When Sov-Steward Richard walked into the hall last Sunday the first thing he noticed was the back door was open and a package of melting Clondike bars sitting on the ground next to it. Then he noticed that the window had been cut out. Running to check on the other offices, he found that both doors had been kicked in and the store in shambles. Thieves got a way with several thousands of dollars of video equipment, cash and the safe. The thieves even took time to take some of the popular Kyngs swag, before making their escape.
Sov-Steward Richard remained at the hall for the next three hours, meeting with the police and seeing the building re-secured. It seemed like a dark day in Tribe history. Then the sun came out. ZHT radio (97.1) learned of the break-in and decided to lend a hand. They not only posted the burglars’ pictures on their public page, but mentioned the burglary several times during their popular radio show. Lisa Niko, a reporter from KUTV 2 News soon contacted Evans and came down to the Hall to produce a story. This was followed by FOX News 13, who produced and broadcast their own story. The publicity led to the identification of all three burglary suspects. The publicity also led to a storm of interest in the Tribe and nearly a dozen men seeking to join.