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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

SKQ Dam Overlook gates open for season

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON – The gates to the SKQ Dam Overlook are now open. On April 15 the gates to the observatory trail opened in the morning and closed at sunset. Gate access will remain on this schedule until October 15.  The scenic walk has attracted school tours, local re...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves lake level variation

News from Energy Keepers, Inc POLSON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved a request from Energy Keepers, Inc (EKI) to deviate from the Flood Risk Management plan by allowing for a higher spring lake level than usual. Typically, each spring, the water level is taken down to 2883&rsqu...

Commerce awards $50,000 Tribal Tourism Grant to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

 News from the Montana Department of Commerce HELENA — The Montana Department of Commerce announced recently that $50,000 of grant funding has been awarded to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for repairs and upgrades to The Bison on Flathead Lake. The grant funding is through Comme...

EKI hires communications director

News from Energy Keepers Inc. POLSON — Energy Keepers Inc has hired a communications director to focus on media relations, public relations, and wider communication efforts. Robert McDonald had worked as the Communications Director for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 15 years be...

Up to $119M available for conservation projects 

News from the Dept. of the Interior RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — On Feb. 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced the release of the 2024 Request for Proposals for the America the Beautiful Challenge, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The program, which was launched...

Regional Climate Symposium brings community together

By Alexandra Amonette for Citizens’ Climate Lobby “This symposium exceeded all my expectations! We had overwhelming positive feedback,” said Sierra Mahseelah.  Mahseelah was speaking about the historically significant Regional Climate Symposium held at the KwaTaqNuk Resort and ...

Two Eagle River School to celebrate 50 years

PABLO — In 1973 it was noted that the dropout rate for high school age students in Montana was approximately sixteen (16) percent and in schools with large numbers of Native American students, the dropout rate was estimated between 38-42%, but a study showed that in the nine public school districts on ...

‘Many unknowns’ as Lake County pulls out of decades-old agreement

Officials in Lake County have said there are more questions than answers after they informed the state that they were pulling out of a decades-old agreement because it can no longer afford to pay for law enforcement on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  In November, the Lake County Commission sent a l...

Spay/neuter clinic provides foundation for healing Spay/neuter clinic provides foundation for healing

PABLO — Nearly 200 cats and dogs were spayed and neutered last weekend during a two-day event sponsored by Arlee Rehabilitation Center’s Spay/Neuter Taskforce. Held in the Joe McDonald gym at Salish Kootenai College, ARC volunteers paired up with veterinarians and vet techs from Spay Montana t...

KLJ Engineering to help develop Ronan master plan

RONAN — Members of the Ronan Revitalization committee met at Mission West last week for an update on the development of a downtown master plan / economic development strategic plan being developed by KLJ Engineering & Planning Services. Attending RR committee members included Whitney Liegakos fr...


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