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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...

Briefs for Aug. 9, 2017

Berry harvest closure reminder News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a rule prohibiting non-Tribal members from harvesting berries on March 1, 2012.  A tribal member may have non-member children or a spouse accompany and assist with berry pick...

Polson Chamber hears about manufacturing Polson Chamber hears about manufacturing

POLSON – One may not realize it, but Montana is a good place for manufacturing.  Lake County native Paddy Fleming tried to get that message across to the Polson Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 2.  Fleming, who has been director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center at Montana State ...

Biologists request information on nesting Swans

News from CSKT Natural Resources Wildlife biologists with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes began a project to restore Trumpeter Swans as a resident species on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the mid-1990s. Subsequent efforts resulted in the release of 264 captive bred Trumpeter Swans since...

Tribal Health is going EPIC

News from CSKT Tribal Health ST. IGNATIUS — Tribal Health is going EPIC.  EPIC is the name of a new electronic health records system adopted by Tribal Health to improve the delivery of health care services to recipients.   To help Tribal Health recipients and staff understand what thi...

Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out Wilderness fires burn east of Arlee; salvage yard fire out

POLSON –  South Lake County residents may have noticed fires burning east of Arlee, one of which may cause some Placid Lake residents to evacuate and another that burned a salvage yard.  Kelly’s Auto Salvage, located southeast of town off U.S. 93, lost some 400 cars due to a fire cau...

Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club Total-ly new Home coming soon for Boys and Girls Club

 RONAN – Though final paperwork hasn’t been finished, the staff at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County are in the preliminary process of moving.  “We are ecstatic about this opportunity,” said Aric Cooksley, Boys and Girls Club executive di...

Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus Local YWAM has cross-cultural, international focus

By Caleb M. Soptelean Valley Journal PABLO – In 2005, Sika Ulutoa came to visit northwest Montana with plans to move to Japan. He never made it.  Sika, a Samoan who moved to the Mission Valley with his wife, Rita, from her native Ohio, planned to go to Japan for missionary work.  ...

Tribes hire AIS coordinator Tribes hire AIS coordinator

  News from CSKT Natural Resources The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation announced the new hire of Erik Hanson, Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coordinator to the Division on June 29. Hanson brings 15 years of experience working on AIS issues and most recently served as AIS ...

Ronan fire crew thankful it wasn’t worse Ronan fire crew thankful it wasn’t worse

RONAN – A disaster was averted on a hot Friday afternoon when a fire broke out in the alleyway between Image Quest and the movie theater.  “It could have been a lot worse, but thankfully it was just a small fire,” said Ronan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Clary. Jim Myers w...


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