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.

Autopsy planned on woman who died at Fort Washakie jail; Dubois man died of heart attack

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said there was nothing outwardly suspicious in the death of a 32-year-old female, presumed to be from Riverton, who died at the BIA Wind River Police Department jail Thursday night. Stratmoen said an autopsy will be conducted Satuday. The woman’s identity has not yet been released. Prolonged efforts to revive the woman at the jail were unsuccessful.