FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Casino & Shoshone-Bannock Hotel would like to thank all Veterans, dancers, drummers, community members and visitors who participated in the Annual Veterans Powwow that was a two day event this year because it was the fifteenth powwow.
There were approximately 30 to 40 tiny tots each session according to powwow organizers, 114 registered dancers for contest however, there were also those who dressed and came to enjoy the powwow.
There were seven drum groups Bad Agency, Medicine Thunder, Ghost Canyon all from Fort Hall, Spring Creek, Down Bottoms, Spirit Horse, Idaho Falls, The Crew, Turtle Island, Toppenish Creek, White Swan, Wash, along with High Noon who was this year’s host drum from Thunderchild, Sask. Canada.
A feast was served on Saturday, November 10 that was prepared for 500 people. The menu was turkey, stuffing, corn and mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner roll, salad and peach cobbler with lemonade and water. There were 18 vendor tables and four family display tables. All Veterans who signed up received a gift and were asked to sign their name for the branch they served in and this will be hung on wall at hotel for all to see. (cont.)
In other news...
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — The Osborne Family hosted the annual Veterans Day Breakfast November 12.
The day began with a sunrise ceremony, followed by traditional 49 songs in the TBC dome room and immediately following was the breakfast.
Three Veterans were honored this year. Edwin Matsaw (Marines), William “Bill” Brower (U.S. Air Force), and Chester “Chet” St.Clair Jr. (Marines). (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Police arrested Stormy Adakai, 23, of Fort Hall November 8 after he confessed to beating truck driver Amos Phillips in September 2.
Fort Hall Police Chief Pat Teton said, “Through our investigation work, we discovered that Stormy Adakai was identified, the same night of the assault, to have been at a residence with blood on his face and clothes and told a witness that he assaulted a truck driver with a rock,” according to a press release from the Tribal Public Affairs office. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — A lawsuit by an Idaho utility against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning water temperature standards below a hydroelectric project where federally protected fall chinook salmon reproduce has been put on hold.
A U.S. District Court judge last week agreed to stay the lawsuit by Idaho Power against the EPA while the federal agency works to complete tasks requested by the state of Idaho in 2012.
“Essentially, this is what we wanted for six years,'' Idaho Power spokesman Brad Bowlin said Friday. “We're optimistic things are moving in the right direction. This is definitely a good step forward.'' (cont.)
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — On November 8 and 9, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes 477 Program conducted Traditional Hide Tanning classes at the Festival gambling arbor.
Young and old were encouraged to attend the class, even if they were not an enrolled member. (cont.)
(Lori Ann Edmo interview)