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Funeral Service for Lance Hill Jan. 31 (posted 1/28/2020)
Nordic ski trail grooming report – January 28, 2020 (posted 1/28/2020)
Free tax preparation help offered at Pinedale Library (posted 1/28/2020)
Census hiring event Feb 1 in Pinedale (posted 1/28/2020)
Ozone Health (posted 1/28/2020)
2020 dates for Democrats (posted 1/28/2020)
Brucellosis Informational Producers meeting Jan. 28 in Pinedale (posted 1/25/2020)
Nordic ski trail grooming report – January 25, 2020 (posted 1/25/2020)
Wyoming Legislature update – Jan. 21, 2020 (posted 1/23/2020)
Fat tire track grooming report – Jan. 23, 2020 (posted 1/23/2020)
Vision Boards Workshop Feb. 12 in Pinedale (posted 1/20/2020)
Cabin Fever Nordic Race Series - 2020 (posted 1/20/2020)
Mental Wellness Support Group meeting in Pinedale Jan. 28 (posted 1/19/2020)
Art & Poetry Show in Pinedale March 2 (posted 1/17/2020)
Introduction to Lick Tub Gardening Workshop Jan. 28 (posted 1/16/2020)
Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race Feb. 22 (posted 1/15/2020)

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January 28: Brucellosis Informational Producers meeting - 1-5PM with the Wyoming Livestock Board, Wyoming State Veterinarian and USDA Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service, in the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room.
January 28: Chinese New Year Celebration in Big Piney - Tuesday, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the Big Piney Library. Kids of all ages are welcome to help us ring in the Year of the Rat with games, crafts and of course, delicious food from China Gourmet!
January 28: Sage & Snow Garden Club Workshop - Lick Tub Gardening - Tuesday at 6:00PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Master Gardener Arlinda McLaughlin will be the presenter at this free workshop. Info on pottery mixes, fertilizers and seeds for large container gardening. Co-sponsored by the Library and Sage & Snow Garden Club. Free, open to the public.
January 28: Mental Wellness Support Group meeting in Pinedale - Sublette County Cares, a local non-profit service group, is starting a mental wellness support group for the community. Anyone that would like to attend is welcome. There will be open forum discussions where attendees can share ideas and experiences on improving mental wellness as well as help to identify resources for those struggling with mental health. The meeting will be in the board room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Tuesday January 28th from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information, call 307-360-7926, or email sublettecountycares@gmail.com.
January 30: Roaring 20s Dance Class - Thursday, at 6 pm in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Happy New Year... the 20s are back! Learn to dance the Charleston during this one-night class especially for beginners. The class will be taught by Jenn Burton. No partner is required... bring friends instead, and wear 1920s flapper attire if you like.
January 31: Start of the Pedigree Stage Stop Race in western Wyoming - Runs through February 8th. Stage Stops in 7 towns, including Big Piney/Marbleton and Pinedale. For more information and race schedule go to www.wyomingstagestop.org.
January 31 & Feb. 1: Pinedale High School Alpine Ski Races - Alpine Ski teams from around the state will be at White Pine for the Pinedale High School Invitational Ski Race. Competing will be racers from Casper, Cody, Jackson, Laramie and Pinedale High Schools. Racers participate in both Giant Slalom and Slalom Races on Friday and Saturday. Course will be set up on Wind River which will be the only run that is closed on both days. Skiing Spectators can utilize the $9 "Single Ride" lift ticket to the top and ski down to the Start Line or anywhere on the course.

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Lance  Hill
Lance Hill
Funeral Service for Lance Hill Jan. 31 (posted 1/28/2020)
Covill Funeral Home
Lance L. Hill, 89, of Big Piney, Wyoming passed away January 18, 2020 at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Marbleton Senior Center. Interment and military honors will follow the service in the Plainview Cemetery, Big Piney.
Related Links:
Obituary – Lance Hill Covill Funeral Home


Map courtesy Sublette County Recreation Board
Map courtesy Sublette County Recreation Board
Nordic ski trail grooming report – January 28, 2020 (posted 1/28/2020)
Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 10:00AM report:
Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Upper and Lower Surveyors, Moose Ridge, Tree Loop, Old Road Trail, Aspen, and Looney Lane all freshly groomed this morning. 5" of new now yesterday, wind-blown. Golf Course done, expect soft conditions there. Going to the CCC trails now.
This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board.

Related Links:
White Pine-Kelly Park Ski Trail Map - (10.3MB PDF)
CCC Ponds Ski Trail Map - (1.84MB PDF)
Road and Weather links
www.visitpinedale.org Pinedale tourism website (links to lodging, dining, area information)
www.whitepineski.com White Pine Resort, 307-367-6606, (Nearby alpine skiing, 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 (Additional Nordic ski trails, food services, restroom)


Free tax preparation help offered at Pinedale Library (posted 1/28/2020)
Saturdays until April 4th
Sublette County Library
The Sublette County Library is pleased to once again offer free federal tax preparation to those who qualify*. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) has trained and certified local volunteers in the tax preparation processes for the tax season. Tax preparation on a first-come, first served basis will occur at the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm on Saturdays from February 1st until April 4th. If you qualify, you may either bring your documents and remain present while your return is being prepared, or you may drop off your documents and return to pick up your return when it is ready.

Please note the following income limit guidelines:
• Single: less than $72,000
• 2 persons: less than $82,300
• 3 persons: less than $92,600
• 4 persons: less than $103,000

Get it done early! If you've got your documents ready, there's no reason to wait. Filing now will ensure less waiting and an earlier refund. If you owe you still don't have to pay until the IRS deadline of midnight April 15th.


Census Job Fair in Pinedale Feb 1
Census hiring event Feb 1 in Pinedale (posted 1/28/2020)
Seeking census takers
The U.S. Census will be holding a hiring event on Saturday, February 1st in the Pinedale Library Lovatt Board Room from 12 - 5 pm in hopes to fill temporary positions for the 2020 Census count. No appointment necessary. First come first served.

Required Qualifications:
-Must be at least 18 years of age.
-Have a valid Social Security Number
-Be a U.S. citizen
-Have a valid email address
-Males 18 or older must be registered with Selective Service
-Must be available to work flexible hours which can include days, evenings, and/or weekends
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle
-Have access to a computer with internet and email

Job Overview
Competitive wages ($19.50 - 21.50/hour)
Possible paid mileage ($.58/mile)
Weekly paycheck
Flexible hours
Paid training

Apply online at: 2020census.gov/jobs or text wyomingjobs to 313131. Applications are available in English and Spanish.


Ozone Health (posted 1/28/2020)
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
This week we are sharing some information regarding the upcoming Ozone season and the health effects as well as how you can check current conditions. During the Winter Ozone season which traditionally runs between January and March, everyone should take actions to reduce ozone precursor emissions and ground-level ozone formation.

Ozone is an air pollutant that can cause respiratory health effects especially to children, the elderly and people with existing respiratory conditions. People in these sensitive groups should limit strenuous or extended outdoor activities, especially in the afternoon and evening.

More information on ozone and the health effects of ozone are available at the Wyoming Department of Health website, https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/ozone/.

Current information on ozone levels at the Air Quality Division’s monitoring stations at Daniel South, Pinedale, Boulder, Big Piney, and Juel Spring can be found at www.wyvisnet.com.

The public in encouraged to sign-up for email notifications for Ozone days you can subscribe here https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WYDEQ/subscriber/new?topic_id=WYDEQ_4


Dates for Democrats
2020 dates for Democrats (posted 1/28/2020)
January 30: Last day to register as a Democrat in order to receive a ballot in the first mailing.
February 17: Ballots are sent to all Democrats who registered by/on January 30.
March 20: Last day to register as a Democrat to be eligible for early voting or Caucus day voting.
March 28: Early voting at local Voting Centers (contact your local party for locations). Also last day for mailed ballots to be received in order to be counted.
April 4: Drop-in voting at Caucus locations. Caucus voting at Caucus locations.

There will be a second ballot mailing for voters who register after January 30th. Registration deadline and mailing deadline TBA. If you will be 18 on November 3, 2020, you can pre-register as a 17-year old and take part in these voting options.


Brucellosis Informational Producers meeting Jan. 28 in Pinedale (posted 1/25/2020)
There will be a Brucellosis Informational Producers meeting in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library on Tuesday, January 28th from 1-5PM with the Wyoming Livestock Board, Wyoming State Veterinarian and USDA Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service.


Map courtesy Sublette County Recreation Board
Map courtesy Sublette County Recreation Board
Nordic ski trail grooming report – January 25, 2020 (posted 1/25/2020)
Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8:30AM report:
Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Powerline, Upper and Lower Surveyors, Moose Ridge, Heart Attack, Flatline, Tree Loop, Old Road Trail, Aspen, and Looney Lane all freshly groomed this morning. 23F degrees with a dusting of new snow. Thanks to the folks for pitching the poo – it helps a bunch.
This Nordic Ski Trail grooming report is courtesy of the Sublette County Recreation Board.

Related Links:
White Pine-Kelly Park Ski Trail Map - (10.3MB PDF)
CCC Ponds Ski Trail Map - (1.84MB PDF)
Road and Weather links
www.visitpinedale.org Pinedale tourism website (links to lodging, dining, area information)
www.whitepineski.com White Pine Resort, 307-367-6606, (Nearby alpine skiing, 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 (Additional Nordic ski trails, food services, restroom)


Wyoming Legislature update – Jan. 21, 2020 (posted 1/23/2020)
Joint Appropriations Committee work
Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
House District #20 Representative Albert Sommers sent in an in-depth report on the January budget hearings in Cheyenne as part of the Joint Appropriations Committee’s (JAC) work. He has updates on budgets for the State Government general operations, K12 school funding, capital construction, tourism account funding, employee insurance, and more. Click on this link for his full update: Wyoming Legislature update – Jan. 21, 2020


Fat tire track grooming report – Jan. 23, 2020 (posted 1/23/2020)
Andrew Zook, Geared Up
As of Thursday, January 23rd, all fat bike single track in the Kelly Park and Upper Skyline corridor has been groomed. The trails are in good condition, however remember with warmer day-time temperatures reduce tire pressure to around 3-4lbs. We want to remind everyone that all single track is multi-use, so skiers and other users are welcome to utilize the single track system. The only reason it is there, is FOR FUN, so go have fun!

For more information contact Geared Up, 307-399-5539 c.307-760-1912
www.gearedupbikes.com


Vision Boards Workshop Feb. 12 in Pinedale (posted 1/20/2020)
Visualize your goals in a fun and artistic way
SAFV Task Force and Pinedale Arts & Craft are offering a fun-filled night of creativity! There will be a Vision Boards workshop on Wednesday, February 12th (rescheduled from January 29th) at Pinedale Arts & Crafts, 20 W Pine Street from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Pinedale Arts & Crafts’ staff will lead participants on the mindful journey of identifying and visualizing the goals you’ve set for yourself in an artistic and fun way. Vision Boards are visual representations of the things you want to have in your life. By focusing your mind on these things, you can see new ways to achieve these goals. All supplies are provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP if you would like to attend by calling SAFV at 307-367-6305.


Cabin Fever Nordic Ski Races
Cabin Fever Nordic Ski Races
Cabin Fever Nordic Race Series - 2020 (posted 1/20/2020)
Cabin Fever Nordic Race Series - 2020

*Jan 18 - The Classic Classic: 10 K Classic. Break out those wool knickers, wool sweaters, corduroy, and super long skis preferred. Nordic ski demo equipment available on this day at the race venue from the Great Outdoor Shop.

*Feb 22 - Pinedale Stampede: 20 K freestyle.
Sponsored by Pinedale Aquatic Center.
Sign up online at https://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/

*Mar 7- Freestyle Relay:
Bring any gear, teams of two will compete in a traditional relay on a short course. BYOB - Bring Your Own Baton.

March 13-15 - The Drift:
Not part of this race series but an awesome local winter race. 13~28~100 mile races held on the Upper Green. Please visit www.thedrift100.com for info.

April 4 - 7:00 P.M. Awards Ceremony:
At Pinedale Golf Course Club House

Location: All races will be held at the Nordic warming hut at White Pine ski area near Pinedale, Wyoming.

Registration: Register day of race (except the Pinedale Stampede) at warming hut between 8:00 and 9:45. Race starts 10:00 sharp. All ages welcome, there will be a race for children at each event.

Entry: By donation for each race (except the Pinedale Stampede), all proceeds go towards awards ceremony.

Rental equipment: Available at the Great Outdoor Shop in Pinedale.

Why: Because it is really good for you! Bring BBQ equipment for après ski grilling after race.

Questions: Please call Jason Ray 307-360-6927 with questions or if you would like to volunteer.

These races operate on the Bridger-Teton National Forest under a special use permit authorized by the United States Forest Service.


Mental Wellness Support Group meeting in Pinedale Jan. 28 (posted 1/19/2020)
Sublette County Cares, a local non-profit service group, is starting a mental wellness support group for the community. Anyone that would like to attend is welcome. There will be open forum discussions where attendees can share ideas and experiences on improving mental wellness as well as help to identify resources for those struggling with mental health. The meeting will be in the board room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Tuesday January 28th from 7:00-8:30 PM. For more information, call 307-360-7926, or email sublettecountycares@gmail.com.


Art & Poetry Show in Pinedale March 2 (posted 1/17/2020)
Submissions sought, deadline Feb 17
There will be an Art & Poetry Show in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library on Monday, March 2, 2020. The theme of the show is "A Vision of Wyoming – the Equality State." There will be paintings, photography, essays, poetry, quilts, music and more. Artisans are invited to submit entries into the show – entry is free. Entries are due by Monday, February 17th. The art will be on display in the Library all through the month of March.

The event is being put on by the Women’s Advocacy Group and the Sublette County Library. For more information and entry details, contact Joni Mack, 307-690-0669, joni@ravenscrowne.com, or Karla Bird, 307-413-4619, frankorKarlabird@hotmail.com.


Lick Tub Gardening workshop Jan. 28 in Pinedale
Lick Tub Gardening workshop Jan. 28 in Pinedale
Introduction to Lick Tub Gardening Workshop Jan. 28 (posted 1/16/2020)
Presentation by Arlinda McLaughlin
Local Master Gardener Arlinda McLaughlin will give a workshop on Lick Tub Gardening on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. She will offer tips on potting mixtures, fertilizer, drainage, irrigation, and seed mixture recommendations for gardening in lick tubs and other containers. This event is co-sponsored by the Sage & Snow Garden Club and Sublette County Library in Pinedale. The workshop is open to the public and free of charge.


Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race Feb. 22
Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race Feb. 22
Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race Feb. 22 (posted 1/15/2020)
The Pinedale Aquatic Center is proud to present the first-ever Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race, which will be held at the White Pine Nordic Ski area adjacent to White Pine Ski Resort in Pinedale, Wyoming on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the White Pine Nordic Trail system. Space is limited; participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Races:
6k freestyle (rec race)
11k freestyle
22k freestyle
1k youth (11 and under) stampede

General Information: Registration includes the event, swag, giveaways, and prizes for top competitors in both Skate and Classic divisions. Races will all be mass start, freestyle races. Grooming is provided by the Sublette County Recreation Board.

Location: The Pinedale Stampede will be held at the Nordic ski area adjacent to White Pine Ski Area. White Pine will be open for alpine skiing and tubing. White Pine lost its lodge to a fire in the summer of 2019, but has reopened with some dining and drink options. Nearby you will also find dog and family-friendly Nordic skiing, groomed fat bike trails, and snowshoeing opportunities.

Registration: Registration is now open online at https://events.com/r/en_US/registration/pinedale-stampede-pinedale-february-776096. Registration will close on Thursday, February 20th. There will be no onsite registration. Registration is required for all races except the 1K Youth Stampede for those 11 and under.

Race Check-In and Bib Pick-up: Racers are encouraged to check-in at the Pinedale Aquatic Center (located at 535 North Tyler Avenue in Pinedale) from 5pm - 7pm on Friday, February 21. Paid race registration includes free admission to the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd (after the race, of course). The Pinedale Aquatic Center has two pools, a hot tub, water slide, climbing wall, and fitness/gymnasium areas.
Same day check-in will be at the Nordic warming hut at White Pine Ski Area from 8am to 8:45am only.

Where to stay: The town of Pinedale is just a 20-minute drive away, with many dining and lodging options.

Race Timeline:
Friday, February 21:

Come play and check in at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. Check-in from 5pm to 7pm. PAC is open until 8pm.
Course will be set by 2pm for pre-skiing.

Saturday, February 22:
8am - 8:45am: Onsite check-in (no onsite registration)
9am - all racers must be off the course
9am - 6k freestyle race mass start (all racers must finish by 10am)
10:30am: 22k freestyle race mass start
10:30am: 11k freestyle race mass start
1pm (or when 22k race concludes) - Youth Stampede 1k race
1:30pm: Award ceremony
(all times are tentative)

More info and thanks to our sponsors:
https://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/stampede

This recreation event is authorized under a Special Use Permit with the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale Ranger District.


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