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Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 35 - November 23, 2004
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Reporter’s Notes

Governor’s appointments

There are numerous vacancies coming up for statewide boards and commissions, so interested citizens should get their applications in to the governor’s office soon.

There will be four vacancies on the board of agriculture on March 1, with one slot for appointment district 3, Sublette County. The environmental quality council will have two vacancies, including one agricultural and one at-large seat.

There will be one public-at-large vacancy on the oil and gas conservation commission and five vacancies on the water development commission (one from each of the four districts and one from the public at-large).

There are numerous other board and commission vacancies, some of which require senate confirmation. For a complete list of vacancies, log onto or call Patti Burns in the governor’s office at 307-777-5647.

K-8 tabled

The idea of a K-8 school for Big Piney has been put on hold for now, according to Wyoming State Facilities Commission Director Jim “Bubba” Shivler. Sublette County School District No. 9 requested the SFC’s recommendation for a single K-8 facility in Big Piney be put on hold while district officials wait to see the effect of the current natural-gas boom in the county. The district has numerous reasons for opposing the consolidation of two of its schools, and Shivler concurred with the district’s request to not take any action on the item at this time. The state commission agreed with Shivler.

Daniel wolves

Mike Jimenez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in an interview Friday that active control is still being attempted in the Daniel area after two more beef calves were killed in the area earlier this month. That’s a total of eight calves so far, Jimenez said, adding that USDA Wildlife Services control specialists have been flying the area and have authorization to take out several wolves. There are no collared wolves in the Daniel pack, making control difficult.

“We’ve seen four to six wolves,” Jimenez said, “but there could be as many as eight.”

To report wolf activity, contact the FWS’s Lander office at 307-332-7789.

Examiner closed

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