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Confederated Salish And Kootenai Tribes Of The Flathead Nation

Gazette opinion: The best dam deal for Montana

NorthWestern Energy has a great dam plan. Adding Montana hydroelectric dams to the utility’s assets will provide price stability for customers. More of the power supply for Montanans will be regulated by the Montana Public Service Commission. Less of Montana customers’ electricity will need …

February 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Montana tribes reach land buyback agreements

Leaders of two Montana Indian reservations finalized agreements with the federal government Thursday under a program to buy and consolidate Native American property now split between numerous owners, so tribes can put it to more productive use.

January 30, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

NorthWestern files application for $900M dam buy

HELENA — The Public Service Commission says NorthWestern Energy has filed a formal application for its proposed purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams from PPL Montana for $900 million.

December 21, 2013 10:23 amLoading…

Cultures clash at meeting between CSKT, Ravalli County over Medicine Tree

HAMILTON — Cultures clashed at a Ravalli County Commission meeting this week focused on the future of a 58-acre parcel of land in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley.

November 23, 2013 11:15 amLoading…

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes could feel effects of government shutdown later in month

PABLO – Services available to its members through the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t be impacted by the federal government shutdown – not this week, anyway, according to CSKT spokesman Rob McDonald.

October 03, 2013 9:37 amLoading…
CSKT to make case for Flathead Lake fish management at meeting

CSKT to make case for Flathead Lake fish management at meeting

PABLO — With two governments at odds with the state over how to proceed, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will make their case on fisheries management of Flathead Lake — and their efforts to increase native fish numbers there — to the public this week.

July 30, 2013 8:30 amLoading…
Feds, tribe release draft EIS on reducing lake trout in Flathead Lake

Feds, tribe release draft EIS on reducing lake trout in Flathead Lake

MISSOULA — A major proposal to control lake trout in Flathead Lake appeared in the Federal Register on Friday, touching off what’s likely to be a vigorous debate over how to manage the fish.

June 23, 2013 9:00 am Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: State, tribes must work together to curb repeat DUI

Repeat DUI offenders are a menace to public safety.

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

House panels kill bills to study, enact Flathead tribal water rights compact

HELENA — Republicans on two House committees Wednesday voted to kill separate bills that would have ratified or studied a proposed water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in western Montana.

April 03, 2013 7:01 pmLoading…
Big crowd turns out to support bill urging more negotiation of water compact

Big crowd turns out to support bill urging more negotiation of water compact

HELENA — A huge crowd of irrigators, ranchers and landowners from across Western Montana turned out Friday to support a bill that would extend a state water commission so it could renegotiate a water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

March 22, 2013 7:25 pm Related Loading…
Tribal members cash $10K settlement checks

Tribal members cash $10K settlement checks

POLSON — Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have received $10,000 checks — their share of a $1 billion settlement over mismanagement of assets and natural resources held in trust by the federal government for the tribes.

September 13, 2012 10:57 amLoading…
15 evacuated from homes as wildfire explodes west of Polson

15 evacuated from homes as wildfire explodes west of Polson

IRVINE FLATS – Fifteen people were evacuated from their homes Tuesday afternoon in this ranching area west of Polson in the wake of an erratic, wind-driven wildfire that was reported Monday evening.

August 14, 2012 8:18 pm Related Loading…

Montana tribes start receiving settlement money

HELENA — Some Indian tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall.

June 22, 2012 4:37 pmLoading…
Salish, Kootenai tribes win national conservation award

Salish, Kootenai tribes win national conservation award

PABLO -– Entertainment has its Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Grammys.

May 17, 2012 11:30 amLoading…

Salish and Kootenai tribes to protect, restore 6 miles of river

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have an agreement to protect a six-mile stretch of the Little Bitterroot River, upstream from its confluence with the Flathead River.

December 15, 2010 9:08 amLoading…

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