Bondurant spring clean up 2021

Bondurant spring clean up 2021 DEFAULT

City of Bondurant Citywide Cleanup Procedure

This year Citywide Cleanup Yard Waste Drop Off procedures will be handled differently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please read and follow the changes outlined below.

  1. Residents will only be allowed to enter the facility from the East off Blaine St. NW. (Please see traffic flow map)
  2. Residents will be asked to stop and wait at the East Entrance Gate as we will only allow 2 vehicles at a time into the facility.
  3. Due to social distancing requirements, Public Works staff will not be assisting residents in unloading unless requested at the gate.
  4. Exiting the Facility will be out the West gate through the soccer complex. (See Map)

Bondurant Public Works asks residents to use the best practices recommended to not only protect themselves but also our employees during this time. We look forward to being able to continue this service to the community even in these trying times.

Thank You for your cooperation

Bondurant Public Works 

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Joyful Spring!

Welcome to Bondurant. Located in the heart of the Hoback Basin, northwest Sublette County, Bondurant is a place apart from the hustle and bustle of nearby towns. You call it paradise, we call it home.

Homecoming - Rylee McCollum

Friday, September 10, 3:30 pm

The community is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Rylee McCollum. Community members have placed flags and ribbons around Bondurant and Hoback Ranches to honor him.

Ryan is coming home, Friday, September 10. Processing from Airport Road, to Hwy 89/191 (Cache Street) to the Town Square; west on Broadway to Scott Lane.

If anyone would like to make a donation to Rylee's family, please contact Yvonne for the mailing address.

Celebration of Life - Barney Holmes

Sunday, September 12, 2:00 pm

There will be a celebration of life for Mr. Barney Holmes, at the Bar J Chuckwagon, Sunday 2:00 pm.
There will also be a tribute to Barney at the Jackson Hole Rodeo, Saturday night, September 11.

"There has been so much kindness and compassion shown throughout this unbearable time.
Thank you is not nearly enough and we just hope everyone knows how tryly appreciated they are.
Thank you foall of the love and hope to see you Sunday to celebrate thelife of teh greatest man!
- Tayler Holmes

Pinedale Renaissance Faire 2021

Saturday September 18, 12-4 pm

Hear ye, hear ye… the fairy tale continues! The Pinedale Renaissance Faire returns to the grounds of the Pinedale Library on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from NOON until 4 pm.


  • Sword fighting
  • Blacksmith demonstration
  • Tug of war
  • Fortune telling
  • Falconry
  • Live music
  • Nerf archery and stick horse jousting
  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Chess and other games
  • Crafts
  • Food and drink
  • Costume contest
  • Face painting
  • And so much more medieval merriment...

Fun for all ages! FREE admission! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Don't miss this fantastic event... the only of its kind in western Wyoming!

Bondurant Information

Check out two new opportunities to keep up with the happenings in Bondurant:

Of course you knew that "the Bondurant Community Club (BCC) organizes social and fund-raising events, publishes a seasonal newsletter, assists residents in need, and helps to maintain the historic Church and Library buildings."

Now the Bondurant Community Club has its own website, where you can focus on current information, events, contact links, and archives of back-issues of the BCC Newsletter.

Did you also know that "In 1898 Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Ellen Bondurant settled in the Fall River Basin. The Bondurants homesteaded 160 acres. Mrs. Bondurant volunteered to be post mistress and submitted the application to the federal government. The post office was known as Bondurant, and thus the town was named."

Well, you can learn about the history of our high mountain valley and other less-current fun and facts by exploring POPS' Bondurant History webpages, where you'll find stories, interviews, images, and an understanding of this place we call home.


Heritage Days 2021

Saturday August 14

Wildlife FamilyHeritage Days is coming! Bondurant's annual valley-wide rummage sale is a fun event every year. In addition to the rummage sale, Heritage Days features a bake sale of yummy homemade goodies, fresh coffee, lunch on the grill, and drawing for fabulous art works at the raffle. All proceeds benefit the BCC's good works.

Set Up and Sort: Drop off your gently used items at the Church: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Stay to help your friends sort, price and display - and enjoy lunch - before you go.

NOTE: please NO electronics, large exercise equipment, or appliances. We beg you.

Rummage Sale on Saturday 9:00 - 2:00. Lunch and dollar bags at noon. Raffle drawing at 1:00.

Raffle - drawing at 1:00pm: Try your hand at a fistful of raffle tickets. All proceeds go to support the BCC's good works. This year's valuable prizes:

Horse Country * "Wildlife Family" (right), lovingly rendered by Eileen Dockham; print donated by her family in her memory

* Claudia's Quilt: "Horse Country" (right), pieced, quilted and signed by Claudia, this display-worthy quilt is fabulous and colorful!

* Marsha's Afghan: "Dreams" (below, left), hand woven, soft and light as mist.


Craft Tables are available! Crafters, share your talents with your friends and neighbors! $20 buys a prime location for your wares (provide your own table, setup and shade). Contact Carol Gabbard or Alice Jacobson to reserve your place.

Gather whatever treasures you are eager for someone else to enjoy, and itemize your shopping list for new lucky finds - and join us on Saturday, August 14.

All are welcome!

Highway Cleanup

On going...

Thanks to our community volunteers, we got about half of the highway cleanup finished. (That was BEFORE the big Semi Truck Tire Blowout of 2021, in front of Pat and Rick's place...)

If you would like to help, please check the Post Office bulletin board to see which areas still need cleaning.

Bags available at the Post Office. Thank you!

Bondurant BBQ Update

June 27, 2021

The 79th annual Bondurant BBQ was an extraordinary success!

Thanks entirely to our energetic volunteers, this year's BBQ was the best in recent memory (granted, that is a fluctuating standard). Nevertheless, the community served a delicious meal to 600 people, including 77 kids aged 12 and under!

Well done, team!

A hearty THANK YOU to Bat Burroughs and Gloria Thomas for organizing this huge event! And thanks to Yvonne Bailey for providing photos in July's Bondurant Newsletter.

Horseback Poker Ride

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wanna have fun close to home, while having a great day and contributing to a worthy cause? Join Sam and Alix at Sleeping Indian Outfitters for the first poker ride of the summer. Download this information-filled flier for more information

Proceeds benefit Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County.

For more information, call Sleeping Indian Outfitters.

Atlantic City Open

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Wanna get away, while having a great day and contributing to a worthy cause? Pack up your coolers and clubs and head over to exotic Atlantic City, Wyoming, for the 25th Annual "One Hole Golf Tournament"! There will be a silent auction and games, as well as epic golf. Click here to download the full-size flyer with more info.

Proceeds will help the community purchase batteries for their life-saving AEDs.

For more information, text or call Tommy.

Bondurant Library News

July 2020

The Bondurant Library is your port in a storm! They have lots of books, audiobooks, and DVDs to check out and a Book Club to inspire you.

Book Club offering for July is "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats", by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Discussion at the Library on July 14, 10:00 a.m. Contact Yvonee for more info!

Social distancing will be observed, but Yvonne will make it as painless as possible.

Finally - for true social distancing: If you need internet, contact Yvonne for a password, and then you can use the Library internet from inside the building or from the comfort of your own car in the parking lot. Internet service is available whether the Library is open or closed.

Happy summer, readers!

Bondurant Community Club - First meeting of 2020

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Friends and neighbors, please join us for the first BCC meeting of the year this Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 pm at St. Hubert's Church.

No potluck to follow until further notice. We will be socially distancing with the Church (chairs will be marked 6' apart) but please consider wearing a ask out of respect for others. Depending on attendance, if there is a risk of the Chyrch being too full we will move outside to conduct the meeting.

Stay safe, stay well! See you Wednesday!

St. Hubert's Update

Monday, June 1, 2020

Dan Smithermann writes: "I wanted to share a couple of updates regarding our St Hubert's community.

First, our COVID support effort remains in place and we have resources to assist anyone who needs a little help. The grocery arrangement with the Elk Horn is still active and will be for the foreseeable future. The Church just added funds so please take advantage of this service. Also, if you or someone you know who needs a bit of extra assistance, please reach out and let us know.

Secondly, I have received reopening guidance from the Bishop and the Diocese. The guidelines are quite expansive and as soon as I can synthesize them, I will be discussing with the Vestry and working on a plan forward. We will share that plan once we have it finalized.

Please reach out with comments and questions."

- Dan Smitherman

Bondurant BBQ Update

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Unfortunately we will not be hosting the Bondurant BBQ this year given the current social-distancing situation.

We realize this is a huge celebration for the community and fundraiser for the BCC, but we want to put the safety of our friends and residents first.

Please reach out to your BCC officers with questions, comments, and gratitude for their care and consideration.

North Star Feeders 4-H

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are excited to say that our small community 4H club is growing by leaps and bounds. We have 14 members this year. They are raising pigs, steers, sheep, rabbits and showing their horsemanship skills. While their spring has been different than normal, learning responsibility and providing good animal stewardship still goes on daily for them.

Please keep these kids in mind come auction time in late July. Please buy local and support our kids who will one day be the leaders of their generations - the leaders our country needs. 4H kids are twice as likely to actively contribute to their communities and five times as likely to graduate college. Supporting them is a tax deductible investment in our communities with the bonus of a full freezer.

Most 4H kids also have private treaty animals they will sell outside the auctions that can be a little more affordable for some. When you see our young 4-H members, please ask them about their projects and let them know how proud our community is of them.

Please watch for upcoming fundraisers to help support our North Star Feeders?

Contact Stacy S. for more information.

Protect, Organize, Preserve & Share - POPS Update

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Friends, our own devotees of local history are working toward their stated goals of preserving Bondurant's historyt for all to understand, enjoy and share:

1. POPS has turned in its application to the U.S. Forest Service for a museum to be located between the Church and Fire Department. We are now waiting to hear from USFS. Stay tuned for details.

2. Thanks to Samantha S. for taking the POPS computer and cleaning up the files we have accumulated over past several years. Interviews are available, contact Samantha or any POPS member for web location.

3. POPS Meetings will commence on Wednesdays this summer - dates and time will be posted. Social distancing will be observed.

Thank you, volunteers!

Heritage Days 2019 - Afterward

Heritage Days 2019 was, no the surprise of exactly nobody - a HUGE success! All attendees emjoyed themselves, and the name of the game was Big Spenders! The event broke its own previous record, raising a grand total of $4,135. All proceeds go to support the Bondurant Community Club's good deeds.

The Raffle contributed to the event's success, and many individuals bought the chance to win a beautiful work of art. The lucky draws went to:

BCC friend Millie Browne, who won Claudia's handmade quilt Ancient Dancers.

BCC member Tom Crook won Marsha's handmade afghan Fog and Mist.

BCC member Sandy Teller arrived back in town just in time to win Dockham's Elk Family.

HD Chairperson June reminds everyone who came to Heritage Days to help, to shop, and to share good times, that "You Are All Winners!"

Thanks to June, and to her many many helpers including Stacy S., Carol G. and Alice J., and all our good neighbors in Bondurant.

Wildfire Season

Slide Fire, Box Fire, Middle Fork Fire

Fire season is here early this year - and 81 abandonded campfires have been found on the forest already this season!

Western Wyoming is under elevated fire conditions with breezy winds, higher temps and low humidity. Please be extra careful with fire!

Check in with Teton Interagency Fire for updates.

Heritage Days 2019

Saturday August 10

Elk FamilyHeritage Days is coming! Bondurant's annual valley-wide rummage sale is a fun event every year. In addition to the rummage sale, Heritage Days features homemade goodies at a bake sale, fresh coffee, lunch, and drawing for fabulous art works at the raffle. All proceeds benefit the BCC's good works.

Set Up and Sort: Drop off your gently used items at the Church: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Stay to help your friends sort, price and display - and enjoy lunch - before you go.

NOTE: This year, PLEASE no electronics, large exercise equipment, or applicances!

Rummage Sale on Saturday 9:00 - 2:00. Lunch and dollar bags at noon. Raffle drawing at 1:00.

Raffle - drawing at 1:00pm: Try your hand at a fistful of raffle tickets. All proceeds go to support the BCC's good works.

* "Elk Family" (right), lovingly rendered by Eileen Dockham; print donated by her family in her memory

* Claudia's Quilt: "Ancient Dancers" (below, left), pieced and quilted, fabulous and colorful!

* Marsha's Afghan: "Fog and Mist" (below, right), hand woven, soft and light as mist.

Ancient DancersFog-Mist

Gather whatever treasures you are eager for someone else to enjoy, and your shopping list for new lucky finds - and join us on Saturday, August 10.

All are welcome!

Angel of Flight - Amelia Earhart

Wednesday, August 14, 7:00 pm

Meet Miss "V", the Gypsy Cowbelle's Amelia Earhart in Bondurant. Amelia Earhart lived life on her own terms: she was a well-known and prolific author, respected pilot, and fearless adventurer, at a time when women were working hard to be recognized at all.

While most of us know that Earhart's final flight (1937) ended in tragedy, her earlier adventures were no less thrilling for being survivable: she was the first female passenger to fly across the Atlantic; in 1932, she made a non-stop solo transatlantic flight in a Lockheed Vega 5B, which earned her the United States Distinguished Flying Cross. She became an advistor to the aeronautical engineering department at Pursdue, and was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and lived her life without hypocrisy.

Likewise, many of us know Miss "V", the Gypsy Cowbelle, as a popular musician and lyricist. Her latest musical offering, Tribal Pilgrim copyright 2018, is "Delightfully entertaining and playfully provoking in turn... Itinerant wanderings of the Pilgrim lead to bypast charlatans and rodeo heroes; sea faring tales and Dust Bowl travails; and follow Trails across the land and sky..." See Gyspy Cowbelle for more.

Consider Miss "V"s musical explorations into the lives of folk heros and unsung legends, and it is easy to see why she was drawn to Amelia Earhart.

Join Miss "V" as she brings this true American heroine to life: Angel of Flight - Amelia Earhart, at the Church on Wednesday evening, August 14, at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome!


As if the fire and its immediate aftermath weren't enough... when beneficial plants are destroyed, the exposed soil and lack of competition can allow massive outbreaks of undesireable plants, aka "weeds."

Fortunately, there's lots of help available: Sublette County Weed & Pest is offering to treat post-fire noxious weeds for free.

SCWP has committed a significant portion of its budget toward noxious weed control in the Roosevelt burn area on private lands.

Simply fill out the required Landowner permissions statement, and call SCWP for scheduling at 307-367-4728.

Adopt A Highway Spring Cleanup

BCC Clean Up! Sign up at the Post Office

Highway litter poses a real danger to drivers and the environment. Litter removal is also extremely expensive for DOTs. It costs an estimated $11.5 billion each year to keep America’s roads clean (Keep America Beautiful, 2010).

With civic or business crews providing 100% of the litter removal in a safe and efficient manner, the Sponsor A Highway programs are a win-win option. Since our founding in 1986, we have specialized in growing and expanding highway sponsorship programs. We have literally removed millions of bags of highway litter.

The BCC sponsors the entire length of Highway 189 through the Hoback Basin. As a designated Wild and Scenic Highway, 189 deserves our attention!

Please sign-up to "adopt" your favorite section of highway this summer! Sign up sheets, trash bags, and safety vests are at the Post Office.

NOTE: If you have small children, contact Jenna D' for babysitting services during your cleanup day!

WILDFIRE: Home Destruction vs. Home Survival

Saturday, June 8, 1:00

Unlike inexorable floods, hurricanes or earthquakes - we can understand the role of fire in our wildland systems and lower the wildfire risks and losses to our homes, neighborhoods and natural resources.

Library Talks presents Chuck Butterfield, Ph.D., NFPA-certified "Home Ignition Zone" analyst. Chuck will describe a process you can use to evaluate the dangers your own home will face in the event of a wildfire, as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association.

Using examples from his own experience, Chuck will describe cinder showers; ignition sources and reducing ignition; the impacts of weather, topography, and availability of fuels. And - most importantly - the steps homeowners can take to identify and mitigate risks.

HANDS ON: If time permits, participants will tour a nearby residence and practice identifying potential risks and mitigation opportunities.

All are welcome! Join your friends and neighbors at the Bondurant Fire Hall, Saturday June 8. Handouts, checklists and cookies will be provided.

Wranglers and Punchers Unite for Roosevelt Fire Relief

Pinedale + Big Piney = SUBLETTE STRONG

Our Sublette County youth are fine athletes and also conscientious citizens! This year, the Pinedale Wranglers and Big Piney Punchers are combining their fundraising efforts and donating all the monies raised in their 2019 season to the Roosevelt Relief Fund at Lions of Wyoming Foundation.

Wranger advisor Rose Robertson announced that the teams are planning a variety of fundraising activities, "including a dodgeball tournament, dance, cornhole tournament, men's volleyball competition, and penny wars. We are also working with local restaurants to donate a portion of the proceeds on a given day to drum up support."

Check out the event schedule at Sublette County School District #1.

The Bondurant community can demonstrate its gratitude and support by attending the High School Basketball Game on Thursday, February 21, all of us showing up in our new SUBLETTE STRONG tee shirts! Tees are $15 each, and all profits go to the Lions fund.

Order tees on-line using Google Forms' Sublette Strong Shirts page. When the shirts arrive at the District, a pick-up schedule will be established at the Bondurant Elementary School or other central location, and tee-shirt-lovin' Wranger boosters will be notified via email.

For more information, please email Rose Robertson, or leave her a phone message at the Pinedale High School, (307) 367-2139.


Roosevelt Fire - Aftermath

Our Community - Strongest Together

Our gratitude for the safety of the firefighters and our neighbors comes first to mind. Also many thanks to Stephanie H for keeping everyone informed via email. For more details to what's provided here, please email Stephanie H.

How do we as individuals and as a community move forward?

First, let us all commit to being Fire-Wise, at home and in the field. More info to follow as spring approaches.

Next, hang up on telephone scammers who are already attempting to solicit "donations". Instead, consider these options:

Go Fund Me is an on-line for-profit "crowdfunding" platform that allows individuals or groups to raise money for specific events, crises or campaigns.

This GoFundMe page is the only official assistance opportunity established by the Bondurant Community Club in conjunction with the Pinedale Lions Club. All donations and recipients of donations will be tax exempt. Funds will be allocated and managed by the Bondurant Community Club with an established criteria, for example "Funds will be disbursed according to need with primary residences treated as priority #1."

To donate, go to Roosevelt Fire Disaster Recovery and click DONATE NOW.

Lions of Wyoming Foundation is also accepting donations on-line. If you prefer to donate on-line but avoid fees, go to "Lions of Wyoming Foundation". Funds will be distributed by the Pinedale Lions Club.

Mail a check directly, made out to "Lions of Wyoming Foundation" with a memo clearly stating "Roosevelt Fire" and mailed to Lions of Wyoming Foundation, 224 Talon Ct., Cheyenne, WY 82009.

Or mail your check directly to the Bondurant Community Club, PO Box 71, Bondurant, WY 82922.

Donate goods directly. The BCC is working with the Red Cross, Lions Club and VOAD to coordinate collection and distribution of needful things. All of the everyday necessary things that we use without thought in a day, must be collected all over again from scratch: tarps, chain saws, pots and pans, toasters, garden hoses...

Please review today's Roosevelt Recovery Needs list, bearing in mind that the list will change and evolve as folks begin the long haul. Look for updated lists at the Bondurant Library, Branding Iron and Post Office.

Donations will be received at set hours (Monday-Saturday, 9-12 and 3-6) at Unit #7, 215 Country Club, Pinedale.

Donations of linens, food and clothing can be brought to the Food Basket in Pinedale, or Green Pastures in Big Piney.

We are all in this together! Contact these fine folks to discuss your need to receive assistance, or to offer assistance:

Red Cross (307) 763-2230;
VOAD (970) 286-4845;
Bondurant Community Club (307) 774-3651.

Please - Stay Safe!

Roosevelt Fire - 100% Contained

Friday, October 5

As of Friday,October 5, the fire is officially 100% contained. There are 45 personnel still on the fire, working to assure containment and assessment, and removing fire lines and improving drainage.

The toll:
3 injuries
55 homes lost
61,511 acres burned

The cause:
Human carelessness, arrogance, and thoughtless disregard.

The heroes:
Bondurant Volunteer Fire fighters - on the ground since the first day; U.S. Forest Service personnel, Incident Commander Paul Hutta, your friends and neighbors.

Check InciWeb for up-to-date information, including Burn Area classification map, or download it here (PDF 868 KB).

Roosevelt Fire - Community Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm
Bondurant Elementary School

Join your friends and neighbors at an informational meeting - Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm at the Bondurant Elementary School.


Roosevelt Fire - Update

Monday, September 24

As of this evening, the fire has reached approximately 48,000 acres, with 25% containment. The map (right) is from InciWeb, updated Monday evening. Further information provided by InciWeb:

Back Burning Along Highway 189/191: "Roosevelt Fire personnel are working on a back burn along highway 189/191 from 1300 to 2000 today as a strategic goal to hold the Roosevelt Fire to the south of the highway. Travelers along the highway will be directed through the area between North Fisherman Creek and milepost 128 with a pilot vehicle. There is potential for a full highway closure. The burnout operation will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, and on Wednesday from 0800 to 2000."

Also today, our Sublette County Sheriff posted:

Union Wireless is down near the Roosevelt fire. "For questions or additional contact please also use the Google Voice number established 307-352-9551."

Roosevelt Fire - Community Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Bondurant Elementary School

Day four of the Roosevelt Fire, now 29,162 acres in size. 230 of our neighbors have had to evacuate their homes. The good news is: most folks have found shelter with friends and family. Sublette County residents are the best!

If you have room to harbor fire refuges, contact the Sublette County Sheriff's Department. If you need a place to stay, proceed to the LDS Church in Pinedale where the Red Cross has set up shelter and is providing services to evacuees.

For the most useful updates, see, Pinedale On Line, and InciWeb, which posted current "Planned Actions":

Construction of direct line by crews and dozers will continue in order to try to prevent the fire from moving toward the Jim Bridger Subdivision and further into the Hoback Ranches and Rolling Thunder subdivisions. North and South structure protection groups will continue point protection and to create defendable space in the subdivisions and plan for evacuation of the subdivision on the north/east side of US 189/191. Air resources will continue to support defense of structures and line construction efforts.

Join your friends and neighbors at an informational meeting - Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm at the Bondurant Elementary School.


Heritage Days Roundup

Saturday August 11

Heritage Days was a wonder this year! Everyone had a good time, especially this year's winners:

BCC member Marlene "Merle" Stratton won Claudia's wonderful quilt.

Peggy Hetman, a friend of Stacy's visiting for the weekend, won Eileen's wildlife print.

Congratulations to these two, and to all the winners who found great treasures this year! Thanks to you the BCC earned $3,735.20 which will go to good works throughout the community.

First Aid, CPR & AED - Traditional Classroom 1-Day Course

Wednesday, September 12

Update your 2-year certifications right near home. On September 12, Chase Judd will provide a full day of instruction at St. Hubert's Church in Bondurant.

Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, BOCES' course allows you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions. In additional, the class covers information on administering CPR and using AEDs, allowing you to become certified in all three (First Aid, CPR, AED for adults, children and pediatrics) in one convenience class.

9 am - 4 pm. Cost is $50. Register at Sublette County BOCES, or 307-367-6873.

Cooking & Table Setting

Wednesday, August 22

Cooking can be a whole new adventure when the holiday season is right around the corner, yet the nearest market is up to 50 miles away. Fortunately, we have creative and talented neighbors are willing to share their skills!

Join Christina and Courtney for some delightful cooking and entertaining tips! The group will prepare and enjoy a luncheon, served on a series of beautiful table settings.

The fun begins at 11:30 am at the Last Dollar Ranch. Cost sharing is $10/ person. Contact Courtney, Christina, or Margy for more information.

Volunteer Weather Observer Needed in the Bondurant Area


Do you like to watch the weather? Like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell on your yard? Like to impress your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of local weather trends?

The National Weather Service will provide all the equipment and training you need. It just takes a few minutes each day to observe and record/report the High Temp, Low Temp, and any Rain- or Snow-fall that might have occurred in the past 24 hours.

The program began in 1848. It presently has over 10,000 volunteer observers across the nation (over 135 in Wyoming including Pinedale, Daniel Fish Hatchery, Jackson and Bedford). They provide the backbone data for tracking climate trends, verifying forecasts and warnings, verifying weather events and generating water supply forecasts locally, regionally, and around the world.

If you are interested in being a part of something great, email Ralph Estell, Data Acquisition Program Manager at the National Weather Service in Riverton, or call him at 1-800-211-1448.

Heritage Days

Saturday August 11

Heritage Days is a favorite BCC event, held every year on the second Saturday in August at the Church and Library grounds in mid-town Bondurant. The event features a community-wide rummage sale, BCC Benefit Raffle, bake sale and cookout, and Book Sale.

2018 Heritage Days is scheduled for August 11 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Drop off your treasures at the Church the preceding Wednesday through Friday, from 9:30 to 1:00 p.m., ONLY.

And while you're there, stay awhile to help set up the tables and racks in anticipation of the big event!

Bake sale! Coffee! Lunch! Treasures galore! EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Pinedale Library Runner

Every Tuesday afternoon

Every Tuesday afternoon our intrepid Librarian will travel to the Pinedale Library. Contact Yvonne before 2:00 pm to coordinate your pick-up/ drop off.

Our Sublette County libraries are digitally connected with libraries throughout Wyoming. Materials housed in academia; Federal depositories; institutional, medical, technical, school and County libraries are all available to Wyoming residents. Browse the Wyoming State Library (WYLD) website; request your materials be sent to the Pinedale Library; inform Yvonne, and viola! Lifelong learning couldn't be easier.

"I am more than happy to help our Bondurant Library patrons access the materials they want," says Yvonne. "Just let me know in advance of my weekly trip to the Pinedale library."

Contact Yvonne with your requests.

* No grocery shopping, dry cleaning, livestock supply or liquor store runs, please!

BBQ 2018

77th Annual Bondurant BBQ: Sunday, June 24th
12:30 at the Church/Library grounds

On August 3 1941, folks traveled to Bondurant from all around the State to dedicate the community's new log church. The governor gave a rousing speech, the bishop dedicated the building to its purpose, and good memories were forged. The feasting and celebration became an annual event.

The tradition continues! This year's BBQ is coming up on Sunday, June 24.Celebrate summer with your friends, family and neighbors at this year's BBQ.

$10 for adults and $5 for kids (12 & under) gets you a beef sandwich, potato and slaw salad, beans, a beverage and dessert. And MUSIC! And good company! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon.

Everyone is welcome! Proceeds go to support the Bondurant Community Club's many community service programs.

BCC Newsletter

Thank you to newletter editor extraordinaire Stephanie! Click to download a PDF of the June newsletter.
Contact Stephanie via email with any tips,

"What would I do in an emergency?"

Handling A Medical Emergency in Bondurant
Thursday, June 14, 6:30 PM at the church

A medical emergency is an acute injury or illness that poses an immediate risk to a person's life or long-term health. These emergencies may require assistance from another person...

In Bondurant, the person doing the assisting may be YOU! Imagine how long it takes you to get to Pinedale or Jackson - now imagine spending that time waiting for 911 first responders to arrive.

But don't panic! Join Pat Burroughs, R.N., at the church, to gain a sense of how you can actively respond to an emergency. What to do, and how to learn it.

Pat has served as a health care provider in Bondurant for several decades, including working in hospital emergency rooms and as a home care visiting nurse. She doesn't panic in an emergency - she uses her knowledge. On Thursday, June 14 at 6:30, she will teach you to do your best, too.

Tip: Download this handy Emergency Facts sheet. Bring it to the presentation on Thursday and fill in the blanks with what you learn. Post it in a prominent place on your refrigerator! You will refer to it in an emergency, and so will the EMTs.

No cost - everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

St. Hubert's - Summer 2018

June through September
Sundays 11:15 a.m.

Summer is here, and with it comes renewal of all sorts. Please join us for a pre-season Chapel cleanup on Saturday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m.

Our first service of the summer will be on Sunday, June 3 at 11:15 a.m., celebrated by Rev. Brian Nystrom. Summer chaplains will also include Rev. Jami Anderson, Rev. Mary Erickson, and Lynne Matthews for Morning Prayer.

Join us. All are welcome!

Bondurant Library - Summer 2018

June through September
Tuesday 10 - 2
Saturday 10 - 4

Sunday after church

Your Bondurant Library is ready for a fun and busy summer! Yvonne has been ordering new best-sellers, scheduling classes and improving the facility for users:

  • Free internet;
  • New books, best-sellers, audio-books, children's books;
  • DVDs (250+ titles);
  • Access to library books in Pinedale and state-wide;
  • Book Club - starts with "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah;
  • Children's Story Hour
  • Classes - Art, First Aid, Cooking (see calendar);
  • Astronomy Night...

Click to read the Summer 2018 BONDURANT LIBRARY Newsletter, and plan to make the Library part of your summer!

Heritage Days

Saturday August 12

2017 Heritage Days was a great success! All areas of the sale reached or exceeded last year's proceeds, and along with donations we gratefully collected $2500, less expenses.

The Benefit Raffe is always a favorite - see the article below for this year's prizes.

This year, Claudia's quilt was won by Daniel resident and Bondurant friend Jacki Hunt.

The Dockham print was won by BCC member Tom Tennyson.

Our fearless chair, June Sweede, thanks ALL volunteers including these key helpers: Irene Brinkerhoff (cashier); Toni Paravicini and Jennifer Jensen (bakers); Kathy Harvey (lunch); and Hazel Halling (coffee). A special shout out goes to Levi, from the Pinedale Food Basket, who picked up as many wonderful leftovers as he could trailer.

Thanks everybody! See you at the sale next year!

Heritage Days

Saturday August 12

Heritage Days is a favorite BCC event, held every year on the second Saturday in August at the Church and Library grounds in mid-town Bondurant. The event features a community-wide rummage sale, BCC Benefit Raffle, bake sale and cookout, and Book Sale.

2017 Heritage Days is scheduled for August 12 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Drop off your treasures at the Church the preceding Wednesday through Friday, from 9:30 to 1:00 p.m., ONLY.

And while you're there, stay awhile to help set up the tables and racks in anticipation of the big event!

Bake sale! Coffee! Lunch! Treasures galore! EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

BCC Benefit Raffle 2017

Raffle winners will be announced at Heritage Days, Saturday August 12!

Folks look forward to their chance to purchase raffle tickets like... well, like their chance to win something wonderful!

Tickets are 6 for $5, or $1 each. Need not be present to win. Proceeds of the BCC's annual Raffle go to fund the Bondurant Community Club's expenses and charitable donations.

Don't miss your chance for one of these wonders:

"Cowgirl Country"
A perennial favorite of the annual Raffle is a hand-stitched quilt by Hoback Ranch's resident textile artist, Claudia Roberts.

This year's creation, "Cowgirl Country", right, is a play on PINK! Not too "girly" for your favorite cowgirl, though - the pattern features a fine balance of earthy tones (but the subtle polka dots on the back lining can be a secret). The quilt will be a beautiful addition to any western or wanna-be decor!

"Antelope Family"

This year's high quality, beautifully framed and matted print by Mrs. Eileen Dockham features our favorite ungulate neighbors: Antelope buck, fawn and doe.

In addition to being a fun-fact display, the prints are lovely in their own right, photo left.

This item is made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Mrs. Dockham.

Eclipse 2017

Monday, August 21

In case you've been incommunicado for the past year, you will amazed to learn that the great Eclipse of 2017 - visible from a large swath of the country - will be completely amazing seen from home, as mighty Bondurant will be in "totality" for nearly 90 seconds.

The first Total Solar Eclipse to visit the U.S. in 38 years will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Share this once-in-a-lifetime event your friends and neighbors at the Eclipse Party, co-sponsored by the Bondurant Library and the Branding Iron Cafe. The day starts with breakfast at the Branding Iron - where you can purchase your collectable Eclipse Party tee shirts and souvenir safety viewing glasses. Then stick around for the main event.

If skies are clear, the eclipse promises to be a spectacular astronomical event! This phenomenon offers a rare opportunity to observe our sun's fiery corona, to learn about the wheeling of the galaxy, and to contemplate our place in the universe.

All are welcome!

When Night Falls at Noon - The Hows and Whys of a Total Solar Eclipse

July 27, 2017
6:30 pm

Join Dr. Samuel Singer, PhD, for a uniquely up-close-and-personal introduction to the Great Eclipse of 2017 - as it will appear to onlookers in the Hoback Basin. Dr. Sam will explore the documented history of solar eclipses, the science behind solar eclipses, and a glimpse into what the experience might be like.

As director of the non-profit Wyoming Stargazing, Dr. Sam is well positioned to share his knowledge and excitement. His enthusiasm for the natural world took off the year he helped his high school physics teacher build a telescope, and that sense of wonder carried him through his university undergrad days - earning degrees in physics and astronomy - to his doctoral studies in Environmental Education at the University of Wyoming.

Bring your questions and your sense of wonder to the Bondurant Libarary/Church grounds on Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME!

July BCC Meeting - Featuring Sheriff K.C. Lehr - MOVED TO JULY 11th

Sheriff Lehr

Tuesday, July 11
6:00 (pot luck) 6:30 pm (meeting)

Because this year our usual BCC monthly meeting falls on July 4th, our BCC officers have wisely taken the path of least resistance. July's meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday - July 11th.

Even better: July's meeting will welcome Sublette County Sheriff K.C. Lehr to Bondurant. Sheriff Lehr will discuss the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse. He will address possible impacts to the community, to our properties, and the general excitement and chaos we should learn to expect.

Join your friends and neighbors to welcome Sheriff Lehr, and to learn what plans Sublette County has made in anticipation of this amazing event.

Tuesday, July 11, at St. Hubert's. All are welcome!

Wyoming Citizens - Lend your voices!

Thursday, June 15
6:30 pm

As Thomas Jefferson believed, "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." Democracy depends upon an informed and involved citizenry which seeks to understand the different aspects of politics, geology, sociology, environment and economy, and how these interact.

And having become informed, to participate knowledgeably and effectively in our own government.

Library Talks presents Bill Winney's Civics 101 in Wyoming Legislation: How Citizens Can Get Involved. Specifically, how Wyoming government works, a summary of the latest legislative session, and a discussion of current bills up for discussion.

Bill is a graduate of UW, Navy veteran, public servant/volunteer, and former candidate for House District 22 representative.

Bill echoes Thomas Jefferson with his campaign motto: A Private Citizen can make a difference. Bill summarizes, "As I see things there are three big issues facing Wyoming:
1. Dealing with the large reduction in revenues,
2. Getting education on track, and
3. Ensuring that Wyoming does not seek a tax increase as a fix for the revenue problems."

Join and Bill as he guides us through an evening of questions, discussion, dissension, consensus... and cookies! It's democracy in action and you are invited - required - to participate.

Thursday, June 15, at the Church/Library. All are welcome!

Easter Celebration

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friends, our favorite Easter Bunny is getting ready for the weekend!
Stacy S. writes:

"Hi Everyone- Happy spring, I think!
Join us for an All-Are-Welcome church service, 11:15 at St. Hubert's Church.
Stay for a Potluck after church - please bring a dish to go with ham.
Easter Egg hunt to follow!!"

Contact the Easter bunny (Stacy) if you are bringing kids, so she can fill her basket.
Contact Kathy H if you can help spring clean the Church.

A Winter Like Back in the Day...

Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Elkhorn Bar's facebook pagefeatures awesome pictures of their current snow storage problems, including this shot of the gas pumps and parking lot.

Mother Nature seems to be giving our valley a LOT of attention lately. Batten down the hatches and gather your sandbags, spring will be here eventually!

Heritage Days

Saturday, August 13

Fire got you down? We suggest a little retail therapy.

Heritage Days is a favorite BCC event, held every year on the second Saturday in August at the Church and Library grounds in mid-town Bondurant. The event features a community-wide rummage sale, bake sale and cookout, and Book Sale...

AND BCC Benefit Raffle drawing!! WOW! Click the link to see the winners of this year's awesome prizes!

Bring your gently-used treasures to the Church, Wednesday-Friday (August 10, 11, 12) for sorting. Then come on over on Saturday and enjoy the day!

Contact June S for more info, or to reserve a Craft Booth. See you there!

Cliff Creek Fire

Monday, August 1

Monday evening, InciWeb posted the following Incident Overview:

Bondurant, Wyo., August 1, 2016 – Great Basin Team 7, Incident Commander Tony DeMasters is in Command of the Cliff Creek Fire.

The fire is being actively suppressed with a mixture of ground crews and aerial resources. Where fire is moving towards and into the Gros Ventre Wilderness and the Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Area, fire will be permitted to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the wilderness.

Fire objectives include keeping the fire south and east of the Granite Creek Drainage bottom and north of Dell and Jack Creek.

The firefighters are planning to continue burnouts today on the east flank. A burnout is setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. Often referred to as “fighting fire with fire,” the controlled burn will burn strip(s) of vegetation to create a barrier to the oncoming #CliffCreekfire by using up all the available fuel between the burnout and the #CliffCreekfire.

During burnout operations, the public can expect to see an increase in smoke coming from the fire area.

Highway 189/191 is open. For the SAFETY of firefighters and the highway travelers, passing is not allowed in passing zones within the fire area & no stopping along the roadway or parking in pullouts is allowed within the fire area.

Kozy and Granite Creek Campgrounds remain closed.

For more information on the Cliff Creek Fire, visit Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch at and the Inciweb page,

We wish all the best to our neighbors in Granite Creek, and a big THANK YOU to the fearless firefighters spending their summer in our backyard.

Tuesday, July 19

Tuesday morning, Gloria shared the following update:

"Hello everyone,

"Just to update you on the Cliff Fire happening now in North Bondurant, the fire size this morning is 6700 acres and 0 containment. The forest is dry and lots of dead and burning. So sad to sit here and see it happening in our back yard.

"Current information is available on the internet on [email protected] Only one structure was burned, the big barn behind the Engler home belonging to the Black Powder Ranch.

"Evacuation was done Sunday night from the Elkhorn west to the canyon. All have returned home at this time. Everyone is on high alert and should b ready to evacuate when/if notice is given. Pinedale schools are being made available for folks to go to should they have to go.

"Monday afternoon, the Granite Creek hot springs and Jack Pine homes were evacuated. Hand crews are on hand in that area to protect structures from the ever growing fire. Prayers for all the firefighters and homeowners are needed."

Thanks to the Forest Service fire crews hand-digging firebreaks on the ridge, and to our own Bondurant and Pinedale fire fighters detailed to protect their neighbors' homes. Here are Zach and Nick Gay from Pinedale, and Tam Halling from Bondurant - the team is making "structure assessments" of buildings south of the highway. The team's calm and professional demeanor is very reassuring.

Other teams are working to save structures in the Granite Creek area, as Gloria described.

Stay safe, everybody.

Monday, July 18

Sunday afternoon, a lightening strike ignited a blaze on a thickly timbered, north-facing slope at the mouth of Cliff Creek. Later in the day, another strike ignited a blaze up Shoal Creek. Tune in to the InterAgency Incident Information System for ongoing information. Today's post:

"The Cliff Creek fire is still burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Bondurant, Wyoming. An area closure is expected to be in place today for much of the Forest north of Bondurant. It might include the Shoal Creek and Granite Creek drainages. Clark's Draw is expected to remain open.

"Through the evening last night there was a few trees that were torching, or completely going up in flames, but for the most part, the burning activity slowed down with the cooler temperatures. Fire engines were in the Bondurant area providing structure protection through the evening.

"Three helicopters will be supporting the firefighters today. 9 engines are on scene and working on the fire including resources from the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Sublette County Fire.

"The fire danger remains at "High" for the Bridger-Teton. An updated acreage for the Cliff Creek fire will be available when it is safe for the aircraft to fly around the perimeter of the fire for a new map."


Bondurant Library

Summer Hours

Your beautifully restored Bondurant Library is open for summer hours:

  • Tuesday 10 - 2
  • Thursday 10 - 2 and 5 - 7
  • Saturday 10 - 4

Come see what's new on the shelves for your summer reading! And stay tuned for notice of upcoming Library Talks...

The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads

Library Talks 2016
July 13, 2016
7:00 pm

The Coach: An American Crossroads is a documentary film on the renowned Stagecoach Bar which serves as a prism projecting 70 years of Jackson Hole’s cultural evolution.

Bill The film introduces a multifarious cast, including the beloved Stagecoach Band, which has been serving up musical entertainment every Sunday for more than 40 years.

Roll through the decades with ranchers, hippies, second homeowners, skiers, downhill bikers, Sunday night toe-tappers, Stagecoach Band members and Disco Night dancers, who all mix it up at this unpretentious and cherished community watering hole.

Martha The high-definition film features rarely seen and newly discovered historic footage and photos along with interviews from everyone from old timers to newcomers to Western scholars. Including interviews with Bondurant's own Bill and Martha Saunders!

At the first Library Talks of 2016, view the film and enjoy a relaxing chat with Bill and Martha, as they reminisce about the project and about other western movies they've participated in over the years.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to view this award-winning documentary with your friends and neighbors - stay for refreshments, Q & A, and photo ops! For more information, contact Margy 413-9044.

75th Annual Bondurant BBQ

June 26, 2016

On August 3 1941, folks traveled to Bondurant from all around the State to dedicate the community's new log church. The festivities were marked by sharing and community spirit, and the feasting and celebration became an annual event.

The tradition continues! This year's BBQ is coming up on Sunday, June 26.

In honor of the 75th celebration, our own Sandra Brewer has imagined and crafted a beautiful wall hanging (right) commemorating the historic Church. With a photo-real image and pleasing brown and blue borders, the piece will look beautiful on any wall. Thank you, Sandra!
Wall hanging raffle tickets available (1 for $1; 6 for $5). Get your raffle tickets from any BCC member!

UPDATE: The beautiful wall hanging was won by Rick Lee, of Farson, far-flung relation to Terry and Dan Postma. Congratulations Lee, and thanks for your support!

BBQ 2016 Schedule:
Tuesday, June 7 - 6:00 BCC meeting; BBQ planning
Friday, June 24 - cleaning day at the Church and grounds
Sunday, June 26 - 11:00 a.m. Church service, BBQ starts serving at 12:30. Stay to enjoy music and raffle drawing by local favorites LEGENDS.

Come as you are! Join your friends and neighbors in a celebration of community and our ranching heritage.

Attention Graduates!

Dockham Education Fund

The Bondurant Community Club is honored to administer the Eileen & Billy Dockham Education Fund, which provides scholarships of $600 per academic year, to a college- or trade school-bound graduate of our Sublette or Teton County high schools.

Application deadline is June 1st of each year. Click here to download a pdf (271kb) of Applicant Requirements. Or contact Stacy S. for more info.

Congratulations, graduates!

Gobi Gallop

June 6 - June 18, 2016

Bondurant's very own Alix Crittenden will be one of only ten riders, selected from applicants worldwide, to participate in the annual 400-mile endurance ride across the Mongolian steppes.

The Gobi Gallop is a fund raiser in support of displaced and impoverished 3- to 5-year old Mongolian children. According to organizers, the Veloo Foundation, the event is:

A ten day, seven hundred kilometre annual charity horse ride across the wild Mongolian steppe, where participants will have the chance to not only experience some of the most stunning scenery on the planet but also undertake an adventure where their endurance and perseverance will be tested to the limit - all the while helping some of the most severely disadvantaged and neglected children in the country!

Every step taken will help the Foundation's Children of the Peak Sanctuary.

Read the latest in Alix's blog Lash Ropes & Lipstick - Tales of a Lady Outfitter.

Ride on, Alix!

Happy Spring

Easter Service Sunday, 11:00 a.m.

Easter Grass This weekend, the snow-bound will emerge - pale and disoriented - blinking in the bright spring sunshine!

Now that we're up and at 'em, let's join our friends and neighbors for the first service of the spring.

Easter Service this Sunday, followed by a Potluck Lunch and Easter Egg Hunt!!

If you can help with snowplowing, shoveling or putting away Christmas decorations in the Church prior to Sunday morning (must have been a wild Christmas party!) please call Kathy Harvey.

Green River Valley Cowbelles Recognize BCC

Friends of Agriculture 2015

Cowbelles The Cowbelles' Friends of Agriculture award acknowledges folks who are very supportive of the ranching industry in the Green River Valley.

The Green River Valley Cowbelles instituted the annual award in 1971, to create a positive attitude toward ranching and ranch-organized activities. Businesses, financial institutions government employees and individuals are eligible for nomination.

The Bondurant Community Club received the award at the Cattleman's Banquet on February 27. As Stacy Saunders says: "This is a great honor for our club and the wonderful people in it that support the ranching industry."

THANK YOU to all those who make it a habit to attend our own annual beef-fest - the Bondurant BBQ - and to those who respect and support ranching in general.

Heritage Days - Saturday August 8, 2015

Mark your calendars!

An annual favorite, Bondurant's Heritage Days feature a valley-wide yard sale, picnic lunch, bake sale, book sale, and lots of great company!

Drop off your re-sale-able items at the Church for sorting, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ONLY, 9:00am - 1:00 pm. Please, no TVs nor other electronics!

Sale starts at 9:00 am, Saturday August 8. Sale ends at 3:00! Come for coffee and baked treats, stay for lunch, and hang around for the $1-bags at noon AND the raffle drawing at 2:05 pm!!

BCC Benefit Raffle 2015

Raffle winners will be announced at Heritage Days, Saturday August 8!

Folks look forward to their chance to purchase raffle tickets like... well, like their chance to win something wonderful!

Tickets are 6 for $5, or $1 each. Need not be present to win.

Don't miss your chance for one of these wonders:

A perennial favorite of the annual Raffle is a hand-stitched quilt by Hoback Ranch's resident textile artist, Claudia Roberts.

This year's creation, "Buckaroo", right, is a lively adaptation of a traditional "tumbling blocks" pattern. In bold black, white and red, 61" x 74", the quilt will be a beautiful addition to any western decor!

"Wyoming Icons"

This year's high quality, framed and matted print by Mrs. Eileen Dockham's features Wyoming's official state icons: Bison, Indian Paintbrush, and the Meadowlark.

In addition to being a fun-fact display, the prints are lovely in their own right, photo left.

This item is made possible through the generosity of the family of the late Mrs. Dockham.

Proceeds of the BCC's annual Raffle go to fund the Bondurant Community Club's expenses and charitable donations.

BBQ 2015

74th Annual Bondurant BBQ: Sunday, June 28th
12:00 noon at the Church/Library grounds

Celebrate summer with your friends, family and neighbors at this year's BBQ.

$10 for adults and $5 for kids (12 & under) gets you a beef sandwich, potato and slaw salad, beans, a beverage and dessert. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon.

Everyone is welcome! Proceeds go to support the Bondurant Community Club's many community service programs.

The Modern Day Homesteader

MOVIE NIGHT: Saturday, June 13th
7:00 p.m. at St. Hubert's

The 2013 autobiographical documentary, The Modern Day Homesteader, shares Wyoming poet/musician Miss V's 14 years as a caretaker on a remote homestead ranch in the Wyoming Rockies, where cooking on woodstoves, driving teams, and hauling water were the order of the day.

This is the life many of us imagined living in Wyoming. What's it really like for those who put up hay, build an outhouse, can their own elk, make soap and dandelion wine?

Join your friends and neighbors for a look at an unusual life, lived authentically.

See you at the movies!

The Gypsy Cowbelle

CONCERT: Sunday, June 14th
2:00 p.m. at St. Hubert's

Embark upon a journey through lifestyles and eras with The Gypsy Cowbelle’s unique and heartfelt concert performance.

Drawing from two decades of exploring America, “V” writes timeless songs about characters and walks of life often unfamiliar and always intriguing to listeners of all ages.

Incorporating humor, keen perception and anecdotal charm, a Gypsy Cowbelle concert is not simply a selecton of songs, but rather an odyssey which unbridles the imagination and transports the audience to a fascinating cross-section of experiences.

Dandelion Wine Workshop

Part I Wednesday June 10 (9 am - 4 p.m.)
Part II Wednesday June 17 (9 am - 1 p.m.)
At St. Hubert's

The common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) has long been cultivated for food, herbs and tea, but most Americans consider them weeds and collectively spend an enormous amount of time and money to eradicate them.

But for those with an adventurous spirit and derring-do - and dandelions to spare - the humble yellow flower will take on new life! For those who do not yet know, wine is made from the flower petals only. Pick the flowerheads mid- to late-morning, sit in the shade and pull the petals off the flowers, and make some magic!

Join Miss V in making authentic Dandelion Wine, and taste summer all year long.

This spring's workshop is limited to 12 participants - sign up FAST at the Post Office or call Margy B.

BCC Meeting

May 5

Due to the remodel going on behind-the-scenes at St. Hubert's, 2015's first BCC meeting of the summer will be held at the Fire Department conference room.

All members are encouraged to attend, to find out what's on tap for this summer and share your thoughts.

St. Hubert's Bathroom and Kitchen Remodel

April 12 - May 30

Selfless volunteers, led by Dennis Johnson and Brian Nystrom, will soon begin improvements to the Church bathroom.

It's been a long time in the planning - which is always good news! Work is slated to include removing non-functioning fixtures, replacing worn flooring and lighting, and installing grab-bars and widening the doorways to allow ADA access to the facilities. Also planned is an infant's fold-down changing table.

Dennis is upbeat as always: "We will proceed as efficiently as possible. It should take approx 6 weeks to complete and will include work on the kitchen as well." But he cautions the community, "Use of the facility will be limited during this time."

In other words, go before you go.

Fair enough. That's a small price to pay for improved facilities!

Thanks, Dennis, Brian, and the other volunteers for another successful collaboration between the Wyoming Diocese of the Episcopal Church and Bondurant's own BCC Building Committee.

Easter Celebration

Sunday, April 5th
11:15 a.m.

Easter Sunday welcomes everyone back to St. Hubert's at the first service of 2015. Service will begin at 11:15 a.m. All are welcome!

Potluck brunch after the service. Please bring a side dish or desert to share! Then stay for the Easter Egg Hunt to follow.

Contact the Easter Bunny's assistant, Stacy, to let her know how many children you will bring.

Everyone is welcome!

Friends of the Library Kick-Off Meeting

Sunday, June 14th
1:00 p.m.

"It's been a long haul since the Library restoration began in 2010, but it looks like 2015 will be a banner year for the Bondurant Library - and its Friends!

"At our first Friends meeting in October 2014, we came up with some ideas for projects, programs, fundraisers and additions to the Library Collection - but we need all of you Friends to bring your ideas for the Library and to help implement them so this organization will truly be a community effort!

"The purpose of the Friends group is to promote and support the programming and operations of the Library as well as its restoration work. The Library is committed to providing cultural and educational programs for our community. The Friends will raise funds, welcome visitors, train new volunteers and help our librarian, Luanne Freeman, whenever needed.

"We have planned our first meeting for June 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Church. This meeting will be organizational to:

  • Suggest activities, programs and fund raising opportunities;
  • Organize committees;
  • Schedule volunteers to assist during Library hours; and,
  • Nominate officers

"Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more information as spring rolls around. I'm excited to meet with all of you and get your ideas to help make our Bondurant Library a valuable and useful asset of our community."

Christina Rizzo, Friends Officer

Santa and the Bondurant Christmas Program

Friday, December 19th

Celebrate this Christmas with an international flair !

On Friday, the Bondurant Elementary School present Christmas Around the World, including songs from:

  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • Catalonia
  • Australia

Bring your good cheer and appetite for a lovely time, and sandwiches to feed your family.

Also, if you want to, bring Cookies - or other foods from any of these countries - to share!

Best of all - Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there! Bring your kiddos and cameras!

May your days be Merry and Bright - And may all your Christmases be white.

20 degrees below 0 on November 11

Is anybody ready?!?

BCC Benefit Raffle 2014

Raffle winners announced at Heritage Days, Saturday August 9!

Folks look forward to their chance to purchase raffle tickets like... well, like their chance to win something wonderful!

Memories Tickets can be purchased from June S. and from other enthusiastic folks throughout the summer, at the annual Bondurant BBQ, at any BCC meeting or event, and - last chance! - right up until the drawing at Heritage Days!

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6. Winning tickets are drawn at Heritage Days, promptly at 2:00 pm. (need not be present to win).

Prizes this year are (drum roll, please):

A perennial favorite of the annual Raffle is a hand-stitched quilt by Hoback Ranch's resident textile artist, Claudia Roberts.

This year's creation, "Memories", right, demonstrates creative use of the traditional nine-square quilt pattern. Dark and light shades cascade across the face of the quilt adding a modern touch to the traditional fabrics and patterns. The quilt is approximately 6' x 5' - an oversized lap quilt. A title and signature block adorn the contrasting back.

This fine quality, framed print features one of Mrs. Eileen Dockham's carefully rendered scenes: Dandelions in the field, left.

Mrs. Dockham's parents homesteaded in Bondurant, and Eileen grew up and raised her family in the Basin. She loved art and became well-known for her work in oils and watercolors. Her favorite topic was the western scenery that she loved. Her landscapes, wildflower and wildlife portraits are widely collected. This item is made possible through the generosity of the late Mrs. Dockham's family.

Proceeds of the BCC's annual Raffle go to fund the Bondurant Community Club's expenses and charitable donations.

Barnyards and Backyards

Have livestock such as horses on your acreage? This is the time of year to consider how you are going to manage the grazing of your livestock in the season to come.

Check out Managing Grazing on Small Acreages, a series of ten videos published on YouTube by our friends at the University of Wyoming Extension agency. This video series addresses the challenges and opportunities of managing grazing on your property (and for those of you struggling to recall what summer looks like you’ll see quite a bit of green!)

For those of us with gardens, yards, or a general interest in making the most of our efforts, UWyoExtension is a treasure trove of useful information! To subscribe to their periodic email listserve, visit Barnyards and Backyards. You'll receive infrequent but timely tips, workshop schedules and updates on cutting edge research.

Summer is short - let's make the most of it!


JackieThursday, March 6, 2014. Bondurant's own Jackie Lee Duarte passed away Thursday at age 70, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Jackie was born to the late Thomas Emanuel and Connie May Melton on April 19, 1943 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She married Frank Duarte in 1963 and raised their three children in California and Missouri, while she worked as a medical assistant and later a medical transcriptionist.

A woman of true grit, Jackie moved to Wyoming after her first bout of cancer, and there she found her heart and home. She loved riding, going for walks, watching sunrises over the snow, painting; she was skilled with dog agility and team penning; she enjoyed woodworking, kittens, M&M peanuts, ice cream, Mexican food, and her miniature donkeys.

Jackie is survived by her children: Mark, Kathy, and John; by her dog, Gypsy, and her horse, Satin.

Although her smile, love, laugh, and spitfire spirit will be missed, it is comforting to know that her soul is at peace and roaming the mountains of Wyoming.

A celebration of Jackie's life will be held in early summer of 2014.

- Lovingly prepared by Kathleen Duarte

Spring is coming... or so they say

In 2014, spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20 at 12:57 P.M. EDT. Here’s more information about the equinox and signs of spring:

" The Vernal Equinox - Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

"The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.

"At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)"

There you have it. If the Old Farmer's Almanac says it, it must be so!

Christmas Party, All Are Welcome

Friday, December 20. Make it a traditional Christmas complete with a visit from Santa Claus, and little kids joyfully singing.

Bondurant moms predict a great Christmas program presented by the kids. Come and join the fun, meet Santa, and wish your neighbors a joyful season!

Bring sandwiches for your family, and COOKIES to share.

Be sure to let Santa's elves (a.k.a. Meghan or Stacy) know if you'll be bringing children to the party.

5:30 pm at St. Hubert The Hunter church in mid-town Bondurant. All are welcome!

Merry Christmas, and a Happy and joyful New Year to you and yours!

Fire Department Open House

Engine #1Sunday, August 18, noon. You know you always wanted to be a fireman - or at least wanted to hang out at the fire station. Now is your chance!

Join the intrepid men and women of the Bondurant Volunteer Fire Department at their annual Open House. You can meet the volunteers, see the trucks up-close (so cool!) and maybe even be inspired to serve your community by joining the department.

If somehow that doesn't tempt you, lunch at the picnic grounds - featuring fried chicken and homemade ice cream - surely will! Fun for all, and all are welcome.

At the Fire Department next door to the Church, South Hwy 191.

Heritage Days and BCC Benefit Raffle

Sunday, August 11, 2013: This morning a gleeful June Sweede, Heritage Days Mastermind and Raffle coordinator, reported that "between the luscious bake sale, raffle tickets, lunch and rummage sale, the [Bondurant Community] Club made close to $3,400 at this year's Heritage Days!"

This year's Raffle prize winners are (drum roll, please):

Tom Foreman, a visitor who bought the winning ticket from his friends Tom and Ginger Rooks, won Claudia's unique and colorful "Summer Breeze" quilt (left). The quilt is another delightful example of Claudia's amazing design and sewing skills, and Tom will surely treasure it as a reminder of his visit to Bondurant.

Once again, Pauline Robertson sold a winning ticket - this year to Barbara Pape of Daniel Junction. Barbara will enjoy the charming "Wildlife Family" print donated by the family of the late Eileen Dockham - see a photo of the framed art print here.

Proceeds of the annual events go to meet the Bondurant Community Club's expenses and charitable donations. As June reminds us, "Everyone who came and made the day a success, from the donors to helpers to crafters - you are all winners!"

Calendar of Events

Call or email Pat to add or comment on an event:

Use online calendar
and Monthly Calendars

Speaking of Calendars: A Few 2013 Bondurant Calendars Are Still Available!

Mr. October

It's a fact that every single person in Bondurant is talented and interesting and noteworthy (and all the children are above average). Yet somehow we narrowed the field down to just 12 photos!

Month by month, the 2013 Bondurant calendar depicts Library supporters ranging from life-long residents with well-known faces to new neighbors bursting with enthusiasm for community activities. See Mr. October and Mr. October (aka Tom and Kevin), left.

Calendars sell for $20 each, or $15 each for more than one.
SALE!!Now only $15 for one calendar. Only $10 each for two or more. Get 'em while they're hot (and it's still 2013)!!

Get your calendar at the Post Office. Or, call or email Arlene (733-8539). Or mail your check to the Library Fund at PO Box 152, Bondurant WY 82922 (include $1 each for postage).

All proceeds go toward the restoration of our historic Bondurant Library.

THANK YOU for your ongoing support of our community Library!

POST Plan for Bondurant

October 19, 2012: Bondurant is one of approximately 80 rural Wyoming post offices under scrutiny of the POST Plan, to be either discontinued or have their hours cut. At Friday's community meeting, Gary Sims, Manager of Post Office Operations in Wyoming, presented the Service's plans.

Gary told us that of 190 surveys sent to Bondurant postal patrons, 123 surveys were returned. 99% of respondents requested "realignment of hours" of operation, as opposed to closing the post office completely. Therefore, said Gary, reduced retail hours for the location will likely be:

9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with lunch from 12:00 - 12:30) Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday

The change will become effective 30 days from posting notice - check the post office bulletin board for times.

Gary emphasized that income from rural post offices will greatly influence any future plans concerning the service. So - buy your stamps and post your packages from Bondurant whenever you have a chance - instead of from Pinedale or Jackson! Every dollar will count toward keeping our local post office alive. Send any additional questions or comments to Gary Sims.

Thanks to those who responded to their surveys and to those who attended the meeting. Keep those cards and letters, um, going!

Speed Limit to Remain Unchanged

Friday, October 5, 2012: WyDOT announced that the speed limit through Bondurant will remain unchanged.
Thanks to everyone who acted decisively to help keep our street safe!

PXP Sells Leases

October 5, 2012: Today, Citizens For the Wyoming Range announced that PXP has agreed to accept an offer to purchase their leases in the Wyoming Range. This means that the company will abandon all plans to drill in the Upper Hoback, for their part in the $8.5 million deal.

Contact Dan for more information or to help buy out the leases, one acre at a time.

Meet the Author: Flo Krall

August 29, 2012, Flo Shepard read from and discussed her new book Sometimes Creek to the delight of a full house. Books were purchased and autographed, and neighbors visited over cookies and coffee.

Thanks to Flo for sharing a wonderful evening, and for donating the proceeds from the evening's sales of Sometimes Creek to Bondurant Library's ongoing restoration.

If you mow it, they will come...

August 22, 2011: It was a beautiful day for a ball game!

Despite the haze of smoke from distant wildland fires, enthusiastic sports fans gathered at the River Bend Ranch for a pot luck tail-gate supper right, then retired to the field for some fun...

Batter up!

Left, Gloria braces for a swing...

Right Tanner (June's grandson) lunges for the ball as a runner approaches base...

Thanks to Bill, Martha, Tony and Stacey for the field. Thanks to Jay Sweede for the pics.

Electrifying Birds Take Flight

June 6, 2012. Children's colorful artwork adorns the new LVE station. You can admire six "fine feathered friends" on the new station behind Bondurant's Post Office.

Thanks to Arlene and Missy and the Bondurant Elementary School art class.

Bondurant Fire Department Battles Middle Piney Creek Fire

Bondurant Fire FightersJuly 8, 2012. Bondurant fire fighters responded valiantly to the BIG blowout at the summer homes in Middle Piney Creek last week. Above, Richard Thomas and Tam Halling pause in full gear before threatened homes.

Bondurant volunteers have been working on the this local fire since June 24th, and continue to work with Federal resources to contain and protect assets located in the area. The prep work done by firefighters saved all of the summer cabins from the fire as it moved north through the Wyoming Range.

This is living proof that "Firewise" homes CAN withstand a forest fire with a bit of help from resources on hand.

Visit the Bondurant Fire Department Open House (August 19 - see article left) and contact Fire Chief Richard for more information on Grant funding available in Sublette County to make your home FIREWISE.

- Gloria Thomas

Bondurant Library Has A New Look!

Library staining partySunday , June 8, 2012: Following a warming lunch of chili and cookies, community members cleaned and dusted all the new and old logs of the Bondurant Library.

Monday, June 9, 2012: The next day, hearty souls donned plastic gloves and big smiles for a day of staining the newly-restored building. In the early afternoon, everyone took a break to sing and eat cake in honor of Jim Brinkerhoff's birthday. Work was resumed, and the job completed by mid-afternoon.

The stain color was chosen as the lightest color available - it shows paler on the new wood and darker on aged wood. The stain will protect the logs from deterioration brought on by UV radiation and general weathering.

If we keep up this good work, it will become easier every year. Join us each spring for ongoing maintenance coats!



Until further notice
Outdoor fire, incendiary devices, fireworks are PROHIBITED
Visit SubletteWyo.Com for further information

Church Service

11:15 a.m.
St. Hubert's Church
Social distancing will be required
All are welcome!

BCC Meeting

Tuesday, September 7
6:30 p.m.
St. Hubert's Church
Contact Yvonne for info

End Of Summer Party, Bondurant Library

Tuesday, Auogust 17
10:00 am
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Cleanup days are Saturday, Monday in Bondurant

Bondurant will hold special fall clean up days Saturday and Monday. On Saturday the city will collect solid waste material.

Items should be placed curbside the night before the collection. Solid waste includes residential household items, like furniture, not picked up on regular collection days.

Yard waste will not be picked up curbside, but residents can dispose of it for free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Public Works Shop, 306 First St. N.W.

Appliances will be collected Monday and should be placed at the curb Sunday night. Accepted items include roof-top air conditioning units, lawnmowers, household furnaces, water heaters, exercise equipment, electronics (excluding TVs and monitors), kitchen appliances (stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.).

Items that will not be picked up include hazardous materials, construction materials, major auto parts, concrete and asphalt shingles weighing more than 65 pounds.


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Spring Cleanup

The spring cleanup event will be held on Monday, Apr. 19 (if you live west of 86th St.) and Tuesday, Apr. 20 (if you live east of 86th St.)

Please place your items on the curb by 6 a.m., depending upon which date is your designated trash collection day. 

The Spring Cleanup Event allows residents to dispose of large household items on their regular trash collection day at no additional charge. All smaller items must be placed in bags or boxes. The average Johnston household pays around $6 per year (included in your monthly utility bill) for this Spring Cleanup Event, so take advantage of it! If you live in an apartment, condo, or townhome with private trash collection, you may not be a part of the Spring Cleanup Event. Please contact your association or management to find out.

For more guidance on what items can go at the curb, visit or call Metro Waste Authority at (515) 244-0021.


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Citywide Clean Up

Residents living within city limits qualify for the program. Apartments and some townhomes may not be included in the program, so contact your management or homeowner's association to see if they pay for the service.

The City of Bondurant reserves the right to refuse an item if it is not within the intent of the program or is considered unreasonable. Any items left at your curb after the completion of the clean-up are considered unacceptable. 

The cleanup accepts the following items at the curb:

"Solid Waste" defined by Waste Management Authority is residential household items not picked up on Wednesdays (regular collection day). Must be placed curbside the night before pickup.

Accepted materials

  • Carpets/carpet pads
    • Roll up carpets and carpet pads and tie them securely with twine.
    • Rolls must be less than five feet long and less than one (1) foot in diameter – larger rolls will not be accepted.
  • General junk and household building materials (lumber, windows, doors)
    • Pile size is limited to what fits in one (1) level standard-size pickup truck. A standard-size pickup truck is 8 feet in length, 4 feet in width and 2 feet in height.
    • Lumber must be stacked and no longer than five feet.
    • Remove or bend nails.
    • Boxed or bundled with twine - under 100 pounds per item.
  • Unusable furniture
    • Chairs, couches, and sofas, etc.
    • Mattresses or box springs Mattresses and box springs are accepted.
    • Disassemble or tie-down hide-a-way sofa beds so they cannot open when handled.

Not acceptable materials

  • No household trash such as food waste.
  • No plastic bags.
  • No railroad ties.
  • No chemically treated lumber or wood (i.e. treated to waterproof material)
  • No construction materials from businesses or contractors.
  • No paint, solvents, chemicals, or other hazardous waste.
  • No appliances.
    • Water heaters, microwaves, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, dishwashers, trash compactors, garbage disposals, water coolers, refrigerators.
  • No TVs, computers, printers, stereos, cell phones, etc.
  • Exceptionally heavy and bulky items
    • No heavy or bulky items such as pianos or organs.
  • No Hazardous waste
    • No paints, motor oil, solvents.
    • No fluorescent tubes and bulbs.
    • No propane tanks.
    • No household chemicals.
  • No Plumbing fixtures
    • No tubs, sinks, toilets, or hot tubs.
  • No Recyclable materials
    • No newspapers, mixed paper, boxboard, corrugated cardboard, cans, glass, plastic containers.
  • No Small scrap metal
    • "Small" is defined as a piece of scrap metal that you can fit in the trunk of a car.
  • No tires 
  • No batteries.
  • No Yard waste, organic materials
    • No leaves, grass clippings, sod, stumps, logs, etc.
    • No food waste.

Under the program, the following items qualify for drop-off:

Drop-off open 8AM-5PM at the Public Works Facility located at 306 1st St NW. View the map below for directions.

Yard Waste

"Yard Waste" defined by Metro Waste Authority as grass clippings, leaves, brush, or garden waste. Not tree branches, tree limbs, or tree trunks.

Residents may bring yard waste in bags, but empty them into the dumpster and take the bags with you.


Residents may bring a maximum of five (5) scrap automobile tires, with rims removed. Not acceptable for disposal: scrap tires generated by any business or farm. No tractor tires, lawnmower tires, forklift tires, golf cart tires, or bicycle tires. 

Cleanup Procedure

Please read and follow the guidelines outlined below.

  1. Residents will only be allowed to enter the facility from the East off Blaine St. NW. (Please see traffic flow map)
  2. Residents will be asked to stop and wait at the East Entrance Gate as we will only allow two (2) vehicles at a time into the facility.
  3. Due to social distancing requirements, Public Works staff will not be assisting residents in unloading unless requested at the gate.
  4. Exiting the Facility will be out the West gate through the soccer complex. (See Map)

Bondurant Public Works asks residents to use the best practices recommended not only to protect themselves but also our employees during this time.

We look forward to being able to continue this service to the community during the global pandemic and appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Thank You,

Bondurant Public Works 


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