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 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 9, 2020

BOR declares emergency funding for St. Mary Diversion repairs

With repairs ongoing on parts of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that supplies much of the water in the Milk River, the water users found out they are getting a break on the repairs. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Steve Daines, R-Mont.,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    July 2, 2020

Senator tries to add St. Mary bill to defense authorization

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced he is trying to add a change to how the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance is funded to a must-pass defense bill. Daines announced Wednesday he was trying to add the St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act as part of the...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 26, 2020

Work starting on St. Mary Diversion, continuing in Congress

Construction began Monday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that suffered a catastrophic failure from a structure that collapsed in May. Meanwhile, work progresses in Congress to change the funding for the project and move forward on a c...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 12, 2020

Work going forward to repair St. Mary Diversion

A contractor has been hired to do work to repair damage that has shut down the system that provides much of the water that flows through the Milk River, with no shortage of water expected in the communities that use the river as a source of water....

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 5, 2020

Commission, board of control discuss St. Mary Diversion fixes

Hill County Commission held a meeting with the Milk River Joint Board of Control Thursday to hear an update about the concrete drop structure on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works that washed out and collapsed May 17. The Drop 5 structure,...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    June 1, 2020

No firm decisions made on St. Mary Diversion repairs

Bureau of Reclamation Montana Area Manager Steve Davies said Friday a team went on site Wednesday to where a concrete drop structure on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Work washed out and collapsed May 17 and looked holistically in terms of...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 26, 2020

Working group discusses fix on St. Mary Diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group had a meeting Friday to discuss the collapse that occurred last Sunday of a drop structure in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Facilities that supply much of the water in the Milk River each year. “We...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 21, 2020

St. Mary working group meeting Friday to discuss diversion failure

Members of the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group are having a meeting Friday about the collapse Sunday of a drop structure in the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Facilities that supply much of the water in the Milk River each year. “If we...

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    May 20, 2020

Impact and cost of St. Mary Diversion failure still being assessed

As Milk River water users have been warning for decades will happen, the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water in the river has suffered a catastrophic failure. A concrete drop...

 

Governor authorizes rent help; BOR restricting camping

Havre Daily News staff More restrictions and assistance have been announced in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation restricting overnight camping and Gov. Steve Bullock announcing authorization of assistance for people... Full story

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local    April 3, 2020

St. Mary Working Group discusses lawsuit, COVID-19

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Wednesday virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak and discussed the lawsuit from the Alliance of the Wild Rockies regarding bull trout and updates on federal legislation on the St. Mary Diversion and... Full story

 

Alliance sues over bull trout in St. Mary Diversion

An attempt to rehabilitate the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River is facing a legal setback. Wednesday, Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a lawsuit over the protection of bull trout requesting fish screens to be...

 

Lawsuit still threatening St. Mary Diversion

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies is still ready to shut off a primary source of water in the Milk River. Jeff Baumberger of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees operations of the St. Mary...

 

Threat of St. Mary bull trout lawsuit resolved with planned consultations

A notice of intent to sue over a threatened species in the Rocky Mountains that concerned people trying to rehabilitate the Lifeline of the Hi-Line has been resolved, with two federal agencies saying...

 

Tester introduces historic Fort Belknap Indian Community water compact

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced the historic Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Compact in the United States Senate. The FBIC Water Compact will ratify the FBIC water...

 

County officials hear about levee, Fresno, floodplain mapping

Hill County officials discussed an update on the levee system and announced a new Montana State University Extension Service central region department head during their monthly meeting Thursday. Hill County Planner Amy Ferguson said she and the...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    November 20, 2019

Work planned to begin in December on regional water treatment plant

A project that will supply water to Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and people off the reservation in seven counties in north-central Montana is taking a major step forward. The Chippewa Cree Tribal Business Committee awarded Sletten Construction a...

 

Planned bull trout lawsuit concerns St. Mary Diversion

An attempt to rehabilitate the 100-year-old system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River may be facing a legal setback. Alliance for the Wild Rockies plans to file a lawsuit over the...

 

October 2019

The weather in all four of the counties I represent has been just a bit marginal, a point you all have clearly witnessed. For the rural folks, clean-up and road repair has come very slowly as Mother Nature has not cooperated. So, please slow down...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 11, 2019

Video released on need to rehabilitate the 'Life-Line of the Hi-Line'

The Milk River Watershed Alliance has released an educational video about the St. Mary Diversion Project, a more than 100-year-old system that supplied the majority of the water to the Milk River and...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    October 9, 2019

LEPC upgrades county emergency operations center

Havre and Hill County Local Emergency Planning Committee Chair Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross told the committee during its monthly meeting Tuesday that he had a contractor come in after its last meeting and install two antennas at the emergency...

 

Reclamation doing safety inspections at Fresno

From Bureau of Reclamation BILLINGS — The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting safety investigations at Fresno Dam beginning in September into December, which will lead to some road restrictions...

 

Public meeting on Tiber Reservoir set in Chester

Staff and wire report U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is hosting a public meeting in Chester Wednesday, Oct. 9, to update the public on recreation and resource management issues around Lake Elwel, also known as Tiber Reservoir, southwest of Chester....

 

Fishing restrictions lifted at Willow Creek Reservoir

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks During a conference call Thursday, the Fish and Wildlife Commission lifted all fishing restrictions at Willow Creek Reservoir near Augusta. The department was recently informed that the Bureau of Reclamation and...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 27, 2019

Tester 'Disappointed' Trump Administration opposes St. Mary's Reinvestment Act

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., expressed his disappointment in a press release Wedensday after the Trump Administration announced its opposition to his bipartisan St. Mary’s Reinvestment Act, which would boost critical investments in the Milk...

 

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