Questions and Answers
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
January 6, 2015
Here are answers to some questions we’ve been asked lately.
Has Fremont Lake frozen over yet?
Yes, it froze over last week with the cold weather and people are out ice fishing on it now.
Is the Town of Pinedale charging water according to the metering now?
No. The Town does not have all the meters installed yet. They are not set up to collect information from the installed meters at this time. They hope to be able start collecting data in 45 days. They need to collect data for a year so they can set their base rates. They will not set rates without a series of public meetings. The Town wants to get all the input they can get. The new water bill format will help when they do use water meter data for billing. However, the new bills have nothing to do with starting water metering for billing purposes. Plumbers from Westwood Curtis are in the process of replacing some defective water meters – the Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause anyone. They appreciate everyone’s cooperation through this process. The Town reminds residents on town water to be sure to keep a bleeder line running at all times during the winter to avoid water line freeze ups. If anyone has any questions, they encourage you to call or stop by the Pinedale Town Hall, 307-367-4136, 210 W Pine Street.
When is Green River Rendezvous this year?
Green River Rendezvous Days are always the second FULL weekend in July, making it Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12th for 2015. We strongly recommend making your room reservations well in advance if you plan to attend, as the motels & hotels book up for this event. Vendors, contact the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce early if you want a booth for the street fair downtown during Rendezvous, 307-367-2242. The complete schedule is a work in progress and will be posted as soon as the Chamber is able to herd all the cats and get an idea of everything going on for this year’s event. It is always a lot of fun with lots going on – this is Pinedale’s biggest event of the year. See our Pinedale tourism website for lots of great area information, www.visitpinedale.org.
How much snow do you have in the mountains for snowmobiling?
The NRCS SNOTEL website gives real-time snow-depth information for the Upper Green River Basin. Click here to get to their map and snow telemetry info: www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/index.html
When is White Pine Ski Area open?
White Pine is open Thursday through Sundays from 9AM to 4PM during the winter season for alpine skiing and snowboarding. See their website for more info, www.skiwhitepine.com, or call 307-367-6606.
Are there any jobs in Pinedale?
Yes, there are many job openings in a variety of fields. Pinedale Online has a Job Board with current job openings looking for good employees. There are jobs in the oil and gas industry, bank tellers, motel/hotel help, janitorial work, the schools are looking for bus drivers and cafeteria workers, workers are needed in the construction industry, and government agencies have put out several Requests for Proposals for various jobs needing done. Click here to get to the Job Board, www.pinedalejobs.com or go to the top of the Pinedale Online front page and click on the link for the Job Board, www.pinedaleonline.com/jobboard. New jobs may be posted anytime on any day or evening of the week as they come in, so keep checking back if you are trying to find work. Some businesses are looking for workers, but not advertising at the moment. If there is a company you think you might like to work for, give them a call and ask if they are accepting applications or might keep your resume on file for when they do have an opening. Click here for our Pinedale Online Business Directory. Our two local newspapers also post job openings in their Classified ads. The Sublette Examiner publishes on Tuesdays, www.subletteexaminer.com, and the Pinedale Roundup publishes on Fridays, www.pinedaleroundup.com.