Libby Montana News - October 2009

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(1 pictures) Happy Halloween! (October 31, 2009)
This carved pumpkin was one of several on display Friday at St. John's Lutheran Hospital for their departments' annual pumpkin carving contest. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Polar Bears take first swim of season (October 28, 2009)
Three Polar Bear regulars took their first swim of the season Sunday in Libby Creek. Steve Sonju, Dan McLaury and Rick Klin enjoyed 47 degree water and about the same air temperature. Klin commented that he couldn't wait to get in the water, although it was ... FULL STORY
Heritage Museum Holiday Bazaar Nov. 6 & 7 (October 26, 2009)
by Heritage Museum
Believe it or not, it’s time to kick off the holiday season with The Heritage Museum’s annual Holiday Bazaar. Festivities begin on Friday, November 6th from 5 to 8 PM and continue on Saturday, November 7th from 10 AM to 4 PM. ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Lady Loggers Headed to State (October 25, 2009)
Loggers win over Hamilton 2-1
After a soggy football game Friday night at Logger Stadium made the field unfit for soccer play, Saturday's semifinal matchup between the Lady Loggers and the Hamilton Lady Broncs was moved to Troy's Roosevelt Park. The Lady Loggers defeated Hamilton 2-1 whic ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New Dugouts at Lee Gehring Field (October 25, 2009)
Doug Adams, Dick Foss, John Resch, Glenn Bredeson and Billie Moeller volunteer their time to work on a new home dugout at Lee Gehring Field on Wednesday. The visitors' dugout will be built next spring. For more about Libby's baseball field, visit Lee Gehring ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Lee Gehring Field (October 24, 2009)
"One of Libby's Best Kept Secrets"
by Maggie Craig
Dr. Scott Foss has a vision. The seed was planted when he was a teenager in the late 1980s playing Babe Ruth, and then American Legion baseball in the ballpark that is now known as Lee Gehring Field. Variously known as City Ball Park and Legion Field, the fi ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Steam train brings back memories (October 23, 2009)
by Kootenai Valley Record
The return of Southern Pacific No. 4449 on Monday was something Ted Hardgrove of Libby wasn’t going to miss. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mission Mountain Wood Band story premieres in Libby Nov. 5 (October 23, 2009)
Never Long Gone: MontanaPBS program in Libby
by MontanaPBS
MontanaPBS will present a special 7pm screening of its new documentary: NEVER LONG GONE: The Mission Mountain Wood Band Story on Thursday, November 5th at the Dome Theater in Libby. This will be the first big screen viewing of a MontanaPBS program in Libby. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Strong turnout reported thus far in mail election (October 23, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Strong turnout is being reported so far in a countywide mail ballot election. ... FULL STORY
EPA official visits Libby (October 23, 2009)
Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The second in command of the EPA, Lisa Jackson's number-two guy, made a brief appearance in Libby Thursday, Oct. 22. ... FULL STORY
Contractors: Info on bidding on Kootenai Forest contracts (October 23, 2009)
2009-2010 AARA project descriptions and locations
by Kootenai National Forest
The Kootenai National Forest anticipates soliciting for numerous construction, service, and supply contracts throughout the Fiscal Year (October, 2009-September, 2010) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Instructions for contractors rega ... FULL STORY
Proposed skatepark is too big for American Legion ball field (October 21, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The parks committee of the Libby City Council told the Council the recommendation for the proposed 12,000 square foot concrete skatepark is too big for the property available at the American Legion ball field. The proposed skatepark is three times the size of ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Steam locomotive rumbles through Libby (October 20, 2009)
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railroad Steam locomotive Number 4449, owned by the City of Portland, Oregon, barreled through Libby Monday on its way home under its own steam power from a train festival in Owosso, Michigan. The engine was originally the fam ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Colors of Fall (October 18, 2009)
Little McGregor Lake was showing the colors of fall on a beautiful day in late September as leaves on grass, cattails and lily pads showed their shades of gold. Mild temperatures should prevail throughout the coming week, allowing us a little extra time to ge ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Libby City Council candidates (October 16, 2009)
Six candidates running for three full terms
by Kootenai Valley Record
Six candidates are running for three four-year positions on the Libby City Council while three – including a write-in candidate – are vying for a single two-year term. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Libby man headed for South Pole (October 16, 2009)
Eric Kroeger, 2004 Libby High School graduate
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
At a time of year when many Montanans start thinking of going south for the winter, Libby’s Eric Kroeger is taking that idea to the extreme. He’s heading for the South Pole. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) A Change in the Weather (October 11, 2009)
The Kootenai River is shown here on Tuesday, October 6. It was a beautiful fall day in the Kootenai Valley. The recorded high temperature was a comfortable 63 degrees. ... FULL STORY
New Libby skateboard park proposed (October 11, 2009)
$157,000 facility would be located in Legion Ball Park
by Duane Williams, KLCB 1230 AM Libby News Radio
The Libby City Council has heard a proposal for a $160,000 skateboard park. ... FULL STORY
Turner Ski & Snowboard Swap Oct. 17 (October 11, 2009)
Turner Mountain Ski Area is planning a Ski and Snowboard Swap on Saturday, October 17th between 9AM and 3PM at Asa Wood Gym in Libby. Anyone wishing to participate can register items for sale on Friday, October 16th between 5:30PM and 9:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Libby Homecoming (October 7, 2009)
Photos of Libby Homecoming by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Roll, Williams running for Libby mayor (October 7, 2009)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
Libby Mayor Doug Roll is facing a challenge from Councilwoman Peggy Williams in this fall’s municipal election, with ballots to be mailed out late this week for return by Nov. 3. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Chili Cook-Off a great success (October 6, 2009)
by Heritage Museum
The 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Heritage Museum was a great success. The weather cooperated and we had a cool, but beautiful autumn morning. Emcee Duane WIlliams kept the audience entertained and informed as the four judges, Susan Cox, Lin Patton, Dr. Dan ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Geiger Lakes and Lost Buck Pass hike (October 4, 2009)
Photos by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea did a hike to Geiger Lakes and Lost Buck Pass in the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness recently and sent in some photos of the scenery. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) LHS Homecoming (October 1, 2009)
Libby High School celebrated homecoming with its traditional bonfire and pep rally Thursday evening, following a lively parade of fall sports participants down Mineral Avenue. Friday's football game has the Loggers vs. Columbia Falls at 7:00 p.m. Saturday th ... FULL STORY
Conditions prompt fire officials into urging caution (October 1, 2009)
by Kootenai National Forest
Although the calendar says it is now open burning season in western Montana, warm and dry conditions have produced a late wildfire season and prompted local officials into issuing warnings about fire safety. Open burning season in Montana officially begins Oct ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam flow update (October 1, 2009)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
Releases from Libby Dam will continue to be 6,000 cfs through September 30th. On Thursday, 01 Oct, releases will start to decrease starting at midnight to 5,000 cfs in two 500 cfs cuts. Another 500 cfs cut will occur on Friday, Oct. 02, to 4,500 cfs which is ... FULL STORY
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