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Libby police chief briefs City Council on school threat

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Libby Police Department’s investigation into a shooting threat at Libby Middle/High School is almost complete, Police Chief Scott Kessel told the Libby City Council at its Oct. 15 meeting. Juvenile...

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Troy one of six Governor picks for economic effort

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Lt. Governor Mike Cooney met with Troy area residents last Friday at the Silver Spur as one of six communities chosen for a new initiative of the Main Street Montana Project. According to a release ...

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Libby man sentenced for partner assault and police altercation

October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News A Libby man was sentenced in Montana 19th Judicial District Court Monday to a two year deferred imposition of sentence for criminal endangerment and a suspended one-year sentence for partner or famil...

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Clerks Corner: Records management and election updates

October 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm | Western News News from Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson The key to good records management is the ability to locate and retrieve documents for the public and you cannot do that if you don’t know what you have. Cl...

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‘Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona’: Libby sculptor honored for famous ‘Easy’ bronze

October 17, 2018 at 9:21 am | Western News Few lyrics are more instantly singable for fans of the Eagles than those from the band’s 1972 hit single “Take It Easy.” Co-written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey, “Take It Easy” helped propel the...

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Sheriff’s Office exploring ‘aggressive’ plan to refresh aging vehicle fleet

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News (Editor’s note: The story was updated Oct. 18 according to cost and other clarifications provided by Undersheriff Brian Griffeth.) The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is exploring an “aggressive” pl...

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SB315 revisions seek to redefine asbestos advisory team

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Western News Revisions to Senate Bill 315, which in 2017 established the Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team, will be presented by the Montana Environmental Quality Council during Montana’s 2019 legislative se...

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Sarah Carpenter gets life without parole for Jan. 2017 murder of Travis Gillett

October 15, 2018 at 4:32 pm | Western News Sarah Carpenter was sentenced in Montana 19th Judicial District Court Monday to life without eligibility for parole for the homicide of Travis Gillett in January 2017. She was also given 10 years wi...

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