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Daniel gardeners earn season’s first Garden of Beauty Award

Brenda Baker’s triple-walled polycarbonate greenhouse near Daniel is brimming with fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers. Baker’s garden is the first to earn the 2024 Garden of Beauty Award from the Sage and Snow Garden Club.
DANIEL — The Sage and Snow Garden Club awarded its first Garden of Beauty Award for 2024 to Brenda Baker and Tony Pratt near Daniel. Their triple-walled polycarbonate Riga greenhouse is …

2024 Sublette County Fair schedule of events

Months of hard work will culminate at the Sublette County Fairgrounds, 10937 HWY 189 in Big Piney, as the Sublette County Fair gets underway this week. We’ve rounded up a schedule for all the can’t-miss events beginning with the Rocket Launch on Friday, July 19 through the archery shoot on Sunday, July 28. For more information, visit https://www.sublettecountyfair.com/.

County 23 adds 23rd historic property to National Register

Clint Gilchrist, left, President of the Sublette County Historic Preservation Board, presents the National Register of Historic Places plaque to Kay, Samuel, DeWitt, Jason and Crissy Morris, who are the current owners and operators of Big Sandy Lodge. The lodge marks the 23rd property in Sublette County to be added to the National Register.
BOULDER — More than 150 people were in attendance on Saturday, July 6 for the celebration of Big Sandy Lodge’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places. The property at the …

Pinedale Seniors Division defends state title

The Pinedale Senior Little League team stands together ahead of the Seniors State Tournament July 10-13, with plans to defend their 2023 State Champion title. Baseball is growing in Pinedale, thanks to a devoted group of players, coaches, parents and volunteers.
PINEDALE —   The Pinedale Little League Seniors Division is defending its state championship title this week at the state tournament. If the team comes out on top, they’ll head back …

Pinedale volunteers recognized by First Lady Jennie Gordon

First Lady Jennie Gordon, far left, poses with Pinedale Community BakPak Program volunteer Julie Huntley, third from left, at the fifth regional summit recently held in Cheyenne. Huntley and Pinedale Community Food Basket volunteer Diana Simpson were both recognized for their service to Sublette County during the First Lady’s summit.
CHEYENNE — First Lady Jennie Gordon ’ s Wyoming Hunger Initiative in partnership with the Hughes Charitable Foundation hosted its fifth regional summit in southwest Wyoming recently to …

Spooked by price tag, billionaire cans under-construction luxury resort in Bondurant

A flattened hillside overlooking Upper Hoback River Road was going to host a luxury resort that's been canceled mid-construction by billionaire Joe Ricketts. This photograph was taken from adjacent Bridger-Teton National Forest land.
BONDURANT — Billionaire Joe Ricketts has ordered crews to immediately stop construction of his long-planned Sublette County luxury resort, and restore the area to its natural condition.  …

Pinedale graduate earns Katheryn Pappenheim Scholarship

Pinedale High School Class of 2024 graduate Brooke Noble recently received the prestigious Katheryn Pappeheim Memorial Scholarship through the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Noble was one of seven students, and only two from Wyoming, to earn a scholarship through the organization.
DENVER — The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) Foundation recently awarded scholarships to seven students from Wyoming and Colorado. Among them is Pinedale’s own Brooke Noble, who …

Sue Eversull honored with Spirit of the Meadowlark 2024

Sue Eversull is honored with the Spirit of the Meadowlark 2024 award for her many and ongoing contributions to Sublette County during a special ceremony on June 12.
PINEDALE — The Sublette Local Board of the Wyoming Community Foundation recognized Sue Eversull with the Spirit of the Meadowlark Award for her numerous contributions to Sublette County at a …

Commissioners reject billionaire Ricketts’ request to scrub wildlife rules, slowing upscale resort

T.D. Ameritrade owner and billionaire Joe Ricketts talks conservation and tourism in Pinedale in May 2023.
BONDURANT — A billionaire’s planned Upper Hoback Road luxury resort could take as long as six years to construct because Sublette County is not granting his request to eliminate seasonal …

Sublette County wolf torment case catalyzes pack of activists calling for national reform

Filmmaker Ashley Avis, pictured, organized the Cry for the Wild rally in Washington, D.C. ‘In an inadvertent way, Cody Roberts gave the wolf community a gift,’ Avis said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Flanked by three fellow activists, Kristin Combs was tired, hungry and catching up on messages after hours of trying to convince congressional staffers that legislation was …

‘Hope’ lost and found in Daniel, Wyoming

DANIEL — Approximately 200 folks were on the ground in the unincorporated community of Daniel in Sublette County on Sunday, May 26 for the planned Hogs for Hope ceremonial check …

Steeper penalties were available in Wyoming wolf torment case

Allegations that a Wyoming man captured, tortured and killed a wolf have sparked outrage across the world and prompted a wave of social media posts. One image published by Cowboy State Daily purports to show the man, Cody Roberts, posing for a photograph next to a wolf with its jaws taped shut.
The $250 fine that Cody Roberts paid for his now internationally infamous wolf torment incident was not the steepest penalty that Wyoming Game and Fish Department law enforcement could have pursued …

More than 1,900 voters purged in Sublette County

If you did not vote in the 2022 General Election and did not respond to notices from the Sublette County Clerk’s Office, then you might want to double-check your voter registration status ahead of the upcoming 2024 Primary and General Elections. 
Sublette County Deputy Clerk Tanya McNeal told the Pinedale Roundup on April 23 that 1,903 voters were purged from the system after the 2022 General Election.
Sublette County Deputy Clerk Tanya McNeal told the Pinedale Roundup on April 23 that 1,903 voters were purged from the system after the 2022 General Election. Currently, there are 3,726 registered Republicans and 157 registered Democrats in Sublette County. 

Wildlife advocates say they were muzzled at Wyoming wolf meeting

Lorraine Finazzo, who traveled 1,800 miles from South Carolina, addresses the Game and Fish Commission at its April 17 meeting stating, ‘Knowing the state permits snowmobiles to run over animals as a wildlife management tool is appalling … We love spending time (in Wyoming), however this incident has tarnished the beauty.’
JACKSON — Two wildlife advocacy groups say they were muzzled last week when Wyoming officials talked, briefly, about reforms state officials have mulled after a case of wolf torment in Daniel …

Ushering in Green River Rendezvous

The legendary frontiersman and fur trapper Kit Carson (1809-1868), played by Luke Lavoie, rides onto the green at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds with his horses during the Annual Green River Rendezvous Pageant on Sunday, July 14. 
For more photos from the 2024 Green River Rendezvous Days, see pages 4, 8 and 9. Visit www.pinedaleroundup.com to view the complete gallery of photos.
The legendary frontiersman and fur trapper Kit Carson (1809-1868), played by Luke Lavoie, rides onto the green at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds with his horses during the Annual Green River Rendezvous …

Prompted by Wyoming wolf incident, lawmakers tackle predator policy changes

Wolves at the Wolf and Grizzly Bear Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, laze along a creek in this September 2022 file photo.
A legislative working group on Tuesday drafted fortifications that tweak and clarify penalties regarding treatment of the state’s predators. The actions come in the aftermath of worldwide …

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Letters to the Editor
On Monday, July 22 , concerned citizens and activists will gather at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility and march down the road to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office to protest the …
Many or most of the conservatives who believe in God give credit to the big guy for performing a miracle. That extra 15 degrees or so that Trump turned his head caused the speeding bullet to pierce …
Wyoming Wildlife Advocates Executive Director Kristin Combs and Wolves of the Rockies President Kim Bean remotely attended the July 9 & 10 Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife, and Cultural …
Not everyone realizes Wyoming is the nation’s largest uranium producer, but it’s true. Our state is fortunate to be home to the country’s  largest-known  uranium ore …
Dear Editor, I want to thank hometown hero Cody Roberts for easily accomplishing what a tenacious collection of good hearted wolf advocates couldn ’ t — bringing national and …
Sports
Big Piney High School football players Zack Murphy, No. 78, and Reuben Stoutneburg, No. 11, stare fiercely into the camera alongside BPHS Head Football Coach Jeromy Moffat at the 51st Annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl on Saturday, June 8.
Punchers represent Sublette County at Shrine Bowl
CASPER – Big Piney High School graduates Zack Murphy and Reuben Stoutenburg represented the Punchers with class and grit at the 51st Annual Shrine Bowl at Natrona County High School ’ s …
Lady Wranglers take championship at Denver Gold Crown
PINEDALE — The Pinedale High School Lady Wranglers hoopsters are riding the momentum of an incredible start to the summer season of travel basketball. The girls’ varsity team went 6-1 …
Rendezvous Meadows Junior Golf 2024 schedule
Junior division ages 8 to 11 years old: June 17 and 19, WSGA Junior Amateur and Cottonwood in Torrington. June 18, 4 p.m., instruction on practice green and range. June 25, 4 p.m., …
Junior Emma York pulls to the front of the pack in the 3200-meters at the state championships. York secured 2A All-State and All-Conference honors in both the 3200- and 1600-meters.
BPHS tracksters clinch 18 All-Conference, seven All-State awards
CASPER – The Big Piney High School track team cruised past the competition at both the state championships in Casper from May 16-18 and at the 2A West regional meet in Shoshoni on May 10-11, …
PHS senior Katyana Dexter launches the discus at the state meet in Casper on May 17. Dexter bagged 3A All-State honors in the event and also picked up 3A West All-Conference recognition in both the discus and shot put at Mountain Vew the previous week.
PHS track duo garners postseason awards
CASPER – A successful track and field season for Pinedale High School senior Katyana Dexter and junior Madison Antonino resulted in multiple 3A All-State and 3A West All-Conference accolades …
Opinion

Take action to defend predators from torture

Dear Citizens of Sublette County, Your opinion matters! A Sublette County Commissioner told me that at least 90 percent of Sublette County people agree that the wolf-torture incident was …

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Police Reports
Sheriff's Report July 8 through July 14, 2024
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 222 calls from July 8 through July 14 — a 16.2 percent increase from the prior week — including a search and rescue, a sex offense, 12 …
Circuit Court Roundup July 8 to July 14, 20242
These new charges were filed in Sublette County Circuit Court from July 8 to July 14. Laverne Johnson: Possession of a controlled substance: plant, 3 ounces or less and open container of alcohol …
Circuit Court Roundup July 1 to July 7, 2024
These new charges were filed in Sublette County Circuit Court from July 1 to July 7. Angel Diaz Alcarez: Possession of a controlled substance: plant, 3 ounces or less. Dylan C. Stanton: DUI …
Sheriff's Report July 1 to July 7, 2024
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 191 calls from July 1 to July 7 — a 9.9 percent decrease from the prior week — including three search and rescues, four reports of …
Circuit Court Roundup June 21 to June 30, 2024
These new charges were filed in Sublette County Circuit Court from June 21 to June 30. Parker Belt: Superintendent’s speed zone and possession of a controlled substance, plant, 3 ounces or …
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