The announcement Wednesday that Social Security is now recognizing Libby's brand of asbestos-related disease is a big step for the little community and the surrounding area. It's a big step for every person diagnosed with ARD as a result of the Zonolite mine.
National Guardsman Carla Lott fields questions from kindgarten students at Asa Wood Friday. Lott presented a healthy lifestyle talk to the students emphasizing healthy eating and sleeping habits as well as avoiding drugs. The big attraction was the helicopter with a crew of three from the Helena National Guard station.
A Libby woman has filed a civil suit against a former sheriff's deputy, Sheriff Daryl Anderson and Lincoln County, alleging that the deputy made inappropriate advances and engaged her in a prolonged sexual relationship while manipulating her into serving as an informant in drug cases.
Two 18-year-old men are facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges — including attempted murder — stemming from altercations believed to be related to recent gang-themed graffiti around the Libby area.
Cabinet Back County Horsemen, one of the more reasonable recreation groups you're likely to run into anywhere, tell me they are not in favor of closing off Granite Creek Road or the existing access to the Granite Lake Trailhead, one of the most popular trailheads into the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness.