Wyoming Legislature update – Feb. 19, 2019 (posted 2/19/19)
Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
Hello Sublette County,
This is Albert Sommers in Cheyenne on Tuesday the 19th. Today kicked off the 7th week of the 2019 General Session. We heard from U.S. Senator John Barrasso as he presented a copy of the Congressional Record recognizing the 150th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming. It is always beneficial to hear from our federal representatives. We spent much of the day voting on concurrences from the Senate, Joint Conference Committees and the final supplemental budget.
With the only bill considered last Friday on General File failing, no bills were up for consideration on 2nd reading in the House.
The House passed 11 bills on 3rd reading, including these bills I supported:
• SF 41– County Fair Endowments
• SF 60 - Protection of children-child endangerment amendments
• SF 67 – Hospital cost study
• SF 68 – Meat from harvested livestock or poultry
• SF 72 – Sexual assault biological evidence reporting
• SF77 – 2019 large project funding. This was an appropriation bill from the interest off of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Fund. Several projects were based in Sublette County, including conservation easements and cheatgrass control.
• SF 85 – Wyoming Medicaid Fraud Control Act
Given the time spent on the final supplemental budget and a great deal of debate on third reading bills, we did not consider any bills on General File. Tomorrow will be a full day of general file bills in an effort to get legislation worthy of debate from the Senate considered by the House before we adjourn for the session next week.
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Skiathlon at White Pine Feb. 23 (posted 2/19/19)
Last Cabin Fever Nordic Ski Race of the season
Everyone is invited to participate in the Skiathlon at White Pine Resort on Saturday, February 23rd. This is a 5 + 5 or 10 + 10K Combo Race. The first half is classic technique and the second half is freestyle. Switch into your skate gear in the staging area at the half way mark. Spectators welcome! This is part of the Cabin Fever Nordic Race Series. Race starts at 10AM at the Nordic warming hut at White Pine. Please show up a bit early for registration and course inspection. Call Jason Ray for more information, 307-360-6927.
Memorial Service for Yvonne Nicole Woods Feb. 22 (posted 2/19/19)
Covill Funeral Home
Yvonne Nicole "Nikki" Woods, 46, of Big Piney passed away at her home Saturday, February 16, 2016. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening February 20th from 6 to 8 PM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. A memorial service will take place Friday morning, February 22nd at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church in Big Piney.
Funeral Service for Nancy Cranford Feb. 23 (posted 2/19/19)
Covill Funeral Home
Nancy Cranford, 80, of Pinedale, Wyoming passed away February 9, 2019 at the Sublette Center. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 23rd at Pinedale Bible Church at 11am. A viewing will be held the evening prior at Covill Funeral Home Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6-7pm.
Eastern Star Card Party March 16 (posted 2/18/19)
Eastern Star will hold a Card Party on Saturday, March 16 at 1:00PM in the Masonic Lodge, 23 N Tyler Ave in Pinedale. Donations to benefit: Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children. Cards and other games provided.
Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board Meeting Feb. 20 (posted 2/15/19)
February 20, 2019- 6pm
Marbleton Town Hall
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Paul Stille from Leo Riley & Co – Review the 2017/2018 audit
- Administrative and Finance Report/Dave Doorn
- Operations Report/Amanda Key
- EMS Report/Bill Kluck
- Committee Reports
• CAH Committee (Bill Johnson/Mike Pompy)
• Building Committee (Mike Pompy)
-Approve District Organizational Chart changes
-Approve Administrative Director job description
-Approval of Policies: 112.1 Personnel Files, 115.1 Pre-Employment Drug Testing, 117.1 Meal and Break Periods, 204.1 Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace, 209.1 Visitors in the Workplace, 304.1 Holidays and Holiday Pay Policy (Amanda Key)
- Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting January 16, 2019
Special Meeting January 29, 2019
Special Meeting February 6, 2019
-Approval of Payroll and Bills
www.sublettehealthcare.com Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Sublette County Recreation Board Budget Hearings March 12 & 13
The Sublette County Recreation Board will hold Budget Hearings March 12 & 13, 2019.
Grant applications can be obtained by contacting Betty Cheeney at 307-360-8135. A representative of your project/organization must attend one of the budget hearings and provide, 11 copies of the completed grant application, list of items requested in order of priority, profit/loss statement and balance sheet. Request packets should only be four pages or less. Grant applications will not be accepted after March 13, 2019.
Marbleton - Wednesday, March 12, 2019
Marbleton Town Hall, 6:00pm
Pinedale - Tuesday, March 13, 2019
Sublette County Court House – Commissioner Meeting Room, 6:00PM
Sublette County Recreation Board Facebook page
Death Notice: Lonna Lundquist-Smith (posted 2/14/19)
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
PINEDALE, WYOMING – February 14th, 2019 - This morning, February 14th, at approximately 7:20 AM Sublette County Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive female in Pinedale. Upon arrival Deputies as well as emergency medical personnel found an unresponsive woman later identified as 69-year-old Lonna Lundquist-Smith of Pinedale Wyoming. EMS personnel immediately started CPR and life saving measures on Mrs. Lundquist-Smith. Unfortunately, after exhausting all resuscitative means Mrs. Lundquist-Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The cause of death is currently under investigation by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office and the Sublette County Coroner’s Office.
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Lundquist-Smith for their loss.
New Fork Lake Dam Enlargement Project public meeting March 6 (posted 2/14/19)
A public meeting to discuss the current status of the New Fork Lake Dam Enlargement Project will be held at the Sublette County Court House in the commission meeting room at 21 S Tyler Pinedale, WY on Wednesday, March 6, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Discussions will include an update of the design, permitting evaluations and summary of the economic evaluations.
2019 Big Fish Ice fishing derby on Fremont Lake March 2 & 3 (posted 2/14/19)
2019 Big Fish Winter Derby March 2 & 3
Hosted by the Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club will be hosting the 2019 Big Fish Winter Derby on Fremont Lake on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019. The two-day fishing event will feature over $7,000 in cash and prizes. There is a $1,000 Grand Prize for the largest fish turned in each day. The tournament pays four places each day as well as $100 for the biggest fish each hour and $200 for the biggest rainbow and brown brought in each day. Entry fee is $40.
There will be a youth division for anglers under 14 years of age. Youth participants must be fishing with a licensed adult participant. Entries in the free Youth division are not eligible for prizes in the Big Fish division, but youths are welcome to enter the main tournament instead.
A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Fishing for the Fight in memory of Lion Charles Stough to benefit cancer patients in our community.
Online pre-registration is available via the Pinedale Lions Club Facebook page. In person pre- registration will take place at VFW Post 4801 in Pinedale on Friday, March 1st from 6:00 – 9:00pm and at the lake after 6am each morning. ALL participants MUST check in at Lakeside Lodge before fishing to receive a derby ticket. No pets or passenger vehicles will be allowed on the ice. Parking is always a challenge so carpooling is strongly encouraged; the Town of Pinedale is providing off-site trailer parking at the Ball Fields on Fremont Lake Road.
Cash and Prizes have been generously donated by Rocky Mountain Yeti, Enviremedial Services Inc., First Bank, Rebel Auto, A to Z Hardware, Benchmark Plumbing, Best of the West Outfitters, Bighorn Construction, Bridger Speed ‘n’ Sport, Bucky’s Outdoors, Clayton Wallace Construction, Country Lane Gas & Groceries, Country Lane Liquor, Cowboy Shop, Dave’s Last Stand, Design Electric, Doug Vickrey, Elevation Tax & Accounting, FlowRight Plumbing, Gannett Sports, Green River Gear, Green River Valley Program of JHLT, Hampton Inn & Suites, High Country Suites, John & Jackie Godfrey, Lakeside Lodge, Mason Law, Office Outlet, Pinedale Properties, Richard & Sheila Duginski, Rider Property Management, Ridley’s Ace Hardware, Specialty Sheetrock, Square Top Consulting, Sublette Communications, VFW Post 4801 and Winsupply. A promotional grant was provided by the Pinedale Travel & Tourism Commission, the Town of Pinedale has been hugely supportive and the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce has assisted with spreading the word.
This event is based out of Lakeside Lodge, four miles north of Pinedale and is operating under a special use permit with the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale Ranger District.
Pinedale Lions Club
Pinedale Lions Club Facebook page – find special hotel rates and more
www.lakesidelodge.com Lakeside Lodge, on Fremont Lake, Pinedale, Wyoming
www.VisitPinedale.org Pinedale area lodging and visitor information
Fishing for the Fight A Kickin’ Cancer Fly Fishing Competition Fundraiser
37th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff March 9 (posted 2/14/19)
Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Silent Auction & Live Dessert Auction Fundraiser
The Daniel Community Center 37th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the renovated 1920 Daniel Schoolhouse, 18 Schoolhouse Lane, Daniel, Wyoming. The event will include a Silent Auction & Live Dessert Auction as fundraisers for the community center.
4pm Silent Auction: Silent Auction donations are encouraged.
Bidding will close after the dessert auction
4-5pm Chili Check-In:
Red & Green categories. $20 entry fee per crockpot of chili.
5pm Chili Judging: Prizes given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Red and Green.
Beer, chips & salsa will be served.
6pm Chili Dinner: By Free-Will Donation. Please bring a salad to share.
7pm Live Dessert Auction:
Enter a dessert for a chance at winning a prize!
There will be prizes for Best Decorated Dessert & Most Money Earned.
For more information call 307-360-8438 or 307-231-1783 or find them on Facebook @ Daniel Community Center.
Supporters Include: Green River Bar, Dave Stephens, Office Outlet, Dianne Boroff, and Arnie Brokling Photography.
Quarterly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary March 7 (posted 2/14/19)
The Quarterly meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be at 12 Noon on Thursday, March 7th in the Board Room of the Pinedale Library. All are welcome. Please call Nancy Shaffer at 307-859-8862 with questions.
Snowmobile Fun Run Feb. 23 (posted 2/12/19)
Snowmobile Fun Run Feb. 23rd
The Sweetwater Snowpokes and ATV Club, Inc. will hold a Snowmobile Fun Run in the Upper Green on Saturday, February 23rd. The event is a fundraiser with all proceeds to go towards the new Strawberry Safety Shelter. It will be based out of Kendall Valley Lodge north of Cora. It starts at 9AM with everyone back to the lodge at 4PM. For more information email email@example.com or find them on Facebook @snowpokes.
Pinedale Community Blood Drive Feb. 27 (posted 2/12/19)
Blood Drive Feb. 27
There will be a Community Blood Drive in Pinedale on Wednesday, February 27th at the Sublette County Rural Health Care EMS Station from 1-6PM. Their goal is to collect 40 pints of blood. For appointments go to vitalant.org or contact Pinedale EMS.
Sled Dog Ride fundraiser Feb. 23 (posted 2/11/19)
Everyone is invited to a Sled Dog Ride fundraiser on Saturday, February 23rd. The event is a fundraiser for "Casting for Recovery" breast cancer retreat. Iditarod musher Gwen Bogart will give the rides. It will be from 10AM to 3PM at Bomgaars. There is a $10 suggested donation.
Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting March 1 & 2 (posted 2/7/19)
The Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association will hold their annual meeting on Friday and Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2019. The meetings will be held at the Marbleton Town Hall on Friday and Saturday afternoons starting at 1:00PM.
The Annual Cattlemen’s Banquet will be at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton on Saturday evening, March 2nd. The cash bar social starts at 5:30PM. The banquet starts at 6:00PM. Cost is $35/person in advance, $40 at the door. There will be live music by The Sundowners.
There will be a gun raffle, door prizes and a scholarship raffle. The scholarship raffle is provided by Picaroon Timber and includes a bundle of 5" driver posts, fencing pliers, a bundle of 13’ poles, a bucket of staples. Post and pole raffle tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10.
The Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association represents local rancher’s interests on a state and national level.
Click on this link for a flier and form for the 2019 annual banquet. More information can also be found on the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Facebook page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th Annual Free EKG Clinics in February (posted 2/7/19)
Sublette County Rural Health Care District is offering their 4th Annual Free EKG Clinics in Marbleton and Pinedale
What is a baseline EKG? Provides a "first look" at your heart’s activity by which to compare future EKG’s prompted by suspected heart complications.
Who benefits from these? Any healthy individual of any age with no current heart complications and/or those who have not had a baseline EKG performed within the last 12 months.
Please schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Spots are limited!
Friday, February 15th
Marbleton EMS Classroom
Tuesday, February 19th
Pinedale EMS Classroom
EKG’s performed and reviewed by Sublette County EMS staff.
Sleep Disorders Information Session Feb. 28 (posted 2/7/19)
Sleep Disorders talk
There will be a Sleep Disorders Informational session presented by Dr. Renae Dorrity on Thursday, February 28th at 10:00AM at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale.
https://www.sublettehealthcare.com - Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Keeping Your Heart Healthy talk Feb 28 (posted 2/7/19)
Talk Feb. 28th
There will be a talk entitled "Keeping Your Heart Healthy" on Thursday, February 28th, by St. John’s Medical Center Cardiologist Dr. Bill Mullen. It will give information on how to achieve a healthy heart. The talk will be on Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00PM in the Pinedale Medical Clinic lobby, 625 E Hennick Street.
https://www.sublettehealthcare.com - Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Celebration of Life for Debbra White Feb. 23 (posted 2/5/19)
Celebration of Life for Debbra White Feb. 23rd.
A Celebration of Life for Debbra White will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00PM at VFW Post 4801, 1033 W Pine Street in Pinedale.
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