Libby Montana News - September 2011

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(1 pictures) October is ‘Paint It Pink Month’ (September 30, 2011)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
‘We take care of our own! ‘ That’s the motto that South Lincoln County has become so famous for through fundraising efforts such as Paint It Pink, WINGS, Relay For Life, Combined Campaign, and many others. In the spirit of that motto, the employees at St. Jo ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam Flow Update - September 30, 2011 (September 30, 2011)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Libby Dam
Outflow from Libby Dam will decrease from 6 kcfs to 5 kcfs over two hours beginning at 2200 hours on Saturday, October 1st. Outflow will decrease again from 5 kcfs to 4 kcfs over two hours beginning at 2200 hours on Sunday, October 2. ... FULL STORY
Mountain lion killed in Troy (September 28, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials and Troy Police killed a mountain lion in Troy. The young lion was seen multiple times in city limits and Friday morning kids walking to school saw the lion watching them. ... FULL STORY
Stinger Welding news (September 25, 2011)
KAJ TV Channel 18 in Kalispell posted an article on their website about Libby’s Stinger Welding helping with job creation and economic development in Libby. Click on this link for the article: Stinger Welding in Libby focus of MT Jobs Economic Engine Initiati ... FULL STORY
Forest Service plans fall prescribed burns (September 25, 2011)
by Kootenai National Forest
Fall is here and the Three Rivers Ranger District is beginning to implement their fall prescribed burn programs. ... FULL STORY
Chili Cook-off Oct. 1 (September 25, 2011)
by Heritage Museum
Come and get it! The 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Heritage Museum is this Saturday, October 1st. Gates will open at 7:30 AM and cooks will have until noon to come up with a chili concoction that will hopefully score high points with the judges. This year’s ... FULL STORY
Gunshot cause of hunter’s death in grizzly bear attack (September 25, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Last week we told you of the tragic death of a grizzly bear and a hunter in the Buckhorn Mountain hunting area 15 miles northeast of Moyie Springs just inside Montana. ... FULL STORY
Montanore Project Supplemental Draft EIS released (September 25, 2011)
Comments due by November 11, 2011
by Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued the Montanore Project Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS). ... FULL STORY
St. John’s hospital looks to borrow $32 million (September 21, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
St John’s Lutheran Hospital is looking to borrow $32 million dollars for the new hospital facility. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Learn to Square Dance (September 21, 2011)
With the Libby Spinning Squares
The Libby Spinning Squares Square Dance Club invites you to join them for lessons beginning September 25. Marvin Speck is the instructor and lessons will be held Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kootenai Valley Christian School gym. Families, singles an ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) 2011 Youth Runnerfell (September 21, 2011)
The 22nd annual Youth Runnerfell was held last Friday, a week ... FULL STORY
LCC Study Abroad program informational meeting Sept. 27 (September 21, 2011)
by FVCC Lincoln County Campus
Flathead Valley Community College’s Lincoln County Campus will host an informational meeting on its 2012 study abroad programs September 27 at 4 p.m. in room 127 of the Lincoln County Campus in Libby. The meeting will introduce the benefits of studying abroad ... FULL STORY
FWP Open Houses Oct. 3 & 4 on proposed Stimson Lumber Company forest conservation easement project (September 21, 2011)
Public meetings in Libby and Troy
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will be sponsoring public open houses in both Libby and Troy to obtain preliminary public input on the proposed 28,000-acre Stimson Forest Conservation Easement project. The meetings will run from 5:00-7:30 pm and will take ... FULL STORY
Montanore DEIS delayed (September 21, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Montanore was supposed to have gone to the printer's and been available by mid-September. ... FULL STORY
Hunter killed by grizzly bear (Original post September 16, 2011 | Updated September 18, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Update: Sunday, September 18, 2011: A hunting party from Winnemucca, Nevada, consisting of four adults, had entered the Buckhorn Mountain hunting area from the Idaho side of the Montana/Idaho state line, and split into pairs. One pair of hunters, Steve Steven ... FULL STORY
Rehberg pushes FWS to complete environmental assessment on Montanore project (September 16, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, is taking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to task for ongoing delays in the processing of the Montanore project near Libby, Montana. In a letter to FWS Director Daniel Ashe, Rehberg encouraged a timely completion of th ... FULL STORY
Deal would block development on 28,000 acres in Lincoln County (September 15, 2011)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Plans for a conservation easement barring development on 28,000 acres of Stimson Lumber Co. land in the Troy area are moving ahead with partial funding for the multimillion-dollar project secured and completion on target for 2012. ... FULL STORY
It’s Chili Time! (September 14, 2011)
Heritage Museum fundraiser
by Heritage Museum
Fall is just around the corner and the atmosphere will be perfect for cooking and tasting chili. The Heritage Museum’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, October 1st. This has become a much-anticipated community event. ... FULL STORY
Fate of Asa Wood School is still murky (September 13, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
In a meeting Monday with EPA's Victor Kettelapper, Carol Campbell, and Libby Faulk, the Libby School Board made no final decision what to do with the building. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Going to the Sun Rally car tour visits Libby (September 12, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Going to the Sun Rally car tour, dubbed the "The Million Dollar" car tour, stopped for lunch in Libby Monday, September 12th. The tour travels yearly around the state. Founded in Bozeman, Montana, the tour raises money for widows and children of fallen i ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby Splash Pad (September 12, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The City of Libby's new "splash pad" in Fireman Park. It has been operational since Labor Day. ... FULL STORY
Youth tennis tournament to round out the season (September 12, 2011)
by U Serve Libby
As a follow-up to the free tennis clinic offered each Monday evening this past summer, U Serve Libby, Inc. will sponsor a Junior (7-12th grades) Round-Robin Tournament Saturday, September 17th starting at 10 a.m. at the Libby Community Tennis Courts located on ... FULL STORY
(37 pictures) Nordicfest 2011 (September 11, 2011)
The Vikings R Coming!
Libby's 27th annual Nordicfest celebration was held over the ... FULL STORY
FWP seeks comment on proposed deadline change for elk and deer permits (September 10, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed change in the application deadline for special either-sex and bull elk permits and special buck deer permits. ... FULL STORY
Fire destroys Eureka’s drinking water treatment plant and pump house (September 10, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Eureka's drinking water treatment plant and pump house for the infiltration gallery were destroyed due to a fire. Eureka has a well that will be utilized until reconstruction can occur. Water use restrictions will be implemented. ... FULL STORY
Montanore Mine SDEIS available soon (September 8, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Montanore Mine copper - silver deposit under the Cabinet Mountains went to print last week and should be available for public review by mid-September, maybe as early as this week. The comment period ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Warden practices metalsmith’s art (September 2, 2011)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
When he’s not patrolling the woods and waters of Lincoln County in his day job as game warden for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Phil Kilbreath is working to perfect an ancient art of combining disparate pieces of steel into beautiful and functional blades. ... FULL STORY
Teacher’s drug case shelved (September 2, 2011)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The felony drug case against a Libby High School teacher has been put on the shelf for two years with the potential for the charges to be dropped at the end of that period. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Big Bore Shoot (September 2, 2011)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Jay Sheffield engages a "charging lion" with his .450 Nitro Express double rifle and Don Clark obliterates a gallon jug of water with his .416 Remington during a recent "Big Bore Safari Challenge" rifle shoot at the Libby range off Farm to Market Road. The sh ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) LHS Fall Sports (September 4, 2011)
High school sports are already in full swing, with golf, ... FULL STORY
Ariana fire contained (September 1, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Ariana fire reached full containment Wednesday, August 31st, a day earlier than planned. ... FULL STORY
Plant a Wish’ tree planting Sept. 22 (September 1, 2011)
by Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
The City of Libby is participating in a "Plant a Wish" tree planting activity on September 22 at Riverside Park in Libby at 6:00PM. A private organization from Hawaii is traveling to all 50 states to plant one native tree in one community in each state. Libb ... FULL STORY
High fire danger at the beginning of hunting season (September 1, 2011)
by U. S. Forest Service
As Northwest Montana moves closer to fall, please remember that Fire Danger is High. With hunting season and the holiday weekend upon us, as you are out recreating, please make sure you never leave your campfire unattended, and that it is completely dead out ... FULL STORY
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