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Pinedale Online News - October 2020

(5 pictures) Halloween Costume Parade (October 31, 2020)
Usually on Halloween, the Sublette Center invites children to come in for trick-or-treating, but this year during COVID-19 that wasn’t safe to do. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Halloween Scavenger Hunt at the Museum (October 31, 2020)
The past year has been topsy-turvey living with COVID-19 for the past ten months. The Museum of the Mountain Man took advantage of Halloween falling on the last day of their summer season to have some fun with a new spin. History is everywhere, so they decided ... FULL STORY
Wyoming COVID-19 update – Oct. 30, 2020 (October 30, 2020)
Wyoming Public Health Orders extended through Nov. 15
With the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the state, Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are stepping up their efforts to protect vulnerable populations, enhance contact tracing efforts and expand testing ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Conservation bill signed into law (October 30, 2020)
America’s Conservation Enhancement Act includes several key provisions for Wyoming
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the president’s signing of S. 3051, America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act, into law. The ne ... FULL STORY
Gray wolves taken off Endangered Species List in lower 48 (October 30, 2020)
On Thursday, October 29th, it was announced that the gray wolf has been removed from the Endangered Species List in the lower 48 of the United States. The species is deemed to be recovered and management will now be revert to state and local tribal wildlife ag ... FULL STORY
Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Sublette seniors (October 29, 2020)
by Sublette County Public Health
Sublette County Public Health is excited to offer free COVID-19 Saliva Testing to ALL Sublette County residents over 60 years of age. We started this testing over the last few months for essential workers and local businesses. Public Health is happy to be able ... FULL STORY
Christmas tree permits available to purchase online (October 29, 2020)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Christmas tree permits are now available to purchase online through through December 31. Details about where to cut and height restrictions may be found at ... FULL STORY
Governor makes more COVID-19 Relief Funding available to businesses and nonprofits (October 29, 2020)
Beginning Nov. 2
Governor Mark Gordon has allocated remaining federal CARES Act funding to help Wyoming businesses and nonprofits with ongoing COVID-19 related losses and expenses. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Pronghorn are moving (October 26, 2020)
Views from the Trappers Point Wildlife Overpass
October 26th: The colder weather is causing pronghorn to move through the Trappers Point Wildlife Overpass in greater numbers. This is a photo from about 4:00PM on Monday, October 26th. The overpass is part of the 'Path of the Pronghorn' antelope migration co ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Fall outings (October 26, 2020)
Scenic photos by Dave Bell
Dave Bell has made a couple more excursions around the Upper Green River Valley and Wyoming Range taking pictures of the beautiful fall scenery and wildlife. The streams are starting to freeze over and there is snowfall in the high country. Click on this link ... FULL STORY
Wyoming COVID-19 update – Oct. 24, 2020 (October 24, 2020)
by Wyoming Department of Health
With reported cases of COVID-19 recently escalating along with hospitalizations and confirmed coronavirus-related deaths, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official says it is critical time for residents to follow the department’s recommendations meant to s ... FULL STORY
Fall pile burning planned (October 23, 2020)
by Teton Interagency Fire
Teton Interagency Fire personnel will be burning slash piles created from fuel reduction projects, timber sales and other administrative activities throughout the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks. Firefighters wil ... FULL STORY
Eide Bailly Forecasted Financial Statements available for the Critical Access Hospital (October 23, 2020)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District has put up a link to the report by Eide Bailly Forecasted Financial Statements for the Critical Access Hospital in Sublette County. Eide Bailly LLP is a regional certified public accounting (CPA) and business advi ... FULL STORY
Shred it! October 23rd in Pinedale (October 23, 2020)
Do you have paperwork that should be safely discarded instead of just thrown out? Shred It! On Friday, October 23rd, a shredding truck will be parked outside the Pinedale Library on Charles Street from 1 - 4 pm. Bring your documents, receipts, or paperwork tha ... FULL STORY
Libraries offer free pumpkin and decorating kit (October 23, 2020)
The Sublette County Libraries are offering their annual pumpkin decorating event, with a twist. Pick out a pumpkin and decorating kit and take it home with you. The kits are free while supplies last (they are expected to go fast). In Pinedale, pickup will star ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Angel Wreaths available (October 23, 2020)
The Bank of Sublette County is again helping with the 2020 Angel Wreath program. Pick an angel off the wreath and help someone in need. Angel Wreaths are located at all local area banks, 307 Mercantile, Altitude Drug, Sublette County Library, Nested West, Fami ... FULL STORY
Why is there an ammunition shortage in the US? (October 22, 2020)
Firearm sales have soared over recent years in the United States, but ammunition has become increasingly difficult to find. Ammunition manufacturers report a spike in sales and orders for bullets. Despite some people saying, ‘if they can’t take away your guns, ... FULL STORY
Death notice: Brett Palmer (October 22, 2020)
SCSO seeking public assistance for additional information
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
On October 14, 2020, just after noon, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office was called in regards to an unresponsive male at 18 Badger Ridge Road off of Fayette Pole Creek Road. Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Office Deputies determined that the individual had passed away ... FULL STORY
Get mail-in ballots in mail now (October 22, 2020)
Must be received by 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 3rd
If you are voting by mail, remember that they must be received by the County Clerk in your county by 7:00PM on election day, November 3rd. The U.S Postal Service recommends allowing 14 days for ballots to get delivered in time. You can also hand carry your fi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Free COVID-19 saliva testing offered to all Sublette County businesses (October 21, 2020)
by Sublette County Public Health
Sublette County Public Health is excited to offer free COVID-19 Saliva Testing to ALL Sublette County businesses. We started this testing several months ago for essential workers and are happy to be able to open testing opportunities to all Sublette County bu ... FULL STORY
Rural Health Board meeting Oct. 21 (October 21, 2020)
Sublette County Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting ... FULL STORY
Governor to give COVID-19 & Election update Oct. 21 (October 21, 2020)
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will hold a media briefing at 3:00PM on Wednesday, October 21st. He will be joined by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist for an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and by Secretary of State Ed Buchanan for an election update. The ... FULL STORY
Well water quality testing available (October 19, 2020)
Did you know that currently there is no government agency that regulates and monitors private drinking wells in Wyoming? Private well owners are responsible for the safety and quality of their water. So, when was the last time you had your water tested? The ... FULL STORY
Halloween Costume Parade in Pinedale Oct. 31 (October 18, 2020)
Due to COVID-19, there have had to be some changes to the usual Halloween traditions. There won’t be a business trick-or-treat in downtown Pinedale and the Sublette Center won’t be able to do their Safe Trick or Treat event, which means the senior citizens tha ... FULL STORY
Veteran's Day 2020 in Pinedale (October 18, 2020)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020: ... FULL STORY
Bucky’s Outdoors Fall Open House Week Oct 19-23 (October 18, 2020)
Everyone is invited to Bucky’s Outdoors in Pinedale for their Fall Open House Week October 19-23rd. They will have a 10% discount on boots, gloves, hats, gear and apparel. This is a great opportunity to get some of your Christmas shopping done early. ... FULL STORY
Record September visitation at Grand Teton National Park (October 15, 2020)
17% increase compared to September 2019
by National Park Service
Grand Teton National Park hosted an estimated 603,789 recreation visits in September 2020, a 17% increase compared to September 2019. Park statistics show that September 2020 saw the highest number of recreation visits on record for the month of September. Mor ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Centennial Committee meeting Oct. 22 (October 15, 2020)
The Sublette County Centennial Committee will be meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:15pm in the Commissioners meeting room at the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale. The public is welcome. Social distancing will be practiced. ... FULL STORY
Veteran’s Memorial Improvement Commemoration Nov. 11 in Pinedale (October 15, 2020)
The Commemoration for the Veteran's Memorial Improvement in Pinedale will be held on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9 a.m. It will be live streamed to the schools. Everyone invited. ... FULL STORY
Fire restrictions end - Fire Danger remains High (October 14, 2020)
Forest users reminded to be careful
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Bridger-Teton National Forest Managers have made the decision to rescind the Stage 1 Fire Restriction Order effective at noon on October 13, 2020. Despite the precipitation received over the weekend fire danger remains HIGH across much of the Forest. Forest us ... FULL STORY
Governor utilizes CARES funds to provide free COVID-19 testing for Wyoming residents (October 14, 2020)
by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
Governor Mark Gordon has made free, at-home COVID-19 testing available to the state’s residents. ... FULL STORY
Ladies Night at Pinedale Bomgaars Oct. 25 (October 14, 2020)
In support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Sunday, October 25th, Pinedale Bomgaars will donate 5% of the total sales from 5-8PM to "Casting for Recovery" which serves breast cancer survivors each summer at the Absaroka Guest Ranch near Duboi ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Fall winding down (October 14, 2020)
Dave Bell posted more photos of the beautiful fall we’ve been having. He spent Sunday, October 11th doing photography enjoying the very clean air, interesting clouds, and sunshine. He’s posted a new gallery called ’More From Fall And Sublette County.’ ... FULL STORY
High Wind Warning Oct. 14 (October 14, 2020)
For Upper Green River Basin
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, 7:45AM: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Upper Green River Basin and Foothills for Wednesday, Oct. 14th from 9AM to 7PM. Northwest winds of from 30-40mph and gusts up to 60mph expected. Damaging wind ... FULL STORY
Notice of road closure on Cottonwood/Ryegrass Road 23-117 (October 12, 2020)
For culvert replacement
The Cottonwood/Ryegrass County Road 23-117 south of Daniel in Sublette County will be closed for culvert replacement today through Saturday, October 17th. GPS coordinates for culvert replacement are N 42.84039° by W -110.30311°. Access to 23-129 towards McDoug ... FULL STORY
Changes for Return to School Guidance for symptomatic students/staff (October 12, 2020)
Strep testing in schools
by Jay Harnack, Superintendent, SCSD#1
On Friday, 10/9/20, both Sublette County School Districts met with Sublette County Public Health to review the return to work guidance for students/staff. ... FULL STORY
Community prayer on Oct. 11 in Pinedale (October 10, 2020)
Everyone is invited to join in for a community prayer on Sunday, October 11th from 2-4PM at the American Legion Park in Pinedale. Join in prayer for the community, state, country, business, emergency services workers, our leaders, and the world. ... FULL STORY
Energy Survey released (October 9, 2020)
by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the third quarter Energy Survey today (Friday, October 9, 2020). According to Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City Branch executive and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Ten ... FULL STORY
Forest Service announces Draft Record of Decision for Snow King Resort Improvement Project (October 9, 2020)
45 day objection period open
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Record of Decision (ROD) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Snow King Mountain Resort On-Mountain Improvements Project (dated Friday, Oct. 9, 2020). ... FULL STORY
Blowdown Trail Condition Update – Oct. 8, 2020 (October 9, 2020)
by Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest
Date of incident: Monday, September 7, 2020 ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale seeks bids for UV Treatment Plant pipe repair (October 8, 2020)
by Town of Pinedale
Advertisement for Bids ... FULL STORY
Updates on CenturyLink phone outage (October 8, 2020)
No estimated time of repair
by Pinedale Online!
CenturyLink is reporting a phone and internet outage in the Sublette County area due to a cut in their fiber line. There is no estimates time of repair at this moment. Customers in Pinedale and Big Piney have reported loss of phone and internet service. We hav ... FULL STORY
Health System Stressed (October 8, 2020)
Sublette Red Zone Status Continues
by Sublette COVID-19 Response Group
The number of daily new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County has begun to decline, but this may be temporary. The county continues to experience stress on the local healthcare system, and the Sublette COVID-19 Response Group urges the public to take action now to ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) 24 Hours in Yellowstone (October 7, 2020)
Dave and Peggy Bell went to Yellowstone National Park recently and saw elk, grizzly bears, swans, coyotes, and still lots of tourists. Click on this link to see more photos: 24 Hours in Yellowstone Album ... FULL STORY
Memorial Funeral Service for Lori Green Oct. 10th (October 7, 2020)
by Covill Funeral Home
Lori Green, 60, of Marbleton, Wyoming passed away at her home October 5, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, October 10th at 10:00 am at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt at the Museum in Pinedale Oct. 31 (October 5, 2020)
History is everywhere. Even in candy! Bring your little ghosts and goblins in costume up to the Museum of the Mountain Man on Halloween, Saturday, October 31st for a candy scavenger hunt. Come up anytime at your convenience during the day from 9AM to 5PM. Fam ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Health Care Candidate Forum Oct. 6 (October 5, 2020)
There will be another Candidate Forum highlighting local health care boards on Tuesday, October 6th in Pinedale, sponsored by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and the Pinedale Roundup. ... FULL STORY
White Pine offers Junior Snowsports Club for kids (October 5, 2020)
White Pine Junior Snowsports Club (WPJSC) for kids in grades K thru 8. It is organized by the non-profit White Pine Foundation. ... FULL STORY
Public Health Nursing offers Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics (October 4, 2020)
The 2020 flu season is right around the corner and the Wyoming Department of Health is urging residents to get their flu shots. It is nearly impossible to predict the severity of the flu season ahead of time, but we can always predict that it is coming. Beca ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor orders flags be flown at half staff statewide on Sunday, October 4 (October 3, 2020)
In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation issued today, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in honor of the National Fallen Fire ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2020 University of Wyoming Football Schedule (October 3, 2020)
Below is the schedule for the eight football games to be played this year for the Mountain West Conference, as well as the final Championship Game. The times and television stations are still to be determined. Stay tuned for further announcements. Updated inf ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ Celebration Oct. 9 in Pinedale (October 3, 2020)
by University of Wyoming
Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in Sublette County during a "The World Needs More Cowboys" celebration Friday, Oct. 9, in P ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cattle Drive (October 2, 2020)
John Kelly sent in this photo of a cattle drive on US 189 between Daniel and Big Piney at the end of September. As fall moves into winter, cattle are being moved to home pastures and shipped out to market. Coming upon a cattle drive on the highway is one of t ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) More beautiful fall colors (October 2, 2020)
Dave Bell has posted more pictures of the beautiful fall colors. Click on this link to see his latest album: More Fall Colors – of all types ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) First Responders’ Appreciation Day Oct 7th (October 1, 2020)
Everyone is invited to the First Responders Appreciation Day celebration at Boyd Skinner Park on Wednesday, October 7th from 4-7PM. Join us in thanking our Sublette County First Responders for their hard work and sacrifice. Meat and drinks provided. Please bri ... FULL STORY

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