Kerr Dam http://kufm.org en Montana tribe to be first to own a major dam http://kufm.org/post/montana-tribe-be-first-own-major-dam <p>$18.3 million dollars - that's the price an arbitration panel has set for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes to buy Kerr Dam near Polson from PPL Montana. It's a price close to what the tribes think is fair, and well below what PPL was asking.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The panel's decision paves the way for the Salish and Kootenai to become the first tribe in the country to own a major hydroelectric facility. Brian Lipscomb is CEO of Energy Keepers - the tribal corporation involved in the dam negotiation and eventual operation.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:31:41 +0000 Sally Mauk 15879 at http://kufm.org Montana tribe to be first to own a major dam Montana tribe prepares to become first tribe in the country to own a major dam http://kufm.org/post/montana-tribe-prepares-become-first-tribe-country-own-major-dam <p>If all goes as planned, in September 2015, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes will be the first tribes in the country to own a major hydroelectric facility.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:38:04 +0000 Sally Mauk 6141 at http://kufm.org Montana tribe prepares to become first tribe in the country to own a major dam