8th Annual Libby Turkey Dash, November 19

Submitted by  Terry Peck


The 8th Annual Turkey Dash is coming up!  It will be held at J Neils Park, Saturday, November 19, and the race starts at 10 a.m.

If you are participating, please come early!  This 5k/2.5K fun run/walk raises funds for two local non-profits which are the Libby Food Pantry and the Libby chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Both are worthy of our support.

Because the participation in the Turkey Dash increases every year, we have joined Run Sign Up, a company dedicated to the sport and making life easier for race directors, and runners across the country.

This year we will also have chip timing which automatically clocks the time of each runner as they cross the finish line.

A wonderful benefit to joining Race Sign Up is that they provide us with a website and the capability for online registration and payment.  Please check out our site at https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Libby/TurkeyDashLibby and sign up there or download a registration form and mail it with your fee to Turkey Dash, PO Box 633, Libby Mont. 59923.

The early registration fee is $25 (kids under 12), $30 (adults) and there is a family discount.

The early run/walker registration deadline is November 11th, but anyone can register on race day.  Run/walk Registrations can also be picked up at Faith Bible Church or Pure North Athletic Club.

If you have questions, please contact Dani Gordon, Turkey Dash Coordinator at 406-291-7076.

David Thompson Search and Rescue Respond to Over Due Hiker

Courtesy of David Thompson Search and Rescue


November 2, David Thompson Search and Rescue called out to respond for a overdue hiker up Cedar Creek area. The subject was located with the assistant of auditory devices (e.g. whistles) at approximately 2330 and escorted back to the trailhead . Fantastic work by all SAR members.

Its that time of year to check bags to ensure you have what you need for winter conditions and to replace all batteries in headlamps and flashlights.


Kootenai Climate Group Takes Action for the Community 

By Katie McCahan


The Kootenai Climate Group is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase climate change awareness and promote policies that empower people to take constructive action to reverse human-caused climate change in Lincoln County. They are non-partisan, and strive to find common ground between community members to work towards solutions that protect human health and the natural environment, and improve quality of life. They have about 80 members, and a dedicated board of 8. These include Kris Newgard, Eric Dickinson, Russ Gautreaux, Eileen Carney, Renee Rose, Donna Martin, Scott Rodich, and Kathy Mohar.

Starting in 2019, this prolific group has been attending farmers markets and fairs, hosting speakers, providing input on State legislation, and planning projects with other local groups. They are collaborating with community leaders such as those from Fire Adapted Kootenai to improve wildfire preparedness by upgrading fire resistance standards for new homes and subdivisions, and promote fuels reduction and pro-active building protection on private property. This spring they hosted the film called Megafire at the Dome theater with a great turnout. Additionally, they were strong supporters of Flathead Electric’s effort to build a charging station for electric vehicles at the Libby Visitor Center.

Climate change is an issue with wide reaching effects, and will continue to have pressing consequences in the near future. Increased episodes of extreme heat, wildfires, flooding, and drought are projected. This will have a detrimental effect on the health, safety, and economies of Lincoln County and the world at large. Things to do include starting climate conversations, buying and using sustainable goods and food, improving energy efficiency of cars and homes, and voting for candidates who support progressive climate policies.

As we come into fall, the Kootenai Climate Group is looking to host another movie event and engage with local government officials to provide input on how to best take advantage of the opportunities and funding that will become available as a result of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. They plan to continue efforts to booth at special events next summer and follow climate related legislation in Montana’s upcoming legislative session. For more information, visit their Facebook page, contact kootenaiclimategroup@gmail.com to get on their mailing list, or attend their monthly meetings.

Kootenai Valley Christian School Hosts Annual Veterans Day Program,

Nov. 11


KVCS will be hosting its annual Veterans Day program on November 11 at 6:30 at Libby Christian Church.

We welcome any that would like to attend.  Grades Preschool-12th grade will be presenting a performance to honor and thank the men and women that have proudly served our country.

A slide show of veteran friends and family will be shown during the program.

Veterans in attendance will be given recognition during the program, and will receive a gift from our students at KVCS.

Thank you to our Veterans!


Submitted by

Tara Niemi