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Wind River Indian Reservation

State officials, tribes at odds over EPA boundary ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators renewed Monday the ongoing battle over an Environmental Protection Agency ruling that would include Riverton as a portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

June 10, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement

Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement

LANDER, Wyo. — The first installment in a $157 million federal settlement began to pour into the Wind River Indian Reservation on Wednesday, as members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe started receiving $6,300 checks in the mail.

April 24, 2014 7:50 amLoading…
Nicole Goggles smiles after putting down a deposit on a car

Nicole Goggles smiles after putting down a deposit on a car

Nicole Goggles smiles after putting down a deposit on a car Wednesday in Lander, Wyo. “Next week I’m buying a house,” she said. “I’m a single parent, so this is my chance to finally be who I want to be.” Members of the Northern Arapaho tribe began receiving checks today from a $157 million f…

April 23, 2014 8:28 pm

Wyoming tribe leaders blast U.S. Senate draft bill

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Tribe leaders are opposing a bill co-sponsored by Wyoming's congressional delegation regarding the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

April 06, 2014 2:23 pmLoading…
Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

Wyoming senators write bill denying EPA ruling that Riverton is reservation land

CASPER, Wyo. — In a counterblow aimed at ending the boundary dispute over the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso drafted a bill with the aid of Gov. Matt Mead’s office to refute the EPA decision that Riverton is part of the reservation.

April 02, 2014 5:58 amLoading…

FBI investigates infant's death on Wind River Indian Reservation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Fremont County Coroner in an investigation into the death of an infant on the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI reported Monday.

April 01, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Wyoming goes to court on EPA reservation decision

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State of Wyoming on Friday asked a federal appeals court to review a determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that lands around Riverton remain legally Indian Country.

February 14, 2014 11:16 amLoading…

US EPA agrees to stay reservation decision

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it is staying its recent decision that lands around Riverton remain legally Indian Country.

February 13, 2014 5:54 pmLoading…

Wyo. House rejects bill for Tribal health project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would have allowed the state health department to work with tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation to develop a demonstration health project.

February 12, 2014 4:40 pmLoading…

Northern Arapaho Tribe blasts Wyoming's bid to EPA

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Northern Arapaho Tribe is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject a request from the state of Wyoming to halt implementation of the agency's recent decision that over 1 million acres around Riverton remain legally Indian Country.

January 22, 2014 5:08 pm

Wyoming asks EPA to reconsider reservation ruling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead’s administration is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to freeze implementation of its recent decision that over 1 million acres around Riverton remains legally Indian Country.

January 06, 2014 4:57 pmLoading…

Mead: State won't honor EPA ruling on reservation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has written to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy saying Wyoming won't honor her agency's recent determination that over 1 million acres around Riverton remains legally Indian Country.

December 19, 2013 5:26 pmLoading…

EPA: Riverton is 'Indian Country:' Federal decision comes after air pollution law study

In a startling revelation by the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that the City of Riverton has been part of the Wind River Indian Reservation for the past 108 years.

December 10, 2013 8:00 amLoading…

New school plans advance in Fremont County

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Plans are underway for construction on a new school at Fort Washakie and construction could start as soon as next fall.

November 08, 2013 1:37 pmLoading…

Jackson gets $8M federal grant for public bus project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The town of Jackson has received an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the community's bus storage facility and pathways project.

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Colorado researchers find highly visual-spatial students at Arapahoe School

Colorado researchers find highly visual-spatial students at Arapahoe School

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Lynette St. Clair draped a buffalo hide over her digital chalkboard at Fort Washakie School in 2011.

August 09, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Interior, Education secretaries visit Wind River

Interior, Education secretaries visit Wind River

WIND RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, Wyo.—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says $5 million in private money already has been raised toward a $16 million public-private partnership to renovate the Jenny Lake trail system in Grand Teton National Park.

August 09, 2013 7:04 am Related Loading…
Top federal officials attend Wyoming Native American Education Conference

Top federal officials attend Wyoming Native American Education Conference

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Sandra Iron Cloud spoke patiently to the panel gathered Thursday in the theater at Central Wyoming College.

August 08, 2013 8:04 pm Photos

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Obama cabinet secretaries in Riverton

CASPER, Wyo. — Two White House administration officials will meet with state educators to talk about issues in education for American Indians at Wyoming’s Native American Education Conference in Riverton this week.

August 07, 2013 7:20 pmLoading…

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