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Pinedale Online News - August 2014

(7 pictures) Mushroom Eruption (August 31, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Sublette County's arid rangeland has responded to the recent abundance of moisture with an eruption of mushrooms. From small and tasty meadow mushrooms to plate-sized versions growing in natural gas fields, mushrooms are sprouting! Readers are cautioned to be ... FULL STORY
Idaho Wolf Hunting Season Open (August 31, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Idaho Fish & Game Department has a statewide quota of 185 wolves to be taken in the 2014-2015 hunting and trapping seasons. The fall season opened August 30. For more information about hunting areas, seasons, and rules, click on the links below. ... FULL STORY
Wolf attacks shouldn't force movement of sheep (August 31, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Washington ranchers are voicing opposition to pressure from environmental groups who want a rancher to move his sheep herd from its grazing grounds on private property in order to reduce conflicts with wolves. Wolves have preyed on the herd (killing two dozen ... FULL STORY
Red Wolf Program under review (August 31, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to continue with the red wolf recovery program in eastern North Carolina. The program has had limited success. If the agency decides to pull the plug on the program, it won't be the first time, as a sim ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fremont Lake (August 31, 2014)
Fremont Lake still has water flowing over the top of the spillway. Usually the lake would have started dropping by this time of the year. Last year, lake level was trending down and at the level it was on July 22, 2013. ... FULL STORY
Upcoming Seminars (August 31, 2014)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Sublette BOCES are co-sponsoring several upcoming educational seminars. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dan Stroud retires from Wyoming Game & Fish (August 31, 2014)
After more than 31 years of service
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Dan Stroud, habitat mitigation biologist in Pinedale recently retired after more than 31 years of service with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Sommers Homestead Open House Aug. 30th (August 29, 2014)
Living History Museum and historical site
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sommers Homestead Living History Museum’s last day open for the 2014 summer season will be Saturday, August 30th. They will host an Open House all day from 10AM to 3PM. They encourage everyone to come out and see the new exhibits. An Ice House and Bunk Hou ... FULL STORY
Grizzly Bear relocated from north of Pinedale (August 28, 2014)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear August 27, 2014. ... FULL STORY
New charges filed in Pinedale serial assault cases (August 28, 2014)
Brian McDonald alleged perpetrator
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office media release
New charges have been filed against thirty seven year old Brian James McDonald. Mr. McDonald was being held on charges stemming from the 2010 assault on Jacie Rose that occurred in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Suicide Prevention Walk & Candlelight Vigils Sept. 9th and 11th (August 28, 2014)
In Big Piney and Pinedale
The Sublette County Prevention Coalition and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming will host candlelight vigils and walks in Big Piney and Pinedale in September for National Suicide Prevention Week. ... FULL STORY
Community Health Education Summit Oct. 1 (August 28, 2014)
The 1st annual Community Health Education Summit will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. The goal of this Summit is to promote health, educate the public on health issues that they have but might not understand (i.e. diabetes, p ... FULL STORY
Public Hearing to address Instream Water Rights for Hoback and Greys watersheds Sept. 10 in Jackson (August 27, 2014)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be participating in a public hearing on 10 instream flow water right applications in the Hoback and Greys watersheds. The hearing will be held at the Jackson regional office, 420 N. Cache, at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 ... FULL STORY
Community Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 6th (August 27, 2014)
Fundraiser for Shannon Cave
The Marbleton/Big Piney Clinic Challenges YOU to a Community Ice Bucket Challenge for local Shannon Cave. The Challenge will be on Saturday, September 6th from 1-3 pm at the Pavillion in Big Piney. Cake and hot chocolate will be provided by the Marbleton/Big P ... FULL STORY
Sheriff's Race Continues (August 27, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Clerk has released the official list of candidates for local elected office who will appear on the General Election ballot in November. ... FULL STORY
Community Blood Drive in Marbleton Aug. 27 (August 26, 2014)
On Wednesday, August 27 United Blood Services will be taking donations at the Marbleton EMS barn at 120 W Third Street in Marbleton from 1:00 – 5:30 PM. You may schedule an appointment online at or feel free to just ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming Lottery begins (August 25, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
WyoLotto, the Wyoming Lottery, began selling tickets on Sunday, August 24th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Planning & Zoning to revisit crematorium request Aug. 26th (August 25, 2014)
The Town of Pinedale, Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting at 6:00PM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Pinedale Town Hall to review a building permit request by Covill Funeral Home for an addition to their existing building to house a cre ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Council agenda – August 25, 2014 (August 25, 2014)
Monday, at 5:30 PM in the PinedaleTown Hall ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) First dusting (August 25, 2014)
"Mother Nature is, if anything, subtle! Like a white Fremont Peak, in August. As if to say—it’s coming!" – Dave Bell. Click on this link to see more of Dave’s scenic photos of the area: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Slap Happy (August 25, 2014)
Arnold Brokling sent in these photos he took of a beaver enjoying a swim on a nearby lake. "Slap happy that the sun is finally out - at least for a while!" ... FULL STORY
New regulations for upland game bird hunters (August 25, 2014)
For Blue and Ruffed Grouse
by Wyoming Game & Fish
With the September 1 opener for upland game right around the corner, bird hunters are alerted there are some significant changes in the hunting regulations for this fall. ... FULL STORY
Boaters reminded of Aquatic Invasive Species requirements (August 25, 2014)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
In an effort to keep Wyoming waters free from harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS) such as zebra and quagga mussels, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has created a program, including regulations, to prevent these species from entering the state on waterc ... FULL STORY
FY 2015 tourism grant applications due August 30th (August 25, 2014)
August 30, 2014 and February 28, 2015 are the grant deadlines for those who wish to submit proposals to the Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission for Pinedale tourism promotion. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Grizzly Bears use tools? (August 24, 2014)
by Washington State University
In a first-ever study, researchers at Washington State University are examining whether grizzly bears make and use tools. And while it’s too soon to reach a broad scientific conclusion, at least one female bear is demonstrating that, yes, she definitely can. ... FULL STORY
Arizona concerned with wolf plan (August 24, 2014)
by Arizona Game & Fish
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted last Friday to take several actions related to Mexican wolf conservation in light of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) recent release of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (dEIS) on proposed rule re ... FULL STORY
Free entry to National Parks Aug. 25th (August 24, 2014)
The National Park Service (NPS) turns 98 on Monday, August 25. To celebrate, admission to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and all national parks is free that day. Camping and other fees will not be waived. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Rural Health Care District 2013-2014 Annual Report available (August 24, 2014)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District’s 2013-2014 Annual Report to our Community is available online for review. The report includes new programs that have been added in the past year for Pain Management, Home Sleep Testing, Tele Psychiatry, and Elec ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Conservation District wins Agriculture Award (August 24, 2014)
During the 102nd Wyoming State Fair, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture honored individuals and groups around the state who have made significant contributions to agriculture during the Directors’ Reception. ... FULL STORY
Meeting on Oil & Gas servicing Aug. 28th (August 23, 2014)
Meeting in Casper, Wyoming to update standards
by Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
CASPER – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a public meeting regarding draft rules for Oil and Gas Special Servicing on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Casper College. OSH ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) PAC construction update (August 23, 2014)
Construction is on track and anticipated occupation date is early spring 2015.
by Pinedale Aquatic Center
The Pinedale Aquatic Center’s nearly 8000 square foot addition will be at all three PAC levels. Basement space includes freight entry, file storage, two offices and equipment storage. At the gymnasium level, there will be a vestibule with south-side egress t ... FULL STORY
Sublette Co Commissioners meeting agenda – Aug. 26, 2014 (August 23, 2014)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Pinedale Airport 3rd Annual 2014 Fly-In Sept. 6 (August 23, 2014)
The public is invited to the 3rd Annual Pinedale Airport Fly-In on Saturday, September 6th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am at the Pinedale Airport. Come enjoy a free pancake breakfast and see the airplanes. Sponsored by the Pinedale Airport Board. ... FULL STORY
Washington adopts new wolf tactics (August 21, 2014)
by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
A rancher and state wildlife officials working to herd a flock of 1,800 sheep away from the site of recent wolf attacks in southern Stevens County today received authorization to shoot wolves that approach the flock. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Canvassing Board meeting Aug. 21 (August 21, 2014)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
The Sublette County Canvassing Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse. All election results are unofficial until the Canvassing Board has certified the election. The Cou ... FULL STORY
Funday Sunday at White Pine Resort Aug. 24 (August 21, 2014)
White Pine Resort will be hosting "Funday Sunday" at the ski area on Sunday, August 24th from noon to 4PM. There will be a free BBQ on the deck with hamburgers and hot dogs. Enjoy the view and live musical entertainment. The lifts will be operating for mountai ... FULL STORY
Water Meter Ordinance to have 3rd Reading Aug. 25th (August 21, 2014)
Relating to removing meters to avoid risk of freezing
by Pinedale Online!
The Pinedale Town Council will have the 3rd Reading of proposed Ordinance 521 (460-31) on their regular Town Council meeting at 5:30PM on Monday, August 25th The proposed Ordinance addresses giving the Town the authority to temporarily remove any water meter t ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale makes staff changes (August 21, 2014)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Town of Pinedale is making changes to their administrative staff as part of newly-elected Mayor Bob Jones’ commitment and campaign promise to provide the required and necessary Town services in the most efficient way possible. Jones said he wanted to wait ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Great Horned Owl (August 21, 2014)
Arnold Brokling heard this owl and was able to find it to get a picture earlier this week. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 2014 Primary Election results - Sublette County, Wyoming (August 19, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
8 Precincts ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Blood Drive Aug. 25th (August 19, 2014)
Sublette County Rural Health Care EMS is sponsoring a Blood Drive in Pinedale on Monday, August 25th from 2:00-6:30PM in the Pinedale EMS Building Training Room, 635 E. Hennick St. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County 2014 Primary Election (August 19, 2014)
Primary Election on August 19, 2014
Wyoming’s 2014 Primary Election will be held Tuesday, August 19th for state and local candidates. Local contested elections for major offices include two Sublette County Commissioner positions, County Clerk, Sheriff, Treasurer, and County Coroner. The position ... FULL STORY
Volunteers sought for work day at New Fork River recreation site Sept. 6 (August 18, 2014)
BLM early celebration of National Public Lands Day
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office invites families, individuals, clubs and organizations to help remove old fencing, construct new wildlife friendly fencing and install bird nesting boxes at a day-use recreation site on the New Fork Riv ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Starting anew (August 17, 2014)
Point of Compromise
Artist David Klaren has begun work on a new mural for the east wall of the Pinedale Post Office. Klaren painted the original mural, "The Winds," while he was still in college in 1986. Although he has a tang of regret to be removing the mural that has graced t ... FULL STORY
Funeral service for Tomiko ‘Bonnie’ Shields Aug. 20 (August 17, 2014)
by Covill Funeral Home
Tomiko "Bonnie" Shields, 82, of Boulder, WY passed away Friday, August 15 at the Idaho Falls Hospital. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 20 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pinedale. A viewing will take place one hour prior to the servi ... FULL STORY
WY seeks to intervene in Wild Horse case (August 16, 2014)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead press release
Wyoming is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit brought against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by wild horse advocates who are challenging the BLM’s decision to remove wild horses from private lands in southwest Wyoming. The BLM’s decision complies with an a ... FULL STORY
Governor Seeks Intervention in Wild Horse Case (August 16, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit
(1 pictures) Wyoming Legislature update (August 16, 2014)
by Representative Albert Sommers, House District 20
Friday, August 15, 2014: ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Rural Health Clinic Open Houses Aug. 28 (August 15, 2014)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District will be hosting an Open House at their two clinics on Thursday, August 28th. Learn more about the new affiliation between Sublette County Rural Health and the University of Utah. Come join in the conversation and ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Shell sells Pinedale gas field assets to Ultra Petroleum (August 14, 2014)
In joint news releases today (Thursday, August 14, 2014), Ultra Petroleum and Shell SWEPI announced a purchase exchange and sale agreement for Ultra to acquire 100% of Shell’s Pinedale oil and gas field properties. The sale includes an exchange where Shell wil ... FULL STORY
SAFV Task Force 11th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser (August 14, 2014)
The 11th annual SAFV Task Force Art Auction will be held on Friday, August 15th in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The event is a fundraiser for SAFV (Sexual Assault Family Violence Task Force). All proceeds benefit those affected by domestic violenc ... FULL STORY
Book Signing for Pam Houston August 25 (August 13, 2014)
The Sublette County Library invites you to welcome award-winning short story and novel writer Pam Houston on Monday, August 25th. There will a reception at 6 pm with a reading and book signing to follow at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase the even ... FULL STORY
Funnel cloud spotted near Big Piney (August 13, 2014)
Numerous reports were made of a funnel cloud sighted about three miles west of Big Piney on Wednesday, August 13, a little before 5PM. The funnel cloud since dissipated. The shower associated with this funnel was moving north at 15 mph. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners Special Meeting August 14 (August 13, 2014)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
The Sublette County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting, Executive Session, on Thursday, August 14th at 6:00PM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming. Chairman Joel Bousman has called a Special Meeting fo ... FULL STORY
USFWS determines wolverine populations healthy (August 13, 2014)
Does not warrant protection under Endangered Species Act
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 that it is withdrawing a proposal to list the North American wolverine in the contiguous United States as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The wolverine, a lar ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta (August 12, 2014)
Photos by Dave Bell
The annual Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta is a two-day, five-race competition for sailboats always held in early August. The event is sponsored by the Pinedale Boat Club and based out of Lakeside Lodge. See the links below for more photos. ... FULL STORY
Late Summer Fishing Report for Pinedale area (2014) (August 12, 2014)
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
Due to our heavy snow pack and late run-off, most of our rivers and streams are now in prime condition and will remain so late into the fall. August is our monsoon month, so we are receiving some good surface moisture which adds to the above-average flows in ... FULL STORY
MESA Horseback Poker Ride & BBQ September 6th (August 12, 2014)
MESA will host a Horseback Poker Ride & Community BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 6th. The fun starts with a horseback poker ride at 11AM, followed by a community barbecue at 2PM. ... FULL STORY
Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet and Auction August 23rd (August 12, 2014)
The Sublette County Frozen Mallard Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold this year's Annual Banquet and Auction on Saturday, August 23rd at Rendezvous Pointe, 425 E. Magnolia Street in Pinedale. Doors open at 4:30PM with cocktails, appetizers, and games. The Di ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Osprey (August 12, 2014)
Arnold Brokling captured a few shots of an osprey looking out over Pine Creek early Sunday morning, August 10th. ... FULL STORY
PAPO seeks public comments on wildlife reports (August 12, 2014)
Comments due by August 22nd
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) is seeking public comments on the 2014 pronghorn annual report, the 2014 mule deer migration supplement and the 2014 mule deer update. ... FULL STORY
Ian Clark at the PAC August 13 (August 12, 2014)
The Pinedale Aquatic Center is pleased to have Utah Jazz Player #21, Ian Clark at the PAC on Wednesday at 11:00AM at the PAC Outdoor basketball courts. Clark is 6’3" tall, weighs 173 lbs. This is a free event, everyone invited. For more information call 307-3 ... FULL STORY
Predator Board Meeting Aug. 25 (August 11, 2014)
by Sublette County Predator Board press release
The Sublette County Predator Management District Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 25 at 9 a.m. in the commissioner's room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the budget and annual plan of w ... FULL STORY
Governor Defends Elk Feedgrounds (August 9, 2014)
Response to Western Watersheds lawsuit
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead press release
CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Wyoming is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend Wyoming’s elk feedgrounds from a challenge by Western Watersheds Project. The Forest Service granted the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission a 20-year special use permit for the elk feedgr ... FULL STORY
MT Wolf licenses available (August 7, 2014)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Montana's wolf hunting licenses will be available beginning Aug. 4 for the state's 2014-15 regulated wolf hunting season. ... FULL STORY
MT Landowners granted new wolf tool (August 7, 2014)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
The Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission recently adopted rules and an annual wolf quota completing the process necessary to allow private landowners to take a limited number of wolves per year that potentially threaten livestock, domestic dogs or human safety. ... FULL STORY
McDonald case to go to trial (August 6, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
Brian James McDonald appeared for an arraignment hearing in the Sublette County Courthouse on Wednesday, August 6th before 9th District Court Judge Marvin Tyler. McDonald pled not guilty to all five charges against him. ... FULL STORY
Marbleton Centennial Celebration August 7-9th (August 6, 2014)
Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 7, 2014 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ghost Wolves to rock Legion Park in Pinedale Aug. 8 (August 5, 2014)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) is proud to present Austin, Texas garage rock duo The Ghost Wolves performing live Friday Aug. 8 at 6:00 p.m. at American Legion Park in Pinedale, Wyoming. Admission is free, beer will be sold and door prizes will be give ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Natural Gas 20th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 12 (August 5, 2014)
Pinedale Natural Gas invites everyone to their 20th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, August 12th. Join them from 5 – 7PM at the Pinedale Natural Gas office at 108 N Jackson Avenue. Fresh peaches and ice cream will be served ... FULL STORY
Meet & Greets with Governor Matt Mead in Pinedale August 7th (August 5, 2014)
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in Pinedale on Thursday, August 7th as part of his 23-county campaign tour across Wyoming. There will be a Coffee & Cookies social at Pinedale Town Hall at 11:00AM. Afterwards please join him at noon for lunch at Rendezvous P ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners meeting agenda Aug. 5 (August 4, 2014)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk

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