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Pinedale Online News - December 2006

Memorial Service for Gayle Kinnison Jan. 6 (December 22, 2006)
In Pinedale
A Memorial Service for Gayle McMurry Kinnison will be held on Saturday, January 6th, at the Pinedale High School Auditorium at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow at Rendezvous Pointe. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Service for Paul Raftery Jan. 6 (December 22, 2006)
In Pinedale
A Memorial Service for Paul Raftery has been scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Our Lady of Peace Church in Pinedale, 10:00 AM. ... FULL STORY
Snowmobile Trail Conditions (December 29, 2006)
Grooming Report through January 4
by Wyoming State Trails program
This is the Wyoming Snowmobile Conditions Report for the weekend of December 29th through January 4th from the Wyoming State Trails program. ... FULL STORY
Dig It!: Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree (December 28, 2006)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
For many of us, decorating a Christmas tree is our favorite part of the holiday season. If you're one of the more than 30 million people who put up a live tree this year, you might want to consider extending its usefulness once the season ends. Instead of toss ... FULL STORY
Indoor Archery League meeting Jan. 3 (December 26, 2006)
Looking for people to form new archery league
There will be a meeting on Wednesday, January 3, for anyone interested in forming an Indoor Archery League. The meeting will be held at the archery range in Pinedale (upstairs in the Sublette County Ice Arena), at 7:00 pm. For more information, call Joe Zuback ... FULL STORY
Western Wyoming Avalanche Bulletin (December 31, 2006)
December 31-January 3, 2007
by Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
Issued: Sun December 31, 2006 4:15 PM ... FULL STORY
(61 pictures) Green River Rondy 2006 (December 30, 2006)
Sled Dog Race
by Pinedale Online!
The 2006 Green River Rondy Sled Dog Race was held Saturday & Sunday, December 30-31 in the Upper Green north of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
New Year’s Eve Celebrations around Pinedale (December 29, 2006)
Things to do, nice dinners, who has music
Here are some of the celebrations and activities taking place around Pinedale to ring in the New Year: ... FULL STORY
Oil & Gas News (December 27, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
Here are some interesting links for those of you interested in Oil and Gas news and research, and how it relates to Pinedale, Wyoming: ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park open for winter season (December 25, 2006)
Yellowstone National Park opened for the winter season Wednesday morning, December 20th. ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Conservation Plan ready for review (December 21, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) -The Upper Green River Basin Sage-Grouse Working Group has completed its work on a draft conservation plan for sage-grouse and the plan is now available for public review. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Paul Raftery – Obituary (December 26, 2006)
Paul A. Raftery, 41 of Helena, Montana, passed away December 8, 2006. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County seeks board volunteers (December 22, 2006)
The Sublette County Commissioners are seeking volunteers to serve on several boards in the county. Anyone interested in volunteering should write a letter of application to the Board, care of Mary Lankford, County Clerk, PO Box 250, Pinedale, WY 82941, or e-ma ... FULL STORY
Town of Marbleton seeks P&Z Board member (December 22, 2006)
Planning & Zoning Board
The Town of Marbleton Planning and Zoning Board is looking for a new member. The P&Z Board meets once a month on the first Wednesday of the month. Anyone interested in joining the P&Z board, please contact the Town of Marbleton at 307-276-3815. ... FULL STORY
IPSSSDR Junior Mushers Give Back (December 22, 2006)
3 youth from Sublette County to attend
by IPSSSDR news release
Select students from Jackson, Pinedale/Big Piney/Marbleton, Alpine, Uinta County and Park City, grades 5-8, will participate in a sled dog race of their own, the Jr. Stage Stop, on Saturday, February 3, at 3:00 p.m. during the final day of the International Pe ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowmobiling the Upper Green (December 30, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
The Upper Green River area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a popular snowmobiling area. There are miles of groomed trails and acres of off-trail powder riding. Trails are groomed from The Place to Green River Lakes and on the Continental Divide Snowmob ... FULL STORY
Western Wyoming Avalanche Bulletin (December 25, 2006)
December 26-28, Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
SITUATION: Monday, December 25 ... FULL STORY
Wyoming to get $550 million for abandoned mine lands (December 21, 2006)
Feds owed Wyoming the money in Abandoned Mine Land Trust fund for decades
Wyoming will soon finally be receiving their share of money deposited in the Abandoned Mine Trust Fund. President Bush signed the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Trust Fund Reauthorization bill on Wednesday, December 20th, as part of the Tax Relief and Health Care A ... FULL STORY
BLM firefighting jobs now available online (December 20, 2006)
For the Pinedale, Kemmerer and Rock Springs areas
The BLM is seeking applications for Firefighter positions for their Pinedale, Rock Springs and Kemmerer field office areas. Hiring for summer jobs is done in February of each year, with application and resume submissions opening on December 1st and ending in l ... FULL STORY
New Year's weekend will be cold, but sunny (December 28, 2006)
More snow Thursday and Friday, then clearing
(Pinedale) New Year’s weekend will be sunny with temperatures in the teens and 20s. Night-time temperatures will drop well below zero. Before the cold hits, we’re expected to get several inches more snow in the Upper Green River Valley. Eastern Wyoming is expe ... FULL STORY
Retirement Party for Betty Fear Dec. 29 (December 22, 2006)
Retiring Sublette County Commissioner
A retirement party for retiring Sublette County Commissioner, Betty Fear, will be held on Friday, December 29th at the Southwest Sublette Senior Center in Marbleton starting at 6:00 pm. There will be a No-Host dinner ($25/person). Deadline to RSVP for the dinn ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hay Sleigh (December 28, 2006)
Dave Bell went out to the Bar Cross Ranch near Cora on Thursday morning and took pictures of Mac McCormick doing winter feeding of cattle. Due to the snow, Mac uses a horse-drawn sleigh to take hay out to the herd during the winter. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) South Pass Webcam (December 28, 2006)
Wyoming highways and mountain passes can get pretty treacherous at times in the winter. The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has a series of webcams in key places to give travelers a view of current conditions on Wyoming highways. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Foggy Pinedale (December 28, 2006)
Pinedale was socked in with fog on Thursday morning, December 28. The weather is expected to clear over the weekend. View from the Pinedale webcam, sponsored by Wolf Dodge, looking north across Highway 191 towards the Wrangler Cafe. When the view is clear, the ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Air Quality (December 26, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
We recently made a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and had a chance to compare the air quality between there and here in Pinedale in December. Here are pictures to give a comparison. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BLM State Office closed due to weather (December 20, 2006)
by Bureau of Land Management news release
(Cheyenne) - Due to severe weather conditions, the Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office will be closed today, Wednesday, December 20, 2006. For more information please call BLM External Affairs Chief, Steven Hall at (307) 214-8309. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine will be open Christmas Day! (December 20, 2006)
Torchlight Parade to be held on New Year's Eve
White Pine Ski Area near Pinedale will be open on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25. White Pine is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest just 10 miles from Pinedale. Lifts are open daily from 9 am until 4 pm. All-day lift tickets are just $32 per perso ... FULL STORY
Avalanches kill snowmobilers in Wyoming & Montana (December 18, 2006)
Avalanche hazard ‘Considerable’
Two separate avalanches killed two snowmobilers in Wyoming and Montana over the weekend. ... FULL STORY
Holiday Weekend Weather & Snow Report (December 22, 2006)
Some snow, temps in the 20s
Snow showers will continue across western Wyoming into Friday, with generally light accumulations expected. Snowfall will create slick road conditions, especially over mountain passes, and reduced visibility. Travelers are advised to check road condition repor ... FULL STORY
Curt Haws appointed to Sublette County Bench (December 21, 2006)
Judge John Crow retiring at the end of December
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has appointed longtime Jackson attorney Curt Haws to the Sublette County Circuit Court bench. Haws, 47, succeeds Judge John Crow, who is retiring at the end of the month. He joins Judge Robert Denhardt, Judge Wesley Roberts an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 90-room, 3-story Motel across from Falers? (December 20, 2006)
Conceptual plan meeting with Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning January 16th
by Pinedale Online!
At the regular meeting of the Town of Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, January 16, 2007, two developers will present conceptual plans for two big projects they have in mind to add to the Town of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
County rejects land policy (December 20, 2006)
New Committee will start over
by Cat Urbigkit
The Sublette County Commission unanimously voted to reject its draft federal land policy document, following the 5-0 recommendation of the county planning and zoning commission. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Barbara Budd Dec. 23 (December 19, 2006)
Memorial services for Barbara Budd will be held Saturday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Big Piney Fine Arts Center. ... FULL STORY
Reminiscing: Barbara and Dan Budd (December 19, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
Friends and family of Dan and Barbara Budd gathered at Gatzkes’ Grubhouse in Big Piney one September afternoon in 2005 to help them celebrate 50 years of marriage. ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) 2006 in Photos (December 24, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
We love Pinedale! ... FULL STORY
LAW applaud review of DM&E new rail line (December 23, 2006)
Eminent Domain in Wyoming
Editor's Note: Below is a reprint of a news release from the Landowners Association of Wyoming (LAW) on a recent development on a possible eminent domain action in eastern Wyoming by the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation for the purpose of trans ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) School Winter Program; Surfin' Santa (December 22, 2006)
Pinedale 4th & 5th Grade holiday program December 19
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Elementary School 4th and 5th graders performed the musical Surfin' Santa by Emily Crocker and John Higgins on Tuesday, December 19th. Gena Anderson directed. ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) High-Middle School Winter Concert (December 22, 2006)
by Pam McCulloch
Monday evening, December 18th, the Pinedale Auditorium was again packed with Pinedale friends and family to hear the Pinedale Middle School and High School's annual Winter Choir and Band Concerts. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Very cold temps to continue (December 20, 2006)
10 to 20 degrees below Zero again
by Pinedale Online!
The National Weather Service (NWS) advises that very cold temperatures are expected once again Wednesday night in the western valleys of Wyoming during the morning hours. Temperatures will range from 10 below to 20 below zero, with the thermometer plunging to ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) It’s a road kill. Can I keep the antlers? (December 19, 2006)
Roadkill deer
by Pinedale Online!
Road kill deer are a fact of life in rural areas that have an abundance of wildlife. If you drive between Pinedale and Daniel, you may have seen the headless deer carcass this week on the side of the road near the Duck Creek turnout on Highway 191, east of Tra ... FULL STORY
Bob Skinner passes away (December 19, 2006)
Robert (Bob) Skinner, 77, passed away on Saturday, December 16. Formerly of Pinedale, he lived in Lander for the past five years. Services will be held at a later date. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Pool holiday hours (December 19, 2006)
The Pinedale pool has put out their schedule for the hours they will be open over the holidays. The pool will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Monday, December 25th and January 1, 2007. Click on this link for a printable PDF of the pool’s holiday ... FULL STORY
Snow Plow Drivers wanted (December 18, 2006)
Plow Driver shortage will affect snow removal on some highways
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will be unable to maintain previous levels of snow removal on some highways this winter because of difficulties in recruiting and retaining snowplow drivers in areas where the energy and mineral industries pay highe ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM sets 2007 PAWG meeting schedule (December 17, 2006)
The Pinedale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will schedule 11 Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) meetings this month through October 2007. All meetings will be held in the Bureau of Land Management conference room, located at 432 E.Mill St., in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale Anticline SEIS released (December 16, 2006)
60-day comment period through Feb. 12, 2007
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office issued a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Pinedale Anticline Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Project in Sublette County, Wyoming, o ... FULL STORY
More on Rescue Center Groundbreaking (December 19, 2006)
by Sublette County EMS
(Pinedale) - In a joint effort to reduce fire and emergency response time to operations and rural residents, the Sublette County government, the oil and gas industry and the Sublette County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) partnered to establish the Sand Draw ... FULL STORY
Governor to miss Rescue Center groundbreaking (December 20, 2006)
Severe weather cancels his travel plans
The Sand Draw Rescue Center groundbreaking ceremony will still take place today at 3:00 p.m., however, due to weather, Governor Freudenthal will not be able to attend. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wildlife Managers seek to control Jackson Bison Herd (December 16, 2006)
Herd 700 animals over desired population objectives
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Jackson) - The three-month hunting season for the Jackson bison herd concluded November 30th, 2006, leaving wildlife managers with continued concerns over the population growth of the herd. While the state established objective calls for a post-hunt populatio ... FULL STORY
New Marbleton/Big Piney Clinic meeting Dec. 21 (December 19, 2006)
There will be a meeting at the Marbleton Town Hall on Thursday night, December 21, starting at 6:00 pm for all interested parties who want to discuss the site plans for the new Marbleton/Big Piney Clinic. A representative from the Davis Partnership architects ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Sand Draw Rescue Center breaks ground (December 20, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
Wednesday afternoon’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Sand Draw Rescue Center was attended by dignitaries from throughout Sublette County government and from throughout the natural gas industry operating in the area. ... FULL STORY
Sand Draw Rescue Center groundbreaking (December 14, 2006)
New facility to provide emergency fire and medical services
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal will be in Sublette County on Wednesday, December 20, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sand Draw Rescue Center. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Book Signings: Paul Jensen Bondurant book (December 6, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
Paul Jensen's new book, "Hard and Noble Lives: A Living Tradition of Cowboys and Ranchers in Wyoming's Hoback Basin" will be available shortly in local bookstores. This history of the Bondurant area is a great read for any local or would-be local! Several bo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowmobiling season is here! (December 18, 2006)
Snowmobiling season is here! Dave Bell reports that the last several days have seen considerable snow up Horse Creek in the Wyoming Range. In this photo his son, Donner Bell, pushes some heavy snow in white out conditions above the big hill. ... FULL STORY
Feds will take more time to study Energy Corridor comments (December 20, 2006)
Corridor will cross public and private land across 11 states
Bureau of Land Management - Wyoming: ... FULL STORY
Private Stewardship Grant Proposals sought by FWS (December 19, 2006)
Deadline for grants is February 14, 2007
by US Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals for conservation projects to benefit imperiled species on private lands through its Private Stewardship Grants Program. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Public Land Policy decision Dec. 19 (December 18, 2006)
Sublette County Commissioner’s meeting
The Sublette County Commissioners will be taking action on the final draft of the Sublette County Public Land Policy document at their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 19th. The document is intended to be given to federal land managers as the county’s posi ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Schools Holiday Programs (December 10, 2006)
Tuesday, December 12: Pinedale K-3rd Grade Winter Program Pinedale Auditorium, 6:30 pm, free. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Crimestoppers: Stolen Snowmachine (December 19, 2006)
Taken from Upper Hoback Ranches - Reward Offered
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a snowmachine that was taken from the Upper Hoback Ranches parking area sometime during the weekend of December 16, 2006. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Gayle McMurry Kinnison passes away Dec. 17 (December 19, 2006)
by Pinedale Online!
Gayle McMurry Kinnison passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 17, in Montecito, California, of a heart attack. “She died very peacefully in her sleep on Sunday afternoon,” said Yasmin Braban, Kinnison’s private assistant in Pinedale. A memorial service ... FULL STORY
RMEF to manage Wyoming Range habitat (December 15, 2006)
New Stewardship Agreement signed
According to an article in The Clark Fork Chronicle today, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have just signed an agreement with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to conduct two, 10-year habitat stewardship projects in Wy ... FULL STORY
Major winter storm on the way (December 15, 2006)
A major winter storm is beginning to develop for portions of central and southern Wyoming later this evening through Sunday, according to an advisory from the National Weather Service out of Riverton. ... FULL STORY
Services held in Montana for Paul Raftery (December 15, 2006)
Former SCSO detective stabbed to death in Helena
Services were held Thursday in Helena, Montana, for Paul Raftery who was stabbed to death on Friday, December 8th. ... FULL STORY
Make I-80 a toll road? (December 12, 2006)
One suggestion to help solve high cost of maintenance
Senator Michael Von Flatem (R) of Gillette is suggesting that one way to solve Wyoming’s problem of the rising cost of maintenance of Interstate 80 might be to turn it into a toll road. Interstate 80 is the major east-west interstate highway that crosses south ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Sandy antler poachers nabbed (December 10, 2006)
(Rock Springs) – Three Rock Springs men were nabbed by Wyoming Game & Fish officials for poaching several mule deer to get their antlers. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche Watch until Monday (December 17, 2006)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has extended the Avalanche Watch until Monday morning, December 18, for the mountainous areas of Sublette, Teton, Lincoln and Fremont Counties above 7,500 feet. The Watch has been extended until 6:00 am Monday ... FULL STORY
Local Sage Grouse Group to convene Dec. 18 (December 16, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) - The Upper Green River basin Local Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting Monday, December 18th, at the Pinedale Library starting at 9:00 AM. The group is finalizing its sage grouse conservation plan, preparing it for public review ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Aquatic Center Update (December 13, 2006)
On track for mid-July 2007 opening
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online
The Pinedale Aquatic Center Joint Powers Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday in Pinedale. Construction is continuing and the facility is on track to be completed in mid-July/August, 2007. Ground-breaking was begun in April this year. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Eve Faler Stevens turns 102 (December 13, 2006)
Family and friends held a special party at the Sublette Center on Wednesday for Eve Faler Stevens, for her 102nd birthday. ... FULL STORY
Week-at-a-Glance (December 10, 2006)
Monday, December 11-Sunday, December 17, 2006
Monday, December 11: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Archaeology of the Upper Green (December 13, 2006)
Pinedale BLM archaeologist, Dave Vlcek, gave a talk on Wednesday at Rendezvous Pointe on archaeology of the Upper Green River Valley. ... FULL STORY
50 acres may be added to Grand Teton Park (December 10, 2006)
Senator Thomas bill adds parcel to eastern boundary of Grand Teton National Park
by Senator Thomas office
(Washington) U.S. Senator Craig Thomas announced on Friday, December 8, that his bill to add nearly 50 acres to Grand Teton National Park passed the Senate. ... FULL STORY
From Senator Craig Thomas (December 12, 2006)
Letter to the Editor
Editor’s Note: This message came in today as a Letter to the Editor from U.S. Senator Craig Thomas. ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis meeting time change (December 11, 2006)
December 12, 11 AM to 2 PM
by Cat Urbigkit
The Wyoming Livestock Board is holding a hearing on its proposed revisions to the state's brucellosis regulations on Tuesday, December 12 in the commercial building at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. The hearing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Although th ... FULL STORY
Eminent Domain actions in Wyoming (December 10, 2006)
It can, and is, happening here
by Pinedale Online!
Last month, Laurie Goodman, spokesperson for the Landowners Association of Wyoming, gave a presentation in Pinedale on Wyoming’s eminent domain laws. While she was here, we asked her if she knew of specific cases in Wyoming where eminent domain has, or is, be ... FULL STORY
EPA to survey nation’s lakes (December 10, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin a three-year study to determine the state of America's lakes. The "Survey of the Nation's Lakes" is the first-ever attempt to assess real-world conditions by studying 909 lakes, ponds and reservoirs who ... FULL STORY
Project proposals sought for sage grouse benefit (December 10, 2006)
Projects can be between $2,000 and $50,000
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming's eight local sage grouse working groups (LWGs) are once again seeking project proposals to benefit sage grouse and their habitat. ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Species Sighting Challenge (December 10, 2006)
Canada lynx, merlin, river otter and trumpeter swan
Do you enjoy watching wildlife? Throw in the challenge of some competition, and the new winter series of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Species of the Season Challenge should provide an exciting quest for outdoors enthusiasts. ... FULL STORY
UW Accomplishments (December 10, 2006)
University of Wyoming kudos
by University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan recently presented University of Wyoming trustees a report of recent major accomplishments at UW. Among them were: ... FULL STORY
Snow & High Wind Advisory (December 13, 2006)
Avalanche Watch
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued an Avalanche Watch and Snow Advisory for western Wyoming for early Thursday. ... FULL STORY
Happy Holidays-Off the Paved Road (December 10, 2006)
Seasons Greetings from James Rogers
Tis the Season! (for snowmobiling) James was looking through some pictures from a year ago and found some of himself and his son, Clancy, on his first snowmobiling trip. "…it reminded me of how fortunate we are to live in a place that allows us to recreate rig ... FULL STORY
Christmas Tree Permits $5 (December 5, 2006)
Forest Service and BLM lands
Christmas tree permits are available from the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Pinedale and Kemmerer Field Offices of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The tags are available for $5 each. The tags are good for either BLM or FS lands. ... FULL STORY
Big Piney Schools Holiday Musical Programs (December 4, 2006)
Sublette County School District #9, Big Piney & LaBarge
The public is cordially invited to attend the Sublette County School District #9 Holiday Musical Programs. The LaBarge program will be at the LaBarge Gymnasium. All other programs will take place at the Big Piney Fine Arts Center. ... FULL STORY
Governor’s Press Secretary resigns (December 10, 2006)
Lara Azar moves to California governor’s office
(Cheyenne) - Lara Azar, who has served as Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s press secretary since he took office, announced on December 8 that she is resigning her post. Azar recently accepted a position in the California governor's office. Her last day with the Freuden ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) Pinedale K-3 Winter Program Photos (December 15, 2006)
Pinedale Elementary School held the Kindergarten through 3rd grade holiday winter program on Tuesday, December 12th in the Pinedale auditorium Each grade took the stage dressed in their holiday best and performed several Christmas songs. ... FULL STORY
Christmas Holiday events in Pinedale (December 4, 2006)
Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9: Santa Claus is coming to Pinedale ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Rogerson’s Wedding (December 14, 2006)
Mixing their wedding, horseback riding and webcams
by Pinedale Online!
Jennifer and Jared Rogerson were married in Pinedale on Thursday, December 7th. After their wedding ceremony, they rode horses down Pine Street and posed near the Wrangler Café so they would be caught on the Pinedale webcam in order to show Jennifer’s father, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowmobile Raffle (December 11, 2006)
2006 Pinedale Lions Club Snowmobile Raffle Winner George Pryich of Rock Springs is congratulated by Lions members George Staidl, Tiger Jaskolski, Tim Crawford, Ric Stott, and Jim Washam. The drawing was held Saturday, December 9 at Bucky's Outdoors. Over 120 ... FULL STORY
(47 pictures) Pinedale Christmas 2006 (December 11, 2006)
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale officially kicked off the 2006 Christmas holiday season last weekend. Santa arrived in town on Thursday, stopping by the Sublette County Library. With the help of the local FFA Chapter, he posed for dozens of pictures while he held children on his la ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Santa visits Pinedale (December 7, 2006)
by Pam McCulloch
Chance Boyd stops in to see Santa Claus at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Thursday. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM DEIS due out in January 2007 (December 7, 2006)
New Pinedale Resource Management Plan
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is continuing work on developing a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Pinedale Field Office and an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This has been an on-going process since February, 2002. The Draft EI ... FULL STORY
BLM O&G lease sale nets nearly $11.9 million (December 7, 2006)
State of Wyoming to get half
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management generated $11,873,983 for leasing rights and rental fees on parcels offered at the BLM's bimonthly federal oil and gas lease auction held in Cheyenne on December 5, 2006. Half of the bid and rental receipts go to the State of Wyom ... FULL STORY
Bighorn sheep poached near Whiskey Mountain (December 5, 2006)
Wyoming Game & Fish seeks information
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pleading for information about several bighorn sheep shot and abandoned in the Trail Lake/Whiskey Mountain area southeast of Dubois in November. ... FULL STORY
Accident south of LaBarge kills Evanston man (December 5, 2006)
Derek R. Laffredi of Evanston, age 22, killed
A one-vehicle roll-over accident south of LaBarge killed an Evanston man on Monday, December 4. Two vehicles and four people were involved in the accident. Derek R. Laffredi of Evanston, age 22, was killed in the roll-over. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Budd-Falen to argue in nation’s highest court (December 4, 2006)
From ranch to sacred halls
by Cat Urbigkit
Big Piney native and Cheyenne attorney Karen Budd-Falen, daughter of Dan and Barbara Budd, will soon stand before the United States Supreme Court to argue an important property rights case for an individual Wyoming rancher. ... FULL STORY
2007 Hunting Season Begins (December 4, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
In a way, the 2007 hunting season has started. More than 85,000, 2007 big game application booklets have been mailed to the nonresidents who applied for Wyoming big game licenses last year. ... FULL STORY
Hunter bags 20-plus-year-old-elk near Mountain View (December 4, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Green River) - When elk hunter Terry Fass shot a cow elk up the West Fork of the Smith's Fork south of Mountain View he had no idea the elk was tagged during a research project over 19 years ago. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ryegrass Elk (December 6, 2006)
by Clint Gilchrist
These elk were seen recently on Ryegrass Road southwest of Daniel. We are fortunate to live in an area where we can frequently see a variety of big game wildlife all year round. In the winter months, deep mountain snow causes the animals to congregate on winte ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Local arts boutique (December 7, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
As a special treat for holiday shoppers, an arts and gifts boutique has opened in the former K&N Power Sports building south of Pinedale. Operated by Nancy Smith, the boutique is home to a variety of items from a handful of local artisans. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bighorn Sheep (December 6, 2006)
Mike & Jennifer Gilmore of Pinedale sent in this photo of bighorn sheep they saw on a recent trip on the way to Jackson. This group was grazing right along side the road. For those who are looking for photo opportunities, bighorn sheep can often be seen right ... FULL STORY
Thomas Accepting Spring Intern Applications (December 4, 2006)
by Office of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas
(Washington) – U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.) is currently accepting applications for his Washington, DC internship program for the spring 2007 semester. ... FULL STORY
Please report Trumpeter Swans (December 4, 2006)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
It's that time of year when North America's trumpeter swans are on the move to southern wintering areas and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on observations of the majestic white birds. Game and Fish would especially like details on ... FULL STORY
In the spotlight: Eminent domain – Kelo Decision (December 4, 2006)
The taking of private land
by Cat Urbigkit
In wake of the 2005 United States Supreme Court decision that dealt a major blow to private property rights, the Wyoming Legislature will soon reconvene and among the bills up for consideration will be one addressing the issue of eminent domain. ... FULL STORY
(43 pictures) Wreath Auction Photo Gallery (December 4, 2006)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man hosted their 13th annual Wreath and Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 1, at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. The event is an important fundraiser for the Museum, which uses the proceeds to help fund programs and projects for th ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gifts for Kids (December 2, 2006)
Norm Waller (right) and Kerry Duncan braved the bitter Wyoming cold to cook hamburgers and brats for the 8th annual Gifts for Kids fundraiser at Waterhole #3 in Marbleton on Saturday, December 2. Money raised goes to purchase Christmas gifts for disadvantaged ... FULL STORY
Eminent Domain debate looms (December 4, 2006)
Kelo Decision: Taking private property for economic development
by Cat Urbigkit
In wake of the 2005 United States Supreme Court decision that dealt a major blow to private property rights, the Wyoming Legislature will soon reconvene and among the bills up for consideration will be one addressing the issue of eminent domain. ... FULL STORY
Eminent Domain: Kelo case made history (December 4, 2006)
Stikes a blow to property rights
by Cat Urbigkit
In June 2005, the United States Supreme Court issued a far-reaching ruling involving the government’s right to condemn private property for private economic development projects. ... FULL STORY
Eminent Domain: Reacting to the Kelo decision (December 4, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
“Private ownership of property is vital to our freedom and our prosperity and is one of the most fundamental principles embedded in the U.S. Constitution. However, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Kelo v. City of New London is a step in the opposite direct ... FULL STORY
Eminent Domain: Bush enacts property rights order (December 4, 2006)
by Cat Urbigkit
In response to the Kelo decision and public concern, in July 2006 President George W. Bush issued an executive order designed to protect the property rights of the American people. ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) More local shopping & gift ideas (December 3, 2006)
Barn Door Design & Interiors, Rock Rabbit, Heritage Fabric Shoppe, Bottoms Up Brewery
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Here are more ideas of great things we found at local stores in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(34 pictures) Rocky Mountain Home Center (December 3, 2006)
Home Furnishings, Flooring, Paint, Carpet, Accents
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We continue our tour of stores for the holiday season with a stop by Rocky Mountain Home Center in Pinedale. Even though Pinedale is not a large town, it is possible to find very high-quality furniture and home accessories locally. ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) 3-D Archery Christmas Benefit Shoot (December 2, 2006)
Benefit for Toys for Tots held on Saturday, December 2, at the Sublette County Indoor Archery Range in Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Wind River Archers held their 3rd Annual Christmas Benefit 3-D Shoot on Saturday, December 2, at the Archery Range located upstairs in the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. Cost of the all day "Fun Shoot" was one unwrapped toy. All toys collected will ... FULL STORY
(28 pictures) 2006 All District Talent Show (December 2, 2006)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale schools hosted their 2006 All-District Talent Show on Thursday, November 30 in the Pinedale Auditorium. The talent show program celebrated 30 years of Pinedale Fine Arts. Performances included dancing, piano, vocal selections, karate demonstrations, y ... FULL STORY
Wreath & Chocolate Auction Dec. 1 (December 1, 2006)
Fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
The Museum of the Mountain Man will host their annual Wreath and Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 1, starting at 6:00 pm at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. The event is an important fundraiser for the Museum, which uses the proceeds to help fund programs a ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Hay Day event slated for refuge elk Dec 9 (December 1, 2006)
Helping wintering elk in Jackson Hole
by Cat Urbigkit
On Saturday, December 9, trucks hauling loads of donated hay will roll into the Teton County Fairgrounds in Jackson as sportsmen take action to ensure that elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge do not die of starvation before spring arrives. ... FULL STORY

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