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Pinedale Online News - February 2007

Cement truck rollover on Hwy 191 causes road blockage (February 27, 2007)
Highway 191 restricted to one-lane travel for several hours
by Pinedale Online!
Intermountain Freestyle Competition March 3-4 (February 27, 2007)
At White Pine Ski Area & Resort
This weekend the White Pine Ski Area & Resort will host over eighty athletes from several surrounding states at their second Intermountain Freestyle Competition. The event consists of two days of skiing with the Mogul contest on Saturday and the Freestyle Jump ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Musher Matt Anderson racing in 2007 Iditarod (February 25, 2007)
Race starts Saturday, March 3rd in Alaska
by Pinedale Online!
A Pinedale man, 26-year old Matt Anderson, will be racing in the 2007 Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. The 1,150-mile race begins on Saturday, March 3rd. Mushers have teams of from 12 to 16 dogs and cover the race in 10 to 17 days. ... FULL STORY
RHCB Randy Johnson KPIN interview audio (February 27, 2007)
Rural Health Care Board information
If you missed the interview on Tuesday morning on KPIN radio by Bob Rule with Randy Johnson, Director of the Sublette County Rural Health Care Board, here is an audio recording of the interview. Our apologies for the background noise on the recording, but you ... FULL STORY
3A West Regional HS Basketball Tourney March 1-3 (February 27, 2007)
Pinedale games will be broadcast on KPIN Radio
The Boys and Girls 3A West Regional Basketball tournament will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3 at Lander High School. Pinedale Girls and Boys teams will be playing. The Pinedale games will be broadcast live on KPIN 101.1 FM radio. (Businesses want ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Glacier Midgets take 3rd in WAHL Championship (February 25, 2007)
Pinedale games broadcast on KPIN radio
Scores courtesy of Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM radio. Pinedale games are being broadcast live on KPIN. The tourney is being played in Casper, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
McKenzie Volleyball Tourney March 17 (February 24, 2007)
Annual volleyball tournament goes to help the McKenzie Meningitis Foundation
The McKenzie Meningitis Volleyball Tourney will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Wrangler Gym in Pinedale. The tourney starts at 8:00 am. ... FULL STORY
Travel Advisories, Winter Storm Warning (February 27, 2007)
Mountains could see 10 inches of new snow today
Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has issued a "No Unnecessary Travel" warning on Jackson routes between Hoback Canyon and Alpine Junction through the Snake River Canyon. They are cautioning of slick road conditions, snowfall, drifted snow, strong w ... FULL STORY
Beaver returns to Bronx River after 200 years (February 24, 2007)
River water quality improved, beavers begin to return
by Pinedale Online!
We were absolutely thrilled to read reports on Saturday that a beaver has been discovered building a lodge on the banks of the Bronx River in New York City. This is historic news since beaver, once plentiful there until the early 1800s, have been extinct from ... FULL STORY
Washington Hunter bags deer in WY, then in Oregon (February 24, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Last hunting season, Rick Ward bagged his 4-by-4 mule deer rack twice and in two different states. ... FULL STORY
Staying Safe in Bear, Mtn Lion & Wolf Country Seminars (February 24, 2007)
Pinedale Seminar March 21
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking? How about if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard? ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM Ozone Modeling Analysis Supplement (February 21, 2007)
Part of Pinedale Anticline Draft SEIS
by Bureau of Land Management
The Ozone Modeling Analysis Supplement for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) has been released for public comment. ... FULL STORY
Flood & Drought information now available online (February 21, 2007)
February update
Here are links to February updates for the Wyoming Spring 2007 Flood Potential Outlook and the February 2007 Wyoming Drought Information Statement and Graphics from the National Weather Service. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fremont Peak (February 24, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell sent in this awesome close-up photo of Fremont Peak. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Half Marathon Sept. 22 (February 24, 2007)
Half Marathon, 10K and 1 mile walk/runs
by Robyn Blackburn
The annual Pinedale Half Marathon walk/run will be held on Saturday, September 22. The Half Marathon will start at Rendezvous Pointe at 8:30 am. The 10K starts 9:30 am at Fremont Lake. The 1 mile starts Rendezvous Pointe at 10:30 am. A free Community BBQ will ... FULL STORY
Evanston youth killed in crash north of Marbleton (February 25, 2007)
Michael T. Woodley, age 17
Michael T. Woodley, age 17, of Evanston, was killed in a crash on Highway 189 eight miles north of Marbleton on Saturday, February 24. ... FULL STORY
Graveside Services for Gordon Bray Feb 28 (February 27, 2007)
Big Piney Cemetery
Graveside services for Gordon Bray will be held at 1:00 PM at the Big Piney Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Scenic Sublette County in Winter (February 27, 2007)
by Scott Almdale
Scott Almdale sent in these recent photos from around the county. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Robbins case: Right to exclude, extortion at issue (February 28, 2007)
Wilkie vs. Frank Robbins Case: Wyoming rancher refuses to grant BLM a right-of-way across his private land
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The United States Supreme Court will convene on March 19, 2007, to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit examining the scope of a property owners’ right to exclude others from private property, as well as looks at extortion. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Robbins case: Campaign of harassment detailed (February 28, 2007)
Wilkie vs. Frank Robbins Case: Wyoming Rancher refuses to grant BLM a right-of-way across his private land
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Papers filed in the nation’s highest court last week detail the intention and determination that Bureau of Land Management used in attempting to obtain a right-of-way from Hot Springs County rancher Harvey Frank Robbins. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case: Right to exclude argued (February 28, 2007)
Wyoming Rancher refuses to grant BLM a right-of-way across his private land
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
In late January 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court has received its first briefs in federal appeal filed by Bureau of Land Management officials after an appeals court sided with Worland-area rancher Frank Robbins case. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amici Curiae: Oregon Cattlemen (February 28, 2007)
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Nevada N-6 Grazing Board support Robbins
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An amici curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting Harvey Frank Robbins was filed by the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Nevada N-6 Grazing Board. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amici Curiae: Pacific Legal Foundation (February 28, 2007)
Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An amici curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting Harvey Frank Robbins was filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation, the Washington Farm Bureau and the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amici Curiae: Paragon Foundation (February 28, 2007)
Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An amici curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting Harvey Frank Robbins was filed by the Paragon Foundation, Inc. a New Mexico non-profit organization created to support and advance the fundamental principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amici Curiae: Public Lands Council (February 28, 2007)
Wilkie v Frank Robbins Case
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An amici curiae (friend of the court) brief supporting Harvey Frank Robbins was filed by the Public Lands Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Wyoming Public Lands Coalition, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, as ... FULL STORY
Randy Johnson on KPIN TODAY 11 AM (February 27, 2007)
To talk about Sublette County Rural Health Care Board
Randy Johnson, executive director of the Sublette County Rural Health Care Board, will appear on KPIN at 11:00 AM this morning (Tuesday, February 27), to discuss health care in Sublette County. Last week, KPIN interviewed Cindy Van of the newly formed Health ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Marjorie MacGill Feb 26 (February 22, 2007)
Funeral services for Marjorie MacGill will be held on Monday, February 26, at 10:00 AM at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Blood Drive Feb 26 (February 22, 2007)
There will be a blood drive held on Monday, February 26th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Graduation Party May 25 (February 21, 2007)
Seeking help with non-alcoholic all-night senior party
The Pinedale High School graduating Class of 2007 will walk down the aisle on Friday, May 25th. The Class of 2007 has 60 graduation seniors. There are 35 boys and 25 girls graduating. ... FULL STORY
UW Students study abroad (February 21, 2007)
Pinedale’s Jami Anderson going to Dublin, Ireland
Laramie, Wyoming) – This spring, 79 University of Wyoming students are studying abroad through programs coordinated by the International Programs Office. From Pinedale, Jami Anderson will be participating in the program going to Dublin, Ireland. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Midgets go to state Feb 23-25 (February 21, 2007)
High School age teams, ice hockey
The Pinedale Glacier Midget (high school age) hockey team will be playing in the WAHL (Wyoming Amateur Hockey League) state tournament Friday-Sunday, February 23-25 in Casper, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Upcoming Town of Pinedale meetings (February 21, 2007)
Planning & Zoning, Town Council
Below are upcoming Town Council and Planning & Zoning meetings for the Town of Pinedale and links to printable PDFs of the agendas for these next two meetings. ... FULL STORY
No PB Salmonella cases yet in Sublette County (February 21, 2007)
Info from Sublette County Sanitarian
by Pinedale Online!
Keith Raney, the Sanitarian for Sublette County, sent in more information today to address local concerns about the Salmonella outbreak that has occurred across the United States from consuming certain contaminated jars of Peter Pan and Great Value brands of p ... FULL STORY
Governor’s Action on 2007 Legislation (February 21, 2007)
Signed legislation
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne, Wyoming) - Here is an update on action taken by Gov. Dave Freudenthal on 2007 legislation: ... FULL STORY
WY innovators sought for BRAVO! Award nominations (February 21, 2007)
Honoring entrepreneurs from around Wyoming
by The Wyoming Business Council
(Cheyenne, Wyoming) - Nominations are being sought for the 2007 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards sponsored by the Wyoming Business Report, the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Wyoming Business Alliance, the Heritage Foundatio ... FULL STORY
PacifiCorp critical of litigation by Greenie groups (February 21, 2007)
by PacifiCorp
(Salt Lake City, Utah) - PacifiCorp Energy announced today that the Sierra Club and Wyoming Outdoor Council filed suit against the company alleging opacity violations from 2001 to 2006 at PacifiCorp’s Jim Bridger power plant near Rock Springs, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Western Governors look to protect wildlife (February 27, 2007)
Freudenthal offers a resolution to address energy developments on wildlife
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Washington DC) - The Western Governors Association today approved a resolution offered by Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal seeking greater protection of wildlife migration corridors and crucial wildlife habitat in the West as oil and natural gas development ... FULL STORY
Burma OHV closure proposed (February 24, 2007)
Dirt bikers and four-wheeler riders may soon lose use of a major major recreational site, if the BLM moves forward with its preferred plans.
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Dirt bikers and four-wheeler riders may soon lose use of a major recreational site, if the Bureau of Land Management moves forward with its preferred plans. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WLCI and CSI: 2 acronyms you should know (February 24, 2007)
Wyoming described as the ‘Saudi Arabia of the United States’
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online! Reporter's Notes
WLCI, CSI, PAPA, JIO, RMP, SDEIS, BLM…. The list of acronyms flying around western Wyoming’s energy boom can make one feel like the live in a bowl of alphabet soup. Two new ones have appeared on the scene recently: WLCI and CSI. If these are unfamiliar to you, ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Pinedale High School Alpine GS Ski Race (February 24, 2007)
Held at White Pine Ski Area
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale High School hosted their annual Pinedale Invitational Alpine Giant Slalom Ski Race at White Pine Ski Area on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre Without Strings) (February 24, 2007)
Performs Hansel and Gretel
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
Wednesday evening Theatre Sans Fil (Theatre Without Strings) performed Hansel and Gretel, a musical drama with giant puppets based on a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale. The company is French and are based in Montreal Canada. They brought the theater alive with pu ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Go Glaciers! (February 22, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale High School students sign a banner that will hang up at the State Tournament this weekend in Casper, Wyoming. The Pinedale Midgets team earned a spot to compete in the State tournament. They are seeded #1 going in this weekend. Go Glaciers!! ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory through 6 AM Thursday (February 21, 2007)
6-10 inches of snow, strong winds expected by Thursday
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Snow Advisory through 6:00 AM Thursday. Snowfall will increase across the western mountains Wednesday and continue the rest of the day and into the night. Snow is expected to be heavy at times. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Skiing at White Pine (February 21, 2007)
White Pine Ski Area has 37 inches of base for great skiing and snowboarding. This weekend is the Pinedale High School Invitational, Wyoming High School Giant Slalom Race at White Pine. The race will be held on Upper and Lower Fremont trails on Saturday and Sun ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Update on Salmonella in Peanut Butter outbreak (February 20, 2007)
No confirmed cases in Wyoming
by Pinedale Online!
To date, Wyoming has not had any confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning that can be tied to eating tainted peanut butter, according to Kim Deti, Public Information Officer with the Wyoming Department of Health today (Tuesday, February 20). “There definitely a ... FULL STORY
Governor sends 2007 appointments to Senate (February 20, 2007)
(Cheyenne) - Gov. Dave Freudenthal today sent his 2007 appointments for state boards, commissions and agencies to the Wyoming Senate for confirmation. Several people from Sublette County were appointed or reappointed to state boards. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche Danger Considerable (February 19, 2007)
Five die in avalanches over weekend in Montana and Idaho
Two snowmobilers were killed in an avalanche in Montana’s Big Belt Mountains on Saturday. In Utah, two snowmobilers were killed in separate avalanches. Also in Utah, a 17-year-old skier was killed near Snowbasin Ski Resort on Sunday after he was caught in a sl ... FULL STORY
Union Wireless adds 7 new towers for wireless phones (February 18, 2007)
Improves cell phone coverage in Wyoming and Utah
In an effort to continue to improve their cell phone coverage, Union Wireless has added seven new towers in Wyoming and Utah in the last several weeks. The new towers include three in the Big Piney and Boulder area to improve coverage in the Jonah Field. ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mountain Power applies for rate increase (February 18, 2007)
Wants $2.8 million more to cover costs or providing power to Wyoming customers
by Wyoming Public Service Commission
Rocky Mountain Power, formerly known as Pacificorp, has filed an application for a power cost adjustment mechanism (PCAM) rate increase in the amount of $2,837,351, according to a public service announcement by the Wyoming Public Service Commission. ... FULL STORY
Big Fish Winter Derby March 3-4 (February 12, 2007)
Sponsored by the Pinedale Boat Club
The Pinedale Boat Club will be holding their annual Big Fish Winter Derby on Fremont Lake the weekend of March 3-4. The ice fishing derby is open to Boat Club members and non-members. All entrants must have a valid 2007 Wyoming fishing license and conservation ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (February 9, 2007)
Public Open House in Pinedale Feb. 22
by Bureau of Land Management
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the State of Wyoming are hosting a series of public open houses throughout Southwest Wyoming to provide information and address comments regarding the recent Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) proposal. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Theatre Sans Fil, Hansel and Gretel, Feb 21 (February 6, 2007)
Giant puppets, opera and much, much more!
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present the Theatre Sans Fil production of “Hansel and Gretel”, Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 pm in the Pinedale High School Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Leda Reach Feb 23 (February 22, 2007)
Funeral services for Leda Reach will be held on Friday, February 23, at 3:00 PM at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Pinedale. A viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale, and also one hour prior to the service on Fr ... FULL STORY
Audio file of KPIN Health Care Coalition Interview (February 21, 2007)
Aired Interview with Cindy Van, February 21, 2007
For those who missed the interview with Cindy Van of the newly formed Health Care Coalition on KPIN Radio Wednesday morning, here is an audio file of the broadcast. ... FULL STORY
Obituary: Lance E. Koppenhafer (February 20, 2007)
(Pinedale) - Memorial services for Lance E. Koppenhafer, 44, will be held Thursday, February 22, at 1:00 PM at the Pinedale High School Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
SCSO Release: Lance Koppenhafer (February 20, 2007)
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office sent out the following news release on Tuesday, February 20th: ... FULL STORY
SCSO Release: Christopher Jason Moss (February 20, 2007)
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office sent out the following news release on Tuesday, February 20th: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Welcome Dr. David Kappenman! (February 20, 2007)
Joins staff at the Pinedale Medical Clinic
by Sublette County Rural Health Care Board
Dr. David Kappenman joined the Pinedale Medical Clinic medical staff in January, 2007. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Lance Koppenhafer Feb 22 (February 19, 2007)
A memorial funeral service for Lance Koppenhafer will be held on Thursday, February 22, at 1:00 PM at the Pinedale High School Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
FFA Dinner Feb 22 (February 19, 2007)
Free dinner is a thank you to the community and supporters
As a part of the Pinedale FFA's (Future Farmers of America) celebration of National FFA week, the FFA Alumni will be hosting a dinner on Thursday February 22 at the Pinedale High School Ag department's shop and classroom. The dinner is in appreciation to the ... FULL STORY
UW registration deadlines near (February 18, 2007)
(Laramie, Wyoming) - Prospective incoming freshmen and community college transfer students interested in attending the University of Wyoming this fall are urged to apply as soon as possible. ... FULL STORY
Annual GRV Cattlemen’s Banquet March 3 (February 12, 2007)
Get tickets by February 26th!
The Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association will hold their Annual Meeting & Banquet on Saturday, March 3, 2007, in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bondurant gets more snow (February 21, 2007)
Bondurant received several inches of new snow Wednesday, with more expected in the next 24 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Snow Advisory for western Wyoming. This was the view from the Bondurant webcam Wednesday afternoon, showing about two fe ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Jazz Groups attend State Jazz Festival (February 21, 2007)
Held at Casper College
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir traveled to Casper College to participate in the 40th annual Kinser Jazz Festival. The band performed four tunes for their judges and were rated on their performances both individually and as a group. The jazz choir perfo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Moose (February 19, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell saw this moose feeding by the Flying "A" Ranch/Loomis Park turn on Highway 191 near the Rim, north of Pinedale, on Sunday. For more of Dave's wildlife and scenery photos of the area, click on this link to his photo gallery: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
Health Care Coalition on KPIN Wednesday (February 20, 2007)
101.1 FM Pinedale radio
Cindy Van, with the newly organized Health Care Coalition, will be on KPIN 101.1 FM Pinedale radio on Tuesday morning at 11:00 am to talk about the group’s purpose and what they hope to accomplish. The group formed last evening out of a group of concerned citi ... FULL STORY
Lance Koppenhafer killed in ranch accident (February 18, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Local Pinedale resident, Lance Koppenhafer, was killed Saturday afternoon, February 17, as the result of an accident on his ranch on Pole Creek road south of Pinedale. Details are still sketchy. According to Sgt. Koessel with the Sublette County Sheriff’s Offi ... FULL STORY
Volunteer sought for school planning committee (February 16, 2007)
SCSD#1 Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee
by SCSD#1
The Board of Trustees of Sublette County School District #1 in Pinedale is seeking a community member to serve on the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. ... FULL STORY
RMP offers college scholarship (February 14, 2007)
Enrollment deadline May 1, 2007
by Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
Wyoming high school seniors have the chance to be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship, thanks to the Horatio Alger Association and Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. ... FULL STORY
Health care in Sublette County meeting Feb 19 (February 18, 2007)
Concerned citizens schedule meeting
by KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
A group of local citizens, spearheaded by Sublette County citizen Cindy Van, will take place in the Public Library in Pinedale Monday night, February 19, to discuss constructive ideas to improve the health care situation in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
PAWG Cultural/Historical Task Group meeting Feb 20 (February 14, 2007)
Pinedale Anticline Working Group
by Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Cultural/Historical Task Group will meet from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, February 20, in the Pinedale BLM Office to discuss the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis Plan in Bondurant Feb 20 (February 12, 2007)
Hoback elk herd unit
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a public meeting to present the Brucellosis Management Action Plan (BMAP) for the Hoback elk herd unit on February 20th, at 7:00 PM, in Bondurant, WY at the Bondurant Elementary School. The Hoback elk herd unit e ... FULL STORY
Sublette County asserts road right (February 11, 2007)
Willow Creek Road
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Sublette County Commissioners sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management this week declaring that the Willow Creek Road is an R.S. 2477 road, not under the jurisdiction of the BLM. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Additional reports of 2111 peanut butter in Pinedale (February 17, 2007)
Cases reported in Big Horn County and Casper
by Pinedale Online!
2/17/09: We received a second report this morning of someone in Pinedale who found a container of Peter Pan peanut butter with the numbers “2111” stamped on the lid. It was purchased a number of months back at either Faler’s or Wal-mart in Rock Springs. ... FULL STORY
Check your peanut butter jars! (February 16, 2007)
Possible suspect jar found in Pinedale
by Pinedale Online!
(2/16/07 Original posting) - We received an e-mail from a Pinedale resident saying she saw the peanut butter Salmonella alert, so she went to her pantry and checked a jar of peanut butter she had recently bought. To her surprise, she found the lid was stamped ... FULL STORY
Governor’s big game license sales top $1.5 million (February 14, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne, Wyoming) - A program which puts proceeds from the sale of Governor Dave Freudenthal’s complimentary big game licenses toward wildlife conservation projects has topped $1.5 million. ... FULL STORY
Wolf delisting proposed for most of Wyoming (February 13, 2007)
FWS still wants wolves protected in NW Wyoming
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
(Pinedale, Wyoming) – Wolves will remain federally protected as a “non-essential, experimental” population in a small portion of northwestern Wyoming, while wolves in the remainder of the state will be delisted and removed from federal protection, under a fede ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mountain Lion (February 18, 2007)
Also called cougar or puma, these large cats are relatively abundant in North America, although count yourself lucky if you actually see one in the wild. They will usually know of your presence long before you know of its. Mountain lions can weigh up to 190 po ... FULL STORY
Sublette citizens discuss county health care (February 20, 2007)
Reporter's Notes
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
A group of citizens met at the Sublette County library in Pinedale on Monday night to discuss concerns they have about health care in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Natural Gas rate increase modification (February 9, 2007)
Public hearing in Pinedale on March 21
The Wyoming Public Service Commission has put out a notice of a second amended application by Pinedale Natural Gas Inc (PNG) for authority to revise their overall rates. PNG wants an overall rate of return of 11.5 percent to reflect changes in the cost of prov ... FULL STORY
Governor disappointed in response on wolves (February 9, 2007)
Feds won't protect wildlife from wolf attacks
Governor Dave Freudenthal and top legislators expressed their disappointment in the federal governments denial of Wyoming's plea to protect big game herds from wolf depredation. ... FULL STORY
Preference Period Dates Changed for Bear Bait Registration (February 13, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Black bear hunters who want to use baits for the upcoming bear seasons are advised that dates for registering bait sites have changed from previous years. ... FULL STORY
Go Online to apply for Hunting Licenses in February (February 9, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Resident hunters are alerted applications for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Cheyenne Office or submitted online by 5 p.m. February 28. ... FULL STORY
High Wind Watch for Friday (February 14, 2007)
Gusts from 60-70 mph possible
Update 2/15/07 4:00 PM: The High Wind Watch is focusing on central and southwest Wyoming. Sublette County is not in the warning area at this time. Sweetwater County/Rock Springs/Green River/East side of Wind River Mountains/I-80 corridor are included. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bald Eagle (February 13, 2007)
Michelle Hosler sent in this photo of a bald eagle sitting on a fence post on Paradise Road south of Pinedale early Thursday morning. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cold and Blustery Bondurant (February 16, 2007)
High winds hit western Wyoming
A strong surface-based low pressure center over the Northern Plains, and a surface high pressure center over the Western Great Basin, are combining to produce a strong surface pressure gradient over Western and Central Wyoming Friday. That is resulting in stro ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM extends Feb. 22 PAWG meeting (February 9, 2007)
Pinedale Anticline Working Group
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will extend its February 22 Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) meeting to allow more time for PAWG to make recommendations to Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The meeting will be held in the BLM conference roo ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse meeting Wednesday, Feb 14 (February 11, 2007)
The Upper Green River Basin Sage-Grouse Working Group will meet in the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 8 am to 2 pm to continue its review of public comments on its draft conservation plan for sage-grouse in the region. ... FULL STORY
County Farm Bureau meeting Feb 15 (February 11, 2007)
The board of directors of Sublette County Farm Bureau will meet in the Farm Bureau office in Pinedale on Thursday, February 15 at 4 pm. The board plans to set its annual budget and will make plans for priority areas for work and funding. Expected to be discus ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Valentine’s Day around Pinedale (February 8, 2007)
Gifts, Flowers and Special Dinners
by Pinedale Online!
Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14th! If you want to send flowers or a Valentine’s Day gift to a special someone in Pinedale or the Big Piney area, here is contact information for local gift shops and florists. We've also listed some places that are adv ... FULL STORY
Sublette Seniors: Valentine’s Day Dinner Feb. 16 (February 8, 2007)
Camp Creek Inn, RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 13
Attention Sublette Seniors: Some seniors from Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center will be going to Camp Creek Inn for a Saint Valentine's Day Dinner on FRIDAY, February 16th. It will be “Dutch treat” with the most expensive menu item prime rib for $23. Camp Creek ... FULL STORY
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Feb 15 (February 8, 2007)
Community Conversation Luncheon – 'State of the Schools', in Marbleton
by Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce February Community Conversation Luncheon will be at the Marbleton Town Hall on Thursday, February 15th, at Noon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Peanut Butter Salmonella outbreak not yet in Wyoming (February 16, 2007)
People sickened in 39 states since August 2006
Wyoming is one of 14 states not yet reporting incidents of illnesses believed to be due to Salmonella poisoning from consuming tainted peanut butter. Thirty-nine states have had reports of people becoming ill from August 1, 2006 to January 30, 2007, according ... FULL STORY
Wolf spat continues in court (February 14, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
While attention remains focused on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s wolf delisting proposal and the federal agency’s rejection of Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal’s demands relating to wolves and wildlife, the state’s lawsuit against FWS over its failure ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Artists in Residence School Performance (February 13, 2007)
Students in Pinedale Schools have a cultural experience
by Pam McCulloch
Wyoming’s Poet Laureate, David Romtvedt, spent a three-week-long residency in the Pinedale Elementary School and High School, brought by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. Romtvedt spent one week with the 3rd grade, one week with 4th grade and one week with sopho ... FULL STORY
4th Annual Pinedale Home & Garden Show May 11-12 (February 7, 2007)
Sponsored by the Pinedale Lions Club
(Pinedale, Wyoming) The 4th Annual Pinedale Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 11 & 12, 2007. The event will be held at the Sublette County Ice Arena, 1219 W. Washington. Admission is free! Come gather ideas for your spring projects! ... FULL STORY
Valentine’s Dinner at Marbleton Senior Center Feb 14 (February 6, 2007)
RSVP by Friday, February 9
Everyone, young or young at heart, is invited to a Valentine's Day dinner and dance on Wednesday, February 14th at the Marbleton Senior Center, at 111 Rakestraw Ave. between 6:30 and 9:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Music, Wine & Poetry Feb 12 (February 6, 2007)
Wyoming poet hosts Poetry Night with music by Sweet Harmony
by Tim Ruland, PFAC
Wyoming’s Poet Laureate, David Romtvedt, will be hosting a very special poetry workshop on Monday, February 12 at 7 pm in the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room. ... FULL STORY
Riverton to get a Job Corps Center (February 7, 2007)
ob training centers help disadvantaged youths between the ages of 16-24
(Riverton, Wyoming) - U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., announced today that work on a multi-million dollar job training center to be located in Riverton should begin soon. The center will be the first located in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
WYDOT begins prep work on I-80 near Rock Springs (February 7, 2007)
Eastbound lane work from milepost 101 to 108, Pilot Butte Interchange Exit 107
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Rock Springs, Wyoming) - The prime contractor for the Rock Springs Marginal, Pilot Butte/Dewar Drive sections has arrived and begun preparatory work for the upcoming reconstruction project on Interstate 80. ... FULL STORY
BLM Oil & Gas Lease Sale nets nearly $11.9 Million (February 7, 2007)
State of Wyoming to get half
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated $5,439,830 for leasing rights and rental fees on parcels offered at the BLM's bimonthly federal oil and gas lease auction held in Cheyenne on February 6, 2007. Half of the bid and rental receipts go to the State of ... FULL STORY
President Bush’s FY 2008 Budget Proposes $1.8 Billion for BLM (February 6, 2007)
Energy priority emphasized; low priority programs will be reduced and activities deferred
(Washington) – The Bush Administration proposed a $1.8 billion budget in appropriated funds for the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management, according to a BLM news release. This is $57.8 million above the Fiscal Year 2007 budget request. The budget ... FULL STORY
UW gets $10 million gift for Center for Natural History & Conservation (February 6, 2007)
(Laramie, Wyoming) – The University of Wyoming has received a $10 million gift to create a new center for natural history and conservation. The money was given by Robert and Carol Berry in the name of the Wolf Creek Charitable Foundation. The new building will ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Pronghorn Project (February 13, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
As part of an intensive effort to study the effects of natural gas development on pronghorn antelope, the Wildlife Conservation Society is spending lots of time in the coming weeks placing radio collars on pronghorns in an area ranging from the Mesa to Farson ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Golden Eagle (February 6, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell took a drive around Sublette County on Saturday and enjoyed the scenery and seeing wildlife. He is learning to use a new lens on his camera and caught this picture of a Golden Eagle. For more of Dave's photos of Saturday's trip, and many other pictur ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) One Lunger 100 Snowmobile Race photos (February 12, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
The 7th annual Pinedale One Lunger 100 Snowmobile Race and "Big Iron" race were held on Saturday, February 10th at Sagebrush Downs snowmobile track near Cora. ... FULL STORY
Public meetings on 2008-09 Fish & Bait Regs (February 12, 2007)
March 5 in Pinedale, March 9 in Big Piney
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting seven scoping meetings within Fish Management Area 4 (Bear River, Green River and Little Snake drainages) to discuss recommendations for the 2008-09 fish and bait fish regulations. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest Participants (February 12, 2007)
Pinedale Ranger District news
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale, Wyoming) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest Pinedale Ranger District encouraged children in the Pinedale area to participate in the National Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest this year. The annual contest is open to children in the 1st thr ... FULL STORY
Fishing Hatch Report: Winter (February 4, 2007)
by Fishing Guide Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
The artic blasts that ripped the country the past few weeks has driven most fly fishers indoors and thoughts of fly fishing have been relegated to watching the fishing channels on TV or attending an indoor sports show. Some make a move to dust off the fly tyin ... FULL STORY
Mountain Lion sighted near CCC Ponds (February 7, 2007)
Cross-country skiers are cautioned that a mountain lion was reported sighted at the CCC Ponds parking area Wednesday morning, February 7, by a skier using the track. ... FULL STORY
Call to Wyoming Artists! (February 6, 2007)
Two upcoming opportunities to show your work: Art Fair in Jackson Hole and the 7th Annual Governor’s Art Exhibition
Call to Artists! Here is information on two opportunities to show your work in Wyoming! ... FULL STORY
BTNF Forest Plan workshop March 8 in Marbleton (February 6, 2007)
Four meetings to get public input on need for change in forest vegetation conditions with ecosystem diversity, insect and disease outbreaks, or scenery
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest invites the public to get involved in the revision of the Bridger-Teton Forest Plan, by attending one of four public workshops scheduled to occur in Jackson, Rock Springs, Afton, and Marbleton, Wyoming, during the week ... FULL STORY
Joint County-Marbleton growth workshop (February 12, 2007)
Reporter’s Notes from February 8, 2007 meeting in Marbleton
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Representatives from Sublette County Commissioners and Planning & Zoning met with officials from the Town of Marbleton on Thursday, February 8th, at the Marbleton Town Hall. This was the first of two joint workshop meetings with the incorporated towns in the c ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Foggy Pinedale (February 11, 2007)
Dense fog rapidly formed and covered portions of the Upper Green River Valley Sunday morning. The combination of temperatures right around freezing, moisture in the air, and light overnight snow created conditions perfect to form patchy fog as the sun warmed t ... FULL STORY
Pinedale plan proposes wolf protections (February 11, 2007)
Improving wolf habitat, conservation measures outside of experimental population area, changing livestock practices harmful to wolves.
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Although federal rules promulgated when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park as a non-essential experimental population promised that no federal land use restrictions would be needed outside the national parks to protect wolves, the draft Pi ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Disassembling a gas drill rig (February 7, 2007)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Workers disassemble a natural gas drill rig that has been operating on the Cottonwood Ranches, between Daniel and Big Piney on US Highway 189. It takes an average of about six weeks to drill a typical well. Deep wells can take up to four months or longer. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche danger goes up (February 6, 2007)
Caution to snowmobilers and backcountry recreationists
Recent unseasonably warm temperatures and forecasted highs are expected to rapidly warm and weaken snow today in the Continental Divide Trails/Togwotee Pass, Grey’s River and Teton areas, according to the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center in Jack ... FULL STORY
State Mineral Sale Public Hearing Feb. 15 (February 5, 2007)
To sell 80 mineral acres 15 miles south of Pinedale
by Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments
The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments will hold a public hearing in Pinedale on the proposed sale of approximately 80 mineral acres of state lands. ... FULL STORY
Public input sought on BLM Pinedale Land-Use Plan (February 9, 2007)
90-day comment period, Feb 16-May 18
by Bureau of Land Management
In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on Friday, February 16, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will call for public input on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement relating to the Pinedale Resource Management Plan revision. The 90-day comment ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Planning & Zoning Feb 5 meeting notes (February 8, 2007)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Town of Pinedale Planning and Zoning Board held a regular meeting on Monday, February 5th. ... FULL STORY
Dig It! - Seed Catalog Tips (February 8, 2007)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
One of the best ways to learn about different plants is to read the seed catalogs that many companies will send for free (you can recycle them at the Post Office if you get too many). The catalogs are full of useful information, such as soil preparation, when ... FULL STORY
Local Sage Grouse group to convene Feb 7 (February 6, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale, Wyoming) - The Upper Green River Basin Local Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting Wednesday, February 7th at the Pinedale Library starting at 6:00 PM. The group is in the process of finalizing its sage grouse conservation plan bas ... FULL STORY
Keeping up with the Locals (February 3, 2007)
More links to online newsletters and websites to help you keep in touch with more local news
by Pinedale Online!
For those who would like more news about what the locals are up to, there are several good sources we want to point you to where you can read more online. The newsletters listed below are posted as printable PDF documents, which require free Adobe Acrobat Read ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming musher Wendy Davis wins 2007 IPSSSDR (February 3, 2007)
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
by IPSSSDR news release
Wendy Davis from Lander, Wyoming, won the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with an overall time of 23:41:28. Davis dominated the eight-day race, gaining the lead in Stage Two, and maintaining the lead throughout the race. ... FULL STORY
Teacher and School Job Openings (February 2, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Educators, if you are interested in teaching positions in the Pinedale area, Sublette County School District #1 is advertising a number of job openings for the upcoming school year. ... FULL STORY
Luthi nominated second-in-command at FWS (February 2, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Last Friday, U.S. Senator Craig Thomas praised President Bush’s intention to appoint Randall Luthi to be Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Thomas sought Luthi’s appointment with the White House. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Splish Splash Melting! (February 6, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
Is it spring already? Warmer weather the past few days has left us with water, water,everywhere. I don't hear much complaining. Everyone is out and about enjoying the sunshine. The snow can really dump in February and March here in Pinedale, so don't put t ... FULL STORY
(27 pictures) Sonny Korfanta GS Photos (February 6, 2007)
by Monte Skinner
Monte Skinner took pictures of many of the racers in the Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom ski race last weekend and brought them in for us to post on Pinedale Online. Thanks Monte! ... FULL STORY
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Feb 15 (February 3, 2007)
School representatives will be guest speakers
The next Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Community Conversation Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2007 at noon at the Marbleton Town Hall. Doris Woodbury, Superintendent of SCSD #1, and Weldon Shelly, Superintendent of SCSD #9, will be givin ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Weekend Weather: COLD (February 2, 2007)
Dress to protect from wind chill
Gusty winds, combining with cold temperatures, are making it very cold outside in Wyoming right now. Exposed skin is in danger of frostbite in a very short period of time under these conditions, so dress warmly if going outside. Temperatures are expected to mo ... FULL STORY
Circuit Court Judge Crow publicly censured (February 1, 2007)
Failure to supervise or discipline members of his court staff
The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics recommended that Judge John V. Crow, Circuit Judge (now retired), Sublette County, Ninth Judicial District, Pinedale, Wyoming, be publicly censured for his conduct for failing or refusing to appropriately s ... FULL STORY
Crash near Farson kills California woman (February 1, 2007)
Car passing a working snowplow causes head-on collision
A California woman was killed in a head-on crash near Farson on Wednesday, January 31st. Linda M. Medellin, age 48, of Lancaster, California, died as a result of the crash. ... FULL STORY
Motorized Recreation on the BTNF Feb. 21 (February 2, 2007)
Public meeting in Jackson
Editor’s Note: This public meeting is in Jackson, but may be of interest to some of our readers who are concerned about motorized use on National Forest land on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. There will be seven great speakers at this presentation later th ... FULL STORY
Montana files suit against Wyoming over water (February 1, 2007)
Governor Freudenthal’s statement on Montana’s lawsuit over Tongue, Powder River
by Governor Freudenthal's Office news release
(Cheyenne, Wyoming) - Governor Dave Freudenthal expressed disappointment that Montana filed suit today against Wyoming over the apportionment of water in the Tongue and Powder River drainages. ... FULL STORY
UW Vice President's Honor Roll (February 1, 2007)
Mandy L. Moffat from Big Piney listed
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie, Wyoming) - The University of Wyoming lists Mandy L. Moffat from Big Piney on the 2006 fall semester Vice President's Honor Roll. The Vice President's Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) 2007 Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race (February 4, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
The 2007 Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom was held at White Pine Ski area on Saturday, February 3rd. The event was sponsored by the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association for kids ages Kindergarten through 12th grade. This race was only open to association mem ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Horse Creek Snowmobiling (February 4, 2007)
by Arnold Brokling
Arnold Brokling went snowmobiling up Horse Creek in the Wyoming Range on Saturday, February 3, with Dave and Gary Lankford, Gary Neely and Kurt Cordingly. The snowmobile below the rocks is being riden by Gary Lankford. "It has been a while since the last snow ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) A Dude's Guide to the Bondurant Cam (February 3, 2007)
by Paul Ellwood
Well dude, the main winter activity on the Bondo Cam is our town’s most eligible bachelor Lennie Campbell hitching and driving his teams of hay sled pulling draft horses out of the yard. Usually this occurs between 8:30 and 9:00 AM MST. ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) Want to see elk? Go to the National Elk Refuge! (February 3, 2007)
In Jackson, Wyoming
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
From late December until late March, for just $16, you can get up close and personal with hundreds of elk. The National Elk Feed Ground in Jackson offers sleigh rides through the elk herd. Start out at the visitor center, which is more like a museum. This is ... FULL STORY

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