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Weiner Warrior

Dan McGillivray consumes a whopping 11 hotdogs to win first place in the men’s division during the first ever Hotdog Eating Contest held during the 2024 Winter Carnival on Feb. 9.

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Pinedale Roundup improves award-winning website

After winning first place for its website in 2023 and an honorable mention in 2022, the Roundup’s editor Cali O’Hare now has access to a state-of-the-art content management system that is fully customizable. This will allow the Pinedale Roundup to bring subscribers an even better, more informational and immersive experience on the digital platform. As they have in the past, readers will be able to keep up with the top local news and sports stories on the site, as well as police reports, obituaries and opinion pieces. The revamped site also includes more streamlined methods for those looking to view e-editions and subscribe to the Roundup online. Continue reading....

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SCSO Communications launches Text to 911

Text to 911 allows dispatch to receive inbound emergency text in the Prepared Live interface. This will allow someone who can’t make a voice call to text us in emergencies. This is exciting for the hearing-impaired, a person in unfortunate situations where making a phone call could put the caller in danger and backcountry rescue, just to name a few. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to text 911, be prepared to describe the nature and location of your emergency and answer all the questions asked by the dispatcher. Call if you can, text if you can’t.

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Private pesticide applicator program coming to Sublette County

The University of Wyoming Extension will offer four private pesticide applicator education programs in southwest Wyoming March 4-6. Private applicator licenses are required for anyone who applies or supervises the application of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). Sublette County private pesticide applicator program: March 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sublette County Extension Office 9660 US Highway 191, Pinedale Contact: Dagan Montgomery, 307-367-4380

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‘I Hate Hearts’ – Mystery Print Gallery

I Hate Hearts will be on display at Mystery Print Gallery, 221 S. Sublette Ave., Pinedale, through March 2.

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Jackson Fork Ranch’s resort activity questioned

Commissioners then recommended its addition to their March 19 agenda; after relating a scheduling conflict, it will be added to their April 2 agenda. The Jackson Fork Ranch application states this underground garage is the beginning point for the resort’s construction and would include a “welcome center” for guests who park there.

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White Pine extends ski season

On March 8-9, the resort will host Wyoming Winter Senior Games, depending on snow. The annual Sunny Korfanta Race date is to be announced in March as well as an update on the season’s extension. The last weekend, whenever that is, White Pine will host its annual Cardboard Race and Pond Skim with crazy costumes.

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PMS students compete at Regional Science Fair

In the Senior Division, Pinedale High School student Ash Cooper secured first place for his engineering entry titled, “A Helping Hand.”

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Big Piney middle schoolers dominate regional science fair

BPMS seventh-grader Tinley Kern was selected as the overall winner of the Southwest Regional Science Fair and was awarded a two-year, full-tuition scholarship to Western Wyoming Community College.

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PAC receives large donation from JFR

The goal of this endowment is to guarantee funding for the PAC and Friends of PAC for years to come. It is imperative that the organization begin thinking about the longterm sustainability of the PAC and all it has to offer to Sublette County, as well as all visitors, near and far.

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International Guitar Night coming Feb. 16

Tickets are on sale now!

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Big Piney-Marbleton Stage 4 run from Kendall Valley

With trail conditions not very good on the Pedigree Stage Stop’s usual dogsled course from the Middle Piney parking lot west of Big Piney, race officials made a quick decision to move it to the previous day’s course on the Upper Green River for Pinedale Stage 3.

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It’s a Pinedale (Costume) STAmpede!

The event was based from the White Pine Nordic Center, with beer supplied by Wind River Brewing and breakfast burritos composed by Nested West owner Emi Reilly Domato (who also won her race category).

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‘Tis all about the haggis – and the whisky

Not only was an authentic haggis piped and drummed into the decorated dining hall of the Lovatt Room on Saturday, Jan. 27, but the music flowed, toasts were plentiful and the cock-a-leekie soup’s aromatic flavor hovered over a veritable feast of Scottish dishes and desserts.

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Banks appointed to joint airport board

Big Piney’s vacancy on the Big Piney-Marbleton Airport Board was filled at the town council’s Jan. 16 meeting, with councilmember Sierra Banks appointed to fill the seat.

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State offers canceled Sublette grazing lease

Lease 3-8230 is the only vacant Sublette County lease in the Office of State Lands and Investments’ (OSLI) Jan. 11 announcement. The lease area, near Mickelson Creek southwest of Daniel, is surrounded by private ranches, private property and Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service-managed lands that include permitted grazing allotments.

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Ladies' Night

As in past years, Bomgaars held a Ladies’ Night and chose CFR to benefit from a portion of that night’s sales. Casting for Recovery holds retreats across the country that take breast cancer survivors into nature where they can relax, share experiences and learn the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. Wyoming’s retreat is held at the Absaroka Guest Ranch outside of Dubois.

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UW Extension offers resources regarding tenant rights

Within the article are some tips for Wyoming renters looking to better understand their rights and responsibilities. A more comprehensive list of resources is available at bit.ly/agnews-tenants.

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SCCD hires new senior natural resource tech

Shine first came to Sublette County as an intern on the Bar Cross Ranch for the summer of 2021, where she worked on a mesic restoration project with local agencies. She came back in 2022 to work on livestock and grazing management.

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What are conservation easements and how do they benefit the Green River Valley?

Conservation easements are a method of private land conservation that may benefit a landowner and their family, while preserving local working lands, ecosystems and community character. They are entirely voluntary and established by a willing landowner on their property to protect conservation values, which can include agriculture, water resources, wildlife habitats, migration corridors, open spaces, cultural sites and more. They are legal agreements between a landowner and a qualified land trust, such as the Green River Valley Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust (GRVP) here in Sublette County.

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CDTC plans virtual town hall, public invited

The virtual Continental Divide Trail Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 pm MST. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public and community members connected to the CDT are encouraged to attend. Click into the article for more details.

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Visual Phenomena

Dave Bell’s exhibit will be on display at the Gallery Wall at the Pinedale Library through January.

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Big Piney Airport land deal gets mired

According to the FAA, he said, the airport board might need to return the property to the BLM first. Or the county could get a longterm lease, wait for that BLM process and see what unfolded. Melinkovich asked commissioners if they wanted him to pursue the purchase or walk away. Click into the article to read more.

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CDTC plans virtual town hall, public invited

Pinedale is Wyoming’s first Gateway Community. The virtual Continental Divide Trail Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 pm MST. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public and community members connected to the CDT are encouraged to attend.

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Pinedale STAmpede arriving Jan. 27

It’s being labeled as “Pinedale’s only timed intergenerational Nordic ski race” and although the actual racers compete on Saturday, Jan. 27, registrants will be able to inspect the course all day on Friday, Jan. 26. The course will be set up next to White Pine Ski Resort.

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Tickets selling fast for POTTED POTTER

Tickets for POTTED POTTER are available online at pinedalefinearts.com and locally at Nested West, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlet, The Big Piney Office Outlet and at the door the night of the performance. Ticket prices are $20 per adult and $7 per student.

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Kainer appointed Pinedale municipal court judge

Clayton D. Kainer, of The Kainer Law Office, P.C., in Pinedale, fills the vacancy left by the departure of former Municipal Judge Sam Bixler.

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Winter Carnival to feature hotdog eating contest

*Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Sammy Steele & the Spades would perform during the Snow Ball, but Main Street Pinedale has not finalized the band. Additionally, it was incorrectly reported that the Yukon Cornhole Tournament would be held again this year, but the event is not a part of the 2024 Pinedale Winter Carnival. This editor regrets the errors and appreciates the opportunity to correct them.

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Commissioners comment on Antelope Migration Corridor

As one of their timely topics at recent meetings, Sublette County commissioners discussed the Wyoming Game and Fish’s draft threat assessment for the potential Sublette Antelope Migration Corridor with county administrator Jeness Saxton to hone comments. On Dec. 19, Saxton asked commissioners Doug Vickrey, Tom Noble, chair Sam White, Mack Bradley and Dave Stephens how and when they wanted her to finalize and submit them.

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Marbleton renews Chamber membership

Longtime Mayor Jim Robinson led the meeting until just before 6 p.m. when he planned to meet with the Sublette County Strategic Planning Committee at the Big Piney Town Hall the same night.

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Vision quest

“Strategic planning is a process in which an organization’s leaders define their vision for the future and identify their organization’s goals and objectives. The process includes establishing the sequence in which those goals should be realized so that the organization can reach its stated vision,” according to several websites.

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Sublette Center, hospital complete merger

After 45 years as a nonprofit organization, the Sublette Center now merges with the Sublette County Hospital District to combine the two organizations and continue to be of service to seniors in our community. This historic merger unites healthcare under one umbrella within the county.

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Farm/ ranch hosts, interns invited to apply

The program provides a $5,000 stipend for a 10-week work experience, which is made possible by funding through the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers grant. Eligible applicants are 18 years or older, identify as ready to begin farming or ranching and have been involved in managing their own farm or ranch enterprise for less than 10 years.

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Bell plans art exhibit, book signing

“The focus will be clouds, rainbows, aurora borealis, the Milky Way and stars – all interesting things you see in the sky,” he said.

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SCUF seeks volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. Retirees, teachers, industrial workers, business owners, health-care workers, retail sales workers, laborers, administrative professionals, ranchers, students and many other professions are represented on the fire department. We have several members who have retired from their careers and joined the fire department as a means to stay active in the community. We also have several junior firefighter cadets who gain valuable experience and learn about civic responsibility. Everyone has skills that are important and beneficial as a volunteer firefighter.

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Last day to sign up for bald eagle survey

For more information, contact Theresa Gulbrandson at 307-367-5359.

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BLM Pinedale field office announces big game winter range closures

This annual closure is necessary to protect elk, moose, pronghorn and mule deer from disruptive human activities during the difficult winter months, which can increase the mortality rate for these animals.

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20 bald eagles, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

Some of the most “unusual birds” counted around Sublette County historically include the Woodhouse’s scrub jay, varied thrush and Harris’s sparrows.

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Sheriff, council talk about Big Piney citations

“Some ordinances are well over 40 years old,” the sheriff said. “Some have been recodified but a lot have not been revised.”

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County board targets predator fee repayments

The Sublette County Predator Board’s mission is to protect the public health and livestock ranchers with predator control – ravens, magpies, coyotes, starlings and other property-destructive animals and birds. It also deals with predator zone wolves.

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A Christmas Gala!

The evening began with teacher Greg Allen, donning a green vest and top hat, introducing Choir I, then soloist Kyle Donaldson. Teacher Justin Smith next conducted the Jazz Band and Allen, the Jazz Choir. Another duo solo spotlight from Travis Donaldson and Rebee Frankus; then the Percussion Ensemble. Choir II, with just male voices singing the solemn “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” closing with the PHS Concert Band.

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Butner wraps up NFR ranked No. 9 in world

Butner is now ranked ninth in world pro rodeo standings for saddle-bronc riding. As his friends note constantly, “He makes it look easy!”

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County, airport board smooth way for land deal

The conversations among both boards’ members began with discussing the possibility of Sublette County leasing or swapping 80 acres at Miley Memorial Field that could enhance parking, delivery, storage and other non-aviation uses at the fairgrounds. The action is subject to FAA approval; the public facility is owned by the Big Piney-Marbleton Airport Board (BPA).

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Family (rodeo) affair

In the second go-round, Butner, fourth from the left, won with 87 points on Calgary Stampede’s Exotic Warrior. In the fourth go, Tanner took second with 88 points on Foul Motion and as of press time Wednesday noon, he was preparing for the sixth go with his entire family in the stands and hundreds of friends cheering him on

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30th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction

The live and silent auctions constitute the primary fundraiser for the museum and Sublette County Historical Society.

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SCCD offers assistance for spring seeding

The Private Land Enhancement Program is made possible by Upper Green River Basin Sage-Grouse Local Work Group funds. With the help of the program, qualifying applicants will receive 50 percent reimbursement for the cost of seed up to $2,500.

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Ultra buys NGL’s Anticline Jensen facility, wells

PureWest’s Kelly Bott confirmed the purchase of the infield water-handling facility and injection wells as part of the private operator’s mission of “mitigating the environmental impact of natural gas development and production.”

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PAPO projects deadline is Jan. 31

The deadline for 2024 PAPO project applications is Jan. 31, 2024, for all applicants.

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PAPO’s wildlife grants shift with updates

“Based on the GPS-collared deer, we were able to determine that adult survival was less than 65 percent in the northern portions of the Sublette Mule Deer Herd and expect fawn survival to be much lower,” she reported.

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From hands to hearts

PHS art teacher Katie Facklam told the Roundup, “It was a wonderful evening with delicious food, big laughs and entertaining bidding wars. Most importantly, we kicked off the giving season with a lovely event to provide a special holiday for kids in our local community, which is the most beautiful thing.”

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SCHD awarded COVID Health Disparity Grant funds

Sublette County Hospital District plans to use this reimbursable grant to replace the aging HVAC systems within the Marbleton Clinic and the Pinedale

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Turkey Trotters welcome 32nd annual event

A total of 177 registered Turkey Trotters toed the line for the 32nd annual Pinedale Turkey Trot. The temperature was 23 degrees at the start of the race with no wind.

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Giving ‘thanks’ in Pinedale

The dinners served as an opportunity for folks to gather around for good food and even better company.

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Bondurant giving thanks

St. Hubert the Hunter Episcopal Church service was well attended on Sunday, Nov. 20, and with the closing of two doors, transformed to the Bondurant Community Club’s secular setting for the annual crowded Thanksgiving dinner, followed by BINGO games with white elephant gifts.

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Nonprofits plan coat drive

The Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Pinedale are seeking donations of gently used and clean winter wear for the coat drive.

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Winter markets planned in Pinedale

The Pinedale High Altitude Market on Nov. 17 hosted a variety of vendors including folks selling fossils and minerals, homemade baked goods, crocheted creatures, fine art, photography and more.

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Grizzly-cattle conflicts up for summer

In 2023, 96 of the 101 Pinedale Region grizzly conflicts with cattle were confirmed as losses.

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Haywards protect sage-grouse, migration, ag lands on Lead Creek

The Lead Creek conservation easement contains terrain of significant value to both local agriculture and native wildlife. Thanks to the generosity of landowners Chad and Gary Hayward, this important piece of their ranching operation is now positioned to provide forage for livestock, reliable hay production and vital wildlife habitat for future generations.

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Helmsley Trust funds Sublette CAH radiology equipment

“We are grateful for this equipment to provide necessary services in our rural area and keep our patients off the road,” said Kayla Bowers, director of radiology for the Sublette County Hospital District.

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Big Piney breezes through agenda

The only pressing issue to report was that the rec center’s automatic flushing systems are wearing out batteries “like crazy” and sensors aren’t working well.

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Big Piney Holiday Bazaar

There are plenty more local shopping opportunities for those needing to fill their gift lists.

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Turkey Bingo 2023!

There were many excited turkey and Cornish game hen winners who are now ready to make Thanksgiving dinner.

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Marbleton reserves park space for veterans

Mayor Jim Robinson told councilmembers Jeff McCormick, Roger McMannis, BJ Meador and Karen Wenz that he attended the special Veterans Day luncheon and Veterans Room dedication at the Southwest Sublette Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton on Nov. 10. There, he conversed with American Legion Dee Fox Post 78 Comm. Mack Rawhouser about the possibility of a special place set aside for veterans near the town park’s Encana Shelter. The mayor said they talked about possibly setting a large piece of military equipment. It could be a place where veterans could gather for observances and ceremonies in town rather than driving to the Big Piney Cemetery in adverse weather.

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Jonah proposes, county accepts $98M repayment terms

Ulrich said he opposed the monthly ad valorem payments legislation because he “felt it penalized (ad valorem) tax payers, unfair to those who paid on time.” In 2020, Jonah Energy and the county worked out repayment terms; Ulrich said Jonah has never missed a payment.

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Raffle winner takes home quilt

The gorgeous quilt was donated by Kay Robertson.

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Second phase of River Bend Ranch project nears completion

“The Upper Hoback River is a crown jewel of streams flowing out of the Wyoming Range. Collaborative stream bank projects, where all landowners contribute, are critical to the health and stability of the entire Snake River Headwaters,” said David Cernicek, Wild and Scenic River manager, Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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Avalanche maintenance causing delays in Hoback Canyon, Teton Pass

Crews will be utilizing helicopter operations in the Stinking Springs area of Hoback Canyon to do some general maintenance and refueling of the avalanche infrastructure known as the O’Bellx units. These units use explosions to trigger smaller, controlled avalanches to prevent dangerous, uncontrolled conditions. The O’Bellx units are remotely operated by computer and are installed and removed by helicopter. The work will cause intermediate delays for traffic of up to 15 minutes at a time.

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Patriot's Pen essay winners 2023

The winners of the Patriot’s Pen essay contest hosted by the Pinedale Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary were recognized during the Pinedale Middle School Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 10.

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Green River Working Lands, Part 2

About 60 participants, mainly livestock owners, attended the two-hour event sponsored by the Sublette County Conservation District (SCCD) facilitated by manager Mike Henn and the Western Landowners Alliance’s (WLA) Wyoming coordinator Shaleas Harrison.

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Business owners funnel tourist dollars into local nonprofits

Thanks to the generosity of the Wakefields, their guests and Foundation 23, Friends of PAC and Sublette Trails Association each received a check for $1,500.

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Soll named ‘Emerging Planner’

Sublette County Deputy Planner Tess Soll was honored recently as “Emerging Planner of the Year.”

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BPHS benefits from Marathon Foundation donation

As students progress through challenging courses in the career technical program in Big Piney, they can put their skills to work by competing in state and national SkillUSA competitions. The BPHS Welding Fabrication team won the State championship in 2023 and traveled to Nationals in Atlanta to compete.

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Marathoners lend helping hands

This year $106,096 was raised by participating nonprofits during the campaign window of July 1 to Sept. 23. Also, 31 contributors donated $50,000 for the match. Foundation 23 gave out the fundraising checks in a recognition program during the event.

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Health foundation raises $5.5M in 15 days

The organization raised $5.5 million in grants and donations for the critical access hospital and new long-term care facility over the course of only 15 days. The figures were announced by Kari DeWitt, Sublette County Health Foundation director, to the Sublette County Hospital District (SCHD) Board of Trustees on Oct. 25.

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Philanthropic pottery

Each meticulously crafted bowl is destined for auction at PHS’s third annual Soup-er Bowl fundraising event hosted by the National Art Honor Society at the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

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‘Happy Hour’ explores protection of working lands

About 60 participants – mainly land and livestock owners – entered the Lovatt Room on Nov. 2 for the two-hour event sponsored by the Sublette County Conservation District (SCCD) facilitated by manager Mike Henn and the Western Landowners Alliance’s (WLA) Wyoming coordinator Shaleas Harrison.

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‘Tiny Vacant Spaces’

Participating artists are Dan Abernathy, Cristy Anspach, Alise Watson, Holland Dutton, Sue Sommers, Robin Sruoginis, JB Bond, Jenny Dowd, Favian Hernandez, Bronwyn Minton, Rita Mata, Mona Monrose, Jocelyn Slack, Jennifer Hoffman and Camellia El-Antabley.

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South County Market marks debut

The library hosts the South County Market and offers free tables for its monthly events. Vendors are welcome to reserve a space by stopping by the Big Piney Library, 106 Fish St., or call 307-276-3515.

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Community charity overflows at Food Basket

The Food Basket urges the public to consider participating with the following local businesses. The Bank of Jackson Hole, organization Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive with a final collection date of Nov. 13. Ridley’s Family Market is hosting its annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive.

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Service groups plan Veterans Day activities

Sublette County service organizations have planned activities throughout the area to honor veterans and their service to the United States military this week.

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The Music Man in photos

Around 100 folks were involved in bringing the performance to life, with a budget of $60,000 and a cast of 40-plus local actors and actresses — more than half of them area youth.

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Special olympics athletes medal at fall tourney

Sublette County Special Olympics participants Braylee White, Ian Jones and Scott Covill traveled to Casper on Thursday, Oct. 12, to participate in the cycling events at the Wyoming Special Olympics fall tournament.

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Register for Green River Working Lands Happy Hour in Pinedale

Join Sublette County producers, Wyoming agencies and partners to talk about the importance of working lands and the tools that support them. Following a producer panel, agencies and the Western Landowner Alliance will provide short presentations about the tools available through the USDA/WY Big Game Conservation Partnership, upcoming resource opportunities for non-lethal carnivore management and more.

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Debuting tonight: The Music Man

PTC’s call for local actors was met with much enthusiasm. Forty three people, half of them students, were cast with the lead roles going to Adam Herron as Harold Hill and Pinedale’s very own librarian Michelle Humber as Marian Paroo. In addition 13 musicians from across the county make up the orchestra.

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WLSB, state vet ask for ‘brucellosis notice’ feedback

Charged with fulfilling a legislative order to “establish a communication protocol” to notify livestock owners about brucellosis testing results, Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) Director Steve True, State Veterinarian Dr. Hallie Hasel and Assistant State Vet Dr. Teckla Webb returned to Pinedale on Oct. 24 to continue earlier conversations.

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Sheriff clarifies photos of tragic accident

Thompson told commissioners he believed that a deputy wrongfully took photos of the tragic death of rancher Jay Downs, also of Big Piney, who died several days earlier in a mechanical haying accident.

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Pronghorn corridor takes one step closer

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Nesvik told the Roundup, “We have decided to move to the next step in the process of identifying the (pronghorn) corridor. We are meeting with landowners and key stakeholders now in advance of a formal public release of the corridor threat assessment and applicable maps. We began this work over the weekend.”

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SCSD9 celebrates Students of the Month for October 2023

The Sublette County School District No. 9 Board of Trustees honored three Students of the Month at its Oct. 18 meeting in LaBarge.

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Public Health offering COVID Moderna vaccine

Scheduled COVID and flu vaccine clinics • Marbleton Public Health, (inside senior center) 429 2nd St., Big Piney, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Pinedale Public Health, 380 Faler Ave., Pinedale, Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., call 307-367-2157 to schedule an appointment.

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Behind the lens: Remembering Joan Mitchell

We are forever grateful for the professional, but most especially the personal relationships that our editorial team formed with Joan Mitchell over the years and we offer this Oct. 19 tribute in the Pinedale Roundup in her honor.

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Working Lands Happy Hour – and more!

This panel will be followed by agriculture agency heads and leaders including Jackie Byam, state conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service; Bill Bunce, executive director of the Farm Service Agency; Julie Kraft, supervisor of Sublette County Weed & Pest; and Matt Collins, coordinator of the Western Lands Alliance (WLA) Wild Challenge.

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Round 'em up!

Annual roundups from summer grazing allotments begin every October, resulting in confused strays and domineering mother cows trying to get back together.

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Dry Piney wildlife crossings are ‘impressive’

The $15-million project between Big Piney and LaBarge was completed in just over a year, with Wyoming Game and Fish and Wyoming Department of Transportation spearheading the much needed design and construction to protect mainly deer and pronghorn that use the range year-round. The wide-open landscape is still intact although with 34 miles of big-game fencing on both sides of the highway to funnel wildlife – and the occasional cow – to nine underpasses connecting one side to the other.

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Tip Top SAR responded to 21 calls

Tip Top Search and Rescue (SAR) manager Kenna Tanner provided this “missions” report of 21 incidents from Aug. 15 through Sept. 30 to the Board of Sublette County Commissioners at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

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Town unable to sell parcel at auction

The sale at the new Pinedale Town Hall followed a descending format, known as a “Dutch” auction. The auction opened at the town’s predetermined maximum price of $500,000 and dropped by $10,000 increments until the price reached the town’s minimum figure of $190,000 without a buyer.

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Bondurant Students of the Month of October 2023

The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees recognized three pupils at Bondurant Elementary as Students of the Month for October.

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PAPO Board to hold meeting on Nov. 7

The Board will review and make decisions concerning overall budget and projects for 2023. The meeting will take place from 1 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m.

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First Fall Festival & Market debuts in Bondurant

Lisa Robertson created the Bondurant market’s (BAAM) concept to highlight the local vendors and their personalities with monthly markets that began in September at the Branding Iron Café, owned by Jennifer and Matt Accurso, who opened last summer with coffee and homemade empanadas.

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Book clubs abound!

Both monthly library book clubs welcome new readers. Coming up in Pinedale Nov. 1 – the Cookbook Club, with readers using recipes. For more, visit www.sublettecountylibrary.org.

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Watch Dry Piney virtual ribbon-cutting event

The project includes nine wildlife crossing underpasses that Game and Fish says are already being used, plus 17 miles of wildlife fencing and almost 2 miles of road reconstruction. The project was conceived to protect mainly migrating mule deer and pronghorn to move under the open landscape and avoid wildlife-vehicle collisions.

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Marbleton renews maintenance truck search

Public works supervisor Todd Brown commented that his department preferred a gas-fueled Ford or Chevy. “Neither one complied with the specs.”

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Towns, county merge to align bike path strategy

Networks of pathways are found throughout the county for bicycling, walking, horseback riding and running. They are designed for convenience, access and safety – but who is actually responsible for their maintenance was a question asked by commissioners at their previous Sept. 19 meeting.

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Dry Piney wildlife crossing complete

The public is invited to join WYDOT and Game and Fish for a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Oct. 12.

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Pinedale Rifle and Pistol Club hosts youth long-range .22LR shooting class

The event catered to kids between the ages of 10 and 14. The morning kicked off with lessons on sighting-in the .22 long rifle at 50 yards. For those intrigued, another youth long-range 22LR class for ages 14 to 17 will be on Oct. 21. Interested parties can find more details and register online at shootinJH.com under the “workshops” tab.

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Hospital, long-term care facility taking shape

Sublette Center information sessions The Sublette Center and Sublette County Hospital District are hosting two information sessions in October regarding the upcoming hospital construction and its impact on both nursing home residents as well as apartment tenants. Each session is tailored to interested seniors and those who care for seniors and will follow a question-and-answer format. The first session is Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m., in the Heritage Apartment Meeting Room. The second session is Monday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m., in the Aspen Grove Meeting Room.

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Defining ‘perseverance’

Making it to the Nationals is its own accomplishment, all the more impressive because 2023 is only Piros’ second full season competing in triathlons. To qualify for Nationals, athletes must participate in a minimum of three regional triathlons and rank in the top 15 percent in their region.

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Prescribed burns planned near Bondurant

During operations, smoke may be visible from Bondurant, Big Piney, Pinedale and Jackson. Aerial resources will implement ignitions for a period of three to five days, with smoke expected for 1 to 2 days after ignitions.

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Power in Pink 5K coming up

Racers will compete for first, second and third place prizes in the kids’, women’s and men’s categories. One racer will be crowned as the event’s “best dressed,” so participants are encouraged to get creative with their outfits and costumes.

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Pinedale Half Marathon: Racing to raise money

The half-marathon course is an out-and-back race between Pinedale and Fremont Lake. The 10K course begins at the Fremont Lake Lookout north of Pinedale and follows a downhill decent back to town. The 1-Mile Fun Run followed town streets, with the start and finish lines at Rendezvous Pointe.

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Big Piney hears proposal for commercial lease

Cosmetologist Shelby Kumar presented Mayor Shane Voss and councilmembers Dalin Hughes, Tawnya Miller, Kinsey Voss and Sierra Banks with a sketch of her proposal to install plumbing and replace the floor in the town’s adjacent building at 415 Budd Ave.

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Attend a 4-H open house

For kids, parents and potential leaders to learn what 4-H has to offer, Sublette County 4-H is having two open houses next week. The first is Wednesday, Oct. 4, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sublette County Extension Office, 9660 Highway 191, Pinedale. The next is Thursday, Oct. 5, 4 to 7 p.m. at Marbleton Town Hall, 10700 Highway 189, Marbleton. Check it out and enter to win door prizes!

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Skyline students recognize Constitution Day 2023

Deputy Brian Gardner discusses the importance of understanding the rights granted to U.S. citizens in the nation’s founding documents at a ceremony honoring Constitution Day hosted by Skyline Academy on Monday, Sept. 18.

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Town of Pinedale aces financial audit

Over the course of the town’s audit, accountants at Summit West CPA Group examined Pinedale’s financial statements with a fine-tooth comb, sifting through a “mountain of information” and processing hundreds of samples to “identify areas for improvement and provide a fresh set of eyes,” Fixter explained to the council.

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Musical comedy show in Pinedale

The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) is proud to present The 3 Redneck Tenors on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Sheppard (Pinedale) Auditorium. This family-friendly show kicks off PFAC’s 2023-24 season and is sure to entertain. Tickets for The 3 Redneck Tenors are available at pinedalefinearts.com and Nested West, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlet, the Big Piney Office Outlet and at the door the night of the performance. Ticket prices are $20 per adult and $7 per student.

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County, citizens work to define new P&Z draft

The Sublette County Planning & Zoning Commission meets Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., in the commissioners meeting room to review two applications and continue with Chapter 1 Definitions.

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Temporary turbidity increase proposed in Pine Creek

The temporary increase in turbidity is associated with bank stabilization.Activity in cold water streams like Pine Creek is normally limited to a ten (10) NTU increase over background.

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Green River Ranchers’ Workshop planned

A range of discussion topics include heifer development and reproductive efficiency for Wyoming, nutritional evaluation and planning, and beef market outlooks.

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Fall Festival at the Big Piney Library

The Big Piney Library hosted its Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Community campfire 2023

Singer songwriter Jared Rogerson performs a song about enlightenment and tough times at the Suicide Prevention Awareness Community Campfire in Pinedale on Sept. 13.

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Striping traffic markings planned in Pinedale

Work could begin as early as 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 19. The motoring public should expect delays when traveling through Pinedale.

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BPHS Homecoming paints the town red

BPHS Homecoming week commenced with Paint the Town on Monday, Sept. 11.

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The benefits of variety

As someone who is just entering the professional world at the Sublette County Conservation District, my current position as the natural resource technician is perfect for that. I get to experience working with all of our different programs and see how each functions.

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Green earns scholarship

Pinedale High School alumna Aspyn Green, Class of 2021, was one of more than 300 agriculture students at West Texas A&M University to receive a record amount in academic scholarships during a celebratory weekend on Sept. 8-9.

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Riding 4 Reid in the rain

Although Friday evening, Aug. 25, started out grey and wet at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds, everyone had a smile watching kids ride bronc-y wild ponies, steers and draft horses, throw some breakaway loops and chase a little goat in the damp arena.

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Tranquility Bridge dedicated

Mayor Matt Murdock expressed ‘a long-overdue’ thank you to the Mollring family for the easement to build the bridge and the years of support the family gave to the community. Tranquility Bridge was constructed in 2009.

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Garden of Beauty - Chase Harber, High Mountain Real Estate

Chase and his mother, Sylvia, have created a beautiful space in front of his business with a variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables.

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Under pressure!

Clint Atkinson, the large carnivore biologist for Wyoming Game and Fish in Sublette County, said, ‘The biggest threat to human safety is dirty camps. Bears go after anything with an aroma, even toothpaste. They also have a great memory and will go back to the exact spot they found food previously.’

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Sublette cutting-horse event keeps growing

“We had over 1,000 entries,” James said. “Along with the horse show, we also had a world champion cutting-horse trainer, Mike Wood from Arizona, offer a clinic where 20 participants were able to learn from him.”

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Garden of Beauty – Heart and Soul Café

Karla Knopic, a renowned gardener in Pinedale’s public spaces, and Kathy Lee, owner of Heart and Soul, have created a dazzling display of beauty using window boxes and multiple Sage and Snow flower barrels.

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New Sublette conservation easement preserves ranching, wildlife

This conservation easement represents a crucial step in preserving the region's natural and cultural heritage. S

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‘Happy endings’ for animals, lovers

More than a dozen local painters, photographers and sketchers displayed samples of their works for bidders to win a unique opportunity for a pet portrait to be completed for Christmas delivery. People also bid on a lovely table of donated human, canine and feline gift baskets with many flavors and smells. The Pet Portrait Art Show will hang on the Pinedale Library’s Galley Wall through August.

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Just Dance!

When they are not busy showcasing their dancing and artistic powers, these superheroes return to their alter-egos as local elementary-aged participants in PFAC’s Dancers’ Workshop Visual/Arts Camp.

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Cheatgrass spraying underway in Pinedale

Hammond Helicopters, an outfit out of neighboring Utah, began spraying for the noxious weed in Sublette County on Aug. 15, with treatments planned for 3,900 acres.

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People's Choice Plane

he award is named in honor of Staff Sgt. Ralph Wenz, who was killed in a plane crash while testing cold-weather equipment in Alaska on Dec. 21, 1943, during World War II. The Wenz family reunion took place on the same weekend as the Rocky Mountain STOL Competition and the family organized the award, along with a $500 prize supplied by an anonymous donor, for a deserving pilot. The concept for the award was so popular that the National STOL Series decided to adopt the People’s Choice Award for each of its competitions, said Angela Douglas, part owner of Emblem Aviation.

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Food Basket makes use of Wyoming Hunger Initiative grant

The Pinedale Community Food Basket is among 54 worthy organizations to receive grant funding through the First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative this year. The Food Basket submitted an application in April and the request was reviewed by staff from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative, overseen by the board of directors of the Wyoming Governor’s Residence Foundation.

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Sublette County Health Foundation hosts successful first fundraiser

The event raised approximately $17,000 from corporate sponsors and Sublette County residents, said Louann Heydt, a member of the SCHF board who helped organize the fundraiser.

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Music in the park

Big Piney-Marbleton Community Development teamed up with Pinedale Fine Arts Council to bring two Soundcheck Concerts to Big Piney and Marbleton this summer.

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DAT welcomes new members

The Sublette County American Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) welcomed four new members on Friday, Aug. 11.

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Garden of Beauty, Phil Carr

Phil Carr’s colorful wildflower gardens on Jackson Street in Pinedale caught the eyes of Sage and Snow Garden Club members, and they recognized him with their latest Garden of Beauty Award. Phil is living proof that one is never too old to plant and enjoy beautiful flowers.

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Big Piney approves ‘codified’ ordinance review

“I think parts of our code need to be updated, Mason said. “Some (ordinances and changes) are not in my book. Things where the ‘practice’ doesn’t match the code.”

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Dutch auctions, Orcutt seep and subdivisions

Council members agreed to sell the plot of land where the old town hall once stood at 210 W. Pine St. through a descending auction. The council directed town attorney Ed Wood to draft a resolution outlining the sale process to present to the council at an upcoming meeting. The resolution will set the official date for the auction. With a descending auction, the auctioneer establishes a high price and then drops the price down in increments until a buyer makes a bid. For example, in a Dutch auction, the seller agrees to set the initial offering at $1 million. The auctioneer then drops the price to $990,000, then $980,000 until a buyer makes a bid, or agrees to the price, at $970,000. In a Dutch auction, once the initial bid is made, the auction is over.

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Behind the hay bales…

The family still puts up fresh-dried grass hay into “loose” haystacks that are actually anything but, the hay being carefully pitched, overlapped in layers and stacked until it’s shaped into the tall, wide loaves visible from Highway 191.

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Garden of Beauty - Stephanie and Tony Kervitsky

Stephanie’s hanging baskets (made from coco coir and lined with burlap to hold moisture) on the fence are artfully designed with color, shape and texture in mind, using various colors of alyssum, verbena, calibrachoa, bacopa and creeping Jenny to fill the baskets. They are on a timed drip system and are fed plant nutrients every week. Their beautiful home is accented with hanging baskets of red ivy geraniums and sweet potato vines. The rest of the yard is filled with a huge variety of shrubs and trees.

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Bondurant Heritage Day

The Bondurant Community Club hosted its annual Heritage Day fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 12, with clothing, furnishings, household goods, linens, home-baked goodies, homemade rhubarb jams and many books at St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church and Bondurant Library.

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PTC opens auditions for fall production

As the season begins to change, the Pinedale Theatre Company (PTC) is planning for its fall production of “The Music Man,” with showings planned on Oct. 26, 27 and 28. PTC’s Communication Director Ellie Brown announced auditions will be held at the Sheppard Auditorium in Pinedale from Aug. 17 to 19.

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Blood draws planned in Pinedale

Pinedale Health Fair Blood Draws are scheduled from 6 to 10 a.m. from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31 at 425 E. Magnolia St.

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Proud to be County 23!

Congratulations to all of the participants and competitors in the 2023 Sublette County Fair! Pick up a copy of the Aug. 3 Pinedale Roundup for additional photos.

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Daniel Old Timers (and new) enjoy annual picnic

This year’s picnic took place on Sunday, July 16, at the Daniel Community Center.

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Sale of old town hall lot moves forward

A resolution officially authorizing the sale of the Town of Pinedale’s 0.29-acre plot at 210 W. Pine St. passed unanimously at the July 24 council meeting. The resolution contained a list of property uses that are either allowed or prohibited once the five lots are sold, referred to as “deed restrictions.”

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SCSD1 trustees talk school lunch options

SCSD1 Superintendent Shannon Harris emphasized that a decision to pull out of the National School Lunch Program would be difficult, involving “significant” costs and months of information gathering to thoroughly examine each possibility. The final choice ultimately falls under the board’s authority, Harris added.

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Garden of Beauty, Cooper and LeeAnn Shelton

Although Cooper and LeeAnn Shelton started their gardening adventures in Sublette County only a year ago, they have sparked the curiosity of many travelers going to Jackson with the glowing green lights emanating from their large greenhouse near the Rim Station on Highway 191 in the dark of winter. A large group of Sage and Snow Garden Club members took a field trip to the greenhouse last week and honored the new gardeners with its prestigious Garden of Beauty Award. The 42- by 120-foot greenhouse may be the largest in Sublette County, and although it is fully automated with its computer-controlled lighting, heating, irrigating and fertilizing systems, it is a full-time job for Cooper and LeeAnn to plant, monitor and harvest the hundreds of plants growing indoors. Salad greens and herbs are grown hydroponically in rock wool fiber pods nested in pop-out rails with a circulating water/fertilizer solution.

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Fishing for the Fight nets success

The FFF board set three goals when it hosted its inaugural fly-fishing tournament in 2017. First and foremost is to raise funds for the nonprofit’s cause. All proceeds go directly to support the organization’s mission to help “families fighting cancer, people with special needs and children with chronic illness.” The second goal was to host a total of 23 teams competing in the tournament in honor of Sublette County – County 23. The limited entry event is now capped at 23 teams. The final goal consisted of creating a fly-fishing tournament “like no other.” Avid fishermen and women participate in two days of epic, guided fly fishing in spectacular rivers and streams across Sublette County and around LaBarge. In 2023, Fishing for the Fight met and surpassed each of its original objectives set in 2017.

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No street parking during chip-seal project

The project is expected to begin on Thursday, July 27. Parking is prohibited on town streets in that section during the course of the project and town staff will ask residents to remove cars from the streets before work begins. If residents and visitors do not remove their cars as requested by town staff, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office will be asked to intervene.

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23 and Proud! County Fair underway in Marbleton

Make sure to travel down to the Sublette County Fairgrounds in Marbleton as plenty of events continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and show your support for the months of blood, sweat and tears young people across the county put into their projects. The fair culminates with the awards ceremony at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, followed by the annual livestock sale at 1:30 p.m. in the Event Center.

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SCSD9 free and reduced meals for students

Sublette County School District No. 9 announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children whose families are unable to pay the full price of meals served through the national school lunch and breakfast programs.

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Murphy appointed to fill SCSD1 board seat

“I understand the perspective of parents and this community,” Murphy wrote. “This knowledge, combined with my desire to support the staff and students in SCSD1, will shape my contribution to the school board and hopefully result in an improved educational outcome for all students. I am excited to serve our community as a SCSD1 board member.”

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Wildlife meetings abound

Local citizens have the opportunity to attend and comment on several important wildlife issues in the near future.

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Young artist’s work displayed at Governor’s Mansion

Gordon selected Cooper’s artwork for the First Lady’s Award at the State Art Symposium and “Falling” will hang in the Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne for a year.

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Garden of Beauty, Rob & Melva Post

The Sage and Snow Garden Club has found its first Garden of Beauty Award for 2023. Rob and Melva Post on Bonnie Road near Pinedale caught our eyes with their 16- by 20-foot Riga greenhouse brimful of winter and summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cantaloupe, beans, peas, strawberries, herbs, nasturtiums, marigolds and zinnias.

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Sublette County 23 and proud!

This year’s lineup features an action- and event-packed week showcasing months of hard work put in by local youth in 4-H and FFA chapters, along with community members in the open-class division.

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Pinedale Hotel & Suites, former Baymont Inn, rebrands as 'boutique hotel' under new ownership

Embracing the spirit of Wyoming's culture and aiming to support the local artist community, Pinedale Hotel & Suites is calling upon Wyoming-based landscape artists to showcase their work. This unique opportunity allows local artists to display their talent and creativity in the hotel’s lobby and hallways, the most prominent and frequented areas of the hotel. Artists are encouraged to contact the hotel to discuss the opportunity of featuring their work, which will provide a captivating visual experience for hotel guests, who will also have the opportunity to purchase these unique pieces.

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Sublette County Hospital District receives green light from USDA

The Sublette County Hospital District is pleased to report that the USDA has given the “Final Notice to Proceed,” which is approval to begin construction on both the Critical Access Hospital and the attached Skilled Nursing Facility. Local crews, including Teletractors and Premier Site Development, stand ready to start dirt work.

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Discharge of fill material to the Green River proposed

The purpose of the project is bank stabilization along an approximate 600-foot segment of the Green River. This segment of the Green River is designated Class 1 where point source discharges are prohibited except for storm water and construction related discharges. Proposed activities include the excavation and redistribution of 950 cubic yards (CY) of alluvium to construct bankfull benches integrated with toe-wood or brush along with import of 120 CY of boulder to construct rock vanes.

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Wedding bells and buckskins

The custom buckskin wedding outfits were handmade by the bride and groom.

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Tribute for Tiger

A tractor tribute to Tiger Jaskolski was organized during the 2023 Green River Rendezvous Days Parade, paying tribute to the late mechanic who kept so many antique tractors running in Sublette County.

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(self)Portrait at Mystery Print Gallery

(Self) Portrait will hang through August at Mystery Print Gallery, 227 S. Sublette Ave., and then travel to Clay Paper Scissors Gallery in Cheyenne.

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SCCD Corner

Each spring, rivers and streams throughout the county rise as the snow in the mountains begins to melt away. In some years, this rise in the water happens gradually over time; in other years there can be drastic “spikes” that happen suddenly due to certain conditions. Rivers, streams and their tributaries fluctuate greatly in the amount of water that they carry from year to year and season to season. Many factors contribute to this annual spring runoff or “high water” and the timing of this phenomena is affected by many variables such as: how much total snow was received, how much snow-water equivalent was retained in the snow, spring precipitation amounts, wind velocities, increasing daytime temperatures, overnight low temperatures, dam regulation and water diversions, to name a few.

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Congressional Award Gold Medalists recognized in nation’s capitol

Established by Congress in 1979, the Gold Medal recognizes the “remarkable initiative, service and achievement demonstrated by these exceptional medalists.”

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Nine local nonprofits participate in 4th annual WyoGives campaign

Nine Sublette County nonprofit organizations are participating in the 4th annual WyoGives 24-hour online fundraising event, scheduled for July 12.

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Sunrise on the Mesa

Two hours before a muddy sunrise, I found myself hi-rev driftin’ a sloppy u-turn in a barnyard, peering thru the splattered windshield for the cattle guard exit. I risked a glance into the rearview mirror in case I had to explain myself to a rancher coming out of his house with a shotgun. I did an unexpected crow-hop over the cattle guard, the noise of which was sure to bring the shot, but no lights came on behind me. The road was a dead end; maybe they’re used to this sort of thing.

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81st Annual Bondurant Beef BBQ draws crowds

The Bondurant Community Club continues to use decades-old original recipes for the sauces, beans, beef and homemade coleslaw and sauerkraut. Tempting desserts of many flavors were set out for each diner to pick one (or two).

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Branding time in the Upper Green

“I am so grateful to be part of a village,” ranch owner Madeleine Murdock said. “Most of the people here played together as children, went to school together, look out for each other and grow old together. There’s something to be said about the health and happiness of a community that is fortunate enough to live among all these generations.”

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Dry Piney winter-range connections gain preparations

With almost $18 million in funding gathered, Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Dry Piney project to connect wildlife with their critical winter ranges on each side of Highway 189 is ready to roll.

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Robert Beard named to Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Beard was honored earlier this month.

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Sublette EMS participates in Sept. 11 ceremony

Dani Long and Shondel Bennett drove a Sublette County EMS ambulance to Cheyenne to represent western Wyoming in the ceremony at the State Capitol to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

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Local authorities join search for Gabby Petito

Petito was last accounted for in Grand Teton National Park.

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Sublette lifts its fire restrictions with caution

That applies to private lands in the county and was effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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McCollum returns to western Wyoming

Memorial services for fallen U.S. Marine and Wyoming native Rylee McCollum will be held after his child is born.

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COVID-19 testing state's health-care system

Public Health encouraged those who are feeling ill to get tested and quarantine. That update alone confirmed individuals were quarantining or isolating in Big Piney, Boulder, Bondurant, Marbleton and Pinedale.

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Crews free ospreys found entwined

After a landowner called to say that two fledgling osprey appeared to be trapped in their nest on a 30-foot platform, Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Dean Clause and Sublette Emergency Manager Jim Mitchell came to the rescue.

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Layton construction manager outlines hospital process

The Sublette County Hospital District’s critical access hospital construction timetable remains fluid due to fluctuations in raw material markets.

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Fifty years of fighting fires

Bondurant firefighters Richard and Gloria Thomas, with 27 and 23 years respectively, were honored recently for their notable 50 combined years of service.

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Youth participate in summer bike repair class

Pinedale youth completed a pilot summer bike repair class sponsored by the 4-H in cooperation with the Sublette Prevention Coalition and Department of Family Services.

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Jewkes receives sentence of 15 to 20 years

Jewkes’ fate was announced at the end of her one-day trial on Aug. 19.

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Ten new recruits join SCUF

Fire Chief Shad Cooper presided over the ceremony at SCUF’s Marbleton training facility. Family members, close friends and veteran firefighters pinned SCUF badges onto each graduate’s chest.

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Little Wrangler Day Camp participants make their marks

Little Wrangler Day Campers spent the last couple weeks with visiting artist Cristy Anspach thanks to a Community Support Grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.

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Pinedale air quality team gets honor from DEQ

If your team’s job is to examine the Upper Green River Basin’s oil and gas emissions and decrease or prevent them, your work might seem endless.

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Garden of Beauty – Aug. 20

The final Garden of Beauty Award from the Sage and Snow Garden Club goes to Chris Thomas and Roy Barney, 96 Willow Lake Road, near Pinedale.

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Garden party for a day

The Sage and Snow Garden Club hosted its annual Garden Tour and Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 14.

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Boulder man dies in rollover

Local traveled less than a mile before rolling on Highway 353.

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UPDATE: Missing hiker discovered in Fremont County

Authorities confirmed that, unfortunately, they discovered the hiker returning from Gannett Peak was discovered deceased in Fremont County.

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Over $12K raised for PAC in July

Friends of PAC, the local nonprofit that provides support for the Pinedale Aquatic Center, raised over $12,000 in donations for the PAC in July.

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Garden of Beauty – Aug. 13

This week, the Sage and Snow Garden Club awarded Laurie and Mike McClain at 7 Faler Lane near Pinedale its coveted Garden of Beauty Award.

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Fair: Hardworking horses of the pulls

The busy week closed with the Saturday night special contest of teams from several states competing in the Utah Horse Pulling Association’s sanctioned event.

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Fair: Greased pig, pig wrestling results

Results from the Sublette County Fair.

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Fair: Little Buckaroo Rodeo results

Results from the Sublette County Fair.

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Fair: 4-H, FFA and Open Division awards

Results from the Sublette County Fair.

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Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show returns

The 2021 Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show brought together local artists and art lovers who in the past year have missed getting together. Although this year’s show held off on the social reception, quick draw and auction as health precautions, many fairgoers stopped by the Community Hall during the recent Sublette County Fair.

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Garden of Beauty – Aug. 6

Gary and Ruth Neely, 75 Fox Willow Drive, Pinedale, love all the smells, colors and shapes that are a delightful part of gardening.

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Sublette reaches settlement with Vanguard

The Sublette County Treasurer’s Office and Attorney’s Office finally brought an end to the ongoing Vanguard Natural Resources litigation.

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Bell creates photo book to remember 2020

One part of life that stayed just as it was during last year’s COVID-19 shutdown was the beauty of the natural landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife.

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Enzi remembered by those he influenced

Mike Enzi was working on his pilot’s license when he chose Dave Bell for a small flight from Gillette to Cheyenne.

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Annual garden club tour is Aug. 14

With our warm days and warm nights, Sublette County gardeners are enjoying gorgeous flowers and bountiful harvests.

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Garden of Beauty – July 30

This week’s beautiful garden award goes to Jill and Mark Randall and son Garrett, 90 Horseshoe Road, near Daniel.

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Garden of Beauty – July 23

The colorful array of flowers adorning the large deck and patio at 120 Fox Willow Drive in Pinedale earned the Sage and Snow Garden of Beauty Award this week for gardeners Michele and Bill Doyle.

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Popular art show to return to Sublette County Fair

Big Piney artist and art show director Sharon Schell is pleased to announce the return of the Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show. Because of continued COVID concerns, there will be no reception, quick draw or auction this year. However, fair goers can anticipate and enjoy a vibrant exhibit of new work by 22 local artists.

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Garden of Beauty – July 16

The Sage and Snow Garden Club has selected Dorothy and Wayne Fornstroms’ beautiful gardens at 39 Granite Lane as this week’s Garden of Beauty.

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Judge approves anonymity in Big Piney lawsuit

Sublette County School District 9 did not respond to the plaintiff's request for anonymity.

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Scales and Tales reptiles greet kids

Youth in Pinedale and Big Piney were treated to a presentation by Scales and Tales Utah, where founder Shane Richins brought lizards and snakes to greet the Sublette County youth.

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Cyclists pass through Pinedale raising funds for veterans

The Forest Service ranger informing the Zenonis they were in the path of a mother grizzly and her two cubs somewhere near Togwotee Pass was just another byproduct of Dean’s quest to maintain motivation.

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Garden of Beauty winner announced

Julie Early and Barney Snyder, 40 Hay Meadow Drive, near Pinedale, are the Sage and Snow Garden Club’s second Garden of Beauty Award for 2021.

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Wolf seasons to be discussed

The Wyoming Game and Fish will discuss and vote on proposed gray wolf trophy hunting seasons during its upcoming meeting, July 13-15, in Sheridan.

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Public Health nurses earn DAISY Team Award

Sublette County Public Health staff received a surprise at an event the agency hosted to thank the community for its support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Collaborative study shows climate change impacts on Greater Yellowstone Area

A first-of-its-kind recently published study indicates the Greater Yellowstone Area will see major environmental shifts within the next 80 years if there is little to no action taken to mitigate climate change.

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Hundreds gather for Bondo BBQ

Photos from the 79th annual Bondurant BBQ.

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Gordon reacts to Supreme Court's inaction on coal port suit

The United States Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that it will not hear a challenge made by both Wyoming and Montana to a proposed coal-port case based in Washington State.

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A garden of beauty

Karen and Ole Skinner of 126 Fayette Pole Creek Rd., Pinedale, are the first recipients of the Sage and Snow Garden Club’s Garden of Beauty Award for 2021.

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PHOTOS: 2021 Spring Expo

Photos from the 2021 Spring Expo.

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PHOTOS: 2021 Gem & Mineral Show

Photos from the 2021 Sublette County Rock Hounds Gem & Mineral Show.

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Centennial: Pinedale wins county seat

The following is a story published in the Pinedale Roundup, Vol. 16, No. 27. It has only been edited to conform to standard style and runs now as it did 100 years ago.

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Final Students of the Month honored for 2020-21 year

The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees recognized the final Students of the Month for the 2020-2021 academic year at its June 17 meeting.

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Volunteers help Fence Day efforts

Hunters and fishermen alike pulled up to the edge of Kendall Valley with fencing pliers and gloves with the aim of clearing over a mile of barbed wire fencing in the area on June 15.

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WWSGS continues with history-making horse sale

The sale’s total was about $600,000 with $146,500 paid out to local consigners.

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Children's art on display at Mystery Print Gallery

The show runs through July 3.

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Vlastos named Teacher of the Year

Stepping up to teach in front of a classroom filled with teenagers for the first time is daunting. Fortunately, educator George Vlastos found a mentor early in his career.

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Gem and Mineral Show to open

The fifth annual gem and mineral show by the Sublette County Rock Hounds is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-20.

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Little Wrangler Day Camp gains donation

Friends of PAC recently received a $5,000 grant to support the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s Little Wrangler Day Camp this summer.

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Gordon announces new drought resource website

Gov. Mark Gordon announced new drought resources this week for those curious or in need.

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Multibay garage catches fire

There were no injuries and an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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Marshall earns DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a 12-year old international honor bestowed upon a nurse who is recognized by her peers, as well as community, for exemplary care.

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Star Valley Health breaks ground on new facility

Members of Star Valley Health, North Lincoln County Hospital District and elected officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Alpine Health Care Facility on May 21.

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Wyoming receives nuclear investment

The announcement Gov. Mark Gordon teased for days was finally shared on Wednesday morning and foreshadowed a massive investment in Wyoming’s energy futures.

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Noble's Upper Green River book garners award

The book won the 'Silver Medal' in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards' History - Oversized Category.

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SAFV gains donation

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation continued its decade-long support for the Sublette County Sexual Assault and Family Violence Task Force with a $2,500 grant recently.

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Big Piney dancer making memories

Taking to the stage from a young age, Skye Sperl brings experience and dedication to her dance team.

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Students of the Month for May recognized

Four students chosen as classes ready for dismissal.

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Middle school students gain STEAM

Pinedale Middle School students became “Artist Explorers” last week through a STEAM-based arts residency.

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Book signing for Brodie

Local writer and former Pinedale Roundup columnist Mary Brodie has announced a book signing for her first novel.

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Black will change pleas related to fentanyl charges

An Idaho Falls man charged with bringing fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycodone into Sublette County on Jan. 28 will change his not guilty pleas after reached a plea agreement.

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Gray wolf population saw growth outside trophy-game area

Gray wolves across of Wyoming at the end of 2020 showed growth compared to the year before with higher estimates outside of the state’s trophy-game area.

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Rex Rammell trial gets postponed

The trial will be rescheduled due to a witness’s health concerns, according to Circuit Court Clerk Amy Knotts.

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Gordon speaks to Senate committee on leasing moratorium

Gov. Gordon joins diverse group of witnesses.

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PHS' Shyla Orders earns STARR Scholarship

She received word earlier this month.

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PHS students learn from 'Hamilton' star

Thayne Jasperson came to Pinedale to teach multiple workshops.

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UW publishes migration conservation study

The interdisciplinary study involves ecology, economics and law to examine migration habits.

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WYLD Dance Co. finishes big in Utah

Dance team from small-county Wyoming is making a big name for itself, taking some of the top placings at a regional event in Utah.

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Gordon issues statement on BLM's lack of 2Q lease sale

Gov. Mark Gordon issued a statement on Wednesday after receiving news the Bureau of Land Management will not hold its second-quarter oil and gas lease sale.

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Lummis brings K-12 budget issues to Senate

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis recently invited Wyoming State Sen. Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, to Washington, D.C., so she could testify about the importance of the energy sector to Wyoming’s schools before the Banking Committee hearing on Tuesday.

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Commissioners revisit healthcare policies after year of COVID

As daily active COVID-19 cases once again flatten throughout the county, the Sublette County Board of Commissioners addressed numerous items that were implemented a year ago to combat the incoming pandemic at its meeting on Tuesday inside the Pinedale Library’s Lovatt Room.

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Green River trout estimates break records

The year 2020 is one many of us will remember.

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Gov. Gordon signs new bills supporting state's energy sector

Gov. Mark Gordon signed another six bills into law this week, including three that support Wyoming’s energy sector.

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SCSD1 recognizes Students of the Month

The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees recognized four Students of the Month at its April 8 regular meeting.

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Sublette COVID cases remain high as health orders extend

The two remaining statewide health orders in Wyoming have been extended to the end of the month while Sublette County’s surge in active COVID-19 cases continues.

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Pronghorn picnic to cap Earth Day celebration

Earth Day is the perfect time to take a good look around and see where the outside world and our wildlife need extra attention.

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Gov. Gordon signs bills, expresses disappointment

Gov. Mark Gordon put pen to paper this week, signing dozes of bills approved by the Wyoming Legislature during the 66th Session into law.

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PHS brings The Addams Family to life

Dead ancestors rise from their graves to join the living in an annual rite celebrating generations of Addams Family history.

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HEAR always looks for 'furever' homes

The year was 2007 and the “boom” was under way.

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COVID-19 cases rise as variants detected in Sublette

An updated briefing on April 6 confirmed 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County, 13 of which were confirmed so far in the week.

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Battling a pandemic

Nurses deal with all kinds of trauma.

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Addressing Sublette's alcohol culture

Sheriff K.C. Lehr has referred to Sublette County as home ever since he and his parents moved to Big Piney when he was 10.

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Short-term rental guidelines discussed

About 18 people attended the March 25 public workshop about county short-term rentals.

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Q&A with Sen. John Barrasso

The senator took time to answer a few of the Roundup’s questions.

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SCSO warns of ongoing IRS and Social Security scam calls

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has recently received multiple calls about IRS and Social Security scam calls

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First bear sightings bring awareness tips

It’s clear – the bears are out. And right on schedule.

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The Addams Family comes to Pinedale

Pinedale High School troop revives iconic characters with musical.

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Fishing For the Fight chosen as donation recipient

FFTF chosen by Pinedale Dental.

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Rock Hounds club prepares for annual gem conventions

The club’s next meeting is Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds Event Center.

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G&F's Turnbull transfers to Sheridan

Turnbull was in Pinedale since Dec. 2005.

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Students of the Month honored

Four students honored.

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Jewkes' arraignment set for March 25

Driver faces two felony aggravated homicide charges.

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Public Health continues vaccination rollout

Days after Gov. Mark Gordon announced he would not renew Wyoming’s statewide mask requirement, Sublette County Public Health Nurse Janna Lee delivered the promising update on Sublette’s battle with the novel coronavirus.

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Historic county divisions in Wyoming

Celebrating Sublette's centennial.

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GRVCA looking toward the future

Jeanne Lockwood, president of the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association, had a strong message to share during the group’s March 6 annual meeting at Marbleton Town Hall.

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DOI plans fossil fuel forum for March 25

The Department of the Interior announced a virtual forum set for Thursday, March 25, as part of its “comprehensive review of the federal oil and gas program called for in Executive Order 14008.”

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Summer projects to affect airport users

Four expansion and renovation projects are scheduled at the Pinedale Airport for this summer.

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Gov. Gordon announces removal of statewide mask requirement

More info to come on the reduced health orders that will go into effect March 16.

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Political boundaries before Wyoming

Celebrating Sublette's Centennial.

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Cunningham wins Peace Poster Contest

Big Piney seventh-grader Addi Cunningham wins prize awarded by Pinedale Lions Club.

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Vaccine registration opens further

WDH revises 1C group to include those 50 years and older.

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Hospital district update on management partner

Timeline update on hospital district's choice for management partner.

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Ultra commits to 'responsibly sourced gas'

UP Energy, previously Ultra Petroleum, announced Thursday its plans to certify its Upper Green River Basin natural-gas products as “responsibly sourced gas.”

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Naming of Sublette County

The latest installment in a series celebrating a century of Sublette County.

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Rammell campaign stops in Pinedale

Rex Rammell told a dozen people gathered in the Sublette County Libraries’ Lovatt Room that he had one more gubernatorial run in him.

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Legislative Update – Feb. 20

From House Rep. Albert Sommers, District No. 20

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Students of the Month recognized

The Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees recognized four Students of the Month on Feb. 11.

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Extension stress preparedness for area rangelands

Withstanding La Nina has been difficult for Wyoming agricultural producers.

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Sublette apprehensive of district consolidation bill

A bill aimed at restructuring Wyoming’s school districts, that would reduce the different number of districts in half, was received for introduction by the Wyoming Legislature on Jan. 26.

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Dr. Rammell's jury trial set for April 28

Rammell declined to waive his right to counsel.

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Management candidates make extended bids

Combined six hours of managing partner interviews with stakeholders and community members led to these takeaways.

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Gordon, governors call on Biden to withdraw executive order

Gov. Mark Gordon leads group of 17 Republican governors calling on President Biden to withdraw oil and gas lease executive order.

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Ten snowplow collisions happen within five-day window

WYDOT reports 17 snowplow collisions this winter season already.

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The organization of Sublette County

Celebrating Sublette's Centennial

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CURED sponsors exhibit at Pinedale Library's Gallery Wall

Thirteen artworks show a wide range of perspectives – and creative expression – to portray “A Vision of Responsible Energy Development” in Sublette County and Wyoming.

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Hospital Board makes first key decisions

The board moved forward with vital steps in hospital's opening during Wednesday night meeting.

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‘Bold Wanderings’ will help you locate your place in the cosmos

Art writer Sue Sommers writes about a piece found at Mystery Print Gallery.

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Jewkes' preliminary is continued again

Jewkes is charged with two counts of aggravated homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol after being involved in a fatal collision in Hoback Canyon on Jan. 1.

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Brost's trial still on; Carter to change plea

Two Pinedale residents charged together last October with felony and misdemeanor drug charges both had trials set to begin on March 8, in 9th District Court.

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Public invited to Q&As with hospital district's managing partner finalists

The meetings will be held at the Big Piney Library, and on Zoom, for three consecutive days next week.

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Legislative Update, Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and 2

From House Rep. Albert Sommers, District No. 20.

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Miller donates 162 more acres for conservation

The property is between the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary and South Beaver Creek.

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SCSO recognizes 'years of service' milestones

Ten members celebrate their anniversaries.

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Proposed school district budget reductions tabled

Staff, students, community members spoke in opposition.

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Trials set for 4 in hunting-camp confrontation

Charges stem from October altercation.

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La Barge businessman removed from G&F Commission

Outspoken Schmid removed and replaced by Gov. Gordon.

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Libraries offer after-school 'study halls'

Ten at a time can use the spaces until 6 p.m.

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Attorney wants to question alleged victim

Marbleton resident charged with third-degree abuse of a minor.

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Big Piney man waives his speedy trial

Charges stem from October arrest.

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Delegation posts energy protection bills

Rep. Cheney introduces two energy bills, Sens. Lummis and Barrasso cosponsor new bill.

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Federal lease moratorium labeled as 'crushing,' 'illegal' – and 'necessary'

Biden Administration's 60-day federal lease moratorium draws swift reaction from locals.

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Oil and gas looks back at 2020

Annual survey outlines significant events.

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Sublette County Special Hospital District conducts 1st meeting

Board members take first step in "scary" and "exciting" chapter.

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Clear as ice

Winter fun continues in the mountain range.

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Christmas Bird Count returns

Tradition adds depth to Audubon Society's survey.

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Mary's Monolith

A lesson in perspective.

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