Welcome to Libby, Montana!

Hello and welcome to the City of Libby website and, more importantly, welcome to Libby. I hope you find it easy to locate information; if not, please feel free to contact City Hall at 406-293-2731.

Settled in the 1880’s, Libby was named after miner Stephen Allen’s daughter, Elizabeth or Libby, so the story goes. Libby is a small city of 2,750 residents, located on the beautiful Kootenai River and shadowed by the Cabinet Mountains.

Libby’s history is strongly rooted in the mining and timber industries. As those declined, we transitioned to tourism, taking advantage of the crystal-clear waters and remote opportunities we have to offer as well as cottage industries and small businesses, driven by folks who strongly desire to stay, raise a family, and prosper in God’s country.

Libby is known as the “City of Eagles.” Several eagle sculptures can be found around town, including three 60-foot eagles, one at each end of town, as well as one majestically perched over the gateway to Libby’s downtown, Mineral Avenue.

Enjoy our website and let us know if we can make it better. As Mayor, I welcome you to our city and invite you to discover the many wonderful things Libby has to offer.

Brent Teske

–Brent Teske, Mayor


Recent News

USFWS issues Draft Biological Opinion on Flower Creek Dam December 12, 2013 News - Flower Creek Dam Biological Opinion - Draft issued September 23, 2013
Capital Improvements Plan Amendment August 16, 2013 News - The City is in the process of amending its Capital Improvements Plan (2011) to include a prioritization and expansion of recommended sidewalk improvements.  A public hearing will be held on August 21st at 6:00 pm in City Hall.  See the ... (read more)
Permitting the Flower Creek Dam August 13, 2013 News - The City has been advised that it needs to conduct a complete biological assessment in consultation with the USFWS in order to assess impacts to fish and wildlife as a result of the dam's replacement.  This is different from the ... (read more)