Conversational buzz around Troy Library

Opportunity Center reaches new decibel

The Lincoln County Library is partnering with the community of Troy on a planning process for converting the current Troy Branch of Lincoln County
Library into the new Troy Library and Opportunity Center. This project will
support a community visioning process, develop an operational plan detailing partner roles, and a sustainability plan addressing capital needs and programmatic funding.

Lincoln County is rural and geographically isolated in the northwest corner
of Montana. This OpportunityCenter would address community risk factors of substance abuse, human connectivity, poverty, and access to quality mental healthcare by creating a space that makes healthy, engaging, family-centered programs readily accessible.

Project partners currently include the Lincoln County, Zero to Five Lincoln County, Communities that Care, Western Montana Mental Health, and the TroyChamber of Commerce. Additional partners and stakeholders will be engaged throughout the planning process.

On a bulletin board located inside the

Troy Library is a bulletin board on which

community residents have been posting their dreams of what a community center might offer—even if they might seem lofty dreams at the moment. For instance, the sparkling

roll-up kids doors? One never knows…

Also on the board: a patio, a garden spot, a computer lab, an ADA accessible bathroom, a community kitchen, “Jerry’s Rocket Recliner,” music, classes/meeting space, a quiet room, a snack room, an indoor playground for

rainy days. The notes go on and on.

Next Tuesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m.

TLOC will be holding a town-hall style meeting at the Troy Library, Kalispell and 3rd Street—dinner provided. All who are interested in joining the discussion are invited to come

to the table. “What does your opportunity

center look like?” the invitation reads.

Hope to see hear you share!

Lincoln County Invasive Species Workshop

Lincoln County is hosting another workshop on the invasive grass Ventenata.

Ventenata Ecology and Management Workshop:

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Times 10:00-12:00pm—Libby,
2:00-4:00pm, South HWY 2 Area


Location: J Neils Park in Libby in the
morning, and Pleasant Valley Campground
at the 63-mile marker on Hwy 2 in the

Ventenata is an invasive annual grass
that has rapidly expanded in South Lincoln County. This workshop will discuss the
threat of Ventenata in Lincoln County and
the potential impacts to ecology, wildlife,
recreation, agriculture and local landowners.

This is a very aggressive annual grass that spreads much more rapidly than Cheatgrass and is unpalatable to livestock and big game due to the high silica content. Please share
with those you think might be interested.

Kootenai Thrift and Retail Outlet  to open Troy storefront on Tuesday, August 3

by Stacy Bender



Michael Durbin, Nicole Rogerson, and Tina Starks, right, paused for a moment of |celebration after preparing the Troy storefront at
Thrift & Retail for its upcoming Grand Opening



Established in September of 2019, Kootenai Thrift and Retail has built the reputation of being “one of Lincoln County’s best kept not-so-secrets.”

Second-hand, gently used items  of every kind, along with new toys, gifts, clothes, shoes, knick-knacks, art
supplies, games, household items,
an outdoor cage with bikes and kayaks, a space downstairs with men’s clothing and shoes—within every nook and cranny of the Mineral Avenue location there is a quality purchase to be found.

On Monday, August 2, Kootenai Thrift and Retail Outlet will be holding a grand-opening to expand their secondhand and retail floorspace here in South Lincoln County by opening
a new storefront at 302 A. Kootenai
Avenue in Troy.

“We are so excited,” shared Nicole Rogerson, owner of both Kootenai Thrift and Retail locations. “We have been working hard to get things ready.”


Rogerson shared that Tina Starks,
a long-time Troy resident, will be
managing the new location.

When the Troy doors swing open from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. next Monday, Kootenai Thrift and Retail will be
raffling free gifts. Everyone who comes through the door will receive a ticket for a chance to win movie tickets from The Dome, a Famous Dave’s BBQ gift card, Rosauers gift cards, a Bath and Body works basket, and gift cards which can be used for future purchases at Kootenai Thrift and Retail.

A separate raffle will also be held for an ultimate prize of your choice: a Play Station 4, a 10ft Purple Charger
sit-in kayak, a high-powered air rifle, or a $200 Christmas Shopping Spree at either Kootenai Thrift and Retail store for the coming holiday season.

Tickets for the secondary raffle will be given to anyone who makes a $20 purchase. Drawing will be held once the 100th ticket is given.

Bring your family, bring your friends, and help in celebrating this new opportunity for Troy area
shoppers to discover what Kootenai Thrift has to offer.

Shoppers might also like to
note that 25% of every used item
purchased and 1% off all gross
sales within both the Libby and
Troy locations goes back to support the Kootenai Valley Christian School.

Each year, Kootenai Thrift and
Retail also generously opens its
doors to support the Lincoln County
Shop-With-A-Cop Program.

“It’s something we’ve always done and will continue to do for our
community,” shared Rogerson.

Kootenai Thrift and Retail Outlet
of Troy, located at 302 A. Kootenai
Avenue, will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information on the new
storefront, please call (406) 334-4219.

The Libby outlet is located at 505 Mineral Avenue. Those with inquiries for the flagship location may contact the store at (406) 283-1829.