Troy trash can hours change

As of August 1, the green cans in Troy will only be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days per week.

The change in hours comes after a City Council meeting where misuse of the site was discussed.


Troy VFW names new leadership

Following the loss of  Bud Priest who was all state commander for four years running, the Troy VFW Post 5514 named new leadership last week. The positions are as follows:

Commander: Dan Savage

Senior Vice: Mike Casey

Junior Vice: Bill Lafrance

Quartermaster: Jerry Erickson

Service Officer: Mark Olson

Surgeon: Harold Stanten

Judge Advocate: Wade Kidder

1 year trustee: Mark Olson

2 year trustee: Virginia Rose Arnold

3 year trustee: Bob Basham


Kootenai National Forest closes trail due to predatory black bear

The Kootenai National Forest, Forest Supervisor has closed a popular trail system on the forest as a result of recent bear activity. The Cedar Lake Trail #141 and an area ½ mile around Upper and Lower Cedar Lakes, including portions of Trail #360N and #139 are closed due to predatory black bear.

The Closure Order for the Cedar Lake Trail area is effective today, July 19 and will remain in effect until rescinded by the Kootenai Forest Supervisor. The USFWS has been notified of the bear activity.

“We decided to close this area as a precaution to the recreating public,” said Libby District Ranger Nate Gassmann. “The safety of the public and other forest visitors to that area are paramount.”

For more information, please contact the Libby Ranger District at 406-293-7773.


Kootenai River Stampede PCRA Rodeo

receives award

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame will Honor the Kootenai River Stampede PRCA Rodeo of (Libby/Troy, MT) with its “Rodeo Heritage Award” during its annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet this coming January in Billings, MT.  The Rodeo Heritage Award recognizes the Kootenai River Stampede as one of the Montana Pro Rodeo’s “Great Rodeos”, representing and carrying on the “Traditions and Heritage” of the sport here in the Big Sky Country. The Kootenai River Stampede will join in receiving this honor, previous winners and great rodeos such as, The Red Lodge “Home of Champions” Rodeo, Livingston Round Up and the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals. The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame recognizes the tremendous contribution to the sport of rodeo by the Libby/Troy communities and successive rodeo committees through the decades supporting our sport since the 1960’s.

The Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame is an organization that Honors Montana’s great Rodeo Legends, Families and Rodeo’s. It’s also the Nation’s largest High School Rodeo Scholarship fund raising organization.  The Hall of Fame awards scholarships to 12 deserving High school Students, 6 boys, 6 girls who are entering University, with the intent to rodeo on the collegiate level. Year to Date, the Hall of Fame as awarded over $500,000 in scholarship monies, to help further the education of student athletes and ensure the future of rodeo.


Cub Creek fire salvage

decision signed

Kootenai National Forest, Forest Supervisor Christopher Savage has announced that he has signed the decision for the Cub Creek Salvage Project located on the Cabinet Ranger District.

“I am pleased to announce that I have signed the decision on the Cub Creek Salvage project,” Kootenai Forest Supervisor Christopher Savage said. “This is the second of three large scale projects on the Kootenai National Forest that will address fire salvage opportunities from last year’s fires. Salvaging fire-killed trees will contribute to employment and income in local communities affected by the

The purpose of this project is to reduce the roadside hazard trees affecting public health and safety, restore portions of the landscape burned by wildfire through reforestation, and recover forest economic value and benefits through salvage, generating income in local communities as well as revenues to support project objectives. This project will include salvaging approximately 1,477 acres of dead and dying trees for recovery of economic value and providing for reforestation.

Implementation of this decision is expected to begin in late summer of 2018 and last up to three years.