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Pinedale Online News - May 2006

(1 pictures) McKenzie Meningitis Foundation interviewed for TV (May 31, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou
Pinedale locals Ken, Laurie and Garrett Hartwig, as well as Pinedale graduates, Linda James and Karly Konicek, were interviewed by a producer this week as part of a documentary highlighting meningococcal meningitis. The program is scheduled to be aired on Good ... FULL STORY
Jonah JIO accepting project applications (May 31, 2006)
Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO)
The Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO) will begin accepting project applications through June 30, 2006. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor’s Art Exhibit features 2 Sublette County artists (May 30, 2006)
Sue Sommers and Tara Bolgiano will have work displayed
Two Sublette County residents have been honored to have their artwork included in the Sixth Annual Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibit on display at the Wyoming State Museum June 19 through August 31, 2006. The exhibit will display the works of 40 of the state’s be ... FULL STORY
Kickin’ Cancer Annual Fundraiser June 9 (May 30, 2006)
Raises funds to help cancer victims in Sublette County
Kickin’ Cancer will hold their annual BBQ Raffle and Live Auction Fundraiser on Friday, June 9th at the Sublette County Ice Arena. The event raises money to help defray the medical expenses of cancer victims in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Attorney Suspended (May 30, 2006)
by Wyoming State Bar
Pinedale attorney Ken McLaughlin was suspended for one year from the date of his Order of Interim Suspension, September 21, 2005, by order of the Wyoming Supreme Court on May 31, 2006. ... FULL STORY
EnCana gives local scholarships (May 30, 2006)
Ben Gunn and James Easton receive $10,000 towards their college education
Benjamin Gunn of Pinedale High School and James Easton of Big Piney High School were awarded the 2006 EnCana High School Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, strong commitment to the community and determination to purse a career in the natural gas ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Road Construction Updates (May 30, 2006)
Tyler Street and Sublette Avenue road work continues; expect delays
Tyler Street Update – May 30, 2006: ... FULL STORY
Open Archaeology Day at the Museums June 2 & 3 (May 28, 2006)
Bring in your artifacts for identification!
Do you have an "artifact" that you know is old, but don’t know how old or its significance? The Pinedale Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with both Sublette County Museums to hold an "Open Archaeology Day" at each museum in early Jun ... FULL STORY
Kid’s Fishing Day at the CCC Ponds June 3 (May 28, 2006)
Kids are invited to ‘get hooked on fishing’ at the annual Kids Fishing Day event Saturday June 3rd, 2006. The event will take place at the CCC Ponds three miles north of Pinedale. Parents are invited to come share in the fun and maybe learn a thing or two th ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) PHS Physics Students Float Concrete Canoe (May 30, 2006)
They tested it in Fremont Lake. Did it float?
by Ellen Skinner, Sublette County School District #1
(Pinedale) Every year the Pinedale High School students in Mr. Bernethy’s physics class collaborate on a big project. He gives them 5 or 6 possibilities to choose from. Last year they built a catapult, and this year they built and floated a concrete canoe o ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Pinedale High Graduation Speeches (May 30, 2006)
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Speeches
Pinedale High School held commencement services for graduating seniors on Friday, May 26th. Valedictorian Jeff Disko and Salutatorian James Winters addressed their fellow classmates at the ceremony. Below are their speeches. ... FULL STORY
Storm brings snow to mountains (May 28, 2006)
Up to 8 inches reported in high mountains
A late spring storm brought snow to the higher elevations of northwest Wyoming Saturday night, with more snow and rain possible Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Day celebrations May 29 (May 28, 2006)
Pinedale: 11 am, Pinedale Cemetery ... FULL STORY
Man killed in shootout with troopers near Green River (May 26, 2006)
Man rams cars, shoots at vehicles on I-80
Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were involved in a shooting with a man who went on a shooting and driving rampage on I-80 around 9:30 pm on Thursday, May 24th near Green River. The man was ultimately fatally killed by Troopers. ... FULL STORY
2005 Big Game Hunting Success (May 23, 2006)
Moose, Deer, Elk, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep
Wyoming Game & Fish (WYGF) has released their report on 2005 hunter success for the state. Hunter success in Wyoming still surpasses most other Rocky Mountain states and continues to be a testament of very good hunting, reports WG&F, based on statistics compil ... FULL STORY
Indian artists at Grand Teton National Park (May 23, 2006)
Programs May through September
by Grand Teton National Park
Each year, Grand Teton National Park sponsors a summer-long program for visiting American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum. For the past 31 years, artists from diverse tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemp ... FULL STORY
Snow possible for Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2006)
Dramatic change in the weather predicted: Cold, rain, thunderstorms, and snow in the mountains
The National Weather Service is advising that a significant change in the weather is on the way for Memorial Day weekend in western Wyoming, with the possibility of snow. That’s a big change from our 70s and 80 degree weather we’ve been enjoying for some time ... FULL STORY
Local students make UW Honor Roll (May 24, 2006)
Dean’s and Freshman Honor Roll
(Laramie) The University of Wyoming lists 14 students from Sublette County on the 2006 spring semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll. ... FULL STORY
Tips for Spring Gardening in Wyoming (May 23, 2006)
From the Sage & Snow Garden Club
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Hello gardeners! The snow is receding and our plants are finally waking up. The Sage and Snow Garden Club wants to provide you with another set of gardening tips for the month of May. If you want to contact us, send email to or call 307- ... FULL STORY
Erica David wins top honors at National Science Fair (May 23, 2006)
Two University of Wyoming-sponsored Wyoming State Science Fair finalists each won impressive honors at the recent Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... FULL STORY
Artwork of Thomas Moran on exhibit in Jackson (May 23, 2006)
Watercolors and sketches of Yellowsone and Jackson, May 27-September 24
(Jackson Hole) This summer, the National Museum of Wildlife Art will present a collection of watercolors and sketches of Yellowstone and the Tetons by legendary western artist Thomas Moran. The exhibit, "Thomas Moran: Painting the Parks", will run from May 27 ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Memorial Day Weekend Hike (May 27, 2006)
Pine Creek Canyon and Fremont Lake Dave Bell took these scenic photo of Fremont Lake and the Pine Creek Canyon above Fremont Lake over Memorial Day weekend. For more of Dave's scenic photos of the area, see his photo gallery: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
EnCana gives local scholarships (May 30, 2006)
Ben Gunn and James Easton receive $10,000 towards their college education
by Janis Galapon, Pure
Benjamin Gunn of Pinedale High School and James Easton of Big Piney High School were awarded the 2006 EnCana High School Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, strong commitment to the community and determination to purse a career in the natural gas ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Horseback Riding (May 27, 2006)
Tiegan Elliott enjoys a horseback ride on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Beaver Country (May 29, 2006)
by Clint Gilchrist
From 1824 to 1840, the Green River Valley in western Wyoming was the geographic and operational center of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. It was the earliest "economic boom" industry in our valley, creating fortunes for many, just as oil and gas is doing here no ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Report available (May 23, 2006)
Contains recommended strategies and priorities for range-wide conservation
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Key recommended strategies and priorities for the range-wide conservation of greater sage grouse and sagebrush habitats were released May 1 in a report provided to the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). The report reflects the collabora ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Game and Fish Calendar (May 23, 2006)
May 24: Public Meeting: Preference Point Purchase Period, Trapping, Tanneries, Pinedale, Fire Hall, 7 pm. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Municipal Election challenged (May 17, 2006)
Complaint filed asks for election for Town Council to be annulled
Two Pinedale residents have filed a complaint in Sublette County District Court Wednesday challenging the Pinedale Municipal elections which were held on May 2, 2006. The elections chose a new Pinedale mayor and two new town council persons. ... FULL STORY
Forest Service signs Griz Record of Decision (May 8, 2006)
Six National Forests sign off on the ROD
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The forest supervisors of the six national forests within the Greater Yellowstone Area signed the Record of Decision to incorporate grizzly bear habitat standards into forest plans. The national forests affected by the decision are the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Cu ... FULL STORY
Spring at Yellowstone National Park (May 8, 2006)
Roads beginning to open
Roads into the park began opening to automobiles on April 21. The road from Canyon to Lake and the East Entrance road over Sylvan Pass are expected to open May 5. ... FULL STORY
Changes to fishing regs in Yellowstone Park (May 8, 2006)
New fishing regulations take effect this year that affect anglers in Yellowstone National Park. The new regulations are designed to enhance protection of native species while protecting the park’s world-class angling opportunities. ... FULL STORY
Ironing out Pinedale's election details (May 5, 2006)
by Isabel Rucker, Sublette Examiner
There have been some questions about the validity of Dave Smith's Pinedale Town Council candidacy in the recent municipal election held Tuesday, May 2. Also there has been frustration with the registration laws' cutoff dates for being a qualified elector. The ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Fugitive may still be in Sublette County (May 4, 2006)
Update Monday, May 8, 2006: Beumer still has not been apprehended. Please be on the lookout for him. This man is considered extremely dangerous; do not attempt to make contact with him. If you see him, call Law Enforcement immediately. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Soda Lake Fishing Forecast for 2006 (May 3, 2006)
Expect conditions similar to last year
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) Anglers anticipating the opening of the fishing season at Soda Lake should prepare for conditions similar to what they experienced in 2005. Unfortunately, that means catch rates will probably be lower than what many people have come to expect from ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) Green River Lakes Road is open! (May 21, 2006)
Campground temporarily closed for tree removal
What a difference two weeks makes! We checked out the Green River Lakes road on Saturday and it is now open all the way to the end. ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) Getting 'Real' with the American Mountain Men (May 21, 2006)
Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Clint Gilchrist
The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era ended more than 160 years ago. During that time, the Mountain Man became the first purely American iconic figure. Today, the Mountain Man is often just a character. Every May, the Museum of the Mountain Man and the American ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale students help Louisiana school (May 8, 2006)
Middle School Student Senate sends fundraising money to help another middle school
by Sublette County School District #1, Ellen Skinner
This spring, Pinedale Middle School’s Student Senate held a contest to develop a logo for the Pinedale Middle School hoodie. Kelsi Sluyter had the winning design. Sluyter said that she accessed the Internet to get ideas. "I got an idea, tweaked it and drew ... FULL STORY
Burzlander Park dedication May 19 (May 18, 2006)
Dedication highlights Arbor Day in Pinedale
The dedication of Burzlander Park will highlight Pinedale’s Arbor Day festivities on Friday, May 19th at 10:00 am. The new park will be located next to "Sled Hill." ... FULL STORY
May 19 declared Arbor Day in Pinedale (May 8, 2006)
Pinedale Mayor, Rose Skinner, has proclaimed Friday, May 19, as Arbor Day in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Little League Photo Gallery (May 21, 2006)
Sublette County Little League held their 1st Super Saturday Jamboree at the Big Piney Ball Fields on Saturday, May 20th. Little League is for kids ages 6 and up who live in Sublette County and LaBarge. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Don Neff May 9 (May 8, 2006)
Memorial Services for Don Neff will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at 1:00 pm at Covill Funeral Home (formerly Hudson’s) in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Tyler Street Update (May 8, 2006)
Week of May 8, 2006
Construction of the Tyler Avenue Waterline Project is in full swing. This weeks construction will be occurring along Pinedale South county road next to the two Pine Creek bridge crossings. This area is between B Street and Fox Willow Drive. Construction signs ... FULL STORY
County Community Clean-up Day May 13 (May 8, 2006)
Organized by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is organizing their annual county Community Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 13. Clean-up crews will be working in both the Pinedale and Big Piney areas on designated routes. ... FULL STORY
Violent Movies and Kids Program May 16 (May 8, 2006)
Controversial movie highlights program on violence
On Tuesday, May 16, there will be a special program discussing the 1999 movie, "Fight Club", which starred Brad Pitt, and has become a kind of cult classic movie with kids. The free program is entitled, “Violence and Meaning in Brad Pitt’s ‘Fight Club’. Why Mo ... FULL STORY
Town hosts next Chamber Mixer May 11 (May 1, 2006)
To honor newly-elected town officials
The Town of Pinedale will host the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce May Mixer at Town Hall on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The reception will honor departing town officials and welcome the new mayor and town council members. Chamber member ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) Calf Branding at Sullivans (May 11, 2006)
Tara Bolgiano took these pictures at Chris and Carla Sullivan's branding last weekend. Tara was raised on a local ranch and is now a professional photographer. You can see more of her work at ... FULL STORY
Is PAWG dead? (May 3, 2006)
Some Pinedale Anticline Working Group members are seriously concerned about the future of group created by BLM to oversee oil & gas activity on Pinedale Anticline
Editor’s Note: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has cancelled the May 16, 2006, meeting of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG), citing a lack of available members to hold the meeting. The BLM says the meeting will be rescheduled for a later time. ... FULL STORY
SW District HS Music Festival (May 2, 2006)
Pinedale Music Department performs well
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale High School music department traveled to Big Piney last Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 30th, to participate in the annual Southwest Wyoming District Music Festival. While there, the concert band, concert choir, jazz band, jazz choir and numero ... FULL STORY
Tyler Avenue Road Construction Update (May 2, 2006)
Week of May 1, 2006
Road construction has begun on Tyler Avenue in Pinedale. Wilson Bros. Construction and Rio Verde Engineering are giving the Town of Pinedale a weekly update of the work status which is posted on the Town of Pinedale website, For questi ... FULL STORY
Pinedale youths in Junior Duck Stamp Contest (May 1, 2006)
Lisanne Fear and Devan LaMere get top honors
Two Pinedale youths came away with top honors in the 2006 Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest, a national art competition for students grades K-12. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale School construction updates (May 1, 2006)
New Aquatic Center, detours, bus barn, 5th & 6th grade facility
by Sublette County School District #1, Ellen Skinner
(Pinedale) Groundbreaking for the Pinedale Aquatic Center was held on April 14. Since then a chain-link safety fence has been erected that encloses the site and keeps students and citizens out of the construction zone. The next steps include survey work, de ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) New Fork and Green River Lakes Roads (May 7, 2006)
Current conditions
We took a drive on Saturday to check out conditions on the New Fork and Green River Lakes roads. Here is the current condition report as of May 6, 2006: ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Hunting Moose & Big Horn Sheep in Wyoming (May 7, 2006)
Did you draw your Moose or Big Horn Sheep tag? Here are local outfitters who can help you fill it!
The draw is done and there are some really excited hunters who just got word they drew their Big Horn Sheep or Moose tag in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services May 3: Betty Findlay, Bud Steele (May 2, 2006)
Memorial Services for Betty Findlay will be held on Wednesday, May 3, in the Big Piney Fine Arts Building at 1:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Dinner Benefit for Deena Longoria May 3 (May 2, 2006)
At the Marbleton Senior Center
Please come and attend a Dinner Benefit for Deena Longoria on Wednesday, May 3rd, at the Marbleton Senior Center. Deena was severely injured in a recent attack helping a friend and she has no medical insurance. All donations go to Deena to help defray her medi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Elections (May 2, 2006)
May 2, 2006, Municipal Elections
Pinedale resident Janet Montgomery drops her ballot into the ballot box after voting at the Pinedale Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Voters will elect a new mayor and fill two town council positions. Polls are open from 8 am to 7 pm. We'll post elecction resul ... FULL STORY
Fred Parady to visit Pinedale May 4 (May 1, 2006)
Candidate for Wyoming State Treasurer
Fred Parady, candidate for Wyoming State Treasurer, will be in Pinedale on Thursday, May 4th, for an informal get-together to meet with Pinedale and Sublette County area residents. The free "Pie with Parady" Meet and Greet will be held at Aspen Financial Servi ... FULL STORY
Who can vote in the Pinedale election? (May 1, 2006)
There is still some confusion over who can vote in the Pinedale municipal election on Tuesday. We have been told that anyone who was registered before the 30 day deadline, and is a resident of the Town of Pinedale, can vote. ... FULL STORY

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