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Pinedale Online News - March 2007

Wolf control costs calculated (March 9, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit
At an early March, 2007, meeting of the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association in Pinedale, Rod Krischke of Wildlife Services gave a report of his agency’s activities in Sublette County for the last year. ... FULL STORY
Indoor Archery League starts April 4 (March 29, 2007)
Goes for 10 weeks in Pinedale
The new Pinedale Indoor Archery League will be starting on Wednesday, April 4th and will continue for 10 weeks. Shooting will start at 6:30 PM and should be done before 9:00PM. ... FULL STORY
Role of WY Community Colleges in Workforce Development (March 30, 2007)
New Governor’s Commission formed; Cora's Ann Noble appointed
by Governor Freudenthal’s Office
(Cheyenne) Citing the need for a comprehensive examination of the role of Wyoming’s community colleges in meeting the state’s workforce development needs, Governor Dave Freudenthal today announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission on Community Colleges ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Kindergarten registration April 24 & 25 (March 29, 2007)
For children age five on or before Sept. 15
Pinedale Elementary School is holding Kindergarten registration on Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th at the Pinedale Elementary School Library. Registration is for all children who will be five years of age on or before September 15, 2007. This i ... FULL STORY
Adult Softball league forming (March 28, 2007)
Looking for players
by Kate Grimes
With the recent onset of nice spring weather and thoughts of summer it seemed like there should be an organized weekly activity to enjoy the weather and get folks together. Pinedale needed some cheap, weekly fun to get the newcomers and old timers together and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Road Closures due to Winter Storm (March 29, 2007)
Blizzard Conditons, Snow Advisories
Road Closures | Closure Map ... FULL STORY
Revolution in Voice and Data Communication (March 28, 2007)
by Union Wireless
Editor's comment: Union Wireless sent Pinedale Online this article in response to our questions about their cell phone service in the Sublette County area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Interstate 90 Crash Update (March 28, 2007)
I-90 Still Closed; Severe Winter Conditions
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Buffalo) Interstate 90 remains closed at this time from Buffalo to the Montana State line due to severe winter conditions. ... FULL STORY
WYDOT to install passing lanes in Hwy 191 (March 28, 2007)
16 new turning lanes between Rock Springs and the Jonah Field
The Casper-Star Tribune had an article today (March 28) about transportation and road issues on Hwy 191 and I-80 due to huge increases in traffic over the past few years. The article, “A big, long haul” by Jeff Gearino, says that Wyoming Department of Transpor ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Snow Advisories & Blizzard Warnings in WYO (March 28, 2007)
Winter returns to Wyoming this week
A major early spring storm is expected to impact much of central Wyoming today through Thursday. Blizzard warnings are in effect for portions of eastern Wyoming. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the mountains of central and northern Wyoming and Sweetwat ... FULL STORY
I-90 Closed after multiple vehicle crash (March 28, 2007)
Between Sheridan and Buffalo; Involves semi-trucks and a school bus; No fatalities
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Buffalo) Troopers and Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) field personnel have closed Interstate 90 in both directions between Sheridan and Buffalo following a multi-vehicle crash, which included a school bus. (I-90 is the east-west interstate in nor ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette crime decreases about 25% in 2006 (March 27, 2007)
Burglaries up, all o ther reported felonies either decreased or remained the same
According to preliminary figures released by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, crime in Sublette County decreased by about 25% in 2006 from 2005 levels, reports Jeffrey Jacquet, socioeconomic analyst for Sublette County. The tally of 2006 arrests and ... FULL STORY
Federal Oil and Gas sale April 3 (March 27, 2007)
by Bureau of Land Management
An oral oil and gas lease auction sponsored by Wyoming's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at the Holiday Inn in Cheyenne. Doors open at 7 a.m. with the auction beginning at 8 a.m. BLM will offer a total of 182,321 acres in 1 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Signs of Spring: Ticks are out, Sandhill Cranes back (March 27, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Several of the sure signs of Spring have already appeared: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Easter Egg Hunt April 7 (March 23, 2007)
by Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Boyd Skinner Town Park on Saturday, April 7 at 10 AM sharp! Children from toddler through 5th grade are welcome to come and join in the fun. Don’t be late; you can’t hold back hundreds of kids f ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for JaNeanne Hays March 31 (March 29, 2007)
Funeral Services for JaNeanne Hays will be held on Saturday, March 31, at the Big Piney Fine Arts Building at 11:00 am. Friends and family may also call at Covill Funeral Home Friday afternoon from 3:00-6:00 pm. ... FULL STORY
Enzi urges Yellowstone comments (March 27, 2007)
Lots of ‘em
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi's office
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., encouraged residents who care about public access and recreation in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to raise their voices on how the park should be managed. The National Park Service is ready for ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fatal truck crash causes I-80 detour (March 27, 2007)
Bridge damage, traffic detour at Lyman Interchange
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
A fatal truck crash and fire at the Bridger Valley Interchange east of Lyman early Tuesday (March 27) badly damaged the bridge carrying westbound traffic on I-80, forcing WYDOT to detour westbound traffic around the bridge using the exit and entrance ramps. ... FULL STORY
Two Pinedale BLM professional jobs open (March 26, 2007)
GIS Specialist; Wildlife Biologist
by Pinedale Online!
If you are interested in professional jobs in the Pinedale area, we just noticed these two that just got posted on the website, one for a GIS Specialist and the other for a Wildlife Biologist out of the Pinedale Field Office wi ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale seeks new P&Z Board member (March 25, 2007)
The Town of Pinedale is in need of a new Planning & Zoning Board member. Janet Montgomery recently resigned. Anyone interested may pick up an application from the Pinedale Town Hall, 210 W Pine St. Applications will be reviewed and appointed by the Town Counci ... FULL STORY
School Salaries (March 25, 2007)
The March 22, 2007, edition of the Pinedale Roundup newspaper had a Public Notice publishing the gross salaries for school personnel. This public notice is a requirement of Wyoming statute to be published during the month of March each year. ... FULL STORY
Mobile Mammography here in April (March 22, 2007)
Pinedale and Big Piney
The Mobile Mammography unit will be in Sublette County in Pinedale and Big Piney the second week of April (9, 10, 11th). For an appointment in Big Piney, call the Sublette County Public Health office at 307-276-3306. For an appointment in Pinedale, call the Pi ... FULL STORY
Spring Boating and Angling Reminder (March 27, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
With the recent warm temperatures many Wyoming anglers are getting the itch get on the open water and try their luck. With that, Game and Fish officials are reminding anglers they need to purchase a 2007 fishing license and conservation stamp to be legal. ... FULL STORY
Snow to return Tuesday-Friday! (March 26, 2007)
Winter to push out the nice warm weather
We have been basking in 50-60 degree weather these past few days, with the locals donning t-shirts, tank tops and shorts and making comments that it is starting to get “hot”. This is Wyoming, however, and as usually happens, winter will return several times be ... FULL STORY
BLM DEIS & Pinedale RMP meetings in April (March 25, 2007)
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Resource Management Plan
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be holding a series of public meetings and hearings in April to receive comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pinedale Resource Management Plan (RMP) for public lands administered by the Pin ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Model Horse Magazine includes Pinedale ski joring pics (March 25, 2007)
From Green River Valley Winter Carnival (2005)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The latest edition of Model Horse Magazine (Volume VII), published in England, features a section on “the fast-paced equine extreme sport of Skijoring, in which skiers are towed along by galloping thoroughbreds around an ice covered track.” The 4-page article ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mayor Smith: State of the Town address (March 29, 2007)
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Mayor Steve Smith gave a “State of the Town” address to members of the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 29, during a community conversation luncheon at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Update on Tammy Burns (March 23, 2007)
Injured in motocycle-semi accident in Pinedale on March 18
Sublette County resident Tammy Burns was seriously injured on Sunday, March 18, when she was riding a motorcycle and collided with a semi-truck in downtown Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) I-80 Crash (March 27, 2007)
A fatal truck crash and fire at the Bridger Valley Interchange east of Lyman early Tuesday badly damaged the bridge carrying westbound traffic on I-80, forcing WYDOT to detour westbound traffic around the bridge using the exit and entrance ramps. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Winds (March 27, 2007)
March is a transition month, with warmer weather of spring trying to push out winter. The clash often brings unsettled weather for several weeks where we can get snow, rain, hail, thunderstorms, lightning, stong wind and sunshine all in the same day. Tuesday, ... FULL STORY
Rodent poison found in tainted pet food (March 23, 2007)
Only 'Cuts and Gravy' pet food affected
by Pinedale Online
Reports were released today attributing the cause of the pet food recall is due to rodent poison. Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods, issued a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of dog and cat pet food after numerous animals became sickened. Some animals have ... FULL STORY
Effects of Wolves on Elk (March 23, 2007)
New report by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department
by Wyoming Game & Fish
A report released today (March 23) by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department takes a detailed look at the effects that wolves are having on elk populations in northwestern Wyoming. In the report, department biologists analyzed statewide elk population data from ... FULL STORY
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Pinedale (March 27, 2007)
Winds over 60 mph, lightning, blowing debris
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Sublette County in west central Wyoming including the town of Pinedale. The warning is in effect until 5:15 PM. ... FULL STORY
Work on I-80 continues, traffic delays to be expected (March 23, 2007)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
(Rock Springs) -The prime contractor for the Rock Springs Marginal, Pilot Butte/Dewar Drive sections is moving forward with the reconstruction project on Interstate 80. ... FULL STORY
7 Streams in SE Wyoming get instream flow permits (March 23, 2007)
Approved by the Wyoming State Engineer
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Seven sections of southeast Wyoming creeks and rivers received permits from the Wyoming State Engineer for instream flow water rights this month to help guarantee the waterways will continue to provide fishing for Cowboy State anglers. ... FULL STORY
Bird & Small Game Hunters to get harvest survey card (March 22, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
All 15,000 Wyoming bird and small game hunters who received a harvest survey card in the mail this week will be receiving a letter soon. On the original mailing, the code number for hunters to access the survey on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Web site ... FULL STORY
Wolf population continues increase (March 21, 2007)
New report by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The wolf population in Wyoming in 2006 included at least 311 wolves and was a 23-percent increase from the year before, according to a new report issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Welder at work (March 24, 2007)
New Pinedale Medical Clinic
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Not everyone got to play during the gorgeous weather on Saturday. With several major construction projects going on around town, lots of work crews took advantage of the nice weather to get good progress done on their building projects. Here, one of several we ... FULL STORY
John Perry Barlow appears on Comedy Central's Colbert Report (March 26, 2007)
Barlow lives in Pinedale. He was a guest on Comedy Central's Colbert Report show with Stephen Colbert
by Pinedale Online!
John Perry Barlow appeared on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report (pronounced “Cohl-bear Rah-pour”) on Monday, March 26. Stephen Colbert interviewed Barlow for his part in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s free speech lawsuit involving a video clip which parodi ... FULL STORY
Pet Food Recall (March 21, 2007)
Cuts and Gravy style dog and cat food by Menu Foods, Inc
by Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been informed that Menu Foods, Inc., a private-label pet food manufacturer based in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, is recalling all its "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food produced at its facility in Emporia, ... FULL STORY
Overhead sign on I-80 to be removed March 25 (March 21, 2007)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
(Rock Springs) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of Interstate 80 on Sunday, March 25, to facilitate the removal of the overhead sign structure at Exit 102, Dewar Drive. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) 2007 District History Day (March 25, 2007)
by Ann Noble
Sublette County schools participated in District History Day in Big Piney on Thursday, March 22, 2007. Schools from Lincoln County also participated. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Outdoor Photography magazine mentions the Winds (March 20, 2007)
David Muench’s Rocky Mountain Favorites, April 2007
by Mindi Crabb, Director, Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board
The April 2007 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine has a mention of our Wind River Mountains. The Winds are listed as one of David Muench’s Rocky Mountain Favorites in the article “Rocky Mountain Hotspots”. ... FULL STORY
Grizzly Bears emerging (March 20, 2007)
It’s not too early to encounter a Grizzly Bear
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Grizzly bear sightings in the upper South Fork Shoshone River valley, Sunlight Basin and the Beartooth Mountains in the Cody area since March 10 is clear indication that bears are emerging from their dens. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney Easter Egg Hunt March 24 (March 22, 2007)
Big Piney Friends of the Library annual Easter Breakfast, Basket Auction and Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Big Piney Friends of the Library Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24th. The Donation Breakfast starts at 9 am at the Sublette County Fairgrounds. The menu includes French toast, sausage, bacon, milk, Orange Juice, Coffee. The Easter ... FULL STORY
Thank you Dr. LaSuer! (March 21, 2007)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board
Editor’s Note: The Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board asked that this Thank You note be posted: ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Soccer Play (March 24, 2007)
Saturday was a beautiful day in Pinedale, and folks were outside enjoying the nice spring-like weather. These gents were playing soccer at the Pinedale ball fields. ... FULL STORY
(37 pictures) Green River Valley Winter Carnival 2007 (March 24, 2007)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The annual Green River Valley Winter Carnival was held on Saturday, March 24th in Pinedale. This year was a sharp contrast from last year's frigid -20 degree temperatures. Warm temperatures melted most of the snow and temperatures were above freezing. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney Easter Egg Basket Auction (March 22, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
This wagon full of toys and goodies is one of the many Easter baskets that will be auctioned off at the Friends of the Big Piney Library annual Easter Breakfast/Basket Auction/Easter Egg Hunt which will be held on Saturday, March 24. All the baskets are on dis ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Dance Across Wyoming visits Big Piney Elementary (March 23, 2007)
by Tim Ruland, Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Seven dancers from The University of Wyoming spent a day in the Big Piney elementary school on Thursday, March 22, working all day with all grade levels. The student dancer, most of whom were in their first or second year, taught the enthusiastic students basi ... FULL STORY
Wyoming ranks 6th in nation for pro-business policies (March 20, 2007)
by Rachel Girt, Wyoming Business Council
Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States 2007 study ranks Wyoming sixth in the nation for its progressive pro-business policies that result in job growth. ... FULL STORY
Black Bear Hunt dates change – last call! (March 20, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Black bear hunters are reminded it’s last call for those who want to renew their bait sites for the upcoming bear seasons. ... FULL STORY
Richard Honaker selected for US District Judge (March 20, 2007)
President selects Rock Springs, Wyoming attorney to serve on U.S. District Court
by Senator Craig Thomas news release
(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Craig Thomas today announced the selection of Richard Honaker of Rock Springs to be the next U.S. District Judge for the District of Wyoming. Honaker would fill the seat vacated by the recent retirement of U.S. District Judge C ... FULL STORY
Final list of Governor’s Action on 2007 Legislation (March 20, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal's Office
Here is the final list of action taken by Governor Dave Freudenthal on 2007 legislation: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) District Interschool Music Clinic (March 20, 2007)
Pinedale Middle School Musicians attend
by Craig Sheppard
On Saturday, March 17th, twenty five Pinedale Middle School musicians traveled to Cokeville to perform in the Wyoming Southwest District Middle School Interschool Music Clinic. They were selected from nine school music programs in the area by the recommendati ... FULL STORY
Rural Health Care Board meeting - notes (March 21, 2007)
Tuesday, March 20, Marbleton Town Hall
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online! Reporter's Notes
Editor’s Comment: The notes below are brief highlights of last night’s meeting. Reporters from both the Sublette Examiner and Pinedale Roundup newspapers also were present and covering this. See tomorrow's newspapers, March 22 edition, for more detailed report ... FULL STORY
Bust leads to one arrest for marijuana (March 20, 2007)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office issued the following release on Tuesday, March 20: ... FULL STORY
Sublette Democrats elect officers (March 20, 2007)
The Sublette County Democratic Central Committee met on Saturday, March 17th, at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale to conduct regular business. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Republicans elect new officers (March 19, 2007)
by Bob Rule, KPIN Radio Pinedale
The Sublette County Republican Party met Monday night, March 19, in the County Commissioners’ chambers of the Sublette County Courthouse, for their election of officers. Prior to voting, the group heard remarks by state legislators Monte Olsen, Stan Cooper, an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cirque of the Towers featured in Backpacker magazine (March 18, 2007)
Towers of the Gods Adventure – April, 2007 Backpacker
by Pinedale Online!
The April, 2007, Northwest Edition of Backpacker magazine features an article about hiking in Wyoming’s Cirque of the Towers area of the Wind River Mountain Range. The article, entitled, “Towers of the Gods: A lifelong climber comes full circle in Wyoming’s Wi ... FULL STORY
Modern Dance Concert Thursday, March 22 (March 17, 2007)
Dance Across Wyoming makes its stop in Pinedale
On Thursday, March 22, the University of Wyoming Theatre and Dance Department will perform “ … the body through which the dream flows …” at the Pinedale High School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., FREE to the public. ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish to discuss 2007 Hunting Seasons (March 18, 2007)
Public Workshop in Pinedale April 2
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites the public to participate in the 2007 big game season setting process by attending one of the public meetings scheduled throughout the region. Game and Fish biologists and wardens will be on hand to discuss data co ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Pinedale House Fire (March 23, 2007)
Blaze hits home at 367 N Tyler Ave
by Pinedale Online!
A fire broke out at a residence in Pinedale around 11 o'clock Friday morning. The fire was at a single-family home located at 367 N Tyler Avenue, second house down from the intersection of Tyler and Hennick Street on the east side of the street, just south of ... FULL STORY
Rural Health Care Board Minutes-March 20, 2007 meeting (March 23, 2007)
by Amber Stark, Sublette County Rural Health Care District Clerk
Sublette County Rural Health Care District ... FULL STORY
Child Pornography and the internet in Wyoming (March 22, 2007)
Guest Editorial by Matthew H. Mead, United States Attorney
Editor’s Note: John Powell, US Attorney's Spokesman, District of Wyoming, passed on this guest editorial by US. Attorney Matthew Mead addressing child pornography and the internet. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Judge overturns Pinedale Town election (March 21, 2007)
Smith out, Hohl in; Decision effective immediately
by Pinedale Online!
District Court Judge Norman E. Young handed in his decision on the lawsuit by Loretta M. Deats and Robert Brito Jr against the Pinedale Town Council contesting the election of Dave Smith to the Pinedale Town Council in May, 2006. The Plaintiffs filed a civil a ... FULL STORY
Local Sage Grouse Group to meet March 21 (March 20, 2007)
Finalizing sage grouse conservation plan
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Upper Green River Basin Local Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting Wednesday, March 21st at the Pinedale Library starting at 8:00 AM. The group is in the process of finalizing its sage grouse conservation plan based on comments received. ... FULL STORY
Bear-Lion Workshop March 21 (March 13, 2007)
Wildlife Officials to discuss safety with large predators
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
With reports of bears venturing out of their winter dens and many people looking to get out and hike after a long winter, it’s time to start thinking about being alert for bears. If you’re one of those people planning to get out, you should consider attending ... FULL STORY
JIO receives project applications (March 18, 2007)
2nd round of off-site mitigation project proposals
The Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office (JIO) received 14 new project applications for review in its second round of off-site mitigation project proposals. Off-site mitigation projects are intended to enhance landscape areas impacted by Jonah I ... FULL STORY
Traffic delays on I-80 can be expected (March 19, 2007)
Pilot Butte/Dewar Drive sections
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
Rock Springs) - Springing ahead into warmer weather, the prime contractor for the Rock Springs Marginal, Pilot Butte/Dewar Drive sections is preparing to move forward with the reconstruction project on Interstate 80. ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) Jump Rope for Heart (March 20, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
On Friday, March 16th, Pinedale Elementary School held a Jump Rope for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Throughout the day students participated in jumping activities and health related lessons. The day ended with an assembly in ... FULL STORY
EnCana expands high school scholarship program (March 12, 2007)
Now includes technical and trade schools
by EnCana USA
It’s that time again…time for students to start filling out those scholarship applications. EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has expanded its scholarship program and is seeking high school seniors who plan to study engineering, geology or geophysics at an accredite ... FULL STORY
Youth Basic Emergency Care (BEC) program started (March 11, 2007)
Sublette County EMS pilot program for youth ages 15-18
by Pinedale Online!
Sublette County Emergency Management Services (EMS) is implementing a new Basic Emergency Care program to give high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 years old an opportunity to learn more about basic emergency care to see if it is a career choice ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department on the web (March 11, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
The Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department’s new website is now online, The website was designed by Wesley Gooch, who owns Acroterra Corporation of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County creates website with GIS info (March 11, 2007)
Notice to landowners with privacy concerns
Sublette County is in the process of developing a new website for the county which will include links to the various departments and services provided by the county. The new website,, is expected to be finished within the next several month ... FULL STORY
Zero tolerance for alcohol at local shooting ranges (March 11, 2007)
The Pinedale Rifle and Pistol Club wishes to remind local gun enthusiasts of the new Zero Tolerance Ban that recently went into effect regarding the consumption or ingestion of alcohol and/or drugs at county-owned shooting sports facilities. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Construction Updates (March 11, 2007)
What winter slow down?
by Pinedale Online!
It used to be that winter was the "slow time", when the tourists left before snow season hit and we had Pinedale pretty much to ourselves as the locals. Business really slowed down, and businesses had to get creative, and often scrimp, to get through the winte ... FULL STORY
UW Women win Nordic Ski Championship (March 12, 2007)
Kari Boroff of Daniel, and Mae Peterson of Pinedale, competed
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie, Wyoming) - Not even a blinding snowstorm could stop the University of Wyoming women's Nordic ski team from capturing its third national title in four years. ... FULL STORY
Citizens Work to Protect Clean Air in Wyoming (March 10, 2007)
Pollution from the Jim Bridger Power Plant can be reduced
by Tom Bell, Wyoming Outdoor Council (Letter to the Editor)
On February 21, 2007, Pinedale Online reprinted a news release by PacifiCorp in response to a suit filed against the company by the Sierra Club and Wyoming Outdoor Council alleging opacity violations from 2001 to 2006 at PacifiCorp’s Jim Bridger power plant ne ... FULL STORY
Traffic To Be Disrupted on I-80 March 12 (March 10, 2007)
Exit 72, Westaco Road interchange
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
(Rock Springs) - Traffic at Exit 72, the Westvaco Road interchange, will be disrupted on Monday, March 12 during daylight hours while base repairs are made on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80. ... FULL STORY
Judge overturns Pinedale Town Council election (March 9, 2007)
Dave smith out; Dave Hohl in… pending possible stay and appeal
by Bob Rule, owner/manager, KPIN Radio
On May 2, 2006, Pinedale held a municipal election, and elected two new town council members, Dave Smith and Chris House, and also a new mayor, Stephen Smith. Shortly after the election, grumblings of "foul" were heard from several local citizens, claiming tha ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Follow Pinedale's Matt Anderson in the Iditarod! (March 8, 2007)
2007 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale local, Matt Anderson, is racing in the 2007 Iditarod sled dog race. We’ve created a webpage on Pinedale Online to track Matt’s progress, with daily updates. The page has a map showing how far Matt has traveled, daily entries of where he has been and w ... FULL STORY
BreakOut! Swim Clinic August 25 (March 7, 2007)
Sponsored by the Sublette County Swim Team
The Sublette County Swim Team is sponsoring the Mutual of Omaha “Breakout! Swim Clinic” on Saturday, August 25th at the new Pinedale Aquatic Center. ... FULL STORY
Nominations sought for WY History Teacher of the Year (March 7, 2007)
Deadline March 23, 2007
by University of Wyoming
The search is on for the top history teacher in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Maybe Baby, It's You (March 19, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale High School Drama Students performed 'Maybe Baby, It's You'. It is a collection of vignettes by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson. They play was about different relationships between a man and woman. The student's play opened on March 13th and they ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Jazz Band & Choir perform in Powell (March 19, 2007)
Northwest Jazz Festival
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band I and the Pinedale Jazz Choir traveled to Powell last weekend for the 24th annual Northwest Jazz Festival. The Pinedale band and choir come from one of the smallest schools at the festival. This year there were over 34 groups from three ... FULL STORY
(39 pictures) Caroline Classic Ski Race 2007 (March 19, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
Saturday, March 17th, warm weather and sunny skies made for a icy course in the morning at the 5th Annual Caroline Classic held at White Pine Ski Resort. The annual giant slalom race is open to ski and snowboarders of all ages. It is held in memory of Caroli ... FULL STORY
Sen. Thomas accepting Military Academy applications (March 6, 2007)
Senator Thomas nominates up to 10 people annually
by Senator Craig Thomas news release
(Washington D.C.) U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-Wyo.) today announced that he is accepting applications for appointments to the U.S. military service academies for the 2008 school year. Senator Thomas nominates up to ten people, annually, to compete for each v ... FULL STORY
Wolves cause feedground problems (March 6, 2007)
G&F seriously concerned about the safety of their employees and the public
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Wolves have been disrupting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s feedground operations in northwest Wyoming again this winter. In the past several weeks, Game and Fish personnel at feedgrounds have become increasingly frustrated with the wolf activity and th ... FULL STORY
Caroline Classic Ski Race March 17 (March 13, 2007)
At White Pine Ski Area. Everyone welcome! Free!
The 5th Annual Caroline Classic Ski Race will be held on Saturday, March 17, at White Pine Ski Area and Resort. The 2-run Giant Slalom is open to everyone ages K to 50+! The event is presented by the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gas Prices (March 12, 2007)
Gas prices are beginning to rise again. Regular unleaded jumped by an average of 7 cents, and diesel rose an average of 13 cents, from prices at the pump a week ago in Pinedale. This photo was taken on Monday, March 12th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Deer dropping antlers (March 11, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
March is usually when mule deer start to drop their antlers. Mule deer, elk and moose all drop their antlers each spring and grow a complete new, and larger "rack" each year. The new antlers will be fully grown in time for mating season in the fall. ... FULL STORY
State Science Fair Sweepstake Winners at UW (March 7, 2007)
Pinedale's Erica David repeats as winner
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie, Wyoming) - Students from Pinedale and Cody repeated as sweepstakes winners at the recent Wyoming State Science Fair held at the University of Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Dancer’s Workshop visits Pinedale Elementary School (March 11, 2007)
by Tim Ruland, Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Dancers from Jackson Hole’s Dancer’s Workshop had a residency at Pinedale Elementary School recently. DW worked with all grades and taught basic dance movements and the importance of balance, trust and other dance concepts. This was part of a three-week resid ... FULL STORY
UW Women's Nordic Ski Team near National Title (March 7, 2007)
Senior Kari Boroff of Daniel and Sophomore Mae Peterson from Pinedale on the team
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie, Wyoming) - A nearly 20-point margin with just two events remaining all but assures a title for the University of Wyoming women's Nordic ski team at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Nationals at Snow Mountain Ranch ne ... FULL STORY
UW Students to do volunteer work during spring break (March 7, 2007)
Big Piney’s Amanda Blair and Shawn Kautzsch to take part in the Alternative Spring Break program
by University of Wyoming
(Laramie, Wyoming) - University of Wyoming students will travel to various locations across the United States to do volunteer work during a second consecutive Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Two UW students from Big Piney are particpating in the program: Amand ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Child Care Survey (March 6, 2007)
Conducted by Sublette Community Partnership
by Sublette Community Partnership
In order to gauge the need for day-care, preschool services, after school programs and summer time youth programming in the Pinedale area, Jeffrey Jacquet, socio-economic analyst for the Sublette Community Partnership, and Laurie Latta, coordinator for the Par ... FULL STORY
GR Winter Carnival moved to March 23-24 (March 6, 2007)
Date change from March 9
Organizers have just let us know that they have changed the dates for this year’s Green River Winter Carnival from March 9th to Friday & Saturday, March 23-24. More information and advertising for the event will be released soon. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Alpine Skiers do well at State (March 4, 2007)
The State Alpine Ski Championship was held in Jackson over the weekend. The results were announced during the Intermountain Free Style Championships at White Pine on Sunday. We don’t have the names of all who competed yet, but here’s what was announced: ... FULL STORY
Passport Fair March 31 in Pinedale (March 4, 2007)
The U.S. Postal Service is sponsoring a Passport Fair in Pinedale on Saturday, March 31st at the Pinedale Library from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Laws makes it tougher on registered sex offenders (March 6, 2007)
Governor Freudenthal signed four bills this legislative session aimed at making Wyoming less attractive for convicted sex offenders. ... FULL STORY
Mountain Avalanche advisory (March 5, 2007)
Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center puts out daily avalanche advisory and weather forecasts that are of great help to snowmobilers and back-country skiers. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Thaw Party at the Museum (March 8, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Mike Powell, a member of the American Mountain Men, was the guest speaker at the Museum of the Mountain Man's annual "Spring Thaw Party" on Thursday evening in Pinedale. He gave a talk on 'Possibles' bags, a "man's purse" used to carry accoutrements by the tra ... FULL STORY
Citizens Work to Protect Clean Air in Wyoming (March 10, 2007)
Pollution from the Jim Bridger Power Plant can be reduced
by Tom Bell, Wyoming Outdoor Council (Letter to the Editor)
The Jim Bridger Power Plant, viewed from a small plane over the desert, is pretty imposing. The four towering smokestacks and accompanying electricity generating units make it one of the largest industrial sites in Wyoming. And, unfortunately, it has been foun ... FULL STORY
Finally, Wyoming has a State Grass (March 10, 2007)
Western Wheatgrass
by Governor Freudenthal's office
For years, Wyoming has had a state tree, a state flower, a state bird, a state animal, and even a state soil. Now, through the efforts of Senator Gerald Geis and Representative Debbie Hammons, Wyoming now has a state grass. Debate in the legislature surrounded ... FULL STORY
G&F Commission meetings in Casper March 14-16 (March 4, 2007)
Sublette County wildlife topics on the agenda
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Non-Resident Deer/Antelope deadline March 15 (March 4, 2007)
License application deadline
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Nonresident hunters are alerted applications for deer and antelope licenses - either by conventional mail or through the Internet - must be received in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Cheyenne office no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15. ... FULL STORY
Governor signs bill banning Open Containers (March 2, 2007)
On Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal signed the open container bill into law in Wyoming. Beginning July 1st, no person will be allowed to have an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor signs Wolf Management Bill (March 2, 2007)
Governor Freudenthal signed the wolf-management bill HB213, "Game and fish-wolf management," also known as House Enrolled Act 123, into law today, March 2. ... FULL STORY
Local Sage Grouse Group to convene March 7 (March 5, 2007)
In Pinedale
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Pinedale) - The Upper Green River Basin Local Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting Wednesday, March 7th at the Pinedale Library starting at 8:00 AM. The group is in the process of finalizing its sage grouse conservation plan based on comment ... FULL STORY
Ladies: Earn more wages (March 2, 2007)
Help for low-income, single Moms
Are you a low-income, single mom trying to make ends meet? ... FULL STORY
State HS Basketball Tournament Scores (March 2, 2007)
Tournament in Lander
The tournament was held in Lander. Pinedale games were broadcast live on KPIN 101.1 FM Pinedale News Radio. Sportscasters were Ward Wise and Gene Andrews. ... FULL STORY
Republican Convention to meet March 19 (March 2, 2007)
In Pinedale
The Sublette County Republican Convention will be held Monday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m. in the commissioner’s meeting room of the courthouse in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Vets to benefit from new law (March 7, 2007)
More eligible for a property tax break and enhanced benefits
by Wyoming Department of Revenue
(Cheyenne, Wyoming) - More of Wyoming’s veterans will be eligible for a property tax break - and could receive enhanced benefits - as the result of a bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature and signed into law by Governor Dave Freudenthal. House Enrolled Act 7 ... FULL STORY
Final update of Federal Oil and Gas Regulations (March 7, 2007)
BLM says it will improve energy development on Public Lands
by Bureau of Land Management
In a move that will enhance the nation’s energy independence and security, the Bureau of Land Management today (March 7, 2007) published final revised regulations governing oil and gas activity on the public lands. The rule published in today’s Federal Regist ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Jackson Elk Counted (March 2, 2007)
Total number of elk similar to last year
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Jackson) - The annual winter classification for Wyoming's largest elk herd, the Jackson Herd, was recently completed. The total number of elk counted was similar to the number counted last year at this time. This year there were 11,790 elk counted compared ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) WAHL Bantam State Hockey Championship in Pinedale (March 6, 2007)
Pinedale takes 2nd; Gillette takes 1st
by Tara Bolgiano
The 2007 WAHL “B” Bantam State Championship was held in Pinedale on March 3-4th. The Pinedale Glaciers finished the WAHL season with a record of 3-11-3. They went into State in 3rd place in the “B” Division. Pinedale played the teams from Sheridan, Cody and Gi ... FULL STORY
Dig It! - What's Bugging You? (March 6, 2007)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
"It's not easy being green", said Kermit the Frog. As Kermit knew, though, we all can do our part in keeping our beautiful world in a natural, balanced state. For purposes of this article on control of multi-legged garden pests (well, slugs don't have legs, bu ... FULL STORY
G&F Releases Plans for Elk Meat Donation (March 2, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) plans to donate elk meat from this year's test-and-removal pilot project through the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies (WFBR) in the upcoming weeks. WFBR will use the meat as part of the statewide Emergency Food Assistan ... FULL STORY
O&G industry to help EPA solve environmental problems (March 2, 2007)
by Environmental Protection Agency
(Washington, D.C.) - The oil and gas exploration and refining industry has become the 13th industry to join EPA’s voluntary Sector Strategies Program that fosters collaboration among business, government, and non-government organizations. Through this program ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Night Skies over Wyoming (March 4, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Night skies in Wyoming Dave Bell captured the full moon rising over Mt Bonneville in the Wind River Mountains. A total eclipse of the moon occurred for most of Europe, Africa and parts of North America on Saturday night. For us, the moon appeared only slightly ... FULL STORY
(39 pictures) 2007 Fremont Lake Ice Fishing Derby (March 5, 2007)
Sponsored by the Pinedale Boat Club
by Bill Boender
The Pinedale Boat Club sponsored their annual Big Fish Ice Fishing Derby on Fremont Lake on Saturday & Sunday, March 3-4th. More than 350 intrepid sportspersons signed up to brave the cold wind on Saturday, but were rewarded with a beautiful day Sunday. Partic ... FULL STORY
EnCana expands high school scholarship program (March 5, 2007)
$2500 per year for up to four years for graduating student
by Encana USA
It’s that time again…time for students to start filling out those scholarship applications. EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has expanded its scholarship program and is seeking high school seniors who plan to study engineering, geology or geophysics at an accredite ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) DEIS examines three South Rim wells (March 5, 2007)
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Plains Exploration & Production Eagle Prospect wells
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Forest Service has released the draft environmental impact statement on Plains Exploration and Production Company’s proposal to drill three exploratory wells in the Wyoming Range, seven miles southeast of Bondurant. If approved, the wells would evalua ... FULL STORY
(30 pictures) Freestyle Ski Jumping at White Pine (March 4, 2007)
Mogul and Aerial Competitions
by Pinedale Online!
Photo Gallery by Arnold Brokling, Pam McCulloch and Clint Gilchrist ... FULL STORY
State Bantam Hockey Championship March 3-4 (March 1, 2007)
In Pinedale
The State WAHL Bantam Hockey Championship will be held in Pinedale this weekend, March 3-4. The Pinedale Glacier Bantams finished the WAHL season with a record of 3-11-3. They will go on to State in 3rd Place in the “B” Division. ... FULL STORY
Snowmobile Conditions Weekend Report (March 2, 2007)
Greater Continental Divide Trails & Wyoming Range
by Wyoming State Trails Program
(1 pictures) Blowing Snow (March 2, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit
Winter drive This was the scene driving into Pinedale from Daniel on Friday afternoon: blowing snow creating a layer of ice on the road's surface. Winds are expected to continue throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Winter Scenes (March 2, 2007)
by Scott Almdale
Scott Almdale sent in these six great photos of recent scenes of winter in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Dr. Seuss' Birthday (March 2, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday and the 50th Birthday of the book, Cat in the Hat. Schools across American were encouraged to celebrate reading today by reading Dr. Seuss books in their schools. Several members of the Pinedale comm ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mesa Drill Rigs (March 2, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Two natural gas drill rigs work on the Mesa south of Pinedale, with Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountain Range in the background. For more of Dave Bell's photos of the area, click on this link: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New Pinedale Medical Clinic (March 1, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Work is progressing on the new Pinedale Medical Clinic being built next to the old clinic on the east side of town. The clinic is expected to be completed by November. This photo is from a couple of days ago. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) FDA Update on Peanut Butter Recall (March 2, 2007)
Salmonella found in the ConAgra Plant
by Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
As a follow-up to the recent Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an extensive inspection of ConAgra's Sylvester, Georgia processing plant. Samples collected by the FDA revealed the presence of ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Early Spring Calf (March 1, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit
Two weeks ahead of schedule, and at 18 below zero, but the first calf of the year for Paradise Sheep Company didn't seem to mind. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Rural Health Care District meeting (March 1, 2007)
New Clinic Administrator and doctor on staff, helicopter proposal presented
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online, Reporter’s Notes
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board held a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at the Marbleton Town Hall. All the available seats were taken by interested public as well as many people standing in the room and out in the hall to atten ... FULL STORY

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