Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Welcomes New Foundation Board Member

Submitted by Cabinet Peaks

Medical Center

The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation is thrilled to announce the addition of a new board member, LaRona Rebo, to their esteemed group of dedicated volunteers. Rebo’s extensive involvement in the community and passion for making a positive impact make her an invaluable asset to the Foundation.

Rebo has been an integral part of the community for most of her life, and her deep-rooted connection to its residents is evident through her active engagement in various local initiatives. Currently, she generously devotes her time to youth sports, including soccer, wrestling, and baseball. Additionally, Rebo serves as the vice president for the Libby Elementary School Parent Council, where she plays a crucial role in advocating for the educational needs of students and collaborating with parents and educators to enhance the school experience.

Born and raised in Libby, Rebo pursued higher education at Montana State University, where she acquired valuable skills and knowledge. After graduation, she realized her heart belonged in her hometown, surrounded by the embrace of family and friends. She now serves as an Executive Assistant with the Kootenai National Forest Service. She is married to JR, a wildland firefighter, and cherishes her role as a parent to two wonderful children, seven-year-old Ryder and three-year-old Renleigh. Their vibrant family life is filled with shared experiences in youth sports, lake days, and exciting outdoor adventures, creating cherished memories with extended family members.

LaRona Rebo’s enthusiasm for community betterment is palpable, and her addition to the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation’s Board brings a fresh perspective and valuable expertise. She eagerly anticipates collaborating with the Foundation’s remarkable group of individuals, who share a common goal of making substantial improvements and driving positive change within the community.

The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Foundation extends its warmest welcome to LaRona Rebo and looks forward to the valuable contributions she will make as a dedicated board member. With her wealth of experience, passion, and commitment, Rebo will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in enhancing the Foundation’s mission of delivering exceptional healthcare services and improving the overall well-being of the community.

Libby Friends of The Library Book Sale

Submitted by Libby Friends of the Library

The Libby Friends of the Library will have its next Book Sale on Friday, July 7th from 10 am to 5:00 pm in the Book Sale Room downstairs at the Library.  Due to many generous donations of books this month, we have put out lots of new books, both fiction and non-fiction. We also have several featured authors and collections on our Monthly Specials shelves. Purchase of items is by donation, with all money received going to support programs for the Library.

Entries Now Accepted for 2023 Fair Competitions

The 2023 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo is now accepting online entries for 4-H/FFA and Open Class competitions. The annual event is scheduled for Aug. 16-20 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds.

Exhibitors can view a digital version of the fair book and enter competitions at nwmtfair.com/fairbook. The book contains information about rules, premiums and more. Paper copies of the book are available at the fair office, located at 265 N. Meridian in Kalispell. All entries are due by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 unless indicated otherwise in the fair book. Late entries will not be accepted.

A self-service computer station is accessible in the fair office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for exhibitors without computer access or those needing assistance with their entries. Fair staff will be available to help during office hours.

For more information about the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo or to purchase event tickets, visit www.nwmtfair.com or call (406) 758-5810.

Farmers Market at Libby Celebrates New Storage Shed Addition From LOR

Submitted by The Farmers Market at Libby

The Farmers Market at Libby, organized by the Libby Chamber of Commerce, has a new storage shed made possible with support from the LOR Foundation. The shed will help our wonderful group of staff and volunteers to continue putting on our weekly market with just a little more ease and a lot less of hauling heavy tables, canopies, signs, and handy-dandy traffic cones!

It will also allow us to store extra canopies and carts that will be available for vendor use during the market and setup/take down (coming soon!). The Market Committee and the Libby Chamber of Commerce are grateful for the support given by the LOR Foundation in helping to make this community event even more successful. We would also like to thank The Shed Center and Rick’s Rentals for their multiple upgrades that will help the shed last through many years of heavy use.

Come by any (or every!) Thursday between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to shop your local farmers market and see our spacious new shed so generously provided with support from the LOR Foundation! Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages (The Farmers Market at Libby) to hear all the latest news, updates, and vendor spotlights. For more information on this topic, please contact Market Manager (406) 293-4167 or email marketmaster@libbychamber.org.

Koocanusa Reservoir Early Summer Update

Current conditions:

Koocanusa Reservoir elevation: 2449.18 feet

Koocanusa Reservoir inflow: ~14.5 kcfs

Libby Dam outflow: 10.0 kcfs

Kootenai River elevation at Bonners Ferry: 1748.61 feet


Current changes and highlights:

The following outflow changes are scheduled for Tuesday, 20 June:

-Outflows will decrease from 10.0 kcfs to 9.0 kcfs at 2300 MDT


Libby outflows will be reduced to 9.0 kcfs this evening and will remain there until further notice. Libby Dam is currently being operated to manage the spring-summer refill of Lake Koocanusa, with a refill estimate of 2454 ft by mid-July.


Submitted by Ethan Cheng, EIT

Civil Engineer (Hydraulic) US Army Corps of Engineers