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 By Paul Dragu    Local    April 28, 2017 

10 hope to fill 2 Rocky Boy school board slots

School election day is Tuesday, and 10 local candidates hope Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation voters will choose them to fill the two available slots for school board members. The terms will be for three years. Teddy Russette III has served on the...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 25, 2017

Senate rejects mail ballots, absentee ballots available today

The Hill County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announced that today, one day after the Montana Senate rejected allowing mail ballots in the upcoming U.S. House of Representatives special election, absentee ballots are available in the courthouse. The...


Local News - Hill County alternative voting office set

From Hill County Election Department The Hill County Election Department and the Chippewa Cree Tribe reached an agreement for an alternative voting office for the 2017 Special Federal Election. Hill County will have an alternative voting office open...


Obituary: Carmella Kay Stump Not Afraid

Carmella Kay Stump Not Afraid went home to be with Creator March 20, 2017, due to cancer. Wake services were Tuesday, March 21, 2017, and continued until her funeral service, which was Thursday, March 23, 2017, all at Our Saviour’s Lutheran... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 23, 2017

Judge rules tribe can access some money

State District Court Judge Daniel Boucher ruled in favor of the Chippewa Cree Tribe  Wednesday, saying that the tribe can access certain funds within their tribal accounts, as long the banks can...

 By Tim Leeds    Local    March 20, 2017

Rocky Boy casino lawsuit stretches back more than a decade

Wednesday’s hearing in a lawsuit that has led the government of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation to warn it would be laying people off and not making payments in some areas to its members is the latest step in a story about funding a tribal casino...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 17, 2017

Rocky Boy says emergency hearing set

ROCKY BOY— A request for an emergency court hearing for the Chippewa Cree Tribe has been granted and scheduled for Wednesday, Chippewa Cree Tribe Business Committee Chair Harlan Gopher Baker said this morning after an administrative meeting in the...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 17, 2017

Local superintendents oppose Windy Boy charter school bill

Some public school superintendents in north-central Montana say a bill to change how charter schools are overseen is unnecessary. In Montana, current administrative rules say charter schools can be established if a school district’s publicly electe...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 16, 2017

Kidney failure changes athlete, business owner's life

In less than two years, Alejandro Plascencia has gone from a former boxer-turned-restaurant-owner who loved to go for walks in the Bear Paw Mountains to someone who struggles walking down the street....

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 16, 2017

Rocky Boy asks for emergency hearing in lawsuit

The Chippewa Cree Tribe has called for an emergency hearing with Hill County District Court Judge Daniel Boucher to immediately release funds the tribe says were wrongly taken from tribal accounts by BEH Gaming Ltd., a  Florida gaming company, as a...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 15, 2017

Rocky Boy shutting down some services due to lawsuit

The Chippewa Cree Tribe announced Tuesday it will be holding back assistance payments and scaling back the tribe's workforce on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation after a judge ordered the tribe to pay...

 By Alex Ross    Local    March 7, 2017

Reservations endorse Windy Boy charter school bill

A charter school bill proposed by state Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, D-Box Elder, won the support of a majority of tribal council members on the Rocky Boy's and Fort Belknap Indian reservations Monday, when both passed resolutions backing the bill....


Billings contractor pleads guilty to defrauding tribe

BILLINGS (AP) — A Billing contractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chippewa Cree Tribe in northcentral Montana in a series of kickbacks and inflated invoices. Kevin McGovern pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges as part of a plea agreement...


Rocky Boy ups reward for help finding missing man

Havre Daily News staff Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has upped the reward for information helping officials find Richard “Smokey” Roastingstick to $2,000. Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement Services issued a release Wednesday saying another $1,000...

 By Alex Ross    Local    February 23, 2017

Reward offered for help finding missing man

The Chippewa Cree Tribe is offering a $1,000 reward for credible information that could lead to the location of Richard “Smokey” Roastingstick, said Ed Longknife, a Rocky Boy Police detective and the lead investigator on the case. Longknife said...

 By Alex Ross    Local    February 14, 2017

Break again causes water loss at Rocky Boy

Several homes on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation had to have access to drinking water restored again after they went without it for part of the weekend, Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resources  Director Dustin White said Monday. Seven or eight homes...

 By Alex Ross    Local    February 6, 2017

Rocky Boy hires new police chief

The Chippewa Cree Business Committee hired a longtime veteran of Rocky Boy’s Police Department as the department’s new chief, committee members Ted Whitford and Calvin Joliet said Friday. Whitford said that the Business Committee, the governing...


Obituary: Louise Stump

Louise Stump of Rocky Boy, 74, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones Jan. 23, 2017. Traditional wake services aee at Our Savior's Lutheran Church starting Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017, and continuing... Full story


Obituary: William James Morsette Jr.

William James Morsette Jr., 67, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22 at his home of natural causes. His wake service began Monday, Jan, 23, 2017, at 4 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary. His funeral mass was this morni... Full story

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 23, 2017

Fort Belkap signs agreement with FEMA

The Fort Belknap Indian Community and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will sign an agreement Tuesday in which FEMA will pledge to offer the tribe assistance if historic properties or artifacts are damaged or displaced during a federally...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 13, 2017

Feds fund Rocky Boy water system repairs

Indian Health Services will reimburse the Chippewa Cree Tribe for a portion of the cost associated with recent  breaks and contamination of the water system on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation that had left some reservation residents without access...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 11, 2017

Wright wins Rocky Boy election

Daryl Wright II narrowly prevailed over eight challengers in Tuesday’s special election on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation for an open seat on the Chippewa Cree Business Committee. Official election results certified by the tribe, show that...

 By Paul Dragu    Local    January 9, 2017

EPA lifts Rocky Boy boil order

Eighteen days after 1,500 to 2,000 Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation residents had been put on a water boil alert due to multiple water main breaks in the reservation’s water system, the Environmental Protection Agency has lifted that order. Dustin...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 6, 2017

Daines calls for help with Rocky Boy water

In a letter to Indian Health Services dated Jan 4, Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., urged the agency to meet the request of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and fund repairs of the reservation’s water system. “I write to...

 By Alex Ross    Local    January 4, 2017

Rocky Boy sets special election for Jan. 10

Nine candidates will compete in a special election Jan. 10 to fill an open seat on the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, attorney general for the tribe LeAnn Montes said Tuesday. Michelle Billy, Daryl Wright II, Melvin “Junior” Morsette, Dustin...


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