February 25, 2001 Update - Alpine Ski Tournament
Alpine Ski Invitational Tournament
New on Pinedale Online
River Guest Ranch/The Place
Ranch Fly Fishing
Box "R" Ranch
What's New 'On the Ranch'?
Game & Fish Information
More About the Pinedale Roundup
Alpine Ski Tournament Pictures
Ski Invitational Tournament
Pinedale High School hosted the Pinedale High School Invitational Alpine
Ski Tournament at White Pine Ski area Friday & Saturday, February 23
& 24. Skiiers from schools around Wyoming participated. Scroll down
this page for more pictures!
on Pinedale Online!
River Guest Ranch/The Place
the summer, the Green River Guest Ranch and The Place has log cabin rentals,
horseback day riding, extended horseback wilderness pack trips, spot packs,
gear drops and fishing & float trips. Located on Hwy 352, they are
right on the way to New Fork and Green River Lakes. During the fall, they
offer outfitting services and guided hunts. They are located right on the
Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail and The Place Restaurant offers full
dining services. Please go here for more information.
Ranch Fly Fishing
Barney Ranch in Big Piney has teamed up with fly fisherman Paul Manzanedo
to offer guided fly fishing excursions on the Green River. The Ranch extends
for 15 miles along the Green River near Big Piney, Wyoming, and also offers
private fishing access North, Middle and South Piney Creeks near where
they flow into the Green, as well as 3 large fishing ponds. Lodging in
guest cabins on the ranch is included in the price. Please go here for
Box "R" Ranch
Lozier family has been one of Wyoming's finest cattle/horse guest ranches
and outfitters for more than 100 years. They offer a variety of 3-7 day
horseback vacations as well as Wilderness Adventures in the Wind River
Mountains, basing near Willow Lake. The Box "R" Ranch borders the Bridger
Wilderness of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, 15 miles due north of
Pinedale. Please go here for more information.
Sublette Center is a retirement community located in Pinedale. They offer
independent living apartments as well as nursing home care services. Home
Town Home Health offers 24-hour home health care services. Sublette Center
is conveniently located one block from the Senior Citizens Center and local
grocery store. They offer independent living, convenience, social activities,
and access to medical services in a clean, safe & secure environment.
Please go here for more information.
to our real-live, working ranch located at the base of the Wyoming Range
near Big Piney, Wyoming for fun, outdoor activities to renew your spirit!
Hike, run, bike, canoe and more! Please go here for more
you love history, you'll enjoy a stay at the History Ranch, located near
the Wyoming Mountain range in western Wyoming. Four special Old West History
Vacation weeks take place in July, coinciding with the Green River Rendezvous.
Enjoy activities including shooting a black powder rifle, learning how
to set up a tipi, hide tanning, setting a beaver trap, and much more. Horseback
riding, visits to historic sites, special day trips, and much more. The
2-story History Ranch lodge looks like an old western hotel. Please go
here for more information.
New with Wyoming Cowgirl
week, 'Wyoming Cowgirl' Cris Paravicini writes about her experiences on
their ranch on the Green River north of Daniel. Cris has developed a following of
folks who read her accounts regularly each week. If you haven't discovered
her site, we invite you to visit her at www.wyomingcowgirl.com for a real
treat. Her down-home writing style is unique and refreshing! What's new
this week? Cris has pictures of the Daniel Social (which she helped organize)
and unveiling of the new Daniel book. Later, they rounded up the cattle
from Horse Creek to bring them in for calving season. She comments that
they acted very scared of something and kept looking over their shoulders,
wild-eyed and more than happy to head home. What do you suppose had them
all stirred up?
& Fish Info
Encouraged to Register their Boats Now
new boat owners and renewals are encouraged to register early and to submit
all the required paperwork, says Maggie Barnes, who oversees boat registrations
for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. In Wyoming, all boats equipped
with a motor of over five horsepower must be registered. Barnes reminds
new boat owners to submit a notarized bill of sale, dealer's invoice and
proof of sales tax payment with their registration form. All owners are
urged to register early to make sure they are ready to launch when lakes
open up. Barnes encourages boaters to take advantage of the 3-year registration.
"That way boaters only have to deal with the application every three years
and get to save a little money by doing it," she said.
Boat registration is $15 annually or $40 for three years. Forms are available
from G&F offices, license agents and on the "fishing page" of the G&F
website at gf.state.wy.us.
the Results of the Hunting Draw Online
Wyoming Game & Fish Department is posting the results of the big game
hunting license draw on their web site. Hunters should receive their official
notification of the draw results in the mail within 15 days of the drawing.
Hunters can also call the Game & Fish during regular business hours,
to ger the results. This phone call costs $5 per call, and you must be
18 to call. Get the draw results from their web site at: http://gf.state.wy.us/HTML/hunting/licensedraw.htm
Roundup Newspaper continued...
first issue of the new Pinedale Roundup came out last Thursday,
February 22nd, under the new staff. The paper sports a new masthead featuring
a graphic of local Cowboy Joseph "Tobe" Houston in his western attire from
the early 1900s. Houston was a cowboy who spent many years living in the
Daniel area. The Pinedale Roundup will be undergoing changes in
appearance and content over the next couple of weeks as the new staff settles
in and is able to incorporate the new redesigns. Last week they hit the
ground running transitioning from the Journal, moving to their new
building, and putting the week's paper together on time. We look forward
to seeing the new look and coverage as the new staff gets on their feet
again gearing up for a larger paper each week. Stories from the Pinedale
Roundup will appear on Pinedale Online front page where the Sublette
County Journal stories were. The old stories from the Sublette County
Journal have been archived and can be found at http://meek.sublette.com/scj
from the Alpine Ski Tournament at White Pine Ski Area,
23 & 24, 2001
on thumbnail picture for larger view. Photos by Alan Svalberg
Moon Mite Hockey Tournament Pictures
February 13, 2001 Update
Ski Race at White Pine
Pine Ski Area hosted the Pinedale Invitational
Skiing Skate Race on Friday and Saturday.
Pinedale Invitational Nordic Ski Race
Half Moon Resort Hosts Ice Fishing Derby
Wyoming Game & Fish Taxes
Invitational Nordic Ski Race
weekend, Pinedale High School held the Pinedale Invitational Nordic Skiing
Race at White Pine Ski area with teams from Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana
participating. The competition included J1-10 km, J2-5 km, J3-3 km, J4-2
km and J5-1 km races. Pinedale's Sage Sulenta placed 35th in the J1 10km
race, Kristen Boroff placed 13th in the J1F division, and Ben Storud placed
45th in the J2-5 km race. In the J2F-5 km race Pinedale participants included
Sara Domek, Tess Schwab, Mae Peterson, Aubree Hafey, Tiffany Andersen,
Krystal Winters and Samantha Hopkins, placing 11th, 12th, 26th, 27th, 29th,
35th and 45th respectively. On February 23rd & 24th, the Pinedale Alpine
Invitational will be hosted at White Pine Ski area.
from the Nordic Race
Moon Resort to host 1st Annual Ice Fishing Derby and Invitational Hockey
Moon Lake Resort is hosting their 1st Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Half
Moon Lake Saturday & Sunday, February 17th & 18th. The 2-day derby
will culminate with some lucky fisherman winning the Grand Prize of $500.
There will also be day money prizes and money for the 1st fish caught.
Refreshments include an outside cookout with hamburgers, hotdogs and chili,
as well as the Half Moon restaurant fare. Entry fee is $10 per person or
$25 per family. Registration starts any time after 7 am and the derby begins
at 8 am each day.
On Saturday, the Pinedale Mite Hockey team, ages 5-8, will host their Regional
Invitational Tournament on the ice in front of the Half Moon Lake Resort
Lodge. Games start at 9 am and will go until about 3 or 4 pm on Saturday.
This is sure to be a lot of fun to watch, and spectators are invited to
come on up and view the games from the Half Moon Resort deck.
Half Moon Lake Resort is located 9 miles from Pinedale on Skyline Drive,
right on the lake. The road is plowed and sedans should have no problem
reaching the resort. Due to limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.
Please call 307-367-6373 for more information about the Ice Fishing Derby
and Mite Tournament.
Moon Lake Resort
Game & Fish Contributes to County Tax Coffers
Wyoming Game and Fish Department paid over $203,000 of property taxes to
counties in 2000, a $2,500 increase from 1999, according to a recent press
release from the WG&F Department. The G&F pays property taxes on
all real estate, which includes habitat areas, offices, warden stations,
fish hatcheries and bird farms. "To some degree there's the misconception
that Game and Fish real estate purchases remove land from the tax rolls,"
said G&F Fiscal Chief Larry Gabriele. "But the Game and Fish, like
private businesses and unlike most other government agencies, pays property
taxes on all the land and buildings it owns."
counties received G&F property tax payments. The amounts ranged from
$49,888 paid to Fremont County to $289 in Weston County. Other leading
county payments were Teton $19,619, Park $17,534, Laramie $17,511, Sheridan
$15,989 and Natrona $11,577. Since 1992, the G&F property tax bill
has increased $70,000.
addition to property taxes, the G&F also distributed $21,265 in irrigation
fees between Big Horn, Fremont, Goshen, Lincoln, Sublette and Washakie
counties. The largest fee, $10,027, was paid to Fremont County. Irrigation
fees increased by $36 in 2000. -Wyoming Game &
Social debuts the new Daniel book at the Daniel Schoolhouse
Daniel Community Center was filled to capacity last Saturday February 10th,
during the Daniel Social, which debuted the new Daniel book, "Daniel,
Wyoming: The First 100 Years, 1900-2000". The new two-volume book is
available at the Daniel Trading Store and Green River Bar in Daniel for
$50 per set. Book signings are being arranged in Pinedale and Big Piney.
Later, the remaining books will be offered to interested bookstores and
other outlets, and the price, no doubt, will increase. If you wish to order
a book by mail, make your check payable to the Daniel Community Center
in the amount of $50 plus $7 for shipping per set and mail to: Book, Box
102, Daniel, WY 83115-0102.
from the Daniel Social
February 8, 2001 - Lakeside Lodge proposes expansion
Lodge proposes expanding and adding
facilities to their resort on Fremont Lake.
Lakeside Lodge Proposes Expansion
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
Game & Fish Urges Safety for Ice Fishing
new Daniel book, "Daniel, Wyoming: The First 100 Years 1900-2000",
will debut Saturday night, February 10, at the Daniel Social at 6:30 pm
at the historic Daniel Schoolhouse. Don't miss it!
Lodge Submits Master Development Plan for Proposed Expansion
Lodge, located on Fremont Lake northeast of Pinedale, has submitted a proposal
to the Pinedale Ranger District to substantially expand their current facilities
over the next ten years. Lakeside Lodge operates under a National Forest
Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Proposed new facilities
include 15 small log duplex cabins, four large log duplex family cabins
with kitchens, a motel/lodge with 40 total rental rooms, 30 RV sites, 39
slip marina, three small employee cabins, a lakefront recreational area
and multi-purpose pavilion, and improved and expanded parking.
Current facilities at the resort include a two-story lodge that was renovated
in 1996, four log duplex cabins, a 31-slip marina and refueling dock, 20
RV sites, and boat trailer parking area. Copies of the proposed expansion
are available from the Pinedale Ranger District Forest Service office.
An Environmental analysis has been initiated to assess issues and determine
possible environmental impacts of the proposed developments and possible
alternatives. The Forest Service is soliciting comments regarding concerns,
support or opposition to the proposal. Comments should be sent in to the
Forest Service by February 28, 2001. Mail to: B-T District Ranger Bob Reese,
PO Box 220, Pinedale, WY 82941. For more information, contact Dave Swank
at the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326.
of Proposed Expansion
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Divide National Scenic Trail
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail runs for over 3,000 miles from
Canada to Mexico. Approximately 200 miles of the Trail is in Wyoming in
the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests, from South Pass to Yellowstone
The Wyoming section of the trail ranges from around 7,500 to 11,000 feet,
traversing the length of the Wind River Range and crossing the west slope
of the Absarokas. The trail is usually open from late July through September,
depending on the previous winter's snowpack. About 80 miles of this section
is above treeline and over half is within designated wilderness, 53 miles
in the Teton Wilderness and 70 miles in the Bridger Wilderness. Black bears
range throughout the mountains in northwest Wyoming, and most of the area
between the northern Wind River Range and Yellowstone Park is grizzly bear
Full-service communities close to this section of trail include Pinedale,
Jackson, Lander and Dubois. Potential re-supply points are at South Pass,
Big Sandy, Green River Lakes and Togwotee Pass. Visitors are strongly encouraged
to check with local Forest Service offices for current conditions along
the trail for the dates they wish to hike. Topographic maps, camping equipment,
food and stove fuel can be found at the towns close to the trail.
A booklet describing the Wyoming section of the Trail, "Continental
Divide National Scenic Trail, A Visitor's Guide for the Wyoming Section
between South Pass and Yellowstone Park", is available from the Bridger-Teton
National Forest. More information is available from the Pinedale Ranger
District, PO Box 220, Pinedale, WY 82941, 307-367-4326.
& Fish Urges Caution for Ice Fishing
fishing is a wonderful activity for the avid outdoors person, but the Game
and Fish Department recommends anglers use extreme caution anytime they
venture out on the ice. "Ice conditions on Wyoming's lakes can change rapidly,"
said Mike Snigg, Laramie Region fisheries biologist. "Sometimes warm days,
which deteriorate ice conditions, are followed by bitterly cold days that
give the illusion that the ice is safe." It is important to know, not only
what current conditions are, but also what recent weather conditions have
been before heading out, he said.
Ice thickness on lakes is far from uniform and can change quickly. Springs
or seeps, wind and changing water levels often create unsafe spots.
The G&F suggests the following precautions to reduce the chance of
are advised to fish with a friend and to pack an extension ladder in case
of an accident. If someone falls through the ice, extend the ladder and
push it toward the victim, as you crawl, disperse your weight on the ice.
When the victim grasps the ladder rung, slowly start backing up and pull
them out of the hole. Once back on the ice, have the victim stay prone,
until he or she is safely pulled away from the area. Then immediately get
the victim into a warm environment and dry clothes. "Some anglers complain
about bulky life preservers," Snigg said. "There are many new types of
life jackets and float coats, which are unobtrusive and comfortable. Wearing
one may save your life if you break through the ice." -Wyoming
Game & Fish Department
in mind that clear blue ice is stronger than cloudy ice.
drive vehicles, ATV's or snow machines onto the ice.
a length of rope and wear a personal flotation device.
or slide your feet, never run.
nails or spikes tied to a cord and carried around your neck will help you
climb out if you do break through the ice.
places near open water or running streams.
Social debuts the new Daniel book - Sat, Feb 10, 6:30 pm, Daniel Schoolhouse
book committee is proud to announce that 780 pages, 811 photos, 30 maps,
and 250 livestock brands have come together in the long awaited two-volume
book, DANIEL, WYOMING-THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS, 1900-2000.
This epic, numbered, first-edition publication-sure to become a collector's
item-will be debuting at the Daniel Social on Saturday, February 10, at
6:30 pm, for $50 per book set.
Final book production figures are as follows: Total publication cost, including
shipping to Daniel, is $47,959.50. To-date contributions total $35,175.00,
leaving an under-balance of $12,784.50. The remaining deficit recently
had to be borrowed to allow the release of the books from the publisher,
Agreka Books. When the loan is repaid, the balance from the book sales
will be given to the Daniel Community Center building fund. Over 300 of
the 1,000 books have already been reserved with the remaining volumes expected
to disappear like hotcakes before an August haycrew.
After the Daniel Social, the books will be available at the Daniel Trading
Store and the Green River Bar in Daniel for $50 per set. Book signings
are being arranged in Pinedale and Big Piney. At a later date, the remaining
books will be offered to interested bookstores and other outlets. The price
at that time will no doubt increase, so please plan to buy your books early.
If you wish to order a book set by mail, make your check payable to the
Daniel Community Center in the amount of $50 plus $7 shipping fees per
set. Mail to: Book, Box 102, Daniel, WY 83115-0102.
The book committee says that the book is truly remarkable and wishes to
thank the incredibly long list of contributors, who have donated in ways
beyond measure towards the realization of this masterpiece.
Please plan to attend the BIG Daniel Social where, in addition to celebrating
the birthday of both the new book and the town of Daniel, more country
fun than you can imagine will happen under one little schoolhouse roof.
Together with the high school rodeo club, we'll feed you, laugh with you,
dance with you, sing to you, ring bells for you, thank you, and especially,
make you feel right at home.
And don't forget the dessert auction that same night! Both ladies and gents
from near and far will be baking their favorite sweets, all of which will
hit the auction block and be offered for sale to the highest bidder. Best
of all, the baker goes with the dessert! So, don't miss Bob Beard's luscious
Chocolate Cream Pie and Ben Pearson's old-fashioned Scratch Cake. Or, maybe
you'll take a fancy to Sonny Alexander's mom-from-Maryland's renowned Carrot
Cake, or Mike Vargo's special, after-work Chocolate Pound Cake, or Rudy
Paravicini's deluxe Frosted Cherry Pie. And, if you're lucky, you might
roll away with one of Dudley Key's famous pies or Russell Nelson's surprise
cobblers. We're told that there might even be a Blackberry Cheesecake and
Caramel Sticky Buns, and maybe, a German Chocolate Cake. But the real question
is...Will Stu McKinley make a pie, will Jim Kiever fry donuts, and will
Stan Zierlein bake a batch of FFA Chocolate Chip cookies? Can't say for
sure, but, the real icing on the cake is this: The historic Daniel schoolhouse
now has indoor bathrooms for your comfort's sake! So, come on out to our
town and share in the fun! (more about the book)
February 2, 2001 Update - Daniel Book Debuts
blanket of fog covered Pinedale Monday morning leaving
heavy coat of frost on all the trees.
Daniel Book Debuts
Pinedale Airport Plans for Future Expansion
Update on Wild Horse Deaths
Knotty Pine Plaza Gets Facelift
IPSSSDR Photo Gallery
Daniel Community Center will debut their long-awaited 2-volume book, "Daniel,
Wyoming: The first Hundred Years, 1900-2000" Saturday, February 20
at the Daniel Social at 6:30 pm at the historic Daniel Schoolhouse. The
event, co-sponsored by the Pinedale High School Rodeo Club, will be a celebration
of Daniel's 100th birthday and a "Fun"draiser for the High School Rodeo
Club. There will be a new schoolhouse bell ceremony with birthday cake
& home-made ice cream, a dessert auction, and live & silent auction,
dance contest, raffle items and door prizes. The book is a 2-volume history
of the town of Daniel, Wyoming, along with the surrounding ranching community-how
the town got started and how it developed over one hundred years. It contains
original material and photos from private collections never before seen
by the public with an expanded cemetery section & new section on Daniel
area brands. Proceeds from book sales will go towards improvements at the
1920 Daniel Schoolhouse. (more about the book)
Airport Plans for Expansion
Pinedale Airport Board held a public meeting Wednesday, January 31 at the
Pinedale library on the Airport Layout Plan Update and topics concerning
planned potential runway expansion. The Airport Layout Plan Update for
Pinedale's General Aviation Airport, Ralph Wenz Field, was presented by
JPS Aero Consultants Inc, Aviation Planners from Colorado. It reflects
possible future runway expansion, hangar development, and other light industrial
development when and if needed in the next 20 years.
The airport completed a construction project last summer that involved
resurfacing of the runway, relocating some of the cross taxiways, upgrading
the lighting system, and installing a wildlife fence. Currently the airport
is classified as a CII airport and meets all FAA design standards for that
classification. The concern for the future is that the existing 7,100
foot runway length does not meet the design recommendations for that rating,
and it is proposed to add 1,800 feet to the existing runway, extending
it to 8,900 feet, to meet safety concerns. This expansion would put the
end of the runway in the middle of the current Airport Subdivision. Adjacent
landowners, and those living in the path of the runway expansion, expressed
surprise and concern about the possibility of land acquisitions projected
for property located within 2 or 3 miles of the existing or expanded runway,
noise concerns, and air traffic increases.
According to the latest analysis, the Pinedale airport presently gets 8,600
aircraft "operations" per year, with a landing or a takeoff considered
to each be a separate operation. By the year 2005 that number is expected
to be 9,173, and by the year 2020 it is projected to be 11,135 operations.
Of the current traffic, 92% is local or itinerate use. No air carrier or
commuter traffic was recorded. Air Taxi traffic was 600 operations in the
year 2000, and military traffic operations was 20 and not expected to increase.
This meeting was the only public meeting scheduled on this matter. A preliminary
Airport Layout Plan, and all the maps, are available for review at the
Pinedale Town Hall, 210 W Pine Street. A set of the Plan maps has been
left at Office Outlet in Pinedale for the public to copy. For more details
about the Plan, please contact Rick Patton, Aviation Planner for JPS AeroConsultants,
Inc at 719-429-0675 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments about the proposed plan are being solicited from the public and
can be sent to the Pinedale Town Hall at PO Box 709, Pinedale, Wyoming
82941, 307-367-4135, e-mail: email@example.com. Public comments will be included
in any future Environmental Impact Statements for the airport expansion
and should be sent into the Town before their March Town meeting.
Layout Plan by JPS (95K) high
Property Map by JPS (86K) high
information about the Pinedale Airport
on Wild Horse Killings
of Land Management law enforcement officers and special agents from several
states are continuing to investigate the shooting deaths last month of
37 wild horses in southwest Wyoming. The horses were found in the Rock
Springs and Rawlins area. The BLM has conducted overflights of the areas
and report that no additional dead horses have been discovered. Law enforcement
staff is working long hours to patrol areas and to investigate all leads,
but so far no new information has been released regarding possible persons
involved in the shootings. The reward for the arrest and conviction of
the person or persons responsible for the wild horse deaths is $30,000.
Anyone with information about the shootings is urged to call the BLM law
enforcement officer in either Rock Springs (307/352-0214) or Rawlins (307/328-4211).
BLM web site
Pine Plaza gets a Facelift
Knotty Pine Plaza, now renamed to the Summit Building, is getting a facelift.
The hub-bub of activity around Pinedale's only "mall" these past several
weeks involves cosmetic and some structural improvements to create a new
appearance for the exterior of the building. The new owners, Summit Investments, have
a two-phase plan to upgrade the building. Phase I, going on now, is to
work on the exterior with repairs to the roof, replacing windows, add entrance
ways, and even up the exterior roof line. This phase should be completed
within the next month or so, weather permitting. Phase II involves interior
improvements. Pinedale Properties Realtor and Summit Building Property
Manager, Cyd Goodrich, said that retail and office space are still available
for rent in the building. Depending on size and location, rentals are from
$200-$600 per month. Anyone interested in renting space in the new Summit
Building can contact Cyd at Pinedale Properties in Pinedale, or call 307-367-6683
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 29th, the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog
Race (IPSSSDR) arrived in Sublette
County for the Pinedale Stage Stop of the annual race. Pinedale hosted
the IPSSSDR for 3 days, Monday - Wednesday with the racers finally leaving
Wednesday morning for Blucher Creek and Lander. The race started in Jackson
on January 27th and will end in Jackson on February 7th, with 12 stage
stops during the course of the race. Each day, teams race between 30 to
80 miles of the course with the best accumulated times determining the
overall winner. In overall standings, 42 year old Hans Gatt of British
Columbia maintained the lead. The musher wearing the Leader's yellow racing
bib is the musher who has accumulated the fastest times at each state.
The stage stop format is dog-friendly, allowing mushers and dogs to rest
overnight, and providing stage stop communities opportunities to show off
their towns hosting festivals, banquets and carnivals surrounding the race.
Stage stops are Jackson, Moran, Dubois, Pinedale, Atlantic City, Lander,
Bridger Valley, Evanston, Kemmerer/Diamondville, Star Valley, Box Y and
Alpine. For more information about the race, see the IPSSSDR
page. Daily Race Results: www.wyomingstagestop.org
Daily Event Webcast: www.mypetstop.com
Pinedale Stage Stop IPSSSDR Photo Gallery
trees in Pinedale earlier this week