The Sublette County
Fairgrounds will be the location on Oct. 8
of a party, a car crash and a trial.
The Wyoming chapter of Students
Against Destructive Decisions has partnered
with the Sublette County Sheriff’s
Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol
and Sublette County Emergency agencies
for a freshman impact program.
The “Life. Are You Ready” program
uses the morning to conduct seven stations
focused on educating students on traffic
safety issues, vaping, social media dangers
and impaired driving.
Each station will demonstrate to freshmen
and sophomore students from both
Big Piney and Pinedale high schools
simulated life experiences and how
certain decisions can have life-altering
Sublette County Sheriff K.C. Lehr explained
to members of the Pinedale Town
Council that the education portion of the
program project will be followed by a
“mock” party and decisions students make
at that party will result in a “mock” crash.
Lehr said the air ambulance is going to
participate to make the entire process more
This year, the county received a grant
from the state chapter of SADD. The project,
geared toward freshmen entering high
school, will also be expanded to include
“I hope it is successful and we can do it
every year,” Lehr said.