Libby Montana News - March 2010

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(6 pictures) CARD Groundbreaking Ceremony (March 31, 2010 | Updated April 6, 2010)
Senator Max Baucus visits Libby for event
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at the CARD (Center for Asbestos Related Disease) clinic in Libby. Senator Max Baucus, who has been instrumental in securing funding for medical care and research for Libby's victims of asbestos-related d ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) It's Spring! (March 31, 2010)
It's springtime in Montana, which means we can wake up to snow, like we did Wednesday morning, after having several beautiful, sunny days last week. Expect the coming week to be cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers and high temperatures in the 50s. ... FULL STORY
Crash kills 5 in Libby, injures 1 (March 30, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A mid-morning collision on the west edge of Libby killed five people, and put one in Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle Monday morning. ... FULL STORY
Senator Baucus to host Groundbreaking Ceremony for CARD March 31 (March 30, 2010)
by Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD)
Libby, MT - Senator Max Baucus will host the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the renovation and addition to the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) beginning at 1:30 p.m. on March 31. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John’s Lutheran Hospital Board of Trustees elects new Chairperson (March 26, 2010)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
Libby MT – On March 1, 2010 the St. John’s Lutheran Hospital Board of Trustees elected a new leader that will help guide them into the future of healthcare in Lincoln County as they work to build a new facility. Kathy Nelson will replace Niles Nelson, who led ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Council considers medical marijuana sales ban (March 25, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Medical marijuana sales within Libby’s city limits may be illegal under a clause in the city’s business license ordinance that prohibits licensing of businesses that violate any state or federal laws, Mayor Doug Roll told the city council during a meeting last ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby officials debating move to civil infractions (March 25, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A proposal to simplify Libby’s municipal justice system by reclassifying a number of minor offenses as civil infractions rather than misdemeanors met with opposition last week from City Councilman D.C. Orr, who argued that the change would hinder the ability o ... FULL STORY
Federal agencies continue to coordinate on spring spill at Libby Dam (March 25, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Libby Dam
The State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued a temporary waiver of the state’s water quality standard for total dissolved gas on the Kootenai River this week in coordination with Federal agencies and in consultation with the Kootenai Tribe o ... FULL STORY
Health Care Reform and Libby Medicare (March 25, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
While Republican Senators attempt to stop the health care reform train, amendments to remove portions of the bill are being put forth to force reconsideration in the House. ... FULL STORY
$40 Million later and mine still not re-permitted (March 25, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Forty million dollars have been dumped down a hole in the ground, and Montanore is still not productive. ... FULL STORY
Pipe Creek Restoration (March 25, 2010)
FWP makes decision on Lower Pipe Creek restoration project
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) 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 co ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Girls Rotary Basketball (March 25, 2010)
The Libby Rotary-sponsored 7th grade girls' basketball team took second place in Missoula's Spring Fling tournament last weekend, their second tournament of the season. They also placed second in their first tournament, Kalispell's Hoop Fest the weekend of Ma ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (March 23, 2010)
by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty - Guest Article
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
(1 pictures) U Serve Libby receives donation (March 23, 2010)
by U Serve Libby, Inc.
A recent BINGO night, hosted by U Serve Libby, Inc., was a tremendous success thanks to Elks Lodge 2231, BINGO caller Frank Hendrickson, and a large, enthusiastic crowd. Players munched on delicious snacks and desserts as money was raised for the Libby Communi ... FULL STORY
Settlement reached for safety penalties by Genesis Inc (March 23, 2010)
Company ordered to pay $548,865
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Genesis Inc. has agreed to a settlement of $548,865 for citations and penalties issued as a result of inspections prompted by hazard complaints registered on the heels of a mining fatality, according to The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Adm ... FULL STORY
Conservation Easement Workshop set for Libby on Friday, March 26 (March 23, 2010)
Montana Association of Land Trusts and Forest Stewardship Foundation
The Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation and the Montana Association of Land Trusts are teaming up to bring "A Forest Owner’s Introduction to Conservation Easements" workshop to Libby on Friday, March 26. ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) LHS Winter Awards Assembly (March 20, 2010)
Libby High School held its Winter Activities Awards assembly Tuesday evening, honoring students who participated in band, basketball, cheerleading, speech and drama, and wrestling. Pictured (l-r) are Cierra Stehlik, Kim Tangen, Jackie Mee, LaRona Luscher, Jen ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Libby Irish Fair (March 18, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The 15th Libby Irish Fair was held on Saturday, March 13th at the Memorial Center in Libby. For more information about the Libby Irish Fair call 406-293-6545 or go to www.LibbyIrishFair.org. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Kehn honored as Kootenai Quilt Guild’s 2010 Quilter of the Year (March 18, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Deanna Kehn of Libby has been named the Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild’s 2010 Quilter of the Year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fire investigation continues (March 18, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The fire that destroyed the former plywood plant at the Kootenai Business Park Industrial District on the night of Feb. 25 remains under investigation, with information as to the cause or starting point of the blaze as yet unavailable for public release. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fundraising effort for new hospital meets half-way mark (March 18, 2010)
$750,000 committed in support of a new hospital for Libby and Troy
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
Who says money doesn’t grow on trees, was the theme at a hospital fundraising celebration on Thursday, March 11, 2010, marking the half way goal that the Capital Campaign Committee and Foundation have reached in their quest to raise $1.5 million for the new ho ... FULL STORY
St. John’s Health Fair March 27 (March 18, 2010)
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital in Libby will host their annual Health Fair in Libby on Saturday, March 27th. ... FULL STORY
I Skate Libby fundraiser April 17 (March 18, 2010)
"I Skate Libby" will host a fundraiser auction and raffle on Saturday, April 17th at the Memorial Center in Libby. This group is organizing efforts to build a skate park in Libby. The fundraiser will be an alcohol-free family event. I Skate Libby is currently ... FULL STORY
Ducks Unlimited Conservation Dinner April 24 (March 18, 2010)
The Kootenai Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their 2010 Conservation Dinner on Saturday, April 24th in Libby. The event will begin with refreshments at 5:00PM in the Ponderosa Room, dinner served at 6:00PM. There will be a live auction, silent auct ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) LMS Jitterbug Contest (March 13, 2010)
Libby Middle School held its annual jitterbug contest in the school gym Thursday afternoon. Forty-nine couples participated in front of the student body, with community members judging the couples on their dance moves. Sponsored by Glacier Bank, the jitterbu ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Libby Middle School Science Fair (March 12, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Middle School held their science fair on Friday, March 5. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Dispatch center upgraded (March 12, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A new, computerized dispatching system now up and running at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is making life easier for dispatchers and emergency responders and safer for county residents. ... FULL STORY
Libby Joint Class Reunion July 30-31 (March 9, 2010)
The Libby High School classes of 1950 to 1960 will hold a joint "Fabulous Fifties Reunion" at the Memorial Center on Friday and Saturday, July 30-10, 2010. ... FULL STORY
Icy conditions lead to accident on McKillop Road (March 9, 2010)
Libby driver ejected, suffers minor injuries, spends night out in the cold
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Montana Highway Patrol says Karen Schertel of Libby spent the night in the great outdoors after her vehicle went off McKillop Road Saturday evening about six miles from Happy's Inn about ¾ mile up the Mckillop Road. She had been in the Silver Butte area wo ... FULL STORY
Broomsday – Spring Clean-up in Libby (March 9, 2010)
Sponsored by the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce and Kootenai Disposal
by Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
Broomsday is coming!! That means that spring is around the corner and it's time for us to make a clean sweep! Kootenai Disposal is once again partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to clear out the clutter! Dumpsters will be placed around town for you to d ... FULL STORY
Libby Logger Baseball 2010 Tournament Dates (March 9, 2010)
The Libby Loggers are an American Legion affiliated baseball team located in Libby, Montana. The team is made up of 15-19 year-old ballplayers from Libby and Troy. Below is a list of the 2010 tournament dates. There are only a few open spots remaining, so if ... FULL STORY
Northwest Montana Hunter/Bowhunter Education Instructors honored (March 9, 2010)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors received service awards from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at the annual Region 1 Instructor Workshop held Saturday, March 6 at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. ... FULL STORY
Bears starting to emerge (March 9, 2010)
Bear tracks reported at Glacier National Park
by National Park Service – Glacier National Park media release
WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Bear tracks and a freshly dug hole in the snow indicate some bears are awake and venturing out looking for food in and around Glacier National Park. During the first week of March, there have been three separate sightings of bear track ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai River (March 7, 2010)
Residents of the Kootenai Valley have enjoyed beautiful weather the past several days, as evidenced by this shot of the Kootenai River on Friday. However, the upcoming week will see clouds moving in with a chance of rain and snow showers at least through next ... FULL STORY
Four people killed in crash on US. Hwy 2 near Happy’s Inn (March 7, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A fatal two-vehicle crash occurred on Highway 2 near Happy’s Inn Saturday evening at 6:10 pm resulting in four deaths. ... FULL STORY
Asbestos in fire debris poses health hazard (March 7, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
According to the Lincoln County Environmental Health Department, the lab that performed the analysis of debris from the Plywood Plant fire, misidentified the type of asbestos as amosite. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) April-August water supply forecast for Libby Dam (March 6, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Click on this link for the Corps of Engineers' final March (April through August) Water Supply Forecast for Libby Dam: April-August Water Supply Forecast for Libby Dam (PDF). The forecast is used to help determine flood control and fisheries operations at Lib ... FULL STORY
L.E.A.P presents ‘He’s Alive!’ April 2-4 (March 6, 2010)
A community church-wide Easter Celebration
Libby Evangelical Association of Pastors (L.E.A.P) will present: "He's Alive!" a dramatization of the events from Passover to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, April 2-4, 7:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Amosite asbestos detected in fire debris (March 6, 2010)
Caution advised for debris cleanup and handling
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
While the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is telling you that no Libby Amphibole Asbestos was released in last Thursday night's plywood plant fire, what you are now being told is that amosite, considered to be one of the more hazardous forms of asbestos, ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) More Plywood Plant fire photos (March 3, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Kootenai Valley Record sent in some more photos of the Libby Plywood Plant fire on February 25th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Proposed fifth lane on U.S. 2 gets mixed reception (March 3, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A proposal to add a center turning lane on the section of U.S. Highway 2 from Larch Street south to the base of Whiskey Hill appears unlikely to move forward following a public meeting held by the Montana Department of Transportation last Tuesday in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Two arrested for shooting out windows (March 3, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Another report of shot-out windows on Mineral Avenue has landed two men in jail on felony charges. ... FULL STORY
More on Libby plywood mill fire (March 3, 2010)
The Daily Inter Lake has an article discussing the investigation into the possible cause of the fire at the Libby plywood mill. Click on this link to read the article: Investigators home in on cause of fire at old mill (By Canda Harbaugh, The Daily Inter Lake, ... FULL STORY
‘Road to Health’ health fair March 27 (March 1, 2010)
Lab draws for pre-screenings offered at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital will hold their annual Road to Health health fair on Saturday, March 27th at the Memorial Center in Libby, from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM. It is free to the public. ... FULL STORY
Libby School District Board of Trustee vacancies (March 1, 2010)
Two Trustee positions to be filled during May 4 election
Libby Public School District #4 has two, three-year term vacancies for School Board Trustees. These positions will be filled during the election on Tuesday, May 4th. ... FULL STORY
Public meeting on Scotchman Mine cleanup March 2 (March 1, 2010)
To stabilize leaking waste dump site at old mine
The Kootenai National Forest will be hosting a public meeting on the cleanup of the Scotchman Mine site on Tuesday, March 2nd at the Heron Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Libby Wastewater public meeting March 3 (March 1, 2010)
The City of Libby will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 3rd to obtain public comments regarding the ongoing Wastewater Preliminary Engineering Report and wastewater project. The meeting will be held at Libby City Hall, 852 E Spruce Street, at 7:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Libby Irish Fair March 13 (March 1, 2010)
The 15th Annual Libby Irish Fair will be held on Saturday, March 13th at the Memorial Center in Libby. This year the event will feature Dublin Gulch and the Kelly Irish Dancers. ... FULL STORY
Thompson Chain of Lakes Neighborhood Plan public hearing March 16 (March 1, 2010)
The Lincoln County Planning Board will host a public hearing on Tuesday, March 16th to inform the public and receive comments on the proposed Thompson Chain of Lakes Neighborhood Plan. The hearing will be held at 5:30 PM in the Commissioners Room in the Linco ... FULL STORY
City of Libby seeks volunteer Planning Board member (March 1, 2010)
The City of Libby has a volunteer position open for the Planning Board. The Board works to promote the orderly development for the structure of growth for the city. ... FULL STORY
Road work discussed (March 1, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Montana Department of Transportation met with Libby residents to present plans for restriping Highway Two from Larch Street to the foot of Whiskey Hill. ... FULL STORY
No gold for the Libby Loggers (March 1, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Both Logger team's road to the State Basketball Tournament ended in defeats at the Divisional over the weekend in Kalispell at Glacier High School. ... FULL STORY
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