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Wyoming Legislature updates – Sept. 13-15, 2021 (posted 9/17/2021)
Chris Cookson, representing Pinedale’s Rendezvous Meadows Golf Club, won the Wyoming State Senior Amateur Championship by three strokes Sept. 11-15th in Cody, Wyoming.
Chris began playing golf as a child and in college was captain of the golf team for the University of Southern Mississippi on a full-ride scholarship. He thereafter played professionally on the PGA European and Asian Tours for five years.
He is very grateful that he has won at every level beginning in juniors, high school, college, professionally and now at the senior level. Chris is also a Golf Rules Official for tournaments televised by NBC.
Chris and his wife, Mari, built their home in Pinedale 12 years ago and spend their summers there. Chris can be seen most days at Rendezvous Meadows playing golf. He is a runner in his free time.
Sublette County Public Health
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that there have been 55 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County in the past week. There are currently 41 active cases in Sublette County, with 980 recoveries and 11 deaths, for a total of 1,032 cases since the pandemic began. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in the communities of Big Piney, Boulder, and Pinedale.
Sublette County Public Health Nurse Janna Lee gave this week’s video update, providing current numbers, along with testing options. Please go to our Sublette County Public Health Facebook page to view the latest video update here.
State and regional medical systems remain over taxed, finding an available hospital bed for any individual needing hospital level care is extremely difficult. Some regional hospitals are starting to ration care to only the most critical patients. However, this does not mean that you should delay seeking medical help if you are feeling unwell.
Sublette County remains in the Red or High Transmission Zone for community spread this week, along with most of the state, Campbell and Hot Springs Counties remain in the Dark Red/VERY High Transmission Zone. (source)
If you have symptoms, please call the Pinedale Medical Clinic at 307-367-4133 or the Marbleton Medical Clinic at 307-276.3306. Altitude Drug (www.AltitudeDrug.com) and Ridley’s Pharmacy (307-367-2131) also offer testing. Results from testing will be available, within 48-to-72 hours. Staff from your testing location may call with results or you may be given an on-link for results.
Public Health is now able to stock Valut kits at both of our offices for easy pick up! For close contacts, testing for travel, surveillance testing, or those wanting to test at home, Vault PCR tests are a great way to easily test at no charge. Vault tests are available by ordering them via www.vaultheath.com/covid or call Public Health at 307-367-2157 to pick up your kit. These COVID tests require a brief Zoom appointment for collection, you then ship them out via UPS in a provided overnight envelope. You’ll receive results in 48-72 hours via email.
If you don’t have insurance, are underinsured, or have a high deductible plan, please call Public Health for a voucher to pay for testing at the clinics.
If you have symptoms or are a close contact to an active case, please stay home, monitor your health and maintain distance until your test results are received. Go to the Wyoming Department of Health website for great information on quarantine and isolation or call Public Health at 307-367-2157 for assistance.
As of September 13, 2021 – 2,743 people have been fully
vaccinated in Sublette County, which means that 27.9% of our population has been vaccinated. Public Health vaccine clinics continue to see higher rates of visitation with 95 individuals coming to be vaccinated this week countywide! Due to increased demand, we have moved back to our drive-thru format at the Mountain Man Museum on Thursday afternoons.
Public Health continues to offer weekly vaccination clinics offering all three vaccines Moderna, Comirnaty (Pfizer), and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on these clinic days! Comirnaty (Pfizer) is available for ages 12+. Moderna and Janssen are available for those 18 and older.
• Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 pm, Marbleton Public Health Office (located at the Marbleton Senior Center).
• Thursdays 1:30-4:00 pm, Mountain Man Museum Drive-Thru (look for signs, enter through south entrance)
• Public Health is now offering all COVID vaccines by appointment on Tuesdays & Thursdays in our Pinedale Office outside of the posted clinic hours. We will require you to call to schedule these appointments to guarantee that we have nursing staff and vaccine doses available. Please call 307-367-2157 to schedule appointments.
Ridley’s has Moderna vaccine in stock this week and is offering vaccine appointments on Mondays--visit their website to sign up https://www.shopridleys.com/pharmacy.php Altitude Drug is currently offering Janssen vaccine – call for more information at 307-367-2278.
Sign-up here or call Public Health at 307-367-2157 for assistance.
Booster Doses The FDA is meeting today to discuss recommendations for booster doses. Hopefully, we will have more guidance by next week from the FDA & ACIP.
Public Health Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinics
Tuesday, October 5th--Sublette County Fairgrounds
• 10AM--12Noon Senior Flu (65+)
• 2PM--5PM Community Flu (all ages) & COVID Vaccine
Thursday, October 7th--Museum of the Mountain Man
• 10AM--12Noon Senior Flu (65+)
• 2PM--6PM Community Flu (all ages) & COVID Vaccine
Payment due at time of service: Cash & checks accepted; we can bill Medicare, BCBS, Cigna & UMR. Costs are $20 for the regular flu vaccine and $55 for the senior flu (65+yrs) vaccine. To sign-up go to: sublettewycovid.com/vaccine or call 307-367-2157 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are appreciated--walk-ins will be accepted! Please bring your completed consent form with you to these drive-thru clinics. We have plenty of vaccine this year--please schedule your appointment to help flow of traffic through these events.
Sublette County Hospital District awaits USDA decision on CAH loan (posted 9/17/2021)
SCSO announces new online radio scanner services (posted 9/16/2021)
Sublette Commissioners meeting agenda for Sept. 20 (posted 9/16/2021)
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Director (posted 9/14/2021)
The Terry Hill Classic 2021 Trap Shoot will be held Saturday, October 2 at the Big Piney Range. Shooting starts at 11AM. The range is located 7 miles west of Big Piney on Hwy 350. Proceeds will be used to help offset Terry Hill’s medical expenses. Age classes for 11 and younger, 12-20 years, 21+ years. Shotguns are available on a limited basis, shells available for purchase. Buckle prizes for 1st place in each class. Entry fee $15 for 11 & younger, $35 for 12-20 years, $50 for 21+ years. For details and sign up contact Justen Phelps 307-749-5696 or Justin Gibson 307-799-4050.
Graveside Funeral Service for Wilma Newson Sept. 18 (posted 9/12/2021)
Regarding Short Term Rentals
The Town of Pinedale will begin enforcing Ordinance 682 regarding Short Term Rentals (STRs) within Town limits beginning Friday, October 1, 2021. This Ordinance was passed in the spring of 2021 and sets new regulations on STRs for the various zoning districts within the Town limits. The Town will begin enforcing the Ordinance, identifying properties that will be able to offer STRs, and to what extent, and implementing the inspection and permitting process. All existing STRs are being operated outside of current Town code, and do not have legal authority to do so. As the new measures are rolled out, the Town staff will be working with an external contract agency to enforce the code. Please become familiar with the zoning districts in which STRs are available to operate in, and to what capacity. Any existing or future STRs that do not meet the criteria stipulated in Ordinance 682 will need to cease operations on the last day of September 2021. Additional information regarding the inspection and permitting process will be available in the near future. For more information, contact the Pinedale Town Hall, 307-367-4136, www.townofpinedale.us.
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is investigating a report of a theft from a storage unit at Pinedale Self-Storage on US Highway 191. The theft reportedly occurred on the evening of September 6, 2021 at approximately 7pm. The reporting party was in the middle of moving items to and from storage when the theft occurred. The items missing are workout equipment: including a weight lifting machine, dumbbells; and a floor fan. They also discovered five wooden chairs in their unit that had been left which were not theirs.
The SCSO is asking for anyone with any information to please contact our office 307-367-4378 reference case 21-06289.
Sublette County Commissioners meeting rescheduled to Sept. 20 (posted 9/8/2021)
Hear ye, hear ye! The Pinedale Renaissance Faire returns Saturday, September 18th at the Pinedale Library from noon to 4PM. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, fortune telling, tug of war, falconry, children’s crafts, face painting, Nerf jousting, giant chess, a costume contest, local artisans, and live music by Voices 8. Admission is free.
Big Piney Library Fall Festival Sept. 18 (posted 9/8/2021)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Pinedale will host a Mexican Fiesta on Saturday, September 18th from noon until 7:30PM. Dine-In or Take-Out. Tacos, burritos, posole. Beverages of Jarritos or Sangria. For carry-out orders call Kathy Larson, 307-360-7016.
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