Libby Montana News - April 2010

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(6 pictures) Leigh Lake Hike (April 28, 2010)
Bob Hosea photo gallery
Bob Hosea sent in photos he took of Leigh Creek Falls and Leigh Lake in the Cabinet Mountains from a hiking trek in on Sunday, April 25th. "I wasn't able to drive all the way to the trailhead because of snow, but I did get within a half mile. And, there wasn't ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Eureka Rendezvous (April 28, 2010)
Hotrods & Buckskins
Eureka held its 32nd annual Rendezvous Days over the weekend, a celebration of community, family, history and tradition. There's something for everyone at this event, which draws spectators and participants from all over the northwest. The parade is always a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Loggers Baseball (April 25, 2010)
Chris Herbig gets ready to throw the first pitch of the first game Saturday evening at Lee Gehring Field. Baseball season officially started Saturday with the Libby Loggers playing their first games of the year, a double-header, against the Bitterroot Red Sox ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) STOKR holding some slots for local riders (April 23, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
More than 400 riders are anticipated for Libby’s annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bicycle ride on Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, with entries still being accepted for local riders who would like to take part in the event. ... FULL STORY
Train locomotive catches fire (April 23, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotive caught fire at Ripley Wednesday afternoon about 3:15pm, igniting spot fires in the grass in the area. ... FULL STORY
Education Vision Workshops April 21-23 (April 21, 2010)
Public session with free community dinner on Thursday, April 22
Libby School District #4 is engaging in an educational visioning and facilities master planning process beginning with a three-day workshop on April 21, 22, and 23, 2010. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bighorn Sheep (April 20, 2010)
These bighorn sheep were seen along Highway 2 south of Libby, near Libby Creek, Monday evening. It's not known where these two may have come from, since they're not commonly seen in this particular area. They were eating soil from the banks along the road to ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Turkey Vulture (April 20, 2010)
Carol Cady sent in this photo of a turkey vulture perched along the old haul road near Libby on Monday, April 19th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Phyll Mackey receives Rotary Citizen of the Month award (April 20, 2010)
by Rotary Club of Libby
Phyll Minde Mackey, founder of the Treasurer Tones receives the Rotary Club of Libby Citizen of the month award by Steve Chavez, Libby Rotary Citizen of the Month Chairman. The award is presented to Libby area residents for their outstanding contributions to t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Vickie Bullard inducted into Libby Rotary Club (April 19, 2010)
by Libby Rotary Club
Vickie Bullard, new Local Area Frontier Communications manager, is the latest person inducted into the Libby Rotary Club. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) LMS Track Meet (April 18, 2010)
Libby Middle School hosted a track meet Friday at Libby High School. The meet was attended by Eureka, Noxon, Troy, Plains and Thompson Falls. Though a high school track meet in Kalispell was cancelled last Tuesday because of snow, Friday's weather was sunny ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) 2010 Tribute of Unity Award Honoree (Original post April 18, 2010 | Updated April 23, 2010)
by Center for Asbestos Related Disease
Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Terry Maki slated for induction into LHS Hall of Fame (April 16, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Terry Maki, a Logger wrestling champion who went on letter in football at the U.S. Air Force Academy prior to a distinguished career as an Air Force officer, will be inducted into the Libby High School Hall of Fame on Monday, April 19. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County funds put Stinger deal back on track (April 16, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
With construction of Stinger Welding’s new manufacturing facility in Libby temporarily derailed by financing difficulties, Lincoln County is stepping in to provide a short-term $3.4 million loan to break the deadlock and put the project on the fast track. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Operation Lifesaver (April 15, 2010 | Updated April 16, 2010)
Special Amtrak train makes stop in Libby
A special Amtrak train made a stop in Libby Thursday afternoon, offering tours and safety presentations to school children, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, and the public. Montana Operation Lifesaver (MTOLI), part of a national program known ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pirates of the Kootenai (April 14, 2010)
by Keith Meyers
"The Pirates of the Kootenai" pose for a picture during a recent rehearsal. ... FULL STORY
White Sturgeon listing status reviewed by FWS (April 13, 2010)
60-Day public comment period open
The Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is initiating five-year reviews of 69 species that are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. This review includes endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon from the Columbia R ... FULL STORY
‘All Aboard for Safety’ train in Libby April 15 (April 13, 2010)
Tour Amtrak train and learn about railroad crossing safety
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montana Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to promote railway safety preventing grade crossing collisions, trespass injuries, and fatalities are bringing a special "All Aboard for Safety" train to Libby. The "special" will m ... FULL STORY
Healthcare Reform (April 10, 2010)
by Bill Patten, CEO, St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
The number of questions about how healthcare reform will affect individuals we are receiving at St. John’s have gone up since the President signed the first healthcare reform bill. As I have pondered how best to provide information, I have become acutely awar ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby man recalls battle for Okinawa (April 10, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
From the "hungry thirties" to the battle for Okinawa to a career working in the woods of the Northwest, Libby’s Frank Barnard has seen a lot over the past nine decades. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) LHS Track Time Trials (April 10, 2010)
Jenny Johnson runs a leg of the 1600 relay during the time trials April 1 at Libby High School. Eureka, Troy and Noxon athletes also participated in the season opener with the Loggers. The next home meet for Libby is April 20, with Columbia Falls. ... FULL STORY
Libby downtown surveillance camera on indefinite hold (April 6, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Libby City Council has tabled indefinitely a motion to hold a meeting with downtown business owners to discuss the implementation of Mayor Doug Roll's Mineral Avenue surveillance camera. ... FULL STORY
Judge dismisses petition for attorney fee compensation (April 6, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Justice Jay Sheffield, Tuesday, dismissed a petition by City Clerk Glenna Hook seeking compensation and attorney's fees from City Councilman D.C. resulting from a Temporary Protective Order secured by Orr against Hook. ... FULL STORY
Cabinet View Fire Department hosts fundraisers (April 6, 2010 | Modified April 12, 2010)
Hopes to raise at least $12,000 for sewer and water for fire station
The Libby Cabinet View Volunteer Fire Department will be holding several fundraisers between April and May to raise money for the fire hall. The Department is hoping to raise at least $12,000 which will be used to finish water and sewer work for the fire hall. ... FULL STORY
Bears are emerging from dens (April 6, 2010)
Residents advised to secure attractants
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Bears are just beginning to emerge from dens. Biologists say that males emerge earlier than females, grizzlies earlier than black bears; with the warming weather, more bears will be emerging in the coming weeks. ... FULL STORY
Glacier will waive entrance fees during National Park Week (April 6, 2010)
Annual celebration takes place April 17-25
by National Park Service
WEST GLACIER, MONT. - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced all 392 national parks will have free admission during National Park Week, April 17 to 25. "We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone to visit a national park and help celebrat ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Libby Polar Bears (April 5, 2010)
Last Swim of Season
Four Libby Polar Bears took their last swim of the season Easter Sunday afternoon, on a pleasant, breezy spring day. The water temperature was 44 degrees, and the air temperature was 46. From left: Steve Sonju, Loren Clausen, James Bray and Rick Klin with Ja ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Easter Egg Hunt (April 3, 2010)
Sponsored by Youth Court Services
Libby's annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Youth Court Services, was held Saturday afternoon at J. Neils Memorial Park. Numbered eggs were turned in for prizes donated by local merchants. Age groups included walking to age 2, 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mayor to ask council for yea or nay on cameras (April 1, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Mayor Doug Roll is bringing a proposal to place surveillance cameras on Mineral Avenue back to the city council for a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on moving ahead with the project. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Montanore project still slogging ahead (April 1, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Mines Management Inc. is still slogging ahead on its Montanore silver-copper project under the Cabinet Mountains, although regulatory "speed bumps" continue to pop up and delay progress, company president Glenn Dobbs reported during a community luncheon last T ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) U Serve Libby receives $5,000 grant from Plum Creek Foundation (April 1, 2010)
by U Serve Libby Inc.
U Serve Libby, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Plum Creek Foundation. ... FULL STORY
Glacier Country tourism marketing opportunity (April 1, 2010)
by Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation
Montana Businesses: On April 7th, 2010, over 400 representatives of Montana's tourism industry will be gathering in Kalispell for the 2010 Montana Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation. They come to learn and network with colleagues and associates f ... FULL STORY
Hunters: Black Bear hunting regulations have changed for 2010 (April 1, 2010)
Hunting regulation changes can be found online
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
There has been some confusion on the regulation changes for the 2010 black bear hunting season in Montana, particularly for the upcoming spring season hunt. The new regulation requires spring black bear hunters to validate their licenses if they will be huntin ... FULL STORY
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