Stories for April 2006

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Friday, April 28

Giving back to Wings
April 28, 2006 midnight

Giving back to Wings

Jerry Fisher is doing what he can to give something back to Wings Regional Cancer Support after receiving assistance from the organization during his own run-in with the disease.

April 28, 2006 midnight

Seven candidates seek three Libby trustee seats

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

April 28, 2006 midnight

City hears concerns about SID

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Derrel Lee
April 28, 2006 midnight

Derrel Lee

Derrel Martin Lee Sr., 69, a former resident of Libby, died of heart failure on March 14, 2006, at his home in Yachats, Ore.

April 28, 2006 midnight

Nothing planned for Granite Creek land say new owners

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Jack Hett
April 28, 2006 midnight

Jack Hett

Kenneth "Jack" Hett, 83, a retired Presbyterian minister, died April 16, 2006, at Bull Lake.

Wednesday, April 26

MIGRATING EAGLES
April 26, 2006 midnight

MIGRATING EAGLES

Libby school teacher and artist Todd Berget mounts his latest eagle sculpture -a pair of entangled bald eagles - on a pole in front of the Rivermist store. The steel and stainless steel sculpture is making a temporary stop at the California Avenue shop. It's destined for a buyer in Post Falls, Idaho.

April 26, 2006 midnight

Helping hands impress Amtrak passengers stuck in Libby

To the Editor:

April 26, 2006 midnight

Daughter believes missing Troy man alive

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

April 26, 2006 midnight

Changing landscape

The changing landscape of the West is both our strength and our weakness — especially now that those changes or fragmentation of the land uses is happening at a more rapid pace.

April 26, 2006 midnight

Eureka man sentenced to 65 years

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

April 26, 2006 midnight

County mulls five more subdivisions

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Friday, April 21

April 21, 2006 midnight

Majority of seized dogs euthanized

The majority of the 30 dogs seized by county authorities in Eureka earlier this month were euthanized Wednesday based on an evaluation of their socialization and adoptability.

George Williams Sr.
April 21, 2006 midnight

George Williams Sr.

George Williams Sr., 67, of Libby, died Monday April 17, 2006, at Health Care Northwest in Kalispell.

Gang-style graffiti mars Libby buildings
April 21, 2006 midnight

Gang-style graffiti mars Libby buildings

A spate of gang-style graffiti vandalism has drawn the attention of the Libby Police Department.

April 21, 2006 midnight

TAG, EPA working toward complete ROD

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

Derailment strands 200 passengers
April 21, 2006 midnight

Derailment strands 200 passengers

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Floretta Hartl
April 21, 2006 midnight

Floretta Hartl

Floretta A. Hartl, 75, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her home in Libby from natural causes.

Wednesday, April 19

April 19, 2006 midnight

Bradford to replace Castaneda at KNF

Paul Bradford will be leaving Washington, D.C., for the place where his career got its start when he takes over as Kootenai National Forest supervisor to replace Bob Castaneda, who retires May 26.

April 19, 2006 midnight

Support of community builds something special

To the Editor:

Judith Spencer
April 19, 2006 midnight

Judith Spencer

Judith A. Jaynes Spencer, 62, of Libby died Friday, April 14, 2006, at her home in Libby from natural causes.

April 19, 2006 midnight

Woman pleads guilty to assaulting officers

A 24-year-old Eureka-area woman pleaded guilty last week to three felony charges stemming from an incident last December that led to the wounding of her father in a shootout with a police officer.

EGG HUNT
April 19, 2006 midnight

EGG HUNT

Garrett Holcomb, 4, son of Jessica and Josh Holcomb of Libby, reaches for an egg during the Easter egg hunt at J. Neils Park on Saturday.

Libby welcomes NY ambulance
April 19, 2006 midnight

Libby welcomes NY ambulance

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Friday, April 14

Vernon Stone
April 14, 2006 midnight

Vernon Stone

Vernon Lewis Stone, 70, of Libby, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving companion, Nedra, and four children.

April 14, 2006 midnight

Waning hope

Last summer, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted to end regulations requiring incumbent telecommunications carriers to share their DSL broadband connections with competitors.

April 14, 2006 midnight

County considers economic development proposal

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

April 14, 2006 midnight

Grace seeks more medical trust detail

BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Kory Uithof
April 14, 2006 midnight

Kory Uithof

Kory Uithof, 79, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Cooney Rest Home in Helena.

April 14, 2006 midnight

Trustees to explore new school

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Wednesday, April 12

April 12, 2006 midnight

Burns visits with community groups

During the day Saturday, U.S.. Sen. Conrad Burns met with the mayors from Libby, Troy and Eureka about their individual and collective needs and then with groups with concerns about the EPA cleanup, broadband access, infrastructure improvements for the old mill site, a medical access network linking doctors and hospitals throughout northwest Montana, a medical trust for asbestos victims, and a group concerned about proposed spills from Libby Dam for the endangered white sturgeon.

Hans Helvik
April 12, 2006 midnight

Hans Helvik

Hans Helvik, 79, of Libby died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

Marjorie Higgins
April 12, 2006 midnight

Marjorie Higgins

Marjorie Ione Higgins, 83, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at her home in Troy.

Burns: Education, medicine hold keys to economy
April 12, 2006 midnight

Burns: Education, medicine hold keys to economy

By Roger Morris Western News Publisher

April 12, 2006 midnight

Council, LRI plan downtown meeting

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

April 12, 2006 midnight

We need some answers

U.S. Senator Conrad Burns met non-stop with Libby, Eureka and Troy residents for more than eight hours on Saturday in series of short meetings. He listened to each group outline their problem, he'd ask questions and the groups would offer their proposed solution.

Troy students raise hair, money for Wings
April 12, 2006 midnight

Troy students raise hair, money for Wings

Guidance counselor Kelly Palmer has a new hairstyle and Wings of Lincoln County is nearly $4,000 richer following Troy High School's second annual fundraiser for the cancer patient support organization.

Simone Hamaoka
April 12, 2006 midnight

Simone Hamaoka

Simone Marie St. Onge Hamaoka, 66, of Troy, died Friday, April 7, 2006.

April 12, 2006 midnight

Looming threat lies like a dragon just outside our doors

To the Editor:

Marcus Hathaway
April 12, 2006 midnight

Marcus Hathaway

Marcus LeRoy Hathaway, 67, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at his home along Bull Lake Road near Troy.

Friday, April 7

County seizes 30 dogs near Eureka
April 7, 2006 midnight

County seizes 30 dogs near Eureka

An assault complaint last week in Eureka led to the seizure by county authorities of nearly 30 dogs from a man barred by a court order from possessing them.

LHS student touched by news of baby's death
April 7, 2006 midnight

LHS student touched by news of baby's death

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

April 7, 2006 midnight

Residents ask county to stop spill

By ROGER MORRIS Western News Publisher

April 7, 2006 midnight

Time to sue, again

Just under 11 years ago, then Gov. Marc Racicot sent a 60-day notice that the State of Montana intended to sue nearly a dozen federal agencies for violating the Endangered Species regarding the proposed management of Libby and Hungry Horse Dams under the biological opinion for endangered salmon in the Columbia River.

Berma Clemons
April 7, 2006 midnight

Berma Clemons

Berma Clemons, 89, of Libby died Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

April 7, 2006 midnight

Raise could cost school jobs

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Wednesday, April 5

April 5, 2006 midnight

Remarkable

It's remarkable that it's been 10 years already since those "At least our cows are sane" T-shirts began selling across the eastside of the state. Actually, the T-shirts were a marketing campaign to divert people's joking about the fact that suspected Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his remote cabin near Lincoln.

April 5, 2006 midnight

New air quality regs in effect

New air quality regulations restricting open outdoor burning are in effect for the Libby area.

Film crew visits Troy Hot Club
April 5, 2006 midnight

Film crew visits Troy Hot Club

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

April 5, 2006 midnight

New York ambulance company donates unit to Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

James Sweepe
April 5, 2006 midnight

James Sweepe

James W. Sweepe, 69, of Libby, died Friday evening, March 31, 2006, at a Kalispell hospital.

Earl Burger
April 5, 2006 midnight

Earl Burger

Earl R. Burger, 89, of Libby died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

April 5, 2006 midnight

Visitor grateful after watching local emergency responders

Editor's Note: The following letter was sent to the Lincoln County Commissioners, the State Patrol, the Libby Volunteer Fire Department and Libby Police Department.