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Pinedale Online News - June 2006

How should public lands in county be managed? (June 30, 2006)
Commissioners set two public comment hearings in July
The Sublette County Commissioners have set two hearings in July to solicit public comment on a proposed plan to reflect the position of Sublette County on the management and use of public lands. The plan, when approved, will clearly communicate to public land ... FULL STORY
Fishing Hatch Report (June 25, 2006)
by John Ross, Two Rivers Emporium
The Hatch Report is brought to you by professional fishing guide, John Ross, of Two Rivers Emporium in Pinedale. They offer fly fishing guide services for wade and float fishing on the Green and New Fork Rivers, as well as private land fishing opportunities. ... FULL STORY
Green River Lakes Campground is OPEN! (June 30, 2006)
Green River Lakes Campground finally opened on Thursday, June 29, and is now fully open for the season, just in time for the big 4th of July and Rendezvous weekends! The campground had been closed since last year for logging operations to remove hazardous tree ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) State-wide Food Sales Tax Holiday begins July 1 (June 30, 2006)
Food sales tax removed for 2 years in Wyoming
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
A bipartisan group of Wyoming leaders gathered in Casper Friday to mark the kickoff of a two-year food sales tax holiday that begins July 1. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) G&F continues restoration of LaBarge Creek (June 28, 2006)
Treatment August 8-18
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be intensively removing non-native fish from LaBarge Creek west of the town of LaBarge in southwest Wyoming August 8-18, 2006. As a result, the G&F suggests anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts help by avoi ... FULL STORY
Pinedale mentioned in Inc Magazine (June 28, 2006)
Pinedale, Wyoming got a name mention in the July, 2006 edition of Inc. magazine, and appeared in a feature story on the website today, Wednesday, June 28. ... FULL STORY
Trying to find info on…? (June 28, 2006)
Answers to questions and links to more information
by Dawn Ballou
Editor’s Note: We have answered a lot of emails and phone calls on these topics, so figured there may be a lot more people wondering similar things. Here are answers to some of the hot topic questions we’ve had people ask recently. When you get to town, be su ... FULL STORY
2006 Deer Mortality Survey Results (June 28, 2006)
Wyoming Range mule deer mortality was normal to below normal
by Wyoming Game & Fish
This year mule deer in the Wyoming Range faired better than last year, according to recent mortality surveys conducted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and volunteers. ... FULL STORY
Public meeting for Hoback Junction roadwork July 6 (June 25, 2006)
Seven miles of roadwork planned on Hwy 191
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements on Hwy 191189 in the vicinity of Hoback Junction in Teton County. The Draft EIS is sc ... FULL STORY
Tatooed escapee caught (June 30, 2006)
Rick R. Beumer caught in Las Vegas June 22
by Janet Montgomery, Sublette Examiner
Last month’s notice of an escaped convict on the loose in or near Sublette County finally came to an end when the man was taken into custody. ... FULL STORY
100 New homes proposed for Marbleton (June 30, 2006)
Town meeting on July 6 to learn more about project
The public is invited to a town meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Marbleton Senior Center to learn more about a proposed new neighborhood in Marbleton. The project, by Cheyenne developer Kevin Keller of IGC Development, would add 100 new homes to the communi ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services (June 30, 2006)
Jim McNealey, Maicille Carr-Clark, Ruth Jensen, Mary Hanson
Remembrance and Open House for Jim McNealey July 5 ... FULL STORY
Sunny days on tap for Chuckwagon Days & Rendezvous (June 29, 2006)
Possible afternoon thunderstorms
The weather looks to be gorgeous for Chuckwagon Days and the 4th of July in Big Piney and Pinedale! We’re in our typical summer pattern of clear and sunny in the mornings with clouds building up in the afternoons for possible thundershowers. Plan your picnics ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Picnic July 4 (June 25, 2006)
Plan to join new Pinedale Mayor, Steve Smith, members of the Pinedale Town Council and the town staff on Tuesday, July 4th from 4-6 p.m. at the American Legion Park for the Annual Town Picnic. ... FULL STORY
Register your float for Rendezvous Parade (June 25, 2006)
Everyone loves a parade!!! Be sure and get your entries for the Rendezvous Parade in to the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce before Friday, June 30th. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 8th. ... FULL STORY
Two arrested in shooting incident at ZZZ Inn (June 28, 2006)
No one injured
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputies and a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper were sent to the ZZZZ Inn motel in Pinedale on Saturday, June 24th, in response to a report that shots had been fired and a fight occurring between two occupants of the motel ... FULL STORY
Searchers find hiker missing from Elkhart Park (June 27, 2006)
K-9s and search teams on horseback, 4-wheelers, boats, planes, helicopter and hiking work the search
Search and Rescue personnel had a busy day on Friday attempting to locate a hiker who was missing from Elkhart Park in the Wind River Range. Elkhart Park is at around 9,000 feet elevation at the head end of Fremont Lake, approximately 17 miles east of Pinedale ... FULL STORY
Summer Reading at the Pinedale Library (June 25, 2006)
Reading & fun for Kids
Summer Reading Program Registration Day ... FULL STORY
Big Game Drawing Questions (June 25, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The lottery for Wyoming elk, deer and antelope licenses will be held soon. But what happens between the time the application is signed and a hunter receives a license or refund check? It's a little different than the process of buying a lottery ticket and watc ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Granite Creek (June 25, 2006)
Visitors are dwarfed by the thundering flow over Granite Creek Falls this past weekend. Wildflowers are in full bloom in a variety of colors. Columbine, Indian Paintbrush, Arrowleaf balsam Root, geraniums, bluebells, vetch, fire rocket and many other varieties ... FULL STORY
Green River Lakes Campground closed until July 1 (June 19, 2006)
Logging activity cleanup continues
The Pinedale Ranger District reported that Green River Lakes Campground will remain closed due to logging activities until July 1, 2006. The campground area is being treated to remove hazard trees that have been killed from beetle infestation. Until the danger ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Photographer's Point (June 25, 2006)
Dave Bell took a quick jaunt up from Elkhart Park to Photographer's Point on Sunday to brush off the jet lag from his week in Hawaii. For photos from his Wind River Range hike, and Hawaii, click on this link: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) June Wildflowers (June 24, 2006)
The end of June is always a great time to see a wide variety of wildflowers in bloom. Bluebells, columbine, Indian Paintbrush, geraniums, balsamroot, firerocket and more add to the medly of colors in the high country. While flowers at lower elevations have pea ... FULL STORY
Cody Griz relocated to Bridger-Teton (June 20, 2006)
Close to Upper Green
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a young adult female grizzly bear from the Cody area and relocated it to the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Friday, June 16. ... FULL STORY
PAWG Pinedale Anticline tour June 27 (June 18, 2006)
Overview of natural gas activities on Anticline
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) has rescheduled a tour of the Pinedale Anticline for Tuesday, June 27 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. replacing a previous scheduled PAWG tour on June 20. This tour is open to the public; however there are a limited number ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Granite Creek Falls (June 24, 2006)
Granite Creek roars over the falls not far from Granite Hot Springs on Sunday. Granite Creek flows into the Hoback River in the canyon along Highway 191 between Pinedale and Jackson. ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Bondurant Barbeque (June 25, 2006)
The 65th annual Bondurant Barbeque was held on Sunday, June 25th, at the St. Hubert the Hunter Church in Bondurant. The Bondurant Barbeque has been a community gathering tradition since 1941. Local ranchers donate two whole beef which are barbecued in an open ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cattle Guard (June 24, 2006)
Do Cattle Guards work? Cattle guards are used to keep cattle from crossing a fenceline along a road, while still allowing vehicles to pass through. These cattle were stopped by this cattle guard on Ryegrass Road and seem to be thinking, "the grass definitely l ... FULL STORY
GOP says Freudenthal administration ‘abusive’ (June 21, 2006)
Press release regarding GOP request for public documents
Pinedale Online Editor’s Note: Below is a press release issued by Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Drake Hill regarding their recent request for public documents from a number of Wyoming state offices under the Freudenthal administration. The Governor’s offic ... FULL STORY
Graveside Services for Joe Murdock June 22 (June 21, 2006)
Graveside services for Joseph "Joe" Murdock will be held on Thursday, June 22, at 2:00 pm at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
Graveside Services for Woodrow 'Woody' Wilson June 23 (June 21, 2006)
Graveside services for Woodrow "Woody" Wilson will be held on Friday, June 23, at 5:00 pm at the Pinedale Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
Firefighters to attend Fire Days Training (June 19, 2006)
Annual Interagency fire training to be held in Alpine June 24
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
As the fire season begins in western Wyoming, firefighters for the Bridger-Teton National Forest are readying themselves for the Interagency All Fire Days training to take place on the Bridger-Teton in Alpine, Wyoming on Saturday, June 24, 2006. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming GOP requests thousands of documents from Freudenthal administration (June 20, 2006)
Requests contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, log books, more
On Friday, June 9, 2006, Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Drake Hill sent letters to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal’s office, the State Aeronautics Division and the State Auditor requesting what amounts to possibly hundreds of thousands of documents, and p ... FULL STORY
Eagle Well Meeting & Field Trip June 22 (June 19, 2006)
Controversial well near Hoback Ranches Subdivision
The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will hold a project update meeting on the proposal by Plains Exploration & Production Company (PXP) to conduct exploratory drilling for oil and gas resources on National Forest lands in the Hob ... FULL STORY
BLM starts fire restrictions in Sweetwater County (June 19, 2006)
Due to dry conditions in Rock Springs area
Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing partial fire restrictions in Sweetwater County beginning noon on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale area road construction-June 19 update (June 19, 2006)
Tyler Avenue, Sublette Avenue, highway construction updates
Pinedale Tyler Street Construction ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Counting Cattle (June 20, 2006)
Mary Wolford records the numbers while her husband, Bruce, counts cattle going through the gate at the Bridger-Teton National Forest boundary fence into the Upper Green, north of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Greg Ptasnik retires from teaching (June 13, 2006)
Pinedale High School Economics and Business teacher taught for 30 years
by Sublette County School District #1, Ellen Skinner
(Pinedale) Greg Ptasnik retired from Sublette County School District #1 this year after a 30-year teaching career at Pinedale High School. Ptasnik, who taught economics and business, has an undergraduate degree in economics and a Masters degree in Public Admi ... FULL STORY
Dig It! (June 8, 2006)
Sage & Snow Garden Club Tips for growing in Wyoming
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Dig It!"We have a 60 day growing season, just depends on what 60 days we get each year." ... FULL STORY
Fishing Hatch Report (June 12, 2006)
by John Ross, Two Rivers Emporium
The Hatch Report is brought to you by Professional Fishing Guide, John Ross, of Two Rivers Emporium in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
State Forester recommends fire restrictions (June 15, 2006)
by Wyoming State Forestry Division
Due to hot and dry conditions across the state of Wyoming and the resulting high to extreme fire dangers, State Forester Bill Crapser is urging counties to impose fire restrictions. ... FULL STORY
Woman falls 500 feet to death in Yellowstone Park (June 18, 2006)
2nd fatal accident this year in the Park
A 52-year old woman from Michigan slipped and fell 500 feet over a cliff to her death in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Trust Fund projects approved (June 9, 2006)
Includes a conservation easement on nearly 900 acres of habitat near Pinedale on Double Bar E Ranch
The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resources Trust approved more than $1.3 million worth of wildlife and wildlife habitat projects on Thursday, June 8. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Scott Smith honored by Wyoming Game & Fish (June 12, 2006)
Conservationist of the Year
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Wildlife Federation has honored the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Scott Smith as their Conservationist of the Year at their recent annual Awards Banquet in Jackson. Smith has over 20 years of service to the Game and Fish Department, both as a ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Tie Hacks (June 17, 2006)
Cutting down trees, by hand, in the dead of winter
Between 1914 and 1918, lumberjacks worked in the Wyoming Range cutting trees to produce tens of thousands of railroad ties to be used in the construction of Union Pacific track between Rawlins to Cokeville. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hoback Cattle Drive (June 16, 2006)
It's not uncommon to encounter a cattle drive while driving down a highway in western Wyoming. This one was in the Hoback Canyon on Highway 191 between Pinedale and Jackson Hole on Friday. ... FULL STORY
NWS Weather Spotter Training Class June 19 (June 6, 2006)
FREE 2-hour class by the National Weather Service
by National Weather Service-Riverton
The NOAA National Weather Service will be conducting a Weather Spotter Training class in the Lovatt Room at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Monday, June 19 beginning at 7:00 p.m. The two-hour class is free of charge and open to anyone with an inter ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Candidate Forums in August (June 6, 2006)
County Commissioners and Rural Health Care Board
The Sublette Group for Community Initiative is hosting Sublette County Candidate Forums featuring County Commissioner and Rural Health Care Board candidates. These events are free and everyone interested in the future of their community is urged to attend. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale area road construction update (June 13, 2006)
June 12-18 work progress
Pinedale Tyler Street Construction ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Candidates (June 5, 2006)
County Commissioners and Rural Health Care Board
Friday, June 2nd, was the closing date for candidates to file for the two open vacancies for Sublette County Commissioners and for three positions on the Rural Health Care Board. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Father's Day Fishing Derby 2006 (June 19, 2006)
Pinedale Boat Club
by Bill Boender
The Pinedale Boat Club held their annual Father’s Day Fish Derby Sunday on Fremont Lake and had a record turnout with 71 entries. Seventeen of the participants entered fish over the minimum 22 inches. The weather and fishing conditions were almost perfect thro ... FULL STORY
EnCana donates $2 million to UW (June 8, 2006)
For new petroleum engineering research lab; money will be matched by State
by University of Wyoming
EnCana Oil & Gas USA's recent $2 million gift to the University of Wyoming for new petroleum engineering research laboratories will be matched by the state for a total of $4 million going to the program. ... FULL STORY
BLM NEPA Hot Sheet Available Online (June 8, 2006)
In effort to make more information available to the public on the many projects and plans underway, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management has added a "Hot Sheet" to the Wyoming BLM NEPA web page. ... FULL STORY
Griz struck and killed by vehicle in Yellowstone Park (June 12, 2006)
by Yellowstone National Park
Necropsy results indicate a grizzly bear found recently along the shores of Yellowstone Lake probably died after being struck by a vehicle. ... FULL STORY
Utah Boy Burned in geyser water at Yellowstone Park (June 12, 2006)
by Yellowstone National Park
A young boy from Utah was burned Saturday evening, June 10, after falling into water from a recently erupted geyser in Yellowstone National Park. ... FULL STORY
Moose charges visitor in Grand Teton Park (June 12, 2006)
16-year old boy from South Korea injured after getting too close
A 16-year old boy from South Korea was injured by a female moose in Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday, June 6, after he got too close while trying to photograph her with her newborn calves. The moose charged the youth after he came within ten feet of her ta ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Moon over Hidden Heart (June 12, 2006)
The full moon casts a surreal glow over the horses in this pasture at Hidden Heart Ranch in the Wind River Mountains Monday night. ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) Museum a treasure-trove of local history (June 15, 2006)
Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney
by Dawn Ballou
The Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney opened for the season on Thursday. This museum houses a remarkable collection of exhibits related to the settlement era of the Upper Green River Valley. The Museum’s goal is "to honor the many hard-working families wh ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Field of yellow flowers (June 10, 2006)
The mountain hillsides are alive with color with many varieties of wildflowers in bloom. Arrowleaf balsam root, geraniums, larkspur and Indian paintbrush are all in full bloom. Up in the highest elevations, snow still covers the ground, and spring is still a c ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bull Moose (June 11, 2006)
This bull moose was seen in the Wyoming Range on Sunday. Adult moose can reach 7 feet in height at the shoulder and weigh over 1,000 pounds. Approximately 70% of their diet is wood, mostly twigs and branches. They also eat aquatic vegetation during the summer ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Baby Antelope (June 10, 2006)
Arnold Brokling snapped this photo of a baby antelope south of Pinedale on Saturday, June 10th. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Horned Toad (June 9, 2006)
Horned toads can be found in the dry, sandy desert land of the Mesa, south of Pinedale. These toads, which look like lizards, complete with tails, blend in very well with the gray soil of the desert. The horned toad in these two photos were found along the Lan ... FULL STORY
Fire closes Union Pass (June 6, 2006)
Fremont County Emergency Management officials sent out a notice at 7 pm on Tuesday evening, June 6, that a wildfire has caused the emergency evacuation of all residents of the Union Pass subdivision on the eastern side of the Wind River Mountains, near Dubois. ... FULL STORY
3 killed in Snake River boating accident (June 4, 2006)
Three people were drowned in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park on Friday, June 2nd, when their raft overturned and spilled them into the cold and swift running river. A man and woman from South Carolina and a woman from Louisiana were killed. Rescue ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WGF remove problem bears (June 3, 2006)
Black bear relocated from Teton Village; 2 griz moved from Cody area
Bear management officers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department relocated a young female black bear from a residential area in Teton Village on Wednesday, May 30th, after it had received food rewards from an open dumpster and some area bird feeders. The be ... FULL STORY
State formally protests Wyoming Range O&G Lease Sales (June 1, 2006)
Gov. Freudenthal asks BLM to withdraw 13 parcels up for sale in June 6 BLM oil and gas auction
by Governor Freudenthal's Office
(Cheyenne) Concern over continued oil and gas leasing in the Wyoming Range is growing, Gov. Dave Freudenthal told the Bureau of Land Management in lodging his own objections to an upcoming lease sale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale student wins USFS Poster Contest (June 5, 2006)
1st Grade Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale) Pinedale Elementary School student, Cassidy Mitchelson, won first place in the first grade division of the Rocky Mountain Region Garden Club’s Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest. She then went on to win Honorable Mention at the National Contest ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Road Construction Update (June 5, 2006)
Week of June 6, 2006, Tyler Ave & Sublette Ave Projects
June 6, 2006, Tyler Avenue Project Update: Construction is occurring on Tyler Avenue this week from B Street north to Mapfel Street. Construction signs will be placed along those sections to warn motorists. There will be one-lane through traffic, with the poss ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Bobby Sweedler June 10 (June 3, 2006)
Memorial services for Robert Wayne (Bobby) Sweedler, will be held on Friday, June 10, at 1:00 pm at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Graveside services for Muriel Gray June 10 (June 9, 2006)
Graveside services for long-time Big Piney resident Muriel Gray will be held on Saturday, June 10, at 10:00 am at Pineview Cemetery in Big Piney. She was 94. She passed away on Wednesday, June 7, in Evanston. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Storm Sunset (June 6, 2006)
Arnold Brokling took this photo of the spectacular sunset that followed a late-evening thunderstorm over Pinedale on Tuesday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring at Big Sandy (June 4, 2006)
Dave Bell and Arnold Brokling tried to hike into Big Sandy Lake on Sunday, but only got to within two miles before the snow got too deep. They tried to return via V Lake, and couldn't make the push through the timber due to deep snow. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for LeRoy Neumayer June 8 (June 3, 2006)
Memorial services for LeRoy Neumayer will be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 am at the Pinedale Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Boat Club Horseshoe Pitch Tourney (June 4, 2006)
The Pinedale Boat Club held their annual Horseshoe Pitching Contest at the American Legion Park on Sunday. For more about the Pinedale Boat Club, click on this link: ... FULL STORY
Gardening Presentation June 5 (June 3, 2006)
Sage & Snow Garden Club hosts talk by Master Gardener Cheryl Wright
The Sage & Snow Garden Club presents Master Gardener Cheryl Wright for a general talk about gardening in western Wyoming. She will be talking about growing, preserving and cooking with herbs, how to have ripe tomatoes in Wyoming, xeric gardening, hints for ext ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Open Archaeology Day at the Museums (June 4, 2006)
The Pinedale Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management teamed up with both Sublette County Museums last weekend to hold an "Open Archaeology Day". ... FULL STORY
(24 pictures) Kid’s Fishing Day at CCC Ponds (June 3, 2006)
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department held their annual Kid’s Fishing Day at the CCC Ponds on Saturday, in conjunction with Wyoming’s Free Fishing Day. About 60 kids, ages 1-13 signed up for the event and participated in the many activities. The annual fishing da ... FULL STORY

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