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Pinedale Middle School student Isla Blair was among the winners selected by the Wyoming Native Plant Society for its poster contest celebrating April 2024 as Wyoming Native Plant Month. The contest, open to all sixth through eighth-grade students in Wyoming, invited youth to create a poster around the theme: “Help Wildlife: Grow Native Plants,” illustrating the essential role Wyoming native plants play in supporting wildlife.

One week after photos and videos of Roberts interacting with the brutalized animal, shown with its muzzle bound by duct tape and wearing at least one shock collar, went viral online, local organizations, businesses, ranchers, hunters and other community members are still grappling with the aftermath. 

SUBLETTE COUNTY — The Sublette Prevention Coalition hosted AgriSafe representative Olivia Bury to share valuable resources about mental health during a series of forums held April 9-11 in …

BIG PINEY — The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) hosted its Third Annual CLC Bowling Day at Flicks N’ Pins on Saturday, April 13. Students, staff and many program families attended …

The Wind River Skate Club returned from the Cody Spring Classic/Cowboy State Games with one trophy and a combined 57 medals — 13 gold, 30 silver and 14 bronze.

For comparison, a minor in possession of alcohol paid a larger court fine that week than Roberts did, and Roberts wasn’t even required to appear. Not even Sublette County Sherif KC Lehr knew what had occurred on Feb. 29 until recently. Roberts’ case was marked “closed” in circuit court, but the shockwaves are far from over.

After more than three hours of presentations and public comments, and with the Lovatt Room packed full of their constituents, Sublette County Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the controversial conditional use permit (CUP) requested by Jackson Fork Ranch (JFR) for an industrial parking facility to service the luxury Homestead Resort in the remote Hoback Basin. The CUP includes conditions that there be no construction activity before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. and that there be dust mitigation during the construction of the road and the parking facility. Commissioners Dave Stephens and Doug Vickrey cast the two dissenting votes while Chairman Sam White, and Commissioners Tom Noble and Mack Bradley supported the CUP. Some folks called for Bradley to recuse himself after learning about his daughter’s upcoming wedding plans at Jackson Fork Ranch. Instead of abstaining from the vote, Bradley eventually made the motion to approve the CUP, first saying, “If it comes down to a conflict, that wedding won’t be there because I feel this vote is more important to this county than that wedding is to be there (at JFR).”

This footage released Wednesday, April 10 by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department of a muzzled and chained gray wolf suffering on the floor of the Green River Bar in Daniel corroborates some of the …

Wyoming is home to a whopping 50 percent of the world’s pronghorn, the iconic ungulate so named for its laterally flattened, blade-like horns. But that may not be the case forever, as a new study shows that Wyoming is becoming a less friendly place for pronghorn to foster offspring.

PINEDALE — Registration for the 2024 little league baseball season is now open. Pinedale Little League is seeking new and returning players for the upcoming season. Available divisions include …

The Special Olympics Wyoming 2024 State Winter Games were held in Jackson Feb. 27-29. Two local athletes, Ian Jones of Big Piney and Scott Covill of Pinedale, represented Sublette County in cross-country skiing.

After more than three months of practice, set preparation, memorizing lines and choreography and dress rehearsals, students from Big Piney middle and high schools came together to put on three thrilling musical performances of the classic Broadway production “Annie” on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23. Approximately 530 area residents attended the play to support the student thespians, along with members of the orchestra and stage crew. 

Joining the oil and agriculture industries in Sublette County, about 70 folks attended the 2024 Hard Hats and Stetson’s fundraiser held Saturday, March 16, in Big Piney, raising $10,931 for the Green River Valley Museum (GRVM). The event is the nonprofit museum’s best-known and longest-standing fundraiser.

The purpose of the seasonal closure is to minimize human disturbance to migrating mule deer in the spring and fall. In collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Pinedale Ranger District decided to implement a no-human presence closure from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 and from April 1 through April 30, in a crucial area along the Sublette Mule Deer Migration Route which was designated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  

*Editor’s note: This article discusses the sexual assaults of minors and may be disturbing to some readers, however, these survivors have expressed the importance of speaking out against their abuser in hopes of encouraging others in similar situations to do the same. To quote one of them, “We have to talk about things that are very painful.”

Just before the start of calving season, the Green River Cattlemen’s Association held its annual banquet last Saturday, honoring several pillars of the local agriculture community. The event took place at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneer Senior Center in Big Piney.

PINEDALE — The 2024 Pinedale Lions Club Big Fish Winter Derby lured 165 anglers onto the ice of Fremont Lake on Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, even as the wind roared, temperatures plummeted …

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