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Pinedale Online News - February 2006

Housing Conference March 16 (February 28, 2006)
Workforce/affordable housing in Sublette County
The Town of Pinedale is sponsoring a Sublette County Housing conference on Thursday, March 16th at the Sublette County Library. ... FULL STORY
Snowpitch, BumDarts Tourney March 10-11 (February 28, 2006)
The Place/Green River Guest Ranch
Looking for some fun and unique entertainment? The Place/Green River Guest Ranch will be hosting a series of unique tournaments for winter fun on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11. ... FULL STORY
More Summer events lining up (February 28, 2006)
Mark your calendar
There are a lot of events planned for spring and summer 2006, and dates & schedules are starting to come together. Here’s what we have so far on the major events. Check back on our year-round Calendar of Events for the latest updates. Be sure to make your lodg ... FULL STORY
Pandemic Influenza Interactive Video Teleconference (February 28, 2006)
March 10, Pinedale BOCES
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Wyoming Department of Health from Cheyenne, are sponsoring a Pandemic Influenza Interactive Video Teleconference on Friday, March 10th. There will be multiple speakers from the Wyoming Health Department as ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) MATHCOUNTS Team gets 4th at Regionals (February 28, 2006)
by Sublette County School District #1
(Pinedale) Pinedale Middle School’s official MATHCOUNTS team earned 4th place in the regional competition at Western Wyoming Community College on February 10. The four students on the team were Grant Nelson, Kyle Petersen, Paden Fairbanks, and Devin Call. ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) WAHL Hockey Championship (February 28, 2006)
by Craig Sheppard
Last weekend six boys teams and four girls teams converged on the Pinedale Ice Arena to compete for the WAHL state titles in the Boys B division and the Girls U-19 division. Teams from Sheridan, Douglas, Cheyenne, Jackson, Park County and Pinedale competed fo ... FULL STORY
(37 pictures) High School Invitational GS Ski Meet (February 27, 2006)
Pinedale High School held their Invitational Alpine Ski Meet at White Pine Ski Resort on Friday and Saturday, February 24-25. Men’s and Women’s teams from Jackson, Cody, Laramie, Natrona, Kelly Walsh and Pinedale competed. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cattle Drive through Daniel (February 26, 2006)
As calving time approaches, ranchers are moving pregnant cows from winter pasture closer to the home ranch. This cattle drive up Highway 189 through Daniel took place on Sunday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pink Sunset on Fremont Lake (February 26, 2006)
Dave Bell captured this beautiful view of the sunset casting a pink hue over the snow overlooking Fremont Lake on Saturday. For more of Dave's scenic photos of the area, click on his Photo Gallery. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Service for Verla Richie Sommers March 1 (February 25, 2006)
A Memorial Service for Verla Richie Sommers will take place Wednesday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Boulder Community Center. Mrs. Sommers passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, February 25, 2006 after a brief battle with lung cancer. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Forest Service proposes improving Skyline Drive (February 24, 2006)
17-mile road from Pinedale to Elkhart Park in Wind River Mountains
(Pinedale) Safety concerns on Skyline Drive have led Bridger-Teton National Forest officials in the Pinedale Ranger District to propose road improvements. An increasing number of motor vehicle accidents are driving the proposal to widen the existing road. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Dr. Luna Leopold passes away (February 24, 2006)
Distinguished Hydrologist had strong ties to Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou
Distinguished Hydrologist, Dr. Luna Leopold, age 90, passed away peacefully at home in Berkeley, California on Thursday night, February 23. ... FULL STORY
Antler Hunting Season in Wyoming (February 24, 2006)
Ask the Game & Fish
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Q. "What is the antler hunting season in Wyoming?" ... FULL STORY
50 State License Plate Survey begins for 2006 (February 24, 2006)
We got Hawaii! (Well, really NOAH found Hawaii for us!)
Back in 2002, we started our 50 State License Plate Survey to see how long it would take us to spot license plates from all 50 states in little Pinedale, Wyoming. For a county that doesn’t even have a single stop light, we get a surprising number of visitors f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wadsworth Principal of the Day (February 23, 2006)
Nikki Wadsworth, Pinedale Middle School 6th Grader
by Sublette County School District No. 1
Pinedale) Nikki Wadsworth, a sixth grader at Pinedale Middle School, has earned the "Principal of the Day Award". Nikki enjoys reading, 4H horse projects and trail riding with her family. Librarian Peggy Bell says she checks out "a lot of books about horse ... FULL STORY
March 10 deadline for BTNF Forest Plan comments (February 22, 2006)
The public has until Friday, March 10th, to submit comments on the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s (BTNF) draft framework of desired conditions, which serves as the base for the revised forest plan. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Protecting kids from a vaccine-preventable disease (February 22, 2006)
The McKenzie Meningitis Foundation
by Dawn Ballou
(Pinedale) On Wednesday, February 22, Sublette County Public Health Nurse Annie Sondgeroth administered meningitis vaccines to 35 Pinedale High School seniors. The vaccine protects against four of the five strains of meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial infec ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter Fishing Report (February 21, 2006)
Upper Green River Valley- Bridger Wilderness Area
by Guest article by Tim Singewald, Bridger Wilderness Outfitters
Right now our valley is under ice and snow. As you know, when fishing these head water areas the water flow is most critical. ... FULL STORY
2006 Nonresident Elk License Draw Schedule (February 21, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced its timeline for conducting the 2006 nonresident elk license draw. ... FULL STORY
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mtn Goat deadline Feb 28 (February 21, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Resident and nonresident hunters are reminded the Feb. 28 deadline for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses is fast approaching. ... FULL STORY
Safety in Bear, Lion & Work Country Workshops (February 21, 2006)
In Pinedale April 12
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Preventing conflicts with bears, mountain lions and wolves is the focus of free "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country" workshops across the state February to April. ... FULL STORY
Test & Remove Pilot Project Continues (February 21, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel successfully trapped 131 elk at the Muddy Creek Feedground on Feb. 16 during the second round of an experimental test-and-removal program. ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Working Group meeting Feb 23 (February 21, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) The Upper Green River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2006, at the Pinedale Fire Hall starting at 9:00 am. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bridger Wilderness (February 21, 2006)
We still have plenty of snow, with a lot more skiing and snowmobiling going on here around Pinedale. We've been getting messages from folks who are missing the mountains and enjoying the taste of summer pictures we've been posting to remind you of what things ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Green River Winter Carnival-Photo Gallery (February 20, 2006)
Something for everyone to chase away the winter blues!
The 2006 Green River Valley Winter Carnival was held on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18 in Pinedale. This annual event was packed with a variety of creative events for all ages. ... FULL STORY
16 more elk sent to slaughter (February 17, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit, Sublette Examiner
(Boulder) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured 131 elk at the Muddy Creek Elk Feedground on Thursday, including 40 adult cow elk from which blood samples were drawn to test for brucellosis, according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department Brucellosis Inf ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Black Joe Lake-Bridger Wilderness (February 17, 2006)
Winter is great, but there are a lot of folks counting the days for summer to arrive so they can get back up into the Winds. ... FULL STORY
Low-Income Energy Assistance available (February 16, 2006)
LIEAP can help with utility bills. Deadline is Feb. 28.
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal is encouraging consumers to apply for the state's energy assistance program before its five-month application window closes. The application period for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP, pronounced LEE-ap) ends F ... FULL STORY
Storm brings 3-15 inches new snow (February 16, 2006)
Chance of snow everyday for rest of week
The latest winter storm brought from 3-15 inches of fresh snow to the Upper Green River Valley area. The storm began late Tuesday and continued into early Thursday morning. The storm brought more snow to the southern end of the valley with Big Piney getting a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dreaming of Summer Hiking (February 16, 2006)
Sick of snow? Here's a picture for those of you who can't wait for summer to get here. The snow usually melts off the high country sometime in July, depending on the year. Here's a view of Arrowhead Lake in the Big Sandy area of the southern Wind River Mountai ... FULL STORY
GRV Cattlemen’s Banquet March 4 (February 15, 2006)
Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting and banquet
The Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association (GRVCA) will be holding their annual meeting and banquet on Saturday, March 4th in Pinedale. The GRVCA advocates for Green River Basin agriculture. ... FULL STORY
Pearson makes UW College of Law Honor Roll (February 15, 2006)
President’s Honor Roll
by University of Wyoming College of Law
The University of Wyoming College of Law released its honor rolls for the 2005 fall semester. O'Kelley Hardman Pearson, of Pinedale, is the only student listed on the President's Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor roll, students must maintain a 4.0 ave ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory Update, Feb 15 (February 15, 2006)
Snow Advisory remains in effect until midnight
9:50 AM Update 2/15/06: A Snow Advisory remains in effect until midnight Wednesday, February 15. ... FULL STORY
Snow Trail Report (February 15, 2006)
Great snowmobiling!
The State of Wyoming publishes a weekly snowmobile trail grooming report during the winter season for snowmachine trails across Wyoming. The snow reports indicate off-trail conditions and the status of trail grooming. Reports are updated each Wednesday by noon ... FULL STORY
Pacific Power rate settlement approved (February 14, 2006)
Wyoming customers will see a 6.9% average rate increase
by Pacific Power
On February 10, 2006, the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a bench order approving an all-party settlement agreement on PacifiCorp’s general rate request application filed in October 2005. Approval of the settlement will result in a total average ... FULL STORY
Major Winter Storm Developing (February 14, 2006)
6-9 inches new snow possible on Wednesday
A major winter storm is developing for Wednesday across Wyoming, warns the National Weather Service out of Riverton, Wyoming. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through the evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Full throttle for winter events (February 13, 2006)
Winter Carnival, ice fishing derby, ski races, ice hockey championship
The next several weeks are full of fun scheduled events for those looking for things to do on the weekends. We have our big winter carnival, an ice fishing derby on Fremont Lake, alpine ski races at White Pine and the state Midget B ice hockey championships al ... FULL STORY
Game & Fish Calendar (February 13, 2006)
Feb. 15: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grizzly Bear Delisting Comment Deadline. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Midget Hockey News (February 13, 2006)
3rd Place at Salmon Invitational Hockey Tourney
by Craig Sheppard
Last weekend the Pinedale HS age hockey team traveled to Salmon, Idaho to play in a six-team invitational hockey tournament. Other teams participating were Ogden Utah, Sun Valley Idaho, Salmon Idaho, Spokane Washington and Missoula Montana. During pool play ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Jazz Groups attend State Jazz Festival (February 13, 2006)
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir traveled to Casper College last week to participate in the 39th annual Kinser Jazz Festival. ... FULL STORY
Mountain Lion Area 3 Closed Feb. 13 (February 13, 2006)
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department advises hunters and outfitters that Hunt Area 3 near Pinedale closed on Monday, February 13. The area closed because the mortality quota or harvest limit of eight mountain lions was reached. ... FULL STORY
Poachers get bagged when they call 911 (February 13, 2006)
(Pinedale) The Wyoming Game & Fish Department caught two Rock Springs men for a two-county deer and antelope poaching spree last fall, resulting in over $17,000 in fines. The men ultimately were charged with the illegal killing and wasting of seven deer and a ... FULL STORY
EnCana receives Conservationist Award (February 13, 2006)
Philanthropist of the Year
EnCana Oil and Gas Corporation's record of donating to many wildlife causes in the Cowboy State has earned the company the first annual Conservationist Philanthropist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming. EnCana donated $ ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wyoming Antelope (February 12, 2006)
They’re really pronghorn, and they have horns not antlers
While not as glamorous as elk, moose and deer, Wyoming’s antelope are getting a lot of attention lately with concerns over possible habitat loss and impacts on herds in our Upper Green River Valley due to the oil and gas activity explosion. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) No snowmobiling allowed in the wilderness (February 11, 2006)
Our Green River Valley is surrounded by three mountain ranges, two of which contain wilderness areas (Bridger Wilderness and Gros Ventre). With all the wide open terrain to sled in, it's easy to bump right up next to the wilderness border. Mechanized vehicles ... FULL STORY
2006 Sublette County Fair & Rodeo Royalty (February 10, 2006)
On February 4th, selections were made for the 2006 Sublette County Fair and Rodeo Royalty. ... FULL STORY
Submissions sought for local phone book cover (February 10, 2006)
CenturyTel 2006-2007 phone book
CenturyTel is seeking an area digital photo to use for the front cover of the 2006-2007 telephone directory. Submit photos to Mike Bruscato, 110 S. Franklin Avenue in Pinedale, or e-mail For more information, call 307-367-4105 or ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Demographics (February 9, 2006)
Employment, population, income, workforce
We recently had someone ask for a list of who the major employers are in Sublette County and how many employees they have. We are not aware of a public list that specifies information to this detail. The Chamber will gladly give you their business member list ... FULL STORY
Weekend weather sunny but chilly (February 9, 2006)
Great weekend for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling!
The weekend weather outlook looks mostly sunny, but much cooler as a cold front moves through central Wyoming. Daytime temperatures are expected to fall from the 30s to the 20s with light snow developing. Snow accumulations may be an inch to 3 inches. Accordin ... FULL STORY
Rural water supplies may be targets for terrorists (February 9, 2006)
Possible practice grounds for larger acts of terrorism
by Montana State University Research News
Here is an interesting tidbit that just came out from Montana State University’s Research Roundup: ... FULL STORY
Fremont Lake Big Fish Winter Derby March 4-5 (February 6, 2006)
Pinedale Boat Club event
The Pinedale Boat Club will be sponsoring its annual Big Fish Winter Derby on Fremont Lake the weekend of March 4-5, 2006. There is a $1000 Grand Prize for the Daily Big Fish caught, as well as smaller cash prizes and youth monetary prizes each day. Prizes wil ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fry Street Quartet in Concert Feb 23 (February 6, 2006)
Pinedale Fine Arts Council presentation
Founded in Chicago in 1997, the Fry Street Quartet (FSQ) radiates exuberance and energy. At Isaac Stern’s invitation, the quartet gave its Carnegie Hall debut on the Alexander Schneider Young Artists Series at Weill Hall in a performance that "spoke of precisi ... FULL STORY
Reaching your Valentine in Pinedale (February 6, 2006)
How to get her flowers and chocolate
If you have a special someone in Pinedale, or Sublette County, and are wondering who to contact to send the roses, chocolates or gift basket, here are local contacts for florists and gift shops: ... FULL STORY
LaBarge plans Ice Skating Dance Party Feb. 10 (February 6, 2006)
Come Dance in the Snow
While anyone who knows our area will tell you LaBarge isn't even close to Pinedale, or even in Sublette County, but we still consider the town a part of us. Their elementary kids are bussed up to the Big Piney schools and many people from our area work in or n ... FULL STORY
Pinedale HS hockey finishes WAHL play (February 6, 2006)
Games with Jackson, Cheyenne and Riverton
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale high school age hockey team wrapped up their WAHL season with three games at home last weekend. They started out playing 3rd ranked Jackson on Friday night. The two teams played even in the first period with both teams skating hard and both gett ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Still no word on wolves (February 6, 2006)
Wyoming is still waiting for Feds to respond
by Wyoming Governor’s Office
(Cheyenne) Despite federal regulations that require a "prompt" decision, it has been more than seven months without an answer since the state of Wyoming filed a petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to change its rules regarding wolf management. ... FULL STORY
YCC Jobs in Yellowstone National Park (February 6, 2006)
Summer residence program in the park for kids age 15-19
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Park Recruits for 2006 YCC Program ... FULL STORY
‘Mathletes’ to compete in SW WY Math Contest Feb 10 (February 6, 2006)
Regional contest to be held in Rock Springs
by Bureau of Land Management
Regional middle school students will be in the zone as they "calculate" their next move on February 10 during the regional level of the national MATHCOUNTS competition. This year’s contest begins at 9:00 am and will be held in Room 1003 at the Western Wyoming ... FULL STORY
Wyoming water supply outlook looking good (February 6, 2006)
Most basins in west above average
Wyoming’s water supply outlook continues to be above average, at least for the western side of Wyoming. As of the January 2006 report by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Upper Green River Basin was +51% of average for precipitation. The S ... FULL STORY
Shirilla Wins 2006 IPSSSDR (February 6, 2006)
Melanie Shirilla from Lincoln, Montana, won the 2006 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with a time of 23:45:02. The final leg of the race was held in Park City, Utah on Saturday. Shirilla previously won the IPSSSDR in 2002, becoming t ... FULL STORY
(54 pictures) Sonny Korfanta Ski & Snowboard Race 2006 (February 5, 2006)
2nd Annual Ski & Snowboard Race at White Pine
The 2nd annual Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski and Snowboard Race was held at White Pined Ski Area on Saturday, February 4th. The race was sponsored by the Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Club. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowmobiling Big Sandy (February 4, 2006)
Dave Bell and Arnold Brokling went snowmobiling in the southern Wind River Mountains/Big Sandy area on Saturday. "There is incredible snow and scenery," said Dave. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bondurant Webcam (February 4, 2006)
Bondurant, a tiny community halfway between Pinedale and Jackson Hole, sits at the base of the rugged Gros Ventre Wilderness Area. A rancher is letting us tap into his webcam there so we can all watch the changing seasons and view. A thermometer and snow depth ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New postings on the Job Board (February 3, 2006)
Jobs in Pinedale
We have several new job openings that have been posted to the Pinedale Online Job Board. ... FULL STORY
Star Valley defeats Pinedale in 2nd Overtime (February 3, 2006)
Star Valley 65-Pinedale 61
Boys Varsity Basketball Game ... FULL STORY
Pinedale seeks new school Superintendent (February 3, 2006)
Dr. Charles Grove leaving June 30th
Sublette County School District No. 1 Superintendent Dr. Charles Grove will be leaving at the end of June and the school district is now advertising for the new position opening. Dr. Grove will move to a consulting role with the school district for the 2006-20 ... FULL STORY
2006 Federal Grazing Fee announced (February 2, 2006)
$1.56 per AUM
The Federal grazing fee for Western public lands managed by the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be $1.56 per animal unit month (AUM) in 2006, down from $1.79 in 2005. An AUM is the amount of forage needed to sustain one cow and her calf, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hoback gas well public meeting notes (February 2, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou
The Bridger-Teton National Forest hosted two public meetings this week to give out information and answer questions about the Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) exploratory gas well project in Noble Basin. ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Pinedale Stage Stop - 2006 IPSSSDR (February 2, 2006)
The IPSSSDR, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, takes place over nine days between January 27-February 4, 2006. ... FULL STORY
Home hockey games this weekend (February 1, 2006)
High School age games
The Pinedale Midgets High School age ice hockey team will be hosting a home tournament this weekend at the Sublette County Ice Arena. Teams from Jackson, Riverton and Cheyenne will be playing on Friday and Saturday. The public is welcome to come watch the game ... FULL STORY
Pinedale HS hockey team takes on Casper (February 1, 2006)
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale HS age hockey team was back in league action again last weekend, January 28 & 29, with two games against the Casper Oilers at home. ... FULL STORY
UW Nordic Ski Team News (February 1, 2006)
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) Using the early portion of the season to tuneup for the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships later this semester, the Wyoming Nordic ski teams competed in their final NCAA-sanctioned meet last weekend ... FULL STORY

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