Kootenai Country

Lincoln County, Montana is located in the northwest corner of Montana within the Kootenai National Forest area.  76% of Lincoln County belongs to the Kootenai National Forest, which offers high craggy peaks, deep canyons, and mixed conifers that stretch from the Canadian border (only 5 minutes from Eureka) to the Clark Fork Valley. You can enjoy the Purcell Mountains, the Yaak River, Ross Creek Giant Cedar scenic area, the beautiful Kootenai River, and the 90-mile long Lake Koocanusa reservoir, held back by 422 foot tall Libby Dam on down to city of Libby. This is in the heart of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness area. Lincoln County is 3.5 times larger than the state of Rhode Island, but populated by less than 20,000 humans. It is home to the communities of Eureka, Fortine, Libby, Rexford, Trego, and Troy. Lincoln County is just being discovered by those who have had their fill of “shoulder-to-shoulder living”, and “bumper-to-bumper vacations”.  It may just be the “last best place”.

Of Lincoln County’s privately owned land, Burlington Northern and Plum Creek Timber are the two major owners, possessing a combined 14%. The remaining private land is individually owned. Lincoln County’s major industries include Tourism, Recreation, Mining, and Lumber & Wood products. In fact, Lincoln County is the largest producer of wood products in Montana and has the most commercial forest land in the state.

Employment Opportunities:

The main employment opportunities in Lincoln County are retail, agriculture, forestry, and fishing, construction, accommodation and food services, and professional. Employment Statistics: http://www.libbymt.com/community/employmentchart.htm

Kootenai Job Service Workforce Center

417 Mineral Avenue, Suite 4

Libby , MT 59923

Ph:(406) 293-6282, Fax:(406) 293-5134

http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/local/libby/

Newspapers:

Libby area news: http://www.thewesternnews.com/

Eureka area news: http:www.tobaccovalleynews.com/

Montana Classifieds.com   http://www.montanaclassifieds.com/

The Montanian

P. O. Box 946

Libby , MT 59923-0946

(406) 293-8202

E-mail: montanian@libby.org

Tobacco Valley News

P. O. Box 307 , Eureka , MT 59917

Ph:(406) 297-2514, Fax:(406) 297-7807

E-mail: editor@tobaccovalleynews.com

http://www.tobaccovalleynews.com

The Western News

P. O. Box 1377 , Libby, MT 59923

Ph:(406) 293-4124

E-mail: westnews@libby.org

Getting Here:

By Air: serving the Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)

Delta/Sky West – (800) 221-1212

Horizon/Alaska – (800) 547-9308

United Airlines – (800) 864-8331

Allegiant – 1-702-505-8888

The airport is centrally located between Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls.

By Train: Amtrak’s Empire Builder pulls into the historic Whitefish Depot daily from points east and west from Seattle, WA to Chicago, IL. .

By Car: Automobiles and RV’s can utilize I-90 to Highway 93 then north to Kootenai Country.