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Pinedale Online News - December 2008

(1 pictures) Pinedale's Resident Moose (December 31, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell took this photo of a bull moose that has made Pinedale his home this winter. "We've all seen this guy around town--he makes his winter rounds! I caught him relaxing… enjoying the moderating temperatures." Click here for more of Dave's scenic photos o ... FULL STORY
New Year’s Eve Celebrations (December 31, 2008)
Happy New Year!
by Pinedale Online!
White Pine Resort Torchlight Parade – Ski in the New Year! ... FULL STORY
Increased earthquake activity in Yellowstone National Park (December 31, 2008)
Tremors up to 3.9 magnitude recorded over past several days
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
There have been a series of more frequent small earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park over the past several weeks, causing scientists to watch the activity more closely. There have been more than 250 tremors in the 2.5-3.9 range. A magnitude 3.9 tremor occu ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle school students welcome the spirit of mushing (December 29, 2008)
by Serese Kudar, Pinedale Stage Stop Committee IPSSSDR
Fifth grader Olivia Pape, of Pinedale Middle School, is the winner of the 2008 Junior Musher Essay contest held by the Pinedale Stage Stop Committee and the Sublette County Library Foundation. Runner up essay winner is Laura Noble. ... FULL STORY
IPSSSDR - Pinedale/Cora Stage Stop (December 29, 2008)
In Pinedale on Monday, February 2, 2009
by Pinedale Stage Stop Committee
The Pinedale Stage Stop Committee and International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race would like to thank the community for its support over the past 14 years. As we plan for the 2009 race, we would like to invite local businesses and community members to join ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 30 (December 29, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
The big Christmas storm dramatically changed the local Nordic ski scene. Our entire 17-mile trail system is now in service. We are no longer grooming upper Skyline Drive to Elkhart as we have adequate snow on the designated ski trails. Certain trail section ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Skiing and Snowmobiling Conditions (December 29, 2008)
Torchlight Parade at White Pine on New Year’s Eve
by Pinedale Online!
After a slow start, Mother Nature has given us a full helping of the snow we asked for! A series of winter storms had brought plenty of snow to get the snowmobiling and skiing season in full swing. ... FULL STORY
Mexican Wolf reintroduction difficult (December 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Christian Science Monitor has a detailed article about the difficulties of the Mexican wolf reintroduction program taking place in the New Mexico and Arizona border country, and details that the program has been more difficult than the Yellowstone reintrod ... FULL STORY
Groups ask for wolf photo replacement (December 29, 2008)
by Center for Biological Diversity press release
Sixteen conservation and animal welfare organizations asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to replace the photograph of the "poster wolf" of the Mexican gray wolf program – prominently displayed on the federal agency’s website and in a oversized blowup pos ... FULL STORY
Wolf captured at China's Great Wall (December 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
When accounts were heard that a wolf had been near a tourist area along the Great Wall of China, forestry and wildlife workers lost no time in setting traps and attempting to capture the animal. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche Warning Issued (December 29, 2008)
Sublette County, Continental Divide Trails, Wyoming Range, Teton area
by Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center and Pinedale Online!
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center in Jackson has issued an Avalanche Warning for the mountainous areas of Teton, Lincoln and Sublette Counties including Jackson Hole and Star Valley. This includes the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail and Wy ... FULL STORY
Winter Weather Advisory (December 28, 2008)
In effect until 5 pm Monday
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow which is in effect until 5 pm MST Monday. Snowfall amounts up to 10 inches are possible by Monday afternoon. The mountains will also experience blowing and ... FULL STORY
Legislature to begin Jan. 13, 2009 (December 27, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The 60th session of the Wyoming Legislature is slated to begin Jan. 13, 2009 for its general session. ... FULL STORY
Romeo wolf back in Juneau (December 27, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The black wolf nicknamed Romeo has returned to Juneau, Alaska, according to ... FULL STORY
FWS rejects southern Rockies wolf petition (December 27, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Summit Daily news of Colorado reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wintery Pinedale (December 28, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell recorded 12.5" of snow at his weather station(C7610) near Pinedale during the last storm. It came in from the south with a brisk southerly wind, and today it all returned to the south with a bitter, gusty north wind. Wind gusts of 35mph moved a lot o ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Punchers on Toyota Line of Scrimmage (December 28, 2008)
During the Denver Bronco - San Diego Charger football game halftime show
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online
The Big Piney Punchers were featured on the Toyota Halftime Show on Sunday, December 28, during the Denver Bronco/San Diego Chargers football game. The Punchers were seen in a short video clip about the team and Big Piney. Additional videos about the Punchers ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Christmas Storm (December 26, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
A strong Pacific storm system produced heavy snow across western Wyoming Christmas Day and night as it moved through the intermountain west. The cold front brought moderate to heavy snowfall to western Wyoming and gusty winds which made holiday travel difficu ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Heavy snowfall returns to western Wyoming Christmas Day (December 25, 2008)
by National Weather Service
A strong Christmas Day storm brought frequent snowfall amounts of one to two feet to western Wyoming as of 700 pm MST Christmas evening. The heaviest amounts fell in Teton County where a maximum of nearly two and one-half feet of snow has fallen. The heavy sno ... FULL STORY
Real Estate of Jackson Hole closes (December 25, 2008)
Due to downturn in the industry and lack of capital to continue
The Wyoming Business Council reports that Real Estate of Jackson Hole is closing, citing a downturn in the economy and lack of capital to continue. Click on this link for the full story: Real Estate of Jackson Hole folds ... FULL STORY
WGFD to host public meetings (December 25, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Cheyenne) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a series of public meetings in January to discuss changes to Chapter 44 – Regulation for Issuance of Licenses, Permits, Stamps, Tags, Preference Points and Coupons. ... FULL STORY
Hunting and Fishing licenses expire Dec. 31 (December 25, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to remind hunters and anglers that all 2008 fishing and hunting licenses and conservation stamps expire Dec. 31. Some seasons, including waterfowl and small game seasons, continue into the new year, but to parti ... FULL STORY
White Pine gets White Christmas (December 25, 2008)
by White Pine Resort
The much needed and hoped for snowfall has found its way to the slopes at White Pine. Daily flurries have passed through the mountains, but finally on Sunday night and throughout the day on Monday, up to a foot of new snow had fallen, blanketing the mountain ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Live Nativity (December 25, 2008)
Each year, the Dick Noble Ranch in Cora has a live nativity on Christmas Eve. Participants walk with live Joseph and Mary and baby Jesus over to the barn where they listen to a reading of the Nativity. Kids participated as angels and shepherds. Afterwards, eve ... FULL STORY
Ag group’s ‘Class 10’ finds 10 thousand ways to battle cancer (December 25, 2008)
by Wyoming Business Council
An ag leadership program raised over $10,000 to help Wyoming agricultural families fight the cost of cancer. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche Warning (December 24, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche Warning for the period from 11:00 pm Wednesday, December 24th to 11:00 pm Thursday, December 25th. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Snowmobiling Conditions Report (December 24, 2008)
For weekend of December 26th
by Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources
Editor’s Note: The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche Warning for the period from 11:00 PM Wednesday, December 24th to 11:00 PM Thursday, December 25th. Avalanche hazard in western Wyoming is high to extreme. All avalanche t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 24 (December 23, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Over a foot of new snow was received Monday on upper Skyline Drive. The Ski Foundation is now grooming the road to Elkhart Park regularly with the PistenBully and conditions are excellent. The parking and road barricade have been moved down to just beyond th ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) Ice time for ‘Magic’ (December 23, 2008)
by Janet Montgomery
The Sublette County Ice Arena was touched by magic Sunday afternoon as several members of the Wind River Skate club took to the ice for its first Christmas show — "Magical Christmas on Ice." ... FULL STORY
Experts urge Caution, Awareness with Home Heating (December 23, 2008)
Chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning can be killers in the winter
by Wyoming Family Services
As families and friends gather to celebrate the holidays, experts are reminding everyone to safely heat homes, especially as they look for ways to save energy and pinch pennies. ... FULL STORY
2-hour power outage planned for Sunday, Dec. 28 (December 23, 2008)
Will affect Pinedale, Big Piney, Marbleton, Daniel, Boulder, Cora & rural areas
by Rocky Mountain Power
(Pinedale) — Rocky Mountain Power will initiate a planned power outage on Sunday, Dec. 28, in order to safely perform necessary transmission upgrades in the areas near Pinedale and Big Piney. The outage is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. and will last approxim ... FULL STORY
Live Nativity Christmas Eve at the Noble Ranch Dec. 24 (December 23, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
An annual tradition at the Dick Noble Ranch in Cora, everyone is welcome to come to the live nativity on Christmas Eve. The event starts at 6:00 PM SHARP, so please be on time so you don’t miss it. Participants will walk with live Joseph and Mary and baby Jesu ... FULL STORY
Power outage affects 100 residents near Marbleton (December 23, 2008)
Downed line causes power to be out for four hours
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
A power outage early today, (Tuesday, December 23) affected 100 households north of Marbleton. According to a media spokesperson with Rocky Mountain Power, the outage was due to an equipment failure out of the Big Piney substation. A power line went down aroun ... FULL STORY
Emergency Preparedness (December 23, 2008)
Rocky Mountain Power encourages advance preparations for winter outages and provides safety reminders
by Rocky Mountain Power
Delivering safe, reliable electric service is Rocky Mountain Power’s top priority. However, conditions outside of the utility’s control, such as severe weather, accidents and other unpredictable situations, can cause power outages despite its best preparations ... FULL STORY
Community Winter Dances (December 22, 2008)
At Rendezvous Pointe
Join Instructor Jason Hone at Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center in Pinedale on the second and fourth Thursdays of January, February and March for Community Dances. They will do Swing, Ballroom, Country and Polka.There will be 30-45 minutes of instruction and the ... FULL STORY
More snow on the way (December 22, 2008)
by National Weather Service
Another Pacific storm system will spread snow into western Wyoming on Wednesday, continuing through Christmas Day which could produce even more snow. Another storm system will bring yet another round of snow to the far west over the weekend. Holiday travelers ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowy Pinedale (December 22, 2008)
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
View of Pinedale around dusk on Monday, December 22. A snow storm brought about five inches of new snow to town. Further north, Bondurant got a foot of new snow. Another Pacific storm system will spread snow into western Wyoming on Wednesday, continuing throug ... FULL STORY
(36 pictures) Holiday Lights (December 22, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Every year we enjoy taking a tour around Pinedale to enjoy the pretty Christmas lights. Happy Holidays! ... FULL STORY
Wolves reported near Casper (December 22, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that a Casper man encountered three wolves just west of the city of Casper on Thursday. Follow the link below for his account. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) 1st & 2nd Grade Christmas Program (December 19, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale 1st and 2nd graders closed the Pinedale School holiday performances Thursday night in the Pinedale Auditorium. They sang, danced and entertained a full house. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Winter Choir Concert (December 17, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale 5th through 12th grades held their choir concert Tuesday, December 16th in the Pinedale Auditorium. Five different choirs performed under the direction of Gena Anderson. ... FULL STORY
Grand Opening for Pinedale Obo’s Specialty Meats (December 19, 2008)
On Friday, December 19
Pinedale Obo's is having their Grand Opening for their new Specialty Meats department on FRIDAY, December 19th (this was incorrectly listed as Saturday in their newspaper ad). Their holiday meat sale prices are effective through December 31st at both the Pine ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM Winter Land Closures Protect Big Game (December 18, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will once again close a portion of BLM administered public lands to motorized vehicle travel to protect big game on crucial winter ranges and feed grounds. These closures include snowmobile and off-high ... FULL STORY
Winter Driving: Caution Required around Snow Plows (December 18, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
As winter weather settles into Wyoming, travel conditions can change from minute to minute, mile to mile and create real challenges for motorists. Snowy conditions require more attention and less speed. ... FULL STORY
Winter Weather Advisory (December 18, 2008)
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and wind which is in effect from 11 pm this evening to 11 pm Friday. ... FULL STORY
WG&F revises oil and gas recommendations (December 18, 2008)
by WG&F Department press release
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released a draft update of the document, "Recommendations for Development of Oil and Gas Resources within Crucial and Important Wildlife Habitat," for public comment. ... FULL STORY
Ordinance 442: Requirement for Site Plans to build in Pinedale (Original post December 18, 2008 | Updated December 22, 2008)
New Ordinance regulating construction and building aesthetics has already passed 1st Reading before the Pinedale Town Council
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
On November 24th, the Town of Pinedale passed the first reading of Ordinance No. 442: "Site Plans". This ordinance creates a new chapter in the Pinedale Municipal Code to require site plans on new nonresidential projects and changes to or development of existi ... FULL STORY
BLM lands now National System of Public Lands (December 17, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
On December 16th, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne signed a Secretarial Order to officially designate the 258 million acres of lands managed for multiple-use by the Department’s Bureau of Land Management as the National System of Public Lands. ... FULL STORY
Kids Holiday Movie Marathon at Your Library Dec. 22 (December 17, 2008)
by Sublette County Library
(Pinedale) – There is no school on Monday. Are you wondering what to do with the kids? Worry no more. The Sublette County Library at 155 South Tyler Ave in Pinedale will be holding a Kids Holiday Movie Marathon from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m on Monday, December 22. P ... FULL STORY
BLM renews commitment to Conservation Districts (December 17, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management renewed its commitment to work with Conservation Districts by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) on Monday, December 1, 2008. Through this MOU, first establis ... FULL STORY
BLM has new guidance to protect rare species (December 17, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today (December 15, 2008) announced new guidance for its management of federally threatened, endangered, or otherwise rare species and the ecosystems upon which they depend on BLM-administered lands. ... FULL STORY
NOx smog levels lowered in Eastern United States (December 17, 2008)
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(Washington, D.C) - More than 102 million Americans are breathing cleaner air due to decreases in smog-forming emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) according to the NOx Budget Trading Program annual report. The 2007 summertime NOx emissions from power plants and ... FULL STORY
BTNF extends timeline for Eagle Prospect well proposal (December 17, 2008)
New Forest Service estimate for release is March 2009
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – District Ranger Greg Clark of the Big Piney District on the Bridger-Teton National Forest has decided to extend the timeline for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Eagle Prospect and Nobel Basin Master Development Plan project ... FULL STORY
Supplemental Analysis on suspended 44,720 Acres expected in February, 2009 (December 17, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest has been working on the supplemental analysis for the 44,720 acres as identified in the Notice of Intent (NOI), published in the Federal Register on February 2, 2008. Since then, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the State ... FULL STORY
IXP has legal woes (December 17, 2008)
Failure to complete Utah pipeline, unpaid bills
Articles appeared in two Grand Junction, Colorado newspapers recently reporting that IXP Inc, a company that does oil and gas field-related pipeline work, has been named in a series of civil lawsuits filed in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. One of the suits allege ... FULL STORY
ExxonMobil to pay penalty for violating agreement on air emissions (December 17, 2008)
For refineries in Texas, Louisiana and California
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(Washington, D.C) - ExxonMobil has agreed to pay nearly $6.1 million in civil penalties for violating the terms of a 2005 court-approved Clean Air Act agreement, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Resource Management Plan ROD issued (December 17, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office announced the Notice of Availability (NOA) for its Resource Management Plan Record of Decision (ROD) today (Wednesday, December 17). Wyoming Acting State Director, Don Simpson, signed the Record of Dec ... FULL STORY
New Wyoming Justice Commission established (December 17, 2008)
To provide financial help for access to legal services for Wyoming residents
by Wyoming State Bar
(Cheyenne) - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that the Wyoming Supreme Court has signed an order to establish an Access to Justice Commission in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Pinedale All Bands Winter Concert (December 16, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale Middle School and High School held their winter band concert in the Pinedale Auditorium on Monday, December 15th. Each band played a number of Christmas pieces to a packed auditorium. ... FULL STORY
M-44 set kills Cokeville wolf (December 16, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A wolf was recently killed on a legally set M-44 poison set for coyotes, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) YNP wolf packs have mange (December 16, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reported that this year, at least eight wolves in four different packs in Yellowstone National Parks have experienced mange-like symptoms including significant hair loss. Mange has also been documented in wolf packs in Mo ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report: Dec. 16 (December 16, 2008)
For Skyline Drive to Elkhart Park
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
In cooperation with the US Forest Service Pinedale Ranger District, the Pinedale Ski Education Foundation is again this year grooming four miles of Skyline Drive from the upper Fremont Lake Overlook to Elkhart Park. A parking area is available one mile beyond ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Montana wolf on SW WY walkabout (December 16, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that in late November, a radio-collared female wolf dispersed from southwestern Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sage & Snow Holiday Decoration Awards (December 16, 2008)
Merry Christmoose To All!
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Merry Christmoose To All! is the greeting that you see at Country Lane Groceries and Gas in Pinedale, the 2008 winner of the Sage and Snow Garden Club's Holiday Merchant's Award. The holiday sentiment is repeated in the cheerful lights, candy canes, wreaths, s ... FULL STORY
Community Based In-Home Services helps seniors (December 16, 2008)
Rendezvous Pointe helps people maintain their independence
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Sublette County Seniors age 60 and over can benefit from a program called Community Based In-Home Services, offered by the State of Wyoming Department of Health and Aging Division. It provides personal care and homemaking services to seniors, their spouses, an ... FULL STORY
Snow Totals (December 15, 2008)
by National Weather Service - Riverton
A winter storm brought moderate to heavy snow across western Wyoming over the weekend. Snow totals through noon on Saturday, December 13th: ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Mountain Man Christmas – Happy Holiday in Pinedale (December 15, 2008)
Night Parade in Pinedale
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce sponsored their Mountain Man Christmas on Saturday, December 13. The event included Santa at the Library for the kids to visit, an open house at the Visitor Center, the traditional tree lighting, a night-time parade with ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Book Readings by local authors (December 15, 2008)
by Nikki Mann
Rock Rabbit hosted a book reading for several local authors on Friday night in Pinedale. Attending and speaking were: Ann Noble, Paul Jensen, Cat Urbigkit, Fred Pflughoft and Nikki Mann. Signed up to speak, but couldn't make it due to weather, were Dr. Close a ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners meeting Dec 16 (December 14, 2008)
At Marbleton Town Hall
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Sue Sommers Art Show (December 14, 2008)
In Rock Springs through January 16
Local artist Sue Sommers has an art show on display through January 16 at the community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, 400 C Street. Click here for a flyer about the show: Sue Sommers Art Show in Rock Springs (114K PDF) ... FULL STORY
Obituary: William K. Streenan (December 13, 2008)
William K. Streenan of Vancouver, Washington died December 12. 2008, at the age of 90. He was born on May 15, 1918, in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Michael and Jennie Sneddon Streenan. He attended schools in Oakley and Kemmerer, Wyoming, and graduated from Colorado S ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) Pinedale Elementary 3rd & 4th Grade Christmas Program (December 12, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Elementary 3rd and 4th grade students held their Christmas program in the Pinedale Auditorium Tuesday, December 9th. The program was directed by Chandra Stough and Gena Anderson. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Weather Advisory for western Wyoming (December 13, 2008)
Snow, slippery roads, 3-7 inches snow to Upper Green River Valley
by National Weather Service
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 11:00 pm Saturday evening. Periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. The National Weather Service advises travelers to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and u ... FULL STORY
Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale Dec. 13 (December 13, 2008)
Holiday celebrations sponsored by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 10AM-5PM ... FULL STORY
Senator Barrasso votes no on auto bailout (December 12, 2008)
by Senator Barrasso media release
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) voted against the auto industry bailout. Barrasso issued the following statement: ... FULL STORY
EPA finalizes its approach to fugitive emissions (December 12, 2008)
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(Washington, D.C.) EPA is issuing final New Source Review (NSR) rule that requires consistent accounting for air emissions that are not released through a stack, vent or other confined air stream. For example, these emissions, also called fugitive emissions, ... FULL STORY
Low natural gas prices impact Wyoming drilling (December 12, 2008)
Questar and EnCana slow down drilling plans
An article appeared on CNN Money today reporting that Questar and EnCana are reducing their drilling efforts in Wyoming due to low prices and lack of pipeline capacity. The article mentions comments by company representatives about operations in the Pinedale A ... FULL STORY
FWS issues rule on wolf protections (December 12, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issued a final rule this week, officially reinstating protections for wolves in the United States. ... FULL STORY
Letter to Governor contained corn starch (December 12, 2008)
Chemical analysis completed on suspicious letter sent to the Wyoming State Capitol
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Cheyenne) – Tests on a powdery substance contained inside a suspicious letter sent to the State Capitol yesterday (Thursday, December 11) addressed to Governor Dave Freudenthal have been completed. ... FULL STORY
Enzi says no to bail out and ‘car czar’ (December 12, 2008)
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., senior member of the Senate Banking Committee voted against the proposed bail out of the "Big Three" domestic automakers. Following the vote and the subsequent failure of the bill in the Senate Enzi made the ... FULL STORY
Bitter cold expected Saturday night and Sunday (December 12, 2008)
by National Weather Service
A moist Pacific low pressure system will move into the Rockies on Saturday. This strong system will combine with cold Canadian air from the north to give west central Wyoming snow. Although snowfall will mainly be confined to the western and northern mountains ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Honor Flight (December 12, 2008)
New group to help Wyoming Vets get to Memorials
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
Today (Friday, December 12) at 1 p.m., Gov. Dave Freudenthal, State Auditor Rita Meyer and Maj. Gen. Ed Wright will join veterans of World War II and other wars to announce the formation of a Wyoming Honor Flight group. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Beware of rental ad scams (December 12, 2008)
Scammers targeting Pinedale housing shortage
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Apartment Seekers Beware: An apartment for rent ad in one of the local newspapers has caused concern that the ad is a scam. Several people have reported having suspicions about the legitimacy of the ad. It advertises a two bedroom, newly remodeled apartment fo ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Capitol receives suspicious letter (December 11, 2008)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
One of the goals of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is to maximize service to the public and we were successful in doing that today (Thursday, December 11). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle School Science Fair (December 11, 2008)
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
Middle School Science Fair Students displayed their projects during the Middle School Science Fair this week. The winning projects will move on to Regionals. Pinedale students have traditionally placed very well each year in the Science Fair competitions. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Robo Mania (December 11, 2008)
Sublette Fire Blazers travel to Casper for the 3rd annual Wyoming First Lego League championship
by Robin Schamber, UW/ Sublette County Extension
Robotics enthusiasts (the Sublette Fire Blazers); Matthew and William Shafer, Conor Sullivan, Thomas Mack, Dawson Hoover, Garrett Lozier, Martin Erickson, Guthrie Sturman and David Rule returned from Pinedale’s first ever participation in the 3rd annual Wyomin ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) G&F: Motorists, watch for Wildlife (December 11, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
It’s that time of year when highway travelers need to slow down and pay special attention for animals along our roadways. Wyoming is blessed with an abundance of big game, and the winter weather causes them to migrate to lower elevations where they are forced ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Richard Holgate Dec. 13 (December 11, 2008)
by Covill Funeral Home
A funeral service for Big Piney resident Richard Holgate will be held Saturday, December 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Community Congregational Church in Big Piney. Interment will follow the service in the Plainview Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(42 pictures) Holiday sale at Barn Door Design & Interiors (December 9, 2008)
Furniture, antiques, accent pieces for the western home
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Barn Door in Pinedale is having a huge clearance sale, just in time for the holidays. They are located at 31 S Sublette Avenue. Their shop is a blend of rustic and sophistication with a western, wildlife and Wyoming flair. They carry a lot of furniture (r ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks set to open Dec. 15 (December 9, 2008)
For Winter Season and oversnow vehicles
by National Park Service
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are set to open for the 2008-2009 winter season as scheduled next Monday, December 15. Limited, managed snowmobile and snowcoach travel over groomed, snow-packed park roads will be permitted this season under rules s ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Snow Storm Totals (December 9, 2008)
Sublette County gets from 2 to 6 inches
by National Weather Service - Riverton
A cold front moved through Wyoming on Monday bringing snowfall to much of the area. Below are storm totals according to the National Weather Service: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Museum named beneficiary of Professor Edward Jochumsen estate (December 9, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man has been honored to be named as a beneficiary in the estate of Edward A. Jochumsen, who passed away on September 14, 2007. Mr. Jochumsen bequeathed his home near Pinedale, five acres of land and financial holdings valued at aroun ... FULL STORY
Dig It! – Amaryllis (December 9, 2008)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
The holidays are all about expectation, color and lasting memories and so are amaryllis. These brown bulbs give way to spires that can be three feet tall in as little as five weeks and carry nine-inch-wide blossoms. They come in a wide range of colors and mult ... FULL STORY
Business Council provides Denver Stock Show space to Wyoming cattlemen (December 9, 2008)
by Wyoming Business Council
The Wyoming Business Council invites Wyoming seedstock producers to display genetics and other cattle information at its booth at the102nd National Western Stock Show in Denver, Jan. 10-25, 2009. ... FULL STORY
I-80 closed in both directions due to tanker crash (Original post December 8, 2008 | Updated December 9, 2008)
Washington man killed
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Rawlins) Monday, December 8, 5:16 PM: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Middle School Swim Meet (December 8, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Pinedale Invitational Middle School Swim Meet was held on Saturday at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. Students from Pinedale, Big Piney, Rawlins, Star Valley, Evanson, and Jackson attended. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Christmas Concert (December 8, 2008)
by Janet Montgomery
Pinedale Elementary School’s kindergarten students entertained a full house Thursday evening with the class Christmas Program that included songs and poems. ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 School Board Meeting Dec. 11 (December 8, 2008)
Regular and Special Board Meeting Agenda
by Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #1 Board of Trustees ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter weather finally arrives (December 8, 2008)
A cold front will bring a storm system through of western and central Wyoming during the early part of this week. ... FULL STORY
Fracing debate continues (December 8, 2008)
(Editor’s Note: We received the following Letter to the Editor from Perry Walker, of Daniel, Wyoming, in response to a release by Kathleen Sgamma, Director of Government Affairs with the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS). Ms. Sgamma’ ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Paul Taylor - Acclaimed Australian storyteller returns to Pinedale Dec. 12 (December 8, 2008)
Paul Taylor performs ‘Matilda and The Dreamtime’
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present acclaimed Australian storyteller and musician, Paul Taylor, performing live December 12 at 7 p.m. in the Pinedale Community Church (free). ... FULL STORY
Daniel Community Center Christmas Party Dec. 14 (December 8, 2008)
At the historic Daniel Schoolhouse
by Bettina Sparrowe
The Daniel Community Center Christmas party will be Sunday, December 14 at the historic Daniel Schoolhouse. The Community Center will provide meat, dressing, spuds, gravy & drinks. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Dinner will be at 5 pm. Santa will ... FULL STORY
(50 pictures) Wreath Auction (December 7, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man's 15th Annual Christmas Wreath and Chocolate Auction was held at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale on Friday, December 5th. The annual auction is a fundraiser for the museum. This event is the museum's main fundraiser for the year. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Middle School Science Fair Dec. 10 & 11 (December 7, 2008)
Public encouraged to come and see the projects
The Pinedale Middle Science Fair will be open to public viewing on Wednesday, December 10th from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM and on Thursday from 6:15PM to 7:00 PM. The awards ceremony will be on Thursday at 7:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Environs petition for new Mexican wolf plan (December 6, 2008)
by Center for Biological Diversity press release
Conservationists filed a formal petition today with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service calling on the agency to revise the outdated and legally invalid Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan. The petition was filed under authority of the federal Administrative Procedures ... FULL STORY
Environmentalists push Southern Rockies wolves (December 6, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wild Earth Guardians has reportedly petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a wolf recovery plan for the Southern Rocky Mountain region. Colorado cattle producers have not reacted favorably to the petition, according to the Aspen Times. Click ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf control continues (December 6, 2008)
by Idaho Fish and Game Department
Since wolves in Idaho were returned to federal protection in July, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has worked with federal officials to control wolves that are killing domestic livestock. ... FULL STORY
Toys for Tots Dec 12-20 (December 4, 2008)
It’s time for the Pinedale Volunteer Fire Department Annual Toys for Tots Drive. Please help by dropping unwrapped toys off at Ridley’s Family Market, A to Z Hardware or the Pinedale Fire Hall. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Pummelers Wrestling Club sign-up Dec. 9 & 11 (December 4, 2008)
Ages 5-18 years
There will be a sign-up for the Pinedale Pummelers Wrestling Club on Tuesday, December 9, and Thursday, December 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. Fee is $55.00. This is for youth ages 5-18 years old. Must turn 5 during the 2009 calenda ... FULL STORY
Santa visits Big Piney Library on Dec. 11 (December 4, 2008)
by Big Piney Library
Santa will be visiting the Big Piney Library on Thursday, December 11th at 10:30 AM. Parents, bring your pre-schoolers so they can give their wish list to Santa! ... FULL STORY
Cookie Exchange and Ornament Making Dec. 4 (December 4, 2008)
At the Big Piney Library
The Big Piney Library invites everyone to a Cookie Exchange and Ornament Making event at 7:00pm at the library on Thursday, December 4th. If you would like to participate, please bring two dozen cookies. Drinks will be provided as well as the materials needed ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Urbigkit book signing at UW Dec. 5 (December 3, 2008)
At the University of Wyoming bookstore from 11AM to 1PM
Sublette County author Cat Urbigkit will be in Laramie on Friday, December 5th, for a book signing at the UW Bookstore. She is one of 13 writers with Wyoming ties who will be there to sign their books in the Wyoming Union. The signing will be from 11:00 AM to ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Jim Malkowski receives prestigious school board awards (December 3, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
School Board member, Jim Malkowski, was awarded two highly prestigious awards at the annual Wyoming School Boards Association Conference in Casper. Jim was named as "School Board Member of the Year" by the Wyoming School Boards Association and was honored at ... FULL STORY
Agencies devise guidance to protect wetlands and streams (December 3, 2008)
Clarifies ‘Traditional Navigable Waters’ and ‘Adjacent Wetlands’ definitions
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army are issuing revised guidance to ensure America's wetlands, streams and other waters are better protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The guidance clarifies the geographic scope ... FULL STORY
CenturyTel internet outage (December 3, 2008)
Service has been restored - reset your modem if you still don't have internet access
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
CenturyTel customers in Pinedale had their internet access go down for awhile on Tuesday due to a fiber optic cable that was severed in Montana. That cable has been repaired. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Childcare Coalition to meet Dec. 8 in Big Piney (December 2, 2008)
Interested citizens welcome to attend
by Sublette County Childcare Coalition
The Sublette County Childcare Coalition will hold its monthly meeting at the Big Piney Library on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm. Meetings are open to any interested citizens of Sublette County. For more information contact Dawn at 307-360-7642 or visit their ... FULL STORY
Methane to Markets (M2M) (December 2, 2008)
U.S. stimulates global market for methane recovery and use as fuel - The Way to Go Clean, Green and Fight Climate Change
by Environmental Protection Agency
International leadership by the United States to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is highlighted in the third annual Methane to Markets (M2M) partnership report. Current U.S. supported M2M projects, when fully implemented, will deliver est ... FULL STORY
2008 Pinedale Turkey Trot draws record participants (December 2, 2008)
Record 226 runners, walkers, trotters and bikers for annual Thanksgiving Day fun walk/run
by Craig Sheppard
The 18th running of the Pinedale 5K Turkey Trot drew a record 226 runners, walkers, trotters and bikers. Everyone was treated to a beautiful (20 degrees) morning with no wind, ice or snow. The Wind River Mountains stood out in the background as all involved ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Range Deer (December 2, 2008)
by Nikki Mann
Nikki Mann took this photo of deer on a ridge looking down the valley towards Boulder and the Mesa beyond. Deer are moving onto their winter ranges. This year, snow is late in covering the ground, making conditions less harsh for wildlife. Animals typically wo ... FULL STORY
Home heating help program sees more participation (December 2, 2008)
by Juliette Rule, Public Information Officer, Wyoming Family Services (opinion piece)
Leaves have fallen and snowy days are here. At Wyoming Family Services, we’re giving home heating bills a lot of thought, even as we learn bills won’t rise as dramatically as we thought earlier this year. ... FULL STORY
More warnings about local direct mail scams (December 2, 2008)
Farson area residents targeted
by Sweetwater Count y Sheriff’s Office
Sweetwater County Undersheriff Craig Jackson issued another citizen advisory concerning direct-mail scams. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Public asked for help in search for Utah fugitive (December 2, 2008)
Lance Alcott may be in the Rock Springs-Green River area - wanted on drug-related charges in Utah
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
Sweetwater County authorities are seeking help from the public in apprehending a Utah fugitive. ... FULL STORY

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