Big Piney road construction
Budd Avenue in Big Piney is completely closed due to road and sidewalk construction. Detours are available on the roads one block north and south. The work is targeted to be completed before the Big Piney/Marbleton Chuckwagon Days 4th of July celebration. Downtown businesses will be very glad when the work is done and front door access is restored. For now, customers need to use side streets and walk over the construction strings and dug out sidewalk holes to get to the front doors of main street businesses. This photo was taken on Sunday, June 2nd. Construction workers were on the job over the weekend working to get the job done as quickly as possible.
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner June 12
Special Meeting of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board June 17
Clinton Kyhl named as Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor
‘Putting Your Affairs in Order’ talks in June
Local Contact Numbers
Sublette County Fair
Green River Valley Museum
Camping near Big Piney & Marbleton
Big Piney & Marbleton
For Jazmin Castillo’s Cancer Fight, Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Marbleton Senior Center.
There will be a Special Meeting for the purpose of budget decisions on Monday June 17, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Marbleton Town Hall at 6:30PM. There will be an Executive Session at 6:00PM for the purpose of Personnel and Legal issues. There will be no public comments allowed during the Special Meeting.
Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington state, will be the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Forest Service officials announced today.
"Clint’s broad experience and high caliber of his work make him a great match for the issues, communities and natural resources that are the Bridger-Teton National Forest," said Intermountain Regional Forester Nora Rasure. "I personally know what an outstanding job he has done in previous positions. His commitment to working with people and familiarity with Wyoming will serve the forest and the public well."
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Forest Supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest," said Kyhl. "I truly believe in including the public and local governments in the management of our national forest. It is a tremendous responsibility to lead a forest into the future, and I accept this opportunity knowing that the employees and the public are really what will make a difference."
Kyhl is no stranger to Wyoming. From 2007 to 2009, Clint was the Incident Commander for the Bark Beetle Incident Management Team in southeastern Wyoming and northern Colorado. He and his team developed management strategies to deal with a large bark beetle infestation across 2.5 million acres of National Forest. Prior to this, Kyhl was the District Ranger for the Laramie Ranger District on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, located in Laramie, WY.
Kyhl and his wife Sharon have two sons, both of whom are graduates of the University of Wyoming. The family enjoys a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. He will begin work at the Bridger-Teton National Forest on July 28, 2013. Kyhl replaces Jacque Buchanan who transferred to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office this past March.
The Sublette County Extension Office is sponsoring a series of talks in June to help people put their affairs in order to prepare for their death. The series is presented by Mary Martin, University Extension Educator, Community Development with the University of Wyoming Extension office. Classes begin at 12:30pm, after lunch, at the Marbleton/Big Piney Senior Center. All ages are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tiffany Olson, Sublette County Extension Office, 307-367-4380.
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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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June 12: So, Now You are an Executor
June 12 So, Now You are an Executor Someone’s got to do it & this job usually falls on a family member who is unfamiliar with the task at hand. Having the end in mind as you begin the process can reduce your frustrations. Part of the "Putting Your Affairs in Order" series Presented by Mary Martin, University Extension Educator, Community Development with the University of Wyoming Extension and sponsored by Sublette County Extension Office. Class begins at 12:30pm, after lunch. All ages are encouraged to attend. All classes will be held at the Marbleton/Big Piney Senior Center. For more information, contact Tiffany Olson, Sublette County Extension Office, 307-367-4380. One more talk in this series is scheduled for June 19th. This is one of a series of three talks that the Extension Office is presenting to help people put their affairs in order to prepare for their death.
June 12: Benefit Spagetti Dinner for Jazmin Castillo’s Cancer Fight
Wednesday at 6:00pm at the Marbleton Senior Center.
June 14: MESA Horse Show & Art Show & Community Picnic
3:00 p.m. at the Sublette County Fairgrounds, Big Piney. Contact Carla Sullivan at 307-749-3979 for participation details. www.mesarides.org
June 15: Freezing & drying how-to
Program at the Big Piney Library. Learn how to freeze and dry your summer garden bounty. Contact the Big Piney Library to sign up, 307-276-3515.
June 15: Bean & Bailey
7:00pm at the Big Piney Fine Arts Center, free.
June 17: Special Meeting of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board
At the Marbleton Town Hall at 6:30PM for the purpose of budget decisions. There will be an Executive Session at 6:00PM for the purpose of Personnel and Legal issues. There will be no public comments allowed during the Special Meeting.
June 19: Organizing Important Papers in Your Life
Organizing important papers in your life & exploring systems for you to use as a guide. Part of the "Putting Your Affairs in Order" series Presented by Mary Martin, University Extension Educator, Community Development with the University of Wyoming Extension and sponsored by Sublette County Extension Office. Class begins at 12:30pm, after lunch. All ages are encouraged to attend. All classes will be held at the Marbleton/Big Piney Senior Center. For more information, contact Tiffany Olson, Sublette County Extension Office, 307-367-4380. This is the last of three talks that the Extension Office is presenting to help people put their affairs in order to prepare for their death.
June 19, 2013: Sublette County Rural Health Care District regular Board meeting
Marbleton Town Hall, 7:00PM.
June 19-23: Wyoming Writing Retreat
At Triple Peak Lodge near the Wyoming Range (35 miles SW of Pinedale Wyoming and 25 miles NW of Big Piney). Kate Riley, author, teacher, and story consultant will lead group attendees through the writing process including writing exercises, discussion, and relaxing time. Session 1 is June 20, 21 & 22 (3-day overnight intensive). Session 2 is June 23 (4 hour afternoon intensive 1pm- 5pm). Writing Retreat cost (includes three nights lodging and all meals) is $495 double and $595 single occupancy or 4 hour intensive $125 per person. One hour massage $60. A deposit of $195 is due no later than February 15, 2013. Balance due by April 20th. Limited spaces for both sessions. To register go to www.kateriley.org or call 208-447-7808. More info (PDF)
June 28: Drawing for Green River Valley Museum tickets for Rascall Flats (2) and Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (2) & lodging for 1 night
Tickets $5 each or 6 for $25. Donated by John & Shirley Tanner to be used Thursday, July 25, 2013. Tickets available at Office Outlet in Big Piney.
July 3 & 4: Chuckwagon Days
Early morning walk/run, parade, free community picnic, Lil' Buckaroo rodeo, rodeo, street dance, fireworks. www.ChuckwagonDays.com
July 4: Chuckwagon Days Rodeo
Part of the Wind River Rodeo series. Sublette County Fair Grounds. Rodeo will start at 1 pm. For more information please visit www.adiamondproductions.net or call 307-231-1068, 307-690-4036.
July 19: Sublette County Fair Rodeo
Part of the Wind River Rodeo series. Rodeo will start at 7 pm gates open at 5 pm. Admission $5 for adults children 12 and under free. For more information please visit www.adiamondproductions.net or call 307-231-1068, 307-690-4036.
July 26: Tracy Lawrence in Concert Sublette County Fair
Ag Center, 7:00PM. Contemporary Country Music. With special guests Sarah Darling & Aces Up. www.sublettecountyfair.com
August 21, 2013: Sublette County Rural Health Care District regular Board meeting
Marbleton Town Hall, 7:00PM.
October 16, 2013: Sublette County Rural Health Care District regular Board meeting
Marbleton Town Hall, 7:00PM.
December 18, 2013: Sublette County Rural Health Care District regular Board meeting
Marbleton Town Hall, 7:00PM.