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Governor Mark Gordonís series of Town Hall meetings addressing mental health care in the state are continuing, with the next meetings scheduled for December 15 in Pinedale and December 18 in Gillette.
The discussions are open to the public and aimed at fostering open conversations with community members and partners about efforts underway to increase awareness of available resources and improve access to care. Representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches are invited to attend, as well as local elected officials.
"I have been impressed with the honesty and engagement weíve seen from community members during the town halls we have already hosted. Iím looking forward to these additional conversations," Governor Gordon said.
Governor Gordon is prioritizing improving access to mental health resources. The Health Care Task Force is working to identify barriers, opportunities, and gaps in the network of mental health and substance abuse care in the state. The Town Halls are an opportunity to hear from local communities with firsthand experience of this issue.
Pinedale Mental Health Town Hall
December 15, 9:30 - 11 am
Lovatt Room, Sublette County Public Library
155 S Tyler Ave, Pinedale.
Gillette Mental Health Town Hall
December 18, 9-10:30 am
Campbell County Fire Department
AMFTC Conference Space 1
701 Larch Street, Gillette
Pinedale will celebrate Mountain Man Christmas Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 8-10th, with all kinds of festive activities.
Friday, December 8th:
Main Street Pinedale's Holiday Market Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library from 2-6PM. Free entry. Shop local and discover great finds for your holiday shopping.
Christmas Celebration through Scripture and Song By the Pinedale Community Choir. 3PM at the Sublette Center in Pinedale.
Sleigh Ride Around the World Holiday ice skating show by the Wind River Skate Club. 6PM at the Sublette County Ice Arena. Admission by donation. Chili, baked goods, hot chocolate bar available.
Saturday, December 9th:
Mountain Man Christmas at the Pinedale Library Crafts from The Mitten! Saturday from 2-4 pm in the Lovatt Room. Before the parade and tree lighting, stop by the library for kidsí crafts inspired by the bestselling modern classic The Mitten! Plus, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate all afternoon!
Mountain Man Christmas at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale The Museum will be open from 9AM to 5PM on Saturday. Free admission. There will be local vendors with jewelry, candles, blacksmithing, and more. Bell wreath craft activities for the kids (must be accompanied by an adult). Cider and cookies for refreshments. Shop in the gift shop for the history enthusiast on your list. For more information, call the Museum at 307-367-4101.
Mountain Man Christmas in downtown Pinedale Hosted by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and downtown businesses. Saturday.
Light parade at 6PM.
Tree lighting at 7PM with Pinedale Mayor Matt Murdock.
Christmas caroling by members of the Pinedale High School Choir.
The Chamber will be presenting trophies for the Lighting Contest.
Pop Up Market, coffee and cocoa, baked goods, crystals, hand-made crafts and more at the Visitor Center after 2PM.
Bonfire, símores also.
Downtown businesses on main street will be open during the day with specials and open houses, some will stay open late during the parade.
Sunday, December 10th:
Christmas Celebration through Scripture and Song By the Pinedale Community Choir. 3PM at the Sheppard Auditorium in Pinedale.
Local ensemble, Pucker & Pluck, is hosting its second Christmas concert on Monday, December 18th at 6pm in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Pucker & Pluck is a group of friends playing stringed instruments save one flute and an occasional piano. They enjoy folk, western, and even some classical music. Come out for a fun-loviní foot-tappiní time! Admission is free, children are welcome, and donations are appreciated.
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Jill Mary Tegeler, born on October 2, 1942, in Milwaukee, WI, departed from this world on November 30, 2023, in Pinedale, WY.
Jill's journey began with a passion for education, and she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Education. Her adventurous spirit led her to Cheyenne, WY, where she taught at Saint Maryís High School. It was there that she met the love of her life, Don Tegeler, and on June 15, 1968, they exchanged vows in Milwaukee.
In 1973, Jill and Don made their home in Pinedale where Jill transitioned her career to real estate and found great success taking over Allen Agency and becoming an integral part of the Wyoming Real Estate Association. Jill's commitment extended to community service, contributing to the Sublette County Chamber, The Food Basket among many others.
Her faith was central to her life, and she served in various roles at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Later, she continued her volunteer work with students at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Tucson during winter retreats.
Jill had a remarkable ability to connect with people, and she cherished the many friendships she cultivated over the years. Her love for Wyoming was manifested in her enjoyment of hiking in the Wind River Mountains and cross-country skiing. Jill was a devoted supporter and fan of her children and grandchildren, attending their sporting events with enthusiasm and spirit.
Jill is survived by her brother, Jack Bardeen of Eagan, MN, her son, Kelly (Denise) Tegeler, daughter Kerry (Jay) Majhanovich, and three granddaughters: Shelbi Tegeler, Maggie Majhanovich, and Mandy Majhanovich all of Pinedale, WY.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec 16th at Our Lady of Peace at 11 am, with lunch to follow at 42 Broken Hills Dr in Pinedale. In lieu of flowers, Jill's favorite charities were The Food Basket of Pinedale or Our Lady of Peace in Pinedale. Jillís memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, and her legacy of kindness, adventure, and compassion will be a lasting tribute to her remarkable spirit.
Shad Cooper, Fire Chief, Sublette County Unified Fire
Sublette County Unified Fire is currently recruiting volunteer firefighters. Each of the six fire stations in Sublette County are staffed with dedicated volunteers who take their responsibility seriously. Imagine if there was no one available to help when someone calls 911 to report an emergency. That is why it is so important to recruit volunteer firefighters and help protect our neighbors and communities when it is most needed.
Volunteer firefighters come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders. There are men and women of all ages who volunteer in a variety of roles. Retirees, teachers, industrial workers, business owners, health care workers, retail sales workers, laborers, administrative professionals, ranchers, students, and many other professions are represented on the fire department. We have several members who have retired from their careers and joined the fire department as a means to stay active in the community. We also have several junior firefighter cadets who gain valuable experience and learn about civic responsibility. Everyone has skills that are important and beneficial as a volunteer firefighter.
Sublette County Unified Fire responds to far more than just house fires. We also answer calls for motor vehicle accidents, wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, specialized rescues, serious medical accidents, and many other types of emergencies as well. Many of our volunteers appreciate the community involvement and the opportunity to engage in rewarding activities like school presentations, parades, and fireworks displays. Other volunteers like the camaraderie and friendship in the fire department. Others may like belonging to something important with rich history and traditions. Many others volunteer for personal fulfillment and sense of self-worth. Still other firefighters may like the excitement of helping during an emergency. Whatever the reason, there is something for everyone at the fire station.
Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter can fill out an application and enroll in the upcoming firefighter recruit academy. The recruit academy starts in early January and provides new recruits with the necessary basic knowledge and hands-on training to be safe while responding to emergencies. As part of the academy, firefighters will learn about things like fire behavior, suppression, hoses & nozzles, ropes & knots, ladders, extinguishers, rescue tools, technical rescue skills, and fire investigations. The recruit academy is designed to work around the schedules of the volunteer firefighters so it doesnít conflict with work schedules or family activities.
For more information about becoming a member of the fire department, please contact the administrative offices of Sublette County Unified Fire at 307-367-4550. We are happy to answer any questions from anyone interested in joining.
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