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Kids' chaperoning offered at the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries (posted 9/28/2020)
Library curbside pickup service still available (posted 9/28/2020)
Graveside Funeral Service for Greg Lyons Oct. 3 (posted 9/28/2020)
Funeral Service for Sonny Alexander Oct. 5 (posted 9/28/2020)
Changes for Return to School Guidance for Symptomatic Students/Staff (posted 9/26/2020)
Candidate Forums planned for Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 (posted 9/25/2020)
Get tickets for Kickin’ Cancer by Sept. 26th (posted 9/25/2020)
Blowdown Trail Condition Update Sept. 25, 2020 (posted 9/25/2020)
Notice of temporary closure of Pinedale Pistol Range Oct. 17 (posted 9/25/2020)
Obituary – Robert (Bob) Bundy (posted 9/25/2020)
Sublette County General Election Sample Ballots (posted 9/23/2020)
Special Hospital District events (posted 9/23/2020)
Scheduled Flu Clinics (posted 9/23/2020)
BTNF Blowdown Trail Condition Update (posted 8/23/2020)
Pinedale Lions Club changes meeting location (posted 9/23/2020)
Public Health Nursing offers Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics (posted 9/17/2020)
Soda Lake WHMA Wetland Restoration Project begins (posted 9/17/2020)
Sublette County Libraries offer home delivery (posted 9/17/2020)
RHCD expands testing (posted 9/16/2020)

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September 29: 3-D Mobile Mammography Van in Marbleton - Sponsored by the Sublette County Rural Health Care District and Portneuf Health Partners. Will be in the Marbleton Medical Clinic parking lot from 8AM to 1PM. Call 307-276-3306 to schedule your appointment. Be sure to bring your insurance card and photo ID the day of your appointment
September 29: Flu Clinic in Marbleton (65 years & older only) - Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center, 429 East 1st Street. 10AM to 1PM.
September 29: 2020 Census help - If you have not completed your 2020 Census yet, come to the Pinedale Library on Tuesday, between 11 am - 3 pm to receive personal assistance from a census worker. The deadline to take the census and have Sublette County be more accurately represented is this week: Wednesday, September 30th.
September 29: Sublette County Candidate Forum - Starts at 6PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The public is strongly encouraged to view the forums online or by listening to it on KPIN 101.1 FM Radio rather than in person. The first forum will be for the Sublette County School District Board of Trustees candidates followed by a forum for the Upper Green River Cemetery District candidates. Moderator will be Darren Hull of the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce. Forums can be watched live on the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page as well as broadcast live on KPIN 101.1 FM radio. The recording will be available for later viewing. Sponsored by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Pinedale Roundup. There will be another forum on Tuesday, October 6th for Sublette County health care candidates.
September 29: 1st Presidential Debate - Will be at 9PM Eastern Time (7PM Rocky Mountain Time), in Cleveland, Ohio. Between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. Debate will be 90 minutes. Moderator will be Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. The debate will be shown live on every major network and cable news channel, including ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and C-SPAN. You'll also be able to stream the debate live on YouTube via CBS News and other services like C-SPAN.

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Kids' chaperoning offered at the Pinedale and Big Piney Libraries (posted 9/28/2020)
The Sublette County Libraries are offering chaperoning services for kids when their busy parents might not have time to make it over to the library so kids can browse and check out items. Because of COVID-19, at this time kids must be accompanied by an adult when visiting either Library, and can come for brief visits only. Children and teens cannot linger to play games, use the computer, or hang out at the library at this time. Both Libraries are offering the library staff chaperoning service so kids can come inside briefly to pick out books, movies, games, etc. to take home.

Parents are asked to please call the library in advance or even as you arrive, and a staff member will be out to help your child or teen.

Pinedale Library Chaperones Available by calling (307) 367-4114
Any staff member will assist them upon arrival

Big Piney Library Chaperones Available after school 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Genavieve White, Programming Coordinator
LaTisha Phillips, Library Assistant

Related Links:
www.sublettecountylibrary.org/ Sublette County Libraries


Library curbside pickup service still available (posted 9/28/2020)
The Pinedale & Big Piney Libraries
The Sublette County Library Curbside Pickup Service for those who do not wish to come inside the library remains available. Simply let the Library staff know what reading materials, audiobooks or DVDs you need and they'll be happy gather them and check them out to you. They'll contact you to let you know when your bag of items is ready for a quick no-contact pickup at your convenience outside the Pinedale or Big Piney libraries.

Related Links:
www.sublettecountylibrary.org/ Sublette County Libraries


Graveside Funeral Service for Greg Lyons Oct. 3 (posted 9/28/2020)
Covill Funeral Home
Greg Lyons, 73, of Pinedale, passed away at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City on September 20th, 2020. A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 10:30 AM in the Daniel Cemetery.


Funeral Service for Sonny Alexander Oct. 5 (posted 9/28/2020)
Covill Funeral Home
Sonny Alexander, 80, of Marbleton, passed away Saturday morning, September 26th at his home. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 5th at 11:00 AM at the Daniel Schoolhouse. A viewing will take place at the Schoolhouse from 10 to 10:45 AM and interment & military honors will follow the services in the Daniel Cemetery.


Changes for Return to School Guidance for Symptomatic Students/Staff (posted 9/26/2020)
Superintendent's Blog
Jay Harnack, Superintendent, Sublette County School District #1
On Friday, 9/25/20, both Sublette County School Districts met with Sublette County Public Health to review the new return to work guidance for students/staff. Previously, students/staff who were symptomatic and sent home could return to school when symptoms were resolved, including fever-free for 72 hours without medication.

The new guidance states that students/staff who are symptomatic and have been sent home may return to school when symptoms were resolved, including fever-free without medication after at least 5 days, or a negative test result for COVID-19. This means that any students/staff sent home for COVID-19 symptoms will not be able to return to school sooner than 5 days unless they can demonstrate a negative COVID-19 test result. We have updated our COVID-19 Exclusion Flowchart to reflect this change.

We know that as a result of this new guidance, many families may want to get a COVID-19 test for themselves or their students. Just a quick reminder that COVID-19 tests are free of charge for all school-age children at both clinics. Strep and influenza tests will also be free of charge.Also, if your doctor provides you with a letter identifying an alternate diagnosis (Strep, ear infection, etc.) you may return to school when your student is fever-free for 24 hours. Please provide that letter to our school nurse when prior to returning if that is the case.

Please be aware that the Sublette County Rural Health Care District website states, "Due to a change in FDA regulations regarding COVID testing, we are now only able to utilize one of our rapid tests for symptomatic patients, and as of Monday, September 28th, will be sending all tests to the state for follow up confirmation. Please be sure to quarantine until you receive your state results which should be received within 48-72 hours." As a result, any student or staff that is symptomatic and sent home from school can expect to remain there for a minimum of 48-72 hours unless they receive an alternate diagnosis from a doctor.

This new guidance will be in effect starting on 9/28/20.


Candidate Forums planned for Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 (posted 9/25/2020)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Pinedale Roundup have scheduled two candidate forums on local contested races for the upcoming general election.

On Tuesday, September 29th, there will be a forum for Sublette County School District Board of Trustees candidates followed by a forum for the Upper Green River Cemetery District candidates. The first forum will start at 6:00 PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Forums can be watched live on the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce website. The recording will be available for later viewing.

The second candidate forum will be on Tuesday, October 6th. The first forum will be for Sublette County Special Hospital District Board candidates. A second forum will follow for candidates for the Sublette County Rural Health Care District board. Which board is seated depends on if the Special Hospital District question for the Critical Access Hospital is passed by voters. The first forum will start at 6:00PM in the board room of the Sublette County School District #1 Administration Building in Pinedale, 655 N Tyler Ave. Forums will be available to view on the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce website. The recording will be available for later viewing.

For more information, contact Darren Hull at the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce, 307-367-2242, or Holly Dabb, Pinedale Roundup, 307-367-2123.


Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County fundraiser
Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County fundraiser
Get tickets for Kickin’ Cancer by Sept. 26th (posted 9/25/2020)
Update Sept 26: The deadline for purchasing tickets has been extended.

Due to COVID-19, Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County had to cancel their big annual event and will do their drawing on Facebook Live on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Kickin’ Cancer helps Sublette County residents battling cancer with costs for travel, hotels, and living expenses while on the road for treatment. They have great prizes in the raffle – tickets are $100 and only 500 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available at:
Rocky Mtn Power Sports Pinedale
The Cowboy Shop
The Daniel Junction
Bucky’s Outdoors
Boulder Store
Green River Bar, Daniel
Bank of Sublette County
Both Office Outlet stores
Scott & Carol Mackie, Big Piney

Buy tickets online at: www.kickincancer.org


Blowdown Trail Condition Update Sept. 25, 2020 (posted 9/25/2020)
Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest
Date of incident: Monday, September 7, 2020
Incident: Massive wind event with gusts in excess of 60+mph throughout the Wind River Range, causing trees to cover roadways and trails. All main Forest roads have been cleared and you can drive to trailheads.

Trail report as of Friday, September 25, 2020:

Green River Lakes
• Lakeside Trail: has large trees down. Impassable to stock. Stock users use Highline Trail.
• Highline Trail south to Trail Creek Park (13 miles total): Cleared as of 9/21/2020
• Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crew logged about 4 miles of the Porcupine Trail.

New Fork Lake
• New Fork Trail to New Fork Park up to Palmer Lake and back down on Double Top Mountain Trail past Rainbow Lake to trailhead: Passable as of 09/11/2020
o Forest Service crews have not walked these trails, but this trail was not as significantly impacted as other locations. The outfitter cleared a few trees from this loop to report the trail was passable with stock.

Spring Creek Park
• Secondary information is that there are trees down, but passable to hikers to the Wilderness Boundary, about 2.5 miles. Then the trees increase to Glimpse Lake, another 1.5 miles. Completely impassable to hikers and stock from Glimpse Lake on. Report from 09/16/2020 o On 9/22/2020 the Forest Service Crew made it 1000 feet past the Wilderness Boundary, so about 2.5 miles of the trail to Trapper Lake is clear.
• Glimpse Lake Trail: Clear first 4 miles to Glimpse Lake as of 9/23/2020. Completely impassable to hikers and stock beyond Glimpse Lake.
• Trapper Lake Trail: Mostly used by outfitters and hunters. Cleared 3 miles from parking area on 09/24/2020.

Elkhart Park
• Pine Creek Trail (down to Long Lake): unknown.
• Pole Creek Trail: The first 4 miles of this trail to Photographer’s Point was completely obliterated. Green trees were blown over by their root wads and stacked 10 feet tall. Unable to even find the trail. From Photographer’s Point to Seneca Lake (6 additional miles) the trail is tree covered, but passable to hikers. Not recommended for stock.
o Forest Service has had crews working on the Pole Creek Trail since 09/14/2020
o Trail is clear about ½ mile from Photographer’s Point as of /21/2020
o Since entering the Bridger Wilderness, progress has been about 1000 feet per day
▪ Crew of 5 Wilderness Rangers from the Pinedale Ranger District
▪ Additional 4-5 Jackson Ranger District Wilderness Rangers will be working on the Pole Creek Trail on 9/23 and 9/24 • Crews had a day off from work on the Pole Creek Trail on 09/22/2020. Jackson Trail Crew will be starting at Miller Park 09/23/2020.
• The Jackson Trail Crew will be continuing to work on the Pole Creek/Island Lake corridor 09/24/2020.
• Clear to Photographer’s Point as of 09/24/2020. After 11 days straight of work on the Pole Creek Trail, our crews are taking a few well-deserved days off and will start again clearing towards Seneca Lake on Monday, 09/28/2020.

Boulder Lake
• Ruff Lake Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary, about 2 miles just prior to Blueberry Lake, as of 09/20/2020.
• Boulder Creek Canyon Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary (.5 miles) as of 9/20/2020. Secondary information that stock groups are continuing to Ethel Lake and then beyond to Pipestone Lakes area as of 09/17/2020 Meadow Lake Trail
• Forest Service crew cleared trail to Wilderness Boundary on 09/17/2020.
o Public reported unable to reach wilderness boundary on 9/20/2020. We did have wind and very little moisture on Saturday 9/19/2020.

Burnt Lake
• Firefighters from zone engine crews will be working to clear the Burnt Lake Trail prior to the Wilderness today 09/25/20 unless they are called to a smoke report.

Scab Creek
• Scab Creek Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary, about 2.5 miles, as of 09/09/2020. About 25 trees down between boundary and Little Divide Lake, 6 miles from the trailhead. Less than 5 are difficult to travel around with stock. Passable with stock, but difficult. Another 10 trees or so between Little Divide and Dream Lake. Passable with stock. Report from outfitter on 09/13/2020.
• Lowline Trail: No updates.

Big Sandy
• Highline Trail north: No Forest Service crews have been working on this trail as of 9/21/2020. Big Sandy Lodge has started clearing this trail. Our reports from the public is it is taking 7 hours to travel the 4 miles from Big Sandy Trailhead to Dad’s Lake.
• Big Sandy Trail: No Forest Service crews have been working on this trail as of 9/21/2020. Reports from the public say this 6 mile trail to Big Sandy Lake was less impacted than the Highline Trail north, but still significant blowdown. Plan on 2-3x longer to get to Big Sandy Lake.
o. Passable to hikers. Not recommended for stock. Snow on Jackass Pass Trail, less than 6 inches.
• Big Sandy Camp Hosts reported that private individuals have cleared some of the Big Sandy Lake Trail. Hikers are getting up to the Cirque of the Towers as of 09/24/2020. Not recommended to take stock.
• The Pinedale trail crew will begin work on Highline Trail north from Big Sandy Trailhead on Monday 09/28/2020.

SAFETY ALERT: Be aware that there are many current and potential hazards along this trail and surrounding area, so plan accordingly. Passing storms may bring winds which could blow over additional trees blocking trails or cause personal injury.

Additional Information:
Pinedale Ranger District Office
29 E. Fremont Lake Rd.
307-367-4326
Open Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
To Report a wildfire, call 911 or 307-739-3036


Notice of temporary closure of Pinedale Pistol Range Oct. 17 (posted 9/25/2020)
PUBLIC NOTICE OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE PINEDALE PISTOL RANGE
The Pistol Range will be closed for a private training from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020.


Robert (Bob) Bundy
Robert (Bob) Bundy
Obituary – Robert (Bob) Bundy (posted 9/25/2020)
Robert (Bob) Bundy, 54, passed away September 20, 2020, in Lander, Wyoming. He was a resident of Lander for the past 16 years.

Robert was born September 14, 1966, to John Allen Bundy and Vonnie Jo (Pedersen) Cartwright in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

He graduated from Rock Springs High School class of 1984 before attending the University of Wyoming, graduating in 1989 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and later in 1995 with a Juris Doctorate from the school of law.

Bob was happiest spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors, while teaching his son Paden to camp and fish.

He left behind his son Daniel Paden Bundy, and the love of his life Lisa Haase. He is also survived by his father John "Al" Bundy, his mother Vonnie Jo Cartwright, brothers Carl (Patricia) Bundy of Las Vegas, Nevada and John (Stacey) Bundy of Rock Springs, Wyoming, nephew Carl Bundy Jr. , niece Vanna Barajas-Brown as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held October 3, 2020, at the gazebo in the Lander City Park beginning at noon.

The family requests that COVID-19 guidelines are followed.


Sublette County General Election Sample Ballots (posted 9/23/2020)
The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. For Sublette County voters, this election will include voting for:
- President and VP of the United States
- United States Senator
- U.S. Representative
- State Senators and Representatives
- Three (3) seats on the Sublette County Board of County Commissioners
- Sublette County Assessor
- Justices on the Wyoming Supreme Court
- District and Circuit Court Judges
- A proposed Wyoming Constitutional Amendment regarding debt limits on municipal sewer projects
- School District #1 Board of Trustees
- School District #9 Board of Trustees
- Upper Green Cemetery District Board of Trustees
- Big Piney Cemetery District Board of Trustees
- Rural Health Care District Board Trustees
- Conservation District Supervisors
- Proposed creation of Special Hospital District
- Trustees for the proposed Special Hospital District
- Pinedale Lodging Tax increase from 3-4%

Below are links to the Sublette County sample ballots. There are ten different ballots because some options vary for the different precincts. Voters in the city limits of the Town of Pinedale will be voting on the question of whether to authorize to impose a 4% Special Lodging Tax on short-term lodging (up an additional 1% from the tax from previous years). Voters in Bondurant and Daniel will vote for State Senate District 16 and State Representative District 22 candidates. Other precincts will vote for State Senate District 14 and State Representative District 20 candidates.

Absentee ballots have been sent out to voters who have requested them. Voters may go to the Sublette County Clerk’s office in the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale to register to vote or request an absentee ballot.

Sample Ballots:
Precinct 1-1 In Town – Pinedale
Precinct 1-1 Out of Town - Pinedale
Precinct 1-3 In Town - Pinedale West
Precinct 1-3 Out of Town - Pinedale West
Precinct 1-4 - Boulder
Precinct 2-1 - Big Piney
Precinct 2-2 - Marbleton
Precinct 4-1 - Cora
Precinct 4-2 - Daniel
Precinct 5-1 - Bondurant


Special Hospital District events (posted 9/23/2020)
Here are events scheduled for the Special Hospital District. These are opportunities to meet with members of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District and Sublette Center, as well as candidates for the boards, and get questions answered about the Critical Access Hospital and proposed Special Hospital District that will be on the General Election ballot on November 3rd.

Thursday, October 1: 12 pm noon – Big Piney Library – Bring your lunch
Wednesday, October 7: 6 pm – Marbleton Senior Center
Thursday, October 8: 6 pm - Boulder Community Center
Wednesday, October 14: 1 pm - Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center, Pinedale
Tuesday, October 27: 5:30 pm - Pinedale Library
Wednesday, October 28: 5:30 pm - Big Piney Library


Scheduled Flu Clinics (posted 9/23/2020)
Several flu clinics are scheduled for September and October in Pinedale and Marbleton.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 10AM—1PM (Over >65 Years Only)
Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 East 1st Street, Marbleton WY

Thursday, October 1st, 2020 10AM--1PM (Over>65 Years Only)
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
425 East Magnolia, Pinedale WY

Tuesday, October 6th,2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 East 1st Street, Marbleton WY

Thursday, October 8th, 2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center, 425 East Magnolia, Pinedale, WY

Fridays--October 9th & October 16th, 2020 2-5PM
Sublette County Public Health Office
(Watch for signs in front of our office) 619 East Hennick Street, Pinedale WY, 307-367-2157

PAPERWORK: Please complete your pre-registration paperwork before you arrive for your flu shot appointment—find copies available at your local Senior Center, Public Health Office, or go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/11TOxnU6MbzChVQdC58cDW4CA7jWd1ezG/view to print off a copy to bring with you.


BTNF Blowdown Trail Condition Update (posted 8/23/2020)
Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest
On Monday, September 7, 2020, there was a massive wind event with gusts in excess of 60+mph throughout the Wind River Range in western Wyoming, causing trees to cover roadways and trails. All main Forest roads have been cleared and you can drive to trailheads.

Trail report as of Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Green River Lakes
• Lakeside Trail: Cleared as of 9/21/2020
• Highline Trail south to Trail Creek Park (13 miles total): Cleared as of 9/21/2020

New Fork Lake
• New Fork Trail to New Fork Park up to Palmer Lake and back down on Double Top Mountain Trail past Rainbow Lake to trailhead: Passable as of 09/11/2020
o Forest Service crews have not walked these trails, but this trail was not as significantly impacted as other locations. The outfitter cleared a few trees from this loop to report the trail was passable with stock.

Spring Creek Park
• No Forest Service crews have been to this location. Secondary information is that there are trees down, but passable to hikers to the Wilderness Boundary, about 2.5 miles. Then the trees increase to Glimpse Lake, another 1.5 miles. Completely impassable to hikers and stock from Glimpse Lake on. Report from 09/16/2020
o On 9/22/2020 the Forest Service Crew made it 1000 feet past the Wilderness Boundary, so about 2.5 miles of the trail to Trapper Lake is clear.
• Sending crew of two to Spring Creek Park Trailhead to start Glimpse Lake Trail today 9/22

Elkhart Park
• Pine Creek Trail (down to Long Lake): No updates.
• Pole Creek Trail: The first 4 miles of this trail to Photographer’s Point was completely obliterated. Green trees were blown over by their root wads and stacked 10 feet tall. Unable to even find the trail. From Photographer’s Point to Seneca Lake (6 additional miles) the trail is tree covered, but passable to hikers. Not recommended for stock.
o Forest Service has had crews working on the Pole Creek Trail since 09/14/2020
o Trail is clear about ½ mile from Photographer’s Point as of /21/2020
o Since entering the Bridger Wilderness, progress has been about 1000 feet per day
 Crew of 5 Wilderness Rangers from the Pinedale Ranger District
 Additional 4-5 Jackson Ranger District Wilderness Rangers will be working on the Pole Creek Trail on 9/23 and 9/24
• Crews had a day off from work on the Pole Creek Trail on 09/22/2020. Jackson Trail Crew will be starting at Miller Park today 09/23/2020.

Boulder Lake
• Ruff Lake Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary, about 2 miles just prior to Blueberry Lake, as of 09/20/2020.
• Boulder Creek Canyon Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary (.5 miles) as of 9/20/2020. Secondary information that stock groups are continuing to Ethel Lake and then beyond to Pipestone Lakes area as of 09/17/2020

Meadow Lake Trail
• Forest Service crew cleared trail to Wilderness Boundary on 09/17/2020.
o Public reported unable to reach wilderness boundary on 9/20/2020? We did have wind and very little moisture on Saturday 9/19/2020.

Burnt Lake
• Engine 421 will be sent to clear the Burnt Lake Trail prior to the Wilderness today 009/23/2020, barring any fires from the lightening we received yesterday.

Scab Creek
• Scab Creek Trail: Clear to Wilderness Boundary, about 2.5 miles, as of 09/09/2020. About 25 trees down between boundary and Little Divide Lake, 6 miles from the trailhead. Less than 5 are difficult to travel around with stock. Passable with stock, but difficult. Another 10 trees or so between Little Divide and Dream Lake. Passable with stock. Report from outfitter on 09/13/2020.
• Lowline Trail: No updates.

Big Sandy
• Highline Trail north: No Forest Service crews have been working on this trail as of 9/21/2020. Big Sandy Lodge has started clearing this trail. Our reports from the public is it is taking 7 hours to travel the 4 miles from Big Sandy Trailhead to Dad’s Lake.
• Big Sandy Trail: No Forest Service crews have been working on this trail as of 9/21/2020. Reports from the public say this 6 mile trail to Big Sandy Lake was less impacted than the Highline Trail north, but still significant blowdown. Plan on 2-3x longer to get to Big Sandy Lake.
o See attached pictures from the Big Sandy Lake Trail. Passable to hikers. Not recommended for stock. Snow on Jackass Pass Trail, less than 6 inches.

SAFETY ALERT: Be aware that there are many current and potential hazards along this trail and surrounding area, so plan accordingly. Passing storms may bring winds which could blow over additional trees blocking trails or cause personal injury.

Contact Information:
Pinedale Ranger District Office
29 E. Fremont Lake Rd.
307-367-4326
Open Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

To report a wildfire, call 911 or 307-739-3036


Pinedale Lions Club changes meeting location (posted 9/23/2020)
The Pinedale Lions Club is changing their meeting location for the winter. They will be meeting the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:00pm in the back room of the VFW in Pinedale. The club is part of Lions Clubs International, a community service organization. Anyone interested welcome to attend.


Public Health Nursing offers Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics (posted 9/17/2020)
Sublette County Public Health
The 2020 flu season is right around the corner and the Wyoming Department of Health is urging residents to get their flu shots. It is nearly impossible to predict the severity of the flu season ahead of time, but we can always predict that it is coming. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu symptoms can be very similar to COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue.

The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccinations are recommended for most individuals over 6 months of age. Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.

Sublette County Public Health is Offering Two Types of Influenza Vaccine This Year:
Seqirus Fluad Quadrivalent Vaccine—this vaccine has been approved for individuals over the age of 65 years only. This vaccine combines quadrivalent influenza vaccine with an adjuvant. An adjuvant is an ingredient of a vaccine that helps promote a better immune response. Cost $55/dose—Medicare will pay for this vaccine. Please see dates below for >65 year clinics.
Fluzone Quadrivalent Vaccine—this vaccine is approved for individuals 6 months and older. A quadrivalent influenza (flu) vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Cost $20/dose—will bill to insurance, cash, or check accepted. Please see dates below for community events.
• Public Health can bill Medicare, BCBS, Cigna, & UMR Insurance. Please fill out insurance information on your pre-registration sheet.
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sublette County is going to offer Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics. This will be an effort to get everyone vaccinated in a safe way! Please come to our large events this year—we will have very limited appointment availability at our office.

Scheduled Flu Clinics:
• Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 10AM—1PM (Over >65 Years Only)

Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 East 1st Street, Marbleton WY
Thursday, October 1st, 2020 10AM--1PM (Over>65 Years Only)
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center
425 East Magnolia, Pinedale WY

Tuesday, October 6th,2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 East 1st Street, Marbleton WY

Thursday, October 8th, 2020 2PM—6PM Community Clinic (All Ages)
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center, 425 East Magnolia, Pinedale WY

Fridays--October 9th & October 16th, 2020 2-5PM
Sublette County Public Health Office
(Watch for signs in front of our office) 619 East Hennick Street, Pinedale WY, 307-367-2157

Important Requirements:
• MASKS:
Everyone in the car is required to wear a mask.
PATIENT SAFETY: Please stay in your vehicle. Watch for signs—there will be traffic attendants directing flow of traffic into the event. Plan to stay 15 minutes after your vaccination to monitor for any reactions.
SEATING: The patients receiving the vaccine must be seated next to an accessible door. We will not be entering the vehicle to give any vaccinations. Please wear a short sleeve shirt.
STAY HOME IF SICK: If you have symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, loss of smell—do not come to this clinic!
PAPERWORK: Please complete your pre-registration paperwork before you arrive for your flu shot appointment—find copies available at your local Senior Center, Public Health Office, or go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/11TOxnU6MbzChVQdC58cDW4CA7jWd1ezG/view to print off a copy to bring with you.


Soda Lake WHMA Wetland Restoration Project begins (posted 9/17/2020)
Mark Gocke, Public Information Specialist, Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with Ducks Unlimited, has recently begun a wetland restoration project at the Soda Lake Wildlife Habitat Management Area north of Pinedale. The once vibrant man-made wetlands have basically lived out their lifespan, silted in and held very little water for the past several years.

This 3,750-acre WHMA near Pinedale was established in 1948. It lies in a region of rolling sagebrush uplands bordered by the foothills of the Wind River Range. Soda Lake and the adjoining wetlands total approximately 370 acres, attracting many species of waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and terrestrial wildlife.

The wetlands restoration project will improve the functionality of the wetlands and allow seasonal management of water within the system. Drawing down water levels during the growing season will promote the growth of wetland plants that will then be flooded again in late summer, benefiting migratory waterbirds and ungulates such as moose. The completed project will also provide wildlife enthusiasts with excellent waterfowl hunting, bird watching and photography.

The wetlands work will be suspended on October 1, 2020, to accommodate the annual mule deer migration through this area. Work will resume July 15, 2021 following sage grouse and waterfowl nesting season. The project is planned to be completed by October of 2021.


Sublette County Libraries offer home delivery (posted 9/17/2020)
For those in quarantine or isolation during COVID-19 pandemic
The Sublette County Libraries are starting a new service of delivering library materials to those at home in isolation or quarantine. The free program is designed for those who find themselves in a COVID-19 quarantine, or just prefer to self-isolate to minimize potential exposure to the virus. A library staff member will check out your desired materials to your library account and discreetly deliver them to your doorstep — no contact required. This includes books, magazines, and video materials. If you live outside of Pinedale or Big Piney, library staff will try their best to accommodate you. For more information, contact Judi Boyce at the Pinedale Library, 307-367-4114 and Tawnya Miller at the Big Piney Library, 307-276-3515. Learn more about this service and how to get in touch with Judi or Tawnya here: https://sublettecountylibrary.org/Events.htm#QuarantineDelivery


RHCD expands testing (posted 9/16/2020)
Sublette County Rural Health Care District
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is currently offering testing for Covid, Influenza, and Strep for symptomatic patients Monday through Friday in Pinedale from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., and in Marbleton from 1-5 p.m.

Appointments for collection are required and will need to be made with the front desk at either clinic location and clear directions will be given as to where to go and how the testing will be completed.

Results may take up to 24 hours. Clinic staff will call with results once complete or results can be viewed on MyChart, our medical records system. If you need MyChart access please inquire with the front desk.

These tests will be free of charge for all children 18 years of age and under. If you are over the age of 18 and ASYMPTOMATIC or have a KNOWN EXPOSURE, please contact Public Health to determine whether or not you qualify for testing.

*It may be possible that you will be required to see a provider depending on symptoms and test results.

Collection personnel will ask screening questions to determine if you need to be seen.

Contacts:
Pinedale Clinic: 307-367-4133
Marbleton Clinic: 307-276-3306
Sublette County Public Health: 307-367-2157

Related Links:
www.sublettehealthcare.com Sublette County Rural Health Care District
www.sublettewycovid.com Sublette COVID-19 Response Group - Official County COVID website


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