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May 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm

Libby Elections Four Libby City Council positions are coming open for election, and the final day for candidates to file is less than a month away. Chris Nelson, deputy clerk and assistant electi...

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MHP Trooper Palmer released to home

May 24, 2019 at 6:18 pm | Western News Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer has been released and returned home Wednesday. A press release from the MHP stated that Palmer’s doctors at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake Ci...

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Man found asleep at end of manhunt

May 24, 2019 at 2:00 am | Western News An eight-hour manhunt that began with a 911 call about a suspected stolen vehicle ended Tuesday night with the apprehension of a Polson man, found asleep in a cabin on Lake Creek Road with a stolen f...

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Examining the Libby levy vote: Part one A closer look at the school resource officer question

May 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm | Western News Libby Public Schools is seeking a 5.51 mill levy to fund a school resource officer, which is estimated to add $7.44 per year to the tax bill for a property valued at $100,000. Libby Police Chief Sco...

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Bear hunter has accidental shooting

May 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm | Western News Things turned tragic for a father and son from Utah who came to the area looking to hunt bears on Tuesday, after an accidental discharge put the son’s life in jeopardy. No names have been released f...

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Kiwanis Family Fun Day in the park

May 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm | Western News Families and children who came out for the Kootenai Kiwanis Family Fun Day in the Park May 18 had a chance to learn and engage with a variety of activities. Shelby Smith, who has entered a significa...

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Libby and Troy at State Music Festival

May 21, 2019 at 9:30 am | Western News Libby and Troy high schools participated in the State Music Festival in Helena May 3 and 4. Libby superior ratings: •Bella Hollingsworth - Vocal solo •Mikalyn Zeiler - Vocal solo •Mallory Hughe...

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Government briefs

May 21, 2019 at 9:32 am | Western News Lincoln County Library updates At the Lincoln County Commissioners May 15 meeting, Alyssa Ramirez, director of Lincoln County Libraries, discussed the library’s strategic plan for the next five y...

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Final date uncertain for TCO in sale to Town Pump

May 21, 2019 at 9:32 am | Western News The Troy Town Pump will expand northeast along Highway 2 after the confirmed purchase of the TCO Lube and Tire property, but neither company officials nor TCO’s owner are certain when that will happe...

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