Sunrise & Sunset Times

Date Sunrise Sunset
August 18 6:39:31 a.m.     8:52:23 p.m.
August 19 6:40:55 a.m. 8:50:31 p.m.
August 20 6:42:18 a.m. 8:48:39 p.m.
August 21 6:43:42 a.m. 8:46:46 p.m.
August 22 6:45:05 a.m. 8:44:51 p.m.
August 23 6:46:29 a.m. 8:42:56 p.m.
August 24 6:47:52 a.m. 8:41:00 p.m.

National Gas Inventory

As of August 16, 2021 –

Montana gas prices have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g
today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 615 stations in Montana. Gas prices in Montana are 10.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.07/g higher than a year ago.


According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Montana is priced at $3.09/g today while the most expensive is $3.99/g, a difference of 90.0 cents per gallon. The lowest price in the state today is $3.09/g while the highest is
$3.99/g, a difference of 90.0 cents per gallon.


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Did You Know?

Most car horns honk in the Key of F.


The average American commuter is stuck in traffic 42 hours a year.
(We’re guessing this a per week average in NYC?)


About 65% of all Rolls-Royce cars that were ever built are still on the road.


Leonardo da Vinci sketches show that he came up with the idea of the car in 1478.


It is illegal to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.


Before the growth of the car industry, over 15,000 horses were left to rot on the streets of New York every year. Therefore, automobiles were welcomed as environmentally friendly.


The last vehicle to offer a cassette player as an option was the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria.


The first automobile race in the United States had a top speed of 15 mph.


If your car’s remote button is pressed 256 times in a row without being in range, the remote will quit working.


The record for removing and replacing a car engine is 32 seconds in a Ford Escort held by the UK Royal Marines.


Jaguars used to be called SS Cars, but the name was changed after World War II due to the atrocities that the Nazi SS committed during the war.


The average car has 30,000 parts and about 80% of a car is recyclable.


NASCAR was created because of Prohibition. When moonshine bootleggers needed a way to transport their goods in a hurry and without raising too much suspicion, stock cars were created, paving the way for the racing that we see today.


The Benz Patent-Motorwagen, build in 1886 by German inventor Karl Benz (as in the co-founder of Mercedes-Benz), is widely considered to be the world’s first production car.


Cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. In fact, statistics show that 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States involved a cell phone.

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Simon’s Weather

Northwest Montana

Regional Forecast

Tuesday, August 17—

Much cooler. Mostly
cloudy with showers likely and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce locally heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds. Snow level lowering to near 6500 feet in the afternoon.
Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible above 7500 feet. Highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s with lower 50s around 5000 feet. West to northwest winds 5 to 15 mph except gusty winds possible near thunderstorms.


Wednesday, August 18—

Cool with a chance of showers in the morning across Sanders County with a slight chance of morning showers across Lincoln County. Lows in the 40s with near 40 around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s with lower 50s around 5000 feet.


Thursday, August 19—

Dry and a little warmer except for a slight chance of mountain showers along the Canadian border and east of Eureka. Areas of frost possible in the morning across colder valleys. Lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s except locally lower 30s colder valleys with mid 40s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 70s to near 80 with upper 50s around 5000 feet.


Friday – Sunday,
August 20 – 22—

Unsettled and locally breezy at times with a chance of showers, especially across higher elevations. Lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s with upper 40s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s with near 60 around 5000 feet.


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Lincoln County, Montana – “Counties On Fire”

Kudos to our county commissioners and Jim Peterson of the Evergreen Foundation for their excellent mailer that went out to all residents of Lincoln County. This mailer really hammers home the urgency of our county’s fire risk situation.  As the former Lincoln County Forester, I would like to commend all of our land management agencies, county government and governmental  programs for their coordinated efforts to
actually do something about our fire risks. Such cooperation has been long needed and now it is happening through the Shared Stewardship Initiative, Good Neighbor Authority, Montana Forest Action Plan, Lincoln County Firesafe Council and numerous other on-going cooperative efforts.

Although “Counties On Fire” mentions in numerous places the help available to homeowners who would like to mitigate their fire hazard, I would urge homeowners to go a step further.  Former Montana Governor, Brian Schweitzer, urged Wildland Urban Interface(WUI) residents to take responsibility and warned them not to depend on the government to save their forest home.  No truer words have been spoken. The WUI
currently extends two miles from private non-corporate land with known structures. These are the national forest lands where fuel mitigation through forest management and prescribed burning can really make a difference. However, the best we can hope for once these lands are treated is that a forest fire will be slowed down or hopefully even stopped.  When you can get fire embers spotting over a half a mile you get the picture.  As veteran fire researcher Jack Cohen
continues to remind homeowners, it’s the little things that burn down houses from a forest fire, such as embers falling on dry needles in your gutter or on wood chips around your house.

So, if grants are available, great, but if not, you the homeowner better get advice from the numerous on-line sources available, such as Fire Adapted Kootenai or Firesafe Montana and do something about your own fire risk problem.   If you think you still need advice you can request free Firewise assessments through our county’s fire departments or by contacting Lincoln County Forester, Jenifer Nelson at 406-283 2322.

Submitted by

Ed Levert, CF

Libby, Mont.

Admissions Clerk (PRN)/CPMC

– Med/Surg RN  (PRN)/CPMC

– Labor & Delivery RN/Full-Time/CPMC

– Physician/Mid-Level/Provider Opportunities/CPMC

– Occupational Therapist/Part-Time/CPMC

– Deputy Sheriff – Eureka/$22.89/Full-Time

– Resident Advisor/$15-$17/vary/Turning Winds

– Occupational Therapist (PRN)/CPMC

– Cashier/Stocker/Part-Time/Bears Country Store

– Counter Person/Cashier/Server/48.75/R Place

– Dirt Work/Equipment Operators/$15-$20/Eureka

– Cook/$8.75/R Place

– School Based Health Center Coordinator/Full-Time/CHC

– PACT Team Lead/$24-28/Full-Time/WMMHC

– Part-time Nabisco Retail Merchandiser/Stocker

– Infectious Disease Employee Health RN/CPMC

– Package Delivery Driver /UPS

– Environmental Services Aide Full- Time/CPMC

– Receptionist/Full-Time/Libby Clinic


These and many other jobs can be seen in the foyer along

with job descriptions and generic applications.

Doors are open:
Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri  8:00 a,m. -5:00 p.m.
and Wed 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.


To return completed applications to Job Service Libby:

– Hand deliver completed applications to Job Service-Libby,
417 Mineral Avenue, Suite 4

– Email completed applications to

– Fax completed applications to 406-293-5134

– Mail applications to Job Service-Libby, 417 Mineral Avenue, Suite 4, Libby, MT 59923


Please contact Job Service-Libby at 406-293-6282, extension 0
or if you need a generic application emailed, mailed or faxed to you.  Leave a detailed message with your name and phone number so we can return your call promptly.


*A full listing of all jobs now available in Lincoln
County can be accessed by visiting Montana Works