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Articles with the Tag: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Fishing closed on Mission Reservoir

News from CSKT Natural Resources PABLO — On Aug. 28, 2023, the CSKT Natural Resources Department Water Monitoring & Measurement Program observed that water levels at Mission Reservoir had dropped to a point that raised safety concerns for the local fish populations and overall fisheries ecosys...

Indian Affairs announces new tool for Missing and Murdered cases

News from the Bureau of Indian Affairs WASHINGTON —The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced the launch of its new website dedicated to solving missing and murdered cases in Indian Country. The tool draws attention to unresolved cases involving indigenous persons that the BIA, Office of Justice Servi...

Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson Boulder 2700 fire continues to burn near Polson

FINLEY POINT — The Boulder 2700 fire is on its third week of burning and estimated to have reached 2,072 acres at 46 percent containment by Monday, Aug. 16, with 31 structures lost. Northern Rockies Incident Management Team division group supervisor Tyson Atkinson said there is still a “long w...

County Commissioner responds to irrigation issues, requests comments

The August 4th Valley Journal published an article related to the collection of irrigation fees by the Lake County Treasurer’s Office. For decades the treasurer has collected those fees and distributed them to the districts upon demand. The Lake County Commissioners are considering ending this service ...

Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7 Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7

PABLO – The Flathead Basin Commission recently met to discuss a number of things pertaining to the protection of the quality of the entire Flathead Lake with aquatic invasive species at the forefront of the discussion. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

Representatives report on Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe Dam

Representatives from Energy Keepers, Inc., NorthWestern Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and Bureau of Indian Affairs conferred on Sept. 22, regarding the operation of the Seli’š Ksanka Qlispe (formerly Kerr) Project. The current outflow is about ...

Irrigation candidates discuss issues Irrigation candidates discuss issues

POLSON — Candidates running in the Flathead Joint Board of Control district elections got together to take questions and share their views with the public on Thursday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting hall before mail-in election ballots are due on May 3. The panel included Mission district ca...

Water fees explained during meeting Water fees explained during meeting

ST. IGNATIUS – Many feared that the cost of using irrigation water would go up by $7.50 per acre last summer.  Stanley Speak, the northwest regional director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, announced by phone at the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project’s semi-annual water users meeting on...

Irrigation commissioners concerned about water delivery Irrigation commissioners concerned about water delivery

ST. IGNATIUS – Irrigation commissioners said last week that a lack of drought management plan and adequate staffing at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is exacerbating water delivery to Flathead Indian Irrigation Project irrigators.  According to commissioners, individual ditchriders appear to be c...

Authorities disagree on where to remedy ballot problems

ST. IGNATIUS — Irrigators experiencing problems with their ballots in the ongoing elections for Mission, Flathead or Jocko Irrigation District will need to contact different governmental offices to remedy the concerns, depending on the nature of the issue, though authorities can’t agree on who so...


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