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April 7, 2020 9:13 a.m.

Court: W.R. Grace insurer is fair game for asbestos-related lawsuits

A March 25 ruling by the Montana Supreme Court allows more than 800 former employees of W.R. Grace’s Zonolite Division in Libby to continue asbestos-related personal injury claims against Maryland Casualty Company.

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April 7, 2020 9:13 a.m.

ALERT helicopter won’t transport coronavirus patients

An ambulance transported Jim Tomlin from Libby to the Kalispell Regional Medical Center on March 25 after his condition deteriorated in response to respiratory distress caused by COVID-19.

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April 7, 2020 9:13 a.m.

One injured during afternoon camper fire

The Libby Volunteer Fire Department quickly extinguished an afternoon fire Thursday in a small camper behind a residence on Billedeau Road in Lincoln County.

James W.  Cohenour, 81
April 7, 2020 8:37 a.m.

James W. Cohenour, 81

James W. Cohenour, 81, passed away at his home in Frenchtown on March 27, 2020. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home.

April 7, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Carver to serve three years of a suspended sentence behind bars for drug possession

Lincoln County District Court Judge Matthew Cuffe handed down a partially suspended five-year sentence to a woman arrested in a stolen car behind an Avenue B home in December.

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April 7, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Emergency proclamation made in Troy

After the death of a Bull Lake man to COVID-19 underscored the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, Troy Mayor Dallas Carr has opted to declare a local emergency.

April 7, 2020 8:37 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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April 7, 2020 8:37 a.m.

Charles Odell Perry

Charles Odell Perry was born in Wagoner, Okla., on Feb. 8, 1933. His parents, Carson and Lula Perry, were part of America’s Greatest Generation, and passed the qualities of that legacy on to Charles.

April 7, 2020 midnight

Legals for April, 7 2020

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April 3, 2020 8:34 a.m.

Kenneth R. Horner, 75

Kenneth R. Horner, 75, passed away at home March 19, 2020. He was born April 13, 1944, in Conrad to James and Mildred Horner, both deceased.

April 3, 2020 8:31 a.m.

Past emergency declaration seen as way to secure resources

A regional public health emergency declared in 2009 by EPA could yield tangible support for Lincoln County residents and healthcare workers as they respond now to the potential for disease tied to the novel coronavirus.

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April 3, 2020 8:31 a.m.

Six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county

Regional health officials received word April 1 of a sixth positive test for novel coronavirus for an individual in Lincoln County.

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April 3, 2020 8:31 a.m.

EPA delays handoff of Superfund site oversight to DEQ

A time beset by worry for local officials claimed a moment of respite on March 30.

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April 3, 2020 8:26 a.m.

James Phillip Tomlin, 77

James “Jim” Phillip Tomlin, son of Sam and Ione Tomlin was born Jan. 28, 1943, in Spokane, Wash. Jim passed away March 26, 2020, in Kalispell, after the sudden onset of the COVID-19 virus. He was Montana’s first fatality of the pandemic.

April 3, 2020 8:26 a.m.

Southern Pines Plantations to continue block management of former Plum Creek land after sale

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the public.

April 3, 2020 8:22 a.m.

Idaho earthquake felt by residents in Flathead, Lincoln counties

Fleeting impressions of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Idaho on March 31 captured the attention of residents in Lincoln, Flathead, Missoula and Gallatin counties, according to news reports.

April 3, 2020 8:22 a.m.

Bid for snow removal vehicle comes in lower than expected

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners got a welcome surprise March 18 when they learned the bid for a new snow removal vehicle came in well under the expected asking price.

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