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Local photographer Elizabeth Boehm will be featured on the WyomingPBS program Wyoming Chronicle on Friday, November 15th at 7:30PM and on Saturday, November 16th at 6:30PM, and at noon on Sunday, November 17th on the WyomingPBS network. The program can be viewed and shared here: Birding and the Photography of Elizabeth Boehm.
Boehm was one of the photographers featured at the 10th Annual Audubon Photography Awards in which her photo of two male sage grouse won the award for Professional Division Birds. Her work is on display and for sale at Art of the Winds in Pinedale.
Grant funds early education initiative (posted 11/12/19)
Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The American Legion Phillips-Edwards Post 47 in Pinedale, Wyoming held Veterans Day programs on Monday, November 11th, 2019 in Pinedale. They had programs at the Elementary and Middle Schools and at the Pinedale High School. The program included patriotic musical selections by the Pinedale High School Combined Choirs and the Pinedale High School Concert Band. Keynote speakers were Michael Edison, Commander of Post 47 and Phil Vrska, US Marine Corps- Retired.
Special recognition was given to Girls State Delegates and the Voice of Democracy winners. A luncheon followed at the VFW in Pinedale. Special awards were given, including a Freedom of the Press Award to Pinedale Roundup reporter Robert Galbreath; Oathkeeper Award to Sublette County Sheriff K C Lehr; Commanders Award to James Noble, For continuous membership of the American Legion for over 50 years. Also, in recognition of his service for all Americans in the Korean War (1950-53) in support and defense of our US Constitution. Indeed, we honor and thank "Jim" for his service to his fellow man." Preston Goulette carried the award to Jim.
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A Bit of History: The Phillips-Edwards Post 47 of the American Legion was named in the honor of two men from Pinedale who were killed in action in France during World War I. Clifford Phillips was killed by a sniper in 1918. He is buried in France. Sydney Edwards was in a hospital recovering from an attack of appendicitis in 1918 when the hospital was shelled by an airplane and he was killed. His body was exhumed from its initial grave in France and he was brought back to Pinedale and reinterred in the Pinedale Cemetery in 1921.
What Makes America Great By Michael Edison, Commander, American Legion Post 47
Newspapers call for WWI volunteers By Robert Galbreith, Sublette Examiner, Nov. 6, 2018
Sydney Edwards and Clifford Phillips photos Pinedale - Images of America, by Ann Chambers Noble
Sydney Edwards gravestone (photo) In the Pinedale Cemetery
Opening Reception Nov. 14
David Klaren, Mystery Print Gallery
Mystery Print Gallery in Pinedale, Wyoming invites you to our holiday exhibition, Animal|Totem, an invitational exhibit of small works, from November 14 – December 28, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 14th from 5-8pm.
Spinning off from last years’ very popular and successful Animal|Shelter exhibit, this year we are exploring the theme of animal totems.
Animals have been represented in paintings and sculptures since man’s earliest visual works on cave walls in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. In many instances, animal imagery has been used to harness, co-opt, or identify with the traits of a specific animal. Tribal cultures carve animal masks used in ceremonies, many believing they become that animal through transformation, during the ceremony itself. Humans have, and still do, demark periods of time through the Chinese Calendar and the Zodiac with animal symbols, believing that a person born in that particular year, or under that particular sign, imbues them with certain personality traits. Shields, flags, and other heraldry are emblazoned lions, wolves, eagles and other animals, including fantastical beasts such as dragons, gryphons or thunderbirds. We use animals every day to convey the spirit of what we make, or sell, or do; the swiftness of the impala, the wild strength of the mustang, or the quiet elegance of a jaguar.
I invited a group of contemporary artists whose work I find fresh and interesting to explore the theme of animal totems in fun and thoughtful ways. The hope being, that the artists are provided an opportunity to explore ideas, materials, or processes that they may normally not use in their day to day studio practice.
Their work could be based in reality, the fantastical, or the mythological. The work could be serious or humorous. It could be fun, funky, science fictional, intellectual, minimal, environmental, or any other adjective you may choose.
This is considered a small works exhibit, which allows a broader spectrum of artists and works to be presented, as well as a selection of reasonably priced artworks for going into the holiday season.
The artists invited to provide work for this exhibition include:
Christopher Amend – Gillette, WY
Richard Burke – Pinedale, WY
Jenny Dowd – Alpine, WY
Sam Dowd – Alpine, WY
Holland Dutton – Pinedale, WY
Camellia El-Antably – Cheyenne, WY
Lea Hardy – Laramie, WY
Margaret Haydon – Laramie, WY
Favian Hernandez – Laramie, WY
Jun Ishida – Brooklyn, NY
Eric Lee – Cheyenne, WY
Lyndsay McCandless – Jackson, WY
Charm McLellan – Boulder, WY
Bronwyn Minton – Jackson, WY
Mae Orm – Pinedale, WY
Mark Ritchie – Laramie, WY
Sue Sommers – Pinedale, WY
Robin Sruoginis – Pinedale, WY
Mark Vinich – Cheyenne, WY
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Former Pinedale woman featured in Women in Wyoming exhibit (posted 11/11/19)
DEQ Pre-Winter Ozone Season Meeting and Open House Nov. 18 (posted 10/30/19)
On Monday, November 18th, the public is invited to a special film screening of the Wyoming PBS documentary, "Atomic Fracking in Wyoming: The Story of Project Wagon Wheel ." There will be two showings, at 1PM and 6PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. This is a new Wyoming PBS documentary about the Project Wagon Wheel. It will feature interviews with local residents involved. The film is rated G and is approximately 1 hour. Local historian and author Ann Chambers Noble will be present at both screenings to speak about the Wagon Wheel Project and the film. Prior to the 6PM screening, a light meal will be provided free of charge at 5:30 pm. Panel discussion with the filmmaker Gregory Asay, Ann Chambers Noble, and local participants with the film will follow the screening.
In 1968, an area 10 miles south of Boulder (18 miles east-northeast of Big Piney) and 9,220 feet underground was proposed to be exploded by five nuclear bombs to release natural gas trapped in layers of sandstone. Known as Project Wagon Wheel, it was designed as an experiment to study the effectiveness of using nuclear power to extract natural gas. It was estimated that the five bombs would create a blast 25 times greater than the explosion that destroyed Hiroshima. Citizens from Sublette County and surrounding areas formed a local committee to research the effects of the project on residents and to bring their concerns to area lawmakers and eventually the nation's capitol.
Atomic Fracking in Wyoming: The Story of Project Wagon Wheel is a new documentary about the defeat of the project by local residents. The documentary will air on Wyoming PBS on November 19th. It tells the complete story through interviews with Bernie Gosar, Jim Noble and others, as well as the voices of key people involved such as Sally Mackey, John Perry Barlow, Floyd Bousman, Mary Ann Steele, and more. Sublette County citizens can preview the film in its entirety during two opportunities at the Pinedale Library on Monday, November 18th: at 1 pm and again at 6 pm. Local historian and author Ann Chambers Noble will be present at both screenings to speak about the Wagon Wheel Project and the film.
Learn more about the Wagon Wheel Project here: https://www.wyohistory.org/encyclopedia/wagon-wheel-project
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