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2,600+ pounds of narcotics seized

News from the U.S. Department of the Interior WASHINGTON — Today, the Trump Administration highlighted the efforts made in 2019 by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Joint Opioid Reduction Task Force in Indian Country, as law enforcement officials successfully led 14 operations across sev...

CSKT’s Big Arm position affirmed in federal court

 News from CSKT  PABLO – Last year, over the objections of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Lake County granted an access to a developer who proposed an RV park next to the village of Big Arm.  The tribes objected because Lake County neither owned the property underly...

Irrigation districts grapple with fee increase

Last week, the Flathead Irrigation District paid $192,250 for their half of the payment for the 2019 Flathead Indian Irrigation Project operation and maintenance costs with a $4.50 increase or $33.50 per acre or $16.50 for half an acre.   The Mission and Jocko Districts paid their half of the fee at ...

Public comment period for refuge management open

News from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service BISON RANGE – Since 1908, when the National Bison Range in western Montana was established by conservation visionary President Theodore Roosevelt, this cherished 18,800-acre national wildlife refuge has continued to play a vital role in the conservation...

U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic' U.S. senators respond to MMIW 'epidemic'

People driving south on U.S. Highway 93 outside of Missoula will pass a billboard with the word “Missing” in prominent letters next to a picture of a Salish woman.   Jermain Austin Charlo was last seen on June 16 in Missoula, according to the information on the billboard. The Dixon reside...

Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Irrigation election ballots to be unsealed

ST. IGNATIUS — Election ballots that weren’t sent out during the Flathead Joint Board of Control May mail-in election are soon to be unsealed to see why they didn’t go out. According to Lake County Election Administrator Kathie Newgard 754 ballots were held due to a new requirement that one...

Briefs for April 6, 2016 Briefs for April 6, 2016

Library to host humanities speaker News from North Lake County Public Library POLSON — North Lake County Public Library in Polson will host the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History: Women in Science” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Thu...

Irrigators to pursue project turnover in dual appeal, negotiation process Irrigators to pursue project turnover in dual appeal, negotiation process

RONAN – The Flathead Joint Board of Control will appeal a federal lawsuit to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to regain local control of the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project.  The board’s attorneys said Aug. 25 that they will also try to work out an agreement outside of the...


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