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Pinedale Online News - September 2015

(62 pictures) Pinedale Half-Marathon 2015 (September 30, 2015)
by Terry Allen
From as near as the Sublette Center Retirement Home to as far away as Amsterdam, Netherlands, runners, walkers and rollers tensed at the starting line waiting for the crack of the pistol to release them onto the race course. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cast announced for Oklahoma! (September 30, 2015)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Community Theatre Board is excited to announce that Mark Hennesey, director for the musical Oklahoma! Has selected the cast for the November 5, 6 and 7 production. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update (September 22, 2015)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
September 22, 2015: ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale update (September 29, 2015)
by Town of Pinedale
This week, as part of our ongoing preparations for winter and our routine cyclic maintenance, you will see our Public Works staff out jetting sewer lines. While this may not sound like a lot of fun, it is way more fun to clean them before there is a problem th ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Fall colors (September 29, 2015)
Fred Pflughoft went for a drive up Skyline Drive on Saturday morning and evening (Sept. 26 & 27). "Between morning and evening half the leaves on some of the trees I'd photographed in the morning were gone. Fall colors are leaving us quickly with all this wind ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Boulder Community Center Indian Summer BBQ Oct. 10th (September 29, 2015)
The Boulder Community Center (BCC) will host an Indian Summer BBQ on Saturday, October 10th. A BBQ lunch will be served at noon. Entertainment will be horseshoes, corn-hole, 3-legged race and bobbing for apples for the kids. Current members of the BCC get lunc ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton plans prescribed burn in Wyoming Range (September 29, 2015)
North and South Cottonwood Creek drainages
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 beginning late September or early to mid-October. ... FULL STORY
Beware of scam telephone calls pretending to be IRS (September 29, 2015)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued another consumer alert on Tuesday (September 29, 2015) warning residents of telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks comment on Draft Update to Measurement Standards for Oil Produced on Public Lands (September 29, 2015)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a proposed rule today to update and replace its regulations governing the measurement of oil produced from onshore Federal and Indian leases. The requirements contained in the proposed rule reflect advances in meas ... FULL STORY
Two grizzly bears relocated for killing livestock (September 29, 2015)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear Sept. 25 and an adult male grizzly bear Sept. 26. The bears were captured for killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale, Wyoming. In co ... FULL STORY
Senate pages wanted for Spring 2016 (September 28, 2015)
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming students who are juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the fall session in Washington, DC. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso accepting Military Academy Nomination applications (September 28, 2015)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today (Monday, Sept. 28, 2015), U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2016 school year. Senator Barrasso nominates Wyoming students to co ... FULL STORY
Total Lunar Eclipse Sept. 27 (September 26, 2015)
There will be a total lunar eclipse the night of Sunday, September 27th, visible from Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Flu shots available (September 24, 2015)
Flu shots will be available by Sublette County Public Health Nursing on the following dates. For more information call the Sublette County Public Health Office, 307-367-2157. ... FULL STORY
Senator Barrasso statement on sage-grouse decision (September 22, 2015)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015), Senate Western Caucus Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY), released the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s announcement that the greater sage-grouse does not warrant protection under th ... FULL STORY
Senator Enzi statement on sage grouse decision (September 22, 2015)
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
Washington, D.C. – Today (Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015) U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ decision that the sage grouse does not need protection as an endangered species. ... FULL STORY
DOI decides Greater Sage Grouse doesn’t need ESA protection (September 22, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) issued its decision that the Greater Sage Grouse does not need federal protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The long-awaited decision was announced on Tuesday, Sept. 22. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Transportation Commission awards $21.7 million in road & bridge work contracts (September 22, 2015)
WYO 351 bridge over the Green River to be replaced by fall 2017
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Contracts totaling $21.7 million for nine projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its September meeting in Cheyenne. ... FULL STORY
Health talks in October (September 21, 2015)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District is offering health care programs in October. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mitchell Peak hike (September 21, 2015)
With the great grandson of Finis Mitchell
Fred Pflughoft went in to the Wind River Mountains recently with Finis Mitchell's great-grandson, Tom Mitchell, to climb Mitchell Peak. They went to the Cirque on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12th and climbed Mitchell Peak early Sunday morning, Sept. 13th. "The f ... FULL STORY
Three troublesome grizzly bears relocated (September 21, 2015)
From Upper Green and Jackson residential areas
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult female grizzly bear and cub (Friday) September 11, 2015. The bears were captured for killing livestock on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment approximately 30 miles north/northwest of Pin ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale update (September 21, 2015)
Winter approaching, water lines, roads, Pinedale Winter Carnival plans
by Town of Pinedale
Well Pinedale, I think we can all agree that fall is upon us and winter is not far behind. We here at the Town want to remind you of a few important winter preparations that you may want to consider. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cirque Zuma Zuma Oct. 1 (September 21, 2015)
Cirque Du Soleil style acrobatics
America's Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma is coming to Pinedale Thursday, October 1st. Known as the "ultimate African circus," this show is filled with non-stop action and African culture, including dance, acrobatics, tumbling, and music. Cirque Zuma Zuma ... FULL STORY
Loba Memorial Spay & Neuter Foundation Dinner & Auction Sept. 26 (September 21, 2015)
The 2015 Loba Memorial Spay & Neuter Foundation Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 5:30 PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Tickets are at the door $100/person. All proceeds go to the Loba Foundation. The festivities of the ... FULL STORY
Bucky’s Outdoors Fall Open House Oct. 3 (September 21, 2015)
Bucky’s Outdoors will host their Fall Open House on Saturday, October 3. Discounts, food, prizes, fun. 146 S Lincoln Ave in Pinedale. Bucky’s is an authorized dealer for Polaris ATVs, snowmobiles, outdoor gear, and service & repairs. They also carry Husqvarna, ... FULL STORY
Main Street Pinedale hopes to revive Pinedale Winter Carnival (September 21, 2015)
Public meeting Sept. 23; Carnival tentatively set for Feb. 20, 2016 ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) District Court Courtroom installs modern technology upgrades (September 19, 2015)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
On Thursday, August 27th, the District Court Courtroom in the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale held an open house to showcase technology upgrades that were made recently to the courtroom. The court installed additional monitors in the jury box and at the ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update – Sept. 14, 2015 (September 15, 2015)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
Hello Sublette County, on August 27 and 28, I attended the Minerals, Business, and Economic Development Committee meeting in Riverton. It was a rare treat to have one of my legislative committees meet so close to home. We heard reports from the Enhanced Oil ... FULL STORY
(65 pictures) The Cowboy Shop Classic (September 14, 2015)
A Western Tradition
by Terry Allen
This August 30th the 27th annual Cowboy Shop Classic was held at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds. We asked Bob Bing if he would share the history of the Classic with our readers. ... FULL STORY
(32 pictures) The Lance Koppenhafer Championship (September 14, 2015)
A Lasting Legacy
by Terry Allen
The Lance Koppenhafer Championship was held at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds August 29th. We asked Bob Bing if he would share the history of the event with our readers and introduce us to a few friends who knew Lance. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Historical Society discusses putting in a cell tower on Museum property (September 14, 2015)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Historical Society (SCHS) held a membership meeting on Thursday, August 27th to present a proposal to put a Verizon wireless cellular communication tower on the grounds of the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale. The proposed tower would ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hard Hats & Stetsons Cowboy Poetry and Dessert Auction Sept. 18 (September 14, 2015)
Fundraiser for the Green River Valley Museum
The Green River Valley Museum will host their Hard Hats and Stetson Cowboy Poetry and Dessert Auction on Friday, September 18th. The event is a fundraiser for the Museum. It will be at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center in Marblton ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Dan Budd Sept. 15 (September 14, 2015)
by Covill Funeral Home
Dan Budd of Big Piney passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 15th at 2:00 P.M. at the Marbleton Senior Center. Interment will follow in the Plainview Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
Flag half staff notice – Representative Dan Budd (September 14, 2015)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s office
Governor Mead ordered the State of Wyoming flag be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol and in Sublette County from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 to honor Representative Dan S. Budd who represented Sublette County in the Wyoming House of Rep ... FULL STORY
Know the rules on Wyoming State land use (September 14, 2015)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
With hunting seasons opening up across the state, hunters are asked to review the rules governing the use of State Trust Lands. ... FULL STORY
Fish restoration work planned for Long Draw and Sculpin Creek (September 14, 2015)
Removing unwanted fish in the Big Sandy River drainage
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Fish managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be removing non-native fish species from Long Draw and Sculpin Creek in the Big Sandy River drainage north of Farson September 14-18, 2015. As a result, managers are suggesting outdoor enthusiasts he ... FULL STORY
Pumpkin Patch October 17 (September 14, 2015)
The Children's Discovery Center will be celebrating Fall with fun and family by hosting a Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 17th. There will be mini-golf, hot apple cider, backed goods and smiles. The Children's Discovery Center is located at 454 E Hennick St ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flag half-staff order: Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11, 2015)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s office media release
Governor Matthew H. Mead has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 11, 2015 to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago (September 11, 2001) and to mark Patriot Day an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2015 FALL EXPO & Grand Opening of PAC’s New Spaces Sept. 9 (September 9, 2015)
Everyone is invited to the Pinedale Aquatic Center on Wednesday, September 9 from 3:30-6:30PM for their 2015 Fall EXPO and Grand Opening of their new spaces. There will be fitness demos and facility tours, free food, raffle prizes and more. Come see what is ha ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Aurora Borealis over Fremont Lake (September 9, 2015)
Local photographer Dave Bell captured this rare Pinedale area observance of the aurora borealis on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning (Sept. 8 & 9), saying it put on quite a show for over an hour. "Strictly a coincidence I witnessed it, I began photogra ... FULL STORY
Local cowboys to be inducted into Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (September 9, 2015)
Bill Saunders, Burl Potter, and Harv Stone from Sublette County among those honored for 2015
The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee Ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 27th at 10AM at the Casper Events Center. A total of 54 new names will be enshrined in the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) as the "Class of 2015". There will be thre ... FULL STORY
Street chip sealing to begin Sept. 11 in Pinedale (September 9, 2015)
The Town of Pinedale will begin a road chip seal project on Friday, September 11. This is part of an overall maintenance program recently initiated by the Town of Pinedale Public Works. The Town has been divided into four parts, or quadrants, which will be on ... FULL STORY
Farmers kidnap officials in wolf dispute (September 7, 2015)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Telegraph (United Kingdom) reports that a group of French farmers have kidnapped two national park officials in the Alps, demanding the officials take action to stop wolves from killing their livestock. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Co. Commissioners agenda Sept. 8 (September 7, 2015)
Meeting in Big Piney
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Information about mammography available (September 3, 2015)
Six Wyoming and Idaho health care organizations have teamed up to get more information out to the public about breast cancer screenings: Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) in Idaho Falls, Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg and Teton Valley Hospit ... FULL STORY
Cooler weather on the way (September 3, 2015)
Cooler weather on the way Labor Day weekend with some snow possible in northwest Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Crash north of Pinedale claims life of Maryland man (September 3, 2015)
Zachary B. Schwartz killed in rollover crash
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
PINEDALE - A fatal crash north of Pinedale, Wyoming on Tuesday, September 1st has resulted in the death of 28-year old Zachary B. Schwartz from Annapolis, Maryland. The crash occurred on US Highway 191 at mile post 153 approximately 53 miles northwest of Pined ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Town of Pinedale update – Sept. 3, 2015 (September 3, 2015)
by Town of Pinedale
Don’t forget, the Pinedale Airport Board welcomes you to the annual Fly In and Pancake Breakfast at the Airport- Ralph Wenz Field, this Saturday, September 5th from 8-10 AM. The Lions Club will be serving up a great Pancake Breakfast and there will be free fli ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Morning sunrise (September 3, 2015)
Renee Smythe gets up early to head to work each morning. This was the view of the sunrise over the Wind River Mountains on Thursday, Sept. 3. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Buck in velvet (September 3, 2015)
Arnie Brokling sent in this photo he took recently of a mule deer buck in velvet. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone National Park prepares for Fall (September 3, 2015)
by National Park Service - Yellowstone National Park
Fall comes early in Yellowstone. The sight of steam rising up from the ground in the chilly morning hours, the sound of bulging elk in the crisp evening air, and the feel of fleece against your skin as you dress for a day hike, all herald the end of summer and ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sommers Homestead Open House Sept. 6 (September 3, 2015)
The Sommers Homestead Living History Museum invites everyone to their end of the season Open House on Sunday, September 6, 2015 from 10AM to 3PM. This is the last chance to visit the Homestead for the 2015 season. There will lots of home-cooked food and the h ... FULL STORY
Open House at Wind River Yoga Sept. 12th (September 3, 2015)
Everyone is invited to the Wind River Yoga Open House on Saturday, September 12th, 220 S. Cole Avenue, Pinedale, 5PM. Meet instructors and hear about the upcoming schedule and events. There will be snacks, drinks, music and conversation. For more information ... FULL STORY
1st Annual SAFV Task Force Golf Tournament, Dinner, & Auction September 19th (September 3, 2015)
The 1st Annual SAFV Task Force Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction will be held on Saturday, September 19th at Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course in Pinedale. To sign up a team, for dinner tickets, or for more info please call SAFV at 307-367-6305. This event is ge ... FULL STORY
PAPO project applications due by Feb. 1, 2016 (September 3, 2015)
by Pinedale Anticline Project Office
The Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) will accept applications for potential 2016 funding until February 1, 2016. This is a change from previous years that will allow applicants more time to submit a project for potential funding. ... FULL STORY
Road work on Industrial Site Road Sept 3 & 4 (September 2, 2015)
PINEDALE - The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be conducting maintenance activities along Industrial Site Road for next week. Work will take place on Sept. 3 and 4 and will include repairs and replacements of roadside cattle guards. ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Edward Lewis (September 2, 2015)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
(BIG PINEY – Sept. 2) At approximately 5:30pm on August 31, 2015, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male who had passed away at a residence in Big Piney. Deputies and EMS immediately responded to the residence where they located E ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Michael Cahill (September 2, 2015)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
(BIG PINEY – Sept. 2) At approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 2, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an unresponsive male subject at an address in Big Piney. Deputies and EMS immediately responded to the residence where they located the b ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) View from Bacon Ridge (September 1, 2015)
Dave Bell sent in this photo of the view from Bacon Ridge on Union Pass. "The sunrise recently looking toward the Teton Mountain Range was pretty in pink, purple and every other color with a "spaceship" type cloud hovering overhead." Click on this link to see ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Burger and a shake (September 1, 2015)
Terry Allen sent in this photos of how we get a burger and shake in Pinedale, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Sheriff files civil suit against County Clerk (September 1, 2015)
by Pinedale Online!
On Monday, August 31st, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) issued a press release announcing that Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell has filed a civil court action against Sublette County Clerk Mary Lankford. ... FULL STORY
Notice of Sublette County Commissioners Special Meeting Sept. 2 (September 1, 2015)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Public Notice: Special Meeting, Executive Session, September 2, 2015 at 6 p.m., Commissioners Meeting Room, Sublette County Courthouse, Pinedale, Wyoming. Chairman Andy Nelson has called a Special Meeting, for an Executive Session, to discuss a personnel mat ... FULL STORY
Draft version of 2015 STIP available on WYDOT website (September 1, 2015)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
A draft of Wyoming Department of Transportation's "State Transportation Improvement Program" (STIP) for 2016 has been issued and is available for viewing and comment. The document is posted on the agency's website, ... FULL STORY
Government launches ‘Every Kid in a Park Pass’ (September 1, 2015)
Nation-wide free access pass for 4th graders and their families
by U. S. Department of the Interior media release
As part of President Obama’s commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Obama Administration today (Tuesday, September 1, 2015) formally launched the new Every Kid in ... FULL STORY
Sandpoint Fire burning 22 miles northeast of Boulder, Wyoming (September 1, 2015)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
PINEDALE - The Sandpoint Fire is located on the Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, approximately 22 miles northeast of Boulder, Wyoming. This fire is deep within the Bridger Wilderness of the Wind River Range, approximately eight ai ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale update - Grants, Groceries, Pancakes and More (September 1, 2015)
by Town of Pinedale
The Town and its partner organizations have quite a few great programs that you can take advantage of. ... FULL STORY
Grizzly bear relocated from north of Pinedale for killing livestock (September 1, 2015)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear (Saturday) August 29, 2015. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park opens lottery for Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program (September 1, 2015)
by National Park Service – Yellowstone National Park
Applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, September 1, for those interested in obtaining a permit for a non-commercially guided snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park during the 2015-2016 winter season. A permit is required for all non-commercial ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 2 Climbers killed in fall at Cirque of the Towers (September 1, 2015)
Four rescue calls keep Tip Top Search and Rescue and Sheriff’s Office deputies busy at end of August
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
(SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING– Aug. 31) Sublette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of Tip Top Search and Rescue were kept busy this past weekend with four calls coming in over a three-day period. ... FULL STORY

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