Sept. 1, Marilyn E. Herman, 88, of Greybull, in Basin
Worland temperatures: High 73, Low 49 precipitation: 0.03
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 49. East southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 6 to 14 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind around 8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Sunset tonight: 7:43 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 6:32 a.m.
'Women of Wyoming' Meeteetse Labor Parade theme
DAILY NEWS photos by Susan Lockhart
Leading the Meeteetse Labor Day Parade as notable “Women of Wyoming” — the parade theme this year — were Grand Marshals (above, left to right) Vietnam Veteran nurse Janet Porn, Cody mystery writer Barbara Graham and Worland physician Diane Noton-Coale. At right, heading the coalition on the Bennion family float, “Our Women of Wyoming,” was matriarch Jessie Bennion Keller, 86, who was born on the family homestead outside of Meeteetse. All of the rockers, quilts, fencing and even the sagebrush shrubbery on the float were from the family homestead. Below, left, Emma Porter and Casey Wilhelm drive a 1948 Farmall tractor, waving their way down the parade route. At bottom right, the Meeteetse Museum float celebrated the many roles women play in Wyoming. From left are veterinarian Britt Whitt and her daughter Bandi, elected official Sheridan Trask and U.S. Navy veteran Gladys Winsor, who served as a gunnery instructor from 1944-46.
Native American politics
heat up in Wyoming
By Ben Neary
CHEYENNE (AP) — American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting
themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding
more candidates in state and local elections.
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes share the Wind River Indian Reservation, a block of land in central Wyoming that’s roughly the size of Yellowstone National Park.
Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced early this year he’s not seeking re-election to the Legislature after 10 years of representing a district centered on the reservation. Yet Goggles, a Northern Arapaho and the only Indian in the Legislature, said it’s critical that the tribes continue to have a political presence in the state.
“There are issues that are unique to this reservation, and to the other Native Americans that reside here,” Goggles said. “That perspective should not get lost.”
Democrat Andi Clifford, a Northern Arapaho, is running for Wyoming House of Representatives seeking the District 33 seat held by Goggles, her uncle. Clifford, 42, works as a manager at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.
“We have 2.2 million acres with a lot of resources in our land and water,” Clifford said. “We want to be sitting at the table. We want to start discussing things that impact us and start having those conversations, and people to respect those conversations and respect where we’re coming from, because we live here.”
Gary Collins, tribal liaison between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the state of Wyoming, said he counts seven Native American candidates in area legislative and local elections this year, up from three in 2012.
Collins, a Northern Arapaho, said a victory he and other tribal members won in a Voting Rights Act lawsuit against Fremont County a few years ago has inspired greater political involvement among Wyoming Indians.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson in 2010 ruled Fremont County’s system of at-large voting for county commissioner elections left Indians disenfranchised. Despite bitter opposition from county officials, Johnson ordered the county to establish voting districts to ensure Indian representation.
“The long history of discrimination against Indians in the United States, Wyoming and Fremont County is undeniable,” Johnson wrote in his 2010 decision. “The evidence presented to this court reveals that discrimination is ongoing and the effects of historical discrimination remain palpable.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added to local tensions late last year when it ruled that lands around Riverton, a town on the reservation’s eastern boundary, legally remain Indian Country.
The EPA addressed the boundary issue when it granted a request from both the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes to treat their reservation as a separate state under the federal Clean Air Act.
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