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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Joint Board of Control

Irrigation board supports fourth district Irrigation board supports fourth district

ST. IGNATIUS — Several issues were discussed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14. FJBC Commissioner Jennifer Kaplan was sworn in as the meeting got started. She is now one of the representatives for the Jocko District. Commissioner Ted Hein asked the FJBC to vot...

Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision Irrigation board votes to appeal judge’s energy decision

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Joint Board of Control is seeking an appeal on a judge’s energy decision. Judge H. Peter Young stated in his decision that the FJBC failed to prove that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have an obligation to continue to provide low-cost power for the irri...

Judge rules on irrigation power rates Judge rules on irrigation power rates

The Federal Energy Regulation System issued an initial decision on Dec. 29, 2016 concerning a licensing agreement for the Seliš Ksanka Qĺispe dam. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have operated the SKQ Dam since 2015. FERC regulates the transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oi...

Problems not over for irrigation board Problems not over for irrigation board

ST. IGNATIUS – Two things occurred during a short Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14. Board members were sworn in after about a year of conflict, although the issue isn’t over. One more seat is now contested. Elected board members from the May 2016 election to...

Judge rules irrigation election valid

POLSON – District Court Judge James Manley ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the winning candidates in the Flathead Joint Board of Control election are to be seated at the earliest possible date. He stated that the May 3, 2016, FJBC election results to seat three new commissioners were certified by th...

Judge rules FJBC election valid

POLSON – District Court Judge James Manley ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 13, that the winning candidates in the Flathead Joint Board of Control election are to be seated at the earliest possible date. He stated that the May 3, 2016, FJBC election results to seat three new commissioners were certified by th...

Irrigation board contemplates budget Irrigation board contemplates budget

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control is considering hiring a consulting firm to help sort out the issues with the water rights adjudication process before the issue goes to Montana Water Court. “We are here today because a couple months ago the DNRC sent out letters with adjudica...

Local representatives vying for seats November 8 Local representatives vying for seats November 8

With the primary election less than three weeks away, the presidential race can’t overshadow the contests for state government. The following is a recap of individuals running for seats in Montana government. Senate District 6 Either Rolf Harmsen–D of Polson or Albert Olszewski– R o...

Irrigation board runs into more election issues Irrigation board runs into more election issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The election process got a bit more complicated recently concerning elected board positions for the Flathead Joint Board of Control. The board elected to cancel the last election because 800 ballots were not initially mailed out due to requirements that one person be designated to vot...

Judge rules on legislature’s vote regarding water compact

LAKE COUNTY – District Judge James Manley ruled the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Montana Water Compact to be unconstitutional concerning a certain section regarding immunity. The Flathead Joint Board of Control brought the lawsuit against the State of Montana. “We value our const...


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