May 16

Parks and Ball Fields

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 2:09 PM by Parris Crooks

The Town of Pinedale takes pride in its parks.  It is a delight that we have such beautiful areas for citizens and visitors to enjoy.  When using the parks with your pets, please remember to pick up their waste.  There are Dog Pots located at the entrances to the parks for your convenience.  Doing this ensures the cleanliness and helps decrease spread of disease.  In addition, please be mindful of your children.  The waters through are parks are rising and moving fast.  Please have fun and be safe!

The Dudley Keys Ballfields are another outdoor area the town is pleased to have accessible to the public.  We would remind you that no pets are allowed on the ballfields, and please clean up any trash or other rubbish before leaving.  Also, if you would like to use the ballfields, please call Town Hall to make certain that the date and time you hope to use the ballfields doesn’t conflict with an already scheduled event.  The phone number for Town Hall is 307 367-4136.

At the upcoming Town Council Meeting of the Town of Pinedale, the Town Council will be discussing a proposed revision of the water and sewer rates.  This meeting is being held on May 22, 2017 at 6PM in the Sublette County Library Lovatt Room.

Apr 28

Traffic Safety

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 4:57 PM by Parris Crooks


Despite our wonderful spring snow showers, days are getting warmer. This means increased traffic both vehicular, and pedestrian. The Town of Pinedale encourages all drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians to be aware of your surroundings. Make sure you obey traffic laws and take care about the other persons in town.
Bicyclists who are using crosswalks should be stepping off their bikes and crossing as a pedestrian. If you do not step off, you are considered a vehicle and all traffic rules pertaining to vehicles apply to you as well. Crossing roadways as a vehicle come with a higher risk. Regardless of how you choose to ride, please be safe, wear your helmet and take care.
Pedestrians are safer when walking against traffic, using crosswalks, which are corner to corner despite the lines being faded. In addition, please be sure to check for traffic, specifically turning vehicles, when crossing the streets. Safety for the citizens of Pinedale is always a top priority.

If you have any safety concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Town Hall at 307-367-4136.
Mar 29

Pine Creek Potential Flooding Information

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 3:50 PM by Parris Crooks

It has been a unique weather year for Wyoming, with a record amount of snow. When snow melts from the Wind River Mountains it drains into Fremont Lake, where it is stored and then discharged from a controlled spillway into Pine Creek. Fremont Lake is a natural lake with usable storing, or draining, of less than 4 feet. The dam was designed for water storage and was never intended for effective flood control. Since February water has been increasingly discharged from the lake spillway in an effort to make as much room as possible for increased snowmelt. The lake is currently receiving about 40-50 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Pine Creek above the lake and the lake spillway is being drained at about 285 cfs. With the current inflow and outflow the lake is decreasing about a tenth of a foot every day. As can be seen, this small 230 cfs difference can change the lake height one foot in 10 days. Inflows to the lake could exceed 2,000 cfs for extended periods of time this spring and summer. Already, with 60 years of flow data we are receiving record inflows for Fremont Lake. Lat Straley, the ditch rider, is closely monitoring the weather, climate, lake levels, and flow data to adjust the outflow spillway in an attempt to minimize the risks of flooding this spring and summer.
Additional updates will be provided on our website and information can be found at the following websites:
State Engineers Flow Data: http://seoflow.wyo.gov/Data
National Weather Service Updates: http://www.weather.gov/riw/
Water flow information can be found at USGS: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?09196500,