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Special delivery: Dogs flown to Pinedale from crowded ‘kill’ shelters in New Orleans

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016
PINEDALE, As the afternoon sun cast golden rays of sunlight across the runway of Ralph Wenz Field last Thursday afternoon, a speck in the sky came into view as pilot Dr. Peter Rork prepared to land his Cessna Grand Caravan 208, also known as "Big Dog" with a special delivery on board.
Upon Rork's arrival, he hopped out of the

More high lead levels

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

PINEDALE, Earlier this week, Sublette County School District No. 1 (SCSD#1) received results from a second round of testing to determine the level of lead in the water. Of the 45 total samples that canvassed all schools and public buildings, seven samples from four drinking fountains and one sink tested high for lead in the water.
The additional testing

Merger’s tenuous timeline

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016
request of the Sublette County Board of Commissioners, the Sublette County Rural Health Care District (RHCD) and the Sublette Center have been hammering out a merger agreement for months with the end goal of a critical access hospital.
But that agreement could be in jeopardy after lines of communication got crossed this week,

Rebuilding the trust Pinedale council works on new metered rates

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016
PINEDALE, The town of Pinedale held a special workshop at 7 p.m. last Friday, Oct. 14, at the Hampton Inn in Pinedale to discuss the water and sewer rates that have been the center of ongoing debate among elected officials amid growing public outcry.
Last Friday, a theme of trust arose from the handful of residents who went to the

A fiery lesson

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
Firefighters with Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) prepare to extinguish the flames of the
‘unsprinklered' room in the parking lot next to the Pinedale Battalion 1 firehouse on Saturday. The two rooms were used as a live fire demonstration to show the benefits of a sprinkler system in people's homes. For more from the SCUF open house, see pages

Council makes flat rate official

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
PINEDALE, Despite protests from Mayor Bob Jones and councilman Matt Murdock, the Pinedale Town Council reaffirmed its Sept. 26 vote at Monday's meeting by voting to keep water and sewer rates at a $72 flat fee, at least for now.
"I think if we're going to start somewhere to work up from, I think this is a good start,"

‘Eau de toilet’ makes big stink on Pine Street

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
PINEDALE, The source of the stench whiffed by downtown Pinedale drivers and pedestrians late Friday through midday Saturday was jarringly clear to most, but the next questions were, "Who would do that?" and "Why here?"
People walking and driving along or across Pine Street Saturday, Oct. 8, until about noon might have noticed a Town of Pinedale street-sweeper slowly and

Pinedale gets old town hall appraisal – kind of

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
PINEDALE, The town of Pinedale recently received the official appraisal that shows the value of the old Pinedale Town Hall. But nobody's seen it and at Monday night's town council meeting, the council opted to keep it unopened until next spring.
"Right now, it's just a sealed envelope sitting in the town clerk's office," councilman Matt Murdock said.

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