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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Rare wolf sighting trees teenager Rare wolf sighting trees teenager

VALLEY CREEK – In the cold hours of a winter morning in mid-January, Kylee Wells, 17, put on a pair of snowshoes and went on a hike not knowing she was about to encounter a pack of wolves. She started out alone like she did many times on a trail not far from her home in Valley Creek, located on a tu...

World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park World-record ram discovered on WildHorse Island State Park

KALISPELL – Through conservation partnerships and critical habitat restoration, Wild Horse Island State Park on Flathead Lake has produced the largest ram in the world. The Boone & Crockett Club on Feb. 7 confirmed that a 9-year-old ram that died of natural causes at the state park is pending as...

Pink dress photography project empowers students Pink dress photography project  empowers students

PABLO – Inside an unassuming brown box that arrived from New York were layers of pink satin, tulle, sequins … and a challenge.  The layers of pink were four dresses. The challenge was to reclaim pink as part of a cooperative international roving photography project for girls. Several ...

CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal CSKT land use planner shares concerns over density map repeal

PABLO — The Flathead Indian Reservation’s planning director is concerned about the Lake County commissioners’ plan to make the density map advisory rather than regulatory.  Commissioners have said they plan to repeal the map and make it advisory as part of an updated growth policy.&...

PEER bison range lawsuit settled

C PABLO – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has settled a lawsuit with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) regarding the National Bison Range. The settlement creates a five-year timetable for the completion of a statutorily-required Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and...

County commissioners opt to make density map advisory, not regulatory

POLSON — Lake County is undergoing the process of repealing its density map and then approving it for use as an advisory document, county commissioners said last week. County Planning Director Jacob Feistner said the goal is to repeal the 2005 document — which is a standalone document used for...

Pierre gets five years in DOC for 8th, 9th DUIs

POLSON — Patrick Allen Pierre was sentenced for his eighth and ninth DUIs earlier this month.  Missoula District Court Judge John W. Larson sentenced Pierre, a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal elder and Plains resident who turned 89 on Jan. 28, to four years and one month in the Departme...

Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification

ST. IGNATIUS – Several topics were addressed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, including the CSKT-MT Water Compact, although the most time sensitive topic focused on election ballots. It was said that irrigators should have received an envelope in the mail contai...

New chair elected to CSKT tribal council

News from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes PABLO – Ron Trahan, who has served on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council for a total of 14 years, was elected chairman on Friday, Jan. 5. Trahan had served as chairman once before in 2014. The previous chairman was Vernon Fi...

Foster grandparent program may fold after school year Foster grandparent program may fold after school year

POLSON – Although a local program that benefits seniors and children has received a number of kudos, it may fall victim to a lack of funding come July 2018, the beginning of the next fiscal year.  Nancy Hemphill, the former coordinator and now director of the local Agency on Aging’s Foste...


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