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Pinedale Online News - September 2014

Sommers Legislative Report (September 26, 2014)
by Representative Albert Sommers, HD#20
9-26-2014 ... FULL STORY
Light up your home for $1 with discount CFL four-packs from Rocky Mountain Power (September 24, 2014)
Offer good for a limited time at select retailers
by Rocky Mountain Power
Don’t miss out on a great chance to stock up on energy-efficient CFL bulbs. For a limited time, select retailers across Wyoming are partnering with Rocky Mountain Power to offer discounted CFL four-packs for just $1. ... FULL STORY
Graveside Funeral Service for Ray Price Oct. 1 (September 29, 2014)
Graveside Funeral Service for Ray Price will be held on Wednesday, October 1st at 1:00PM at the Daniel Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Hands-on history (September 28, 2014)
Big Piney 4th graders visit the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum
by Pinedale Online!
Big Piney Elementary 4th graders visited the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum on Friday, Sept. 27th for some living history experiences. They got to collect eggs, churn butter, milk a cow, saddle a horse, learn about harnessing horses, dig for ice, saw ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Half Marathon (September 28, 2014)
The 10th annual Pinedale Half Marathon took place on Saturday, September 27th. The event includes a half marathon, a 10K race and a 1-mile race. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Rain! (September 28, 2014)
A strong upper level low-pressure system over the central Rockies brought thunderstorms, lightning and thunder, and heavy rain downpours over the last weekend in September. According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, between noon on Friday Sept. 26t ... FULL STORY
Rendezvous Pointe’s 11th Annual Holiday and Craft Fair Nov. 7 & 8 (September 27, 2014)
Mark your calendar. Rendezvous Pointe will host their 11th Annual Holiday and Craft Fair Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8. It will be on Friday from 5PM-8PM and on Saturday from 10AM-3PM. There will be 30+ vendors, a silent auction, raffle, and the Rendez ... FULL STORY
Governor signs Emergency Wolf Rule (September 24, 2014)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead press release
In response to the ruling by US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson placing the gray wolves back under the protection of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Governor Mead today (Sept. 24, 2014) signed and filed an emergency rule establishing that Wyoming’s c ... FULL STORY
FWS: Livestock producers back under rules (September 24, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Mike Jimenez of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in an interview Wednesday that in light of yesterday's federal court decision once again giving federal protection to wolves in Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act, livestock producers are under stri ... FULL STORY
Governor Mead responds to wolf ruling (September 24, 2014)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead press release
The State of Wyoming received and reviewed today a 40-page decision by District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in which she reversed the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to transfer management ... FULL STORY
WG&F to Refund Wolf Licenses (September 24, 2014)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
A ruling by a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C. places gray wolves in Wyoming under federal protection. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department notifies residents and hunters that this suspends the take of gray wolves in Wyoming.

3 injured, 1 killed after flash fire at natural gas well site in SW Wyoming (September 24, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
Information is still emerging on an accident that occurred Tuesday (Sept. 23) at an EOG natural gas facility south of LaBarge, Wyoming. Initially reported as an explosion, reports today describe the incident as a flash fire. Workers were cleaning a storage ta ... FULL STORY
Beware of fake lottery scams (September 24, 2014)
Wyoming Lottery Corporation warns Wyoming residents to be on guard against scams trying to trick consumers into providing money or personal financial information in order to claim a fake lottery prize. ... FULL STORY
National Public Lands Day Sept. 27th means free entry into National Parks (September 24, 2014)
Saturday, September 27th is National Public Lands Day, 2014. All national park sites typically offer free entry on this day in an effort to encourage individuals, families, and communities to explore and appreciate America’s great outdoors. The fee for a 7-day ... FULL STORY
Rollover crash claims Rock Springs man near Big Sandy (September 24, 2014)
Donald O. Morgan killed in one-vehicle accident on Sept. 17th
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
44-year old Donald O. Morgan of Rock Springs, Wyoming sustained fatal injuries on Wednesday, September 17th during a single vehicle rollover crash. The crash occurred at 9:35 p.m. on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Road #4116 at mile post 1.59 approximately 25 ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Church of Christ Rummage Sale Sept. 27 (September 24, 2014)
The Pinedale Community Church of Christ will be holding a huge rummage sale/fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 9am – 5pm. The Church is located across from the Pinedale Library. ... FULL STORY
Community Health Education Summit Oct. 1st (September 24, 2014)
A free, Community Health Education Summit will be held in Pinedale on Wednesday, Oct. 1st from 10am-5pm at Sublette BOCES, 665 N Tyler Ave. This is an educational summit intended to bring health information and awareness to the community. ... FULL STORY
Explosion at Shute Creek Plant results in injuries (September 24, 2014)
An explosion occurred at a storage tank owned by EOG Resources around 1:56PM on Tuesday, September 23rd. The tank stored natural gas and was undergoing cleaning when the explosion occurred. There were several injuries, but no fatalities, according to Stephen M ... FULL STORY
WY Wolf Management Overturned (September 23, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wolf advocates are rejoicing that a federal court in Washington, D.C. has set aside Wyoming’s authority to manage wolves in the state, bringing the species back under protection of the Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolves back under Federal protection! (September 23, 2014)
Now illegal to hunt or kill wolves anywhere within Wyoming’s border
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Today (Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014), a federal court in Washington, D.C. set aside Wyoming’s authority to manage wolves within the state – reinstituting Endangered Species Act protection for the species within Wyoming’s border. That means that wolves may not be hu ... FULL STORY
What is a Critical Access Hospital (CAH)? (September 22, 2014)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
The History behind Critical Access Hospitals ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Spectacular fall colors (September 21, 2014)
Dave Bell hiked the Glimpse Lake trail on Sunday (Sept. 21st) enjoying some spectacular scenery and unbelievable color. "The aspens have probably reached their climax for this fall season--and my, did it happen quickly. It seems only a week ago they were just ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Moose (September 21, 2014)
Arnold Brokling caught these two young bulls sparring Monday, Sept. 15th a few miles from town. The one has an "atypical" antler, but was very much able to stand his ground. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Town of Pinedale update (September 21, 2014)
by Bob Jones, Pinedale Mayor
There has been a lot going on in Pinedale since a new Town Council and Mayor were elected. The new town council has made it very clear to all town staff that we are all here to support your needs and those of the town. Every Monday morning I have a staff meeti ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Parent/Teacher Conference date changed to Oct. 7th (September 19, 2014)
by Sublette County School District #1
NOTICE: Due to Homecoming week, Pinedale High School Parent/Teacher Conferences that were scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th are moved to Tuesday, October 7th - 4-8 PM. ... FULL STORY
Brian McDonald pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to 15 felony criminal assault charges (September 19, 2014)
Jury trial set for January 2015
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
Thursday morning, Sept. 18, 2014, the arraignment of Brian James McDonald was held in District Court in Pinedale, with Judge Marv Tyler presiding. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Museum of the Mountain Man goes to Scotland (September 16, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
Representatives of the Museum of the Mountain Man, the American Mountain Men, and Three Worlds Meet cast went to Murthly Castle in Scotland in early September for a "rendezvous" with the Scottish descendents of explorer and adventurer William Drummond Stewart. ... FULL STORY
Senators introduce bill to stop EPA from garnishing Americans’ wages (September 15, 2014)
Bill says EPA must get a court order
by Enzi-Barrasso media release
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyoming, joined Senators Mike Johanns (R-Neb) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today (Sept. 15, 2014) in introducing a bill to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from garnishing Americans’ wages without a co ... FULL STORY
Deadline approaches to purchase preference points (September 15, 2014)
For big game hunting licenses
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Hunters looking to improve their drawing odds in hard to get areas for some big game licenses are reminded that the deadline to purchase preference points is September 30. Wyoming has a special application period from July 1 to Sept. 30 when hunters can purcha ... FULL STORY
Man killed by bear believed to be missing Utah man (September 15, 2014)
North of Dubois
by Wyoming Game and Fish
Investigators with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been and continue to assist the Fremont County Coroner and Fremont County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation of the death of a man in the mountains above Dubois, thought to be a missing Utah man. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners agenda Sept. 16, 2014 (September 15, 2014)
In Big Piney
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(11 pictures) ‘Shadows’ mural on Rock Rabbit part of PFAC Public Art Project (September 14, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
Artist Charmian McLellan has completed her mural, entitled "Shadows," on the west side of the Rock Rabbit building in Pinedale as part of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s (PFAC) In|Site:Ex|Site public arts program. Her mural replaces Sue Sommers' "Our Glitt ... FULL STORY
2nd Annual Oktoberfest Oct. 3 (Original post September 14, 2014 | Updated Sept. 15, 2014 | Updated Sept. 24, 2014)
Fundraiser for Sublette County Democratic Committee and candidates
Update Wednesday, Sept. 24th: Hosted by the Sublette County Democratic Committee as a fundraiser for the Committee and Democratic candidates. Oktoberfest will be on Friday, Oct 3rd from 5:30-8:30PM at a local home. Recommended donation for food and refreshment ... FULL STORY
PAPO calls for 2015 project applications (September 14, 2014)
To benefit mule deer, sage-grouse or air quality and are located within the Pinedale Anticline Project Area
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) is accepting applications for potential 2015 project funding with preference given to those that specifically benefit mule deer, sage-grouse or air quality and are located within the Pinedale Anticline Project Area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Red Desert to Hoback Migration Photo Exhibit September 19-October 31 (September 14, 2014)
Reception and Presentation on Sept. 18th
The Red Desert to Hoback Migration Photo Exhibit will be on display at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale September 19-October 31. There will be a Presentation & Reception on Thursday, September 18, from 6-9 pm at the Sublette County Library in Pinedal ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Health Fair Sept. 19 (September 14, 2014)
Sublette County Public Health is sponsoring the Pinedale Health Fair on Friday September 19 from 12:30-5:00pm at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. Featured will be screenings for bone density, blood pressure, body muscle/fat, vision, skin screen. There will also be ... FULL STORY
Medical Mojo program Sept. 15 (September 14, 2014)
Home Health & Hospice Program
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District will be sponsoring "Medical Mojo" on Monday, September 15th. Learn more about the Home Health & Hospice Program. Joy Bauer, RN from St. John's will sharing information and answering questions at Rendezvous Pointe ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wyeth book garners Wyoming State Historical Society book award (September 14, 2014)
The Sublette County Historical Society and the Museum of the Mountain Man are proud to announce that "Obstinate Hope: The Western Expeditions of Nathaniel J. Wyeth", Vol. 1, written by Jim Hardee, has been awarded a Wyoming State Historical Society book award ... FULL STORY
2014 Elk, deer, pronghorn hunting season forecast (September 13, 2014)
For Sublette County area
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Hunters can expect fair to excellent hunting for elk, deer and antelope this hunting season depending on hunt areas and weather conditions during the high hunter activity periods of the hunts. The following forecast gives hunters an idea of what they can expec ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Game & Fish to be featured on Animal Planet (September 13, 2014)
TV show on wildlife management and wildlife law enforcement activities
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be working with the Animal Planet television network this fall on a pilot program featuring Wyoming game wardens and other Game and Fish personnel as they conduct their wildlife law enforcement and wildlife management ... FULL STORY
Another cattle-killing grizzly bear relocated from Upper Green (September 12, 2014)
by Wyoming Game and Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear September 8, 2014. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming could see display of Northern Lights Sept. 12th (September 11, 2014)
Skywatchers are alerted that there may be an opportunity to see the Northern Lights on Friday night, Sept. 12th, due to solar flare headed earthward. The display should best be visible to the northwest and central United States, including Wyoming. The phenomen ... FULL STORY
Michelle Hosler announces write-in campaign for Sublette County Clerk (September 11, 2014)
Michelle Hosler has issued a media release announcing her intention to run as a Republican "write-in" candidate for Sublette County Clerk in the upcoming General Election in November. She is also seeking any assistance in volunteering time and/or donations ... FULL STORY
Update from Representative Sommers (September 9, 2014)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
On Monday September 8th, I attended the Joint Transportation Committee meeting in Riverton. I am not a member of this legislative committee, but I was there to present a bill regarding Class A and B drivers’ licenses in Wyoming. Wyoming has two parallel lice ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish Commission to meet in Pinedale Sept. 18-19 (September 11, 2014)
by Wyoming Game and Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will meet September 18-19 in Pinedale at the Sublette BOCES Center Building, 665 North Tyler Avenue. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘TAG for $10’ (September 11, 2014)
The only time it’s legal to tag on a federal building!
by Pinedale Fiine Arts Council
Join the Pinedale Fine Arts Council Sept. 12th & 13th from 12-3 PM at the Pinedale Post Office in Pinedale for a chance to be a part of this work of art. Make your mark and have it become a permanent part of David K. Klarén’s "Point of Compromise" mural. 1 for ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Library Surplus Equipment Sale Sept 17-19 (September 10, 2014)
Sale location: Sublette BOCES Building, 665 N. Tyler, Rm 124 ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Flag half staff notice: Sept. 11th Remembrance (September 10, 2014)
by Governor Matt Mead release
Governor Matt Mead has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, September 11, 2014 to honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago and to mark Patriot Day and the National Day of Ser ... FULL STORY
Another grizzly bear relocated from north of Pinedale (September 8, 2014)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear September 7, 2014. ... FULL STORY
Loba Memorial Foundation Fundraiser Sept. 27th (September 5, 2014)
Supports spay and neuter of pets
The Loba Memorial Spay and Neuter Foundation annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 5:30-9PM, in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The event includes dinner, silent auction with raffles. Ben Davis will DJ, Andy Ne ... FULL STORY
Another scam to watch out for: Envelope-stuffing scheme (September 5, 2014)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
A scam that dates back nearly 90 years is circulating locally, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office warned today (Friday, Sept. 5). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) PFAC kicks off season Sept. 12 with Backhaus Dance Company (September 5, 2014)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is excited to kick off their 2014-2015 season ticket series with Southern California modern dance company Backhausdance performing Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Green River Valley Museum Hardhats & Stetsons Cowboy Poetry and Dessert Auction Sept. 12 (September 5, 2014)
The Green River Valley Museum will be hosting their Hardhats & Stetsons Cowboy Poetry and Dessert Auction on Friday, September 12th. This is a fun event featuring Andy Nelson and Brenn Hill. It starts at 7PM in the Commercial Building at the Sublette County Fa ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fundraiser for Jackson Thornton Sept. 13 (September 5, 2014)
4-year old burn victim recovering in hospital
Pitchfork Fondue and friends are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, September 13th to help raise funds for the expenses of 4-year old Jackson Thornton who is still hospitalized recovering from burns. Proceeds will go to his hospital expenses at the Burn Center ... FULL STORY
Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scammers (September 5, 2014)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office media release
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls this morning (Friday, Sept. 5) regarding phone scams. Scammers have been calling utility customers around Sublette County claiming to be from Rocky Mountain Power. They tell customers they are b ... FULL STORY
Public warned of phone scam targeting utility customers (September 5, 2014)
by Pinedale Online!
Editor’s Note: We are reprinting a media release by Rocky Mountain Power warning customers about scammers who are calling and telling customers their electricity accounts are delinquent and their power will be turned off if they don’t immediately pay a certain ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Search begins for homicide victims believed in Fremont Lake (September 5, 2014)
Search teams have begun the solemn task of attempting to find the bodies of three homicide victims believed to have been dumped in Fremont Lake more than three decades ago. The victims are a woman and her two young boys. The teams will use deepwater sonar and ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton plans fall prescribed burn (September 4, 2014)
In the Cottonwood Creek area of the Wyoming Range
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
BIG PINEY – The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Cottonwood area of the Big Piney Ranger District this fall. ... FULL STORY
PAC seeking volunteers (September 4, 2014)
The Pinedale Aquatic Center is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming events: ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale begins chip sealing roads (September 4, 2014)
Chip-sealing of town streets will begin on Thursday, September 4th. The project should last about a week, weather permitting. This will be a nice improvement for many residents, but it will be a temporary inconvenience. For questions or more information, pl ... FULL STORY
Wisconsin views on wolves (September 3, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The results of a statewide social survey on attitudes toward wolves are now available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' website. Participants from throughout Wisconsin took part in the department's survey. With a large scope and cross-section o ... FULL STORY
WA sheep moved (September 3, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Washington sheep rancher whose herd has sustained numerous attacks by a pack of wolves has given up the private pasture and moved the herd – a full six weeks earlier than scheduled. ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Working Livestock Guardians (September 3, 2014)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Domestic sheep producers throughout the western United States often use livestock guardian dogs to protect their flocks from predators. Hikers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts may encounter the dogs and their herds while on public land. Livestock produ ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Robin (September 3, 2014)
Arnold Brokling sent in these photos of a robin enjoying a chokecherry. Most of the robins will be migrating south soon to warmer climates for the winter. ... FULL STORY
Granite Hot Springs to close temporarily for pool resurfacing (September 3, 2014)
Starting Sept. 9th and lasting about 2 weeks
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Granite Creek Hot Springs Pool will be temporarily closed next week to complete re-surfacing of the pool. The closure will begin Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and is expected to last up to two weeks. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ultra Petroleum Corp. announces $700 Million offering of senior notes (September 2, 2014)
To fund a portion cost of Pinedale gas field acquisition
by Ultra Petroleum media release
HOUSTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) today announced that, subject to market conditions, the company intends to offer $700.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2024 in a private placement pur ... FULL STORY
White Pine Job Fair Sept. 13th (September 2, 2014)
White Pine Resort has set Saturday, September 13 as the date for the Job Fair for the hiring for 2014/15 Winter Ski Season. The job fair will be held at White Pine from 9am to 2pm. ... FULL STORY
Sand Draw Ambulance Facility de-staffed as of September 2, 2014 (September 1, 2014)
At the regular board meeting held on June 18, 2014, the Sublette County Rural Health Care District oficially decided to de-staff the Sand Draw Ambulance facility effective September 2, 2014. The Sublette County Rural Health Care District publicly thanks the st ... FULL STORY

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