Grand Opening for new Senior Housing
The Big Piney-Marbleton Joint Powers Board held the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Marbleton senior housing on Monday, October 28th. The complex includes 24 new units available to seniors age 60 or over. Click on this link for more pictures (24 photos)
Funeral Service for Robert (Bob) Linn Dec. 2nd
Congressional reps to visit Sublette County Dec. 11
Doctors give talks in Marbleton
Air Medical Transport memberships provide peace of mind for $49
WGFD seeks information on Big Piney poaching incidents
Big Piney/Marbleton seeks sponsors for 2014 IPSSSDR Stage Stop
Information sought about Boulder area deer poaching
Big Piney-Marbleton Senior Housing opens
Local Contact Numbers
Sublette County Fair
Green River Valley Museum
Camping near Big Piney & Marbleton
Big Piney & Marbleton
The Rosary for Robert G. (Bob) Linn will be at St. Annís Catholic Church in Big Piney at 6:30PM on Sunday, Dec. 1st. The Funeral Mass will be on Monday, Dec. 2nd at 11:00AM at St. Annís Catholic Church in Big Piney followed by a Graveside Service at Plainview Cemetery. A Reception will follow at 1:30PM at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. Bob died very peacefully at the Sublette Center on Thursday, Nov. 28th. He was 88 years old.
Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing their Sublette County representatives, Reagen Green, Irene Parsons, and Pat Aullman are schedule to hold Office Hours in Marbleton and Pinedale at the following times and places:
Town Hall; 10700 US HWY 189
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Town Hall; 210 W Pine Street
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Area residents are encouraged to visit with Green, Parsons and Aullman on an individual basis to discuss issues, or their views regarding the federal government. These ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Representative Lummis.
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is offering two talks in Marbleton on health issues.
Tuesday, November 26th - Alzheimerís "Listen & Learn" with Dr. Brackett
11:00 AM -12:00 PM at the Senior Center in Marbleton
Dr. Brackett will be discussing Alzheimerís and Dementia.
Wednesday, December 4th - "The Doctor Is In" series with Dr. Burnett
11:00 AM at the Senior Center in Marbleton
All ages welcome!
Question and answer session on any healthcare issues
The holiday season is a time to reflect on the blessings of the year and to show gratitude for the good things life brings us, such as family and health. It is also a time of year that brings about thoughts of preparation and planning for the new year ahead. This year, Sublette County Rural Health Care District encourages you to plan for the not-so-good things life can bring.
Your local clinics partner with Air Methods for air medical transport. In the event of a serious sickness or injury, we rely on Air Methods to get you and your family to a higher level of care immediately. But one helicopter ride can leave you with a medical bill that you will be paying for months. Air Methods provides Omni Advantage, a membership program that covers the cost of air medical transport. For $49 a year ($39 for AAA members) Air Methods will accept your health insurance payment as full payment for any medically necessary transport by any of their aircraft for you, your spouse and any dependent children under the age of 26. They also offer a $99 individual membership if you are uninsured.
Visit the OmniAdvantage website to apply or go to http://www.sublettehealthcare.com/urgent-care.html to download the application.
Up to $5,000 reward for info on buck mule deer and bull elk killings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a buck mule deer that was illegally shot and left south of the Exxon Black Canyon facility, approximately 18 miles southwest of Big Piney. It is believed the deer was killed on or around November 13, 2013.
In addition, Game and Fish is seeking any information on a bull elk that was shot and taken on or around the evening of November 16, 2013, on the Bureau of Land Management boundary between South Cottonwood Creek and North Cottonwood Creek. Enforcement officers also are seeking information on a camp that was at the same location during the same time period.
Anyone with possible information regarding these poaching incidents, or who was in the area during those times, and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call Big Piney Game Warden Adam Hymas at 307-276-3359, the Pinedale Game and Fish office at 1-800-452-9107 or the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Information also can be reported online by clicking on the Stop Poaching logo found on the Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís homepage at: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/home.aspx.
Any information leading to the arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.00.
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
The 2014 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will be held from January 31 to February 8, 2014. The event began in to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. In addition, the race worked to spread the word about the need for childhood immunizations and each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations. Pedigree has been the main event sponsor for thirteen years, and generously donates one yearís worth for food for one dog to animal shelters on the race route.
The sled dogs teams will come to the Upper Green River Valley for the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in early February. The Big Piney-Marbleton Stage Stop will be on Thursday, February 6th. The "Meet the Musherís Banquet" will be on Wednesday evening, February 5, 2014 at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. This event includes the communityí long-standing tradition of amazing Dutch Oven cooking and tasty desserts. There will be live music and the public will have an opportunity to meet the mushers, many of whom are internationally famous sled dog racers.
The local Big Piney-Marbleton Stage Stop organizing committee is again seeking community involvement and sponsorships. They extend a big "Thank You!" to all of the past sponsors and welcome new sponsors. Sponsorship money is used to fund the local leg of the race activities. All levels of sponsorship are appreciated. Higher levels, $200 and above, receive a colorful printed banner silk screened with their name that is placed on the side of one of the competitorís sled and carried during that leg of the race. The banners are signed by all the mushers and the sponsor gets to keep the banner once the stage stop leg is over. These become collectible items and many people proudly display them in their business locations throughout the year.
Levels of sponsorship:
Platinum- $500 plus. You receive sled banner with your name/business name on it, banquet sponsor advertisement, and official IPSSSDR merchandise.
Gold- $200-$499. You receive sled banner and IPSSSDR merchandise.
Silver- $100-$199. You receive official IPSSSDR merchandise.
Deadline for banner sponsorship is Monday, December 30, 2013.
Please send sponsorship checks and EXACTLY what you want printed on your banner (no logos, just text) to: BP/Marbleton IPSSSDR, Box 261, Big Piney, WY 83113
www.wyomingstagestop.org/ International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Big Piney-Marbleton Stage Stop
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was illegally shot this past weekend.
The headless mule deer was discovered southwest of Little Prospect Mountain near Long Draw, just off of the Lander Cut-Off Road (CR 23-132) south of Boulder on Sunday, November 3. It is believed the deer was killed during the early morning hours that day.
Anyone with possible information regarding this poaching incident, or who was in the area over the weekend and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call the Pinedale Game and Fish office at 1-800-452-9107, the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the South Pinedale Game Warden, Jordan Kraft, at 307-367-2470. Information also can be reported online by clicking on the STOPPOACHING icon found on the Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís homepage at: http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/home.aspx
Any information leading to the arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.00.
The Big Piney-Marbleton Joint Powers Board held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for their new senior housing facilities on Monday, October 28th. The senior housing is available to residents who are 60 years of age and older. These units are intended for people who are able to live independently without assisted care. There are no medical facilities or services as part of this housing facility.
The duplex complex includes 24 new housing units adjacent to the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. Half of the units are on the west side of the senior center and the other half located on the east side. Four model apartments were showcased for the Open House, two, one-bedroom units and two, two-bedroom units.
Housing is maintenance free and includes paid sewer and water, trash pickup. Units have washer/dryer, microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, electric range, refrigerator with ice maker, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, choice of two colors of cabinetry (white or cherry), remote control ceiling fan, single-car attached garage with electric garage door opener. The large windows will have wood blinds for coverings. The garage has some upper storage cabinets and there is room to put in a small portable workbench for those who are handy and would like a place for some hand tools. All the hallways, doorways and accesses are wheelchair width accessible. Some of the shower units will swap out the sliding glass doors for curtains to allow for wheel chair access.
Pets are allowed with a non-refundable security deposit. The facilities are non-smoking, so those who smoke need to step outside for their breaks. The units include covered cement porches off the kitchen with room for several chairs and a table. The complex is nicely landscaped with grass, trees and shrubs. Lawns have an underground sprinkler system installed.
Construction of the facility was funded by money from the Towns of Big Piney and Marbleton with a generous match by the Sublette County Commissioners. The County also helped provide the land for the housing units, which were purposely located next to the senior center for easy walking access to the centerís meal, recreation services and meeting facilities.
The Joint Powers Board is in the process of applying for 501(C)3 tax status, which will allow it to accept donations and contributions to help run and maintain the new facility.
Renting begins November 1st and reservations are being taken now. Cost for a one-bedroom apartment is $500/month. Cost for the two-bedroom unit is $800/month. Residents pay for their own electricity, phone, TV and internet service. Units are unfurnished, however some arrangements can be made for use of furniture that has been donated.
For more information contact Jeannie Harris, Property Manager, 307-260-3134 or email email@example.com.
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Big Piney Town Hall
PO Box 70
Big Piney, WY 83113
Mayor: Phillip Smith
Marbleton Town Hall
10700 US 189
Marbleton, WY 83113
Mayor: Jim Robinson
Flicks & Pins Entertainment Center
Open Sunday through Thursday from 3:00PM to 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday 3:00PM to Midnight
Phone 307-276-4062 for movie times
Big Piney Ranger District
Bridger-Teton National Forest
P.O. Box 218
Big Piney, WY, 83113
307-276-3375 or 276-5800/5200
Sublette County Courthouse
21 S Tyler, Pinedale, WY 82941
Big Piney Direct Line 307-276-3827
Marbleton Annex 307-276-3735
Pinedale Information: 307-367-7722
Sublette County Sheriff's Department
PO Box 701
Pinedale, WY 82941
Big Piney Post Office
401 Budd Avenue
Sublette County School District #9
Superintendent's Office: 307-276-3322
Big Piney High School: 307-276-3324
Big Piney Middle School: 307-276-3315
Big Piney Elementary School: 307-276-3313
Big Piney Pool: 307-276-9966
Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center
429 E First St, Marbleton, WY
P.O. Box 33
Big Piney, WY 83113
Phone: (307) 276-3249
Fax (307) 276-3249
Open 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lunch at 12:00 noon Tue. Wed. Thurs. (starting July 1, 2008)
Joan Mitchell / Director
Green River Valley Cowbelles
More Area Information:
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce (Pinedale)
307-367-2242 or 1-888-285-7282
BigPiney.com (Pinedale Online!)
307-276-5699 or 307-360-7689 (days, evenings, weekends ok)
July - August
The Sublette County Fair is packed with entertainment and fun. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
One of the many highlights is the Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo. The audience holds their breath as these young cowboys and cowgirls try their hand at bronc riding. The evening ends with the youngest contestants competing in the stick horse barrel race. The greased pig contest is another favorite, the crowd roars with laughter watching the wave a kids overtaking the slimy critters.
Spend some time viewing the livestock shows and watch the participants as they receive their awards for a job well done. Enjoy the wonderful food which some how tastes more delicious in the atmosphere of the fair festivities. Finish the night off at the rodeos with many local cowboys and cowgirls participating in the fast paced events. Visit the Sublette County Fair web page to enjoy pictures from previous years fairs.
For more information visit - www.sublettecountyfair.com.
Open June through October
The Green River Valley Museum is located on the main street in Big Piney. Artifacts from prehistoric Indians, pioneers, homesteaders and other various groups that have settled this area are on display at the museum. Many of the items displayed at the museum were donated by local families. 'Hard Hats and Stetsons' is the annual fundraiser for the museum. The name of the fundraiser itself reflects how important the cattle and oil industry have been for this valley.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM from June into October (opening date varies, so watch for announcements on the specific date each year). Admission is by donation. Special tours can be arranged by calling Museum Director Jeannie Lockwood at 307-276-3637.
For more information visit www.grvm.com
Over July 4th
Chuckwagon Days takes place each year over the 4th of July holiday in Big Piney. There is a Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo, a parade down Big Piney's main street followed by a free BBQ at the Sublette County Fairgrounds, an afternoon rodeo, street dance and late evening fireworks (on the 4th).
The "Chuckwagon Chug" a 5k and 10k Walk/Run, will be held on July 4th, before the Big Piney Parade. Start/Finish is at the Big Piney High School parking lot. There will be prizes for top finishers and gift bags for all contestants.
More information about Chuckwagon Days can be found here: www.ChuckwagonDays.com
If you are looking for local lodging and places to stay in the Big Piney-Marbleton areas, be sure to check the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce website under lodging. Big Piney and Marbleton are located about 35 miles south of Pinedale, so look under motels, RV parks and campgrounds specific to our towns.
Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, Motels, Guest Ranches, RV
The closest campgrounds are located on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They offer two developed campgrounds and many opportunities for dispersed camping in the Wyoming Range west of Big Piney and Marbleton. The forest boundary is approximately 20 miles from local businesses and town services. For detailed information, contact the district office at 307-276-3375.
Sacajewea Campground Located 25 miles west of Big Piney. This campground has 26 sites, basic amenities, and is open June 15th through September 30th. The camping fee is $7.00 per site, per night. This campground has running water, an on-site host, and is well maintained. No electricity, showers or phone.
Middle Piney Lake Campground This is a primitive campground located further down the road from the Sacajewea Campground. This camp area is next to Middle Piney Lake and has 5 tent sites, tables and pit toilets. NO running water, electricity, showers or phone service. NO fees. Because of the narrow winding road to this campground, it is not recommended to take trailers to the lake site.
Forest Service Cabins Big Piney Ranger District offers two Forest Service work centers for rent for overnight stays. One is located at Snider Basin and the other in the Hoback. Contact the Big Piney office for more information on availability and fees.
NOTICE ABOUT BEARS: These campgrounds are in bear country. Both black bears and grizzly bears inhabit the Wyoming mountain range. Visitors are strongly encouraged to practice clean camping techniques and store attractants in a manner that makes them unavailable to bears. Bear-proof canisters are available for rent from the Big Piney Ranger District office. Bear-proof dumpsters are located at various locations at campgrounds and recreation areas on National Forest land.
There are practically unlimited opportunities for dispersed camping on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Big Piney/Marbleton. The forest boundary is approximately 20 miles from town. Stay limit is 16 days in any one location. Campers should either bring their own water or boil water obtained from sources in the outdoors to avoid getting sick from organisms that live in lakes and streams. Do not drink untreated surface water. Dispersed camping is available along the Piney, Cottonwood and LaBarge Creek drainages.
Camping on BLM land
There are no developed campgrounds on BLM land near Big Piney or Marbleton, however there are many places for dispersed camping for those who are prepared to bring their own drinking water and camp without developed facilities. For more information, contact the Pinedale Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale.
Private RV Campgrounds
There are several private businesses that offer RV campsites for overnight and extended stays. Most have power, water and sewer hookups. Click here to our sister website, Pinedale Online, for info about private RV campgrounds and services.
Bridger-Teton National Forest/Big Piney Ranger District
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
Big Piney, Wyoming, "Ice Box of the Nation"
Ice Box of the Nation
Big Piney is the oldest settlement in Sublette County, Wyoming and was named by Dan B. Budd for the Piney Creeks. In 1879, Daniel B. Budd and his partner Hugh McKay brought a thousand head of cattle from Nevada hoping to ship them at Point of Rocks, but winter caught up to them here in the Green River Valley. The following year Dan Budd moved his family here and that is how the settlement of this town began. Big Piney was called "Ice Box of the Nation" when it was officially made a weather station in 1930. Big Piney had the coldest year round average temperature of any place nationally.
It's a curiosity, considering most Wyoming towns are few and far between, that Big Piney and Marbleton would only be a mile apart. They have separate post offices and town governments. Big Piney was incorporated on July 5, 1913. In the early days there was a lot of drainage problems with the site on which Big Piney was built. So Charles Budd, eldest son to Dan B Budd had hope to build the town up on the bench to alleviate this problem. Charles did establish Marbleton on the bench, in late 1913, but it never replaced Big Piney. Any attempts to combine the two towns has been unsuccessful. The truth is people here kinda' like it that way. Both towns cooperate with each other, they have a common school. The citizens of these two towns take a lot of pride in the growth of their little metropolis over the past years and think the founders would be proud too. Both communities have thrived in the last several decades because of the oil and gas industry. In the 1980's Marbleton recieved it's own post office, because of the number of people moving to the area.
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December 4: Helena Linn book signing in Big Piney
New release of Big Piney author Helena Linnís third novel, ĎHidden Valley Homesteadí Wednesday at the Big Piney Library from 5-8PM. There will be another book signing in Pinedale on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Helenaís new novel is a story of suspense, romance and frontier life in 1880s Wyoming Territory.
December 4: ĎThe Doctor Is Iní series with Dr. Burnett
11:00 AM at the Senior Center in Marbleton. All ages welcome! Question and answer session on any healthcare issues. Presented by the Sublette County Rural Health Care District.
December 11: Congressional reps to visit Sublette County
Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are announcing their Sublette County representatives, Reagen Green, Irene Parsons, and Pat Aullman are schedule to hold Office Hours in Marbleton on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Marbleton Town Hall. Area residents are encouraged to visit with Green, Parsons and Aullman on an individual basis to discuss issues, or their views regarding the federal government. These ideas and concerns will then be relayed to Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Representative Lummis.
December 18, 2013: Sublette County Rural Health Care District regular Board meeting
Marbleton Town Hall, 6:00PM (note new time).
December 22: Daniel Community Christmas Party
At the Daniel Community Center's 1920 Schoolhouse, 18 Schoolhouse Lane, PO Box 311, Daniel, WY, 83115. For more information, please contact Bettina Sparrowe, 307-859-8606 home, 307-231-1342 cell, email@example.com.
December 30: Deadline for sponsorship for Big Piney-Marbleton IPSSSDR banners
The Pinedale Stage Stop will be February 4th and the Big Piney-Marbleton Stage Stop will be February 5th. Levels of sponsorship: Platinum- $500 plus. You receive sled banner with your name/business name on it, banquet sponsor advertisement, and official IPSSSDR merchandise. Gold- $200-$499. You receive sled banner and IPSSSDR merchandise. Silver- $100-$199. You receive official IPSSSDR merchandise. Please send sponsorship checks and EXACTLY what you want printed on your banner (no logos just text) to: BP/Marbleton IPSSSDR, Box 261, Big Piney, WY 83113
February 5: IPSSSDR - Big Piney / Marbleton Stage Stop - Stage 6 Meet the Mushers Dutch Oven Dinner
at the Marbleton Senior Center, 6:00 PM www.wyomingstagestop.org
February 5: Saxophobia - Rob Verdi Concert
Pinedale Fine Arts Council presentation at the Big Piney Fine Arts Center. Click here for more information: www.PinedaleFineArts.com
February 6, 2014 IPSSSDR Big Piney / Marbleton Stage Stop Race
START at 9am at the Middle Piney Parking Lot. Loop trail, finish at same location.
FINISH - Middle Piney Parking Lot. www.wyomingstagestop.org