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May 29, 2020 9:45 a.m.

Lost hikers rescued from Kootenai National Forest

Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced via social media the safe return of three missing hikers in the early morning hours of May 26.

Albert C. Anderson, 81
May 29, 2020 8:39 a.m.

Albert C. Anderson, 81

Albert C. “Andy” Anderson, 81, passed away May 18, 2020, at his home in Libby. He was born July 14, 1938, to Swend and Ina Anderson in Preston, Idaho.

John Kujawa, 60
May 29, 2020 8:39 a.m.

John Kujawa, 60

John Kujawa, 60, passed away May 22, 2020. He was born and raised in Libby by his parents, Loren and Gynell Kujawa.

Leland B. Varney, 89
May 29, 2020 8:39 a.m.

Leland B. Varney, 89

Leland B. Varney, 89, passed away May 12, 2020, at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center after a brief hospitalization. He was born July 5, 1930, in Reardon, Wash.

May 29, 2020 8:39 a.m.

Sheriff’s Office Blotter

The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.

May 29, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Maintenance department chief lobbies for new hire

With the acquisition of a new building, Lincoln County’s maintenance chief wants to expand his workforce.

Library branch reopening weeks away
May 29, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Library branch reopening weeks away

Libby librarians plan to serve patrons in an alternative location as officials assess the damage wreaked on the organization’s building by a burst pipe earlier this month.

May 29, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Troy woman pleads not guilty to distribution charges

A Troy woman faces multiple charges after authorities allegedly found methamphetamine and “drug distribution kits” in her home during a probation home check on her boyfriend in March.

May 29, 2020 midnight

Legals for May, 29 2020

May 26, 2020 8:31 a.m.

Stemming the flow of Canadian pollution

An international group of science and policy experts from the United States and Canada recently published a letter in the prestigious journal Science voicing concern for the poisoning of U.S. rivers stemming from Canadian headwaters. The source of the contamination? Hard-rock and coal mining.

Russell E. Fuhlendorf, 70
May 26, 2020 8:31 a.m.

Russell E. Fuhlendorf, 70

Russell E. Fuhlendorf, 70, a resident of the Kootenai Valley for the past 66 years, died May 20 at his home. He had been a longtime employee of the St. Regis Paper Co. and Champion International in Libby until his retirement.

Election staff collecting primary ballots
May 26, 2020 8:25 a.m.

Election staff collecting primary ballots

Of the more than 11,500 ballots mailed out for the June 2 primary, Lincoln County election officials have received about 3,700.

Federal coronavirus aid trickles down to local schools
May 26, 2020 8:25 a.m.

Federal coronavirus aid trickles down to local schools

Libby Public Schools District is slated to receive about $402,371 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securites Act.

Visitation rules relaxed at medical center
May 26, 2020 8:25 a.m.

Visitation rules relaxed at medical center

Officials at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center announced the easing of visitor restrictions on the facility beginning May 26.

May 26, 2020 8:21 a.m.

Sheriff’s Office Blotter

The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.

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