Sunrise and Sunset Times

March 11                     8:00 a.m.     7:43 p.m.

March 12                     7:58 a.m.     7:44 p.m.

March 13                     7:56 a.m.     7:46 p.m.

March 14                     7:54 a.m.     7:47 p.m.

March 15                     7:51 a.m.     7:49 p.m.

March 16                     7:49 a.m.     7:50 p.m.

March 17                     7:47 a.m.     7:52 p.m.

Movie of the week


Directed by Dan Scanlon

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there. {PG}

Movie of the week courtesy of

Montana Gas Price Update

As of March 2, gasoline prices in Montana have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 a gallon according to Prices are 9.8 cents lower from a month ago and are 6.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

Issued Sunday March 08, 2020 – 5:40 p.m.


Wednesday( March 11)

A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the 20s to near 30 with upper 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s with lower 30s around 5000 feet.

Thursday ( March 12)

Dry and mild except for a slight chance of showers along the Canadian border. Lows in the 20s to near 30 with upper 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s with near 30 around 5000 feet.

Friday and Saturday (March 13, 14)

Locally windy and turning much colder with a chance of snow, decreasing Saturday afternoon. Lows in the 20s to near 30 Friday cooling to the mid teens to mid 20s Saturday. Highs in the lower 30s to lower 40s Friday cooling to the upper 20s to mid 30s Saturday. Around 5000 feet lows in the lower 20s Friday cooling to the lower teens Saturday. Highs in the mid 20s Friday cooling to the mid teens Saturday.

Sunday (March 15)

A little warmer with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower single digits to lower teens with mid teens around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s with lower 20s around 5000 feet


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Word of the week

  • noxious•

Pronunciation: (ˈnäk-shəs)
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: often refers to something that’s dangerous, harmful or destructive to living things.

Book of the week

We Wish You Luck”

By Caroline Zancan

An exhilarating novel about a group of students who take revenge on a wunderkind professor after she destroys one of their own – a story of collective drive to create, sabotage, and ultimately, to love.

Book of the week courtesy of

Local opinion: Small towns thrive by inviting your out of town friends and family

I have lived here in Libby for over 50 years and have seen many changes. I came to Libby one day just to look around while wanting a change in employment and was so impressed that I never wanted to leave. As I have looked back over the years, I realized that I stayed mostly because of the people. I love this town, but mostly it’s our friends and neighbors. As I said earlier, there have been many changes, many of these changes have been very painful for the hundreds that have lost their jobs and had to leave the area. Also, the people that stayed had to work harder and possibly get by with less.

There are numerous towns around the state and region that have thrived. One reason, in my opinion, they are thriving is because of the entertainment and recreation that they offer and they have excelled in promoting. I’m sure that this is not the only reason but I think that it has helped. Promoting Libby in a positive way is important to all of us. Look what “Ignite The Nites” has done. I see Libby on an upswing. I feel strongly that we’re moving in a positive direction. These chainsaw carving events can become a real boost. This can be huge with positive community involvement.


I believe that Paul Bunn and his Kootenai Country Montana staff have stepped up to make it grow and help Libby thrive. This can become a great event for all of us to show our friends and family, from out of the area, just how great our corner of Montana is. Just by inviting them to the chainsaw carving events. It’s a very exciting time for us to promote our way of life. Come visit and enjoy the excitement of the chainsaw carving and the many other things that we have to offer.

I’m sure that there are thousands of people within a relatively short distance that have never seen Libby. Let’s join together and get them here for the weekend. Each of us can just invite a few. Hopefully they will help our town survive and thrive while having a good time. This can be great for community involvement. Just by taking the time to invite others to visit and enjoy the excitement September 10 through 13.

Thank You,
Mel Burnett, Libby Mont.