Wednesday, April 21, 2021


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Updated 1 day, 13 hours 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 ...

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Open-hearth fireplace at Libby restaurant approved

The Shed has permission to light up its open-hearth fireplace so long as the smoke emitted does not exceed standards outlined in county environmental health ...

Updated 5 months ago
Montana Supreme Court blocks permit for proposed copper mine

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed silver and copper mine must seek new permission from the state to continue pursuing a mineral deposit near Libby.

Updated 5 months ago
Bullock hangs COVID inaction on lack of federal relief funds

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As Montana's COVID-19 case toll continues to mount, Gov. Steve Bullock said Thursday he is wary of imposing stricter statewide restrictions to limit the spread of the virus without additional...

Updated 6 months ago
Libby City Council poised to allow liquor sales on election days

After a 44-year prohibition, Libby residents are close to finally being able to buy beer, wine and liquor legally in the city on Election Day.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Mayor reiterates city's stance on retail stores operating out of sheds

Libby Mayor Brent Teske stood by a decision to refuse a business license to a pottery shop proposed for a residential neighborhood during an Oct. 5 city coun...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Black Ram Project under fire again

After receiving a federal opinion on wildlife impacts, U.S. Forest Service officials reopened a controversial timber harvesting project for public comment.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Consultant says EPA likely to favor Asa Wood project

To help secure the approximately $400,000 needed to clean up the defunct Asa Wood Elementary School, Libby Public Schools is seeking funds through a highly c...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Restaurants bear brunt of mask ire

It started a couple weeks ago with occasional insults from tourists. By Aug. 4, the abuse from customers refusing to wear masks had reached such a horrifying...

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Realtors reporting rush on Montana property from out of state

Lydia Seely has wanted to move to Montana ever since her son came here five years ago. The California woman, who works in health care, had eyed properties in...

Updated 11 months ago
Asbestos cleanup looms large over Asa Wood sale

The fate of the former Asa Wood Elementary School may hinge on the cost of removing asbestos from the defunct building.

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
The Shed gets variance for pizza oven, testing needed for fireplace

Owners of The Shed restaurant received the county’s blessing to operate a wood-fired pizza oven, but must show its open-hearth fireplace meets air quality standards before October.

Updated 11 months, 1 week ago
Pandemic restrictions further eased

The owner of Pure North Athletic Club felt pure joy when she heard the news.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
A family that bakes together

A history of the landmark Polebridge Mercantile in Montana’s wild North Fork highlights the lingering impact of onetime owner Dan Kaufman.

Updated 1 year ago
Businesses, workers alike suffer during pandemic

A man driving by in a battered compact pickup noticed that the door to the Home Bar was open. He saw that the owner and a bartender were standing on the side...

Updated 1 year ago
Southern Pines Plantations to continue block management of former Plum Creek land after sale

The company that purchased 630,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser timberlands in Montana said it fully intends to keep the property in the state’s block management program, which allows hunting and other access to the pub...