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Libby Montana News - December 2011

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Special Northwest Montana Backcountry Avalanche Bulletin Ė Dec. 29, 2011 (December 29, 2011)
For the Glacier Park and Flathead and Kootenai National Forest areas
by Tony Willits, U.S. Forest Service
Special backcountry avalanche bulletin issued by the U.S. Forest Service at 1400 Thursday, December 29th, 2011, for the Glacier Park and Flathead and Kootenai National Forest areas. ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Shay locomotive moved to restoration shed (Original post December 27, 2011 | Updated December 29, 2011)
by Maggie Craig
Editor's Update, Dec. 29, 2011: We've added more photos to this story. Thank you to Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio, for additional pictures. ... FULL STORY
Hunter likely wonít be charged in friendís accidental shooting death during grizzly bear attack (December 22, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says the department won't be filing any charges against Ty Bell and Sheriff Robie Bowe doesn't think MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks will either. ... FULL STORY
Troy resident, Justin Randall nominated for Naval Academy (December 22, 2011)
Nominated by U.S. Senator Max Baucus
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montana's senior U.S. Senator, Max Baucus, has announced his nomination of Justin Randall, Troy, for enrollment at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. ... FULL STORY
FWP investigation concludes self defense in Libby grizzly incident (December 21, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
FWP has concluded an investigation into a reported self defense shooting of a grizzly bear in Pipe Creek north of Libby in November. FWP Warden Phil Kilbreath investigated the incident. Kilbreathís investigation determined the following: ... FULL STORY
Sheriffís Office asks publicís help to find two men on felony warrants (December 20, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Editorís Update Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012: This is an archived story. The current status of the warrants on these two individuals may have changed since the original date this story was written. For more information, contact either Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Rad ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Shay locomotive on track for departure (December 20, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Heritage Museum antique Shay steam locomotive will take short trip Dec. 22 at 2:30 pm. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle Thompson Lake (December 20, 2011)
A partially frozen Middle Thompson Lake is shown Saturday ... FULL STORY
Festival of Trees helps Libby hospital (December 19, 2011)
by St John's Lutheran Hospital
St John's Lutheran Hospital raised close to $45,000, before expenses, at this year's Festival of Trees. A full house of 272 party goers attended, according to K. C. Hoyer, of St Johns. There were 18 trees on display and auction. The Northwest Community Heal ... FULL STORY
Montana's 2012-2013 hunting regulation proposals up for review (December 19, 2011)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montanans will have an a number of opportunities to review and comment on 2012-2013 hunting regulations proposals by going on online now or by attending one of 40 public meetings beginning in January. ... FULL STORY
Donations sought for Sheldon Mountain TV site (December 19, 2011)
System is now digital
by Libby Video Club
To all users of the Sheldon Mountain site: ... FULL STORY
Antique Steam Locomotive to take short trip on Dec. 22 (December 19, 2011)
Shay 1643 move for restoration
by Heritage Museum
Itís been more than 35 years since Shay Locomotive 1643 was placed on its perch in front of Libbyís Heritage Museum. Itís never moved, but the old J. Neils Lumber Co. engine is finally back on track and scheduled for departure. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logger Basketball (December 15, 2011)
Libby Logger basketball has begun! The first games of the ... FULL STORY
Victim identified in Libby area shooting (December 10, 2011)
Charles Bryan Welch victim; Kristina Lynn Welch charged with deliberate homicide
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Lincoln County Sheriff, Roby Bowe, has released the name of the deceased male discovered at 4410 Granite Lake Road, as 50-year-old Charles Bryan Welch. ... FULL STORY
Shooting leaves one dead, one in custody (December 9, 2011)
On Granite Lake Road near Libby
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Thursday morning, Dec. 8 about 8:45AM, there was a shooting reported at a residence on Granite Lake Road near Libby. According to Lincoln County Sheriff Roby Bowe, deputies discovered an adult male who was deceased. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) The Heritage Museum's Shay Locomotive (December 6, 2011)
by Maggie Craig
The Heritage Museumís dedicated group of volunteers has been planning for quite some time now to refurbish the museumís Shay steam engine. The engine had been the subject of past vandalism, and most recently, weathering, wood rot, rusting and general disrepai ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County conducts Alcohol Compliance Checks (December 5, 2011)
6 of 7 establishments checked passed the check
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Members of the Lincoln County Alcohol Enforcement Team conducted a second round of Alcohol Compliance Checks Saturday, December 3 to determine if local establishments would serve alcohol to minors. In Libby six of the seven businesses checked passed the sting ... FULL STORY
Sam Rose arrested on check forgery charges (December 4, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Sam Haley Rose, chief opponent of the proposed Montanore Mine, was arrested Nov. 30 in Libby on three arrest warrants for felony check forgery in Montana, New Hampshire and Vermont. Federal marshals have been involved in the case. Rose has three aliases: Harry ... FULL STORY
FVCC Lincoln County Campus early registration for spring classes Dec. 1-21 (December 4, 2011)
Running Start Early Registration is December 8-21
by Lincoln County Campus Ė Flathead Valley Community College
Early registration for new and returning students to enroll in spring semester 2012 credit classes at the Lincoln County Campus of Flathead Valley Community College will take place December 1-21. Lincoln County Campus is at 225 Commerce Way in Libby. ... FULL STORY
Bull Trout counts down in most Kootenai index streams (December 4, 2011)
Koocanusa counts slightly up, but not enough to continue harvest fishery
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Biologists have completed index counts of bull trout redds (nests) in nine standard stream index sections for the Kootenai River drainage populations for the 16th consecutive year. Bull trout spawn in the fall, building nests in tributaries during September a ... FULL STORY
December events at the Libby Library (December 4, 2011)
by Sarah Daviau, Lincoln County Libraries
The Lincoln County Public Library in Libby will be presenting a full calendar of programs during the month of December. All events are free and open to the public. ... FULL STORY
December events at the Troy Library (December 4, 2011)
by Sarah Daviau, Lincoln County Libraries
The Troy Branch of the Lincoln County Public Libraries will be presenting a full calendar of programs during the month of December. All events are free and open to the public. ... FULL STORY
Two juveniles in stolen vehicle apprehended after high-speed chase (December 4, 2011)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Wednesday, November 30th, just before midnight, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Dispatch received a call from Boundary County, Idaho Dispatch advising that two of their officers were in a high-speed pursuit with a stolen vehicle out of Washington. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) All in the Family (December 3, 2011)
Ron Klin (center), his twin brother Rick (left) and nephew Ben Klin are shown after their dip in the Kootenai River Saturday afternoon at Riverfront Park. Ron, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, expressed his desire to take a polar bear d ... FULL STORY
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