Thursday, December 23, 2010

BIA Misses Notification Step in Claims Procedure

     TEMOAK TRIBE - It is being reported that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has missed a notification step in the Western Shoshone claims procedure.

Terry Jones Jr. Federal Case Dismissed

     TEMOAK TRIBE - On Dec. 17, federal judge Robert C. Jones entered an order to dismiss the criminal case against Terry Jones Jr.      Previous posts can be found here and here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Partial Payment Still On Track for Feb.

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Indian Affairs is still projecting Feb. 2011 as the release date for the Western Shoshone claims partial payment for those eligible for the partial payment.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Job Announcement - Tribal Prosecutor

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe has a job announcement for the position of Tribal Prosecutor.  The salary is negotiable.  The application deadline is December 22.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Band Council Rewards Council Member's Lawsuit

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council approved awarding Council member Davis Gonzales a $200 council member bonus and a $500 Christmas bonus despite Gonzales currently having a lawsuit against Elko Band Council.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Ohio Man Killed Working On Ruby Pipeline

     ELKO - The Houston Chronicle has the article Ohio man working on gas pipeline killed in Nevada that begins Nevada authorities say a worker was killed while working on a section of the Ruby Pipeline that will carry natural gas from Wyoming to Oregon.

Council Approves Community Bonus

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council approved the community Christmas bonus and members can contact the Elko Band administration office for the schedule of the check release which begins Monday, Dec. 13.

Judge Resigns

     TEMOAK TRIBE - It is being reported that the Judge Bill Kockenmeister has resigned his position as the judge for the Te-Moak Tribe and the court proceedings for Friday has been cancelled.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Battle Mountain Election Results Finds A Familiar Face

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - It is being reported that the winner of the vacant chairman position on the Battle Mountain Band Council is Michael Price who originally resigned the chairman position which lead to the special election to fill the position of chairman.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

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No Worries - BLM Says Transmission Line Is Safe

     NEVADA - KTVN has the report that begins BLM says proposed Nevada transmission line safe that begins "The Bureau of Land Management says a proposed 236-mile transmission line connecting Las Vegas to northeastern Nevada could displace some wildlife, but overall will not have signficant environmental consequences."

Friday, December 3, 2010

Obama Still Says No To Yucca Mountain

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review-Journal has the article Obama tells governors he won't reconsider Yucca shutdown that begins "President Barack Obama told newly elected governors at a meeting Thursday he would not reconsider his decision to shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site."

Tribe Continues To Table Tribal Member Protection

     TEMOAK TRIBE - It is begin reported the Tribal Council once again tabled the banishment ordinance.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Fed Failure - Motion To Dismiss In Terry Jones Jr. Criminal Case

     TEMOAK TRIBE - Assistant US Attorney Sue Fahami submitted a motion to dismiss the federal criminal case against Terry Jones, Jr.

Tribal Council Pushes For South Fork Recall Election

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council set a date for the South Fork Band recall election.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting Tonight

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Te-Moak Tribe Housing Authority administration office.

South Fork Band Member Indicted For Cattle Theft

     SOUTH FORK BAND - The Elko Daily Free Press has the article Lee woman accused of cattle theft that begins "An area woman faces two misdemeanor charges related to cattle theft after her recent indictment in tribal court."

Elko Band Extends Christmas Bonus Deadline

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council has extended the deadline for application for the Elko Band Christmas bonus.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Court Issues Injunction on SF Recall

     SOUTH FORK BAND - It is being reported that on Friday, Judge William Kockenmeister has issued an injunction bringing a halt to the upcoming South Fork recall election.  More news will be posted as it develops.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Elko Band Approves Free Turkeys

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council approved a list of people eligible for free turkeys.  The turkey vouchers are available at the Elko band administration office.

Elko and Lander Co. Alltel Customers Will Be AT&T Customers Nov. 21

     NEVADA - Marketwatch has a press release Alltel Customers in Parts of Nevada to Have Access to More Innovative Mobile Devices in Time for the Holiday Season that begins "Beginning Sunday, Nov. 21, more than 25,000 Alltel customers joining AT&T will see a change as AT&T expands its service in Nevada.(1) AT&T is rebranding Alltel to AT&T in Elko, Eureka, Lander, Lincoln and White Pine Counties and introducing AT&T's exciting lineup of products and services to these customers just in time for the holiday shopping season."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Services for Betty Jo Dick on Friday

     TEMOAK TRIBE - Memorial services for Betty Jo Dick will be held Friday, November 19 at the Elko Colony Gymnasium.  The viewing will begin at 9:00 am and the funeral services will begin at 10:00 am.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Job Announcement - Aid To Tribal Government Specialist

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for the position of Aid To Tribal Government Specialist.

Job Announcement - Smoke Shop Manager

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND – The Battle Mountain Band Council has a job announcement for the position of Smoke Shop Manager.

NYTC Staff Injuries on the Increase

     ELKO - The Las Vegas Sun has the report Staff: Juveniles once housed at higher-security facility a threat which begins "When the state closed the maximum-security Summit View Youth Correctional Center near Nellis Air Force Base in May to save money, lawmakers were told that violent youths transferred to a lower-security reformatory in Elko would not put its staff and nonviolent juveniles at risk."

Monday, November 15, 2010

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Band Council Extends Closing Date of Turkey Giveaway, Christmas Bonus

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council extended the closing date of the annual Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas bonus giveaway for band council members.

Tribal Council Accepts Recall Petition

     SOUTH FORK - It is being reported that the Te-Moak Tribal Council accepted a petition calling for the recall of all the members of the South Fork Band Council.

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Clown lawmaker passes literacy test

     BRAZIL - Fox News has the report Clown-Congressman Passes Test, Now Gets to Pass Laws that begins "Grumpy the Clown showed the world he's no joke — he passed his reading and writing test.  The clown-turn-Congressman tweeted,"this time it counts," after the
São Paulo Electoral Court
wanted to determine whether he met a constitutional mandate that federal lawmakers be literate."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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DOJ Resolves Lawsuit Against Elko Daily Free Press

     ELKO - The Cypress Times has the article Justice Department Resolves Lawsuit Alleging Familial Status Discrimination in Elko, NV that begins "The Justice Department announced a settlement of its lawsuit alleging that Lee Enterprises Inc. and its subsidiary, Lee Publications Inc., violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by publishing an advertisement that discriminated on the basis of familial status in the Elko Daily Free Press."

Elko Band Council Finance Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a regular finance meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

CIC Meeting Today

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - The Community Improvement Committee will hold a meeting today from 9:30 am to noon at the Battle Mountain Band administration building.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

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Gold Tops $1,400

     NATIONAL - The Wall Street Journal has the report Currency Concerns Send Gold Past $1,400/Oz that begins "Gold futures topped $1,400 for the first time amid uncertainty on the outcome of Group of 20 currency talks and renewed worries about sovereign debt in Europe."

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Agenda of the Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting For November 3

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council agenda for the regular meeting on Wednesday, November 3.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting Tonight

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

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USFWS to Hold Meeting Nov 3 on Ruby Lake Refuge

     ELKO COUNTY - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article New plans for Ruby Lake Refuge that begins "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scheduled a public meeting in Elko this week to gather input as it prepares a new 15-year management plan for the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge."

Water Level at Lake Mead Continues to Lower

     NEVADA - The Arizona Republic has the article Drought has Lake Mead at historic low that begins "The advice given to boaters here these days - "If you haven't been to Lake Mead lately, you haven't been to Lake Mead" - sounds like a marketing slogan dreamed up to lure return business.  Except in this case the advice is true."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Tribal Offices Closed Tomorrow

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Tribal and Band offices will be closed tomorrow October 29, for the Nevada Day holiday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Transmission Line Construction Begins

     NEVADA - The Ely Times has the article Construction begins on 500-kilovolt ON Line that begins "It was a ground-breaking for what utility officials say is a ground-breaking project."

Reid “intends to steal this election"

     NEVADA - Politico has the report Sharron Angle camp: Harry Reid 'intends to steal' election that begins "Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle’s campaign attorney wrote a fundraising letter to supporters on Tuesday, charging that Democrat Harry Reid “intends to steal this election."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Potter Federal Trial Rescheduled

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The US federal court has rescheduled the hearing for Vivian Marie Potter to an earlier date.

US Judge Sets Trial In Elko Indian Colony Stabbing

     TEMOAK TRIBE - In news first reported here yesterday, KTVN has the article US judge rejects deal, sets trial in Elko stabbing that begins "A federal judge in Reno rejected a plea deal and set a Jan. 24 trial for a man accused of assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of another man at a home on the upper Elko Indian Colony."

Monday, October 25, 2010

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Federal Court Gets Tough; Rejects Jones Plea Agreement

     TEMOAK TRIBE - On October 18, Federal District Court Judge Robert C. Jones rejected the plea agreement and guilty plea of Terry Dale Jones Jr.

New Tribal Council Member Sworn In

     SOUTH FORK BAND - Brandon Reynolds, South Fork Band Vice-Chairman, was sworn in as the newest member of the Te-Moak Tribal Council.  Reynolds replaces Larson Bill as the South Fork Band representative.

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Band Council Replaces Resigned Council Member

     SOUTH FORK BAND - It is being reported that the South Fork Band Council will replace council member Larson Bill's vacancy on the Te-Moak Tribal Council with another band council member after Bill's unexpected resignation.

Services for Bill R. Cortez Tomorrow

     TEMOAK TRIBE - A prayer service for Bill R. Cortez will be held tomorrow (Saturday, October 23) at 2 p.m. in Pocatello, ID.  Traditional burial will be held at the Cedar Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Lake Mead to Dry Up?

     NEVADA - A video report on Lake Mead.

New Western Shoshone Claims Update

     TEMOAK TRIBE -  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has posted the September 30 report on the Western Shoshone claims.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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US Invests 135M in Transmission Line Project

     NEVADA - Govmonitor has the report U.S. To Invest $350 Million In One Nevada Transmission Line Project that begins "The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $350 million loan guarantee to develop the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line), the first transmission line project to be offered a conditional commitment by the Loan Programs Office of the Department of Energy."

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Band Council's Water Protests Posted Online

     WELLS BAND - The Nevada Division of Water Resources has posted online the protests of the Wells Band Council against the Southern Nevada Water Authority's applications for the Snake Valley underground water basin.

Lake Mead at Record Lows

     NEVADA - Time has the article Water: Lake Mead Is at Record Low Levels. Is the Southwest Drying Up? that begins "The Hoover Dam may be the Eighth Wonder of the World, but to me the more impressive achievement has always been Lake Mead, the man-made reservoir—which can contain nearly 10 trillion gallons of water—that the dam holds back."

Friday, October 15, 2010

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Conservative Shock and Dismay, EDFP Endorses "Man Up" Harry Reid

     ELKO - Deep inside conservative Elko County, the Elko Daily Free Press took a leap and endorsed Senator Harry Reid.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Sharron and Harry, One-on-One Tonight

     NEVADA - Sharron Angle and Harry Reid will hold their first and only senatorial debate tonight at 6 o'clock in Las Vegas.  Check local television listing to view the debate.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Gold Futures Above $1,370

     NATIONAL - The Wall Street Journal has the report Gold Breaches $1,370, Seen As Currency Hedge that begins "Gold futures settled above $1,370 for the first time Wednesday as heightened expectations of Federal Reserve money printing and wider-reaching concerns about global monetary easing increased the metal's allure as not only a dollar hedge but also a broader alternative currency."

Yucca Mountain Remains in Limbo

     NEVADA - The Nevada News Bureau has the article Work Stoppage On Yucca Mountain Review Not The End Of Nuclear Waste Project, State Official Says that begins "Nevada remains in limbo over the status of Yucca Mountain as a potential repository for the nation’s nuclear waste even with a work stoppage on the project review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission due to funding limitations, a state official says."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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A Utah County Ask Governor For Grazing Protection Over Pipeline

     UTAH - The Herald Journal has the article Cache among Utah counties asking for gov's help in protecting grazing from pipeline that begins "Officials in several Utah counties are asking Gov. Gary Herbert for his help in protecting the grazing of livestock on public lands."

Challenger Files Lawsuit Over Elko County Absentee Ballots

     ELKO COUNTY - The Las Vegas Review-Journal has the article Secretary of state challenger files lawsuit against Miller which reports "Rob Lauer, said 51 absentee ballots requested by service members from Elko County were sent as many as 15 days late. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Las Vegas."

FERC Denies Rehearing On Pipeline Decision

     NEVADA - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied the request for rehearing by the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Defenders of Wildlife, the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Center for Biological Diversity who challenged FERC's environmental analysis and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Band Council Removes Non-Members

     ELKO BAND - At the last meeting, Elko Band Council made the decision to remove two non-members from Elko band.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Presolicitation Notice for Enrollment Project

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has issued a presolicitation notice for the Western Shoshone Enrollment Project.  The notice can be found here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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NV Ranch Bought For Wild Horse Sanctuary

     ELKO COUNTY - The Associated Press has the article Pickens buys NV ranch for wild horse sanctuary that begins "Madeleine Pickens, the wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, has bought a sprawling Nevada ranch to serve as a wild horse sanctuary that would keep mustangs on the range instead of in government-funded holding facilities."

DOJ Issues Release On Elko Co. Ballots To Oversea Citizens and Military

     ELKO COUNTY - The Department of Justice press release reports Elko County did not send in time absentee ballots to Nevada voters living overseas who had requested ballots.  The Nevada Secretary of State has adopted an emergency regulation to provide an additional six days for those 34 voters to return their ballots.

Council Member Resigns

     SOUTH FORK BAND - It is being reported that South Fork Band Council member Larson Bill has resigned from the band council.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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NRC Chairman Halts Review of Yucca

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review-Journal has the article Yucca project review halted that begins "The chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tossed water on the embers of the Yucca Mountain project this week, directing agency scientists to halt a formal review of the nuclear waste site."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Band Council Removes Council Member

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN - At the last Battle Mountain Band Council meeting, the Band Council removed Lorrie Carpenter as a member of the Band Council

Band Gets SEDS Grant

     WELLS BAND - Wells Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone received an ANA SEDS grant for FY 2010.

Agenda for Elko Band Council meeting of September 29

     ELKO BAND - The old and new business of the agenda for the Elko Band Council regular open meeting of September 29.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Actions at Tribal Council Special Meeting

     TEMOAK TRIBE -  The Te-Moak Tribal Council took action on two items at its special meeting on September 27.

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Pipeline and Transmission Line Key To Clean Energy Growth

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Infrastructure key to Nevada's clean energy growth the reports "Two projects, the Ruby Pipeline and the North-South Nevada Transmission Line, are key to the state's ability to both create more renewable energy at home and utilize cleaner resources available nearby."

Monday, October 4, 2010

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Housing Authority Appeal

     NATIONAL - Today, the United States Supreme Court denied hearing the Fort Peck Housing Authority case.

Band Council Passes Rules on Parole and Probation

     ELKO BAND COUNCIL - The Elko Band Council has passed rules on parole and probationers.

Friday, October 1, 2010

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Agreement on Transmission Line Build

     NEVADA - Power Magazine has the report NV Energy, LS Power Prepare to Build 500-kV Nev. Transmission Line that begins "Nevada’s NV Energy and LS Power subsidiary Great Basin Transmission on Aug. 23 definitively agreed to jointly build and own a 500-kV transmission line."  A press release can be found here.

Weaker Dollar Pushes Gold Higher

     NATIONAL - The Associated Press has the article Gold prices set record high on weaker dollar that begins "Gold prices set a record high Friday amid growing speculation that the Federal Reserve may take additional steps to boost economic growth."

Law Enforcement Gets Grant

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Las Vegas Review Journal has the article Grant saves 16 police jobes in North Las Vegas that reports "Other Nevada recipients were the Shoshone Tribe, which will receive $155,815, and Te-Moak Western Shoshone Law Enforcement Public Safety, which will get $189,121."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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County Cleared in Suicide

     ELKO COUNTY - The Reno Gazette Journal has the report Elko County jail cleared in inmate suicide that begins "Prosecutors in Elko County have cleared the sheriff’s office of any wrongdoing in the death of an inmate who hanged himself at the county jail in June."

Elko Band Council Searches For A New Lawyer

     ELKO BAND - Elko Band Council is looking a new lawyer.

Federal Charge Filed Against Tribal Member

     TEMOAK TRIBE - On September 22, a federal charge of misdemeanor assault resulting in serious bodily injury was filed in Nevada Federal District Court against Vivian Marie Potter for an incident that occurred on the Elko Indian Colony.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Report That County's Absentee Ballots To Military Miss Deadline

     ELKO COUNTY - Fox News has the article Advocates Cite Purported MOVE Act Violations in Seven More States that reports "An organization fighting to ensure that all overseas members of the U.S. military have the opportunity to vote has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder listing what it says are violations of the federal MOVE Act in two states and in multiple counties in five other states, FoxNews.com has learned" and "Matt Griffin, Deputy for Elections, Nevada Secretary of State, admitted that Elko County had not been able to get their absentee ballots out before the deadline, but he said White Pine County had no problems whatsoever."

Job Announcement - Recycle Technician

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND – The Battle Mountain Band Council has a job announcement for the position of Recycle Technician.  The position is part-time and $8.00 to $10.00 an hour.  Applications will be accepted until October 6.

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a regular open/closed meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Gold Rises To New High

     NATIONAL - CNNMoney has the report Gold rallies to another record high that begins "Gold prices continued to push higher Tuesday, reaching another record high, amid ongoing concerns about the economy."

Declining Water Levels Worries Las Vegas, Southwest

     NEVADA - The New York Times has the article Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning that begins "A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River. Barring a sudden end to the Southwest’s 11-year drought, the distribution of the river’s dwindling bounty is likely to be reordered as early as next year because the flow of water cannot keep pace with the region’s demands."

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Pipeline Irks Some Reservations

     DENVER - Indian Country Today has the article Pipeline creates tribal dissent that begins "A 680-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon has been praised by Colorado's governor, the state's resource-rich Ute tribal nations, and the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, but the project irks some residents on at least four reservations who say it disturbs cultural resources and they were excluded from decision-making."

Tribal Council Meeting Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe Council will hold a special open meeting today at 5:00 pm at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room.

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Fandango Begins Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Fandango will begin today at 3:00 pm at the Senior Welcome Center Building, 1530 Shoshone Circle in Elko, Nevada.

Tribal Offices Closed Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The tribal and band administrative offices will be closed today for the Indian Day Holiday.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Fandango Begins Tomorrow

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Fandango will begin Friday, September 24 at 3:00 pm at the Senior Welcome Center Building, 1530 Shoshone Circle in Elko, Nevada.

Law Enforcement Receives Grant Funding

     TEMOAK TRIBE - Indianz.com has the report Tribes share in law enforcement grants from Justice Department that begins "Tribes nationwide are sharing in $127 million in law enforcement grants from the Department of Justice."

Tribal Offices Closed Tomorrow

     TEMOAK TRIBE - All Tribal and Band offices will be closed Friday for the Indian Day holiday.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Mining CEOs Expect Gold To Keep Rising

     NATIONAL - TheStreet has the report What $1,300 Gold Means to Mining CEOs that begins "Gold prices at $1,300 mean big profits for gold miners."

Fear of Deflation Increases Gold Prices

     NATIONAL - The Walls Street Journal's Marketwatch has the article Gold hits record after Fed raises deflation specter that begins "Gold futures soared to new record Wednesday, fueled by fears of deflation after the Federal Reserve signaled it may inject more cash into the financial system to support the U.S. recovery."

Trail Center Draws 3,600 Visitors

     ELKO - The Las Vegas Sun has the report Ranger: 3,600 visited trail display near Elko that begins "A ranger says the California Trail Center in northeast Nevada drew more than 3,600 visitors from 45 states and 11 foreign countries during the summer."

Agenda of Elko Band Regular Enterprise Meeting

     ELKO BAND -The old and new business of the Elko Band Council agenda for the regular enterprise meeting of Wednesday, September 15.

Job Announcement Update - Band Administrator

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band website has posted the band administrator job announcement.

Elko Band Council Meeting Today

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a special open/closed meeting today at 2:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Gold Keeps Climbing

     NATIONAL - The Wall Street Journal has the article Gold Surges to New Records Post-Fed that begins "Gold futures set a new record after the settlement on the view that the Federal Reserve would initiate another round of government asset purchases to stimulate the economy, boosting gold's value as an alternative asset."

Hospital Strike Averted By Tentative Agreement

     ELKO - KTVN has the report Elko hospital strike averted with labor agreement that begins "Officials say a 1-day strike has been averted in northeast Nevada with a tentative agreement between the nurses' union and Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital."

Racist or Funny

     NEW YORK - Gawker has this New Yorker cartoon caption contest result.  Gawker asks is it racist or funny.

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Bringing Indian Country to the 21st Century

     WASHINGTON - Indian Country Today has the article ‘Far-talking’ broadband network to reach rural Indian country that begins "When Tehan Woglake is up and running the business will fulfill the promise of its name."

Community Outreach Tonight

     ELKO BAND - There will be a Community Outreach meeting tonight at 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Elko colony gymnasium.

Update: Court Hearing Today on Appeals

TEMOAK TRIBE – The hearing for the appeals court for the Te-Moak Tribe has been changed from today at 9:00 a.m to today at 1:30 p.m.

Court Hearing Today on Appeals

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The appeals court for the Te-Moak Tribe will have a hearing this morning at 9:00 a.m.

Job Announcement - Band Administrator

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for position of Band Administrator.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Band Council Member Arrested

     WELLS BAND - A Wells Band Council member was arrested yesterday.

Tribe's Financial Mess Worries Lenders

     CONNECTICUT - The Wall Street Journal has the article Tribe's Roll of Dice Rattles Lenders that begins "Michael Thomas, a Pequot Indian with a brash leadership style and a checkered past, was a driving force behind turning Foxwoods Resort Casino into one of the world's largest casinos, and for making tribal members rich in the process. These days, he's being cast as the man who triggered a financial crisis."

Services for Tamara Lavonne Knight Today

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN - Memorial services for Tamara Lavonne Knight will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at the Battle Mountain Band Administration Building, 37 Mountain View Drive, Battle Mountain, Nevada.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Education Task Force Launches Website

     NEVADA - The State of Nevada's Education Reform Blue Ribbon Task Force launched a new website Nevada Promises to help with solving the education problems facing the State such as the lowest graduation rate in the nation and half of high school students failing to graduate high school.

Gold Hits Record as Investors Seek Gold To Preserve Wealth

     NATIONAL - Bloomberg has the article Gold Rises to Record on Increased Demand for Wealth Protection that begins "Gold rose to a record for the second time this week as the dollar’s drop spurred demand for the precious metal as a hedge against turmoil in the global economy and financial markets."

Services for Tamara Lavonne Knight Tomorrow

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN - The services for Tamara Lavonne Knight will be held tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Battle Mountain Band Administration Building.

New Tribal Council Member Sworn In

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - Richard Smith, Battle Mountain Band Council member, was sworn in as the newest member of the Te-Moak Tribal Council.  Smith replaces Lorrie Carpenter as the Battle Mountain Band representative.

Te-Moak Meetings Cancelled

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe has cancelled both the special council meeting and the regular housing meeting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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New Assignment Holder Adds Wrinkle Into Issuance

     SOUTH FORK BAND - When the South Fork Band Council issued the land assignments of Floyd Bill and Chester Knight, did the divorce of the new land assignment holder factor in the issuance.

Tribal Council Sets Special Meeting

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe has issued a notice for a special Tribal Council meeting set for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room, before the beginning of the Te-Moak Housing meeting.

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a regular enterprise meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Sour European Economy Raises Price of Gold

     NATIONAL - The Wall Street Journal has the article Haven Buys Send Gold Futures To Fresh Record that begins "Gold futures hit a record above $1,270 Tuesday as investors wanted the perceived safety of the metal after weaker-than-forecast data from Europe's largest economy."

Ruby Pipeline Faces Another Court Hurdle

     NEVADA - ABC News has the report Groups Mount New Challenge to Ruby Pipeline Plan that begins "Environmental groups are again asking a federal appeals court to stop a plan to build a $3 billion natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon."

Excerpts from Orders Being Appealed

     TEMOAK TRIBE - With the appeal hearing for Mendez vs. TMHA, Premo vs. Elko Band Council, and Ike vs. Stevens being heard on Monday, September 20, excerpts from orders being appealed in the three cases are printed below.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday - More News

More news for Monday, September 13.

Band Council Takes Action Against Council Member

     TEMOAK TRIBE - It is being reported that a tribal council representative was removed by a band council.

Agenda of Band Council Finance Meeting

     ELKO BAND -The old and new business of the Elko Band Council agenda for the regular open finance meeting of Wednesday, September 8.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

County Picks Instructor To Work With USFS On Travel Management Plan

     ELKO COUNTY -  KTVN has the report Elko County Commission picks road plan facilitator that begins "The Elko County Commission has appointed a Great Basin College instructor to facilitate a motor vehicle use plan with the U.S. Forest Service."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Horse Advocates Want BLM Investigated

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Investigation sought into allegation BLM sent Nevada wild horses to sale for slaughter that begins "Wild horse advocates are asking the federal government to investigate allegations that the Bureau of Land Management sent 172 Nevada mustangs to an auction attended by “slaughter buyers” in July."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday - More News

More news for Friday, September 10.

Breaking News - BIA Posts New Update on Application Process

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Indian Affairs posted a new update on its Western Shoshone claims distribution website about the company that is processing claims applications.

Gonzales Lawsuit Appeal Hearing Date Set

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The appeal hearing date for Davis Gonzales' lawsuit against Elko Band Council has been set for September 20 at the tribal court house.

Proposed Ordinance Meeting Tomorrow

     ELKO BAND - Elko Band has scheduled a banishment ordinance review meeting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday - More News

More news for Thursday, September 9.

El Paso In Bed With Devil

     OREGON - Oregon Public Broadcasting has the article Pipeline Deals With Environmental Groups Have Ranchers Angry that begins "When the Houston-based El Paso Corporation announced plans to build a 680-mile natural gas pipeline from Malin, Oregon to Opal, Wyoming, energy observers knew the project was certain generate some opposition."

Job Announcement: Roads Asphalt Laborers (3)

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for three positions of Roads Asphalt Laborers . The salary for the position is $13.00 per hour (up to 40 hours a week).  The application deadline is Friday, August 10.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday - More News

More news for Wednesday, August 8.

New Western Shoshone Claims Information Posted

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Indian Affairs' has updated its Western Shoshone Claims Update website with an August 30 report.

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a regular open/closed finance meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Band Council Targets Absent Homeowners

     ELKO BAND - Elko Band Council has begun to address the issue of absent homeowners whose homes have become delapidated.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Job Announcement: Smoke Shop Manager

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND – The Battle Mountain Band Council has a job announcement for the position of Smoke Shop Manager.  The position is full-time and salary for the position depends on experience.  The position is open until filled.  Any persons interested can contact the Battle Mountain Band offices at (775) 635-2004.
     More information can be found here.

Job Announcement: Maintenance Helper, Roads Foreman, Roads Traffic Control Workers, Senior Citizen Cook

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for position of Maintenance Helper. The salary for the position is $8.00 per hour.  The application deadline is open until filled.

Band Council Issues Land Assignments

     SOUTH FORK BAND - The South Fork Band Council issued the land assignments of Floyd Bill and Chester Knight to Harley Reynolds and Council member Turk Knight.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Court In Session Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The court for the Te-Moak Tribe will hold hearings today beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Tribe courthouse.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Abbey Tells Congress No Intention To Stop Roundups

     NEVADA - KLAS-TV has the report More Roundups Planned Despite Pleas from Congress that begins "Government contractors have fired up their helicopters for yet another roundup of Nevada wild horses."

Band Closes Early for Holiday

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band administrative office will close at 12:00 on Friday, September 3. The offices will be open on Tuesday, September 7 after the Labor Day holiday.

Agenda for Elko Band Council meeting of August 25

     ELKO BAND - The old and new business of the agenda for the Elko Band Council regular open meeting of August 25.

Ex-first Lady Says NV Can't Afford Extreme, Uncompassionate, Uncaring

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review-Journal has the article Ex-first lady Gibbons: Reid right choice that begins "Nothing personal, but former Nevada first lady Dawn Gibbons said Wednesday that Sharron Angle, a fellow Republican whom she called "a friend," isn't getting her vote in the U.S. Senate race."

Tribe Closes Early for Holiday

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribe administrative office will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 3.  The offices will be open on Tuesday, September 7 after the Labor Day holiday.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Court Denies Request To Halt Pipeline Construction

     OREGON - Oregon Public Broadcasting has the report Court Denies Request To Halt Pipeline Construction that begins "The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request to halt construction of a 670-mile natural gas pipeline being built between Malin, Oregon and Opal, Wyoming."

Illegal Immigration to US Slows Sharply

     NATIONAL - The Wall Street Journal has the article Illegal Immigration to U.S. Slows Sharply that begins "Illegal immigration to the U.S. has slowed sharply since 2007, as the bleak U.S. job market has discouraged potential migrants from heading north."

Judge Position Still in Limbo

     TEMOAK TRIBE - As previously reported, the Tribe gave the Bureau of Indian Affairs sixty days to find the Tribe a new judge and currently Bill Kockenmeister remains the the judge.

Agenda for TMHA meeting of August 19

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The unfinished and new business of the agenda for the Te-Moak Housing Authority meeting of August 19.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wolf in Cow Clothing

     IDAHO - Aginfo.net has the report Wolf in Cow Clothing that begins "When the El Paso Corporation announced their shocking, precedent-setting, $20 million deal with two environmental groups to ‘not oppose’ the company’s planned Ruby Pipeline that runs through Wyoming to Oregon, Western ranchers were shocked, I was shocked and railed about it."

Mining Fees Might Decline Mining Exploration

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review Journal has the article NEVADA LEGISLATURE: Some say state killing source that begins "Some state and mining representatives are predicting that mineral exploration in Nevada will decline and that as a result, the state will not receive the almost $26 million in claims fees it anticipated this fiscal year."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Services for Elizabeth Jackson Brady Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The services for Elizabeth Jackson Brady will be held today at 1:00 p.m. at the Elko Colony Gymnasium.

City Council Supports County Over El Paso Environmental Deal

     UTAH - The Standard-Examiner has the article Tremonton council members sign letter to support grazing rights that begins "All but one member of the Tremonton City Council recently signed a letter of support for Box Elder County Commissioners, who are trying to protect the grazing rights of ranchers in western Box Elder County."

Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting Cancelled

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council meeting set for Wednesday, September 1, has been cancelled.
     Update:  Meeting was cancelled due to the death of a tribal member.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Slugfest in the West

     NEVADA - The Christian Science Monitor has the article Harry Reid vs. Sharron Angle: this season's must-see political slugfest that begins "Every few election cycles a congressional contest comes along that features such high stakes, such combative opponents that it becomes a jaw-dropping political thriller that fascinates average voters and political professionals alike."

Tribal Sex Offenders Report Update

     TEMOAK TRIBE - With the Te-Moak Tribe being granted the SORNA extension and lacking any tribal laws covering sex offenders, the tracking of sex offenders within the reservation is left to tribal members.

Developing Story - Council Seeks To Remove Council Member

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - It is being reported, the Battle Mountain Band Council has begun the process in removing council member Lorrie Carpenter from the band council.  More information will be posted as this story develops.

Council Takes Step to Oppose Gonzales Lawsuit

     ELKO BAND -  Facing money damages close to a million dollars, the Elko Band Council took a step in opposing the Gonzales lawsuit by passing a resolution.

Council Continues Snail Pace for Election

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND -  Since the resignation of Michael Price as Battle Mountain Band Chairman, the Battle Mountain Council has made little progress in conducting a special election.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Production resumes at Nevada mine where 2 died

     NEVADA - The Associated Press has the article Production resumes at Nevada mine where 2 died that begins "Barrick Gold Corp. has resumed production at a northern Nevada mine where two miners died earlier this month, but company officials say a shaft where the fatal accident occurred remains closed."

Court Asked to Look At Water Decision

     NEVADA - The Ely Times has the article SNWA, opponents back in court that begins "The plan to pump groundwater from rural Nevada and western Utah to Clark County is again in court."

SWIP Information

     NEVADA - The Overland Transmission Line is a project that will deliver power to southern Nevada by way of a transmission line through northern Nevada.

Battle Mountain Band Council Meeting Today

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - The Battle Mountain Band Council will hold a meeting today at 10:00 a.m. at the Battle Mountain Band administration office.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

County Opposes Pipeline Agreement

     UTAH - The Vernal Express has the article Commissioners join fight against pipeline agreement that begins "Uintah County is opposing a $20 million so-called “secret agreement” between energy company El Paso Corp. and two conservation groups."

El Paso Deals with the Devil

     IDAHO - The Idaho State Journal has the article Ranchers blast $20 million deal with enviromental groups that begins "Idaho ranchers view the $22 million deal a major natural gas company struck with two environmental groups that oppose public lands grazing as a pact with the devil."

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a regular open/closed meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BLM Releases Cortez Hills DSEIS

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2008 Cortez Hills Expansion Project Final EIS.

Environmentalists File Lawsuit to Protect Fish

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review Journal has the report Group files lawsuit over Moapa dace that begins "Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit claiming the federal government is failing to protect the imperiled Moapa dace, a fish found only in the Moapa Valley Wildlife Refuge some 60 miles north of Las Vegas."

El Paso Had to Strike Deal With Environmentalists

     NEVADA - The Billings Gazette has the article Pipeline trust angers Wyoming counties that begins "An El Paso Corp. spokesman expressed regret that the company struck a deal setting aside about $22 million in conservation trusts to alleviate environmental opposition to a Wyoming-to-Oregon natural gas pipeline."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Environmentalists seek to block Ruby Pipeline

     NEVADA - Bloomberg Businessweek has the article Group seeks injunction to block Ruby Pipeline that begins "An environmental group is seeking an emergency injunction to block construction of a gas pipeline between Wyoming and Oregon."

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yucca not buried yet, official says

     NEVADA -  The Las Vegas Review Journal has the article Yucca not buried yet, official says that begins "Nevada still has much work to do to bury the federal government's plan for storing nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain, the state's Agency for Nuclear Projects chief said Tuesday."

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Te-Moak Housing Authority Meeting Tonight

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Housing Authority Board will hold an open meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room with the closed meeting beginning before the open meeting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold an enterprise meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Elko Band Council Special Closed Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a special closed meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band conference room.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Elko Band Regular Finance Meeting Agenda for August 11

     ELKO BAND - The old and new business of the Elko Band Council agenda for the regular finance meeting of Wednesday, August 11.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Two miners killed in Nevada mine accident identified

     ELKO COUNTY - CNN has the report Two miners killed in Nevada mine accident identified that begins "Two miners who died this week in a Nevada mining accident were identified Saturday, according to the mine's owner."

Human remains found at bottom of NV mine shaft

     ELKO COUNTY - The Associated Press has the report Human remains found at bottom of NV mine shaft that begins "Authorities say they have found human remains at the bottom of a gold mine shaft in northern Nevada where two miners were trapped two days ago."

Rescuers reach area where Nev. miners are trapped

     ELKO COUNTY - MSN has the report Rescuers reach area where Nev. miners are trapped that begins "Rescuers reached the bottom of a gold mine shaft in Nevada late Friday where two miners were trapped more than a day ago."

Friday, August 13, 2010

Spokesman: Rescuers close to Nevada miners

     ELKO COUNTY - The Associated Press has the report Spokesman: Rescuers close to Nevada miners that begins "Rescuers were closing in Friday on two miners in a Nevada gold mine where a pipe had broken loose from a wall and severely damaged a cage that was lowering the pair into a shaft."

Job Announcement - Transporter

     SOUTH FORK BAND – The South Fork Band Council has a job announcement for the part-time position of Transporter - Health Aide. The salary for the position is $10.00 an hour (30 hours a week). The application deadline is August 20, 2010. Any persons interested can contact the South Fork Band offices at (775) 744-2473.
     More information can be found here.

Search continuing for miners missing in Nevada underground gold mine

     ELKO COUNTY - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Search continuing for miners missing in Nevada underground gold mine that begins "A spokesman for a gold mine where rescuers are searching for two miners says crews have made progress on how to safely access the men and hope to reach them today."

Two workers missing in Nevada mine

     ELKO COUNTY - CNN has the report Two workers missing in Nevada mine that begins "Rescue crews Thursday were searching for two miners after an incident at a mine in Elko County, Nevada, a U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration official told CNN."

Counties threaten natural gas supplier with lawsuit

     UTAH - The Salt Lake City Tribune has the article Counties threaten natural gas supplier with lawsuit that begins "Representatives of a dozen counties in four Western states demanded Thursday that a large natural gas supplier back out of an agreement with environmental organizations or face a legal range war."

     The Standard-Examiner has the article Group: Release details of $20M deal between company installing Ruby Pipeline and environmental groups that begins "Members of a new coalition have formally asked El Paso Corporation to release the details of a $20 million contract between the company and environmental groups that wanted to stall the construction of the Ruby Pipeline."

Sandoval: Impromptu questions equals 1 debate

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Sandoval: Impromptu questions equals 1 debate that begins "Brian Sandoval's campaign said Thursday that three impromptu audience questions the Nevada Republican gubernatorial candidate's rival prompted him to answer amounts to a debate."

Nuclear panel members reject calls to recuse selves from Yucca vote

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Review Journal has the article Nuclear panel members reject calls to recuse selves from Yucca vote that begins "Two members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday they intend to take part in an upcoming Yucca Mountain vote, rejecting calls that they should disqualify themselves for bias."

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lake Mead at 54-year, stirring rationing fear

     ARIZONA - The Arizona Republic has the article Lake Mead at 54-year, stirring rationing fear that begins "Drought-stricken Lake Mead has dropped an additional 10 feet since last summer, and now, Arizona and other Colorado River users are scrambling to keep the reservoir full enough to avoid water rationing."

Editorial - Money quells pipeline protest

     NEVADA - Capital Press has the editorial Money quells pipeline protest that begins "At first, it seemed like shades of the film "Indecent Proposal.""

Update - Missing Miners at Barrick

     ELKO COUNTY - The Associated Press has the report 2 missing miners feared dead at Nevada gold mine that begins "Two missing miners were feared to be dead in an accident Thursday at an underground gold mine that has seen three fatalities over the past 11 years."

     MyNews4 has the report MHSA: Several past deaths at Barrick’s NE mine complex that begins "After digging into the history of the Meikle Mine in Elko County, where crews are still looking for two missing miners,News 4 found that there have been a number deaths at the facility and the Goldstrike Complex that it is a part of."

Recovery Operations Underway After Incident at Underground Mine

     ELKO COUNTY - KTVN has the reports Recovery Operations Underway After Incident at Underground Mine that begins "Rescue crews at an underground gold mine in northeast Nevada are searching for two missing miners feared to be dead in an accident in a ventilation shaft."

     Update - The Associated Press has the report 2 missing miners feared dead at Nevada gold mine that begins "Two missing miners were feared to be dead in an accident Thursday at an underground gold mine that has seen three fatalities over the past 11 years."

Commission confronts El Paso on WWP deal

      HUMBOLDT COUNTY - The Silver Pinion Journal has the article Commission confronts El Paso on WWP deal that begins "Representatives from El Paso Pipeline were on hand for the Humboldt County Commissioners special meeting on Monday (Aug. 9) where the energy giant was chastised for doing business with conservation groups opposed to livestock grazing."

Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting Tonight

      TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council will hold a closed enrollment meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Hard Being a JetBlue Flight Attendant

     NEW YORK - When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater left his job so dramatically, little did he know that there would be so many stories in his wake.    
     Flight Attendant Grabs Two Beers, Slides Down the Emergency Chute
     Flight attendants vent about passengers
     For Attendant, Spotlight Is ‘Overwhelming’
     The JetBlue flight attendant who took off
     Passenger: Attendant Started Fray

Public Lands Committee Recommends Legislation

     NEVADA - The Ely Times has the report Public Lands Committee Recommends Legislation that begins "Senator Dean A. Rhoads (R-Tuscarora), chair of the Legislative Committee on Public Lands, announced the committee has completed its work for the 2009-2010 interim and is recommending 10 legislative measures to the 2011 Legislature."

Ready for Ruby Pipeline workers

     OREGON - The Klamath Falls Herald and News has the article Ready for Ruby Pipeline workers that begins "People working on the Ruby Pipeline - whether laying pipe, planning daily work schedules or inspecting pipeline installation - will have long days on the job."

Elko Band Adopts Code of Conduct Policy

     ELKO BAND - At the regular meeting on July 28, the Elko Band Council adopted Resolution No. 2010-EBC-34 which enacted a code of conduct policy for the Elko Band Council, Elko Band officers, employees and agents.

Job Announcement: Part-time Recreation Aide (2)

     ELKO BAND – The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for two part-time positions of Recreation Aide.  The salary for the position is $8.00 per hour (32 hours a week). The application deadline is August 12, 2010. Any persons interested can contact the Elko Band administration office located at 1745 Silver Eagle Drive or by calling at (775) 738-8889.

Elko Band Council Meeting Tonight

     ELKO BAND - The Elko Band Council will hold a finance meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Elko Band administration office.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Arizona tribe becomes first to issue enhanced IDs

     ARIZONA - Indian Country Today has the article Arizona tribe becomes first to issue enhanced IDs that begins "A southern Arizona tribe has become the first to issue identification cards with enhanced federal security features to its members."

'I Am Not Going Away,' Rangel Tells Fellow Lawmakers

     WASHINGTON DC - Foxnews.com has the article 'I Am Not Going Away,' Rangel Tells Fellow Lawmakers that begins "New York Democrat Charles Rangel told his fellow lawmakers Tuesday in a rambling and defiant floor speech that he's not resigning, despite 13 charges of ethical wrongdoing."

Gonzales Appeal To Be Heard

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The appeal of Davis Gonzales' employment lawsuit against the Elko Band Council will be heard in September in which he is seeking $200,000 in damages.

TMHA To Hold Safety Fair

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Housing Authority will be holding a Kids Safety Fair.

South Fork Band Sued By Ex-Employee

     SOUTH FORK BAND - The South Fork Band Council faces another lawsuit, this time ex-employee Marvin McDade filed a complaint against the band council.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ruby Pipeline saga continues

     NEVADA - The Wyoming Business Report has the article Ruby Pipeline saga continues that begins "There have been two new developments following last week's rancher dust up over Ruby Pipeline owner El Paso Corp.'s donation of $20 million to an environmental group with an anti-grazing agenda."

House ethics panel outlines charges against Waters

     WASHINGTON DC - The Associated Press has the article House ethics panel outlines charges against Waters that begins "The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on its board."

Environmentalists Charge Proposed Ruby Pipeline Gas Goes Wrong Way

     NEVADA - The Public News Service has the report Environmentalists Charge Proposed Ruby Pipeline Gas Goes Wrong Way that begins "The Nevada route of a pipeline that is being proposed to carry natural gas for BP Energy and other companies is drawing legal protest from local environmentalists who say it will do damage to endangered species and Native Americans, as well as short-changing Nevada when it comes to jobs."

Box Elder commissioner joins protest over Ruby Pipeline

     UTAH - The Cache Valley Daily has the article Box Elder commissioner joins protesst over Ruby Pipeline that begins "Box Elder County Commissioner Jay Hardy has been appointed to the nine-county Ruby Pipeline Corridor Coalition which will meet later this month."

Land Assignment Takings Under Review

     SOUTH FORK BAND - In July, the South Fork Band Council took back the land assignments of Floyd Bill and Chester Knight because of their absence from the South Fork area, and now, the Tribal Council will review the taking of the land assignments.

South Fork Band Council Agenda of August 3

     SOUTH FORK BAND - The unfinished and new business of the South Fork Band Council agenda for the meeting of August 3.

Te-Moak Tribal Council Agenda of August 4

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The old and new business of the Te-Moak Tribal Council agenda for the meeting of Wednesday, August 4.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ranchers reach $15 million deal over Ruby Pipeline

     NEVADA - The Salt Lake Tribune has the article Ranchers reach $15 million deal over Ruby Pipeline that begins "The company that plans to build a 680-mile natural gas pipeline across Nevada and Utah has reached a tentative $15 million agreement with a pro-ranching group over the project, a Nevada lawmaker said."

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Horse advocates ask court to halt mustang roundup

     NEVADA - The Associated Press has the article Horse advocates ask court to halt mustang roundup that begins "Horse protection advocates are upping the ante in a legal battle over thousands of free-roaming mustangs in the West."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Protesters Gather Outside BIA

     TEMOAK TRIBE - A group of tribal members gathered outside the Bureau of Indian Affairs protesting the court and Judge Bill Kockenmeister.

Nev. board slashes state employee benefits, costs

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Nev. board slashes state employee benefits, costs that begins "A state panel voted Thursday to slash benefits for tens of thousands of Nevada public employees, retirees and their dependents, including eliminating some benefits and drastically reducing others."

Court Hearings Today

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak court will have hearings today beginning at 9:00 am at the Te-Moak courthouse.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BIA Updates WS Claims Distribution Progress

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has updated their Western Shoshone Claims Distribution report.

Gas Pipeline Chief Hears Nevada Ranchers' Ire

     ELKO COUNTY - KCAL has the article Gas Pipeline Chief Hears Nevada Ranchers' Ire that begins "The chief of a 680-mile natural gas pipeline project from Wyoming to Oregon says he's surprised by the "firestorm" of complaints from ranchers about a company deal with environmental conservation groups."

Secretary Salazar won't commit to appeal on Goshute nuclear site

     UTAH - Indianz.com has the report Secretary Salazar won't commit to appeal on Goshute nuclear site that begins "The Obama administration hasn't decided whether to appeal a decision over a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in Utah on Tuesday."

Battle Mountain Band Council Meeting Tonight

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - The Battle Mountain Band Council will hold a meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 pm at the Battle Mountain Band administration building.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Yucca Project's Last 600 Employees Scramble for New Jobs

     NEVADA - The New York Times has the article Yucca Project's Last 600 Employees Scramble for New Jobs that begins "Two years ago, about 2,700 employees worked on the Yucca Mountain project. That number is now about 600 -- and by the end of September, it will be zero."

Band Council Working On Rules For Parole and Probation

     ELKO BAND - It is being reported that the Elko Band Council is working on rules that would regulate how Elko Band would handle members who request to live on the Elko Band Indian colony when on State parole or probation.

BLM: 34 horses dead in roundup in northeast Nevada

     NEVADA - The Associated Press has the story BLM: 34 horses dead in roundup in northeast Nevada that begins "Federal officials confirmed Wednesday that 34 wild horses died or were euthanized during a roundup of animals from parched rangeland in Nevada, sparking fresh criticism from horse protection advocates pressing the Obama administration to suspend such operations."

Ranchers protest Ruby Pipeline's deal with environmentalists

     NEVADA - The Wyoming Business Report has the article Ranchers protest Ruby Pipeline's deal with environmentalists that begins ""If I’d known Western Watersheds was going to get $15 million to buy out my grazing permits I’d have never agreed to the pipeline right-of-way," said Nevada State Sen. Dean Rhoads, R-Elko."

Nev. county board considering Ruby Pipeline issues

     ELKO COUNTY - The Las Vegas Sun has the article Nev. county board considering Ruby Pipeline issues that begins "Elko County commissioners are due to consider several issues related to a $3 billion natural gas pipeline that would cross the county as part of its 680-mile route from Wyoming to Oregon."

Te-Moak Tribal Council Meeting Tonight

     TEMOAK TRIBE - The Te-Moak Tribal Council will hold a meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Te-Moak Housing Authority conference room.

Elko County Commissioners Meeting Today, El Paso Gas / Ruby Pipeline

     ELKO COUNTY - The Elko County Commissioners will hold a meeting today at 1:30 in Suite 201 of Nannini Administration Building, 540 Court Street, Elko, Nevada..  An agenda item is to discuss El Paso Gas Corporation/Ruby Pipeline today.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

South Fork Band Council Meeting Tonight

     SOUTH FORK BAND - The South Fork Band Council will hold a meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the South Fork Band community building.

Cache County could push for $15 million from Ruby Pipeline builders

     UTAH - The Logan Herald Journal has the article Cache County could push for $15 million from Ruby Pipeline builders that begins "Cache County could press natural gas giant El Paso Corp., builder of the 680-mile Ruby Pipeline, for $15 million to help keep land open for grazing."

Job Announcement A No-Show At Government Website

     TEMOAK TRIBE - At the beginning of July, the Te-Moak Tribal Council extended the appointment for Judge Bill Kockenmeister so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can begin the process of finding applications for the position of judge for the Tribe.

Lawmakers seek to end horse roundups in Nevada

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Lawmakers seek to end horse roundups in Nevada that begins "A bipartisan group of 54 lawmakers is calling for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to halt a series of wild horse roundups on the Nevada range."

Rich Gold Deposits in Nevada on Indian Land

     NEVADA - The Examiner.com has the report Rich Gold Deposits in Nevada on Indian Land that begins "The Western Shoshone of Nevada have been fighting for control of their land in court for over 30 years."

Monday, August 2, 2010

Waters faces ethics charge

     WASHINGTON - The Washington Times has the article Waters faces ethics charge that begins "The House ethics committee will accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of breaking the chamber's rules after a year-long investigation into allegations she sought the Treasury Department's help for a bank in which her husband was invested, the committee said Monday."

Today Last Day To Apply For WS Claims

    TE-MOAK TRIBE - The application deadline for the Western Shoshone Claims Distribution ends today.  All applications must be in the Western Region office by 4:00 pm Pacific time.  If you have any questions call Sharlot Johnson at (602) 379–6786.

El Paso Gets FERC Approval For 680-Mile Pipeline Project

     NEVADA - The Wall Street Journal has the report El Paso Gets FERC Approval For 680-Mile Pipeline Project that begins "El Paso Corp. (EP) said Monday that it received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin construction of its 680-mile Ruby Pipeline Project."

Polls disagree on Sandoval lead in Nevada governor race

     NEVADA - The Nevada Review Journal has the article Polls disagree on Sandoval lead in Nevada governor race that begins "One poll has Republican Brian Sandoval's lead over Democrat Rory Reid being cut in half in the race to become Nevada governor, while another says it has doubled."

Elko Band Council Agenda for July 28

     ELKO BAND - The old and new business of the Elko Band Council agenda for the meeting of Wednesday, July 28.

Band Council Meeting Rescheduled

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - The Battle Mountain Band Council meeting of Thursday, July 29, was cancelled. The meeting will be rescheduled.

Job Announcement - In Home Health Aide

     ELKO BAND – The Elko Band Council has a job announcement for the position of In Home Health Aide. The salary for the position is $8.00 to $9.00 per hour, depending on experience, and 30 hours a week. The application deadline is August 6, 2010. Any persons interested can contact the Elko Band administration office located at 1745 Silver Eagle Drive or by calling at (775) 738-8889.

Readers Make July Most Viewed Month

     TEMOAK TRIBE NEWS BLOG - Thank you to the readers for making July the most viewed month in the short history of the Te-Moak Tribe News Blog.  In July, this blog was viewed 9,533 times!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Journalist Lynda Powless has been arrested, sued and had her office filled with bullet holes

     CANADA - The Hamilton Spectator has the article Journalist Lynda Powless has been arrested, sued and had her office filled with bullet holes with the excerpt "Of all the criticisms she's encountered, however, it's the anger from residents that's had the most lasting residue. And that's ironic because she started the paper because as she said: "People on the reserve had no clue what was going on in their own community."  What she discovered, however, was that some don't take kindly to their stories being told publicly."

Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Calls For Rangel To Resign

     WASHINGTON - The Wall Street Journal has the article More Calls For Rangel To Resign that begins "In a setback for Democrats, negotiations between members of the House ethics committee have so far failed to produce an agreement to settle the charges against Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York."

Lawsuit says pipeline will harm habitats

     NEVADA - The Reno Gazette Journal has the article Lawsuit says pipeline will harm habitats that begins "The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Friday against two federal agencies, claiming they haven't adequately analyzed the threats to wildlife posed by the Ruby Pipeline project that would cross wilderness in Nevada and four other Western states."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Obama Says Rangel At End of His Career

     WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has the article Obama calls charges against Rangel 'troubling' that begins "President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes the longtime lawmaker can end his career with dignity."

Ethics Trial Expected for California Congresswoman

     CALIFORNIA - The New York Times has the article Ethics Trial Expected for California Congresswoman that begins "Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, will face charges of misusing her office and is expected to contest the claims in a House trial, the second powerful House Democrat to opt for such a public airing in recent days, Congressional officials said Friday."

Environmental Group Sues Over Ruby Pipeline

     NEVADA - The environmental group Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Federal District Court in San Francisco seeking to halt the construction of the $3 billion dollar Ruby Pipeline.

Previous Post Questioned Gonzales Ethics

     ELKO BAND - A previous post had questioned the ethics of  Davis Gonzales when he was Chairman of the Te-Moak Tribe.  He issued a Proclamation on behalf of the Tribe in regards to the Western Shoshone Claims Distribution.  The previous post can be found at Questions About 2007 Te-Moak Proclamation.

Charges Filed Against Non-Member For Assaulting Tribal Member

     ELKO BAND - On Wednesday, a federal charge of misdemeanor assault was filed in Nevada Federal District Court against Mark Ferguson for an incident that occurred on the Elko Indian Colony.

Obama Signs Tribal Law and Order Act

     NATIONAL - The Associated Press has the article Obama signs bill to combat crime in Indian Country that begins "President Barack Obama has signed a bill he says will address the unique public safety challenges facing American Indian tribes."

Sandoval's Kids Won't Be Profiled, Don't Look Hispanic

     NEVADA - The Las Vegas Sun's Jon Ralston has the report Univision video confirms Sandoval said his kids don’t look Hispanic that begins "I have confirmed that Brian Sandoval, as reported by Univision’s news director in a column and revealed in an earlier blog post, did indeed say that his children don’t look Hispanic when asked by the Spanish-language station whether he was worried about his kids being profiled if they were in Arizona."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

House details 13 violations against Rep. Charles Rangel

     NEW YORK - The Christian Science Monitor has the article House details 13 violations against Rep. Charles Rangel that begins "Last-minute negotiations between the House ethics panel and embattled Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York faltered Thursday, setting in motion a trial of the 20-term lawmaker as early as September."

Battle Mountain Band Meeting Tonight

     BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAND - The Battle Mountain Band Council will hold a regular meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Battle Mountain Band administration building.