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Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 11 - June 10, 2004
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Pearson out, Sour in

After two months on the job as the new Sublette County Road Superintendent, Richard Pearson tendered his resignation last week, effective immediately. The Sublette County Commission appointed Travis Sour as his replacement.

In another personnel matter, the county commission is expected to appoint a new waste management supervisor when it meets next week.

Erramouspe Road

Sublette County Commissioners have spent months awaiting the written decision in its Erramouspe Road dispute with the Bureau of Land Management. The case was argued in federal court earlier this year, and Judge Clarence Brimmer ruled against the county from the bench, but the county couldn't prepare to appeal the ruling until the written decision was issued.

The county learned last week that the written decision had been filed in the federal court back in March, but the county wasn't notified by its attorneys, the Budd-Falen law firm, of the filing. With the 60-day appeal period long past, the commission is expected to hold a telephone conference call with Budd-Falen at its meeting Tuesday in Marbleton.

Wyoming Range EIS

Big Piney District Ranger Greg Clark of the Bridger-Teton National Forest said Tuesday that the final environmental impact statement and record of decision for continued domestic sheep grazing in the Wyoming Range Complex will be issued consecutively. Clark said he's hoping to have the documents ready for release to the public in early July.

Resource plan delayed

The Bureau of Land Management said that air quality issues and a number of other issues that hadn't been fully addressed are the reasons for the latest delay in the publication of the draft environmental impact statement for the Pinedale Resource Management Plan.

BLM project manager Kellie Roadifer said Tuesday that the federal agency is hopeful for a late September publication date for the draft EIS, which the public had been hoping to see in early April.

Candidates list

There are five candidates seeking the Republican nomination for one county commission seat: incumbent Gordon Johnston of Daniel, Judi Adler of Pinedale, John Linn of Big Piney, Courtney Skinner of Pinedale and Louie Tomassi of Big Piney. Democrat Bob McCarty of Pinedale is also running for the seat.

Incumbent Rural Health Care District board members Walt Bousman of Boulder and Garry Eiden Sr. of Marbleton will face a challenge from Robin Miley of Big Piney.

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