Libby Montana News - December 2006

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(1 pictures) Cross Country Night Skiing (December 11, 2006)
South Flower Ski Course
The skiing is great at the South Flower cross-country ski course, reports Susie Rice. All trails are groomed and night skiing is available every Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Greg Rice and Julie Barcomb are shown recently during a night skiing session at the c ... FULL STORY
Turner Ski Conditions 12/29/06 (December 29, 2006)
Open Fridays-Sundays
Turner Ski Area reports the following conditions, as of Friday, December 29: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New Year's Eve Polar Bear Plunge (December 31, 2006)
The Libby Polar Bear Club celebrated the new year with a plunge in Libby Creek Sunday afternoon. About 75 spectators watched as about 20 swimmers took the plunge in 34 degree water. The mood was festive, with the polar bears providing doughnuts, hot chocolate ... FULL STORY
Kootenai White Sturgeon Hatchery gets $657,800 Upgrade (December 21, 2006)
To shore up hatchery water supply system
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council last week approved a $657,800 within-year budget request to shore up a Kootenai white sturgeon hatchery water supply system that was overtaxed this year by high flows. ... FULL STORY
Free medical screening for California Zonolite workers (December 21, 2006)
Workers and families exposed to asbestos at W.R. Grace Santa Ana plant
The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced on Wednesday, December 20, that they will offer free medical screening to workers who might have been exposed to asbestos during their employment at the W.R. Grace site in Santa Ana ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace Opinion (December 17, 2006)
Zonolite Attic Insulation not unreasonably harmful, says Court
Judge Judith Fitzgerald of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court has issued a 54 page Memorandum Opinion denying claimant's motion in the W.R. Grace case for a Partial Summary Judgement finding Zonolite Attic Insulation (ZAI) does not pose an unreasonable risk of harm ... FULL STORY
EPA committed to Libby clean-up (December 18, 2006)
Says Robert Roberts, EPA Denver, in a Guest Editorial
The Billings Gazette newspaper printed a guest editorial today, December 18, by Robert F. Roberts, regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver. In it, he reaffirms the EPA’s commitment to the long-term asbestos cleanup in Lib ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Koats for Kids (December 19, 2006)
The employees at St. John's Lutheran Hospital celebrated the season of giving with a coat drive and Jeans Day Fundraiser for the local Kiwanis Koats for Kids Program. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle School Sledding (December 27, 2006)
Several inches of new snow during Christmas break means that kids (and grownups, too) can be found at the sled hill by Libby Middle School. Several families were taking advantage of the hill and the snow conditions on Wednesday. ... FULL STORY
Turner Mountain Ski Conditions: 12/21/06 (December 22, 2006)
Open Fridays-Sundays
Turner Ski Area reports the following conditions, as of Thursday, December 21: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Happy Holidays! (December 25, 2006)
(1 pictures) Libby Creek (December 22, 2006)
Gray skies, cold temperatures and snow on the ground describe this past week in Libby, as seen here at Libby Creek on Thursday from the Hammer Cutoff road. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Turkey Trot (December 16, 2006)
Karen Kemmerer caught a picture of these turkeys crossing River Road last week. Flocks (or "rafters") of turkeys are becoming an increasingly common sight around Libby and Troy, often seen in fields along the highway or in town, feeding in yards. Photo courtes ... FULL STORY
Center for Biological Diversity to sue US Army Corps of Engineers (December 14, 2006)
Over Kootenai River White Sturgeon and Bull Trout
The Center for Biological Diversity and WildWest Institute formally notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, December 13, that they will sue the agency for “condemning the endangered Kootenai River White Sturgeon to extinction, illegally harming ... FULL STORY
EPA to do study (December 13, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to expedite a long-awaited study to verify asbestos cleanup efforts in Libby, according to Max Baucus. ... FULL STORY
IG wants more study, Baucus outraged (December 6, 2006)
New report says EPA cannot verify safety of Libby asbestos cleanup
The EPA Inspector General says, in their limited review, they identified significant issues that they believe are critical to a successful cleanup in Libby. ... FULL STORY
Montana Ski Area Update (December 14, 2006)
Here is the latest update of ski conditions across the state. Turner Mountain Ski Area, located just 22 miles from Libby, is tentatively scheduled to open on Friday, December 15. Other ski areas across the state are either already open or scheduled to open sho ... FULL STORY
Supreme Court sides with Crismore (December 13, 2006)
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered 19th District Judge Michael Prezeau to reinstate Stu Crismore to the Libby City Council. ... FULL STORY
Turner Mountain to open December 15 (December 11, 2006)
Turner Mountain will open for the season on Friday, December 15. The ski area will operate from 9 am to 3 pm every Friday through Sunday as long as snow conditions cooperate. Turner will also be open for the holidays, December 26 through January 1. ... FULL STORY
Strong winds, snowfall with latest winter storm (December 15, 2006)
Update: 2:20 PM, Saturday, Dec. 15: The National Weather Service out of Missoula has cancelled the Snow and Blowing Snow Advisory. Snow showers should remain scattered overnight with only local areas seeing 1-2 inches. Travelers should still be prepared for ra ... FULL STORY
Road, Trail damage reported on Kootenai Forest (December 5, 2006)
(Libby) - Due to the heavy rains experienced early last month, the Kootenai Forest had many roads and other areas damaged around the forest. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Treasure Tones at Libby Middle School (December 13, 2006)
The Treasure Tones, The Junior Tones and the 4th/5th Grade Select Choir sang Wednesday afternoon at Libby Middle School to an appreciative audience. The Treasure Tones will hold their annual Christmas concert at the Memorial Center Sunday, December 17, at 7:00 ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Festival of Trees (December 8, 2006)
Visitors to St. John's Lutheran Hospital's 12th annual Festival of Trees look over the beautifully decorated Christmas trees Friday night at the Memorial Center. There were 23 trees for viewing, as well as a variety of activities and entertainment. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory in Effect until 5 am Tuesday (December 11, 2006)
1 to 3 inches possible in lower elevations
The National Weather Service out of Missoula has issued a snow advisory above 3000 feet for the Kootenai/Cabinet Region until 5:00 am Tuesday, December 12. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Parade of Lights (December 1, 2006)
Santa asks, "Who's first?" for Christmas wishes Friday evening after his arrival on a fire truck in downtown Libby. Santa's visit was part of the Parade of Lights event that also included a reading of the Christmas story, a live nativity, a performance by the ... FULL STORY
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