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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...

 

Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center summer schedule

From U.S. Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation announces the opening of the Hungry Horse Dam Visitor Center for the 2019 summer season. The visitor center will open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 12 through Sept. 28....

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    April 4, 2019

Conservation working group identifies natural resources concerns

A conservation local working group focused on two main issues during a meeting in Havre Wednesday, dealing with saline seep in Hill County and declining acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program....

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    March 28, 2019

iResponse receives American Indian Business of the Year Award

A Rocky Boy business that helps tribes preserve and protect sacred tribal lands received a national award this week. National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, an American Indian business and economic development organization for Ind...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    March 20, 2019

Reclamation begins planning process for modifying Fresno Dam

Bureau of Reclamation is looking into Options for plans to modify Fresno Dam on which the bureau intends to start construction within the next two to three years as part of its Dam Safety Program. "Re... Full story

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    January 7, 2019

Government shutdown hits Fort Belknap

With the federal government shutdown entering its third week, Fort Belknap Indian Community’s contingency plan went into effect Sunday, impacting workers and services at the reservation. “I really appreciate the cooperation and commitment that...

 

Federal government shutdown affects local communities

The third government shutdown of 2018 has completed its first week and many agencies statewide are feeling the effects, including in north-central Montana. Fort Belknap Indian Reservation said that,...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    October 16, 2018

Tester introduces bill to Fund Milk River Project

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced he has introduced legislation to provide critical funding for the Milk River Project in north-central Montana.   The Milk River Project, one of the first projects assigned to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation when it was...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    September 26, 2018

No invasive mussels found in Tiber despite complaints about inspections

Despite what an official called “gaps” in the effort to prevent the spread of invasive mussels at Tiber Reservoir, for the second straight year, none have been found in the body of water. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced that divers...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    September 6, 2018

Regional water system, St. Mary Diversion update given to City Council

Officials gave Havre City Council an update Tuesday on what is happening with the Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Water System Project and on the status of the St. Mary Diversion upgrade. The regional water system came out of the Rocky Boy Water...

 

Agenda - Havre City Council

Havre City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in City Hall. The meeting agenda is: Call to order Pledge of Allegiance Roll call Minutes Committee reports Public comment on agenda items 1 through 4. For items not on this agenda, public comment will...

 

Meeting on Tiber station, campsites a success

As I mentioned in my last update, we scheduled a meeting at the Tiber Marina to address the possible relocation of the boat decontamination station and some campsites. I was very pleased with the turnout. The meeting was attended by Fish, Wildlife...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    August 23, 2018

New campground, new boat inspection station at Tiber Marina

Using a new location for a boat inspection station and creating 12 new campsites for Tiber Reservoir is under discussion. "I think this development and the way we're going to set this up is going...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    August 21, 2018

Council approves Festival Days Street closure

Havre City Council Monday approved a new street closure request from the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce for this year’s Festival Days. “They are kind of changing things up for our Festival Days … which I think is very positive,” Mayor Tim...

 

Tiber at high levels, access reduced in some areas

Press Release BILLINGS — The water level in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Tiber Reservoir — Lake Elwell — southwest of Chester is seeing increased water levels and the bureau is telling people that access to some recreation areas could be...

 

Fresno Boat ramp closed Thursday night, Friday

Local anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts are being told work on the Fresno Reservoir road is nearly complete, but that will mean some limited access later in the week Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited announced Hardrives Construction Inc....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 29, 2018

More cash proposed for rural water project

A project that will provide treated drinking water for Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and a large chunk of north-central Montana has more money proposed for its completion. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced he secured $4.8 million in an...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 10, 2018

Tester Secures over $30 million for water projects

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester announced this week that he secured over $30 million to provide clean, reliable drinking water to families in north-central and northeastern Montana.  The Bureau of Reclamation funding will support Fort Peck’s Dry Prairie...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 24, 2018

Milk River starts to drop at Harlem

The river still is above flood stage at Harlem — and north-central Montanans are warned that some areas will be water-logged for weeks — but the level of the Milk River dropped a fraction of an inch today at the measuring gauge near Harlem. Much...

 

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