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Polson data center still in preliminary discussion Polson data center still in preliminary discussion

POLSON — Despite numerous press reports announcing future plans to build a 50-megawatt data center in Polson, it’s clear that the project is in very preliminary stages.   The announcement came June 3 during the Montana “On The Rise” Economic Summit, cohosted by Sen. Steve Dain...

Swimming closed at Riverside Park due to strong currents Swimming closed at Riverside Park due to strong currents

  POLSON — Temperatures Saturday were in the 70s, and Riverside Park in Polson would typically be overflowing with families and kids frolicking in the still frigid (in this reporter’s opinion) waters of Flathead Lake. While the playground still had a few customers, the swim area was close...

SKQ Overlook to close for the winter SKQ Overlook to close  for the winter

News from CSKT, Energy Keepers MISSION VALLEY — As we welcome the changing of the seasons, we would like to remind you that the SKQ Overlook will be closing for the winter on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at sunset. For more information, please feel free to contact the Se’lis Ksanka Qlispe’ P...

Lake level beginning to be lowered

News from Engergy Keepers, Inc. FLATHEAD LAKE — The annual fall drawdown of Flathead Lake commences as the summer season ends. Expect Flathead Lake to be slowly lowered to an elevation of no higher than 2,891 feet by the end of October. Each fall the reservoir is drafted to mitigate the impacts of...

Snow pack above normal, water volume forecast largest in 50 years

News from Energy Keepers Spring runoff is about to commence on the Flathead. With a far above average snow pack for this time of year, we are anticipating potentially very high flows on the Flathead River during May and June. For the past seven weeks Flathead Lake was operated to the lowest elevation po...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located Tuesday, Feb. 27 by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. Accor...

Energy Keepers’ director: hydropower business is booming Energy Keepers’ director: hydropower business is booming

POLSON — The Seliš Ksanka Qĺispe Dam is bustling with business. That’s the word from Travis Togo, director of power management at Energy Keepers, which operates the dam for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Energy Keepers, Inc., which took over operations in September 2015...

Briefs for April 26, 2017

Energy Keepers CEO to address Polson Chamber POLSON — On Wednesday, May 3, members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce will receive an update from Energy Keepers CEO, Brian Lipscomb. Energy Keepers is a corporation of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes established to operate Séliš Ksanka Q...

Briefs for March 29, 2017

Hear about holiday lights study at luncheon News from Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — From big cities to small towns and villages throughout the United States, communities are celebrating the holiday season with lights — lots and lots of lights. Now a Holiday Lights event just might...

What's up dock? What's up dock?

POLSON — After being as high as four feet above normal in recent months, causing ice to freeze to docks, the water level in Flathead Lake is now normal. That’s the word from Energy Keepers Chief Executive Officer Brian Lipscomb.  Heavy rains in the Flathead Basin in October resulted in...

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