Libby Montana News - February 2010

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FWP seeking comments on Lower Pipe Creek Restoration Project (February 26, 2010)
The draft EA is out for public review through 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2010
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking public comment for the Lower Pipe Creek Restoration Project. The purpose of the project is to improve fisheries habitat, stabilize stream banks, and restore a healthy riparian community on lower Pipe Creek. ... FULL STORY
Fire Update (February 26, 2010)
Libby Plywood Plant
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A pawl of dark smoke hangs over the former mill site this morning. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Libby Plywood Plant destroyed by fire (February 26, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The former St Regis/Champion/Stimson plywood plant lit up the Thursday night sky as it burned. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Assembly of God Church (February 25, 2010)
A new Assembly of God church is under construction at the end of Collins Avenue. The current church is located on Utah Avenue under the direction of Pastor Kevin Lindgren. The new (beautiful!) church will be completed as funds allow. ... FULL STORY
Eileen Carney, Tim Linehan file for House seats One and Two (February 24, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The local political arena is already beginning to warm-up with the filing of two local candidates for the House Seats District One and Two. ... FULL STORY
Firewood cutting not allowed on FWP lands (February 24, 2010)
Illegal tree cutting at Thompson Chain of Lakes Fishing Access Site
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks release
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks would like to remind folks that cutting firewood is prohibited and illegal at any FWP owned or managed site. The Thompson Chain of Lakes Fishing Access Site complex has had several illegal tree cutting incidents in the last two ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Harbinger of Spring (February 21, 2010)
One of the earliest signs of spring has already appeared: pussy willow (Salix discolor) blooms, shown here south of Libby on Highway 2. The blooms are actually newly budding male catkins covered in a grayish fuzz, leading to the likeness to cats. Male and fe ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) McGregor Lake Fish Derby (February 21, 2010)
by Maggie Craig
Over 600 ice fishing enthusiasts took part in McGregor Lake's fish derby over the weekend. The annual derby, sponsored by McGregor Lake Resort, offers prizes and awards for the largest rainbow and lake trout, a special children's division, and door prizes. L ... FULL STORY
Libby student receives UM scholarship (February 19, 2010)
Brenna Chvilicek
by University of Montana
MISSOULA — Brenna Chvilicek of Libby has been awarded a $500 Montana German Heritage Scholarship from The University of Montana Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. ... FULL STORY
McGillivray Campground to see future upgrades (February 19, 2010)
by Kootenai National Forest
The Libby Ranger District is pleased to announce upcoming campsite and facility improvements for the popular McGillivray Campground situated along the west side of the Koocanusa Reservoir. ... FULL STORY
Motor Vehicle Use Maps available (February 19, 2010)
by Kootenai National Forest
Beginning Monday February 22, 2010 the Kootenai National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM), which show open or designated trail and road systems, will be available to the public. The new maps are available at no charge at all Ranger Districts and the Super ... FULL STORY
Boat ramp proposed in downstream area below Libby Dam (February 19, 2010)
Comments due by March 5, 2010
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
The US Army Corps of Engineers is planning a boat ramp for the east side of the Kootenai River directly downstream of Libby Dam. If you would like more information or are interested in providing comments on this boat ramp proposal, please contact Park Ranger, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) School sampling turns up traces of asbestos (February 18, 2010)
Tests show contamination levels ‘right at the detection limit’ says EPA toxicologist
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Air and soil samples taken at local schools over the past year turned up handful of low-level detections of Libby amphibole asbestos fibers, but the results aren’t cause for alarm among parents, according to an Environmental Protection Agency toxicologist. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years (February 18, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Boy Scout Troop 1970 celebrated the 100th year of scouting in America with a dinner and program on Wednesday, Feb. 10. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) LHS Senior Night (February 15, 2010)
Libby High School honored its senior basketball players and managers Saturday night during the games against Polson. Senior players include LaRona Luscher, Nate Broden, Jackie Mee, TJ Benson, Colton Cannon, Mara Petermann and managers Levi Neubauer and Katie ... FULL STORY
Turner Mountain Community Appreciation Day Feb. 15 (February 14, 2010)
Turner Mountain Ski Area is holding their Community Appreciation Day on Monday, February 15th. Children under 18 free with voucher. Adults half price with voucher. Vouchers available at many local businesses. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Robbery call leads to quick arrest (February 12, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A robbery suspect made it just a single block from the scene of the crime Sunday evening before falling into police custody as the result of a traffic stop. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dancer gets 20 years, suspended (February 12, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Former Libby businessman William Dancer was sentenced Friday to 20 years probation and ordered to pay back nearly $200,000 that a jury found he embezzled while working for Idaho-based Independence Home Center in 2005 and 2006. ... FULL STORY
Koocanusa Reservoir inflow forecast 86% of average (February 12, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
The February 2010, April-August inflow forecast for Koocanusa Reservoir is 86% of average (5.478 MAF ~ million acre-feet) – down from 90% in January,103% in December, and 109% in November. ... FULL STORY
Basin snowpack forecast shows below average runoff (February 12, 2010)
Showing 8th lowest in last 50 years
The Columbia Basin Bulletin, Weekly Fish & Wildlife News, reports snowpack totals are down across the entire Columbia-Snake river basin this winter as compared to long-term averages, and as a result so are hopes for a generous water supply this spring and summ ... FULL STORY
International Wildlife Film Festival Feb. 26 (February 12, 2010)
by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will host a festival of award winning films from the International Wildlife Film Festival on Friday, February 26, at The Little Theatre, 724 Louisiana Avenue in Libby, at 6:00pm. Several top award-winning films have been ... FULL STORY
Warden looks for tips on Grizzly Bear case (February 12, 2010)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
State and Federal authorities are investigating the death of a Grizzly Bear near Troy. The bear is believed to have been shot several years ago as the remains were only bones. The remains were discovered approximately 4 miles up old US highway 2 near the Mont ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) School officials seek options for new elementary (February 5, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby school officials are expected to make a decision next week on hiring a consulting firm to guide the district in planning for the replacement or renovation of Asa Wood Elementary. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) LHS Band Festival (February 9, 2010)
The Libby High School Band plays Monday morning at the high school for the Class A Northwest Band Festival. Bands from Polson, Stevensville and Hamilton were also scheduled to play, receiving comments and instruction from guest conductors and clinicians. The ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Polar Bear Swim (February 7, 2010)
Polar Bear James Bray takes his sixth plunge of the season Sunday afternoon in Libby Creek, working on his certificate that will acknowledge twelve swims for the season. Regulars Steve Sonju and Loren Clausen also took the plunge in (relatively warm) 42 degre ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Family Tradition (February 5, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
An 85-year-old Libby family tradition has been passed on to a fourth generation with the recent induction of Brent Wood into the Libby Volunteer Fire Department. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Second annual Libby Riverfront Blues Festival Aug. 13-14 (February 5, 2010)
Blues performers signed to headline festival
by Kootenai Valley Record
A pair of nationally known bands have been signed to headline Libby’s second annual Riverfront Blues Festival, scheduled for Aug. 13-14 at Riverfront Park. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mayor, chief offer new details on surveillance cams (February 5, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Mayor Doug Roll and Police Chief Jim Smith offered new details on a proposed video surveillance system for Mineral Avenue during a city council meeting last Tuesday night. ... FULL STORY
Spring Archery Shoots in May & June (February 5, 2010)
Libby Archery Club
Libby Archery Club will be hosting two annual shoots this spring on the following dates. Both events are great fun for the whole family. ... FULL STORY
Freedom Action Rally Feb. 9 in Libby (February 5, 2010)
There will be a Freedom Action Rally in the Ponderosa Room of the Libby City Hall, 952 East Spruce Street, on Tuesday, February 9th. There will be a potluck at 6:00PM. Main events begin at 7:00PM. The program will be an opportunity to connect with individuals ... FULL STORY
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