Libby Montana News - January 2007

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Libby Streetscape planning continues (January 31, 2007)
City takes over planning process from LRI-Main Street
The City of Libby, downtown property owners, and Libby Revitalization-Main Street Program met to discuss what the downtown property owners want to see done to bring life to downtown. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Forest Visitor Maps to Increase (January 31, 2007)
Libby, Mont. – Effective February 28, 2007, the price of National Forest/Grassland Visitor Maps will increase to $9.00 for paper maps and $10.00 for polyart (plastic) maps. This also includes Wilderness Maps, but not the new district maps that were published ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) LMS Career Fair (January 31, 2007)
Amanda Gibson and Jule Mason from Olivents catering help Libby Middle School eighth grade students with food garnishes Wednesday afternoon during the school's Career Day. The caterers presented information about the food service industry, while many other pres ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Claiming America coming to Eureka (January 29, 2007)
February 1-3 at LCHS Auditorium
Claiming America, a show depicting five stories from the Bible, will be appearing at the Lincoln County High School auditorium, Feb. 1, 2 & 3rd. The production features the C.A.P. Band, playing original music. Actors from Libby, Kalispell and Eureka will gra ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bighorn ram (January 26, 2007)
This bighorn ram was spotted Friday along Lake Koocanusa, enjoying a pleasant winter afternoon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bald Eagle Cam (January 25, 2007)
Eagle Alert! Bald Eagle watchers! A mature bald eagle was spotted on the Libby Dam bald eagle cam Thursday morning, January 25th. The cam is back online and we have posted the thumbnail picture on the right side of our home page so you can view activity at a g ... FULL STORY
Real Estate in Libby, Troy, & the Yaak (January 16, 2007)
Guest article by Alice L. Hayes, Loveless Realty
Welcome to real estate in Lincoln County. We have the privilege of being longtime residents of a beautiful area in the “last best place”. It is always our pleasure to assist buyers wishing to relocate to our special corner of Montana. How is the real estate ma ... FULL STORY
Lincoln County stands to lose $2.5 million without PL 106-393 (January 26, 2007)
Reporter's comments from the Commissioners Department Heads Luncheon
An economic bomb is sitting on the Lincoln County horizon. ... FULL STORY
New Housing Grant Project for Libby (January 25, 2007)
Senator Max Baucus, Fannie Mae CEO work together to help boost housing in Lincoln County
(Washington D.C.) – During a news conference in Washington, D.C., Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus today announced a new grant project to help more Libby residents own their own homes. ... FULL STORY
Historic Libby High School revisited (January 25, 2007)
Scott Holdings appears before School Board to discuss possible options
The School Board appeared to be open, almost enthusiastic, at last night's meeting with Bryan Scott, of Scott Holdings. Scott presented the school board with an outline of his plan to renovate the Historic Libby High School. ... FULL STORY
Industrial Park Development discussed (January 25, 2007)
Improvements to Kootenai Business Park, former Champion Mill site
The second of two public hearings on a plan by the Industrial District to ask the City and the County each to sign on applications for Community Development Block Grants of $400,000 apiece were held. The Industrial District wants the $800,000 to make repairs ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Forest starts Recreation Site Facility Master Planning (January 24, 2007)
Plan to be available for public comment in August
Libby, Mont. – The Kootenai Forest will be taking part in a national process called Recreation Site Facility Master Planning to determine how to best meet current and expected user demands at recreation sites. ... FULL STORY
Developer withdraws Libby school project proposal (January 18, 2007)
'Official support for the project is lacking'
Spokane developer Conover Bond has withdrawn its proposal for the Historic Libby High School project. ... FULL STORY
Libby Main Street Program meeting Jan. 29 (January 25, 2007)
The Libby Main Street Program and the City of Libby have scheduled a public meeting next Monday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Room located at 504 Mineral Avenue. The City and Libby Revitalization will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. to ... FULL STORY
Libby Main Street Program/City of Libby (January 21, 2007)
Public meeting to be held January 29
The Libby Main Street Program and the City of Libby have scheduled a public meeting on Monday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the First National Bank Community Room located at 504 Mineral Avenue. ... FULL STORY
Amber Alert Cancelled for Loic Rogers (January 27, 2007)
Boy's remains found
Amber Alert Update: Saturday, January 27, 2007, 2:28AM: The State of Montana and the Flathead County Sheriff's Department canceled the Amber Alert on Saturday morning after the boy's remains were found. No further information is available at this time. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) AMBER ALERT: Loic Rogers, age 3 (January 26, 2007)
Missing from Evergreen, near Kalispell, Montana
The Montana Department of Justice has issued an Amber Alert for missing 3-year old Loic Rogers of Evergreen, a town approximately 2 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana in Flathead County. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fisher River Valley Fire/Rescue Fishing Derby (January 20, 2007)
A young contestant waits for that prize-winning perch during the first annual Fisher River Valley Fire/Rescue Winter Ice Fishing Derby. About 350 entries were received for Saturday, the first day of the derby, with more expected on Sunday. Ice conditions are g ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lower Thompson Chain of Lakes Fishing Derby (January 18, 2007)
Sponsored by Fisher River Valley Fire/Rescue
Fisher River Valley Fire and Rescue presents its first annual winter ice fishing derby this weekend, January 20 and 21, at the Lower Thompson Chain of Lakes. Formerly hosted by the Kickin’ Horse Saloon and Eatery, the derby will now benefit the Fire and Rescu ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's welcomes first baby of 2007 (January 15, 2007)
The employees and staff at St. John’s Lutheran Hospital welcomed Dayton William Lester Johnson, the first baby of 2007. After days of anticipation by both his family and the staff at St. John’s, Dayton made his entrance on 1/11/07 at 8:37am. Inspired by a v ... FULL STORY
Turner Ski Conditions 1/14/07 (January 14, 2007)
Open Fridays-Sundays
Turner Ski Area reports the following conditions, as of Sunday, January 14: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Polar Bear Plunge (January 14, 2007)
Six Polar Bears turned out Sunday for a frigid dip in Libby Creek. With the water temperature at 32.2 degrees and an air temperature of 16 degrees, it was true Polar Bear weather. With our recent below zero temperatures, ice had to be broken along the edges ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. John's Hospital donates anesthesia machine (January 4, 2007)
To Magbenteh Community Hospital in Sierra Leone
St. John’s Lutheran Hospital in Libby donated an anesthesia machine to the Magbenteh Community Hospital in the western African nation of Sierra Leone. ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam to be operated under VARQ in 2007 (January 6, 2007)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to follow recommendations from Montana and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in operating Libby Dam this year, one of Montana's members on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said Wednesday. ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) 2007 New Year's Polar Bear Plunge (January 1, 2007)
The Libby Polar Bear Club hosted its 2007 New Year plunge on New Year's Eve. There were 22 who took a dip in Libby Creek, with 77 spectators cheering them on. Plungers came from as far away as Missoula and even Louisiana (what a story this will make!). Six ... FULL STORY
Turner Ski Conditions: 1/6/07 (January 6, 2007)
Open Fridays-Sundays
Turner Ski Area reports the following conditions, as of Saturday, January 6: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kootenai River (January 8, 2007)
Monday morning dawned clear and sunny, with the Cabinet Mountains making a beautiful backdrop for the Kootenai River. It soon started getting cloudy, however, for Tuesday's rain. Scattered rain and snow showers are forecast for Wednesday, with Thursday and Fri ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cabinet Sunrise (January 4, 2007)
A peek at the Cabinet Mountains Thursday morning through the clouds, along with a full moon and sunshine tinging the clouds pink, made a pleasant sight for winter-weary residents of Libby. ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Watch (January 4, 2007)
In effect Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon
The National Weather Service out of Missoula has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Kootenai Cabinet Region in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
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