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Articles with the Tag: Kerr Dam

Why we need Decker

Editor,  It’s interesting to read the letters to the editor here in Lake County. The mantra from Professor McClellan et al is that we need someone as county commissioner who can bring cooperation back to the county. That would imply there is currently a ‘lack’ of cooperation. My tru...

Perch fishing good around new Polson city dock Perch fishing good around new Polson city dock

Fishermen, What bites well in the perch in a 35 to 45 foot depth? This includes all the weedy areas in Flathead Lake proper (the lake north of the narrows.) Lake whitefish just below the thermocline, but very close to it. This is a narrow thermal layer that has a 10 degree difference in temperature fro...

Man charged following alleged chase Man charged following alleged chase

POLSON — A 34-year-old Hamilton man faces charges of criminal endangerment and DUI after allegedly riding a motorcycle at speeds over 100 mph in Ronan and Pablo. Zachary Lang Bice, who is on probation for a criminal endangerment conviction from 2007, had a blood alcohol content of .106 following a c...

Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom Land use ethics, value of water taught in outdoor classroom

Hundreds of children in fourth and fifth grades from across the Flathead Indian Reservation stepped off their school buses to see the glistening Flathead River on May 9-10 at the Woodcock campsite. The students were invited to an open spot along the river by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to ...

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...

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam. Blair Jones, 22nd District Court judge in Columbus...

District court judge dismisses Lake County’s lawsuit over property tax

  POLSON – A substitute district court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Lake County in an attempt to force the Montana Department of Revenue to send a property tax bill to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for the former Kerr Dam.  Blair Jones, 22nd District Court j...

Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species among the topics at legislative session Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species among the topics at legislative session

  Local legislators convened in Helena on Monday, Jan. 2, for the biennial session, with proposed bills dealing with Public Law 280, aquatic invasive species and permanently moored vessels. State Rep. Greg Hertz, R–Polson, plans to submit a bill requesting the state reimburse counties impacted...

Lake levels lowering, all dam generators in operation

News from Energy Keepers, Inc. POLSON — Representatives from Energy Keepers, Inc., NorthWestern Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and Bureau of Indian Affairs conferred on Nov. 22 regarding current and projected operation of the Seli’š ...

Representatives report on Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe Dam

Representatives from Energy Keepers, Inc., NorthWestern Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Bureau of Indian Affairs conferred on Sept. 22, regarding the operation of the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe (formerly Kerr) Project. The current outflow is about ...


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