Pedigree Stage Stop Race
The 22nd Annual Pedigree Stage Stop Race was held January 27th through February 4, 2017. For more information about the race and photos, go to www.wyomingstagestop.org. Photo by Pedigree Stage Stop Race courtesy photo.
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Ozone Action Day Issued for Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Volunteers wanted to help start a Bridger Wilderness Stewardship Group
Livestock assistance funding available
Lina Streeper winner of the 2017 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race
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


Ozone Action Day Issued for Tuesday, February 14, 2017 (posted 2/13/17)

The Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is designating Tuesday, February 14, 2017, as an Ozone Action Day for the Upper Green River Basin Ozone Nonattainment Area.

An Ozone Action Day is issued when forecasted weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ozone. Ozone appears to be elevated in the Basin when there is a presence of ozone-forming precursor emissions including oxides of nitrogen and volatile organic compounds coupled with meteorological conditions such as strong temperature inversions, low winds, snow cover, and sunlight.

During the Winter Ozone season (January-March), everyone should take actions to reduce ozone precursor emissions and ground-level ozone formation.

Ozone is an air pollutant that can cause respiratory health effects especially to children, the elderly and people with existing respiratory conditions. People in these sensitive groups should limit strenuous or extended outdoor activities, especially in the afternoon and evening. More information on ozone and the health effects of ozone are available at the Wyoming Department of Health website, http://www.health.wyo.gov.

Current information on ozone levels at the Air Quality Division’s monitoring stations at Daniel South, Pinedale, Boulder, Big Piney, and Juel Spring can be found at www.wyvisnet.com.


Volunteers wanted to help start a Bridger Wilderness Stewardship Group (posted 2/11/17)

You can help take care of our great Bridger Wilderness! A group is getting started to support the Forest Service and our Pinedale community. Groups all over the country help protect our wild areas, and no one can do that better than volunteers who know and are passionate about the local wilderness areas. Some of the things volunteers can do are:

• Monitor Bridger Wilderness trails
• Educate backcountry users on Leave No Trace Ethics and Bridger Wilderness regulations
• Make trail suggestions; note signs needed
• Assist with Search and Rescue operations as needed
• Report/help remove downed trees
• Report hazards, parking lot conditions

Are you interested? Drop a note to Janet at janet@wildernessalliance.org and ask that your name be put on our email/phone list or contact Janet Caille at 678-557-7382. Come help be the eyes and the ears of the US Forest Service. Look for more information, and for meetings as mud season ends and you start to think about another year on the trails.


Livestock assistance funding available (posted 2/8/17)

The USDA Farm Service Agency has several programs available to assist livestock producers impacted by adverse winter conditions.

The Emergency Livestock Assistance Program can provide assistance for producers who have to purchase additional feed (above normal quantities) due to severe winter conditions. Documentation is required, such as the retention of receipts for these purchases. Assistance is also available for equipment hire for producers who have to hire equipment/snow plows to access and manage their herds – whether it’s to get feed in to herds, or to get their livestock out. This program can also be used to pay for transportation costs for feed.

The Livestock Indemnity Program provides benefits to commercial livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock. Producers applying for the program will need to provide documentation of death losses.

It is important that livestock producers interested in these assistance programs to contact the FSA now to learn specific program requirements. Please contact Jennifer Dutton at the Sublette/Sweetwater County FSA office at (307) 362-3062 extension 2 for more information. The office is short-staffed at the moment, so if Jennifer doesn’t answer the phone, please leave a message so she can return your call.


Lina Streeper winner of the 2017 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race (posted 2/4/17)

EVANSTON, WYOMING - Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Director, Dan Carter, today (Feb. 3, 2017) announced the winner of the final Uinta County Stage and the overall winner of the 2017 PEDIGREE® STAGE STOP RACE.

Lina Streeper from Ft. Nelson, BC is the winner of this year’s Pedigree® Stage Stop Race with a cumulative overall time of 23:07:58.

Dave Torgerson from Red Lodge, Montana placed second overall with 23:27:28.

Bruce Magnusson from Manchester, Michigan placed third with a cumulative overall time of 24:25:48.

Jr Anderson from Buyck, Minnesota placed fourth with 24:55:48.

Jerry Bath from Lander, Wyoming placed fifth with 24:56:51.

2017 Overall Results
Cumulative Overall Time
Finish Position, Bib #, Musher, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Overall Time

1, 9, Lina Streeper, 2:19:19, 4:06:23, 3:09:07, 3:20:39, 3:35:19, 3:24:04, 3:13:07, 23:07:58
2, 8, Dave Torgerson, 2:22:22, 4:04:15, 3:15:18, 3:23:45, 3:39:19, 3:30:07, 3:12:22, 23:27:28
3, 7, Bruce Magnusson, 2:19:59, 4:20:23, 3:19:39, 3:34:36, 3:48:43, 3:30:06, 3:32:22, 24:25:48
4, 11, JR Anderson, 2:22:06, 4:29:06, 3:28:11, 3:36:05, 3:55:50, 3:41:21, 3:23:09, 24:55:48
5, 10, Jerry Bath, 2:22:08, 4:02:41, 3:38:28, 3:47:05, 4:03:47, 3:39:47, 3:22:55, 24:56:51
6, 13, Dennis Laboda 2:30:02 4:26:39 3:39:05 3:42:13 4:01:34 3:43:31 3:37:31 25:40:35
7, 3, Jeff Conn, 2:26:56, 4:23:25, 3:27:41, 3:47:37, 4:05:38, 3:52:53, 3:36:42, 25:40:52
8, 1, Alix Crittenden, 2:33:29, 4:32:29, 3:37:50, 3:43:30, 4:00:38, 3:48:05, 3:40:05, 25:56:06
9, 2, Jerry Scdoris, 2:41:53, 4:42:17, 3:45:58, 4:04:17, 4:13:12, 4:05:17, 3:40:50, 27:13:44
10, 12, Frank Moe, 2:33:06, 4:44:09, 3:52:07, 4:06:59, 4:32:54, 4:13:48, 3:53:19, 27:56:22
11, 5, Austin Forney, 2:45:22, 4:49:20, 4:05:25, 4:19:34, 4:21:18, 4:12:36, 3:50:40, 28:24:15
12, 6, Laura Daugereau, 2:41:02, 5:14:59, 4:23:29, 4:31:55, 4:48:16, 4:18:18, 4:12:30, 30:10:29
13, 4, Chris Adkins, 3:20:18, 5:35:32, 4:34:29, 4:42:29, 5:10:46, 5:18:49, 5:04:00, 33:46:23
14, 14, Jeff Adkins, 3:18:14, 5:38:11, 4:41:00, 5:14:12, 5:30:46, 5:24:29, 5:05:44, 34:52:36

For complete race results go to:
http://www.wyomingstagestop.org/race_overview/2017-race-results-overview


Local Contact Numbers
Big Piney Town Hall
PO Box 70
Big Piney, WY 83113
307-276-3554
www.bigpiney.us

Marbleton Town Hall
10700 US 189
Marbleton, WY 83113
307-276-3815

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

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 24: Big Piney Girls Basketball vs Pinedale Home games in Big Piney, 4/5:30/7PM

February 24: Big Piney Boys Basketball vs Pinedale Home games in Big Piney, 4/5:30/7PM

July 3 & 4: 83rd Annual Chuckwagon Days in Big Piney www.chuckwagondays.com

April 17: Last day to get SCSD #9 Student special education school records The School District will be destroying special education records of all students who received special education and related services that were born prior to January 1, 1991. Only written requests will be accepted. Need proof of identity. For more information write Special Education Director - SCSD #9, Box 769, Big Piney, WY 83113. Records will be destroyed after May 1, 2017. For more info call the Special Education Office at 307-276-3322.

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