By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes tenth annual Ceremonial Buffalo Hunt brought families and community together at the National Elk Refuge on Thursday, April 13.
Prior to the start of the hunt, tribal elder Carlino Broncho said a prayer for the hunters to help with protection and so things would be done the right way.
The five hunters selected from the tribes were chosen among veterans, elders and youth – each of them an experienced hunter. This years hunters were Jack Dixey; Rick Yellowhair; Bruce Baldwin Jr., TeeJay Appenay; and Theodore Means. (cont.)
In other news...
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
POCATELLO – The Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC) now have a vacancy due to the recent notice of voluntary retirement by Chairman Blaine Edmo on April 17.
The April 18 date will begin a 60-day timeframe to hold a special General Election, which will take place on Friday, June 16 to fill the vacancy. Qualified tribal members interested in running for the FHBC may pickup applications at the Tribal Administration office beginning April 18 and the deadline is May 18. (cont.)
FORT HALL — A meet and greet for Miss Shoshone-Bannock Taylor Haskett is April 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tribal Business Center Dome Room as she is vying for Miss Indian World April 25 to 29 at the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, N.M.
All hand drum singers are invited. Cake will be served. In addition, Taylor will be selling raffle tickets for $2.50 each. (cont.)
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School Powwow was April 14 and 15 at the gymnasium that was dedicated to lead school custodian Blaine Dixey during the event.
School administrator Jonathan Braack said Blaine worked at the school for 21 years and the decision came because the student leadership team wanted to do something nice for him. They saw the many years of service he’s put in to take care of the school specifically the gym and gym floor. “It was a nice way to honor him,” he said. (cont.)
POCATELLO —The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) began work April 17 on the first of 10 projects scheduled this year for Interstate 15 in eastern Idaho.
The project includes resurfacing six miles of I-15 between the Fort Hall Reservation Boundary at milepost 76 and Burns Road in Blackfoot.
ITD also will upgrade guardrails and improve clearance below the bridge structures at the Railroad Overpass, Fort Hall Interchange and Sheepskin Road. (cont.)
Joseph A. Wadsworth
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