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Wyoming to 10th Circuit: EPA’s Reservation Boundary Decision was Wrong

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed its opening brief in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the EPA’s attempt to expand the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR). The State’s brief points to the EPA’s use of incomplete facts and faulty legal conclusions to justify its decision. The State asked the Court to vacate the EPA’s decision and restore the status quo.

The main terminal building at Riverton Regional Airport. Photo taken from Cloud Kisser III hot air balloon by Ernie Over.

Air Enhancement Task Force seeking twice daily jet service to Denver by next fall

(Lander, Wyo.) – Enhanced air service at Riverton Regional Airport probably won’t be possible until next fall, according to the chair of the Air Service Enhancement Task Force working on the issue. Missy White told members of the Lander Rotary Club last week that the enhanced service will come with a cost, in the form of a revenue guarantee, and that two flights a day to Denver on a 50 passenger regional jet is the goal of the task force. She said the county community may need to come up with over $1-million of an estimated $2.1 million overall guarantee, with half coming from the state. She also said the revenue guarantee could be less depending on ticket sales.