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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range Comprehensive Conservation Plan process begins at Nat’l Bison Range

POLSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun the process for creating a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the National Bison Range and other conservation lands in Lake and Flathead counties.  The initial public meeting was held Tuesday, June 6, at the Red Lion in Polson. Another was ...

Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America Tester: budget cuts would hurt rural America

RONAN – United States Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), stopped in Ronan to share his views on issues from healthcare to water rights on Wednesday, May 31. Tester said President Trump’s first proposed budget cuts a lot of federally funded programs, which if approved will negatively impact everyo...

Bear spray skills taught at festival Bear spray skills taught at festival

PABLO – A sub-adult grizzly bear weighing 390 pounds stood on the grass at Salish Kootenai College to welcome people to the Fifth Annual Community Birds and Bears Festival on Thursday. The grizzly looked like it might be walking through campus on its way to forage for food, but it turns out that it ...

Improvements on tap in 2020 for intersection south of Pablo Improvements on tap in 2020 for intersection south of Pablo

PABLO – The intersection of Old US Highway 93 and US Highway 93 south of Pablo may be headed for some revamping, a Montana Department of Transportation official said last week. The intersection, which is located just south of a bridge over Mud Creek, is slated for improvements by June of 2020, accor...

Prescribed burn planned at bison range

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) - Fuels Program are planning a prescribed burn on 400 timbered acres within the Elk Creek Drainage of the National Bison Range Refuge. Thi...

New watercraft rules stated

News from the State of Montana The State of Montana now requires all watercraft transported from out of state or transported from east of the Continental Divide into Western Montana to be inspected before launching into Montana waters. Additional Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes regulations apply...

Wellness fair focuses on supporting women Wellness fair focuses on supporting women

PABLO – About 1,400 people filtered through the Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday at the Salish Kootenai College campus, which is about 100 more than last year. “Growth has really occurred with the number of health screenings we’ve been able to offer,” said Niki Graham, even...

Tribal re-entry program offers help to those in court system

PABLO – A helping hand to those re-entering society. That’s what the Flathead Indian Reservation’s Tribal Re-entry Program offers to those dealing with misdemeanor or felony convictions. Once tribal members are released from jail or prison, they may find life difficult. That’s wher...

Jette Lake logging project finishing up

JETTE — A 1.2-million- board-feet logging project is finishing up in the Jette Lake area. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Department of Forestry Division Manager Steve McDonald said the project started a year ago. Only tree thinning and burning of wood debris piles remains to be done....

Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom

Hundreds of children in fourth and fifth grades from across the Flathead Indian Reservation stepped off their school buses to see the glistening Flathead River on May 9-10 at the Woodcock campsite. The students were invited to an open spot along the river by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to ...


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