," says Libby fly-fishing guide and river expert, Dave Blackburn who owns and operates Kootenai Angler. "The Koote ... FULL STORY
Farmersí Market News (July 11, 2005)
Fresh produce is here at the Libby Farmersí Market! The Market is at a new location this year--the Bandshell at Mineral Avenue in downtown Libby. The Farmersí Market takes place every Thursday afternoon from 4 pm to 7 pm. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Travel Access maps available online (July 11, 2005)
The Kootenai National Forest has made its travel access maps available online for viewing and printing. Files are in Adobe PDF format which require free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. These maps are made to assist in accessing National Forest Lands. Roads, area ... FULL STORY
Kootenai SOPA Quarterly Report available (July 11, 2005)
Schedule of Proposed Actions
The Kootenai National Forest is involved in many programs and activities that are summarized on the Forest's Quarterly Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). This SOPA is published and distributed to the public four times per year to aid the public in identifyin ... FULL STORY
3rd Fish of Montana Poster available (July 11, 2005)
The popular Fish of Montana poster series continues its run with the release of the third of five posters. Montana's largest family of fish, the minnows, now have a poster devoted exclusively to them and their identification. Images for the posters were produc ... FULL STORY
Hawgs & Paws July 15-17 in Troy (July 11, 2005)
Hawgs & Paws is a fun Motorcycle Run to raise funds to build a shelter for the rescued animals of Kootenai Pets for Life, a no-kill 100% volunteer organization located in Troy. The event will be taking place in Troy Friday through Sunday, July 15-17. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ride and Tie Championship (July 9, 2005)
There were close to 40 registered teams Friday afternoon for the 35th annual Ride & Tie World Championship to be held in Libby on Saturday. This is the first time the World Championship has been held in Montana. For more about Ride & Tie, visit their web site. ... FULL STORY
35th Annual Ride & Tie World Championship (July 8, 2005)
First Race in Montana to be Held in Libby
by Maggie Craig
Two people and a horse comprise a team for Ride & Tie competitions. All three must complete a cross-country course usually ranging between 35 and 45 miles. In Saturdayís race in Libby, it will be a 35-mile course. The two human teammates alternate riding an ... FULL STORY
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