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 By Tim Leeds    Local

St. Mary Working Group seeking funds from American Recovery Plan

A group trying to rebuild the system that supplies much of the water to the Milk River each year talked Wednesday about how money from the latest COVID-19 relief bill might help. A major topic at the meeting of the St. Mary... — Updated 5/6/2021

 

Legislative Efforts Coming in Waves to Support Milk River Project Rehabilitation

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Drop Structure #5 of the St. Mary’s Diversion, the spotlight remains on the unaffordability of critical repairs to the Milk River Project’s aged infrastructure. From... — Updated 3/17/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester, Daines, Rosendale introduce funding for St. Mary Diversion rehabilitation

The three members of Montana's congressional delegation have introduced a bill to pay for work starting to rehabilitate the system that provides much of the water that runs through... — Updated 3/12/2021

 

St. Mary working group approves ability-to-pay study

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Thursday and decided to use state funds they received to pay for an ability-to-pay study to be conducted by the Bureau of Reclamation in preparation for legislation that may change the... — Updated 3/5/2021 Full story

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

Resolution supporting St. Mary Diversion repair passes Montana House

The Montana House of Representatives unanimously sent to the Senate a resolution urging authorization of funding and work to repair "the lifeline of the Hi-Line." The bill, with... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP looking for applicants for Fresno fishery advisory committee

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced it is looking for applicants to be on an advisory committee for a first-ever official fisheries management plan for Fresno Reservoir west... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

Glacier National Park announces entrance fee-free days for 2021

From Glacier National Park WEST GLACIER — Glacier National Park will waive its entrance fee on six days in 2021. The fee-free days are part of the Trump Administration’s unprecedented commitment to increase access, promote... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

St. Mary Diversion, a remarkable success in a trying year

One of the more remarkable stories of the year is that of the St. Mary Diversion and it's 22-week-long repair after experiencing a catastrophic failure back in May. Nearly all... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Grant Evans    Local

BLM again proposes withdrawing Little Rocky land from mining

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing continuing a withdrawal of federal land in the Little Rocky Mountains from mining, in an area still recovering from pollution caused by earlier mining. In 1997, Pegasus Mining... — Updated 11/20/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Completion of St. Mary work celebrated

ST. MARY DIVERSION - Local, state, tribal and federal partners along with Montana's congressional delegation gathered together Thursday at Drop 5 on the St. Mary Diversion and Conve... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Water once again running through St. Mary Diversion

Water was turned on for the first time Saturday to run through the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works  "This has been such an unbelievable and at times overwhelming project... — Updated 10/13/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Work at St. Mary Diversion nearing completion

The largest concrete pour to date took place last Friday on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, where the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures... — Updated 9/29/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Gainforte talks about St. Mary Diversion repairs

Rep. Greg Gianforte R-Mont., hosted a roundtable Wednesday at Fresno Beach with irrigators, members of the Milk River Joint Board of Control and of the St. Mary Rehabilitation... — Updated 9/10/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

St. Mary group talks how to fund rehabilitating the diversion

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group met Friday and discussed how to move forward with paying for a rehabilitation of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance. Sens. Jon Tester,... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Blaine County goes into Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

by Havre Daily News staff With drying conditions continuing to hit the state, Blaine and Golden Valley counties have jointed other Montana counties already under Stage 1 Fire Restricions including Chouteau and Hill Counties.... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Largest pour to date happening on St. Mary repairs

Workers continued to pour concrete last week on Drop 5 of the St.Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop which collapsed in May near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dik... — Updated 9/1/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Work continues on the St. Mary Diversion repairs

Concrete was poured on Drop 5 last week on the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works, the drop near the end of the 29-mile system of dams, dikes, canals, gigantic metal siphons and concrete drop structures that failed in May. Wor... — Updated 8/19/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Havre City Council hears update on St. Mary Diversion

Milk River Joint Board of Control Project Manager Jennifer Patrick gave Havre City Council an update Monday about the repairs taking place at the St. Mary Diversion. Progress has... — Updated 8/4/2020

 

Fresno irrigation releases end, water levels likely low into next year

Havre Daily News staff Agencies have told the public that, despite releases from Fresno Reservoir for irrigation ending for the season, lower water levels in the reservoir are likely to impact fishing and irrigation at the... — Updated 8/3/2020

 
 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Fire burning in Little Rockies

Fort Belknap Fire Management and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have confirmed that a fire is burning in the Little Rockies near Cow Creek in the Missouri Breaks, about 6 miles off the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. BLM... — Updated 7/31/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Work continues on St. Mary Diversion as reservoir levels drop

Progress has been made with construction, which began about a month at the St. Mary Diversion to repair the structure that collapsed, Drop 5 near the end of the 29-mile system of... — Updated 7/24/2020

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

FWP warns St. Mary Diversion problems could impact fisheries

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks warned Tuesday in a story in its newsletter that the collapse of part of the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works could have an impact on fishing in the area. “Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

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... — Updated 7/9/2020

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local

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... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

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... — Updated 6/26/2020

 

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