Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago

School officials catch flack for communication woes

Libby Public School Board members discussed ways of improving family outreach earlier this week after hearing fr...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Police: Johnson apologized before allegedly fleeing arrest

A man who allegedly apologized to a police officer before speeding off from the scene of a traffic stop last month has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in Lincoln County District Court.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Boil order lifted

City officials lifted Sept. 15 the boil order placed on residents tapped into Libby’s water system following a temporary shutoff earlier this week.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
COVID-19 shuts down Eureka elementary school

Eureka Elementary School closed Monday due to a large number of COVID-19 positive or symptomatic staff, Eureka Superintendent of Schools Jim Mepham said in an online post alerting parents throughout the school di...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
EPA delists operable unit covering roads between Libby and Troy

The continued restoration of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site reached another milestone earlier this week when federal officials removed a portion of the pr...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Libby schools adjust policies after virus surge

Administrators with Libby Public Schools are strongly recommending that students and staff wear masks while on campus, pointing to a recent coronavirus outbr...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Kendall sentenced — again

In Jeremiah Kendall’s last scheduled court appearance in Libby before the start of a lengthy prison stint, he received a suspended 20-year sentence for attem...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Kootenai Harvest Festival set for this weekend

The 2021 Kootenai Harvest Festival will take place at the Riverfront Park Pavilion from noon until 6 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Groups push to resume enforcement in Montana mining dispute

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups have filed notice they plan to sue Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration after it dropped a legal claim against a mining executive over decades of pollution from several...

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
National Guard to help Billings hospital with COVID cases

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Seventeen Montana National Guard soldiers have volunteered to continue helping the state with its COVID-19 response, Gov. Greg Gianforte said.

Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago
Health board has few answers for local providers exhausted by pandemic

With coronavirus cases testing the limits of the local health care system, exasperated primary care providers asked Lincoln County Health Board members if th...

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Carnan Davis named quilter of the year

Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild members have named Carnan Davis their quilter of the year.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Cuffe steps down from leadership position at international economic group

State Sen. Mike Cuffe (R-Eureka) is stepping down from his post as president of Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) after two years of leading the U.S.-Canadian collaborative.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
County seeing spike in COVID-19 cases

More than a year into the pandemic, Lincoln County is seeing more cases of COVID-19 than ever before.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Plains man headed to prison for string of burglaries, thefts

A Northwest Montana man involved in a series of burglaries and thefts with several other individuals is headed to prison after he was sentenced last Thursday in Flathead County District Court.

Updated 1 week, 2 days ago
Montana panel backs $22 million investment in job training

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A commission discussing how to spend federal COVID-19 relief dollars is recommending Montana's governor approve $22 million for job training and retraining programs to increase the workforce ...