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Articles with the Tag: water

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...

Tribes announce change in emergency watercraft restrictions

News from CSKT Natural Resources The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to allow watercraft with electric trolling motors on some Flathead Reservation water bodies. “Tribal scientists and managers are working with Flathead Basin Commission, State of M...

FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues FJBC votes on irrigation fees, districts discuss legal issues

ST. IGNATIUS – The Flathead Joint Board of Control approved an increase to the operation and maintenance fees irrigators will pay for water in the 2018 season during the July 11 meeting. Flathead Indian Irrigation Project Manager Pete Plant presented a proposed $7.50 increase for fees earlier this y...

Legislation offers chance to file claims

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA, Mont. – As part of its work to implement House Bill 110 (HB110), which was passed by the 65th Legislature, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is notifying all property owners in the state of...

2017 best water year, water supplies above normal

News from Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation HELENA —Montana’s 2017 water year will be the best in several years, with minimal drought concerns for the growing season, and water supplies in excess of normal in the Flathead and Bighorn River basins, according to the Gove...


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