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Sharp rise in COVID cases in Sublette County

A new update from Sublette County Public Health released Friday, June 24, shows a sharp return in confirmed COVID cases.

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Local bowling team wins state title

Flick N Pins is home to the Wyoming State Champion bowling team from Big Piney and Marbleton. In May, 156 teams of five people competed in Cheyenne and Team Punchers 23, from left to right, Jim Anschutz, Mike Orham, Wil Nichols, Kevin Walton and Ryan Brause, came away with the win.

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Sherman Guard Station to open July 1

The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has remodeled the Sherman Guard Station in preparation for a public grand reopening celebration to be held July 1, from 2 to 6 p.m.

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Lease sale pushed back a week

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming announced the upcoming oil and gas lease sale that was scheduled for June 22-23 has been moved to a week later, June 29-30.

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Group aims to address gas price spike

Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday announced the formation of a Gas and Diesel Price Working Group to address rising fuel costs.

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New lease sale brings varied protests

A local production group submitted a protest to the Bureau of Land Management regarding oil and gas leases on the same day a coalition of environmental groups also petitioned the BLM for the same reason.

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PureWest to test Pinedale fields for collegiate study

PureWest Energy announced last week that it is going to participate in the Colorado State University Energy Institute’s Advancing Development of Emissions Detection program with the intention of validating the company’s emissions management approach.

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Hospital District creates naming contest

The Sublette County Hospital District announced a new naming competition while it awaits a decision from the USDA regarding its loan for a critical access hospital.

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Sublette economy recovering slower than most of Wyoming

Wyoming’s economy continued to rebound in the second fiscal quarter of 2021 but at a slower pace than the majority of the United States, according to an economic summary report released earlier this week.

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Tanners to celebrate 65 years together

John and Shirley Tanner have been lifelong residents of Big Piney and will be celebrating their 65th anniversary on Oct. 29.

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BPHS Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The Big Piney Hall of Fame Class of 2021 poses with their awards.

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WYDOT prepares for Dry Piney winter-range connections

With almost $18 million in funding gathered, Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Dry Piney project to connect wildlife with their critical winter ranges on each side of Highway 189 is ready to roll.

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Sublette EMS given wreath at 9/11 ceremony

Dani Long and Shondel Bennett drove a Sublette County EMS ambulance to Cheyenne to represent western Wyoming in the ceremony at the State Capitol to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

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Authorities find body matching Petito's description

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed in a press conference outside Jackson on Sept. 19 that a search of Bridger-Teton National Forest found human remains consistent with that of missing person Gabby Petito.

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Sublette EMS transported record 41 to hospitals

Sublette County Public Health’s weekly briefing took on an even more urgent tone last week.

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Cheney responds after Trump endorsement of Hageman

A day after a potentially momentous development in the race for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat, current Rep. Liz Cheney hosted a call with Wyoming media only.

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County rescinds fire restrictions

That applies to private lands in the county and was effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Area cowboys recognized at Sommers Ranch Homestead

Hundreds of all ages came from all over to tour the homestead, “milk” a cow and eat a beef dinner of Sublette’s top 4-H steers bought by Albert and Jonita Sommers and cooked by Scott Mackie.

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Funds and fun shared at Battle of the Badges

In total, over $2,000 were raised to help pay for medical treatment and care of Sublette County Deputy Ty Huffman.

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Sublette is 12th healthiest county in the country?

U.S. News and World Report released its 2021 Healthiest Communities list on June 29. Sublette County made the top 20, ranked the 12th in the U.S.

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Cheney intros bill to check Biden's 30x30 plan

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney introduced legislation into Congress last week that would protect property rights from potential federal overreach that could comes as part of the Biden administration’s 30x30 initiative.

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SCUF gains 10 new recruits

Fire Chief Shad Cooper presided over the ceremony at SCUF’s Marbleton training facility. Family members, close friends and veteran firefighters pinned SCUF badges onto each graduate’s chest.

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Transmission drops, 10th COVID death in Sublette

The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of another Sublette County resident last week, marking the 10th COVID-related death in the county.

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BPHS Hall of Fame ceremony returning

Distinguished Alumni Mary Budd-Flitner, Dr. Jonathon Jones, Karen Budd-Falen and Tonia Hoffman will be honored at the ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 18.

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New books shed light on various historical views

Sometimes a book is about one person’s story and journey. Another might delve into people whose started small and came together as a community.

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Photos: Bondurant Heritage Days

A collection of a few photos taken by reporter Joy Ufford from Bondurant Heritage Days over the weekend.

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Sublette's active COVID-19 cases make slight drop

Active cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County dipped down last week following a steady rise for weeks.

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St. John's CEO resigns after 6 months

The CEO of St. John’s Health tendered his resignation and received a massive payout just after six months on the job and three months after withdrawing St. John’s from consideration for the Sublette County Hospital District’s management partner.

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Fair – Ultrasound contest winners

Ultrasound contest winners from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Team roping results

Team roping results from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Additional events

A list of additional event winners from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Junior livestock auction

The 2021 Sublette County Fair junior livestock auction held on Saturday, July 31, grossed $670,563.50. The figure shattered last year’s record-breaking sale, said Jen Matosky, 4-H youth development educator. Auctioneer Colby Hales, Al Harris and Matosky officiated the event.

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Fair – Purple ribbons in equine events

Purple ribbons in equine events from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – barrel racing

Barrel racing results in multiple divisions from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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COVID's resurgence leads to 9th death in Sublette

Public Health could also confirm another death of a Sublette County resident related to COVID-19. That person, a male in his 60s, was the ninth COVID-related death of a Sublette resident. Public Health expressed condolences to his family.

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Calling all Sublette Centennial 'pioneers'

The search is on for residents of Sublette County for at least 50 years to be recognized as a “Sublette Centennial Pioneer.”

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Bell's outdoor photos chronicle 2020

One part of life that stayed just as it was during last year’s COVID-19 shutdown was the beauty of the natural landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife.

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Former Sen. Enzi fondly remembered by friends

Enzi, who worked his way from mayor of Gillette to state representative and ultimately to U.S. senator, died July 26 when he succumbed to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident suffered outside Gillette on July 23.

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Annual garden club tour planned later this month

With our warm days and warm nights, Sublette County gardeners are enjoying gorgeous flowers and bountiful harvests.

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Popular art show returns to county fair

Big Piney artist and art show director Sharon Schell is pleased to announce the return of the Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show. Because of continued COVID concerns, there will be no reception, quick draw or auction this year. However, fair goers can anticipate and enjoy a vibrant exhibit of new work by 22 local artists.

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Couple raises funds for veterans while biking through Wyoming

The Forest Service ranger informing the Zenonis they were in the path of a mother grizzly and her two cubs somewhere near Togwotee Pass was just another byproduct of Dean’s quest to maintain motivation.

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Roscoe: Summer Legislative Update

I hope this update finds all of you enjoying summer and family. Happy Fourth of July!

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Pair of 'spies' infiltrate Wyoming political spectrum

The Wyoming Democratic Party, chaired by Joe M. Barbuto, hosted a brief press call the afternoon of June 25 – the day the story was published – to address the situation.

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2021 Sublette County Gem & Mineral Show

Annual Rock Hounds Gem & Mineral Show hosts multiple skills.

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Fear bestowed Meadowlark Award

The Wyoming Community Foundation bestowed its Spirit of the Meadowlark Award to Betty Fear with a ceremony at the county fairgrounds on June 3. Fear, a lifelong Wyomingite, was recognized for her tireless work to build and inspire her community.

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Sorenson makes oil and gas history

A Jonah Energy reclamation specialist was recently awarded Reclamationist of the Year by the American Society of Reclamation Scientists. By doing so, he became the first recipient from the oil and gas industry in the 37-year history of the award.

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Marshall earns DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a 12-year-old international honor bestowed upon a nurse who is recognized by her peers, as well as community, for exemplary care.

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Big Piney honors those fallen on Memorial Day

All pictures by Danielle Hendricks.

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Vaccination efforts continue in Sublette

Sublette County Public Health confirmed three active cases of COVID-19 in the county during its update the morning of June 4.

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Little Wranglers gain donation

Friends of PAC recently received a $5,000 grant to support the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s Little Wrangler Day Camp this summer.

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Big Piney Student of the Year awards

Academic awards from Big Piney High School.

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SVH breaks ground on Alpine facility

Members of Star Valley Health, North Lincoln County Hospital District and elected officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Alpine Health Care Facility on May 21.

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Big Piney man's sentence suspended for probation

A Big Piney man pleaded “no contest” to a felony theft charge as well as a misdemeanor of unlawful use of registration.

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BPHS distributes honors at Award Day

Outstanding students received recognition at Big Piney High School's end-of-year award ceremony on Monday, May 17. Students of the Year and Teacher's Choice Awards were given out for each class.

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Council approves fishing-pond building

In a special meeting on May 18, the Marbleton Town Council approved a bid package to install a 30-foot by 40-foot steel building with a lean-to at its community fishing pond this summer.

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Public Health shares update on masks, vaccines

The Wyoming Department of Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County since May 6, and as of a May 14 update from Sublette County Public Health, there were five active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

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Punchers dominate TEAMS competition

TEAMS stands for Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science, and is a nationwide contest challenging students to demonstrate their STEM skills.

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Sublette hosts Taxidermy State Show

The Sublette County Ice Arena hosted the annual Taxidermy State Show over the weekend.

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'Cautious optimism' for Biden's 30x30 plan

Gordon said that Biden’s plan has been met with skepticism and applause, both of which, the governor said, are warranted.

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Gray wolf population grows outside trophy-game area

Gray wolves across of Wyoming at the end of 2020 showed growth compared to the year before with higher estimates outside of the state’s trophy-game area.

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Punchers compete at state SkillsUSA

Sophomore Blade Hibbert won the manual machining category at the event.

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