Willis “Duke” D. Hereford

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Willis “Duke” D. Hereford, 80 of Fort Washakie died Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home. A wake will be Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Hall. Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Cremation will follow the service.

Photo of the Day: Flowers emerging

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The warm weather of the past week has caused some flowers to emerge from underneath their winter blanket of snow. Unfortunately, bitter cold temperatures are expected early next week. Perhaps the flowers will be covered by another blanket of snow to be protected from the cold. Thanks to Kelli Wesaw for contributing this Photo of the Day.

Today’s Obituaries: Snyder, Cox

obituaries(Fort Washakie,Wyo.) – Finn George Snyder was born in Fort Washakie on July 8, 1915 and he died in Fort Washakie on January 24, 2015 at the age of 99 years. A Visitation will be held in the Rocky Mountain Hall on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Visitation will then continue through the night in the family home. The Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Rocky Mountain Hall. Full obituary at a later date.

Today’s Obituaries: Sage, McDonnell

obituaries(Ethete, Wyo.) – Naomi Sage, 73, of Ethete, died January 21, 2015. A visitation will be held at 4:00 p.m.  Monday, January 26, at the family home, 436 Ethete Road, Ethete WY. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, at the family home. Burial will follow at the Sage/Redman Cemetery.

Ada McDonell

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Ada McDonell, 80, of Fort Washakie died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Kindred Heath Care – Wind River. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at the Lander Senior Center.

Luther James Roberts

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Luther Roberts age 65, passed away Tuesday, January 12th at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY following a lengthy illness.  He was born December 21, 1950 in Lander, WY the son of the late Cyrus Roberts Sr. and Mary Louise Washakie Roberts.

Today’s Obituaries: Tindall

Edmond Tindall013(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Edmund Tindall, age 58, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He was born October 8, 1956, in Lander the son of the late Mary Tindall-Brown and J.T. Roberts. Traditional Indian Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 6th at 10:00 AM at Rocky Mountain Hall with Arlen Shoyo officiating.  An Evening Service and Wake will be held Wednesday, November 5th beginning at 7:00 PM at the family residence, #27 Boulder Flats.  Interment will be in the Sacajawea Cemetery. Read the complete obituary here.

Today’s Tribal dispute: Northern Arapaho reforms will proceed despite Shoshone’s refusal to move beyond JBC

(Ethete, Wyo.) – The Northern Arapaho Business Council (NABC) has affirmed its commitment to maintain and improve Arapaho-Shoshone programs without the former joint powers board known as the JBC, the Tribe has stated in a news release. The NABC said it was disappointed in the Shoshone Business Council’s (SBC) decision, “that insists it is holding JBC meetings and running cooperative programs without input from the Arapaho Tribe.” See that story here.