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Sublette Examiner
Volume 6, Number 26 - September 21, 2006
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Reporter’s Notes


Newpark Resources is shutting down operations of its Newpark Environmental Water Solutions, including its facility at the Sand Draw Industrial Park, and to dispose of or redeploy all assets used in this operation. According to a PR Newswire report, Newpark has determined that the technology being used is not commercially viable. The reported operating loss for the first six months of 2006 was $2 million. Shutdowns have already begun and site closures are slated to begin soon.


Sublette County Rural Health Care District Clerk Jauna McGinnis confirmed Wednesday that she has resigned from her position, effective Monday, Sept. 25. At a meeting just last month, the board voted to give McGinnis a raise to $61,448 annually, plus benefits.

The RHCD board is slated to meet Monday night, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Pinedale.


The Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service reported at week’s end that rainfall during the week aided cool-season grasses but was not enough to markedly improve rangeland and pasture condition. Only 5 percent was rated good, unchanged from last week, and 27 percent was fair, up 6 points from last week. Forty percent remained in very poor condition. Most of the grass cattle had already left and calves were starting to move.

Big Piney received 1.12 inches of precipitation last week, bringing the year-to-date precipitation to 4.39 inches, which is 1.40 inches less than normal.

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