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Pull!

The senior class gives a pull during the tug-of-war contest at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday. Pictured, from left, are Faizel Adhyaksa, Brandon Jones, James McCormick, Hannah Runyan, Shelby Guest and Hampton Jones.

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Big Piney Homecoming Parade

The Big Piney High School Pep Band marches down Piney Ave., part of the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 23.

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Homecoming royalty

The 2022 Big Piney High School Homecoming Royalty.

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Public Health slated to relocate in late October

The existing Public Health building, now owned by the SCHD, is scheduled for demolition to make way for the construction of a new critical access hospital and long-term care facility.

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Public Health offers drive-thru vaccine clinics

Drive-thru flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedules Big Piney/Marbleton: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to noon High-Dose Flu (65+ years only), Sublette County Fair Grounds, Marbleton Tuesday, Oct. 4 , 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Community Clinic (all ages), Sublette County Fair Grounds, Marbleton Pinedale: Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to noon High-Dose Flu (65+ years only), Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale Thursday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Community Clinic (all ages), Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale Thursday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Community Clinic (all ages), Museum of the Mountain Man, Pinedale

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State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission to meet in Pinedale

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on September 14, and at 8 a.m. on September 15.

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United Way of Southwest Wyoming seeks grant applications for emergency food and shelter programs

The application and additional information are available online at swunitedway.org/efsp. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Sept. 21.

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Jackson Fork Ranch oral arguments now in Cheyenne

With the assignment of a different judge to a Bondurant citizens’ civil complaint against Sublette County commissioners and Jackson Fork Ranch’s resort rezone comes a new location for oral arguments.

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Mental health program for First Responders

The event is on Friday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room at 155 S. Tyler Ave.

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Merger between Hospital District, Sublette Center takes new form

The Sublette Center’s board of directors announced a two-phase transfer process drafted by its attorney, Nick Healy, at the Sublette County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

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Petitioners protest county’s ‘secret’ gravel pit

The “Petition to Sublette County, Doyle Gravel Mine" making the rounds has gathered 223 signatures of Sublette County residents opposing its future as a 65-acre gravel pit, along with four email comments and 14 social media responses opposing “the Doyle gravel mine.”

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A momentous groundbreaking

At least 700 people from across the county gathered in the bright evening sunlight to celebrate the groundbreaking, said Kari DeWitt, public relations director and grant writer for the Sublette County Hospital District (SCHD).

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Water search continues for missing Pinedale man

Since Wednesday, TTSAR Captain and volunteer John Linn and his crew have covered an area of approximately 1,800 by 2,500 feet.

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Engagement announcement: Brewer, Maser

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Sublette incumbents win Aug. 16 primary

The primary elections included national, state, county and precinct offices and of the total 3,626 ballots cast countywide, 43 were Democratic and 3,583 Republican voters, according to the Sublette County Clerk’s Office.

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‘Uneasiness’ hangs over political scene

The first time Pinedale rancher Albert Sommers ran for a seat in Wyoming Legislature’s House of Representatives 10 years ago, the state’s political scene was more locally focused – and much more civil.

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Clarification

Clarifying a recent story.

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23 and Proud!

The 2022 Junior Livestock Sale broke a new record, grossing $729,579 for 123 head.

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Sublette County Conservation District: The Zeedyk and its aftermath

We placed some cameras out on the structures we built to see if we could capture runoff events this spring and our efforts paid off. A warm spell occurred at the end of March, and over the course of just a few days from March 26 to March 29, we watched as this ephemeral drainage carried the snowmelt with the Zeedyk structures in place. Check out the sequence of pictures below as we begin with a little snow still on the ground…

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Painted Kettle zoning error corrected

The cafe is in a building on a separate lot belonging to the Rob’s Roost RV Park, which is zoned residential- mobile home park. When town maps were digitized, the smaller lot’s boundary was mistakenly zoned with the other, leading town staff to think Painted Kettle owner Rendy Thomson needed a variance to have a business in the mobile home-residential-zoned building.

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Big Piney holds Christmas Bazaar

Both gyms and the hallway at the Big Piney Rec Center were filled with vendors and shoppers on Saturday, Nov. 20, at one of the county’s social events. There was something for everyone with many local crafters selling everything from Christmas decorations to bath bombs to sweet treats – and real estate.

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SCSD9 trial set for January 2023

The civil rights lawsuit filed against Sublette County School District No. 9 and Big Piney school officials by anonymous parties “Jane, James and Mary Doe” is set for trial starting Jan. 9, 2023.

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County projects face standstills

The Sublette County Board of Commissioners crammed updates and multiple executive sessions into a meeting that lasted over 4 hours on Nov. 16 inside Marbleton Town Hall.

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Another Sublette resident dies of COVID as cases steady

At least one county resident has died of the novel coronavirus each week since the week of Oct. 8 to 15.

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Hospital District faces decisions with vaccine mandate looming

Deadlines for health-care facilities to comply with vaccine mandates imposed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are forcing clinics and hospitals to weigh tough decisions.

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BPHS students perform 'Oklahoma!'

Students at Big Piney High School performed "Oklahoma!" last week.

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Wyoming joins lawsuit against vaccine requirements for health-care workers

The State of Wyoming is further fighting the Biden administration and its vaccine requirements with a third lawsuit, joining a group of states that have filed a suit to prevent enforcing the mandate on health-care workers.

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Big Piney celebrates Veterans Day with multiple events

The county celebrated Veterans Day in a myriad of ways.

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Commissioners updated on Centennial schedule

The Sublette County Board of Commissioners was presented with 100 years of history at its Nov. 2 meeting inside the board’s chambers of the county courthouse.

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CWD confirmed in Pinedale Region bull elk

Wyoming Game and Fish confirmed three new positive tests for chronic wasting disease in hunter-harvest bull elk, one in the Pinedale Region and two in the Sheridan Region.

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Lummis questions big tech regulations

Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis was busy last week, cosponsoring or speaking on multiple items that came through Congress.

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All fun at the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree

The invitation went out to Marbleton’s new version of the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree and Pumpkin Walk and dozens of locals came to check it out on Friday evening.

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Swain bill passes Senate

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed by voice vote a bill by U.S. Sens. Cynthia Lummis, Chris Van Hoolen, John Barrasso and Ben Cardin that would honor women’s rights pioneer Louisa Swain.

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Crowd gathers for 3rd annual Power in Pink 5K

The third annual Power in Pink – Jen Taylor Memorial 5K Fun Run and Walk was a resounding success.

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County remains in ‘very high’ transmission range

Sublette County once again stayed above 50 active weekly cases of COVID-19, according to data presented by Sublette County Public Health. In its latest update, Public Health confirmed 52 active cases while Wyoming Department of Health reported 72 new cases in the county.

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Hospital District creates naming contest

The Sublette County Hospital District announced a new naming competition while it awaits a decision from the USDA regarding its loan for a critical access hospital.

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Sublette economy recovering slower than most of Wyoming

Wyoming’s economy continued to rebound in the second fiscal quarter of 2021 but at a slower pace than the majority of the United States, according to an economic summary report released earlier this week.

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Tanners to celebrate 65 years together

John and Shirley Tanner have been lifelong residents of Big Piney and will be celebrating their 65th anniversary on Oct. 29.

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BPHS Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The Big Piney Hall of Fame Class of 2021 poses with their awards.

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WYDOT prepares for Dry Piney winter-range connections

With almost $18 million in funding gathered, Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Dry Piney project to connect wildlife with their critical winter ranges on each side of Highway 189 is ready to roll.

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Sublette EMS given wreath at 9/11 ceremony

Dani Long and Shondel Bennett drove a Sublette County EMS ambulance to Cheyenne to represent western Wyoming in the ceremony at the State Capitol to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

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Authorities find body matching Petito's description

The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed in a press conference outside Jackson on Sept. 19 that a search of Bridger-Teton National Forest found human remains consistent with that of missing person Gabby Petito.

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Sublette EMS transported record 41 to hospitals

Sublette County Public Health’s weekly briefing took on an even more urgent tone last week.

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Cheney responds after Trump endorsement of Hageman

A day after a potentially momentous development in the race for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House of Representatives seat, current Rep. Liz Cheney hosted a call with Wyoming media only.

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County rescinds fire restrictions

That applies to private lands in the county and was effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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Area cowboys recognized at Sommers Ranch Homestead

Hundreds of all ages came from all over to tour the homestead, “milk” a cow and eat a beef dinner of Sublette’s top 4-H steers bought by Albert and Jonita Sommers and cooked by Scott Mackie.

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Funds and fun shared at Battle of the Badges

In total, over $2,000 were raised to help pay for medical treatment and care of Sublette County Deputy Ty Huffman.

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Sublette is 12th healthiest county in the country?

U.S. News and World Report released its 2021 Healthiest Communities list on June 29. Sublette County made the top 20, ranked the 12th in the U.S.

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Cheney intros bill to check Biden's 30x30 plan

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney introduced legislation into Congress last week that would protect property rights from potential federal overreach that could comes as part of the Biden administration’s 30x30 initiative.

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SCUF gains 10 new recruits

Fire Chief Shad Cooper presided over the ceremony at SCUF’s Marbleton training facility. Family members, close friends and veteran firefighters pinned SCUF badges onto each graduate’s chest.

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Transmission drops, 10th COVID death in Sublette

The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of another Sublette County resident last week, marking the 10th COVID-related death in the county.

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BPHS Hall of Fame ceremony returning

Distinguished Alumni Mary Budd-Flitner, Dr. Jonathon Jones, Karen Budd-Falen and Tonia Hoffman will be honored at the ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 18.

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New books shed light on various historical views

Sometimes a book is about one person’s story and journey. Another might delve into people whose started small and came together as a community.

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Photos: Bondurant Heritage Days

A collection of a few photos taken by reporter Joy Ufford from Bondurant Heritage Days over the weekend.

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Sublette's active COVID-19 cases make slight drop

Active cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County dipped down last week following a steady rise for weeks.

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St. John's CEO resigns after 6 months

The CEO of St. John’s Health tendered his resignation and received a massive payout just after six months on the job and three months after withdrawing St. John’s from consideration for the Sublette County Hospital District’s management partner.

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Fair – Ultrasound contest winners

Ultrasound contest winners from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Team roping results

Team roping results from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Additional events

A list of additional event winners from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – Junior livestock auction

The 2021 Sublette County Fair junior livestock auction held on Saturday, July 31, grossed $670,563.50. The figure shattered last year’s record-breaking sale, said Jen Matosky, 4-H youth development educator. Auctioneer Colby Hales, Al Harris and Matosky officiated the event.

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Fair – Purple ribbons in equine events

Purple ribbons in equine events from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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Fair – barrel racing

Barrel racing results in multiple divisions from the 2021 Sublette County Fair.

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COVID's resurgence leads to 9th death in Sublette

Public Health could also confirm another death of a Sublette County resident related to COVID-19. That person, a male in his 60s, was the ninth COVID-related death of a Sublette resident. Public Health expressed condolences to his family.

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Calling all Sublette Centennial 'pioneers'

The search is on for residents of Sublette County for at least 50 years to be recognized as a “Sublette Centennial Pioneer.”

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Bell's outdoor photos chronicle 2020

One part of life that stayed just as it was during last year’s COVID-19 shutdown was the beauty of the natural landscapes, wildflowers and wildlife.

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Former Sen. Enzi fondly remembered by friends

Enzi, who worked his way from mayor of Gillette to state representative and ultimately to U.S. senator, died July 26 when he succumbed to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident suffered outside Gillette on July 23.

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Annual garden club tour planned later this month

With our warm days and warm nights, Sublette County gardeners are enjoying gorgeous flowers and bountiful harvests.

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Popular art show returns to county fair

Big Piney artist and art show director Sharon Schell is pleased to announce the return of the Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show. Because of continued COVID concerns, there will be no reception, quick draw or auction this year. However, fair goers can anticipate and enjoy a vibrant exhibit of new work by 22 local artists.

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Couple raises funds for veterans while biking through Wyoming

The Forest Service ranger informing the Zenonis they were in the path of a mother grizzly and her two cubs somewhere near Togwotee Pass was just another byproduct of Dean’s quest to maintain motivation.

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Roscoe: Summer Legislative Update

I hope this update finds all of you enjoying summer and family. Happy Fourth of July!

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Pair of 'spies' infiltrate Wyoming political spectrum

The Wyoming Democratic Party, chaired by Joe M. Barbuto, hosted a brief press call the afternoon of June 25 – the day the story was published – to address the situation.

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2021 Sublette County Gem & Mineral Show

Annual Rock Hounds Gem & Mineral Show hosts multiple skills.

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Fear bestowed Meadowlark Award

The Wyoming Community Foundation bestowed its Spirit of the Meadowlark Award to Betty Fear with a ceremony at the county fairgrounds on June 3. Fear, a lifelong Wyomingite, was recognized for her tireless work to build and inspire her community.

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Sorenson makes oil and gas history

A Jonah Energy reclamation specialist was recently awarded Reclamationist of the Year by the American Society of Reclamation Scientists. By doing so, he became the first recipient from the oil and gas industry in the 37-year history of the award.

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Marshall earns DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is a 12-year-old international honor bestowed upon a nurse who is recognized by her peers, as well as community, for exemplary care.

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Big Piney honors those fallen on Memorial Day

All pictures by Danielle Hendricks.

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Vaccination efforts continue in Sublette

Sublette County Public Health confirmed three active cases of COVID-19 in the county during its update the morning of June 4.

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Little Wranglers gain donation

Friends of PAC recently received a $5,000 grant to support the Pinedale Aquatic Center’s Little Wrangler Day Camp this summer.

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Big Piney Student of the Year awards

Academic awards from Big Piney High School.

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SVH breaks ground on Alpine facility

Members of Star Valley Health, North Lincoln County Hospital District and elected officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Alpine Health Care Facility on May 21.

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Big Piney man's sentence suspended for probation

A Big Piney man pleaded “no contest” to a felony theft charge as well as a misdemeanor of unlawful use of registration.

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BPHS distributes honors at Award Day

Outstanding students received recognition at Big Piney High School's end-of-year award ceremony on Monday, May 17. Students of the Year and Teacher's Choice Awards were given out for each class.

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Council approves fishing-pond building

In a special meeting on May 18, the Marbleton Town Council approved a bid package to install a 30-foot by 40-foot steel building with a lean-to at its community fishing pond this summer.

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Public Health shares update on masks, vaccines

The Wyoming Department of Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County since May 6, and as of a May 14 update from Sublette County Public Health, there were five active cases of COVID-19 in the county.

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Punchers dominate TEAMS competition

TEAMS stands for Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science, and is a nationwide contest challenging students to demonstrate their STEM skills.

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Sublette hosts Taxidermy State Show

The Sublette County Ice Arena hosted the annual Taxidermy State Show over the weekend.

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'Cautious optimism' for Biden's 30x30 plan

Gordon said that Biden’s plan has been met with skepticism and applause, both of which, the governor said, are warranted.

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Gray wolf population grows outside trophy-game area

Gray wolves across of Wyoming at the end of 2020 showed growth compared to the year before with higher estimates outside of the state’s trophy-game area.

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Punchers compete at state SkillsUSA

Sophomore Blade Hibbert won the manual machining category at the event.

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