Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reportsNew housing for officers of the Wind River Police Department is under construction at Fort Washakie.
The work got under way Sept. 26 with groundbreaking ceremonies recognizing a cooperative effort among the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes division of transportation and a program called 638 Facilities, along with building contractors countywide.
The job calls for construction of five, three-bedroom houses designed for WRPD officers, said Clinton Glick, project development specialist for the tribes.
Subcontractors for the construction are Eastern Shoshone Tribal Construction, Yeates Construction of Riverton, City Plumbing of Lander, Homespun Electrical from the Wind River Indian Reservation, and Creative Energies of Lander, which installs solar voltaic panels.
Arlen Shoyo performed a traditional American Indian blessing and prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony.
The houses, officially known as Office of Justice Services BIA quarters, are scheduled to be ready for occupancy in May 2013.
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