Stories for February 2007

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Tuesday, February 27

Harry Fisher
February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Harry Fisher

Harry M. Fisher, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at his home in Libby from natural causes.

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

City plow tears up property

To the Editor:

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Wake up and be sure to comment on county growth plan

To the Editor:

Les and Margaret Nelson named Nordicfest king, queen
February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Les and Margaret Nelson named Nordicfest king, queen

By HEIDI DESCH Special to the News

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Cross on Highway 2, not 93

To the Editor:

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Fuels reduction project targets areas north of Kootenai River

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Delma Clairmont
February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Delma Clairmont

Delma M. Clairmont, 73, a resident of the Kootenai Valley for the past 38 years, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital.

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Libby Tree Board shares long-term plans

To the Editor:

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Coalition tears page from George W.'s book of diplomacy

To the Editor:

Arvadia 'Bennie' Parsons
February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Arvadia 'Bennie' Parsons

Arvadia L. "Bennie" Parsons, 64, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at her home in Libby after a long bout with cancer.

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

City attorney asks judge to reverse decision in Crismore case

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Troy administration concludes ponytail comment not made by staffer

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Patsy Arndt
February 27, 2007 11 p.m.

Patsy Arndt

Patricia Ann "Patsy" Arndt, 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at her home in Murdock, Wash.

Thursday, February 22

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

History of Sylvanite School recalled by longtime resident

To the Editor:

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

Payday loans not appropriate target for legislative action

To the Editor:

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

District waits for decision on old school

School officials expect to know soon what a Kalispell firm's intentions are for the old high school building in downtown Libby.

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

News

Journalists find out pretty early in their careers that not everyone is going to be happy with everything they write. Those who can't handle that tend to get out of the business pretty quickly, sometimes finding themselves a nice public relations job that pays a lot better anyway.

Suzan Porter
February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

Suzan Porter

Suzan G. Porter, 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at her home in Libby from natural causes.

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

Comeau picked to fill school board vacancy

Tracy Comeau was selected Tuesday night to fill a vacancy on the Libby School Board.

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

Montana National Guard commanding officer visits Libby

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

February 22, 2007 11 p.m.

Community role in research center discussed

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Reporter

Tuesday, February 20

Nordicfest to be princeless for first time in 23-year history
February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Nordicfest to be princeless for first time in 23-year history

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Hairstyle shouldn't be an issue

To the Editor:

Basketball dad arrested for punching coach
February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Basketball dad arrested for punching coach

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Freedom, responsibility connected

To the Editor:

Libby's P.J. Morrison ends professional rodeo career
February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Libby's P.J. Morrison ends professional rodeo career

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

How about selling public land to promote fire suppression?

To the Editor:

Don Riggleman
February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Don Riggleman

John D. "Don" Riggleman, 72, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in Libby.

February 20, 2007 11 p.m.

Sounds like someone's jealous

To the Editor:

Thursday, February 15

February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

Hairstyles and Attitudes

Is it really 2007, or did we somehow just get transported back to 1957?

Halu Dedic
February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

Halu Dedic

Halu C. Dedic, 66, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at her home in Libby from natural causes.

February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

Father seeks apology for comment on son's hair

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

One-room tradition alive at Sylvanite School
February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

One-room tradition alive at Sylvanite School

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

Two apply for school board seat

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

Fuels reduction proposed for 2,563 acres near Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 15, 2007 11 p.m.

New gym/community center proposed for Troy

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Tuesday, February 13

Troy teens join forces with statewide anti-tobacco effort
February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Troy teens join forces with statewide anti-tobacco effort

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Questions raised at subdivision hearing

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Donald Sleizer
February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Donald Sleizer

Donald L. Sleizer, 84, a lifetime resident of the Kootenai Valley, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Libby Care Center.

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Give Medicare authority to bargain for lower drug prices

To the Editor:

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Fight back against environmentalists

To the Editor:

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Legislation needed to protect Montanans from 'payday' loans

To the Editor:

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

All Revett needs to do to keep mine open is obey the law

To the Editor:

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Kids and Tobacco

I have to give 15-year-old Keith Johnston a lot of credit.

Sharon Burton
February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Sharon Burton

Sharon Marie Burton, 63, of Kalispell and formerly of Libby, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Juvenile burglars caught in the act by deputy

The third time wasn't charmed for a pair of juvenile burglars caught in the act during an after-hours break-in at a Libby-area business.

February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Federal government has unconstitutionally stolen land

To the Editor:

Florists ready for non-stop action
February 13, 2007 11 p.m.

Florists ready for non-stop action

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Thursday, February 8

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Last call goes out for free stoves

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Crismore was sandbagged by Libby City Council

To the Editor:

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Federal land sell-off back on the table

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Commissioners making deals with environmentalists

To the Editor:

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Libby all booked up for Class B tourney

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Turner Mountain

I've skied the hills of western Pennsylvania and western New York, Angel Fire's 10,600-foot summit in northeastern New Mexico, and zipped passed the world-famous Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland.

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Council OKs 'new nine' annexation

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Libby man killed in crash

A Libby man was killed in a Tuesday morning crash after losing control of his vehicle on the ice and slamming into a delivery truck, according to Montana Highway Patrol.

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Grant approval not a sure thing

To the Editor:

February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Orchow's claims about mine lawsuit strain his credibility

To the Editor:

Bernice Coup
February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Bernice Coup

Bernice Coup, 80, a former longtime Libby resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Millpond Assisted Living Facility in St. Ignatius from cancer.

Tim Brown
February 8, 2007 11 p.m.

Tim Brown

Tim Brown, 52, a resident of the Kootenai Valley for the past 37 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, as the result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident near Libby.

Tuesday, February 6

February 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Melanie Wood resigns school board position

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Asa Wood principal announces retirement

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Judge: council violated rules in removing Crismore

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Everett 'Rusty' Phelps
February 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Everett 'Rusty' Phelps

Everett Kelly "Rusty" Phelps, 83, of Troy died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at his home on Lake Creek from natural causes.

February 6, 2007 11 p.m.

Plum Creek eyes 548-acre development near Bull Lake

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Thursday, February 1

February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

'Heroes' volunteering to help victims of domestic violence

To the Editor:

Laid-off Stimson workers prepare for uncertain future
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Laid-off Stimson workers prepare for uncertain future

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Vegas magic comes to Libby
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Vegas magic comes to Libby

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Heritage Council ends year in the black for the first time

By BRENT SHRUM Western News Editor

Community Health Center move to new facility slated for Feb. 12
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Community Health Center move to new facility slated for Feb. 12

By GWEN ALBERS Western News Reporter

Don Lewis
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Don Lewis

Donald F. Lewis, 79, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in Libby.

February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Coalition compared to turkey

To the Editor:

Donald Powell
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Donald Powell

Donald S. Powell, 63, of Libby died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Hospital from natural causes.

February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

E-911 system will save lives

To the Editor:

Gerald 'Red' DeShazer
February 1, 2007 11 p.m.

Gerald 'Red' DeShazer

Gerald O. "Red" DeShazer, 65, of Libby died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran hospital from natural causes.