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Articles with the Tag: water

Local hydrologist awarded Science Foundation fellowship Local hydrologist awarded Science Foundation fellowship

Tyler Fouty spends his days in his lab at Washington State University, focused on engineering calculations about culvert design. But when you talk to the engineering graduate student, it’s clear that the heart of his work is improving the world: for salmon, and, by extension, for people who rely on sal...

Supporting water compact

Editor, We (the Lake family) and most of our neighbors on the Flathead Indian Reservation support the CSKT water compact. It protects our state-based water claims, it provides certainty that we will have water to continue farming, it provides money to improve the aging infrastructure of our water project,...

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...


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