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In|Site Ex|Site, PFAC and Sublette County Chamber of Commerce invite the public to a Cabochon celebration on Thursday October 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Courtyard. There will be hot cider, Cabochon-themed snacks and a chance to look over the latest installation. The public will have a chance to catch a unique peek into the process of the creation of these cast iron Cabochons.
PTSD Support & Educational Group begins in October (posted 10/5/15)
Sublette County Unified Fire Chief Shad Cooper and firefighter Tim Grazin put on a fire prevention presentation at the Big Piney first grade and third grades on Monday, Oct. 5th for Fire Prevention Week.
Sublette Co. Commissioners meeting agenda for Oct. 6, 2015 (posted 10/5/15)
Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale will host their Annual Holiday and Craft Fair November 6 & 7th. There will be over 30 vendors attending. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. There will be walking tacos, corn chowder and more at the Rendezvous Café. The Craft Fair will be on Friday, November 6th from 5-8PM and Saturday, November 7th from 10AM-3PM. For more information please call Beth at 307-367-2881.
The Pinedale Half Marathon was held on Saturday, Sept. 26th. The event includes the half marathon, a 10K walk/run and a 1 mile race. Click on this link for more photos: Pinedale Half Marathon
Pinedale Fire Station Open House Oct. 10 (posted 10/1/15)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is hosting two public meetings in October to provide updates on their planned transition to Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation. Rural health care specialists from Eide Bailly will be present to gather input for the second, 5-year financial analysis of the proposal. The public is invited to stop by and give their input. The first meeting will be on Monday, October 5th at the Marbleton Town Hall from 5-6PM. There will be another meeting in Pinedale on Tuesday, October 6th from 5-6PM in the Pinedale Public Health Conference Room. The results of their work will be available in November.
Vocalists wanted for Community Choir (posted 10/1/15)
From as near as the Sublette Center Retirement Home to as far away as Amsterdam, Netherlands, runners, walkers and rollers tensed at the starting line waiting for the crack of the pistol to release them onto the race course.
They charged uphill through autumn’s golden leaves that drifted onto the trail. The foliage soon gave way to the faded green sage brush that lines Fremont Lake.
There on the flat south end of the lake, the sun beat down on eventual men’s half marathon winner Jerrid Washburn of Green River. "This is by far our favorite race. If you are going to do a race, you should come up and do this one," he said. "That’s why we keep coming back and making it a family event."
Only one minute behind ran a determined Kris Holmes of Daniel who finished with a silver medal.
Abigail Bever of Rock Springs celebrated her 25th birthday as the winner of the women’s half marathon. "My family came out to run with me. I could not have asked for a better gift," she said. What did it take for Abigail to become a winning runner? "When I used to run in college, I always felt like I had to be serious at every race," she said. "Since then, I have chosen to approach races with the mindset of enjoying the atmosphere and fellow competitors. I have done my best running since I took this approach and I encourage other runners to do the same."
The several watering stations lining the course were staffed with volunteers dressed like the Pink Ladies in a Grease movie. Sweating runners and pink staff coordinated their movements like relay runners to hand off the dixie cups without dropping them.
Local running legend, Ken Konicek felt challenged by the half marathon. "It was hard," he said. "I didn’t punch it too hard today. I’m doing the 10K also and I’m getting ready for the New York marathon in three weeks."
Surprise last minute entrants, Tessa and Mark Eerenberg of Amsterdam, Netherlands just happened to see the race posted online the day before the race. They looked at last year’s results and thought something was funny about a 10K with times of 45 minutes. "We figured it out in the first 5K, it was all uphill," said Tessa. "This is a short race for us, but with the hills and altitude, we are happy it wasn’t longer."
Denise Tegler felt she went a little slower than she was hoping for, but still finished the women’s half marathon with a third place win. "I’m glad I did it," she said. "My result is encouraging, and I really love the camaraderie between runners. I love this community."
Ava Davis, age 97 of Big Piney, was the oldest entrant we found and she rolled her wheel chair in the one mile race. "I didn’t do anything special to prepare for the race or to live this long," she said. "I eat bacon and everything."
Little three-month old Sakara Verska might have been the youngest entrant and felt it was so easy she slept her way through most of the race.
Then there is Jim Diego who is on a personal quest to run 50 half marathons in 50 states in one year. So far he has run in thirty-seven of them. He also sang the national anthem to open the race. Jim was observed along the course...partying and waving and shaking hands, so it is no surprise he finished sixty-three out of eighty-nine.
Finally, a few words from our race organizer, Nora Farrand: "For the past 12 years, the Pinedale Half Marathon has provided a fun and healthy opportunity for residents and visitors alike to enjoy what is often one of the last nice days of the summer (the race takes place each year on the fourth Saturday of September). Participants choose to run or walk any of the three courses – a half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), or 1 mile. The event attracts serious runners as well as families looking for some exercise and senior citizens glad to be taking part in a truly community event and concludes with a free community BBQ.
The PHM Committee relies on a cadre of volunteers and local sponsors and contributors to put on such a top notch event. Jonah Energy (PHM's premier sponsor), the Pinedale Lions Club, Sue Eversull, Tim Ruland of PFAC, Mindi Crabb (our announcer), the local banks (WFB, 1st Bank, BOSC) and the Baymont Inn are just a few of the sponsors and contributors to our event. The list of 50 plus volunteers who make up the PHM team, do everything from setting up the course, and then breaking down the course, stuffing bags, manning registration and bag pickup, bicycle patrolling the course, passing out water, course guidance, awarding medals at the finish line, and cleaning up at the end of the event, is too long to list all their names individually, but without their willingness to come out and help year after year, there would be no Pinedale Half Marathon event."
Results can be found at: http://www.pinedalehalfmarathon.com/registration.html
Click on this link for more pictures: Pinedale Half Marathon
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Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Community Theatre Board is excited to announce that Mark Hennesey, director for the musical Oklahoma! Has selected the cast for the November 5, 6 and 7 production.
The cast is composed of Sublette County residents and ranges in age from 12 to 65. Individuals who will participate are
Curt Haws, Curly
Kim Buchanan, Laurey
Lorie Loftus, Aunt Eller
Shawn Buchanan, Jud Fry
Gannett Loftus, Will Parker
Taylor Ruckman, Ado Annie
Adam Stucki, Ali Hakim
Kelly Tegeler, Cord Elam
Neil Stroklund, Ike Skidmore
Ritamari Martin, Grandma Carnes
Hayley Ryckman, Gertie
Greg Allen, Andrew
Matt Daniels, Joe
Katie Smith, Ellen
Lauren McKeever, Virginia
Rebecca Stroklund, Vivian
Kendra Cross, Kate
Wes Hathaway, Mike
Ian Douglas, Slim
Isaac Loftus, Fred
Rachel Weksler, townswoman
Michelle Helm, townswomen
Cassidy Bateman, townsgirl
Bethany Essington, townsgirl
Preslie Ann Simkins, townsgirl
The PCT Board is thrilled that the production will be accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by George Welsh and comprised of
Pianist, Marianne Mrak
Strings, Chandra Stough and Erica Johannes
Flute, Sue Holz
Trumpets, Justin Smith and Craig Sheppard
French horn, Ann Stephens
Tuba, Luke Myszewski
Percussion, Ryan Ptasnik
The professional staff who will lead the production are Mark Hennessay, actor/director; George Welch,musical director/conductor; Jason Celaya, choreographer; and Ivan Dario Cano, state manager supported by the Pinedale Community Theatre Board members, Valerie Lee, Jo Crandall, Madeleine Murdock, Sue Holz, Kari DeWitt, Candy Herda Scott and Curt Haws
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein II. The show won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 and features dancing, lariat-twirling, and many familiar songs including Oklahoma, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Surrey With The Fringe on Top, Kansas City and People Will Say We’re in Love which were written for this show and have become all-time favorites.
Tickets will be available at the Cowboy Shop and Office Outlet in Pinedale, Office Outlet in Big Piney and on line at the Pinedale Fine Arts Council website starting Oct. 7. Adults are $15 and students $7.
The Boulder Community Center (BCC) will host an Indian Summer BBQ on Saturday, October 10th. A BBQ lunch will be served at noon. Entertainment will be horseshoes, corn-hole, 3-legged race and bobbing for apples for the kids. Current members of the BCC get lunch for free as a thank you for their continued support. If you’re not currently a BCC member, lunch with a 2016 membership is $35 for a family or $10 a meal. The Boulder Community Center is easy to find! Turn onto Hwy 353 at the Boulder Store, take the 2nd right (Jackson St) and look for the big white building with the blue roof.
Bridger-Teton plans prescribed burn in Wyoming Range (posted 9/29/15)
Flu shots available (posted 9/24/15)
Health talks in October (posted 9/21/15)
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