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Manslaughter suspect jailed on new charges
SANDPOINT A Bonner County man awaiting trial in a vehicular manslaughter case has been arrested a suite of new criminal charges. Peter Franklin Goullette is charged with aggravated battery, burglary and witness intimidation, according to the Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository. He is scheduled to ma
Libby man gets eight years suspended for assault
Jeremy Allen Townsend attends his sentencing Monday, March 12, 2018. (Paul Sievers/The Western News) A Libby man convicted for felony criminal endangerment was sentenced March 12 in Montana 19th Judicial District Court to a suspended eight year prison term with credit for his 148 days in detention.
Boiling River trail closed due to spring flooding
Home burns to the ground in Sanders CountyHome burns to the ground in Sanders County Updated: Monday, March 19 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-03-19 19:24:28 GMT Witnesses are reporting that a fire killed pets at a home in Heron, in northwest Montana, on Sunday. Heron, pop. 150, is located on Highway 200, just
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Blotter
Mar. 5, 12 a.m. A caller reported that there was a male attempting to assault her and her child on Lincoln Boulevard. Mar. 5, 10 a.m. A caller reported that there is a vehicle parked on her property on Bull Lake Road. Mar. 5, 1:30 a.m. An individual reported a suspicious male watching kids sledding
County's response to mental health center closure falling into place
Left scrambling with little notice of the Jan. 2 closure of Western Montana Mental Health Center, Lincoln County health officials are reporting that some replacement services are falling into place following weeks of effort. The Center, whose administrative offices are located in Missoula, closed t
Still seeking Our Libby Fix'
To to editor: In 2005, our Libby Fix became reality for all of Libbys sick and dying and dead from W.R. Grace asbestos. Our Libby Fix was created by myself and taken on by the State of Montana as the fair and just compensation for the people of Libby. Our Libby Fix became part of an Asbestos Bill S.
Hearing set in eluding case
SANDPOINT A preliminary hearing is pending for a Clark Fork man accused of felony eluding and reckless driving. A Bonner County Sheriffs deputy encountered Ryan Allen Denny on Upper Pack River Road last April and clocked the Volkswagen Jetta he was driving at 76 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to a
Confetti rains on reigning champ
Nearly 40 fourth- through eighth-graders take their seats on stage Saturday morning in the North Idaho College Schuler Performing Arts Center at the start of the 15th annual North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee. The participants came from 40 schools in nine districts across North Idaho, including priva
Libby City Council: Four applicants for vacant seat include three previously turned down
Answering a second call for applicants to fill the Libby City Council seat left vacant by Angel Fords resignation in January, four Libby men have stepped forward including all three who previously applied and were turned down. William M. Holcomb, Hugh Taylor and former City Council member D.C. Orr
Arraignment is vacated in felony battery case
SANDPOINT An arraignment hearing was vacated Thursday for a Bonner County man accused of breaking a Hope mans collarbone in a bar brawl last year. Defense counsel for Adam Oliver Finney and Kootenai County Deputy Prosecutor Laura McClinton moved jointly on Thursday to call off the hearing in 1st Dis
19th Judicial District Court: Sentencing for drug possession, DUI
Brandon Colten Martell (Paul Sievers/The Western News) Libby man sentenced to treatment for drug possession Nickolaus Edwards was sentenced to five years with the Montana Department of Corrections in Montana 19th Judicial District Court on March 5. Judge Matt Cuffe noted that the sentence would not
Hearings set on BNSF bridge plan
SANDPOINT The Idaho Department of Lands is hosting two hearings in May to gather public comment on a second BNSF Railway span across Lake Pend Oreille. Both hearings are set for Wednesday, May 23. The first hearing is set for 8 a.m. at the Ponderay Events Center and the second hearing starts at 6 p.
Children in daycare require two additional vaccinations
The State of Montana in January added two required vaccines Pneumococcal (Prevnar13) and Hepatitis B for children enrolled in licensed childcare facilities, according to a news release from Lincoln County Public Health. The addition will take effect June 1. Non-compliant children must be vaccinated
Suicide attempt postpones Nold trial
COEUR dALENE The trial for a Hayden man accused of soliciting a teenager for sex was vacated Wednesday after the defendant didnt appear at a pretrial hearing. Ronald Nold, 65, failed to show up at his hearing in First District Court, which was supposed to be the final hearing before a March 19 jury
Student actors sought for Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs'
An audition for an upcoming production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will take place 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 19 at the Libby Memorial Events Center at 111 E. Lincoln Blvd. Aspiring actors should plan to stay the entire two hours, a news release states. Some will be asked to stay fo
Opposition growing to locking up public lands
Dan Rose wrote an excellent letter explaining the potential impact of the Idaho Senate Joint Memorial (SJM 103) calling for no additional wilderness in Idaho. This, along with the city of Clark Forks formal rejection of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, the Bonner County Resource Policy call for no wi
County exploring federal re-investment program for low-income areas
Lincoln County is looking into an economic development program targeting low-income community census tracts, of which four in the county including the City of Libby are eligible. Each state can only identify 25 such areas for participation in the program, which was established by the federal Tax Cu