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Business district vote scheduled for March

January 24, 2020 at 9:35 am

The decision to create two controversial business districts in Libby will not go before city council until March at the earliest. Mayor Brent Teske laid out the path forward during council’s Jan. 2...

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State grant to fund new visitors brochure

January 24, 2020 at 9:28 am | Western News The Libby Area Chamber of Commerce plans to print 20,000 copies of a visitors guide in March promoting the region to people considering a visit or relocation. A $4,833 grant from the Montana Depart...

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Cross-country ski project rejected for second time in weeks

January 24, 2020 at 9:25 am | Western News Libby City Council again nixed the Kootenai Cross Country Ski Club’s effort to garner a $25,000 grant to pave a half-mile of trail near Flower Creek on Jan. 21. City councilors voted 4-2 against the...

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Sheriff’s Office incident log

January 21, 2020 at 9:38 am | Western News The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account. Jan. 10 12:10 a.m. Public assistance A resident reported hav...

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Jury finds Troy man guilty of criminal mischief

January 21, 2020 at 9:34 am | Western News A Lincoln County jury found Bruce Alan Basham of Troy guilty Jan. 15 of felony criminal mischief for his role in an attack on a homeless man over accusations of a stolen lawnmower. Basham, 55, face...

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Market study finds demand for assisted living in Libby

January 21, 2020 at 9:33 am | Western News The Libby area is ripe for another assisted living facility, according to a market study conducted after a potential buyer for the shuttered Asa Wood Elementary School approached local officials with...

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