Stories for November 2010


Tuesday, November 30

Wednesday, November 24

November 24, 2010 11:36 a.m.

Air quality conditions could worsen this week

Lincoln County environmental technician Erik Leigh said that air quality could become a problem beginning Wednesday because of very cold temperatures and little ventilation.

Tuesday, November 23

November 23, 2010 2:19 p.m.

Libby planning board to meet on Nov. 30

The City of Libby Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m., at City Hall.

November 23, 2010 12:48 p.m.

LHS drama team 1st at Kalispell tourney

November 23, 2010 12:46 p.m.

Western News moves up news deadlines

November 23, 2010 12:41 p.m.

Libby Archery Club to meet on Nov. 30

November 23, 2010 12:38 p.m.

Letter: What is rush on lakeshore regs?

November 23, 2010 12:34 p.m.

EPA regional administrator to visit

November 23, 2010 12:32 p.m.

Turner Mountain Fun Night coming Dec. 4

November 23, 2010 12:28 p.m.

Parade of Lights set for Dec. 3

Thursday, November 18

Stepping onto the stage: Local students get dose of the arts
November 18, 2010 2:43 p.m.

Stepping onto the stage: Local students get dose of the arts

The theater can have an amazing impact on individual students.

November 18, 2010 2:42 p.m.

Libby plans meeting on pot business

The Libby City Council plans to hold a public meeting with representatives of medical marijuana dispensary, Helping Center of Libby, later this month to determine whether to revoke its city business license.

Investigators work leads in grizzly shooting
November 18, 2010 2:40 p.m.

Investigators work leads in grizzly shooting

Federal and state officials are investigating the recent shooting death of a grizzly bear near Troy.

November 18, 2010 2:39 p.m.

New district ranger to take over at Three Rivers

Kootenai National Forest announced this week that Linda Ellett-Fee will take over as the district ranger for the Three Rivers Ranger District in Troy.

November 18, 2010 2:38 p.m.

Drop off light bulb, get LED bulb

The New Horizons Learning Center, which serves as the Troy Schools’ after-school program, is offering free LED bulbs for those willing to drop off burned out light bulbs.

November 18, 2010 2:32 p.m.

Letter: Getting set up for the next swindle

Dear Editor:

November 18, 2010 2:29 p.m.

Troy, Bonners bowlers team up for 1st at doubles tourney

John Brown of Troy and Lyle Kittell of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, teamed up recently to take first place in a 72-team handicapped doubles tournament at Westside Lanes in Missoula.

State completes Snowshoe Mine cleanup
November 18, 2010 2:28 p.m.

State completes Snowshoe Mine cleanup

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced this week that the Snowshoe Mine Reclamation Project has successfully been completed.

November 18, 2010 2:26 p.m.

4-H'ers Christmas Bazaar set

The Kootenai Kids and Critters 4-H Club plans to hold its annual 4-H Christmas Bazaar, an arts and crafts fair, on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Morrison Elementary School gym in Troy.

November 18, 2010 2:25 p.m.

First snow causes minor accidents

Snowfall in the Libby area caused a handful of minor accidents on Tuesday in the late morning and early afternoon.

November 18, 2010 2:24 p.m.

Hall walkers now welcome at LMS

Libby Middle School is now open to hall walkers for the winter.

November 18, 2010 2:23 p.m.

Avid Gardeners change meeting dates

Members of the Avid Gardeners club announced that the venue, day and time of monthly meetings have changed.

November 18, 2010 2:22 p.m.

Birth: Meah Rose Eckberg

Cherokee Smith announced the Nov. 13, 2010 birth of her daughter, Meah Rose Eckberg.

November 18, 2010 2:22 p.m.

Anniversary: Mike and Kay McCann

Mike and Kay McCann of Libby celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary with a celebration on Oct. 11.

November 18, 2010 2:21 p.m.

Birth: Trentin Andrew Lien

Nicole and Griffin Lien of Kalispell announced the Oct. 16, 2010 birth of their son, Trentin Andrew Lien.

November 18, 2010 2:21 p.m.

Birth: William Oskar Cox

Sam and Alisa Cox of Kalispell announced the Oct. 19, 2010 birth of their son, William Oskar Cox.

Military: Airman Ashley Suber
November 18, 2010 2:19 p.m.

Military: Airman Ashley Suber

Air Force Airman Ashley P. Suber of Troy recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Career Paths: Erin Leighty
November 18, 2010 2:18 p.m.

Career Paths: Erin Leighty

Erin Leighty, St. John’s Lutheran Hospital human resources coordinator, recently attended the American Society of Healthcare and Human Resources Association national conference in Tampa, Fla.

Tuesday, November 16

Hunting in region remains slow through 3 weeks
November 16, 2010 5:45 p.m.

Hunting in region remains slow through 3 weeks

Through three weeks of general hunting season in northwestern Montana, the harvest numbers continue at a slow pace.

November 16, 2010 5:29 p.m.

BPA expects to increase electricity rates next year

The head of the Bonneville Power Administration was in Kalispell last week to explain an expected electricity rate increase next year and provide insight into the risks and challenges ahead.

Harry P. Kraft Jr.
November 16, 2010 5:23 p.m.

Harry P. Kraft Jr.

Harry P. Kraft Jr., 61, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at his home in Libby from natural causes.

November 16, 2010 5:17 p.m.

Gold coin caper ends with arrest of Libby man

Police believe they’ve caught the man responsible for stealing more than $30,000 worth of gold coins from a Libby jewelry store this past fall.

November 16, 2010 5:15 p.m.

Events Calendar: Nov. 17-23

November 16, 2010 4:38 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary serving dinner

Sunday, November 14

Roy Ordell Orsborn Sr.
November 14, 2010 11:05 a.m.

Roy Ordell Orsborn Sr.

Roy Ordell Orsborn Sr., 74, passed away on Nov. 11, 2010.

Friday, November 12

Tuesday, November 9

Friday, November 5

November 5, 2010 9:50 a.m.

Voters statewide pass Initiative 161

November 5, 2010 9:48 a.m.

LHS plans Veterans Day program

November 5, 2010 9:45 a.m.

Letter: Live, love, shop locally

November 5, 2010 9:28 a.m.

KVCS plans program for Veterans Day

November 5, 2010 9:25 a.m.

EMT classes to be offered in Troy

Wednesday, November 3

November 3, 2010 7:23 a.m.

Bowe, Downey win county positions

Lincoln County sheriff candidate Roby Bowe and commissioner candidate Ron Downey were among the winners in Tuesday's election.

Tuesday, November 2

November 2, 2010 10:14 p.m.

Events Calendar: Nov. 3-9