“Bias Investigator” hiring process through first steps; Interviews next said RPD Chief

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.

Reservation man to get three years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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.

Reservation man gets 46 months for Involuntary Manslaughter in traffic fatality case

(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.

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.

Little Bob Lake Fire now at 1,300 acres; Tribal Hunting begins Thursday, caution advised

(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.”

Little Bob Lake fire on Reservation acting as predicted; Fire now covers 350 acres

(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.