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(2 pictures) Trapper’s Park Dedication Dec. 11th in Pinedale (November 30, 2021)
Donation to Pinedale from the Don Tegeler family
Please join the Town of Pinedale and the Tegeler Family for the dedication of the newly developed Trapper’s Park. Through the vision and generosity of the late Don Tegeler and his family, this once vacant lot on Pine Street has been transformed into a vibrant ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Mountain Man Christmas Dec. 11 in Pinedale (November 30, 2021)
Mark your calendars, Saturday, December 11th is Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale. Plan on being in town all day! This schedule of events may have a few additions, so keep your eyes open for updates in the week to come. Any business that is not currently on t ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approves tri-state grizzly management MOA (November 30, 2021)
First step in process to address court’s concerns to delist grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
by Wyoming Game & Fish
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Today (Tuesday, November 30, 2021), the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission took the first step in the process to address the court’s concerns to delist grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Commission approved a revised tri- ... FULL STORY
Governor Gordon criticizes Biden Administration’s Oil and Gas Leasing Review (November 30, 2021)
by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon has responded forcefully to Friday’s release of the Department of the Interior’s report on federal oil and gas leasing and permitting (Friday, November 26, 2021) The Governor noted that this unnecessary revi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Community Choir to perform for holiday season (November 29, 2021)
by Pinedale Community Choir
We are happy to announce that all rehearsals have come together successfully through October and November, and we are preparing for our upcoming concerts. ... FULL STORY
Judge orders pause in Federal Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers (November 29, 2021)
Fighting Federal vaccine mandates
by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon media release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon welcomed a preliminary injunction issued today (Monday, November 29, 2021) by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri that halts implementation and enforcement of a rule from the Centers for Medic ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Museum Wreath & Chocolate Auction Dec. 3 (November 28, 2021)
Annual fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man will host their annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 3rd starting at 6:00PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The event is a fundraiser for programs and projects for the upcoming year at the Museum. Adm ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Senator Barrasso shares Thanksgiving dinner with Wyoming Troops in Bahrain (November 26, 2021)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
BAHRAIN – On Thanksgiving day (Thursday, November 25, 2021), U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) shared dinner with Wyoming sailors and Marines serving in Bahrain. ... FULL STORY
2021 Pinedale Turkey Trot News (November 26, 2021)
by R. Craig Sheppard
144 registered turkey trotters toed the line for the 30th annual Pinedale Turkey Trot. The temperature was 15 degrees at the start of the race with a slight breeze. The warming fires again were a big hit! After last year’s turkey trot being moved to the PAC ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update – Nov. 22, 2021 (November 21, 2021)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
11/22/2021 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney Christmas Festival Dec. 4 (November 21, 2021)
Big Piney Recreation will host their 2021 Christmas Festival and Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 4th. The Christmas Festival will be from 10am to 3pm at Big Piney Rec. Vendor signups are open until noon on Wednesday, November 24th. Cost is $20 for a 10x ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Recent COVID-19 data (November 19, 2021)
In Wyoming and Sublette County
by Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Department of Health has updated their website to bring back data on COVID-19 breakthrough cases in Wyoming. "Breakthrough" means a person who is considered fully vaccinated (at least 14 days since their COVID-19 vaccine shot) who later tested posi ... FULL STORY
Christmas tree permits available on National Forest public lands (November 19, 2021)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase online through through December 31st. Details about where to cut and height restrictions may be found at by searching "Bridger-Teton National Forest." ... FULL STORY
Christmas tree permits available for BLM Wyoming public lands (November 19, 2021)
by Bureau of Land Management
Christmas tree permits are available at BLM Wyoming field offices and online. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sublette County Public Health Update: November 19, 2021 (November 19, 2021)
by Sublette County Public Health
OSHA suspends mask mandate (November 17, 2021)
The December 6 and January 4 deadlines are no longer in effect pending further court action
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) ("ETS"). The court ordered that OSHA "take no steps to implement or enforce" the ETS "until further court order." The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap ... FULL STORY
Barrasso and Lummis fight back against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate (November 17, 2021)
by Washington delegation media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and all Republican senators in formally challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act, the official process for Con ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Order Oranges and Grapefruit by Nov. 30th (November 17, 2021)
2nd Annual Citrus Fundraiser for P.E.O.
P.E.O. is holding a sale of oranges and grapefruit as a fundraiser for their organization. The fruits make great gifts just in time for the holidays. The California Navel Oranges come in a ½ bushel box which holds either 44 or 48 oranges. They are seedless, j ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Obituary - Louis X Roberts (November 17, 2021)
Celebration of Life Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 in Daniel
Louis X Roberts of Merna, WY, passed away peacefully in Jackson, WY, on November 14, 2021 at the age of 68 surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Jackson, WY, the 3rd of 6 children to Dick Roberts and Leona Osborne on January 3, 1953. He lived his whole life ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Some cell phones will need SIM cards upgraded to accommodate 5G (November 16, 2021)
by Pinedale Online!
Union Wireless is advising their customers they are in the process of upgrading their wireless network and some older phones may need to be upgraded to continue to work. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2021 Community Thanksgiving Service and Dinner Nov. 25 (November 16, 2021)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Church of the Resurrection and St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church invite you to the 2021 Community Thanksgiving Service and Dinner on Thursday, November 25, to be held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 112 South S ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Hospital Board meeting Nov. 17 (November 16, 2021)
Sublette County Hospital District Board Meeting ... FULL STORY
Wyoming’s first nuclear facility to be built in Kemmerer (November 16, 2021)
Will be located at retiring Naughton Power Plant coal generation site
by TerraPower media release
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON – November 16, 2021 – TerraPower today announced Kemmerer, Wyoming as the preferred site for the Natrium™ reactor demonstration project, which is a TerraPower and GE-Hitachi technology, and is one of two competitively-selected advanced rea ... FULL STORY
Sublette Center offering CNA class (November 16, 2021)
by Sublette Center
The Sublette Center is now hiring the right candidates for CNA class starting December 6-December 21, 2021. Sign-on bonus with a 6-month contract. COVID vaccine required. Please call Lara Hayward or Shelli Davis at 307-367-4161. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Celebration of Life for Bobby Hayward Nov. 20 (November 16, 2021)
Robert (Bobby) Joseph Hayward, age 52, died peacefully on November 12th, 2021. Bobby was born June 23, 1969, in El Paso, TX. Bobby is survived by his parents Steve and Marie, his siblings Carolyn, Donald, and William, his wife Lara, his children Sadie, Zack, H ... FULL STORY
Pinedale P&Z hearing Dec. 6 (November 16, 2021)
by Town of Pinedale
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Pinedale Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., Pinedale, WY 82941. The purpose of the pu ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Terry Svalberg (November 14, 2021)
Terry Lee Svalberg, 66, died peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on October 29, 2021 at his home in Pinedale, Wyoming. Private services will be held at some time in the future. ... FULL STORY
Governor Gordon signs Special Session Bill supporting pushback on Federal Vaccine Mandates (November 12, 2021)
by Governor Mark Gordon media release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon has signed HB1002 - Federal COVID vaccine mandates-prohibition and remedies-2. The ultimate product of the Special Session convened by the Wyoming Legislature last month, the bill supports the Governor’s continued actio ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish authorized to continue feeding elk at Dell Creek (November 12, 2021)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission received authorization this week from the U.S. Forest Service to maintain elk feeding operations at the Dell Creek Feedground for the 2021/2022 winter. The one-year special use permit will allow Game and Fish to begin feedi ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Public Health Update: November 12, 2021 (November 12, 2021)
Sublette County Commissioners meeting Nov. 16 (November 12, 2021)
by Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
(23 pictures) Veterans Day Services in Pinedale (November 11, 2021)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Veterans Day programs were held at Pinedale Elementary, Middle and High School on Thursday, November 11, 2021, as well as a public program in the Sheppard Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone National Park visitation statistics for October 2021 (November 11, 2021)
by National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park hosted 316,662 recreation visits in October 2021, down 12% from October 2020 (359,889 visits), which was the busiest October on record. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Obituary – Jesse W. Smith Jr. (November 11, 2021)
August 26, 1941 – October 26, 2021
Jesse W. Smith Jr. was born in Bakersfield, California, on the 26th day of August, 1941, to Gladys (Zeller) Smith and Jesse W. Smith Sr., and saddled up and rode off for his last gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on the 26th day of October, 2021, Sandy Smith, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Angel Wreath program underway (November 11, 2021)
Helping children in need
The Pinedale Angel Wreath Program has started. Wreaths are located around the community. Each child is represented by a paper angel with both needed and wished-for items. Suggestions for gifts are listed on the paper angels. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Call for Artists for Friends of PAC Art Show (November 10, 2021)
Celebrating 100 Years of Sublette County Recreation
Friends of PAC will be hosting an art show at the Sublette County Library gallery during the month of February 2022. The theme will be "100 Years of Sublette County Recreation," as part of the Sublette County Centennial Celebration. ... FULL STORY
St. Andrews in the Pines Blessing of the Animals Nov. 14 (November 10, 2021)
St. Andrews in the Pines church in Pinedale will hold their Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, November 14th. There will be two Blessing services. The first at 9AM during the Sunday morning Eucharist and the second at 1PM in the backyard beside Pine Creek. Ple ... FULL STORY
Wyoming challenges Federal Mandate for Health Care Workers (November 10, 2021)
by Governor Mark Gordon
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon announced that Wyoming is continuing its challenge of unconstitutional federal vaccine mandates. Today’s action follows on other legal challenges over the past two weeks. Wyoming and a coalition of 10 states filed suit ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Mary M. Stager (November 10, 2021)
Mary M. Stager, 82, of Big Piney, Wyoming, passed away on November 4, 2021. She and her late husband, Stephen A. Stager moved to Big Piney, Wyoming in 1981 where she was a resident for 40 years. Mary had 4 children. As per Mary’s request, no services will be h ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Ridley’s Family Markets donates to Pinedale Community Food Basket (November 9, 2021)
Sharing is Caring
by Pinedale Community Food Basket
During November, the Pinedale Community Food Basket is partnering with Ridley’s Family Markets in their food donation program. When a customer gives a donation to the Ridley’s "Sharing is Caring" program, extra food is purchased and donated to the Food Bank. W ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Closing soon: Wyoming Wildlife photo contest (November 9, 2021)
Deadline is Nov. 15
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The deadline is approaching to submit entries to the 2021 Wyoming Wildlife magazine annual photo contest. Photographers can enter their best shots by midnight Nov. 15. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published in the February 2022 photo issue of ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) SCSO announces the passing of retired Sergeant Kevin Koessel (November 9, 2021)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness we announce the passing of retired Sergeant Kevin Koessel, age 55. Kevin passed away at his home on November 6th, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife Cheryl Koessel our Communications supervisor, family and friends af ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Celebration of Life for Kevin Lee Koessel Nov. 13 in Pinedale (November 8, 2021)
by Covill Funeral Home
Kevin Koessel, 55, of Pinedale, Wyoming passed away November 6, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 13th at 1:00 p.m. at the Rendezvous Meadows Clubhouse. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Service for Kathy Milton Raper Nov. 13 in Pinedale (November 8, 2021)
There will be two memorial services for Kathy Milton Raper. The first will be in Pinedale on Saturday, November 13th at 1:00pm at the Wilderness Church, 110 N Jackson Ave. The second will be in Laramie on November 20th. More details to come on the Laramie ser ... FULL STORY
New report of link between COVID-19 vaccines and rare cases of hyperglycemia (November 6, 2021)
A new report in the Journal of the Endocrine Society from Oxford University in England details several case studies of fast onset hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) emergencies in association with recent COVID-19 vaccinations. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Current gas prices (November 6, 2021)
Regular at $3.510, diesel at $3.756 in Wyoming
by Pinedale Online!
The average national price at the pump for regular gas was $3.421 on Saturday, November 6th according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Diesel was $3.641/gallon. In Wyoming, the average price of regular was $3.510 and diesel was $3.756. In Californ ... FULL STORY
St. John’s in Jackson reports zero COVID-19 patients in ICU (November 6, 2021)
Down from 100% full in early October
by Pinedale Online!
Since Sublette County doesn’t have a hospital, local seriously ill patients are sent to hospitals in neighboring counties and to IRMAC in Idaho and hospitals in Salt Lake City, Utah. St. John’s Health in Jackson, Wyoming has a great webpage that reports their ... FULL STORY
Sweetwater Memorial Hospital has critical nursing shortage (November 6, 2021)
County transmission rate decreasing
by Pinedale Online! reports that for the first time since mid-August, the COVID-19 transmission rate has moved from high to moderate in Sweetwater County. Sweetwater is the neighboring county located to the south of Pinedale/Sublette County and includes Rock Spr ... FULL STORY
Wyoming part of 11-state coalition objecting to unconstitutional vaccine mandates (November 6, 2021)
by Mark Gordon media release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING, November 5, 2021 – Governor Mark Gordon is announcing the next steps his administration is taking to stop President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates. Wyoming as part of an eleven-state coalition filed its lawsuit this morning (Nove ... FULL STORY
Changes to Federal training requirements for new CDLs (November 6, 2021)
New regs go into effect Feb. 7, 2022
by Pinedale Online!
County 10 website for Fremont County, Wyoming posted a good article summarizing the new Federal training requirements for anyone wanting to get a commercial driver’s license (CDL). "Starting February 7, 2022, prospective drivers wishing to obtain a CDL will b ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature – Special Session update (November 5, 2021)
Addressing Federal overreach surrounding proposed Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
11/4/2021 ... FULL STORY
Public meetings Nov. 12 to discuss Region 10 redistricting (November 5, 2021)
by Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
State Representative Albert Sommers (HD20) and Sublette County Clerk Carrie Long invite the community to two public meetings on Friday, November 12 to discuss Region 10 redistricting. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Public Health Update: November 5, 2021 (November 5, 2021)
by Sublette County Public Health
(1 pictures) Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff postponed (November 5, 2021)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff scheduled for Saturday, November 6th is being cancelled and postponed. Watch for it next March! ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) COVID-19 case data (November 5, 2021)
by Pinedale Online!
Data indicates cases of COVID-19 are declining. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ performance Nov. 5 (November 5, 2021)
Missoula Children’s Theatre featuring many Pinedale K-12 students
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present a performance of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ on Friday, November 5th at the Sheppard Auditorium. The performance features many Pinedale K-12 students. The show will be at 7:00PM – one night only. Tickets are $10 fo ... FULL STORY
2,004 acres of Dunham Ranch conserved in Sublette County (November 4, 2021)
by Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, in partnership with Miller Land Livestock Company, has conserved 2,004 acres of the Dunham Ranch near Big Piney, Wyoming through an agricultural conservation easement. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming will file suit over Biden overreach (November 4, 2021)
Over vaccine mandates for private businesses
by Governor Mark Gordon
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming, along with several other states. will sue the Biden Administration tomorrow (Friday, November 5, 2021) over unconstitutional vaccine mandates being imposed on employers with more than 100 em ... FULL STORY
Rebel Carquest hours notice (November 4, 2021)
Notice: Rebel Carquest in Pinedale will be closed ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Veteran's Day Activities Nov. 11 (November 4, 2021)
American Legion Post 47 has scheduled a program for Veteran’s Day, November 11th. ... FULL STORY
2021 Pinedale Turkey Trot 5000 Nov. 25 (November 4, 2021)
3-mile Fun Run, Walk or Trot
Don't miss the 30th running of the Pinedale Turkey Trot 5000 to be held Thanksgiving morning starting at the Sheppard's house (22 Sportsman Loop). This is a 3-mile fun run, walk or trot and it starts at 9 AM. All levels of fitness are welcomed. Everyone need ... FULL STORY
How long does COVID vaccine immunity last? (November 2, 2021)
Updates on vaccine research
by Pinedale Online!
Protection, immune response fall after Pfizer COVID vaccine, data show ... FULL STORY
Nearly all entrances and roads in Yellowstone National Park close Nov. 8, 2021 (November 2, 2021)
by National Park Service
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WYOMING – November 6-7 provides the last chance in 2021 for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 12:01 a.m. Monday, ... FULL STORY
Governor Gordon statement in response to EPA announcement of new methane regulations (November 2, 2021)
Targeting fossil fuels will hurt Wyoming and inevitably lead to higher prices at the pump
by Governor Mark Gordon media release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING. – Governor Mark Gordon has issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration's announcement that it would be enacting new methane regulations for the oil and gas industries through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Governor ... FULL STORY

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