By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — Since the snow weather season is here in Fort Hall, and with multiple school closures in our area and outside areas, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Department of Transportation would like to remind all local community members and people traveling through Fort Hall to be aware of weather forecasts and to be prepared in case of an emergency.
The Department of Transportation follows their snow removal procedure, which consists of prioritizing bus routes for the children who need to get to and from school. Also, the main roads and people who are on their medical list are another top priority. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Wendy Farmer was appointed once again as the Shoshone-Bannock Festival Coordinator and is currently working on the plans for Tribes biggest event of the year.
Farmer feels good about being the Festival Coordinator. This will be her third year in the position and she says she wants to put her best foot forward and there’s always room for improvement.
Due to her late appointment, she’s still in the process of designating the different committees. So far, James Tone will serve as Powwow Coordinator; Taylor Thomas will head the Parades; Alex Alvarez will be the Royalty Coordinator, promotions for social media will be led by Curtis Hevewah, Claudeo Broncho will oversee the Feast, Relay Coordinator is Alonzo Coby, Tiffany Pabawena and Crystal Ramos will be the Vendor contacts. No one has come forward yet to oversee the Rodeo, Art Show or Handgame. (cont.)
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock TERO Department is selling squares for the chance to win a storage shed.
Proceeds will help support the Tribal TERO Carpenter Apprentice Program, more specifically to raise funds for the Construction Combine. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have been an annual contributor to the Construction Combine, which will take place in March. This event provides young adults an introduction to construction trades. The amount they contribute is $1,000 but TERO doesn’t have those funds available, so they decided to organize the fundraiser. (cont.)
By DANA HERNANDEZ
FORT HALL — The Tribal Community Health Department is offering training on Naloxone, which is also known as Narcan. With the opioid crisis and drug epidemics that are happening within our communities, Narcan is a nasal spray that is administered when someone is believed to be having an overdose.
Narcan works specifically for any narcotic or prescription opioid overdose and doesn’t harm a patient who is not undergoing an overdose or is under the influence of other drugs like methamphetamines or cocaine, which Narcan doesn’t work for. (cont.)
BOISE — The Idaho Women’s March is on Friday, January 18 in Boise from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Idaho State Capitol Building in downtown Boise.
They will hear from female leaders who stand for equality, tolerance and the empowerment of women. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of women being given the right to vote and due to this upcoming election year, they will be promoting getting out to vote. The event is free and open to the public. (cont.)
POCATELLO — Dr. Alexander Bolinger will be the featured presenter at the Bannock County Historical Society’s monthly meeting Tuesday, January 21.
Dr. Bolinger is a professor at Idaho State University. His research interests focus on groups and teams, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and employment in service professions. He is an advocate of active learning and student engagement with the community.
One of his many projects is an ISU class called Collaborative Creativity, a partnership between the ISU College of Business and the University Honors Program. In this class, students work in teams to write a local history books published by Arcadia Publishing. (cont.)
PRESTON — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation will be observing the 157th anniversary of the Bear River Massacre on Wednesday, January 29 at 11 a.m. (cont.)