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Libby Montana News - March 2008

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(1 pictures) State Wrestling Champs (March 30, 2008)
Libby 8th Graders take 1st Place
Josiah Coker and Kyle Lier, both Libby 8th graders, took 1st place at the Western Montana State Wrestling Championship in Missoula on March 22nd. Lier won in the 119 lbs. weight class and Coker won in the 160 lbs. weight class. ... FULL STORY
Libby Police awarded a $13,170 grant to combat underage drinking (March 25, 2008)
Project ENFORCE
by Libby Police Department
The Libby Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Montana Board of Crime Control to combat the problem of underage drinking in our community. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Council says no to mayorís plan for boulevard extension (March 25, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A proposal from Mayor Tony Berget to buy property at the east end of Lincoln Boulevard and extend the street to City Hall appears dead after the city council declined to take action on the issue during a meeting last week. ... FULL STORY
Turner changes to weekend-only hours (March 25, 2008)
Turner Ski Area located just 22 miles from Libby
Turner Ski Area has modified their hours to be open Saturday and Sunday only for the rest of the winter ski season. Lifts run from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Current conditions (as of Tuesday, March 25) are 68Ē at the Summit and 27Ē at the Base. Current conditions a ... FULL STORY
Motorized Use Designations Project (March 25, 2008)
Request for public input
The Libby Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest is seeking public input on project-specific planning to complete route designations for motorized vehicle use on the district. This effort will produce a Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) that displays t ... FULL STORY
Troy holds public meeting on city water supply March 31 (March 25, 2008)
To evaluate city's water supply distribution system
The City of Troy will hold a public meeting to present findings of a Preliminary Engineering Report prepared to evaluate the city water supply distribution system. Interested persons are encouraged to attend and comment on the findings of the report, which wil ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New technology helps in fight against Osteoporosis (March 25, 2008)
St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital in Libby has recently installing new and improved equipment to measure bone density. The new bone densiometer is the latest addition to the hospital which will help them in the fight against Osteoporosis. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) 2008 Turner Top to Dog Results (March 25, 2008)
by Shannon Ostrowski
Place/Climber/Time ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Second Egg (March 24, 2008)
by LibbyMT.com
A second egg appeared in the bald eagle's nest on Monday (March 24th). The first egg was laid last Wednesday (March 19th). ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Early Easter egg (March 23, 2008 | Update March 25, 2008)
There's a new egg in the Libby Dam Bald Eagle nest
The bald eagles at the Libby Dam got their Easter egg early with the arrival of an egg in their nest on Wednesday evening. Typically a pair will produce two eggs, so watch the webcam to see if a nest-mate arrives soon! (Editor's Note: The second egg appeared o ... FULL STORY
No Democrats (March 23, 2008)
Lincoln County Commissionerís seats
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
No Democrats have filed for the soon-to-be open County Commissioners seat. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2008 Easter Egg Hunt (March 23, 2008)
Sisters Jaydee and Jaylee hunt for Easter eggs Saturday afternoon at Asa Wood School. Libby's Youth Court Services sponsors the annual hunt, with generous donations from area businesses and individuals. Every child receives a prize, or several, after looking ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Burger Express Building Demolished (March 19, 2008)
New building to take its place
The former Burger Express/Sunny's building is history this week as contractors began demolition on Monday. Bill and Robin Armstrong, the owners of Burger Express, are building a new restaurant at the site. There will be an enhanced menu, expanded seating, an ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Yaak community pitches in to save local landmark (March 18, 2008)
by Shirley Karuzas, for the Kootenai ValleyRecord
We went to the Troy post office all those years ago to find out what our new address would be. After explaining where our new home was and what roads we had to drive to get to it, we were awarded with our new address, Route 1, and told to put our box in the Fe ... FULL STORY
Lee Disney files to run for Lincoln County Commissioner (March 17, 2008)
Six candidates now filed, all as Republicans
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Yet another candidate for Lincoln County Commissioner has filed on the Republican ticket. Local entrepreneur and School Board member Lee Disney has joined the ever growing list. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Shotzberger-Oedekoven announce engagement (March 17, 2008)
Amanda Shotzberger and Weston Oedekoven plan June 7th wedding in Libby
John and Deena Shotzberger of Libby, Montana, and Ricky and Carla Oedekoven of Vale, South Dakota are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Amanda LoRee Shotzberger and Weston Lloyd Oedekoven. ... FULL STORY
Canít put a price on human lives (March 11, 2008)
Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus comment on W.R. Grace settlement with Department of Justice
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Senator Jon Tester said, "You can't put a price on human lives, and far too many folks were lost in Libby because of asbestos. Cleaning up the mess and taking care of the Montanans poisoned by W.R. Grace will take years of hard work. It will also require res ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Youngsters making a difference for homeless pets (March 11, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Sometimes, just being there is enough to make all the difference in the world. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mill levy sought to keep county buses running (March 11, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Faced with a loss of state funding, the Lincoln County Transportation Service is turning to county residents with a 1-mill levy request that will be placed on the June 3 primary ballot. ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace to pay $250 million for Libby asbestos cleanup (March 11, 2008)
Settlement with Department of Justice
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
W.R. Grace will pay $250 million, the highest sum in the history of the Superfund program, to reimburse the government for costs of the investigation and cleanup of asbestos contamination in Libby. Even though W.R. Grace is in bankruptcy this is a cash out se ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) CDM Supports Hospital Foundation's Mammography Campaign (March 9, 2008)
by St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Paul Lammers, Libby Project Site Manager with CDM Federal Programs Corporation, gave KC Hoyer, Executive Director of the St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Foundation, a check for $1,000 in an effort to support the Foundationís Campaign to bring Digital Mammography ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) Turner Crazy Days 2008 (March 9, 2008)
It was craazzy at Turner Mountain Saturday during its annual Crazy Days celebration. Turner will remain open on weekends until the snow gives out; probably until the end of March, depending on weather. The Top to Dog race will be held March 22. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Libby Middle School Science Fair Photos (March 4, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Photos from the Libby Middle School Science Fair which was held Feb. 28. Pictures by Kootenai Valley Record. ... FULL STORY
Libby City Council denies Moose Lodge business license for casino (March 4, 2008)
Large public opposition for location of proposed casino near elementary school
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has denied the proposed Moose Lodge #2671 a business license on a 4 to 2 vote. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Two more Republicans file for commission (March 4, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Two more Republicans have filed as candidates for Lincoln County commissioner, bringing the total number seeking the GOP nomination for the post to five. ... FULL STORY
Will asbestos scare mean a new elementary school for Libby? (March 4, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Will Libby get a new elementary school because of a minor vermiculite incident a week ago? ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The bald eagles are back! (March 4, 2008)
Eagles in the Libby Dam webcam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a webcam positioned to view the nesting activity of a bald eagle pair near the Libby Dam. The Libby Dam eagle cam is located near Souse Gulch on the Kootenai River. This nest began in 1996 and has been active since th ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Heritage Council launches new website (March 4, 2008)
The Kootenai Heritage Council has launched an updated version of their website, www.khcenter.org. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Signs of Spring (March 1, 2008)
There are some hopeful signs of spring emerging...daytime temperatures have nudged into the 50's this past week and the snow is finally melting...the geese are flying overhead, returning to their nesting grounds...red-winged blackbirds and chickadees can be he ... FULL STORY
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