Libby Montana News - April 2008

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(7 pictures) Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (April 30, 2008)
Over 600 Montana law enforcement representatives and their friends are carrying the torch for the Special Olympics of Montana. The relay began today, April 30, and had ten starting points around the state with hundreds carrying the Flame of Hope 2000 miles to ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Bluegrass festival announced (April 29, 2008)
Kootenai River Bluegrass Festival in Troy, July 18, 19 & 20
by Kootenai Valley Record
There will be bluegrass in the Kootenai Valley this summer. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wings Week starts May 3 (April 29, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The 12th annual Wings Week fundraiser for Wings Regional Cancer Support starts Saturday, May 3, with a Cinco de Mayo Mexican buffet dinner at the Yaak River Tavern. ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Hotrods & Buckskins: Eureka Rendezvous (April 27, 2008)
Mountain Men and Blackpowder Shoot, Car Shows, Mudbog & Sand-drag, Rodeo, more
Eureka, Montana held its annual Rendezvous Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25-27th. The event included a host of activities for the whole family. The fun started with a Kickoff BBQ and concert featuring live music by local performers Kayla & Holly V ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flood event lessons learned (April 27, 2008)
by The Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife News Bulletin
The Seattle District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made a report available this week on follow-up actions taken in response to lessons learned from 2006 spring flood event at Libby Dam. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Enjoying Spring (April 25, 2008)
A mule deer pauses to look around Friday morning as it browses on emerging spring vegetation near the old mill site. ... FULL STORY
Norovirus confirmed in Lincoln County (April 25, 2008)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
In recent weeks, there have been media reports about the outbreak of Norovirus in several Northwest Montana communities. According to Susan Horelick, RN, Infection Control Manager at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital, the virus is moving through Lake County as wel ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Three competing for Logger Days Queen (April 25, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Three Libby High School juniors are vying for the title of Logger Days Queen. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Frontier announces fiber optics project (April 24, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby’s telecommunications pipeline will be getting a huge boost this summer through a $1.2 million fiber optics project being planned by Frontier. ... FULL STORY
U Serve Libby comments on tennis court tree cutting (April 20, 2008)
by LibbyMT.com
Editor’s Note: We received a letter from Laurie Mari, Treasurer of U Serve Libby, Inc., with comments on what they felt was misinformation in an article we posted by Duane Williams of KLCB Radio regarding the new tennis courts in Libby. “Whether one agrees or ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) David Thompson and the Fur Trade in Northwest Montana (April 20, 2008)
Presentation at the Heritage Museum in Libby on May 5th
by Heritage Museum
(Libby) - May 5th, 2008 marks the 200 anniversary of the arrival of David Thompson of the Northwest Fur Company and his men to what would later be the site of Libby, Montana. Thompson is acclaimed as one of the greatest land geographers who ever lived. Between ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Springtime in Montana (April 20, 2008)
Northwest Montana basked in 70 degrees and sunshine last weekend, while this weekend saw 30 degrees and snow. This is a view Saturday of Schreiber Lake south of Libby, where it snowed most of the day. The forecast calls for rain and snow showers the rest of ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Curious Otter (April 20, 2008)
A curious river otter looks up from the surface of a Libby-area pond. Photo by Kootenai Valley Record. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Home & Garden Expo 2008 (April 20, 2008)
The Libby Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kootenai River Development Council teamed up to sponsor a Home & Garden Show at the Memorial Center Friday through Sunday. The idea was to allow local businesses to acquaint the community with what they have to offer ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Digital Mammography Campaign Reaches Goal (April 18, 2008)
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
In June of 2007, the Foundation Board at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital began a campaign to raise $250,000 to add Digital Mammography technology to the hospital’s Imaging Department. It was an arduous task, but on April 15th, just ten months later, they are cel ... FULL STORY
New elementary school planned (April 17, 2008)
To replace Asa Wood
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby School District has announced plans to build a new elementary school to replace Asa Wood. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) High School Students Pick Up Litter (April 17, 2008)
Libby High School students spent part of their school day Thursday picking up litter around Libby. Most students were bused to several areas around town, while some crews worked near the high school. A hot dog lunch awaited them after their return to school, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Transaction closes in sale of old school to developer (April 16, 2008)
90-year old Libby school building last occupied in 2001
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
After sitting vacant for more than seven years, the old school building at the corner of Mineral Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard is no longer the property of Libby School District. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Special improvement district proposed to fund streetscape (April 16, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
All property owners on the two blocks of Mineral Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and Highway 2 have agreed to be part of a special improvement district to raise funds for streetscape improvements, Libby Main Street Program director Trent Oelberg told the Libb ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Art Show (April 15, 2008)
Karen Landis the Featured Artist
Karen Landis was the featured artist at the art show held Saturday at the VFW. Libby Fine Arts, Inc. hosts the show every spring. The show is open to any artist to display fine art paintings, drawings or sculpture, and the public is invited to view the artwo ... FULL STORY
Construction begins on new tennis courts (April 14, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Construction of six new tennis courts is beginning. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Making room for new tennis courts in Libby (April 12, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Decimated legacy trees lay waste to make room for U-serve tennis courts at a Libby city-owned park in the City Hall complex. When originally proposed several years ago, U-serve told the Libby City Council that no tree damage would result in locating the six te ... FULL STORY
Montana settles with Feds on salmon lawsuit (April 12, 2008)
by Governor Brian Schweitzer’s office – media release
(Helena, Montana) - Today (April 11, 2008) Governor Brian Schweitzer announced that Montana entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the federal action agencies (Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Bureau of R ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) SJLH Auxiliary supports Hospital Foundation's Mammography Campaign (April 11, 2008)
Auxiliary ladies present check for $1000
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Jan Kendall, SJLH Auxiliary President, presents KC Hoyer, Executive Director of the St. John’s Lutheran Hospital Foundation, a check for $1,000 in an effort to support the Foundation’s Campaign to bring Digital Mammography to the residents of Lincoln County. ... FULL STORY
Flower Creek Ski Course Needs Support (April 11, 2008)
by Susie Rice/Kootenai Cross-Country Ski Club
This incredible ski season is over, but one lingering detail remains. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Carnival coming to town for Logger Days (April 8, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The carnival will be returning to Libby’s Logger Days for the event’s 50th anniversary June 26-29. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Flying Home (April 8, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A pair of Canada geese glide through the sky over Libby. Geese and other migratory birds have been making their return to the area for nesting in recent days as spring weather finally starts to settle in. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rock Creek project rolling ahead (April 8, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
As legal challenges brought by a coalition of environmental groups continue to work their way through the court system, Revett Minerals is hoping to begin “actual physical work” on its planned silver and copper mine at Rock Creek in Sanders County in late spri ... FULL STORY
Grace to retain medical program for Libby hospital (April 8, 2008)
Makes additional donation to St. John’s Hospital
by W.R. Grace media release
W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) today (April 8, 2008) announced that it plans to retain the Medical Program it established in 2000 to assist local residents with medical needs resulting from their exposure to asbestos from the former Grace mine located near the t ... FULL STORY
$3 Billion asbestos deal reached by W.R. Grace to pay asbestos victims (April 8, 2008)
W.R. Grace has agreed to pay $3 billion dollars to resolve current and future asbestos claims. The agreement was announced on Monday, April 7th, by John Cooney of Cooney & Conway law firm, who is a member of the negotiating committee for the settlement as well ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Polar Bears Take Last Plunge of Season (April 6, 2008)
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
The Libby Polar Bears took their last plunge of the season Sunday afternoon with a water temperature of 44 degrees. Several spectators were on hand to cheer the intrepid bunch of swimmers. Pictured left to right, just before their dip: Cody Schreiner, Elliot ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) SJLH Health Fair 2008 (April 5, 2008)
Pee Wee Penguin made the rounds at St. John's Lutheran Hospital's annual Health Fair Saturday morning at the Memorial Center. A variety of health care information was available to the public, and the hospital offered free and reduced cost blood tests as well ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Remainder of Swamp Creek project set for ‘beyond 2012’ (April 5, 2008)
Funding limitations hold back project
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The remainder of a project to rebuild Highway 2 in the Swamp Creek area, the first portion of which was completed last summer, won’t happen until “beyond 2012,” a state highway engineer told Lincoln County officials last week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby woman marks 100 years (April 5, 2008)
Myrtle Clark celebrates birthday on April 12
by Kootenai Valley Record
Myrtle Clark of Libby will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 12. ... FULL STORY
Spring SOPA for Kootenai Forest projects available (April 5, 2008)
Schedule of Proposed Actions
The Kootenai National Forests publishes their Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year. The Spring 2008 edition is now available. The public is invited to participate in the project planning and send in comments, suggestions and site-specific info ... FULL STORY
Libby Polar Bears hold last swim April 6 (April 5, 2008)
Last freezing dip of the season
by LibbyMT.com
The Libby Polar Bear Club will hold their last swim of the Polar Bear Season on Sunday, April 6th. “This will be our 24th one of the season,” said Polar Bear Club President Rick Klin. “It has been a great year with more spectators than normal,” he said ... FULL STORY
STOKR Sunday ride open to locals (April 5, 2008)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride
STOKR organizers changed the way of filling the open slots for the annual May ride by switching over to a lottery system. Each year, STOKR (Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River) quickly fills up the allotted slots for the two-day ride that benefits the Kootenai V ... FULL STORY
Yaak Shooting Range EA (April 3, 2008)
Well-Drilling EA Open for Comment
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments on a proposed modification to an existing shooting range enhancement grant for the Yaak Rod & Gun Club for the purpose of drilling a water well. The shooting range has a physical description that reads, "HES 4 ... FULL STORY
Trophy Wildlife Auction (April 3, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
On Saturday April 12, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will be conducting a trophy wildlife auction at the Region One Headquarters located at 490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell. The sale will include non-perishable wildlife parts that will be auctioned ... FULL STORY
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