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Pinedale Online News - November 2020

Town of Pinedale residents offered NO COST COVID-19 Antibody Tests (November 30, 2020)
by Town of Pinedale
Beginning December 2, 2020, any resident of the Town of Pinedale may schedule an appointment at the Pinedale Medical Clinic for a COVID 19 Antibody Test. The testing is being paid for through a CARES Act funded grant applied for and received by the Town of Pin ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) End of November Moon (November 30, 2020)
Rob Tolley sent in this photo of the big moon over the Wind River Mountains in the Upper Green the end of November. ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale and Rawlins seeks volunteers for bald eagle survey Jan. 9th (November 30, 2020)
The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale and Rawlins Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with a national mid-winter bald eagle survey on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Rural Health Care District seeks board member (November 30, 2020)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is currently seeking a community member to fill one vacant position on their board. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to on or before December 15th. This opening was crea ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners meeting Dec. 1 (November 30, 2020)
by Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
(1 pictures) Big Moon (November 30, 2020)
Renee Smythe sent in this photo of the big moon on Sunday, November 29th. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Senator Barrasso shares Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming Troops in Qatar (November 26, 2020)
by Senator Barrasso media release
QATAR – On Thanksgiving day, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared dinner with Wyoming National Guard troops serving in Qatar. Barrasso sat down with members of the 153rd Airlift Wing and 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, who are supporting airlift o ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sublette County Angels need you (November 25, 2020)
There are still many Angels left on the Angel Wreaths. You can fill any child’s wish list, or make a cash donation and we will shop for you. Gifts requested include jackets, warm socks, art supplies, and more. Pick an angel off the wreath and help someone in n ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 1st Annual Pinedale Early Childhood Sublette Center Christmas Tree Project (November 25, 2020)
Ornament decorating class on Dec. 2
All young children are welcome to come and decorate ornaments for Christmas trees for the residents of the Sublette Center in Pinedale on Wednesday, December 2 at Sublette BOCES. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lions Club Snowmobile Raffle drawing Dec. 5th (November 25, 2020)
Will be live-streamed on Facebook
by Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club will hold their raffle drawing for the 2021 Polaris 850 Pro RMK snowmobile on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Bucky’s Outdoors, beginning at 12 noon. All 500 tickets were sold weeks ahead of the drawing, a first in the 31 years of the fun ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Changing seasons on Fremont Lake (November 24, 2020)
Local photographer, Dave Bell has posted a new gallery of the late fall/early winter change of seasons around Fremont Lake. Click on this link to see his new album: Changing Seasons on Fremont Lake – Early November 2020 Album ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Thankful tree (November 24, 2020)
Zack Maxam and Emmaline Vrska, students at Pinedale High School, take time to be thankful. A tree placed in the foyer is covered with leaves that say things, big and small, that they are grateful for. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Christmas Light Competition around Pinedale (November 20, 2020)
Everyone is invited to participate in the Pinedale area Christmas Light Competition. Boulder and Barger area residences are also invited to participate. This free competition is for both residences and local area businesses. The event is sponsored by Sacred Ri ... FULL STORY
Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County holds fundraiser (November 20, 2020)
Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County held the drawings for their annual fundraiser on November 16, 2020. Due to COVID-19 public health concerns, they couldn’t hold their annual community banquet and fun events. The drawing was held on Facebook Live. The Grand Pr ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New book: Homesteading and Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley (November 20, 2020)
Available by Christmas 2020
Two local historians and authors are announcing the release of "Homesteading and Ranching in the Upper Green River Valley" by Ann Chambers Noble and Jonita Sommers. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney Christmas Bazaar Nov. 21 (November 20, 2020)
Big Piney Recreation will host their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 21st from 10AM to 3PM. It will be at 650 Piney Drive. Everyone is asked to please wear a mask. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Tip Top Search & Rescue assist stranded motorist on Union Pass (November 20, 2020)
Law enforcement sent out an alert regarding a man who was reported missing for several days. Wyoming Highway Patrol informed agencies the man had last made contact with his family Friday evening, November 13th. He was stopped behind the closed barrier on HWY 2 ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Covid-19 Isolation Unit installed in Marbleton/Big Piney (November 20, 2020)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
With the spike in COVID cases throughout the nation, the possibility of surrounding facilities being unable to accept any out of state or out of county patients has become more of a reality. Today November 20th, 2020 the Sublette County Rural Health Care Distr ... FULL STORY
Marbleton Senior Center goes back to curbside & home delivered meals (November 20, 2020)
Due to the increase in COVID-19 infections in Sublette County, the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center is transitioning back to curbside and home-delivered meals. Thanksgiving meal will be served on Wednesday, November 25th and will be available f ... FULL STORY
WY Cowboys’ 2nd football game cancelled due to COVID (November 20, 2020)
by Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Cowboys have had two football games cancelled so far this season due to coronavirus pandemic concerns. The first cancellation was against Air Force scheduled on Saturday, November 14th. The second game was against Utah State on Thursday, November ... FULL STORY
Public assistance requested on information for deceased man in Sweetwater County (November 20, 2020)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office media release
The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office (SWSO) is asking for the public's help in finding the family of a man found dead near Flaming Gorge Reservoir. On November 15, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a camp site near the Anvil Draw area of the reservoir af ... FULL STORY
Governor modifies Wyoming state-wide health orders through Dec. 15 (November 20, 2020)
Reduces size for indoor/outdoor gatherings, no state-wide mask mandate, encourages care during Thanksgiving – take effect Nov. 24
by State of Wyoming
In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability ... FULL STORY
JIO and PAPO Boards of Directors virtual meeting December 10th (November 19, 2020)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) Boards of Directors will meet via Zoom on December 10, 2020. Both meetings are open to the public and are being held virtually. Visit ... FULL STORY
Wyoming hospitals to get additional support for COVID-19 response (November 19, 2020)
by State of Wyoming
To address the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state, Governor Mark Gordon has authorized a three-pronged approach to provide additional support to Wyoming medical facilities. The state will receive resources from the U.S. Department of Health an ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Game & Fish news (November 19, 2020)
Antler sheds, looking at trapper education and regulation modifications, long-term elk feedground management
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission convened virtually this week to decide on important issues impacting Wyoming’s wildlife. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Struggling with COVID (November 18, 2020)
Pinedale Post Office reduces lobby area open hours
The Pinedale Post Office has had to reduce the open hours for their lobby due to several employees contracting COVID-19. They have had to shorten the lobby window hours in order for the limited staff to have time to sort all the mail. Everyone entering the lob ... FULL STORY
Pinedale man killed in confrontation with Montana Highway Patrol trooper (November 18, 2020)
Charles Meeks fatally shot
A Pinedale man was involved in a confrontation with law enforcement in Montana on Friday, November 13, 2020. According to reports, the man was identified as Charles Craig Meeks, 38, from Pinedale, Wyoming. He was reported throwing "flaming objects" from a car ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Rural Health Board meeting Nov. 18 (November 18, 2020)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Sublette County Rural Healthcare District Board Meeting ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Mask Mandate Begins Wednesday, Nov. 18th (November 17, 2020)
by Sublette Covid-19 Response Group
The Wyoming Department of Health approved countywide mask variances for nine Wyoming counties today (Tuesday, Nov. 17. 2020), including one for Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette BOCES offers Winter 2021 Semester Enrichment Classes (November 16, 2020)
January through March 2021
Sublette BOCES is offering a great selection of Winter 2021 Semester Enrichment classes. Sign up by going to Classes fill quickly, so register today. For more information call 307-367-6873 or email ... FULL STORY
Hunters: Submit your harvest survey (November 16, 2020)
Elk, deer and antelope respondents can win great prizes
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to know how your Wyoming hunt went this year. Many hunters have received, or will begin to receive, a harvest survey via e-mail or the Postal Service. The survey gathers harvest information and feedback on the 2020 h ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish begins elk feedgrounds public collaborative process (November 16, 2020)
Virtual meetings set for December
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has become increasingly concerned about the spread of wildlife diseases in Wyoming, the implications chronic wasting disease (CWD) and other issues may have on elk attending winter feedgrounds in western Wyoming. To address ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) SCUF responds to multiple fire calls in the same day (November 16, 2020)
by Sublette County Unified Fire
On Friday 11/13/20, Sublette County Unified Fire was dispatched to the multiple consecutive incidents. A possible electrical fire in a business with a living area in Pinedale on N. Franklin Street, a smoke report at a shop on Crear Lane in Pinedale and then a ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Community Foundation accepting grant applications (November 16, 2020)
The Wyoming Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications to their competitive process. The WYCF connects donors with non-profit charitable causes. Nonprofits working to improve their Wyoming community are invited to apply. Application deadline date ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Turkey Trot 5000 is on! (November 16, 2020)
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day fun walk/run
With the blessing of Craig and Ellen Sheppard, the Pinedale Aquatic Center will be hosting the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot this year. The race will start at 10am in the PAC parking lot to allow for social distancing. Festive attire and masks are encouraged! ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Missing Person – Kent Swa (November 15, 2020)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
Update: Mr. Swa and his dog have been found safe and sound. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor implores Wyomingites to help curb COVID-19 cases (November 13, 2020)
No state-wide mask mandate for Wyoming at this time
by Pinedale Online!
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon started his Friday, November 13th Coronavirus press conference by saying he was very concerned and angry, and yelling at the people of Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Every Kid Outdoors Program expanded to 5th graders (November 13, 2020)
Family fee-free access to National Forests and Grasslands for remainder of 2020-2021 school year
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The USDA Forest Service announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national forests and grasslands for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school y ... FULL STORY
High Meadow Ranch Water District Phase III Improvements public meeting Dec. 17 (November 13, 2020)
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
The High Meadow Ranch Water District (HMRWD), will conduct a public hearing at 6:00 P.M., local time, on December 17, 2020 at the Water District Well House, 165 Sauk Trail, Pinedale, WY. The purpose of the meeting is to allow citizens to review and comment on ... FULL STORY
Sublette BOCES Director retires (November 13, 2020)
by Sublette BOCES
The Director of Sublette BOCES, John Anderson, is retiring in mid-December. Anderson will be turning 69 and he says his time has come. As the community moves into new phases with the pandemic and the downturn in natural gas prices, the role of BOCES will be ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park has record October visitation (November 13, 2020)
Annual visitation down 6% from 2019 and 9% from 2018
by National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park hosted 360,034 recreation visits in October 2020, up 110% from October 2019. This was the busiest October on record, surpassing the previous record (252,013) set in 2015 by an increase of 43%. ... FULL STORY
Public Health Officer requests mask mandate variance for Sublette County (November 12, 2020)
by Pinedale Online!
Sublette County Health Officer Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons announced on Thursday, November 12th at the Sublette County COVID-19 Task Group weekly community update that he has made a request to the Wyoming Public Health Department for a variance to the state health ... FULL STORY
Draft Sublette County Public Health Mask Mandate (November 12, 2020)
by Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons, Sublette County Health Officer
Below is the text of the public health order request submitted by the Sublette County Health Officer. It does not go into effect until approved by the State Health Officer. ... FULL STORY
Letter to the Residents of Sublette County (November 12, 2020)
by Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons, Sublette County Health Officer
After much discussion with the Sublette County Incident Command Team tasked with dealing with our response to the coronavirus pandemic, I have decided to seek a variance to institute a mask mandate for indoor public spaces in Sublette County, as well as a proh ... FULL STORY
Governor Gordon to hold COVID-19 briefing Nov. 13 (November 12, 2020)
by State of Wyoming
Governor Mark Gordon will hold a media briefing at 10 a.m. Friday, November 13th. The briefing will be streamed live on Wyoming PBS television, the Wyoming PBS' Facebook page and Wyoming PBS YouTube channel. ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) 2020 Veterans Day celebrations in Pinedale (November 11, 2020)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
While having to working around COVID-19 public health restrictions, observances were still able to be held this year for Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. ... FULL STORY
Governor launches Energy Rebound Program for Oil and Gas workers in Wyoming (November 11, 2020)
by State of Wyoming
Governor Mark Gordon will use CARES Act funding to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry. ... FULL STORY
Governor to bring additional medical personnel to Wyoming for COVID response (November 11, 2020)
by State of Wyoming
Wyoming hospitals are seeing a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases and report that the main concern at this time is having adequate staffing. In response, Governor Mark Gordon is utilizing $10 million in CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to the ... FULL STORY
Next steps for the Hospital District (November 6, 2020)
by Hospital District PAC
With the passage of the formation of a Special Hospital District, Sublette County starts a new chapter in healthcare for our community. While certain aspects of the process are still being determined, both the Rural Health Care District and the Sublette Cent ... FULL STORY
Wyoming statewide Dashboard updated to reflect increased hospitalizations (November 6, 2020)
by Wyoming Department of Health
Wyoming's healthcare system is becoming increasingly stressed by the rising number of COVID-19 cases and subsequent hospitalizations that are occurring. As of November 6, the state had more than 5,500 active cases and 147 reported hospitalized COVID-19 patient ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Death Notice – Floyd Briggs (November 6, 2020)
Floyd Louis Briggs Jr., 90, long-time resident of Pinedale, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020 at the Sublette Center. Memorial services are pending at this time. Condolences and memories can be left at ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Last Dash to Yellowstone (November 6, 2020)
Photos by Dave Bell
Local photographer Dave Bell made one last trip to Yellowstone National Park last weekend, which was the closing weekend for the park. He said the crowds have thinned and there was light traffic and little congestion. He posted a gallery of Yellowstone and Gra ... FULL STORY
Sublette COVID-19 update – Nov. 5, 2020 (November 6, 2020)
by Pinedale Online!
The Sublette COVID-19 Task Group held their weekly update via Facebook Live on Thursday, November 5th. The recording of the video can be watched on the Sublette COVID-19 Task Group Facebook page. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update – Nov. 5, 2020 (November 6, 2020)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
11/5/2020 ... FULL STORY
2020 Pinedale Turkey Trot – CANCELLED (November 5, 2020)
by Craig and Ellen Sheppard
NOTICE: We have decided to cancel the 2020 Pinedale Turkey Trot for this year (scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26th). It would had been the 30th year of this great Pinedale, Wyoming Thanksgiving tradition. Hopefully we will be able to continue this ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) P.E.O. Chapter BE Pinedale offers oranges and grapefruit for sale (November 4, 2020)
Deadline to order is November 28th
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization that helps women by providing scholarships, awards and grants for advancement. The local chapter in Pinedale is presenting their 1st Annual Citrus Fundraiser. They are offering California Navel Oranges by the ½ bushel box ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of K-9 Tonka (November 4, 2020)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of one of our law enforcement canines, Tonka. K-9 Tonka was partnered with Deputy Krystal Mansur on November 11th 2019 and has worked closely by her side ever since. K-9 Tonka was a highly trained ... FULL STORY
Pinedale P&Z Workshop on Airbnbs Nov. 20 (November 4, 2020)
The Town of Pinedale P&Z will hold a workshop on Friday, November 20th to discuss Short Term Rental Regulations for Airbnb, VRBO, and other short-term lodging rentals within town limits. Noon in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish art contest to feature the pronghorn (November 4, 2020)
Rulebook available now; submissions open Jan. 2
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Submissions open soon for the 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish Department Collectible Conservation Stamp art contest. The subject of the 38th annual contest is the pronghorn, and the winning image will be featured on the 2022 collectible conservation stamp. Artists ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Show Us Your Social Distancing! (November 4, 2020)
Winter Activities Photo Contest: Deadline Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
by Sublette COVID-19 Response Group
With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Sublette County, our interagency response group is kicking up our public education efforts throughout the county’s communities. Our Sublette County social distancing posters are popular, but it’s time to gear up for winte ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners agenda for Nov. 6, 2020 (November 4, 2020)
by Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
Sublette County 2020 General Election unofficial results (November 4, 2020)
Special Hospital District passes, Pinedale Lodging Tax passes
by Pinedale Online!
The results of the 2020 General Election won’t become official until certified by the canvassing board. Here is a summary of the unofficial results after the election on Tuesday, November 3rd. ... FULL STORY
Why Should I Get Tested? (November 3, 2020)
by Sublette COVID-19 Response Group
People with mild symptoms of COVID-19 may want to self-isolate at home and not get tested. But here’s eight reasons why you should consider getting the test anyway. ... FULL STORY
Voter Information (November 2, 2020)
The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. ... FULL STORY

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