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Pinedale Online News - April 2005

(1 pictures) 6th Graders graduate from DARE (April 28, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
On Wednesday, April 27th, sixth graders from Pinedale Middle School graduated from the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) course sponsored by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office and Ken Hartwig’s Middle School Health Education program. Elisa Lowham w ... FULL STORY
News and Notes (April 25, 2005)
County Clerk & Treasurer move back to courthouse ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Jazz Band performs (April 25, 2005)
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale High School Jazz Band traveled to Greeley, Colorado last week to participate in the 35th annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival. This festival, put on by University of Northern Colorado and the city of Greeley, is the largest event of its kind in the n ... FULL STORY
Recreation Center looking for logo design (April 25, 2005)
The Big Piney/Marbleton Joint Powers Board is looking for a logo for the planned Recreation Center. The design request is open to the public and all ages. Drop off original design at the Big Piney Library, or either the Big Piney or Marbleton Town Hall no late ... FULL STORY
SW District Music Festival (April 18, 2005)
Pinedale High Music Department performs well
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale High School music department traveled to Kemmerer Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16, to participate in the annual Southwest Wyoming District Music Festival. While there, the concert band, concert choir, jazz band and numerous solos and ensembles ... FULL STORY
Museum of the Mountain Man opens May 1 (April 29, 2005)
The Museum of the Mountain Man will open for the summer season on Sunday, May 1st. They will be open daily from 9 am until 5 pm through the end of September. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Take a historic Wagon Train trip this summer (April 29, 2005)
Imagine riding in a wagon train across the Oregon Trail a hundred and thirty years ago through Wyoming. Today you can relive a portion of that experience on a five-day expedition with Wagons A+cross Wyoming. This isn't a trek with a long line of wagons, but a ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Honeymoon Cabins and Remote Getaways (April 29, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
Are you getting married this spring and looking for a cozy and remote hide-away to be alone with your sweetie? Have you dreamed of finding a secluded log cabin high in the mountains where you can get away from the hectic life at work, traffic in the city, and ... FULL STORY
Bondurant road work to begin in May (April 29, 2005)
May-October, expect some delays
Travelers should be aware of road construction work planned this summer near Bondurant that could cause some short delays on Hwy 191 in the Bondurant to Hoback Ranches area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Horse Creek Snowmobiling (April 29, 2005)
There still is some late-season snowmobiling in the mountains. Debbee Woyciesjes, President of the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club, sent this picture in from their trip sledding up Horse Creek in the Wyoming Range last week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale gets 4 inches of new snow (April 28, 2005)
Pinedale woke up to about four inches of new snow Thursday morning with this latest storm, bringing back winter for a few more days. The storm hit worse further south near Rock Springs and caused portions of I-80 east to be closed part of the day due to drifti ... FULL STORY
BTNF offers Wyoming Range gas lease parcels (April 26, 2005)
38 lease parcels covering 44,600 acres of forest land
According to a news release Tuesday, Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton has identified 38 oil and gas lease parcels in the Wyoming Range for forwarding to the Bureau of Land Management for public auction. This implements a portion of pre ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Golf Tournaments for 2005 (April 26, 2005)
Golf Course open April - October
Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course in Pinedale opened for the season on April 15th. There are eleven tournaments schedules for the summer between June and September. Rendezvous Meadows is an 18-hole designed 9-hole course. It is open from dawn to dusk during the s ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Working Group to meet May 2 (April 25, 2005)
The Upper Green River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting next Monday, May 2nd, 2005, at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale starting at 9 am. The group is comprised of nine local citizens, representing groups interested in sage-g ... FULL STORY
BTNF plans Spring Prescribed Fires (April 25, 2005)
Kemmerer Ranger District
The Kemmerer Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) is planning to ignite several prescribed fires this spring. The controlled burns are being used to meet a variety of objectives identified by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, such ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Osprey (April 29, 2005)
Arnold Brokling took these two photos of an osprey along the Boulder Road (Hwy 353), south of Pinedale, on Wednesday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
Mark your calendar (April 25, 2005)
Spring is here and there are lots of things planned for the next couple of weeks. Here are some highlights so you can mark your calendar. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events page for more event information. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory (April 27, 2005)
3-6 inches of snow possible by Thursday
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Snow Advisory for southern and central Wyoming for Wednesday through Thursday night. Rain will change to snow below 7500 feet this evening with snow becoming heavy at times. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park roads reopen (April 25, 2005)
Spring in Yellowstone National Park roads began opening (subject to road and weather conditions) to motor vehicles on Friday, April 22, 2005. Roads open at 8:00 a.m. on the day listed: ... FULL STORY
Grand Teton Park reopens May 1 (April 25, 2005)
The official opening dates for facilities and services in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway have been announced for the 2005 season. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming Cowgirl is back! (April 19, 2005)
Wyoming Cowgirl Cris Paravicini is back with a new installment of her Wyoming Cowgirl-On the Ranch diary. She has been a very busy lady with life on the ranch. This time she is catching up for last winter and summer and talks about moving cows and calves to su ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 6th Graders graduate from DARE (April 28, 2005)
On Wednesday, April 27th, sixth graders from Pinedale Middle School graduated from the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (DARE) course sponsored by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office and Ken Hartwig’s Middle School Health Education program. Elisa Lowham w ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Killdeer (April 25, 2005)
Killdeer migrate into Wyoming each spring to breed and spend the summer. About the size of a robin, they have two distinct black breast bands and a distinctive shrill call. They are common in fields and pastures. If a predator approaches, a killdeer will creat ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming Ground Squirrel (April 25, 2005)
The Wyoming Ground Squirrel can be found in colonies on dry slopes in southern Wyoming. They feed on sagebrush and green vegetation and live in burrows with as many as eight entrances. They grow up to a foot in length and weigh slightly less than a pound. This ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Willow Lake hike (April 17, 2005)
Dave Bell hiked the ridgeline above Willow Lake on Saturday. The ridges are clear of snow. Once on top, he reports, the going is easy. For pictures from Dave’s Willow Lake hike, see his photo gallery: Dave Bell Scenic Photos ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Late spring snowmobiling (April 17, 2005)
Debbee Woyciesjes poses in front of the old Forest Service lookout tower on Prospect Peak in the Wyoming Range during her latest snowmobile ride on Sunday, April 17th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring storm goes easy on Pinedale (April 20, 2005)
Mountains get 7-10 inches of new snow
A spring storm passed through western Wyoming Monday and Tuesday dropping much-needed moisture to the state. Pinedale and Big Piney areas didn’t see the several inches of snow that were predicted, but there were times when intense snowfall created blizzard-lik ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wildfire Season has started in Wyoming (April 17, 2005)
500 acre fire forces evacuation at Fort Washakie
A 500-acre wildfire burning on the Wind River Reservation near Lander has destroyed at least one building and forced the evacuation of Fort Washakie, according to morning news reports today. Approximately 100 firefighters are on the blaze that is in dry brush ... FULL STORY
Looking for a summer job in Pinedale? (April 15, 2005)
The official kick-off for our summer season is Memorial Day weekend at the end of May, but many of our local establishments are advertising for their summer help already. ... FULL STORY
Salt Lake Symphonic Choir performs April 22 (April 15, 2005)
Largest touring choir group in America
The Salt Lake Symphonic Choir will be performing in Pinedale on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 pm at the Pinedale High School Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Volunteers needed for Deer Mortality Survey (April 15, 2005)
Big Piney & LaBarge area May 8
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is seeking volunteers to help with their annual Deer Mortality Survey in southwest Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Artists’ Convention April 29-May 1 (April 15, 2005)
Wyoming Artists’ Association Celebrates 50 Years With Annual Convention In Pinedale
Artists from all across the Cowboy State will bring their creative powers to Pinedale on April 29 for a weekend celebration combined with a full schedule of workshops, Quick Draw, art exhibit, luncheon, and banquet, according to Kay Meeks, this year’s WAA pres ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Game and Fish Youth Camp deadline May 2 (April 15, 2005)
Free camp for kids age 15-18 near Dubois
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is offering teenagers a camp where they will learn about wildlife and the outdoors, make new friends, and create plenty of good memories this summer. The Game and Fish Department's Annual Youth Conservation Camp is scheduled ... FULL STORY
PFAC gets new Student Board Member (April 15, 2005)
PFAC bids a fond farewell to Gracy Huntley, and welcomes Keely Knapp onboard
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Gracy Huntley, Student Member of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council Board of Directors during the PFAC 2004-2005 season, will be graduating this spring. She plans on working for the Forest Service this summer before starting college in the fall. One of Pinedale Hi ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Honor Roll (April 12, 2005)
3rd Quarter 2004-2005
Sublette County School District Number 1 announced their 3rd Quarter High School Honor Rolls for the 2004-2005 school year: ... FULL STORY
Costello receives Presidential teaching award (April 12, 2005)
Pinedale Middle School teacher Michele Costello
Local Pinedale Middle School teacher Michele Costello was one of two teachers from Wyoming to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2004, the nation’s highest honor for teaching in these fields. On Tuesday, April 1 ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Kathleen Kostelc April 21 (April 20, 2005)
Funeral services for Kathleen Kostelc will be held on Thursday, April 21st in Pinedale at Our Lady of Peace Church at 11 am. Memorial service on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 pm. ... FULL STORY
Two men killed in roll-over accident (April 19, 2005)
Two men, one from Marbleton and one from Rock Springs, were killed Sunday in a rollover vehicle accident near Rawlins, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. 23-year old Mario Rodriquez of Marbleton and 24-year old Manuel De Jesus Rivera-Parades of Rock Spri ... FULL STORY
Earth Day April 22-Recycle! (April 15, 2005)
The 35th annual Earth Day will be on Friday, April 22nd. The Pinedale Recycling Center will be celebrating the day at the Sublette County Library. Activities planned include movies, a poster contest, free food, and a chance to converse with members in the comm ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Range Medical PC opens in Marbleton (April 15, 2005)
Drs. David Burnett and Darcy Turner, and Rich Anderson PA, have moved their medical practice to the Proactive Rehabilitation building in Marbleton, operating under the new name Wyoming Range Medical PC. The practice is a continuation of their 16-year service t ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Conversation April 21 (April 13, 2005)
Preservation and Development topics
The statewide "A Wyoming Conversation" will conclude in Pinedale on April 21 with a public forum on "Balancing Preservation and Development." The general public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. discussion at the Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center. Mary Lynn Wor ... FULL STORY
DEQ Pinedale Town Meeting April 21 (April 8, 2005)
Overview of DEQ activities
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
At the request of Representative Monte Olsen, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ) is planning to hold a town meeting in Pinedale for interested local residents. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update to the community on what t ... FULL STORY
Snow on the way (April 18, 2005)
Major change in the weather expected
UPDATE, Monday 5 PM: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Salt River and Wyoming Ranges, and the Upper Green River Basin including the areas around Farson, Big Piney, Pinedale and Bondurant. The Watch is in effect from Tuesday a ... FULL STORY
Bear & Lion Country Workshop April 19 (April 12, 2005)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be offering two 'Living in Bear and Lion Country' workshops this month. These are community workshops focusing on how to safely coexist with bears and mountain lions. The worksho ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (April 18, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
The Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, located approximately an hour and a half south of Pinedale, is a good place to go to see a variety of bird species. The Refuge is a narrow riparian corridor, approximately 1 to 1-1/2 mile wide, along 36 miles of the Gre ... FULL STORY
Community Design Workshops (April 16, 2005)
Big Piney April 14, Pinedale April 16
The Sublette County Commissioners are sponsoring two free Community Design Workshops in Big Piney and Pinedale on April 14th and April 16th. The workshops will be conducted by land use planners from the Sonoran Institute to address how subdivision design princ ... FULL STORY
Wind Advisory (April 13, 2005)
Strong winds with approaching cold front
An approaching cold front will bring strong winds to western and central Wyoming Wednesday. Many areas will experience 30-40 mph winds with gusts to 50 mph, especially over southern Wyoming and the higher mountains. Scattered thunderstorms may develop in the a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Drift (April 3, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
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. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Drought Outlook (April 3, 2005)
Small improvements noted for Wyoming
The latest Seasonal Drought Outlook indicates drought is likely to continue across the Northwest and northern Rockies into June, with only some temporary improvement for parts of the region. ... FULL STORY
Lasagna Dinner April 12 (April 8, 2005)
Don’t miss the Pinedale Senior Class Lasagna Dinner on Tuesday, April 12th in the Pinedale cafeteria. The dinner is a fundraiser for the after-graduation, non-alcoholic party which will be held at the Pinedale Entertainment Center. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Service for Jessie Wuthrick April 14 (April 12, 2005)
Memorial funeral services for Jessie Wuthrick will be held on Thursday, April 14th, at 11 am at Hudson’s Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Lander Cutoff Road of the Oregon Trail (April 10, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
The Lander Cutoff Trail was a shortcut for those traveling the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Northwest. It is the only wagon road of the Oregon Trail system to ever be subsidized and constructed by the federal government. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Spring Thaw/Winter Blizzard (April 8, 2005)
Friday afternoon a classic spring Wyoming blizzard hit Pinedale. The day started out warm and sunny. That transitioned to clouds that brought rain, lightning and thunder. Around 3 pm, a ‘welcome to Wyoming’ spring blizzard hit dropping 3-4 inches of very wet s ... FULL STORY
Grizzly Bear Proposal Announced (April 8, 2005)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Following a comprehensive public input process and the analysis of more than 17,000 written comments from the public, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is recommending six changes to its proposed plan for grizzly bear occupancy in Wyoming, according to a ne ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Ladies Ride to Horse Creek (April 5, 2005)
Ladies from the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club enjoyed a Ladies Ride in the Horse Creek area recently. ... FULL STORY
Last day for Sheriff’s Office Openings (April 4, 2005)
3 Positions: Detention Deputy, Dispatcher, Patrol Deputy
For those of you in law enforcement who are wanting to move to a more rural area with less violent crime and drug problems, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has three job openings available: Detention Deputy, Dispatcher, Patrol Deputy. Deadline for these p ... FULL STORY
More snow forecast for weekend (April 2, 2005)
Spring storm shouldn’t bring a lot of snow
A small storm is expected to enter western Wyoming Sunday and Monday bringing a 40-50% chance of snow. Weather forecasters do not expect a lot of accumulation with this storm, however. Less than half an inch of new snow is predicted. Highs on Sunday will be in ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Fighting Meth in Sublette County (April 2, 2005)
4th Meth Forum by SCSO
by Dawn Ballou
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) held the 4th of a series of Meth Forums in Pinedale last week to help educate the public on the methamphetamine drug situation in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Solar/Wind-powered stock pumps available to ranchers (April 2, 2005)
State helps ranchers access technology
The state of Wyoming is hoping to help solve the problem of getting water to range stock by making solar and wind-powered stock pump technology available to ranchers. ... FULL STORY

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