From left, Batt, Callahan and Dixey take the FHBC oath of office, read by BIA Superintendent Randy Thompson.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent Randy Thompson swore in new members of the Fort Hall Business Council (FHBC) and Land Use Policy Commission (LUPC) on Tuesday, June 12.
Tribal leader Lee Juan Tyler opened the ceremony with a prayer.
Newly elected FHBC members are Kevin Callahan and Darrell Dixey, along with re-elected official Tino Batt, who all took the oath of office.
Nathan Small was elected to resume the position of Chairman of the FHBC, Vice-Chairman is Ladd Edmo, Secretary is Donna Thompson, Treasurer is Tino Batt, Sergeant at Arms is Lee Juan Tyler and council members are Kevin Callahan and Darrell Dixey.
2018 Fort Hall Business Council with newly appointed members.
FHBC district representatives are: Gibson: Nathan Small and Darrell Dixey; Fort Hall: Donna Thompson and Kevin Callahan; Bannock Creek: Ladd Edmo; Lincoln Creek: Tino Batt; Ross Fork: Lee Juan Tyler.
Thompson thanked outgoing council members Daniel Stone and Darrell Shay for doing a good job in their time of service to the Tribes.
Chairman Nathan Small said, “Thank you to Darrell for bringing his wisdom and knowledge to the council for the past two years. I think that helped set the pace for how we’re going to be moving along. I’d also like to thank Danny for his one year of service to the council. I guess a lot of us was hoping he’d run again, but he said he’s too young to stay here,” said Small jokingly, as the crowd laughed. “Again, thank you Danny for all that you’ve brought to the business council also.”
Re-elected LUPC sworn in were Casper Appenay and Adam Hill.
Spring Creek sang as Gifferd Osborne and Darrell Shay brought in the U.S. flag and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes flag.
Attendees view cars at the Fort Hall Casino's Third Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 9.
By LACEY WHELAN
FORT HALL — Organizers said it was a great turn out for the Fort Hall Casino’s Third Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It was a free admission family friendly event that had food vendors, kid activities, and also a DJ.
An orange-colored Impala at the car show.
There were many categories for the judges to choose from that ranged from hottest classics, muscle cars, low-rider bikes and cars, and also motorcycles. There was a category for employee vehicles featuring a special “Chairman’s Choice Award” that Elma Thompson designed.
There were many participants in the car show and many spectators stopped in to be a part of the experience.