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Articles with the Tag: SKQ Dam

Leaders build connections to foster change Leaders build connections to foster change

PABLO – Divisive is a word used on the Flathead Indian Reservation in the past few years to describe the relationship among community members with varying opinions for things like the Water Compact and even taxes.   Leaders in many fields including the financial sector, law enforcement, technol...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located Tuesday, Feb. 27 by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. Accor...

Body of missing man found below dam observation lookout

POLSON – The body of 26-year-old Kyle Butterhof of Polson was located yesterday by Two Bear Air on the cliffside below the SKQ Dam observation lookout. A search for Butterhof had been underway following a missing person/welfare check request called in by a family member on Friday, Feb. 23. According to...

SAR to form swiftwater rescue team SAR to form swiftwater rescue team

POLSON – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has had a dive team for a number of years, but a group of search and rescue volunteers are trying to start a swiftwater rescue team.  Steve Bowman, Gabe Ouellette and Rick Reeves completed two days of training in May on Swan Lake with Swan Mission...

Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature Public Law 280 exit revision passes Legislature

POLSON — A bill that would speed up the process if the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes request to withdraw from Public Law 280 has passed both houses of the state Legislature.  SB 310 passed the Senate 35-15 and the House 53-47. It now heads to Gov. Steve Bullock for a signature or veto...

Briefs for April 26, 2017

Energy Keepers CEO to address Polson Chamber POLSON — On Wednesday, May 3, members of the Polson Chamber of Commerce will receive an update from Energy Keepers CEO, Brian Lipscomb. Energy Keepers is a corporation of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes established to operate Séliš Ksanka Q...

SKQ Dam operations update SKQ Dam operations update

 News from Energy Keepers, Inc. LAKE COUNTY — A monthly report of the Se̓liš Ksanka Ql̓ispe̓ Hydroelectric Project Operation for Flathead Lake states that March was warm and wet in the Flathead Basin. Precipitation accumulation was 7.48 inches, 223 percent of normal and temperatures we...

Briefs for March 29, 2017

Hear about holiday lights study at luncheon News from Polson Chamber of Commerce POLSON — From big cities to small towns and villages throughout the United States, communities are celebrating the holiday season with lights — lots and lots of lights. Now a Holiday Lights event just might...

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...

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...


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