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Proposal to mitigate bull trout is pending

Plan will aid area fisheries near Montanore Mine site

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:15 am

If a corporation is going to spend money to enhance the environment, it would rather those improvements be local than regional, and so would Montanore Minerals, Inc.

That’s the thinking behind a mitigation proposal to enhance the native bull trout habitat in the headwaters of Libby Creek just a few fly angler’s casts from the mine site.

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          7 comments:

          • kootenaiman posted at 1:54 pm on Sat, Mar 2, 2013.

            kootenaiman Posts: 119

            After the Hubbard case there ought to be a new sheriff in town. Roby should experience life from the other side of the bars. Let his good pals Gutches and Smith keep him company. Roll and Berget could be cellmates. [wink][wink][beam]

             
          • Chance the gardner posted at 10:30 am on Sat, Mar 2, 2013.

            Chance the gardner Posts: 1198

            Agreed , time for many questions , on many issues in our area , Montanore , City Council , County Commissioner , The Land of OZ ( Port Authority ) The Wizard ( Rummelhart ) , EPA , Roads , Infrastructure ,Ron Hubbards case , All the papers in Libby have turned a blind eye to these goings on for a long time , The Good ole Boys are arrogant !! Hopefully there is a new News Sheriff in town ! What say you Mr Bunk ?[wink]

             
          • kootenaiman posted at 8:00 am on Sat, Mar 2, 2013.

            kootenaiman Posts: 119

            The local news outlets are about the only places Montanore can go to pick up free, positive and fact-challenged coverage. TWN does a great disservice to the community by enabling this. I suppose Bunk deserves credit for telling the world about Stinger but by the time he did they were on their way out the door. It's time to ask some tough questions. [wink]

             
          • Chance the gardner posted at 3:13 am on Sat, Mar 2, 2013.

            Chance the gardner Posts: 1198

            Lets give Matt Bunk a chance , former publisher Barb Swensons daughter works at Montanore as the office manager in Libby , No one was allowed to say anything negative about the mine or print anything negative for a long time ( one big happy family you know ! ) Its not Swensons paper anymore ! And is already much improved ! So lets see where he takes it ![wink][wink]

             
          • kootenaiman posted at 12:43 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

            kootenaiman Posts: 119

            It's also well known that local media types are so starry eyed around Glenn Dobbs that unflattering facts are manipulated and tough questions are never asked. In the real world, Montanore is viewed quite differently. We are in the midst of a Wall Street rally, but at last glace Montanore stock was trading for less than half of its price a year ago. Why? Because anyone who removes the blinders and earplugs knows that this is a troubled mining project.

             
          • HeyWhoopycat posted at 9:44 am on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

            HeyWhoopycat Posts: 2

            It's well known Mr. Gerstenecker that you are a fly angler and I share your passion, but when you add it to your news report it gives a false fact of the recreational fishing available at the proposed project site near the mine. According to Mr. Carlson, USFS fish biologist, it's pure Bulltrout (they are it). The Montana FWP fishing regulations prohibit targeting Bulltrout, so this 3 mile stretch of pristine habitat will not be available to your nymph or dry. To spend taxpayer and corporate tax write-off dollars on this proposal is pure Bull**** (trout?).

            The only other alternative stated by the USFS is to put chemical poision in upper Flower creek? Really? Mr. Carlson should review his map and draw a big red line around the municipal water supply watershed for Libby. Poisioning my drinking water is not a mitigation alternative for the mine.

             
          • kootenaiman posted at 7:00 pm on Wed, Feb 27, 2013.

            kootenaiman Posts: 119

            Dobbs and Klepfer. Dobbs and Klepfer. Who cares about their predictions? Ask these clowns some tough questions and quit the blind cheerleading. KNF Supervisor Bradford calls this a "piece of the puzzle" but anyone who cares to learn the truth will tell you what the agency people know--Montanore is nowhere near operating. We are tired of the lies. It is time to move on. No more pandering. No more subsidies--overt as well as thinly disguised. Open your eyes, people. Dobbs and Klepfer and a few of their out of state friends are draining the trough, but that's about the extent of the economic benefits this mine will provide to the community.