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Libby Montana News - August 2011

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Firefighters work on Ariana Creek wildfire (August 29, 2011)
In the Wolf Creek drainage of the Fisher River
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
140 firefighters, four engines, three water tenders, two choppers, and a dozer are fighting a fire in the Ariana Creek drainage, a tributary to Wolf Creek on the Fisher River, 2 miles north on Wolf Creek drainage, 10 miles west on Fisher River road from Highwa ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River / Koocanusa Reservoir / Libby Dam Update ĖAugust 26, 2011 (August 28, 2011)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ė Libby Dam
Current Koocanusa Reservoir inflow is ~ 8.30 kcfs. ... FULL STORY
Public comment sought on proposed 2011-2012 ice fishing derbies (August 28, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contests proposed for the winter season of 2011-2012. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release ... FULL STORY
Some Montana hunting seasons set to open in early September (August 28, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Fall is in the air, and that means Montana's big game hunting seasons are just around the corner. The general season to hunt black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and moose begins Sept. 15. The general hunting season for antelope begins Oct. 8, followed by ... FULL STORY
Libby budget hearing August 30th (August 28, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A public hearing for comment on the City of Libby's proposed 2011-2012 budget is 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the council is expected to approve the budget increase of 7.9 percent to $3.9 million dollars. It includes an $80,000 increase for improved street lighting ... FULL STORY
Public comment sought on proposed 2011-2012 ice fishing derbies (August 28, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on fishing contests proposed for the winter season of 2011-2012. Participants must comply with state fishing regulations, including daily and possession limits. Most contests require catch-and-release ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai Valley Federal Credit Union presents LCC with $500 scholarship (August 26, 2011)
by Kootenai Valley Federal Credit Union
Kootenai Valley Federal Credit Union in Libby has presented Flathead Valley Community Collegeís Lincoln County Campus a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student taking classes at the Lincoln County Campus during the spring 2012 semester. ... FULL STORY
LCC fall registration begins (August 26, 2011)
Registration for returning students August 25 & 26
by Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley Community Collegeís Lincoln County Campus will hold fall registration for its credit courses August 25 and 26 for new and returning students. The schedule of credit classes is available on the college Web site at www.fvcc.edu/schedules. ... FULL STORY
FWP seeks comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for 2012-15 (August 26, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comment on proposed fishing regulation changes for 2012-15. The changes, which would go into effect March 1, 2012, include regulations in the Western, Central, and Eastern fishing districts. ... FULL STORY
Public comment opens on EPA estimates on toxicity of Libby Asbestos (August 26, 2011)
Public listening session October 6th
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(Denver, Colorado Ė August 25, 2011) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the public with an opportunity to comment on draft toxicity values for a unique form of asbestos called Libby Amphibole asbestos. The toxicity assessment provides ... FULL STORY
Road paving projects underway (August 26, 2011)
Pipe Creek, Flower Creek, Libby Creek roads and McGillivray Campground projects
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Forest Service has several road and paving jobs underway. The Pipe Creek Road #68 will be closed for culvert replacement for one day on Friday, August 26, 2011 between Mile Post 15 and Mile Post 16. The road construction will occur between the hours of 8:0 ... FULL STORY
EPA announces draft asbestos toxicity assessment (August 26, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a 60-day public comment period on the draft toxicity assessment for Libby Amphibole asbestos. The comment period will run from August 25, 2011 to October 24, 2011. A public listening session also is planne ... FULL STORY
Libby Ice Cream Social Aug. 29 (August 24, 2011)
Sponsored by the Libby City Council
The Libby City Council is inviting all city businesses to an Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 29th at Firemanís Park. The event is intended to foster better relations between Libby city government and local businesses. It will be at Firemanís Park starting a ... FULL STORY
Public meeting for City of Libby budget review August 30 (August 24, 2011)
The City of Libby will host a public meeting on Tuesday, August 30th to receive public comment on the Cityís proposed 2011-2012 $3.923 million budget. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. The proposed budget has increased 7.9% over this yearís budget. Increases ... FULL STORY
Deadline to purchase black bear hunting license is August 31 (August 24, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The deadline for hunters to pre-purchase licenses for the fall black bear hunting season is Wednesday, August 31. ... FULL STORY
Deadline for mountain lion hunters is August 31 (August 24, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The deadline is Wednesday, August 31 to purchase a mountain lion hunting license for the general season, or to apply for the special limited-entry license drawing. ... FULL STORY
Naked joggers arrested (August 24, 2011)
Well, they did have shoes on
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Two people arrested for running along Highway 2 at 5:08 Tuesday morning . . . naked. Naomi Miller, 24, and Jeremy Groucher, 22, were arrested and charged with indecent exposure at Cedar and Highway 2. The two were wearing, ah, nothing at all, except shoes, a ... FULL STORY
Be Bear Aware (August 21, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Several encounters between hikers and bears have prompted wildlife managers to remind huckleberry-pickers, hikers, backpackers, and hunters about the basics of safety in bear country. ... FULL STORY
Five injured in vehicle vs. elk accident (August 18, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Five people were injured in an early morning crash on Highway 2 near Arabian Lane on Wednesday morning, August 17, at approximately 1:20 am after their vehicle struck an elk. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Riverfront Blues Festival (August 16, 2011)
The third annual Riverfront Blues Festival was held over the ... FULL STORY
Fire Danger High (August 15, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
There have been about two dozen fires on the Kootenai National Forest so far this season, according to the Forest. The largest was about 18 acres, while most where much smaller. So far the fire crews have been successful in putting them down quickly. The warme ... FULL STORY
KVQG Quilt Show Sept. 9-11 (August 15, 2011)
Libbyís "Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild" will be holding their annual Quilt Show during Nordic Fest at ASA Woods Elementary School, 700 Idaho Avenue, in Libby Friday through Sunday, September 9-11. Locally made quilts will be on display. Vendors will be selling ... FULL STORY
Libby hospital employees donate to local Habitat for Humanity (August 9, 2011)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
On July 29, 2011, the employees at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital once again teamed up to support an important local not-for-profit organization. Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of $366.00 donated by the employees for their monthly jeans day. The admini ... FULL STORY
SJLH Foundation Golf Tournament raises (August 9, 2011)
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
The 19th Annual St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital Foundationís Playing for Fundsies was anything but normal with golf carts adorned with alligators, sharks, and beach balls; beach clad golfers;, and flamingos in the sand traps. What about any of that says golf? F ... FULL STORY
Libby Community Tennis Court news (August 9, 2011)
by U Serve Libby
Every Monday night you will find youngsters from 5-years old to a more mature group out on the courts to learn or improve their tennis skills. Coaches Terry Oedewaldt, Kyle Hannah and Dave Nelson are all volunteering their time to give lessons from 6:30-7:30 e ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Railroad Station rehabilitation begins (August 9, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Phase One of the rehabilitation of the vintage Libby Railroad Station is underway with a completely new passenger boarding platform and reproduction platform lamp standards. ... FULL STORY
Baucus responds to EPA Libby asbestos report (August 9, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montanaís senior U.S. Senator, Max Baucus, said a new report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency shows the need for improved communication between the EPA and the community regarding asbestos exposure. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Relay For Life 2011 (August 9, 2011)
Libby's fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Kootenai River Rodeo (August 1, 2011)
July 29-30, 2011
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
The Libby Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Montanore ... FULL STORY
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