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Libby Montana News - August 2007

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Fishing Closure Lifted on Thompson River (August 31, 2007)
Effective Saturday, September 1
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has acted to lift the fishing closure on the Thompson River. The entire Thompson River is reopened to all angling effective at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2007. ... FULL STORY
Cub Creek & Little Spar Trail now open (August 29, 2007)
Savage Mountain Fire trail closure lifted
Cub Creek Trail # 324 and Little Spar Trail # 143 on the Three Rivers Ranger District on the Kootenai National Forest are now open. These trails were closed due to the Savage Mountain fire burning in the Spar Lake area. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam discharge to decrease (August 29, 2007)
15,000 cfs to 9,000 cfs
The Corps of Engineers will begin decreasing discharge from Libby Dam beginning Wednesday evening (August 29) from current outflow of approximately 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 9,000 cfs by Saturday, September 1 following Biological Opinion ramping ra ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Road Repair Work along the Kootenai River (August 29, 2007)
Road repair work is underway along the Kootenai River in the Kootenai Falls Wildlife Management Area. The popular trail at the end of River Road will have dump trucks hauling in and out for two to three more weeks. ... FULL STORY
Daylight Saving Time Extended Beginning in 2007 (August 26, 2007)
Hunters should adjust schedules
Hunters more than most folks are aware of when daylight saving time ends each fallóusually the end of Octoberóbecause it affects when sunrise and sunset occurs. Authorized hunting hours adopted by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission begin one-half ho ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Howard Lake (August 26, 2007)
Howard Lake is shown recently, one of many area lakes that provided a respite from the hot weather of July and August. Vegetation is beginning to change color now with the cooler nights, signaling the change of seasons. ... FULL STORY
More buyers interested in Historic Libby High School (August 24, 2007)
Two developers present signed buy/sell agreements
The Libby schools have received two signed buy/sell agreements on the Historic Libby High school. One with a check from local developer, Ray Hollingsworth, who was out of town and not able to give the board a presentation at the school board meeting. ... FULL STORY
City of Libby water and sewer rate hearing held (August 18, 2007)
Rates not questioned; water concerns raised
A grand total of eight Libby residents showed up for the City of Libby water and sewer rate public hearing. ... FULL STORY
Forest Service seeks more fire fighting equipment (August 17, 2007)
(Libby) - Due to the length and severity of the fire season, the Forest Service may be in need of additional fire fighting equipment. The types of equipment needed now are engines (Type IV and Type VI), water tenders, water trucks and skidgens. This equipmen ... FULL STORY
Stage II Fire Restrictions Remain in Northwest Montana (August 17, 2007)
Fire Danger Very High/Extreme
Stage II fire restrictions continue for Northwest Montana. These restrictions apply to all lands in Northwest Montana under the protection of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Flathead National Forest, Kootenai National Fore ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New Financial Counselor at St. John's (August 17, 2007)
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital in Libby recently added a new Financial Counselor to their staff. Pennie Gustin joins the hospital as the Patient Financial Resource Counselor. Gustin is no stranger to healthcare, having spent the last three years in the billing ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Schreiber Creek Fire (August 19, 2007)
The Forest Service, DNRC and Fisher River Valley Fire Department responded to a small fire along Highway 2 South off the Schreiber Creek road Sunday morning. The cause is being investigated. The public is reminded that Stage II fire restrictions are still in e ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Igniters Car Show (August 17, 2007)
Proud owners of vintage vehicles 'cruise the gut' Friday evening during the Igniters Car Club's annual car show. The event draws entries from several states and Canada. The Igniters have the oldest active car club in Montana, with this year's show being its 47 ... FULL STORY
FWP seeks comments on Bull River Wildlife Management Area/Noggle Creek land addition (August 10, 2007)
Comments taken until September 7
Fish, Wildlife & Parks proposes to acquire approximately 255 acres of important wildlife habitat on Noggle Creek for $1,657,500 using Habitat Montana funds. The acquisition represents an addition to the existing Bull River Wildlife Management Area in Sanders ... FULL STORY
FWP seeking comments on Loon Lake rehabilitation project (August 10, 2007)
Comments taken until August 31
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of improving the angling quality of Loon Lake in Lincoln County through removal of eastern brook trout and black bullheads by application of piscicide ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Smoky Sunset (August 17, 2007)
Chippy Creek and Brush Creek Fires
Smoke-filled skies made a brilliant red sunset Thursday evening in Northwest Montana. The Chippy Creek and Brush Creek fires filled the area with smoke due to overcast weather conditions. According to InciWeb, Friday morning's fire acreage was 82,160 acres f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2nd Annual Wildman Triathlon (August 11, 2007)
A participant in the 2nd annual "Wildman Triathlon" crosses Libby Creek on her way back to Libby Saturday afternoon. Contestants biked, hiked and swam a grueling course, testing physical and mental endurance and fitness. The event is sponsored by David Thompso ... FULL STORY
SJLH Medical Staff VP urges Public Health Emergency (August 9, 2007)
Asbestosis victims should receive needed health care
Medical Staff Vice President at St John's Hospital, in a letter to Steven Johnson, Administrator of the EPA, is urging the declaration of a Public Health Emergency. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's Auxiliary donates $9,000 for hospital equipment (August 6, 2007)
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer, Lois Osteen, hands a check to Bill Patten, Hospital CEO, for $9,000 while Auxiliary President, Jan Kendall, looks on. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's employees encourage medical careers through scholarships (August 6, 2007)
The employees at St. Johnís Hospital are encouraging local students to pursue degrees in the field of medicine. Nine years ago a group of employees devised a plan to raise funds for local students that were pursuing medical careers. The employees involved the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) MountainJam (August 4, 2007)
Alan Lane with Frank Chiaverini performed at the first annual MountainJam concert held at J. Neils Memorial Park. The Cabinet Mountains provided a beautiful backdrop for a casual summer evening of music. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Montana Wonder Theater (August 6, 2007)
Big city-style entertainment right here in Libby!
If you havenít been to the Montana Wonder Theater yet, now is your chance to see outstanding family entertainment at a special Family Night Illusion Show. This special show will be Thursday, August 9, at 8:00 p.m. with half price tickets. Adult tickets will ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's Diabetes Education Program merits ADA Recognition (August 5, 2007)
The St. Johnís diabetes self-management education program in Libby has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association. This program was originally developed 12 years ago through a rural transition grant, and has been ADA recognized ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Forensic Certification new to nursing at St. John's (August 5, 2007)
Libby,Montana Teri Beebe, RN, Emergency Room nurse with St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital, recently traveled to Dallas, TX to receive her certification as a Forensics Nurse. Beebe attended a two-day conference at the Fort Worth National Airport, which was preceded ... FULL STORY
Trail Closures due to Cabinet Wilderness fire (August 1, 2007)
Wanless Fire near Wanless Lake
Editorís Note: The Kootenai National Forest is announcing new trail closures due to the Wanless Fire burning in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness area near Wanless Lake. The fire is approximately 1 acre in size, burning northeast of Trout Creek on the Cabinet R ... FULL STORY
EPA Chief in Libby August 6 (August 1, 2007)
To discuss Libby asbestos clean-up efforts
Environmental Protection Agency head administrator, Stephen Johnson, will be in Libby on Monday, August 6, for a public meeting to discuss asbestos cleanup efforts with local community members. Johnson agreed to come to Libby at the request of Montana Senator ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Relay for Life Ė Photo Gallery (August 6, 2007)
Helping fight cancer
The American Cancer Society held the ďRelay for LifeĒ on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, at Asa Wood School. The event was a way to honor loved ones who have lost the battle against cancer, and to help support those fighting cancer today. Over 20 local teams ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Relay for Life (August 3, 2007)
American Cancer Society Event
The first of many cancer survivors head out to walk the track around Asa Wood School Friday evening during Libby's first American Cancer Society Relay for Life, a celebration of cancer survivors, in memoriam to those who lost the battle, and a fund-raising eff ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Hosts Class 'A' Baseball Tournament (August 1, 2007)
Libby Loggers pitcher Derek Benefield winds up during the Loggers' first game of the state Class "A" Baseball Tournament Wednesday evening. The Loggers lost to the Dillon Cubs, 5-2. Seven visiting teams from Montana and Alberta, Canada are in Libby for the tou ... FULL STORY
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