Libby Montana News - August 2005

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Cooler temperatures on the way (August 29, 2005)
As much as 15-20 degree drop
The National Weather Service is advising gardeners to prepare for a significant change in the weather in the next couple of days as a passing cold front causes temperatures to drop by Tuesday in western Montana and north central Idaho. Gardeners should prepare ... FULL STORY
Two Glacier Park visitors injured in Griz attack (August 25, 2005)
Hikers surprise female with 2 cubs on Grinnell Glacier Trail
Two visitors to Glacier National Park were injured Thursday morning, August 25th, in a surprise close-range encounter with a female grizzly bear with two cubs. The victims, a yet unidentified man and woman, were reported to have surprised the bear at approxima ... FULL STORY
Montana joins lawsuit over salmon recovery (August 25, 2005)
Part of issue is water reserves behind Libby and Hungry Horse Dams
In a story by Sarah Cooke on themontanastandard.com website posted August 25th, it is being reported that Montana won a late request to join a complex lawsuit over salmon recovery efforts in the Columbia Basin in US District Court in Portland, Oregon, on Wedne ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pure Prairie League Concert Aug. 27 (August 22, 2005)
Benefit for Turner Ski Area
Turner Mountain Ski Area is hosting a special concert on Saturday, August 27th. Pure Prairie League will be performing at the Libby Ball Park along with special guests Live Wire Choir, Loose Caboose, Insomniyaaks and Déjà vu. ... FULL STORY
George Winston Harmonica Concert Aug. 29 (August 22, 2005)
Benefit for the Libby Food Bank
The Kootenai Heritage Council will be presenting George Winston, Solo Harmonica Concert at 7 pm on Monday, August 29th at the Libby Memorial Center. The concert will benefit the Libby Food Bank. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchas ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flows decrease to 12,000 cfs (August 22, 2005)
The Corps of Engineers plans to decrease discharge from Libby Dam Wednesday evening, August 24, from current outflow of approximately 16,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 16,000 cfs. Flows are scheduled decrease from 16,000 cfs to 14,000 cfs on Thursday even ... FULL STORY
More on Lake Koocanusa Salmon fish kill (August 22, 2005)
Only adult kokanee affected along 11-mile stretch of reservoir
FWP Biologists are investigating a fish kill in Lake Koocanusa (Libby Reservoir) that was reported Monday afternoon. Thousands of adult kokanee, about 8-9 inches in length, have died in the lower one-third of the reservoir. Fisheries manager Jim Vashro notes ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Igniters Car Show (August 20, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
The Igniters Car Club held its 44th car show in Libby this weekend, with over 225 vehicles on display downtown. The theme was "Beach Party" this year, and cars were entered from all around the northwest and Canada. ... FULL STORY
Montana Fishing Report-Aug. 19-25 (August 19, 2005)
Info courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks ... FULL STORY
Salmon die-off in Lake Koocanusa (August 19, 2005)
Biologists look for cause
An article by Jim Mann in the online Daily Inter Lake on Thursday describes a recent fish kill of kokanee salmon in Lake Koocanusa reservoir near Libby earlier this week. The fish affected were adult kokanee salmon concentrated along an 11-mile stretch of the ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Scenic Libby - Photo Gallery (August 19, 2005)
There is some mighty pretty scenery in the northwest corner of Montana around Libby. ... FULL STORY
Eureka area trails reopened (August 17, 2005)
Camp 32 & Gibralter Ridge fire news update
Three trails on the Fortine Ranger District, which were closed due to the Gibralter Ridge fire, have been reopened, according to fire officials for the Kootenai National Forest. The Therriault Pass (#87), Gibralter Ridge (#335), and Cat Creek (#333) trails wer ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Dam to reduce Kootenai discharge (August 17, 2005)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to decrease discharge from Libby Dam Wednesday evening, August 17, from current outflow of approximately 19,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 16,500 cfs, according to Greg Hoffman, Fishery Biologist at Libby Dam. This f ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Heritage Museum (August 17, 2005)
Kootenai National Forest display at the Heritage Museum There are only a couple more weeks left to visit Libby’s wonderful little museum before it closes for the winter. The Heritage Museum will close for the season on Sunday, August 28th. The all volunteer-ru ... FULL STORY
Camp 32/Gibralter Ridge Fire Updates- 8/14/05 (August 14, 2005)
Mopping up fires south of Eureka
There has been no change in the status of the Camp 32 Fire or the Gibralter Ridge Fire, since Friday, August 12, according to a news release by Chris Fox, Fire Information Officer for Bennett’s Northern Rockies Incident Management Team working the fires for th ... FULL STORY
Comments sought on fishing reg changes (August 14, 2005)
Public comment accepted until September 9
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking comment on tentatively approved fishing regulations that would remain in effect through 2007. Comments must be received by September 9, 2005. The FWP Commission is scheduled to take final action on the f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Splash, dunk, play (August 13, 2005)
It was a beautiful day Saturday for the Smash! Splash! & Dunk! event held near the Montana Athletic Club. Wading and dunking pools, tennis nets and basketball hoops were set up for a family fun day at the future site of Libby's community tennis and basketball ... FULL STORY
Two wildfires burning near Eureka (August 10, 2005)
Camp 32 Fire 30% contained, new Gibralter Ridge Fire started Tuesday
The Camp 32 Fire, burning south of Eureka, Montana, was declared 30% contained at 5 pm Tuesday, August 9th. Firefighters were performing mop up on hot spots and no more movement or spread of the fire outside the perimeter is expected, according to Terry Knupp, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Swede Mountain Lookout (August 10, 2005)
Dan Snell mans Swede Mountain fire lookout tower which overlooks Libby. Fire danger on the Kootenai National Forest is currently Very High and Stage I fire restrictions are in effect. Campfires are allowed only in developed recreation areas and campgrounds. ... FULL STORY
(24 pictures) Eureka Quilt Show (August 6, 2005)
by Maggie Craig
The first-ever Eureka Quilt Show was an incredible outdoor display of over 450 quilts, most from the local Northwest Montana area but a few from other states as well. The quilts filled not only Eureka's Historical Village, but many downtown storefronts also. ... FULL STORY
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