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April 3 Briefly

by Western News
| April 7, 2009 12:00 AM

Easter Egg Hunt in Libby set for April 11

An Easter Egg Hunt in Libby sponsored by Youth Court Services is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at J. Neils Park.

Age groups include: Walking to age 2, ages 3-5, ages 5-9 and ages 10-12. For each age group, a grand prize will be awarded along with second-place and third-place prizes. And more than 150 prize eggs will be hidden for each age group.

Legion auxiliary to hold bake sale

The American Legion auxiliary in Libby plans to hold a bake sale on Friday, April 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., or until all items have been sold.

The auxiliary is also collecting items for local troops in Iraq. A box can be found by the Legion’s front door for items.

For more information, call Ginny Chewning at 293-3601.

Flathead schedules power outage

Flathead Electric Cooperative announced that it will schedule a power outage on Friday, April 3 in the area from Cripple Horse Creek to Highway 37 to Warland.

The outage will begin at approximately 1 p.m. and last about two hours.

Flathead’s John Desch said the outage is necessary to install a transformer line on the primary underground line.

For more information, call Flathead Electric in Libby at 293-7122.

County, city seeks public comment on needs

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and the City of Libby plan to hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. at the county courthouse to accept public comments on community development and future needs.

This includes priorities of the county and city for economic development, housing and community revitalization, and public facilities – and particularly needs that affect low and moderate income residents.

The county and city are considering submitting an application to the Montana Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant–Economic Development Program and want to obtain public comment on the needs of the community.

Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5 p.m. on April 6.

For more information or to submit suggestion, contact Paul Rumelhart, Kootenai River Development Council executive director, at 293-8406.

Montanore open house, public meeting on April 16

An open house and public meeting on the Montanore Project is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at Libby City Hall in the Ponderosa Room.

The open house begins at 5 p.m. and an organized hearing will follow at 6:30 p.m. During the hearing, citizens will be able to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed copper and silver underground mine.

The Montanore Project is currently in the comment period for the draft environmental impact statement. The deadline to comment on the draft EIS is May 28.

For details and descriptions of the various alternatives, the draft EIS and summary on the Montanore Project can be found online and downloaded from the Kootenai National Forest website at: www.fs.fed.us/r1/kootanai/projects/projects/montanore/index.shtml

VA rep plans visits to Troy, Libby

A representative of the Montana Veterans Affairs Division out of Kalispell will be at Kootenai Senior Center in Troy and Libby Senior Citizens Center on Monday, April 13.

Sherry Stewart, service officer, will be in Troy from 11 a.m.-noon and in Libby from 1:30-4 p.m. She will be available to assist veterans and their dependents that have questions regarding benefits.

For more information, call 406-755-3795.

Comment period open on timber harvest proposal

A timber harvest proposal on approximately 610 acres in the Flower Creek drainage is accepting public comment until April 10.

Preliminary estimates indicate that approximately 3 million to 4 million board feet would be harvested and five miles of new road construction would be required to access the timber.

Road construction could begin as early as this summer with harvest activities to follow during the summer or fall of 2010.

For more detailed information or to find out how to comment on the project, call Jeremy Rank at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, 293-2711, or e-mail him at: jrank@mt.gov

Glacier Stamp Club all set to meet on April 6

The Glacier Stamp Club meets Monday, April 6 in the downstairs meeting room at the Kalispell Library at 6:30 p.m.

A short business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a film on stamp collecting. Visitors and friends are welcome.

Adult soccer league now forming

An adult soccer league is currently getting ready for its season to begin on April 21 – weather permitting.

Games are played every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at Libby High School and Flathead Valley Community College-Lincoln County Campus and in Troy at Kootenai Drug, Laflin Printing and Troy High School. Forms are also available at the public library in each community or they can be downloaded via the Internet at laflinprinting.com/soccer_reg.pdf . The deadline to register is April 10.

For more information, call 295-9718 or 334-1258.

LHS looking for track meet volunteers

Libby High School is seeking volunteers to help with local track meets this season, athletic director Dolly Crum announced.

The Loggers will host four meets this spring season and volunteers would help with various events. Even volunteers who can’t stay for the whole meet and work only an hour or two are apreciated.

Home meets are the Libby Time Trials on April 9 (2 p.m. start), Libby Invitational on April 25 (10 a.m.), Lincoln County Track Meet on May 5 (3 p.m.) and a dual against Flathead on May 15 (3 p.m.).

For those who can help, call Crum at 283-1158 or 293-8802, ext. 227.

Kids poetry program coming to libraries

An after-school program for children ages 6-12 will be offered at the Libby and Troy libraries.

The program comes to the Troy Public Library on Wednesday, April 15 at 4 p.m., and to the Libby Public Library on Thursday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m.

The program will teach kids different ways to write poetry. The group will write a poem together and it will be displayed in the library.

Hearing set on water settlement

A public hearing concerning the use of International Paper settlement funds to reduce water bills in the Libby city limits during the summer months is scheduled for Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Fundraiser for animal shelter set for April 10

CityServiceValcon in Libby plans to host a fundraiser for Kootenai Pets For Life on Friday, April 10.

The business will donate 50 cents from each gallon of propane sold on that day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Any size propane cylinder or recreational vehicle can be filled.

The animal shelter continues to work on its new building in Libby. For those willing to donate construction skills, call 295-5735 and leave a message. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923.

On the Net: For a photo from KPFL’s last fundraiser at Pizza Hut, go online to thewesternnews.com and click on the “Photos” tab. The photo can be found in the “Submitted-April 2009” album .

Archery club plans evening event on April 9

The Libby Archery Club is planning to meet on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., at the First National Bank in the upstairs conference room.

The club will award trophies from league shooting and will also make plans for the upcoming 3-D shoot.

For more information, call Teri Kelly at 293-2900.