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Former firefighter guilty of setting two wildland blazes
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Former firefighter guilty of setting two wildland blazes

McClure was guilty of starting the approximately 18-acre Finley fire on Evaro Hill and the devastating Boulder 2700 fire, July 31, 2021, on the east shore of Flathead Lake. The latter blaze burned 2,589 acres, consumed 14 homes and 17 other structures, and forced the evacuation of Finley Point.

February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Grizzly bears still trapped in their own end zone

On the whole, grizzly bears are still limited to about 2% of their former numbers and 2% of their former range.

Man accused of exposing himself on train pleads not guilty
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Man accused of exposing himself on train pleads not guilty

Mallory Nehemiah Brown, of Auburn, Washington is being held on $150,000 bail.


Libby council will consider developer's $ requests at tonight's meeting
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Libby council will consider developer's $ requests at tonight's meeting

But during Tuesday’s nearly hour-long meeting, the discussion involved how much Libby Lofts and The Friends of Historic Hotel Libby should receive as well as revising a policy set in 2017.

Former Libby resident honored on her 102nd birthday
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Former Libby resident honored on her 102nd birthday

Flesher was the first resident of the Idaho State Veterans Home in Post Falls, where many of her family and loved ones gathered for the party and quilt presentation.

February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Public comment reopened for grizzly, wolf management plans

FWP said reopening the comment window through March 9 will ensure it is adhering to Montana statute when it comes to giving county commissioners the chance to comment on plans involving managing large carnivores like grizzlies and wolves.


February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Northwest addiction treatment centers will remain open after state inspections

Recovery Centers of Montana has been under the microscope for admitting clients before they detox and failing to quickly report serious incidents.

February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Dillon man guilty in U.S. Capitol Breach

Henry Phillip “Hank” Muntzer, 55, of Dillon, Montana, was found guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of obstruction of an official proceeding and civil disorder.

New hunting, fishing and conservation license year begins March 1
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

New hunting, fishing and conservation license year begins March 1

Deer and elk permit application deadline is April 1.


February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Bits n’ pieces from east, west and beyond

The CDC says smoking has dropped from 16% of the population, two years ago, to 14%.

Libby student Faith Erickson honored at Senior Night
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Libby student Faith Erickson honored at Senior Night

Erickson, the daughter of Liz and Josh Erickson, excelled in Special Olympics in the 50- and 100-yard dashes...

Washington man sentenced for burglary conviction
February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Washington man sentenced for burglary conviction

Kaya apologized and asked forgiveness and said he had written a letter of apology to the victims.


February 20, 2024 7 a.m.

Concern over Gianforte’s property tax increases

Recently, a young friend reached out, concerned about his $100 monthly mortgage increase and he didn’t know why. That’s a lot of money - $1,200 a year.

February 20, 2024 midnight

Legals for February, 20 2024

Libby Pep Band Senior Night
February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Libby Pep Band Senior Night

Five members of the Libby High School pep band were honored at Senior Night festivities.


Libby girls basketball Senior Night
February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Libby girls basketball Senior Night

Four members of the Libby varsity girls basketball team were honored at Senior Night festivities.

February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Voters will decide on local government review

The resolutions call for elections where voters will decide if the municipalities will conduct a local government review.

Patricia (Pat) M. Potter
February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Patricia (Pat) M. Potter

Patricia (Pat) M. Potter


Lincoln County Community Foundation awards grants
February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Lincoln County Community Foundation awards grants

The foundation has been granting awards to non-profits in Lincoln County since 2000. The foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in that time.

Libby boys basketball team Senior Night
February 16, 2024 7 a.m.

Libby boys basketball team Senior Night

Five members of the Libby boys varsity basketball team were honored during Senior Night festivities.