Libby Montana News - June 2006

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(2 pictures) Mark your calendar for summer fun in Libby! (June 26, 2006)
There are many fun events planned in the Libby area for this summer. Here are the dates so you can mark you calendar and make your travel plans ... FULL STORY
SuperTag Hunter Lottery deadline July 6 & Aug 3 (June 26, 2006)
5 hunters to get a chance to hunt a moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk or deer in any hunting district!
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ... FULL STORY
Gas trauma in fish from Libby spill (June 26, 2006)
Unprecedented spill from Libby Dam has caused flood damage and increasing gas trauma symptoms in fish downstream, according to a state biologist who has been monitoring the Kootenai River. ... FULL STORY
Kids: Wear life jacket, get a free ice cream cone (June 26, 2006)
July 4th safety promotion by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wardens will be trying to catch young people doing something right this July 4 weekend and throughout the summer. ... FULL STORY
Going to the Sun Road open in Glacier Park (June 26, 2006)
Park crews at Glacier National Park completed final debris removal from the Going-to-the-Sun (Sun) Road’s west side alpine section allowing the road to be opened to travel on Friday, June 23. With this opening, vehicles will be able to travel the entire 50-mil ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (June 5, 2006)
Guest article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
Welcome to real estate in Lincoln County. We have the privilege of being longtime residents of a beautiful area in the “last best place”. It is always our pleasure to assist buyers wishing to relocate to our special corner of Montana. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Farmer's Market (June 29, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Freshly baked bread, fresh produce, hand-crafted jewelry, wood crafts, locally produced honey, quilted items, candles, hand-made rugs and more are available at the Farmer's Market every Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The market is held at the band she ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logger Days Parade (June 24, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
It was all about the log trucks as the 48th annual Logger Days Saturday celebration began with a parade down Mineral Avenue, led by several area log truckers. Honoring northwest Montana's timber resource heritage, Logger Days is a summer tradition that include ... FULL STORY
Libby Logger Days June 22-24 (June 20, 2006)
Fun for all ages! Logging events, entertainment, music, prizes
(Libby) The 2006 Libby Logger Days will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 22-24th. The event is sponsored by the Kootenai Kiwanis. Festivities will include the annual favorites of the traditional water fight (using fire hoses!), logging events, Bull of t ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam outflows to decrease (June 20, 2006)
River stage at Libby and Bonners Ferry will be lowered
The National Weather Service River Forecast Center has updated the forecast inflows into the Libby reservoir. Inflow yesterday, June 19, was 43,700 cubic feet per second (cfs). ... FULL STORY
New Kootenai Forest maps available soon (June 19, 2006)
Kootenai National Forest ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flow update: 6/19/06 (June 19, 2006)
Flows expected to remain the same for awhile
Story by KLCB News, Libby Radio ... FULL STORY
Libby sandbagging; Bonners Ferry flooding (June 18, 2006)
Libby Dam outflows raised to 56,000 cfs
Story by KLCB News – Libby Radio ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flooding road & campground closures at Glacier Park (June 18, 2006)
2.54 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period
(West Glacier) Officials at Glacier National Park report that recent rain has caused flooding in parts of the park, resulting in road, campground, and trail closures. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Dam water flow increases to 55,000 cfs (June 17, 2006)
Inflows higher than expected into Lake Koocanusa
U.S. Army Corpos of Engineers – Libby Dam ... FULL STORY
Schweitzer criticizes Libby Dam spill (June 17, 2006)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is criticizing an ongoing spill over Libby Dam, suggesting it could have been avoided if not for pressure to store water for Columbia River salmon. ... FULL STORY
Criminal endangering charge against WR Grace dismissed (June 13, 2006)
Charge dropped for 'knowingly endangering' miners and residents
A federal judge has dismissed part of a criminal conspiracy charge against W.R. Grace & Co which alleges they knowingly endangered miners and Libby area residents to asbestos from their Libby vermiculite mine. The conspiracy charge remains, but U.S. District J ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logger Days 2006 Bull of the Woods (June 23, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Dan Jenkins and Don Baney duke it out for the 2006 Logger Days Bull of the Woods title. Mayor Tony Berget, who has held the title for just about forever, retired this year and served as a judge, along with Neven Zugg. Don Baney won the men's title, and Chris S ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Logger Days Water Fight (June 22, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Libby Volunteer Fire Department won the water fight yet again Thursday evening during the Logger Days kickoff competition. "The Veggie Villain" melodrama, presented by the Kootenai Heritage Council, also started its three-day run Thursday at the Memorial C ... FULL STORY
(26 pictures) Kootenai River still can be wild (June 20, 2006)
Editorial by Dawn Ballou, Editor, LibbyMT.com ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Folf in Troy (June 17, 2006)
A contestant practices some short shots during the lunch break Saturday at the Troy Professional/Amateur Regional Disc Golf Tournament. The event was held at the Timberbeast Disc Golf Course behind the Troy Museum along Callahan Creek. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam high flows reach flood stage (June 12, 2006)
Residents living along the river getting very nervous at the high water
Story by KLCB News, Libby ... FULL STORY
Corps explains flood control spill at Libby Dam (June 9, 2006)
Editor’s Note: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued this press release on Friday, June 9, regarding the increase in flows from Lake Koocanusa through Libby Dam into the Kootenai River. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River Flows up to 32,400 cfs (June 9, 2006)
Story by KLCB News, Libby ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Raw vermiculite found in area thought to be clean (June 9, 2006)
City crews find vermiculite at Libby Riverfront Park
Story by KLCB News, Libby ... FULL STORY
Road Update for Glacier National Park (June 3, 2006)
Snow drifts still at least 50 feet at Big Drift
Officials from Glacier National Park report that while a portion of the Going-to-the-Sun (Sun) Road remains inaccessible to vehicular traffic, road crews continue to make plowing progress. On Thursday, June 1, the east and west side crews met while pioneering ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai River Running High (June 9, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
A very full Kootenai River heads toward Libby on June 9, 2006. The discharge from Libby Dam on this date was 38,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), with an inflow of 43,800 cfs. The pool elevation in Lake Koocanusa was 2455.99 feet, 3.01 feet from full pool as ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Dam Spill (June 9, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began spilling water from Libby Dam Thursday afternoon for flood control, increasing the spill on Friday (shown). As of Friday evening, the discharge was 38,000 cfs with an inflow to the reservoir of 43,800 cfs. Full powerhouse ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nice Day! (June 7, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
A powered parachute was leisurely cruising along Libby Creek near town Wednesday afternoon, enjoying the warm weather and nice view. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Heritage Museum Opens (June 3, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Heritage Museum held its opening day celebration Saturday with a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, and entertainment. The museum is open through the summer and offers a wealth of knowledge about Libby's history. The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, "Key I ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Heritage Museum Opening (June 3, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The Heritage Museum opened for the season on Saturday with an outstanding display of historical items. Equipment used in mining, logging, and farming from the early 1900's was on hand and operating for demonstrations. A gold panning area was set up so visitor ... FULL STORY
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