Sunrise & Sunset Times

April 21 6:51 a.m.     8:33 p.m.
April 22 6:49 a.m. 8:34 p.m.
April 23 6:47 a.m. 8:36 p.m.
April 24 6:45 a.m. 8:37 p.m.
April 25 6:43 a.m. 8:39 p.m.
April 26 6:41 a.m. 8:40 p.m.
April 27 6:39 a.m. 8:41 p.m.

Simons Weekly Weather

Northwest Montana Regional Forecast


Includes Lincoln

and Sanders Counties

( Libby, Troy,
Eureka, Yaak,

Bull Lake, Noxon,
Heron, Trout Creek,
Thompson Falls, and

The Cabinet Mountains)


Tuesday, April 20—

Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s with lower 40s around 5000 feet. Light east winds with ridge top winds east 5 to 15 mph.


Wednesday, April 21—
Dry and warmer. Lows in the lower 20s to lower 30s with near 30 around 5000 feet. Highs in the 60s to near 70 with near 50 around 5000 feet.

Thursday, April 22—
Cooler and locally breezy to windy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s with mid 40s around 5000 feet.

Friday, April 23—

A slight chance of valley rain showers and mountain snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s with upper 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the lower 50s to lower 60s with near 40 around 5000 feet.

Saturday and Sunday
April 24 – 25—

Unsettled with a chance of valley rain showers and high mountain snow showers. Lows in the 30s with lower 30s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s with lower 40s around 5000 feet.


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Grasshopper Squares

  • 1 1/2 cups Oreo chocolate creme sandwich
    cookies (from 15-oz package)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese,
    cubed, softened
  • 1/3 cup green crème de menthe liqueur
  • 1/4 cup white crème de cacao liqueur
  • 1 1/2 jars (7 oz each) marshmallow
    creme (2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream



Line 13×9-inch pan with foil so edges of foil extend over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray. In pan, mix cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press evenly in bottom of pan.


In large bowl, beat cream cheese, crème de menthe and crème de cacao with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add marshmallow creme; beat until smooth. Refrigerate about 45 minutes or until mixture mounds when dropped from a spoon.


In chilled large bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into marshmallow mixture until blended. Pour over crust. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.


Remove from pan, using foil to lift. Let dessert stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Freeze any remaining dessert tightly covered.





Shave off 65 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving by replacing the beaten whipping cream with 3 cups of reduced-fat whipped topping.


You can use 2/3 cup crème de menthe syrup in place of the liqueurs in this recipe You’ll find the syrup in the ice-cream toppings section of your supermarket.


To easily scoop the marshmallow creme out of the jars, lightly spray a rubber scraper with cooking spray.


Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped chocolate mint candies.


Courtesy of

Property Appraiser 1/State of Montana

-Automotive Technician/Gibbons/Eureka

-Pest Control Technicians Assistant/Part-Time/ C& D Pest

-Sales Floor Associate/Dollar Tree

-Customer Service Representative/Dollar Tree

-Patient Accounts Representative/Full-Time/ CHC

-Roofer/ $15-28/Full-Time/ Eureka

-Dental Assistant/Part-time

ATTENTION:  Due to COVID, Job Service Libby now requires all communications be handled by email or phone (406) 293-6282.

Stop by the Job Service office, 417 Mineral Ave, #4, and look for the Career  Exploration Assessment in the kiosk by the door. Fill out, return to Job Service, and a Career Coach will contact you.
*A full listing of all jobs now available in Lincoln County can be accessed by visiting:

Montana Works at 

Employers : Are you having a hard time filling

positions or training workers? Contact Job Service to learn about several programs that can assist you with the cost of hiring and training workers!

Job Seekers :  Have you been laid off?  Do you have a current job offer? Or plans to enter a training

program? Job Service Libby may be able to help you reach your career goal.  Stop by our office and pick up a Career Exploration Assessment in the kiosk by the office door. When completed, simply put it in the mail slot and a Career Coach will contact you to

discuss your plans.

Montana Gas Price

As of April 12, 2021 –

Montana gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.73/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. Gas prices in Montana are 5.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 86.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

To be blunt, conservation promises on marijuana
revenue becoming less than promised to voters

Dear Editor,


Last November, Montanans
overwhelmingly voted to approve
marijuana legalization with the understanding that almost half of the revenue would go toward conservation. This is estimated at over $20 million dollars per year.

Now, HB 701 seeks to direct that funding away from conservation.

It seems that Governor Gianforte wants the legislature to use conservation funding for his millionaire tax cut instead.

As Heather O’Loughlin of the
Montana Budget and Policy Center
has stated about the cut, “There are a number of taxes that are regressive,
that you see lower—and moderate-income families paying a higher share of their income in those taxes. The governor is not looking at sizable cuts in those areas.”

Instead, his plan has the greatest reduction for Montana’s top income bracket. The change would cost our state an estimated $28 million a year.

That amount sounds pretty similar to the amount of money we voted should go toward conservation.

During the House Floor Session on April 6th, Representative Kim Abbot said, “Just because we have the power to ignore the will of the voters doesn’t mean we should use it.” This could not be more true.

Please encourage your legislators to vote no on HB 701.


Submitted by

Emma Kardokus

Heron, Mont.

Local Astronomy Club Honors Founding Member

We owe a great deal to those who have contributed before us.


Jane Cline was a founding member of our Kootenai Stargazers Astronomy Club who passed away on April 8, 2021.

One of our founding members, Kathy Nielsen, has offered this tribute on our


I first met Jane when the Astronomy Club started in 1999.  She brought her enthusiasm and her knowledge with her.  She helped to lay the foundation for the club and was more than willing to help further the club.

But there was more to Jane that became evident the longer I knew her. She loved life and had a wonderful sense of humor that was infectious; she could make you laugh.  Jane was intelligent, well read and continued to further her knowledge.  She loved her animals, another valued quality in a person.  There was so much depth to Jane; so many qualities that you can’t hope to list them all.  But most important, I will remember Jane as a wonderful human but most importantly, my friend.

I’ll miss her.   – Kathy

Thank You to all at CPMC!!

I want to express with deep appreciation for the care I received during my hospital stay recently at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby.

The staff and nurses were very caring and the food was great. The facility was first class, making me proud of our hospital here.

I appreciate the greeting from the front door, at the nurses station, in the fusion room…  and even the people who asked if they could clean my room.

And a very big thank you to the Emergency Room when I had to go there. If I missed anyone, another big thank you!

Submitted by
Junior Johnson
Libby, Mont

Food Pantry

of Libby


700 Idaho Ave
The Libby Food Pantry
is currently open
every Tuesday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Special arrangements for delivery within city limits can be requested by calling
293-3332 before noon.
All food donations may be dropped during regular
pantry hours.





Food Banks
of Troy

Baptist Church

725 East Missoula Avenue The Food Bank at the
Troy Community Baptist Church is open on the
2nd & 4th Thursdays
of each month from
10 a.m. to Noon.
Donations gratefully


City Hall
301 East Kootenai in Troy The food bank at City Hall in Troy is open Mondays from
10:30 a.m. to Noon.
Donations welcome