Interview with Ward Wise, mayor’s assistant from 2004 through April 2005. He is currently a member of the school board for Sublette County School District #1 (Pinedale) and owner of a communications company in Pinedale, Wise Connections.
Describes the issues facing Pinedale when city administration learned the boom was coming and what the town did about it. Talks about starting his business, Wise Connections. Describes reaction of Sublette County School District #1 (Pinedale) to large influx of new students and how this influx affected the school system, including drug and behavioral issues. Also describes the school funding situation at the time and his thoughts about the Wyoming Initiative Process, Constitutional Amendment B,a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment that appeared on the November 2008 ballot in Wyoming, where it was defeated.
Ward was interviewed at the Chambers House Bed & Breakfast in Pinedale on November 5, 2010, by Ann Noble.
Listen to Part 1 (1 hour, 29 seconds)
Listen to Part 2 (22 minutes, 1 second)
Interview Transcript (PDF)