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Pinedale Online News - January 2006

(7 pictures) Elk test and slaughter begins (January 31, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
About 70 agency and academia representatives converged on the Muddy Creek Elk Feedground near Boulder Monday to kick off the elk test-and-slaughter pilot project at the state-managed elk feedground. ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) Freestyle Aerial & Mogul Competitions (January 30, 2006)
At White Pine Ski Resort
(Pinedale) On January 28-29, White Pine Ski Resort hosted the "White Pine Freestyle" Intermountain division USSA Mogul and Aerial/Big Air Competitions. Athletes from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah participated in the competitions. This is the first year for ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Watch Continued through Monday (January 29, 2006)
Another storm will hit Monday
Another major snowstorm will hit western Wyoming late Sunday night through late Monday night, according to the National Weather Service out of Riverton. Snow is expected to increase Sunday night across western Wyoming. Heavy snowfall and gusty southwest winds ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowshoeing at Buckskin Crossing (January 29, 2006)
Dave Bell went snowshoeing along the Big Sandy River by historic Buckskin Crossing on Sunday. 'The snow is about 20 inches deep, and the day was about a 10', Dave said. Buckskin Crossing was an important river crossing and resting place for immigrants using th ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor Freudenthal visits Afghanistan (January 27, 2006)
(Cheyenne) Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has been touring the Middle East and parts of Asia this past week, along with the governors of Texas, Wisconsin and Arkansas. ... FULL STORY
Conservation Stamp Art deadline March 15 (January 27, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Artists are reminded their renditions of blue grouse are due March 15 to be judged for the honor of what painting is featured on Wyoming's 2007 conservation stamp. ... FULL STORY
Game & Fish Calendar (January 27, 2006)
Jan. 31: Deadline to have big game surveys returned and be entered in raffle drawings. ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Watch (January 27, 2006)
Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor visits Afghanistan (January 27, 2006)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal spends time with members of the Wyoming Air National Guard in Bagram, Afghanistan on Thursday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) IPSSSDR Sled Dog Race comes to Pinedale (January 26, 2006)
Pinedale Stage Stop Jan 29-31
(Pinedale) The 11th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) has begun, and the Pinedale Stage Stop leg will occur Sunday through Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
UW Names Fall Semester Graduates (January 26, 2006)
Sublette County graduates
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to seven students from Sublette County at the completion of the 2005 fall semester. Of the total UW degrees conferred, 448 received bachelor's degrees, 110 received master's degrees, 19 received doctoral deg ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor Freudenthal visits Iraq (January 26, 2006)
by Wyoming Governor's Office
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has been in Iraq this past week visiting U.S. troops and meeting with international leaders. On Wednesday, the Governor shared dinner with Wyoming troops at their division headquarters in Baghdad. Here, the Governor is with U. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gov. Freudenthal visits troops in Iraq (January 24, 2006)
by Office of Governor Dave Freudenthal
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal is among a bipartisan group of governors traveling this week to Iraq and other sites of the global war on terrorism, visiting U.S. troops, meeting with international leaders and obtaining a firsthand view of conditions in that ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kids and Sledding (January 24, 2006)
Combine deep snow, kids and a sled, and you have ingredients for a whole lot of fun! This is the other "sledding" families enjoy here in the winter. This photo was taken in Bondurant this past weekend during the Heart 2 Heart SnoCross races. ... FULL STORY
P&Z to discuss new R2H District Feb 6 (January 23, 2006)
The Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Monday, February 6, to discuss the proposed zoning ordinance change to create a R2H District. ... FULL STORY
3 Exploratory gas wells planned near Bondurant (January 23, 2006)
EIS Public comment deadline February 13, 2006
(Big Piney) The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have received notification from Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) that they propose to drill three exploratory oil and gas wells on national Forest lands near Bondurant in the Noble ... FULL STORY
BLM closes Mesa to motorized vehicles (January 23, 2006)
Seasonal wildlife closure through April 30, 2006
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Pinedale has closed all BLM-administered public lands on the Mesa south of Pinedale to motorized vehicle use through April 30, 2006. The closure is effective for all motorized travel activities unless authorized by the Pi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) South Pass National Historic Landmark boundary study (January 23, 2006)
BLM seeks volunteers
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting a study to recommend boundaries for the South Pass National Historic Landmark. The BLM is in need of skilled volunteers to assist in trail recordation and trail site and feature documentation. ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) Heart 2 Heart SnoCross in Bondurant (January 22, 2006)
Thrills, spills, high air and lots of action
The second Heart 2 Heart SnoCross Snowmobile Race was held in Bondurant over the weekend of January 21-22, 2006. This was the 4th snocross race of seven scheduled for Mountain West Racing (MWR). ... FULL STORY
16 inches new snow for Wyoming Range (January 18, 2006)
The latest storm brought a good helping of new snow to the mountains in the Upper Green River Valley. Below are snowfall amount totals for the storm of January 17-January 18th from the National Weather Service. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Planning for summer in Pinedale (January 18, 2006)
Hiking, fishing, camping, mountain biking, ATV, RV…
If you already have your calendar out dreaming about your summer trip to the Pinedale area, here are tips and links to more information to help you plan. We want to point out two things first off to keep in mind. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bobcat by Merna (January 18, 2006)
James Rogers was extremely lucky to see, and photograph, this bobcat recently near Merna on the Horse Creek Road, west of Daniel. For great stories about life in Wyoming (ranching, hunting, fishing, encounters with grizzly bears...), go to Off the Paved Road, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Job openings in Pinedale (January 17, 2006)
New listings on the Pinedale Job Board
We have several new postings for job openings on our Pinedale Help Wanted Job Board: ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory until 5 pm Wednesday (January 17, 2006)
A strong storm system will move into the Rocky Mountain Region Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing another round of significant snow for Wyoming’s western mountains. The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Snow Advisory until 5 pm on Wednesday. Storm ... FULL STORY
UW Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll (January 17, 2006)
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) The University of Wyoming lists 15 students from Sublette County on the 2005 fall semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll. ... FULL STORY
Heart 2 Heart SnoCross Jan 21-22 (January 17, 2006)
In Bondurant
Mountain West Racing (MWR) will be holding the Heart 2 Heart SnoCross in Bondurant on the weekend of January 21-22. This is the second year for the event in Bondurant, which is sponsored by the Jackson Sno Devils and Norris Brown. The Pinedale Snow Explorers S ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bull Elk (January 17, 2006)
The trip to Jackson is necessary for some, exciting for others. The folks with Green River Outfitters drive over from Pinedale on a regular basis to pick up clients or supplies for Spirits of the West. These elk were seen on the drive between Pinedale and Ja ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Alpenglo Winds (January 17, 2006)
The evening sun gives a pink alpenglo to Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountain Range. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Midget Hockey News (January 15, 2006)
Game action at Riverton
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Midget/HS age hockey team resumed WAHL action this weekend in Riverton. They managed to win one game, tie one game and lose a game, for a total of 3 points going towards getting them into the playoffs. ... FULL STORY
Snowmobile Trail Grooming Report (January 14, 2006)
(1 pictures) Final Jonah EIS released (January 14, 2006)
Jonah Infill Drilling Project Proposal
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Pinedale has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Jonah Infill Drilling Project today. This release opens the public comment period, which closes on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006. The Jonah Infill Dril ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New WYDOT highway webcams (January 14, 2006)
Total of 36 road webcams for travelers to view
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has added new web cameras along I-25 and WYO 28, and plans to add two more along 1-90 north of Sheridan to provide more views of highway and weather conditions travelers can see via the WYDOT web site. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big horn sheep (January 14, 2006)
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to share our area with so much wildlife. Dave Bell took this picture of a big horn sheep ram near Camp Creek on a trip to Jackson on Friday. See Dave's Photo Gallery for many more pictures of wildlife and scenery of our ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bondurant Church (January 14, 2006)
Dave Bell snapped this winter picture of the historic St. Hubert the Hunter Church in Bondurant on Friday. Bondurant is a tiny community of approximately 100 residents located half way between Pinedale and Jackson. They currently have about three feet of snow. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory through Sunday (January 14, 2006)
3-5 inches new snow expected in the valley
A Snow Advisory is in effect for much of western Wyoming through 5 pm on Sunday. Snow is expected to increase after midnight on Saturday, dropping several inches in the valleys and more in the mountains. Snow will taper off late Sunday evening. Up to 3 inches ... FULL STORY
New Snow Totals (January 12, 2006)
1-5 inches new in Sublette County
The latest storm brought more snow to the Upper Green River Valley and western Wyoming. Storm totals as of 7 pm Wednesday recorded 4-5 inches of new snow in the Wind River Mountains and the Wyoming Range. The Tetons in Jackson got a little over a foot of new s ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Great skiing at White Pine (January 12, 2006)
Skiers and snowboarders are loving all the fresh powder up at White Pine Ski Area. Recent storms have brought the ski area base to 50 inches. They are open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4 pm with all runs and lifts open. The new upstairs dining room and lounge ar ... FULL STORY
Living Legends perform in Pinedale Jan 27 (January 11, 2006)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
(Pinedale) Brigham Young University's Living Legends captures the essence of both ancient and modern culture in a celebration of Latin American, Native American and Polynesian song and dance. Traditions come to life as talented descendants of these cultures b ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bald Eagle Survey (January 11, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Jackson) This Saturday, January 14, volunteers will be searching the Jackson and Pinedale area to count the number of Bald Eagles wintering in Teton and Sublette counties. ... FULL STORY
UW Nordic Ski Team News (January 11, 2006)
UW Nordic Ski Team Competes in First NCAA-Sanctioned Meet
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) Competing in their first NCAA-sanctioned meet of the season, the University of Wyoming men's and women's Nordic ski teams finished ninth and 10th, respectively, last weekend at the Soldier Hollow, Utah, resort. ... FULL STORY
UW President’s Honor Roll announced (January 11, 2006)
Seven Pinedale students listed
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) The University of Wyoming lists seven students from Sublette County on the 2005 fall semester President's Honor Roll. ... FULL STORY
Snow Explorers Poker Run Jan. 15 (January 11, 2006)
In the Upper Green
(Pinedale) The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club will be holding their annual Poker Run in the Upper Green on Sunday, January 15th. Bring your sled or just join the gang at The Place, where all the fun starts and finishes. ... FULL STORY
Stenger new BLM Pinedale Field Manager (January 11, 2006)
by Bureau of Land Management
(Pinedale) Dennis Stenger has been selected as the new field manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) office in Pinedale. He will assume the helm of the BLM Pinedale Office on Feb. 20, 2006. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Daniel Cattle Drive (January 11, 2006)
Don't be surprised if you're driving down a highway in Wyoming and unexpectedly meet a herd of cattle on the road. Even today, winter or summer, cattle drives are part of the cowboy way of life in our area as ranchers move herds from one pasture to another. Al ... FULL STORY
Pinedale ‘wins them all’ against Big Piney (January 10, 2006)
County rivalry basketball games
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
With Pinedale High School moving up from Class 2A to Class 3A this sports season, it left the only two high schools in Sublette County without a conference match against each other. Big Piney remains a Class 2A team. ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday (January 10, 2006)
Another major snowstorm on the way
Update: Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 3:46 PM: The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 pm Wednesday evening. Snow is still forecast to increase Wednesday evening with some snowfall rates exceeding an inch an hour. Total snowfall amounts will range f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Olsen report: House District 22, 2006 Budget Session (January 10, 2006)
House Representative Monte Olsen sponsors 5 bills
(Daniel) Wyoming House Representative Monte Olsen, from Daniel, will be sponsoring five bills in the House District 22, 2006 Budget Session. Each legislator can sponsor up to five bills during a given budget session. ... FULL STORY
G&F Continues Brucellosis Research (January 10, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will again be testing elk for brucellosis this winter in a study to more accurately diagnose brucellosis in elk blood samples. The study, a cooperative effort between the University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Veterinarian ... FULL STORY
(27 pictures) One Lunger Snowmobile Race Results (January 10, 2006)
12 teams in 1973 vintage and older single-cylinder sleds
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club held their 6th annual One Lunger 100 Snowmobile Race on Saturday, January 7th. The event took place at the Sagebrush Downs oval track near Cora with 12 teams from Pinedale, Rock Springs, Jackson, Bondurant, Boulder a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Other top stories for 2005 (January 8, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou
As we recap 2005, there were several other stories that drew considerable attention and are noteworthy to put in our Pinedale Online Top Stories list. ... FULL STORY
Bull Elk Poached in Yellowstone Park (January 8, 2006)
Reward offered
by Yellowstone National Park
The headless carcass of a bull elk was discovered late last week just yards away from a busy highway in Yellowstone National Park. ... FULL STORY
BLM EA for Monell Project near Rock Springs (January 8, 2006)
Enhanced Oil Recovery Project
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared an Environmental Analysis (EA) for the Monell Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Project. The EA analyzes the impacts of drilling and developing 126 wells on public, private and state lands in Sweetwater County, Wyomin ... FULL STORY
High School Hockey game action (January 8, 2006)
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale HS age hockey team played their first games since before the Christmas break this last weekend. They went to Rock Springs and played two games against the Rock Springs “A” division team and then traveled home to play two non-league games with Riv ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Winter ranching in Bondurant (January 6, 2006)
by Paul Ellwood, Bondurant, Wyoming
How do the Bondurant cows and horses get fed in the deep snow with temperatures as low as 46 degrees below zero? ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bull Moose (January 4, 2006)
Dave Bell spotted this bull moose near South Pass on Wednesday morning. For more photos from the South Pass area, and other scenic pictures of the area, click on this link to his photo gallery: Dave Bell Photos ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Little Buckaroos in Italian Horse magazine (January 3, 2006)
Pictures from Big Piney Chuckwagon Days & Sublette County Fair
by Dawn Ballou
Little Buckaroos from Sublette County were featured in the December issue of Cavallo Magazine & lo Sperone, a horse-related magazine published in Italy. The magazine used photos from Pinedale Online news articles from the Big Piney Chuckwagon Days and Sublette ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2005 in Review: Pinedale Online Top Stories (January 3, 2006)
Snowmobiling, jobs, greased pigs, rodeo and more were your favorites in 2005
by Dawn Ballou
With 2005 behind us, we decided to take a look at what stories our readers viewed the most over the year. What piqued your interest the most? Snowmobile races; how to find a job in the oil & gas field; Lit’l Buckaroo Rodeo and Pig Wrestling for kids; fishing; ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lakeside Lodge EA open for public comment (January 3, 2006)
30 day public comment period
The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) has released the second go-around for their Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Lakeside Lodge Resort Master Development Plan (MDP). The public has 30 days to make comments on the EA. ... FULL STORY
Hunting application period begins (January 3, 2006)
Hunters urged to apply early
(Cheyenne) As the new year is ushered in, so are many application periods for Wyoming hunting licenses. All bison and limited quota spring turkey hunters and nonresident elk hunters are alerted their 2006 applications must be received at the Wyoming Game and F ... FULL STORY
Public meetings on grizzly bear delisting (January 3, 2006)
E-mail comments accepted through Feb. 15
The U.S Fish & Wildlife Service will be holding several public meetings this month in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho to get public comment on plans to remove federal protection for grizzly bears in areas surrounding Yellowstone National Park. With delisting of the ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Jolean Meeks Jan. 11 (January 3, 2006)
Funeral services for Jolean Meeks will be held on January 11, at 11 am at the Big Piney Fine Arts Building. ... FULL STORY
Dining with Diabetes class begins (January 3, 2006)
Learn how to prepare healthy meals for diabetics
by UW Sublette County Extension Office
The University of Wyoming Sublette County Extension Office will be offering a Dining with Diabetes in Wyoming class on January 9th in Pinedale at the Pinedale Community Hall, and on January 11th in Big Piney at the Marbleton Senior Center. Both programs will ... FULL STORY
Dubois Sno-katers Chili Feed Jan. 8 (January 3, 2006)
Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club will join the fun
Attention snowmobilers: The Dubois Sno-katers will be holding their annual Chili Feed this Sunday, January 8th, starting at 11 am. ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Warning through 5 PM Tuesday (January 2, 2006)
6-12 inches new snow expected
The Winter Storm Warnings are coming up and down faster than we can post them. Another Snow Warning is now in effect for western Wyoming for Monday through 5 PM Tuesday with a foot or more of new snow possible in the mountains. ... FULL STORY
(32 pictures) Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race Photo Gallery (January 1, 2006)
The Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race was held over New Year’s weekend in the Upper Green, north of Pinedale. The event brought mushers and teams from eight states to compete in the 6-dog and 12-dog races. Mushers raced on both Saturday and Sunday, with the fina ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Empty Faler's Parking Lot (January 1, 2006)
There are only a couple of times of the year when you can see an empty parking lot at Pinedale's usually packed Faler's General Store. New Year's Day holiday is one of them. This was the view on Sunday. ... FULL STORY

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