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(1 pictures) 3D Mobile Mammography Van coming in September - CANCELLED (Original post August 24, 2021 | Updated September 1, 2021)
Update Wednesday, Sept. 1 from Sublette County Hospital District: The Mamomography Van has cancelled due to both COVID and lack of staff. We apologize, but they are cancelling all appointments. We recommend that women contact either Jackson or Rock Springs to ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Weather update - August 31, 2021 (August 31, 2021)
by Pinedale Online!
Tuesday, August 31: One more day of smoky conditions in the Upper Green River Valley blowing in from wildfires in western states. Moisture moving into the area Wednesday will clear the air a bit, but cause afternoon thunderstorms to build up bringing showers t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Smoke on the water (August 31, 2021)
Local photographer Dave Bell posted photos from his outing to Green River Lakes on Saturday, August 28th. Smoke from wildfires in states to the west still covers our area and obscures the views. Click on this link to view his latest pictures: Upper Green – Au ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Updates on plans for slain soldier’s return (August 31, 2021)
Bondurant Marine killed during attack on airport in Afghanistan
by Pinedale Online!
Michael Edison, Commander, American Legion Post 47, sent this update Tuesday morning (August 31) on the memorial service for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum of Bondurant, Wyoming who was killed last week. "Funeral services are still being planned. Loc ... FULL STORY
Celebration of Life for Matthew Letsinger Sept. 11 in Boulder (August 30, 2021)
A Celebration of Life for Matthew Letsinger, 39, of Boulder, Wyoming will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cory Jensen’s; 51 Boulder Lake Rd., Boulder, WY 82923, He died August 18, 2021 in an automobile accident in Boulder. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2021 Battle of the Badges (August 28, 2021)
Despite a couple day’s delay due to rain, the 2021 Battle of the Badges was finally held on Thursday, August 26th. This year’s event pitted the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol (blue) against Sublette County Unified Fire and Sublette ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 will not require COVID vaccines or masks as school begins (August 27, 2021)
Sublette County School District #1 (Pinedale, Boulder, Cora, Daniel, Bondurant students) will not be requiring a mask mandate or vaccinations for students as school begins on September 1st for elementary, middle and high school students. "We invite parents and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor Gordon orders flags be flown at half-staff statewide in honor of Wyoming Marine killed in Afghanistan (August 27, 2021)
by Governor Mark Gordon media release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags to remain at half-staff through Monday, August 30 in honor and memory of U.S. Marine Rylee McCollum of Bondurant. McCollum was killed in the terrorist attack on Augus ... FULL STORY
Celebration of Life for Willard Binning, Sr. Aug. 29 in Pinedale (August 27, 2021)
Willard Robert Binning, Sr., 74, passed away on July 21, 2021. The Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 2:00PM-5:30PM at Rendezvous Pointe, 425 W Magnolia St, in Pinedale, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Marine from Wyoming killed in August 26 attack in Afghanistan (August 27, 2021)
Rylee McCollum was a 2019 graduate of Jackson Hole High School
On Thursday, August 26th, 2021, 13 American troops and dozens of Afghans were killed in a suicide attack at the Kabul airport. The attack came as evacuation efforts continued at the airport in the wake of the Taliban's swift takeover of the country. One of the ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Public Health Briefing: August 27, 2021 (August 27, 2021)
by Sublette County Public Health
Pinedale Community Blood Draw Reminder ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Children’s Learning Center Preschool Open House August 31 (August 26, 2021)
The Children’s Learning Center will host an Open House at their Pinedale location on Tuesday, August 31st from 10AM to Noon. They are located at 191 S Franklin Avenue. The Open House will be in the Garden Area. Everyone is invited to tour their building, meet ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 3.1 Magnitude earthquake reported near Boulder Wyoming (August 26, 2021)
BOULDER, WYOMING — The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Boulder, Wyoming in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 24th around 2:16AM. The earthquake occurred at 2:16 a.m. August 24, about 18 miles northeast ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Workforce Services at Pinedale Library every Tuesday (August 26, 2021)
Do you need a job? Wyoming Workforce Services can help. They will be at the Pinedale Library every Tuesday from 10AM-3PM. They can help job seekers fill out applications, create a resume, get job specific training, identify skills to find work, unemployment ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flag Half Staff Notice – For victims of terrorist attack in Afghanistan on August 26th (August 26, 2021)
by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately to honor and pay our respects to the U.S. service members and other victims killed i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Obituary - Anthony Francis Fagnant (August 26, 2021)
May 4, 1959 – August 22, 2021
Anthony Francis "Tony" Fagnant, 62, passed away at his home in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Sunday, August 22, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tony was born on May 4, 1959 in Rawlins, Wyoming, to Albert E. and Margaret Annette (Dixon) Fagnant. He was t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) School is back in session (August 25, 2021)
Drivers must stop for school buses with flashing red lights
Big Piney/Marbleton/LaBarge students (Sublette County School District #9) started school on Wednesday, August 25th. Pinedale/Daniel/Cora/Boulder/Bondurant students (Sublette County School District #1) will start on Wednesday, September 1st. ... FULL STORY
Community Bak Pak Program 2021-2022 (August 25, 2021)
The Community Bak Pak Program has doubled in size (and demand) since it started in 2018-2019. During school year 2020-2021, 780 backpacks of shelf stable, kid friendly food went home with kids on Fridays, assisting with their food needs over the weekend. Schoo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fire danger lowered to Moderate (August 25, 2021)
Stage 1 fire restrictions lifted for western Wyoming
by Teton Interagency Fire
WESTERN WYOMING - August 25, 2021: Teton Interagency Fire managers will lower the fire danger rating to Moderate and lift Stage 1 fire restrictions for Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge beginning Thursday, Au ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Public Health Briefing: August 20, 2021 (August 20, 2021)
by Sublette County Public Health
Garden of Beauty – Laurie & Mike McClain (August 24, 2021)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
(August 21, 2021) - 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. The McClain’s enjoy viewing sandhill cranes, moose, and deer from their spacious yard. But, they ha ... FULL STORY
Sublette Mule Deer Corridor Local Area Working Group to meet in Pinedale August 25 (August 24, 2021)
Governor Mark Gordon’s Sublette Mule Deer Local Area Working Group will meet for a second time in person in Pinedale at 8:30am on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. A virtual option will be made available for the public for those who cannot attend in person. The me ... FULL STORY
Postage rates go up August 29th (August 24, 2021)
The U.S. Postal Service will increase their postage rates for the second time in 2021, effective Sunday, August 29th. The first rate increase went into effect in January. Products impacted in this rate increase will be first class mail letters, postcards and ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Cally’s Helping Hands 2020 (August 23, 2021)
Recipients of the 2020 Cally’s Helping Hands were announced, recognizing their volunteer hours during the turbulent year of the Covid pandemic. Unfortunately, because of health restrictions, there was no recognition dinner held for these generous volunteers wh ... FULL STORY
Hiker missing since August 14th located near Gannett Peak in the Wind River Range (August 19, 2021)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
Monday, August 16th, 2021, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and Tip Top Search and Rescue (TTSAR) continued the search for missing 41-year-old Thor Hallingbye of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Hallingbye, who was last seen near Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountain ... FULL STORY
Crash near Boulder kills Wyoming man (August 19, 2021)
A crash near mile marker 1 of Wyoming Highway 353 resulted in the death of one man on Wednesday evening, August 18th. A report from the Wyoming Highway Patrol stated a GMC Sierra pickup was eastbound on the highway when it exited the south side of the roadway ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park has 1 million+ recreation visits in July 2021 (August 19, 2021)
Record visitation for a single month
by National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park hosted 1,080,767 recreation visits in July 2021, making it the most-visited July on record. This is a 13% increase from July 2020 (955,645 recreational visits) and a 15% increase from July 2019 (936,062 recreation visits). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Centennial Fall events (August 18, 2021)
Save the dates and come celebrate 100 years of history in Sublette County with these great events. Sublette County is celebrating its 100th birthday from 1923 to 2023. Find out more about the centennial celebrations on Facebook at "Sublette Centennial" for up ... FULL STORY
WYDOT public meeting Sept. 9 on Dry Piney Connectivity Project (August 18, 2021)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will be hosting a public meeting on Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marbleton Town Hall, located at 10700 Hwy 189 in Marbleton, about the Big Piney Wildlife Connectivity Project on U.S. Highway 189 between ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Randy Whinnery August 21 (August 18, 2021)
by Covill Funeral Home
A funeral service for Randy Whinnery, 57, of Big Piney will be held Saturday, August 21st at 11:00 AM at the Marbleton Senior Center. Interment will follow the service in the Plainview Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Funeral Services for LaRue Bennett August 20 in Big Piney (August 17, 2021)
LaRue Campbell Bennett passed away on August 12, 2021 at her home in Marbleton, Wyoming. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel in Big Piney, Wyoming. A viewing will be from 11AM to 1 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Death Notice: Kay Kinnamon (August 17, 2021)
Julia "Kay Grams" "Mamma Kay" Kinnamon, 74, of Mableton, Wyoming passed away peacefully on August 14, 2021 in her sleep with her son David by her side. There will be no service at this time, but the family wants to thank everyone for their kind words as they m ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Charles Vitt (August 17, 2021)
Charles Ervin, "Chuck," Vitt, 95, of Pinedale passed away at the Sublette Center Friday, August 13, 2021. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. ... FULL STORY
Early treatment for COVID (August 17, 2021)
by Pinedale Online!
There is little information out in the official public releases that talk about early preventative measures people can take for the covid virus and variants. We found a paper that discusses suggestions for early treatment options people can do at home, that c ... FULL STORY
WDH gives info on third COVID-19 vaccine dose (August 17, 2021)
For limited groups with moderately to severely compromised immune systems
by Wyoming Department of Health
A third vaccine dose is now being recommended for a limited group of Wyoming residents with certain medical conditions, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). ... FULL STORY
Safety Advisory (August 17, 2021)
by Pinedale Online!
A sexual assault was reported on social media on Friday night (August 13th) at the Lower Fremont Lake campsite by the boat ramp. A woman reported she was sleeping next to her car when she was raped. She does not have a description of the man, who got away and ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Sailing Regatta on Fremont Lake (August 16, 2021)
The annual Sailing Regatta on Fremont Lake took place Saturday and Sunday August 14 & 15th. The event was put on by the Pinedale Lions Club and was hosted by Lakeside Lodge. ... FULL STORY
Emergency rental and mortgage assistance available (August 16, 2021)
Don’t wait to apply
by Wyoming Department of Family Services
ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program) can assist with unpaid rent and utility payments, as well as paying upcoming rent payments three months at a time. We recommend applying for ERAP and not waiting until the new CDC eviction moratorium ends on Oct. 3. I ... FULL STORY
Wind River Brew Fest Sept. 18 (August 16, 2021)
The 4th Annual Wind River Brew Fest will be held in Pinedale on Saturday, September 18th. It will be from 3-7PM in the American Legion Park. Music by The Pine Hearts, starts at 4PM. Confirmed regional breweries include Wind River Brewing Company, Snake River ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sign up for fall classes with Sublette BOCES (August 16, 2021)
Sublette School District #1 BOCES has finalized their Fall 2021 Enrichment Classes schedule. Classes include pottery, metalsmithing, precious metal clay workshop, painting, drone experience, geological tour of Soda Lake, Dutch oven cooking, Cajun cooking, tiny ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Public Health Briefing: August 13, 2021 (August 16, 2021)
by Sublette County Public Health
Pinedale Community Blood Draw Scheduled ... FULL STORY
Record visitation in July at Grand Teton National Park (August 16, 2021)
by National Park Service
Grand Teton National Park statistics show that July 2021 had the highest number of recreation visits on record for any single month in park history. The park hosted an estimated 828,777 recreation visits in July 2021. This is a 9.7% increase from July 2020 (75 ... FULL STORY
Missing hiker found deceased (August 16, 2021)
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported a missing hiker early in the day on Monday, August 16th. The man was last seen in the vicinity of Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountain Range on Saturday, August 14th 2021. The SCSO released an update later in th ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners meeting Aug. 17 (August 15, 2021)
by Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
Sublette County Hospital District Board Meeting Aug. 18 (August 15, 2021)
The Sublette County Hospital District Board will meet on Wednesday, August 18th. ... FULL STORY
Public Notice of Intent (August 14, 2021)
by Sublette County Hospital District
The Sublette County Hospital District intends to apply for funding of a Critical Access Hospital from USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities programs in the amount of a $32 million loan and/or grant. ... FULL STORY
Meeting of the Republican Party Central Committee August 16 (August 14, 2021)
The Republican Party Central Committee will meet on Monday, August 16th at 6:00PM at the Marbleton Town Hall. Meeting for Precinct Committee men and women. ... FULL STORY
UW will open requiring masks indoors (August 12, 2021)
by University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a traditional fall 2021 semester while taking steps to manage COVID-19 amid an increase in cases locally and nationally. ... FULL STORY
WWCC will open as normal (August 12, 2021)
Western Wyoming Community College (Western) Fall semester begins August 23 and will open as normal. Students can register until Aug 26 for coursework. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Garden of Beauty – Gary & Ruth Neely (August 12, 2021)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
Gary and Ruth Neely, 75 Fox Willow Drive, Pinedale, received the Sage and Snow Garden of Beauty Award for their beautiful gardens and landscaping. Located on the banks of Pine Creek, the Neelys have highlighted the natural beauty of the water with trees, shru ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Battle of the Badges 2021 August 21 (August 11, 2021)
The annual Battle of the Badges will be held on Saturday, August 21st, at Gene Andrews Stadium in Pinedale. This year’s event will be Flag Football with Sublette County Sheriff’s Office-Wyoming Highway Patrol vs Sublette County Unified Fire-Sublette County EM ... FULL STORY
Greys River Road resurfacing to begin August 19 (August 11, 2021)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will begin major grading and resurfacing of the Greys River Road on Monday, August 16, 2021. The result will be a new gravel road surface from Alpine to upstream of the confluence of Greys Ri ... FULL STORY
Governor Gordon announces members of Sublette Mule Deer Corridor Local Area Working Group (August 11, 2021)
First meeting will be held in Pinedale on August 19
by Governor Mark Gordon media release
Governor Gordon has announced his selections for members of the Sublette Mule Deer Migration Corridor Local Area Working Group. This is the third and final working group to convene to address the currently designated migration corridors under Migration Corrido ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Vandoliers concert in Pinedale August 14 (August 10, 2021)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Pinedale’s Soundcheck Summer Music Series concludes Saturday, August 14 with the Texas 6-piece country-punk band Vandoliers! Nashville singer/songwriter Rachel Baiman will open the show. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Annual Garden Tour & Dinner August 14 (August 9, 2021)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
With our warm days and warm nights, Sublette County gardeners are enjoying gorgeous flowers and bountiful harvests. The Sage and Snow Garden Club plans to showcase three beautiful gardens on its annual garden tour and dinner, Saturday, August 14. The tour i ... FULL STORY
Test of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures Aug. 11th (August 9, 2021)
by Sublette County Emergency Management
FEMA and the FCC will conduct a Test of the Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures, Wednesday, August 11th at 12:20 pm MDT. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Centennial Committee seeks nominations for Pioneers (August 6, 2021)
Residents who have lived in Sublette County for 50 years or more
The Sublette County Centennial Committee wishes to honor all residents who have lived in the county for 50 years or more. A nomination form has been developed for people to fill out for themselves or for friends or family members who qualify for this "Pioneer" ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Memorial Service for Don Rogers, Jr in Boulder August 28 (August 6, 2021)
A Memorial Service and potluck for Donald W. Rogers, Jr. will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 4:00PM at the Boulder Community Center in Boulder, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wildfire update – Soda Lake and Shale Creek fires (August 6, 2021)
Friday, August 6, 2021, 8:30AM: The Soda Lake Fire is now 100% contained and management is transitioning to local ranger district staff. This fire is burning three miles west of the national forest boundary near South Cottonwood Creek on the Big Piney District ... FULL STORY
Grizzly bear relocated from north of Pinedale to east of Moran (August 4, 2021)
For cattle depredation
by Wyoming Game & Fish
After consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear on July 31, 2021. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor orders flags be returned to Full Staff on Saturday, August 7 (August 4, 2021)
Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be returned to full staff on Saturday, August 7, 2021 following the interment of retired U.S. Senator Mike Enzi. Services for Senator Enzi will be held Friday, August 6 at 1 pm at Gillet ... FULL STORY
Governor will not issue mask mandate (August 5, 2021)
Stresses local control in safe return to school
Eager to see another successful school year, Governor Mark Gordon is committed to standing behind local school districts as they make decisions on how students can return to the classroom safely. The Governor will not require districts to implement mask mandat ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show results (August 5, 2021)
by Mixed Media Artists
Once again, the Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show did Sublette County proud, thanks to the participation of 22 local artists, show director Sharon Schell’s dedication and special touches, and enthusiastic support of visitors to the Community C ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sierra Ferrell headlines Pinedale’s Soundcheck Series August 6 (August 4, 2021)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Pinedale’s Soundcheck Summer Music Series continues Friday, August 6 with West Virginia singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Ferrell. Austin’s cosmic country 4-piece The Lonesome Heroes will open the show. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Annual Swim of Fremont Lake (August 2, 2021)
Page Book takes 1st Place
On Monday, August 2nd, Page Book from Colorado took first place in the end-to-end swim of Fremont Lake. Her time was 5 hours 5 minutes. Page broke David Rule’s old record, so Page now holds the record time for the Fremont Lake swim. ... FULL STORY
Legislature update: 8-1-2021 (August 2, 2021)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20
Hello Sublette County, this is Albert Sommers reporting to you from interim work of the 66th Legislature. On July 19-20 the Joint Education Committee met in Saratoga, and on July 19 the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce met in Casper. I serve on both of these commi ... FULL STORY
Public warned of cyanobacterial blooms in waters around Wyoming (August 2, 2021)
On July 30, 2021, the Wyoming Department of Health has issued harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB) recreational use advisories for: ... FULL STORY

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