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Bobcat season closes in Trapping District 1

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has announced the end of bobcat season in Trapping District 1 in northwestern Montana.The season closed midnight Wednesday, Dec. 27.The district includes parts of Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Lewis and C...

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Libby woman among 31 inducted into FVCC honors society

December 29, 2017 at 3:00 am

Amanda Martinez of Libby was among 31 students recently inducted into the Alpha Iota Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa — an international honors society — at Flathead Valley Community College, the school announced Dec. 21.The purpose of having ...

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FWP seeks comments on hunting seasons and regulations

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is hosting four public meetings in January across northwest Montana to share information and gather input on tentative hunting season dates and rules for the next two years. The statewide proposals are avail...

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Medical Center adds DOT physicals; its foundation adds grant program

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Family medicine provider becomes certified for DOT physicalsRiki Thompson has been named to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, an achievement that enables her to provide Department Of Transportation (DOT) physicals, accor...

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Six area students earn degrees from UM

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Two students from Libby and four from Troy earned degrees from the University of Montana, the school announced Wednesday. Students and their degrees are:LibbyMakayla Cichosz-King: bachelor of arts in English and in women’s, gender and sexua...

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Forest officials to prepare statement on Montanore Mine’s evaluation phase

December 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Kootenai National Forest (KNF) will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Evaluation Phase of the Montanore Project (Project). The KNF will also prepare new Biological Assessments (BAs) for terrestrial wil...

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Libby Senior Center menu for January 2018

December 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

The Western NewsDinners served with salad bar at 4:30 p.m. and main course at 5 p.m. Tues. and Fri. Lunches served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed. Please call 406-293-7222 by noon Tues. and Fri. or by 9 a.m. on Wed. for home delivery.Tues. Jan. 2...

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Before closing, asbestos trust donates to Libby’s Food Pantry and Senior Center

December 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

A trust set up in 2012 to help provide medical benefits to people diagnosed with asbestos-related disease has been exhausted — but not before it could also help two local organizations in time for Christmas. The Libby Medical Plan Trust ha...

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Changes made to Kootenai avalanche forecasts

December 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

The Western NewsThe Kootenai National forest will provide two avalanche forecasts this season.One will be in the Whitefish Range which includes the Ten Lakes Area, and the other for areas west of Lake Koocanusa. According to Kootenai Forest...

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Community Calendar

January 05, 2018 at 2:00 am

•An awaken prayer gathering — a time for “mountain-moving prayer for spiritual awakening in the Kootenai Valley” — will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018, at the Kootenai Valley Christian School at 1024 Montana Ave. For more...

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