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Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal Bicyclists pedal through Mission Valley, share locally grown meal

ST. IGNATIUS — Fueled by locally-grown, farm-fresh food, around 120 bicyclists got on their bicycles Saturday and pedaled around the Mission Valley during the third installment of the Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate (MMAPP) farm-to-farm bike tour. Designed with a wide range of riders with varyi...

CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior CSKT Water Compact finalized by Secretary of Interior

Friday marked the end of a long and intricate journey to resolve water rights between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the state of Montana and the federal government.   That voyage came to an end when Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland signed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai-Montana C...

‘A Slice of Summer’ event to benefit Ninepipes Museum ‘A Slice of Summer’ event to benefit Ninepipes Museum

News from Ninepipes Museum  CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana invites the public to save Sept. 9 on the calendar to celebrate A Slice of Summer – A Slice of History Museum Benefit.   This fundraiser for the museum will be at Sky Ridge Ranch, located a few minutes out of...

Bison Range’s Red Sleep Drive now open

News from CSKT  Spring has finally arrived in Western Montana, which means baby red buffalo calves will start to appear at the Bison Range, formerly known as the National Bison Range.   On Dec. 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed, the Bison Range Restoration legislation. Thro...

Settlement agreement ends FWP bison plan

News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced a settlement agreement that ends litigation between the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and United Property Owners of Montana. “Under the previous administration, FWP didn’t do rig...

Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management Bison Range projects develop under CSKT management

BISON RANGE — A chorus of meadowlarks sings out along the Bison Range’s Prairie Drive on a crisp morning in early April, and the sun casts strong shadows across Red Sleep Mountain. National Bison Range Refuge Manager Amy Coffman is at the wheel and looking for two early bison calves, sighted by h...

Vehicle thefts, pursuits result in 4 court cases Vehicle thefts, pursuits result in 4 court cases

A St. Ignatius man is accused in a series of car thefts and high-speed pursuits. Shonko Christy-Lacounte, 23, pleaded not guilty at District Court in Polson on March 31 to three counts of felony theft and one count each of criminal possession of dangerous drugs and criminal mischief. Christy-Lacounte w...

CSKT announces emergency National Bison Range regulations CSKT announces emergency National Bison Range regulations

News from CSKT On Dec. 27th, 2020, Congress took the historic action of legislatively restoring the lands of the National Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, following the signing of the Montana Water Rights Protection Act (Public Law #116-260) and, si...

Law makers settle water rights issues Law makers settle water rights issues

After years of negotiation, water rights issues on the Flathead Reservation flowed to the top level as the Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed with bipartisan effort in the United States Senate on Monday, Dec. 21. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant called the event h...

Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure Bison Range gets steady stream of visitors after closure

NATIONAL BISON RANGE — The gates opened for visitors at the National Bison Range on Monday, Aug. 10, after being locked for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We’ve had a steady stream of cars coming in since we opened,” said Jennifer Strickland, U.S. Fish and Wildlif...


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