Riverton Police Chief Mike Broadhead said the city had received 13 applications for a new part-time position within the department to act as a “bias investigator.” Broadhead said the RPD saw the need for such a position after complaints arose from the Native American community of continued acts discrimination after the murder of one Tribal member and the wounding of another by a city parks employee. “Currently there is no where for someone to go if they have a complaint,” he said.
(Laramie, Wyo.) – Rhonda Bowers in the Wind River Reservation office of University of Wyoming Extension has received extension’s highest secretarial honor.
Carlos Jonas Goggles, 27, was sentenced in federal court to 37 months imprisonment on one count of sexual abuse of a minor in connection with an incident involving a minor victim on the Wind River Reservation. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming, Christopher Crofts, said in a release that Goggles was recommended for sex offender specific treatment and a residential drug and alcohol treatment program while imprisoned.
The Little Wind River pedestrian bridge on the All Our Relations pathway is closed to foot/bike traffic until further notice south of Riverton.
The Fremont County Coroner’s office will be convening a formal Coroner Inquest September 28 at 9 a.m. to determine the manner and cause of death for one Katherine Elizabeth Silverhorn, whose body was found on the Wind River Reservation on July 12th 2015. Her body was found next to Left Hand Ditch Road.
(Sheridan, Wyo.) — It’s not often students from Wyoming are featured in the Atlantic Monthly.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming Christopher A. Crofts announced today that on September 2, 2015, Dalton Enos, 23, was sentenced in federal court to 46 months imprisonment on one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The sentence was handed down in connection with Enos driving and crashing a motor vehicle on March 16, 2015 while intoxicated and causing the death of Arlyn Willow, 39, and causing serious injuries to victim M.C., on the Wind River Reservation.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – A 26-year-old Wind River Reservation resident was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Saturday around 7:24 p.m. according to the Fremont County Coroner and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The crash was reported North of Ethete at milepost 12.5.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – Fire information these days is distributed nearly instantaneously through electronic means, rarely is it done the “old Fashioned” way, in person unless at public meetings.
Fire Service acknowledges help from National Weather Service; Today is wait and see day on Little Bob Lake Fire
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Today is a wait and see day for firefighters observing the Little Bob Lake Fire on the Wind River Indian Reservation south of Crowheart. The fire has burned more than 1,400 acres in the reservation’s roadless area.
Little Bob Lake fire slowed with moisture, now at 1410 acres; Fire Weather Watch in effect for Saturday
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Tribal bow hunting season opened yesterday on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Due to the tall grass present from a wet spring and early summer the Wind River Agency cautions hunters in driving any vehicle off of established roads. It is also a good fire prevention idea to carry an ax, bucket and shovel with you while out hunting. “We received heavy lightning from the thunderstorms last night. If you see a fire please report it as soon as possible to Forestry Warehouse (332-4408), BIA Police (332-6880) or the Fremont County Sheriff (332-5611),” said Karl Brauneis, the agency fire public information officer in a news release.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Tribal hunting season on the Wind River Indian Reservation begins tomorrow on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Due to the tall grass present from a wet spring and early summer, theWind River Agency cautions hunters in driving any vehicle off of established roads. “We have experienced several recent fires caused simply by vehicles parked in the tall grass,” said Fire Information Officer Karl Brauneis in a news release today. “It is also a good fire prevention idea to carry an ax, bucket and shovel with you while out hunting.”
(Wind River Reservation, Wyo.) – Work began this week in earnest on an 8.21 mile pavement improvement project between Ethete and Kinnear on Wyoming Highway 132, also known as the Blue Sky Highway.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The Little Bob Lake Fire on the Wind River Indian Reservation burned another 200 to 300 acres on Monday, but it’s still within the roadless area and the confine – contain boundary as of Monday evening.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The Little Bob Lake Fire is now mapped at approximately 489 acres. The fire remains within the management confine and contain boundary. At present there are seven firefighters assigned to the fire (Unaweep Crew) along with some support staff from the Wind River Agency.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – The Little Bob Lake Fire is now estimated at approximately 350 acres in size. More accurate mapping will take place today and Sunday to further refine the present acreage estimate. The fire remains within the management confine and contain boundary and spread according to the predicted modeling parameters during the high speed wind event of Friday, August 21st.
Little Bob Lake Fire Crews preparing for Friday’s predicted strong winds; Fallen Washington firefighters remembered
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the firefighters killed and injured in the line of duty yesterday in the Methow River valley near Twisp, Washington. As a nation, we all morn the loss of our fellow firefighters.
(Crowheart, Wyo.) – Cool weather with some moisture yesterday limited any additional growth on the fire (140 acres). The National Weather Service is forecasting mild conditions for today and Thursday with a Fire Weather Watch for Friday, August 21st.
UPDATE at 12:10 a.m.