Libby Montana News - September 2009

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Libby Dam recreation update (September 25, 2009)
For the month of October 2009
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
LIBBY – Outflow from Libby Dam as of September 24, 2009 is at 6,000 cubic feet per second (6 kcfs). As of October 1, 2009 it will lower to 4,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) and will remain at 4.5 kcfs through the month of October. ... FULL STORY
Lawrence Mountain and Parsnip Fires update (September 25, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
EUREKA – The Lawrence Mountain Fire, located south of Lawrence Mountain on the Rexford Ranger District, has burned approximately 1200 acres since it began on September 2, 2009. The fire has been burning in heavy, downed lodgepole pine. ... FULL STORY
Chili Cook-Off October 3rd (September 25, 2009)
Come and Get It!
by Heritage Museum
Chili time is here again at The Heritage Museum. This Saturday, October 3rd, cooks will start gathering at 7:30 AM for the Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off. Live music begins at 10:30ish. Emcee Duane Williams will provide color commentary during the event. Judge ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) One Day, Four Peaks (September 23, 2009)
Climbers tackle Cabinets in record time
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Three Libby mountaineers have set what they think could be a new record for scaling four of the highest peaks in the Cabinets. ... FULL STORY
FWP makes decision on Crystal Lakes Diversion Fish Screen Project (September 23, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of reducing fish loss on the Crystal Lakes irrigation diversion located on Deep Creek (T35N, R25W, S20) in Lincoln County, Montana, by installing a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Casino robbery leads to high-speed chase (September 17, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A report of an armed robbery Friday evening at Lucky Logger Casino in Libby led to a high-speed chase on Highway 2 nearly to the Idaho state line and the arrest of two men on felony charges. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Retired forester honored for work with genetics (September 17, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Longtime Libby forester Russ Hudson’s pioneering work to foster healthier and more productive trees is being recognized with the naming of a gene archive on the University of Idaho’s experimental forest in his honor. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Engle Peak Hike (September 17, 2009)
Cabinet Mountains Wilderness area trek by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea took a hike to the top of Engle Peak in the most southern part of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness area recently. Engle Peak has an elevation of 7765 feet. Here is his report. ... FULL STORY
Lightning holdover fires discovered on Kootenai National Forest (September 17, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
Two fires were discovered Tuesday, September 15, on the Kootenai Forest. The Skyline Fire and the Mt. Baldy Fire are holdover fires from the lightning storms earlier this month. ... FULL STORY
Chili Cook-Off Oct. 3 (September 17, 2009)
by Heritage Museum
Entries are still being accepted for The Heritage Museum’s 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 3rd. For an entry fee of $5, contestants can compete for cash prizes of $100 for first place and $50 for second place in each category. Gift Certificates ... FULL STORY
Attempted armed robbery in Libby (September 17, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
An attempted armed robbery at a local gas station-casino Friday evening, September 11th, about 7:30. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Hunters snapping up tags for wolf season (September 17, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Local license providers are reporting brisk sales of permits for Montana’s first-ever fair chase wolf hunting season, scheduled to begin Sept. 15 in some areas of the state. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) LCCU construction moving right along (September 17, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Construction of Lincoln County Credit Union’s new building at the corner of Sixth Street and Commerce Way is moving along on schedule for completion by the end of November. ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Nordicfest 2009 (September 14, 2009)
It was a beautiful weekend for the 25th anniversary of Libby's Nordicfest celebration. King and Queen Ardell and Sheryl Filler, Prince Levi Neubauer and Princess Aja Barnett, and Mr. and Mrs. Kootenai Knute Frank and Jenny Votapka reigned over the familiar ac ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dorr Skeels (September 7, 2009)
It was quiet over the Labor Day weekend at Dorr Skeels campground located on Bull Lake. The campground is open year-round and provides a beautiful setting for camping, fishing, and picnicking. ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (September 5, 2009)
by Guest article by Alice 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. How is the real estate ma ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Kootenai Karacters present ‘The Boardinghouse’ Sept. 10-12 (September 3, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The Kootenai Karacters will present the melodrama "The Boardinghouse" Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 10-12, at the Little Theatre as part of Libby’s 25th annual Nordicfest celebration. ... FULL STORY
State eyes $1.5 billion in stimulus funds for Swamp Creek (September 3, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A $1.5 billion federal stimulus program for transportation projects could be the last best chance for reconstruction of Highway 2 at Swamp Creek within the next several years. ... FULL STORY
Cougar suspected in loss of pets and domestic goats (September 3, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A couple weeks ago reports started surfacing domestic goats and small pets were disappearing from a residence and the area on the Cedar Street/Main Street extension. ... FULL STORY
FWP makes decision on Lower Boulder Lake and Boulder Creek Restoration Project (September 3, 2009)
Plan to restock native westslope cutthroat trout
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the restoration of native fish to Lower Boulder Lake and Boulder Creek (within the Boulder Creek watershed located about 15 miles SW of Eureka, Montana, T36N, ... FULL STORY
Accident at Yaak Hill kills one, injures two (September 3, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
A two-vehicle collision at the Yaak Hill killed one man and injured two others on Wednesday, September 2. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Control project on Spotted Knapweed underway (September 3, 2009)
In the Fisher River corridor
by Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
Approximately 150,000 Spotted Knapweed Weevils have been released in the Fisher River corridor, including the Thompson Chain of Lake Fishing Access Site, in Lincoln County. A cooperative effort between the Lincoln County Weed District, Montana Fish, Wildlife ... FULL STORY
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