Libby Montana News - August 2006

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Swamp Creek Woes (August 31, 2006)
The Hwy 2 road improvement project that just canít seem to happen
Since 1985. That is how long the Montana Department of Transportation has been working on the Swamp Creek project. And it has taken them by their own admission until the year 2000 to understand why it was named "Swamp Creek". ... FULL STORY
Fur Trade Demonstrations Sept. 8 (August 31, 2006)
There will be a fur trade demonstration at Firemanís Park on Friday, September 8, at 1:30 pm. Jim Mee and Bob Malyevac will demonstrate how the Forest Service David Thompson trunk is used in the classroom. Fur trade historians Mark and Charlotte Morain, and Ki ... FULL STORY
Ulm Fire Update: August 31 (August 31, 2006)
1,475 acres, 4% contained
Cooler temperatures and higher humidity moderated fire activity on the Ulm fire on Wednesday. A burnout operation on the northern flank of the fire was about 30% complete when rain and snow showers suspended the effort. Engines assisted in holding actions alon ... FULL STORY
WR Grace Trial delayed (August 30, 2006)
The case against W.R. Grace has reportedly been delayed from the September 11th trial date in order to await the results of earlier appeals. Federal prosecutors appealed three pretrial rulings by Chief District Judge Donald Malloy, which they say undermine the ... FULL STORY
Ulm Peak Fire (August 29, 2006)
1,200 acres, 4% contained
A 1,200 acre wildfire burning approximately 12 miles southwest of Noxon, Montana, has resulted in temporary closures on portions of the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests for public safety. The Ulm fire is burning near the northeast boundary of the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Edwards join surgery staff at St. Johnís (August 29, 2006)
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospitalís Surgery Department recently welcomed two new faces to the staff in their busy surgery department: Mark Edwards, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CRNA and his wife Karen Edwards, RN. The Edwards come to Libby from Los Luna ... FULL STORY
Baucus requests oversight review of EPA Libby cleanup (August 23, 2006)
Montana Senator Max Baucus has stepped into the fray over the EPA clean up of asbestos contamination in Libby. ... FULL STORY
EPA seeks public comment on Libby Superfund (August 13, 2006)
Also on Troy High School Administrative Board
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the administrative record for the EPA cleanup actions taken in Libby, Montana and at the Troy High School. ... FULL STORY
KNF seeks comments on exploratory drilling project (August 13, 2006)
Comments due by September 9
The Libby Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest (KNF) is seeking public comment on a mining Plan of Operations from Arnold Backie of Libby Creek Ventures. The project is for exploratory drilling on his mining claims in the Libby Creek drainage. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Loon Lake (August 31, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The past couple days of clouds, wind, and rain showers have made it feel like fall, but the weather forecast for the next several days is for daytime high temperatures climbing into the 90's by next week with lows in the 30's and 40's. This is a view of Loon L ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hazy Skies (August 23, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The sky was hazy from smoke this week from small fires around northwest Montana, as seen from Swede Mountain Lookout on Wednesday. As long as fire danger remains high, area lookouts will continue to be manned. ... FULL STORY
Crismore voted off Libby City Council (August 22, 2006)
Councilman Stu Crismore has been voted off the Libby city council. Members of the council felt Crismore had neglected his office because of his failure to attend City Council meetings over the last two months. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís employees give medical scholarships (August 18, 2006)
St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby
The employees at St. Johnís Hospital are encouraging local students to pursue degrees in the field of medicine. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Heritage Museum final program August 26 (August 22, 2006)
Closing Day of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit ĎKey Ingredient: America by Foodí
Donít miss the closing day for the Heritage Museumís Smithsonian traveling exhibit, "Key Ingredient: America by Food", on Saturday, August 26th. ... FULL STORY
Libby High Class of í66 40th Reunion Aug 18-20 (August 13, 2006)
Libby High School Class of 66 will be holding their 40th Class Reunion on the weekend of August 18-20th. Scheduled events are ... FULL STORY
Final Troy Schools budget hearing August 15 (August 13, 2006)
The final budget meeting for Troy Public Schools District #1 will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at the district office, 236 Spokane Avenue. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam tours end August 18 (August 13, 2006)
Last day for summer tours at the Dam
(Libby) The last day of the summer tour schedule at Libby Dam will be Friday, August 18, 2006. Anyone interested in taking part in the tour program at Libby Dam is asked to plan their tour this week. Tours will be offered through Friday at 10:00 am, 12:00 no ... FULL STORY
Engell Family performs August 17 (August 13, 2006)
Kootenai Heritage Council presentation
On Thursday, August 17, the Kootenai Heritage Council proudly presents the Engell Family band at the Memorial Center. ... FULL STORY
FWP fish restocking plan public meeting Aug. 17 (August 13, 2006)
EA and proposal to remove fish from Kilbrennan Lake and Creek and Feeder Creeks
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of Kilbrennan Lake and Kilbrennan and Feeder Creeks for the purpose of restocking with native redband trout. FWP proposes removing eastern brook ... FULL STORY
Update on Red Eagle Fire-Glacier National Park (August 13, 2006)
31,818 acres and is estimated at 75% contained
As of Sunday, August 13, Glacier National Park officials report that the Red Eagle Fire burning in Glacier National Park near St. Mary is 31,818 acres and is estimated at 75% contained. ... FULL STORY
Fires in northwest Montana (August 9, 2006)
Most small
More than 25 fire starts resulting from recent lightning activity across Northwest Montana are being responded to by Flathead and Kootenai National Forests, Glacier National Park, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and rural fire departme ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ignite the Nites (August 19, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Mineral Avenue was packed Saturday for the 45th anniversary of the Igniters Car Club car show. Besides the car show, the two-day event featured a neon and flame throwing contest, a burn-out contest, cruising Mineral Avenue and a Saturday night dance at the Mem ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Backcountry Wildman (August 12, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
It was a busy day at Howard Lake Saturday as David Thompson Search and Rescue hosted its first Backcountry Wildman event in Libby. The triathlon/biathlon attracted 14 individuals and 8 teams for hiking, biking and swimming. For more on this story and many phot ... FULL STORY
Fire Lookouts and Food Aug. 11 (August 9, 2006)
The Heritage Museum will host the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speakers Bureau program ďFire Lookouts and FoodĒ with author and journalist Libby Langston on Friday, August 11. ... FULL STORY
FWP seeks fishing reg comments (August 9, 2006)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking comment on tentatively approved fishing regulations that would remain in effect March 1, 2007 through February 29, 2008. ... FULL STORY
Montanore hopes to bring prosperity to Libby (August 3, 2006)
If Mines Management has anything to do with it, Montanore will be Libby's new economic generator. ... FULL STORY
Museum hosts Chili Cook-off July 29 (August 24, 2006)
Challenge your friends and coworkers!
What better time for a chili cook-off than rodeo weekend! In conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibition Key Ingredients: America by Food, which is on exhibit at The Heritage Museum through August 26, the Museum is hosting a chili cook-off on Saturday, July 29 ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Backcountry Wildman (August 12, 2006)
Hosted by David Thompson Search and Rescue
by Maggie Craig
David Thompson Search and Rescue hosted the first Backcountry Wildman triathlon held in Libby on Saturday, August 12. Fourteen individuals and eight teams entered the triathlon/biathlon, taking participants up McKay and Great Northern Mountains and for a swim ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lake Koocanusa (August 5, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Lake Koocanusa is a wonderful resource for fishing, boating swimming and camping, all close to Libby. It has also provided some much-needed relief from the heat this summer. This view is from Sutton Creek on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Historic Downtown Troy Day (August 5, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
Visitors to Troy could learn about the history of the buildings on Kootenai Avenue Saturday during the 3rd annual Historic Downtown Troy Day. The event drew vendors and visitors to the downtown Troy area. It was sponsored by the Troy Area Community Association ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Eureka Quilt Show (August 5, 2006)
by Maggie Craig
The second annual Eureka Quilt Show was held at Eureka's Historical Village on Saturday. Quilters from several states showed their creations at the village and throughout downtown Eureka. A total of 342 quilts were entered in the show, and they came from as f ... FULL STORY
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