Musher Dinner in Marbleton
Big Piney/Marbleton hosted their Musher Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. Their famous Dutch Oven delights are always a favorite of this Stage Stop. Click here for more photos of the Big Piney/Marblton Stage. Photo by EUKANUBA Stage Stop Race.
EUKANUBA Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Buddy Streeper of Ft. Nelson, BC, Canada, is the first place winner of this year’s Eukanuba Stage Stop Race with an Overall time of 24:34:30. Click here for more photos of the Big Piney/Marblton Stage. Photo by EUKANUBA Stage Stop Race.
Headlines:
Buddy Streeper wins 2016 EUKANUBA Stage Stop
New providers welcomed to Sublette County
Dr. David Burnett announces candidacy for Sublette County Commission
Mack Rawhouser announces intention to run for Sublette County Commissioner
EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race Day 6 is Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop
‘Ding the Ling’ Fishing Derby on Fontenelle Feb 13 & 14
Sublette County Ranch conserved in memory of Bettine Moore Close
Local Contact Numbers
Sublette County Fair
Green River Valley Museum
Chuckwagon Days July 3rd & 4th in Big Piney
Local Lodging
Camping near Big Piney & Marbleton
Big Piney & Marbleton


Buddy Streeper wins 2016 EUKANUBA Stage Stop (posted 2/7/16)
Sled Dog Race
Saturday, February 6, 2016: Dan Carter, EUKANUBA Stage Stop Race Director and the Pedigree® 8-Dog Classic Race Director, announced the winners of the Uinta County/Bridger Valley Wyoming stage.

Winning the 42 mile eighth stage of the EUKANUBA Stage Stop Race is Buddy Streeper of Ft. Nelson, BC, Canada with an elapsed time of 2:54:04. With that win, Mr. Streeper is the first place winner of this year’s Eukanuba Stage Stop Race with an Overall time of 24:34:30. Congratulations, Buddy!

Final Positions for all 13 competitors:
#1 — Buddy Streeper — Overall Time 24:34:30.
#2 — Alex Stegmann — Overall Time 25:05:33.
#3 — JR Anderson — Overall Time 25:20:26.
#4 — Bruce Magnusson — Overall Time 25:31:00.
#5 — Jerry Bath — Overall Time 25:33:10.
#6 — Jeff Conn — Overall Time 26:24:23.
#7 — Gerry Willomitzer — Overall Time 27:11:03.
#8 — Al Borak — Overall Time 27:32:29.
#9 — Dennis Laboda — Overall Time 27:49:36.
#10 — Emilie Entrikin — Overall Time 27:51:16.
#11 — Jerry Scordis — Overall Time 29:14:11.
#12 — Austin Forney — Overall Time 33:27:42.
#13 — Chris Adkins — Overall Time 35:09:51.

Related Links:
www.wyomingstagestop.org


New providers welcomed to Sublette County (posted 2/4/16)

February 4, 2016: The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is pleased to announce two new additions to its healthcare team and the community! Keri Hull, ACNP and Michelle Chavez, FNP are both taking on new patients in your local clinics. Keri, who is dually certified as an acute care and family nurse practitioner, and Michelle, a family nurse practitioner, each bring a unique set of medical skills and experience to Sublette County, as well as a passion for rural medicine.

Keri, who joined the District last October, spent the last 6 years in Alaska working as a critical care and ICU nurse in Anchorage and Sitka. She says, "In rural medicine, weather and time create huge challenges and you are not always able to provide the care that is needed. But I enjoy the trouble-shooting and problem-solving that comes with not having everything at my fingertips." Keri has brought her husband and baby girl along with her to Sublette County and they are excited to spend some time enjoying the Winds and Wyoming Ranges. Keri is currently seeing patients at the Pinedale Medical Clinic.

Michelle is the newest addition to the Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic. After 30 years working as an RN, she received her Nurse Practitioner license in 2013. She, too, has experience working in the rural setting and brings with her the critical ER and trauma experience that are necessary in Sublette County. "I love rural medicine, especially pediatrics. And I really enjoy the mountains and seeing all the wildlife here". Michelle moved here with her husband and 2 dogs and is currently working towards getting her private pilot’s license.

The addition of Keri and Michelle are consistent with the District’s mission to provide accessible, patient-focused care. With the growing complexity of health care and the diminishing availability of primary care physicians, the role of the nurse practitioner in primary care has soared. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced training. With the exception of surgery, nurse practitioners are allowed under state regulations to provide many of the same services performed by physicians. These services include diagnosing and treating health problems, either routinely, urgently or emergently; performing well-child and adult care checkups; prescribing medications; and teaching health promotion and disease prevention to patients. Additionally, Keri and Michelle both meet the District’s strict provider requirements of having ER experience and being certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Management of Difficult Airway. These certifications are rigorous and require ongoing recertification. All of which are not typically required in non-rural practices.

"Family nurse practitioners have a long history of providing exceptional patient care to the residents of Sublette County. The Health District has utilized numerous nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the past including RCHD Board of Trustee Kris Roork and Leslie Hagenstein, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC. Leslie has been and continues to be an integral member of our medical provider team providing clinic and emergency room care at both the Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic and Pinedale Clinic. She along with others have paved the way for the RHCD to expand the role of the NP especially in light of the District’s effort to decrease expenditures while maintaining exceptional patient care. The expense of salary is nearly cut in half with a NP. Average salary ranges for a nurse practitioner in rural areas with a call commitment ranges from $92,000- $124,000 while physician salaries range from $205,000 to $270,000.00. It is not the intent of the RHCD to replace our physicians but to move to a complement of the two that fits both our community needs and the budget. This will occur by attrition. Another factor playing into the transition to Nurse Practitioners is the District’s strategic plan to transition the clinics to Provider Based Rural Health Clinics to benefit from the cost based reimbursement. One of the criteria is utilization of mid-level providers 50% of the time the clinic is open," states Malenda Hoelscher, Health Care Administrator.

While the District is thrilled to welcome Keri and Michelle, they are also sad to announce that Dr. Debbie Brackett is no longer seeing patients at the Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic. Dr. Brackett has transitioned her patients to other providers at the clinic as of Monday, February 1st to assure seamless transition of care including outstanding blood work and other diagnostic tests. Additionally, the District will be saying "Aloha!" to Dr. Shannon Evans in April. Dr. Evans has been a highly-regarded member of the Marbleton-Big Piney Clinic team since August 2011. She will be trading in her snow boots for flip flops as she heads to Hawaii to start the next chapter in her career. The District would like to thank Dr. Brackett and Dr. Evans for their service and dedication to their patients in Sublette County and wish them well as they move forward.

With the vacancy being left by Dr. Evans, the District has retained the services of Merritt Hawkins to recruit a family practice physician. Merritt Hawkins is the nation’s leading permanent physician and allied health care professional placement service. They have successfully recruited numerous providers to Sublette County in the past including Dr Evans, Michelle Chavez, FNP, Dr. Dave Kappenman and Dr. Eliz Albritton.

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Pinedale Online Editor’s note: In response to our inquiry about the status of Dr. Shannon Evans, Dr. Debbie Brackett and Dr. David Burnett at the Marbleton Clinic, the SCRHCD answered: "Dr. Evans is moving to Hawaii. She submitted her resignation on December 22, 2015. We are currently recruiting a physician to take her place. Dr. Brackett has opted not to renew her contract and is no longer seeing patients. The care of her patients is being transferred to Michelle Chavez, FNP. Dr. Burnett is currently negotiating his contract with the RHCD board." Anyone with questions or concerns is always welcome to contact the Sublette County Rural Health Care District, 307-276-4451, or come to one of their regular monthly Board meetings, which alternate between Pinedale and Marbleton. The next board meeting will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:00PM at the Marbleton Town Hall. www.sublettehealthcare.com.

Related Links:
Sublette County Rural Health Care District Facebook page


Dr. David Burnett announces candidacy for Sublette County Commission (posted 1/26/16)

David Burnett M.D. has announced his intention to seek a seat on the Sublette County Commission. Burnett has practiced Family Medicine in Sublette County since 1989. Twenty of those years were in a private practice setting.

Burnett cites his experience in board function and operations, fiscal expertise, communication skills, leadership abilities and analytical skills as strengths that he will bring to the office of county commission.

Concerns for his campaign include establishing priorities for spending in preparation for impending decreased revenues, maintaining services according to those priorities and prudent use of reserve monies if needed.

Burnett emphasized that is it important for elected officials to work collaboratively and civilly with county boards, municipalities, organizations, the public, and each other. Problem solving is a collective process. A strong leadership team will be critical for the challenge of establishing a vision for the future of our county.
Burnett has served on the Sublette School District #9 Board for 24 years. He is currently the Chairman, and has held that office for 7 years. In addition he served on the Marbleton-Big Piney Airport Board for 9 years.

He and his wife Mary have four children, three of which graduated from Big Piney High School. They are the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

Burnett has, and will continue to bring "Good Medicine for all of Sublette County."


Mack Rawhauser courtesy photo
Mack Rawhauser courtesy photo

Mack Rawhouser announces intention to run for Sublette County Commissioner (posted 1/26/16)

Mack Rawhouser, 40 year resident of Sublette County, announces his intention to run for a seat on the Sublette County Commissioners, as a Republican. Mack is a retired school teacher. Mack taught for 34 years in Sublette County School District #9. In those 34 years, Mack demonstrated the ability to work with a wide variety of people. Mack knows nothing can be accomplished, at any level without engaging the "team concept". This is one of the many strengths Mack brings to his candidacy.

Mack believes trust and transparency in this position is of the utmost. Doing what is best for Sublette County in the decision making process will always be his goal.

Mack has served our community on many boards including:
• Chairman of Sublette County Recreation Board
• Wyoming School Boards Association as the Representative to
the Wyoming High School’s Activities Association
• Wyoming School Boards Association Region 5 Representative

Currently, Mack is:
• Vice-Chairman of Region 5 B.O.C.E.S.
• A member of Western Sublette 9 B.O.C.E.S. in Big Piney
• A member of Sublette County School District #9 school board.

Rawhouser moved to Sublette County in 1976 with his wife, Ruth. Together they raised their son, Charlie, in Big Piney. Mack is a proud veteran. Mack served in Vietnam (1969) during the 3 years (1968 to 1971) he was in the US Army. Mack is a 1975 graduate of Chadron State College. Mack and Ruth are now the proud grandparents of 2 boys with 1 baby granddaughter on the way.

Mack believes after 40 years in Sublette County it is time to give back to the people of the county. Mack can give the commissioner position the ENERGY, TIME, and COMMITMENT that the position and the people of Sublette County deserve.


EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race Day 6 is Big Piney/Marbleton Stage Stop (posted 1/26/16)
Musher Dinner Feb. 3rd, Race Day Feb. 4th
Day 6 Stage Stop of the 323-mile EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop sled dog race will be held in Big Piney/Marbleton on Thursday, February 4th. This leg of the race is 43 miles and is a loop race. It will start at 9AM from the Middle Piney Parking Area and Trailhead and is estimated to finish around 2:00PM. Spectators are welcome (bundle up!).

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race makes sled dog racing more accessible to the general public, as well as showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming. The event features 13 mushers and their dog teams, who’ll race more than 323 miles over the course of eight days while visiting several different cities. The racers compete for a prize purse of $195,000, but communities along the route also win because of donations to area shelters and other charities. Junior Mushers representing Big Piney/Marbleton are Kaleb Miller, Kelby Staley.

In addition to the EUKANUBA™ Stage Stop Race, 14 additional competitors will be participating in the PEDIGREE® 8-Dog Classic Race, which is a two-day race (January 30 – February 1) that will visit Driggs, Idaho and Alpine, Wyoming.

The Big Piney/Marbleton community will host a Mushers Banquet on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton starting at 6PM. Everyone welcome to come for great food, meet the mushers, get autographs and hear live music.

2016 Eukanuba ® Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Schedule:
Friday, January 29th¬ Jackson, Wyoming – Opening Ceremonies & Race Start
Saturday, January 30th– Driggs, Idaho - Stage 2
Sunday, January 31st– Alpine, Wyoming - Stage 3
Monday, February 1st– Off Day
Tuesday, February 2nd– Lander, Wyoming – Stage 4
Wednesday, February 3rd– Pinedale, Wyoming – Stage 5
Thursday, February 4th– Big Piney/Marbleton, Wyoming – Stage 6
Friday, February 5th– Kemmerer, Wyoming – Stage 7
Saturday, February 6th– Uinta County, Wyoming – Stage 8 & Awards Ceremony

Race Purse - Overall Standings:
1st $10,000
2nd $8,300
3rd $6,650
4th $5,300
5th $4,300
6th $3,300
7th $2,700
8th $2,200
9th $1,700
10th $1,600
11th $1,400
12th $1,200
13th $1,000
14th $850
15th $700
16th $550
17th $500
18th $500
19th $500
20th $500

Day Purse Days 2-¬7:
1st $868
2nd $726
3rd $589
4th $476
5th $393
6th $310
7th $260
8th $218
9th $176
10th $151

For more information, musher bios, race day results and photos, go to www.wyomingstagestop.org.


‘Ding the Ling’ Fishing Derby on Fontenelle Feb 13 & 14 (posted 1/25/16)
‘Ding the Ling’ Fishing Derby on Fontenelle Feb 13 & 14
The LaBarge Activities’ Committee is hosting their "Ding the Ling" Fishing Derby on Saturday & Sunday on Fontenelle Reservoir on February 13th and 14, 2016. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 13th at the Fontenelle boat ramp on W. Fontenelle Creek Road near the campground. The derby starts at 11 a.m. on the 13th. Over $2,000 in cash prizes combined for both youth and adults in two Burbot categories. For more information, please call Sadie at 307-705-2771 or Jenny at 307-388-0198.


Sublette County Ranch conserved in memory of Bettine Moore Close (posted 1/7/16)
MARBLETON - The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust ("WSGLT") today (Thursday, January 7, 2016) announced the completion of another agricultural conservation easement in Sublette County. According to Bo Alley, Executive Director of WSGLT, "This is an extremely important project both agriculturally and ecologically. This easement connects two other large family-run ranching operations that have been secured via conservation easements with WSGLT, assuring these lands will continue to produce food and fiber and permanently remain undeveloped."

The 1,000 acre ranch, owned by actress Glenn Close, is situated along North Piney Creek, which is a tributary of the Green River. North Piney Creek and its associated uplands provide Crucial Habitat Ranges for moose as well as Seasonal Habitat Ranges for mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and elk. The ranch is entirely inside sage grouse core area and is within two miles of the sage grouse winter concentration area as designated by the WGFD Pinedale regional office.

"The project came together very quickly, and was really driven by the desire of Ms. Close to ensure her family ranch be conserved in the memory of her mother," Alley said.

Ms. Close noted, "My daughter, Annie, and I are overjoyed that we have been able to preserve our 1000 acres, in perpetuity, with the collaboration of the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, in the name of our beloved mother and grandmother, Bettine Moore Close. The new nature reserve was her sanctuary and brought her peace and great joy. She was passionate about animals and the natural world and spent many hours on the land. We are thrilled that we will always have a place to come to in Sublette County. The Bettine Moore Close Nature Reserve will always represent the heart and soul of our beloved "Moo."

With the completion of this conservation easement, WSGLT has now partnered with nearly a dozen families and conserved over 47,000 acres of ag-land in Sublette County.

About the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust
The Stock Growers Land Trust is dedicated to conservation through ranching. Based in Cheyenne, the non-profit organization serves the entire state and is Wyoming’s only agricultural land trust. Through partnerships with ranch families, the Stock Growers Land Trust holds and stewards conservation easements on more than 228,916 acres of land on ranches and farms throughout Wyoming. Founded in 2000 by the 140-year-old Wyoming Stock Growers Association, it is one of the largest among the 1,659 regional land trusts in the United States. For more information, visit www.wsgalt.org.


Local Contact Numbers
Big Piney Town Hall
PO Box 70
Big Piney, WY 83113
307-276-3554
E-mail: tbpiney@yahoo.com
Mayor: Phillip Smith
www.bigpiney.us

Marbleton Town Hall
10700 US 189
Marbleton, WY 83113
307-276-3815
E-mail: marbletontown@hotmail.com
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
www.flicksnpins.com/

Big Piney Ranger District
Bridger-Teton National Forest
P.O. Box 218
Big Piney, WY, 83113
307-276-3375 or 276-5800/5200
Fax: 307-739-5235/276-5835
www.fs.fed.us/btnf/

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
Marbleton: 307-276-5448
Pinedale: 307-367-4378

Big Piney Post Office
401 Budd Avenue
307-276-3772
1-800-275-8777

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
www.sublette9.org


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
E-mail: southwest001@centurytel.net
Open 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lunch at 12:00 noon Tue. Wed. Thurs. (starting July 1, 2008)
Joan Mitchell / Director
www.bpmseniorhousing.com
Facebook page

Green River Valley Cowbelles
www.greenrivervalleycowbelles.com

More Area Information:
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce (Pinedale)
307-367-2242 or 1-888-285-7282
www.sublettechamber.com

BigPiney.com (Pinedale Online!)
307-360-7689 (days, evenings, weekends, after hours calls ok)


Sublette County Fair
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.


Green River Valley Museum
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


Chuckwagon Days July 3rd & 4th in Big Piney
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


Local Lodging
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.
Lodging Links:
Bed & Breakfasts, Cabins, Motels, Guest Ranches, RV
www.sublettechamber.com


Camping near Big Piney & Marbleton
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.

Dispersed Camping:
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.

Related Links:
Bridger-Teton National Forest/Big Piney Ranger District
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce


BigPiney.com photo
Big Piney, Wyoming, "Ice Box of the Nation"

Big Piney & Marbleton
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.


To contribute information to this community website,
please e-mail: info@bigpiney.com or info@marbleton.com.
Phone: 307-276-5699 • Fax: 307-276-5414

Current Conditions

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Webcam view of US 189 north of Marbleton
Webcam view of US 189 north of Marbleton, view looking north from Fairgrounds

Webcam view of US 189 north of Marbleton, view looking south towards Marbleton & Big Piney
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Webcam view of US 189 north of Marbleton, view looking south towards Marbleton & Big Piney
Webcam view of Hwy 351 north of Marbleton, at junction with US 189, view looking east

Upcoming Events

February 13 & 14: ‘Ding the Ling’ Fishing Derby on Fontenelle Reservoir Sponsored by the LaBarge Activities’ Committee. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13th at the Fontenelle boat ramp on W. Fontenelle Creek Road near the campground. The derby starts at 11 a.m. on the 13th. Over $2,000 in cash prizes combined for both youth and adults in two Burbot categories. For more information, please call Sadie at 307-705-2771 or Jenny at 307-388-0198.

February 16 & 17: MLS 1st Annual 48 Hr Coyote Derby Register January 15 at the Marbleton Liquor Store at 7PM. Competing for Big Dog, Little Dog, Overall Dogs. Fee is $50 for 1-2 people, $75 for 3 people, $20 Big Dog, $20 Little Dog, cash only. Check in each night, most dogs win. If tie, winner will be determined by weight. Night hunting allowed. No night vision. 5% discount on rooms at Big Piney Motel. For more info call 307-260-8842.

February 17: Sublette County Rural Health Care District Regular Board Meeting Marbleton Town Hall, 6PM.

February 19: Adult Coloring Class At The Big Piney Library. 5:30-7PM. The latest trend in stress relief!

February 19: Bingo in LaBarge Sponsored by the LaBarge Activities’ Committee. 7PM at the LaBarge Elementary School (please note new time).

February 25: 'TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) for your Heart' With Nola Peacock, Cardiology Educator from St. John's Medical Center. 10:30-11:30AM at Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center. 1-2PM at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. Sponsored by the Sublette County Rural Health Care District.

February 25: Conversation Luncheon with the Sublette Chamber At the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. 12-2PM. Meet and Greet over lunch with Chamber staff. RSVP with the Chamber. 307-367-2242 or stop by.

February 26: Free EKG screenings available in Marbleton 10AM-3PM at the Marbleton EMS Training Room. Call Clinic to schedule.

March 2: Informational meeting about contracting with the US Forest Service & other governmental agencies Find out how to do it. 1:00PM at the Pinedale Ranger District office. RSVP (307)367-4234.
3:00PM at the Big Piney Ranger District office. RSVP (307)276-3375.

March 9: Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) regular meeting 8:30AM, Sublette County Unified Fire Training Facility in Marbleton.

April 20: Sublette County Rural Health Care District Regular Board Meeting Marbleton Town Hall, 6PM.

June 15: Sublette County Rural Health Care District Regular Board Meeting Marbleton Town Hall, 6PM.

July 13: Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) regular meeting 8:30AM, Sublette County Unified Fire Training Facility in Marbleton.

August 17: Sublette County Rural Health Care District Regular Board Meeting Marbleton Town Hall, 6PM.

September 17: Green River Valley Museum Hard Hats and Stetsons Cowboy Poetry 5:3PPM at the Boulder Community Center. Annual fundraiser for the Museum.

October 19: Sublette County Rural Health Care District Regular Board Meeting Marbleton Town Hall, 6PM.

November 9: Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) regular meeting 8:30AM, Sublette County Unified Fire Training Facility in Marbleton.

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