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Libby Montana News - August 2008

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(2 pictures) Libby Logger Sports (August 30, 2008)
Joel Fuller returns the punt for a 58 yard touchdown during the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Timberlake Tigers. The Loggers won the first game of the season, 27-12. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fred Brown Pavilion (August 28, 2008)
The Fred Brown Pavilion is taking shape at Libby's Riverfront Park on City Service Road. The log structure is shown on Monday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Murphy Lake (August 24, 2008)
A tranquil Murphy Lake, located southeast of Eureka, is shown in early August. ... FULL STORY
Okonski files as write-in for County Commissioner (August 22, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Jerry Okonski has filed as a write-in candidate for County Commissioner in the November General Election. ... FULL STORY
Decision delayed in Hicks court hearing (August 22, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
After almost an hour of deliberations behind closed doors, the members of the Judicial Standards Commission, decided not to make a decision in the Justice of the Peace Gary Hicks case. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Commissioner nominees picked (August 20, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Lincoln County Republican Party central committee is nominating Tony Berget, Jerry Okonski and Alvin Benitz as candidates to replace Lincoln County Commissioner Rita Windom, who earlier this month announced her resignation from office effective Sept. 30. ... FULL STORY
Libby hospital plan moves forward (August 20, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The new 32-million dollar Libby hospital plan is moving forward, Bill Patten, hospital administrator, told a community group Monday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Judge orders Lincoln County to pay Hicksí attorneyís fees (August 20, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A Flathead County judge has ordered Lincoln County to pay the cost of defending Justice of the Peace Gary Hicks against a complaint filed with the Montana Judicial Standards Commission. ... FULL STORY
The Pit Bull ordinance stands, at least for the moment (August 20, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council Ordinance Committee made the recommendation NOT to allow a variance to the 18 year old ordinance. ... FULL STORY
Libby Justice of the Peace hearing begins (August 20, 2008)
Gary Hicks faces charges of sexual misconduct
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A hearing began Tuesday before the Montana Judicial Standards Commission for Gary Hicks. Libby Justice of the Peace Judge Gary Hicks will face accusations of inappropriate sexual comments to nearly a dozen women. Hicks is accused of offering female defendants ... FULL STORY
Commissioner nominees picked (August 20, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Lincoln County Republican Party central committee is nominating Tony Berget, Jerry Okonski and Alvin Benitz as candidates to replace Lincoln County Commissioner Rita Windom, who earlier this month announced her resignation from office effective Sept. 30. ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Ignite the Nites 2008 (August 17, 2008)
The Igniters Car Club held its 48th annual Ignite the Nites Car Show Friday and Saturday. Saturday's heat (with a high of 105 degrees) didn't seem to deter the many visitors the car show attracted. The Igniters is the oldest active car club in Montana, and i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Warning sign proposed for falls (August 13, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The recent drowning death of a college student from Massachusetts is prompting an effort to deter future thrill-seekers by placing warning signs near Kootenai Falls. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Family fighting to save pit bulls (August 13, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A Libby family is pleading with City Hall for an exemption that would allow them to keep their beloved pit bulls at home. ... FULL STORY
Libby Stimson Finger-Jointer operation to close (August 13, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby Stimson finger-jointer operation, what is left of a once mainstay of the Libby economy, is closing. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Don't Miss the Bus (August 13, 2008)
Local Diabetes Support Group arranges free transportation to nationally renowned Diabetes Conference
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
The Second Annual Taking Control of Your Diabetes, (TCOYD) conference and health fair will be held September 20, 2008 in Kalispell, bringing national and local medical experts in diabetes care to people with all types of diabetes, those at risk for diabetes, a ... FULL STORY
Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast & Rummage Sale Aug 16 (August 13, 2008)
by Duane Williams
The Rotary Club of Libby will be holding a pancake breakfast and rummage sale Saturday, August 16, 2008. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai Pets for Life seeks Wall of Tiles donors (August 13, 2008)
Fundraiser to build a new non-kill shelter
Kootenai Pets for Life is raising funds to build a new non-kill animal shelter. They are selling tiles to individuals and businesses. The tiles will be placed on a donor Wall of Tiles in the new shelter. ... FULL STORY
Second female grizzly moved to Cabinet Mountains (August 13, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
On Friday, August 8,, 2008, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks grizzly bear management specialists moved a second young female grizzly bear to the Cabinet Mountains as part of a project designed to augment the grizzly bear population in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosyste ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Photographs on display at Heritage Museum (August 13, 2008)
by Laurie Mari, Heritage Museum
The Heritage Museum now has photographs from local photographers on display in the Tower Gallery of the Museum. These include nature scenes, local wildlife and scenes taken in other parts of the world. Some photos are available for sale with a portion going to ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Backcountry Wildman 2008 (August 9, 2008)
Ben Bernall was the 2008 Backcountry Wildman individual triathlon winner Saturday with a time of 7 hours, 11 minutes and 24 seconds. The triathlon consists of 57 miles of biking, 8 very steep miles of hiking, and a 1000 meter swim in Howard Lake. The triathlo ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (August 9, 2008)
by Alice Hayes, Loveless Realty - Guest Article
Welcome to real estate in Lincoln County. We have the privilege of being longtime residents of a beautiful area in the "last best place." It is always our pleasure to assist buyers wishing to relocate to our special corner of Montana. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Eureka Quilt Show 2008 (August 8, 2008)
The weather cooperated last Saturday (after a slight threat of rain Friday night) for Eureka's fourth annual Outdoor Quilt Show. The show is held at Eureka's Historical Village and throughout downtown, with quilts hanging everywhere! The colorful display of ... FULL STORY
(50 pictures) Relay For Life 2008 (August 8, 2008)
The second annual Lincoln County Relay For Life got under way last Friday evening with the first lap around the Asa Wood track dedicated to cancer survivors. The event is held to raise funds for the battle against cancer. ... FULL STORY
St. Johnís to build new hospital (August 7, 2008)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
(Libby) At the Trustees meeting on Tuesday, August 5, 2008, the Board of Trustees of St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital unanimously voted to build a new hospital facility. The project, which has taken months of intensive research and planning, is scheduled to begin ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Kootenai River Rodeo (August 7, 2008)
5th Annual
by Kootenai Valley Record
Bareback Riding ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amputee walking perimeter of U.S. (August 7, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
An Ohio woman with a prosthetic leg passed through Libby last week near the midpoint of a nine-year, 12,000 mile walk around the perimeter of the United States. ... FULL STORY
Commissioner Windom to resign (August 7, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
County Commissioner Rita Windom has announced she will resign effective September 30th. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River flow to decrease to 9,100 cfs on Friday (August 7, 2008)
by Libby Dam media release
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decreased water discharge for the Kootenai River from 11,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 10,000 cfs on Wednesday evening, August 6th. ... FULL STORY
Train derailment blocks tracks near Libby (August 5, 2008)
Amtrak passengers taken by bus to Shelby
A train derailment blocked the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line about 45 miles east of Libby around 5:30 AM on Monday morning, August 4th. Ten cars derailed on a "grainer" hauling corn on a train that originated in Minnesota destined for Tacoma, Washingt ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Relay For Life (August 3, 2008)
The second annual Lincoln County Relay For Life got under way Friday evening with the first lap around the Asa Wood track dedicated to cancer survivors. The event is held to raise funds for the battle against cancer. ... FULL STORY
St. John's Lutheran Hospital campus goes smoke free! (August 3, 2008)
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Smoking is responsible for over 440,000 premature deaths annually. Smoking negatively affects bone and wound healing. Surgical patients who smoke have twice the risk of postoperative infection. Evidence-based treatments for tobacco dependence are effective, ... FULL STORY
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