Sunrise and Sunset Times

Date                       Sunrise        Sunset

September 30          7:42 a.m.     7:21 p.m.

October 1                   7:43 a.m.     7:18 p.m.

October 2                   7:45 a.m.     7:16 p.m.

October 3                   7:46 a.m.     7:15 p.m.

October 4                   7:48 a.m.     7:12 p.m.

October 5                   7:45 a.m.     7:10 p.m.

October 6                   7:51 a.m.     7:08 p.m.

Movie of the week

“Fantasy Island ”

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

A group of contest winners arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios

Movie of the week courtesy of

  • 2020-2021 Substitute Teacher/ Libby Schools
  • Kitchen Aide /Libby Care Center/28 hrs. a week
  • Registered Nurse (Labor and Delivery Nurse)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) | Labor and Delivery)
  • Dispatcher Libby/17.70/Full-Time
  • Licensed Journeyman Electrician/27.00/Full-Time
  • Child Caregiver/10.00/Full-Time
  • Resident Advisor/Turning Winds/$14-16.00
  • Therapist / Full or Part-Time
  • Personal Care Aide/Housekeeping/Cook/10.00
  • Clinical Administrative Assistant /Full-Time
  • Dishwasher/Troy Senior Center/9.00/16 hrs. per week
  • Technician / Driver / Linacre


Job Service Libby’s doors are not open to the public, but we are here to assist you in your hunt for a new job.  All listed jobs can be found on the board in the foyer at the Job Service, 417 Mineral Ave, Suite 4, Call 293-6282 or email  Do you have a job-related question? Knock on the door, but in order for us to assist you we ask that you are wearing a mask.  If you don’t have one, we will offer you one.

Do you like what you see? Are you lacking training and/or experience? call the Job Service to see if you qualify for opportunities for training.

Job Postings can also be found on

There are 113 jobs posted and don’t forget to check out Job Service-Libby Facebook page.


Simons Weekly Weather Update

Issued Sunday September 27,  – 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday through Sunday( September 30 – October 4)



Patchy night and morning valley fog and low clouds otherwise dry and unseasonably warm. Lows in the lower 30s to lower 40s except locally upper 20s colder valleys with upper 40s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 70s with lower 60s around 5000 feet.


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Issued Sunday September 27,  – 3:00 p.m.


Wednesday through Sunday( September 30 – October 4)



Patchy night and morning valley fog and low clouds otherwise dry and unseasonably warm. Lows in the lower 30s to lower 40s except locally upper 20s colder valleys with upper 40s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 70s with lower 60s around 5000 feet.


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Word of the week


Pronunciation: hal-see-uhn
Part of Speech: Adjective

Meaning: happy; joyful; carefree

Top Music This Week

  1. I Hope By Gabby Barrett
  2. Chaisn’ You By Morgan Wallen
  3. Got What I Got By Jason Aldean
  4. Beautiful Crazy By Luke Combs
  5. Whiskey Glasses By Morgan Wallen

Top music of the week courtesy of

Letters to the Editor: Concerned
citizen wants clarification on county commissioner meetings

I was very confused by the latest articles about the county commissioners’ meetings. They appeared to contradict each other. This prompted me to look up the meeting notes online. Well, I am still confused.

It appears to follow Roberts rules of order, like every organization I have been afflicted with, both federal and private. The Western News stated, “during Aug. 19 meeting held in Eureka, commissioners discussed the election prosses through it was not listed agenda.’’  I looked up Roberts rules again to be sure because my memory is not as good as it used to be. It appears to me that any item not on the agenda has to be introduced as a motion. Then that item gets 2nd and it is put on the agenda. If this does not happen it is not discussed. If it does, then should it be put in the notes? Not all of your constituents can make it to the out of town meetings but are still constituents.

Robert’s rules were created “to carefully balance the rights of the majority act, with the rights of the minority to be heard.’’ I am 70 years old and in bad health. Do I not deserve to all the facts about decisions that affect my health? I am a constituent ofyour who would go to every meeting if I could. I was very active in my youth in all aspects of the community. Since I cannot do this I count on the newspapers and your minutes to keep me informed of all the facts. I care deeply about this community and the world and have not dropped out by choice but because the frailty of the human body.


Submitted by Mary Colhoff of Libby, Mont

Letter to the Editor: The Affordable Care Act important for Libby residents

Libby is facing a critical point in our health care access.  Before the United States Supreme Court is a case which could affect the lives of our citizens like no other place in the United States.  During the passage of the affordable care act, Max Baucus, our Montana Senator at the time, was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means.  He made sure that Libby would be protected because of our asbestos disaster left to us by the multi -national corporation, WR Grace. In the Affordable Care Act, he included a provision that would give access to Medicare to anyone affected by asbestos.  That means that citizens could count on Medicare to provide healthcare as well as services like housecleaning and yard work if they had asbestosis regardless of their age.  We all know many younger people who have been affected by this healthcare crisis. They qualify and use these Medicare benefits.

If we lose the Affordable Care Act, AKA “Obama Care”, we lose the care for our asbestos related disease.   If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Libby loses any special provisions for asbestos care.  Anyone who has asbestosis has a pre-existing condition. Current Senator Steve Daines, has voted repeatedly to not allow coverage for pre-existing conditions under proposed healthcare legislation.

This is a very tenuous time for Libby.  Vote accordingly in this next election.  Steve Daines does not carry through with his promises for healthcare and his votes show it.

I care for Libby and its citizens, but the decision to maintain our healthcare for asbestos victims and pre=existing conditions is up to you


Submitted by Paula Darko-Hensler, of Libby, Mont

Letter to the Editor: The true enemies of America

Regarding “Black Lives Matter” etc.

Any company, institution, organization or individual that flaunts their tolerance of mob rule violence and oppresses those who speak truth, are enemies of America. She is the most excellent nation the world has ever known, and we the people must protect her!… Good Bye Costco… others?


Laura E McGlasson, of Libby Mont.

Letter to the Editor: Local stresses the importance of clean water & local jobs

In a recent meeting regarding the health of the Kootenai watershed, I was shocked to hear Rep Representative Steve Gunderson use his position to protect his Lincoln County constituents and Montana from clean water.

At issue was whether Montana should implement limits on polluted water flowing into Lake Koocanusa from Teck’s five (and growing) Elk Valley, BC, mountaintop removal coalmines.

Teck’s mines release selenium in vast quantities.  Selenium is an essential nutrient but also very toxic when in excess.  While the BC government seems to accept the pollution, collapsing fish populations, and contaminated public drinking water, selenium has been accumulating in Lake Koocanusa and will continue to do so.

Teck’s water pollution control technology has not “stabilized and reversed” the pollution trends as required by their operating permits.  With or without pollution technology, Montana will be on the receiving end of the pollution for centuries.

To address this pollution concern, the Montana DEQ has recommended a limit for selenium at the border in order to protect water quality, fish and other aquatic life, and ultimately human health.  Gunderson would have none of that.

During a September 11 public “Zoom” meeting of the Montana Waters Pollution Control Advisory Council, Gunderson argued against setting a selenium standard this year.  His remarks seemed to come straight from Teck.  In fact, the Teck representative said nothing during the 2-hour meeting, letting Gunderson carry Teck’s polluted water, so to speak.

What does Gunderson want? Similar to Teck, he wants more time to study the issue.  He wants a lower (more polluting) standard.  He wants to see if Teck’s pollution technology will reduce the pollution before Montana protects Koocanusa from further degradation. He wants BC’s weak mining rules to protect Montana’s water.  He wants delay in protecting Koocanusa and the Kootenai River.

As Gunderson fights against clean water, the selenium pollution loading mounts.  As the Canadian pollution increases, Lincoln County’s ability to bring in its own new industry decreases.  Montana must reserve some capacity for its own industry.

I would like to think the W.R. Grace clean-up efforts and ongoing health effects in Lincoln County would have taught us that unchecked industry contamination is not our best move, not for our community or ecological health and certainly not for our economy. Let’s do better this time around.

Please call Rep. Gunderson and let him know you support both clean water and Montana jobs.


Submitted by Shawna Kelsey, of  Troy, Mont.