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Libby High School threat  NBC Montana

The Libby School District Superintendent posted to the Libby High School Facebook page Monday night saying that school will continue as normal after a threat ...

Libby police identify students behind violent message at Libby Middle/High School  The Western News

By JOHN BLODGETT. The Western News. Law enforcement has determined there is no danger to the community following the discovery last Thursday of a ...

Libby school, police officials discuss shooting threat with parents  The Western News

Libby school and police officials address parents and other concerned citizens at a meeting held Tuesday evening to discuss the response to threatening ...

Local News, Libby High School Homecoming 2018  The Western News

Libby High School celebrated homecoming Friday, Oct. 5, as well as recognizing senior participants in athletic.

Libby High School Class of 2018: Scholarships and rankings  The Western News

Scholarships and rankingsThe Western NewsTop 11 seniors after seven semesters with 3.75+ GPA (weighted), 1. Lo.

Local News, Photos: Libby High School 2018 Graduation  The Western News

Libby High School Vice Principal Jim Germany flips Maryssa Sanderson's tassel while Machenna Slinkard awaits her turn after the seniors received their ...

Classes continue amid tighter security in Libby  KPAX-TV

LIBBY – Classes continued In Libby on Wednesday amid increased law enforcement following the recent threat of a shooting. The threat was discovered written ...

Libby girl is first Kootenai Valley Christian School high school graduate  The Western News

RIGHT: Kristina Noble, 17, of Libby. (Courtesy photo). By JOHN BLODGETT. The Western News. Kootenai Valley Christian School is graduating its first high ...

Photo: Libby High Class of 1961 celebrates 75th birthdays  The Western News

Members of the Libby High School class of 1961 celebrated their 75th birthdays together at VFW Post 1548 on Saturday. The classmates traveled from as far as ...

Libby, Troy perform well at State Music Festival  The Western News

High School students from Libby and Troy competed in the State Music Festival in Helena last weekend, with hig.

Local News, Libby school board chooses new elementary principal  The Western News

The successor to outgoing Libby Elementary School Principal Ron Goodman has been chosen, and she's a familiar face — Kaide Dodson, the school's assistant ...

Police chief: Libby students can safely return to class  KPAX-TV

LIBBY – Police in Libby say students are safe to come to school despite a threat that was written in the school bathroom last week. Libby Police Chief Scott ...

Libby students test welding skills at competition in Kalispell  The Western News

The two students from Libby High School who competed in the Flathead Valley Community College's Welding Compet.

Cross Country: Libby in it for the long haul  The Western News

At the start of a new season, Libby Logger cross country shows potential for growth of both the individuals an.

Libby phenom Ryggs Johnston still dominating in move from junior to men's tournaments  MontanaSports

MISSOULA – Ryggs Johnston is transitioning from teenage phenom to the best golfer in the state, all while still attending Libby High School. The KPAX Athlete of ...

Libby choirs perform well in District Music Festival  The Western News

Libby High School choir and band students participated in the District Music Festival at Glacier High School i.

Libby and Troy schools granted $2.25 million for literacy projects  The Western News

Sixth graders in Mary Miller's reading and communication arts class work on their Chromebooks Monday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News). By BENJAMIN ...

Retiring school principal caps off career at car show he began  The Western News

Rik Rewerts holds a mug and trophy presented to him by Igniters Car Club member Darren Short, right, at a surprise retirement party held at the end of a car ...

Sports, Football: Loggers beat Polson 62-20 at home  The Western News

The Libby High School Football team smashed the Polson Pirates Friday with a 62-20 victory.With 136 total yard.

Volleyball: Libby wins Western 'A' Tip Off Tournament  The Western News

The Libby High School volleyball team after they won the Western 'A' Tip Off Tournament on Saturday. Front Row: Breanna Runyan, Coach Taylor Balkan, Allie ...

Sports, Libby takes 35-21 loss at home to Maroons  The Western News

In a game plagued by penalty calls, the Libby High School football team fell to the Butte Central Maroons 35-2.

Libby's Ryggs Johnston runs away with 101st Montana Men's State Am  MontanaSports

(Editor's note: Montana State Golf Association release). BUTTE — The 101st Montana State Amateur Champion is Ryggs Johnston of Libby. Johnston concluded ...

Front Page Slider, Libby wildfire consumes 30 acres by Thursday evening  The Western News

A wildfire four miles northwest of Libby reached 30 acres in less than three hours Thursday afternoon, potenti.

Libby's new brand: A phoenix rising from the asbestos  The Missoulian

In spring 2015, soon after being sworn in as the newest Lincoln County commissioner, Mark Peck of Libby drove the roughly 300 miles to Missoula to meet with ...

Aspiring opera singer, Libby teen to perform on famous Australian stage  The Western News

Mikalyn Zeiler, a Libby High School soon-to-be-senior with dreams of singing in operas, will perform July 21 a.

Sen. Tester visits Libby to meet with local officials  The Western News

Sen. Jon Tester, center right, discusses infrastructure concerns with local officials at Alpine Precision in Libby Friday. (John Blodgett/The Western News).

Libby's Ryggs Johnston shoots 62 to build 7-stroke lead at Men's State Amateur  Billings Gazette

BUTTE — Libby's Ryggs Johnston built a seven-shot cushion heading into Saturday's final day of the Montana Men's State Amateur by shooting an 8-under-par ...

Troy man faces 10 charges after Saturday night chase on Libby highway, roads  The Western News

Man crashes into multiple vehicles and fences, refuses DUI testing and injures Libby Police officer.

Libby Rock Crushers knock 'em down at regionals  The Western News

The Libby Rock Crushers Scholastic Clay Target Program team came away from the Western Regionals with several.

Roof of old Libby High School collapses under weight of snow  The Missoulian

LIBBY – Loads of snow, followed by lots of rain, proved too much for the roof of the old Libby High School.

Libby City Council proposes amendments to city code  The Western News

Kristin Smith, Libby City Council Ordinance Committee chair, introduced three ordinances proposing amendments to various sections of city code at the council's ...

Canada's Patrick Murphy edges Libby's Ryggs Johnston in thrilling U.S. Amateur Qualifying playoff  MontanaSports

MISSOULA – Ryggs Johnston moved a stroke ahead of Patrick Murphy on the first hole Monday. Thirty-nine holes later, Murphy finally had the lead and the win.

Sheriff commends two Libby men for catching fleeing suspects  The Western News

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has recognized two Libby men for their help in apprehending two men fleein.

Libby man sentenced for partner assault and police altercation  The Western News

A Libby man was sentenced in Montana 19th Judicial District Court Monday to a two year deferred imposition of.

Libby City Council: Taylor appointed on second try to fill vacant seat  The Western News

Libby Mayor Brent Teske, right, swears in Hugh Taylor after his appointment to the City Council during a special meeting 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2018. Taylor ...

Sports, Loggers place first, second at Libby Invitational  The Western News

Libby freshman Jay Beagle takes the handoff from sophomore John Cheroske in before the final lap of their 3:46.36 first-place finish in the 4x400 relay.

Chainsaw events bring world-class talent, camraderie to Libby  The Western News

Between the Kootenai Country Montana Chainsaw Carving Championship and the Ron Adamson's “The Libby Chainsaw E.

Sports, Football: Loggers defeat Indians for homecoming  The Western News

The Libby High School Football team had a successful homecoming weekend with a 42-14 win over the Browning Ind.

Sports, Libby girls defeat Columbia Falls, Whitefish  The Western News

Libby vs Columbia FallsSaturday, May 5GirlsLibby 6, C-Falls 1Singles1. Hannah Schwezkept, C, d. Isabelle Marti.

New Logger soccer coach has eye on improvement  The Western News

The Libby High School boys soccer team has a new coach this year, and he has his sights on building not just t.

Front Page Slider, 'Crazy Days' are (almost) here again  The Western News

By JOHN BLODGETT. The Western News. The Libby Area Business Association is reviving “Crazy Days,” a decades-dormant, family-friendly downtown ...

Sports, Volleyball: Libby wins Northwest 'A' in three  The Western News

The now three-time district champion Libby High School volleyball team came away with first place in the 2018-

Sports, Softball: Lady Loggers beat Wildkats 8-6  The Western News

Lady Logger seniors Haylee Cannon and Khalyn Hageness are honored with their families at senior night before Libby beat Columbia Falls 8-6 in their final ...

Local News, Libby High School's 2017 Homecoming  The Western News

Libby High School held its 2017 Homecoming Coronation Thursday inside the school's gymnasium. Themed “Celebrat.

Local News, Stampede keeps later start for 2018 rodeo  The Western News

Spectators watch calf roping during the Kootenai River Stampede PRCA Rodeo in Libby Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News file photo).

Sports, Greenchain wrestlers get national experience  The Western News

Four young wrestlers from the Libby area competed in the 2018 Amateur Athletic Union's national tournaments in.

Failure to comply gets Libby woman suspended sentence  The Western News

A Libby woman originally sentenced in Montana 19th Judicial District Court to a two-year deferred sentence in.

Libby Girls Basketball: Columbia Falls girls beat Lady Loggers, 49-27  The Western News

By BENJAMIN KIBBEYThe Western NewsThe first half of Thursday's Libby High School girls basketball game against.

Local News, Big Sky Bash rocks Libby  The Western News

Skid Row frontman ZP Theart with drummer Rob Hammersmith during the Big Sky Bash to benefit the Card Foundation on Saturday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western ...

high school hoops: Libby boys and girls teams sweep openers  The Western News

LIBBY — Ryggs Johnston scored 24 points and the Libby Loggers rolled to a 70-56 victory in its season opener a.

Montana had the highest suicide rate in the country. Then budget cuts hit.

Suicide has been a persistent problem in Montana — and it's getting worse. As clinics close because of budget cuts, some who have lost loved ones are ...

Local News, Photos: Trash fire at Lincoln County Landfill  The Western News

Libby volunteer firefighters Neil Benson, Brian Hobday and Brent Wood fight a fire with help from operator Newell Goucher at the Lincoln County Landfill Friday ...

Front Page Slider, Libby High School welding class certifies 100 percent  The Western News

For the first time, a Libby High School welding program saw a 100 percent rate of successful certification for.

Lincoln County man faces domestic, officer assault charges  The Western News

Thomas Creighton was arraigned in Montana 19th Judicial District Court June 4 on five counts stemming from a d.

Two men caught flying drugs into Libby sentenced  The Western News

The two Libby men authorities caught flying Spokane-sourced drugs into Lincoln County Airport on Sept. 13, 2017, were sentenced April 5 in the Russell Smith ...

Hundreds attend annual 'Little Guy' wrestling event in Libby  The Western News

Over 700 wrestlers, their coaches and families poured into the Ralph Tate Gymnasium March 3 for the annual Kootenai Klassic Little Guy Invitational Wrestling ...

Local News, Libby mobile-home park purchased by residents  Daily Inter Lake

The homeowners who live in Hartmanns Trailer Court in Libby have bought the community from the previous owners. The community now known as Libby Creek ...

Local News, Libby man wanted after skipping theft sentencing  The Western News

Repeat failures to appear in Montana 19th Judicial District Court have resulted in two bench warrants for a Li.

Local News, A walk through historic Hotel Libby  The Western News

For the owners of Hotel Libby, the ongoing renovations are an effort of love and dedication, but one with no c.

Local News, Photos: Halloween in Libby  The Western News

Pam Peppenger, right, hands out candy during trunk-or-treat in the parking lot at the Libby schools administration building Wednesday evening.

Libby man gets eight years suspended for assault  The Western News

A Libby man convicted for felony criminal endangerment was sentenced March 12 in Montana 19th Judicial Distric.

Cross Country: Loggers dropping times and training hard  The Western News

At the Western 'A' Classic in Kallispell on Saturday, Oct. 13, the Libby High School cross country team was dr.

Local News, Changes of plea in hit and run  The Western News

Patience Patton appeared in Montana 19th Judicial District Court in Libby Monday, April 9 to change her plea t.

Local News, Habitat for Humanity applications due Oct. 1  The Western News

Kootenai Valley Partners, the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, seeks families to apply for the house it w.

Events, Community Calendar  The Western News

Friday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.: Libby Friends of the Library book sale at the Libby Library from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

County track meet sees 35 year old record broken  The Western News

Libby senior Shannon Reny launches a 38 foot 8.25 inch shot put throw, setting a new school record, at the Lincoln County Track Meet Tuesday. (Benjamin ...

Sports, Boys Basketball: Libby boys outpace Troy 80-35  The Western News

Libby junior JJ Davis attempts to block Troy junior Tyler Gromley three minutes into the 80-35 Logger win on Thursday, Jan. 25. Gromley made the shot, ...

Local News, County's first probation officer sworn in  The Western News

Vanessa Williamson of Troy was sworn in Friday, Aug. 31, as Lincoln County's first probation officer.Judge Jay.

Swinging Bridge replacement to allow public access throughout construction  The Western News

The replacement of the Kootenai River swinging bridge is now out for bid, with an award expected in early May, and construction could start as early as ...

Local News, City of Libby announces transparency week events  The Western News

The City of Libby on Thursday announced two events taking place during its inaugural “Transparency in Governme.

Historic old high school roof collapses  The Western News

Just shy of its 100th birthday, a building that's been a high school, elementary school, community college and.

Sports, Libby softball beats Mission, 15-3  The Western News

To the delight of the parking lot fans, Libby junior Linsey Walker catches the first out of the second inning against the Bulldogs during the Lady Loggers' 15-3 win ...

Sports, Soccer: Loggers take home loss to Bigfork  The Western News

The Libby High School boys soccer team had an early lead in their home game against Bigfork last Saturday, but.

Local News, Yaak murder trial begins  The Western News

Opening arguments began Monday in Montana 19th Judicial District Court in the trial of Sarah Louise Carpenter.

Local News, Photos: Patriotic Concert  The Western News

The Libby Middle School Choir performs during a Patriotic Concert at Libby Memorial Events Center Tuesday evening. The Libby Middle School Honors Choir ...

Local News, Photos: Celebrating 'Music in Our Schools' month  The Western News

Four Libby schools bands — the Middle School jazz band and the sixth-, seventh- and eight-grade bands — perfor.

Volleyball: Tears and triumph on Libby senior night  The Western News

Libby Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston wipes tears as her farewell to her senior players is read during senior night before the Lady Loggers' match against ...

Sports, Libby-Whitefish Tennis Dual  The Western News

The Libby boys edged out Whitefish while the Whitefish girls swept the Loggers at Flathead Valley Community Co.

Local News, Stage 1 fire restrictions start Friday, July 27  The Western News

Because of increasing fire danger, Kootenai National Forest and the Libby area will enter Stage 1 fire restric.

Search for armed man ends when body is found  The Western News

Man, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, caused heavy damage at and near Happy's Roadhouse Inn.

Libby man sentenced to prison for role in thefts  The Western News

Jeremy Goucher on Monday, Jan. 29 was sentenced in Montana 19th Judicial District Court in Libby to 5 years in prison and was ordered to pay restitution.

Sheriff's Office investigating shooting death of Libby man  The Western News

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Sunday night shooting death of a Libby man whose wife.

Local News, Congratulations to Libby and Troy graduates  The Western News

A common theme emerged at Libby and Troy's graduations, both held Saturday, June 3. All of the speakers shared their struggle to find a way to reframe the ...

Last vestige of Libby's timber heritage goes up in flames  Missoulian

LIBBY — Libby High School history teacher Jeff Gruber saw the black smoke filling the air Sunday afternoon on the southeastern edge of town.

Sports, Loggers shine in 1-0 loss to Wildcats  The Western News

At the half on Tuesday night against Columbia Falls, the Loggers left everything on the pitch. But when they w.

Libby City Council member Angel Ford fined in 2005 for mailing campaign postcard under opponent's name  The Western News

Libby City Council member Angel Ford was fined $2,500 in November 2005 for failing to disclose that she sponsored and paid for campaign postcards she ...

Local News, Man charged with aggravated assault following collision  The Western News

A Libby man who struck his wife and knocked her unconscious following his fleeing the scene of an accident was arraigned for felony aggravated assault in ...

Sports, Baseball: Carvey pitches 3-0 shutout against Cougars  The Western News

The Libby Loggers baseball team kept the Clark Fork Cougars from scoring a single run while Logger pitcher Tim.

Libby Boys Basketball: Polson sneaks by Loggers in double OT, 65-63  The Western News

LIBBY — Shade Main poured in 27 points, including 19 in the second half and overtime, to lead Polson as it edg.

Ezra Skinner changes testimony in death of Travis Gillett  The Western News

Ezra Skinner plead guilty March 12 in Montana 19th Judicial District Court to tampering with evidence in connection with the death of Travis Gillett in January ...

The Montana Gap: Teamwork promises to help improve mental health care in Lincoln County  The Western News

Amy Fantozzi, left, manager of Lincoln County's behavioral health network, and Jennifer McCully, the county's public health manager, stand in McCully's office in ...

Sports, Libby Boys Basketball: Loggers bury Bulldogs, 47-32  The Western News

LIBBY — Ryggs Johnston poured in a game-high 30 points, helping Libby overcome Whitefish and a similarly impre.

Libby High School volleyball team spikes fundraising with suds and scrubs  The Western News

The Libby High School volleyball team holds a fundraising car wash in front of Carquest Car Parts in Libby Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western ...

Wildfire updates: Gold Hill fire growth prompts community meeting  The Western News

The Gold Hill fire burns Wednesday night. (Photo by Brandon Puckett/Pucktography). Gold Hill fire. A community meeting was scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, ...

Sports, Voleyball: Libby continue undefeated, beat Ronan in 3  The Western News

Continuing their undefeated season, the Libby High School volleyball team beat the Ronan Maidens on Saturday i.

Sports, Libby volleyball has winning weekend at home  The Western News

The Libby High School volleyball team had another winning weekend, with the varsity team going four sets for t.

Lincoln County Board of Health: EPA investigation giving rise to litigation, attorney says  The Western News

The status of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation into Lincoln County's handling of a previous grant agreement with the agency remains unclear, ...

Troy softball fights through losses to keep passion alive  The Western News

Though the Troy High School softball team has had a losing season and even lost a starting pitcher, the team c.

Libby man sentenced to prison, restitution for theft plea  The Western News

A Libby man was sentenced Oct. 29 in Montana 19th Judicial District Court to eight years in prison with three suspended and $25,830 in restitution after pleading ...

Sports, Golf: Four Libby golfers advance to state  The Western News

With Logger senior Ryggs Johnston in first place by 10, the Libby High School golf team will send four individ.

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