Lake Pend Oreille Anglers: Submit Your Fishing Logbooks by Dec 10 for Prizes and Contribute to Local Rainbow Trout Research
Anglers in the angler science program on Lake Pend Oreille are reminded to submit their completed fishing logbooks by December 10. These logbooks, used to collect data for managing the rainbow trout fishery, can be mailed or dropped off at the Fish and Game Panhandle Regional office. Participants can win prizes for their contribution.
Troy welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus
Lincoln County residents enjoyed the annual lighting of the Christmas tree on Saturday, Nov. 25, in Troy. (Hannah Chumley/The Western News) Santa Claus gets a hand getting off the Troy Volunteer Fire Department truck in Troy on Saturday, Nov. 25. (Hannah Chumley/The Western News) Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted kids in Troy on Saturday, Nov. 25, to hear their Christmas wishes. (Hannah Chumley/The Western News)
Libby Library hosting two events on Friday
Kick off the holidays with two events sponsored by the Libby Friends of the Library on Friday, Dec. 1.The monthly book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Book Sale Room downstairs at the Library. They are ready for the holidays with numerous books including seasonal cooking, decorating and crafts, plus novels and holiday themed books for all ages. There are also special items that would make great gifts. Purchase of all items is by donation, with all money received going to support programs for the library.Starting at 4 p.m. and going until 5:30 p.m. on the same day, Dec. 1, the “Bows & Blows” musical group will be providing music of the season and other selections.This Holiday Open House will be held in the main Library. There will be special treats provided plus some fun craft activities, so bring the children!
City OKs new school safety zone; lists parking restrictions for snow plowing
Libby City Council approved the formation of a school safety zone for the Kootenai Valley Christian School at its Nov. 20 meeting.Kootenai Valley Christian School Administrator Tara Niemi said at an Oct. 2 meeting that rising enrollment has led to more traffic and concerns for safety at the school, which is located at 1024 Montana Ave.There was no public comment about the project and it was unanimously given the green light following motions from Brian Zimmerman and Kristin Smith.City Streets Supervisor Justin Williams and Chief of Police Cody Ercanbrack did a site visit and came up with a plan for...
Troy Christmas tree lighting
The lighting of the Christmas tree in Troy on Saturday, Nov. 25, ushered in the 2023 holiday season.
Libby's DeShazer named to All-State football team
Four Libby Loggers were named to the All-Western A football team.According to information from the Daily Inter Lake, Loggers inside linebacker Jace DeShazer was a First Team pick on defense.In 2023, he had 140 total tackles, 43 solo, with 16 stops for a loss, all while dealing with offensive game plans geared to slow him.DeShaze recorded eight career sacks and eight hurries. He had three sacks this season. He also had the first two interceptions of his storied career in 2023 while knocking down two passes and causing a fumble.Every player named first-team All-Western A is also All-State and because...
Anglers are reminded to turn in Lake Pend Oreille fishing logbooks by Dec. 10 for a chance to win prizes and swag
If you are a fisherman participating in the angler science program on Lake Pend Oreille, thank you for investing time and energy into helping Idaho Fish and Game. Information collected by anglers will help Fish and Game manage the trophy rainbow trout fishery. The time periods for filling out fishing...
3 Stats To Know From Troy’s Second Straight Sun Belt Title
Troy are the champions of the Sun Belt Conference for the second consecutive season. They checked that off their achievement list this past weekend with a 49-23 win over Appalachian State. “If you look at our league top to bottom, I don’t think there is a Group of Five league...
Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild presents Quilts of Valor to 14 veterans
On Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, with the support of Libby VFW Post 1548 the Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild honored 14 veterans with Quilts of Valor.Family and friends of the honorees and members of the Quilt Guild families were among the guests present. Dinner for all was prepared by the friends of the VFW.During the presentation a brief history and slide show describes each veteran and the service they did for our nation. Each veteran is then presented with a Quilt of Valor made by the individual quilter.Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild has been a member of the community for more...
Libby community leaders host symposium on homeless issues
The Memorial Center in Libby saw more than 100 people attend a symposium on Nov. 14 to talk about local homeless issues.Attendees ranged from teen-agers to older citizens.The event featured several Libby professionals with perspectives on the matter. They included Christ Lutheran Church Pastor Abigail Orellano, Alice Hayes of Team Hayes Realtors, Libby Superintendent of Schools Ron Goodman, Danielle Maiden of Neighborhood Works, United Methodist Church Lead Pastor Karen Disney and Libby City Councilor and businesswoman Kristin Smith.“We have learned just enough to be heart-broken,” Orellano said. “There are 30 clients every month at the Libby Food Pantry who are...
Libby teen's rabbit earns national recognition
The American Rabbit Breeders Association held its 100th annual convention and show last month in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct. 7-11, and two Libby residents were there to compete.Seventeen-year-old Jason Quintanilla and his mother Shanelle Hogan got into the rabbit breeding business eight years ago after they were introduced into the field by Shanelle's friends, the Oedekovan family, who reside in Kalispell. The show, held at the Expo Center, draws breeders from across the country and it was the first time for Quintanilla and Hogan to compete.Hogan entered Jason's rabbit, May, a four-month-old Mini Rex. Since Hogan had already promised to take...
Sleep Center at Cabinet Peaks receives national accreditation
The Sleep Center at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is delighted to announce its recent program accreditation from the highly respected American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation solidifies the Sleep Center's vital role within the local medical community, ensuring the delivery of academic, scientific and the highest quality patient care for individuals suffering from sleep disorders.In achieving this esteemed five-year accreditation, the Sleep Center has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in healthcare, exceeding the rigorous standards set forth by the AASM. These standards encompass critical areas including personnel qualifications, facility and equipment specifications, policy and procedure adherence, data acquisition practices,...
Sheriff’s Office blotter
The law roundup is compiled from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office incident log from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20. It is not meant to serve as an exhaustive account.An officer responded to a disturbance call in the 28600 block of U.S. Highway 2, Libby A mental subject in the area of Honeysuckle Lane, Libby, drew a response of two officers.Two officers handled a call for a welfare check in the 200 block of Three Corner Road, Libby. A reporting party came to the police department regarding a possible theft of trees in the 39400 block of U.S. Highway 2, Libby.Officer responded to...
Thursday Night Pursuits: Sharing inspiration and outdoors adventures
Getting together to join the party in hunting is one of Libby's fun traditions, but there are few more special than at Libby Christian Church’s Thursday Night Pursuits. For five consecutive Thursdays every fall, community members joined in the event, which ended on Nov. 17.This event hosts hundreds of locals. A fun raffle for the kids to earn some fun prizes kicks things off. Church parishioners Jim Regh and Bill Armstrong showed their 90th video featuring different hunting stops and the beauty of nature. Then preaching minister Phil Alspaw came on stage and talked about his latest adventure, what he called...
Today the gas price is close to $3.17 in Noxon as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Today the gas price is close to $3.07 in Troy as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Young musicians gather for Mission Valley Band Festival
With 145 excited band students from high schools in Charlo, Noxon, Plains, St. Regis, Superior, and Thompson Falls in a group at Ronan High School for the Mission Valley Music Festival, the joint was jumping last week. The kids were divided into two groups – concert band and percussion ensemble – and rehearsed all day Nov. 14. Alicia Lipscomb, band instructor/director for Ronan High School, set up the festival specifically for smaller schools so students have an opportunity to play in a bigger school setting. Playing with other high school kids allows them to work with more difficult music and possibly try out a new instrument.“We have all the clarinets, saxophones, French horns and percussion instruments they may not have at their schools,” Lipscomb added. Derek Larsen, band director and superintendent at St. Regis, handled the job as guest instructor/conductor for the festival, Lipscomb said. The final concert was held Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan Event Center.
Libby man admits guilt to striking person with truck
A Libby man who faced multiple felony charges after authorities say he struck another man with his vehicle in the parking lot of an area business pleaded guilty in Lincoln County District Court on Monday, Nov. 13.Christopher Phillip Vanhoose, 43, was charged with two felonies, assault with a weapon and criminal endangerment, as well as one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief. Vanhoose initially pleaded not guilty to the alleged incidents on June 26 in Lincoln County District Court. But in his most recent hearing, he entered guilty pleas on the felony criminal endangerment charge as well as the misdemeanor criminal mischief...