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Pinedale Online News - May 2015

Alta wolf pack kills sheep (May 29, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A small flock of domestic sheep on a farm near Alta, Wyoming has been the subject of unwanted attention from federally protected wolves recently, with 16 sheep killed by two wolves. Federal officials are now trying to locate and kill the two wolves involved in ... FULL STORY
Wolf killed in Colorado (May 29, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Federal officials have determined that a coyote hunter shot and killed a gray wolf near Kremmling, Colorado in late April. According to a press release from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: "After an extensive analysis by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (S ... FULL STORY
Student-directed documentary to premier May 29th in Pinedale (May 28, 2015)
by Pinedale Middle School
The documentary, "Stepping Stones: the Evolution of Education" will premier on Friday, May 29 at 2:00 pm at Rendezvous Pointe, the senior center. The 32-minute documentary was researched, written and directed by a select group of eighth graders at Pinedale Mi ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Pinedale Elementary 4th grade students learn Homestead history (May 25, 2015)
by Jonita Sommers
The Pinedale 4th grade students visited the Sommers Homestead Living History Museum Thursday, May 21, 2015. Children got to milk a cow, saw a log with a two-man crosscut saw, churn butter, collect eggs, learn about a cream separator and kitchen stove, find ic ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Pinedale Community Cleanup Day 2015 (May 21, 2015)
by Terry Allen
The 2015 Community Cleanup Day was attended by 125 trash pickers, if the 125 meals at Rendezvous Pointe and served by Lions Club volunteers is any indication of volunteer turnout. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Park playground to be discussed May 26th (Original post May 23, 2015 | Updated May 26, 2015)
The public is invited to come out and give their input and support into the discussion about the playground equipment at the Boyd Skinner town park. The discussion will be brought up during the Citizen Concerns agenda item of the Pinedale Town Council meeting ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale Update – Emergency Services (May 23, 2015)
by Bob Jones, Pinedale Mayor
I would like to take a few minutes to let you know what goes on behind the scenes with the Town of Pinedale partners. We have top notch emergency services in our towns and county. The first-rate service we all receive does not happen on its own. We are fortuna ... FULL STORY
Flag Alert: Memorial Day May 25th (May 23, 2015)
by Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead's office
Governor Matthew H. Mead has ordered both the United States and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until noon on Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015 - in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the United States A ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Region WGFD Partner Appreciation June 13 (May 22, 2015)
Wyoming Game & Fish will be hosting a Partner Appreciation Event (open house) at the American Legion Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 11 am to 2 pm in Pinedale. The intent of the open house is for people to meet the Pinedale Wyoming Game and Fish Departmen ... FULL STORY
Fiber Art Festival at the Library May 30th (May 22, 2015)
The Sublette County Library is displaying handmade fiber art created by local residents during the month of May and they invite you to an all-day Fiber Art Festival on Saturday, May 30th. The fun begins at 10 am with a live llama shearing demonstration. Mary P ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Free Fishing Day is June 6 (May 19, 2015)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free with no license required all day in Wyoming on June 6. The free fishing day was authorized in 2003 by the Wyoming State Legislature. ... FULL STORY
Rebuttal: Microbreweries (May 19, 2015)
Editor’s Note: On May 15th, we posted a Town of Pinedale Update by Mayor Bob Jones on the topic of microbreweries in Pinedale. The discussion is happening because a local microbrewery wishes to expand its operations in town. Below is a rebuttal response sent i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wind River Sunset (May 19, 2015)
Dave Bell took this picture of the sunset on the northern Wind River Mountains recently. For more of Dave’s scenic photos of the area, click on this link: Dave Bell Photo Gallery. ... FULL STORY
‘New Invaders – Emerging Threats’ talk June 11th (May 19, 2015)
Sublette County Weed & Pest is offering a special program about weeds on Thursday, June 11th. Presenter Brian Mealor, UW Weed Specialist will discuss baby’s breath and dames rocket. Everyone welcome, 6PM, Sublette County Weed & Pest Office, 12 South Bench Road ... FULL STORY
WYDEQ to host 2015 Post Winter Ozone Season Update and Open House in Pinedale May 19 (May 19, 2015)
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will meet with the public on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 for a 2015 Post Winter Ozone Season Update. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mixed Media Artists shine at State Art Convention (May 18, 2015)
by Mixed Media Artists
The 60th anniversary of the Wyoming Artists' Association was celebrated the first weekend of May in Gillette. Artists from across the state participated in four workshops, the art exhibit, Quick Draw and art auction, luncheon business meeting, and costume ban ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Airport Board seeks board member (May 18, 2015)
The Town of Pinedale's Airport Board has an opening for one board position for a three year term, expiring December 31, 2017. Anyone interested may submit a letter of interest by 5/29/15 to Town Hall, 210 West Pine Street or PO Box 709, Pinedale, WY 82941. ... FULL STORY
Artist Reception for ‘Quartz, Mica, Feldspar’ sculpture May 21st (May 18, 2015)
By artist Isabel Rucker
Artist Reception for new public art, "Quartz, Mica, Feldspar" by Isabel Rucker on Thursday, May 21, 5-7PM at the intersection of Pine St. and Maybell Ave. in downtown Pinedale, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
BEWARE OF SPAM: USPS warns of bogus package delivery emails (May 18, 2015)
U.S. Postal Inspection Service Crime Alert
by U.S. Postal Service
Some postal customers are receiving bogus emails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The emails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso, Lummis introduce Bill to increase water storage in Fontenelle Reservoir (May 18, 2015)
Would expand water storage capability in southwest Wyoming
by Wyoming delegation media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 12th, U.S. Senator John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., introduced legislation to approve the expansion of water storage at the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) Fontenelle Reservoir in Lincoln Coun ... FULL STORY
Wolf Depredation on Cattle in Europe (May 17, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A new report to the European Commission "Exploring Traditional Husbandry Methods to Reduce Wolf Predation on Free-Ranging Cattle in Portugal and Spain" offers a look at the problems faced by livestock producers in this region of the Iberian Peninsula, but does ... FULL STORY
Carnivore Damage News (May 17, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Winter 2015 issue of Carnivore Damage Prevention News provides a fascinating look into conflicts between livestock and predators across Europe. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Green River Valley Cattlewomen's scholarship recipients for 2015 (May 17, 2015)
by Green River Valley Cattlewomen
The Green River Valley Cattlewomen give a scholarship each year to a senior from Pinedale and Big Piney High Schools. This year Pinedale High School had 10 applicants with Shayla Wright receiving the scholarship and Fallon Ramsey as alternate. Shayla is the ... FULL STORY
One backcountry skier killed, companion seriously injured in avalanche on Mount Moran (May 17, 2015)
by Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, WYOMING — A team of Grand Teton National Park rangers, emergency medical personnel, Teton County Search and Rescue (SAR) team members and a contract helicopter quickly swung into action Sunday morning, May 17, to rescue four backcountry ski mountaineer ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man (May 15, 2015)
by Pinedale Online!
Each year, members of the American Mountain Men Association (AMM0 come to Pinedale for three days in May to help with Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man. Schools from all around western Wyoming bring children to attend the event for an outin ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Band dinner fundraiser May 21st (May 15, 2015)
The Pinedale High School band is hosting a Dinner Fundraiser to help 20 band students participating in the Wyoming All-State Marching Band attend the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasedena, California on New Year’s. Each student needs to raise $1900 to go. The gourmet d ... FULL STORY
World wolf news (May 15, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wolf bites six hikers in Golan Heights: Six hikers were attacked and bitten by a wolf in Israel-occupied Golan Heights. The female wolf is believed to be rapid and has not been located by wildlife officials. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Wolf-Dog-Flock Trinity (May 15, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wolf researchers with the CanOvis Project continue to study the relationships between wolves, domestic sheep, and livestock guardian dogs in France, focusing on sheep grazing operations in two areas: ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale update: Microbreweries (May 15, 2015)
by Bob Jones, Mayor, Town of Pinedale
As many of you have heard, the brew pub is looking to expand their business in Pinedale. They are looking to build a much larger production facility and tasting area in another part of town. This is great news for our town and we look forward to working with t ... FULL STORY
Marketing on Facebook – What Really Works? (May 15, 2015)
Seminar Thursday, May 28th in Pinedale
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring two seminars entitled, "Marketing on Facebook – What Really Works?" at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Thursday, May 28th. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Day program in Big Piney May 25th (May 14, 2015)
There will be a Memorial Day program at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney on Monday, May 25th at 11:00AM. Guest speaker will be State Senator Stan Cooper. The ceremonial is by American Legion Post #78 and Boy Scouts of America, followed by a free BBQ. ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning meetings (May 14, 2015)
The Town of Pinedale Planning and Zoning Commission will now be holding meetings every first Monday of the month. Also, they are still looking for Commissioners for P&Z. There are now 3 open spots. Anyone interested can contact Pinedale Town Hall. ... FULL STORY
Flag half-staff notice: Friday, May 15, 2015 for Peace Officer’s Memorial Day (May 14, 2015)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s office media release
Governor Matthew H. Mead has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15, 2015 in honor of Peace Officer's Memorial Day. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Food Basket seeing On-Call Volunteers (May 14, 2015)
The Pinedale Community Food Basket is looking for on-call volunteers to assist with the food side of Food Basket operations: packing boxes, sorting food, calling volunteers, anything from one hour to half a day. Good community service for middle school age thr ... FULL STORY
PAPO and JIO Boards of Directors to meet in Pinedale May 21 (May 12, 2015)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Pinedale Anticline Project Office and Jonah Interagency Office boards of directors will meet on May 21 at the Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Mainstreet Pinedale to host Pinedale Farmers Market (May 12, 2015)
by Mainstreet Pinedale
The Sublette Local Food Alliance is pleased to announce that Main Street Pinedale will carry on management of the Pinedale Farmers Market now in its eighth season. ... FULL STORY
Grand Teton National Park starts new entrance fees June 1st (May 12, 2015)
by Grand Teton National Park
As part of a larger National Park Service (NPS) initiative to update entrance fees in place since 2006, Grand Teton National Park plans to implement a new fee structure starting June 1, 2015. Additional revenues generated by this fee change are expected to re ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone National Park announces new entrance fees starting June 1 (May 12, 2015)
by Yellowstone National Park
Starting on June 1, 2015, Yellowstone National Park will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important resource protection and visitor facility projects within the park. ... FULL STORY
Weather Spotter Training set for Pinedale May 20 (May 12, 2015)
by National Weather Service
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Riverton will teach a Severe Weather Spotter training class in the Board Room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. The free, 90-minute training class is open to the public. ... FULL STORY
Holistic Land Management speaker coming to Pinedale May 13 (May 12, 2015)
Lovin’ the Land sack lunch education series
Lovin’ the Land, a "bring your own lunch" educational series, will be held at noon in the Conference Room at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. The speaker for Wednesday, May 13 will be Matt Barnes. Matt is an applied rangeland scientist, experienced ran ... FULL STORY
Public meetings on Critical Access Hospital Expansion Project May 13 & 14 (May 11, 2015)
Community education events
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District (SCRHCD) will be holding two community education events to answer questions and seek public comments regarding the Critical Access Hospital Expansion Project. The public is invited to come join the conversation an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Snow is back (May 11, 2015)
by Pinedale Online
Pinedale woke up to about an inch and a half of heavy wet snow covering everything on Monday morning as winter insists on reappearing. The snow shouldn't last too long as things warm up to about 50 during the day. The next couple of days should be in the 60s, ... FULL STORY
Rivera Lodge Birding Weekend 2015 May 15-17 (May 10, 2015)
Sublette County Spring Birding
Rivera Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Pinedale is offering guests a special exclusive Birding Weekend May 15-17th. In partnership with Two Rivers Emporium, enjoy a weekend of birding with local bird expert, Elizabeth Boehm. Travel around Sublette County in search of ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone’s South Entrance opens May 8th (May 10, 2015)
by Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service
The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open for the season at 8 a.m. Friday, May 8. Visitors will be able to travel through the South Entrance to Grant Village, West Thumb Junction and on to Fishing Bridge. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Thunderstorm in the Upper Green River Valley (May 10, 2015)
Spring is trying to push out winter in western Wyoming resulting in very mixed weather patterns from snow one day to sunny and warm the next. Our weather pattern for summer typically is beautiful sunny clear mornings with clouds and thunderstorms building up i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Moose (May 10, 2015)
by Pinedale Online!
This moose was spotted relaxing near an old homestead along the New Fork River recently. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Clean-up Day May 16 (May 9, 2015)
Main Street Pinedale will host Pinedale Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 16th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Jackson Hole ElkFest to auction final Jackson Town Square elk antler arch May 16th (May 10, 2015)
May weekend celebrates nature, wildlife, mountain men and great chili
by Jackson Hole Chamber
JACKSON, WYOMING – Elk antlers are iconic in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Each year nearly a million visitors tour the National Elk Refuge just north of town to see the more than 5,000 elk that overwinter there. And in the town of Jackson, four massive elk antler ar ... FULL STORY
Fishing expected to be very good in 2015 (May 10, 2015)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Even though snowpack has been below average in most drainages this year, fishing is expected to be very good as the favorable precipitation of the past few years continues to have a positive effect on Wyoming fisheries. ... FULL STORY
Author Cat Urbigkit to give talk May 11th in Pinedale (May 10, 2015)
2015 One Book Wyoming program at the Pinedale Library
Local author Cat Urbigkit will give a talk at the Pinedale Library on Monday, May 11th at 6:30PM. Cat has been selected for the second One Book Wyoming program featuring two children's and one adult book titled Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs; The Guardian Team and Sh ... FULL STORY
Free Emergency Preparedness class May 30th in Pinedale (May 9, 2015)
Are you ready for an emergency? You can be. A free all-day emergency preparedness course is being offered on Saturday, May 30th in Pinedale. The class "The Road to Preparedness – 72 Hours and Beyond (Train the Trainer)" is being provided by the Wyoming Homela ... FULL STORY
Annual Citizen Science Project explores the frogs, toads and salamanders of Pinedale area (May 9, 2015)
Seeking volunteers to survey catchments to find amphibians
by University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute
When you hear a ribbit, you know the fun is about to begin. The Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project, now in its second year, is a citizen science program in Wyoming focused on searching for, identifying and tracking frogs, toads and salamander in the state, thro ... FULL STORY
Stolen Pinedale guns recovered; Rock Springs men charged (May 9, 2015)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
(ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING - May 7, 2015) Two Rock Springs men arrested by a special Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office unit in a drug and fugitive apprehension sweep last month now also face felony charges of wrongful taking or disposing of property and consp ... FULL STORY
Found keybox (May 9, 2015)
A keybox was found in Rocky Mountain Bank parking lot in Pinedale on Wednesday, May 6th. It is somewhat squished, but the contents are still intact. If you are a RMB customer and did banking business that day, you might check underneath your vehicle to make su ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Town of Pinedale auction May 16th (May 9, 2015)
The Town of Pinedale will be holding an auction on Saturday, May 16th to get rid of surplus equipment. The auction will be at the Pinedale Town Shop on South Tyler, 61 Pinedale South Road, starting at 9AM and will go until all items are auctioned off. All ite ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale update: Municipal Code Enforcement (May 9, 2015)
by Parris Crooks, Municipal Code Enforcement Officer
Hello this is Parris Crooks, Municipal Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Pinedale. We at the Municipal Code Enforcement Department work to enforce the Town Code to help ensure the safety of the citizens of Pinedale. I know it doesn’t always seem that ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Camp Fire Girls Project photograph identification meeting May 11 (May 9, 2015)
Come help identify the people in pictures of Sublette County Campfire Girls from the 1930s – 1990s. Pinedale Library Board Room from 1-3PM. There will be another photo ID session on Monday, May 18th from 5-7PM at the Pinedale Library. For more information call ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Half Moon Lake Lodge opening weekend May 22-24 (May 9, 2015)
Half Moon Lake Lodge will have their annual opening weekend celebration Friday through Sunday May 22-24. There will be live music Friday and Saturday. Admission is $25 for music and all-you-can-eat buffet. Friday buffet 5-9PM, live music by Terry Hill from 6-9 ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Museum of the Mountain Man open for the season (May 5, 2015)
Open daily through September
by Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale has opened for the summer season. They are open daily from 9AM to 5PM through September. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12 years old. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring and pretty flowers (May 4, 2015)
by Pinedale Online!
Wind River Gardens opened their greenhouse on Monday offering beautiful flowers, hanging baskets and vegetables plants. The warm weather has many wanting to get their gardens going, but a word of caution about our Wyoming weather. Typically it isn’t safe to p ... FULL STORY
Construction continues on Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Boat Launch (May 4, 2015)
No projected reopening date
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Boat Site, located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest five miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming, remain closed and the Forest does not have an estimated opening date. The Contracting Office continues to work with the contra ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners agenda May 5, 2015 (May 4, 2015)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Memorial Funeral Service for Gene Eversull May 8th (May 4, 2015)
by Covill Funeral Home
Gene Eversull, 67, of Pinedale, WY passed away April 30, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah Hospital Trauma Center. A memorial funeral service will be held Friday, May 8th at 11:00 A.M. at the Pinedale Community Church. ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Pine Creek Inn auction (May 4, 2015)
by Pinedale Online
A large crowd turned out for the auction of the contents of the Pine Creek Inn motel on Saturday, May 2nd. The front part of the building was recently demolished to make room for a new business in Pinedale. Auction goers could get deals on furniture, amall ref ... FULL STORY
Graveside Funeral Services for Paula Calhoun May 5th (May 3, 2015)
Graveside Funeral Services for Paula Calhoun will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00AM at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton National Forest begins selling firewood permits (May 1, 2015)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest will start selling firewood permits for personal use beginning May 15, 2015 at many of our District offices and local vendors for a price of seven dollars per cord with a five cord minimum purchase. ... FULL STORY

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