Libby Montana News - December 2009

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(1 pictures) Libby hospital plans moving ahead (December 30, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
After two years of planning, St. John’s Lutheran Hospital officials are looking for ways to close the gap that will allow construction of a new $35 million facility to begin. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Stinger ups workforce (December 30, 2009)
Hires 8 more welders
by Kootenai Valley Record
Stinger Welding has increased its local workforce to 23 employees with the hiring of eight additional welders this month. ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Libby Polar Bears Year-End Plunge (December 27, 2009)
The Libby Polar Bears celebrated the upcoming New Year with their end-of-the-year plunge in Libby Creek Sunday afternoon. With an air temperature of 25 degrees and a water temperature of 35 degrees, it was weather to a Polar Bear's liking. Seven hardy souls ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Happy Holidays! (December 24, 2009)
Wishing you all the peace, serenity and beauty of the season. This stunning sunset could be seen from Libby Tuesday night. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Corps planning for spill next spring at Libby Dam (December 24, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A spill of water from Libby Dam is being planned for next spring to promote spawning of endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mayor calls on city council to oust Orr (December 24, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Mayor Doug Roll is calling for the city council to begin the process of removing Councilman D.C. Orr for what Roll believes is official misconduct. ... FULL STORY
(40 pictures) Libby Logger Basketball (December 16, 2009)
Libby Logger basketball is underway, with the first home games of the season held Tuesday evening in a double header. The Loggers played the Glacier Wolfpack in a non-conference matchup. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2010 Treasure Mountain Challenge Jan. 16 (December 16, 2009)
10K and 20K Freestyle, sponsored by the Kootenai XC Ski Club
The 2010 Treasure Mountain Challenge will be held in Libby on Saturday, January 16, 2010. The event is sponsored by the Kootenai XC Ski Club. ... FULL STORY
Polar Bear ‘End of Year’ Plunge Dec. 27 (December 16, 2009)
Plungers brave the frigid waters of Libby Creek each Sunday during the winter months
The Libby Polar Bear Club will be holding their "End of Year" plunge on Sunday, December 27th at 2:00 PM at the polar bear swimming hole on Farm-to-Market Road and Libby Creek. Hot drinks and refreshments, with a warm fire, will be provided for spectators. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam spills extra water to promote sturgeon spawning (December 16, 2009)
Federal agencies coordinate on spring spill at Libby Dam to promote spawning of Endangered White Sturgeon
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Libby Dam media release
Boise, ID – Federal agencies are coordinating with the State of Montana and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho to spill extra water at Libby Dam in the spring to promote spawning of the endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon. This spring spill operation is dependen ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County considers replacing annex (December 16, 2009)
Commissioners looking at recently vacated credit union building
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Lincoln County officials are taking a look at the recently vacated Lincoln County Credit Union building at the corner of Fifth Street and California Avenue as a possible replacement the county annex on Mineral Avenue. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby councilman drops restraining order vs. clerk (December 16, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A restraining order taken out last month by Libby City Councilman D.C. Orr against City Clerk Glena Hook has been dropped at Orr’s request. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Festival of Trees (December 13, 2009)
St. John's Lutheran Hospital held its annual Festival of Trees over the weekend. Tree viewing and photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus were among the many activities available during Friday's family day. ... FULL STORY
ASARCO pays $1.79 Billion for environmental cleanup & restoration (December 10, 2009)
Bankruptcy reorganization of company
by Environmental Protection Agency
Largest Environmental Bankruptcy in U.S. History Will Result in Payment of $1.79 Billion towards Environmental Cleanup & Restoration ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Logger athletes honored at assembly (December 9, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Logger athletes were honored for their achievements during Libby High School’s annual fall activities awards assembly last Monday night. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Treasure Tones (December 9, 2009)
Libby's Treasure Tones and the Junior Treasure Tones made their holiday rounds Wednesday, performing at the Libby Care Center, the Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Libby Middle School, Asa Wood School, and Kootenai Valley Christian School. They will perform thei ... FULL STORY
What’s next for Libby? (December 7, 2009)
Dealing with asbestos aftermath
The Daily Inter Lake had an interesting article about how Libby residents ponder coping with the aftermath of the W.R. Grace asbestos health issues. Click here to read the story by Lynnette Hintze posted on Sunday, December 6, 2009: What’s next for Libby ... FULL STORY
EPA: ‘Libby not safe’ (Original post December 6, 2009 | Updated December 7, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
"Libby is not safe based on current information." Those are the words from the mouth of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Dr. Helen Dawson at Tuesday evening’s EPA public meeting. ... FULL STORY
Health Care reform will cost billions in tax increases (December 6, 2009)
The Missoulian had an article on Sunday taking a look at the proposed new health care reform House and Senate bills now before Congress. The chief architect for the Senate bill is Montana Senator Max Baucus. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby moves ahead with planning for new school (December 2, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The Libby School District is advertising for proposals for the development of a master plan to guide the district in making decisions regarding the possible construction of a new elementary school. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Horseshoe Lake (December 2, 2009)
Tuesday was a gloriously sunny day and a visit to Horseshoe Lake was rewarded with some beautiful scenery. A clear, cold day, a skiff of snow, and a calm, reflective lake...northwest Montana at its best! ... FULL STORY
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