Libby Montana News - May 2009

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(12 pictures) Heritage Museum Opening (May 30, 2009)
by Maggie Craig
The Heritage Museum opened for the season Saturday, with many of its traditional grand opening events. Included this year was a National Guard helicopter available for inspection, the Kootenai Muzzleloaders with an authentic exhibit of 1800s mountain life, ou ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Keep park free of industry, residents tell city council (May 28, 2009)
Citizens oppose industrial development next to Libby’s Riverfront Park along the Kootenai River
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby’s Riverfront Park shouldn’t be spoiled by industrial development on adjacent city property, area residents told the city council last week. ... FULL STORY
GM includes Libby dealership in cuts (May 28, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby’s Cabinet Mountain Chevrolet Pontiac has been notified that it is one of 1,100 dealerships across the country that may be cut from the General Motors network late next year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Appeals court upholds murder-for-hire conviction (May 28, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Libby man serving a 10-year prison sentence for trying to hire a hit man to murder his estranged wife. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Montanore Project DEIS public comment period extended (May 28, 2009)
Comments accepted until June 29, 2009
by Mines Management Inc
The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review on February 27, 2009 for the Montanore Project, a proposed copper-silver mine near Libby, Montan ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County to buy Stimson finger joint assets (May 28, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
In a deal months in the making, brokered by Kootenai River Development Director Paul Rumelhart, Lincoln County is buying the finger joint assets from Stimson Lumber Company. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Strutt Your Stuff (May 26, 2009)
Libby High School held its annual "Strutt Your Stuff" event last week in the high school library. On display was a very impressive array of projects that the students have been working on throughout the year. Sewing, quilting, woodworking, welding, graphic ar ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Two Libby girls vying for Logger Days Queen title (May 21, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Jonna Peltier and Alysha Martin are competing for the title of 2009 Libby Logger Days Queen. ... FULL STORY
Campgrounds open Memorial Day weekend (May 21, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
Kootenai National Forest campgrounds will officially open for the summer season this Memorial Day weekend. ... FULL STORY
W. R. Grace & Co. renews donation to St. John’s Hospital (May 21, 2009)
Has donated $2.5 million over ten years
by W.R. Grace
W. R. Grace & Co. announced today (May 19, 2009) that it has renewed its donation of $250,000 to St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby, Montana for the tenth consecutive year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Good year for fishing, boating anticipated (May 21, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The summer of 2009 should be a good one for fishing on the Kootenai River as well as for boating on Lake Koocanusa, based on proposed operations at Libby Dam announced last week at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ annual meeting in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Trout and Salmon Derby Weekend (May 21, 2009)
It was a beautiful weekend last Saturday and Sunday for Koocanusa Marina's 7th annual Trout and Salmon Derby held on Lake Koocanusa. Over 500 anglers turned out for the event, with George Earle of Bonners Ferry landing the winning 8 lb., 10 oz. rainbow trout. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) LHS students receive academic honors (May 14, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Members of the Libby High School Class of 2009 were honored for academic achievement during the school’s annual scholarships and awards assembly last Monday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby, Troy voters make picks for school board (May 14, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Lee Disney, Ellen Parker Johnston, Bruce Sickler and Gary Huntsberger won seats last week on the Libby School Board while Troy voters elected Heather McDougall and Connie Hand to two seats on their school board. ... FULL STORY
Bears have emerged from their winter dens (May 14, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Both black and grizzly bears have emerged from their winter dens and that means people living and recreating in bear country need to remember to be ‘bear aware’. ... FULL STORY
Asbestosis still an issue in Libby (May 14, 2009)
County Health Board wants more community participation
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Lincoln County Health Board intends to take a higher profile leadership role in the community's ongoing asbestosis issues. County Commissioner John Konzen said that leadership is more essential now with Record of Decisions being pushed forward by the EPA. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hospital Jean’s Day takes off for WINGs (May 14, 2009)
Hospital employees donate over $500 for cancer assistance organization in Libby
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital finished off the annual 2009 WINGs Week by holding a Jeans Day fundraiser for the cancer assistance organization. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County moving ahead with growth policy (May 14, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Lincoln County commissioners moved last week toward ratifying a growth policy drafted over the past three years by the county planning board. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (May 11, 2009)
Guest article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
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
(74 pictures) STOKR 2009 (May 9, 2009)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
STOKR Saturday dawned clear in Libby for the start of the 2009 Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride, a fundraiser for Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. Nearly 400 riders took part in Saturday's ride, heading toward Troy and either taking t ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Six candidates running for 2009 Libby Nordicfest Junior Royalty (May 6, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Six candidates are in the running Libby’s 2009 Nordicfest Junior Royalty, with the prince and princess selections to be announced at the coronation dinner on Friday, May 8. ... FULL STORY
Libby School Board election results (May 6, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A little less than 15% of the registered voters in School District 4 turned out for the school board election Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby Lofts project moving forward, developer says (May 6, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A year after the death of developer Eric Berry, the Libby Lofts project is continuing to move ahead despite the global economic downturn and a lawsuit filed by Berry’s estate against his partners in another redevelopment project, according to project manager S ... FULL STORY
Free Workshop on how to do business with government May 14 (May 6, 2009)
Presented by the Kootenai Valley Workforce Center
Kootenai Valley Workforce Center will be holding a workshop for small businesses called, "Learn How to do Business with State and Federal Government" on Thursday, May 14th in Libby. The free workshop will be at the Lincoln County Campus of FVCC from 9:00 am to ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) House hearing for wilderness expansion bill May 5th (May 4, 2009)
H.R. 980: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA)
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
Editor's Update, 5/5/09: No vote was taken by the Committee on NREPA after the hearing on Tuesday, May 5th. It is not known when, or if, a vote will be taken by the committee on this proposed bill. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Bald Eagles hatch two chicks (May 4, 2009)
Watch them on the webcam!
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
The pair of bald eagles nesting up near Libby Dam are the proud parents of two chicks. Viewer Kitty Schuettpelz wrote in and said she first saw the chicks in the nest on Sunday afternoon, April 26th around 5:30 PM. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam meeting May 13 (May 4, 2009)
Informational meeting regarding 2009 Libby Dam operations
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Libby Dam
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an informational meeting regarding 2009 Libby Dam operations on May 13 in the Ponderosa Room at the Libby City Hall, starting at 7 p.m. MDT. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Arbor Day (May 4, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Central School students (from left) Amber Shriner, Justin Ficquette, Dominic McMillan and Ryan McKee pitch in to help plant one of a half-dozen maples put into place along Lincoln Boulevard in front of the Memorial Center on Friday, April 24, in recognition of ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wing returns support to one of its founders (May 4, 2009)
Wings Week May 2-9, supports cancer victims
by Kootenai Valley Record
Connie Wood was already a cancer survivor when she helped Wings Regional Cancer Support get off the ground in 1995. This year, fighting a recurrence of the disease, it’s her turn to get help from the organization that provides assistance with out-of-pocket exp ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Seven running for Libby School Board (May 4, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Five candidates are vying for three three-year vacancies on the Libby School Board while another two are in the running for a single one-year vacancy. ... FULL STORY
Summer meals from Libby Public Schools (May 4, 2009)
by Libby Chamber of Commerce
This summer the Libby Public Schools and the USDA will be providing FREE meals to the children of the Libby community who are 18 years of age or younger. All individuals in this age bracket are welcome to eat at either location listed below. Adults can purc ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Fawn Creek Traditional Archery Shoot (May 3, 2009)
Hosted by Libby Archery Club
Caston Savik gets help from his dad, Jared, at Libby Archery Club's 13th annual traditional shoot Saturday at Fawn Creek campground. Mom Charlotte timed the event. Caston cheerfully announced that he missed - several times -at the "gopher shoot" station. Th ... FULL STORY
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