Libby Montana News - October 2008

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(1 pictures) Happy Halloween! (October 31, 2008)
(1 pictures) Pavilion dedication set Nov. 1 (October 30, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby’s new Fred Brown Riverfront Pavilion will be dedicated with a ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) City gets needed funding for Cabinet Heights sewer work (October 30, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The city of Libby has received preliminary confirmation of funding that will allow the extension of sewer service to the Cabinet Heights area to get under way next year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Polar Bears begin season (October 26, 2008)
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
The Libby Polar Bears initiated their season Sunday with their first dip in Libby Creek. A total of fourteen took the plunge, a record number for the opening day swim. Eight of those were first-time polar bears. The water temperature was also unusually high ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Libby High School Soccer (October 26, 2008)
by Maggie Craig
The Libby Loggers boys’ soccer team is on its way to the state championship game next Saturday in Billings, playing Billings Central. Billings Central defeated Whitefish while the Loggers won their game at home 3-1 over Bigfork on Saturday. The Lady Loggers ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Antique Colt fetches $920,000 at auction (October 22, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
John McBride of Libby knew his Colt Walker was very rare and very valuable, but he didn’t know just how much someone would be willing to pay for the 1847-vintage revolver until it went to auction Oct. 7 in Fairfield, Maine. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Urban Moose (October 22, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A cow moose took her two calves on a tour of the park at the corner of Highway 2 and Louisiana Avenue last week. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Commissioner candidates air views at debate (October 22, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
County commissioner candidates Tony Berget and Jerry Okonski answered questions on a variety of topics during a debate last Tuesday at the Memorial Center. ... FULL STORY
Commission recommends Hicks removal from bench (October 22, 2008)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The state Judicial Standards Commission issued its unanimous recommendation Friday; Justice of the Peace Gary Hicks has been removed from the bench and is on paid administrative leave. The committee recommendation is removal from office. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby's Senior Citizen Center a place for all (October 22, 2008)
by Maggie Craig
Libby is home to many wonderful service and community organizations, and the Libby Senior Citizens Center is one such resource available to Libby's seniors. The center is open not only to seniors, however, but anyone in the community who enjoys the companions ... FULL STORY
Ice Fishing Derbies Announced (October 21, 2008)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has approved the following ice fishing contests for winter 2008-2009. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Igniters Car Club Mini Car Show (October 21, 2008)
The Igniters Car Club held an impromptu mini car show Saturday at CarQuest in Libby. Fifteen cars were on display - a farewell to summer before the cars are put in storage for the winter. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Girls, Boys Advance in Soccer (October 19, 2008)
The Libby Loggers girls' soccer team celebrates their 6-0 victory Saturday over Corvallis in the first round play-off game of the state championship. The girls travel to Billings next Saturday to play Billings Central. The boys also won their soccer game in ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Moose on the loose (October 17, 2008)
by Tina Brewer
Tina Brewer took this photo recently of a cow moose and her two calves enjoying the park at Central School in Libby. They shared the park with kids playing on the playground equipment. The mother moose did not seem to be bothered by the humans at all. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Middle School Football (October 15, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby and Troy football players compete on the gridiron last week at Libby Middle School. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local artists release Christmas CD (October 15, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Singer Julie Meyer of Troy is showcased on a new Christmas CD recorded locally with support from pianist Tony Smith and other musicians from around the area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Vermiculite on eBay catches EPA eye (October 15, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Environmental Protection Agency is intervening to stop the sale of potentially hazardous samples of Libby vermiculite ore on eBay. ... FULL STORY
‘Service Above Self’ – Rotary Motto (October 15, 2008)
by Libby Chapter of Rotary
"Service Above Self". What a fascinating concept. Think about it. Service Above Self. Like the Golden Rule – only different. Service Above Self is the motto that 43 Libby Rotarian members follow daily. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Kootenai Falls (October 15, 2008)
Libby is a beautiful place to visit in October. The larch are turning gold, the air is crisp, the geese are flying overhead, and the Cabinets are beginning to acquire their white blanket...all signs of autumn in northwest Montana. The Kootenai Falls area and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Burger Express Open (October 11, 2008)
Burger Express opened the doors of its long-awaited new building Friday, with a pleasant atmosphere and an expanded menu greeting patrons. Employees reported a steady business throughout the day as Libby discovered its new eatery. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Libby Homecoming (October 7, 2008)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Homecoming at Libby High School kicked off with a parade on Mineral Avenue. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hicks sues county, claims ‘persecution’ (October 7, 2008)
by By Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Justice of the Peace Gary Hicks has filed a civil suit against Lincoln County and the county board of commissioners, alleging harassment, persecution and slander following the judge’s August hearing before the Montana Judicial Standards Commission. ... FULL STORY
David Thompson Bicentennial Quilt Open House Oct. 14 (October 7, 2008)
by Kootenai National Forest
(Libby) – The Kootenai Forest will host an Open House at the Supervisor’s Office, 31374 US Highway 2 in Libby, to show the David Thompson Bicentennial Quilt on October 14, 2008, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY
Bail-Out Bill benefits Lincoln County (October 7, 2008)
Reauthorizes Secure Rural Schools and Self Determination PILT funds
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
As you have probably heard, the Senate passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 last Friday on a vote of 263 to 171. The U.S Senate passed it last Wednesday 74 to 24. ... FULL STORY
Montana forms new Brucellosis Task Force (October 7, 2008)
Looking for members
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock are looking for ranchers and wildlife enthusiasts to help recommend solutions to the spread of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) J. Neils Park Concession Stand (October 6, 2008)
County employees have begun construction on a new 20x40 foot concession stand at J. Neils Memorial Park. The new building will include restrooms, which were not available at the old concession stand, which has been demolished. It's hoped that volunteer labor ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Loggers Homecoming Football (October 3, 2008)
Libby's Logger mascot mingled with Logger fans Friday night during the homecoming game against Columbia Falls. Libby lost to the Wildcats 20-12. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Baucus slams EPA, White House (October 3, 2008)
Senator criticizes decision not to declare health emergency
by Kootenai Valley Record
A 50-page report released last week by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus blasts the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House for not declaring a public health emergency in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Consulting firm working with EPA on redevelopment of Stimson mill site (October 3, 2008)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A consulting firm hired by the Environmental Protection Agency is working to help guide economic development activities at the former Stimson mill site now operated by the Kootenai Business Park Industrial District. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fencing the Tennis Courts (October 3, 2008)
Fence poles for the new tennis courts started going up Friday. Fence work will continue into next week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai River (October 1, 2008)
The Kootenai River below Kootenai Falls is shown Saturday on a glorious fall day. ... FULL STORY
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