LCSO responds to suicide following traffic stop 

On Dec. 22, 2018 at around 9:40 p.m., Deputy Dale White stopped a vehicle on Orthrope Lake Road, in Eureka, for an equipment violation.  During the contact Deputy White determined that the driver, Kevin Workman 54 YOA had been consuming alcohol.  Deputy White began a driving under the influence investigation; during the investigation Workman was able to obtain a handgun from his vehicle.  Workman pointed the handgun at Deputy White, who took cover at his patrol vehicle. Workman then fled the scene.  There had been a passenger in the car with Workman they remained on scene with Deputy White.   Later while in the presence of Deputy White and Deputy Dan Holskey, Workman called the passenger and told them that he was in a remote area and made statements that he would not be taken into custody.  Deputies initially decided to give Workman some time and space to sober up and calm down, hoping to resolve the issue without force.  A couple hours later a family member of Workman called to report that he was now home; he was unstable and needed to be taken into custody.  Upon the Deputies arrival, Workman was found deceased from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.

January Business and Banter at brewery

Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company will be hosting the Business & Banter event Thursday, January 17 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Come for 30 minutes or stay for the full two hours to network and learn a little about your local brewery. This is a great opportunity to engage with the business community and we hope you will join us.

Business and Banter is always open to the public and FREE to attend!

Mining in Montana at Chamber lunch 

The January General ​meeting & Chamber Luncheon will be hosted by Henry’s Restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from noon until 1 p.m. The restaurant will be offering a turkey sandwich with soup and drink for $12, and the guest speaker will be Bruce Vincent who will discuss mining in Montana – the past, the present, and the future. To  RSVP, please contact the Chamber Office in advance of the event.

For more information on this topic, please contact Myranda Cravens at  293-4167 or email info@libbychamber.org.

Montana Community Foundation scholarship applications now available

Helena, Mont., January 2, 2019 – Applications for Montana Community Foundation (MCF) scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year are now available for Montana students. Last year, MCF awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships to 138 Montana students. These scholarships are made possible by the generous donors who have established scholarship funds at MCF.

Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $20,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years. Qualifications vary widely, resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. Both traditional and nontraditional Montana students are encouraged to apply. Students can apply online with a submission deadline for most applications of March 15, 2019.

“Our scholarship program is one of the most important things we do here at MCF,” said Mary Rutherford, MCF president and chief executive officer. “As our tagline says, we’re all about Montana’s future, and we know the success of our students is critical to that future. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, deserving students across the state will be able to pursue their academic dreams this year.”

To apply or for detailed information on eligibility, deadlines, and awards for specific scholarships, visit mtcf.org/applications or contact Scholarship Manager Jenny Lou Stark at (406) 441-4946 or jstark@mtcf.org.

For guidance counselors and others interested in promoting these scholarships to their students, marketing materials are available by contacting Marketing & Communications Director Riley Meredith at (406) 441-4952 or riley@mtcf.org.

Lucky local lottery ticket wins $5K in Libby

According to a press release from the Montana Lottery, Timothy Thompson, of Libby, claimed a $5,000 prize on Dec. 31 that was won on a Super Hot 7’s Scratch ticket. The winning ticket was purchased at the Save-Rite on U.S. Highway 2 south in Libby.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $559 million in prizes and returned approximately $249 million to the Sate of Montana.