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Pinedale is Wyoming’s first Gateway Community. The virtual Continental Divide Trail Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 pm MST. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. This event is free and open to the public and community members connected to the CDT are encouraged to attend.

It’s being labeled as “Pinedale’s only timed intergenerational Nordic ski race” and although the actual racers compete on Saturday, Jan. 27, registrants will be able to inspect the course all day on Friday, Jan. 26. The course will be set up next to White Pine Ski Resort.

Tickets for POTTED POTTER are available online at and locally at Nested West, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlet, The Big Piney Office Outlet and at the door the night of the performance. Ticket prices are $20 per adult and $7 per student.

Clayton D. Kainer, of The Kainer Law Office, P.C., in Pinedale, fills the vacancy left by the departure of former Municipal Judge Sam Bixler.

As one of their timely topics at recent meetings, Sublette County commissioners discussed the Wyoming Game and Fish’s draft threat assessment for the potential Sublette Antelope Migration Corridor with county administrator Jeness Saxton to hone comments. On Dec. 19, Saxton asked commissioners Doug Vickrey, Tom Noble, chair Sam White, Mack Bradley and Dave Stephens how and when they wanted her to finalize and submit them.

Longtime Mayor Jim Robinson led the meeting until just before 6 p.m. when he planned to meet with the Sublette County Strategic Planning Committee at the Big Piney Town Hall the same night.

*Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Sammy Steele & the Spades would perform during the Snow Ball, but Main Street Pinedale has not finalized the band. Additionally, it was incorrectly reported that the Yukon Cornhole Tournament would be held again this year, but the event is not a part of the 2024 Pinedale Winter Carnival. This editor regrets the errors and appreciates the opportunity to correct them.

“Strategic planning is a process in which an organization’s leaders define their vision for the future and identify their organization’s goals and objectives. The process includes establishing the sequence in which those goals should be realized so that the organization can reach its stated vision,” according to several websites.

After 45 years as a nonprofit organization, the Sublette Center now merges with the Sublette County Hospital District to combine the two organizations and continue to be of service to seniors in our community. This historic merger unites healthcare under one umbrella within the county.

The program provides a $5,000 stipend for a 10-week work experience, which is made possible by funding through the USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers grant. Eligible applicants are 18 years or older, identify as ready to begin farming or ranching and have been involved in managing their own farm or ranch enterprise for less than 10 years.

Volunteer firefighters come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. Retirees, teachers, industrial workers, business owners, health-care workers, retail sales workers, laborers, administrative professionals, ranchers, students and many other professions are represented on the fire department. We have several members who have retired from their careers and joined the fire department as a means to stay active in the community. We also have several junior firefighter cadets who gain valuable experience and learn about civic responsibility. Everyone has skills that are important and beneficial as a volunteer firefighter.

For more information, contact Theresa Gulbrandson at 307-367-5359.

This annual closure is necessary to protect elk, moose, pronghorn and mule deer from disruptive human activities during the difficult winter months, which can increase the mortality rate for these animals.

“The focus will be clouds, rainbows, aurora borealis, the Milky Way and stars – all interesting things you see in the sky,” he said.

Some of the most “unusual birds” counted around Sublette County historically include the Woodhouse’s scrub jay, varied thrush and Harris’s sparrows.

“Some ordinances are well over 40 years old,” the sheriff said. “Some have been recodified but a lot have not been revised.”

The Sublette County Predator Board’s mission is to protect the public health and livestock ranchers with predator control – ravens, magpies, coyotes, starlings and other property-destructive animals and birds. It also deals with predator zone wolves.

The evening began with teacher Greg Allen, donning a green vest and top hat, introducing Choir I, then soloist Kyle Donaldson. Teacher Justin Smith next conducted the Jazz Band and Allen, the Jazz Choir. Another duo solo spotlight from Travis Donaldson and Rebee Frankus; then the Percussion Ensemble. Choir II, with just male voices singing the solemn “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” closing with the PHS Concert Band.

Butner is now ranked ninth in world pro rodeo standings for saddle-bronc riding. As his friends note constantly, “He makes it look easy!”

The conversations among both boards’ members began with discussing the possibility of Sublette County leasing or swapping 80 acres at Miley Memorial Field that could enhance parking, delivery, storage and other non-aviation uses at the fairgrounds. The action is subject to FAA approval; the public facility is owned by the Big Piney-Marbleton Airport Board (BPA).

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