By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – Fort Hall Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent Randy Thompson swore into office four Fort Hall Business Council members Marcus Coby, Ladd Edmo, Nathan Small and Lee Juan Tyler Tuesday, June 13.
Tribal elder Dennis Phelps offered a prayer for the newly elected council and outgoing council members Edison Darrell Dixey and Donna Bollinger for their term of service. (cont.)
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By LORI EDMO-SUPPAH
BOISE — Prayers were said, friendships renewed and ancestors were remembered at the Seventh Annual Return of the Boise Valley People event June 8 to 11 at Quarry View Park and Gowen Field.
Original Boise Valley People exhibit
On June 8, Fort Hall Business Council member Lee Juan Tyler conducted a blessing for the “Original Boise Valley People” exhibit that opened June 9 through July 14 at the Idaho History Center in Boise. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Special Election is Friday, June 16 when registered tribal member voters will cast ballots for one candidate for a one-year term on the Fort Hall Business Council.
Candidates include David Jon Archuleta; Velma J. Arriwite; Devon Dwayne Boyer; Matthew Jay Broncho; Luke Eagle; Wesley R. Edmo; Daniel Larry Stone; Claudia Janese Washakie and Gary F. Watson. (cont.)
POCATELLO — On June 8, at approximately 8:53 a.m., a single vehicle fatality crash occurred on Batiste (Frontage) Road at the Portneuf River, west of Chubbuck.
A 1999 Ford Ranger, driven by Marc Tendoy, 22, of Fort Hall, was westbound on Batiste Road when he went off the left shoulder of the road, lost control and struck a tree on the bank of the Portneuf River according to an Idaho State Police report. (cont.)
POCATELLO – Demetrius Anthony Gomez, 30, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced June 13 to 30 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised released for second degree murder.
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Gomez to pay a $5,000 fine.
On January 5, 2017, a jury found Gomez guilty of one count of second degree murder. Evidence at trial showed that on May 9, 2016, Gomez was at a residence along with some friends and family. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council is seeking applicants from qualified Tribal members who are interested in being considered for the vacant position in the Tribal Land Use Policy Commission.
The FHBC will appoint a Land Use Policy Commissioner to finish out the remaining one-year term of former Commissioner Ladd Edmo. All interested applicants need to submit a letter of interest that demonstrate their qualifications identified in the Land Use Policy Ordinance, along with a resume and copy of their Tribal Identification card. (cont.)
• June 23-25, 2017 – 58th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days at Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Grand entries 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Contest powwow. Handgames. Arts and Crafts. Parade. Northern Host Drum Ghost Canyon, Fort Hall, Idaho. Southern Host Drum Otter Trail, Apache, Oklahoma. For more information call (307) 314-5541.
• June 23-25, 2017 – Muckleshoot Veteran’s Powwow at Muckleshoot Powwow Grounds, Auburn, Washington. Contest powwow. Grand entries 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (253) 804-8752.
• June 28-July 4, 2017 – 119th Arlee Esyapqeyni Powwow at Arlee Powwow Grounds, Arlee, Montana. In Honor of Vi Trahan, Clara Charlo and CSKT Veterans Post-World War II through Korean War. Contest powwow. Singing Contest. For more information visit www.arleepowwow.com and like on Facebook at Arlee Esyapqeyni Powwow.