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Busted up bus barn

Posted: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016
BIG PINEY, With more than 10 inches of heavy, wet snow falling in the area Sunday night into Monday morning, the Sublette County School District No. 9 (SCSD#9) Bus Barn had a partial roof collapse sometime during the early morning hours on Monday.
According to SCSD#9 Superintendent Steve Loyd, the building could be a total loss, depending on what

Firefighters needed for Marbleton battalion

Posted: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016
MARBLETON, The Marbleton Town Council heard the call to inspire more volunteer firefighters for South County's Marbleton/ Big Piney Fire Battalion.
Battalion chief John Ball gave his slightly overdue report for Sublette County Unified Fire (SCUF) to the council at its meeting Monday, Oct. 10.
"We were a little bit busy in the last quarter," Ball said. "The Cliff Creek

Mammo machine gets new home

Posted: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016
MARBLETON, Receiving an annual mammogram just became a lot easier for Sublette County residents. No longer is it required to travel long distances or wait for a visit from the Mammovan from Mountain Medical, as the Sublette County Rural Health Care District (RHCD) recently received a 2D mammography machine, which is housed in the Marbleton Clinic.
The month of

Upper Green DEIS offers continued but less grazing

Posted: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016
SUBLETTE COUNTY, The Forest Service's Upper Green livestock-grazing draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) "preferred alternative" proposes continued use of six pasture allotments but also maintain ranchers' reduced turnout numbers of the last several years.
Upper Green River Cattle Association president Albert Sommers said Monday after reading the entire DEIS, he has concerns about unexpected "implications."
"It's 700-some pages," Sommers said.

Election season disgrace

Posted: Monday, Oct 10th, 2016
Signs along Ehman Lane in Pinedale, which show support for local Democratic commissioner candidates and for the Critical Access Hospital for the upcoming Nov. 8 election, were defaced with red spray-paint sometime between Sunday afternoon and Monday. The vandalism was reported to local authorities on Monday morning.

County sets new garbage rates

Posted: Monday, Oct 10th, 2016
SUBLETTE COUNTY, In order to recoup some of the county's costs, the Sublette County Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting last Tuesday to increase the fees at the county's landfill and transfer station.
"My approach all along has been that we need to look at maintaining a sustainable operation, rather than coming to a point where we can't

Loyd’s experience put to good use

Posted: Monday, Oct 10th, 2016
BIG PINEY, All it took was a brief visit to a football game last fall in Big Piney for Steve Loyd and his wife Mindi Loyd to realize that the town was where they wanted to move.
"We liked the community and people," Steve said. "We thought it would be a good fit."
Originally from Wheatland, the Wyoming native has

New UW Extension has room to move

Posted: Monday, Oct 10th, 2016
SUBLETTE COUNTY, Anyone familiar with the former University of Wyoming (UW) Extension and Sublette County 4-H office for the past 15 years will remember how quickly a crowd overflowed the small space, with kids literally playing underfoot while 4-Hers wrapped cookies.
Now, the new Extension offices just south of Pinedale have plenty of room for clubs to meet and crowds

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