Libby Montana News - July 2018

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(53 pictures) Kootenai Highland Gathering (July 25, 2018)
by Maggie Craig
The Kootenai Highlanders held their sixth annual Highland Gathering over the weekend, July 20-22, at the River Bend along the scenic Kootenai River. The event celebrates Celtic culture and features traditional games sanctioned by the Scottish American Athletic ... FULL STORY
Portion of Kootenai River near Libby reopened (July 23, 2018)
River was temporarily closed due to wildfire suppression activities
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) has reopened a portion of the Kootenai River near Libby, effective Monday, July 23, 2018. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Highway 37 Fire (July 22, 2018)
by Maggie Craig
InciWeb (Incident Information System) is now available for the Highway 37 Fire. As of about noon on Sunday, the Forest Service is reporting the fire at 51 acres and human caused. The investigation is continuing. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Highway 37 Fire (July 20, 2018)
by Maggie Craig
The Highway 37 Fire just north of Libby appeared to have been held at an estimated 40 to 60 acres on Friday, aided by water drops, heavy equipment and ground personnel. The proximity to the W.R. Grace vermiculite mine and its associated asbestos-contaminated ... FULL STORY
Friday, July 20, 11:42AM wildfire update (July 20, 2018)
Kootenai National Forest officials this morning (Friday, July 20, 2018) said the wildland fire approximately 3.5 miles up Highway 37 that started Thursday afternoon is now approximately 40-60 acres. The Forest Service expects to get a hose lay in today to cont ... FULL STORY
July 19 wildfire update (July 19, 2018)
Thursday, July 19, 11:42PM wildfire update: Kootenai National Forest officials said Thursday that crews are battling a 30-acre wildland fire approximately 3.5 miles up Highway 37, north of Libby. Highway 37 has been shut down at Pipe Creek, according to the ... FULL STORY
Hot August Showdown August 3-5 in Libby (July 20, 2018)
On August 3rd, 4th and 5th 2018, the Kootenai RC Racers are having their sixth annual race series: The Hot August Showdown. This weekend long race takes place at the local, rough-and-tumble dirt track: Snowshoe Speedway and has multiple race classes. This ra ... FULL STORY
2/163rd Cavalry Reunion Sept. 14-16, 2018 (July 20, 2018)
In Kalispell
There will be a reunion of the 2/163rd Cavalry that drilled in Libby back in the 1990s and before. The event will be held at the Elks Club in Kalispell, Montana Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14-16, 2018. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Kootenai RC Flyers Fun Fly (July 19, 2018)
The Kootenai RC Flyers held a Fun Fly on Saturday, July 14, at their field along the Haul Road. Local club members as well as flyers from Spokane, Eureka and the Flathead came to share the day and their interest in remote controlled airplanes. The weather was ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Two Rivers Rendezvous (July 16, 2018)
Held at Fawn Creek Campground
The Kootenai Muzzleloaders held their annual Two Rivers Rendezvous at Fawn Creek Campground over the weekend, July 13-15. Saturday's sign-up had 51 participants for the event, held a week earlier this year due to fire danger in previous years. The weather coo ... FULL STORY
(70 pictures) Troy's Old Fashioned 4th of July (July 8, 2018)
Troy celebrated the 4th of July with its customary family-friendly events including the Tender Lovin' Quilters' quilt show on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the 5K color run, parade, car show, Pitiful Players presentation, vendors, food, music, 3-on-3 basketball, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Timberbeast Challenge (July 1, 2018)
Troy held its annual disc golf tournament, the Timberbeast Challenge, on Saturday, June 30. Over 200 participants had registered for the event, reportedly a state record for the number of entries. The Challenge is a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctio ... FULL STORY
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