Libby Montana News - March 2012

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Libby woman charged in shooting incident (March 28, 2012)
Gloria Sprinkle charged with two counts of assault with a weapon and one count of criminal endangerment
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Flathead County SWAT team was called-in to assist the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office with what turned out to be a 17-hour standoff between law enforcement and 53-year-old Gloria Sprinkle of Libby. ... FULL STORY
Snow melt may cause streams to rise and possible mudslides (March 28, 2012)
Advisory for March 29th & 30th
The National Weather Service is advising that significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday (March 29 & 30) in north-central Idaho and northwest Montana may combine with snow melt to cause a significant rise in small streams with some potentially going into floo ... FULL STORY
Short documentary profiles Forest Service fire lookout (March 28, 2012)
Leif Haugen watches for fires from the Thoma Lookout near the Canadian border
by Flathead National Forest
KALISPELL, MT - A short documentary, The Lookout, which shows a day in the life of a fire lookout, has been gaining attention and awards at film festivals around the country, including the top prize (Big Sky Award) at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival held ... FULL STORY
Kootenai River public information meetings in May (March 28, 2012)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two public information meetings in May to provide information about the Kootenai River and Libby Dam water management for the upcoming year. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Birds of Prey Presentation (March 26, 2012)
Held Saturday, March 24, at Libby Dam
by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com
It was a packed house Saturday at Libby Dam for two presentations by raptor biologist Janie Fink, director of the non-profit Birds of Prey Northwest, a raptor rehabilitation and education organization in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The presentations were hosted by ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) LHS Talent Show (March 26, 2012)
Mary Elisabeth Foote was the winner of Thursday night's Libby ... FULL STORY
Time now to prepare for the bears (March 23, 2012)
by Diane Tipton, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Statewide Information Officer
Grizzly bears on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front are already stirring. Reports that two grizzly bear family groups have already been spotted are reminders it is already time to clean up any bear attractants to prevent potential conflicts with spring's hungry be ... FULL STORY
Spring turkey season begins April 14th (March 23, 2012)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana's spring male turkey hunting season begins April 14 this year. ... FULL STORY
May 1st and June 1st deadlines for big game hunting license applications (March 23, 2012)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The deadline is May 1 to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, bison and mountain goat licenses available through a drawing. The deadline to apply for antelope, deer B and elk B licenses available through a drawing is June 1. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Joe Coker named All State defensive MVP (March 23, 2012)
by Coker family media release
Former Libby athlete Joe Coker was named All State defensive MVP, first team All State Linebacker, and Academic All state. Joe and his team, the Capital High School Bruins, won the 2011 Montana Class AA State Championship. Joe has also been selected to play ... FULL STORY
Former Libby man arrested on child sex abuse charges (March 22, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
A former Libby resident, Catholic priest Father Rudy Bullman, has been arrested on charges of sexual abuse of children. Bullman sold a handheld gaming device on which was found photographs of nude boys. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Flathead District Cour ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) More on National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order (March 19, 2012)
by LibbyMT.com
When President Obama signed the latest version of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order on Friday, March 16, it caught a number of people by surprise who didnít realize that presidential administrations have been creating Executive Orders ... FULL STORY
Manís death considered suspicious (March 19, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The name of a 69-year old man found dead in the Yaak is being withheld by the Lincoln County Sheriff, until notification of the family. The man was found in a vehicle in the lower Yaak area, March 18th, at about 2pm, according to the Sheriff. The Sheriff said ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby youth recognized for donating books to reading program (March 19, 2012)
Gacoby Rebo, Libby fourth grader
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Gacoby Rebo, a Libby fourth grader, was recognized for his recent donation of a box of his books. The books will be used for the "Bookcase for Every Child" project sponsored by the Libby Rotary Club. Gacoby recognized his former Head Start teacher in the pho ... FULL STORY
CBO: Health Care law more costly than previously estimated (March 19, 2012)
Insurance premiums expected to rise an average of 5.7% per year; Businesses expected to drop employer-provided health insurance; 20-23 million more adults and children projected to go on rolls for taxpayer-funded health insurance
by LibbyMT.com
The Congressional Budget Office provides non-partisan analysis of the impacts of legislation for the U.S. Congress. In March, they released their updated information on estimated projected costs and reductions to the federal budget due to insurance coverage pr ... FULL STORY
President Obama signs Executive Order for martial law capability (March 19, 2012)
ĎNational Defense Resources Preparednessí
by LibbyMT.com
On Friday, March 16, President Obama signed an Executive Order for "National Defense Resources Preparedness." ... FULL STORY
Libby Children's Select Choir Dinner and Auction March 30 (March 17, 2012)
The Libby Children's Select Choir Dinner and Auction will be held on Friday, March 30th, at the Libby Elementary School Commons. There will be a nacho dinner and silent auction, which begin at 5:30. The Live auction begins at 6:30. Cost is $5/person; $18/famil ... FULL STORY
FireSafe logo contest announced (March 17, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Lincoln County FireSafe Council is a group that helps citizens of the county prepare for a wildfire. The goal of the group is to help Lincoln County citizens mitigate the fire hazards on their property and to increase the chance that their property will su ... FULL STORY
College Fair March 31 (March 17, 2012)
Libby Christian Church will host a College Fair on Saturday,, March 31st. The Fair will be held from 1-4PM at the church, 100 Kootenai River Road. There will be information from 20 Christian colleges and universities. It is open to all students and parents. Fr ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) LHS Winter Awards Assembly (March 16, 2012)
Libby High School held its winter awards assembly Tuesday, ... FULL STORY
Kootenai Pets for Life helps stray and abandoned pets (March 13, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
New officers Eileen Carney, President; Tami White, Vice President and Shelter Director; Connie Holthaus, Secretary; and Carol McAllister, Treasurer were elected at the Monday, March 12 meeting of Kootenai Pets for Life. Board members are Anita Beasley, Susan B ... FULL STORY
Emergency Management to test Flower Creek Dam Warning System (March 12, 2012)
Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), with coordination from the Lincoln County Sheriffís 9-1-1 Dispatch Center, will be testing the Flower Creek Dam Warning System siren at 5:30pm Monday, April 2, 2012. ... FULL STORY
Northwest Montana Energy Job Fair April 26 (March 12, 2012)
by Kootenai Workforce Center
Libby, Montana has been selected as the site for the upcoming Northwest Montana Energy Job Fair on April 26th. The Northwest Montana Energy Job Fair will focus on Veterans and Jobs in the Energy sector but all Job Seekers. All local employers with positions t ... FULL STORY
Live Birds of Prey at Libby Dam March 24 (March 12, 2012)
by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Libby Dam
Libby Dam Visitor Center is pleased to offer "Live Birds of Prey" program on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10AM to 2PM. This is a free Watchable Wildlife event. ... FULL STORY
Asa Wood school future still uncertain (March 12, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Libby School District Board has another decision on its plate. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Libby Irish Fair (March 10, 2012)
Libby's 17th annual Irish Fair was held Saturday, with its ... FULL STORY
Tree care class in Libby March 24 (March 9, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
The Libby Tree Board and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will present a class taught by DNRC forester Dave Jones. The class will cover all facets of tree pruning and tree care as well as the selection of proper tree planting sites and plan ... FULL STORY
Asbestos Awareness Week in April (March 7, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Montanaís senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus announced Wednesday (March 6, 2012) the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution to designate the first week of April 2012 as "Asbestos Awareness Week." Senator Jon Tester joined fellow Montana Senator Max Baucus to sponsor ... FULL STORY
Libby faces millions in cost in water system dilemma (March 7, 2012)
by Duane Williams, KLCB-KTNY Radio
Libby is not alone when it comes to a crumbling drinking water system. It is a national epidemic. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Enjoying the Day (March 2, 2012)
by Maggie Craig
Enjoying a sunny afternoon These two deer, along with several others, were enjoying a sunny afternoon browsing through the golf course Thursday. Photo by Maggie Craig. ... FULL STORY
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