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Libby Montana News - July 2011

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Libby drowning victim identified (July 29, 2011)
Peter Votapka dies in rescue attempt
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Lincoln County Sheriff has released the name of Libby man drowned in the Kootenai River attempting to rescue a 10-year old girl and her dog. ... FULL STORY
Heritage Museum has photography display in August (July 29, 2011)
The Tower Gallery of the Heritage Museum has had a gorgeous display of quilts from the Kootenai Valley Quilters through July. For the month of August, the Tower Gallery display will change to photography. Local photographers are encouraged to contact the museu ... FULL STORY
Hwy 2 crash injures two Libby residents (July 29, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Monday, (7/25/11) at approximately 11:55 a.m. a two vehicle crash occurred on Highway #2 near C and R Auto causing injury to two Libby residents, Patrick Faulkner, 16 years old, and Robert Adkison, 65. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Caleb Speed (July 29, 2011)
Rides in Libby's motocross
Six-year-old Caleb Speed, who has cystic fibrosis, had a wish fulfilled at last Saturday's Millpond Motocross race. Caleb made the National Anthem lap with Andy Remp, and then later rode in his own race, his first, in the 50cc class. Caleb, with the help of ... FULL STORY
Rainy Creek asbestos potential threat to Kootenai River and fisheries? (July 29, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
U. S. Senator Jon Tester is taking issue with the EPA again; this time concerning Rainy Creek contamination and unmonitored and unregulated threats to public health in Libby. ... FULL STORY
New neighbor in Troy (July 25, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
According to the Miami Herald, Troy residents have a new neighbor, the Governor of Florida. ... FULL STORY
EPA will do more testing on Libby area wood chips (July 25, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montanaís senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus has secured a commitment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will conduct additional testing to determine whether wood chips distributed widely in Libby and beyond pose a health risk. The commitment ... FULL STORY
Maury and Connie talk July 26 (July 25, 2011)
Husband and wife, award-winning national journalists Maury Povich and Connie Chung, will kick off Flathead Valley Community Collegeís inaugural Presidentís Lecture Series as they present "A Conversation with Maury and Connie" for the community July 26. Free a ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) $17 Million New Market Tax Credit Project in Libby (July 25, 2011)
by Montana Community Development Corporation
Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC ) is excited to announce the closing of its biggest New Markets Tax Credit project to date - a $17 million industrial construction project in Libby, Montana. The partnership between MCDC, Stinger Welding, Inc, an ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Students learn about forest resources (July 25, 2011)
Each year members of the Montana Society of American Foresters and the Kootenai National Forest volunteer to take Libby and Troy 4th and/or 4th grade students on a field trip to broaden their knowledge about natural resources and forestry. The 5th grade woods ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 4K for Cancer (July 24, 2011)
Cycle, Inspire, Unite
by Maggie Craig
A 4K for Cancer group of bicycle riders passed through Libby Saturday, on their way from Baltimore to Seattle to raise money in the fight against cancer. Reaching Libby ended Day 56 of a 68-day journey. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Libby Loggers Baseball (July 24, 2011)
Loggers Western A District Champs
by Maggie Craig
The American Legion Libby Loggers baseball team hosted the ... FULL STORY
First round of local Prevent Program participants lose 654 pounds (July 20, 2011)
The new Fall SJLH Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program begins in August. Tuition is 100% refundable.
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
PREVENT is a successful weight loss and exercise program designed to assist and motivate individuals to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle through group activities, educational sessions, and individual guidance from their life coaches. This national instr ... FULL STORY
Fatal traffic accident on Highway 2 (July 16, 2011)
One person killed in two vehicle crash
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
One person was killed in a two vehicle crash on Highway 2 at approximately 12:16 pm on July 15, 2011 just west of Libby. ... FULL STORY
EPA: No asbestos exposure linked to bark (July 16, 2011)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Preliminary testing of asbestos-contaminated wood chips and bark piled at the former Stimson mill and sold as landscaping material showed no exposures to workers conducting simulated occupational activities, the Environmental Protection Agency stressed last we ... FULL STORY
Senator Jon Tester questions EPA (July 15, 2011)
More concerns over asbestos-contaminated mulch
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The third member of the Montana congressional delegation, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, has joined Max Baucus and Denny Rehberg with new questions for the Environmental Protection Agency following reports the EPA did not notify Libby residents sooner about concern ... FULL STORY
(73 pictures) Antique Aircraft Fly-in (July 12, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Thirty-plus aircraft were at the Libby Airport on Monday, July 11 for an Antique Aircraft Fly-in brought in by a flying club from Washington. The Rotary Club sold hot dogs, chips and soda for a dollar, and sold out. Over 200 Libby residents enjoyed the displa ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy & the Yaak (July 10, 2011)
Guest article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
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
(25 pictures) LVFD 100th Anniversary Celebration (July 10, 2011)
Bronze statue unveiled
A tribute to all the firefighters - past and present - who have served with the Libby Volunteer Fire Department over the last 100 years was held Saturday at Fireman's Park, followed by a fire truck parade to the Fire Hall, where an open house was held. Several ... FULL STORY
Baucus, Rehberg demand answers (July 9, 2011)
Wood chips possibly contaminated
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montana's senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus vowed to find answers regarding reports of asbestos-contaminated bark and wood chips being sold in Libby and beyond. ... FULL STORY
City Council Candidates (July 9, 2011)
Six file for three seats
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Six candidates have filed for the Libby City Council. Three incumbents: Peggy Williams, Bill Bischoff, and D.C. Orr. Three challengers: Dejon Raines, Hugh Taylor, and Alan Olsen. There are three seats open for election. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Volunteer Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary (July 9, 2011)
Celebration planned for July 9
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Libby Volunteer Fireman Monument is under construction in Fireman's Park. The monument will feature a sculpture of a firefighter in full "turnouts," and the names of members of the LVFD, past and present, when completed. ... FULL STORY
Final Bowhunter Education course scheduled for Eureka (July 8, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
By state law, all first time bowhunters must pass the bowhunter education course in order to purchase an archery license in Montana. The following Bowhunter Education course has been scheduled for Eureka: ... FULL STORY
Parmenter Creek Fire (July 8, 2011)
1/10 acre fire in Panoramic View Subdivision
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Forest Service fire crews are working on a fire in the area of the Panoramic View Subdivision up Parmenter Creek drainage. The fire put up smoke around 3pm Tuesday, July 5th. The fire started from an abandoned campfire. The fire is 1/10 acre. Crews are on ... FULL STORY
Fatal traffic accident near Happy's Inn (July 8, 2011)
Accident claims two lives
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Two people are dead in a double fatality accident five miles east of Happy's Inn on US Hwy 2 about 3:45pm Tuesday afternoon, July 5th. ... FULL STORY
(68 pictures) Libby Logger Days 2011 (July 2, 2011)
Libby's annual celebration of its logging heritage was held ... FULL STORY
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