By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Recent snowstorms have the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Transportation busy the last two weeks with snow removal on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation maintaining Bureau of Indian Affairs routes and Tribal roads.
According to the Snow Control Policies and Procedures Manual the Department covers 340.89 miles during the winter months. Highway 91 is State of Idaho jurisdiction in addition to I-15 and I-86. Bannock County maintains Ellsworth, Siler, Edmo, Hawthorne, Poline ext. Lodge, Philbin, Cemetery, Ballard, Cutshalts, Hiline, Reservation Laughran, Swanson Loop Rio Vista and Frazier. (cont.)
In other news...
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Three local Fort Hall Extension (FHE) 4-Hers were featured on the cover of the latest issue of the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) Success Stories national newsletter.
Dayton Tendore, Susan Avila Dixey and Kirstyn Farmer are in the photo with their 4-H lamb projects. Other livestock club members include Paizlee Furniss, Lennix Tendore, Beauleah Farmer who showed lambs, along with Osei Burns and Tessa Cutler who showed lambs and heifers in the breeding stock division. (cont.)
BLACKFOOT (AP) — An eastern Idaho sheriff accused of threatening a church youth group with a gun and assaulting one of its leaders can stay on the job but must surrender all of his firearms to the Idaho State Police.
A judge's ruling December 29 also requires Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland to have no contact with the alleged victims.
The Idaho attorney general's office earlier this month charged Rowland with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and misdemeanor exhibition of a gun. Rowland did not enter a plea on Wednesday, his first appearance in court on the charges. First appearances involve procedural matters such as advising people of their rights. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — Carrying the Message Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Group had a candlelight vigil at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on New Year’s Eve 2021.
Ron Braman, began the candlelight vigil with a prayer for all those missing. Paul Frank, Carrying the Message Group member spoke, “Being here is a place where I can vent and not be condemned or judged because some stuff is too heavy for other places. Some places we go to and speak, they will say it’s too much for them to hear about the missing people, but if that’s too much, then how do you think the family of those missing people feel.” (cont.)