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Libby Montana News - July 2008

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(2 pictures) Grizzly relocated to Cabinets (July 29, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A young female grizzly was relocated to the Cabinet Mountains last week as part of an ongoing effort to bolster the areaís bear population. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) City cited for weed ordinance violation (July 29, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A Libby police crackdown on enforcement of a local ordinance governing weeds and rubbish has resulted in the issuance of a ticket to the city itself for allowing weeds to grow unchecked on former W.R. Grace property between the railroad tracks and City Service ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenet going offline (July 29, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Fourteen years after embarking on a mission "to fill the local pothole on the information superhighway," Kootenet is going offline for good. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Parmenter Fire Update: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 (July 29, 2008)
60% Contained; 130 Acres
The Parmenter Fire is now 60% contained. Fire acreage was modified to 130 acres due to more accurate mapping. There are currently 170 firefighters working this fire, under the management of a Type II Incident Management Team. The fire is 1.5 miles west of Libb ... FULL STORY
Two Kootenai roads closed for chip seal work (July 29, 2008)
Ross Creek Cedars Road #398 and Pete Creek Road #338
by Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest will be working on two roads beginning early next week. For safety, both roads will be closed during the project. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Johnís Cardiac Rehab receives Patient Satisfaction Award (July 29, 2008)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department in Libby, Montana, has won the SJLH Quarterly Patient Satisfaction Award (QPSA), taking the award away from two-time QPSA winners, SJLH Rehabilitative Services. The award is based on surveys that ... FULL STORY
Type II IM Team takes over Parmenter Fire (July 28, 2008)
IC based out of Libby Ranger District
by Terina Mullen, Parmenter Fire Public Information Officer
Mark Grant's Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team will assume command of the Parmenter Fire, overseeing suppression efforts, at 7:00 p.m. this evening. The Incident Command Post has been established at the Libby Ranger District Fire Cache. ... FULL STORY
Parmenter Trail CLOSED (July 28, 2008)
Two mile section closed for public safety due to Parmenter Fire
by Kootenai National Forest
(Libby) - Due to a wildfire burning in the area, the Parmenter Creek trail (#140) is closed until further notice. The closure is from the trailhead to the junction with the Parmenter Tie trail (#15). This is a distance of about two miles. The remainder of t ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Parmenter Fire Update: Monday, July 28 (July 28, 2008)
Fire 40% Contained; Remains at 150 Acres in size
Update Monday, July, 28, 8:00 a.m., Kootenai National Forest media release: ... FULL STORY
Horseshoe Lake Road closed this week for road work (July 28, 2008)
Thompson Chain of Lakes
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Horseshoe Lake Road in the Thompson Chain of Lakes Fishing Access Site, 50 miles west of Kalispell on Highway 2, will be closed from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm beginning around July 28th, 2008. The closure will last through August 8th, 2008 or until the roadwork is c ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Parmenter Fire updates (July 27, 2008 | Updated July 31, 2008)
Fire at 150 acres, located about Ĺ mile from Libby; No evacuations at this time
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
Update Thursday, July 31, 2008, 7:50 AM: We've added more photos of the fire from Saturday and Sunday, courtesy the Augustine family. Scroll down the page to see these new photos. Special thank you to Duane Williams, Bob Hosea, the Augustine family, and Maggie ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Wildfire burning in Parmenter Creek area (July 26, 2008)
New fire burning near Libby
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A wild fire broke out around 3pm Saturday afternoon, July 26. The origin appears to be near the Parmenter Trail Head on the Kootenai National Forest, just above Libby. ... FULL STORY
Montana Wolf Update (July 25, 2008)
Endangered Species Act rules reinstated for Montana wolves
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
With the recent federal court decision that reinstated Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains, federal law will once again guide Montana's management of its population. ... FULL STORY
Montana wolf relisting (July 25, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Wolves are Relisted in the Northern Rocky Mountains ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Two Rivers Rendezvous 2008 (July 25, 2008)
The 2008 Two Rivers Rendezvous, held annually at Fawn Creek Campground and hosted by the Kootenai Muzzleloaders, garnered about 100 participants this year. Gathering from around the northwest, the family-friendly rendezvous brings together modern day mountain ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mountain Dwellers (July 24, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A mother mountain goat and her kid look down from their perch along the trail to Leigh Lake. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) District shelves plans for new elementary for now (July 24, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
With hopes for a requested $12 million federal appropriation dwindling, Libby school officials are taking a longer-term look at plans for a new elementary school. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Accused killer says she was treated as slave (July 24, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A 19-year-old woman charged in the killing of a man at a campground south of Libby told police the man had been treating her as a slave and that she feared for her life. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Troy's Bluegrass Festival (July 20, 2008)
Bryan Bowers was one of several performers during the first-ever Kootenai River Bluegrass Festival, held at Troy's Roosevelt Park over the weekend. The Troy Fine Arts Council sponsored the event, with a grant from the Travel Montana program and generous suppo ... FULL STORY
Plum Creek sale includes 13,000 acres in Yaak (July 17, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Plum Creek Timber Co.ís recent agreement to sell 320,000 acres in western Montana to a pair of conservation groups includes 13,000 acres in Lincoln County. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Three girls competing to be Rodeo Queen (July 17, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Three local girls are in the running for the title of Rodeo Queen for the PRCA Kootenai River Rodeo July 25-26 at J. Neils Memorial County Park. ... FULL STORY
Murder at Sylvan Lake Campground (July 16, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The murder of a 67 year man at the Sylvan Lake Campground last weekend is still surrounded by mystery. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Heritage Museum Welcomes Visitors (July 16, 2008)
Heritage Museum volunteer Eileen Carney enjoys a pleasant late June afternoon in between visitors to the museum. Staffed by volunteers, the museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Tower Gallery feature ... FULL STORY
River Managers Reach Consensus (July 15, 2008)
On Montana reservoir/flow augmentation operations for fish
by The Columbia Basin Bulletin
Salmon and hydro managers reached a rare consensus this week at the "technical" level on Libby and Hungry Horse dam summertime operations that aim to better meet the needs of resident fish while still providing flow augmentation for migrating salmon far downst ... FULL STORY
Three recent traffic fatalities in Lincoln County (July 15, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Lincoln County is having a rash of traffic fatalities so far in July. There have been three deaths in the first half of July alone. ... FULL STORY
State Commerce Dept. approves Montanore Hard Rock Mining Impact Plan (July 15, 2008)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Montana State Department of Commerce has approved the Hard Rock Mining Impact Plan proposed for the Montanore Silver-Copper Project. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bike Ride Around America (July 12, 2008)
Raising funds for cancer research
by Maggie Craig
Dr. John Hall and his wife, Jane, arrived in Libby Friday afternoon on their trek around the country. Dr. Hall is riding around the perimeter of the United States on his bicycle, while Jane follows in their support vehicle. The trip around the country will c ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) SJLH employees support Kootenai Pets for Life (July 12, 2008)
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
On July 11, 2008, St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital employees banded together to support Kootenai Pets for Life, raising over $300.00 at their quarterly jeans day fundraiser. For a donation to Kootenai Pets for Life, employees at the hospital received the opportun ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam Flow Update (July 12, 2008)
Outflow reduced Friday and Saturday
by Greg Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Libby Dam outflow will decrease from 17,000 cfs to 15,000 cfs on Friday evening (July 11) at 9:00 P.M. MDT. Outflow will again decrease on Saturday evening from 15,000 cfs to 13,000 cfs from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M. MDT. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) 3rd Annual Backcountry Wildman (July 10, 2008)
To be held August 9
The 3rd annual Backcountry Wildman Triathlon/Duathlon will be held in Libby on August 9. Hosted by David Thompson Search & Rescue, the event is a test of stamina. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local Students Celebrate Hospital Scholarships (July 10, 2008)
by St. John's Lutheran Hospital
On July 8, 2008, SJLH Medical Scholarship recipients and their families joined the employees of St. Johnís Lutheran hospital to celebrate the recipients' scholarship awards. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Curse of the Pitiful Pirates (July 8, 2008)
April Rainey as Brandy and Keith Meyers as John the Pirate are shown in a scene from the play, "The Curse of the Pitiful Pirates," on July 4 in Troy. Written and directed by Meyers, the play also featured Terry Brick, Carla Chapin, Sue Feeback, Marna House, G ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby Lofts renovation project moving ahead (July 8, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The transformation of Libbyís old high school building into Libby Lofts is moving ahead following the death of lead project developer Eric Berry of Kalispell in a motorcycle crash in May. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New community radio station in the works (July 8, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
South Lincoln County could have a new community radio station on the air as early as this fall pending the outcome of ongoing efforts to raise funds for some needed equipment. ... FULL STORY
FWP Commission to meet July 17 in Kalispell (July 8, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montanaís Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will meet July 17 at the Red Lion Inn in Kalispell, located at the Kalispell Center Mall. The meeting offers a good opportunity for people in northwest Montana to attend a FWP Commission meeting where all five Commi ... FULL STORY
Kootenai NF proposes changes to Campground and Cabin rental fees (July 8, 2008)
by Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest is planning to increase fees at some developed recreation sites for the 2008 season. Through the Recreation Facility Analysis process completed in July 2007, it was determined that additional revenue was necessary to be able to con ... FULL STORY
Forest Schedule of Proposed Actions (July 8, 2008)
by Kootenai National Forest
The July 2008 through September 2008 SOPA (Schedule of Proposed Actions) is now available from the Kootenai National Forest. The SOPA Report contains a list of proposed actions that will begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and documentati ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pay hike OKíd for county officials (July 5, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
As Lincoln County officials look for ways to cut their budgets to make up for the anticipated loss of $3 million in federal funding, the countyís elected officials salary committee has approved a 5.3 percent raise that is expected to cost more than $270,000. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Widow files suit over death at Troy Mine (July 5, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The widow of a Libby man killed last summer in a cave-in at Revett Mineralsí Troy Mine has filed suit against the company in district court, arguing that Revettís negligence contributed to her husbandís death. ... FULL STORY
Plum Creek to sell 320,000 acres in Western Montana (July 5, 2008)
Agreement with The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land
by Senator Max Baucus media release
Montanaís senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus announced The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land have reached agreement to purchase approximately 320,000 acres of western Montana forestland from Plum Creek Timber Company. ... FULL STORY
Rule changes proposed to align wolf management with state law (July 5, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will host three public hearings in July to gather comment on a rule proposal that would allow state wildlife officials to designate the gray wolf as a species in need of management. ... FULL STORY
New public website for wildland fire restriction information (July 5, 2008)
by U.S. Forest Service
As residents and visitors enjoy summer, fire management organizations want the public to easily know what fire restrictions and closures may be in place. A new public web site, www.firerestrictions.org, has been created to communicate wildland fire restrictio ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Theresa Merritt Featured Quilter (July 4, 2008)
Theresa Merritt works on a project Thursday at the Tender Lovin' Quilters' quilt show at Morrison Elementary in Troy. Held during Troy's 4th of July celebration, the show celebrates the area's talented quilters. This year's theme is "Wild, Wild West." ... FULL STORY
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