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The winners of the Patriot’s Pen essay contest hosted by the Pinedale Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary were recognized during the Pinedale Middle School Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 10.

About 60 participants, mainly livestock owners, attended the two-hour event sponsored by the Sublette County Conservation District (SCCD) facilitated by manager Mike Henn and the Western Landowners Alliance’s (WLA) Wyoming coordinator Shaleas Harrison.

Thanks to the generosity of the Wakefields, their guests and Foundation 23, Friends of PAC and Sublette Trails Association each received a check for $1,500.

Sublette County Deputy Planner Tess Soll was honored recently as “Emerging Planner of the Year.”

As students progress through challenging courses in the career technical program in Big Piney, they can put their skills to work by competing in state and national SkillUSA competitions. The BPHS Welding Fabrication team won the State championship in 2023 and traveled to Nationals in Atlanta to compete.

This year $106,096 was raised by participating nonprofits during the campaign window of July 1 to Sept. 23. Also, 31 contributors donated $50,000 for the match. Foundation 23 gave out the fundraising checks in a recognition program during the event.

The organization raised $5.5 million in grants and donations for the critical access hospital and new long-term care facility over the course of only 15 days. The figures were announced by Kari DeWitt, Sublette County Health Foundation director, to the Sublette County Hospital District (SCHD) Board of Trustees on Oct. 25.

Participating artists are Dan Abernathy, Cristy Anspach, Alise Watson, Holland Dutton, Sue Sommers, Robin Sruoginis, JB Bond, Jenny Dowd, Favian Hernandez, Bronwyn Minton, Rita Mata, Mona Monrose, Jocelyn Slack, Jennifer Hoffman and Camellia El-Antabley.

Sublette County service organizations have planned activities throughout the area to honor veterans and their service to the United States military this week.

Each meticulously crafted bowl is destined for auction at PHS’s third annual Soup-er Bowl fundraising event hosted by the National Art Honor Society at the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room on Nov. 18 from 5-8 p.m.

About 60 participants – mainly land and livestock owners – entered the Lovatt Room on Nov. 2 for the two-hour event sponsored by the Sublette County Conservation District (SCCD) facilitated by manager Mike Henn and the Western Landowners Alliance’s (WLA) Wyoming coordinator Shaleas Harrison.

The library hosts the South County Market and offers free tables for its monthly events. Vendors are welcome to reserve a space by stopping by the Big Piney Library, 106 Fish St., or call 307-276-3515.

The Food Basket urges the public to consider participating with the following local businesses. The Bank of Jackson Hole, organization Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive with a final collection date of Nov. 13. Ridley’s Family Market is hosting its annual Harvest of Hope Food Drive.

Around 100 folks were involved in bringing the performance to life, with a budget of $60,000 and a cast of 40-plus local actors and actresses — more than half of them area youth.

Sublette County Special Olympics participants Braylee White, Ian Jones and Scott Covill traveled to Casper on Thursday, Oct. 12, to participate in the cycling events at the Wyoming Special Olympics fall tournament.

Join Sublette County producers, Wyoming agencies and partners to talk about the importance of working lands and the tools that support them. Following a producer panel, agencies and the Western Landowner Alliance will provide short presentations about the tools available through the USDA/WY Big Game Conservation Partnership, upcoming resource opportunities for non-lethal carnivore management and more.

PTC’s call for local actors was met with much enthusiasm. Forty three people, half of them students, were cast with the lead roles going to Adam Herron as Harold Hill and Pinedale’s very own librarian Michelle Humber as Marian Paroo. In addition 13 musicians from across the county make up the orchestra.

Charged with fulfilling a legislative order to “establish a communication protocol” to notify livestock owners about brucellosis testing results, Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) Director Steve True, State Veterinarian Dr. Hallie Hasel and Assistant State Vet Dr. Teckla Webb returned to Pinedale on Oct. 24 to continue earlier conversations.

Thompson told commissioners he believed that a deputy wrongfully took photos of the tragic death of rancher Jay Downs, also of Big Piney, who died several days earlier in a mechanical haying accident.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, Nesvik told the Roundup, “We have decided to move to the next step in the process of identifying the (pronghorn) corridor. We are meeting with landowners and key stakeholders now in advance of a formal public release of the corridor threat assessment and applicable maps. We began this work over the weekend.”

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