By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — Tanicia Draya Gould is the Fort Hall Indian Reservation New Year’s Baby born January 2, 2018 at 10:11 am, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 21 inches long.
Tanicia is the daughter of Frankie Gould and Talya Rodriguez and the little sister of 1-year-old Frankie Drae and 6-year-old Tanaya Shilee. She is the paternal granddaughter of Raiburn and Atholine Buckskin, and she is the maternal granddaughter of Paul and Wendy Rodriguez. (cont.)
In other news...
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council is hosting an information meeting to inform and discuss the Public Law 280 Retrocession proposed process with the Tribal membership on Saturday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at Sho-Ban High School.
Agenda topics include a presentation: PL 280: What it is and what it is not; proposed retrocession process; along with question and answers. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – Four Directions staff met with the Fort Hall Business Council on January 9 to present the community with a Traveling War Staff, which signifies the combat against alcohol and drug abuse.
Donna Honena, Four Directions Manager, explained the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana created the staff after the recent surge of methamphetamine abuse in their community. The staff has traveled to all the Montana and Wyoming tribes with each tribe organizing a symposium, to empower their communities and stand up and fight against drugs and alcohol. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch'' Otter on Monday promised he was leaving Idaho in a better place than when he found it nearly 12 years ago, ticking off a long list of challenges he's had to overcome as head of state that included natural disasters, political division and economic recession.
The Republican governor struck a reflective tone during his 12th and final State of the State address to lawmakers. Known as the official kickoff to the legislative session, the 55-minute speech — his longest ever during his annual address to lawmaker — focused on the hard lessons he's learned throughout the three terms in Idaho's highest elected position. (cont.)
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