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Pinedale Local News
BINGO in LaBarge Oct. 16 (posted 10/9/15)
A Service of Comfort and Healing Oct. 12 (posted 10/8/15)
Smoke alarm safety message (posted 10/8/15)
Wyoming Business Council informational presentation in Pinedale Oct. 12 (posted 10/8/15)
Town of Pinedale
The Town of Pinedale would like to thank the youth of the two LDS wards, located in Pinedale, for their community service. The youth of the two wards, with more than 35 participants, assembled together on September 30th at Boyd Skinner Park. Their goal was to clean up within the park and along the pathways. Ann Kaiser, the youth group spokesperson, stated that the theme for the year was Embark, and that their group wanted to embark upon service to the community. Ann stated, "I feel that we are really blessed to live in a community like Pinedale." The Town of Pinedale appreciates your group’s participation in community pride!
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www.townofpinedale.us Town of Pinedale
Wind River Yoga offers classes (posted 10/7/15)
Parris Crooks, Town of Pinedale Animal Control and Code Enforcement
Fall is upon us and what a wonderful time of year it is! We have seen moose in town, trees shedding their leaves, and hunters dressed, ready to go into the wilderness. This is also the time of year when 2016 dog licenses become available. They will be available for purchase Monday, November 2, 2015 at Town Hall, located at 210 W. Pine Street. All methods of payment are accepted. All dogs residing within town limits must be licensed. Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations and proof of this must be brought in when you come to pick up your dog’s license. The fees for licensing your dog, spayed or neutered is $7.50 and $15.00 if they are not.
The Town of Pinedale Animal Control Facility staff would like to thank Happy Endings Animal Rescue, also known as H.E.A.R. Their efforts have enabled Animal Control to have a very low kill rate. Town ordinances mandate that animals must either be adopted or euthanized five days after they are taken in. Staff members have been transferring animals to H.E.A.R. and they take them without hesitation. This is a great relief to Animal Control staff because good, healthy animals are given the opportunity to find a new or their first home. The board members, animal fosters, and volunteers have all helped immensely in their efforts to offer the animals a higher quality of life. The town and H.E.A.R. work together to house the animals and find them homes or foster homes. We are extremely grateful for the work they have done. The adoption fees they charge allow the animals to receive the medical care required and to help new animals coming into the rescue. We also appreciate the donations made by the community to H.E.A.R. and Animal Control; whether it is a monetary donation, donation of time, or a donation of animal products. It all goes to serve the animals. With that being said, there are animals available for adoption or to be fostered. Currently, there are nearly 30 kittens, sub-adult cats, and adult cats available. There are also dogs available for adoption, some of which are viewable at Animal Control. If you aren’t able to adopt, please consider becoming a foster home. Many dogs have a difficult time being at the Animal Control Facility for long periods of time. Fostering allows the dogs to have a normal home life until they are adopted.
If you would like to adopt, foster, or have any other questions regarding animals in the Town of Pinedale, please call us! The number to the Animal Control Facility is 307-367-3892. We may not answer, but you can leave us a message and we will call you back at your request, or you can contact us via the information on our message. You can also visit www.townofpinedale.us for more information. Enjoy this fall season! Winter isn’t here yet!
A Woman’s Work Annual Lip Sync Fundraiser Oct. 9 (posted 10/7/15)
Judith Aileen Mirgain Myers was born Aug. 12, 1945, in New Brunswick, N.J., and grew up in Fargo, N.D.
Her parents were Frank and Velma (Chase) Mirgain. Judi graduated from Fargo Central High School, attended Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minn.
She married Rollin "Rollie" Myers on Jan. 2, 1964, in Sisseton, S.D. The couple lived in Milwaukee, Wis., for one year, Glyndon, Minn., for 10 years and Pinedale, Wyo., for 40 years. They wintered near Prescott, Ariz., for 15 years and Mesquite, Nev., for four years.
Judi is past member of PEO and Sublette County Artist Guild. She attended Pinedale Community Church in Pinedale and Valley Presbyterian in Mesquite. She devoted many years to her children, husband and home as a stay-at-home mom, where she also took up many hobbies. She made and sold clay dough figurines, did creative bead work and crocheted potholders. She was director of Pinedale Area Chamber of Commerce for four years and taught first grade in Arizona for 15 years, where she impacted the lives of many young children with her enthusiasm for life and learning.
She indexed the 1904-1999 Pinedale Roundup newspapers, wrote numerous interviews and historical articles, including the histories of Big Sandy, DC Bar, Z Bar U & Pines End Ranches. She wrote the original Walking Tour of Pinedale. She collaborated with Lynn Thompson to publish "Writings in the Sheep Shed." Some of her lesser known, yet deeply cherished, writings include hundreds of weekly letters she wrote to each of her nine grandchildren over the past two decades. While in Arizona, she and Rollie were Site Stewards for archeological sites. Always exploring beyond the "beaten path," she compiled a dozen books of maps of their hikes and adventures in Arizona, Wyoming, Nevada and other states. After retirement, she took up sketchbook journaling and line dancing. She also became an avid blogger, which she faithfully updated every morning for her friends and family.
Judi, known as "Jammi" to her grandchildren and nicknamed "Maggie" by her husband, was an adventurous, playful woman with energy and the heart of a child. She carried the joy of the Lord with her each day into whatever activity she was doing. She will be remembered as a fun-loving, kind, generous, adventurous, Christian woman.
Judi is survived by her husband of 51 years Rollie, their children Rance (Marcy) of California, Darin (Ginni) of Casper, Wyo., Shara (Tom) Martin of Ohio, and Chase (Jessica) of Texas; nine grandchildren Brittani, Skylin, Kathleen, Bridger, Mikayla, Haley, Cadence, Katy, Elliana and one on the way.
Judi died in Pinedale on Sept. 29, 2015, of pancreatic cancer.
Skyline Drive/Fremont Lake Road Construction Update and Decked Firewood Available for Public
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Hooker Creek Construction, Inc. is preparing to end construction activity for the winter on the Skyline Drive Reconstruction Project (Forest Road #37-740), located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, three miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming.
This 7-mile long construction project was initiated in July of 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. The contractor has completed work scheduled for 2015, and is now implementing erosion control measures necessary for winter shutdown, including hydro mulching and seeding on disturbed slopes. The contractor plans to resume construction activities in early May of 2016.
As a result of construction activities, approximately 30 cords of timber cleared by the contractor from the road right-of-way are currently piled alongside Skyline Drive on the east side of road, approximately 9 miles north of Pinedale. Beginning Thursday, October 8, 2015, this wood will be made available for removal by the public with a 2015 Bridger-Teton National Forest Firewood Permit. The piled wood consists primarily of quaking aspen, intermixed with Douglas fir and lodgepole pine. Some of this wood is still green, which is not recommended for burning this winter. All firewood must be cut into a maximum of 8 foot lengths and properly tagged before leaving the decked site, per firewood permit requirements. Mechanized equipment is not authorized for loading firewood at this site.
The Skyline Drive Reconstruction Project will improve the safety, usability, and longevity of the first 7 miles of Skyline Drive (FS Road 370-740). This is a cooperative project involving the Central Federal Lands Highway Division, Sublette County Roads & Bridges, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management.
Please contact the Pinedale Ranger District at (307) 367-4326 if you have any questions regarding this road reconstruction project or to obtain a firewood cutting permit.
PTSD Support & Educational Group begins in October (posted 10/5/15)
Photos by Fred Pflughoft
Fred Pflughoft posted photos from his hike in August to Miller Lake in the Wind River Mountains. Pictured here is War Bonnet Peak from Miller Lake. Click on this link to see Fred's photo gallery.
Annual Holiday and Craft Fair Nov. 6 & 7th (posted 10/5/15)
Pinedale Fire Station Open House Oct. 10 (posted 10/1/15)
The Boulder Community Center (BCC) will host an Indian Summer BBQ on Saturday, October 10th. A BBQ lunch will be served at noon. Entertainment will be horseshoes, corn-hole, 3-legged race and bobbing for apples for the kids. Current members of the BCC get lunch for free as a thank you for their continued support. If you’re not currently a BCC member, lunch with a 2016 membership is $35 for a family or $10 a meal. The Boulder Community Center is easy to find! Turn onto Hwy 353 at the Boulder Store, take the 2nd right (Jackson St) and look for the big white building with the blue roof.
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