Libby Montana News - March 2020

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Governor Bullock directs 14-Day quarantine for travelers arriving in Montana from another state or country (March 30, 2020)
by Montana Governor Steve Bullock
On Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Steve Bullock directed that travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The Directive follows the governor’s prior travel advisory and last week ... FULL STORY
Bears emerging from dens across Montana (March 30, 2020)
Residents reminded to ‘Be Bear Aware’ and reduce or secure food attractants
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Bears are emerging from dens with the onset of spring, and the public is reminded to "Be Bear Aware." ... FULL STORY
Highlights of March 29 White House Press Briefing (March 30, 2020)
Health Guidelines extended to April 30th to slow the spread of COVID-19
by LibbyMT.com
Click on this link to read the full remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Press Briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House on Sunday, March 29, 2020. March 29 White House Press Briefing ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County man first COVID-19 death in Montana (March 27, 2020)
A 77-year old man from Lincoln County is the first confirmed death from COVID-19 in Montana. He died on Thursday, March 26th, in a hospital in Kalispell. The man and his wife reportedly live on Bull Lake. He got sick on Monday after returning from a road trip ... FULL STORY
Glacier Park closed to park visitors (March 27, 2020)
by National Park Service
Glacier National Park is announcing additional modifications to operations in response to guidance from Flathead County, MT, Glacier County, MT, Blackfeet Nation, and the State of Montana. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partn ... FULL STORY
Recreate safely on FWP lands (March 27, 2020)
Open for day use only
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montanans are lucky to have so many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages recreation outside, we also encourage careful planning and prudence. The safety of the ... FULL STORY
MT Governor Bullock issues Stay at Home Directive to slow the spread of COVID-19 (March 26, 2020)
In effect through Friday, April 10
On Thursday, March 26th, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock issued a shelter-in-place order, a measure meant to keep the state's 1.06 million residents at home in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order takes effect Saturday, March 28th at 12:01 a. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Covid-19 Information (March 26, 2020)
The Lincoln County Health Department has a hotline for Covid-19 information. They also post information on their Facebook page at LincolnMThealth. As of Thursday afternoon, one confirmed Covid-19 case has been reported in Lincoln County. A Shelter in Place o ... FULL STORY
Drive-through coronavirus testing in Libby (March 26, 2020)
Lincoln County Department of Public Health recently started an appointment-based drive-through coronavirus testing facility in Libby. The facility was set up to streamline the testing process and conserve their limited medical supplies. People must have a heal ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County resources for COVID-19 information (March 26, 2020)
by LibbyMT.com
Below are links to helpful information about the COVID-19 situation in Lincoln County, Montana. Note that the status of things is changing daily and organizations are doing their best to try to keep information current in a quickly evolving situation. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Lincoln County has first positive COVID-19 case (March 26, 2020)
by LibbyMT.com
Lincoln County, in northwest Montana, has received its first positive case of COVID-19, according to a media release from the Lincoln County COVID-19 Task Force. They did not say which area or town the person was from, but indicated the person was is in their ... FULL STORY
Schools and Business closure extended through April 10 (March 25, 2020)
by Montana Governor Steve Bullock
Today (Tuesday, March 24, 2020) I issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10th. I also mandated social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Montana and to ... FULL STORY
Montana Emergency Unemployment Rules (March 25, 2020)
Governor Steve Bullock announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19. ... FULL STORY
Illegal Walleyes in Upper Thompson Lake likely came from Noxon Reservoir (March 25, 2020)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
An analysis of two walleyes found last year in Upper Thompson Lake confirmed the non-native fish were illegally introduced on separate occasions from the Lower Clark Fork reservoir system. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Bull River Valley (March 23, 2020)
During this very challenging time with the coronavirus and social distancing impacting our lives, here's a little reminder of how lucky we are to live where we do. We're able to social distance ourselves just by doing what we love to do in this beautiful area ... FULL STORY
Kootenai National Forest closes front offices to address COVID-19 pandemic (March 19, 2020)
Services will still be available by phone
by Kootenai National Forest
LIBBY, Mont. March 17, 2020 – The Kootenai National Forest is continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect our employees, we will be closing our front offices, effective, March 17, until further notic ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2020 STOKR cancelled (March 18, 2020)
Annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride and fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
The STOKR organizers have met with the Habitat board and made the painful decision to cancel the 2020 STOKR due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. The 26th annual STOKR was scheduled to take place May 9-10 in Libby. All 446 riders have been contacted and ... FULL STORY
MT FWP implements new social distancing policies (March 17, 2020)
Purchase hunting and fishing licenses online; protocols in place at FWP offices
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
In accordance with guidelines for social distancing related to COVID-19 and to protect the public as well as staff, Fish, Wildlife & Park strongly encourages hunters and anglers to make licensing purchases online at fwp.mt.gov. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lincoln County Library closure (March 16, 2020)
Closed until April 1 in response to COVID-19 concerns
by Lincoln County Library
PUBLIC NOTICE: Effective at 5PM today, Monday, March 16, the Lincoln County Library System will close all library locations to the public. These closures will remain in effect until at least April 1, or further notice, to help mitigate the spread of coronavir ... FULL STORY
FWP temporarily suspends hunter, bowhunter ed classes (March 16, 2020)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Due to health concerns for students and volunteers, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation. ... FULL STORY
MT Gov. closes K-12 schools due to COVID-19 concerns (March 15, 2020)
Announces other measures aimed to slow the rate of spread of the virus
3/15/2020: Montana Governor Steve Bullock has declared a state of emergency in Montana due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. He announced new directives and guidance aimed to slow the spread of the virus. These include closing of public K- ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Irish Festival (March 15, 2020)
The Libby, Montana Farmers Market (Libby's original market) held its Irish Festival Saturday, March 14, at the Asa Wood gym. Crafts, vendors, food, raffles and musical entertainment filled the gym with an Irish flair. Libby Middle/High School band members ent ... FULL STORY
FVCC cancels classes and events March 16-29 (March 15, 2020)
For Kalispell and Lincoln County campuses
by Flathead Valley Community College media release
In response to the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Flathead Valley Community College is canceling all classes and events from March 16-29 on the Kalispell and Lincoln County campuses. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Kootenai Falls (March 3, 2020)
Kootenai Falls is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, and a recent sunny day in February brought many to the falls and the swinging bridge. Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge (newly constructed in 2019) are breathtaking, can't-miss attract ... FULL STORY
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