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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Indian Irrigation Project

FJBC employee indicted in federal court

MISSOULA — The Flathead Joint Board of Control’s former executive administrative assistant, Johanna Clark, was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft in United States District Court on Feb. 26 in Missoula. According to court documents, Clark is faci...

Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT Daines bill would return Bison Range to CSKT

MONTANA – A bill that would settle a longstanding water rights dispute between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and state and federal governments would also return control of the National Bison Range to the tribes.  While the exact language of the bill has not yet been made public, a...

Daines says he’ll introduce new agreement to settle CSKT water dispute

An agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the federal government over long-disputed water rights took a major step forward Thursday when Montana Sen. Steve Daines said he plans to introduce a bill that would implement a new settlement framework. “Today is a really importan...

Irrigation election postponed for further assessment

LAKE COUNTY – Owners of irrigated land within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project will have to wait to cast their ballots for the annual election for two board positions along with a decision to allow two of the three districts to work together. The ballot issues were originally scheduled to go o...

Briefs for Sept. 19, 2018

Help offered to paint over graffiti  POLSON — Several local retailers have teamed up with the Code Compliance Division to help families in Polson that have been hit by graffiti vandalism over the past few months. Montana Ace Hardware and Western Building Center have graciously agreed to provi...

Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...

FJBC ready to make insurance claim for missing funds FJBC ready to make insurance claim for missing funds

The Flathead Joint Board of Control’s forensic audit revealed that $221,000 was taken from the irrigation agency without board approval.   During the regular board meeting on Tuesday, FJBC attorney Bruce Fredrickson announced that the audit was finished. He said accountant Jane Schweitzer with ...

FJBC hires new secretary, missing monies investigation continues FJBC hires new secretary, missing monies investigation continues

By Karen Peterson              Valley Journal ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control hired Chantelle Begay as their new secretary, and she was busy passing out papers, recording notes and talking to the public during the regular meeting on Tuesday. B...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Irrigation board changes building locks Irrigation board changes building locks

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control continues to work on issues stemming from an internal investigation into missing monies. The board hired an accounting firm in April to look through the books concerning operations, procedures, and accounting for the last three years, from 2014 to 2...


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