From the desk of Chief Davis…

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Diagonal parking will be available
on Mill Road. Please be respectful of residential properties in the parking area. The trains will continue their
normal schedule, so please also use
caution when crossing the tracks and only use designated crossing areas.

There will be designated parking
for vendors at the park itself, as well as handicapped parking available in the boat launch area.

No parking will be allowed in flagged-off areas. The City Shop and walking path will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. for firework staging and safety.

**Unauthorized people will not be permitted into the area.

After the firework show, vehicles parked on Riverside Drive will be
directed to exit over the Roosevelt bridge and on to the highway via
River Road.

Traffic from Roosevelt Parkway will be directed to exit toward Mill Road. Mill Road will then exit to the right and up to 3rd and Yaak streets where all vehicles will be funneled up the St. Regis Haul road to the highway in two lanes.

**Please remember to keep the
railroad tracks clear at all times.

Reminders for the park: No outside fireworks, no pets, and beer must
stay in the beer garden.


We are hoping for a safe and happy celebration. Troy’s Old Fashioned 4th
of July brings many folks to our area. I ask that when you are out and about, please be aware of the extra traffic and pedestrians. Please use extra caution in congested areas, Troy Parks and near the Kootenai Falls.

I hope that you all will be courteous to our visitors and neighbors.

Buckle up, stay safe, and arrange a ride if need be.


Below, I have also attached the Troy City ordinance on fireworks for all area
residents to reference.

Enjoy your holiday, but please be respectful of neighbors during your


4-2-3: – FIREWORKS:

  1. Dates Sales Permitted: It is unlawful for any person to offer for
    sale, expose for sale, or sell at retail or wholesale, within the
    corporate limits of the municipality, any fireworks of any nature
    whatsoever, except during the period of June 24 through July 5 of each
    year and December 29 through December 31 of each year.
  2. Discharge: The discharge, firing or use of firecrackers or substances
    designed or intended for pyrotechnic display or demonstration within the
    municipality, is prohibited except as follows:
    1. Only those fireworks as more specifically defined at Montana Code
    Annotated section 50-37-105, shall be allowed for sale or use as
    provided by this chapter.
    2. The mayor may, at any time, permit a public display of fireworks
    under such conditions as he may prescribe.
    3. The discharge, firing or use of firecrackers shall be allowed as
    a. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on June 24 through July 1
    of each year;
    b. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on July 2 through July 3 of each year;
    c. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. on July 4 and 10:00 p.m. on July 5 of each year.

Troy Branch of Lincoln County Libraries receives $3K national grant focused on
opportunities for rural communities

Lincoln County Library—Troy

The Troy Library and Opportunity Center is a collaboration project aimed at building
a community resource center by combining the Troy ambulance barn building and the
current library into one state of the art facility. In 2020, a community assessment

completed by Montana Economic Developers Association, quantified clear community

need for a community resource center, as well as desire for a space to safely congregate, learn new skills, and discover opportunities. In a community assessment completed

by Zero-to-Five Lincoln County, people in Troy also identified a desire for programming to help build the resiliency of families and support parents and caregivers. Further need for this project is demonstrated in the 2019 Lincoln County Health Assessment, which identifies interrelated challenges experienced by people in Lincoln County. Including substance abuse disorder, mental health challenges, and experiences of family violence and injury.

In response to voices in our community, Lincoln County Library and the TLOC partners

began planning for the creation of a place where these challenges could be addressed.

TLOC should represent the wants, needs, and Dreams of the Troy community.

We want to hear from you about what YOU want to see in YOUR community Center!

Please take a few moments to fill out the TLOC online survey:



Troy Library has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

The competitive award comes with a $3,000 grant that will help the library obtain community feedback regarding the Troy Library and Opportunity Center project. A cross sector collaboration aimed at developing a thriving community resource center attached to the Troy Library in the Troy ambulance barn building. Involved partners include Troy Communities that Care, The City of Troy, The Troy Farmers Market, Western Montana Mental Health, Unite for Youth and Zero to Five.

“We are so proud to be chosen for this opportunity,” said Sharee Miller. “This grant will help us build a happier and healthier community for our Troy families.”

As part of the grant, staff will take an online course in how to lead conversations –
a skill vital to library work today. Staff will then host conversations with residents at events and locations where they are as well as a town hall event on August 2 at 5 p.m. in the Troy Library about the Troy Library and Opportunity Center (TLOC) project and use the grant funds to gather community input into the design of the facility.

The Troy Library wants you to be part of the TLOC planning! You can find more
information and share your ideas at Troy’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival at Roosevelt Park, at the TLOC town hall event at the Troy Library on August 2, by
contacting Sharee Miller at smiller@lincolncountylibraries.com, or by visiting www.lincolncountylibraries.com/tloc/.

Since 2014, ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative has re-imagined the role libraries play in supporting communities. Libraries of all types have utilized free dialogue and deliberation training and resources to lead community and campus forums; take part in anti-violence activities; provide a space for residents to come
together and discuss challenging topics; and have productive conversations with civic leaders, library trustees and staff.

“Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).”