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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Joint Board of Control

Referendum vote on hold

  POLSON — In the latest twist on water rights, two of the three irrigation districts that make up the Flathead Joint Board of Control — the Mission Irrigation District and the Jocko Valley Irrigation District — asked District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher for a temporary restrainin...

Irrigators to vote on resolution 2013-5

The Flathead Joint Board of Control passed Resolution 2013-5, which requested that any irrigation district whose commissioners desire to withdraw from the FJBC first conduct a referendum of the fee land irrigators they represent.  Irrigators within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project may vote on t...

FJBC referendum goes to the irrigators FJBC referendum goes to the irrigators

ST. IGNATIUS — Three Flathead Joint Board of Control Commissioners — Boone Cole, Chair, Wayne Blevins and Jerry Laskody — gathered on Oct. 14 to talk to newspaper reporters about Resolution 2013 and what brought about the resolution.  The FJBC, voting 6 to 5 with the chair abstainin...

FJBC members sue each other

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Board of Control held a special meeting on Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. First up was an agenda item to ratify the filing of a suit by the Flathead Joint Board of Control, Boone Cole and Jerry Laskody vs. M. Paul Wadsworth, Jerry Johnson, Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher.  C...

Federal attorneys speak to irrigators in special meeting Federal attorneys speak to irrigators in special meeting

ST. IGNATIUS — At a special Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on June 19, Duane Mecham, senior attorney with the U. S. Department of the Interior, Portland, Ore., office, attorney Jennifer Frozema from the same office and Travis Teegarden, Bureau of Indian Affairs attorney, met with board members...

Jocko Irrigation District withdraws from FJBC

News from the Jocko  Irrigation District ARLEE — In a 2-1 vote, the three Jocko Irrigation District representatives voted to withdraw from the Flathead Joint Board of Control on June 14. Kerry Doney and Roger Christopher voted yes, and Boone Cole voted against.  The three representat...

Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack Joint Board ups attorney’s salary, hires Slack

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control met on June 10 for their monthly meeting.  Attorney Jon Metropoulos reported on the two law suits in which the FJBC is involved.  One is a suit filed by the Western Montana Water Users in December against the Flathead, Jock and Mission ...

Flathead Joint Board reorganizes

ST. IGNATIUS — Rumors were flying about a protest planned by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal members at the May 13 Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting.  There was no protest, and the FJBC board members voted on board officers, swearing in new members Jerry Laskody, Mission District,...

Complaint filed in irrigation district election

On April 23, Alan Mikkelsen, a consultant for the Flathead Joint Board of Control, St. Ignatius, filed a complaint with the Montana Office of Political Practices against the Western Montana Water Users Association LLC.  According to a press release, the complaint alleges illegal campaign contribution...

Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement Writ stops FJBC vote on water use agreement

Retired attorney Lloyd Ingraham, Ronan, surprised the Flathead Joint Board of Control on April 16 with a writ signed by District 20 Judge C.B. McNeil preventing the FJBC from voting on whether to adopt or reject the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project water use agreement. About 50 people crowded the Flathe...


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