Weekly Horoscopes

Aries (March 21-April 19) Adapt to changes. You can generate what’s needed. Don’t rush, or risk breakage. Consider your moves before making them. Stick to reliable sources and foundations.


Taurus (April 20-May 20) Polish your presentation. Dress to impress. You’re stepping into the spotlight. Stay diplomatic, and improvise with a surprising turn of events. Graciously respond.


Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Nurture yourself. You may be feeling especially sensitive with recent changes or chaos. Meditate in seclusion. Tend your garden. Nature soothes your spirit.


Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Brilliant ideas arise in conversation. Get together with your team. Find hidden opportunities revealed by recent news. Go for distance rather than speed.


Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An unusual career option appears. It may require a test. Accept new responsibility. Adapt to changes at the top. Find a lucrative opportunity.


Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Seminars, classes and conferences provide satisfying and lucrative opportunities. Travel and explore fresh terrain. Handle your chores, and then go discover something new.


Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Use what you’re learning to cut costs. Get practical with financial decisions. Choose long-lasting quality, and simplify. Discover a brilliant and unorthodox solution.


Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Go ahead and be spontaneous, but not reckless. Do something unexpected and nice with your partner. Strengthen bonds, and share a sweet unscheduled deviation.


Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — A little spontaneity can be fun. Put aside rigid routines and allow flexibility, especially with your work, health and fitness. Try a new trick.


Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Grab a fun opportunity to do something new. Meet someone wonderful or discover a chance for adventure or playfulness. Whip up a little romance.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Find a fabulous bargain or happy surprise for your home and family. Windfall apples make a lovely pie. Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity.


Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Adapt your message to respond to breaking news. A surprise requires diplomacy to avoid misunderstandings. Write your views, and edit carefully. Document and organize.


Movie of the week

“Zombieland: Double Tap”

Directed by

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Movie of the week courtesy of

Sunrise and Sunset Times

November 6                 7:37 a.m.     5:14 p.m.

November 7                 7:38 a.m.     5:13 p.m.

November 8                 7:40 a.m.     5:11p.m.

November 9                 7:41 a.m.     5:10 p.m.

November 10              7:43 a.m.     5:09 p.m.

November 11              7:44 a.m.     5:07 p.m.

November 12              7:46 a.m.     5:06 p.m.

Montana Gas Price Update

As of October 28, gasoline prices in Montana  have fallen 0.6 centers per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 a gallon according to Prices are 3.4 cents lower from a month ago and are 28.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average has fallen 5.1 cent per gallon during the last week and stands 22.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Book of the week

“Olive, Again”

By Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer Prize

winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her


Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the

imaginations of


Book of the week courtesy of

Simon’s weekly weather

Issued Sunday November 3,  5:45 p.m.


Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 6, 7)  Dry. Lows in the 20s with mid to upper 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s with mid 30s around 5000 feet.

Friday through Sunday (Nov. 8,9,10) A chance of valley rain showers and mountain snow showers. Lows in the 30s with lower 30s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 40s to near 50 with upper 30s around 5000 feet.


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Local voices concern about proposed Kootenai Wellness Aquatic Center

I have a few concerns about the proposed Kootenai Wellness Aquatic Center in Libby/Lincoln County.

The cost, first stated to be as much as $5 million, has grown to as much as $10 million.

There are conflicting statements as to whether the project will be built on Libby or Port Authority (county) property, which would determine liability, and how operational and maintenance costs are allocated.

The pool, assumed to be used partly for competitive swimming events, has only four lanes, whereas all competitive pools must boast six lanes.

Comparisons with Polson (pop. 4,875) and Whitefish (pop. 7,850) versus Libby (pop. 2,737) seem unrealistic. For an accurate comparison, ask the residents of Dillon Mont. (pop. 4,134) how much they regret their choice to build a six lane pool.

Funding for the construction is described, variously, as coming from local donors, or a single unidentified benefactor.

The 68 surveys that supporters collected represent 2.5% of city residents, and not all of the attendees of this most recent presentation were in favor of the project.

The acronym for the project, when spoken aloud, is pronounced “quack.”

I would only be in favor of such a project if the prodigious benefactor(s) set up the funding such that an interest-bearing operational and maintenance account were part of the deal, in an amount that could guarantee no tax levy in perpetuity. In addition, I believe that supporters must make the effort to gauge countywide interest via a survey mailed to every property owner.

Let’s put the horse in front of the cart, like it should be.

Gary Armstrong,

Libby, Mont.