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Pinedale Online News - October 2005

(1 pictures) Frankenstein (October 26, 2005)
A giant Frankenstein stands in front of Teton Court Motel in Pinedale, getting passers-by in the mood for Halloween. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wildlife warning flashers now operational (October 24, 2005)
System to help limit the number of wildlife crashes at Trapper’s Point
A project to help mitigate vehicle-wildlife collisions is complete as the Trapper's Point wildlife detection system on US Highway 191 near Pinedale is operating, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The system went online this last week. The ... FULL STORY
Illegal Ling found in Fontenelle Reservoir (October 24, 2005)
Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGF) fisheries crews have discovered illegally introduced burbot, or ling, in Fontenelle reservoir in southwest Wyoming. The non-native ling were discovered by crews doing fall gill net sampling upstream from the city of Green ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WHP seasons carload of illegal weapons & parts (October 24, 2005)
Traffic stop on I-80 nets automatic weapons & parts
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
On Friday, October 21, Wyoming Highway Patrol officers seized a carload of illegal weapons and parts during a traffic stop on I-80 near Cheyenne. ... FULL STORY
No Background Checks for concealed weapon permit holders (October 23, 2005)
BATF backs down on requirement threat
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) withdrew a threat to require holders of Wyoming concealed weapons permits to undergo a background check to purchase firearms, according to the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County gas prices drop (October 23, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
Here’s some good news on local gas prices. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline dropped a little over 15 cents a gallon in Pinedale from last week. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming welcomes Wolf Finding (October 23, 2005)
Wyoming requests gray wolves be removed from T&E list for northern Rocky Mountains
Prompted by a petition from the state of Wyoming filed three months ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is beginning to reassess the inclusion of the gray wolf on the endangered species list, according to the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office. Gov. D ... FULL STORY
2 Heifers killed due to downed power line (October 20, 2005)
Power goes out for most of Sublette County Wednesday
by Dawn Ballou
Rumors have been flying around Pinedale that the cause of yesterday afternoon’s power outage was due to cattle bringing down a power line south of Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
Predictions for winter in western Wyoming (October 23, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
When will it snow? Well, the quick answer is, no one really knows. But, after a friend asked that question today, and said he’d go on the internet to find out when it would snow so he would know when to go up to get his elk, we decided to see just what we coul ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Punchers defeat Wranglers 37-8 (October 21, 2005)
High School Football
The Pinedale Wranglers faced Big Piney on the Puncher field Friday afternoon for their rivalry game. The weather was beautiful and a big crowd turned out to support both teams. The Wranglers made a valiant effort, but were never able to even get close to Big P ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bogus $20s being passed in Sublette County (October 18, 2005)
Several local businesses hit last weekend
by Dawn Ballou
Several Sublette County businesses were hit over the weekend with counterfeit $20 dollar bills in their stores. The Boulder Store, Centerfire 66 and Daniel Junction all reported attempts to pass bogus currency last weekend. With the opening of elk hunting seas ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bull Moose (October 23, 2005)
This nice bull moose has escaped hunters so far, but not the camera on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Angeline Feltner Oct 27 (October 26, 2005)
Memorial Services for Angeline Feltner will be held on Thursday, October 27, at 11 am at the Community United Church of Christ in Pinedale. Lunch to follow at the VFW. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Services for Madge McWilliams Oct. 25 (October 21, 2005)
Memorial Services for Madge McWilliams will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, October 25, at the Sublette Center Heritage Room in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(26 pictures) Punchers defeat Wranglers 37-8 (October 21, 2005)
High School Football Rivalry Game
The Pinedale Wranglers faced Big Piney on the Puncher field Friday afternoon for their rivalry game. Coming into the game, the teams had the same season record and the winner would make it to the playoffs. The weather was beautiful and a big crowd turned out ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ASU Year-Round Drilling EIS (October 19, 2005)
Public comment accepted until Nov. 19
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Pinedale is preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Pinedale Anticline Year-Round Access Project. As part of the SEIS, the BLM seeks public comment on the Pinedale Anticline year-round acces ... FULL STORY
G&F ups disease surveillance in Jackson elk herd (October 19, 2005)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) and National Elk Refuge (NER) hunters to collect blood samples from harvested elk for brucellosis surveillance. Hunting seasons starts October 20th in GTNP and October 22th on the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) How should National Parks be managed? (October 19, 2005)
Public comment period open until January 19, 2006
The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing to update the policies that guide the management of the national park system. The policies are being updated to improve their clarity and to keep pace with changes in laws, regulations, socio-economic factors and te ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Morning Mist (October 18, 2005)
Arnold Brokling captured a serene mood early one morning last week as mist rises on Green River Lakes at the trailhead foot bridge. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Last Days of Fall (October 18, 2005)
There are only a couple more weeks left of fall for kids to enjoy the Town Park playground before winter snow returns. Usually, snow starts getting serious about staying sometime after Halloween. ... FULL STORY
Why the phones went out (October 17, 2005)
Audio news story by KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
Click on the link below for the story about why the phones went out in Pinedale last week. Broadcast by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM radio in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Domestic Violence conviction could cost your guns (October 16, 2005)
New Wyoming Poster Campaign
Wyoming Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), America’s Initiative Against Gun Violence, has launched a new poster campaign to raise awareness of gun crime and domestic violence. The new poster, unveiled on October 14th, warns abusers that a conviction for domesti ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming Ranks 3rd for Small Business friendliness (October 16, 2005)
Each year, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council puts out their "Small Business Survival Index", which is a ranking of the policy environment for entrepreneurship across the nation. The ranking is now in its 10th year of rating states for how their pol ... FULL STORY
Wyoming General Fund to reach $846.9 Million in 2006 (October 16, 2005)
Revenue estimates for fiscal year 2005-2006
According to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, the entity responsible for estimating all revenues received by the Wyoming State Government, the total General Fund revenue for fiscal year 2006 is estimated to reach $846.9 million dollars. This represents ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Misty Green River Lakes (October 15, 2005)
Mist rises from Green River Lakes early in the morning one day last week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Amerihost Pinedale Inn gets new sign (October 15, 2005)
The Amerihost Pinedale Inn got their new sign installed on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Long Distance phone outage in Pinedale (October 13, 2005)
by Bob Rule, KPIN 101.1 FM Radio
POL Editor's Note: The Pinedale phone outage problem continues as of Friday morning. If you need to reach someone in Pinedale by calling long distance, it appears CELL PHONE calls will go through to Pinedale phone numbers. Use a cell phone to reach your Pineda ... FULL STORY
BLM: Tighter air quality rules for oil & gas drilling (October 13, 2005)
The BLM said oil and gas operators may have to reduce their air quality emissions by 80% in the Jonah Field to avoid adverse impacts to air quality in the Upper Green River Valley, according to a story by the online Jackson Hole Star Tribune (JHST) on October ... FULL STORY
Green River: BLM stalling city’s expansion plans (October 13, 2005)
BLM cites lack of funding and personnel for delays
In an online article published Thursday, October 13, The Green River Star reports that the Green River City Council is frustrated with the BLM’s delays in responding to their concerns about the town’s future growth and need for more space for housing. Green Ri ... FULL STORY
Who should manage elk & bison? (October 13, 2005)
Public comment accepted until November 7
The public has until November 7th to weigh in on the draft Bison/Elk Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement regarding management of elk and bison in the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway ... FULL STORY
Visitor comments about Pinedale (October 12, 2005)
Editor’s Note: We get many wonderful e-mails from people telling us what they like about Pinedale. Here are some that have come in recently. Thank you to everyone who has written about their trips, and shared photos they’ve taken of the area. We love hearing f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bald Eagles (October 12, 2005)
by Arnold Brokling
Arnold Brokling and Dave Bell went up to Green River Lakes on Monday and got some awesome scenery and wildlife photographs. These bald eagles were in a snag a few miles down from Green River Lakes campground. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fall in the Gros Ventres (October 12, 2005)
by Green River Outfitters
A dusting of snow mixes with beautiful fall colors in the Jack Creek area of the Gros Ventre mountains, near Bondurant. This photo was sent in by Green River Outfitters, and is in the area where they operate for summer, fall and winter outdoor activities. ... FULL STORY
Update on Triple Peak Fire (October 11, 2005)
Smoke may be visible this week
by Dawn Ballou
With the warmer weather, residents may start seeing a little bit of smoke coming up from the Triple Peak fire again in the Wyoming Range. This fire started last Saturday, October 1st, believed to be started from an escaped warming fire in the South Cottonwood ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Encana and BP donate equipment for wildlife (October 11, 2005)
Public reception and free lunch Oct 14 in Pinedale
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Thanks to a generous donation from BP and EnCana, landowners and public land managers looking to improve their rangeland will now have access to the range improvement equipment necessary to do so. The general public, particularly those interested in improving ... FULL STORY
Winter Drilling Public Forum Oct 12 (October 11, 2005)
To discuss waiving big game winter range and sage grouse restrictions
On Wednesday, October 12, there will be a public meeting Stakeholder Forum in Pinedale to discuss the request to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by several oil and gas companies to waive big game winter range and sage grouse restrictions on federal lands n ... FULL STORY
Rock Springs hunter dies near Bondurant (October 10, 2005)
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Saturday, October 8th, Sheriff’s officers, responded to a hunting accident in the Riling Draw area near Dell Creek Road in Bondurant. A search was conducted of the area to locate the victim. ... FULL STORY
Hunters urged to report wolf sightings (October 10, 2005)
The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is asking hunters to report wolf sightings to help them track distribution and abundance of wolves in Wyoming. Sightings should be called into the Large Predator Section at 307-332-2688 in Lander. ... FULL STORY
WGF wildlife forensic work earns national kudos (October 10, 2005)
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Laboratory in Laramie has earned national recognition for its work in helping solve wildlife-related crimes. The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies honored the lab with its Conservation Law Enforcemen ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming West Nile Virus update (October 10, 2005)
First Wyoming fatality reported
by Wyoming Department of Health (
Wyoming Department of Health Officials confirm first fatality due to West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in Wyoming resident this year. ... FULL STORY
Coping with high heating bills (October 10, 2005)
Energy information meeting in Pinedale Oct. 12
Many Wyoming residents will see a big increase in their electric and natural gas heating bills over the winter, according to the state Public Service Commission (PSC). Natural gas and electric bills could increase from 25-55% this winter. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Alpenglow Square Top (October 10, 2005)
Dave Bell and Arnold Brokling took advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to go up to Green River Lakes. Dave caught Square Top Mountain bathed in alpenglow at dusk. For pictures from Dave’s Square Top October outing, see his Photo Gallery. ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Working Group to meet Oct 11 (October 10, 2005)
The Upper Green River Basin Sage Grouse Working Group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, at the Pinedale Fire Hall starting at 9:00 am. The group is comprised of nine local citizens, representing groups interested in sage-grouse cons ... FULL STORY
Wrangler Band attends Band Days (October 9, 2005)
by Craig Sheppard
On Saturday, October 8, 60 members of the Pinedale Wrangler Marching Band traveled to Laramie to participate in the University of Wyoming Band Days. They practiced with 10 other school bands and the UW Marching Band and then participated in a 750-student mass ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Mule Deer Report released (October 9, 2005)
Phase 2 of long-term monitoring plan in PAPA
Wildlife Biologists working for Western EcoSystems Technology Inc (WEST Inc), have released a report on Phase II of their long-term monitoring of mule deer herds in Sublette County to assess impacts of energy development in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area ... FULL STORY
Cost of Living in Sublette County rises (October 9, 2005)
2nd Most expensive county in Wyoming
According to the 2nd Quarter 2005 Wyoming Cost of Living Index, Sublette County remains the second most expensive county to live in the state of Wyoming, slightly under Teton County. The report is done by the Economic Analysis Division of the Department of Adm ... FULL STORY
Cocaine worth $3 Million seized in I-80 traffic stop (October 9, 2005)
71 pounds of cocaine and 5 kids found in truck loaded with onions
An alert Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper performing a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne discovered over 71 pounds of cocaine in a commercial tractor trailer vehicle on Thursday, October 6th. ... FULL STORY
New Wyoming geologic maps available (October 9, 2005)
The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) recently released nine new geologic maps of different areas in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Boulder Basin (October 9 2005)
Dave Bell took a hike to Boulder Basin on Sunday, October 9th. It is located in the Upper Green, accessed by a very bumpy, rutted and rocky road not far from The Place. The road takes you as far as the lower Boulder Basin, which is adjacent to the wilderness a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Coyote (October 7, 2005)
A coyote poses just briefly as he and two companions walk through the brush along South Cottonwood Creek last week. ... FULL STORY
‘Move Over Law’ Reminder (October 6, 2005)
Lander crash totals a Highway Patrol Car and sends 1 to hospital
An accident near Lander yesterday, that totaled a Wyoming Highway Patrol car stopped at a crash scene and sent a Good Samaritan to the hospital, is a case to point out the "Move Over Law" for anyone driving Wyoming roads. Many people are still not aware of thi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Memories of Kendall Valley (October 6, 2005)
The Sublette County Historical Society and Museum of the Mountain Man just reprinted the book, 'Memories of Kendall Valley', written by Richard Hecox in 1982. The book has many local stories about life in the early 1900s in the Upper Green River Valley north o ... FULL STORY
Burglars caught in 3 Pinedale break-ins (October 5, 2005)
Three Pinedale businesses were broken into during the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 4th, according to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office. The Wrangler Café, Café on Pine and A to Z Hardware were all burglarized. All three businesses are within one ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) FSBO Real Estate (October 5, 2005)
For Sale By Owner
We have two new postings of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) real estate properties here on Pinedale Online. Without a doubt, real estate is HOT in Pinedale and Sublette County! One listing is for a parcel of land on the south end of Pinedale and the other is a fine-d ... FULL STORY
BLM ok’s Encana Mat Drilling Project (October 5, 2005)
Pinedale BLM Issues its Decision Record
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Pinedale has issued its Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the proposed Encana Low Impact Drilling Project. EnCana will test and evaluate new techniques within their leases of the ... FULL STORY
Snow storm brings 1-4 inches (October 5, 2005)
An early fall storm brought snow to western and central Wyoming on Tuesday. The valleys of the Upper Green saw 1-4 inches of snow, which mostly melted by afternoon. Mountain areas across Wyoming got from 4-10 inches of snow. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Migration Corridor (October 5, 2005)
For years we have been waiting for the Wyoming Department of Transportation webcam at Trapper's Point to catch some of the thousands of wildlife that are reported to migrate up and down the Upper Green River Valley. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Ken Pearson Oct 6 (October 5, 2005)
Funeral services for Ken Pearson will be held on Thursday, October 6th, at 11 am at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ball in the House Oct. 20 (October 4, 2005)
Pinedale Fine Arts Council concert
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Boston à capella vocal sensation "Ball in the House" will perform in Pinedale on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 pm in the Pinedale Auditorium. The concert is a presentation of the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Memories of Kendall Valley reprinted (October 4, 2005)
The Sublette County Historical Society and Museum of the Mountain Man are pleased to announce the presentation of their second publication, "Memories of Kendall Valley" by Richard Hecox. The updated revision was made possible by a grant from the Gayle McMurry ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Governor comments on wildlife stipulations (October 4, 2005)
Freudenthal sends a letter to Rep. Barbara Cubin
In a recent letter to Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyoming), Governor Dave Freudenthal said he believed increasing funding for staff and technical expertise on pipelines, permitting and environmental analysis would do far more to expedite energy development than endi ... FULL STORY
Fall to Winter in one day (October 4, 2005)
3-6 inches of snow in mountains
Monday we were talking about wildfires, today snow is falling in Pinedale. Cold air and a developing storm system are combining to bring periods of snowfall to the Upper Green River Valley Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
Sheriff: ‘Planned Power Outage Went Well’ (October 4, 2005)
Pinedale, Daniel, Boulder and Cora go dark for 5 hours
The planned Pacific Power overnight power outage on Sunday went "very well", according to Sublette County Sheriff Bardy Bardin. There were no reports of incidents of people taking advantage of the outage to commit crimes. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fall Colors - Dave Bell (October 4, 2005)
Dave Bell has been busy getting in some last hikes in before winter sets in. Tuesday he took an afternoon hike to look at the fall colors still adorning Fremont Lake Campground. Last weekend he went hiking up Fish Creek to Cheese Pass Ridge in the Wyoming Rang ... FULL STORY
Antlers Removed from Overly Aggressive Bull Elk (October 3, 2005)
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park officials announced last week that it was necessary to tranquilize and remove the antlers of an overly aggressive bull elk that had been threatening the health and safety of visitor and employees. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Triple Peak Fire reaches 600 acres (October 3, 2005)
Cause believed to be an escaped warming fire
Several fires started on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) over the weekend. The largest of the fires, the Triple Peak Fire on the Big Piney Ranger District, is located 24 miles west of Daniel, Wyoming, in the South Cottonwood Creek drainage on the sout ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WY Road Condition Reports start again (October 3, 2005)
With the cold weather season just around the corner, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has reactivated their winter road condition reporting system which allows travelers to check on road conditions before beginning their trip. Road reports are ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Parks to increase entrance fees for 2006 (October 3, 2005)
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) announced that on May 1, 2006, both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks will begin charging slightly higher fees for certain entrance permits. Fee increases will apply to both the per-person and single, private vehicle pe ... FULL STORY
2 Black Bears Euthanized near Jackson (October 3, 2005)
Feeding on garbage and bird feeders
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
Two adult male black bears were euthanized last week after developing chronic feeding patterns on garbage and bird feeders in the Jackson area, according to an October 3 news release by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Both bears were considered in excellen ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Charles Kundert Oct 4 (October 3, 2005)
Funeral services for Charles "Sug" Kundert will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, at 11 am at the First Baptist Church in Big Piney. Public viewing from 10-11 am. ... FULL STORY
Hunters: G&F tests deer & elk for CWD (October 3, 2005)
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (G&F) will again be collecting chronic wasting disease samples from hunter-harvested deer and elk across Wyoming this fall. Game and Fish employees will be stationed at selected wild game processing plants the first few day ... FULL STORY
Fishing Hatch Report: Sept. 11, 2005 (October 12, 2005)
Fall fishing, and the fish are hungry!
by John Ross, Two Rivers Emporium
The Hatch Report is provided by professional fishing guide, John Ross, of Two Rivers Emporium LLC in Pinedale, Wyoming. Two Rivers Emporium LLC is an authorized Orvis dealer. Two Rivers Emporium floats areas of the Green and New Fork Rivers from Green River L ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Fire near Triple Peak in Wyoming Range (October 2, 2005)
The Sublette County Sheriff's Office sent out this press release late Saturday night about the very visible wild fire burning in the Wyoming Range. "The Forest Service has advised that there is a forest fire out of control in the Triple Peak area of the Wyomin ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fall Colors in Big Piney (October 1, 2005)
Fall colors at the Sublette County Library in Big Piney. Information about Big Piney and Marbleton can be found on ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Grouse Hunters (October 1, 2005)
It's grouse hunting season. Hunters are asked to deposit a wing from each grouse bagged in the barrels placed across Wyoming’s basin areas. The wings help the Wyoming Game & Fish Department collect valuable species information. Grouse season for the Cowboy Sta ... FULL STORY

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