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Briefs for Sept. 19, 2018

Help offered to paint over graffiti  POLSON — Several local retailers have teamed up with the Code Compliance Division to help families in Polson that have been hit by graffiti vandalism over the past few months. Montana Ace Hardware and Western Building Center have graciously agreed to provi...

Irrigation fees set to increase next year

LAKE COUNTY – The cost of farming within the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project could increase in the coming year if irrigation taxes go up as planned. The Bureau of Indian Affairs manages the project for the United States government and has increased the operation and maintenance fees to $33.50 per...

New group forms to fill FBC void, protect watersheds

News from Watershed Protection Advocates Northwest Montana has a new organization dedicated to the protection of our priceless watersheds. As expressed in its mission statement, Watershed Protection Advocates of Northwest Montana (WPA) is committed to “supporting and encouraging sustainable, thoug...

Rain causes flooded roads in Post Creek area Rain causes flooded roads in Post Creek area

ST. IGNATIUS – Rising waters are an enemy of road infrastructure, and Post Creek has been especially tough on the bridges and culverts that it flows through this year. “When you put a bridge and a road over a creek, you’re not letting it do what it naturally wants to do, which is to mean...

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...

First Interstate donates $20,000 to SKC Hydrology Department First Interstate donates $20,000 to SKC Hydrology Department

News from the Salish Kootenai College Foundation PABLO – First Interstate BancSystem Foundation presented Salish Kootenai College (SKC) with a $20,000 check to aid in the enhancement of critical laboratory upgrades in the Hydrology program.   “Giving back to the places we call home is ...

MSU offers online course on Montana Climate Assessment

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Academic Technology and Outreach and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems have developed a free online educational module that helps citizens learn about key information from the Montana Climate Assessment. The Montana Climate Assessment is a scientific document that d...

Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification Irrigators need signature form for election ballot verification

ST. IGNATIUS – Several topics were addressed during the Flathead Joint Board of Control meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, including the CSKT-MT Water Compact, although the most time sensitive topic focused on election ballots. It was said that irrigators should have received an envelope in the mail contai...

State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber State of the city: Mayor, city manager give update to Polson Chamber

POLSON – The state of the city was on the agenda at last week’s Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Mayor Heather Knutson and City Manager Mark Shrives gave attendees at KwaTaqNuk Resort a rundown on goings-on in the city since Jan. 1. Shrives said that the city’s $17 million wastewa...

Polson alumnus wins world flyboarding championship Polson alumnus wins world flyboarding championship

FLORIDA – TJ Andrews knew one of two things was about to happen: he would make history in the extreme sport of flyboarding or he would crash in front of hundreds of people while doing a trick no one had ever done in competition before. “I didn’t know if I could pull it off, but I was goi...


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