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Wyoming tribe funded effort to kill gambling regulations; sides dispute who created the group

A casino managed by the Northern Arapaho tribe gave thousands of dollars to a highly secretive organization trying to kill regulated gambling in Wyoming, records show, but tribal officials say they were duped by their lobbyist who set up the group. The tribe fired the lobbyist, Mark Howell, on Monday. Howell — and a minority of tribal leadership — denied the officials' version of events, saying they ordered the group's creation.

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10/5/2019

article Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Gambling Regulation Bill
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with plans for more gambling regulation. The state Pari-Mutuel Commission currently oversees horse racing. The...

10/4/2019

article Lawmakers continue to pursue gambling regulations in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- Despite a last-ditch lobbying effort from the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Wyoming Legislature will be taking up regulated gambling in the 2020 budget...

9/28/2019

article Barron: Gaming Commission gets another try
(Wyoming) -- The latest attempt to set up a state gaming commission may get its last shot next week. The signs aren’t good for the bill, which is being shepherded...

9/26/2019

article Law firm seeks dismissal of Northern Arapaho lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- The law firm and attorneys that Northern Arapaho leaders and former casino managers sued last month say the lawsuit should be thrown out. Last month,...

9/25/2019

article Firm facing lawsuit from Northern Arapaho Tribe says court has no jurisdiction
(Wyoming) -- The law firm and attorneys that Northern Arapaho leaders and former casino managers sued last month say the lawsuit should be thrown out. Last month,...

9/24/2019

article Northern Arapaho historian visits CSU to be interviewed for sesquicentennial documentary
(Colorado) -- When documentary film producer Frank Boring took on the task of telling the history of Colorado State University through video in honor of the University...

9/23/2019

article Man shot by Riverton police had attacked officer with knife, prosecutor says
(Wyoming) -- A man killed by police Saturday in Riverton was shot after attacking an officer with a knife, a prosecutor said Monday afternoon.
article Northern Arapaho Citizen Killed By Police In Riverton
(Wyoming) -- Tribal leaders say that a citizen of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was shot and killed by law enforcement in Riverton on Saturday. "We are working...

9/22/2019

article Northern Arapaho: Tribal Member Fatally Shot at Riverton Walmart
(Wyoming) -- A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was shot and killed by a police officer at the Riverton Walmart store Saturday, the tribe announced on its Facebook...

9/21/2019

article Police shoot and kill Northern Arapaho citizen on Saturday, tribe says
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders said police killed a tribal citizen Saturday in an “officer-involved shooting.” The statement did not identify...

9/3/2019

article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...

9/2/2019

article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...

8/29/2019

article Former Law Firm of Northern Arapaho Tribe Calls Lawsuit “Vindictive”
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a “vindictive” lawsuit despite...

8/28/2019

article Law Firm Responds to Wyoming Tribe’s Lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a "vindictive" lawsuit despite...

8/20/2019

article Wyoming casino new management plans to
(Wyoming) -- New leaders at a Wyoming tribe's gambling enterprise say their goal is to return the greatest amount of money possible to the tribe. The Casper Star-...

8/19/2019

article New Wind River Casino Executives Announce Change in Direction Stemming from Northern Arapaho Leaders in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- The new CEO of the Wind River Hotel and Casino announced some changes that are coming for the flagship property owned by Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho...

8/18/2019

article New leadership taking Northern Arapaho casino in different direction
(Wyoming) -- New leadership for the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s gambling enterprise say their goal is to get as much money back to the tribe as possible, a change in...

8/15/2019

article 'The people spoke': Northern Arapaho Tribe stands by chairman
(Wyoming) -- Citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are standing by Chairman Lee Spoonhunter and supporting his efforts to take his people in a new direction.

8/13/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe celebrates expansion of Riverton clinic
(Wyoming) -- Additional services and new jobs will accompany the expansion of a tribal clinic in Riverton that marked the changes in a reopening ceremony last week.

8/12/2019

article Tribe decides against recall
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to ensure its chairman stays in office. The tribal citizens’ votes at a...
article Northern Arapaho Tribal Members and General Council met Saturday to vote on multiple items
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal members on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have forced a recall election for Chairman Lee Spoonhunter. The...

8/10/2019

article Northern Arapaho reject resolutions calling for recall election of tribal chairman, firing of law firm
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to ensure its chairman stays in office. The tribal citizens’ votes at a...

8/9/2019

article Northern Arapaho citizens' vote could authorize recall election of tribe's chairman
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal members will have a chance to determine the tribe’s actions — and the future of its tribal chairman — this weekend...

8/6/2019

article Dueling Lawsuits Expose Rift In Northern Arapaho Business Council
(Wyoming) -- It's been a summer of leadership turnover for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. In June, the tribe's Business Council voted 4-2 not to renew the contract...

8/4/2019

article Tribal leaders knew of anti-regulatory lobbying effort, documents and 2 council members say
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders knew of — and approved — a secretive lobbying effort to kill legislative attempts to regulate gambling in the...
article Wyoming Tribe Mired in Lawsuits Regarding Concerns Over Casino Management
(Wyoming) -- On Friday, two leaders of the Northern Arapaho tribe and two former management employees of the tribe’s casino filed a lawsuit in a Wyoming district...

8/3/2019

article Wyoming Tribe Files Lawsuit Against Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit in a Wyoming court against its former law firm. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the tribe contends...
article Arapaho Tribe sues its former law firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Business Council has filed a lawsuit against its former longtime law firm, Lander-based Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd. The suit, approved...

8/2/2019

article Northern Arapaho leaders, former casino managers accuse law firm of hostile takeover
(Wyoming) -- Two Northern Arapaho leaders and two former casino managers have accused the tribe’s new law firm of orchestrating a hostile takeover of tribal and...

8/1/2019

article Northern Arapaho suit against former law firm illustrates tribal leadership divide
(Wyoming) -- A lawsuit involving the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s current and former law firms has become the latest public example of a bitter divide among tribal...

7/30/2019

article N. Arapaho Tribe Files Lawsuit Against Its Former Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit against its former law firm and its managing partner. The civil suit, filed in Wyoming's 9th District...

7/12/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Begins Cemetery Mapping Project
(Wyoming) -- If you've driven past the cemetery along 17 mile road on the Wind River Reservation recently, you might've noticed some young people walking around...

7/11/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Opposes Aetheon's Oilfield Waste Dumping Plan
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has come out against a proposed permit that would allow Aetheon Energy to discharge oil pollutants upstream of the Wind River. As...

7/3/2019

article Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort
(Wyoming) -- Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe terminates relationship with longtime lobbyist Mark Howell
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe has terminated its relationship with longtime lobbyist Mark Howell. Tribal representative in Washington, Keith Harper, shares...
article Wind River Hotel and Casino announces new leadership team
(Wyoming) -- Brian Van Enkenvoort and David “Ron” McElroy have been announced as the new leadership team for the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

7/2/2019

article BLOG: Wyoming Tribe Denies Creating Secretive Body Opposing Slots Regulation, Sacked Lobbyist Claims It’s Lying
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arahapo tribe was behind a shadowy organization that sought to nix a legislative effort to create a gaming commission in Wyoming, according to...
article Filings show Wyoming tribe funded anti-gambling campaign
(Wyoming) -- Reports show that the Northern Arapaho Tribe was the sole backer of an advocacy group that fought Wyoming legislation aimed at expanding gambling operations.
article Northern Arapaho Tribe names new casino leaders
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials on Tuesday named two new leaders of its gambling operations, including a citizen of the tribe and someone with years of...

7/1/2019

article Wyoming tribe funded effort to kill gambling regulations; sides dispute who created the group
(Wyoming) -- A casino managed by the Northern Arapaho tribe gave thousands of dollars to a highly secretive organization trying to kill regulated gambling in Wyoming,...
article Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort
(Wyoming) -- Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming Public...

6/7/2019

article Northern Arapaho Business Council Retains D.C-Based Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- In a release posted to the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Facebook page, the Northern Arapaho Business Council announced that the Lander-based law firm,...

5/29/2019

article Controversy Follows Arapaho Business Council Decision on Wyoming Casino CEO
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad can keep his current position at the helm of Wyoming’s largest gaming venue until the end of June, but...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe in conflict over fate of top gaming executive
(Wyoming) -- Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are in disagreement about the employment status of their long-serving gaming executive. According to Chairman Lee...
article Wind River Casino fiscal position strong
(Wyoming) -- If longtime Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad does leave at the end of June, one of the biggest decisions his successor will have to make is...

5/27/2019

article Tribal leader says casino CEO out; some council members disagree
(Wyoming) -- After a 3-3 vote by the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad received a letter from NABC chairman Lee Spoonhunter...

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