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BREAKING NEWS: Fremont Campground is now open!

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
PINEDALE, As of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24, the Bridger-Teton National Forest has officially opened the gates of the Fremont Campground after nearly four years of closure. It was initially closed for construction but got bogged down by a contract dispute with the contractor.

16 sheriff ‘candidates’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
The Sublette County Republican Party received 16 applications as the June 23 deadline approached for "candidates" interested in the vacant position following former Sheriff Stephen Haskell's June 10 departure. The 30-month term runs through Jan. 7, 2019.
They are Andrew Mackenzie, Brian Sparks, Hank Ruland, Mason Zeiger, Mark Farrell, Jack Cain, Scott Winer, Shane Wasem, Andrew Zook, K.C. Lehr,

Snow-machining: Pinedale’s ‘hook’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
PINEDALE, According to the marketing firm hired by the town, Pinedale has one thing that it can "own" above all other communities in the United States, snowmachining. And that will be the focus of New Thought Media in its marketing push this year.
"The slow (tourist) season is the winter, traditionally, and one thing Pinedale can own is snowmobiling," marketing

Judge hears both motions in lawsuit: Decision will be made ‘very soon’

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
SUBLETTE COUNTY, After listening to attorneys for Wyoming Newspapers, Inc. and the Sublette County Board of Commissioners present their oral arguments Wednesday, the presiding judge took them under advisement and would issue his rulings "very soon."
Second District Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell, appearing from his Laramie courtroom for the motions hearing via videoconference, asked pointed questions of both sides.

‘Cruel facts’ of the county budget: CDC makes appeal for more money

Posted: Thursday, Jun 23rd, 2016
PINEDALE, An impassioned, last-minute plea for more money by dozens of families and friends of the Children's Discovery Center (CDC) in Pinedale appeared to fall on deaf ears at Tuesday's regular meeting of the Sublette County Board of Commissioners, where commissioners cited the ongoing fiscal challenges confronting the county.
"We think very highly of the Discovery Center and always have,"

Family home burns to ground

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
PINEDALE, A Pinedale home burned to the ground Monday evening, leaving a charred shell that was still smoking days later, which ultimately rekindled on Wednesday afternoon.
At about 7:35 p.m. Monday, a call came into Sublette County dispatch that a fire started in the yard at 16 Faler Lane and was "going into the house," according to dispatch records.

No more town hall: Pinedale council opts to abandon building and sell it

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
PINEDALE, The Pinedale Town Council voted to abandon the now former town hall building on Pine Street after deciding the costs to repair it aren't worth the expense.
"My thought is, why throw good money … into a building where we have professional people telling us it's a piece of junk," said councilman Matt Murdock.
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SCSD#1 discusses property tax increase

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
PINEDLAE, Sublette County School District No. 1 (SCSD#1) held its regular meeting Thursday, June 9, in the boardroom of the Administrative Building.
A request was made to amend the motion adopted at the regular meeting on May 12, which read: "Approve a mill levy for fiscal year 2016/2017 as allowed under W.S. 21-20-109 for Region V BOCES to raise

Camping at KOA: Council nearly reverses decision based on bad misinformation

Posted: Thursday, Jun 16th, 2016
PINEDALE, The Pinedale Town Council voted Monday night to move forward with dry camping at the former KOA campground it purchased last summer, though a last-minute proposal by a private citizen nearly inspired the council to pull back on the decision.
"There's been some talk about doing some overnight, dry camping for tents and the talk was putting it

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