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Judge denies injunction, orders vent and flare record

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017

WYOMING, On Monday, Jan. 16, a Wyoming judge denied Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and energy groups' motion for a preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final rule related to natural gas venting and flaring during production.
The final rule, also known as the Waste Prevention Rule, was released by the BLM on Nov. 18, 2016. It
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Hartman promoted to Pinedale fire battalion chief position

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
PINEDALE, For more than two years, the Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) Battalion 1 in Pinedale had no active chief in place. That all changed last week, as SCUF Fire Chief Shad Cooper announced that the battalion's local volunteer firefighter Spencer Hartman was selected to fill the open position.
For some time, Cooper knew Hartman was interested in the job
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BP considers Main Street, student business

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
BIG PINEY, With dismal revenues in the forecast countywide, the Big Piney Town Council heard preliminary concepts at its Jan. 17 meeting that could spark some local activity.
First, Glade Jones addressed the council about possibly creating an entrepreneurial partnership with the Big Piney school district, town and local experts to have high school robotics students start and operate a
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An ounce of preventionů

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
PINEDALE, "Prevention" partnerships are trying to reverse some of Sublette County's higher statistics, especially for alcohol, tobacco, drugs and suicide problems.
"Sublette County was second in the state for DUI arrests in 2015, so these statistics have been on my mind," said Ranae Pape, local specialist with the Wyoming Prevention Management Organization (WPMO).
Pape briefed the Pinedale Town Council on
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County cites Wyoming Range helium concerns

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
SUBLETTE COUNTY, At Tuesday's regular meeting, the Sublette County Board of Commissioners voted to send a letter of their concerns to the high-ranking official who signed the Wyoming Range "no leasing" record of decision (ROD) later the same day.
Commissioner Joel Bousman drafted the letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Robert Bonnie, whose signature on the ROD legally
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Hoelscher resigns from RHCD

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
SUBLETTE COUNTY, Health care administrator Malenda Hoelscher confirmed Thursday that she has tendered her resignation from her top spot with the Sublette County Rural Health Care District (RHCD) and her letter of resignation was officially accepted by the RHCD board at its meeting Wednesday night.
"The board did accept my resignation and I certainly hope to work with them
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PTC loosens water testing, billing issues

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PINEDALE, All Town of Pinedale water customers will be allowed to request one lead testing for their home, even those outside town limits in developments such as Shelter Park.
At the Pinedale Town Council's Jan. 9 meeting, councilman Matt Murdock said he heard from residents who as paying customers, thought the town should offer them one free lead test whether
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PDOG bark park gets second chance

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PINEDALE, Three enthusiastic dog lovers met again this week to talk with the Pinedale Town Council about carving out a space for a new dog park in town.
Taylor Grysen, Dawn Lawrence and Jessica Artz, members of Pinedale Dog Owners Group (PDOG), and supporters had met with the council earlier to propose including a dog park at the Jackson Ave
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Mayor shoulders EPA water burden

Posted: Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
PINEDALE, After working through many issues surrounding the town's recent violation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) violation notice when it switched corrosion control treatments (CCT), Pinedale mayor Bob Jones took the burden of "blame" upon himself at the council's Monday, Jan. 9, meeting.
Pinedale Town Council member Tyler Swafford had proposed an investigation of when, how and why the
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