wind river http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lander Land Use Plan Balances Community Priorities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lander-land-use-plan-balances-community-priorities <p>The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a new plan for land use in the Wind River Basin today/Thursday<span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403819800833_5376">, which supporters say balances the needs of industry, conservation, and recreation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Resource Management Plan is the result of a cooperative process involving federal, state, and local agencies as well as land owners and recreation enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:54:43 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 60476 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lander Land Use Plan Balances Community Priorities Summer-Like Temperatures Cause More Flooding http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/summer-temperatures-cause-more-flooding <p>Several residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Wood’s Landing because an access road was flooded by the rising Laramie River.&nbsp; And residents in the towns of Saratoga and Encampment are on alert for evacuations, as high snow melt floods the North Platte River.&nbsp; Flooding&nbsp;in Park&nbsp;and Fremont Counties has not led&nbsp;to evacuations, but officials are wary of rainfall this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:17:42 +0000 Melodie Edwards 58985 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Summer-Like Temperatures Cause More Flooding Lander/Riverton and the Wind River Reservation Received Stronger Wyoming Public Radio Service http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/landerriverton-and-wind-river-reservation-received-stronger-wyoming-public-radio-service <p>Wyoming Public Radio is now heard on 90.9 in the Wind River corridor. &nbsp; Classical Wyoming, WPM’s classical music service, is now heard on 91.9.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Public Media (WPM) changed frequencies in the Lander/Riverton area.</p><p>“The stronger KUWW 90.0 ensures an improved signal and has a broader reach.&nbsp; The new signal represents a power increase from 10 watts to 8,000 watts,” says Shane Toven, WPM Director of Engineering.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:59:40 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53575 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-reservation-schools-say-they-are-fighting-improve <p>School officials from the Wind River Reservation admit they have problems graduating students and with educating students, but they also say they are slowly making progress.&nbsp; School officials told a meeting of two legislative committees that more early education and more involvement with parents.&nbsp; But they all say that socio-economic factors also play a role.&nbsp; Wyoming Interim Education Director Jim Rose says resolving that issue will be tricky.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:12:37 +0000 Bob Beck 43771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-tribes-sign-temporary-trash-contract <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation have signed a six-month </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">temporary</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> contract with Fremont County to continue solid waste disposal services there. The previous contract expired earlier this month.</span></font></span></font></span><br> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:02:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34667 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract Wyoming Read Program Helps Arapahoe School Improve PAWS Results http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-read-program-helps-arapahoe-school-improve-paws-results <p>The Wyoming Department of Education recently released the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students – or PAWS – results. In reading, the state improved by about 2 percentage points, but the Arapahoe School on the Wind River Reservation, which serves 350 Native American students, jumped an average of 13 points.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:28:24 +0000 Irina Zhorov 27508 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Read Program Helps Arapahoe School Improve PAWS Results Land Grab: What Happened on the Wind River Reservation? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/land-grab-what-happened-wind-river-reservation <p>HOST: As we just heard, the uranium industry may have a long way to go in earning back the public’s trust, especially on the Wind River Reservation. In 2010, the Department of Energy released well monitoring data from the Wind River Reservation. What they found was that uranium levels in a number of their wells had spiked up to 100 times the legal limit. In early May the Department of Energy released tap test results showing uranium levels nearly twice the legal limit, but later said the results were anomalies. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:41:34 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 25601 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Land Grab: What Happened on the Wind River Reservation? Tribal Officials Concerned Over Uranium Laced Tap Water http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribal-officials-concerned-over-uranium-laced-tap-water <p>Tribal officials on the Wind River Reservation continue to seek answers after the Department of Energy announced that uranium was found in some residents' tap water.</p><p>DOE officials announced Wednesday evening that data collected last fall indicated that four households near a former uranium waste site had levels of uranium nearly twice the legal limit.</p><p>Dean Goggles is executive Director for the Wind River Environmental Quality Commission.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 18:06:42 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 23582 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribal Officials Concerned Over Uranium Laced Tap Water Report: Indian Gaming Revenue In Wyoming Slows http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-indian-gaming-revenue-wyoming-slows <p>A recent report shows that 2010 revenue from Native American casinos grew a little over one-percent, down significantly from previous years.</p><p>The Indian Gaming Industry Report shows that in 2008 revenue growth ran about 39-percent… and in 2009 it shrank to nearly 10-percent. The new numbers rank Wyoming 15<sup>th</sup> in the nation, compared to 28 other states that have Indian gaming.</p><p>Alan Meister is the author of the report. He says despite the drop in growth, future improvements to revenue may be on the way.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:23:35 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report: Indian Gaming Revenue In Wyoming Slows Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-wants-tribes-have-more-authority-uranium-remediation <p>In a February letter to the Department of Energy, Gov. Matt Mead expressed concern that the passive handling of uranium contamination on the Wind River Reservation might not be living up to the DOE&rsquo;s remedial action plan.</p><p>The DOE asserted that the site would clean itself up after 100 years, and despite that uranium tailings were removed from the site decades ago, spikes in uranium were measured in DOE monitoring wells in 2010.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:23:36 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation Wolf Management Legislation Passes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wolf-management-legislation-passes <p>The Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee has passed a final draft of a wolf management plan. The state must maintain no fewer than 10 breeding pairs or a hundred individuals and would protect wolves in Yellowstone and the Wind River Reservation, designate them as trophy game in parts of the Western Mountains, and allow people to shoot them on sight in the remaining 85 percent of Wyoming.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:02:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 19683 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wolf Management Legislation Passes Wind River Tribes Receive National Award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-tribes-receive-national-award <p>The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is honoring a youth program on the Wind River Reservation for its efforts to prevent substance abuse and the spread of HIV.</p><p>This is the first time a Native American group has received a Voices of Prevention award. The Wind River Tribal Youth Program offers a range of health and social programs to kids from the Northern Arapaho Tribe.&nbsp;</p><p>Executive Director Donna Trosper says substance abuse is a big problem among young people in the area.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 23:46:37 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 19581 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Tribes Receive National Award Tribes seek greater role in Pavillion investigation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-seek-greater-role-pavillion-investigation <p>In the wake of a congressional hearing over a draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency that links hydraulic fracturing with water contamination in the town of Pavillion, the Wind River Tribes are pushing to take a bigger role in the investigation.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:55:48 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 19121 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes seek greater role in Pavillion investigation