David Thompson Search and Rescue 50th Anniversary event was a huge hit with the locals. They provided demonstrations, food, and drink to all. Photo courtesy of  Miller Luke.


Libby’s weekend of carving, festivals, and family fun


Above:  The Harvest Festival was a huge hit last weekend on Saturday, Sept. 14 providing opportunities for all members of the family to join in. Held at Riverfront park in Libby. Photos by Tracy McNew, The Montanian.


Above: The 2019 Nordicfest Heritage Festival parade took place on Saturday, Sept. 14 . Photos courtesy of Laura Robertson

Always smiling, chainsaw carving artist, Bongo from Africa is very happy about this years event. He stated that last year was good, but with the extra day this year, it is very good and much better. When asked by this reporter where his inspiration came from for this particular piece, an African elephant, Bongo said, “Everybody likes doing bears and eagles, so elephants and other animals from my home country are different. I really enjoy seeing lots of the other folks that are competitors at these international competitions when our plans work out.” Photo by Brian Baxter, The Montanian.