Dinner time for horses on a ranch near Big Piney.
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
April 3, 2005
There are signs of spring everywhere. Even saw some blades of green grass on the warm south side of a building where the snow had melted off. We’ve had several days lately with daytime highs in the 50s, and the snow is melting fast in the valley.
Calving season is in full swing for area ranchers. Bluebirds, meadowlarks, geese and red wing blackbirds have been spotted recently. Still haven’t heard sandhill cranes or seen returning robins. Antelope and deer are moving north. The snow is off most of the dirt roads into ranches. Roads are drying out and starting to firm up into the rural residential areas, however access roads to any of the backcountry are still too wet to drive. Pastures are starting to thaw and folks are beginning to move horses and other animals to the summer ranches as the snow goes off and roads firm up. The Mesa and winter game restriction areas will be in effect through April and lift on May 1st for those who are anxious to get out on 4-wheelers or on the 4-wheel drive two track roads. We will certainly get more spring storms that will bring additional snow through this month and next, but it will be the kind that melts off by afternoon.
The April edition of the Pinedale Drift e-mail newsletter has been sent out. This edition has a full page covering real estate in Sublette County. We’ve compiled a lot of information about the current status, as well as growth projections for the next ten years, which should be of interest to anyone who is thinking about buying or selling real estate in Sublette County with the current oil and gas boom going on right now.
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Big summer event dates are set, although the fine points of some of the schedules still haven’t been finalized yet. If you are planning to attend any of these events, we strongly suggest securing your room reservations now. Things book up early and quickly. See our motel page for motel contact information. More event information can be found on our Calendar of Events page, which is frequently updated. We’ll post the actual dates of events and more information for each as events get closer and we get more details.
Calendar of Events
2005 Summer Calendar of Events:
12: BAR J Wranglers 7 pm Pinedale Auditorium. Sponsored by Pinedale EMS. Tickets, $15, sold at the door and by local EMTs.
17-19: American Mountain Men Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man
At the Museum of the Mountain Man. Visit with the AMM, see displays, workshops and presentations. Very informative and educational. Public welcome.
21: 2nd Annual Home and Garden Show Sponsored by the Pinedale Sage and Snow Garden Club. Sublette County Ice Arena, 9 am - 4 pm.
4: Wyoming Free Fishing Day/Kid's Fishing Day At the CCC Ponds near Fremont Lake.
24-26: Pinedale All School Reunion
25-26: Hell Hole Archers 3-D Shoot
26: Annual Bondurant BBQ ALWAYS held the last Sunday in June. BBQ after morning church services. St. Hubert the Hunter church in Bondurant.
4: 4th of July Town of Pinedale Picnic
7-10: Green River Rendezvous and Pageant Parade, Educational programs and symposia by Fred Gowans, PhD, and Gage Skinner. Plains Indian Encampment with Michael Terry. Children's programs with LaPita Frewin. Jim Bridger story. Art show by Richard Luce. AMM camp. Pageant July 10 at 1 PM. The Green River Rendezvous is ALWAYS the 2nd weekend in July!
31: Daniel Old Timers' Picnic At the historic Daniel schoolhouse. ALWAYS the last Sunday in July.
13-14: Sailing Regatta On Fremont Lake. Pinedale Boat & Yacht Club event.
24: 2nd Annual Pinedale Half Marathon