Sublette County Rural Health Care District meeting Nov. 19 (posted 11/18/18)
Monday, November 19, 2018 – 6:00pm
County Commissioner Room, Sublette County Courthouse
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Election of Officers
- Finance Report/Lorraine Gatzke
- Operations Report/Amanda Key
- EMS Report/Bill Kluck
- 2019 Holiday Schedule
- 2019 Board Meeting Schedule
-Motion for Board appointees to the following Committees:
-305.2 Insurance Benefits Cobra Policy, 308.1 Overtime, 313.1 Statutory Benefits Policy, 314.1 Time off to Vote Policy, 319.1 Retiree Health Care Benefits (Amanda Key)
-Job descriptions for Administrative Assistant and Patient Accounts Director (Lorraine Gatzke)
-Discuss and vote on mediation (Wendy Boman)
-Discuss and vote on Board and/or other representatives for mediation (Wendy Boman)
-Discuss and vote on Bloomfield property (Wendy Boman)
-Discuss and vote on $100,000 escrow refund (Wendy Boman)
-Job descriptions for Medical Assistant and Certified Nursing Assistant (Amanda Key)
- Approval of Minutes- Regular Meeting October 17, 2018
-Approval of Payroll and Bills
Click on this link for a printable version of this agenda.
Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Polar Express Movie Night Nov. 30 (posted 11/18/18)
Polar Express Movie Night Nov. 30th
Fundraiser for Pinedale Preschool
Pinedale Preschool will host Polar Express Movie Night on Friday, November 30th. The event is for ages 2 and up. Children can wear PJs and bring a blanket and pillow. From 6:30 to 9PM. Make it a Date Night and drop kids off with Pinedale Preschool staff. Santa will make an appearance. Cost is $10 per child, siblings $5/each. Cost includes ticket for "train," photo booth, sleigh bell, hot cocoa and cookies, reindeer food, and holiday craft to take home. Pinedale Preschool is located at 216 S Maybell Ave. RSVP appreciated, call Teresa today to reserve your child’s spot, 307-367-2666. If you forget to RSVP, drop-offs are welcome.
Sublette County Small Business Saturday Poker Run Nov. 24 (posted 11/18/18)
Sublette County's Small Business Saturday Poker Run will be held on Saturday, November 24th. Participants are encouraged to visit many shops across Sublette County and those who stay to shop are rewarded.
Pick up packets in the morning at set locations. Each will include a "deck of cards sheet," a map of businesses, and a bingo card with various dollar amounts. Participants will travel through the stores earning points in two ways. There will be 4 secret card locations where participants will draw a card and have it stamped on their sheet. They will also earn a stamp on their poker chip bingo card for entering any participating store, and additional stamps for money spent.
There will be prizes for the best and worst poker hands, visiting the most businesses, the top spender and - new this year- the most "selfies" taken at local businesses. (#shoppinedale)
The poker run will start at 9am and end with the last card draw at Jaks at 2pm. Winners will be announced at 3:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 307-367-2242.
Free High School Equivalency and English classes offered (posted 11/18/18)
Western Wyoming Community College offers free High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes in Pinedale.
Western Wyoming Community College offers free High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes in Pinedale. This is an opportunity for those who haven’t finished high school to secure an equivalency credential. For non-English speaking persons, there are also classes to teach English. High School Equivalency classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Pinedale in the Sublette BOCES building. For more information, contact Linda Baker, 307-367-6873, email@example.com.
2018 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Pinedale (posted 11/18/18)
The 2018 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, November 22nd at the Community United Church of Christ, 113 Maybell Avenue in Pinedale. Everyone is welcome.
The Community United Church of Christ, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Church of the Resurrection and St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church are once again joining together to host the meal. Dinner will include all the traditional trimmings and will be served from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 22.
There is no cost for the meal as all are welcome. Come by yourself or bring your family and friends. For more information, please contact Rev. Melinda Bobo, St. Andrews priest, at (307) 367-2674.
2018 Thanksgiving Service (posted 11/18/18)
The 2018 Sublette County ecumenical service of Thanksgiving will be hosted by the United Church of Christ on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. The interdenominational service, open to all, will take place at the United Church of Christ, 113 South Maybell Avenue, Pinedale.
Members of the United Church of Christ, Church of the Resurrection, Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church will conduct a joint service of Thanksgiving beginning at 11:00 a.m. The brief service will end in plenty of time to enter the serving line and enjoy a delicious, and free, thanksgiving meal prepared by volunteers.
Everyone is welcome and church membership is not a requirement.
Holiday Happenings with the Museum of the Mountain Man (posted 11/18/18)
Holiday Happenings at the Museum of the Mountain Man
With another successful summer season in the books, the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale is looking forward to some local Christmas festivities. The gift shop is brimming with stocking stuffers, "special somethings" and great reads for the whole family, and they’d love to help you fill your shopping list.
You are invited to join them for one of the following special holiday season events:
• Small Business Saturday on November 24, Museum open from 9am – 4pm (10% discount)
• 25th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction, Pinedale Library, 6 – 9pm
• Special Shopping Hours at the Museum, Wednesday, December 12, 3-7pm (10% discount)
• Procrastinator’s Last Chance, Museum open Wednesday, December 19, 3-7pm (10% discount)
• Online shopping is also available at Museum Online Trading Post (free shipping during the holiday season)
Each year individuals, organizations and businesses create unique wreaths, swags and chocolate delights and donate them to the Museum for the annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction. This holiday event, held annually on the first Friday evening of December, is the main fundraiser for the Sublette County Historical Society and the Museum of the Mountain Man. The funds raised help support programs and projects for the following year. The event includes a live auction for wreaths and a silent auction featuring chocolate and gift baskets. Jay Fear, prior SCHS Board President, serves as the Auctioneer. The food is generously sponsored by First Bank. Started in 1993, this annual event has become a highlight of the holiday season in Sublette County.
The Museum of the Mountain Man welcomed more than 10,000 visitors from all 50 states and 34 countries this past summer. It is the only museum in the world focused on the Rendezvous era of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. It is considered one of the top museums in Wyoming.
Each May the Museum partners with the American Mountain Men to offer a Living History Days experience for over 800 students from around the region. Another 3,000+ people attend free educational programs during the annual Green River Rendezvous Days for four days in mid-July.
The Museum will be open for special days during the holiday season for late holiday shopping and for visits of the Museum. For more info call 307-367-4101 or go online to www.mmmuseum.com.
Facebook page Museum of the Mountain Man
Sublette Commissioners agenda for Nov. 20 (posted 11/16/18)
Meeting in Big Piney
Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
BIG PINEY TOWN HALL, BIG PINEY, WYOMING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
(Tentative Agenda, Subject to Change Up To 9 a.m. the Day of the Meeting)
9:00 a.m. Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance
Chairman Nelson will call the meeting to order, lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and request approval of the prior meeting minutes.
Billy Pape, Road & Bridge
This report will include a review of all present maintenance work being performed, project updates, materials and equipment.
9:30 a.m. Billy Pape, Waste Management
This report will include a review of the Landfill, Recycling, and the Transfer Station operations.
10:00 a.m. Shad Cooper, County Fire Warden
Update on SCUF Activities and Harris Project
Executive Session in accordance with W.S. 16-4-405(a)(vii), Real Estate
10:15 a.m. Dave Nemitz, Hoback Ranches SID
Mineral Royalty Grant Application
Other Funding Applications
10:30 a.m. Don Kranendonk, District Ranger
Update on District Activities
10:45 a.m. Sheriff KC Lehr
Update on Department Activities
11:00 a.m. Jim Mitchell, Emergency Management Coordinator
Roosevelt Fire and Funding Report
11:15 a.m. Old Business
Commission Members will report on activities since last meeting
Lunch To Be Announced
1:00 p.m. Jay Brower, Fairgrounds
Update on Activities
1:30 p.m. Todd Hurd, Forsgren & Associates
Update on Ongoing Construction Projects
2:00 p.m. WPLI Review
Review of Committee Work and Public Hearing
2:30 p.m. Kate Dahl, Enviremedial Services, Inc. Presentation
Proposal Presentation for WBC Grant Application
3:00 p.m. Broadband
Broadband RFP Review
Public Hearing, WBC Grant Application
www.sublettewyo.com Sublette County website
Sublette Medical Clinics will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday (posted 11/16/18)
PUBLIC NOTICE: The medical clinics in Pinedale and Marbleton will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018.
‘Fun with Radiocarbon Dates’ archaeology talk Nov. 27 (posted 11/16/18)
Special Guest speak Bob Kelly
The Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archeology Society will be having a meeting on Tuesday, November 27th, at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. (Note the change of date to the 4th Tuesday instead of normal 3rd Tuesday to avoid Thanksgiving week.) There will be a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Bob Kelly. Everyone is welcome.
The topic of the presentation will be "Fun with Radiocarbon Dates." For the past several years Bob and his associates have been building a radiocarbon database from the lower 48 states. He’ll update the audience on the progress and talk about some of the things they have learned about Wyoming, North America, and even global prehistory from our database of thousands of radiocarbon dates.
Bob has been doing archaeology for the past 45 years in the western US — the last 20 in Wyoming. He is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology, and just completed a term as editor of the Society’s flagship journal, American Antiquity. He just completed excavation of a rockshelter near Medicine Lodge, on Paint Rock Creek, and have worked on the Pine Spring site in SW Wyoming, and surveyed ice patches for archaeology in the Winds, Absarokas, and Glacier National Park in Montana. With others, he is working on a mammoth kill site near Douglas. He is the co-author of two textbooks, Archaeology, and Archaeology: Down to Earth, and the author of The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers, and the popular book, The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about the Future.
www.sublette.com/was Upper Green River Basin Chapter – Wyoming Archaeological Society
Nationwide grant helps PFAC expand community programming (posted 11/14/18)
This fall, The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) debuted a new series of community arts programming specifically targeted to local seniors. Hear and Now is instructed by local artist and owner of Pinedale Art and Craft Mae Orm.
Pinedale Fine Arts Council
This fall, The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) debuted a new series of community arts programming specifically targeted to local seniors. The new Elder Care Programs began in September with "Firsts – An Evening of Stories by Seniors" where 6 local seniors told long-form stories to a crowd of 70+ people on the Rendezvous Pointe stage. This past month, PFAC premiered its "Here & Now" program – a cognitive-based arts class where 11 seniors and a handful of volunteers gathered at the Sublette Center for an afternoon of still life-painting. Later in the month PFAC presented a similar class in Big Piney.
Hear and Now, which is instructed by local artist and owner of Pinedale Art and Craft Mae Orm, is designed to provide a supportive environment for seniors and their loved ones where they have a chance to experience sensory and intellectual stimulation, communicate through art, and explore various art media including paint, clay, collage and printmaking.
While PFAC has hoped to expand its community programming to target seniors for years, it was receiving funding from The Laura Jane Musser Fund, a nationwide granting organization, which finally got the ball rolling.
"PFAC has been providing free tickets to Sublette Center and the Southwest Sublette Pioneer Center for years," says Kari DeWitt, PFAC Director. "Seeing firsthand the positive benefits those performances have had on our senior population really got us to thinking that there was a lot more we could be doing for our elder population. To be awarded a national grant from the Laura Jane Musser Fund to launch these programs is quite an honor."
Established by the estate of Laura Jane Musser of Little Falls, Minnesota to continue the personal philanthropy, which she practiced in her lifetime, the Musser Grant is a very competitive grant, something PFAC knows all too well.
In addition to "Firsts" and "Here and Now, both of which are offered in Pinedale and Big Piney," PFAC will be premiering it’s third program "TimeSlips" this Spring. Tailored to seniors living with dementia "TimeSlips" uses visual art to open storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
For more information on PFAC’s new Elder Care Programming visit pinedalefinearts.com.
Click on this link for more pictures: Nationwide grant helps PFAC expand community programming
Chance Meeting Nov. 19 (posted 11/14/18)
Chance Meetings are an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network, share ideas and ask questions. The next meeting will be on Monday, November 19th starting at 5:30PM at the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center in Pinedale. Dick McGinity of Wyoming Invest Now (WIN) will be the speaker for this month’s Chance Meeting. WIN is a new investment opportunity available exclusively to Wyoming citizens. Through WIN, individuals can invest in Wyoming companies by utilizing this new crowd funding platform. If you are an investor or seeking funds for your business, this is a great opportunity to learn more.
For more information contact Matt Murdock, 307-749-0615, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sam Bixler, 307-231-4546, email@example.com.
Christmas Concerts in Pinedale and Big Piney (posted 11/14/18)
By the Pinedale Community Choir
The Pinedale Community Choir, under the direction of Candy Herda-Scott, will be performing Christmas Concerts in Big Piney and Pinedale this holiday season. The 55-member choir, along with various instrumentalists, will perform a shortened version of its program in Pinedale on Friday, December 7th, at 3:00 PM in the Sublette Center. A full program performance will be held on Saturday, December 8th, at 1:00 PM in the Big Piney Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and on Sunday, December 9th, at 3:00 PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library, hosted by the Episcopal Church.
Cowpokes for Christmas Concert Dec. 14 (posted 11/14/18)
Singer/songwriter Brenn Hill and cowboy poet/humorist Andy Nelson present "Cowpokes for Christmas" at 7:30PM on Friday, December 14 in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Celebrate the Christmas season with a little cowboy flavor. Tickets are $20 each, $50 for immediate family, available at the door.
Pinedale Turkey Trot 5000 Nov. 22 (posted 11/5/18)
Don't miss the 28th running of the Pinedale Turkey Trot 5000 to be held Thanksgiving morning starting at the Sheppard's house (22 Sportsmans Loop in Pinedale). This is a 3 mile fun run, walk or trot and it starts at 9 AM. All levels of fitness are welcomed. Everyone needs to register, however there is no charge to enter. Registration starts at 8:30 AM. We have had over 200 participants in the past, so hope to add to the growing field again this year. Any questions call 307-367-4654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. This is a good way to burn some calories before you eat all the turkey, dressing and pie that day!
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies in Marbleton Nov. 20 (posted 11/5/18)
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry will be in Marbleton on Tuesday, November 20th. They provide food to community members. There are no restrictions, membership fee or eligibility forms. Anyone in need is welcome to come by from 3-5PM at the SW Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center, 429 E 1st Street in Marbleton. This food distribution is generously sponsored by Jonah Energy LLC.
Learn About Life Flight Memberships Nov. 20 (posted 11/5/18)
Everyone is invited to a presentation on Tuesday, November 20th to learn more about area life flight options and purchasing life flight insurance. The presentation will be at 6:30PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. It is being presented by the Sublette County Library, the Pinedale Medical Clinic, and Sublette County EMS to help the public learn about emergency air medical transport services.
Residents of Sublette County live in a rural area with no local hospital. In life-threatening emergencies, patients must be transported out of area to larger communities with more advanced medical services. The cost of air ambulance services to get you or family members to a hospital can range from $14,000 to more than $60,000. The cost of Life Flight membership is around $65/year. As a member, there is no cost for medically-necessary emergency transport flights. Membership can cover you, your spouse or domestic partner, and dependents. (Medicaid beneficiaries should not apply for membership.) Come to the talk to learn more.
www.lifeflight.org Life Flight Membership
Sublette County Rural Health Care – Medical Flight Memberships
2018 Pre-Winter Ozone Meeting Nov. 28 (posted 10/31/18)
Wyoming DEQ is holding their 2018 Pre-Winter Ozone Meeting on Wednesday, November 28th in Pinedale. It will be in the Sublette County Weed and Pest Building from 6-8PM. There will be an Open House sponsored by Wyoming DEQ Air Quality staff.
WY DEQ Air Quality staff are looking for a few folks to meet either on the afternoon of Nov. 28 or morning of Nov. 29 to talk about WyVisNet (www.wyvisnet.com). DEQ is looking for some feedback/input on what citizens do/don't like about WyVisNet and what features they use most often. Please contact email@example.com if you have interest.
Sublette County Battle of the Badge’s Dodgeball Nov. 30th (posted 10/31/18)
Battle of the Badge's Dodgeball Nov. 30
The Sublette County Battle of the Badges’s Dodgeball game will be held on Friday, November 30th. This is an event to help raise funds for recovery efforts for the victims of the Roosevelt Fire. Teams will be the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Sublette County Sheriff’s Office vs Sublette County Unified Fire and Sublette County EMS. The game will be at 7:00PM in the Wrangler Gym in Pinedale. There will be a 50/50 Raffle. FFA will be selling food and concessions. Early Bird tickets are $10 until November 25th at 6PM. Early Bird Family of 4 tickets are $30. Full price tickets the week of the event and at the door, $15/single, $45 for family of 4. More information and link to online ticket purchase on the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136055483213387/. (Note, the online ticket purchase has a service charge).
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