Tuesday, December 07, 2021


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Johnson receives partially suspended 10-year sentence

A man who led local law enforcement officers on a chase after getting caught stealing from a Libby thrift shop e...

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Area bird watchers prep for annual count

Libby-area bird watchers are planning to join thousands of their counterparts throughout the western hemisphere in this year’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

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High interest locally in COVID-19 booster shots

Lincoln County public health officials report a good turnout at vaccine clinics in the weeks following federal authorization of COVID-19 booster shots for al...

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Kalispell library director resigns amid dispute with board

The interim director of ImagineIF Libraries has resigned amid growing tension between some library board members and library staff over what she sees as board overreach in how the library is operated.

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations declining in Montana

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations have been declining in Montana, the state health department told the governor.

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Deal reached to reduce Yellowstone's bison herd by 600-900

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Officials have agreed to allow as many as 900 bison from Yellowstone National Park to be shot by hunters, sent to slaughter or placed ...

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Montana lacks snow plow drivers, road clearing could be slow

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Department of Transportation warned residents Thursday that it could take longer to clear snow from highways this winter because the state has been unable to hire enough snow plow d...

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Helium prospecting picking up in north-central Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Helium prospecting is picking up in north-central Montana with Canadian companies expanding south after years of development in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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Montana man arrested after woman fatally stabbed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was arrested on suspicion of deliberate homicide in connection to the weekend stabbing death of a 67-year-old female relative, police said.

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101-year-old returns to Pearl Harbor to remember those lost

HONOLULU (AP) — When Japanese bombs began falling on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class David Russell first sought refuge below deck on the USS Oklahoma.

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Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it...

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Troy community meeting focuses on recreational opportunities

Troy officials are hosting a community meeting this week to discuss the future of recreational opportunities in and around the municipality.

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Cleanup solutions for former vermiculite mine site under consideration

Officials overseeing the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site are a step closer to selecting a cleanup solution for contaminated property in and around the former v...

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Treasury wants more oversight of all-cash real estate deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate deals to help crack down on bad actors' use of the U.S. market to launder money made through illicit ...

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Troy weighs changes to utility billing process

Troy City Council considered changes to how the municipality collects electric utility payments and sets prices and wages for the city’s electric department last month.