(Ethete, Wyo.) – The Northern Arapaho Business Council on Tuesday announced on social media that they have dissolved the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council (JBC). “It is now the policy of the Northern Arapaho Tribe (NAT) to cooperate with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe (EST) through existing committees or other methods,” said the opening paragraph of a letter to tribal members that was posted on the Tribe’s website and on its Facebook page. The post went live around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rejection of part of Wyoming’s plan for visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. This decision is based on the State’s likelihood of success on appeal as well as the irreparable harm to the State and utilities without a stay.
(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – John “Sluggo” Addison, 66, of Arapahoe, died at the Wyoming Medical Center on Thursday, September 4, 2014. A rosary and wake will start at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 9th at Fatima Seminole’s residence, 327 Great Plains Road, Arapaho, Wyo. Native American Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10th at Fatima Seminole’s Residence with burial to follow at Spoonhunter Cemetery, 1234 17 Mile Rd. Read the full obituary here.
(Lander, Wyo.) – A two vehicle fender bender just before the Fifth and Main Intersection has blocked the east-bound turning lane in Lander. A small pick-up appears to have rear-ended an SUV. Both vehicles have visible damage, but there were no injuries.
(Riverton, Wyo. ) – First, the Wyoming Game and Fish has been notified of this situation. Second, this owl was photographed hung up in a fence on North Smith Road outside of Riverton earlier today. Ed Fowler reported that he saw people next to his property looking at something, he investigated, found the owl and called WG&F. Fowler said the owl’s wings were hung up in the fence on two strands of barbed wire and he did not want to injure the bird further by trying to remove it.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – An unusually cold weather system will impact the area Wednesday night and Thursday. It appears rain will develop across the area by Thursday morning and then as colder air filters in, the snow level will gradually lower to near the basin floor during the afternoon. Snowfall amounts from a trace to an inch or so are possible on the basin floor by Thursday evening with 1 to 3 inches in the surrounding foothills and higher terrain.