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Nordic ski trail grooming report – February 16, 2020 (posted 2/16/2020)
Dog-Sled Ride Benefit Feb. 22 (posted 2/16/2020)
Funeral Service for Debra Gillis Feb. 22 (posted 2/15/2020)
Hunter Education Classes offered in Pinedale (posted 2/14/2020)
Sublette Commissioners meeting Feb. 18, 2020 (posted 2/14/2020)
Rec Board Budget Request hearings March 3 & 4 (posted 2/14/2020)
Fat Tire grooming report – Feb. 13, 2020 (posted 2/13/2020)
Community Mental Health Support Group meeting Feb. 20 (posted 2/13/2020)
Free EKG Clinics in February (posted 2/11/2020)
Sublette Democrats Beat the Winter Blues fun(d)raiser Feb. 28 (posted 2/11/2020)
Medication Take Back Day in Big Piney-Marbleton February 26th (posted 2/11/2020)
Green River Valley Cattlemen's Association Annual Banquet Feb. 29 (posted 2/6/2020)
Pinedale High School presents ‘Radium Girls’ play March 3 & 4 (posted 2/5/2020)

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February 18: Sublette County Commisioners regular meeting and time slot for discussion about Hospital District - The Sublette County Commissioners will have their regular board meeting today. At 11:00 is a time slot for discussion about the proposed creation of a Hospital District. This will be about 1/2 worth of discussion time with opportunity for public comment. The meeting starts at 9AM in the Commissioners meeting room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale. Agenda
February 18: Archaeology Talk in Pinedale - Meeting of the Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society. Starts at 6:30PM at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. Short business meeting, then talk by special guest speaker Gregory Nickerson, writer and filmmaker with the Wyoming Migration Initiative. His talk will be: "American Indians and Big Game Migration in the Green River Basin." Public welcome to attend. Free talk. www.sublette.com/was
February 19: Conservation Conversation with Brad Blackwell - 'What's in Your Water - In this Conservation Conversation, we will discuss the condition of our water resources in Sublette County. This will include the current status of water quality in Sublette County, threats to water quality, and how the Conservation District is monitoring the health of these resources. BOCES will provide a light lunch, please register so we have enough food for all. Free, noon-1PM, at the Sublette BOCES building in Pinedale.
February 19: Repurpose, Refresh and Reuse: Old Book Papercrafting in Big Piney - Wednesday from 5 - 6 pm at the Big Piney Library. Consume less in 2020 with our new monthly Repurpose, Refresh and Reuse series! During our February 19th workshop, we will be making art, gifts and curios (intriguing new objects) from old books!ices.
February 22: Dog-Sled Ride Benefit for Casting for Recovery - Musher Gwenn Bogart is giving dog-sled rides on Saturday, February 22 from 10AM to 3PM at Bomgaars (Bargerville south of Pinedale) to benefit "Casting for Recovery" in Wyoming. Riders of all ages can warm up by the campfire with hot chocolate. A $10 donation is suggested.
February 22: Snow Explorers/Altitude Off Road Snowmobile Fun Run - Location TBA
February 22: Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race - Saturday at the White Pine Nordic Ski area adjacent to White Pine Ski Resort. 6k freestyle (rec race), 11k freestyle, 22k freestyle, 1k youth (11 and under) stampede.
February 22: Winter Farmers' Market in Pinedale - Saturday in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library from 8AM to noon. Locally made arts and crafts, produce, meat and dairy products, and hand crafted desserts.
February 22: Deer 139 - 6:00PM in the Pinedale BOCES building. Three women follow the migratory journey of a pregnant doe.
February 23: White Pine Ski Area Birthday Party - Celebrate the anniversary of the opening of White Pine way back in February 1940. KIDS are invited to bring up snow paints to draw pictures in the snow, tubing tickets will be $15 with cake for everyone supplied by White Pine. Come dressed in a Retro Ski Outfit - we'll have prizes for the best male and the best female. Do you still have that 1940's outfit that has been handed down through the family? Happy 80th White Pine!! www.whitepineski.com, 307-367-6606.

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Nordic ski trail grooming report – February 16, 2020 (posted 2/16/2020)
Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 9:45AM report:
All trails above groomed this morning except Flatline and Heart Attack. Couple of inches of fresh, fluffy snow, and lightly snowing now. 17F degrees at the Nordic Equipment Building.
This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board.

Related Links:
White Pine-Kelly Park Ski Trail Map - (10.3MB PDF)
CCC Ponds Ski Trail Map - (1.84MB PDF)
Road and Weather links
www.visitpinedale.org Pinedale tourism website (links to lodging, dining, area information)
www.whitepineski.com White Pine Resort, 307-367-6606, (Nearby alpine skiing, food services, restroom)
www.greatoutdoorshop.com The Great Outdoor Shop, 307-367-2440
www.sublettechamber.com Local businesses & services, 307-367-2242
www.golfpinedale.com Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course (Additional Nordic ski trails, food services, restroom)


Dog-Sled Ride Benefit Feb. 22 (posted 2/16/2020)
Benefit for Casting for Recovery
Musher Gwenn Bogart is again giving dog sled rides on Saturday, February 22 from 10AM to 3PM at Bomgaars (Bargerville south of Pinedale) to benefit "Casting for Recovery" in Wyoming.

Gwen is the co-founder of CFR. Over 20 years ago she had a vision that the sport of fly fishing can be therapeutic both physically and emotionally for women who have had breast cancer. Since then over ten thousand women have attended retreats across the country.

The Wyoming retreat this year is July 24-26 at The Absaroka Guest Ranch outside of Dubois. Women of "any age" at "any state" of treatment and recovery can apply for the no cost retreat, through a random drawing by May 15 at www.castingforrecovery.org.

Gwen will be giving rides with her dog team. Riders of all ages can warm up by the campfire with hot chocolate before and after their turn in the sled. A $10 donation is suggested. Come out for a fun, exciting ride and help an important organization, too.


Funeral Service for Debra Gillis Feb. 22 (posted 2/15/2020)
Covill Funeral Home
Debra Gillis, 50, of Boulder, Wyoming passed away Thursday February 13, 2020 at the Huntsman's Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00 AM at the Pinedale L.D.S. Church. A viewing will take place Friday evening, February 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the church and one hour prior to the service on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Related Links:
Obituary – Debra Gillis


Hunter Education courses offered in Pinedale in February and March
Hunter Education courses offered in Pinedale in February and March
Hunter Education Classes offered in Pinedale (posted 2/14/2020)
Required to obtain a hunting license
There will be two sessions of Hunter Education courses offered in Pinedale. Anyone born after January 1, 1966 must take an approved Hunter Education Course in order to obtain a hunting license in Wyoming. These are five-day courses with one additional day of practice at the local gun range. Space is limited for the gun range practice days, so it is recommended you sign up early. Sign up is by online registration here. For more information call the Pinedale office of the Wyoming Game & Fish at 307-367-4353 or stop by the front desk of their office at 432 East Mill Street.

Online Class Sign-up: https://wgfapps.wyo.gov/HunterEdRegistration/frmCourseList.aspx

February 24-29, 2020
Location: Wyoming Game & Fish Pinedale Regional Office

432 East Mill Street, Pinedale
Instructor: Miles Anderson, 307-730-0331
5:30-8:30PM
5-day class will be Monday – Friday, February 24th-28th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Wyoming Game & Fish Pinedale District Office, and a Range Day on Saturday, February 29th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Pinedale Rifle & Pistol Club range in the Pinedale Industrial Park. Please plan accordingly for that outdoor day and dress warmly. There may be an additional $5 course fee to help purchase ammo for the range day. Please bring a pen/pencil, water bottle and snacks if desired. Space is limited for the gun range practice day, so it is recommended you sign up early.

March 23-28, 2020
Location: Sublette County Weed & Pest Office

12 S Bench Rd, Pinedale
Instructor: Miles Anderson, 307-730-0331
5:30-8:30PM
5-day class will be Monday – Friday, March 23rd-27th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Sublette County Weed & Pest Office, and Range Day on Saturday, February 29th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Pinedale Rifle & Pistol Club gun range in the Pinedale Industrial Park. Please plan accordingly for that outdoor day and dress warmly. There may be an additional $5 course fee to help purchase ammo for the range day. Please bring a pen/pencil, water bottle and snacks if desired. Space is limited for the gun range practice day, so it is recommended you sign up early.

Classes cover Hunter Responsibility and Ethics, Wildlife Conservation and Management, Firearms and Firearm Safety, Game and Fish Statutes and Regulations, Game Care and Wildlife Identification, and Outdoor Safety. The classes also require hands-on firearm handling tests at the local gun range (all equipment provided. There is a $5 fee for ammunition.) There is also a written test comprised of 50 multiple choice and matching questions. Students must pass the written test with a minimum score of 70%.

Hunter Education courses in Wyoming are sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. These programs are designed for the prevention of hunting and firearm related accidents, with emphasis placed on improving knowledge about the heritage of hunting. The importance of the young hunter developing a sense of ethics and responsibility is stressed. Both the first-time and veteran hunter are encouraged to become involved in all matters related to hunting, wildlife, and the environment. Responsible, ethical behavior by hunters and personal involvement in the community will be essential to the future of wildlife and the survival of hunting.

For more information, visit the Wyoming Game & Fish website: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/.


Sublette Commissioners meeting Feb. 18, 2020 (posted 2/14/2020)
Carrie Long, Sublette County Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING
COMMISSION CHAMBERS
SUBLETTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
PINEDALE, WYOMING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
AGENDA

9:00 A.M. Call to Order
Pledge of Allegiance – Chairman David Burnett will call the meeting to order, and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Request approval of the agenda
Request approval of the prior meeting minutes

9:05 A.M. Billy Pape, Road & Bridge – Update on activities
Rio Verde Engineering – Update on Road & Bridge Projects

9:30 A.M. Matt Gaffney, County Administrator
Consideration of Request for Proposals for County Phone System Upgrade
Public Advertisement of County Centennial Celebration

9:45 A.M. Greg Greenough, Structure Administrator, Visionary Broadband – Application for Communications Tower Site.

10:00 A.M. Shad Cooper, Fire Warden, Discuss bid for Tender

10:15 A.M. Darren Hull, Director, Chamber of Commerce – Political Action Committee Notification

10:30 A.M. Monthly Reports
Accounts Payable (audited with motion to approve for payment).
Resolution No. 20-100379B / Kominsky CUP (approved 2-4-2020)
Resolution No. 20-100380B / Amerine Minor Sub Vacation (approved 2-4-2020)
Resolution No. 20-100381B / Eiden Construction Zone Change (approved 2-4-2020)
Treasurer – Emily Paravicini
(Bond Approval) - Michael Henn, Secretary/Treasurer - Sublette County Fair Board
NOVC 5 Year Repayment Options
Jeness Saxton, Assessor, Notice of Valuation Changes
Board Appointment 1 – Unexpired 1 ˝-year term, Golf Committee

11:00 A.M. Memorandum of Understanding Discussion – Hospital District

11:30 A.M. Brian Gray, Jorgensen, High Meadow Ranch Water District Letter of Support

11:45 A.M. Old Business

12:00 P.M. Lunch

Click on this link for a printable version of this agenda.

Related Links:
www.sublettewyo.com Sublette County website


Rec Board Budget Request hearings March 3 & 4 (posted 2/14/2020)
Sublette County Recreation Board
The Sublette County Recreation Board will hear budget requests for the fiscal year 2020-2021 in Marbleton and Pinedale in March. The hearing in Marbleton will be on Tuesday, March 3rd and the hearing in Pinedale will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Marbleton
March 3, 2020 at 6:00pm
Marbleton Town Hall

Pinedale
March 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Sublette County Courthouse – Commissioner Meeting Room

The members of the Rec Board would appreciate your cooperation in meeting the following guidelines when requesting funds:

Grant applications can be obtained by contacting Board Clerk, Betty Cheeney at 307-360-8135, Sublette County’s Website at http://www.sublettewyo.com/198/Recreation or go to our Facebook page.

A representative of your project/organization must attend one of the budget hearings and provide, 11 copies of the completed grant application, list of items requested in order of priority, profit/loss statement and balance sheet. Request packets should only be four pages or less.

Grant applications will not be accepted after March 4. 2020.


Fat Tire grooming report – Feb. 13, 2020 (posted 2/13/2020)
Andrew Zook, Geared Up
All Lower Kelly Park is groomed with a great riding base. Should be perfect conditions for the next 3-5 days due to high pressure system.
For more information contact Geared Up, 307-399-5539 c.307-760-1912, www.gearedupbikes.com


Community Mental Health Support Group meeting Feb. 20 (posted 2/13/2020)
The Community Mental Health Support Group will meet on Thursday February 20th, from 7:00-8:00PM at the Sublette County School District School Administration Board Room, 655 North Tyler Avenue, in Pinedale. This group is for anyone facing mental health challenges and who has a desire to achieve wellness, gain support, connect with others and learn about helpful resources. Family and friends are also welcome. This is an adult group for anyone over the age of 18.

Wind River Mental Health Advocacy Alliance is a new, non-affiliated resource dedicated to supporting and improving mental health in the community. For more information, call or text (307) 360-7926.


Free EKG Clinics in February (posted 2/11/2020)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is offering free baseline EKGs February 24th in Pinedale and February 25th in Marbleton. A baseline EKG will give you a first look at your heart’s activity by which to compare future EKGs. This is good for any healthy individual of any age with no current health complications. EKGs are performed and reviewed by Sublette County EMS staff.

Monday, February 24 in Pinedale: From noon to 6:00PM in the Pinedale EMS Classroom. Please schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but spots are limited. Call 307-367-2315.
Tuesday, February 25 in Marbleton: From 2:00PM – 6:00PM in the Marbleton EMS Classroom. Please call 307-276-3032 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but spots are limited.


Sublette Democrats to meet Feb. 28th
Sublette Democrats to meet Feb. 28th
Sublette Democrats Beat the Winter Blues fun(d)raiser Feb. 28 (posted 2/11/2020)
Beat the Winter Blues with the Blues! Join with other Sublette County Democrats for an evening with friends and fun(d)raising. Lakeside Lodge, Friday, Feb. 28th at 5:30PM. There will be political talk, including the 2020 Caucus, music by Wyoming State Democratic Chair Joe Barbutto and friends, complimentary appetizers, cash bar. All are welcome.


Medication Take Back Day in Big Piney-Marbleton February 26th (posted 2/11/2020)
Sublette County Public Health will be holding a Medication Take Back Day in Big Piney/Marbleton on Wednesday, February 26th. Bring in your old or unused medications for safe disposal at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneer Senior Center in Marbleton from 11AM to 1PM and get a free lunch at the Center. Open to everyone. For more information, call Sublette County Public Health, 307-367-2157.


Green River Valley Cattlemen's Association Annual Banquet Feb. 29 (posted 2/6/2020)
Meetings Feb 28 & 28
The Green River Valley Cattlemen's Association will hold their annual meetings and banquet on February 28 and 29, 2020. The meetings will be held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning at the Marbleton Town Hall. The meetings start at 1PM on Friday. Topics include Wyoming State Veterinarian update, vaccine info, calves, soil quality and irrigation, fetal programming, Wyoming stock growers update, business meeting and more.

The banquet will be Saturday evening at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. It will be a prime rib dinner. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Social hour will start at 5:30PM with a cash bar. Dinner will start at 6:00PM. Live music by the Sundowners. Tickets are available at the Cowboy Shop, both Office Outlet stores, or contact Audra at 307-760-5737.


Radium Girls, March 3 & 4, 2020. Pinedale High School Drama play.
Pinedale High School presents ‘Radium Girls’ play March 3 & 4 (posted 2/5/2020)
Pinedale High School Drama will present the play "Radium Girls" on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00PM in the Sheppard Auditorium in Pinedale.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Pinedale High School front office, from NAPA Auto Parts or Office Outlet in Pinedale, or from any cast member.


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