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‘Meet me on the Green’

Thursday, July 11 9 a.m., Flag-raising ceremony at Traders Row, corner of Bridger Avenue and Mill Street 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Traders Row open at the corner of Bridger Avenue and Mill Street …

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.  …

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 …

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 …

Soundcheck Summer Series returns with eclectic lineup

PFAC file photo of a previous Soundcheck Summer Music Series.
PINEDALE — Pinedale’s long-running Soundcheck Music Series returns for its 17 th  summer with a lineup of national-touring bands and regional favorites. Presented by the Pinedale …

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 …

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 …

Bikers raise more than $9,000 for Sublette mental health fund

Randy Belton receives the $9,240 raised during the 8th Annual Boulder Roll for the Sublette County Mental Health Fund maintained and administered by St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Pinedale.
SUBLETTE COUNTY — On Saturday, June 8, 119 registrants participated in the 8th Annual Boulder Roll, raising $9,240 for the Sublette County Mental Health Fund and awareness for suicide …

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 …

Marbleton teen plows stolen truck into local business

Connor Hanson, a 17-year-old from Marbleton, is charged as an adult with theft, aggravated eluding and two counts of property damage after he allegedly stole an Eiden Construction truck and plowed it into the Sellers Real Estate building.
MARBLETON — A 17-year-old Marbleton resident was behind the wheel of an Eiden Construction truck when it crashed into Sellers Real Estate at 301 Main Street in Marbleton at 3:16 a.m. on …

‘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 …

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. 

Rancher compensation bill for hungry elk rises from ashes as proposed rule change

A herd of about 300 elk grazes private land in the Iron Mountain area in February 2024.
WYOMING — When grass on private land intended for livestock gets munched first by elk — and other big game — wildlife managers are taking steps to better compensate ranchers left …

Communities reconnect after Teton Pass opens

The paved two-lane bypass reconnecting Jackson and Teton Valley, Idaho reopened at noon on Friday, June 28, following a three-week closure prompted by a June 8 landslide. Wyoming Department of Transportation considers it the quickest large-scale bypass reconstruction in recent memory.
JACKSON — The pace picked up in Wilson as soon as Teton Pass reopened at noon on Friday, June 28. Cars lined up to drive up Highway 22. Gas pumps at Basecamp bustled. Travelers, locals and …

Cream of the crop: a cremello foal is born in Sublette County

Caitlin Tan’s 3-week-old cremello foal, who’s not yet named, forded a diversion ditch for the first time on the afternoon of June 17.
PINEDALE — Caitlin Tan wanted to breed her childhood horse, JP, because she ’ s been “ amazing” — the type of animal any equestrian would be lucky to have once in a …

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Letters to the Editor
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 …
Dear citizens,   It should be against the law to chase or run down any wild animal with a motorized vehicle. Decent people do not do this. People who engage in this behavior should get a …
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 …
Dear Editor, This is a response to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s (April 16-17) comments that Cody Roberts does not represent the Commission’s values for wildlife and that …
DANIEL – The recent revelation of a harrowing incident involving the torture and killing of a young wolf pup at the Green River Bar in Daniel, Wyo., has ignited outrage worldwide. The severity …
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 …
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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
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 …
Sheriff's Report June 24 to June 30, 2024
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported 212 calls from June 24 to June 30 — a 9.3 percent increase from the prior week — including two threats, 11 traffic complaints, 14 …
SCSO urges caution amid summer traffic
SUBLETTE COUNTY — With the arrival of summer and the increased enjoyment of outdoor activities, the Sublette County Sheriff ’ s Office (SCSO) urges citizens to remain vigilant and …
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