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Pinedale Online News - February 2008

(6 pictures) Calving season has begun (February 29, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
This calf, born on a ranch near Big Piney on Friday, is just a few hours old. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Lynx habitat listing considered (February 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Thursday a proposed to revise the amount of critical habitat designated under the Endangered Species Act for the federally threatened Canada lynx. In total, FWS is proposing to designate approximately 42,753 squ ... FULL STORY
Air Pollution Advisory/Ozone lifted in Sublette County March 1 (February 29, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ)
As of Saturday March 1st, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is lifting the ozone air pollution advisory issued Wednesday, February 27th, for the Upper Green River Basin, in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Eleven groups challenge wolf delisting (February 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Earthjustice attorneys notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that delisting wolves in the Northern Rockies would be a violation of the Endangered Species Act. Earthjustice's action came as a 60-day notice of intent to sue over the delisting rule announce ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dave Bell Photo Show (February 28, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Local photographer Dave Bell gave a 40-minute slide show on Wednesday showing 280 scenic pictures he has taken over the last four years in western Wyoming, mainly in the Wind River and Wyoming mountain ranges. Approximately 30 people attended the presentation ... FULL STORY
Sublette County’s 1st Air Pollution Advisory issued (Original post February 28, 2008 | Updated February 29, 2008)
Air quality “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups”
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
We’ve never had one before, but it happened on Wednesday, February 27, 2008. Sublette County, Wyoming, got its first Air Pollution Advisory alert from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WYDEQ). ... FULL STORY
‘No excuse for 40- to 80-acre well spacing,’ says BCA (February 27, 2008)
Biodiversity Conservation Alliance responds to EnCana Jonah well proposal
Editor’s Note: The Biodiversity Conservation Alliance (BAC) out of Laramie, Wyoming, promptly issued this media release in response to this morning’s notice from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking comments on EnCana’s proposal to drill 85 new natural ... FULL STORY
Air Pollution Advisory: Ozone (February 27, 2008)
For Upper Green River Basin/Sublette County
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
The Air Quality Division of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air pollution advisory beginning Wednesday, February 27, for the Upper Green River Basin, in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
EnCana proposes 85 wells south of Jonah Field (February 27, 2008)
BLM seeks public comment until March 30th
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking comments on a proposed natural gas development project. ... FULL STORY
Sage grouse listing review begun (February 26, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today the greater sage-grouse will receive additional review to determine if the species warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). FWS is opening a 90-day public comment period to allow all intere ... FULL STORY
Grazing with Grouse March 12 (February 25, 2008)
Free half-day seminar
The Wyoming Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a free half-day seminar entitled, “Grazing with Grouse” on Wednesday, March 12th in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Town Moose (February 25, 2008)
by Joe Zuback
Joe Zuback sent in these photos of two moose in his front yard in Pinedale on Sunday. Moose, and deer, are a common sight in Pinedale all year round. Locals call them "town moose" and "town deer", but they are by no means tame. Residents know to keep their dis ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Diane Ferlatte to perform in Pinedale March 6 (February 25, 2008)
Grammy-nominated storyteller
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present Grammy-nominated storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, performing live at the Sublette County Library (Pinedale) Lovatt Room on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. ... FULL STORY
Legislative Field Reps in Pinedale/Big Piney March 7 (February 25, 2008)
Visiting with area residents
by Pati Smith (Senator Barrasso’s office)
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, U.S. Senator John Barrasso, and U.S. Representative Barbara Cubin are announcing their field representatives will be in Big Piney and Pinedale on Friday, March 7. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Moon over the Wyoming Range (February 25, 2008)
by Scott Almdale
Scott Almdale sent in these winter photos recently. The pictures of the full moon over the Wyoming Range mountains were taken Saturday morning. The bull moose photo was taken last week in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Snowkiters laying tracks (February 25, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Snowkiters have been laying tracks all over the Rim and ... FULL STORY
GOP candidates coming to county (February 25, 2008)
Republicans line up for Sublette Social March 8
by Cat Urbigkit, Sublette County Republican Party
Sublette County will not only host U.S. Senator John Barrasso and Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Fred Parady at the “Sublette Social,” but an impressive lineup of Republican hopefuls are slated to attend as well. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) No shooting wolves (YET!) (February 24, 2008)
Patience, patience, patience
by Cat Urbigkit
Many hunters are enthusiastically looking forward to hunting wolves, and with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to delist wolves in the Northern Rockies, everyone seems ready to rock. But hold your horses folks, because wolves are still federally pro ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) 2008 Sagebrush Downs SnoCross Race (February 24, 2008)
Photo Gallery
by Pinedale Online!
The 2008 Sagebrush Downs SnoCross Race was held on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, near Cora. This was a sanctioned Mountain West Racing race. It was sponsored by Shell Rocky Mountain Production. ... FULL STORY
Conservation District Public Land Use Policy draft available (February 23, 2008)
Official policies on Public Lands Management within the boundaries of Sublette County
The Sublette County Conservation District published a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Public Land Use Policy. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Housing Needs Assessment (February 23, 2008)
Document reviews concern about the cost and availability of housing in Sublette County
“Sublette County, Wyoming, is the location of some of the nation’s largest natural gas fields. Development of these fields has grown rapidly during the last few years, leading to rapid growth within the county,” begins a new study done by Collins Planning Asso ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory (February 23, 2008)
Starting Sunday morning, 6-12 inches of snow possible by Monday morning
According to the National Weather Service, a fast-moving low pressure system will bring steady snowfall to most of western Wyoming starting Sunday morning. The snow could become heavy at times on Sunday. Six to twelve inches of new snow could accumulate in th ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dave Bell Photo Show Feb. 27 (February 23, 2008)
A presentation of Western Wyoming landscape and Wildlife
Local photographer, Dave Bell, will be having a Photo Show on Wednesday, February 27th, at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale, at 1:00 PM. Dave has spent many years hiking and exploring the mountains of western Wyoming, always with a camera at hand. The photo show ... FULL STORY
High School Varsity Basketball Scores (February 22, 2008)
Boys: ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Hunting Season Recommendations (February 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
In an effort to address concerns about the potential impacts of hunting on Wyoming sage-grouse populations, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has issued several recommendations for the 2008 sage-grouse hunting season. ... FULL STORY
Second Week of Test-and-Removal (February 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Pinedale) —Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) personnel trapped 255 elk at Fall Creek and Muddy Creek feedgrounds this past week. This was the most successful second attempt at trapping that has occurred in three years of the five-year project. Cold we ... FULL STORY
Antler Hunters/Dogs bad news for wintering wildlife (February 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
After responding to complaints of dogs chasing and killing deer, and complaints of people on snowshoes running off deer and elk to get their antlers, one local game warden suggests it's time that people take control of their ethics and their pets and stop hara ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Antler Hunting and Possession Requirements (February 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Considering hunting for shed antlers this winter? Make sure you understand and obey antler and horn possession laws that are enforced by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Total Lunar Eclipse Feb 20 (February 20, 2008)
Sky watchers had a treat Wednesday night for the last total lunar eclipse until 2010. The clouds cooperated and Saturn and the bright star Regulus were on opposite sides of the eclipsed moon. The total eclipse lasted nearly an hour, starting around 7PM on the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) G&F: Give Wildlife room (February 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Editor’s Note: This story is about moose in Jackson, but it also applies equally to us here in Pinedale and Sublette County.) ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, February 22 (February 22, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
The Pinedale Area Nordic Ski Trails continue in very good condition. Cold nights and fairly warm days have made for hard surfaces and fast skiing on all groomed trails. A couple of inches of new snow would improve tree covered trail sections that are littere ... FULL STORY
Sagebrush Downs SnoCross Race Feb 23-24 (February 21, 2008)
The 2008 Sagebrush Downs SnoCross Races will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24. This is a sanctioned Mountain West Racing race, sponsored by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) USSA Aerial and Mogul Ski Competition Feb 22-24 (February 21, 2008)
At White Pine Ski Area
The USSA Intermountain Division Aerial and Mogul Ski Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday at White Pine Ski Area and Resort. Events start at approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are welcome. There is great viewing from the White Pi ... FULL STORY
Wolf delisting rule final (February 21, 2008)
Official delisting in 30 days
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains is thriving and no longer requires the protection of the Endangered Species Act, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett announced today. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will remov ... FULL STORY
Feb 22 Volunteer Network Breakfast cancelled (February 21, 2008)
by Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
The Volunteer Network breakfast scheduled for Friday, February 22nd in Pinedale has been cancelled. The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce will reschedule this event as soon as possible. ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Meeting the new neighbors (February 21, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The ranch cats weren’t real thrilled about their new neighbors. While curious, they knew enough to not get too close. ... FULL STORY
Ameritrade founder, Joe Ricketts, announces plans to retire (February 20, 2008)
An online news story on CNN reports that Ameritrade founder and chairman, Joe Ricketts, announced plans to step down as chairman later this year. He announced his retirement plans at the online brokerage’s annual meeting on Wednesday, February 20th. Ameritrade ... FULL STORY
UW Nordic Ski Teams Dominate Final Race (February 20, 2008)
Mae Peterson and Aubree Haffey, from Pinedale, competed
by University of Wyoming
Competing against Division I opponents for much of the season helped the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams sweep its home Cowboy Chase last weekend at the Pole Mountain Nordic Trails. ... FULL STORY
Dance ~ Storytelling ~ Writing ~ Film (February 20, 2008)
Workshops, Readings, March Film Festival
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Below are upcoming events from the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Seminars February 29th (February 20, 2008)
Sagegrouse habitat, ecology and local research
by Jonah Interagency Mitigation and Reclamation Office
Wildlife Seminars will be held on Friday, February 29th in Pinedale. These afternoon seminars are in cooperation with the University of Wyoming. Seminars will start at 1:00 p.m at the BLM Rendezvous Meeting Room ... FULL STORY
Terry Tempest Williams hosts Pinedale ‘Weather Report’ March 7-8 (February 20, 2008)
First of 4 reports to take “pulse of a community”
by University of Wyoming
Terry Tempest Williams, the University of Wyoming's first Eminent Writer-in-Residence in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing, will host "Weather Reports" in Pinedale Friday and Saturday, March 7-8. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Wyoming Junior Rodeo (February 18, 2008)
by Carie Whitman
The Eden Valley Junior Rodeo Team hosted its annual Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association (WJRA) Rodeo February 16 & 17 at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs. Several Sublette County cowgirls and cowboys entered the rodeo. The weekend was enjoyed by ro ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Aquatic Center – something for everyone! (February 18, 2008)
Pools, Climbing Wall, Exercise Equipment, Basketball, Racquet Ball, Classes
Hours: ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Community Winter Dance (February 17, 2008)
At Rendezvous Pointe
by Pam McCulloch
Rendezvous Pointe has been sponsoring Community Winter Dances in Pinedale. Valentine's Night was Waltz night. There was some quick instruction by Valerie Lee and Richard Harris. Men and women of all ages showed up to learn to Waltz or just enjoy dancing. Th ... FULL STORY
Oil & Gas Briefs (February 17, 2008)
EnCana reports 2007 cash flow of $8.5 billion ... FULL STORY
Enzi honors Thomas’s legacy with ‘National Day of the Cowboy’ resolution (February 17, 2008)
Carries tradition forward in late senator’s name
by Senator Enzi media release
For the past three years, Thomas – a cowboy himself – honored the heritage of his home state and the West by sponsoring a resolution to name the fourth Saturday in July “National Day of the Cowboy,” which coincides each year with the opening of Cheyenne Fronti ... FULL STORY
Ask the Game and Fish (February 17, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Q. “I have a nonresident friend that wants to hunt doe antelope this year. Is it better to apply in the drawing or wait until the season to get licenses? ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Playing in the pool (February 17, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
The new Pinedale Aquatic Center has been packed with people having fun trying out the new facilities. The Leisure Pool is a big hit with the kids! This was the scene on Saturday afternoon. The building is open until 9PM on weekdays and 6PM on weekends. Use of ... FULL STORY
Pinedale vs Kemmerer Basketball (February 17, 2008)
Pinedale High School vs Kemmerer game played on Friday, February 15th. ... FULL STORY
Community Theater March 5, 7 & 8 (February 17, 2008)
Oh Promise Me
by Jo Crandall
The first production of the newly formed Pinedale Community Theater is fast approaching. The cast of 12 and director, Barbara Wise, are working five nights a week to get all the lines learned for the upcoming production of “Oh Promise Me”. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Update on the Moondance Diner (February 17, 2008)
New foundation poured; Getting ready to set the floor
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We checked back in with Cheryl and Vince Pierce on progress of the Moondance Diner. In case you haven’t been following this story, the historic diner was moved from New York to LaBarge, Wyoming last fall, saved from the wrecking ball as New York developers put ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, February 15 (February 15, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
The Pinedale Area Nordic Ski Trails are now in the best condition of the season. Skiing should be excellent this weekend and throughout the coming week with plenty of snow and a break from storms and the wind. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter Games (February 15, 2008)
Wyoming Senior Winter Games Sally Mackey, from Pinedale, competed in the ski events of the Wyoming Senior Winter Games at White Pine. ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mountain Power awards PFAC $7,500 grant (February 15, 2008)
Supports arts programs for Pinedale residents
by Rocky Mountain Power
(Pinedale) — The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is able to continue its arts performances and educational programs, thanks in part to a grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation. The foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to the council to help support its 200 ... FULL STORY
Disregard alarmist e-mail about telemarketers and cell phones (February 14, 2008)
Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be so
by Federal Trade Commission
If you’ve received an e-mail telling you that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls as a result of a new cell phone number database, rest assured that this is not the case. Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal i ... FULL STORY
One more elk killed in brucellosis program (February 14, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Not to be outmaneuvered by wild elk that refuse to enter a trap during daylight hours, Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel waited in the dark Tuesday with night vision equipment for elk to enter the Fall Creek trap, succeeding at triggering the gates wi ... FULL STORY
Defenders pledges Montana wolf money (February 14, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Defenders of Wildlife announced its commitment to contribute $100,000 over a two-year period to the state of Montana for use in a new state-managed program to compensate livestock owners for losses of livestock due to wolf predation. The grant from Defenders w ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Albino Moose (February 14, 2008)
by Richard Kaumo
Richard Kaumo took these photos of a rare albino moose last week in southern Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 School Board decides to build new K-5 Elementary School (February 14, 2008)
Current campus buildings will become grades 6-12
Sublette County School District #1 School Board met on Tuesday, February 12th. Based on discussions coming out of a workshop held last Friday that included representatives from the School Facilities Committee (SFC) in Cheyenne, as well as School Board members, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Enjoying the Winter Games (February 14, 2008)
Wyoming Senior Winter Games at White Pine Ski Area
by Dave Bell
Senior Winter Games The Wyoming Winter Senior Games are underway in Pinedale with a large group of athletes participating in Nordic, alpine and ice events. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) US 191 Road closure update (February 14, 2008)
A mess south of Farson to Rock Springs
by Pinedale Online!
Road Update: Thursday, February 14, 8:35 AM: ... FULL STORY
Barrasso delivers on Wyo Range Bill (February 13, 2008)
by Senator Barrasso’s office media release
(Washington) – More than 1.2 million acres of the Bridger Teton National Forest and Wyoming Range – a signature mountain range – will move one step closer to receiving protection, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced today (Wednesday, February 13). ... FULL STORY
Postal rates to increase May 12th (February 13, 2008)
U.S. Postal Service says the cost of a first-class stamp will increase by one penny, to 42 cents, starting in May
The United States Postal Service has announced rate increases for postage starting May 12th. Mailing a letter will soon cost once cent more, increasing from 41 cents to 42 cents for a first-class stamp. ... FULL STORY
Public land policy meetings slated (February 13, 2008)
Input sought for drafting the Sublette County Public Land Policy
Cat Urbigkit will host three public meetings to solicit input for drafting the Sublette County Public Land Policy. ... FULL STORY
Seven more elk sent to slaughter (February 13, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department was successful at a second elk trapping session at the Muddy Creek elk feedground near Boulder Monday, catching 158 animals. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Minnesota town lays official claim to ‘Icebox of the Nation’ (February 13, 2008)
Slogan also used for years by Big Piney, Wyoming, and Fraser, Colorado
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Is there a town in the United States that deserves official claim to the phrase, “Icebox of the Nation”? ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Aquatic Center News (February 13, 2008)
by JJ Huntley, PAC
Pinedale Aquatic Center is Open! The Center offers aquatic and dry-land fitness and recreation seven days a week. ... FULL STORY
Birdhouse & Birdfeeder Building Competition (February 13, 2008)
In conjunction with the upcoming 5th Annual Home & Garden Show in Pinedale May 9-10
by Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club is excited to announce a new event in conjunction with the upcoming 5th Annual Home & Garden Show to be held May 9 & 10, 2008. A Birdhouse & Birdfeeder Building Competition will be judged during the Home & Garden Show, with proceeds fr ... FULL STORY
Xtreme Leadership Workshops March 14-16 (February 13, 2008)
White Pine Ski area will be hosting one of three State 4-H Leadership Xtreme eXperiences March 14-16th. ... FULL STORY
UW Fall Semester Graduates (February 13, 2008)
Virginia K. Hampton of Pinedale earns B.S. degree
by University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming awarded a Bachelor of Science degree to Virginia K. Hampton of Pinedale in Sublette County at the completion of the 2007 fall semester. For more information about the University of Wyoming, view the Web page at: ... FULL STORY
Chamber Community Conversation Luncheon Feb. 21 (February 13, 2008)
Economic Development of a Small Community
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Community Conversation Luncheon on Thursday, February 21st in Pinedale. Special guest speaker will be Elaina Zempel with the Wyoming Business Council speaking on, “Revolving Loan Program: Helping sm ... FULL STORY
Reaching your Valentine in Pinedale (or Big Piney) (February 13, 2008)
Valentine’s Day is February 14th
by Pinedale Online!
Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14th. If you don’t live here and want to send flowers to a special someone in Pinedale or the Big Piney area, here are local florists who can help you with flowers, chocolates and gift baskets. ... FULL STORY
Snow Advisory (February 13, 2008)
More snow on the way, then a break for the weekend
Tuesday was almost spring-like, however more winter is on the way. The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Snow Advisory for the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming and Salt River Ranges through mid-day Wednesday. The Snow Advisory is for the west ... FULL STORY
Mangy wolf killed near Cody (February 12, 2008)
Wolf kills LaBarge calf
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that on Feb. 5, USDA Wildlife Services personnel confirmed that a wolf killed a newborn calf and a 400-pound calf on private land near La Barge. One black wolf was seen at the depredation site. Several depredations (i ... FULL STORY
Dog saves family from wolves in Canada (February 12, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Two Fort Nelson, British Columbia families were out recently playing in the ... FULL STORY
7th Millennium Arts Award (February 12, 2008)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council announces the Seventh Annual Millennium Arts Award. ... FULL STORY
Governor’s State of the State Address available online (February 12, 2008)
Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) Audio of Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s 2008 State of the State address is now available online at: Audio file of State of the Union address. Click on the link on the bottom left. ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf plan contemplated (February 12, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will consider a proposed Idaho Wolf Population Management Plan during its March meeting. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Deep Snow (February 11, 2008)
Snowmobiling Horse Creek in the Wyoming Range, photos by Scott Almdale
On Sunday, Scott Almdale and his nephew went snowmobiling up the Horse Creek trail to the Blind Bull Pass warming hut. ... FULL STORY
WYDOT improves 511 Travel Information Hotline (February 12, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
An effort undertaken last summer to improve WYDOT's 511 Travel Information telephone service is paying benefits this winter, based on recent customer feedback. ... FULL STORY
Volunteer Wyoming program Feb. 22 (February 12, 2008)
Connecting volunteers and organizations that need help
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to join an innovative learning opportunity, navigating VOLUNTEER WYOMING, designed to help nonprofit professionals, businesses and corporations build a stronger, deeper base of volunteers to help meet yo ... FULL STORY
Notice of Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (February 12, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
Parent/Teacher Conferences for Pinedale Elementary, Pinedale Middle, and Pinedale High Schools will be held the evenings of Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, ... FULL STORY
EnCana announces high school scholarships (February 11, 2008)
$2,500 per year for up to 4 years for seniors pursuing oil and gas industry careers
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. encourages high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics at a four-year university, to apply for its High School Scholarship Program. The scholarships can also be applied at a two-year college, ... FULL STORY
EnCana contributes $256,000 to Sublette County charities (February 12, 2008)
Approves 37 grant requests to local nonprofit and charitable organizations in 2007
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc
(Pinedale) - Through partnerships with local nonprofit and charitable organizations, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. invested $256,000 last year to organizations within Sublette County as part of its commitment to leadership in the field and in the community. Whil ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Pinedale Jazz Band attends Kinser Jazz Festival (February 12, 2008)
At Casper College
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band traveled to Casper College to participate in the 41st annual Kinser Jazz Festival on Wednesday, February 6th. The band performed four tunes for their judges and were rated on their performances both individually and as a group. ... FULL STORY
2008 Regional Science Fair Winners (February 12, 2008)
Pinedale Middle School
by Retta Hudlow
Behavioral and Social Sciences ... FULL STORY
Woman’s death believed to be caused by severe winter storm (February 11, 2008)
Barbara Jean Barich attempted to walk from stranded vehicle to her cabin in Green River Ranches
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) sent out the following media release regarding the death of a woman who left her stranded vehicle and attempted to walk to her residence a short distance away during the severe winter snowstorm on Thursday, February ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Greg Eiden named to Shrine Bowl (February 11, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Greg Eiden of Big Piney has been named a player on the 2008 ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Wolf watching in the Upper Green (February 11, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Residents and recreationists alike have been getting some ... FULL STORY
Wolves to drive caribou to extinction? (February 11, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A long-time Canadian caribou researcher has proposed that unless wolf populations are controlled, two distinct caribou populations will fall to extinction. ... FULL STORY
Legislature begins (February 11, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
The 59th Wyoming Legislative session began today, Monday, February 11, 2008 for its 20-day budget session. It is anticipated that the session will adjourn late on Friday, March 7. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) The Utah Symphony (February 10, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Fine Arts Council presented The Utah Symphony Friday night in the Pinedale Auditorium. The Symphony played for the Pinedale Elementary and Middle School earlier in the day. ... FULL STORY
Range improvement fund change proposed (February 9, 2008)
BLM budget overview
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
According to information put out by the Bureau of Land Management this week, “The President’s FY 2009 budget request proposes to eliminate mandatory appropriations from the Range Improvement Fund that total $10 million annually. The Administration supports le ... FULL STORY
Deadline for Moose, Bighorn Sheep and Mtn Goat Licenses Feb 29 (February 9, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Resident and nonresident hunters interested in applying for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses need to have their applications in to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. Feb. 29. The deadline to apply for the wild bison ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Wildlife officials relocate Mountain Lion near Hoback Junction (February 9, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Wildlife officials captured and relocated a female mountain lion from a garage at a residence near Hoback Junction earlier this week. Wyoming Game and Fish received the call from a resident who reported the lion hiding under their pickup truck in the garage. ... FULL STORY
Test-and-Removal Pilot Project enters 3rd year (February 9, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
(Pinedale) - Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel trapped 501 elk at Fall Creek and Muddy Creek feedgrounds this past week as the test-and-removal pilot project entered its third year. Of the 300 adult cow elk tested for brucellosis, 36 tested positive f ... FULL STORY
Barrasso accepting summer In-State Internship Applications (February 9, 2008)
by Senator Barrasso news release
(Washington) – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is currently accepting applications for in-state internships for summer 2008. The program, which lasts four months, is designed to give Wyoming’s youth an insider’s look into the workings of the United States ... FULL STORY
Grazing fees announced (February 9, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The federal grazing fee for Western public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 2008, the same level as it was in 2007. The fee, determined by a congressional formula and effective o ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) It's all about the girls (February 9, 2008)
Winter Mule Deer
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Mule deer does (females) tend to group up this time of year and bucks (males) congregate around them. This group of about 20 mule deer was observed along WYO 351 last weekend, east of Big Piney. They congregated on private ranchland adjacent to BLM land, appro ... FULL STORY
Pinedale vs Worland Basketball scores (February 8, 2008)
Pinedale High School boys and girls played Worland on Friday, February 8th. Below are the final scores for those games. Pinedale travels to Lovell on Saturday for games. The Boys' game will be broadcast live on KPIN 101.1 FM Pinedale radio starting around 2:00 ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Mountain Bluebirds (February 8, 2008)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
During the cold, windy days of winter we can still remember, and look forward to, the days when we inhabit the same territory as the mountain bluebird. They spend spring and summer in Rocky Mountain states, Canada and Alaska and migrate south in fall toward Me ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Dorothy Hecox Feb. 12 (February 8, 2008)
Funeral Services for Dorothy Hecox will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at the Community Congregational Church in Pinedale, 1:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, February 8 (February 8, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Heavy snow and strong winds this week have covered all remaining obstacles and thin spots on the nordic trail system both along Skyline Drive and at the CCC Ponds. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Gate on US 191/189 at Daniel is up (February 8, 2008)
by Pinedale Online and Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM
The Gate on US 191/189 at Daniel is up letting cars go north to Jackson ... FULL STORY
US 191/189 Reopened (February 7, 2008)
Gates opened at Daniel Jct & Jackson; Avalanche Warning issued
Update Thursday, February 7, 10:50 PM: WYDOT has reopened US 191/189 between Daniel and Hoback Junction. The gates have been reopened. Snowplows have been working the road to clear the lanes of travel. ... FULL STORY
Governor to USFS: Consider withholding action on Wyoming Range Development Plan (February 7, 2008)
Gov. Freudenthal sends comments to Forest Service regarding Eagle Prospect proposal
by Governor Freudenthal media release
(Cheyenne) Calling a proposal for oil and gas development in the Wyoming Range "monumental, far reaching and fraught with controversy," Gov. Dave Freudenthal asked the U.S. Forest Service to consider withholding action on the proposal until the tools are in pl ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Pinedale Aquatic Center Grand Opening (February 7, 2008)
by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!
The Pinedale Aquatic Center held their Grand Opening on Thursday, February 7th. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was at 2:00 PM, with a good crowd attending (which was remarkable considering we were having a rip roaring Wyoming winter storm with blowing snow, limit ... FULL STORY
US 189 CLOSED Kemmerer south to Uinta County line (February 7, 2008)
South Pass Closed
Update Thursday, February 7, 6:14 PM, Road Updates: ... FULL STORY
US 189/191 CLOSED northbound between Daniel Junction and Teton County line (February 7, 2008)
Blowing & drifted snow, limited visibilities, strong winds, slick
Update, Thursday, February 7, 5:09PM: Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has CLOSED US 191/189 at the Daniel Junction northbound to the Teton County line due to hazardous travel conditions. Road conditions are limited visibility, blowing and drfting ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) I-80 Road Closure and Condition Update (February 7, 2008)
Eastbound CLOSED from Rock Springs to Rawlins; Westbound OPEN
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
WYDOT Interstate 80 Update, February 7, 2008, 3:39 PM: ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale reminds residents to turn water bleeders on (February 7, 2008)
To prevent water or sewer lines from freezing up
by Town of Pinedale media release
Here’s a friendly reminder from your Town of Pinedale Department of Public Works. To prevent your water or sewer lines from freezing up it is essential that Pinedale residents remember to turn their water bleeders on. The water stream needs to be about the di ... FULL STORY
Stenger named Outstanding Public Lands Professional Manager for 2007 (February 7, 2008)
National Public Lands Foundation Honors BLM Employees for Special Professional Achievement
by Bureau of Land Management
Washington, D.C. – Bureau of Land Management Director Jim Caswell recognized two BLM employees today at a Washington, D.C., reception held by the Public Lands Foundation, which presented national awards to the recipients for their dedication and professionalis ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Warning Thursday (February 7, 2008)
More snow and winter weather on the way
The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a Winter Storm Warming for portions of western Wyoming through Thursday afternoon. Moderate to heavy snow will fall across far western Wyoming with up to a foot or more of snowfall common in the mountains and 5 to ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Kenneth Finstad and Susan “Quinn” Leischer Feb. 10th (February 7, 2008)
Funeral Services for Kenneth Finstad and Susan “Quinn” Leischer will be held on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 PM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. A visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Interment will follow the services on Sunday in ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) No Unnecessary Travel Warnings posted for US 191/189 (February 7, 2008)
Pinedale to Bondurant
Thursday, February 7, 3:17PM Update: US 26/89 between Hoback Junction and Alpine Junction through the Snake River Canyon is ROAD CLOSED. US 191/189 between Pinedale and Bondurant has No Unnecessary Travel advisories. Interstate 80 has rapidly changing conditio ... FULL STORY
Feb. 7 final day for Plains Eagle proposal public comments (February 7, 2008)
Exploratory oil and gas wells on Bridger-Teton NF near Bondurant
Reminder: Thursday, February 7 is the final day for the public to send in comments to the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) regarding the Plains Exploration & Production Company proposal to drill one to three exploratory oil ... FULL STORY
(32 pictures) Sonny Korfanta Ski Race (February 6, 2008)
At White Pine Ski Area
by Pam McCulloch and Jeff Wohl
The 4th Annual Sonny Korfanta Club Series Alpine Ski Race was held at White Pine Ski Resort February 2nd. Over 100 racers ranging in age from preschoolers to 70's participated. Everyone went home with a special medal at the end of the day. ... FULL STORY
Enterprise's Pioneer Processing Plant begins commercial operations (February 6, 2008)
Natural gas processing plant in Sublette County begins commercial operations
by Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
(Houston, Texas) - Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) today announced that its state-of-the-art Pioneer natural gas processing plant in Sublette County, Wyoming, began commercial operations on February 1, 2008. Production at the facility is currently ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Bondurant Cattle Drive (February 6, 2008)
by Joy Ufford
Bondurant resident, Joy Ufford, took these Monday late afternoon of Kevin and Heidi Campbell moving about 200 calves up over Jack Creek to their pasture at the old Campbell Ranch homestead on Dell Creek, with the Wyoming Range in the background. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowbird Update: Hank & Debi Ruland (February 6, 2008)
Snowbird Update: Hank & Debi Ruland
Some of our “Pinedaliens” head to warmer climes before winter sets in here in Wyoming and frolic in places that don’t require four layers of clothing to venture outside. They return when the snow melts and spring returns to the Upper Green. We always love to h ... FULL STORY
Mike Jimenez's phone number update (February 6, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Since wolves are still federally protected, livestock producers need to contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service if there are problems with wolves. Mike Jimenez, our FWS contact in Wyoming, has had the same change in cell phone service the rest of us are cur ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) UW hosts annual Principal/Counselor/Student Conference (February 6, 2008)
by University of Wyoming
Counselors, teachers and principals from Wyoming high schools and community colleges met recently with former students who are attending the University of Wyoming. Pictured here, Pinedale High School counselor Mike Cothern meets with former student Erin Marinc ... FULL STORY
2 Daniel residents killed in wreck on US 191 (February 5, 2008)
Kenneth Finstad and Susan Leischer
Two Daniel residents were killed in a crash on US 191 on Monday, February 4th, when their vehicle went out of control on the icy road and collided with a tractor-trailer semi. The accident happened eight miles northwest of Farson in Sweetwater County at milepo ... FULL STORY
BLM Oil and Gas Lease Sale nets over $18 Million (February 5, 2008)
State of Wyoming to get half
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management generated $18,281,657.50 for leasing rights and rental fees on parcels offered at the BLM's bimonthly federal oil and gas lease auction held in Cheyenne on Feb. 5, 2008. Half of the bid and rental receipts go to the State of Wyomi ... FULL STORY
Sublette Social slated for March 8th (February 5, 2008)
Sublette County Republican Party fundraiser
by Cat Urbigkit, Sublette County Republican Party
The Sublette County Republican Party is pleased to announce it will be hosting the “Sublette Social” at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Let’s Dance!!! (February 5, 2008)
Community Winter Dances at Rendezvous Pointe
Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale invites everyone for their Community Winter Dances on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of February, March and April. They are held from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Feb. 5-22 (February 5, 2008)
Daffodil Days takes place each year in February to help support the American Cancer Society. This year daffodils may be ordered until February 22nd. ... FULL STORY
PAWG Wildlife Task Group plans Feb. 14 Meeting (February 5, 2008)
To discuss direction
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Wildlife Task Group will hold a meeting to discuss direction on Thursday, February 14, at 9:00 a.m. in the BLM Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine. This meeting will be open to the public. For more information, pl ... FULL STORY
Next natural gas field boom in the Appalachias? (February 4, 2008)
CNN posted a story about an untapped natural gas field reservoir that could become a new player in the race to get the gas. The field is thought to contain as much as 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas more than a mile beneath the surface in an ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Gold Cards (February 4, 2008)
Straight A’s for 1st Semester 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #1 announced the following Gold Card list of Pinedale High School students who have received Straight A’s for the 1st Semester of 2007-2008. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School High Honor Roll (February 4, 2008)
4.0 and above for 1st Semester 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #1 announced the following Pinedale High School High Honor Roll list of students who have received 4.0 and above grades for the 1st Semester of 2007-2008. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Regular Honor Roll (February 4, 2008)
3.5 to 3.99 for 1st Semester 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #1 announced the following Regular Honor Roll list of Pinedale High School students who have received 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for the 1st Semester of 2007-2008. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Planning & Zoning Informational Workshop Feb. 4 (February 4, 2008)
On BloomField Subdivision
The Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning Commission will hold an informational workshop to discuss the BloomField subdivision proposal on Monday, February 4, at the Pinedale Town Hall at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to attend. No decisions will be made or vote ... FULL STORY
Senator Enzi offering summer internship opportunities (February 4, 2008)
June 2 through August 29th
by Senator Enzi’s office
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students who are interested in witnessing the workings of national government firsthand to apply for a summer internship in his Washington D.C. office. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Bill Meyer Feb. 9 (February 4, 2008)
Funeral Services for Bill Meyer will be held at the Pinedale High School Auditorium on Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming Senior Winter Games (February 4, 2008)
White Pine Ski Area, the Pinedale Aquatic Center and Sublette County Ice Arena will be hosting events for the upcoming Wyoming Senior Winter Games in Pinedale February 10-17th. The games involve four days of fun and fitness while participating in outdoor and i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Crash closes US 191 north of Farson (February 4, 2008)
1:05 PM, Monday, February 4: US 191 has been reopened to normal traffic between Farson and the Hwy 351 junction. Route reported as slick, with snowfall and blowing snow. ... FULL STORY
Better Business Bureau reports pfishing scams (February 4, 2008)
Fraudulent emails containing malicious links and viruses being sent to businesses and consumers in the name of the BBB
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is reporting that fraudulent e-mails are being sent out to businesses and consumers purportedly in the name of the BBB claiming to contain information about a complaint filed with the BBB. ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Pinedale Aquatic Center Sneak Preview (February 2, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
The much awaited Pinedale Aquatic Center Grand Opening is finally here. PAC will hold their Grand Opening weekend February 7th-10th. The fun starts Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:00P M. The Center will be open Friday from Noon - 6:00PM, on Satu ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Integrated Solid Waste Management planning meeting (February 2, 2008)
by Susan Kramer
On January 18th a meeting was held in the library in Pinedale to discuss the future of solid waste and recycling management in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Events at the Sublette County Ag Center (February 2, 2008)
Below are calendar items scheduled for the Sublette County arena at the Ag Center. ... FULL STORY
Shirilla wins IPSSSDR again (February 2, 2008)
Three-time winner
by IPSSSDR media release
Melanie Shirilla of Lincoln, Montana, won the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) with an overall time of 24:41:05. Shirilla gained the lead in Stage Five and maintained it throughout the final days of the race. Shirilla was the first w ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Utah Symphony Returns to Pinedale Feb 8 (February 1, 2008)
Performance nostalgic for those who remember PFAC’s very first show
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present the Utah Symphony performing live Feb. 8, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Calling 9-1-1 (February 1, 2008)
Calls may redirect to other county dispatches
The Sublette County Fire Board sent out this notice about the use of cell phones when trying to call 9-1-1 emergency: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale School Career Fair March 20 (February 1, 2008)
Seeking speakers and participating businesses
Sublette County School District #1 is planning a Career Fair for Thursday, March 20, 2008. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report: February 1 (February 1, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
The Nordic skiing locally continues to improve with each storm. The entire 23 km trail system along Skyline Drive is now being groomed regularly. All trails are in good condition for classic and skating except the tie-in trail from lower Surveyor to Kelly Pa ... FULL STORY
Enzi praises brucellosis free cattle status (February 1, 2008)
Looks to full eradication
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following comments following the announcement by the USDA that the U.S. achieved brucellosis class free status in cattle. ... FULL STORY
UW urges prospective students to apply now (February 1, 2008)
by University of Wyoming
Prospective incoming freshmen and community college transfer students who plan to attend the University of Wyoming this fall are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. ... FULL STORY
Delegation spearheads royalty change process (February 1, 2008)
To stop federal 'pickpocketing'
by Wyoming Delegation: Senator Mike Enzi, Representative Barbara Cubin, Senator John Barrasso
(Washington, D.C.) - The Wyoming delegation thinks enough is enough when it comes to the recently enacted provision that would essentially steal two percent of Wyoming’s mineral royalties, costing Wyoming nearly $20 million a year. ... FULL STORY

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