83rd Annual Green River Rendezvous
July 12 -15, 2018
Submit your Rendezvous Parade Application HERE!
*Sign up deadline is Wednesday July 11 at noon!*

See schedule of events below or visit our website!
Rendezvous Transportation

The FREE shuttle service will run Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm.

The shuttle will run from Hampton Inn down Pine Street (making stops along the way), over to Traders Row, ending at Museum of the Mountain Man.

Be sure to say thanks to Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission for funding.
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Do you have your copy of the Sublette County Magazine? Stop by the visitor center or view it online here!
10 things the government needs from Wyoming entrepreneurs
  • By Andi Lewis PTAC procurement specialist, Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network Jun 23, 2018  

If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might want to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised at what federal, state and local governments are looking to buy from Wyoming small businesses. Here is a list of 10 products and services that government agencies are looking to purchase right now in Wyoming:
Bread products: The Sheridan VA Medical Center is seeking sources to provide assorted bread products including 700 slices of Texas Toast, 625 hotdogs buns and 312 English muffins annually.

  • Office rental: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to lease some office space in Pinedale or Buffalo.
  • Tactical clothing: The U.S. Air Force is looking for a Wyoming business to provide cold weather tactical clothing.
  • Horse trailers: The Bighorn National Forest is in search of two gooseneck horse trailers to be purchased and delivered.
  • Bunkhouse remodel: The Department of Agriculture is looking for a contractor to demolish and remodel bunkhouses in Jackson.
  • Optometry services: The Billings Area Indian Health Service in Fort Washakie is looking for a certified optometrist to provide part-time services.
  • Lawn care: The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is looking for qualified sources to perform weed and feed grounds services.
  • Fencing and waterline supplies: The Big Horn National Forest is looking for a small business to provide treated posts, smooth wire, barbed wire, and more.
  • Buckshot: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to purchase 40,000 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun ammo to remove feral animals.
  • Snap-on toolbox/kit: The F.E. Warren Air Force Base needs an authorized Snap-On distributor to provide a Snap-On toolbox and kit with pre-cut foam to make tool inventory easier.
The list goes on and on. Is there a contract out there right now that your business could complete? If you would like to find out, contact Wyoming’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center or your local Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network advisor for free counseling and assistance. Visit  WyomingSBDC.org  to get started or call 307-772-7372.
The Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership between the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center offers an enormous amount of business expertise to help Wyoming residents think about, launch, grow, reinvent or exit their business.
Welcome Tour de Wyoming!
The annual Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour is put on by Cycle Wyoming primarily to showcase cycling in Wyoming over a six day tour. The route changes every year and attracts cyclists from around the state, the nation, and even internationally. Limited to 350 participants, entry is via lottery with registration into the lottery open in mid February and closing by the end of the month.

Tour de Wyoming will be in the Sublette County area on July 17th, 18th and 19th!

CALENDARS AND SCHEDULES
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UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Exciting things happening at Big Sandy Lodge this Summer! Starting July 4th, we will be open to the public to serve hearty burgers, homemade pies, and beer & wine! Hours will be Thursday-Sunday, 11am-8pm. Stop in after a long hike to refuel or take a drive and enjoy the beautiful view that comes with your meal.
Rendezvous Dance and Cheer News
We've increased enrollment and saved you a spot! Register now for Dance and Acrobatic/Tumbling Camps. Ages 3-6 and 7-11. 
Register today here
CAMP WILD
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is bringing back our popular wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation summer day camp. The camp is for students entering 5th and 6th grade. Camps are held in many locations across the state from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. 
2nd Annual Art and Wine Auction
July 12, 2018

The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Western Art & Wine Auction to be held Thursday, July 12 th  at the Museum. There will be both live and silent auctions. Twenty-one works of art will be auctioned live, with preview and social hour starting at 6:30PM and bidding at 7:00PM. This year’s offerings include a nice variety of historic themes and more modern wildlife and western landscapes.

Contemporary artists featured include Tucker Smith, David Wright, Dave Bell, Sue Davis, Kathy Wipfler, Donny Marincic, Richard Luce, Shanna Kunz, Lee Casbeer, Jake Gaedtke, and Joe Milazzo. In addition, there will be several museum-quality prints by historic artists including Charlie Russell, John Clymer, Carl Rungius, Frederic Remington and Karl Bodmer. As he did last year, American Mountain Men member and artist Tim Tanner will create an oil painting of an Indian lodge live during the auction.  Tanner’s original painting will be auctioned off at the end of the event.
Ten lots of fine wine from Paso Robles will be auctioned off during the live auction. These select wines include lots from L’Aventure Winery, Bella Luna Winery, Brochelle Vineyards, Eberle Winery, Niner Wine Estates, Lone Madrone Winery as well as a Graham’s Vintage Port. Silent auction items will include unique pieces of art, wine, jewelry and Mountain Man crafts.

All of the art and wine have been donated to the Museum for the event.  All proceeds go to support educational programs and publications at the Museum.  Auctioneer services are being donated by Dave Stephens. This is a free event with open seating, if you wish to reserve seating for your group, please call 307-367-4101.

Buyers who can’t attend the live auction are welcome to submit absentee bids any time before noon on July 12, 2018, or may register in advance to bid live by phone. A catalog of art and wine for the auction can be found on the Museum website at www.MMMuseum.com/artauction , or stop by the Museum in Pinedale to pick up a printed copy.  The event is a fundraiser for the Museum, so if you know anyone who loves western art, please pass the news about this event. For more information about the 2018 Western Art & Wine Auction, contact Sandy Smith, Art Auction Organizer, at the Museum of the Mountain Man, 307-367-4101, PO Box 909, 700 East Hennick St., Pinedale, WY 82941, or email  artauction@mmmuseum.com .

Immediately prior to the Auction will be the  Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal  awards presentation and author signing, which starts at 6:00PM. Come early and enjoy this recognition of academic study of the Rendezvous era and pick up your copy of the Journal!

The Museum of the Mountain Man was opened in 1990 by the Sublette County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation. It is dedicated to preservation and education about the adventurous young men who were the first non-natives to stay in the mountains year round trapping for beaver in the 1820s and 1830’s. The Museum puts on many educational programs during the year including Living History Day attended by 1,000 fourth grade students from Western Wyoming each May; more than 35 programs during Green River Rendezvous Days each July telling the real story of the mountain men and Plains Indians; and the  Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal , an annual peer-reviewed research publication.  All programs are free and open to the public thanks to generous sponsors and donors. The Sublette County Historical Society also owns and manages the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum, Lander Trail New Fork River Crossing Historical Park, Trapper’s Point, and the Green River Rendezvous Grounds in Daniel.

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For more information about the 2018 Western Art & Wine Auction, contact Sandy Smith, Art Auction Organizer, at the Museum of the Mountain Man, 307-367-4101, PO Box 909, 700 East Hennick St., Pinedale, WY 82941, or email  artauction@mmmuseum.com .
Rededication of the Trappers Point Overlook Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Sublette County Historical Society is excited to announce the completion of upgrades to the Trappers Point Overlook. A 50 th anniversary re-dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:00am at Trappers Point. Fur trade historian Jim Hardee will discuss the historic Green River Rendezvous, State Representative Albert Sommers will talk about the Green River Drift, and former Wyoming State Archeologist Mark Miller will describe the significance of the Trappers Point pronghorn archeology site. A free bus, sponsored by Sublette BOCES, will leave the Museum of the Mountain Man at 9:30am for those who would prefer not to drive. Registration for the bus is recommended and available online at http://www.subletteboces.com/classes/

This project restored and reinvented the Trappers Point Overlook monument and signs. The 10-acre site is owned and managed by the Sublette County Historical Society. Trappers Point started in 1968 as a location to overlook a newly established National Landmark, the Upper Green River Rendezvous Grounds, where six mountain man rendezvous were held from 1833-1840. The original dedication took place during Green River Rendezvous Days in July, 1968. Since that time, the location has become more significant, now overlooking two newer National Register of Historic Places sites: the Green River Drift and Trappers Point Archeology. All three sites are of national significance. After 50 years, the overlook was showing signs of wear. It needed to be modernized while still respecting its own heritage and adding interpretation of the newly designated historic resources.

Because this site is the junction of three major historical activities (Fur Trade Rendezvous, Pronghorn migration archeology, Green River Drift cattle operations), and has three designations on the National Register, this is a very important and complex historical site. It has received even more national recognition with Wyoming investing in new wildlife migration overpasses and underpasses along US 191 between Pinedale and Bondurant to protect migrating pronghorn and deer. The site is located 5 miles west of Pinedale near the Cora junction with WY 352. For more information please visit our website at http://museumofthemountainman.com/programs/trapperspoint/

Funding partners for the new signage include the Wyoming Office of Tourism, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, the Underwood Family Foundation, the Jonah Interagency Office (BLM) and the Sublette County Historic Preservation Board.

The mission of the Sublette County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of the area that is now Sublette County, Wyoming. The vision for the Sublette County Historical Society is to be the center of excellence in the preservation and presentation of the artistic, historic and cultural history of Sublette County, WY. The Society endeavors to place Sublette County, WY in the broader context of Western history through its flagship Museum, The Museum of the Mountain Man, and through the interpretation of the archeological record of the county.

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For more information about the Trappers Point Historic Site, contact Clint Gilchrist at the Museum of the Mountain Man, 307-367-4101, PO Box 909, 700 East Hennick St., Pinedale, WY 82941, or email  director@mmmuseum.com .
The Wyoming Youth Summit is a four-day conference, July 30-August 2, at Mallo Camp in Newcastle that will draw rising 7th to 12th graders from across the state for youth-driven workshops and outdoor activities designed to empower them to form a statewide peer-to-peer network committed to making positive change in their communities.
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