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Articles with the Tag: Flathead River

Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo Fouled boats found as invasive species check station opens in Pablo

LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Region’s Aquatic Invasive Species inspection stations opened early this year, and in its opening weekend in Pablo, two fouled boats were already intercepted.  One boat was known to come from Arizona’s Lake Havasu, a mussel-positive body of water.  ...

Montana Water Court deadlines may complicate compact journey

LAKE COUNTY – As the Water Rights Compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes makes its way through the federal branch of government in the United States Congress, several deadlines could complicate the journey. Gov. Steve Bullock signed the bill at the state level in April 2015 containi...

Briefs for Sept. 23, 2015

  Mission Valley Animals Shelter burglarized POLSON — Late Sept. 5 or early Sept. 6 thieves broke into the Mission Valley Animal Shelter after cutting lines for the telephone, alarm and internet, according to Jill Simpson, director of the shelter.  The burglars didn’t go into t...

Power to the people Power to the people

Ever since the land was new, before Flathead Lake and the Flathead River had names, snow has been falling on the mountains, melting and finding its way down the timbered slopes, into small creeks and streams before flowing into the lake.  The lake narrows into Flathead River, where five miles southwe...

Roping on the river Roping on the river

POLSON — The Polson fairgrounds blossomed with huge horse trailers, big pickups and horses tied to trailers, grazing in panels or being ridden down to the Flathead River as nearly 800 contestants and their families came to town for the Flathead River Tour Rodeo Aug. 20-22. The rodeo paid $55,000 in ...

Stanford to give last State of the Lake Report

News from Flathead Lakers LAKESIDE — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate Flathead Lake and clean water at the Lakers’ annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at the Glacier Camp and Conference Center near Lakeside. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Native plan...

Storm sparks fires Storm sparks fires

LAKE COUNTY – A strong thunderstorm sparked wildfires and caused power outages across Lake County Monday evening.   Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Prevention Technician Devlin LaFrombois said four fires were reported Monday evening and one was reported Tuesday ...

Irrigation season almost at an end

News from the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project,  forwarded by the Flathead Joint Board of Control  The following is a brief summary of water availability for the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project and outlook per geographic area. Camas: Current storage is 59 percent of capacity. It is ex...

Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County Grasshoppers a problem in Lake County

Drifts of dead grasshoppers lay under a couple of pickups at David and Sue Nash’s ranch in Irvine Flats, remnants of horrific grasshopper hatches in the area. They have to shovel them up and burn them or they decay and smell. “It’s just staggering how many grasshoppers there are this yea...

Heat sets records, drives folks to water Heat sets records, drives folks to water

LAKE COUNTY — The National Weather Service’s heat advisory issued for Saturday and Sunday warned those living in Western Montana to be prepared for some of the hottest weather ever recorded in the month of June, and they were right.  Across the state on Sunday, Helena set an all-time reco...


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