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EPA opposition

Mar 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ... [more]

Tribes, BIA and BLM collaborate on oil, gas operations

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Arapaho and Shoshone tribes and the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management, signed a memorandum ... [more]

County will join state petition to overturn EPA boundary ruling

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County plans to intervene in support of the State of Wyoming in the Environmental Protection Agency's recent action redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

If Riverton is to be part of new reservation state, will governing council expand?

Mar 4, 2014 - Michael Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been closely following the discussions concerning the recent EPA ruling which determined the inclusion of Riverton within the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Additional developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 16th day of the planned 20-day 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET: Both houses of the ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

Bill authorizes state to 'get aggressive' in EPA disputes

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators say they approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Juvenile justice center woes remain; entities finalize memorandum

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of not having a juvenile detention center to work with, the Northern Arapaho Family Services Department finalized a memorandum of ... [more]

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Feb 21, 2014 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ... [more]

Police, school leaders see no signs of added racial tension since EPA

Feb 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tribal representatives have been referring to an increase in perceived "anti-Indian sentiment" locally since the Environmental Protection Agency's disputed ... [more]

Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

State files petition on EPA action in fed appeals court

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming filed a petition Friday morning in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requesting a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ... [more]

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Tribe takes advice of former mayor, asks that EPA ruling be delayed

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe has joined the state of Wyoming in requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency stay its recent ruling redefining the ... [more]

Whiteplume collecting tales of Sho-Rap firefighters for book

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fighting fires can be a dangerous and stimulating experience for a firefighter, and Robin Whiteplume thinks compiling those stories would be the best way to ... [more]

What's what

Feb 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ... [more]

Tax change clarified for vehicle sales on rez

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Treasurer's Office has announced a revision to the vehicle sales tax exemption policy for residents of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Rez students participate in National Drug Facts Week

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In celebration of National Drug Facts Week, students from Arapahoe Middle School were encouraged to be drug and alcohol free and learned about the dangers of ... [more]

Obama to be invited to education conference

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Education officials say the agency will send an invitation to President Barack Obama, asking him to be a guest at the Wyoming Native ... [more]

Internet reaching more entities on reservation

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Communications specialists gave lawmakers an update on the Wind River Indian Reservation's Internet connections during the Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

EPA ruling changes nothing for time being in Riverton

Jan 17, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
As mayor of the city of Riverton, I feel a strong obligation to respond to the recent EPA ruling declaring Riverton as Indian Country.
First of all, ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Brown brothers to serve seven years for 2006 beating death of Riverton man

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown each have been sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
They ... [more]