Tribal recreation center will have to wait

Washington, DC – Members of Wyoming's Northern Arapaho Tribe will have to wait a while for a new youth recreation center.

Leaders of the tribe traveled to Washington this week to ask for $1.5 million for a new center after the recent deaths of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation. They said the
center would be a place for young people to gather.

The request came too late for this year's spending bills, however. Members of the Wyoming delegation have already submitted
their requests for state project funding.

Tribal spokesman Donovan Antelope said that news was disappointing, but Arapaho leaders had better meetings at federal
agencies that could possibly fund other tribal projects.

A spokeswoman for Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi said the senator will review the request next year.