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Northern Arapaho Business Council votes to dissolve the JBC for greater independence

(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.

WYDOT and BNSF Railroad were working to repair a Ralston Railroad Crossing this afternoon. (Laurie Crocker - State Trooper - WYDOT)

Ralston railroad crossing damage being repaired today

(Ralston, Wyo.) – Over the past month, there has been some damaged concrete at the railroad crossing in Ralston, Wyoming on US 14A. Today the damage has rapidly progressed as traffic running over the section of highway has caused the concrete to break away from the rebar. With the rebar and concrete now missing from the railroad approach, the weakened section rose above the roadway approximately four inches creating an impassable hazard in the westbound lane of travel for motorists.
WYDOT and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway are currently on scene to repair the road and railway. US 14A westbound has been narrowed to one lane into Ralston until the repairs are completed.
*Story and photo submitted by Trooper Laurie Crocker Who Is Stationed In Cody*
–The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Community Partner
Photo by bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.

Court of Appeals grants Wyoming’s motion and halts EPA’s plan for regional haze

(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.


Today’s Obituaries: Addison, Ferris and Pulham

john addison(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.

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Wildlife Photo of the Day: Owl hung up in a fence

(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.


Only light snow expected in the Wind River Basin on Thursday; Up to 3 inches in the foothills

(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.