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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside Fire burns People’s Center, suspect found deceased inside

PABLO – Flames engulfed the People’s Center on Sunday night where the rich cultural artifacts of the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Kootenai people were housed. “We lost a room full of the stories and belongings of our ancestors, but they are still in our hearts, and we will pick up th...

CSKT water compact bill clears first hurdle in U.S. Senate

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – A Montana water rights bill that would end a years-long debate was passed by a congressional committee on July 29, the next step in ensuring irrigators and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes can avoid lengthy and costly adjudication of irrigation rights.  Members...

Sanders County holds first COVID-19 testing event Sanders County holds first COVID-19 testing event

By Rob Zolman / Valley Journal HOT SPRINGS – Sanders County area resident Tammy Beerntsen waited in a steady line of cars Thursday morning for the opportunity to participate in a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event held at the Hot Springs rodeo grounds.  “I wanted to come down to ma...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

SKC announces scholarship recipient

News from SKC PABLO – A local college student has been recognized for her dedication to serving her community and for her outstanding achievements by being awarded an Achieving the Dream scholarship.  Rachel Matt, a student at Salish Kootenai College, was one of two awarded the third annua...

Bison Range temporarily closes Bison Range temporarily closes

News from FWP  CHARLO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is temporarily suspending public visitation and use at the National Bison Range, effective April 9.  The suspension of operations is to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees in light of the novel coronavirus p...

Tribal Council passes order to slow coronavirus

News from CSKT Beginning immediately, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes implemented a government-wide partial shutdown.  All department heads were directed to establish an essential services schedule through March 27. Department heads are firming up plans on what services will remain i...

Suspects involved in Missoula theft arrested in Charlo

By Karen Peterson / Valley Journal CHARLO – Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies helped to locate and arrest a suspect involved in a high-speed chase on March 25. Sheriff Don Bell identified the suspects as Seth Houston Williams of Polson and Sean Patrick Forget of Ronan. “Both males...

Historic boxing relic recovered Historic boxing relic recovered

PABLO – Marvin Camel, the only world boxing champion from Montana, who won world titles in 1979 and 1980, is getting back something he likely thought was gone forever: his original championship belt.  Ken Camel, Marvin’s brother, said the belt was stolen 30 years ago from the Marvin Camel...

Writing Collaborative wins $30,000 NEA Grant

News from the Missoula Writing Collaborative  MONTANA — On January 15, 2020, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that the Missoula Writing Collaborative was the recipient of a $30,000 Art Works grant for 2020. The arts education grant will fund 24 of the 12-week poetry writing resid...


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