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Flathead Indian Reservation

Guest opinion: CSKT water compact will serve all Montanans well

As members of the Montana Senate who come from opposing parties, we have often found ourselves disagreeing about political values, legislative proposals and our constituents’ interests. But we do agree there are times when we all should leave our politics, animosity and distrust at the door …

August 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Protected trumpeter swan shot on lower Flathead River

Protected trumpeter swan shot on lower Flathead River

POLSON — Reintroduction of the trumpeter swan to the Flathead Indian Reservation has been a “highly successful” undertaking, according to Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal authorities.

February 18, 2014 7:32 amLoading…
CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

CSKT reaches agreement with feds on land buyback program

PABLO – Two Montana Indian tribes – including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai – are among the first in the nation to finalize agreements with the federal government to facilitate a Native American land buyback program.

January 31, 2014 10:15 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…
Crowd of 43 seeks 5 seats in CSKT Tribal Council primary

Crowd of 43 seeks 5 seats in CSKT Tribal Council primary

PABLO – Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal members will have an unusually long list of candidates to sift through when they go to the polls Saturday for the Tribal Council primary election.

October 31, 2013 8:23 amLoading…

Daines hears concerns on Flathead Indian Reservation

PABLO — By now, Vern Clairmont said, the federal government ought to have figured out what happens when it fails to live up to the Indian trust responsibilities it agreed to long ago.

August 24, 2013 10:37 amLoading…

Dad sues after sons drown in Flathead Reservation canal

The father of two boys who died in an irrigation canal on the Flathead Indian Reservation in 2010 is suing the U.S. government for not providing safeguards and warnings against the dangers of the waterway near a public campsite.

August 14, 2013 11:05 amLoading…
Idaho wildfire smoke chokes Missoula, Bitterroot valleys

Idaho wildfire smoke chokes Missoula, Bitterroot valleys

MISSOULA — Smoke poured into the Missoula Valley on Sunday from fires burning in the region, and it could be even more thick and possibly “unhealthy” by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Missoula City-County Health Department.

August 12, 2013 6:51 am Related Loading…
Dam on Flathead Reservation being raised 2 feet to meet floodplain requirements

Dam on Flathead Reservation being raised 2 feet to meet floodplain requirements

ST. IGNATIUS — An earthen dam built 94 years ago on the Flathead Reservation is getting a facelift this month, preparing it for a flood that occurs once every 1,000 years.

July 23, 2013 5:15 am Photos

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2 rescued Montana bears arrive at Tucson zoo

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two brown bears that were removed from the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana have arrived at their new home in Tucson.

July 14, 2013 6:15 amLoading…
Research on Highway 93 wildlife crossings nearly complete

Research on Highway 93 wildlife crossings nearly complete

MISSOULA — Dale Becker still can’t believe how many motorists miss seeing the wildlife overpass arcing over U.S. Highway 93 atop Evaro Hill.

June 20, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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District Judge CB McNeil announces retirement

POLSON — District Judge C.B. McNeil of Polson has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 5.

April 24, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…
Tribes may sue after lawmakers killed water-rights compact

Tribes may sue after lawmakers killed water-rights compact

HELENA — The Montana Legislature's failure to ratify a water-rights compact has left the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes no choice but to take legal action, a tribal spokesman said.

April 14, 2013 8:25 am Related Loading…

Flathead board holds off on water use vote with compact bill dead

ST. IGNATIUS — With a proposed water rights compact dead in the Montana Legislature, no commissioners on the Flathead Joint Board of Control made a motion Monday concerning a referendum vote of member irrigators that they had previously authorized.

April 09, 2013 6:33 am Related Loading…
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…
Bill's sponsor says Flathead water compact won’t pass but alternative in the works

Bill's sponsor says Flathead water compact won’t pass but alternative in the works

HELENA – The bill to ratify the controversial water rights compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes won’t pass this Legislature, its sponsor said Friday – but he’s working on an alternative proposal.

March 22, 2013 11:35 am Related Loading…

High court steps in on water rights lawsuit

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has stepped into the complex legal battle over a proposed tribal water-rights compact on the Flathead Indian Reservation, suspending the case while it decides whether to take control of it.

February 28, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Salish/Kootenai water rights compact heads to the Legislature

Salish/Kootenai water rights compact heads to the Legislature

HELENA — A contentious water rights agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Western Montana is headed for the Montana Legislature, where its sponsor said Wednesday that he’s hopeful it can be ratified.

February 27, 2013 6:49 pm Related Loading…
Radio collar confirms grizzly bear moves in on Missoula fringe for 1st time

Radio collar confirms grizzly bear moves in on Missoula fringe for 1st time

MISSOULA -- A grizzly bear has ambled across the southern border of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem and onto Missoula’s urban fringe.

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Arlee High educator 1 of 5 in U.S. to win Teaching Tolerance Award

Arlee High educator 1 of 5 in U.S. to win Teaching Tolerance Award

ARLEE – When the high school students in the Bitterroot Valley finished reading a Sherman Alexie novel last year, their teacher was concerned with the primary impact the book by the Native American author seemed to have on them.

January 12, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…

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