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Lincoln County "Poodlegate"

Proposed Legislation Supports Animals' Rights and will Save Counties Money.

For the last six months, since August 2016, the Tobacco Valley (TV) Animal Shelter has been responsible for 67 dogs, many of them poodles, that were rescued from horrific living conditions. The animals cannot be adopted until litigation between the Libby breeder and Lincoln County has been settled. The trial date is set for mid-April of this year. Montana presently lacks legislation that would make the owners of the seized animals liable for the cost of their care. So far, the bill has cost the county $40,000 and the TV Animal Shelter $15,000, with costs accruing daily. If it is dragged on by appeals the expense burden will, obviously, only grow.

Spring is Comin' Around the Corner

Spring is Comin' Around the Corner

This winter has been exceptional in the Tobacco Valley because of record snowfalls and some very low temperatures. But now it's February, and there is a sense that Spring is on the way, for the days are longer and the sun feels warmer.

Serious gardeners are paging through seed catalogs. Some have even planted flats inside, although it is hard to know when they expect to plant the seedlings outside, as the snow is still piled deep in most gardens.

Welcome the Tobacco Valley Nordic Ski Club

Welcome the Tobacco Valley Nordic Ski Club

NOTE: A Community Pint Night at HA) Brewery/Pizza Jax will be held Wednesday, January 4th from 3:00-8:00. There will be a live auction of some great stuff to raise money for trail groomers.

What a glorious winter to get out and glide around our woods! The new non-profit Tobacco Valley Nordic Ski Club encourages you to strap on your skis and enjoy the frosty forests.

Hiking in NW Montana

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VisitNWMontana.com is all about inspiring, promoting and helping to build and sustain NW Montana through stories, blogs, photos and fun – one person, one business and one experience at a time.

Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.