By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Work continues on the new Shoshone-Bannock Casino that is attached to the Hotel & Events Center that may be completed by late November or December.
Marlin Fellows, Tribal Construction Services manager, said the work is 85 percent complete – currently work crews are painting, doing ceilings, under floor electrical, cabling, floor and wall tiles, plumbing fixtures and kitchen equipment is arriving soon. In addition security cameras are being installed, lighting, exterior synthetic plaster, metal panels, stone work, flashing, along with completing the roof detail work. (cont.)
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By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — Idaho is among one of the states with the highest number of suicide rates. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Idahoan’s ages 15-34 and for males up to age 44.
The statistic is according to the Idaho Lives project on the Span Idaho suicide facts and statistics website. In Indian Country, Native people have the highest rates of all nationalities.
The Counseling and Family services department hosted a Suicide Prevention Moccasin March Thursday, September 13, which is part of the National Suicide Prevention week — a weeklong campaign in the United States to inform and engage the public about suicide prevention and educate about the warning signs of suicide. (cont.)
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — Many gathered to learn how to make chokecherry pudding and patty making at the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Language and Culture Preservation building Saturday, September 15.
Young and old were in attendance. They were instructed to bring their own materials, but the Language and Culture department provided the chokecherries and also any other tools needed. (cont.)
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Michaud Creek Fire was controlled September 16 around 6 p.m. said Fort Hall Assistant Fire Chief Eric King.
The fire began around 1 p.m. September 15 that burned two small outbuildings, along with two unoccupied trailer houses and about 262 acres. Wind upwards of 45 to 50 miles per hour caused the fire to escalate. The fire was south of the Pocatello Airport. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Shoshone-Bannock tribal members are advised starting January 1, 2019, the U.S. Postal System will no longer deliver to reservation addresses with rural route addresses.
The Postal System will only deliver to physical addresses that the Public Safety Department assigned.
The Fort Hall Business Council approved the assigning of rural addresses for all structures on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on February 2, 2016. (cont.)
BOISE (AP) — The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service's Boise National Forest say they've identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.
Documents made public earlier this week say the University of Idaho has portions of the left and right pelvis of a female, and the upper arm bone of a male removed from a small cave in southwestern Montana in 1929.
The Boise National Forest has partial remains of an adult of unknown gender removed from an extensively looted site in southwestern Idaho during an archaeological excavation in 1989. (cont.)
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