Libby Montana News - December 2007

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X-C Ski Plans for New Year's Eve (December 30, 2007)
by Susie Rice
Sunday, December 30 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 101st Airborne become Honorary Members of Polar Bear Club (Original Post December 30, 2007 | Updated December 31, 2007)
Troops with the 101st Airborne Division stationed in Iraq were made honorary members Sunday of the Libby, Montana Polar Bear Club. Due to the failure of their hot water heating system, the troops have had to take (very) cold showers, leading them to ask if the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Polar Bear New Year's Plunge Dec. 30 (December 20, 2007)
Plunge to bring in 2008!
The annual Polar Bear Club New Year’s Plunge will be held on Sunday, December 30th. It will be at 2:00 PM at Libby Creek on the Farm to Market Road. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby Rotary Club donates to Libby Food Pantry (December 30, 2007)
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby Rotary Club gave the Libby Food Pantry a check in the amount of $436, proceeds of the Rotary Pancake Breakfast and donations from Libby Rotary members. ... FULL STORY
Two Libby residents found dead (December 30, 2007)
Man and woman found in State of Montana Highway Department maintenance shop
by KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Two Libby residents were found dead from gunshot wounds, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory (December 29, 2007)
Sunday until 3:00 pm
by National Weather Service
A Heavy Snow Warning is now in effect until 3:00 p.m. MST Sunday. ... FULL STORY
South Flower X-C Ski Grooming Report: Dec. 29 (December 29, 2007)
by Susie Rice
As of noon Saturday, December 29, Greg just got back from 5 hours of grooming. ... FULL STORY
Cross Country Skiing is Great! (December 22, 2007)
South Flower Ski Course
by Susie Rice
Happy first day of winter!! ... FULL STORY
101st Airborne Div invited to ‘plunge’ with Libby Polar Bears (December 29, 2007)
To become ‘Honorary members’ of the Polar Bear Club
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
On Friday we wrote about the e-mail from SSG Keith Wriston from the 101st Airborne Div currently stationed in Iraq, and their humorous inquiry as to whether they might be included as “honorary” members of the Libby Polar Bear Club because 1) He is from Montana ... FULL STORY
Soldiers in Iraq ask to be ‘Honorary Polar Bears’ (December 28, 2007)
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
Polar Bear Rick, of the Libby Polar Bear Club, shared this e-mail that came in on Friday from a Montana soldier stationed in Iraq, asking if his Division can qualify to be “honorary” members in the Libby Polar Bear Club due to some unusual circumstances they a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Happy Holidays! (December 24, 2007)
A gray jay surveys its surroundings on Christmas Eve. The staff of LibbyMT.com wishes you a happy holiday season and new year! ... FULL STORY
Turner Mountain Information (December 22, 2007)
Turner Mountain Conditions: ... FULL STORY
Troy voters approve new Activity Center (December 22, 2007)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
Voters in the Troy School District very narrowly passed approval of a proposition last Tuesday to authorize the construction of a new activity center on the Morrison Elementary School campus to house a new high school varsity gymnasium, locker rooms, concessio ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace to pay toward cleanup of Hazardous Waste Sites (December 20, 2007)
by Environmental Protection Agency
(Washington, D.C. - Dec. 20, 2007) W.R. Grace has agreed to a $34 million bankruptcy settlement for cleanup costs at 32 Superfund sites across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced today. This action settles ... FULL STORY
Libby Health Center to get $11,915 in Pharmaceutical Settlement by MT AG (December 20, 2007)
Lincoln County Community Health Center
by Media Release from State of Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath
Funds from pharmaceutical settlement passed along to community clinics ... FULL STORY
W.R. Grace-Feds settle claims in bankruptcy case (December 20, 2007)
In an article on Wednesday in the Houston Chronicle online, cron.com, W.R. Grace & Co. has reached a deal with federal regulators over environmental cleanup costs at 33 contaminated sites. Terms of the bankruptcy settlement, filed Wednesday in bankruptcy court ... FULL STORY
Mines Management announces staff at Montanore Project (December 20, 2007)
On Wednesday, December 19, 2007, Mines Management Inc. announced appointments to its operational team at the Montanore Silver-Copper project located in northwestern Montana. ... FULL STORY
South Flower Creek X-C Trail Update: Dec. 27, 2007 (December 27, 2007)
by Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club
Snow Depth: Approximately 6-8 inches of new snow. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) 8th Graders use history theme to collect food for Libby Food Pantry (December 26, 2007)
Social Studies class uses Battle of Gettysburg for creative competition
by Kootenai Valley Record
Eighth-graders at Libby Middle School collected nearly 4,000 non-perishable food items for the Libby Food Pantry during a recent Civil War regiment competition. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cabinets under a Clear Blue Sky (December 21, 2007)
The Cabinet Mountains were shining bright and beautiful under a clear blue sky Friday after a week of snow and rain showers. The weather has been perfect, however, for the South Flower cross-country ski course. ... FULL STORY
Flower Creek Grooming Report: Dec. 24, 2007 (December 24, 2007)
Cross-Country ski trails
Report date: Monday, December 24, 9:00 pm: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snow in the Forecast (December 16, 2007)
If you enjoy playing in the snow, the Weather Service is forecasting more of it for the coming week. Turner Mountain should be opening soon (skiturner.com), and smaller area lakes are starting to freeze over for ice fishing. Cross-country skiing and snowmobi ... FULL STORY
Heavy Snow Warning (December 13, 2007)
Tuesday/Tuesday Night
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a heavy snow warning in effect from 5:00 a.m. Tuesday until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday. ... FULL STORY
Crystal Lake Public Fishing Access Site (December 13, 2007)
Fish, Wildlife and Parks seeking comment
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), Region One, has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of re-establishing public motorboat access on Crystal Lake in Lincoln County, Montana. There are three potential locations on FWP property around Crys ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Festival of Trees Gala raises $50,000 for digital mammography (December 13, 2007)
Thank you to a generous community
by Kate Bartz, St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Trees, trips, quilts, and a plethora of auction and raffle items were the ticket to fundraising for St. John’s Lutheran Hospital Board. ... FULL STORY
Travel Management Planning on KNF (December 6, 2007)
Public Input Sought
by Kootenai National Forest
Libby, Mont. – In November 2005 the Forest Service released the final Travel Management Rule (36 CFR 212, 251, 261, and 295) for managing motorized vehicle use on the National Forests. The Rule provides a framework for each National Forest to identify and des ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory for Monday (December 16, 2007)
2am to 5pm Monday
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Missoula reports that a Snow Advisory remains in effect from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Santa arrives from the North Pole (December 9, 2007)
Parade of Lights 2007
Santa hands out candy canes after arriving from the North Pole Friday evening during Libby's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Mineral Avenue. The event started with the Parade of Lights honoring Libby High School's fall sports teams. Hot chocolate, C ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory for Saturday (December 14, 2007)
3 to 6 inches of new snow expected
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Missoula has issued a Snow ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flow to double (December 9, 2007)
Monday, December 10
by Greg Hoffman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Libby Dam report that Libby Dam's flow will increase from the current 9.1 kcfs to 18.0 kcfs Monday morning, December 10, and then drop back to 13.5 kcfs Monday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) SJLH Festival of Trees (December 6, 2007)
Visitors look over the decorated trees at last year's annual Festival of Trees sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Hospital. Libby's holiday season kicks off with the Parade of Lights Friday evening on Mineral Avenue, this year honoring the Libby Loggers fall spo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Playing in the Snow (December 2, 2007)
It was a GREAT day for playing in the snow Sunday afternoon as heavy snow blanketed northwest Montana. Some reports put the snowfall between 30"-36" north of Troy by Sunday evening around 5:00 p.m. More snow turning to rain is forecast through Monday. ... FULL STORY
Heavy Snow Warning (December 2, 2007)
In effect until 5:00 PM Monday
by National Weather Service
A warm, moist Pacific storm system will continue to move into northwest Montana and north central Idaho through Monday. Heavy snowfall amounts and strong winds are expected across portions of northwest Montana and north central Idaho. The heavy snowfall is exp ... FULL STORY
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