Whitney’s Beauty Services is Open

Submitted by Whitney Bothwell

“I am so excited to finally announce that I am now a licensed esthetician and taking clients here in Libby. For now I will be working out of a small room in my new house with its own entrance.

I do waxing, lash & brow tinting, lash lifts, brow laminations and facials. I graduated from the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute in Dallas Texas with 750 hours in the Esthiology program. I am licensed in Texas and Montana. I am not affiliated with Aveda in any way but I am Aveda trained and my entire professional product stock is specifically Aveda. In other words, you’ll get the Aveda luxury experience for a lower price. However, Since I am not affiliated with Aveda I, unfortunately, will never be able to purchase their professional products again. So get in and get an Aveda facial before I run out. “

You Can Book your next beauty service with Whitney at the link below:

Libby Friends of the Library Book Sale

Submitted by Susan Horelick

The Libby Friends of the Library will have its next Book Sale on Friday, August 4th  from

10 am to 5:00 pm in the Book Sale Room downstairs at the Library.  Come check out what we have on our Monthly Specials shelves. This month we also have a table of Jigsaw Puzzles that can make a nice activity indoors on those hot August days.

Purchase of items is by donation, with all money received going to support programs for the Library.

Forest Fire Season Reminders

Submitted by the U.S. Forest Service– Kootenai National Forest


The Kootenai National Forest is at Very High fire danger!! The past week, the Kootenai National Forest has had 9 new fires, both lightning and human caused. Resources responded the morning of  7/14/23, to 4 new smoke reports.

The Four Mile Haul Road Fire on the Libby Ranger District is now contained and crews are continuing to mop up the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Resources are engaged and constructing line around the Government Mule Fire on the Cabinet Ranger District. The fire is approximately 2 acres. There are currently no fire restrictions on the Kootenai National Forest, but please do your part to prevent wildfires! With the hot and dry conditions, please use extra caution when recreating on the forest.

Wildfire season is upon us! If you want to stay informed of the current wildfire situation on the Kootenai National Forest and around the country visit links below for current information and air quality.  Please note: Information on some website links might take a bit to update to the most current information at times, please be patient.


  • – For recent incidents, WildWeb: https://www.wildwebe.net/?dc_name=MTKDC
  • -For major incidents, INCIWEB: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
  • – National Incident Situation Report (updated everyday @ 7:30am): https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
  • – Air Quality: https://gis.mtdeq.us/…/experiencebuilder/experience/…
  • – Fire and Smoke Map: https://fire.airnow.gov/
  • – Montana DNRC Wildfire Dashboard: https://mtdnrc.maps.arcgis.com/…/2fa1f42db6c94ddd8c2612…
  • If a fire starts, call 9-1-1 immediately!
  • Kootenai National Forest Supervisor’s Office 406-293-6211
  • Libby Unit DNRC 406-293-2711
  • Please remember to make sure that your campfire is DEAD OUT before you leave your campsite. Please view the Campfire Safety Guide for helpful information to keep your campfire safe and do your part to prevent wildfire.
  • https://smokeybear.adcouncilkit.org/…/WFP_75th…

PNT Trail Objection Open Now

Submitted by Rick Pringle, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Administrator


The USDA Forest Service has completed a comprehensive plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail and associated environmental analysis. The Forest Service is providing an objection period on the comprehensive plan and environmental assessment (EA). The proposed project information, EA/FONSI, and draft decision notice (DN) are available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=52259. This action is subject to the objection process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B.  A final decision will not be made until after the objection process has been completed. Objections must be submitted within 45 days following publication of the legal notice.

Electronic comments should be submitted via the Comment Analysis and Response Application (CARA) at https://cara.fs2c.usda.gov/Public/CommentInput?Project=52259.  Mailed objections should be sent to Jacqueline Emanuel, Objection Reviewing Officer, national Forest System, USDA Forest Service, ATTN: PNW Trail Objections Coordinator Debbie Anderson, R6 Regional Office, 1220 SW Third Ave., Portland, OR 97204. The publication date in the Seattle Times, newspaper of record, is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection to this project. For additional information please contact Rick Pringle, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Administrator, by emailing richard