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Tribes announce emergency watercraft closure and restrictions

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council took action on Thursday to issue a watercraft and trailer closure on Flathead Reservation waters in response to the recent detection of invasive mussel populations in Montana.

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Kids and parents explore amazing possibilities of science March 23, 2017
Curious kids get to the heart of anatomical science during the annual Family Science Night. (Alyssa
Curious kids get to the heart of anatomical science during the annual Family Science Night. (Alyssa


SKC Tech4Good game jam aims to technologically link like-minded healthy food advocates March 23, 2017

Elmo spring dinner brings community together March 23, 2017


Tanner, Malatare and Mesteth garner top basketball awards March 23, 2017

Scarlets State C Tournament second place finish continues their championship quest March 23, 2017

SKHA basketball teams prepping for national Indian hoop tournament March 23, 2017

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Anglers head to Flathead Lake for 2017 Spring Mack Days March 23, 2017

Public invited to learn more about Aquatic Invasive Species March 23, 2017

March 27 open house details Mussel Alert Plan and Local Boater Program March 23, 2017

New Permit Season begins March 23, 2017


CSKT receives 1 of 15 Montana business grants March 23, 2017

Tester pushes to create Montana jobs, empower Native American entrepreneurs March 23, 2017

  Natural Resources

Attention 8th graders through 12th Graders: Have you ever wanted to make a movie? This is YOUR chance! March 23, 2017

Two Montana natives chosen to be youth advisors to the National Indian Health Board March 23, 2017

UM PEAS Farm invites students to grow food for college credit March 23, 2017

Slashing Higher Ed is the wrong way to address budget shortfalls March 23, 2017


Learn about Mission Valley birds on March 30 March 23, 2017

Montana accepting applications for Class of 2018 March 23, 2017

Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen convention starts Friday, March 24 March 23, 2017

Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2017 March 2, 2017

AARP Foundation tax-aide program in full swing for current tax season February 16, 2017

World’s largest Native American event to take place in Albuquerque between April 27 and 29 January 19, 2017


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Report on the Proposed Water Rights Compact has been released by the Montana Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission. Download it by clicking here. (2.7 MB)

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