Stories for August 2006

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Wednesday, August 30

August 30, 2006 midnight

Appeal puts Grace trial in limbo

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Organic community garden overflows
August 30, 2006 midnight

Organic community garden overflows

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Kathyrn Thatcher
August 30, 2006 midnight

Kathyrn Thatcher

Kathryn "Kat" Ann Thatcher, 47, of Hungry Horse and formerly of Libby, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, from natural causes.

August 30, 2006 midnight

County seeks input on plan

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 30, 2006 midnight

Troy city budget holds the line on property taxes

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Eddie Eggers
August 30, 2006 midnight

Eddie Eggers

Eddie E. Eggers, 57, of Superior, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at his home of pancreatic cancer.

August 30, 2006 midnight

Dangerous corner at Eighth and Minnesota needs attention

To the Editor:

August 30, 2006 midnight

God bless teens involved in 'Meth: Not Even Once' campaign

To the Editor:

Alice Preston Hill
August 30, 2006 midnight

Alice Preston Hill

Alice M. Preston Hill, 88, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital in Libby.

August 30, 2006 midnight

City attorney explains Crismore's removal from council

To the Editor:

Friday, August 25

August 25, 2006 midnight

Pot bust nets 414 pounds of B.C. Bud

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

August 25, 2006 midnight

Sylvanite to remain open for 2006-2007 school year

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 25, 2006 midnight

Baucus calls for EPA investigation

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is calling for an investigation into how the Environmental Protection Agency is handling the cleanup of asbestos contamination stemming from former vermiculite mining and processing in the Libby area.

August 25, 2006 midnight

Changes in store at Libby schools

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 25, 2006 midnight

Four new teachers start at Troy schools

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Thursday, August 24

Bill Prentice
August 24, 2006 midnight

Bill Prentice

William "Bill" Prentice, 75, of Libby, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.

August 24, 2006 midnight

Wilderness Society litters wild lands with solicitations

To the Editor:

Janie Erickson
August 24, 2006 midnight

Janie Erickson

Janie Davis Erickson, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006, at her home in Libby.

August 24, 2006 midnight

Ignite the Nites

This year's version of the community's Ignite the Nights proved once more to be a strong part of the future of the town's culture. It continues to attract a significant portion of the population as well as attract a sizable tourism base.

August 24, 2006 midnight

Elected officials receive COLA, longevity raise

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

August 24, 2006 midnight

City Council removes Stu Crismore

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Sweeney, Berget win anti-meth contest
August 24, 2006 midnight

Sweeney, Berget win anti-meth contest

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Friday, August 18

August 18, 2006 midnight

Asbestos, autoimmune diseases linked by study

A study of current and former Libby residents who participated in a screening program for asbestos-related disease is indicating an increased risk of autoimmune disorders among those exposed to asbestos-contaminated vermiculite.

Stanley Kenelty
August 18, 2006 midnight

Stanley Kenelty

Stanley M. Kenelty, 35, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at his home in Rochester, Wash.

August 18, 2006 midnight

Local drag racer doesn't let the years slow him down

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Larry Davis
August 18, 2006 midnight

Larry Davis

Larry Gene Davis, 62, a lifelong resident of Troy, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, in Hayden, Idaho, as the result of an accidental gunshot wound.

August 18, 2006 midnight

Communist raises fist not to intimidate but to empower

To the Editor:

Ellen Dryden
August 18, 2006 midnight

Ellen Dryden

Ellen Elizabeth Orr Resch Dryden, 82, formerly of Libby, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at her home in Albany, Ore.

August 18, 2006 midnight

DUI crackdown under way

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 18, 2006 midnight

Burns advocates niche markets, resource industries

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 18, 2006 midnight

Knapweed problem needs addressed along with vermiculite

To the Editor:

August 18, 2006 midnight

Owner society strikes again with criminal trespass charges

To the Editor:

Wednesday, August 16

Robert Siefke
August 16, 2006 midnight

Robert Siefke

Robert W. "Bob" Siefke, 86, formerly of Libby, died of natural causes on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at a Great Falls nursing home.

August 16, 2006 midnight

Cabinet Resource Group concerned with Revett's distortions

To the Editor:

August 16, 2006 midnight

Survey: property owners opposed to streetscape

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Roger Smith
August 16, 2006 midnight

Roger Smith

Roger Edward Smith, 65, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at his home in Libby, with his wife Merry at his side.

August 16, 2006 midnight

Mine garnering attention of job-seekers

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Ralph Spencer
August 16, 2006 midnight

Ralph Spencer

Ralph E. Spencer, 86, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Libby Care Center from natural causes.

Donna Trainor
August 16, 2006 midnight

Donna Trainor

Donna L. Trainor, 50, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, following a two-year fight with cancer.

August 16, 2006 midnight

Rate hikes planned for water, sewer

Libby city water and sewer customers can expect modest rate increases following the adoption of a preliminary 2006-2007 budget by the city council last Wednesday.

August 16, 2006 midnight

Eighty fires reported on Kootenai

Approximately 80 lightning-sparked fires have been tallied on the Kootenai National Forest over the past week, according to Forest Service officials.

Frank Magera
August 16, 2006 midnight

Frank Magera

Frank Magera, 90, formerly of Libby, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Kalispell.

Scott Gilden
August 16, 2006 midnight

Scott Gilden

Scott Andrew Gilden, 43, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, in Helena after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Friday, August 11

August 11, 2006 midnight

Peronard

The Environmental Protection Agency's media darling, Paul Peronard, is back in charge of the Libby Superfund site. And it's a good thing.

New forest supervisor back to where he started
August 11, 2006 midnight

New forest supervisor back to where he started

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 11, 2006 midnight

Woodstove changeout ongoing

Libby-area woodstove users are being reminded that now is the time to take advantage of a changeout program aimed at improving air quality and forestalling the need to ban wood heating altogether.

August 11, 2006 midnight

Nine fires sparked by lightning

The Kootenai National Forest as of Wednesday had nine fires started from recent lightning activity.

August 11, 2006 midnight

Bad behavior by neo-Nazis should have been a non-event

To the Editor:

August 11, 2006 midnight

Future uncertain for Sylvanite School

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Record sunfish reeled in at Upper Thompson
August 11, 2006 midnight

Record sunfish reeled in at Upper Thompson

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Bill Pattie
August 11, 2006 midnight

Bill Pattie

Former Troy resident Leonard W. "Bill" Pattie, 76, died Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Big Timber.

Wednesday, August 9

August 9, 2006 midnight

Canadian motorcyclist dies in crash

A 58-year-old Canadian woman was killed and her husband seriously injured in a motorcycle accident around 1 p.m. Saturday along U.S. Highway 2 in the Libby area.

Peronard brings experience, skills back to Libby
August 9, 2006 midnight

Peronard brings experience, skills back to Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Anna Marie Thacker
August 9, 2006 midnight

Anna Marie Thacker

Anna Marie Thacker, 49, of Libby, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006, at Libby Care Center from natural causes.

August 9, 2006 midnight

Block manufacturer eyes Libby for plant

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Taxidermist couple win awards
August 9, 2006 midnight

Taxidermist couple win awards

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 9, 2006 midnight

Snowmobilers speak out on forest plan

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Friday, August 4

August 4, 2006 midnight

Schweitzer a no-show at mine tunnel opening

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 4, 2006 midnight

Olympic-size pool not necessary in Libby

To the Editor:

August 4, 2006 midnight

Speed limit too low on Farm to Market Road

To the Editor:

Fire hits Koocanusa Resort
August 4, 2006 midnight

Fire hits Koocanusa Resort

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

August 4, 2006 midnight

Re-filed charges dismissed in Grace case

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Old school appraiser selected
August 4, 2006 midnight

Old school appraiser selected

A Missoula firm has been hired to appraise the old Libby High School for its pending sale to a Spokane developer.