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Pinedale Online News - June 2007

What I like about Pinedale (June 29, 2007)
Pinedale soldier in Baghdad, Iraq, writes in
We received this e-mail from U.S. Army Sgt. Tyrell Zierlein in response to our, “Tell us what you like about Pinedale” question. Zierlein, 22, is a 2004 graduate of Pinedale High School. He is currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mtn Power requests WY rate increase (June 29, 2007)
Growing Wyoming customer demand for electricity drives request for rate increase, says company
by Rocky Mountain Power news release
(Cheyenne) - Rocky Mountain Power filed an application with the Wyoming Public Service Commission June 29, seeking an increase of $36.1 million in customer rates annually, or an overall increase of 8.4 percent. The request is necessary to recover the costs of ... FULL STORY
Dig It! - Maintain a Healthy Garden (June 29, 2007)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Here are some ideas to make your flower garden last longer and give you more time to enjoy it. ... FULL STORY
UW lists Spring Semester Graduates (June 29, 2007)
Students from Big Piney and Daniel
by University of Wyoming
Laramie) - The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to eight students from Sublette County at the completion of the 2007 spring semester. This spring UW awarded 1,360 degrees and 31 certificates. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kris Johnson ensemble plays 4th of July (June 12, 2007)
Band features former Pinedale drummer Ryan Ptasnik
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
As the first in a series of summer events from the Pinedale Fine Arts Council, the Kris Johnson Music Ensemble (KJME) will be performing their own flavor of jazz on July 4 at the Town’s Annual 4th of July Picnic in the American Legion Park at 4:30 p.m. (Picnic ... FULL STORY
Big Piney Chuckwagon Days July 3 & 4th (June 24, 2007)
Big Piney will be holding their annual Chuckwagon Days celebration Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3rd & 4th. ... FULL STORY
News at a Glance (June 29, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Horse Creek Fire: ... FULL STORY
Hughes Net satellite experiences system outage (June 29, 2007)
System outage on at least 3 satellites
by Pinedale Online!
We are posting this story as preliminary information, but qualify it to our readers by saying as yet we have no official information to further verify the reason for, or extent of, this outage: ... FULL STORY
WYDOT suspends 511 service temporarily (June 28, 2007)
Travel Information System
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
The Wyoming 511 travel information system, provided by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), is being redesigned, and as a result, the 511 telephone number is temporarily out of service. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Sublette County Library Summer Program (June 28, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch
Get a clue at the Sublette County Library this summer. ... FULL STORY
Horse Creek Fire Update: Saturday, June 30 (June 30, 2007)
Horse Creek Fire Update: Saturday, June 30: ... FULL STORY
WHP adds new Division in Sublette County (June 27, 2007)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Pinedale) - The Patrol's newest Division, 'T', will become a reality on July 1st, 2007. The new Division will encompass all of Sublette County and a portion of northern Sweetwater County along highways US 191, WYO 28 and US 189 to La Barge in northern Lincol ... FULL STORY
LaBarge 4th of July Celebration June 29-30 (June 24, 2007)
Friday, June 29: Little Buckaroo Rodeo, 6 PM, LaBarge Rodeo Grounds ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Visitor Center Grand Opening Sunday (June 29, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
The new Sublette County Visitor Center in Pinedale is completed. The building will be the new home for the Chamber of Commerce and staff of the Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hot in Pinedale (June 30, 2007)
103 degrees on Saturday The temperature sign on the First State Bank of Pinedale showed 103 degrees in Pinedale at 3:15 on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso Votes No on Immigration Bill (June 28, 2007)
by Senator Barrasso’s office
(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., today joined a majority of senators in rejecting the Senate immigration reform bill, saying the bill “would have granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.” Fifty-three senators voted against movi ... FULL STORY
Predator control is economical (June 30, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Predator control can be controversial and unpleasant, but it is also an economical practice when applied to benefit agriculture, wildlife and human health. Three scientists authored a research paper called “Economics of predation management in relation to agri ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Marm's Lake (June 23, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Marm's Lake Dave Bell hiked North from Big Sandy to Marms Lake on Saturday. "Biggest news is--bugs! Wow! Great scenery, gorgeous day! Trails are dry, no snow!" For photos of Dave's recent hikes in the Big Sandy area and to Photographer's Point, click on this l ... FULL STORY
New Mexico county fed up with wolf (June 30, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Catron County (New Mexico) Commission has determined that a reintroduced Mexican wolf is a threat to humans and has served the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with its notice of intent to remove the animal, since the federal wildlife agency refuses to do so ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) John Barrasso sworn in as U.S. Senator (June 25, 2007)
Fills vacancy left by Sen. Craig Thomas
by Pinedale Online!
John Barrasso was sworn in as U.S. Senator for today in Washington D.C. Barrasso, a conservative Republican surgeon, was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney to fill the vacancy left by Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas, who passed away on June 4th while being tr ... FULL STORY
Horse Creek Fire grows to 1200 acres (June 25, 2007)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – Update Monday, June 25, 4:30 PM: The weather has not been in favor of the firefighters who are working to suppress the Horse Creek fire about 8 miles west of Merna, Wyoming. The fire has grown to roughly 1200 acres this afternoon due to the winds ... FULL STORY
Wildfire season picking up across US (June 25, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
(Pinedale) - Monday, June 25, Noon Update: Wildland fire activity continues to increase throughout the West, according to the National Daily Fire Report from the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Nationally, fires and acres burned remain well above the ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Horse Creek Fire at 7,660 acres Friday eve (June 29, 2007)
Grew 655 acres Friday, back-burns in progress
by Pinedale Online!
Notice: There will be a public meeting in Pinedale on Sunday, July 1, at 7PM at the Pinedale Library regarding the Horse Creek Fire. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Ethelyne Worl June 29 (June 22, 2007)
Memorial Services for Ethelyne Worl will be held on Friday, June 29, at 11:30 AM at the Pinedale Community United Church of Christ. ... FULL STORY
Bear Hunters reminded to remove their baits (June 22, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Hunters and outfitters are reminded that regulations require their black bear baits on public land must be removed within one week after the close of the spring or fall season. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Fire crosses from Elk Ck into S Horse Creek (June 28, 2007)
Crests the ridge and continues to move south
by Pinedale Online!
Thursday, 8:30 PM Update: The Horse Creek Fire crossed over the ridge from Elk Creek into South Horse Creek around 2:00 PM today (Thursday). Allene Dana sent in these photos of its progress. ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Horse Creek Fire still growing - 5363 acres (June 27, 2007)
One structure threatened
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Update 11:00 AM Thursday, June 28: Officially, the Horse Creek Fire grew to 5,363 acres by Thursday morning, increasing by 2,362 acres since yesterday. The noon report Wednesday placed the fire size at 3001 acres. ... FULL STORY
Get to know Wildlife Services (June 28, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
USDA Wildlife Services has a memorandum of understanding with USDI Fish and Wildlife Service to handle on-the-ground wolf problems. While FWS is the agency charged with protecting wolves and is the decision-maker on when to take problem wolves out of the popul ... FULL STORY
Wolf killed in Bighorns (June 28, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Last Wednesday, June 20, a two-year old male wolf was killed by an M-44 coyote bait in the Bighorn Mountains near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does not acknowledge the presence of wolves in this area, but every once in a while, one en ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf lawsuit moves forward (June 28, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The State of Wyoming recently filed its opening brief in U.S. District Court for Wyoming in its continued battle with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for wolf delisting. ... FULL STORY
June 28 PAWG Meeting cancelled (June 14, 2007)
by Bureau of Land Management news release
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) meeting slated for Thursday, June 28 has been cancelled. ... FULL STORY
Opening on Rural Health Care Board (June 12, 2007)
Board to select new board member on June 27th
by Sublette County Rural Health Care Board
The Sublette County Rural Health Care Board will appoint a replacement for one (1) open position on the Board. This appointment will serve through the next general election (August, 2008). The Board will meet for a Special Meeting on June 27, 2007, at 7:00 P ... FULL STORY
BTNF fighting two fires through the weekend (June 24, 2007)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – Sunday, June 24, 2007, 12:30 PM Update: Interagency firefighters are still battling two fires on the Big Piney District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Horse Creek fire which started on Thursday, June 21st is 800-acres and is burning 8- ... FULL STORY
New Fire in North Cottonwood Creek of Wyoming Range (June 23, 2007)
Nylander Creek Fire at 3 acres Saturday afternoon
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale, Wyo) - Saturday, June 23 Update: The Nylander Creek Fire was reported at 3:45 Saturday afternoon. The fire is burning in the North Cottonwood Creek drainage near Nylander Creek. Resources that responded to the scene include a Type II helicopter an ... FULL STORY
Rapid Industrial Cleaning sponsors NASCAR Busch Racer (June 22, 2007)
#66 Steve Wallace of RWI Racing
A business with ties to Pinedale, Rapid Rig Wash, Inc (Rapid Industrial Cleaning), has entered into an agreement to serve as the primary sponsor of RWI Racing’s No. 66 Dodge Charger, driven By Steve Wallace, in five 2007 NASCAR Busch Series races. Wallace’s ca ... FULL STORY
Horse Creek Fire activity slows (June 22, 2007)
Fire at 700 acres, 200 people on blaze west of Daniel
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – Friday, June 22 Update: The Horse Creek Fire on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest put up a lot of smoke this afternoon, but has not been extremely active. The fire has only grown to 700 acres and is being suppress ... FULL STORY
Test-and-Removal Pilot Project Year-Two Report (June 22, 2007)
Project to reduce brucellosis in elk
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) - Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) recently completed a report on the efforts, expenditures, and results of the second year of the test-and-removal pilot project. The 5-year experimental project began in 2006 on the Muddy Creek feedground ... FULL STORY
Governor appoints Barrasso to the U.S. Senate (June 22, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) – Gov. Dave Freudenthal today appointed John Barrasso to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sen. Craig Thomas. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) MythBusters help UW Archaeologists (June 22, 2007)
Was there a technological advantage to using arrowheads for prehistoric cultures?
by University of Wyoming
In the Stone Age, prehistoric peoples created weapons by making stone projectile points and affixing them to arrow and spear shafts. Until now, no one has researched the technological advantage or disadvantage of the arrowhead to prehistoric culture. ... FULL STORY
Plains asks BTNF not to finalize EIS (June 22, 2007)
Proposal for drilling in the Wyoming Range
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Big Piney District Ranger Greg Clark of the Bridger-Teton National Forest received a letter last week from the Plains Exploration and Production (PXP) company asking the Forest not to finalize the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to expand the National ... FULL STORY
More on the Horse Creek Fire (June 21, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
9:00 PM Update, Thursday, July 21: We received more information this evening about the wildfire that is burning in the Horse Creek drainage west of Daniel in the Wyoming Range this afternoon (Thursday). ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Horse Creek Fire at 3000 acres (June 26, 2007)
No structures threatened
by Pinedale Online!
Click on these links for more stories and photos about this fire: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) It's all in the math: WG&F calculates costs (June 25, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Although the latest results from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department indicate that the recent test-and-removal program for elk at the Muddy Creek feedground cost some $22,563 per elk removed, the lesson to be learned may be that it’s all in the math. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Court sides against Robbins (June 25, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in the Bureau of Land Management’s lawsuit against Harvey Frank Robbins, siding against Robbins. ... FULL STORY
Horse Creek Wildfire (June 21, 2007)
Burning in the Wyoming Range west of Daniel
by Pinedale Online!
3:00 PM Update, Thursday, July 21: A wildfire is currently burning on the Bridger-Teton National Forest west of Daniel in the Horse Creek drainage of the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Green River Valley Museum opens for the season (June 24, 2007)
Author Tom Rea gives opening program
by Pinedale Online!
The Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney opened for the season on June 15th. The invited Casper author, Tom Rea, to return to Big Piney and kick off their 2007 summer season with a presentation on Thursday, June 21st about “Ella Watson’s Fence: The Story beh ... FULL STORY
Drought conditions persist in Wyoming (June 20, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
The heavy moisture from several substantial spring storms this year has been a mere drop in the bucket, state officials said today. Wyoming remains in a serious drought. ... FULL STORY
Correction to WPR Brandon Owens comment (June 20, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
This news release was sent out this morning from Governor Freudenthal’s office: ... FULL STORY
Jackson attorney gets formal public censure (June 20, 2007)
Richard Mulligan
by Wyoming State Bar
Jackson attorney Richard Mulligan today received a formal public censure by order of the Wyoming Supreme Court. ... FULL STORY
U.S. Attorney Information - Applications Due June 26 (June 19, 2007)
Replacement for Matt Mead
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi’s office
Following the June 7 resignation of Matt Mead as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming , U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is accepting letters of interest and resumes from people interested in filling the spot. ... FULL STORY
BTNF welcomes 3 new District Rangers (June 19, 2007)
Pinedale, Kemmerer and Buffalo Ranger Districts
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Western, Wyo) – Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton has hired three District Rangers over the last several weeks to assist her in managing the 3.4 million acre Bridger-Teton National Forest. There were recently vacant Ranger positions in the Kemmerer, Pinedale ... FULL STORY
Pinedale man killed in roll-over accident (June 19, 2007)
Loren Denney
Loren H. Denney, of Pinedale, was killed on Monday, June 18, as the result of a roll-over accident on WYO 352 approximately 24 miles north of Pinedale, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol today. ... FULL STORY
‘More Kids in the Woods’ Program (June 19, 2007)
Outdoor programs for kids in July & August in Jackson (some free!)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest news release
(Jackson) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest is one of only 24 forests nationwide to receive a grant to help fund a series of activities that will invite local kids to come outdoors this summer and connect with their public lands. Additionally, the program w ... FULL STORY
Governor continues opposition to Wyoming Range Development (June 18, 2007)
Plains Exploration to further evaluate their project's environmental impacts
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne). – Gov. Dave Freudenthal remains concerned about a controversial drilling project in the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
Condition report for the Highline Trail (June 18, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
(Pinedale) - We’ve had some folks ask about the condition for the Highline Trail in the Wind River Mountains - Bridger Wilderness, so we made some phone calls to find out. It is still just the middle of June, so this is very early spring in the high country. ... FULL STORY
(38 pictures) Horse Creek Fire - Photo Gallery (June 23, 2007)
Fire danger raised to HIGH
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Editor Note: See June 26, 2007 - 9:00 pm update for more recent information and pictures. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) National History Day (June 20, 2007)
Jenny Beiermann, a student from Big Piney Middle School, placed 6th in the Junior Individual Performance category at National History Day in Maryland earlier this month. The title of her performance was, “Turning Tragedy Into Triumph: The Fight To Eradicate Po ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Photographer's Point Hike (June 19, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Photographer’s Point hike Dave Bell hiked up to Photographer’s Point from Elkhart Park trailhead on Tuesday. Trail Report--Elkhart Park to Photographers Point--No snow on trail, trail mostly dry, very little mud. "As usual Photo Point didn't disappoint--except ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM Issues Firewood Permits (June 8, 2007)
First-come, first-serve, through November 12
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale BLM will begin offering firewood permits throughout the field office jurisdiction. ... FULL STORY
Kris Johnson Music Ensemble performances in July (June 8, 2007)
The Kris Johnson Music Ensemble will be here to give several performances during the early part of July. ... FULL STORY
PHS 50th Class Reunion July 28-29 (June 7, 2007)
The 1957 graduating class of Pinedale High School will be holding its 50th Reunion on Saturday-Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2007. For more information please contact Pat Coleman at 307-367-4143 or Wilma Shriver at 307-367-4632. ... FULL STORY
Dinner to honor musher Matt Anderson June 19 (June 6, 2007)
Successfully completed the 2007 Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March
The Green River Guest Ranch/The Place, and James Thomas of High Mountain Realty, are pleased to sponsor a special Dinner in honor of sled dog musher Matt Anderson. Anderson, from Cora, successfully completed his first attempt at running the 1150-mile gruelin ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale comments on BLM RMP (June 19, 2007)
The Town of Pinedale submitted comments to the Pinedale office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the Pinedale BLM Resource Management Plan. ... FULL STORY
Senator Candidate Forum on WY Public TV at 7 PM (June 18, 2007)
Re-broadcast of Sunday’s candidate forum in Casper
Wyoming Public Television will preempt its regular programming on Monday night for the re-broadcast of the "Selecting a Senator - Candidate Forum", coverage of the Republican caucus to hear all the candidates running for the late Senator Craig Thomas' seat in ... FULL STORY
Man injured by Grizzly at Grand Teton National Park (June 14, 2007)
Surprises sow with three cubs feeding on an elk carcass
by Grand Teton National Park news release
Dennis VanDenbos, a 54-year-old resident of Lander, Wyoming, was injured by a grizzly bear at approximately 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, while walking on the Wagon Road just below the corrals at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor’s comments on BLM RMP (June 18, 2007)
Urges ‘balance on public lands near Pinedale’
by Governor Freudenthal's office
(Cheyenne). – As a result of the intense pace of oil and gas development in the Pinedale area, the Bureau of Land Management should work to provide balance for other uses of public lands in order to preserve a “functional landscape” which includes open space. ... FULL STORY
Public comments sought for produced water (June 14, 2007)
What to do with Coal Bed Methane water discharge
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) - The Coal Bed Methane Task Force is seeking public comment on two proposals to manage produced water in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
I-80 Rock Springs road construction update (June 14, 2007)
Expect minor delays
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Rock Springs) - Traffic is expected to be moving smoothly throughout the Rock Springs Marginal, Dewar Drive/Pilot Butte reconstruction project, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) G&F contributes to Jackson Antler Arches (June 14, 2007)
Antlers from the National Elk Refuge feedgrounds near Jackson
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
As the famous elk antler arches on the Jackson town square are being rebuilt, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has made a contribution to see that it's done in a timely manner. The Game and Fish recently donated over 250 pounds of elk antlers to the City ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Father's Day Fishing Derby – 2007 (June 18, 2007)
Pinedale Boat Club
by Bill Boender
On Sunday the 17th, 88 hopefuls entered the Pinedale Boat Club annual fish derby. The number exceeds last year's 71 entries hoping to snag some of the $2,600 in prize money. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sue Sommers Art Show (June 12, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Artist Sue Sommers has artwork on display until Thursday, June 21st, in the Lovatt Room at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. The June show is an exihibit of new landscape paintings by the artist. Works are acrylic, and acrylic and collage, on canvas and ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Skeleton Update (June 18, 2007)
by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!
Viewers have asked for an update on the skeletons found on May 10th just west of Pinedale during installation of a septic system at the construction site of a private residence. There really isn’t much new, but we decided to do a follow-up story to let viewer ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) GOP meets to make Senate selections (June 17, 2007)
Selection Process by WYGOP on Tuesday, June 19
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Tip: To make sure you are seeing the most current version of this page, press the CTRL key on your keyboard at the same time you click the REFRESH button on your browser. ... FULL STORY
Groups petition for end to gunning after plane tragedy (June 17, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Earlier this month, two federal agriculture agents died when their plane crashed during an aerial gunning trip in Wayne County, Utah. Pilot Joseph Harris and gunner Glen Stevenson routinely flew on aerial hunts. The cause of the crash is under investigation. ... FULL STORY
What's up with wolves in Colorado? (June 11, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Colorado is part of the gray wolf’s native range, but wolves were eradicated from the state by the mid-1930s, according to a statement from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. ... FULL STORY
Wolves and humans series (June 17, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota has produced a new “Wolves and Humans” informational series of brochures to help foster wolf/human coexistence, including a tip sheet for avoiding conflicts with wolves and another on wolves that have become habi ... FULL STORY
Long-term wolf impact unknown (June 17, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
According to a paper written by three wildlife researchers, the long-term ecological impact of the Yellowstone wolf reintroduction program remains unknown. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Fox Kits (June 17, 2007)
by Arnold Brokling
Arnold Brokling captured these photos of two fox kits on Friday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pronghorn family (June 12, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
These pronghorn "antelope" twins are probably no more than a couple of days old. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cattle Drive (June 12, 2007)
It's not uncommon to come upon a cattle drive down the middle of the highway in rural Wyoming. This was the scene on Hwy 189 south of Daniel on Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
Thirty-one candidates file for Senate seat (June 15, 2007)
To temporarily fill the place of the late Senator Craig Thomas
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Fred Parady released the final list of 31 candidates who met the deadline to apply for the vacancy to temporarily fill the late Senator Craig Thomas’ position. ... FULL STORY
A place for wolves (June 15, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Ever wonder just what plans are in the works for wolf restoration efforts? Last year Defenders of Wildlife issued its “blueprint” for wolf restoration in the lower 48 states. Called “Places for Wolves”, the plan outlines what this national environmental group ... FULL STORY
White Pine Summer Day Camp starts June 11 (June 8, 2007)
For kids 4th-8th grades
White Pine Ski Area and Resort will again be offering their White Pine Summer Day Camp beginning the week of June 11th. The camp is for kids (entering) 4th through 8th grades and offers a variety of outdoor recreation experiences and fun. Now in its 5th year, ... FULL STORY
Pine Street Project meeting June 14 (June 5, 2007)
Pinedale beautification effort
Concerned citizens and residents have joined together to form a new organization committed to keeping Pine Street in Pinedale clean and beautiful. The group will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 14 at the Pinedale Library at noon (bring your lunch) to talk abo ... FULL STORY
Big Sandy grizzly killed (June 15, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An off-duty Sublette County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a grizzly bear in the Big Sandy area of the Wind River Mountain range over Memorial Day weekend, marking the southernmost documentation of grizzly bear presence in Wyoming in decades. ... FULL STORY
UW to offer Real Estate Certificate Program (June 7, 2007)
by University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming College of Business and UW Outreach School will offer a real estate certificate program that can be earned as part of a degree program or a stand-alone study course. ... FULL STORY
Storm weather information from the NWS (June 7, 2007)
June 6-7 Rain, Snow, Gusty Wind event
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has posted more information online about the storm system that impacted Western and Central Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7. “Strong thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon produced heavy rainfall and hail ... FULL STORY
WY Workforce Housing Public Hearing June 18 (June 6, 2007)
Workforce Housing Infrastructure Loan Program video conference
by Wyoming Business Council
(Cheyenne) - The Wyoming Business Council will hold a statewide public hearing on the proposed rules for the new Wyoming Workforce Housing Infrastructure Loan Program from 10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on June 18 utilizing the Wyoming Video Conference System. ... FULL STORY
BLM Ultra Well Site visit June 22 (June 5, 2007)
Ultra Gas Well Proposal near Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course expansion site
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale BLM invites the public to participate in a June 22 public on-site visit to an Ultra Resources proposed gas well site in the Stewart Point area. ... FULL STORY
Republican process revealed (June 14, 2007)
by Wyoming Republican Party press release
Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Fred Parady held a press conference today (Monday, June 11) to describe the process in which the late U.S. Senator Craig Thomas’s seat will be filled. ... FULL STORY
WWP brags on victories (June 14, 2007)
Western Watersheds Project works to protect environmental interests
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Last week’s court decision that threw out the new BLM grazing regulations was called a “great victory” by Western Watersheds Project, who said it was just one in a string of defeats for the Bush Administration in regard to compliance with bedrock American envi ... FULL STORY
Grazing regulations thrown out (June 14, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
On Friday June 8, 2007 Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill of the Federal Court for the District of Idaho awarded Western Watersheds Project a stunning victory in an order overturning the Bush Administration’s grazing regulations for the Bureau of Land Management affe ... FULL STORY
Tornadoes, hail, snow, wind in Wyoming (June 7, 2007)
Winter makes a brief return
Winter returned briefly Wednesday to bring strong winds and icy road crashes in Wyoming. Reports of strong winds up to 55 miles an hour were reported along the I-80 corridor in southeast Wyoming between Cheyenne and Walcott Junction. Tornadoes and funnel clou ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Skunk (June 12, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
This skunk was observed casually walking down the middle of the road near South Cottonwood Creek on Tuesay. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks Public Comment on East LaBarge Project (June 5, 2007)
EOG Resources drilling and development expansion
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Rock Springs will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the East LaBarge Gas Exploration and Development Project. The public will be able to comment on the proposal during a 30-day scoping period that will b ... FULL STORY
Eiden resigns from Rural Health Care Board (June 7, 2007)
Board responsible for local clinics, medical staff and EMS
Garry Eiden has announced his resignation from the Sublette County Rural Health Board. ... FULL STORY
Winters makes UW VP Honor Roll (June 6, 2007)
Krystal Winters of Pinedale
Pinedale’s Krystal Winters is listed on the June, 2007, University of Wyoming Spring 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 minimum 3.5 gra ... FULL STORY
Public Notice of Records Destruction (June 5, 2007)
SCSD #1 Special Education Files prior to 2002
by SCSD#1
Sublette County School District #1, Pinedale, Wyoming announces that Special Education Files with graduation dates of 2002 or earlier will be destroyed on June 14, 2007. If you would like to retrieve your file, please contact Elisha Haley, Special Education Se ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Native Plant Use in our Landscapes (June 4, 2007)
Meeting High Altitude Gardening Challenges
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
Because there are so many beautiful native plant species being introduced into landscapes, the interest in incorporating native plants is at an all-time high. So, what is a native plant? There are differing opinions, even among experts. Let’s keep it simple ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for U.S. Senator Craig Thomas June 9 (June 6, 2007)
In Casper
A Funeral Service for U.S. Senator Craig Thomas will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th at the First United Methodist Church, 318 East 2nd Street (2nd and Durbin Streets), in Casper, Wyoming. Burial will be on Sunday, June 10 at Riverside Cemetery in C ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Killdeer (June 10, 2007)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Killdeer are short-billed wading birds, members of the Plover family. They eat insects, worms and other invertibrates. It is nesting time for Killdeer here in Western Wyoming as the birds make their homes in the open fields and pastures. If a perceived predato ... FULL STORY
Fox Pups (June 4, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit
These three fox pups, also known as "kits", were photographed last weekend at their den east of Marbleton. They are nearly full grown. ... FULL STORY
Freudenthal’s wolf plan (June 8, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
In an attempt to ensure that Wyoming is not left out of plans to remove gray wolves from federal protection, Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal recently transmitted a draft wolf management plan to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that he said is based on rece ... FULL STORY
Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd slam feds (June 8, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana-based Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd (“Friends”) has retained Cheyenne’s Budd-Falen law firm to begin preparation of a wolf lawsuit. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Obituary: U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (June 8, 2007)
by Family of Craig Thomas
Wyoming’s U.S. Senator Craig Lyle Thomas passed peacefully June 4, 2007, surrounded by his family. By the age of 74, the senior senator from Wapiti, Wyoming achieved his life’s dream – to make a lasting difference for the State of Wyoming and the people who p ... FULL STORY
Outfitter talks of wolf impact (June 7, 2007)
Pollard on elk behavior
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Terry Pollard of Bald Mountain Outfitters in Pinedale, Wyoming, sent along the following observation: ... FULL STORY
Governor requests flags be flown at half staff (June 5, 2007)
In honor of Senator Craig Thomas
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) - Governor Dave Freudenthal requests that flags be flown at half staff in honor and memory of Senator Craig Thomas. Senator Thomas died Monday of leukemia. Arrangements are pending. Notification of when flags will return to full staff will be sent ... FULL STORY
Info on J.C. Penny historical papers collection (June 5, 2007)
Famous retailer had beginnings in Kemmerer, Wyoming
by Pinedale Online!
J.C. Penny Company Inc donated archives related to the history of the retail company to the Southern Methodist University DeGolyer Library in Dallas, Texas, in 2004. According to SMU, the company and related families gave the materials to the university librar ... FULL STORY
WWGA not pleased with wolf deal (June 7, 2007)
Wyoming Woll Growers Association
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Wool Growers Association is none too pleased with the wolf deal Governor Dave Freudenthal negotiated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In a statement released by WWGA executive Bryce Reece, the organization expressed extreme disappointment i ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis Plan to be presented in Jackson (June 7, 2007)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will hold a public meeting to present the Brucellosis Management Action Plan (BMAP) for the Jackson elk herd unit on June 12th, at 7:00 PM, at the Jackson Regional Game and Fish Office. The Jackson elk herd unit enc ... FULL STORY
Strong Weather Systems forecast (June 5, 2007)
Thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, possible snow
The National Weather Service out of Riverton is advising that we may get some severe thunderstorms in the afternoons this week, which could produce strong winds and large hail. The thunderstorms are expected to build up in the afternoons and may continue throu ... FULL STORY
Governor praises Thomas for solid devotion to Wyoming (June 5, 2007)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) On hearing the news of the death of Sen. Craig Thomas, Gov. Dave Freudenthal issued the following statement: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Senator Craig Thomas passes away (June 4, 2007)
by Craig Thomas family statement
U.S. Senator Craig Thomas passed away this evening at the National Naval Medical Center, the senator’s family said tonight. He was surrounded by loved ones. ... FULL STORY
County Keeps Growing Faster (June 4, 2007)
Grew 5 Times the State Average between 05 and 06; 1 in 5 residents new since 2000
by Jeffrey Jacquet, Sublette Community Partnership
Sublette County's permanent population grew by 5.7% between 2005 and 2006, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This year-to-year population jump of 394 new residents is by far the biggest in the county's recent history, if not the larges ... FULL STORY
Wyoming's natural gas boom sees growing pains (June 4, 2007)
Article in Fortune Magazine and on
Fortune Magazine writer, Rebecca Clarren, did an article about the exposion of natural gas drilling in western Wyoming. The article was posted on the website on Monday, June 4, 2007, and appears in the June 11, 2007 edition of Fortune Magazine. ... FULL STORY
UW Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll (June 1, 2007)
by University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming lists 14 students from Sublette County on the 2007 spring semester academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll. The honor roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade point a ... FULL STORY
Idaho man to head BLM (June 6, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho's Jim Caswell has been nominated by President George W. Bush to head the Bureau of Land Management. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Eagles to remain protected after delisting (June 6, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends for the bald eagle to continue to be strongly protected by federal law under a series of actions designed to govern management of eagles should they be removed from Endangered Species Act ... FULL STORY
Wolverine considered for listing (June 6, 2007)
FWS initiates court-ordered review
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is initiating a status review of the wolverine to determine whether the species warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. ... FULL STORY
Wolf Watch (June 3, 2007)
New feature section by Cat Urbigkit
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Online is proud to introduce a new feature on our website, “Wolf Watch” by Cat Urbigkit. ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf kills domestic elk (June 6, 2007)
Wolf steals blaze orange road cone
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
According to a press release from the Idaho Fish and Game Department, during the last week in May, an elk rancher reported to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services that a wolf had gotten inside a domes ... FULL STORY
Avoiding wolf/dog conflicts (June 5, 2007)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Idaho Fish and Game Department has issued a caution to recreationists headed to the mountains with their family dogs, noting that "with the growing wolf population in the backcountry, they may be heading into trouble." ... FULL STORY
June is Wyoming Bike Month (June 1, 2007)
Bike to Work Week June 17-23
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has proclaimed June as Wyoming Bike Month, and WYDOT and other organizations are planning a variety of bicycling activities across the state, including Bike to Work Week, June 17-23. ... FULL STORY
WY Senator Thomas in serious condition (June 4, 2007)
Receiving treatment for leukemia
by Office of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas
The family of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas released the statement below on Monday, June 4, about the condition of U.S. Senator Craig Thomas from Wyoming. The Senator is at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, receiving treatment for leukemia. ... FULL STORY
Fishing & Mtn Lion reg comments due June 14 (June 1, 2007)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Anglers and hunters still have time to comment on proposed 2008-09 fishing regulations and 2007-09 mountain lion regulations. Comments will be accepted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department through 5 p.m. June 14. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lawsuit filed to halt grizzly delisting (June 5, 2007)
Sublette County habitat at issue
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
On Monday, conservation groups filed a lawsuit in Idaho federal district court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for the Yellowstone area's iconic grizzly bear population. ... FULL STORY
WY GOP mourns loss of Senator Thomas (June 5, 2007)
by Wyoming Republican press release
The Wyoming Republican Party is deeply saddened by the loss of Senator Thomas. ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Pinedale High School Rodeo (June 3, 2007)
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale High School held their annual High School Rodeo on Saturday, June 2 at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds. Students from across the state came to compete. Events included bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, team roping, calf roping, calf wrestling, and ladie ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Kid's Fishing Day (June 2, 2007)
At the CCC Ponds in Pinedale
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
Kid’s Fishing Day was held on Saturday, June 2, at the CCC Ponds near Fremont Lake. The event was in conjunction with National Fishing Week and Wyoming Free Fishing Day. Kids 13 and under were invited along with their parents or an adult. The kids visited fiv ... FULL STORY
Hiking the Upper Hoback (June 2, 2007)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell went back to the Upper Hoback area for a hike this weekend. Click here for photos from his outing: Dave Bell Photo Gallery (21 photos) ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Pinedale Aquatic Center (June 2, 2007)
by Pam McCulloch, Pinedale Online!
The pool is full! Members of the media and several members the community were invited to tour the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Friday, June 1. Dennis Seipp, Sublette County School District # 1 construction manger, showed off the progress that has been made. Ac ... FULL STORY
‘Sundown’ Book signing June 2 (June 1, 2007)
Sublette County ‘FREE’ Day at the Museum of the Mountain Man
The Museum of the Mountain Man is proud to present the newly published book by Jeannette Showers Moore, "Sundown - Early Days of the Circle S Ranch in Sublette County, Wyoming". A book signing will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 1-3 PM at the Museum in Pine ... FULL STORY

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