Thursday, September 23, 2021


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Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago

Job market disconnect raises concerns over economic recovery

The gulf between record job openings and a lack of people taking those jobs is forcing Wall Street to reassess t...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hecla forging ahead with Northwest Montana mines

Officials with an Idaho-based mining company developing two large copper and silver mines in Northwest Montana said they are undeterred by a recent ruling th...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Peck says governor's office has thrown its weight behind fiberboard plant effort

It’s early days yet, but County Commissioner Mark Peck (D-1) said last week that efforts to bring a medium-density fiberboard factory to Libby are gaining st...

Updated 4 months ago
Peck announces plans for fiberboard factory

County Commissioner Mark Peck (D-1) announced plans to establish a medium-density fiberboard factory (MDF) near Libby that could employ upwards of 150 people.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
The Keep, a 'curiosity boutique,' opens on Mineral Avenue

Judging by the sign posted outside, passersby might mistake The Keep, one of Libby’s newest businesses, for a roadside gift shop.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Mining ban considered to protect bird species in U.S. West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration announced Tuesday it will consider a ban on new mining on large expanses of public lands in Western states to protect a struggling bird species, the greater sage gr...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Businesses struggle to find workers

Troy Douthit, manager of Venture Inn, has been feeling the pinch.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the state struggles with a worker shortage, Republican ...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Vince Backen turns the page with latest venture

When Vince Backen lands in a foreign port, one of his first stops is almost always the local bookstore.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Chamber wants say over what groups use nearby parking lot areas

A burgeoning feud between two local outdoor markets bubbled over during a Libby City Council meeting last week.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Hecla officials promote reclamation efforts at Troy mine site

In celebration of Earth Day, officials with Hecla Mining Co. last week touted their reclamation efforts at the Troy Mine.

Updated 5 months ago
Deal struck between golf club, City Hall

Libby City Council met the Cabinet View Golf Club in the middle this week, agreeing to offer the organization a $541,000 grant if it repays $1 million of an ...

Updated 5 months ago
Real estate prices soar across county

Lincoln County has seen a slightly more than $100,000 spike in average real estate sales prices since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Semi-retirement didn't last long for Brad's Burgers owners

When Dale and Kathy Merkt opened Brad’s Burgers in December, everyone thought they were crazy.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Tentative plans for mobile home park on Education Way

Libby officials are in the very early stages of reviewing a proposed mobile home park off of Education Way.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Libby City Council deems golf club debt deal subpar

Libby City Council rejected the Cabinet View Golf Club’s debt forgiveness proposal April 5, moving to negotiate better terms of repayment of an outstanding $...