Cabinet Peaks

Medical Center
hirers new clinical manager

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center has welcomed Crystal Krabbenhoft as the new Clinical Manager of Outpatient Clinics.  She will oversee the family of Cabinet Peaks Clinics which includes Cabinet Peaks Family Medicine, Cabinet Peaks General Surgery, Cabinet Peaks OB/GYN, and Cabinet Peaks Bull River.

Submitted by  Kate Stephens




Modified hours at

Lincoln County


As we ride the realities of the pandemic, Lincoln County Library continues to carefully assess how to return to full services in a safe and healthy manner for staff and patrons. To better meet the needs of the community, Lincoln County Library is expanding its hours at all three branches beginning October 6th to the following: Tuesday 1 until 6 p.m.  Wednesday through Friday 10a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. until  2 p.m.

Masks and social distancing are required per state mandate. For the health of the library buildings, we are asking patrons to please limit their visit to 30 minutes. We want to avoid closing the library for a quarantine.

Hot spots are available for checkout at all branches and give patrons free internet connection anywhere Verizon service is available.

For more information, please contact Alyssa Ramirez at (406)293-2778 or visit lincolncountylibraries.com.

Submitted by Alyssa Ramirez


Northwest CHC again partners with LHS to on-site


In an effort to help families who may find scheduling clinical appointments for their students a challenge at times, Libby High School is again partnering with Northwest CHC to provide access to an onsite nurse, doctor and mental health provider every Thursday at the school campus. Students will need parental permission slips to participate.

At this time, Dr. Jana Hall is accepting appointments from 8 a.m.until 10 a.m. and Dean Jennings, LCSW, will be available from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on scheduled days.  Arrangements for Thursday Clinics can be made by calling the Northwest CHC at 283-6900.

By Stacy Bender, The Montanian


Libby Dae Myung Taekwondo Martial Arts classes offered in Libby

By Brian Baxter


Walking softly up to the class in session outside the Asa Wood School brought me back to my days of my study of Shukokai Karate thirty years ago. The similarities of most Martial Arts programs are emphasized in the training. The principles of Respect, Humility, and Patience are important, and one could feel that they were also being taught here. Libby Dae Myung is a Taekwondo Martial Arts school. Martial Arts refers to being suited for war, or a warrior, relating to an army or military life, and being warlike. Mars, was the Roman God of war.

Dae Myung means Tiger’s Roar, and the name was taken from the Dae Myung Judo College in Korea. Libby Dae Myung Martial Arts Academy was started by John and Jane Lloyd in March 1982 as a class at Flathead Valley Community College here in Libby. Classes have been offered continually since then with different instructors. Phil Spencer and Monte Wicka were the main instructors for many years, and they were Dan Rose’s instructors.

Rose now is one of the instructors for the classes, and said, “Really, the classes couldn’t continue if it weren’t for Neal Kerzman, who is the Master Instructor, and our senior students, Jeremy Anderson, Caedence Montgomery, Connor Benson, and Aiden Rose.” Rose continued, “I’m not sure how many people have been in class over the years, hundreds, maybe thousands, but we currently have 35-40 students ages six through sixty plus. We are currently meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays outside Asa Wood.”

For students that feel connected with nature, outside classes add a special touch. The schools class times from 6 until 7 p.m. for beginners and 6 to 8 p.m. for advanced. There are some openings for new students starting in December. Folks interested in these Martial Arts Classes can call 293-8337 or check out the Facebook page at Libby Dae Myung Martial Arts Academy.

When asked about his teaching style, Rose said, “I would say I have a participatory teaching style. The goal is to explain, demonstrate, and then have the students do the technique.” He continued, “I strive to promote fun through discipline, if that makes sense. Most importantly, I really feel like I learn more from the students each class that I give.” Rose seems to be a good example of a well balanced teacher. Instructor Rose summed up the situation when he said, “The most important thing for our instructors is to provide a positive experience for the students. Our motto is that Martial Arts is for your whole life. The principles of Respect, Humility, and Patience apply to more than just martial arts practice.”

Instructor Dan Rose teaching techniques outside at Asa Wood School. Photo by Brian Baxter, The Montanian