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Pinedale Online News - December 2004

New Snow Totals (December 30, 2004)
3-6 inches new snow in Sublette County
A strong storm brought several inches of new snow to the Upper Green River Valley early this week, with more expected on the way through the next weekend. New snow totals as of Thursday, Dec. 30th, are shown below: ... FULL STORY
New Year’s Eve Happenings (December 30, 2004)
by Dawn Ballou
Want to go out to celebrate the coming of the New Year? There are lots of fun activities going on around Pinedale for New Years, from great special dinners at local restaurants, ski events and New Year's celebrations at local establishments. Below are some of ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Veterinarian couple killed in car accident (December 30, 2004)
Auto accident claims lives of renowned husband/wife wildlife veterinarians Tom Thorne and Elizabeth Williams
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Renowned wildlife veterinarian and 36-year Wyoming Game and Fish Department veteran Tom Thorne and his wife, Elizabeth Williams, pathologist at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and University of Wyoming professor died as a result of a car wreck last nig ... FULL STORY
Crime Stoppers: Cowboy Bar Break-In (December 29, 2004)
Reward for Information
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information about a break-in that occurred at the Cowboy Bar in Pinedale on Tuesday, December 21, 2004. It is suspected that someone hid inside the bar at closing time, then entered t ... FULL STORY
Winter Snow Advisory through Thursday (December 29, 2004)
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a winter Snow Advisory for the lower elevations of western and central Wyoming through Thursday morning as a strong and moist Pacific storm moves into our area. The advisory includes the Salt, Wyoming and ... FULL STORY
Keeping Wyoming Highways Safe (December 29, 2004)
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
Impaired driving is one of America's deadliest problems. Nationally, in 2003, more than 17,000 people died in alcohol-related highway crashes. Hundreds of thousands more were injured. Every 30 minutes, nearly 50 times a day, someone in America dies in an alco ... FULL STORY
Bring on the Snow! (December 28, 2004)
Snow Expected All Week
The weather forecast calls for a chance of snow every day this week through the New Year’s weekend. New snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is possible by this Wednesday as the chance of precipitation jumps from 30-60% by mid-week in our Upper Green River Valley. ... FULL STORY
What I Love about Pinedale… (December 27, 2004)
Visitor E-mails
Here are more comments we’ve received recently from visitors about what they love about Pinedale. Thank you for writing! ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Christmas Photo Gallery (December 27, 2004)
Deer, moose, beautiful Wyoming scenery
by Dawn Ballou, Editor
Editor’s Note: We have often said you can get in the truck anytime and point it in any direction and you’ll see gorgeous scenery and tons of wildlife. Be sure to bring a camera! This is an incredible place to live and be able to see big game on a daily basis. ... FULL STORY
Too Little Snow for Low Elevation Snowmobiling (December 27, 2004)
Jackson area damage reported
by Bridger-Teton National Forest news release
The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds snowmobilers that it is illegal to operate a snowmobile in a manner that damages the land, wildlife or vegetation on National Forest lands. With a lack of snow at lower elevations, snowmobilers need to ensure they are ... FULL STORY
2 arrested in Meth bust in Pinedale (December 23, 2004)
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Pinedale man and a Big Piney woman on charges related to possession and delivery of methamphetamine in Pinedale on Saturday, December 18th. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Spill on Pine Street in Pinedale (December 23, 2004)
by Dawn Ballou
From the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office in Pinedale: At 8:15 AM, a citizen contacted the Sublette County Sheriff's Office, to report that a semi-truck tank truck was entering Pinedale leaking fluid. The Sheriff's office, Fire Dept. and Highway Patrol is pres ... FULL STORY
Sleigh Rides on the National Elk Refuge (December 22, 2004)
Each year, from mid-November through December, as many as 10,000 elk migrate from surrounding areas in northwest Wyoming to the National Elk Refuge just north of the town of Jackson, about 80 miles north of Pinedale. These elk spend the long winter at the refu ... FULL STORY
What happens to the elk antlers from the Elk Refuge? (December 22, 2004)
Once you’ve seen all those elk at the National Elk Refuge each winter, the next natural question is, ‘What happens to all those huge antlers the bulls shed each year?’ On the third Saturday each May, Jackson hosts the annual Jackson Boy Scout Antler Auction. E ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse do better in 2004 with WNV (December 22, 2004)
According to a report from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, testing of dead sage grouse for West Nile Virus (WNV) this summer found only two Wyoming birds succumbing from the disease. Sixteen birds were found during sampling in 2003. Both birds testing posi ... FULL STORY
Hunter faces charges for shooting moose (December 22, 2004)
A California man is facing federal charges for illegally shooting a cow moose in Grand Teton National Park on November 16th. The 29-year old man could face prosecution charges and fines of up to $8,000 in connection with the incident, according to a news relea ... FULL STORY
Forest Service publishes new Planning Rule (December 22, 2004)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service released its final rule that provides the framework for individual forest management plans governing the 155 national forests and 20 grasslands on Wednesday, December 22. For the first time, an Environmental Ma ... FULL STORY
Torchlight Ski Parade at White Pine Resort Dec. 31 (December 20, 2004)
Don’t miss the Annual White Pine Resort ‘Torchlight Parade’ as a fun way to bring in the New Year! Skiers meet at White Pine Lodge at 5 pm to ride the Little Spirit Lift to the top. ... FULL STORY
Deer poaching info sought (December 20, 2004)
Trophy mule deer poached in Grey’s River area
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information about a trophy mule deer that was poached in the Grey's River on October 30, 2004. A reward will be offered for any information leading to the arrest or conviction of the person(s) who knowingly ... FULL STORY
Brace for a week of winter (December 20, 2004)
Snow, blustery winds, cold
The week leading up to Christmas will be typical winter in Wyoming with the works in weather. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend of sunny skies and balmy 40+ degree weather Saturday and Sunday. Strong fronts moving into the area this week will change all that. ... FULL STORY
EnCana to sponsor Las Vegas Bowl Pre-Game (December 17, 2004)
Wyoming Cowboys play UCLA Bruins Dec. 23rd
The University of Wyoming Athletics Department announced Friday that EnCana USA will serve as the title sponsor for this year's two-hour pre-game special which will air across Wyoming on the 24-station Cowboy Sports Network. EnCana USA is a natural gas explora ... FULL STORY
News Briefs (December 17, 2004)
Wyoming joins suit over Yellowstone sled ban ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Yellowstone Park Bison Hunt Approved (December 17, 2004)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission approved a new hunting season for bison that migrate out of Yellowstone National Park. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale is a Slice of Heaven (December 16, 2004)
Here’s another e-mail we received not too long ago from a visitor about Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
IPSSSDR Sled Dog Race returns to Wyoming (December 16, 2004)
Towns on the 2005 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race route have announced celebrations during the race’s ten year anniversary, January 28 through February 2005, including a torchlight parade, pig roasts, bands, fireworks, snowman contests, snow sh ... FULL STORY
Grizzly Comment Period Extended to January 14 (December 16, 2004)
John Emmerich, Assistant Wildlife Division Chief for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department,announced that the deadline for written comments on the Grizzly Bear Occupancy Management Plan has been extended from Dec. 31 to Jan. 14, 2005. "We want to ensure that ev ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter season begins at nearby National Parks (December 14, 2004)
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Winter season begins on Wednesday, December 15th at nearby Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, less than two hour’s drive from Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
New Triple Peak Webcam (December 10, 2004)
We don't know how much longer the PEC webcam will be blocked, so in the interim, the folks at Triple Peak Lodge have graciously let us tap into their new webcam which is pointed at the Wyoming Range mountains west of Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
Learn to Skate Lessons to be offered (December 9, 2004)
Want to learn how to ice skate or perfect the skills you already have? The Sublette County Ice Arena will be offering a Learn to Skate class in January, according to instructor Jeff Lewis. This is not figure skating or hockey, but basic ice skating lessons on ... FULL STORY
Pinedale All-School Reunion Help Wanted (December 9, 2004)
Attention Pinedale High School alumni! It’s that time again! Anyone interested in helping with the next reunion please contact Darlene Penton at 307-367-2262 or Roxanna Jensen at 307-367-2665 (leave message). ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Warning & Snow Advisory (December 8, 2004)
1-10 inches of new snow possible
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midday Friday for the mountains west of the Continental Divide in Wyoming. The Warning includes Jackson Hole, the Star Valley and all of Yellowstone National Park. A snow and blowing Snow Advisory is in effect dur ... FULL STORY
More What I Love About Pinedale (December 8, 2004)
E-mails from our viewers
We love getting e-mails from our viewers about what they like and love about Pinedale! Here are more great messages that came in recently. ... FULL STORY
Snowmobile Club Events Calendar (December 7, 2004)
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club has a full-season of snowmobile fun planned for this winter. The popular One-Lunger 100 race will be held on Saturday, January 1st at the Cora Track. There will be a Poker Run to Green River Lakes on Sunday, January ... FULL STORY
Wreath and Chocolate Auction a big success (December 6, 2004)
Fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Sue Sommers
Last Friday night’s annual Wreath Auction fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man was a success for both the Museum and for Rendezvous Pointe, Pinedale’s brand new senior center and community facility. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Pinedale Drift: The Holiday Season (December 5, 2004)
What’s it like in Pinedale right now?
by Dawn Ballou
We had a taste of real winter last week, with temperatures dipping down to -22F overnight and hanging around 0 during the day. Warmer weather returned over this past weekend with a splendid day on Saturday. Locals were back to taking their coats off and wearin ... FULL STORY
Big Piney Book Group: Wyoming Writing (December 3, 2004)
Have you thought about joining a book group? This winter is the perfect time! The Big Piney Library is hosting a new book group examining Wyoming authors and what it means to live in Wyoming, with its theme, "Writing Wyoming". ... FULL STORY
Historical reference & research info available (December 3, 2004)
Sublette County Library
The two libraries in Sublette County offer a wealth of local information for those wanting to research area history and genealogy. The libraries offer ‘Heritage Quest’, a free-of-charge service available through the library catalog. This allows research of anc ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Locals play college-level hockey (December 2, 2004)
by Craig Sheppard
Three former Pinedale Glacier Hockey players are playing this year in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). They are Junior Jesse Ellis (Boise State University), Sophomore Wyatt Sheppard (Montana State University) and freshman Cole Sulenta (Unive ... FULL STORY
(12 pictures) Pinedale Middle School named 2004 Blue Ribbon School (December 1, 2004)
by Dawn Ballou
In late September, the Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Trent Blakenship, announced that two Wyoming schools had been selected for national recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools. Pinedale Middle School, along with Westside Elementary in Pow ... FULL STORY

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