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Pinedale Online News - August 2005

(1 pictures) Diesel $3.249/gallon in Big Piney (August 31, 2005)
It finally happened. Diesel prices topped $3.00/gallon Wednesday in Big Piney. This was the first station to go over $3.00/gallon in Sublette County. This was a price jump of nearly 40-cents/gallon over average prices in the county just two days ago. Diesel ra ... FULL STORY
Hunters: Be careful with campfires (August 30, 2005)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
With the start of the hunting season, the Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds all Forest users to continue to be careful with fire. "People just aren’t thinking of fire safety at this time of year. They assume because we’ve had a few rain storms that they d ... FULL STORY
Wolf euthanized in Grand Teton Park (August 30, 2005)
An injured wolf, located near the Elk Ranch reservoir in the northeast portion of Grand Teton National Park, was euthanized Monday morning, August 29. Park staff were notified of the injured wolf by a park employee, who was working in the area. The wolf was dr ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BLM struggling to meet environmental protection (August 30, 2005)
GAO Report findings
In June, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report analyzing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) ability to process the flood of Oil and Gas permits without compromising the use of public lands for other purposes. The report ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BLM Jonah Air Quality Report (August 30, 2005)
Supplemental report for Jonah EIS
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office published the results of a supplemental air quality report as part of the Jonah Infill Drilling Project Environmental Impact Statement. ... FULL STORY
Labor Day traffic and Cops on the road (August 30, 2005)
The last big traveling holiday weekend is almost here. The Labor Day long weekend is the last chance for many to take a family trip while the weather is still nice and before the kids have to get back to school. ... FULL STORY
$42 million Pre College Education Program (August 30, 2005)
A new $42 million educational assistance program to prepare low income Wyoming students for success in higher education will be available statewide beginning in 2006. ... FULL STORY
Signal Fire Controlled in GTNP (August 30, 2005)
Colorado man charged with illegal fire and illegal camping
The Signal Fire, located south of Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, was declared controlled at 7:30 on Sunday evening, August 28. Interagency fire personnel began suppressing this fire on Saturday afternoon, August 27, after receiving reports ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Schools welcome new teachers (August 30, 2005)
9 new teachers on staff
Nine teachers joined the existing staff of Sublette County School District #1 this week: three in elementary, three in middle school, one in high school and two in special education. It is a large increase in staff for the district. ... FULL STORY
Cooler temperatures on the way (August 30, 2005)
Gardeners freeze alert
Temperatures will dip significantly overnight for the next couple of days as a passing cold front moves through. Night-time temps are expected to drop to around 27 degrees Tuesday. Wednesday night temperatures will also be below freezing, around 31 degrees. Ga ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Shop status meeting Aug. 31 (August 30, 2005)
Meeting Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 pm
The Pinedale Town Council will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, August 31, to discuss two topics. The first topic will be the status of the construction of the new Pinedale Town Shop. The second subject will be a discussion about the Sublette sewer a ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) Cowboy Shop Classic Roping (August 28, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou and Clint Gilchrist
The Cowboy Classic Roping is held in Pinedale each year at the end of August. This annual roping is for Sublette County and LaBarge residents only, or by special invitation. This year there were approximately 90 participants. These cowboys and cowgirls were pa ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Gil Fletcher Aug. 27 (August 26, 2005)
Funeral services for Gil Fletcher will be held on Saturday, August 27, at 11 am at the Pinedale LDS Church. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Airport runway expansion proposed (August 25, 2005)
Public Hearing on Draft EA on September 7
The Pinedale Airport Board is proposing further development of the Pinedale Airport, Ralph Wenz Field, including extension of the runway. The Board invites all interested parties to review the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) which includes economic, social ... FULL STORY
Water Meeting in Pinedale Aug 24-26 (August 25, 2005)
Meeting, tour about Upper Green sites
The Wyoming Water Development Commission and Wyoming Legislature’s Select Water Committee are holding a Water Development meeting and tour about the Upper Green in Pinedale August 24-26. The Commission general meeting was at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, August 24. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Haying (August 24, 2005)
Haying has been in full swing for some time now in the Upper Green River Valley. ... FULL STORY
Message Board – Can you help? (August 23, 2005)
Lost items, visitors asking for help
Editor's Note: We have received several inquiries recently from readers asking for help to find things in the Pinedale area. If you can help these folks, please get in touch with them at the contact numbers given. Thanks! ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hunting Outlook for 2005 (August 23, 2005)
Elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, antelope, birds
According to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, "Improved moisture equates to improved hunting for several Cowboy State species. Although some of that improvement will be more manifest in a year or two, the 2005 hunting forecast sounds better than sitting in ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Building a Better Tricycle (August 23, 2005)
Erica Weber from Cora at the University of Wyoming
by University of Wyoming
Erica Weber, from Cora, is a bio-electrical engineering student at the University of Wyoming (UW). Weber received a National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Fellowship (EPSCoR) to complete assistive technology research ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The price of Gas (August 23, 2005)
Big Piney & Marbleton cheaper than least expensive state in the country
It’s very painful to gas up your rig these days no matter where you live, but we count ourselves lucky that we don’t have to pay the price at the pump in Hawaii, California or the District of Columbia. The price for regular unleaded gas when we checked today w ... FULL STORY
Archers need special Archery Permit (August 23, 2005)
No firearms allowed in possession
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Bowhunters are reminded they cannot have a firearm in their possession while hunting in a special archery season or in an archery-only area. Hunters can have firearms in camp or in their vehicle to make separate hunting trips for coyotes, sage grouse or other ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hunting and ATVs (August 23, 2005)
Responsible riding helps keep areas open to ORVs
Without question, off-road vehicles (ORVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have become a valuable tool and an integral part of many people’s hunting experience in Wyoming. Use of ATVs has increased dramatically in the last ten years, making many back country a ... FULL STORY
Grazing allowed on Half Moon WHMA (August 23, 2005)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
For the first time since the mid 1990's, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is allowing grazing for up to 120 cow calf pairs on the Half Moon Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) east of Pinedale. The grazing will take place until September 15th as part o ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Yellowstone Park is beautiful, but can be dangerous (August 23, 2005)
Two visitors receive thermal burns this month
Pinedale is just a stone’s throw from two of the nation’s most beautiful national parks: Yellowstone and Grand Teton. In two separate incidents this past month, two separate visitors were burned in thermal areas because they walked into closed areas at Yellows ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Group to meet Aug. 29 (August 23, 2005)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
The Upper Green River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting on Monday, August 29th, 2005, at the Pinedale Library starting at 9:00 am. The group is comprised of nine local citizens, representing groups interested in sage-grouse conserva ... FULL STORY
Nocora hosts Chamber Mixer Aug. 25 (August 22, 2005)
Nocora of Pinedale will be hosting this month’s Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Member Mixer on Thursday, August 25. Visitors are welcome from 9-11 am to visit the sewing shop. Refreshments will be served from 5-7 pm, catered by White Pine Resort. Great op ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Pinedale Blues Festival (August 22, 2005)
The 2005 Pinedale Blues Festival was held over the weekend of August 20-21, headlined Sunday night by Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal. The festival drew a large crowd of people from all over the US. The weather was perfect both days. Other performers included Little C ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Grass Drags - Photo Gallery (August 22, 2005)
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club and the Wyoming Snowmobile Racing Association sponsored the 2005 Snowmobile Grass Drag Races in Pinedale on Saturday, August 20th. ... FULL STORY
Weekend weather looks sunny and warm (August 18, 2005)
Just in time for Blues Festival and Snowmobile Grass Drags!
Looks like Mother Nature plans to cooperate to bring some great weather to Pinedale just in time for the Snowmobile Grass Drags and Blues Festival. The clouds and thundershowers will break on Friday and sunny skies will return. Daytime temperatures will be in ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Marilyn McNinch Aug. 19 (August 18, 2005)
Funeral services for Marilyn McNinch will be held on Friday, August 19, at 11 am at the Big Piney Fine Arts Center. Internment will follow the service in the Plainview Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Jeanne Murdock Aug. 20 (August 18, 2005)
Funeral service for Jeanne Murdock will be held on Saturday August 20, at 11 am at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bighorn Sheep (August 18, 2005)
This ewe and young bighorn sheep were seen in the rugged Hoback River Canyon between Pinedale and Jackson earlier this week. ... FULL STORY
USFS Grazing Permit Policy new direction (August 17, 2005)
Public comment sought for new direction for grazing permit administration
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is seeking public comment on their new direction for grazing permit administration. ... FULL STORY
Rain helps quell Big Fire in Wyoming Range (August 17, 2005)
Expected to be controlled by Sunday
Forest Service fire managers expect to have the Big Fire declared controlled by the weekend, according to the Big Piney Ranger District. The Big Fire was started by lightning on Friday, August 12th and is burning in the northern Wyoming Range west of Daniel. I ... FULL STORY
Boynton chosen new SC Attorney (August 16, 2005)
Replaces former Sublette County Attorney Van Graham
Ralph W. Boynton, from Cody, Wyoming, was selected to be the new Sublette County Attorney by the County Commissioners during their meeting in Pinedale on Tuesday. Boynton replaces Van Graham who resigned effective August 1, 2005, and will serve the remainder o ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘Big Fire’ burning in Wyoming Range (August 15, 2005)
Started Friday, 30 acres in size as of Sunday, 20% contained
Crews from the Bridger-Teton National Forest responded to a fire located on the Big Piney Ranger District in the Wyoming Range on Friday, August 12. The fire is located between Grizzly Creek and the south Hoback River, approximately 10 miles northwest of Merna ... FULL STORY
GOP narrows list to 3 for top state educator (August 15, 2005)
Replacement for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Wyoming State Republicans met in Casper on Saturday, August 13, to narrow down the list of candidates for state Superintendent of Public Instruction. The GOP Central Committee whittled the list of nine candidates down to three for the state’s top education pos ... FULL STORY
Hatch Report - August 14 (August 14, 2005)
Green River, area lakes and streams
by Fishing Guide John Ross
The Hatch Report is courtesy professional fishing guide, John Ross, of Two Rivers Emporium/Wyoming Outdoors. See him at his Orvis fly fishing shop in Pinedale or online at ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Four small wildfires burn on BTNF (August 14, 2005)
All small, being allowed to burn to benefit resources
Four small wildfires are being allowed to burn on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF), including one small fire in the Bridger Wilderness two miles north of Fremont Lake. All four fires are being managed for resource benefit to improve habitat or reduce f ... FULL STORY
Snowmobile Grass Drag Races Aug. 20 (August 14, 2005)
Snowmobile racing on grass, not snow!
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club and the Wyoming Snowmobile Racing Association will be sponsoring the 2005 Snowmobile Grass Drag Races in Pinedale on Saturday, August 20th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Blues Festival August 20-21 (August 14, 2005)
The annual Pinedale Blues Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, at the Pinedale Rodeo/Rendezvous Grounds. Lineup for the event includes Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Eric Sandinas, Anders Osborne, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Blinddog Smokin', ... FULL STORY
Leftover licenses go on sale Aug. 15 (August 14, 2005)
Deer, antelope and elk
Leftover reduced price doe/fawn antelope and deer and cow/calf elk licenses go on sale Monday, August 15, at license agents in the respective hunt areas across the Equality State. ... FULL STORY
Walk-In Hunting Area Atlases now available (August 14, 2005)
Maps to Wyoming's 505,527 private land walk-in area acres for the 2005 hunting season are now available at license agents and Game and Fish Department offices. The free 58-page atlas featuring 317 areas in 21 counties is also posted on the G&F website. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale speed lowered to 25 mph (August 14, 2005)
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) installed signs in Pinedale for the new 25 mph reduced speed limit through town. The Pinedale Town Council approached WYDOT requesting the speed reduction from 30 mph to 25 mph for safety reasons. WYDOT collecte ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Back to School in Pinedale Soon (August 14, 2005)
Big Piney students start August 24, Pinedale schools start August 29
Summer is almost over and soon it will be time for back to school! Big Piney students go back to school on Wednesday, August 24th. Pinedale kids start on Monday, August 29th. Classes begin for University of Wyoming students on August 29th. ... FULL STORY
Vesicular Stomatitis comes to Sublette County (August 14, 2005)
Contagious viral disease affecting livestock
An outbreak of a contagious viral disease that affects livestock has been reported in Sublette County, according to news sources. Vesicular stomatitis causes painful, blister-like lesions in animals’ mouths which can cause the animals to stop eating and drinki ... FULL STORY
Historical Researchers wanted (August 14, 2005)
Project to identify and document all remaining homestead structures in Sublette County
The Sublette County Historic Preservation Board (SCHPB) is advertising to hire a person or persons to help identify and document all remaining homestead structures in Sublette County. The project, expected to run for a year from September, 2005 to August, 2006 ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta (August 14, 2005)
by Clint Gilchrist
The annual Little America's Cup Sailing Regatta was held August 13-14, 2005, on Fremont Lake near Pinedale. The event is hosted by the Pinedale Boat Club. Twenty-one boats and catamarans entered the races on Sunday. ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Sublette County Fair - Photo Gallery (August 6, 2005)
Boogie'n N The Barn
The 2005 Sublette County Fair was packed with ten days of fun and events. Highlights included a concert by Chely Wright, a C4-A rodeo and fireworks, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, livestock shows, Indian Dancers, Fiddlers Jamboree, Dutch Oven Cookoff, Inflatable Bounc ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Little Buckaroo Rodeo (August 6, 2005)
The Little Buckaroo Rodeo for kids is always one of the highlights of the Sublette County Fair. Events include stick horse barrel racing, bareback bronc, calf riding and roping, and mutton busting. Kids through age 12 participated in this year's rodeo on Wedne ... FULL STORY
Haying season is here=Rain forecast (August 2, 2005)
More thunderstorms on the way
Haying season is in full swing in our Upper Green River Valley, which also usually means the rains will start. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Fair through August 7 (August 1, 2005)
Chely Wright Concert Friday, August 5th
They’re ‘Boogie’n N The Barn’ at the Sublette County Fair this week! Below are highlights of the events. There are many more shows, contests and events taking place, so be sure to see the printed schedule or website for the complete schedule: ... FULL STORY
Slide Fire burning in Gros Ventre Wilderness (August 1, 2005)
Managed as a wildland fire for resource benefit
A lighting storm moving through the Jackson area on Friday, July 22 ignited a fire near Lower Slide Lake on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF), according to a news release by the BTNF. The Slide Lake fire is located in the Gros Ventre Wilderness, one-mi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Keeping bears away from your food (August 1, 2005)
BTNF Food Storage order in effect March through October
One of the most common questions we get asked by people heading up into the wilderness is, "What about bears?" ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) Pig Wrestling-Sublette County Fair 2005 (August 1, 2005)
Pig Wrestling and Greased Pig Contest
by Dawn Ballou
With names like the "Pigtails", "Raggedy Hams", "Big Bad Wolves", "Porkensteins" and "Pig Rodeoers", teams braved the slippery mud to try and grab a even more slippery squeeling pig and try to wrestle it into a barrel. Pig Wrestling and the Greased Pig Contest ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Sublette County Fair 2005 Rodeo (August 1, 2005)
Bull riding, saddle bronc, roping, more
by Dawn Ballou
The 2005 Sublette County Fair kicked off with C4-A rodeo action on Friday and Saturday nights. Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in all the favorite events: bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc, calf roping, breakaway roping, barrel racing and more. The kids ... FULL STORY

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