90°F
weather icon Clear

Te-Moak Tribe names officers for tribal court

The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada announced the formal establishment of its tribal court consistent with its constitution and with the tribe’s sovereignty. The investiture of the judges, prosecuting attorney, court clerk and bailiff were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Tribe’s facility.

Consisting of four Bands: Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band Colony, South Fork Reservation and the Wells Band Colony.

The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shosone Indians is a federally recognized tribe with its own constitution, amended in 1982, and a corporate charter established in 1938. The Te-Moak Tribe consists of four bands: Battle Mountain Band, Elko Band Colony, South Fork Reservation and the Wells Band Colony. Tribal headquarters are in Elko.

“We are pleased to announce our new Te-Moak Tribal Court to provide foresight, legal expertise and guidance that align with our Tribal Council initiatives to better serve the tribe as a whole,” Te-Moak Tribe Chairman Joseph Holley said.

The newly appointed Te-Moak Tribal Court persons include Ramon Acosta, tribal court judge; Sam Biers, appellate judge; Anne Laughlin, prosecuting attorney; Elisa Dave, court clerk; and Tildon Smart, bailiff/court officer.

The Te-Moak Tribal Council exercises overall jurisdiction over its bands and all tribal lands, while bands exercise limited authority over local matters.

For more information, visit temoaktribe.com or call 775-738-9251.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
100-acre Basin Solar in Pahrump project killed amid public outcry

The project was planned for the western side of Pahrump, on lands bordered by Basin Avenue, Betty Avenue and Bannavitch Street. The 20-megawatt, photovoltaic solar array was projected to have generated enough electricity to power approximately 6,000 homes.

SEE PHOTOS: CASA Luau breaks fundraising record

“This was our best ever luau, netting over $20,000,” CASA Executive Director Kathie McKenna said of the annual fundraising event.

What to expect at this year’s Pahrump Fall Festival

The 57th Annual Fall Festival kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22 and Petrack Park will soon be inundated with thousands of people, both locals and tourists alike, for what is absolutely one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Nye County sex workers now eligible for monkeypox vaccine

As more people get the monkeypox vaccine, and as others develop immunity as a result of infection, health officials hope that outbreaks of the once-rare virus will get under control.

Homebuilder confidence keeps falling as sales tumble

U.S. builder sentiment has declined every month this year, and the “housing recession shows no signs of abating,” a trade association reported.