Stories for August 2005

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Wednesday, August 31

August 31, 2005 midnight

Biologists eye Whitefish grizzly for transplant

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Cindy Woodward
August 31, 2005 midnight

Cindy Woodward

Former Libby resident Cindy Rae Flynn Woodward, 38, died on Aug. 25, 2005, at her home in Havre.

Homing in on Libby
August 31, 2005 midnight

Homing in on Libby

Couple raises and races pigeons

PURE PRAIRIE ANGLER
August 31, 2005 midnight

PURE PRAIRIE ANGLER

PURE PRAIRIE ANGLER — Local fishing guide and banjo player Dave Blackburn was invited on stage Saturday night at the Pure Prairie League concert to play the regular finale with the group after guiding them on Kootenai River all day. Pure Prairie League performed in concert Saturday night as a benefit for the Turner Mountain Ski area.

Ruth Fry
August 31, 2005 midnight

Ruth Fry

Ruth E. Fry, 95, of Troy, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Bob Nelson
August 31, 2005 midnight

Bob Nelson

Robert D. Nelson, 70, died on June 9, 2005, at Salome, Ariz., of asbestosis.

August 31, 2005 midnight

Who is in control?

When I attended college in Oklahoma, my newly found western friends would wonder how I could live on the East Coast, which was occasionally pounded by hurricanes.

Les Basham
August 31, 2005 midnight

Les Basham

Harold L. (Les) Basham, 94, of Troy, died on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

August 31, 2005 midnight

Cabinet grizzly 'thrills' hikers

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 31, 2005 midnight

ATSDR continues toward understanding asbestos exposure

To the Editor:

August 31, 2005 midnight

Libby man run over by own truck

A 43-year-old Libby man suffered serious injuries early Sunday when his own truck rolled over his chest.

Friday, August 26

EPA boss takes whirlwind tour
August 26, 2005 midnight

EPA boss takes whirlwind tour

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Gloria Skranak
August 26, 2005 midnight

Gloria Skranak

Gloria L. Skranak, 78, a longtime Libby resident, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at her home.

Into leather: Yaak businessman keeps selling out stock
August 26, 2005 midnight

Into leather: Yaak businessman keeps selling out stock

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 26, 2005 midnight

Information must get out

To the Editor:

August 26, 2005 midnight

Kudos Igniters

Congratulations and thanks to the Libby Igniters Car Club.

August 26, 2005 midnight

Burns support solicited for Baucus nomination of Jim Hurst

To the Editor:

Response low to stove changeout
August 26, 2005 midnight

Response low to stove changeout

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

August 26, 2005 midnight

Community effort needed for proper immunization practices

To the Editor:

Wednesday, August 24

August 24, 2005 midnight

Schools exceed some state averages

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Eugene Robinson
August 24, 2005 midnight

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Allen Robinson, 73, a former Troy resident and chief of police, died in Canton, Ohio following a lengthy illness.

Marion Shelley
August 24, 2005 midnight

Marion Shelley

Former Troy resident Marion F. Shelley, 89, died Aug. 17, 2005, at Eureka.

August 24, 2005 midnight

Roadless lands at center of forest plan discussions

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 24, 2005 midnight

Hazel sentenced to 10 years

A man convicted on felony drug charges after methamphetamine was found in his wrecked car last February was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison as a persistent felony offender.

Lois Shaurette
August 24, 2005 midnight

Lois Shaurette

Longtime Libby resident Lois Marion Shaurette, 90, a retired schoolteacher, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

August 24, 2005 midnight

Stage 1 fire restrictions abandoned

Stage 1 fire restrictions on Lincoln County's portion of the Kootenai National Forest have been discontinued, a move which once again allows backcountry users to have campfires.

Ignite the Nites
August 24, 2005 midnight

Ignite the Nites

Roger Green, a member of the Libby Igniters Car Club, putters his 1911 Brush down Mineral Avenue to the delight of a young rider during the Friday night Flame and Neon event of the 45th annual Ignite the Nites Car Show weekend. More than 250 vintage cars and trucks lined the downtown thoroughfare on Saturday car show.

Friday, August 19

August 19, 2005 midnight

Council supports creation of asbestos specialist position

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Trapshooting facility to open at county range
August 19, 2005 midnight

Trapshooting facility to open at county range

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Esther Fosgate
August 19, 2005 midnight

Esther Fosgate

Esther M. Fosgate, 85, of Libby, died on Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

August 19, 2005 midnight

City gives subdivision tentative approval

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

August 19, 2005 midnight

Be prepared

The Libby City Council is in an enviable position but they seem to appear as if in pain.

Walter Kammeyer
August 19, 2005 midnight

Walter Kammeyer

Former Libby resident Walter R. Kammeyer, 92, who had lived at Ephrata, Wash., died on Aug. 14, 2005, at Troutdale, Ore.

USFS sees canine patrol demonstration
August 19, 2005 midnight

USFS sees canine patrol demonstration

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 19, 2005 midnight

Forest Council endorses Burns' nomination of Hurst

To the Editor:

Wednesday, August 17

August 17, 2005 midnight

Local economy must be first

To the Editor:

August 17, 2005 midnight

Mums the media

Apparently the EPA not talking to the media is just not sexy enough in news terms to interest the outside media.

August 17, 2005 midnight

Rain holds off restriction upgrade

Northwest Montana flirted with Stage II fire restrictions but rain late last week prompted officials to call off the upgrade.

August 17, 2005 midnight

Too often EPA believes they are God

To the Editor:

August 17, 2005 midnight

Administrative delays hold up THS cleanup

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

August 17, 2005 midnight

HNA denies cut-backs in plan

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Jack Butts
August 17, 2005 midnight

Jack Butts

Jack M. Butts, 71, of Eureka, and the father of a Libby woman, died on Aug. 12, 2005, at Brendan House in Kalispell.

August 17, 2005 midnight

Thank you for Fran

A benefit for Fran Stanton is scheduled for Saturday at the Troy VFW.

August 17, 2005 midnight

Only danger with nukes are flaws in mining laws

To the Editor:

August 17, 2005 midnight

Resident offers pool starter money

A City of Troy resident has issued a challenge, and a financial commitment, to other residents to build a public swimming pool.

August 17, 2005 midnight

Fugitive eludes police

A Nebraska fugitive still on the run after the arrest of his partner last week near Glacier Park is wanted in Lincoln County on theft charges dating to late 2003 and early 2004.

Friday, August 12

August 12, 2005 midnight

EPA being the EPA

The EPA, once again relying on their infinite wisdom in Washington, D.C., have come up with a great policy: Don't let anyone working on the Libby superfund project talk to the media — local, regional or national.

August 12, 2005 midnight

EPA goes mum to all media

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Nightline crew in town
August 12, 2005 midnight

Nightline crew in town

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 12, 2005 midnight

Crittenton Home director appreciates support

To the Editor:

August 12, 2005 midnight

Neighbors express access concerns about subdivision

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Wednesday, August 10

August 10, 2005 midnight

Take Notice

If you haven't given it much thought, do so now: Fire season is raging around us!

August 10, 2005 midnight

Build swimming pool and we will come say county residents

To the Editor:

August 10, 2005 midnight

Pinkham fire lines established

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 10, 2005 midnight

CARD to participate in meso study

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 10, 2005 midnight

LCC to add LPN degree

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 10, 2005 midnight

Kootenai needs a lot more than a $50 MAACO paint job

To the Editor:

August 10, 2005 midnight

Pride in Libby seen in both positive and negative forms

To the Editor:

Friday, August 5

August 5, 2005 midnight

Breaking News

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

August 5, 2005 midnight

Minneapolis contamination rivals all but Libby for public impact

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Patrica Keltner
August 5, 2005 midnight

Patrica Keltner

Former Libby resident Patrica Rose Keltner, 81, died on July 29, 2005, at Heritage Place in Kalispell.

Bill Kemp
August 5, 2005 midnight

Bill Kemp

William A. (Bill) Kemp, 60, former supervisor of city services for the City of Libby, longtime volunteer fireman and chief of the Libby Volunteer Fire Department, died on July 28, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Fort Harrison, following a brief battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

August 5, 2005 midnight

Public collaboration needed on Forest Plan

By Bob Castaneda

August 5, 2005 midnight

National surveys looking at where and how much

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

James Aldrich
August 5, 2005 midnight

James Aldrich

Longtime Troy resident Earl James Aldrich, 92, of Shelby, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care in Conrad.

Rhonda Bilby
August 5, 2005 midnight

Rhonda Bilby

Lynn Basham Bilby, 48, who grew up in Troy, died on Sept. 27, 2004, at Bath, N.Y.

August 5, 2005 midnight

61-lot subdivision proposed near Libby

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Photo by Bud Journey/Express Photo
August 5, 2005 midnight

Photo by Bud Journey/Express Photo

BEAT THE HEAT — A trio of fawns helped themselves to the wading pool to beat the heat last week on the front lawn of the Bud a

August 5, 2005 midnight

Human face put on Libby asbestos tragedy

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Wednesday, August 3

August 3, 2005 midnight

Stage I restrictions start Aug. 4

Most outdoor smoking as well as campfires away from developed recreation sites will be prohibited throughout the Kootenai National Forest starting at midnight Wednesday because of very high fire danger.

August 3, 2005 midnight

Swamp Creek funds added to highway bill

State highway plans for the Swamp Creek section of U.S. Highway 2 may not be ready but $6 million in funding for the project has been earmarked in the latest national highway bill approved by Congress last week.

August 3, 2005 midnight

Potpourri

If you're a vitamin or vitamin taker, take cover. You're probably about to be called ineffective, worthless or worse — dangerous.

AAlma Bain
August 3, 2005 midnight

AAlma Bain

Alma Lillie Bain, 81, of Troy, died on July 26, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.