Libby Montana News - June 2009

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(4 pictures) Kootenai Kiwanis Demolition Derby (June 30, 2009)
Herbie Derby Winner
Carl Arndt from Missoula was the eventual winner of the Herbie Derby trophy at the Kootenai Kiwanis Demolition Derby Sunday afternoon. Carl's 1972 Honda Civic was the crowd favorite against the larger car driven by James Little. Little's car was built by Lin ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Libby Logger Days 2009 (June 28, 2009)
The 51st annual Libby Logger Days kicked off with the water fight Thursday evening and didn't slow down until Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect, the location at J. Neils Memorial Park was spacious and beautiful, and the crowd was appreciative of all t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's celebrates babies born in 2008 (June 25, 2009)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
Itís just not a party without a bunch of smiling babies! On June 18, 2009, St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital hosted their annual "Moms & Babes" birthday party to celebrate the birth of all the babies born at St. Johnís in 2008. Over 45 moms, dads, grandparents, s ... FULL STORY
Request for petition to recall Sheriff Daryl Anderson rejected (June 25, 2009)
Lincoln County Clerk and Recorders office rejects request citing errors on both the petition and affidavit
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Lincoln County Clerk and Recorders office had until Tuesday to return a determination regarding a petition to recall Lincoln County Sheriff Daryl Anderson. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Council nixes proposal to tear down old City Hall (June 25, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Libby Volunteer Fire Department can move ahead with plans to seek grant funding to build a new fire station downtown as long as those plans donít include the demolition of old City Hall, the city council agreed last week. ... FULL STORY
Asbestos Watch says Libby wonít get new money for asbestos cleanup (June 25, 2009)
Says EPA will use money it already received from W.R. Grace one year ago
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
In an article posted on its website, Asbestos Watch disputes the perception that EPA is providing new money to help Libby as part of the Environmental Protection Agencyís (EPA) recent announcement declaring a Public Health Emergency for Libby. In EPAís announc ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Newborn Fawn (June 24, 2009)
This fawn and its mother were seen along Highway 2 South Wednesday afternoon. Remember that when you see a doe crossing the highway, a fawn could be trailing along behind and you may not immediately see it. Slow down and look to the shoulder to spot fawns, o ... FULL STORY
EPA announces Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana (June 18, 2009)
EPA says they will move aggressively on cleanup and HHS to assist area residents with medical care
by Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency has determined that a public health emergency exists at the Libby asbestos site in northwest Montana. Over the past years, hundreds of asbestos-related disease cases have ... FULL STORY
EPA commits to continuing clean-up efforts in Libby (June 18, 2009)
Libby 'a tragic public health situation'
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Wednesday was a historic day for Libby and the Environmental Protection Agency. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) U-16 Rapids win state title in overtime shootout (June 18, 2009)
by Stephanie Lundin, for the Kootenai Valley Record
The Kootenai Rapids U-14 and U-16 teams finished their soccer season in Butte at the Montana Cup. It was a miserable weekend weather-wise with snow, wind, rain and just cold, but the teams played through it without thinking about it. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Fire Dept hopes for new fire hall (June 18, 2009)
Will apply for a federal grant through stimulus package
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has given the Fire Department the go ahead to apply for federal grant money, through the so-called stimulus package, for a new fire hall. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Commissioner lobbies for Swamp Creek work (June 18, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
With reconstruction of a dilapidated section of Highway 2 at Swamp Creek south of Libby off the Montana Department of Transportationís to-do list for at least four years, Lincoln County Commissioner Tony Berget is making himself a squeaky wheel in hope of gett ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local high school students give ĎHopeí to chemotherapy patients (June 18, 2009)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
Hope comes in many forms, but for Chemotherapy patients at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital, hope comes wrapped up in a little blue bag these days. Thanks to the compassion of a group of local high school students known as the G.R.E.A.T. Committee, chemotherapy p ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hospital adds new high-definition Laparoscopy Towers to Surgery Department (June 18, 2009)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
The surgical team at St. Johnís recently celebrated the arrival of new high-definition laparoscopy towers and equipment. "We continually strive to keep our services and equipment at the highest level possible," said Karen Edwards, RN, and Surgical Department ... FULL STORY
Adults can still take Bowhunter Education online (June 18, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Bowhunter Education students age 18 or older may take the bowhunter education course online. Log on to: http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/mt/index.htm. Montana accepts an independent study method that involves a two-part process-this online course, completed on y ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Incredi-Bull Blowout (June 14, 2009)
A couple dozen bull-riding cowboys took part in the Incredi-Bull Blowout held at J. Neils Park Saturday evening. The event was sanctioned by Elite Professional Bull Riders and sponsored locally by the Lincoln County Credit Union. This event is a popular draw ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Teamsters reject county wage concessions (June 11, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Unionized employees of the Lincoln County Sheriffís Office turned down a request from the county commissioners last week to postpone an agreed upon pay raise until economic times are better. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Courtney Nicklay joins contest for 2009 Logger Days Queen (June 11, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Courtney Nicklay has joined Jonna Peltier and Alysha Martin in competition for the title of 2009 Libby Logger Days Queen. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bicyclists riding for Alzheimerís research (June 11, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Four bicyclists from around the United States passed through Libby last week on a cross-country trip to support research and care for Alzheimerís disease. ... FULL STORY
Wildfire Awareness Week June 21-27, 2009 (June 11, 2009)
by FireSafe Montana
Are you prepared for fire season? There is no better time than before smoke is in the air. Small clean-up tasks around your home can make a big difference. Some steps include: cleaning out your gutters, mowing long grass around home, and stacking firewood away ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam Outflow Update (June 10, 2009)
Sturgeon Flow Releases to Begin
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Outflow from Libby Dam will increase from the current rate of 13,500 cfs to 23,500 cfs on Wednesday evening, June 10 over a 2-hour period from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Outflow will further increase to full powerhouse capacity (approximately 27,000 cfs) at 6:00 am ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Mountain Scenery (June 9, 2009)
Photos of Granite & Cedar Lakes by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea sent in these photos of Cedar Lakes and Granite Lake in the Cabinet Mountains. The photo of Granite Lake was taken in early May. The photos of Cedar Lakes were taken about three weeks later in late May, 2009. "All three lakes were still frozen when ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Farmer's Market (June 5, 2009)
Visitors to Libby's Farmer's Market look over the wares for sale including local honey, plants, produce, jewelry, clothing, baked goods, and crafts. The market is held every Thursday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Montana Youth Bowhunter Camp June 28-July 1 (June 5, 2009)
by Montana Youth Bowhunter Camp
The Montana Youth Bowhunter Camp will be held from June 28th until July 1st. The camp will be held at the Thompson Lake Baptist Camp and is available to boys and girls ages 10 Ė 14. The cost is $150.00 per camper. There is a $75.00 Guest Fee for any parent or ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Libby High School Class of 2009 (June 5, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Presley Aarstad, Brittanne Elizabeth Amos, Eric M. Anderson, Ashley Nicole Barnett**, Justin Barry, Sky Barry-Webber, Stormy Marie Bear, Andrew B. Beck, Coral Behee, Kelsi Lynn Benefield, Olivia Marie Benke-Smith, Conner B. Benson, Charles T. Berget, Kyle J. B ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Commissioners OK purchase of Stimson finger joint plant (June 5, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The Stimson finger-joint plant in Libby will be county property under the terms of an agreement approved last week by the county commissioners. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pets for Life taking over shelter duties for county (June 5, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Kootenai Pets for Life will soon be taking over the care and housing of stray and abandoned animals in south Lincoln County under an agreement approved last week by the county commissioners. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Dam June 2009 Inflow Forecast for Koocanusa Reservoir (June 5, 2009)
Reservoir 38 feet below full pool
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ē The June 2009 April-August inflow forecast for Koocanusa Reservoir has decreased from 82% of normal in May to 80% in June. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) What happened to the 2nd eagle chick? (June 5, 2009)
Libby Dam Bald Eagle Cam
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
Those who have been watching the Libby Dam Bald Eagle Cam probably have noticed there is only one chick in the nest now. We asked the folks up at Libby Dam if they know what happened to the second chick? Here is the answer from Libby Dam Park Ranger Mark Andre ... FULL STORY
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