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Recreation Board budget requests hearings March 13 & 14 (posted 2/22/18)
New Fork River Restoration Project planning begins (posted 2/22/18)
Pinedale Anticline Project Office announces 2018 proposed projects (posted 2/22/18)
Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Thursday, February 22, 9:15AM report:
Chilly. -10F below was the low this morning. Currently 0F degrees and warming up slowly. All trails above groomed this morning. Road and parking lot plowed. This is likely the last grooming until Monday.
This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board. For more information, contact Mike at 307-360-8488.
X-C Ski Trail Map - (356K PDF)
Road and Weather links
www.visitpinedale.org Pinedale tourism website (lodging, dining, area information)
www.whitepineski.com White Pine Resort, 307-367-6606, (food services, restroom)
www.greatoutdoorshop.com The Great Outdoor Shop, 307-367-2440
www.sublettechamber.com Local businesses & services, 307-367-2242
www.golfpinedale.com Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course (food services, restroom)
The University of Wyoming is working with community partners (BOCES and the Library) to bring Saturday University back to Pinedale on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Yes, March 1 is a Thursday evening and that makes this one unique. The free event will still have three professors presenting and there will be food.
Hosting the Saturday U event on a Thursday evening should fit better into the busy lives of people in Sublette County. People are invited to be there at 5:30 p.m. to have a little meal of sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies at no charge. The event speakers will begin at 6 p.m.
Dr. Kristi Hansen, a professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics, will present a talk entitled "Who Gets to Drink?" Dr. Hansen will use the perspective of an economist to examine how competing claims to water get settled and draw lessons from our river basin and the rest of the Upper Colorado River Basin.
Dr. Rob Godby will deliver the second talk and it will be about "Income Inequality: Its Effects on the USA’s Economic and Political Future." Dr. Godby is a professor in Economics and the director of the Center for Energy Economics & Public Policy at the University of Wyoming. This talk will focus upon the growing economic divide in the country and what it means for our future.
Dr. Todd Surovell is the Chair of the Department of Archaeology and he will present a talk on the first humans in Wyoming. If you are interested in the early people who inhabited Wyoming, this is a talk you shouldn’t miss.
Sublette BOCES and the Sublette County Library have worked with the Wyoming Humanities Council to bring Saturday University to our community to help stir us all to think more deeply. The event is designed to provide everyone with a one-day college education experience. All ages are invited and it is a chance to show your children what college will be like.
www.subletteboces.com Sublette BOCES
Wyoming Legislature update – Feb. 19, 2018 (posted 2/20/18)
VOTING IN WYOMING---THE NEXT DECADE! (posted 2/19/18)
Cassy Johnston sent in this photo from the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. She has gone from Pinedale to join her husband, rancher Tom Johnston, who is the chief of race for ski events at the 2018 Winter Olympics. He is responsible for preparing the snow to world-class conditions at the 2018 Games. The 2018 Winter Olympics run from February 9 - 25, 2018. More information about Pinedale rancher Tom and his role as ‘master of snow’ for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea can be found here: Tom Johnston gains international fame as Chief of Race for ski events at the 2018 Olympics.
New photo gallery by Fred Pflughoft
Local photographer Fred Pflughoft has posted a new album in his photo gallery on Pinedale Online. It is a great compilation of many of the adventures he and his wife Sue have had over their long years of adventures backpacking, climbing, and skiing all over the western United States and Canada.
"When Sue & I moved in to this community over 21 yrs. ago I'm sure many of you old-timers wondered who are these guys and why are they here. Most of you now know us from my work at the Great Outdoor Shop and Sue's at the P.A.C.. But you really don't know that much about us. Many people dream about adventure but we lived it. For the first 11 yrs. of our marriage we backpacked, climbed, winter camped and backcountry skied all over the western U.S. & Canada. We were also Outdoor Recreation Models and to my surprise many of you still don't know that I am a Professional Photographer with over 30 titles to my name and 3 of those done in collaboration with PBS Documentaries on the "Great Lodges" of the National Parks. My newest album is a very small sampling of some of those first 11 years (before kids) and our adventurous lifestyle. Hope you enjoy!"
Click on this link to see his newest photo gallery: The Glory Days
The 2018 Pedigree Sled Dog Race was held January 26 through February 3, 2018. The race was done in a stage stop format, traveling to a different town each day. It started in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, then went to Alpine, Kemmerer, Big Piney/Marbleton, Pinedale, Lander, Wyoming, over to Driggs, Idaho, then ending back in Jackson.
One hitch to the schedule was at the Big Piney/Marbleton stage which was cancelled due to lack of snow. The racers made up that leg by coming back to Pinedale on an off day in the week to get times.
Ultimately, race director Dan Carter announced that Lina Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia was the overall winner of the 2018 Pedigree Stage Stop Race with a cumulative overall time of 22:15:00. Dave Torgerson from Red Lodge, Montana placed second overall with 22:37:34; Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Michigan placed third with a cumulative overall time of 22:41:13; Alix Crittenden from Bondurant, Wyoming placed fourth with 22:54:11; and Jeff Conn from Ester, Alaska placed fifth with 24:56:51. Awards and cash prizes were handed out at the final banquet in Jackson, Wyoming on Saturday, February 3rd.
The total payout for the 2018 race was more than $150,000.
The race was begun in 1996 by Frank Teasley, with the help of public nurse Jayne Ottman, to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. In addition, the race worked to spread the word about the need for childhood immunizations and each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations.
The race is done in a stage stop format, similar to the Tour de France. Held over the course of a week, it stops in a different town each night. Pedigree Food For Dogs has been title sponsor of the Pedigree Stage Stop for 15 years. It has had other sponsors in the past. Last year the title sponsor was Eukanuba. In earlier years it was called the IPSSSDR, International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, and the ISSSDR, the International Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
The race gives back to animal shelters in the host towns of the race. These include:
• Jackson Animal Shelter
• Animal Humane Association of Star Valley
• Town of Pinedale Animal Shelter
• Lander Pet Connection
• Paws & Claws
• Happy Tails Fur Ever
• Dr Bob Biereman
#1 Jerry Scdoris from Bend, Oregon
#2 Alix Crittenden from Bondurant. Wyoming
#3 Chris Adkins, from San Coulee, Montana
#4 Austin Forney, from Leadville, Colorado
#5 Greta Thurston, from Oak Creek, Colorado
#6 Dave Torgerson, from Red Lodge, Montana
#7 Jerry Bath from Lander, Wyoming
#8 Jeff Conn from Ester, Alaska
# 9 Lina Streeper, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
#10 Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Michigan
#11 Jake Golton from L’Amable, Ontario, Canada (withdrawn)
#12 Laura Daugereau from Port Gamble, Washington
#13 Dennis LaBoda from Hovland, Minnesota
#14 JR Anderson from Buyck, Minnesota
2018 Pinedale Junior Mushers
2018 Day Purse
2018 Race Purse
1996 Rick Swenson
1997 Hans Gatt
1998 Hans Gatt
1999 Jeff King
2000 Hans Gatt
2001 Hans Gatt
2002 Melanie Shirilla
2003 Gwen Holdmann
2004 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2005 Hernan Maquieira
2006 Melanie Shirilla
2007 Wendy Davis
2008 Melanie Shirilla
2009 Melanie Shirilla
2010 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2011 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2012 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2013 Aaron Peck
2014 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2015 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2016 Blayne "Buddy" Streeper
2017 Lina Streeper
Click on this link for more pictures.
Click on this link for more information and pictures: www.wyomingstagestop.org
Facebook page Pedigree Stage Stop Race
Regional High School Basketball Tournament comes to Pinedale March 1-3, 2018 (posted 2/16/18)
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