Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago

New vehicles top sheriff's office capital improvement plan

In a first, Sheriff Darren Short submitted his office’s capital improvement plan to the Lincoln County Board of ...

Updated 5 days, 13 hours ago
Budget committee takes first crack at fiscal year 2022

Libby City Council’s budget committee has recommended a set of counter-offers to union-proposed amendments to the municipality’s upcoming financial roadmap.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
$17M in US money available for Montana rental assistance

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has a new program to provide rental assistance for people who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the pandemic, Gov. Greg Gianforte said Tuesday.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana Veterans Affairs to open $12M primary care clinic

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana VA Health Care System has announced plans to open a $12 million primary care clinic at a medical center in Helena where veterans will remain in a single appointment room and each ...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Liberty on Parade to return for second year

Libby’s take on the Fourth of July holiday will return this year, but with a different date.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Golf cart ordinance revisited

Libby City Council is looking into allowing golf carts on local streets in some fashion for a third time in recent memory.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Wood reflects on half-century career

Tom Wood has seen a lot in his nearly 50-years with the Libby Volunteer Fire Department.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Forest Service projects waiting in the wings

U.S. Forest Service officials are continuing work on a slate of projects designed to increase local timber harvests in the coming years.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Commissioners tackle vacant elected positions in county

Lincoln County Commissioners took the first steps towards filling elected county administrative positions left vacant.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Lawmakers OK bill giving elected officials power over health boards

A bill that would give elected officials the power to change or shoot down emergency rules adopted by local health boards was sent to Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's desk this week after passing both chambers of th...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Montana Tech will study ground at collapsed mine

BLACK HAWK, S.D. (AP) — Experts from Montana Technological University will soon begin to analyze the what lies underground in Black Hawk neighborhood where homes have been evacuated because ground over an abandon...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Legislation allows lottery winners to remain anonymous

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery sent out its first news release Friday listing major lottery prizes won this week without including the names of the winners, following a new law allowing prize winners to...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Officials: Yellowstone-area grizzly bear deaths up from 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana state report made public this week showed that grizzly bear deaths in parts of Yellowstone National Park increased last year and were higher than the 10-year average, wildlife offi...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
Kendall a no-show for start of 20-year sentence

Jeremiah Kendall, on house arrest since his March 29 sentencing, failed to turn himself in for the start of his 20-year bid behind bars with the Montana Stat...

Updated 1 week, 5 days 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.