By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — A meeting to hear public comment on proposed changes to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance was December 5 at the Sho-Ban Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria and another is scheduled December 19.
Interim Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Beverage Manager Chaney Colter read a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed changes and Bill Trahant, employee relations compliance investigator assisted in answering questions. Both have been involved in drafting the changes. (cont.)
In other news...
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — A Community Prayer Vigil was organized by Tribal Health Director Ann Lindroth-Jim on Friday, December 7 with the intent to shed light on recent suicides and tragedy in the area.
A small group gathered to pray and share words and testimony for the betterment of the future of the community.
“We have a lot of suicides in our community, a lot going on in the whole world,” she said, adding she saw it as signs that need to be paid attention to. She feels it’s up to the community to come together to figure out what can be done to help. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Reading scores at Chief Taghee Elementary Academy were reportedly low with 17 percent of students at grade level.
Chief Tahgee Administrator Joel Weaver explained the language immersion school gets judged on their scores and are under the Public Charter School Commission.
They track their academic goals through Istation, which measures student growth with engaging, computer-adaptive diagnostic and screening programs. They haven’t accomplished meeting the goal standards yet, which Weaver believes is because they are so far behind the state. (cont.)
FORT HALL — Leona Jim and some Tribal Court staff are conducting a raffle fundraiser to cover medical expenses for Jim’s grandson Steven Pokibro, who recently had a kidney transplant on December 5.
Jim is looking to be at her grandson’s side while he goes through rehabilitation and recovery. Pokibro is under his doctor’s care while in Salt Lake City, Utah, and his grandmother will be with him there for the next few weeks.
The raffle is December 21 at 8:30 a.m. at Tribal Courts. The tickets are on on sale through the day of the fundraiser at Tribal Courts. Donations are also accepted. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Some of the items being raffled are beaded earrings, ID badges, small coin purse, pen, handmade quilts, Shoshone Bannock Tribes logo coffee mugs, $50 in cash, Pendleton cell phone holder, scarves, hats, and other miscellaneous items. (cont.)
Lori Ann Edmo