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Articles with the Tag: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Irrigation fees could be reduced

Editor,  In my Valley Journal Feb. 3 letter, “New cooperative entity could improve irrigation,” I discussed how a new cooperative agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Flathead Irrigation District could improve management of our irrigation project, but irri...

COVID-19 vaccination experience shared COVID-19 vaccination experience shared

When the staff at Providence St. Joseph called last Wednesday to schedule my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, I was surprised at the tears that popped into my eyes. After all, it’s been 11 months of masking up and keeping my distance from all but a handful of friends and family members. Is the end o...

SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties SB 138 would repeal a temporary tax exemption for tribal properties

MONTANA — Tribal leaders and advocates pushed back Tuesday, Feb. 2, against a Republican lawmaker’s bill that would eliminate a property tax exemption for tribal lands.  The Senate Taxation Committee held the first hearing for Senate Bill 138 on Tuesday. Bill sponsor Sen. Greg Hertz, R-Po...

New staff hired as LCCDC changes name to Mission West New staff hired as LCCDC changes name to Mission West

RONAN — The past year has brought a slew of new faces to Mission West Community Development Partners. The recruitment of new talent, fueled by passion for community development, is intentional, says Executive Director Jim Thaden.  “It’s a fact that the populations of the counties we...

Lake County tax exemptions halted for land going into trust

LAKE COUNTY — Temporary tribal tax exemptions for property being put into trust status is currently suspended in Lake County. The change comes from a new agreement between Lake County and the Montana Department of Revenue. “The agreement stipulates that the Department of Revenue will grant no ...

Conservation speaker series opens with bear ecology

News from the Lake County Conservation District The Lake County Conservation District kicks off its third annual conservation speaker series Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker series consists of three speakers on the subject of living with wildlife. This month, wildlife biologist Kari Eneas wit...

Local support, history for resort tax shared

In 2015, the City of Polson asked local citizens to volunteer for the Economic Development Council. As a business owner on Main Street since 1994, I thought I might have something to offer and volunteered. Our first task was to review and advise the city council on the use of a resort tax.  The Monta...

Business owners, entrepreneurs to share $350,000

News from the office of the Governor MONTANA – The Governor’s office announced $350,000 in funding to support the growth of 34 Native American-owned small businesses in each of the eight Tribal Nations in Montana through the Indian Equity Fund Small Business Grant program at the Montana Depa...

Briefs for Dec. 30, 2020

Library’s ‘Mother Goose’ is flying south  POLSON — Join us on Monday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. for Mother Goose’s last session before she flies away. Don’t worry, she’ll be back sometime in 2021. Every week we read books and sing a song or two. You can find t...

Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death Mother asks for closure two years after son’s death

PABLO — Two years after Aiden Finley, 20, of Pablo, was killed along U.S. Highway 93, near mile marker 53 in Pablo, his mother stood in the spot where he was found and pleaded for justice. “We still don’t know what happened to him,” Tricia Finley said. “We need answers. Someo...


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