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Sublette County Rural Healthcare District Special Meeting April 30th (posted 4/26/15)
Wyoming Game & Fish
With reports of bears venturing out of their winter dens in northwest Wyoming, we’re reminded that it’s a good time to think about how to avoid conflicts with large carnivores. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging people to attend a free public workshop titled "Living in Large Carnivore Country." The workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 29, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, Wyoming. Anyone who spends time in bear and lion country is encouraged to attend.
"We’ve found that there are a lot of people who may not be sure how they should react if confronted by a bear or mountain lion," says Mark Gocke, Public Information Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. "These workshops provide people with good, practical information on how to prevent conflicts and what to do in an encounter with one of these large predators."
The workshop is designed to focus on how to avoid conflicts with large carnivores while recreating. There will be presentations by wildlife professionals with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on topics such as: bear and mountain lion food habits, where one would expect to encounter a bear or mountain lion, food storage regulations, understanding bear and lion behavior, what to do in an encounter and the proper use of bear spray.
The workshops will also touch on the topic of wolves. "Wolves rarely attack people and we don’t expect that to change," says Gocke. "But more people are encountering wolves and people have questions about their safety around wolves, so we will devote some time to the topic."
For more information people may contact the Pinedale Game and Fish office at (307) 367-4353 or 1-800-452-9107 (in-state).
The G&F supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids to attend this meeting should call a number listed above. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.
Replacing leaking underground pipes and road reconstruction work
Town of Pinedale Mayor Bob Jones
This is Bob Jones. As you may have noticed, the roads in Pinedale around the Wells Fargo bank have been torn up and there is a lot of activity going on. This is part of the Phase 7 Sewer and Water Replacement Project you may have heard about. This project will include Fremont Ave from the bank, north to Hennick St. It will also include everything one block to the east and one block to the west of Fremont.
The sewer and water lines are being replaced because they are in very poor condition and are leaking. The roads will be rebuilt as the pipes are replaced.
I completely understand that this project will be a big inconvenience for some of you that live and work in the area of construction. We have had several meetings with the engineers, contractors and property owners, and we have tried to formulate a plan that will mitigate as many problems as possible. As we all know, the best laid plans always need to be adjusted as a project of this nature progresses.
There will be a public meeting at Town Hall every Tuesday morning at 8:00 AM. The purpose of the meeting will be to update the public on the progress and to address any problems that may arise. Please feel free to come and participate.
As your Mayor, your health and safety are my top concerns. This project is all about providing a safe water and sewer system. Please remember, the workers are out there to help you, not to cause you a delay or an inconvenience. I would ask that you stay away from the construction unless you live, work or have business in the area. If you do have a reason to be there, please drive slow and watch out for the workers and equipment. Some of the equipment is very large and the operator’s visibility can be very limited. If you find yourself around a piece of equipment, try to make eye contact with the operator before you proceed. If you can’t do that, assume the machine may suddenly turn out in front of you. Please use caution and go slow. Allow a little extra time and have patience.
This project is scheduled to be completed in late August, weather and conditions permitting. I would like to thank all of you in advance for your patience.
This project is going to cost about $2.5 million to complete. The project is being paid for by the Town of Pinedale. Approximately $1.2 million will be reimbursed by state consensus funds that were approved by the County Commissioner last fall. Remember, if you have any questions, come to the Tuesday 8:00 meetings at Town Hall.
www.townofpinedale.us Town of Pinedale
Mountain Man Back Country Horseman meeting May 4th (posted 4/22/15)
Fishing update, April 2015 (posted 4/21/15)
Tickets on sale for Dancing With The Sublette Stars (posted 4/21/15)
Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance after burglary of firearms (posted 4/21/15)
Polarity Partnerships & Thinking workshop April 28th (posted 4/21/15)
12-year old Bransen Stout was injured in an ATV accident recently and is undergoing extensive medical treatments. He has endured two surgeries and two more are needed in the future. To help the family pay for medical bills, a free-will donation spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, May 16th at the VFW Post 4801 in Pinedale. There will also be silent and live auctions and raffles for a hand gun, National Finals rodeo tickets, and a windshield with installation. The dinner will begin at 3PM. Have dinner and then go see the MMA fights at 7! Anyone who would like to mail a donation can send it to Jena Shriver, 51 Shriver Ln, Pinedale, WY 82941. Visit Bransen’s Facebook page for more info: Benefit for Bransen Stout, or call Jena at 307-231-3130.
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s recent public survey on the Gateway project received 303 responses, 80% were for the project moving forward, with the majority choosing the trout/eagle combination. In|Site:Ex|Site Public Art Program and Main Street Pinedale (The selection committee) were very pleased with the number of responses, and the thoughtful comments provided. The survey results are available to the public on the PFAC website.
The selection committee was looking for a design showcasing some aspect of Pinedale that was cohesive with the way-finding and visitor center signs, the tourism branding campaign, combined art and signage, and was as maintenance free as possible. Pinedale is very fortunate to have so many assets it is difficult to agree on which single thing it should be, and maybe the answer is, it shouldn’t.
The committee liked the theme of wildlife as it is so abundant here, and you can go any number of directions with it. However, the committee ruled out big game because it was too expensive particularly for bronze (double the budget). Secondly, they wanted to set Pinedale apart from our neighboring towns which already have big game monuments. The committee preferred metal as a material not only for its lack of maintenance but also as a nod to the local gas industry, which combines old Pinedale and new Pinedale. This project is funded by State Grants earmarked for specific types of projects. The Tourism grant is specifically for signage, while the Main Street grant was specifically for a physical beautification project. Pinedale could only utilize the money for that, it could not be put towards something else (i.e. infrastructure). The committee encouraged local artists to apply and would have loved to support local talent. A local artist was selected as a semi-finalist, but withdrew because the size and scope of the project was too large.
The committee initially selected Don’s concept for its simplicity, asthe design was well balanced with a triangle that could be representative of many things; mountains, trees, gas derricks, tipi’s etc. Based on prior public comment the artist modified the design to look less like an A, and more literal like mountain, so it was easier to understand at face value.
The project is expected to be installed in Fall 2015.
Cast your vote for the Pinedale Gateway Project March 27, 2015
BLM Pinedale seeks public comment on Dry Piney Deep project (posted 4/21/15)
15th Annual Wind River Riders 4H Open Horse Show May 2nd (posted 4/20/15)
Open House at Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic April 28th (posted 4/19/15)
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