Jim Allen sat astride his horse in Dickinson Park near the location of his family's dude ranch in the Shoshone National Forest in this file photo. Allen won election to HD33 in Tuesday's election.

Allen said he worked hard “in every little remote corner” of HD 33 to secure Tuesday’s win

(Lander, Wyo.) – A former Lander legislator is making a return trip to the State Legislature after a 10 year absence. Jim Allen will replace Patrick Goggles in House District 33. As the only Native American in the legislature, Goggles did not run for re-election after serving 10 years in Cheyenne saying it was time for someone else to have a chance. Allen defeated Goggles’ niece in Tuesdays voting. Allen outpolled Andrea Clifford 1,149 to 1,019, a 130 vote margin.

Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Sara Robinson said Wyoming State Government officials and workers need to be educated about the Wind River Indian Reservation to end a cycle of ignorance on Tribal culture. (Ernie Over photo)

Robinson to leave Tribal Liaison position; Blasts Legislature and State for disrespect of Tribal peoples

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Sara Robinson told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations today that she is leaving her position to join the Fremont County Attorney’s Office as a juvenile prosecutor. Robinson said the primary reason for her departure was the disrespect she was shown as a woman, and moreso as a Tribal woman, in that position, from the Governor on down including members of the State Legislature. Robinson said the liaisons have dealt with a number of frustrating issues and she called for the liaison system to be restructured.

Wyoming Life Resource Center architecture. (Ernie Over photo)

State Interim Committee to receive Wyoming Life Resource Center study during Monday meeting in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – On Monday, the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet in Lander and discuss the study legislature-ordered study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center.

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Life Resource Center bill passed second reading in Wyoming Senate without changes this morning

Legislature logo - LSO(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A bill that would broaden a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander passed second reading in the Wyoming State Senate this morning, according to Sen. Cale Case of Lander. The bill, HB68, was amended in the Senate Labor Committee last week to change the focus of the bill from transitioning clients out of the Lander institution to studying ways to increase services and revenues for the center, which serves clients with severe developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.