Libby Montana News - May 2006

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Libby asbestos victims to get benefits (May 24, 2006)
Story courtesy Duane Williams, KLCB Libby News Radio ... FULL STORY
Baucus on Asbestos SS Disability Benefits (May 24, 2006)
Senator praises Social Security Administration for including Tremolite Asbestos-related disease
(Washington, D.C.) Ė Montana Senator Max Baucus announced on Wednesday, May 24, that Libby residents, and former Libby residents, will now be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam releases high flows (May 24, 2006)
Releases will slow reservoir refill for Lake Koocanusa
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water managers for Libby Dam are advising that high flows over the weekend of May 20-21 were the result of low elevation runoff from streams between Libby Dam and Bonners Ferry, and that there is more high elevation snow pack above ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) School bus accident simulation (May 20, 2006)
Training for emergency responders
by Maggie Craig
An overturned school bus was the focus of an accident simulation on Saturday along Highway 2 at the Lincoln/Flathead County line. The Marion Rural Fire Department organized the training session, in conjunction with the Fisher River Valley Fire Department, Smi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Birthday for Libby 2005 babies (May 17, 2006)
St. John's Hospital celebrates the babies born in 2005
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
As part of their 2006 Hospital Week Celebration, St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital hosted a special party to celebrate all of the babies who where born at St. Johnís in 2005. Over 40 moms, dads, grandparents, siblings and friends celebrated with the recent arrival ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Memorial Service (May 29, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
A Memorial Day Service was held at the Libby Cemetery Monday in honor of our veterans, past and present. A large crowd gathered to observe the service, and to remember and honor those who have served our country. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Arts on the Grass (May 27, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Troy Glass Art Guild sponsored the first "Arts on the Grass" event, held under gray skies at the Troy Museum on Saturday. Several vendors presented stained glass, wood carvings and furniture, clothing, glass art and more. Organizers hope to make this an an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ben Graham Golf Tournament (May 20, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Jerry Mee was one of 66 entries Saturday in the Ben Graham Memorial Golf Tournament held at Cabinet View Country Club. ... FULL STORY
Severe thunderstorm warning for Lincoln County (May 22, 2006)
Monday, May 22, 5:45 PM: The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Libby and Troy areas has been allowed to expire. ... FULL STORY
Yaak River Flood Watch cancelled (May 21, 2006)
The National Weather Service out of Missoula has cancelled the Flood Watch for the Yaak River near Troy. The latest stage was at 7.5 feet at 8:00 pm on Sunday. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. No flooding is forecast at this time. ... FULL STORY
Trout & Salmon Fish Derby May 20-21 (May 17, 2006)
Koocanusa Resort and Marina Ė Application Deadline May 17
Koocanusa Resort and Marina will be hosting their 4th Annual Trout & Salmon fishing Derby on Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21 on Lake Koocanusa. For anyone who is just hearing about this derby and wants to enter, be aware that the application deadline is Wednesday ... FULL STORY
Flood Watch for Yaak River (May 17, 2006)
Expected to reach flood stage by Thursday morning
7:19 PM, 5/17/06 Update: The latest report has the Yaak River near Troy at 7.2 feet at 4 PM Wednesday. Flood stage is 8.0 feet. Minor flooding is possible with a maximum stage of 8.4 feet forecast around 12:00 PM Saturday, which is 0.4 feet above flood stage. ... FULL STORY
Troy Mine posts 1st Quarter Profit Report (May 9, 2006)
Revett Minerals, Copper & Silver mine
Revett Minerals Inc, owner of the Troy Mine in Troy, Montana, has reported its first ever positive earnings, driven by improving operations at their Troy Mine and very strong commodity prices. During the first quarter of 2006, the Troy Mine sold 1.8 million po ... FULL STORY
David Thompson Planning Meeting May 18 (May 9, 2006)
As part of the commemoration of the Bicentennial of David Thompsonís explorations of the Pacific Northwest, there will be a David Thompson planning meeting on Thursday, May 18, at the Kootenai National Forest Supervisorís Office from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. The pu ... FULL STORY
ĎService That Sellsí Seminar May 18 (May 9, 2006)
Travel Montana and the Lincoln County Campus of Flathead Valley Community College are sponsoring a seminar for local area businesses on how to provide better service to customers. ... FULL STORY
Libby Archery Club Archery Shoots (May 5, 2006)
The Libby Archery Club will be hosting several 3-D Archery Shoots this summer. These are fun events for the whole family. In addition to these two-day weekend 3-D shoots, the archery club has many events scheduled over the summer with other archery clubs. ... FULL STORY
May Open Houses at Historic Ranger Stations (May 1, 2006)
Kootenai National Forest
(Libby) In association with Historic Preservation month, the Kootenai National Forest would like to invite the public to open houses at the forestís historic ranger stations. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kiwanis Family Day in the Park (May 20, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
A young rider checks out the course at the Bike Safety Rodeo held in conjunction with "Family Day in the Park," hosted by the Kootenai Kiwanis. Saturday's event was their 9th annual family day at Fireman's Park. While the weather wasn't entirely cooperative, k ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Accident Simulation (May 20, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
An overturned school bus was the focus of an accident simulation on Saturday along Highway 2 at the Lincoln/Flathead County line. The Marion Rural Fire Department organized the training session, in conjunction with the Fisher River Valley Fire Department, Smi ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Kootenai River Flooding (May 18, 2006)
Spring thaw has caused area rivers and streams to rise and bringing the Kootenai River over its banks. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Yaak River, which was .4 feet shy of flood stage as of 1 PM on Friday. The Yaak River is expe ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) STOKR Photo Gallery 2 (May 18, 2006)
Last weekend, 350 bicycle riders from many states came to Libby to ride in the 12th annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River, STOKR. The annual spring ride is a fundraiser for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those in need in Libby. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flows to go to full powerhouse capacity (May 9, 2006)
Outflows to coincide with peak inflows
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Libby Dam Operations ... FULL STORY
Osteoporosis program May 11 (May 5, 2006)
St. John's Lutheran Hospital
The public is invited to attend a program on how to prevent and treat osteoporosis on Thursday, May 11th, sponsored by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital. Dr. Roger J. Diegel, who practices Rheumatology in the Kalispell area, has lectured on osteoporosis at hospita ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Libby Loggers Baseball (May 14, 2006)
The Libby Loggers played the Sanders County Cougers on Sunday, Mother's Day, in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) STOKR Photo Gallery (May 14, 2006)
The 12th annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River is in full swing here in Libby, bringing bicyclists from Montana, Idaho, Washington, Utah, and as far away as Canada and Belgium. The hugely-popular event is a fund-raiser for the local chapter of Habitat for H ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) Libby 3D Archery Shoot (May 6, 2006)
Fawn Creek Campground
by Maggie Craig
The Libby Archery Club held a traditional (no compound bows) 3D archery shoot at Fawn Creek Campground over the weekend. The event drew about 170 entries on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
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