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Pinedale Online News - April 2006

Summer Road Construction Update (April 28, 2006)
Hwy 191 and Tyler Street construction in Pinedale
With the return of warm weather also comes the bane of travelers, road construction. Several projects are planned in the area that will impact summer travelers to Pinedale. Projects are coordinated through the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). ... FULL STORY
SCSO Escapee Alert – Sublette County (April 28, 2006)
Sheriff's Office: Man 'extremely dangerous'
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is warning the public in Sublette County to be on the alert for a man who is "extremely dangerous" and believed to be traveling to Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
2006 Jackson/Pinedale Hunt Seasons set (April 28, 2006)
Mule deer and elk seasons
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Regional personnel for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department presented their 2006 proposed hunting seasons to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for their consideration and approval on Tuesday. The seven-member Commission approved the seasons for the Jackso ... FULL STORY
Winter Closures in effect until May 1 (April 28, 2006)
Protection for wildlife
Wildlife officials remind the public that winter wildlife closures are in effect until Monday, May 1, 2006. ... FULL STORY
Deadline for Landowner Licenses May 15 (April 28, 2006)
Deer, elk or antelope
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Resident landowners who hunt deer, elk or antelope are alerted that applications for landowner licenses must be submitted to your local game warden by May 15. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gas prices on the rise here too (April 24, 2006)
But we're cheap compared to other places
Sublette County broke the $3 level again this week for diesel gas prices. Two of three gas stations in Pinedale are now over the $3/gallon mark, as diesel prices went up between $.15-.20 cents a gallon from last week to this. Diesel in Big Piney-Marbleton hove ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Museum receives WY Community Foundation Grant (April 24, 2006)
Museum acquires unique buffalo hide tipi from Michael Terry
The Sublette County Historical Society / Museum of the Mountain Man has received notice that they have been awarded a sizeable grant from the Gayle McMurry Kinnison Donor Advised Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Museum seeks new members and history enthusiasts (April 24, 2006)
Historical Society celebrates 70 years
Every April, the Sublette County Historical Society kicks off Five M Month - Membership Month at the Museum of the Mountain Man, inviting the public and interested patrons to join. ... FULL STORY
Volunteers Needed for Mule Deer Surveys (April 24, 2006)
Local surveys to be held May 6-7
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department are inviting members of the public to join them for the 13th annual mule deer mortality surveys coming up on the weekend of May 6th & 7th. This is an opportunity for people to join local wil ... FULL STORY
Candidate Questions & Answers on KPIN (April 30, 2006)
Pinedale Municipal Elections May 2nd will elect a new mayor and 2 town councilmen
Bob Rule, owner of KPIN 101.1 FM Radio in Pinedale, has asked the candidates for Pinedale Mayor and Town Council to answer several questions and record their answers so they can be broadcast Sunday and Monday before Pinedale voters go to the polls on Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
Rig Hand killed in Jonah Field (April 27, 2006)
Fork lift accident causes head injuries
According to a news release by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, a Rawlins, Wyoming, man was killed on Wednesday, April 26, as the result of a fork lift accident on a rig site in the Jonah Field south of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Bill Winney to run for US House of Representatives (April 27, 2006)
Makes formal announcement from Sublette County
Bill Winney formally announced his intention to run for Republican Wyoming Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. He made the announcement from Sublette County on Thursday, April 27th, stating, "Since I have been a resident of Sublette County sin ... FULL STORY
Antler Hunting in the Jackson area (April 24, 2006)
Many areas open May 1st
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Jackson) May 1st marks the start of a popular sport in northwestern Wyoming - antler hunting. Although there is no antler hunting season in Wyoming, many big game winter ranges in the Jackson area are closed to human presence from December 1st *April 30th to ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis Management meeting in Pinedale May 2 (April 24, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
(Pinedale) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting to present the Brucellosis Management Action Plan (BMAP) for the Pinedale elk herd unit on May 2nd, at 6:00 PM, in Pinedale at the Sublette County Library. ... FULL STORY
Man killed in crash near Big Piney (April 28, 2006)
Jorge Treto of Rock Springs
Jorge G. Treto, 20, of Rock Springs, was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident on WYO 351 about 15 miles northeast of Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
GRV Museum receives WCF grant (April 28, 2006)
Green River Valley Museum
The Green River Valley Museum (GRVM) received a $5,475 grant from the Gayle McMurry Kinnison Donor Advised Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation (WCF) for use on the project "Hard and Noble Lives: A Living Tradition of Cowboys and Ranchers in the ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Elections May 2-Sample Ballot (April 26, 2006)
Who's running? Should the Town sell Fremont Lake water rights for instream flow for Pine Creek?
In addition to voting in new council positions on May 2nd, Pinedale voters will be asked to make public comment on whether or not the Town of Pinedale should sell a portion of their Fremont Lake water storage rights in order to maintain instream flows in Pine ... FULL STORY
Sublette County deer poacher convicted (April 25, 2006)
One man shoots 4 mule deer last November ‘to vent pent up rage’
Wyoming Game & Fish (WYG&F) officials and law enforcement saw their investigative work rewarded earlier this month with the conviction of a man for a night-time poaching spree late last November that resulted in killing four mule deer bucks near Boulder. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Candidate Forum (April 21, 2006)
Candidates for Pinedale Mayor and 2 Town Council Seats
The Sublette Group for Community Initiative held a Candidate’s Forum Thursday night featuring the four candidates for Pinedale Town Mayor and six hopefuls vying for the two open Pinedale Town Council seats. All candidates attended except for Barbara Boyce. ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) Boulder Lake current conditions (April 30, 2006)
Last weekend, we scoped out Fremont and Half Moon Lakes and told you the boat ramps were free of ice, but there was nowhere to go with your boat because the lake surfaces were still frozen. Not true of Boulder Lake, just a few miles to the south (as the crow f ... FULL STORY
Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros April 29 (April 26, 2006)
Celebrate Hispanic heritage & culture at the Pinedale library!
EnCana Oil and Gas has generously donated funds to the Sublette County Library to purchase new Spanish resources to promote and celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture in our community. This has allowed the library to purchase new books, videos, CDs, magaz ... FULL STORY
Pinedale meeting on Tyler Street construction April 27 (April 26, 2006)
The Town of Pinedale will be hosting a public meeting on the Tyler Street Construction Project on Thursday, April 27, at 10 am at the Pinedale Town Hall. The public is invited to attend to learn more and ask questions about the project. ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) Fun things to do this summer (April 26, 2006)
Horseback riding, hiking, 4-wheeling, fishing, camping, boating...
The snow is melting quickly and everyone is anxious to get out and start enjoying the great outdoors and beautiful scenery. We went back through our photo archive to find pictures from past years showing many of the fun things to do and places to go in our are ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) Skyline Drive current conditions (April 26, 2006)
End of April: Snow on the road, ice breaking up on Fremont & Half Moon Lakes
Here’s the latest condition report for Skyline Drive, Fremont and Half Moon Lakes, as of Wednesday, April 26th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New filly (April 25, 2006)
This little filly is just hours old, born Monday morning on a ranch north of Big Piney. Gestation for a horse is approximately 11 months. Shortly after birth, newborns are up taking their first steps and nursing. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Michelle Fenn selected 2006 Preteen Miss Pinedale (April 24, 2006)
Michelle Dianne Fenn was selected to represent Pinedale at the 2006 State Little Miss Wyoming Pageant Finals on April 22 in Sheridan. Fenn is the 11-year old daughter of Laura and Mike Fenn of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Pinedale Jazz Band attends Greeley Jazz Festival (April 24, 2006)
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale High School Jazz Band traveled to Greeley, Colorado last week to participate in the 36th 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
UW Undergraduate Research Day April 29 (April 24, 2006)
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie) University of Wyoming and state community college students will explain more than 220 projects during Undergraduate Research Day 2006, set for Saturday, April 29. Oral presentations will be held in the College of Engineering building from 1-5 pm. Po ... FULL STORY
UW College of Business Scholarships (April 21, 2006)
Local Students
(Laramie) The University of Wyoming College of Business has announced their scholarships and awards for their top students. Incoming and current students received scholarships totaling more than $141,000. They were honored at the college's recent 55th Annual ... FULL STORY
Bar J Wranglers perform April 27 (April 14, 2006)
Pinedale EMS fundraiser
The Pinedale Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is once again bringing the popular Bar J Wranglers to Pinedale to entertain for the EMS annual scholarship fundraiser. The performance will be on Thursday, April 27th, at the Pinedale High School Auditorium at 7 pm ... FULL STORY
SAFV holds Spring Luncheon April 25 (April 14, 2006)
Sexual Abuse and Family Violence Task Force
Sublette County SAFV (Sexual Abuse and Family Violence Task Force) will be holding their annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 25th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale, Geographic Center of Gas Industry? (April 10, 2006)
National Gas Intelligence report
According to a news release by National Gas Intelligence (NGI) on Monday, Pinedale "soon could become the center of the domestic natural gas universe". The quote is attributed to Stuart Nance, director of oil and gas marketing for Ultra Petroleum, speaking in ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Range O&G leases sell for over $2 million (April 10, 2006)
State of Wyoming to get half of revenue
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated $9.6 million for leasing rights and rental fees on parcels offered at the BLM's bimonthly federal oil and gas lease auction held in Cheyenne on April 4, 2006. Half of the bid and rental receipts go to the State of ... FULL STORY
Pinedale G&F to get new office building (April 9, 2006)
Legislature also funds hatchery improvements and electronic licensing
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Legislature is helping anglers get to the water quicker and catch more trout when they get there. ... FULL STORY
Call for nominations for PAWG (April 9, 2006)
Pinedale Anticline Working Group
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations for membership to the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) as part of the Adaptive Environmental Management program for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area in southwestern Wyoming. The Call for Nomination ... FULL STORY
PAWG to meet April 20 (April 9, 2006)
The next regular meeting for the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will be held on Thursday, April 20, at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale starting at 9 am. The group will hear the response from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the Ja ... FULL STORY
WY Game Warden’s Association Honors (April 7, 2006)
Pinedale Prosecutor Ralph Boynton receives 'Support Person of the Year' award
Dayton Game Warden, Alan Osterland, received the Wyoming Game Warden’s Association 2005 "Officer of the Year" award at their annual meeting in Sheridan in late March. Sublette County Prosecutor Ralph Boynton received recognition as the association’s "Support P ... FULL STORY
Summer fun at the National Museum of Wildlife Art (April 7, 2006)
Jackson offers special cultural programs for kids and adults
Jackson Hole is just a hop, skip and a jump from Pinedale, and they have a lot of fun things to do for kids this summer. The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) in Jackson invites visitors and members to enjoy their popular Summer Family Fun series, Childr ... FULL STORY
BLM proceeds with April 4 O&G lease auction (April 4, 2006)
Includes 19,000+ acres near Horse & Beaver Creeks in the Wyoming Range
The Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with their April 4 Oil and Gas Lease Auction in Cheyenne. ... FULL STORY
April Events (April 2, 2006)
Hard Hats & Stetsons, PFAC performances, golf course opens, more
April is a "tweener" month. It’s partly between winter and spring. Days are getting longer and temperatures starting to warm. Some days are beautiful, then winter will sneak another late-season storm in and dump 5 more inches of snow on the ground. This is you ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Condition Update: McDougal Gap, Cottonwood Creeks (April 23, 2006)
As we move into the end of April, people are doing a variety of activities. Some folks still aren’t ready to let winter go yet. There’s still enough snow in the mountains to find decent late-season snowmobiling and even skiing, if you know where to go. The sno ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Auction season is here again (April 22, 2006)
With the warmer weather, auction season starts up again. S&S Auction Sales held a large consignment auction on Saturday at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. Many people turned out to bid on antique furniture, farm machinery, tack, saddles, vehicles, horse trail ... FULL STORY
Candidates for Pinedale Mayor and Town Council (April 10, 2006)
Four run for Mayor, Seven for Town Council
Four people have put their names into the hat to run for Mayor of Pinedale, and seven are competing for the two open Town Council positions. ... FULL STORY
Home & Garden Show May 19-20 (April 9, 2006)
Registration deadline April 21
The 3rd Annual Pinedale Home and Garden Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at the Sublette County Ice Arena. The event is sponsored by the Pinedale Lions Club. The event will take place from 5-9 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory into Monday (April 16, 2006)
The National Weather Service is advising that a powerful Pacific storm will continue to advance towards Wyoming Sunday night, bringing significant changes in the weather across western Wyoming. The system will bring strong winds and rain to the lower valleys, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Green River Crossing Lander Cut-Off (April 15, 2006)
In the 1850s, some 400,000 people traveled along the Oregon Trail to reach Oregon and California. The Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail was a short cut saving 85 miles of travel distance. But it meant crossing the desert in what we now call the Mesa south of ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mtn Pig & Lamb Sale April 15 (April 14, 2006)
Sublette County Fairgrounds north of Marbleton
The Pinedale FFA Chapter will be holding the 2006 Rocky Mountain West Premium Pig & Lamb Sale on Saturday, April 15, at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by EnCana Oil and Gas. ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) Antelope crossing at Trappers Point Bottleneck (April 17, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
As the winter snow melts, and tender shoots of green grass begin to appear, antelope and deer begin to move up the Green River Valley with the spring green-up. ... FULL STORY
Easter Services and Celebrations (April 14, 2006)
Church services, Easter Egg Hunts
Easter is Sunday, April 16th. Below are celebrations and services for the holiday: ... FULL STORY
Jack Richardson passes away (April 14, 2006)
Long-time Pinedale resident, Jack Donald Richardson, passed away on March 29, 2006, after a long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Richardson; his stepchildren, Chantal and Jonathan Haidsiak; his daughter Ricki Kelly; and his sons Ro ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Aquatic Center Groundbreaking Ceremony April 14 (April 13, 2006)
Sublette County School District #1 will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Friday, April 14th, at 2:15 pm. The location is just north of the tennis courts at the Pinedale High School. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Fremont and Half Moon Lakes (April 12, 2006)
Fremont Lake is still frozen over as of this picture taken on Wednesday, April 12th, but the warm temperatures will soon cause the ice to begin break up. Each winter, the Pinedale Boat Club puts a barrel out on the ice in the middle of the lake. The club spons ... FULL STORY
Local Sage Grouse Group to meet April 12 (April 11, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) The Upper Green River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting this Wednesday, April 12th, 2006, at the Pinedale Fire Hall starting at 10:00 am. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Big Piney Health Fair (April 8, 2006)
The landing of the Air Idaho Rescue helicopter was an exciting event for the kids at the Big Piney Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 8th, at the Big Piney high school. ... FULL STORY
300 more houses in Pinedale in 3 years? (April 7, 2006)
City and County officials discuss the issue of affordable workforce housing in Sublette County
On Thursday, April 6, the Town of Pinedale hosted a special meeting with Cheyenne housing developer, Kevin Keller of IGC Management, to discuss further possibilities for putting in a large-scale, entry level workforce housing development in Pinedale. Keller ha ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (April 6, 2006)
Pinedale was treated to a truly delightful stage performance of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", by the cast of Windwood Productions of New York. This zany musical, set in the Roaring ‘20s, follows the mad-cap adventures of gold-digger chorus girl Lorelei Lee and ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Hard Hats & Stetsons April 8 (April 6, 2006)
Green River Valley Museum fundraiser, Big Piney
The Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney will be hosting their annual Hard Hats & Stetsons fundraiser on Saturday, April 8th. The event will be held at Waterhole #3 in Marbleton, starting at 6 pm. There will be live music by the band, DRIVE, from Idaho Falls ... FULL STORY
New online Sublette County chat forum (April 5, 2006)
Looking for a place where you can go online and chat about things of interest in Sublette County? Lynn Babcock of Boulder has started a new Yahoo Group for Sublette County. Sign-up is free. ... FULL STORY
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Tuesday (April 5, 2006)
Strong winds, lightning, hail, snow
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued an alert for severe thunderstorms possible across southwest Wyoming Tuesday afternoon for western and central Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) UW students help with hurricane relief (April 4, 2006)
Students from Big Piney and Pinedale help with effort over spring break
by UW Media Relations and Aida Aguado
As peers journeyed home or jetted off to Las Vegas or Mexico for care-free fun, 50 University of Wyoming students chartered a bus and headed south to join the ongoing hurricane relief effort. The unusual "vacation" marked the beginning of a new UW Center for V ... FULL STORY
Wyo Governor Freudenthal to seek 2nd term (April 3, 2006)
Dave Freudenthal announced Monday that he will seek a second term as Wyoming Governor. He made the announcement in his home town of Thermopolis. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming sales tax revenues projections (April 3, 2006)
Big Piney, Marbleton and Pinedale coffers will continue to gain in 2006 and 2007
According to recent information sent out by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, the towns of Pinedale, Big Piney and Marbleton are projected to see significant increases in revenue from basic sales and use tax for fiscal years 2006 and 2007. ... FULL STORY
TEPPCO sells Pioneer Natural Gas Processing Plant near Opal (April 3, 2006)
Sold to Enterprise Products Partners LP; New cryogenic plant planned
TEPPCO Partners, L.P. (NYSE:TPP) announced on April 3rd that its affiliate, Jonah Gas Gathering Company (JGGC), has completed the sale of the Pioneer silica gel natural gas processing plant located near Opal, Wyo., to an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partne ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter to return Tuesday through Thursday (April 3, 2006)
Major early spring storm could bring blizzard conditions
With temperatures reaching the 55 degree mark on Monday, it’s hard to believe that another significant winter storm is just on the horizon. The National Weather Service out of Riverton is advising that a major early spring storm is expected late Tuesday night ... FULL STORY
Governor Freudenthal in western Wyoming April 6-7 (April 2, 2006)
In Pinedale & Big Piney on Friday
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal will be visiting communities in western Wyoming Thursday and Friday, April 6-7. ... FULL STORY
Candidate Ray Hunkins visits Pinedale (April 2, 2006)
Pledges Commitment to Wyoming, Not to Political Career
by Bob Rule
(Pinedale) Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins pledged to an enthusiastic crowd of voters in Pinedale on Sunday that the welfare of the people of Wyoming will be first in his mind as governor, not the welfare of his own political career. ... FULL STORY
Don’t forget to change your clocks (April 2, 2006)
Spring forward, Fall back for Daylight Saving Time
Don’t forget to change your clocks to adjust for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins Sunday, April 2. Turn your clock forward an hour, making it an hour later than what you are used to for this time. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Off the Paved Road in Africa (April 2, 2006)
Last summer, James Rogers went to Africa with a few members of his church on a Work Mission to the country of Benin. They worked for Matt and Sarah Murdock with the mission organization, "Ministry of Jesus". Their main task was to fence a 100-acre farm from sc ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Antler Hunting (April 2, 2006)
The snow is melting and the weather has started to turn pretty decent, making the great outdoors beckon again for weekend day trips. A fun activity this time of year is to go antler hunting. Each spring, mule deer, elk and moose lose their antlers to make way ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) The Unstoppable Hay Rack (April 2, 2006)
Getting cattle through winter in Bondurant, Wyoming
by Paul Ellwood with photos by Barbara Ellwood
Feeding has moved on from the Dell Fork Ranch to the Campbell’s Old Bondurant place. Do you want to know how Lennie Campbell and his four horse up hay rack sleigh have managed to cope with Bondurant’s snowiest winter in nine years? ... FULL STORY
Hunting Season comments accepted through April 6 (April 1, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Hunters, landowners or any other interested parties can still comment about 2006 big game hunting season proposals. ... FULL STORY
Grassland Bird & Mammal Plan (April 1, 2006)
Ready for Public Review & Input
by Wyoming Game & Fish
A draft plan crafted by a working group of public and private entities over the last two years to aid birds and mammals of concern on eastern Wyoming grasslands has been released for public review and will be discussed at three public meetings in April. ... FULL STORY
Happy April Fool's Day! (April 1, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
Did you miss our April Fool's Day edition of Pinedale Online? It has become a tradition now. See this year's April Fool's Day Pinedale OFFline, and those from earlier years, at ... FULL STORY

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