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Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Lawmakers weigh Medicaid expansion in state

Nov 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Health officials say the move could save millions of dollars for Wyoming, but Gov. Matt Mead so far has resisted the idea as proposed under ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

The time for tribal self-reliance is now; commerce is the key

Nov 4, 2013 - Rory J. Robinson, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
On behalf of the Eastern Shoshone Education Department, I wanted to thank Mr. John Enos for his support regarding the Youth Entrepreneurship Project ... [more]

No suspect yet in shot fired at game warden's vehicle; FBI says public is safe

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The FBI still is looking for the individual who shot at a Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioned tribal game warden's vehicle Oct. 18 in the Missouri Valley ... [more]

Services rendered to pets on rez despite government shutdown

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Spay/Neuter Wyoming Program recently altered more than 150 pets during its free clinic at the Eastern Shoshone Boys and Girls club location in Fort ... [more]

Community celebrates completion of 17 Mile Road reconstruction

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Community members celebrated a completed safer highway Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting ceremony on 17 Mile Road. The completion of the project also celebrated ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Minding the tribe's money

Oct 16, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

CWC Oktoberfest kicks off busy schedule of October festivities

Oct 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's no reason to stay indoors as Halloween and other fall celebrations fill up the local calendar, unless there's fear of 3-foot-tall vampires and ... [more]

State expected to take over Barnson case from federal prosecutors

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man's skeletal remains were found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of Riverton; he had been missing since 2006.

A federal ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Patient care the focus of clinic expansion projects

Oct 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $3.5 million upgrade includes remodeled and updated areas at the Arapahoe Health Center.

Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation soon ... [more]

Mistake to lift the ban on liquor sales on Rez

Sep 19, 2013 - Carl Rollins, Riverton:  It would be a very big mistake to start putting bars on the Wind River Indian Reservation again.
I say congratualtions to the county and the tribes for ... [more]

Smith takes helm at District 14

Sep 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With the new academic school year comes a new superintendent for Fremont County School District 14 on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Superintendent Terry ... [more]

Scenic byway comments due Sept. 30

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on draft sections of the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway ... [more]

Selling alcohol on the reservation

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was banned for a reason, and there ought to an equally good one to reinstate it

For the first time in decades, there is real discussion about ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]

Local tribal member wins U.S. pageant

Aug 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pageant winner Sarah Ortegon said she never prepared an acceptance speech because she didn't anticipate being crowned Miss Native American USA 2013.
But when ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

County man sentenced for wedding night beating

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 37-year-old Wyoming man is headed back to prison for beating his new wife hours after their wedding.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ... [more]

Reservation school leaders urge patience by lawmakers

Aug 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Superintendents from Fremont County school districts updated the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations ... [more]

Officials discuss grad rates, issues at rez schools

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Student academic performance in Fremont County schools was the focus when the Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations on ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Tribal education issues aired for cabinet duo during landmark visit

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Both Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said federal budget sequestration has affected education negatively.

In an ... [more]

Secretary of Education enjoys basketball camp

Aug 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Arne Duncan played college basketball at Harvard and had a four-year pro career in Australia.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked ... [more]