Government Briefs

Print Article

Stimson easement

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing Wednesday to answer questions and take public input about the planned 22,000 acre Stimson conservation easement.

The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room at Libby City Hall.

The easement is a, “collaborative effort involving Stimson, The Trust for Public Land, and FWP,” according to an FWP press release.

Stimson representatives discussed the easement at a March 28 meeting.

In March, Barry Dexter, director of inland resources at Stimson, said the conservation easement ensures the land stays healthy and suitable for future harvesting.

Bruce Rowland, an area woodlands manager with Stimson, said they will not close any new roads. Nothing will be changed and people will still be able to access the land.

The FWP release states the conservation easement, will allow Stimson to retain the timberlands and continue to manage them. “This easement would preclude development, protect key landscape connectivity, and provide permanent public access and associated recreational opportunities,” the release states.

County Commissioners

During public comment Wednesday, the Lincoln County Commissioners heard from two Troy area residents who questioned whether 911 calls made from outside the City of Troy should be routed through Troy’s dispatch.

Both fire and ambulance calls are routed only through the Troy Area Dispatch. However, since the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responds to law enforcement calls in that area, Troy manually forwards those calls to the Sheriff’s dispatch.

Those outside the Troy city limits have to pay to support the Troy Area Dispatch.

Lincoln County Administrator Darren Coldwell said he believes the current arrangement was approved in a vote by residents, and any change would have to go to the vote.

Print Article

Read More Local News

A symbol of the human world

June 21, 2019 at 10:29 am | Western News I thought I would comment on the flag on Northwest Peak. I worked in Libby for 35 years, and live here because the natural world is what I enjoy most, just like Tom Horelick and Bob Hosea. But I re...

Comments

Read More

Troy man gets prison time for meth possession

June 21, 2019 at 10:28 am | Western News A Troy resident was given a five-year sentence with two years suspended in Montana’s 19th Judicial District Court, June 10, in Libby, for charges related to drug possession. Judge Matt Cuffe sentenc...

Comments

Read More

Libby Public Schools offer free meals for youths

June 21, 2019 at 10:28 am | Western News The Libby Public School District is feeding children ages 0 to 18 breakfast and lunch for free this summer as a part of a yearly Summer Food Service Program. Libby Public School Superintendent Craig...

Comments

Read More

Victor John (Buck) Lockwood

June 21, 2019 at 10:28 am | Western News Victor John (Buck) Lockwood, 74, passed away at his home in Sanger, Texas of natural causes on November 9, 2018. Buck was born Oct 26, 1945. He was raised and went to school in Troy until he enliste...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 293-4124
311 California Ave.
Libby, MT 59923

©2019 The Western News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X