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First News Live — Feds support Northern Arapaho Housing Authority ….. UPDATE: City hires interim administrator ….. Governor says verdict still out on health care reform …..

Feds support Northern Arapaho Housing Authority

CASPER, Wyo. - The Northern Arapaho Housing Authority is receiving a $470,000 grant from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that the tribal housing authority on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming will receive the money as part of $33 million awarded in Indian Country nationwide.

Shaun Donovan is the secretary of the Housing and Urban Development agency, known as HUD. The secretary says the grant program helps American Indian and Alaska Native communities improve living conditions for hard-working families. He says the money will help to develop neighborhoods, produce affordable housing and create jobs.

By The Associated Press


City hires interim administrator

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – In Riverton, the mayor announced yesterday that the council had secured an interim administrator to replace Carter Napier until one can be hired fulltime.

Riverton’s Mayor Ron Warpness said the council hired John C. Darrington. He’ll be the temporary administrator who will help the job search company Prothman look for a replacement for Napier who’s leaving in April to become the city administrator in Gillette.

The mayor said Napier knows the man who’ll be temporarily filling his shoes, which should be beneficial when questions arise.

The interim administrator is a former administrator for the town where Napier is going. He also served as a city administrator for Rawlins. He’s now retired working solely as an interim administrator for cities left in this position.

Governor says verdict still out on health care reform

By News Director Leslie Stratmoen

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead said yesterday that one year after the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), we still know little about the outcome. 

Gov. Matt Mead

 “There is so much uncertainty about how this law will truly affect the state,” he said. “What we do know is that we in Wyoming are better prepared than Washington to solve our state’s health care problems.”

The governor went on to say that President Obama challenged states to come up with alternatives to the act.  

“We have accepted that challenge,” he said.  “Our legislature passed a bill this session to continue a state health care demonstration project that focuses on keeping people healthy and controlling costs.”

From information provided by the governor’s office

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