Stories for June 2008

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Friday, June 20

June 20, 2008 midnight

$10,000 presented at ceremony

A $10,000 memorial gift in honor of the late Heidy Switzer was announced during Libby Volunteer Ambulance’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its new barn Tuesday.

June 20, 2008 midnight

ASW needs to be given another chance

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Tennis pros in the making at camp
June 20, 2008 midnight

Tennis pros in the making at camp

June’s tennis sessions are under way at the Libby High School courts, with Corky Teska teaching youngsters and adults — just like he has so many summers past.

June 20, 2008 midnight

Motorcyclist in accident asks drivers to be careful

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June 20, 2008 midnight

Asbestos contractor gets warning

ASW Associates Inc., a Remediation firm that was contracted to cleanup asbestos-contaminated sites for the Libby Superfund project, has been told it will lose its contract if things don’t improve.

June 20, 2008 midnight

Super 8 Motel to become Rodeway Inn

The managers, heated pool and prices will stay the same when Libby’s Super 8 Motel at 448 U.S. Highway 2W changes over to a Rodeway Inn on July 8.

June 20, 2008 midnight

Local economy needs Rock Creek Mine

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June 20, 2008 midnight

Procedures at Mickelson auction questioned

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City council OKs Main Street project
June 20, 2008 midnight

City council OKs Main Street project

Libby City Council unanimously approved the Streetscape project after members of Libby Main Street Program pressed council to decide whether or not the project should move forward.

June 20, 2008 midnight

Pieces of history returned to donors

Libby native Ken Baeth oversaw the construction of the old band shell back in the 1980s, so when it was torn down last week, it was only fitting that he pluck some of the handiwork from the structure to return it to those who made it possible.

June 20, 2008 midnight

Big Bucks Tournament Friday through Sunday

Big Bucks, which is the Libby Loggers American Legion tournament, will be held Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22, at Lee Gehring Field.

Herb Neils' book signing a success
June 20, 2008 midnight

Herb Neils' book signing a success

About 60 people showed at Cabinet Books and Music Store Tuesday night for Libby author Herb Neils book-signing of his latest novel, “The Greatest Trophy.”

Friday, June 13

June 13, 2008 midnight

$8 million health-risk plan introduced

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and Environmental Protection Agency announced an $8 million health-risk research program to address gaps in the understanding of long-term health effects of exposure to asbestos in Libby.

June 13, 2008 midnight

Environmentalists sue DEQ for Rock Creek Mine operation

A set of environmental conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Environmental Quality over the Rock Creek Mine operation.

June 13, 2008 midnight

Libby businesses holding back on tomatoes

An outbreak of salmonella Saintpaul, a rare form of bacteria that causes diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12–72 hours after infection, has some restaurants and stores in Libby pulling tomatoes from their stock.

U-15 team takes first in Montana Cup
June 13, 2008 midnight

U-15 team takes first in Montana Cup

The Kootenai Rapids U-15 team claimed first in the Montana Cup on June 7 and 8 in Helena, while the Kootenai Rapids U-13 teams took third.

Basketball camp raises money, teaches skills
June 13, 2008 midnight

Basketball camp raises money, teaches skills

Libby’s basketball players have been busy honing their skills, with teams competing in last weekend’s Libby High School summer basketball tournament at the LHS gym and a basketball camp for all ages last Tuesday and Wednesday.

June 13, 2008 midnight

Libby Dam flow on high

Libby Dam operations are on track despite higher than average rains.

Wickstrom follows the bread trail
June 13, 2008 midnight

Wickstrom follows the bread trail

Libby High School graduate Matt Wickstrom never thought an affinity for bread would eventually lead him to college and a soccer scholarship - but it did.

Libby archery winners announced
June 13, 2008 midnight

Libby archery winners announced

The following are results from last weekend’s Libby Archery Club Pipe Creek Shoutout 2008:

Spellers test knowledge
June 13, 2008 midnight

Spellers test knowledge

The “This” team, comprised mostly of St. John’s Lutheran Hospital employees, won Monday’s spelling bee at the Little Theater in Libby hosted by Lincoln County Public Libraries.

Friday, June 6

Berget wins GOP nomination
June 6, 2008 midnight

Berget wins GOP nomination

Libby Mayor Tony Berget won a six-way race by 42 votes to win the Republican nomination for Lincoln County Commissioner during Tuesday’s primary.

Adult Troy softball gets going
June 6, 2008 midnight

Adult Troy softball gets going

The Lewis Meyer Memorial Softball Tournament will be held 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Roosevelt Park in Troy.

June 6, 2008 midnight

Steps taken towards Grace trial

On May 23, the Justice Department filed a response brief that might streamline the U.S. government’s trial against W.R. Grace over asbestos contamination in Libby.

Troy athletes honored
June 6, 2008 midnight

Troy athletes honored

The following students at Troy Junior-Senior High School were recognized for:

June 6, 2008 midnight

State may get $5.1M for asbestos cleanup

Montana Department of Environmental Quality and W.R. Grace have reached a proposed settlement that would provide about $5 million to the state for the cleanup of asbestos in Libby.

June 6, 2008 midnight

Bennett gets 76 percent of vote for state House nomination

Libby businessman Gerald “Jerry” Bennett defeated three candidates to win the Republican nomination for state representative of House District 1.

Kenneth H. 'Ken' Noble
June 6, 2008 midnight

Kenneth H. 'Ken' Noble

Kenneth H. “Ken” Noble, 54, died Friday, May 30, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

June 6, 2008 midnight

Obama wins primary in county

Barack Obama, who declared victory on Tuesday night and is now the presumptive Democratic nominee, won in Lincoln County over Hillary Clinton.

June 6, 2008 midnight

Big Bucks Tournament June 20-22

The Libby Loggers will host the 2008 BIG BUCKS tournament June 20-22 at Lee Gehring Field.