A woman arrested on drug charges two years ago has filed suit against Lincoln County and two former deputies, arguing that she was the victim of false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and civil rights violations under the federal and state constitutions.
Fourth-grade classes will be moved to Libby Middle School, kindergarten classes will be at Asa Wood Elementary and high school students will have more stringent graduation requirements next year following action Tuesday by the Libby School Board.
I'm not sure what the school board has in mind by flatly turning down ConoverBond's offer for a partnership: The Spokane-based company really isn't asking for anything but time to develop a project that could save the old Libby High School.
A series of meetings on stewardship will kick-off next week with goals of replacing lost timber jobs, building economic development, re-training workers for a different type of work in the woods and bringing diverse groups to the table to work on forest restoration and reducing the fire hazard in the urban interface.
"Our motto here at Turner is we only need one guy who knows what he is doing and the rest of use are volunteers," said Bruce Zwang, president of Kootenai Winter Sports during dedication of the new lodge on Saturday. "That man was Lonnie Hansen."
Steve Lethrud as Bluebeard, Rich Burns as Redbeard and Shanda Jennings as Nobeard are among the Pitiful Pirates, a group of washed out, worn out and wanna-be pirates who hatch a scheme to kidnap a local princess for ransom. The play will be staged Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18 and 24-25 at the Little Theatre at 7 p.m. All seats are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The cast includes 17 area residents.
It's interesting to find out that while information is unraveling and becoming public about a proposed electrical wholesale boost by the Bonneville Power Administration, the Bush administration is also looking at giving oil companies $7 billion worth of royalty free oil from public lands.
Montana's two U.S. Senators took the fight to the Senate floor on Wednesday urging support for the Libby provisions in the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2006 and challenging their collegues to find another community that faces similar environmental and health challenges.
Two days after returning from Washington, D.C., Dr. Brad Black of Libby was continuing to lobby on Monday for a lung diffusion capacity test provision being added to proposed federal asbestos legislation that could benefit Libby vicitms of asbestos-related disease.
Libby High School wrestlers won their fourth consecutive divisional championship and fifth in six years on Saturday at Whitefish. The wrestling team had a season dual record of 22-1 with the lone loss coming to Class AA Kalispell. Fourteen wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament which begins Friday at the Metra in Billings.
On the heels of a wetter than usual January, La Nina is back to bring more of the same to the Pacific Northwest through the summer, reports the climate forecasters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Imagine this: It's taken over four years and who knows how many bucks before a federal judge in New York City has cleared the air — no pun intended — that city residents were misled about air quality after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.