SUBJECT:   Press Conference regarding improvements to the Proposed Flathead Compact and Litigation

PRESS CONFERENCE

Date:  April 28, 2114

Time:  12:00 p.m.

Venue:  Proposed Flathead Compact and recent Litigation

Speakers: 

Wayne Blevins – Chairman, Flathead Irrigation District
Jim Baker – Vice-Chairman, Flathead Irrigation District
Bryan Bohn – Commissioner, Flathead Irrigation District
Shane Orien – Commissioner, Flathead Irrigation District
Jerry Laskody – Chairman, Mission Irrigation District
Tim Orr – Vice- Commissioner, Mission Irrigation District
Carol Lyons – Commissioner, Mission Irrigation District
Boone Cole – Commissioner, Jocko Irrigation District
Consulting Attorney for the MID and FID, Jon Metropoulos>
Mission, Flathead, and Jocko Irrigators individually

BRIEF NARRATIVE

 We the Mission, Jocko and Flathead Irrigation District Commissioners as well as numerous individual fee-land irrigators, kindly invite all interested media organizations to attend a noticed press conference at the former FJBC office located at 524 Main Street, Saint Ignatius, Montana.

   “We the commissioners and irrigators of the Flathead, Mission, and Jocko Irrigation District would prefer a settlement of the current proposed compact and recent litigations, but it must respect the rights of all involved, including property rights in land and water.  The proposed Compact does not do that.  But it could be modified in three areas, which we identified in a letter to the Tribes and the Governor in September 2013, to make it protective of the rights and responsive to the concerns of all involved.”

 

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