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Pinedale Online News - February 2009

Wyoming wants to test wolves (February 28, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
State lawmakers want to determine the prevalence of brucellosis in wolves, and ... FULL STORY
Montana hunters demand wolf delisting (February 28, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A protest was held outside the offices of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks office this weekend by hunters demanding that wolves be removed from federal ... FULL STORY
Idaho proposes killing wolves (February 28, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho wildlife officials will soon ask for federal approval of their plan to kill up to about 100 wolves in the Lolo area. Click on the link below for the story. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Cattlemen meet (February 28, 2009)
Green River Valley Cattlemen's Association meeting
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Members of the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association convened at the Moose Creek Catering building Saturday afternoon to learn about and discuss issues of importance to the cattle industry and public lands livestock grazing. ... FULL STORY
High School Jazz Festival in Casper (February 28, 2009)
by Craig Sheppard
(2 pictures) DEQ to increase air quality monitoring (February 27, 2009)
For weekend of February 28 through March 1
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
(Upper Green River Basin) – On February 28 through March 1, 2009, contractors for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division (AQD) will be increasing the level of air monitoring associated with the Winter Ozone Study in the Uppe ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Sunny Korfanta Ski Race 2009 (February 24, 2009)
The 5th annual Sunny Korfanta Giant Slalom was held on Saturday, February 21st at White Pine Ski Area near Pinedale. The event is sponsored by the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association. More than 120 skiers and snowboarders from age 3 to adult participat ... FULL STORY
Shell SnoCross Snowmobile Race Feb 28 & March 1 (February 27, 2009)
The 2nd Annual SHELL SnoCross Snowmobile Race will be held Saturday & Sunday, February 28 and March 1st in Pinedale. The location for the race is one mile south of US Hwy 191 on Tyler Street in Pinedale. Watch for signs. Gate opens at 9:00 AM. Racing starts at ... FULL STORY
EPA proposes to reduce air toxics from stationary diesel and gas-fired engines (February 27, 2009)
by Environmental Protection Agency
(Washington, D.C. – Feb. 27, 2009) For the first time, EPA is proposing to set emission limits for formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other air toxics from certain stationary diesel and gas-fired engines. In 2008, over 1 million of these engines generated ele ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Mini Madness hockey games Feb 28 (February 27, 2009)
Pinedale, Big Piney, Rock Springs, Riverton teams playing
The Pinedale Glacier Mini Madness hockey games will be played on Saturday, February 28, at the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. Teams participating are from Pinedale, Big Piney, Rock Springs and Riverton, youth ages 5-8 years old. Below is the game sched ... FULL STORY
Obama budget would eliminate AML payments to states (February 27, 2009)
Abandoned Mine Land (AML) fund
by Senator Enzi media release
Wyoming Delegation blasts budget item that nixes future AML payments ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Spring Thaw Party March 5 (February 26, 2009)
Sublette County Historical Society annual meeting
The Sublette County Historical Society will hold their annual Spring Thaw Party on Thursday, March 5 at the Museum of the Mountain Man. There will be a brief presentation of the annual report, regular business, and introduction of the new exhibits for the seas ... FULL STORY
WARN Health Alert - Simulated Message (February 26, 2009)
Pandemic Flu Alert (this is only a practice exercise – there is no real health alert)
by Pinedale Online in participation with Sublette County Public Health
Editor’s Note: Pinedale Online is participating in the Sublette County Pandemic Infrastructure Protection Tabletop Exercise. The alert message below is only a simulation, for exercise purposes in our role posting alert messages from health officials. The messa ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Barrasso: Tune out Washington (February 26, 2009)
Cosponsors S.34, The Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Opinion Piece
Below is an opinion piece submitted by U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo), February 26, 2009: ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Spring plowing to begin In Yellowstone National Park (February 26, 2009)
Roads typically open between mid-April to May
by Yellowstone National Park
The winter season is drawing to a close in Yellowstone National Park. Limited, managed snowmobile and snowcoach travel on the park's interior roads ends between March 1 and March 15. Once the roads close to oversnow travel, crews begin to clear them of snow s ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, February 25 (February 26, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
All 17 miles of the Pinedale Nordic trail system along Skyline Drive and at the CCC Pond Pathway are in good shape. This week’s wet snows have made for soft conditions but will help extend our season. The trails are groomed three days during the week plus Satu ... FULL STORY
Salazar withdraws RD&D leases –seeks public comment (February 26, 2009)
Oil Shale Research, Development and Demonstration Leases in Colorado & Utah
by U.S. Department of the Interior
Below is a news release from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dig It! - Intensive Gardening (February 26, 2009)
For More Produce in Less Space, Part 1
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
Over the next few months, we will have articles on intensive vegetable gardening that include such techniques as interplanting, vertical gardening, succession planting, and relay planting. An intensive garden minimizes wasted space. The practice of intensive g ... FULL STORY
Big Piney and Marbleton Municipal elections May 12 (February 25, 2009)
For Mayor and two town council seats
The Towns of Big Piney and Marbleton will be holding their municipal elections on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. This year citizens will vote for Mayor and two town council seats. ... FULL STORY
Rec Board Budget Request Hearings March 9 & 11 (February 25, 2009)
by Sublette County Recreation Board
The Sublette County Recreation Board will hear Budget Requests for the 2009-2010 fiscal year for Pinedale and Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone wolf in Colorado (February 25, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A wolf from Yellowstone National Park is being tracked as it roams in Colorado. According to a news account from KMGH in Denver, the wolf has been tracked since September as it traveled in five states. She was collared in Montana, traveled south through Yellow ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County lynx habitat (February 25, 2009)
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a revised critical habitat designation for the Canada lynx, a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In total, approximately 39,000 square miles fall within the boundaries of the revised cri ... FULL STORY
People urged to apply for LIEAP today (February 25, 2009)
Feb. 28 last day for home heating help program applications
by Wyoming Family Services
(Cheyenne) – The state’s home heating help program is still accepting applications, but only until Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Anna Shafer named finalist in Coca-Cola scholarship competition (February 25, 2009)
by Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Anna Shafer of Big Piney has been named a finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation annual scholarship competition. ... FULL STORY
School lunch prices reduced (February 25, 2009)
by Sublette County School District #1
Effective March 1st, Sublette County School District No. 1 is reducing lunch prices to $1/per lunch and $.50/per breakfast for all students for the remainder of this 2008-2009 school year. Consistent with the school board action, payment of full price meals is ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Winter Photo Festival (February 25, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
Photographers are invited to share their favorite winter photos of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during a Winter Photo Festival to be held next month in West Yellowstone. ... FULL STORY
Black Bear Hunting (February 24, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Black bear hunters looking to use baits for the upcoming spring bear hunting seasons are advised that the period to renew a bear bait from the previous year runs from March 1st to March 20th, 2009. This applies only to those hunters who had bait sites register ... FULL STORY
G&F seeks information on Big Piney deer poaching (February 24, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Big Piney) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a buck mule deer that was illegally shot and left to waste along a gas field access road in the Deer Hills approximately ten miles west of Big Piney, WY. The deer is belie ... FULL STORY
Drawing conducted for Nonresident Elk Licenses (February 24, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
One of the most anticipated drawings of the year for nonresident hunters was conducted last week with 7,254 hunters receiving full price elk licenses. Another 1,089 reduced price cow/calf elk licenses were also issued. ... FULL STORY
Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars teach large predator safety (February 24, 2009)
In Pinedale March 18
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard? If you’re not sure how to react in these situations, ... FULL STORY
Jackson wolves may have mange (February 23, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service reports that February 11-13, FWS biologists aerial darted and radio collard 15 wolves in three packs near Jackson. All 5 wolves collared in the Antelope Pack had significant hair loss and skin irritation, indicating they wer ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Jazz Groups attend Kinser Jazz Festival (February 23, 2009)
At Casper College
by Sublette County School District #1
The Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir recently traveled to Casper College to participate in the 42nd annual Kinser Jazz Festival. The band performed four tunes for their judges and were rated on their performances both individually and as a group. The choir ... FULL STORY
Coordinated Care of Sublette County meeting Feb 26 (February 23, 2009)
Coordinated Care of Sublette County (CCCS) will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 26th, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Marbleton Town Hall. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Kathy Anderson, Coordinator, Sublette County Treatment Court, at (307) 367-23 ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks Volunteers for Pinedale Anticline Task Groups (February 23, 2009)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for volunteers to serve on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Air, Transportation and Socioeconomic Task Groups. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) USAA Blizzard Blast Swim Meet (February 22, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
Sublette County Swim Team, coached by Brian Gray, held the 2009 Blizzard Blast on Saturday, February 21st at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. A total of 106 swimmers attended the meet with approximately 300 people in the competition pool arena. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Regular Honor Roll (February 22, 2009)
1st Semester 2008-2009
by Sublette County School District #1
Grade 9 ... FULL STORY
Hunting dogs killed by wolves (February 22, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has an excellent website with information on hunting dog depredations by wolves. In response to the high number of dog depredations in recent years, the state DNR maps "caution" areas for hunters. The site also inc ... FULL STORY
Idaho calculates revenue loss from wolves (February 22, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho is losing as much as $24 million a year in hunting-related revenue due to wolves killing big game animals. That's the calculation offered by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Read about the revenue loss report by clicking on the link below. ... FULL STORY
Commissioners Agenda: Feb. 23 (February 22, 2009)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Wolf return to Oregon pondered (February 22, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A recent wolf sighting near Bend, Oregon has folks there questioning whether ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Forty Rod Sunrise (February 22, 2009)
by Dave Bell
Forty Rod Creek ... FULL STORY
Facebook can do anything they want with your content? (February 17, 2009)
Terms of Use change causes controversy for social networking website
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
There has been a big hub-bub recently when the popular social networking website "Facebook" quietly made an extremely significant change to their terms of service on February 4th. Anyone who signs up as a member to the site has to sign an agreement that grant ... FULL STORY
Shell appoints community liaison (February 17, 2009)
by Shell Oil Company
Shell Oil Company has appointed Sanford (Sandy) Wise, as community liaison for Sublette County. In this new role, Sandy will be a resource to the local communities for questions and comments about Shell operations in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Deer study summarized (February 17, 2009)
by Western Ecosystems Technology Inc executive summary
Through 2007, gas field development in the Mesa portion of the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA) resulted in 1,520 acres of direct habitat loss from the construction of well pads and access roads. Although 70 miles of roads were built on the Mesa betwee ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mesa mule deer population up (February 17, 2009)
by Questar Market Resources press release
(Pinedale) - Today (Tuesday, February 17), Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc (WEST) released the completed Phase II Final Report of the Sublette Mule Deer Study. The study results revealed that the Mesa portion of the Sublette mule deer herd stabilized and in ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Jean Shields Feb 19 (February 17, 2009)
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral services for Jean shields of LaBarge will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 12:00 noon at the L.D.S. Church in LaBarge. Interment will follow the service in the Viola Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
Graveside Funeral Service for Max Orgill Feb. 20 (February 17, 2009)
by Covill Funeral Home
A graveside funeral service for Max Orgill of Pinedale will be held Friday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Pinedale Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the L.D. S. Church in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Winter Weather Advisory (February 17, 2009)
Until 5 PM Tuesday, February 17
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 5:00 PM Tuesday. Snow will persist across the Upper Green River Basin and the Upper Hoback River Valley Tuesday. Light to moderate snowfall is expected through the morning, ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Pinedale featured in two national magazines (February 16, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Rellstab family highlighted in article about Pinedale in Family Circle magazine ... FULL STORY
Obituary for Dr. William Close (February 16, 2009)
Click on the link below for an obituary for Dr. William Close which was posted on the Los Angeles Times website. Dr. Close passed away from a heart attack at his home in Big Piney on January 15, 2009. Services were held in Big Piney on January 18th. ... FULL STORY
Kudos to Big Piney Wrestling Team (February 15, 2009)
We received this Letter to the Editor message of kudos for the Big Piney Wrestling team. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Senior Winter Games Wrap-up In Pinedale! (February 15, 2009)
by Dave Bell
Athletes from Wyoming and surrounding states concluded the Second Annual Pinedale hosted Wyoming Senior Winter Games at an enmasse banquet held on Saturday night in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Wyoming Senior Winter Games (February 13, 2009)
The Wyoming Senior Winter Games are being held February 11-15th. Events include speed skating, show shoe racing, alpine and Nordic skiing, rifle biathlon, speed skating and hockey. Adults fifty years of age or older may participate. Athletes do not have to be ... FULL STORY
Enzi says ‘NO’ to trillion dollar bill jammed through Congress (February 13, 2009)
Spending bill passes without a single Republican voting for it
by Senator Enzi's office
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., spoke against the one trillion dollar spending package that the House passed Friday and the Senate was expected to pass Friday night. ... FULL STORY
Nancy Freudenthal chairs effort to reduce underage drinking (February 13, 2009)
by Governor Freudenthal's office
(Cheyenne) - A vocal advocate for young people who is deeply committed to reducing underage drinking has been named the chair of the "Leadership To Keep Children Alcohol Free" Foundation. ... FULL STORY
Terry Cleveland to lead ‘Building the Wyoming We Want’ Initiative (February 13, 2009)
by Governor Freudenthal's office
(Cheyenne) – Terry Cleveland of Casper, the former director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, has been named to lead a statewide volunteer advisory committee that will guide the implementation of the "Building the Wyoming We Want" initiative. ... FULL STORY
Fifty elk test positive (February 13, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Fifty elk from three Boulder-area elk feedgrounds tested seropositive for the contagious disease brucellosis in the fourth year of testing. All the adult cows were sent to slaughter. State wildlife officials tested more than 420 adult female elk, of which 50 w ... FULL STORY
Eighth Grade Girls Continue to Shine (February 12, 2009)
by Michael Cothern, Sublette County School District #1
The Pinedale Middle School eighth grade girls continued their winning ways with perhaps their biggest game of the year against 4A Star Valley. The young ladies rose to the challenge. They used the theme, ‘what an opportunity’, to prepare for the game. They ... FULL STORY
Cabin Fever Book Sale Feb. 26-28 in Pinedale (February 12, 2009)
by The Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc
With a long winter that only seems to grow longer each day, the Friends of Sublette County Library's Cabin Fever Book Sale is the perfect solution for those "cabin fever" blues. The sale begins Thursday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. and continues during library hours t ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Romanza - Evening delight (February 12, 2009)
Pinedale Fine Arts Council presentation
by Janet Montgomery
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council presentation of the tenor trio "Romanza" serenaded Pinedalians with operatic ballads as well as a few modern pop songs Tuesday evening, February 10th, at the Pinedale Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming helium tax bill progresses (February 12, 2009) has an AP story about the Wyoming helium tax bill being approved in the House and now moving to the Senate. The bill cleans up a disparity in the state’s efforts to tax helium which is recovered in some natural gas well operations. This impacts tax ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Scam Alert: E-mails claiming to be from CenturyTel (February 12, 2009)
Scam e-mail claims CenturyTel will shut down e-mail service in 7 days if personal information is not verified
by CenturyTel
CenturyTel alerts Pinedale customers of Internet potential scam ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rocky Mountain Power can help with financial issues (February 11, 2009)
by Rocky Mountain Power
Through these tough economic times, there are households in our area struggling to make ends meet. This is happening to many for the first time. These people may not know where to turn for help. ... FULL STORY
EnCana gives to local charitable organizations (February 11, 2009)
More than $226,000 in 2008
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
(Pinedale) — Through partnerships with local nonprofit and charitable organizations, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. invested more than $226,000 last year in organizations within Sublette County as part of its commitment to leadership in the field and in the commu ... FULL STORY
Wyoming and Kansas Refiners agree to settle Clean Air Act violations (February 11, 2009)
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
(Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10, 2009) Two petroleum refiners have agreed in separate settlements to spend a total of more than $141 million in new air pollution controls at three refineries in Kansas and Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, February 11 (February 11, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
The 1st Annual White Pine Nordic Freestyle 15K Ski Race will take place this Saturday, February 14, at 10 A.M. The start and finish is in Surveyor Park just north of the White Pine parking area near the corrals. The racecourse is twice around the Tree Loop ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wind River Indian Reservation wolf management (February 11, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
While Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain states struggle to deal with wolf management issues, Wind River Indian Reservation officials have their own wolf management plan. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dealing with habituated wolves (February 11, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Did you know that Yellowstone National Park has a written plan in place for dealing with habituated wolves? The plan was written in 2003, after several years of incidents involving wolves showing no fear of humans, and actually approaching humans. ... FULL STORY
Sublette BOCES Board meets Feb. 12 (February 11, 2009)
Sublette Board of Cooperative Education Services regular meeting
by Sublette County School District #1
Price of stamps going up May 11 (February 11, 2009)
First class stamp increases from 42¢ to 44¢
by United States Postal Service
On May 11 the price for a 1-ounce First-Class Mail stamp will increase from 42¢ to 44¢. Prices for other mailing services — Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services (including Parcel Post), and Extra Services — will also change. The average increase by cla ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) DEQ holds Public Hearing on EnCana permit change requests (February 10, 2009)
Citizens express continued concern over ozone air pollution in the Upper Green River Basin and health concerns
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Wyoming DEQ held a public hearing at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale on Monday, February 9th. The purpose of the hearing was to get public testimony regarding a request by EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) for permit changes on 32 of the company's gas-condensate producti ... FULL STORY
Pinedale 3rd Graders learn community awareness (February 10, 2009)
The Casper Star-Tribune had a nice article about Pinedale third graders and their community awareness social studies program. As part of the program, the students visited the Sublette County courthouse to see the Planning Department and attend a meeting of the ... FULL STORY
EnCana announces scholarships (February 10, 2009)
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 see their school counselors to apply for its High School Scholarship Program. The scholarships can also be ... FULL STORY
Chamber Membership Mixer Feb. 12 (February 10, 2009)
Hosted by Meadow West Homes and Pinedale Properties
by Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
The February Chamber Membership Mixer will be hosted by Meadow West Homes and Pinedale Properties on Thursday, February 12th from 4-7pm. Beverages and appetizers will be served. The location is 815 Driftwood Street in the Trails Creek Subdivision. Turn north a ... FULL STORY
Anna Shafer recognized as one of two top Wyoming Youth Volunteers (February 10, 2009)
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Prudential Financial, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), named Wyoming's top two youth volunteers for 2009, recognition by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people f ... FULL STORY
State High School Nordic Race at White Pine Feb. 27-28 (February 10, 2009)
White Pine Ski Area will be the host for the 2009 Wyoming High School State Nordic Ski Race Friday and Saturday, February 27 – 28th. There will be a banquet at Pinedale High School Friday night, at which time all seniors from all the schools will be honored an ... FULL STORY
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? (February 10, 2009)
A Program on Smart Finances for Today’s Youth
by Sublette County Extension Office
University of Wyoming Extension Area Community Development Educator Mary Martin will be teaching this program Wednesday February 11th at the University of Wyoming Extension Office (621 S Pine) at 6:00pm. Any youth age 8-18 are welcome to come and learn tips o ... FULL STORY
Nominations sought for Wyoming History Teacher of the Year (February 10, 2009)
by University of Wyoming
Sherry Tavegie, Wyoming state coordinator for Preserve America, at the University of Wyoming, says the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will honor outstanding educators who have at least three years of classroom experience in teaching American hist ... FULL STORY
More alternatives developed for new Forest Service facilities (February 10, 2009)
Plans for Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Jackson
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Jackson) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest has assembled an interdisciplinary team to work on creating alternatives to be analyzed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in determining how to relocate the administrative facilities in Jackson, Wy ... FULL STORY
Upcoming Application Deadlines (February 10, 2009)
Moose, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goats
by Wyoming Game & Fish
CHEYENNE- Moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunters probably need no reminder, but the application deadline to apply for licenses is less than a month away. ... FULL STORY
UW Ozone Monitoring project goes to Big Piney High School Feb. 12 (February 10, 2009)
by University of Wyoming
The lead researchers on a University of Wyoming ozone monitoring project in Sublette County will give presentations to students of Big Piney High School on Thursday, Feb. 12. ... FULL STORY
Elk trapping continues (February 10, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that wildlife agency personnel were successful at trapping elk at the Muddy Creek elk feedground on Monday night. The elk were handled and processed for brucellosis testing Tuesday, including 54 adult females. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County commission news (February 10, 2009)
Blog launched
by Cat Urbigkit
The Sublette County Commission now has an Internet blog. ... FULL STORY
WG&F reports grizzly capture work (February 10, 2009)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Wyoming's bear management team had a busy year in 2008 addressing conflicts and when necessary, capturing and relocating bears that were causing problems. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) PAC One Year Anniversary (February 10, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale Aquatic Center celebrated its first year anniversary on Friday, February 6th. Events included music, class demonstrations, fun and food. This was also the February Membership Mixer for the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce. Fun memorabilia of ... FULL STORY
Senate passes bill exceeding $1,200,000,000,000.00 (February 10, 2009)
Enzi, Barrasso vote NO, support changes
by Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso
(Washington, D.C.) – After only eight days of debate, the Senate passed a bill to expand government spending by more than a trillion dollars, increase government debt and escalate government control in the lives of Americans, all under the guise of stimulating ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ICE - 'In Case of Emergency' (February 9, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Here’s a good suggestion for helping emergency first responders (paramedics, firefighters, police officers) help you in case of an emergency and you are unconscious and unable to let them know who is your emergency contact person. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Quilt to be raffled by Cowbelles (February 9, 2009)
Cattlemen’s Banquet Feb. 28th
The Sublette County Cattlewomen/Cowbelles organization is raffling a beautiful quilt featuring Sublette County brands. The quilt will be raffled at the annual Cattlemen’s Banquet on Saturday, February 28th. Tickets for the quilt raffle are $1.00 each or six fo ... FULL STORY
Daffodil Days (February 9, 2009)
Annual fundraiser for The American Cancer Society
Daffodils are on sale now for the annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days fundraiser (correction to our earlier story). Bunches of daffodils are available to order, as well as other items. Daffodils will be delivered the week of March 23rd. Last day to or ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Council Agenda: Feb. 9 (February 8, 2009)
Ozone concerns to be discussed
The Town of Pinedale Town Council will hold their regular town council meeting at 5:30 PM on Monday, February 9th. In addition to routine business and citizen concerns, the agenda includes visiting delegations for: ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Rocky Mountain Home Center is OPEN! (February 8, 2009)
Furniture and accessories for your home
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Eight months after a devastating fire that completely destroyed their building, Rocky Mountain Home Center has rebuilt and reopened. The fire broke out early on a Saturday morning on July 28, 2008. Firefighters from Pinedale, Daniel, Boulder and Big Piney who ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 seeks community member for planning committee (February 8, 2009)
Notice to the Public
by Sublette County School District #1,
The Board of Trustees of Sublette County School District #1, Pinedale, Wyoming, will be appointing a community member to serve on the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snowflake Royalty (February 8, 2009)
Big Piney High School - 2009
by Cat Urbigkit
Big Piney High crowned its 2009 Snowflake royalty Saturday night. From left to right, sophomores Dutchess and Duke: Nicole Long with Zach Wenz in front; juniors Princess and Prince: Germany Eiden with David Lovato; seniors Queen and King: Haley Lockwood with ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter wildlife (February 8, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit
Cat Urbigkit took these photos of wildlife in the area on Saturday, February 7th. Temperatures have been mild and the snowpack hasn't been too deep, making it relatively easy for animals to get around and find food this winter. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Standing Guard (February 7, 2009)
Cody "stands guard" while his buddies, Matador and Chief, take a sun snooze in the pasture Saturday afternoon. After a while, Chief took the watch and Cody got a nap. Photo sent in by Karen Almdale. ... FULL STORY
Idaho plans for wolf management (February 7, 2009)
Concern for elk numbers expressed
by Idaho Fish and Game Department
Idaho Fish and Game wildlife managers are making plans for managing wolves, including a possible hunting season, should they be removed from the endangered species list as proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ... FULL STORY
Wolf management in Montana (February 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
While the world awaits word from the Obama Administration about wolf delisting in the Northern Rockies, wolf management continues in our region. ... FULL STORY
Wolves cause drop in MT elk populations (February 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Great Falls Tribune is reporting that a study conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has concluded that wolves have caused a drop in some elk populations. ... FULL STORY
Wolf control in Alaska (February 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
While many news outlets are calling it a "cat fight" between Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and animal activist Ashley Judd, Alaska's aerial gunning program for wolves is once again in the spotlight, pleasing Defenders of Wildlife, the organization Judd is promot ... FULL STORY
High School Basketball (February 7, 2009)
Pinedale vs Powell
The Pinedale Boys beat Powell in their high school basketball match in Powell on Saturday 42-34. Powell beat the Pinedale girls 59-16. The games were played in Powell and broadcast live locally on KPIN 101.1 FM radio. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Girls place 1st at home ski meet (February 7, 2009)
Pinedale Invitational High School Alpine Ski Race
The Pinedale girls team came in 1st place at their home meet, the Pinedale Invitational Alpine Ski Race at White Pine Ski Area. Girls and Boys teams from Pinedale, Jackson, Cody, Kelly Walsh, Natrona and Laramie competed. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Pinedale travels to Cody Ski Meet (February 6, 2009)
by Jeff Wohl, Alpine Coach
The Pinedale High School Alpine Ski Team traveled to Cody for a meet last weekend. ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) Big Piney-Marbleton Stage Stop - IPSSSDR (February 5, 2009)
The Big Piney ‘Ice Box of the Nation’ Sled Dog Celebration 2009 Mushers Banquet for the Big Piney Stage Stop Stage of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) was held on Monday night, February 2nd at the Marbleton Senior Center. The banqu ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Elk test and removal update (February 5, 2009)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Year four of the five-year elk test-and-removal pilot project got underway with the first week of the capture effort completed last week. The pilot project was one of 28 recommendations made by the Governor's Brucellosis Coordination Team in a comprehensive ef ... FULL STORY
Idaho looks to export wolves (February 5, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Planning ahead, Idaho legislators are in the process of enacting legislation that would allow the state wildlife agency to export wolves to other states, once the species has been removed from federal protection. ... FULL STORY
Afterschool discussion planned for Big Piney/Marbleton (February 4, 2009)
by Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
Linda Barton, Executive Director of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WAA), will facilitate afterschool/outside school focus groups at the Big Piney library on Wednesday, February 18 to obtain community input for afterschool/outside school programming for chil ... FULL STORY
Middle School Girls Basketball (February 4, 2009)
by Submitted by Michael Cothern, Sublette County School District #1
The eighth grade basketball team is off to a rousing start. Sprinting out to a 5-0 record. The Lady Colts hosted Star Valley on Tuesday, February 3rd at home. This is a great opportunity as Star Valley is a 4A school. On Thursday, February 5th Big Piney co ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Becoming a Master Gardener (February 4, 2009)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
Would you like to be able to better identify flowers, shrubs and trees in our environment? Do you know your specific soil composition and whether it stimulates proper growth for plants you’d like to use in your home’s landscape? Do you know how much sunlight a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ozone Advisory issued for February 5 (February 4, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
(Upper Green River Basin, Wyo.) - The Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), is issuing an ozone advisory for Thursday, February 5, 2009, for the Upper Gree ... FULL STORY
Wells Fargo defends, then cancels Vegas junket (February 3, 2009)
Yahoo! Finance posted an article about Wells Fargo & Co’s plan to send company executives on a 12-night "conference" to a Las Vegas casino, an all-expenses-paid trip for company top employees and guests. The trip was abruptly cancelled after word got out and i ... FULL STORY
UW seeks volunteers in Sublette County for Air Quality Study (February 3, 2009)
by University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming researchers are seeking volunteers in Sublette County to assist with an air quality monitoring study that will record ozone air levels. ... FULL STORY
Ozone Advisory triggers Contingency Plans (February 3, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
On Tuesday, February 3, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued an Ozone Advisory for Wednesday, February 4th for Sublette County in the Upper Green River Valley. The advisory is a forecast from DEQ that conditions appear to be favorable t ... FULL STORY
(37 pictures) Davis posts fastest time for Pinedale Stage Stop; Leads Overall (February 3, 2009)
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
(Pinedale) —February 2, 2009—Wendy Davis from Lander, Wyo., posted the fastest time during Day Three of the IPSSSDR with 2:55:19. Sean Hard from Olney, Mont., came in second with 3:03:15. In third, Melanie Shirilla of Lincoln, Mont., had a time of 3:04:13. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) DEQ issues Ozone Advisory for Feb. 4 (February 3, 2009)
For Upper Green River Basin in Sublette County
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
(Upper Green River Basin, Wyo.) - The Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), is issuing an ozone advisory for Wednesday, February 4, 2009, for the Upper Gr ... FULL STORY
County Commissioners Agenda for Feb. 3 (February 2, 2009)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(1 pictures) Scenic Photos (February 1, 2009)
Dave Bell was out and about over the weekend taking photos. "It was a great Super Bowl Weekend with wonderful weather and scenery throughout Sublette County." ... FULL STORY

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