Kootenai Falls swinging bridge structurally sound

Kootenai Falls swinging bridge structurally sound

November 15, 2019 at 9:50 am

The Kootenai Falls swinging bridge remains safe to use, say U.S. Forest Service officials. The federal agency reaffirmed the bridge’s structural stability on Facebook after learning area residents ...

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Shooting of grizzly under investigation

Shooting of grizzly under investigation

November 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are investigating a claim by a hunter that he shot and killed a grizzly bear near Eureka in self-defense Nov. 7 The man was hunting alone on Sinclair Creek...

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From beyond the border: Canadian selenium flows into Lake Koocanusa

From beyond the border: Canadian selenium flows into Lake Koocanusa

November 15, 2019 at 9:36 am

If you follow the eastern shore of Lake Koocanusa beyond Libby Dam for 50 nautical miles, you’ll run into the Elk River tributary, where selenium meets the Kootenai. A byproduct of mining on the Ca...

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Cabinet Peaks Clinic earns national recognition

November 15, 2019 at 9:45 am

Western News The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium has recognized Cabinet Peaks Clinic Family Medicine as an exemplary practice, officials announced last month. The Libby-based practice earned the accol...

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Health officials bemoan lack of veterinary services

November 15, 2019 at 9:35 am

Western News Lincoln County health officials say a lack of veterinary services in the area is adding to the space crunch at animal shelters. Health department officials told Lincoln County commissioners Nov. 13...

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Initiative targets county business owners

November 15, 2019 at 9:34 am

Western News Job Service Libby officials are launching an outreach effort aimed at making local businesses aware of resources and funding available to area entrepreneurs. Speaking at a Libby Chamber of Commerce ...

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Crews extinguish house fire

November 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

Western News Libby officials said the spontaneous ignition of a pile of oily rags likely led to a house fire on Louisiana Avenue on Nov. 7. The Libby Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze on the 1200 ...

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office blotter

November 12, 2019 at 9:49 am

Western News The law roundup is compiled fro the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account. Nov. 4 1:41 a.m. Suspicious person Caller reported a motion d...

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Pool advocates will put plan before voters

November 12, 2019 at 10:27 am

Western News The Libby Park District board met Nov. 6 to discuss the progress and path forward of the Kootenai Wellness and Aquatic Center (KWAC). The newly formed resident-led group made a splash last month whe...

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