Stories for September 2005

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Friday, September 30

September 30, 2005 midnight

Landowners organize against BPA

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 30, 2005 midnight

Delegation weighs in

Montana voters have to be pleased with the responsive nature of our congressional delegation.

September 30, 2005 midnight

Why waste time and money with an election?

To the Editor:

Donna McCully
September 30, 2005 midnight

Donna McCully

Longtime Libby resident Donna L. McCully, 63, died on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

Bobbe Hawthorne
September 30, 2005 midnight

Bobbe Hawthorne

Barbara (Bobbe) Hawthorne, 89, the mother of a Troy man, died on Sept. 21, 2005, at the Immanuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell.

Margaret Stuhlreiter
September 30, 2005 midnight

Margaret Stuhlreiter

Former Libby resident Margaret Stuhlreiter, 85, died on July 18, 2005, at Paradise Acres in Dillon.

September 30, 2005 midnight

Trustees scoff at public intent and refuse to negotiate

To the Editor:

September 30, 2005 midnight

School board following original intent to demolish school

To the Editor:

September 30, 2005 midnight

Open container law goes into effect Oct. 1

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 30, 2005 midnight

School election called a sham

To the Editor:

September 30, 2005 midnight

Port begets industrial district

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

CARD taking center stage
September 30, 2005 midnight

CARD taking center stage

Representatives from the Center for Asbestos Related Disease in Libby will be making a presentation at the Second International Mesothelioma Symposium at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas Oct. 6-8.

Wednesday, September 28

Ray Lindsey
September 28, 2005 midnight

Ray Lindsey

Raymond W. (Ray) Lindsey, 86, a former Lincoln County Commissioner, died Sept. 22, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

A snared male grizzly awaits his captors in the Cabinet Mountains.
September 28, 2005 midnight

A snared male grizzly awaits his captors in the Cabinet Mountains.

Male grizzly caught in Cabinets

Ruby Marcott
September 28, 2005 midnight

Ruby Marcott

Former Troy resident Ruby Marcott, 72, of Hibbing, Minn., died on Sept. 23, 2005, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer

Velma Fenimore
September 28, 2005 midnight

Velma Fenimore

Longtime resident and community activist Velma A. Fenimore, 70, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at her home in Libby.

Ronald Thomson
September 28, 2005 midnight

Ronald Thomson

Ronald B. Thomson, 50, of Libby, died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Community Medical Center in Missoula.

Katrina evacuees married
September 28, 2005 midnight

Katrina evacuees married

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 28, 2005 midnight

Oil irony

There's a certain degree of irony in President Bush asking the American people to conserve their use of oil by cutting back on unnecessary driving.

September 28, 2005 midnight

River Road residents concerned by BPA proposal

The BPA transmission line drops down off a mountainside and follows the Kootenai

September 28, 2005 midnight

Pool issue mail ballot going out

Libby area voters will decide on a $2.8 million bond issue and $275,000 annual maintenance levy for a public aquatic center through a special mail election running from Oct. 21 through Nov. 15.

Friday, September 23

Asbestos removal begins for Libby Library floor
September 23, 2005 midnight

Asbestos removal begins for Libby Library floor

Cleanup of asbestos-bearing floor tiles is under way at the county library in Libby.

Laurie McCann
September 23, 2005 midnight

Laurie McCann

Laurie E. McCann, formerly of Libby, died on Sept. 20, 2005, at her home at Lebanon, Ore.

September 23, 2005 midnight

Council appoints Evans as city attorney

The Libby City Council on Monday appointed Charles Evans as city attorney.

September 23, 2005 midnight

Trustees vote to demolish school

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Libby music radio plays at 105.3 FM
September 23, 2005 midnight

Libby music radio plays at 105.3 FM

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Wednesday, September 21

September 21, 2005 midnight

Reader appalled by second charge

To the Editor:

September 21, 2005 midnight

Grace scaling back health benefits

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Jubilation followed by frustration at Demo Derby
September 21, 2005 midnight

Jubilation followed by frustration at Demo Derby

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 21, 2005 midnight

Income requirements relaxed for stove changeout program

Income-based eligibility requirements for a Libby-area woodstove changeout program have been relaxed, allowing some people who may not have previously qualified to replace their old stove with a new one free of charge.

September 21, 2005 midnight

Revett rebukes "misinformed charges" with mine tour

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 21, 2005 midnight

It's when

It was always a question of when.

Photo by Steve Kadel
September 21, 2005 midnight

Photo by Steve Kadel

FULL COVERAGE — Mahlon Peachey, left, and John Mast spent Thursday evening, Sept. 15, putting roofing material on the Habitat for Humanity house being built in Libby. A group of Amish Community members volunteered to do the roof.

September 21, 2005 midnight

Jail time preferable for Rexford horse owner

To the Editor:

Friday, September 16

Kenneth Palmerton
September 16, 2005 midnight

Kenneth Palmerton

Former Libby resident Kenneth Allen (Kenny) Palmerton, 55, of Mesa, Ariz., died on Sept. 12, 2005, at Galt. Calif., after a long battle with cancer.

September 16, 2005 midnight

Friends offer $100,000 for old school

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 16, 2005 midnight

City OKs subdivision variance

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 16, 2005 midnight

Crisis Solutions seeking board members for new organization

To the Editor:

September 16, 2005 midnight

Thanks John

To the Editor:

September 16, 2005 midnight

Say what?

The front page of this paper looks like a shooting gallery for an editorial writer.

September 16, 2005 midnight

Troy OKs drug dog in schools

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 16, 2005 midnight

County proposes covering asbestos at library

Asbestos-bearing floor tiles in the county library in Libby may be covered up rather than removed following discussions between the county commissioners and the president of the library board.

Cabinet View back nine evolving
September 16, 2005 midnight

Cabinet View back nine evolving

Development of the back nine at Cabinet View Country Club is continuing with seven of the nine greens distinguishable, said Wayne Haines of the CVCC board of directors on Wednesday at the monthly luncheon of the Libby Area Chamber of Commerce.

September 16, 2005 midnight

Council endorses streetscape plan

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Wednesday, September 14

September 14, 2005 midnight

Uffda!

Cooler temperatures, a steady rain and sky-high gasoline prices conspired to wreck the annual Nordicfest celebration last weekend.

September 14, 2005 midnight

LATAG working to represent all community interests

To the Editor:

Another Wet Nordicfest
September 14, 2005 midnight

Another Wet Nordicfest

Another Wet Nordicfest — Former Nordicfest royalty, Roger and JoElyn Brus from 1996 and Gunnar Larson from 1986, needed coats and umbrellas to stave off the cold rain during Saturday's 21st annual Nordicfest parade. It was the second consecutive year that it rained on the Nordicfest parade.

September 14, 2005 midnight

Newspaper's help needed with offenders

To the Editor:

September 14, 2005 midnight

Rexford man works plea in animal cruelty case

A Rexford man charged with felony cruelty to animals for the second time in five years has again entered into a plea agreement that includes a probationary sentence.

September 14, 2005 midnight

Letter about Bush underwhelms reader

To the Editor:

September 14, 2005 midnight

Youngster wants motocross track

To the Editor:

Bicyclist takes a different approach
September 14, 2005 midnight

Bicyclist takes a different approach

BY STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 14, 2005 midnight

Hurricane families arrive this week

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Mary Virginia Mount
September 14, 2005 midnight

Mary Virginia Mount

Mary Virginia Mount, 85, a longtime Washington educator who grew up in Libby, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Riverview Care Center in Spokane.

Monday, September 12

William Merritt
September 12, 2005 midnight

William Merritt

William D. Merritt, 86, of Troy, died on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Libby Care Center.

Lynn Bush Sather
September 12, 2005 midnight

Lynn Bush Sather

Former Libby resident Lynn Bush Sather, 58, died on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Spokane.

September 12, 2005 midnight

Geiger Lake trail reopens

The Upper Geiger Lake and Fourth of July trails will officially open again starting Friday, Sept. 9, after being closed due to a grizzly bear encounter Aug. 26.

September 12, 2005 midnight

Group protects ski area option

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Dan Connors
September 12, 2005 midnight

Dan Connors

Dan Connors, 74, of Miles City, and a frequent Libby visitor, died at Miles City on Sept. 3, 2005.

September 12, 2005 midnight

Epidemics

In the mid-1980s, the New York subway system was a cesspool of crime and filth. There were about 15,000 felonies a year committed in the stations and trains and it would reach as high as 20,000 in the next five years.

September 12, 2005 midnight

Nuclear could extend oil supply

To the Editor:

Myvonne Noble
September 12, 2005 midnight

Myvonne Noble

Myvonne Noble, a former longtime resident of Libby, died on Friday at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

September 12, 2005 midnight

RAC allocates $700,000 for projects

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

Wednesday, September 7

Firefighters react quickly to blazes
September 7, 2005 midnight

Firefighters react quickly to blazes

Firefighters quickly put down two blazes in rural areas near Libby on Saturday and Monday before they were able to flare up significantly.

September 7, 2005 midnight

Locals have always taken care of Libby, surrounding areas

To the Editor:

September 7, 2005 midnight

Assault to begin on underage drinking

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 7, 2005 midnight

Gas prices fuel grumbling

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 7, 2005 midnight

Lost

American refugees.

September 7, 2005 midnight

Libby area fundraising under way

Local residents have shown their concern for victims of Hurricane Katrina with an outpouring of financial contributions toward relief efforts.

Myvonne Noble
September 7, 2005 midnight

Myvonne Noble

Myvonne Noble, 86, a longtime Libby resident, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

September 7, 2005 midnight

New Orleans crisis leaves reader wondering

To the Editor:

Friday, September 2

Esther Killen
September 2, 2005 midnight

Esther Killen

Esther N. Killen, 75, of Libby, died at Libby on Aug. 23, 2005.

Teachers survive Day One
September 2, 2005 midnight

Teachers survive Day One

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 2, 2005 midnight

Farmers' Market showing success on Thursdays

To the Editor:

September 2, 2005 midnight

Request made to publish sex offenders' names

To the Editor:

September 2, 2005 midnight

County criticizes wild lands proposal

By STEVE KADEL Western News Reporter

September 2, 2005 midnight

Business owner thankful for communities' outreach after fire

To the Editor:

Back to School
September 2, 2005 midnight

Back to School

Asa Wood fourth-graders Jessamyn Tempel, left, and Kelsey Klin enjoyed a sunny recess Wednesday during the new school year's first day of classes.

September 2, 2005 midnight

Question is: What do we want and not want from government?

To the Editor:

September 2, 2005 midnight

LRI questions county's 'lack of vigor'

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

September 2, 2005 midnight

Corps sends Libby man to Gulf Coast

Libby resident Mark Andreasen, a veteran with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is among the many emergency workers heading toward the Hurricane Katrina disaster area along the Gulf Coast.

Ellen Davis
September 2, 2005 midnight

Ellen Davis

Ellen M. Jenson Davis, 64, a former resident of Troy and Libby, died on Aug. 24, 2005, at Spokane.

September 2, 2005 midnight

Decay

During the summer and fall of 1992 there was considerable excitement and lobbying to pass a decay ordinance that was included on the November ballot. People wanted the Libby area — especially areas to the south — cleaned up.