Libby Montana News - February 2006

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STOKR Full! (February 15, 2006)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride
All of the 350 slots for riders in the 2006 Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride, STOKR, have been filled, according to organizer Susie Rice. The annual bike ride will take place on May 13 and 14 this year. ... FULL STORY
2006 Ignite the Nites August 18 & 19 (February 9, 2006)
Car Show, Burn Out Contest, Cruise, Dance
Folks are already writing and asking about this yearís Ignite the Nites Car Show in August. This will be the 46th anniversary of the annual event, which is sponsored by the Igniters Car Club of Libby. A lot of the schedule information is still tentative, but h ... FULL STORY
Troy homes and businesses to be checked for asbestos (February 26, 2006)
New EPA toll-free contact phone numbers
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are planning to investigate Troy area homes and businesses for the presence of asbestos. ... FULL STORY
USFWS calls for high Libby Dam flows for sturgeon (February 25, 2006)
According to an article in The Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife News Bulletin on February 24th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is calling for spring flows to exceed Libby Damís powerhouse capacity in order to help endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. Th ... FULL STORY
March Events in Libby (February 26, 2006)
March 2: Kootenai Job Fair The annual Community Job Fair will be held at the Lincoln County Campus of Flathead Valley Community College in Libby. Local employers are encouraged to participate. The Job Fair will provide useful information for anyone seeking emp ... FULL STORY
Libby Rotary Wine Tasting March 10 (February 21, 2006)
The Libby Rotary Club's annual Wine Tasting benefit will be held on Friday, March 10, at the Memorial Center. ... FULL STORY
Lynx Public Comment Period Reopened until April 30 (February 25, 2006)
Proposal to designate critical habitat for the Canada Lynx
On February 16th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the public comment period for the proposal to designate approximately 18,031 square miles as critical habitat for the federally threatened Canada lynx. Areas proposed as critical habitat include por ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) June Hileman passes away (February 22, 2006)
Long-time Libby resident and author of 'Looking Back'
Long-time resident, June Hileman, passed away Monday morning, February 20th, in Libby. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Forest Plan Revision Update (February 22, 2006)
Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests
The Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests are working on revising their Forest Land Management Plans. ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County Crimestoppers (February 8, 2006)
Can you help solve any of these crimes?
The Lincoln County Crimestoppers has a webpage with up to date information on the Crime of the Week, Missing Persons, Sexual and Violent Offenders in Lincoln County and more. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cabinet Mountains (February 24, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Cabinet Mountains are a beautiful sight on a sunny winter day along Highway 56, seen here on Friday. ... FULL STORY
Air Pollution Meeting in Libby Feb 27 (February 26, 2006)
On Monday, February 27, the Lincoln County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing to take comment on two air pollution related items: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Turner Mountain Lodge Dedication (February 18, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Lonnie Hansen cuts the ribbon Saturday morning in the new lodge at Turner Mountain during Turner's dedication ceremony and open house. The lodge is beautiful and it's open for business, complete with a snack bar, dining room, restrooms, first aid station and r ... FULL STORY
MSU Research Roundup (February 9, 2006)
Montana State University Research News
Here are a couple of interesting tidbits that just came out from Montana State Universityís Research Roundup: ... FULL STORY
Biologists hope to revive white sturgeon in Kootenai (February 8, 2006)
According to an article in the Columbia Basin Bulletin Weekly Fish and Wildlife News, fisheries biologists are attempting to revive dwingling populations of wild white sturgeon in the Kootenai River below Libby Dam. Last summer, more than a million fertilized ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Turner Ski Lodge Dedication Feb. 18 (February 14, 2006)
Dedication and Open House for new ski lodge!
Turner Mountain Ski Area invites the public to join them for the dedication of the new lodge on Saturday, February 18th, at 11:00 am. The new lodge is the culmination of years of hard work by members of Kootenai Winter Sports (KWS) and many dedicated volunteer ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) STOKR registration form now online (February 3, 2006)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride May 13-14, 2006
ATTENTION STOKR RIDERS: Registration forms for the 2006 STOKR, Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride, have gone out in the mail. Registration forms can also be downloaded online via a printable PDF from the STOKR page on this website. This is a 4-page p ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Pitiful Pirates (February 15, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Kootenai Heritage Council presents The Pitiful Pirates Friday and Saturday, February 17, 18, and again February 24, 25 at the Little Theatre. All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and students are $5. Come join the fun! Photo courtesy of Keith ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) McGregor Lake Fish Derby (February 11, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Saturday morning dawned clear and cold (5 degrees) at McGregor Lake for the annual fish derby sponsored by McGregor Lake Resort. The lake has only a thin skin of ice - not enough for ice fishermen, and just enough to make it difficult for boats early in the mo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) City Boat Ramp (February 7, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
It's beginning to look like spring along the Kootenai River, seen here from the city boat ramp on Tuesday. Canada geese, a passing drift boat and beautiful sunshine and blue sky completed the springtime feel. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hospital Employees Go Red for Women (February 3, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Employees of St.John's Lutheran Hospital (and Roger, too) wear red Friday in observance of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease as being the number 1 killer of women in the country, ahead of ... FULL STORY
Show Your Heart - Wear Red! (February 2, 2006)
Friday, February 3
The American Heart Association wants you to know that heart disease is the number one killer of U.S. women, claiming about 500,000 lives every year. That's more than cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease combined. St. John's Lutheran Hospital is recognizi ... FULL STORY
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