KPFL no longer to offer local spay/neuter animal clinics

Submitted by KPFL

Due to a lack of local options,
Kootenai Pets for Life will no longer be offering  spay or neuter options at our Shelter in Libby.

We have an agreement with Dr. Burt Veterinary Care in Bonners Ferry, Idaho to honor vouchers provided by KPFL. We are currently looking for more options in Kalispell, Thompson Falls, Sandpoint and more.

In an effort to promote the spay or neuter of every pet, we can provide a voucher that will reduce the cost of
this surgery for you. You will need to call the Shelter at (406) 293-5735 to receive a voucher.  You must have this voucher before you make an appointment and tell the veterinarian that you using the voucher.

Female cat spay is $75, spay if pregnant is $90. Male cat neuter is $45.

Female dog spay under 20 pounds is $90, 20-50 pounds is $95, 51-99 pounds is $105, and over 100 pounds is $110 plus $1 per pound over.

Male dog neuter under 20 pounds is $75, 20-50 pounds is $80, 51-99 pounds is $90, and over 100 pounds is $110 plus $1 per pound over.

KPFL was started in 2001 by a group of concerned citizens to provide a humane, no-kill Sshelter for the stray and abandoned pet population of the Libby and Troy area.  The all volunteer organization provides shelter and
assists our community with spay and neuter, foster care, veterinary assistance and education. Over 3,500 pets have been adopted out since the shelter began and over 8,000 pets have been spayed or neutered. The Shelter is
located at 125 County Shop Road.

KPFL is a non profit organization and donations are tax deductible.


Donations can be mailed to

KPFL, Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923.  Online donations can be made
by logging in online at www.kootenaipetsforlife.com
or by finding Kootenai Pets for Life

on Facebook.

Vendor Applications now available for

2021 Kootenai Harvest Festival

The 2021 Kootenai Harvest Festival will

be held on Saturday, September 18 at the Riverfront Park Pavilion – on the banks of the

Kootenai River in Libby – from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. that evening.

The Kootenai Harvest Festival offers a funfilled day for the whole family where everyone can enjoy local vendor shopping, a locally sourced Harvest Meal served by the Gracious Table, live music all day, and a special Harvest Dance performance by the Karina Hancock Dance Studio.

A cider-press, beer garden, and tons of family fun including tug-o-war, a straw pit, sack races, putt-putt, and more! The Harvest Meal will be $12 a person, served beginning at 12:00 p.m. with both on-site dining and take-home options.

The Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Libby Chamber of Commerce and
The Farmers Market at Libby. The mission of both the annual Kootenai Harvest Festival and the weekly Farmers Market at Libby, is to provide a place for local farmers, artists and craftspeople to connect directly with the local community. The 2021 Kootenai Harvest Festival expects to host approximately 40+ vendors, twice as many vendors  as found at the weekly Farmers Market at Libby.

Vendor Applications can be picked up from the Libby Chamber Office or The Farmers Market at Libby, located at 905 W. 9th Street. Download of application also available at www.libbychamber.org.

If you have questions regarding the Kootenai Harvest Festival, please contact the Libby Chamber Office, (406) 293-4167.


Seeking City

Court Judge

The City of Troy is seeking letters of interest for a city Court judge. Please provide a resume and letter of interest to: City of Troy, PO Box 823, Troy, MT 59935.

Letters of interest will be accepted until 4:00 pm, September 14, 2021. For Further information contact Troy City Hall at 406-295-4151.

First ever Kootenai Forest Fair

to be held September 24 in Libby

All are invited to come and discover everything that’s going on across the

Kootenai National Forest.


Submitted by Wild Montana


Libby – The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition is proud to announce the first-ever Kootenai Forest Fair,
taking place at Riverfront Park in Libby from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, September 24.

The fair will feature booths from over 40 local and statewide groups ranging from local businesses to
agencies to non-profit organizations.

Attendees will be able to visit with and learn from local loggers, forest rangers, wildfire experts, wildlife
biologists, and trails advocates.

“The fair is a chance to connect to our forest in a new way and learn
about all the great work that folks are doing to support our forest resources and communities,” says Allie Maloney, northwest Montana field director at Wild Montana. “The forest gives us good jobs and incredible access to the outdoors, and I’m excited that we have this chance to learn more about everything that goes on behind the scenes.”

In addition to chatting with exhibitors, Forest Fair attendees will have
the chance to take photos with Smokey Bear, enjoy a free beer from Cabinet Mountain Brewing, and win great
prizes, including a unit of freshly milled 2x4s generously donated by Idaho
Forest Group. There will also be plenty of kid-friendly activities and outdoor skills demonstrations.

“This really is a fun way to bring the community together and enjoy a great afternoon,” says Bob Casteneda, retired Kootenai Forest Supervisor and current board member of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition. “From timber to trails to hunting and fishing, our forest really provides for us in so many ways, and we’re really looking forward to what should be a great afternoon.”

What: Kootenai Forest Fair

When: Friday, Sept. 24 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Park, Libby


To minimize the risk of Covid-19, we will ensure all booths are well spaced, activities take place outside, and sanitizing stations are easily available.
Free masks will also be available for
all attendees.

If you’d like more information
about the Kootenai Forest Fair, or
if your business or organization is
interested in exhibiting, please
contact Allie Maloney at 406-863-6012