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Pinedale Online News - April 2008

4H Club Open Horse Show May 3 (April 30, 2008)
by Mary Thompson
The 8th annual Wind River Riders 4H Club Open Horse Show is scheduled for this Saturday May 3 at the Big Piney Arena beginning at 8 AM. ... FULL STORY
Governor's office fields wolf calls (April 30, 2008)
by Wyoming Governor's Office press release
A national environmental group's campaign to generate opposition to Wyoming's Wolf Management Plan prompted hundreds of calls to Governor Dave Freudenthal's office Tuesday, with just two from Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Candidate Forum in Pinedale (April 30, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Five of the six candidates running for Pinedale Town Council attended a Candidate Forum at Rendezvous Pointe on Wednesday to answer questions about “Quality of Life”. The forum was hosted by the Wyoming Conservation Voters Education Fund, based out of Lander. ... FULL STORY
Gannett Peak (April 30, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell was shooting pictures a few days ago and begain looking at a distant mountain top, and it occurred to him it resembled Gannett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming. He sent the image to a friend, who also concurred after shooting an azimuth from the lo ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Summer at the Pinedale Aquatic Center (April 30, 2008)
by JJ Huntley
The school year is drawing to a close and summer is just around the corner. In addition to our regular schedule of recreational swimming, climbing wall, open gym time and tennis courts, the Pinedale Aquatic Center will host multiple sessions of swim lessons ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM seeks comment on proposed Sand/Gravel Pit expansion (April 30, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
Koch Construction, Inc. of Daniel, Wyo. is proposing to expand its existing James Gravel Pit from 10 to 54 acres. This proposed expansion is located on a 54-acre parcel of land with private surface ownership. The Pinedale Field Office is seeking comments th ... FULL STORY
Alive at 25 - Free Defensive Driving Course May 1st (April 30, 2008)
Sponsored by the Sublette County Sheriff's Office
The Sublette County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring “Alive at 25” a free defensive driving dourse for Wyoming residents age 14-24. ... FULL STORY
Spring-time prescribed fires planned (April 30, 2008)
On the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Teton interagency fire managers plan to conduct several prescribed fires this spring to treat more than 2,900 acres of wildland fuels. Projects are scheduled for locations in Kemmerer, Pinedale and Jackson Hole, and include: the Granite Creek area in Grand Te ... FULL STORY
Injunction to stop wolf hunts requested (April 29, 2008)
Sublette County wolf harvest at issue
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Environmental and animal advocate organizations that filed a lawsuit yesterday challenging the delisting of wolves in the Northern Rockies also filed a request for an injunction. The federal court has not yet set a date for a hearing on the request. In order t ... FULL STORY
Feds: Grouse listing may be warranted (April 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Earlier today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published its 90-day finding on a petition to list the Western Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered, finding that the petition presented substantial information indicating the listing may be warranted. With ... FULL STORY
Idaho ponders wolf hunt (April 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
According to a press release from the Idaho Fish and Game Department: ... FULL STORY
Tri-state has 34 dead wolves in one month (April 29, 2008)
Not all intentional, or legal
by Cat Urbigkit
Since wolves were delisted on March 28, here’s the numbers: ... FULL STORY
‘Remember When’ Senior Senior Prom May 10 (April 29, 2008)
At Rendezvous Pointe
Rendezvous Pointe presents the “Remember When” Senior Senior Prom on Saturday, May 10th. The doors open at 6:30 PM. Dancing begins at 7:00 PM. Piano Player and DJ will be Darrell Schoppa. There will be dancing, refreshments, Prom King and Queen, and door prize ... FULL STORY
Wolf lawsuit details (April 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Twelve groups signed on to have Earthjustice file a lawsuit challenging the removal of federal protections for wolves in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Prom (April 29, 2008)
by Tara Bolgiano
Pinedale High School prom was held on Saturday, April 26th. ... FULL STORY
National Air Quality Awareness Week April 28 - May2 (April 29, 2008)
Test your Air Knowledge
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA and the National Weather Service challenge all Americans to improve their knowledge of the Air Quality Index (AQI) during the annual “Air Quality Awareness Week” that takes place this year from April 28 to May 2, 2008. As warm weather approaches, using the ... FULL STORY
Unsettled weather on tap: Wind, thunder, then snow returns (April 29, 2008)
Fire weather concerns for Tuesday and Wednesday
The National Weather Service is forecasting a mixed bag of weather over the next several days which will include warm temperatures in the upper 60s, strong winds, heightened fire danger, then a switch back to winter Wednesday and Thursday with the possibility ... FULL STORY
Questar net income up 23% in First Quarter 2008 (April 28, 2008)
Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) net income grew 23% in the first quarter of 2008 to $185.8 million, or $1.05 per diluted share compared to $151.1 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2007, according to a media release on their website (www.qu ... FULL STORY
Citizens plan “Sit-In” to protest gas field air pollution (April 28, 2008)
Peaceful Protest planned on the Mesa on May 4th
Twenty people showed up at the Pinedale Library to attend a meeting to organize a peaceful protest next month. The protest will focus on truck traffic and stronger emission controls to decrease ozone precursors. “This collective community message is being dire ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sublette County Rodeo Queen contest (April 28, 2008)
by Dave Bell
The Sublette County Rodeo Queen contest was held on Saturday in Big Piney. Twelve beautiful contestants competed in three categories for three age groupings. The contestants were quizzed by two judges about their knowledge of horses, the care and feedings and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring along Duck Creek (April 28, 2008)
Dave Bell got out and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather and headed to Duck Creek west of Pinedale to capture late evening light and some of the interesting snow and ice formations along the creek. ... FULL STORY
FWS seeks grouse information (April 28, 2008)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service press release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the period for submitting information regarding the status of the greater sage-grouse by 30 days. The Service is currently conducting a status review of the greater sage-grouse to determine if the species warran ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School: GOLD CARDS (April 28, 2008)
Straight A’s, 3rd Quarter 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Grade 10: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School: HIGH HONOR ROLL (April 28, 2008)
4.0 and above, 3rd Quarter 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Grade 10: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School: REGULAR HONOR ROLL (April 28, 2008)
3.5 to 3.99 GPA for 3rd Quarter 2007-2008
by Sublette County School District #1
Grade 9: ... FULL STORY
Waller’s 11th Annual Catfish Fry May 2 (April 28, 2008)
Waller’s Trucking is sponsoring their 11th annual Catfish Fry on Friday, May 2nd. It will be at 4:00 PM at Waller’s Shop in Marbleton. ... FULL STORY
WG&F responds to wolf lawsuit (April 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed today in Federal District Court in Missoula, MT, challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent decision to remove wolves from the federal List of Threa ... FULL STORY
Wolf delisting lawsuit filed (April 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Here's a press release from the Earthjustice website today: ... FULL STORY
Marbleton man killed in roll-over accident on WYO 351 (April 28, 2008)
Kenneth L. Fernandez
A Marbleton man was killed on Saturday, April 26, in a one-vehicle roll-over accident on Wyoming Highway 351 east of Marbleton. ... FULL STORY
April 28 organizational meeting for Peaceful Protest (April 28, 2008)
Protesting gas drilling expansion until appropriate practices are in place first
Concerned citizens are holding an organizational meeting on Monday, April 28th, for a planned “Peaceful Protest” on the Pinedale Anticline. The organizational meeting will be at the Pinedale Library at 6:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Air Quality - Ozone Forum May 13th in Pinedale (April 28, 2008)
Panel discussion on Sublette County air quality and health effects of high ozone levels
by CLOUD (Citizens Learning about Ozone’s Unhealthy Destruction)
Concerned over hazy skies, limited vistas, WY DEQ ozone alerts, deteriorating air quality and potential health damage, Sublette County residents have joined together to investigate and inform themselves and their neighbors on the health impacts of poor air. ... FULL STORY
Governor: 'Sawed off mountain tops' in Wyoming Range Plan (April 28, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal media release
Gov. Dave Freudenthal reiterated his concern over the U.S. Forest Service's plan to reactivate drilling leases in the Wyoming Range, saying the proposal would ultimately lead to "sawed off mountain tops and relatively vast expanses of impacted crucial habitat. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Message trailers arrive to reduce wildlife roadkills (April 28, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Motorists traveling highways in Sublette County will soon be noticing the latest effort to reduce vehicle-wildlife collisions on area roadways. Four new portable dynamic message trailers have arrived and will be placed at key wildlife crossings along highways ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) MATHCOUNTS competition at UW (April 28, 2008)
Cheyenne Student, Laramie Team Capture State MATHCOUNTS Competition at UW
Students from 14 schools in Wyoming participated in the 2008 Wyoming State MATHCOUNTS competition held at the University of Wyoming recently. 51 students from throughout the state competed. The top four individual winners earned the opportunity to represent W ... FULL STORY
Volunteers needed for Deer Mortality Surveys (April 27, 2008)
May 3, 4 and 10
by Wyoming Game & Fish
You can assist mule deer management, get a hands-on look at habitat conditions on winter ranges of Wyoming’s largest deer herd, and get some exercise to boot, by helping the Wyoming Game and Fish Department with the annual Wyoming Range Mule Deer Mortality Sur ... FULL STORY
BLM revises NEPA Handbook (April 27, 2008)
Designed to make environmental reviews more efficient
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management announced new guidance designed to make its environmental reviews more effective and efficient. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Sheep Shearing (April 26, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
Travelers on Highway 351 got to watch the progress of a sheep shearing on Tuesday, as New Zealand shearers worked on the Paradise Sheep Company flock in a set of pens near the New Fork River bridge. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Predator Board to meet (April 25, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Predator Management District Board will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. in the Sublette County Extension office in Pinedale. The board will discuss wolf control and plans for future predator control in the county. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Historical Society Annual Meeting (April 26, 2008)
Mountain Man Saddle Presentation
The Sublette County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursady, May 1. The feature presentation will be "The Mountain Man Saddle," by Roger Blomquist. Last summer, Blomquist completed appraisal of the Society saddle collection. ... FULL STORY
Jimenez gets WG&F wolf job (April 25, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has hired Mike Jimenez as its new Wolf Program Coordinator. ... FULL STORY
Softball Game Days Schedule (April 26, 2008)
Signup deadline for both leagues is April 30
by Kate Grimes
Below is the schedule forSignup deadline for both leagues is April 30 softball games in Pinedale this spring. ... FULL STORY
(12 pictures) Ms. Sommers’ Big Piney Students Sweep 2008 State History Day (April 25, 2008)
One Big Piney Middle School and four Big Piney High School students attended Wyoming State History Day on Monday, April 21, 2008 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter at South Pass (April 23, 2008)
by Dave Bell
This gigantic snowdrift is slowly melting on South Pass on the southern tip of the Wind River Mountain Range. Even though much of the ground is bare, huge drifts remain from this winters "average" snowfall. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Pinedale High Spring Jazz Concert (April 25, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Tuesday evening, April 22, the Pinedale High School Jazz Choir and Band performed their spring concert. Craig Sheppard directed the band and Gena Anderson directed the choir. Both participated in the Southwest District Music Festival in Cokeville the previous ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Posters on display at Pinedale Library (April 25, 2008)
From April 18 through May 9, 2008 in the Lovatt Room
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest announces that Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl posters are on display from April 18 through May 9, 2008 in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library. ... FULL STORY
Severe Weather, Storm Spotter training April 30 (April 25, 2008)
In Pinedale and Marbleton
by National Weather Service
Officials at NOAA’s National Weather Service forecast office in Riverton and Sublette County Emergency Management are looking for help in protecting the county’s 7,000 residents from severe weather. ... FULL STORY
Closing weekend for Alpine skiing at White Pine April 26-27 (April 25, 2008)
White Pine Ski Area’s final weekend for the ski and snow sport season will be April 26-27. ... FULL STORY
8th Annual Open Horse Show May 3 (April 25, 2008)
Sponsored by Wind River Riders 4H Club
by Wind River Riders 4H Club
The Wind River Riders 4H Club will host its eighth annual horse show at the Big Piney arena at the Sublette County Fairgrounds on Saturday May 3rd beginning at 8 AM. Horse enthusiasts from Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and even Colorado attend this early season event. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) New filly (April 22, 2008)
This filly is less than two days old. She was born on a ranch north of Big Piney on Saturday. ... FULL STORY
Governor: Industry/Forest Service MOU ‘Extremely Suspect’ (April 22, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal - media release
(Cheyenne) A formal agreement between the U.S. Forest Service and a company seeking to acquire oil and gas leases in the Wyoming Range is “extremely suspect,” Gov. Dave Freudenthal said this week, as it allows the company an inappropriate amount of influence. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) DEQ Air and Water Quality meeting in Pinedale (April 22, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health held a public meeting in Pinedale on Monday night to address air and water concerns related to natural gas drilling in the Jonah Field and Pinedale Anticline. Officials were on hand to an ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners request more air quality monitoring (April 22, 2008)
Write letter to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality saying more monitoring is needed
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Board of County Commissioners wrote a letter to John Corra, Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, expressing their concerns in regards to what they feel is a lack of air quality monitoring efforts presently occurring ... FULL STORY
Nominations sought for Wyoming History Teacher of the Year (April 19, 2008)
by University of Wyoming
The search is on for the top history teacher in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
South Korea wants U.S. beef back (April 19, 2008)
Senators hail country’s commitment to resume trade
by . U.S. Senator John Barrasso - media release
(Washington, D.C.) - In anticipation of the official announcement Saturday from South Korea’s President about the reopening of the country’s borders to U.S. beef, U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., commented on the importance of South Kore ... FULL STORY
Barrasso proposes bill for Wyoming water supply (April 19, 2008)
WESTERN Act would allow states to play a larger role in approving water storage projects
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso – media release
(Washington) – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has laid out a plan to eliminate bureaucratic red tape to secure a clean, abundant supply of water for Wyoming’s future. ... FULL STORY
Help wanted to pick theme for Big Piney 4th of July Parade (April 19, 2008)
The Town of Big Piney is asking for help in finding a theme for the 4th of July Parade, as well as recommendations for the Grand Marshall. Please call 307-276-3554, mail or just stop by the Town Hall with your ideas. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to ... FULL STORY
SAFV hosts Annual Spring Luncheon April 30 (April 19, 2008)
The Sublette County Sexual Assault & Family Violence Task Force (SAFV) will be hosting its annual spring luncheon on Wednesday, April 30th. SAFV helps anyone in Sublette County who is in a relationship where they are in danger of sexual assault or family viole ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Watching the drill rig go up in the DEQ Jonah webcam (April 19, 2008)
Air quality monitoring webcam
by Pinedale Online!
Activity has been increasing in the DEQ Jonah webcam over the past several weeks with earthmoving and road work. Last week, viewers were able to watch as a new well pad was prepared and gas well drill rig went up in the cam view. ... FULL STORY
Kindergarten Round-ups in April (April 19, 2008)
LaBarge and Big Piney Elementary Schools
LaBarge and Big Piney Elementary Schools will be holding their annual Kindergarten Round-ups in April. Child must be 5 years old by September 15, 2008. See your child’s growth in all areas of development including vision, hearing, motor skills, basic concepts ... FULL STORY
Marbleton street reconstruction begins (April 19, 2008)
The Town of Marbleton is starting Phase II of the Street Reconstruction project, which will last until August. Citizens are asked to remove all vehicles and debris off the streets and Town right-of-ways. Persons not willing to abide by this request will have t ... FULL STORY
Congress eyes compensation (April 18, 2008)
by U.S. Senators Tester & Barrasso press release
U.S. Senators Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., teamed up to introduce legislation that would compensate livestock owners whose animals are killed by wolves. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mallards (April 18, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
Ducks are busy taking over all the newly-opened water sources in the county. Compare the photos to see the striking differences between the sexes of this Mallard drake and the hen. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Cleaning baby’s ears (April 18, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
Apparently feeling the need to clean their baby’s ears isn’t just a human thing. The Wyoming Agricultural Statistics Service reports this week that range and pasture conditions continued to be better than the last few years with 34 percent rated good and 2 per ... FULL STORY
Governor to sign proclamation for Equal Pay Day (April 18, 2008)
by Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal's office – media release
(Cheyenne) Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will sign a proclamation declaring April 22 as Equal Pay Day in Wyoming, recognizing the wage gap between working men and women around the nation. ... FULL STORY
Focus Groups to target afterschool issues in Pinedale, May 1 (April 18, 2008)
by Laurie Latta, Sublette Community Partnership coordinator
Linda Barton, Executive Director of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WAA), will facilitate afterschool/outside school focus groups in Pinedale, Thursday, May 1, to obtain community input to address afterschool/outside school programming for children in the Pi ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Range Supporters host workshop April 22 (April 18, 2008)
In Lander
The organization ‘Sportsmen for the Wyoming Range’ will be presenting an interactive workshop geared for sportsmen and citizens concerned with recreation in the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
Auditions for ‘Cinderella’ April 28th (April 18, 2008)
The Missoula Children's Theatre performance
Auditions for The Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Cinderella" will be held on Monday, April 28, at the Wrangler Gym in Pinedale from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The auditions are open to Pinedale and Bondurant students in grades K-12, and home-schooled student ... FULL STORY
Some Yellowstone roads begin to open for season (April 17, 2008)
Park roads from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful,
by Yellowstone National Park
Visitors will once again be able to drive through Yellowstone’s North and West Entrances to Norris, Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful this weekend. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Trapper’s Point Deer Crossing (April 17, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
A herd of about 15 mule deer made the perilous dash across US 191 at Trapper’s Point, between Pinedale and Daniel, earlier this week. The crossing is dangerous for both big game and vehicles on the busy road. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) A Woman’s Work (April 17, 2008)
Women helping women in need
by Helena Linn
In January of this year a group of women in the Big Piney, LaBarge and Marbleton area got together to start a nonprofit foundation by finding 100 women willing to donate $100.00 within 100 days. The purpose of this foundation is to help women of all ages in pr ... FULL STORY
Bridger- Teton National Forest announces Forest Plan Workshops (April 16, 2008)
Pinedale Workshop April 28
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest encourages the public to attend a new round of scenario-building Plan Revision workshops, in Kemmerer on April 23, in Rock Springs on April 24, and in Pinedale on April 28. The workshops’ purpose is to explore, a ... FULL STORY
WLCI Executive Committee Selects Leadership (April 16, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) Executive Committee installed a chairman and two vice chairmen at its meeting on April 9, 2008. John Etchepare, director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture was selected as the WLCI chairman. Sublette ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Blow-in Dust (April 16, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Strong winds brought in large amounts of dust from out of the area into the Upper Green River Valley Tuesday, obscuring visibility of the Wind River Mountain Range. ... FULL STORY
Idaho issue wolf reports (April 15, 2008)
by Idaho Fish and Game Department
With the removal of wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the federal endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no longer compiling its weekly wolf reports. ... FULL STORY
Wisconsin wants wolf hunt (April 15, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Associated Press reports that Wisconsin hunters voted 4,848 to 772 that a hunting season for wolves should be established in their state. Sportsmen attended spring Conservation Congress hearings in all 72 counties to vote on the issue. The vote's recommend ... FULL STORY
Finland's wolf population shrinking (April 15, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Finland's dwindling wolf population may be faced with the dangers of inbreeding, similar to that of the wolf population in Sweden. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Mountain Goats (April 15, 2008)
Lynn Wittlieff spotted these mountain goats in the Snake River Canyon, north of Pinedale, last weekend. Mountain goats live on steep mountain terrain traversing precarious cliff-side ledges with confidence and ease. They grow up to four feet in height and wei ... FULL STORY
Home & Garden Show – Cure for Spring Fever! (April 15, 2008)
May 9 & 10
by Mindi Crabb, Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club has Spring Fever! Following a very successful Easter Egg Hunt we are rushing to complete details on the 5th Annual Home & Garden Show to be held on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10 at the Sublette County Ice Arena. ... FULL STORY
White Pine Ski Area & Resort extends season (April 15, 2008)
Open weekend of April 19 & 20
White Pine Ski Area’s regular season is over, but they have so much snow and classic spring conditions that lifts will run on Saturday and Sunday, April 19th and 20th. Skiers and boarders have enjoyed a better-than-ever season, and it isn't over yet. White Pin ... FULL STORY
William Belveal passes away (April 15, 2008)
by Covill Funeral Home
William W. Belveal passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. A Memorial Funeral Service will be held in early summer. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Snow going fast at Bondo Cam (April 15, 2008)
The Bondurant webcam is located on the Dell Fork Ranch in Bondurant, Wyoming, between Pinedale and Jackson Hole. “The snow is going fast at the Bondo Cam. Today a roof avalanche has obscured the view of the thermometer,” said Paul Ellwood, owner of the ranch. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners Agenda for April 16 (April 14, 2008)
Wednesday meeting
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Below is the agenda for the next meeting of the Sublette County Commissioners on April 16, 2008. Note this meeting is on Wednesday. ... FULL STORY
Area Flood Watch issued (April 12, 2008)
Temperature expected to be near 60 degrees by Monday
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Flood Watch for Sunday and Monday, April 13-14, for the following areas: ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Granite Creek - more deep snow (April 12, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Scott Almdale was up the Hoback Canyon a couple of weeks ago and snapped this picture of Granite Creek where it flows into the Hoback River. “I caught a glimpse of huge snowpack being melted and broken up by the rising river water from underneath. It was int ... FULL STORY
Wyoming joins 2008 Crime Victims’ Rights Week observance (April 12, 2008)
Justice for Victims. Justice for All.
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(Cheyenne) - Governor Freudenthal has declared April 13th to April19th, 2008 as Crime Victims Rights Week (CVRW) here in Wyoming. Crime Victims’ Rights Week is a time for all Americans to learn about victimization, reflect on the cost of crime to our society, ... FULL STORY
Bridge demolitions dominate I-80 work (April 12, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
(Rock Springs) – According to Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) officials, the demolition of three of four bridges on Interstate 80 scheduled to take place for the reconstruction of the Rock Springs Marginal has been completed. ... FULL STORY
Earthjustice prepares wolf case (April 12, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The environmental law firm, Earthjustice, has prominently placed wolf delisting on its website, with articles ranging from "Wolf recovery under attack" to "Wolf Wars: Famous Wolf Among First Casualties." ... FULL STORY
Team Roping School May 28 & 29 (April 12, 2008)
Jhett Johnson and Kevin Daniel class at White Pine Resort
White Pine Ski Area will be hosting a Team Roping School on Wednesday and Thursday, May 28 & 29. The class features Jhett Johnson, three-times NFR qualifier and ’07 George Straight Invitational Champion, and Kevin Daniel, three-times IRA World Champion and on ... FULL STORY
Wolf tally to date (April 12, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Here's the tally of wolves taken in Wyoming since delisting occurred on March 28: ... FULL STORY
SkyWest announces new SLC to Rock Springs/Gillette flights (April 12, 2008)
Two daily round-trip flights
by SkyWest Airlines
(St. George, UT, April 11, 2008) -- SkyWest Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), is pleased to announce new Delta Connection service between Salt Lake City and two new Wyoming destinations – Gillette and Rock Springs, beginning July 7, 2008. ... FULL STORY
Weekly wolf report (April 11, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Reported Wolf Kills ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Timber Bridge replaced, grading and paving to take place (April 11, 2008)
Timber bridge over Lee's Ditch on the Fremont Lake Road in Pinedale
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
(Pinedale) - The timber bridge over Lee's Ditch on Sublette County Road 350-1, Fremont Lake Road, has been replaced, the temporary traffic signals removed, but work is not completely finished, say Wyoming Department of Transportation officials. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Deep Snow (April 10, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Gary Neely and Dave Lankford, from Pinedale, pose next to an unusual snow formation they found while snowmobiling in the Horse Creek area of the Wyoming Range last weekend. ... FULL STORY
Senate approves National distinction for Jackson art museum (April 10, 2008)
Enzi, Barrasso work to honor museum with prestigious national title
by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi's office
(WASHINGTON) - The Jackson National Museum of Wildlife Art is one step closer to joining the ranks of an elite group of American museums following the Senate passage of a measure today to designate the museum as one of the country’s official “national” museums ... FULL STORY
Governor responds to Health Assessment letter from Sublette County citizens (April 10, 2008)
Advocates state/county cooperation in study of Sublette County air quality
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) – Calling the presence of ozone in the western Wyoming air a “significant concern,” today Gov. Dave Freudenthal responded to a citizen petition requesting that a health assessment be performed in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Enzi awarded Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honor (April 10, 2008)
Senator receives award for working to accelerate cures for blood cancers
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi - media release
(Washington) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honored U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., for his work to further blood cancer research and awareness Tuesday night by awarding him with the 2008 Congressional Honors award. The award is the society’s top recogniti ... FULL STORY
More Ozone progress (Original Post April 10, 2008 | Updated April 12, 2008)
Responses from BLM, DEQ and Questar
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We’ve heard back from several other people in response to our questions about the recent Ozone advisories. ... FULL STORY
DEQ to host Public Meeting in Pinedale April 21 (April 9, 2008)
To discuss air and water quality issues in the area
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be hosting a public meeting in Pinedale on Monday, April 21st to update the public on department efforts on dealing with air and water quality issues within the area. ... FULL STORY
Notice of Special Meeting, April 10, Sublette Commissioners (April 9, 2008)
Executive Session, 9 AM, for personnel issue
The Office of the County Clerk issued a notice to the media of a Special Meeting, Executive Session, to be held on Thursday, April 10th at 9:00 AM in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Senior Lasagna Dinner (April 9, 2008)
Fundraiser for the After-Graduation Non-Alcoholic All Night Party
The Pinedale High School Senior Class held their annual Senior Class Jazz Lasagna Dinner on Wednesday, April 8th. The event was a fundraiser for the Pinedale High School 2008 Senior Class After Graduation Non-Alcoholic All-Night Party. Lasagna was prepared by ... FULL STORY
Barrasso slams Fed takeover of State Water Rights (April 9, 2008)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
(Washington) – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., slammed efforts to massively expand the reach of the federal government over all water sources within the United States. ... FULL STORY
Home & Garden Show May 9 & 10 (April 9, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
The 5th Annual Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 9th & 10th at the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. The event is sponsored by the Pinedale ... FULL STORY
EPA launches Environmental Indicators Gateway (April 9, 2008)
Enhanced public access to environmental and health information generated by EPA
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - media release
EPA today (Wednesday, April 9, 2008) launched the Environmental Indicators Gateway Web site to provide enhanced public access to environmental and health information generated by EPA. Information is presented in the context of "environmental indicators," numer ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Park Bison management news (April 9, 2008)
Yellowstone takes additional steps to mitigate Brucellosis transmission
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is shifting the focus of operations at the Stephens Creek bison capture facility in response to the onset of spring calving, and the impacts of ongoing brucellosis risk management actions. ... FULL STORY
New report on Pollution Reduction Costs of U.S. Manufacturers (April 9, 2008)
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The U.S. manufacturing sector spent $5.9 billion dollars on capital expenditures and $20.7 billion dollars on operating costs for pollution prevention and treatment in 2005. These figures represent less than five percent of total new capital expenditures and l ... FULL STORY
Barrasso accepting Military Academy nomination applications (April 9, 2008)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
(Washington) - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) today (Wednesday, April 9, 2008) announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2009 school year. Senator Barrasso nominates up to ten people each y ... FULL STORY
Wolf Comments (Original post April 9, 2008 | Updated April 11, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Below are comments we have received about the recent delisting of wolves in Wyoming and subsequent wolf killings and management activities. We welcome Letters to the Editor on any topic on this website. Note that we reserve the right to edit, or not print lett ... FULL STORY
Town meeting about Marbleton/Big Piney Rec Center April 9 (April 8, 2008)
Organizers ask public to come and show their support for the project
The Marbleton Big Piney Recreation Center Joint Powers Board is hosting a meeting Wednesday April 9th at 7pm at the Marbleton Town Hall. ... FULL STORY
Chamber Mixer April 24 (April 8, 2008)
Please join the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Tom Brown Real Estate and Insurance services for the April Chamber Mixer in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Chamber Community Conversation Luncheon April 25 (April 8, 2008)
eCommerce: Get your Wyoming Small Business on the Web
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their next Community Conversation Luncheon on Friday, April 25th at Rendezvous Pointe at Noon. ... FULL STORY
When will the barrel hit shore? (April 8, 2008)
Pinedale Boat Club Barrel Guess contest
by Jason Essington, Pinedale Boat Club
The Pinedale Boat Club has again placed a barrel on the ice of Fremont Lake. Members who joined prior to April 1st were given the chance to guess the date and time that the barrel would hit shore. A guess becomes active when the date and time is reached, and r ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report: April 7 (April 8, 2008)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Grooming on the Pinedale Area Nordic Ski Trails has been scaled back to about once per week. Skier use has tapered off some but the cool spring is holding our snowpack well and the entire upper trail system from Halfmoon Lake Overlook to White Pine and Survey ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Testing the air they breathe (April 8, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Sixth graders at Pinedale Middle School are doing their own Ozone monitoring at the school to test the air they breathe. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) 27th Aniel Daniel Chili Cook Off (April 6, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Saturday was the 27th Annual "Aniel Daniel" Chili Cook Off. The chili entries are judged on taste, smell, appearance and hot. In addition to the chili contest, there is a dessert auction. The money raised goes to the Daniel Community Center. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Bar J Wranglers (April 6, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Ambulance Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sponsored the Bar J Wranglers for a concert to raise money to pay for scholarships which are awarded to Pinedale High School Seniors. The Pinedale High School Auditorium was packed Thursday night, April 3rd. ... FULL STORY
Four wolves killed for livestock depredation (April 7, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Federal animal damage control officials, working closely with a rancher, his personnel and the Sublette County Predator Board, killed four wolves Monday morning in the Cora/Pinedale area. The control effort was in response to livestock predation on the ranch, ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton extends timeline for Eagle Prospect well proposal (April 7, 2008)
Planned to be released by late fall, most likely in November
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Bridger-Teton National Forest has decided to extend the timeline for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Eagle Prospect and Nobel Basin Master Development Plan project, also known as the Plains Exploration and Production Company or PXP propo ... FULL STORY
Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County June 13 (April 7, 2008)
Fundraiser to help Sublette County cancer victims
The Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 13th. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser go directly to Sublette County cancer victims. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Little League forming (April 6, 2008)
Sign up by April 20th
Anyone interested in participating in Little League this summer should sign up by April 20th for team assignments. Players, coaches and volunteers are needed. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Softball prepares for 2008 season (April 6, 2008)
Sign up by April 30th
by Kate Grimes
Sublette County Softball is preparing for the 2008 season! ... FULL STORY
Climb to Conquer Cancer Aug. 25 (April 6, 2008)
At White Pine Ski Resort
The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce they will be starting a new and unique fundraising event in Pinedale. “Climb to Conquer Cancer” will be held on Saturday, August 25th at White Pine Ski Resort. ... FULL STORY
McMurrys give $5 million to University of Wyoming (April 6, 2008)
Endowment to the UW Business College
Mick and Susie McMurry are giving a generous $5 million endowment to the University of Wyoming College of Business to strengthen business education at the University. The gift was announced at a ceremony recently at the College of Business with UW President To ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Skiing Snowman (April 6, 2008)
by Bob Rule
Jake Hathaway, Wes Hathaway and David Rule were up at White Pine Ski Area on Sunday with the Sublette County Ski & Snowboard Association events. The Hathaway boys said, "Let's build a snowman!" David said, "Let's put him on skis!" So they ended up with “The S ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sandhill Cranes are back (April 5, 2008)
Dave Bell spent the day out and about in Sublette County on Saturday photographing wildlife, industry, ranches and continuing winter! He is the first one to report seeing Sandhill Cranes this spring. For more of his scenic pictures, see his photo gallery: Dave ... FULL STORY
Two proposed large hotels in Pinedale to be discussed April 7 (April 5, 2008)
Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning meeting
by Pinedale Online!
A second large 3-story hotel proposal has been added to the agenda for consideration by the Town of Pinedale Planning & Zoning Board at their meeting on Monday, April 7th. ... FULL STORY
It’s not too early to encounter a Grizzly (April 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
A recent grizzly bear sighting in Sunlight Basin and grizzly tracks in the upper North Fork Shoshone River Valley are clear indications that bears are emerging from their dens. ... FULL STORY
Fishing regulations change for 2008 (April 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Springtime often brings some of the best fishing of the year, and accompanying that good fishing comes a dramatic increase of the number of anglers and boaters on Wyoming waters. ... FULL STORY
Public Meeting to discuss Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (April 5, 2008)
In Rock Springs April 9th
by Bureau of Land Management
The officials involved in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative(WLCI) will hold a meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wed., April 9, at the Rock Springs Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office. The Executive Committee meeting of the WLCI will be open f ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf investigation ongoing (April 4, 2008)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
Idaho Fish and Game conservation officers are investigating the shooting of two wolves on April 1 by a private landowner west of Ashton. ... FULL STORY
WG&F issues first wolf report (April 4, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department issued its first weekly wolf report earlier today, and posted it on the agency's new wolf page on its website. ... FULL STORY
Two wolves killed in South Pass area (April 4, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Two wolves were killed in the predator management portion of the South Pass area on Thursday. The location of where these kills occurred is unknown at this time, but appears to be along the western flank of the southern Wind River Mountains, where the Prospect ... FULL STORY
Wolves killing calves in Cora country (April 4, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The early morning check of the calving pasture this morning was not a good one for a ranch in the Cora area of Sublette County this morning. At least two or three calves were killed by wolves overnight on the ranch. Fresh tracks in the snow indicate that two w ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bar J Wranglers in Pinedale (April 5, 2008)
Bar J Wranglers Jackson Hole singing group, the Bar J Wranglers, gave a concert in Pinedale on Thursday, April 3rd. Their performance was for the annual fundraising event for the Pinedale Ambulance Service to raise money for scholarships awarded to Pinedale ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) 2008 District History Day (April 4, 2008)
Held in Big Piney
by Pinedale Online!
Sublette County schools participated in District History Day in Big Piney on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Schools from Lincoln County also participated. ... FULL STORY
Community Facilities Projects approved by SLIB (April 3, 2008)
by Tom Lacock, Senior Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Wyoming Business Council
(Cheyenne) – The State Loan and Investment Board gave final approval on four Community Facilities Grant and Loan Program applications today (Wednesday, April 3, 2008) in Cheyenne. ... FULL STORY
Questar offers Summer Intern Biologist position near Pinedale (April 3, 2008)
Editor’s Note: Attention college students: Here is a great opportunity for a job for any college kid who is looking to get their foot in the door in a biologist position and work in the Pinedale area. ... FULL STORY
Wolf management in Montana (April 3, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks reports: ... FULL STORY
Don’t Shoot the Messenger (April 3, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
The wolf delisting issue is very controversial and highly emotionally-charged. We understand and appreciate that there are those who vehemently disagree with the delisting and the next step which has allowed legal shooting of wolves for any reason. We read man ... FULL STORY
Wolf management in Idaho (April 3, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
On Friday, March 28, Idaho took over management of gray wolves throughout the state. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mt. Bonneville (April 3, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Mt. Bonneville always presents a jagged outline on the horizon above Pinedale, but none better than during sunrise. This rugged peak, 12,585 feet high, is located along the Continental Divide of the Bridger Wilderness in the Wind River Mountain Range. For more ... FULL STORY
Make that five wolves (April 2, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Apparently there have been five wolves killed in Sublette County, in the predator ... FULL STORY
1st Annual WALK FOR LIFE, Picnic in the Park May 10th (April 2, 2008)
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Sublette County is sponsoring the 1st Annual WALK FOR LIFE, Picnic in the Park in Pinedale on Saturday, May 10th ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Clean-up (April 2, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
Ken Marincic picks up garbage along Highway 351 Wednesday morning. Ken is busy doing spring cleaning along the access routes from the Jonah Field and the Pinedale Anticline. Both Ultra and Questar hired Ken to tidy up. ... FULL STORY
Editorializing or reporting? (April 2, 2008)
Wolf Watch
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Removing wolves from federal protection has certainly generated excitement. We’ve heard from people happy for the hunting opportunity and those outraged that it’s occurring. ... FULL STORY
Sterilization as wolf population control (April 2, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A University of Toronto student as published a thesis on the use of fertility control to manage wolf populations. She studied 17 surgically sterilized wolves in seven wolf packs and found that the wolves "maintained existing pair bonds, defended their original ... FULL STORY
Freudenthal’s Superdelegate Vote goes to Obama (April 2, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) – Governor Dave Freudenthal today announced his intention to cast his superdelegate vote at the Democratic National Convention for Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Theater plans next production (April 1, 2008)
by Jo Crandall
Pinedale Community Theatre has announced their next production. Jasper Warembourg, local high school English and theatre teacher, has agreed to direct performances scheduled for early June. ... FULL STORY
April Fools! (April 1, 2008)
by Pinedale OFFline!
Did you miss our 2008 April Fool’s Day edition of Pinedale OFFline? You can find it here: ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf update (April 1, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
WG&F reports today that four wolves have been officially reported as killed in Sublette County since wolves were officially delisted on Friday. All the wolves were legally killed in the predator area of the county. Under state regulations, hunters are required ... FULL STORY
WYDOT preparing to open westbound I-80 from Laramie to Rawlins (April 1, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT Update, Tuesday, April 1, 12:00 Noon: WYDOT is preparing to open westbound I-80 between Laramie and Rawlins and Highway Patrol troopers will escort the traffic to ensure it maintains a safe speed through the highway section. ... FULL STORY
WYDOT hopes to reopen I-80 Tuesday morning, April 1, 2008 (April 1, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT I-80 update, April 1, 9:15AM: ... FULL STORY

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