Libby Montana News - June 2010

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(102 pictures) Logger Days 2010 (June 29, 2010)
It seems most of Libby turned out for Logger Days last weekend, which offered perfect weather and several new events for the community to enjoy. Thursday started off with the carnival and the traditional water fights for both kids and adults. The lip sync co ... FULL STORY
(36 pictures) Granite Lake Hike (June 27, 2010)
Trip notes & photos from Bob Hosea’s hike into the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea took a hike to Granite Lake in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness on Wednesday, June 23. Below is his trail report. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Put your cell phone on ICE (June 27, 2010)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
LIBBY - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that on a yearly average, over 1,500,000 emergency room patients can not physically provide contact information to emergency personnel. This is a problem with a fairly simple solution – put ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Logger Days King and Queen (June 26, 2010)
Jason Schikora and Courtney Wilkonski were crowned Logger Days King and Queen Friday evening during Logger Days festivities. The five queen candidates were Wilkonski, Shelby Murer, Miranda Raab, Kurtlyn Aarstad and Jasmine Cook. New this year is a Logger Day ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) School study recommends consolidating K-6, 7-12 (June 25, 2010)
by Brent Shrum, Kootenai Valley Record
A strategic planning effort by Libby school officials has led to a recommendation that the district abandon Asa Wood Elementary and consolidate kindergarten through sixth grade at the existing middle school building and seventh through 12th grade at the existi ... FULL STORY
Lower summer Koocanusa Reservoir levels expected (June 25, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
LIBBY - Water managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a water supply forecast for the Kootenai River Basin that predicts Koocanusa Reservoir elevation will not fill within five feet of the top of the reservoir Full pool is 2,459 feet above ... FULL STORY
Troy Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration largest in the region (June 25, 2010)
Free, 100% volunteer-run, family-friendly event
by Troy Chamber of Commerce
TROY - For over 100 years, Troy, Montana (population 950) has thrown a traditional 4th of July celebration. Each year it has grown and now more than 6,000 people visit the town annually to take part in this free, family-friendly event with a fireworks display ... FULL STORY
W. R. Grace & Co. renews donation to St. John’s Lutheran Hospital (June 21, 2010)
by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital
LIBBY - W. R. Grace & Co. has donated $250,000 to St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby, Montana for the eleventh consecutive year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament (June 21, 2010)
Luke Burgess from Spokane was one of about 140 players in Troy over the weekend to participate in the fifth annual Timber Beast Disc Golf Tournament. The tournament is gaining in popularity and is now sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association. Fort ... FULL STORY
Libby City Council considers archery ordinance (June 20, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Around 35 archery enthusiasts met with the City Council Ordinance Committee Thursday evening to discuss the City continuing to allow the use of bow and arrows within the City limits. As it stands now, it is currently legal to hunt within the city limits with b ... FULL STORY
(36 pictures) Incredi-Bull Blowout (June 18, 2010)
The fourth annual Incredi-Bull Blowout was held in Libby last Saturday, sanctioned by Elite Professional Bullriders, Inc. Over 30 cowboys entered the event, with Libby's Jason Colclough the only local competitor. Jason hung on for a 7.92 second ride, just s ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Bramlet Lake hike (June 16, 2010)
Trip notes and pictures by Bob Hosea
Bob Hosea hiked to Bramlet Lake in the Cabinet Mountains on Sunday, June 13th. "I couldn’t believe the lake was still frozen," he said. ... FULL STORY
U of M mountain goat study halted after death of two animals in Glacier Park (June 16, 2010)
University of Montana - Wildlife Conservation Society cooperative study
by National Park Service
WEST GLACIER, MONTANA – Glacier National Park officials report that a new University of Montana (UofM) study of mountain goats has been postponed pending an internal investigation into the cause of two deaths of adult mountain goats this week in separate darti ... FULL STORY
Reminder: Don’t Pick Up Deer Fawns (June 16, 2010)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
In recent days, FWP has received several calls from people who had picked up deer fawns. ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River / Koocanusa Reservoir / Libby Dam Update (June 16, 2010)
For June 16, 2010
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Libby Dam
* Spill of 5,000 cfs at Libby Dam commenced at 0700 on Thursday, June 10th. ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Kids' Fishing Day at Troy Pond (June 13, 2010)
To encourage kids to get "hooked on fishing," the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Forest Service; and the Army Corps of Engineers jointly hosted a kids' fishing day in Troy Saturday. The event was held at the Troy Pond near Roosevelt Park and was open ... FULL STORY
Public demo of emergency communications June 26 – 27 (June 10, 2010)
Radio Hams from Libby area join in National Deployment
by Lincoln County Amateur Radio Group
Libby - On the weekend of June 26th and 27th Libby's ham radio hobbyists will join with thousands of other amateur radio operators across the country who will be practicing and demonstrating their emergency capabilities. ... FULL STORY
Rory Block to perform in Eureka on June 30 (June 10, 2010)
by Sunburst Foundation media release
Heralded as "a living landmark" (Berkeley Express), "a national treasure" (Guitar Extra), and "one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists" (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringi ... FULL STORY
Amish Auction in Rexford June 12 (June 10, 2010)
Annual auction by the Amish community
by LibbyMT.com
The West Kootenai Annual Amish Community Auction will be held in Rexford on Saturday, June 12, 2010. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Logger athletes honored at assembly (June 10, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Libby High School students were honored for their achievements in athletics and other extracurricular activities last Tuesday night during the school’s annual spring awards assembly. ... FULL STORY
(24 pictures) Cedar Lakes hike (June 9, 2010)
Photos from Bob Hosea's hike in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
Bob Hosea took a hike to Cedar Lakes in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness on Saturday, June 5th. Here is his report: ... FULL STORY
Fireman Park Splash Pad in limbo (June 9, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
You may have noticed construction activity in Fireman Park. ... FULL STORY
Libby Cemetery gated to prevent vandalism to new trees (June 9, 2010)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The City of Libby will be blocking off two of the Cemetery entrances, and locking a gated third entrance. Libby Police will unlock and lock the gate daily. The action is being taken purportedly to prevent vandalism that might occur to the cemetery's new tree ... FULL STORY
2010 Glacier Park rule changes (June 9, 2010)
Changes to increase camping opportunities, protect native species
by U.S. Park Service, Glacier National Park
WEST GLACIER – The release of the 2010 Glacier National Park Compendium was announced today. The compendium is the park’s collection of rules and regulations. Each year the Superintendent, under his discretionary authority, establishes regulations that design ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) LMS 7th Grade Field Trip to Howard Lake (June 6, 2010)
Libby Middle School ended the school year with a flurry of field trips. The fourth grade class toured Libby Dam, the fifth grade class had its annual woods tour on Tuesday, the sixth graders went for a hike along Callahan Creek and Old Highway 2, the seventh ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Teens vying to be Logger Days queen, king (June 2, 2010)
by Kootenai Valley Record
Five Libby girls are in the running for the title of 2010 Logger Days Queen, while four boys are vying to be Libby’s first-ever Logger Days King. ... FULL STORY
Heritage Museum annual opening celebration June 5th (June 2, 2010)
by The Heritage Museum
Saturday, June 5th, The Heritage Museum will host its annual opening celebration from 10-5. Presentations and demonstrations are scheduled and there will be learning experiences, food, fun and games for the whole family! ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Kiwanis Club meeting June 15 (June 2, 2010)
New members welcome
by Kootenai Kiwanis Club
The Kootenai Kiwanis Club invites all potential members to attend its next weekly noon meeting on Tuesday, June 15 at the Venture Inn in Libby. With the loss of its largest annual fundraiser – the demolition derby– members need help brainstorming new ways to r ... FULL STORY
Libby Dam Sturgeon Operations 2010 - Conditions Update - 06/02/10 (June 2, 2010)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Libby Dam
• Reservoir elevation is sufficient to provide 5 kcfs of spill, need to be at 2,420' to spill 10 kcfs, with at least 35 kcfs inflow or enough buffer to sustain full powerhouse flow and spill of up to 10 kcfs for up to 7 days. Reservoir inflow remains slightly ... FULL STORY
FWP makes decision on Interbel/Woods Ranch WMA easement (June 2, 2010)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), R-1, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the purpose of a utility easement for Interbel Telephone Cooperative (Eureka, MT) for existing and future communication cables across the Woods Ranch Wildlife Management Area ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Heritage Museum Opening (June 1, 2010)
Scheduled for June 5
The Heritage Museum opened for the 2010 season on May 29. New this year are nearly 50 birds on display that were recently donated to the museum; many of them birds of prey such as this saw-whet owl. The annual season opening celebration will be held June 5 at ... FULL STORY
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