Sunrise & Sunset Times

June 16 5:40:14 a.m.     9:46:13 p.m.
June 17 5:40:19 a.m. 9:46:34 p.m.
June 18 5:40:27 a.m. 9:46:52 p.m.
June 19 5:40:37 a.m. 9:47:08 p.m.
June 20 5:40:50 a.m. 9:47:21 p.m.
June 21 5:41:06 a.m. 9:47:32 p.m.
June 22 5:41:24 am. 9:47:40 p.m.

Simons Weekly Weather

Northwest Montana Regional Forecast


Tuesday, June 15—

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning then variable clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some
thunderstorms may contain very heavy rain, small hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Much cooler with highs in the upper 60s to upper 70s with mid 50s around 5000 feet. West to southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph except strong winds possible near thunderstorms.


Wednesday – Saturday,
June 16 – 19—

Dry with a warming trend. Lows in the 40s Wednesday and Thursday warming to the lower 40s to lower 50s by Friday and Saturday. Highs in the 70s Wednesday warming to the 80s to near 90 by Friday and Saturday. Around 5000 feet lows in the lower 40s Wednesday warming to the lower 50s by Friday and Saturday. Highs in the mid 50s Wednesday warming to the mid 60s Friday and Saturday.


Sunday, June 20—

A little cooler and locally breezy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms along the Canadian border. Lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s with upper 40s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s with near 60 around 5000 feet.


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June 20, 2021



– At noon on the Summer Solstice,  in areas along the Northern Tropics, shadows cannot be seen.


– Despite receiving long periods of daylight,

the northern hemisphere does not experience the

hottest day during midsummer. Earth’s atmosphere and oceans absorb the sun’s rays and release the heat after several weeks.

– The longest day in history was measured in 1912. The day lasted 24 hours

and about four milliseconds.

Despite receiving long periods of
daylight, the

northern hemisphere does not experience the hottest day
during midsummer. Earth’s atmosphere and oceans absorb the sun’s rays and release the heat after several weeks.

– Eratosthenes, an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer, used the angle of the sun in
Alexandria during the summer solstice and the
distance between the city and Syene (Aswan) to establish the circumference of the earth.
Eratosthenes came quite close to the accurate
figure we know today.


– Among the most popular misconception is that
the earth is nearest to the sun during midsummer, (perihelion). In the real sense, during that period
the earth’s northern hemisphere is furthest
from the sun (aphelion).


– In many cultures, across the world summer solstice was celebrated in various ways. Several ancient structures were also constructed in alignment to
the period. For example, in ancient Maya cities, buildings were built such that they aligned to the sun in midsummer. During the period, residents of the cities would gather to witness what appeared
to be their king commanding the heavens.
The ancient Stonehenge in Britain also has
architectural links to the summer solstice.


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Montana Gas Price

As of June 14, 2021 –


Montana gas prices have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.97/g today, according to
GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. Gas prices in Montana are 7.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 91.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

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Community Support Worker/Cedar Creek

– Service Coordinator/Cedar Creek

– Family Engagement Coordinator/$16.30/
10-12 hrs. per wk/Eureka

– 2021-22  School Nutrition Assistant/$11.47/FT

– District Kitchen Manager/Head Cook/$14.08/FT

– 2021 Summer School Nutrition Assistant/
$11.47/30 hrs. a week

– Escrow Assistant/$13-$15/FT/First American Title

– Front Desk Coordinator/$12-$14/FT/
First American Title

– Nursing Assistants/$10.25/FT/Libby Care Center

– Claims Specialist/CPMC

– Food Services Worker/Full-Time/CPMC

– Admissions Clerk/Reception/Part-Time/CPMC

– Golf Shop Attendant/$8.75/PT

– Casino Floor Runner/Town Pump

– Physical Therapist / PRN

– Speech-Language Pathologist

– Occupational Therapy Assistant / PRN

– Occupational Therapist / PRN

– Permanent Part-Tiem Teller/15-30hrs/
Lincoln County Credit Union

– Housekeeper/Receptionist/$9/PT/Evergreen Motel

– Handyman/Maintenance/$10/Hrs. Vary/
Evergreen Motel

– Food Service Worker/PRN/CPMC

– Janitorial Duties/$9-15/PT/Complete Care Janitorial

– Full Time Counter Parts/Inventory Person/$12-$16/   

  Montana Power Products

– Parts Counter Sales Person/$15/FT/Montana
Machine and Fabrication

– Senior Technology Specialist Grade 12/$29.61-$30.21/ 



ATTENTION:  Job Service Libby continues to require
that all communications be handled through email at or phone (406) 293-6282.
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? Plans to enter a job training

program? Job Service Libby may be able to help you

reach your career goal. Stop by our office, 417 Mineral Avenue, #4, and pick up a Career Exploration Assessment in the kiosk by the office 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

Libby Public Schools Teachers, Administrators, Staff—Local Rotary Citizens of the Year

Greetings Readers,


The Rotary Club of Kootenai Valley frequently recognizes Libby
citizens for their work and contributions in our great community.
Over the last 16 months, things have been dramatically different at home in Libby and around the world.  Many great members of our community have done STELLAR work during the travails of the pandemic.
Those citizens would include our terrific medical community, hospital and care providers, first responders, law enforcement, fire, ambulance and many others.
It would also include so many of our everyday citizens who supported each other. Though the virus is not completely gone, we’ve moved much closer to resuming our normal lives.

As school adjourns for this summer, Rotary is very proud to recognize our
education community for great performance during the tough sledding of the
pandemic. This includes all of our schools’ staff, administrators, and especially
our teachers, including the many substitute teachers that filled in. Those involved in Libby’s education system have always held themselves to high standards, but these last months have raised the bar. No doubt you all watched and read about innumerable absentee teachers and students in those states that were not in the classroom.  Some students languished in ineffectual remote learning programs. Many school districts just closed up shop.

So what went on in Libby classrooms?  Our administration and teachers
devised a plan together. The teachers knew the path forward wouldn’t be easy
but the strategy was designed for one major purpose: to keep the maximum
number of students in the classroom for the maximum amount of learning/study time through the duration of the pandemic. It was anything but easy; however, students and the rest of the community learned what real commitment looks like. Teachers performed their usual duties of teaching in the classroom, PLUS, they had to create lesson plans for those students who were quarantined at home.   Double duty, same pay. Each day that teachers walked into the classroom they couldn’t help but feel anxious that a student or two might have contracted COVID over the weekend. Perhaps the student was not showing symptoms yet or was asymptomatic. What if the teacher caught the virus? What if the teacher brought it home? The resolve and professional commitment of our teachers, administrators, and school staff was on display for an entire school year and a half. They have all earned our respect and appreciation!

See a Teacher? Thank a Teacher! Same for the rest of the staff.

On the bright side, there were seven valedictorians in the Libby High School Class of 2021. Rotary’s scholarship committee saw the highest aptitude test
results in the last 25 years.  On that basis, Rotary awarded five $1,000 scholarships. The Rotary Club of Kootenai Valley and all of our members are proclaiming our wonderful teachers, administrators, and staff as Citizens of the Quarter and will be celebrating our school’s achievements at our Rotary end of summer celebration event. This event will coincide with Kootenai Country Montana’s Clash
of the Carvers chainsaw carving event featuring some of the best carvers in the world. Our celebration will feature Copper Mountain Band at the Memorial
Center on Saturday night, September 11 and all Libby Public Schools employees
will be offered free admission at the door. See you all there!

Submitted by:
Mick Shea and the Rotary Club of
Kootenai Valley
Libby, Mont.