Libby Montana News - May 2010

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(1 pictures) Spring Wildlife (May 28, 2010)
If You Care - Leave Them There
Every spring Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks issues its traditional message to Montanans to leave fawns and other newborn wildlife where people find them. Wild animals commonly cache their young for periods of time to protect them from predators while the adul ... FULL STORY
Flying the American Flag at half staff on Memorial Day (May 24, 2010)
Flag should be flown at half staff until noon, then raised to the top until sunset
On Memorial Day, the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nationís battle heroes. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) LHS Divisional Track Meet (May 22, 2010)
Libby High School is hosting the Divisional track meet this year. Teams from Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Polson and Ronan are visiting Libby this weekend to participate. Here, Kaila Forster runs the hurdles on Friday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) E-Cycle May 21 & 22 in Libby; May 22 in Troy (May 20, 2010)
Recycle your electronic waste
Lincoln County's Second Annual E-waste Event will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22 in Libby and on Saturday, May 22 in Troy. Kootenai Disposal and Valley Recycling are partnering with the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce for this year's event. ... FULL STORY
Roll-over accident kills one; two survive (May 20, 2010)
Randy Kirkedahl, of Trego, victim in wreck
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A fatal roll-over accident occurred on Lindsey Road in the Eureka area Wednesday evening about 9:30 PM. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) LHS senior wins congressional art contest (May 19, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby High School senior Paige Wardís photograph of a bee on a flower has been selected as the grand prize winner of Montanaís Congressional Art Competition for 2010. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BB gun vandal gets eight-year sentence (May 19, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A 21-year-old Libby man was sentenced Monday to eight years with the Montana Department of Corrections, with half that time suspended, for his role in a vandalism spree in February. ... FULL STORY
International Paper agrees to $1.15 million settlement (May 18, 2010)
Over aquifer water pollution issue at Libby mill site
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The City of Libby has reached an agreement with International Paper over the aquifer water pollution issue. The City will receive $1.15 million in a lump sum as a make up payment for the ten years the City allowed payments from International to lapse. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam operations meetings (May 17, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
Libby Dam will host its annual Operations and Informational meetings on the following dates: ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) Rock Lake hike (May 17, 2010)
Photos by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea went on a hike to Rock Lake on Thursday, May 13th. Rock Lake is at the southern end of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. ... FULL STORY
Libby native Ken Decker wins Maryland award (May 17, 2010)
Maryland city manager, Ken Decker, received the Janet L. Hoffman Award for Outstanding Local Public Service on May 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Decker was selected as the 2010 award recipient by the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administra ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace RODs signed (May 17, 2010)
Libby native wins Maryland award Records of Decision for remedies for asbestos cleanup
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Records of Decisions for the former W.R. Grace Export and Screening plants in Libby were signed May 10th by Richard Opper, Director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, and Carol Campbell, Assistant Regional Administrator for Ecosystems Protecti ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sheriff candidates share views (May 17, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Five candidates are campaigning to be Lincoln Countyís next sheriff, with the top two vote-getters in the June 8 primary moving on to the November general election. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Weekend Events in Libby (May 16, 2010)
There were several events going on in Libby over the weekend, including high school track and tennis on Friday and a Wings spaghetti feed at the Elks Lodge Friday night. Saturday's events included a Home and Garden Show at the Memorial Center, Cabinet View Fi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (May 12, 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
(24 pictures) STOKR Sunday (May 10, 2010)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride
Sunday's STOKR bike ride to Libby Dam was vastly improved over Saturday's wet and cold disaster. The bicyclists who stayed for Sunday's ride enjoyed partly sunny skies, much warmer temperatures (although still cool with temperatures in the high 40s to mid 50s ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Lower Geiger Lake hike (May 9, 2010)
Photos by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea sent in these photos from his hike into Lower Geiger Lake in the Cabinet Mountains on Sunday, May 2nd. ... FULL STORY
Bike gloves found at STOKR (May 9, 2010)
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride
Susie Rice has extra bike gloves left over from STOKR weekend, 2 singles and a pair. E-mail her and describe to claim: susierice@frontiernet.net ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) STOKR Saturday (May 8, 2010)
Or, should we say SOAKR?
Wet, cold and miserable best describes Saturday's STOKR bike ride, the Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The riders started out in the pouring rain and only found some relief for a short while around Troy. The 45-milers fared ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam public meeting May 20 (May 8, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold two informational meetings regarding 2010 Libby Dam operations. The first meeting will be held Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. (PDT) at the Kootenai River Inn, 7169 Plaza Street, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and on Thursday, May 20 ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Fire department planning telethon (May 8, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Cabinet View Fire Department is reaching out to the community with a fundraising campaign that will be highlighted by an open house and telethon Saturday, May 15, at the fire hall along Luscher Drive off Farm to Market Road. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Candidates differ on growth plan, wilderness bill (May 8, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
The four candidates for District 2 county commissioner squared off last week in Troy on issues including Lincoln Countyís growth plan, economic development and U.S. Sen. Jon Testerís Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. ... FULL STORY
Troy Chamber seeks 4th of July sponsors (May 8, 2010)
The Troy Chamber of Commerce is busy at work planning this yearís 4th of July celebration in Roosevelt Park. Troyís 4th of July brings people from all over and last year people were reported from Washington, Oregon, Texas, British Columbia, Idaho, and (of cour ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) LHS Community Cleanup (May 7, 2010)
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
Libby High School held its annual community cleanup day Thursday, where the entire student body pitches in to clean up litter around town. The event ends with a hamburger barbecue at the school. Litter and debris are hauled to the landfill by the truckload. ... FULL STORY
Comments sought on Glacierís Bear Management Plan, Guidelines (May 4, 2010)
Public comments due by Friday, May 7
by National Park Service
WEST GLACIER, MONT. Ė Officials at Glacier National Park today announced that the draft, revised Glacier National Park Bear Management Plan and Guidelines are available for a two-week public review period starting Monday, April 26 through Friday, May 7, 2010. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New Monitors at St. Johnís (May 4, 2010)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital in Libby recently celebrated the arrival of new GE DASH CapnoFlex CO2 monitors. "The purchase of the GE Dash 5000 is a result of recommendations from one of our trauma conferences. These conferences are designed to build upon suc ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Baby bald eagle chick observed in nest (May 4, 2010)
Libby Dam Bald Eagle Webcam
A baby bald eagle chick appeared in the nest on Tuesday, April 27th. There were two eggs in the nest, so the second chick should hatch any day now. It will be a short two months between hatching until the eaglets fledge and are flying and out on their own. Wa ... FULL STORY
7th Annual Yaak Wilderness Festival July 31 (May 4, 2010)
The 7th Annual Yaak Wilderness Festival is starting at 2:00 pm on July 31st, in the Yaak. There will be live music by Alan Lane, Wise River Mercantile, Prisoners of Time, & Drum Brothers. Entry fees are $20.00 for the whole day, $10.00 Students rate, Children ... FULL STORY
Candidate Forums May 4 and May 6 in Libby (May 4, 2010)
There will be Town Hall meetings in Libby on two evenings to "Meet the Candidates" and present your questions to our local candidates. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Kootenai Bighorn (May 4, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
A bighorn ram forages along Highway 2 between Libby and Troy. Photo by Kootenai Valley Record. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wings gearing up for annual fundraiser (May 4, 2010)
Wings Week May 8-14
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
After 15 years of walking the streets in a clown costume soliciting donations for Wings Regional Cancer Support, Peggy Craver says she can count on one hand the number of times sheís been turned down. She was confident that the money would go to help other peo ... FULL STORY
FWP seeking comments for McGregor Lake Fuels Reduction Project (May 4, 2010)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, is seeking comment on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of conducting fuels reduction work, similar to the 2007 McGregor fuels reduction project, on four timbered parcels of department-owned ... FULL STORY
Hospital Jeanís Day takes off for WINGs (May 4, 2010)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital kicked off the annual WINGs Week by holding a Jeanís Day fundraiser for the cancer assistance organization. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fawn Creek 3D Archery Shoot (May 3, 2010)
Libby Archery Club held its annual Fawn Creek 3D archery shoot over the weekend, where about 125 people gathered to take part in the traditional shoot at Fawn Creek campground. A traditional shoot does not allow compound bows. The club will host another shoo ... FULL STORY
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