Friday, January 28, 2022


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Updated 2 days, 18 hours ago

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado's bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect

A federal appeals court panel on Friday allowed President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for larger private employers to move ahead, reversing a previous decision on a requirement that could affect some 84 ...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
U.S. jobless claims rise but still historically low at 206,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week despite signs that the U.S. labor market is rebounding from last ...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Ordinance committee to recommend pursuing 3 percent recreational marijuana tax

Libby’s ordinance committee agreed last week to push county officials for an additional tax on recreational marijuana even as the group works on how sales wi...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
City council debates investigation into alleged zoning violation

Libby city councilors last week directed staff to investigate a local business that allegedly has taken up shop in a residential neighborhood after failing t...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Flathead County approves tiny home project

A plan to build nine residential tiny homes on 4.18 acres at 125 Wiley Dike Road in the Lower Valley near Somers won approval from the Flathead County commissioners on Tuesday.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Former Elks Lodge to house a machine shop

Libby City Council gave a proposed machine shop slated for the former Elks Lodge the green light this week to move forward with the project.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
U.S. jobless claims at 52-year low amid seasonal volatility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 52 years, more evidence that the U.S. j...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Whitefish pulls back on regs for marijuana retail stores

Deciding it wanted to further restrict where marijuana retail stores can operate and how they receive approval, the Whitefish City Council recently pulled an item off its agenda regarding zoning regulations for m...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Value of livestock killed by predators to exceed funding

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The value of livestock killed by predators such as grizzly bears and wolves is expected to exceed the budget for compensating ranchers for such losses this year, the Montana Livestock Loss ...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Biden sets out oil, gas leasing reform, stops short of ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday recommended an overhaul of the nation's oil and gas leasing program to limit areas available for energy ...

Updated 2 months ago
Fighting gas prices, US to release 50 million barrels of oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America's strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs,...

Updated 2 months ago
Blacktail Ski Area sold to Washington resort company

Washington-based Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort on Thursday announced it has purchased Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Lakeside.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
U.S. jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Where there's a mill, there's a way

When Josh Byers moved his family to Troy earlier this year, he didn’t expect that running a backyard sawmill would be in the cards.