Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Request for Quote Crow Tribe Head Start - Crow Center Heat System Upgrade and Repair

Request for Quote
Crow Tribe Head Start - Crow Center Heat System Upgrade and Repair
The Crow Tribe is Requesting Quotes for Heating System upgrades/repairs at the Crow Head Start, Crow Center in Crow Agency, MT.
Sealed bids will be accepted until 3:00 pm, Thursday January 23, 2014 at the Crow Tribe Head Program, Located in the Crow Tribe Administration Building or by mailing to Crow Tribe Head Start P.O. Box 159 Crow Agency, MT 59022. You must indicate on the outside that it is a bid for “Heating System”. Bids will be open at 3:30 pm on the bid closing day.
The intent of the project is for the successful bidder (Contractor) to provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, supplies and proper disposal and to perform all work required to complete the project.
The work shall consist of removing and updating heating system at the Crow Center. Contractor will be responsible for the cleaning and proper removal of debris.
Contractors seeking to bid on this project should be aware they must be Indian-certified as defined in the Crow Tribe Workforce Protection Act (“WPA”), CLB 09-01, as amended by CLB 10-04, and will be required to comply with the requirements of the WPA and the implementing Crow Tribal Employment Rights(“TERO Regulations), adopted June 2011. Copies of the Crow WPA and TERO Regulations are available from the Tribe’s TERO Office and should be reviewed in order to ensure compliance.
Contractor and any sub-contractor doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration and be registered with the Crow Tribe Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) prior to bidding on this project. Information on registering/certification can be obtained by calling the Crow Tribe TERO @ 406-638-3834 or 406-638-3708.
The Crow Tribe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and make award to the contractor whose bid is responsive and is in the best interests of the Crow Tribe.  
Further information, Bid Packets and person to contact to set up an appointment to look at the system can be obtained from the Crow Tribe Head Start Program Facilities Manager, John Hugs. John may be contacted by calling (406) 425-3577 or 850-1618, emailing John.Hugs@crow-nsn.gov or at Crow Tribe Head Start P.O. Box 159 Crow Agency, MT 59022 (END OF AD)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Invitation to Bid

Remote Tank Monitoring
Crow Agency, Pryor and Wyola, Montana
Invitation to Bid

Sealed separate bids for the Construction of Remote Tank Monitoring for Crow Agency, Pryor and Wyola, Montana will be received by the Crow Tribe Contracts & Grants Department P.O. Box 159, Crow Agency, and Montana 59022 until 3:00 pm Thursday October 31, 2013. Bids will be opened at 3:30 pm.
The project consists generally of installation on remote tank monitoring equipment at Crow Agency, Pryor and Wyola. The Contract Documents, including drawings may be examined or obtained at the Contracts & Grants Office located in the Crow Tribe Administration Building P.O. Box 159 Crow Agency, MT. 59022 or by contacting Elizabeth Old Chief, email Elizabeth.SpringfieldOldChief@crow-nsn.gov or 406-638-3787.
Contractors seeking to bid on this project should be aware they must be Indian-certified as defined in the Crow Tribe Workforce Protection Act (“WPA”), CLB 09-01, as amended by CLB 10-04, and will be required to comply with the requirements of the WPA ans the implementing Crow Tribal Employment Rights(“TERO Regulations), adopted June 2011. Coies of the Crow WPA and TERO Regulations are available from the Tribe’s TERO Office and should be reviewed in order to ensure compliance.
The Contractor and any sub-contractor(s) doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Labor and Industry (DLI)and the Crow Tribe Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) prior to bidding on this project. Forms for the DLI registration are available from the Department of Labor Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect Helena, MT. 59604-8011. Information on registering can be obtained by calling406-444-7734. Forms for registering with the Crow Tribe TERO can be obtained by calling TERO @ 406-638-3834. Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI and Crow Tribe TERO prior to bidding on this project.
All laborers and mechanics employed by the contractor or sub-contractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of the state of Montana and the Crow Tribe.  Also, Federal Davis-Bacon wage rates apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally-funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works.
This project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency
The Crow Tribe reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals based on the information received and to accept the lowest bid that is responsive and responsible in the best interests of the Crow Tribe. If no bids are received from and Indian Certified firm that is technically qualified for the project or if no bids are received at a reasonable price, then bidding for the project will be open to all interested bidders without limiting competition to Indian-certified forms and will be announced in a subsequent invitation to bid.

Pursuant to section of the Crow nation Workforce Protection Act, I hereby certify that this document complies with the requirements of the Act.

Thursday, June 20, 2013



June 20, 2013

Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
Karla Kimrey
Vice President, Investor Relations

GILLETTE, Wyo.)—June 20, 2013-- Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers, and the Crow Tribe of Indians today announced that the U.S. Department of Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) Rocky Mountain Regional Director Ed Parisian, has approved the Option to Lease Agreement and Exploration Agreement signed by the Crow Tribe of Indians and Big Metal Coal Co. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloud Peak Energy Inc.  Cloud Peak Energy paid the Tribe $1.5 million upon BIA approval, as provided in the agreements, and will fund $75,000 in college and vocational scholarships annually beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.
Cloud Peak Energy and the Crow Tribe signed the agreements on January 24, 2013, and the Tribe submitted them to the BIA for the required approval shortly thereafter.  The terms provide for exclusive options to lease and develop up to an estimated 1.4 billion tons of in-place Northern Powder River Basin coal on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeast Montana, near Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek mine and Youngs Creek Mining Company, LLC and CX Ranch properties.  Cloud Peak Energy has now paid a total of $3.75 million in option payments to the Tribe and will make additional annual payments during the initial five-year option period that could bring total option payments during the initial period to $10 million.  Upon any future exercise and required regulatory approval of a lease or leases, and development of mining, Big Metal Coal Co. LLC will provide preferential hiring, training, and promotion to qualified Indians and will make bonus, production tax and royalty payments to the Tribe.
“We are pleased to receive the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ approvals for our agreements with the Crow Tribe,” said Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy’s President and CEO.  “We have already begun preliminary work in support of exploration, including the opening of a project office at Crow Agency and engagement with Tribal landowners.  I am pleased that the $75,000 in annual scholarships and option payments will bring immediate benefits to members of the Tribe at the start of what will be a long term partnership as we seek to develop the Crow Tribe’s natural resources.”

“I want to thank the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other Interior Department agencies for their thorough review and prompt approval of the agreements with Cloud Peak Energy,” said Darrin Old Coyote, Chairman of the Crow Tribal Executive Branch.  “The Tribe’s large coal resources offer significant potential for good-paying jobs and a diversified source of revenue for essential Tribal Government services.  I look forward to continuing to work with Cloud Peak Energy on this important project, which is a priority for the Crow Tribe’s future.”
“This agreement will yield much needed good-paying Montana and Crow Nation jobs while helping build up a work force of Montanans and tribal members ready to fill those jobs,” said U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.). “Responsible energy development is a cornerstone of our state’s economy and one of my top priorities for improving American energy security while creating jobs here at home.”

“Responsibly tapping into our natural resources will bring new economic development and job opportunities to the Crow Tribe,” U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) said.  “Implemented properly, partnerships like this one between Cloud Peak Energy and the Crow Tribe will improve the quality of life for tribal members and benefit the region.”

“I’m pleased that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved this job-creating agreement between the Crow Tribe and Cloud Peak Energy,” said U.S. Representative Steve Daines (R-Mont.). “This project holds tremendous potential for creating good-paying Montana jobs, growing our state’s economy and creating new opportunities for the Crow Tribe.  I’m also excited to hear of Cloud Peak Energy’s investment in education and job training on the Crow Reservation, which demonstrates a long-term commitment to the Crow Tribe’s future. This partnership demonstrates how we can work together to responsibly develop our natural resources and promote economic development in our tribal communities and across Montana.”
Additional information on the agreements was provided in a joint press release dated January 24, 2013, which can be found by clicking here or on the Cloud Peak Energy website, under Investor Relations. 
About Cloud Peak Energy®
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play PRB coal company. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy specializes in the production of low sulfur, subbituminous coal. The company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek mine is located near Decker, Montana. Cloud Peak Energy also owns rights to substantial undeveloped coal and complementary surface assets in the Northern PRB, further building the company’s long-term position to serve Asian export and domestic customers. With approximately 1,700 employees, the company is widely recognized for its exemplary performance in its safety and environmental programs. Cloud Peak Energy is a sustainable fuel supplier for approximately 4% of the nation’s electricity.
About the Crow Tribe of Indians
The Crow Tribe of Indians (Apsáalooke Nation) is a federally-recognized Indian tribe, whose 13,000 members occupy a 2.2 million acre Reservation in southeastern Montana.  Under the Tribe’s 2001 Constitution, the Tribal Government consists of an Executive Branch, a Legislative Branch, and an independent Judicial Branch.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts and often contain words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “estimate,” “seek,” “could,” “should,” “intend,” “potential,” or words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions and estimates regarding our company, industry, economic conditions, government regulations, energy policies and other factors. Forward-looking statements may include, for example, (1) our current estimates of the quantity and quality of the Tribal coal, (2) any future exercise of the options and development, production and marketing of the coal, (3) the anticipated timing and ability to obtain additional required regulatory approvals, (4) business development and growth initiatives and strategies; (5) potential synergies of this transaction, (6) the potential development of the Youngs Creek Mine and (7) other statements regarding this transaction and our plans, strategies, prospects and expectations concerning our business, industry, economic conditions, operating results, financial condition and other matters that do not relate strictly to historical facts. These statements are subject to significant risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that (i) additional required regulatory approvals and permits are not obtained in a timely manner or at all, (ii)  economic tons are substantially less than the currently estimated in-place tons, (iii) sufficient additional West Coast terminal capacity is not developed at all or in a timely manner or is not available to us on commercially reasonable terms, (iv) Asian export demand and domestic demand for PRB coal weakens, (v) future development and operating costs significantly exceed our expectations, or (vi) anticipated synergies of the transaction are not achieved.  For a discussion of some of the additional factors that could adversely affect our future results or the anticipated benefits of this transaction, refer to the risk factors described from time to time in the reports and registration statements we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those in Item 1A - Risk Factors in our most recent Form 10-K and any updates thereto in our Forms 10-Q and current reports on Forms 8-K. There may be other risks and uncertainties that are not currently known to us or that we currently believe are not material. We make forward-looking statements based on currently available information, and we assume no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements made in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
Source: Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC

Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
Karla Kimrey, 720-566-2932
Vice President, Investor Relations                                               

Friday, March 1, 2013


Posting Date:                            March 4, 2013
Deadline for Proposals:  March 18, 2013

Development and Implementation of a Reservation-Wide Needs Assessment

The Crow Nation Executive Branch (Crow Nation) is seeking proposals for the Crow Nation Reservation-Wide Needs Assessment.  The following sections outline the project goals and detail the required format for proposal submissions.  In order to be considered, please ensure your proposals meet the deadlines included in the timeline, provided under Section 2.04.

Please contact Cleora Scott, Chief Operations Officer for questions about the project details:
Phone: (406)638-5272
Fax:      (406)638-2614
P.O. Box 159
159 Baacheeitche Ave.
Crow Agency, Montana 59022

Monday, February 11, 2013

Greetings from ANHA...

Shoodaachiia Apsaalooke!

My Crow Name is “One who Likes attend Tobacco Society Dances” given to me by my Grandfather Hugh Little Owl.
I am a member of the Big Horn District, Ties the Bundle Clan and a child of the Piegan clan.  
It’s a huge honor and privilege to serve the Great Apsaalooke Nation as the Cabinet Head for
Residential and Renovation. I oversee the Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority (ANHA), Home Improvement Program and Good Earth Lodges consisting of about 70 employees.
My background consist of a bachelors degree in Business Management from Mount St. Mary
University and prior to my appointment I served on the Executive Board of Directors and Administration for St. Labre Indian School.

One of Chairman Old Coyotes initiatives is to increase the number of homes on the reservation due to amount of multiply families living in one house and
to also improve the living conditions of our elders.  These two initiatives have been my priorities and through strategic planning and fundraising, my goal is to achieve these initiatives.
My managers are: John Old Elk, ANHA COO; Grace Morrison, ANHA HR Manager, ANHA Construction Manager, Andre LaFrance, ANHA ROP Supervisor, Victor Nomee;
HIP Director, Greg Hogan;  and Good Earth Lodges Project Manager William ‘Bob’ Howe.  

God bless the Great. Apsaalooke Nation.  Aho!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Hello Apsaalooke people,
      My name is Clarice Denny, the newly appointed Cabinet Head for the Department of Human Resources of the Great Apsaalooke Nation. I am very pleased to join the “Positive Change Team,” and work for the Old Coyote administration.  Aho! I am a member of the bad war deeds and a child of the sore lip clan.
      My staff is very efficient and consists of Laura Real Bird, who is our personnel director, Berna Dawes our office manager. A team of hard working clerks, Rosie Other Medicine, Jeanne Whiteman, Rebecca McDonald and Shelly Young Running Crane. As well as Reah and Leah Dust who are our filing clerks and receptionists Geri Little Light and Raydawn Jefferson.