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Pinedale Online News - May 2008

(9 pictures) VOCs and NOX in Sublette County: Road construction equipment emissions (May 30, 2008 | Updated June 5, 2008)
Highway road construction equipment exhaust emission regulations - WYDOT response
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
US 191 south of Pinedale is undergoing extensive road construction to put in eleven new much-needed passing lanes. Development of the gas fields in the Jonah Field and Pinedale Anticline have significantly increased the traffic between Pinedale and Rock Spring ... FULL STORY
Committed to Safety (May 30, 2008)
Shell responds to public health concerns
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Over the past two months, we have met and talked with industry representatives from Questar and Shell about the air pollution and ozone concerns in the Upper Green River Valley. Both companies expressed deep concern over the ozone advisories in February and Ma ... FULL STORY
DEQ Air Quality Advisory Board meeting June 5 in Casper (May 30, 2008)
Will discuss Upper Green Winter Ozone Study
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Betty is retiring! (May 29, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Betty Hunt is retiring. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Gas hits $4/gallon (May 29, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
It finally happened. Gas prices topped $4 per gallon for regular unleaded in Pinedale. Sinclair raised their prices over the $4 mark on Thursday, May 29. The other two gas stations in town are still under $4... for now. Obo's regular unleaded was $3.92 and Con ... FULL STORY
BloomField Subdivision location for new K-5 Pinedale Elementary School (May 29, 2008)
Location one of five sites considered
Sublette County School District #1 announced their decision for the location of the new K-5 elementary school to be built in Pinedale. The new school will be built on a site at the north end of the BloomField Subdivision on the northwest end of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
BLM announces new PAWG members (May 29, 2008)
Three new members appointed to Pinedale Anticline Working Group
by Bureau of Land Management
The Secretary of Interior has appointed three new members to the Bureau of Land Management's Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Soggy Construction Site (May 28, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Recent rains and wind storms have made it a challenge to work on construction to try and get things done and keep construction materials dry. This is a photo of the Pinedale Library addition construction site on Tuesday afternoon as more storm clouds loom in t ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Special Weather Statement: Thunderstorm (May 29, 2008)
by National Weather Service - Riverton
The National Weather Service in Riverton issued the following alert (Thursday, May 29, 11:06AM): ... FULL STORY
Cell phone not working? Turn off your phone to reset. (May 28, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale experienced a power flux around 12:30 PM this afternoon (Wednesday, May 28). The power came right back on, but some people discovered they couldn’t reach some cell phone contacts after the power flux. Our informal, unscientific test indicates some Uni ... FULL STORY
Significant Weather Advisory: Thunderstorms (May 28, 2008)
For Lincoln and Teton Counties
by National Weather Service - Riverton
Update 3:09 PM, Wednesday, May 28: Lingering showers and thunderstorms are moving through Pinedale and Cora areas. These storms are capable of producing small hail, brief heavy rain, wind gusts up 40 mph and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning. People outsid ... FULL STORY
Wyoming proposes wolf hunt (May 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released a proposal for a 2008 wolf hunting season in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area. The season proposal is open for public comment until July 3, 2008. ... FULL STORY
Idaho opines on wolf hunt (May 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho Fish and Game Director Cal Groen wrote the following op-ed about wolf management: ... FULL STORY
Habituated wolf killed (May 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Associated Press reports that Montana wildlife officials shot and killed a habituated wolf near West Yellowstone this week. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Cutt-Slam (May 28, 2008)
Catch Wyoming’s four subspecies of cutthroat trout in their native waters in Wyoming
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Sometime this year the number of anglers who have completed Wyoming’s Cutt-Slam program will reach the 500 milestone. To date, 479 anglers in 39 states and two foreign countries have completed requirements and have been awarded Cutt-Slam certificates. ... FULL STORY
Boaters reminded of regulations (May 28, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
As warmer weather approaches, many boaters are heading to area waters in force. With that increasing interest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges boaters to become familiar with the new regulations before heading out on the water. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Half Marathon training tip session May 28 (May 28, 2008)
At Proactive Rehabilitation in Pinedale
Attention Half Maraton runners: Marathoner and trainer Connie Sciolino will be at Proactive Rehabilitation in Pinedale on Wednesday, May 28, to give free tips and tools to help participants who want to run or walk in the 2008 Pinedale Half Marathon, 10K or 1 m ... FULL STORY
Storms bring much-needed rain to Wyoming (May 28, 2008)
According to the National Weather Service in Riverton, precipitation over the past five to six days over central and western Wyoming has brought as much as seven inches of rain. Below are storm rainfall totals from Wednesday, May 21 through 6:00 AM on Tuesday, ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Fremont County students tour Jonah Field (May 27, 2008)
by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) media release
As part of the new Fremont County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) program, Riverton High School students joined EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. for a tour of the Jonah Field recently. EnCana Drilling Engineer Jeremy Ray gave the students a better ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Where to cycle in Sublette County (May 27, 2008)
by Casey Dean, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale has prime terrain for thick, treaded tires, a heavy frame and a multiple-shock system, but cyclists find it to be less suited to light frames and skinny tires. ... FULL STORY
Fiber cut affects CenturyTel DSL & high-speed customers in Pinedale (May 27, 2008)
Should be fixed this evening
According to information from CenturyTel, there has been a fiber cut in Montana that is affecting DSL and high-speed internet access customers in Pinedale today (Tuesday, May 27, 5:10 PM). CenturyTel expects to have repairs made to fix the problem by early thi ... FULL STORY
Leasing SEIS in the Wyoming Range remains suspect, Governor says (May 27, 2008)
by Governor Dave Freudenthal
Gov. Dave Freudenthal remains concerned that the integrity of an environmental analysis for leasing in the Wyoming Range has been compromised by an inappropriate relationship between the U.S. Forest Service and an oil and gas company. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Road closed temporarily - Lincoln Avenue (May 27, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Natural Gas Company is putting in a gas line across Lincoln Street on the west end of Pinedale near the Pinedale Town Shop The road will be closed to through traffic for part of this afternoon while the line is put in. Traffic can get around by going ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Glimpse Lake Trail Hike - Dave Bell Photos (May 27, 2008)
Dave Bell took a hike on the Glimpse Lake Trail over Memorial Day weekend. Snow still covers the trail once it gets very far into the Bridger Wilderness. This view shows the upper end of Fremont Lake. The snow-covered runs of White Pine Ski Resort can be seen ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Truck snags power lines on South Tyler Ave (May 27, 2008)
Road closed while crews repairs down lines
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
A semi truck carrying a large load apparently snagged a power line while crossing the twin bridges across Pine Creek on South Tyler Avenue Tuesday morning. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office closed the road for public safety due to the downed power lines. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton cancels Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanley Energy (May 27, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Responding to public concerns, the Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor made the decision Friday to cancel the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Stanley Energy and perform required environmental analysis on oil and gas leasing in the Wyoming Range in-house. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) G&F seeks Harlequin Duck sightings (May 26, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has expanded survey efforts since 2002 through the federally funded State Wildlife Diversity Grant program in order to more completely document the distribution and number of nesting pairs of Harlequin Ducks in Wyoming. Th ... FULL STORY
Lion, Wolf, Trapping, Licenses meetings in June (May 26, 2008)
In Pinedale on June 10
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Mountain lion seasons, trapping and a new regulation for wolf hunting seasons will be discussed at public information gathering meetings across Wyoming the second week of June. The meetings will also include discussion on regulations governing hunter safety, t ... FULL STORY
Lifetime Fishing & Hunting Licenses (May 26, 2008)
Make great Graduation/Father’s Day Gifts
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The old saying of giving a gift that keeps on giving wasn’t coined with the hunting and fishing community in mind, but it is certainly appropriate when that gift involves a lifetime hunting and fishing license. ... FULL STORY
Upper Green River Float Map available (May 26, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Boaters and anglers now have another tool designed to make planning outdoor adventures a bit easier with the production of a float map of the upper Green River. ... FULL STORY
Sage Grouse Working Groups seeking project proposals (May 26, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming’s eight local sage grouse working groups are once again seeking project proposals to benefit sage grouse and their habitat. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Republican Party names new state chair (May 26, 2008)
Diana Vaughan replaces Fred Parady
The Wyoming Republican party sent out a media release announcing that Diana Vaughan from Teton County will assume the chairmanship of the Party effective June 1st. Fred Parady, former Chairman, said he is resigning for family and business reasons. He said he p ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Boulder Lake Public Archaeological Evaluative Test Dig (May 26, 2008)
Hosted by the BLM on May 16-18
by Pinedale Online!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office sponsored archaeological evaluative test excavations at the BLM campground on Boulder Lake on May 16-18, 2008. ... FULL STORY
New plans for Half Moon Lake Resort and Burnt Lake (May 26, 2008)
Community Conversation Luncheon May 30
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to their next Community Conversation Luncheon in Pinedale on Friday, May 30th. Special guest speaker will be Mike Kaul with Two Rivers Emporium. He will give a presentation on the plan to create an edu ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Memorial Day (May 26, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
Memorial Day observances were held on Monday, May 26th in Pinedale and Big Piney. Flowers decorated graves and American flags were placed by the headstones of those who served in the military. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Price-Sommers Schoolhouse Dedication June 5 (May 26, 2008)
Green River Valley Museum opens June 3
The Green River Valley Museum opens for the season on Tuesday, June 3. ... FULL STORY
DIG IT! Gardening for Butterflies, Bees and Wild Birds (May 26, 2008)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
Gardening for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other wild birds is simple and very rewarding. Beautiful wild birds, especially songbirds, will flock to the insect-rich blooms, dying seed heads and spent flowers. Without pollinators, such as bees and butte ... FULL STORY
Showers and thunderstorms Monday for Memorial Day (May 26, 2008)
Heavy rain, hail, frequent lightning, wind gusts to 40 mph
Bids sought for school construction projects (May 25, 2008)
Fencing and small construction jobs at the Pinedale schools
Sublette County School District #1 in Pinedale is soliciting bids for labor and materials to complete a number of construction type projects. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Day Observances May 26 (May 25, 2008)
Memorial Day services will be held at the Pinedale and Big Piney cemeteries on Monday, May 26th at 11:00 AM. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Congratulations Pinedale Graduates! (May 24, 2008)
Sixty seniors graduated and received their diplomas Friday evening at the Pinedale High School Class of 2008 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 23. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mule Deer at Sunset (May 24, 2008)
by Holly Conway
Holly Conway took these photos recently near Boulder. ... FULL STORY
Questar receives environmental best management practices award (May 24, 2008)
Bureau of Land Management honors Questar for Liquids Gathering System
by Questar
Questar received the 2008 “Oil, Gas and Geothermal Development Environmental Best Management Practices (BMP) Award” from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its innovative development and implementation of a Liquids Gatheri ... FULL STORY
Charles Stough vies for WY House District 22 (May 24, 2008)
Pinedale resident Charles Stough announced his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination for the Wyoming House District 22 seat in the upcoming primary election. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Household Hazardous Waste Day June 21 (May 24, 2008)
Collecting hazardous waste
Pinedale Recycling will be having a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, June 21st at the Pinedale facility. They will be collecting hazardous waste materials from 9 a.m. to noon. Items collected will be sent out to be neutralized and, when possible, r ... FULL STORY
Tornado Watches/Warnings Friday (May 23, 2008)
Tornado near Wheatland and Torrington
Tornadoes reported near Wheatland, moving towards Torrington and into panhandle of Nebraska Friday evening. Anyone in the path of this storm is advised to move into a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Abandon mobile homes a ... FULL STORY
Road status update: Green River Lakes Road is closed (May 23, 2008)
Elkhart Park and Big Sandy still snowed in
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We just did a quick check with the Pinedale Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest, to get the latest status on area roads to favorite places for the holiday weekend. This report is as of 5:00 PM on Friday, May 23. ... FULL STORY
Qwest service outage affecting Wyoming customers (May 23, 2008)
About 16,000 customers affected: Outage not related to May 22 tornadoes
Qwest is experiencing a service outage that is affecting approximately 16,000 customers in much of Wyoming. Customers are able to make local and emergency calls. It is not known what caused the outage, but reports are that it is not related to yesterday’s torn ... FULL STORY
Idaho sets wolf hunting season (May 22, 2008)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Thursday, May 22, adopted the first regulated hunting season on gray wolves in the state's history ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Southeast Wyoming highways closed due to severe weather-Tornado Warnings (May 22, 2008)
High winds; tornado warnings near Laramie close I-80, US 30N, US 287S
by Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
4:53 Update: WYDOT Update - Interstate 80 westbound between Cheyenne and Laramie, US 30 north of Laramie and US 287 south of Laramie are now open. The highways were closed at about 3:20 p.m. today due to severe weather and tornado warnings and watches posted f ... FULL STORY
Robbery in Marbleton – more info (May 22, 2008)
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office media release
Editor’s Note: We received the following media release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office with more details on the robbery that took place yesterday, Wednesday, May 21, in Marbleton. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in robbery (May 21, 2008)
Patron reportedly assaulted and robbed at Waterhole #3 in Marbleton
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a man who reportedly robbed and assaulted a patron at Waterhole #3 in Marbleton Wednesday afternoon. Details are still sketchy. Sheriff’s investigators and deputies are currently interviewing people who we ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Mixed bag of weather for next few days (May 21, 2008)
Cold, thunderstorms, rain, snow, wind
by Pinedale Online!
The National Weather Service has a mixed bag of weather for Wyoming for the next couple of days. A strong cold front is moving across the state today (Wednesday, May 21) bringing much colder temperatures and a variety of weather in association. ... FULL STORY
Fifth case of Plague confirmed in Wyoming mountain lions (May 21, 2008)
Hunters, domestic cat owners, should use caution
by University of Wyoming
Mountain lion hunters, domestic cat owners and others who may come in contact with mountain lions in Wyoming and other western states are urged to protect themselves and their animals against plague. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Sublette firefighters receive training (May 21, 2008)
Ben Franklin and John Ball achieve Fire Officer certification levels
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Two Sublette County firemen have recently completed the rigorous training to receive Fire Officer certifications. The Fire Officer certifications give them intensive training for management of structural fires. ... FULL STORY
Prescribed Burn planned near Big Piney starting May 23 (May 21, 2008)
In the Maki Creek area
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Maki Creek area of the Big Piney Ranger District starting on May 23, 2008. The total project area is 2,045 acres, but only a small portion will be burned at one time. C ... FULL STORY
Wyoming snowpack 97% of average (May 21, 2008)
Current drought conditions persist
According to Jim Fahey, Wyoming NOAA hydrologist, Wyoming snowpack is 97 percent of average as of May 20th. Water supply forecast numbers still are showing near average to above average snowmelt streamflow volumes for 2008. ... FULL STORY
Candidate filing deadline May 30 (May 21, 2008)
For state, county and municipal offices
Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, reminds potential candidates that the filing period for state, county and municipal offices nominated at the primary election is Thursday, May 15th through Friday, May 30th. By statute, candidates must have their original appl ... FULL STORY
All Yellowstone roads open for Memorial Day Weekend (May 21, 2008)
Still deep snow in some areas; Bears are out
Big Piney Memorial Day Service May 26 (May 21, 2008)
At Plainview Cemetery
Dee Fox Post 78 of the American Legion in Big Piney will hold a Memorial Day Service at Plainview Cemetery on Monday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Red Fox Kits - Barger Subdivision (May 21, 2008)
by Michele Yarnell
Michele Yarnell sent in these photos of some playful red fox kits in the Barger Subdivision in Boulder on Tuesday, May 20. ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) Current Condition Update (May 20, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
With the big Memorial Day weekend coming up, we know a lot of people are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy the spring weather. ... FULL STORY
NWS – Special Weather Statement (May 20, 2008)
Scattered showers and thunderstorms for Upper Green River Basin
by National Weather Service
Weather Update from the National Weather Service, Tuesday, May 20, 10:00 PM: ... FULL STORY
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Allowed to Expire (May 20, 2008)
Rain and gusty winds possible tonight
by National Weather Service
9:30 PM Update: Severe Thunderstorm Warning allowed to expire. ... FULL STORY
Severe Thunderstorm Warning -EAS Activation (May 20, 2008)
70 mph winds, penny-size hail, lightning
by National Weather Service - Riverton
BLM seeks nominations to serve on PAWG (May 20, 2008)
Pinedale Anticline Working Group advises BLM on natural gas development near Pinedale
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is currently soliciting nominations for individuals to serve on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG). Specifically, representatives of 1) Sublette County, 2) the Town of Pinedale, 3) the oil and gas operators, 4) the ... FULL STORY
T-storms and rain on the way (May 20, 2008)
Strong wind gusts possible
The National Weather Service says a change in the weather is approaching. Scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect western and southern Wyoming Tuesday night. Some of this activity Tuesday evening, even the showers, could produce w ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Pinedale Community Clean Up Day (May 20, 2008)
Annual spring event sponsored by the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale's Annual Community Clean Up Day was held Saturday, May 17th. The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce organizes the annual spring event. Over 200 people pitched in to help with the effort. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wind River Peaks - Snow melting fast (May 20, 2008)
Fremont Ridge and Sandy Beach photos from May 18, 2008
by Dave Bell
This was the view of the Wind River Mountains as of Sunday, May 18th. The snow is melting fast at lower elevations, but there is still snow up high. ... FULL STORY
Very warm weather to continue into Tuesday (May 19, 2008)
Rainfall, T-storms on the horizon later in the week
by Pinedale Online!
The National Weather Service out of Riverton predicts the very warm conditions to continue into Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Living History Days (May 17, 2008)
At the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Pinedale Online!
Over 900 students came to the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale during the three-day annual Living History Days May 13-15th. Schools from Pinedale, Big Piney, Farson, LaBarge, Jackson and Rock Springs elementaries participated. ... FULL STORY
TU hosts Women’s Beginning Fly Fishing Clinic June 21 (May 18, 2008)
Sponsored by Trout Unlimited
On Saturday, June 21st, will host its’ First Annual Women’s Beginning Fly Fishing Clinic. In this six hour class, participants will learn basic casting and fishing techniques as well as obtain information on gear and tackle specific to fly fishing. ... FULL STORY
Tourism Luncheon with Diane Shober May 23 (May 18, 2008)
Director of Wyoming Travel & Tourism
The Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board will be hosting a luncheon for lodging owners with Diane Shober, Director of Wyoming Travel & Tourism next Friday, May 23, 11:30am-1:00pm at Lakeside. Shober will speak briefly about the economic impacts of to ... FULL STORY
Cat Urbigkit enters Sublette County commissioner race (May 18, 2008)
John Linn files as incumbent
Cat Urbigkit has filed to run for the single county commissioner opening in Sublette County. She will face incumbent John Linn for the position. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks public input on proposed Windstar Transmission Line Project (May 17, 2008)
In Idaho and Wyoming
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) it is seeking public comment on the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will evaluate alternatives for a right-of-way to construct high-voltage power lines across portions of Wyoming and Idaho. Projec ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM seeks comment on proposed Transmission Line and Substation (May 17, 2008)
In Sublette County
by Bureau of Land Management
PacifiCorp, dba Rocky Mountain Power, has filed joint applications with BLM Pinedale Field Office (PFO) for the construction and operation of new high voltage substation and 230 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission lines in Sublette County, Wyo., with some infr ... FULL STORY
Shell contributes $500,000 to Healthy Lands Initiative (May 17, 2008)
Program conserves natural habitats, sustains wildlife, benefits local economies and communities
by Shell media release
(Rock Springs) - Shell is contributing $500,000 to the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust as part of the federal Healthy Lands Initiative. The funds will support the multiple uses of natural resources across approximately 200,000 acres in southwest Wy ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Artist Sue Sommers has solo exhibit in Jackson (May 17, 2008)
Center for the Arts Theatre Gallery until June 13
Pinedale artist Sue Sommers kicked off her solo exhibit, "Inspired by the Wind River Range," Friday night, May 9, at the Center for the Arts Theatre Gallery in Jackson. ... FULL STORY
NPLD Volunteer Work Day Sept 13 (May 17, 2008)
Looking for volunteers
The CCC Pond committee partners, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-Pinedale Field Office and US Forest Service-Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, will sponsor a National Public Lands Day volunteer work day at the CCC Ponds on Saturday ... FULL STORY
1st Motion Target 3-D Archery Shoot May 31-June 1 (May 17, 2008)
In Pinedale
Wind River Archers Archery Club will host their 1st Motion Target 3-D Shoot on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1, 2008. The event will be held at the archery range upstairs in the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Co Commissioners meet May 19 (May 17, 2008)
Monday meeting date
The regular meeting of the Sublette Board of County Commissioners will be held on MONDAY, May 19 starting at 9:00 AM at the Sublette County Courthouse. The tentative agenda is below (subject to change up to 9:00 AM the day of the meeting). Click here for a Pri ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf illegally killed (May 16, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information about an illegal wolf kill in northwest Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Steve Duerr withdraws candidacy bid (May 15, 2008)
For House District 22
Steve Duerr has withdrawn his bid to run for House Representative for District 22. Below is his statement to the media: ... FULL STORY
EnCana to split into two energy companies (May 15, 2008)
In an announcement made on Sunday, May 11, the Board of Directors of Canada-based EnCana Corporation (ECA) unanimously approved a proposal to split EnCana into two highly focused energy companies. One would be a natural gas company and the other a fully integr ... FULL STORY
Forest Wood Permits available in June in Big Piney (May 14, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – District Ranger Greg Clark of the Big Piney District on the Bridger-Teton National Forest says fire wood permits for private use will go on sale in the Big Piney office on June 2, 2008 on a limited basis for the month of June. Due the current r ... FULL STORY
Public Meeting for new Pinedale School May 28 (May 14, 2008)
To announce location of new elementary school
by Sublette County School District #1
Public Notice: ... FULL STORY
Jackson Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet May 17 (May 14, 2008)
Tickets still available
The Jackson Hole Chapter Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will be hosting their annual Big Game Banquet on Saturday, May 17th The annual fundraiser goes to raise money for elk and habitat. The meal will be prime rib. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Pedestrian Lights Delayed (May 14, 2008)
No bids received; Contract to be re-advertised
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Pinedale) - According to Wyoming Department of Transportation officials, when the contracts for construction projects are awarded at the May commission meeting, the project for the Pinedale pedestrian lights will not be one of them. ... FULL STORY
Sixteen wolves killed in Wyoming since delisting (May 14 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
There have been 16 wolves killed in Wyoming's predatory zone since the species was removed from federal protection on March 28. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf update (May 14, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Wolf Report ... FULL STORY
Montana discusses wolf kills (May 14, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks issued a wolf update that addresses concerns about the number of wolf control actions occurring in that state since wolves were removed from federal protections at the end of March. ... FULL STORY
Montana wolf update (May 14, 2008)
Wolf/livestock conflicts abound
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has issued its first wolf update report. Here's what it says about wolf - livestock activities, of which there have been many: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) CLOUD ozone forum (May 14, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Members of the community hosted a public forum at the Pinedale Auditorium on Tuesday night. Four guest speakers were brought in by CLOUD (Citizens Learning Ozone's Unhealthy Destruction) to present information on air quality issues relating to natural gas deve ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mike 'Silver Hawk' Powell (May 13, 2008)
by Clint Gilchrist
Mike "Silver Hawk" Powell uses his friend "stinky" to teach students Indian sign language during Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man on Tueday. The American Mountain Men will be at the Museum giving demonstrations on trapping, plants, tipis, ... FULL STORY
BLM Sponsors Boulder Lake Public Dig May 16-18 (May 10, 2008)
Volunteers wanted
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is sponsoring archaeological evaluative test excavations at the BLM campground on Boulder Lake on May 16-18, 2008. ... FULL STORY
Letter from the Editor (May 9, 2008)
CLOUD ozone letters
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
Recently, a number of people related to the CLOUD group (Citizens Learning about Ozone’s Unhealthy Destruction) have been working together to compose and ultimately send out a six-page letter on April 30, 2008 to state and federal government officials, and loc ... FULL STORY
Wolf injunction hearing set (May 8, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The lawsuit filed in federal district court in Montana over wolf delisting is moving forward. The environmental and animal rights groups filing the suit have requested the court issue a preliminary injunction to stop wolves from being killed as has happened in ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Co air pollution story makes Drudge Report (and (May 8, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
A story about air pollution in Boulder/Sublette County, Wyoming was linked to from the front page of the Drudge Report on Thursday, May 8th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Public Land Use Policy update (May 8, 2008)
Creating a guiding policy document for management of public lands in Sublette County
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Commissioners spent 4-1/2 hours in a workshop session with Cat Urbigkit on Wednesday, May 7, to hammer out more revisions to the wording of the Sublette County Public Land Use Policy. ... FULL STORY
Wyo Delegation reacts to decision on AML funds (May 8, 2008)
by Wyoming Delegation
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Barbara Cubin, all R-Wyo., today issued the following statements regarding the Office of Surface Mining’s (OSM) decision that $51 million in abandoned mine land funding will be available ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Barrasso’s Wyoming Range Bill moves forward (May 8, 2008)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., has secured a significant victory for one Wyoming’s most pristine natural heritages: the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Branding season (May 8, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Now that May has arrived, branding season is upon us. Ranchers brand their cattle before turning them out onto public lands for summer grazing. With this year's late green-up, the Bureau of Land Management has delayed turnout until May 15. ... FULL STORY
Lynx habitat proposal extended (May 8, 2008)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service media release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expects to release by July 2008 a draft economic analysis that will estimate the potential costs for conservation actions associated with the proposal to revise the amount of critical habitat designated under the Endangered S ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Springtime fun! (May 8, 2008)
Springtime fun! The snow is melting off in the valleys, but there is still snowmobiling fun to be had in the nearby mountains. Gary Neely, and Dave & Mary Lankford enjoyed snowmobiling last weekend. The backside of the Sawtooths are in the background. Photo b ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Steve Duerr announces candidacy for HD#22 (May 7, 2008)
Republican candidate
Upper Green River Valley resident, Steve Duerr, announced his intention to file as a Republican candidate for Wyoming HD #22. The position is currently held by Daniel resident Monte Olsen, who decided not to run for re-election. Duerr, an attorney, made an uns ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) JIO presents $50,000 to Museum of the Mountain Man (May 6, 2008)
For display on prehistoric artifact from Jonah Field
by Bureau of Land Management
(Pinedale) Ted Rentmeister, Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) project manager, presented the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, Wyo. with a letter approving their project application worth $50,000 at the museum’s annual opening on May 1, 2008. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Sublette County artists win awards (May 6, 2008)
Wyoming Artists Association annual convention in Casper
by Ruth Rawhouser
Wyoming Artists Association held their annual convention in Casper recently, where Sublette County artists won some prestigious awards. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Federal protection for prairie dogs? (May 6, 2008)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service press release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the white-tailed prairie dog will receive additional review to determine if the species warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). FWS is also requesting information from the public regar ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Hike in Boulder Canyon (May 4, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Boulder Canyon Spring Hike Dave Bell spent most of Sunday exploring in the Boulder Canyon, and falling into softening snow drifts. “Not much hiking up there yet--the snow is still deep in the trees,” he said. Click on this link for photos from his hike: Spring ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Missoula Children's Theatre performs Cinderella (May 6, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch and Tim Ruland
After a week of auditioning and lengthy rehearsals, students from Pinedale K-12 schools performed "Cinderella" on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 in the Wrangler Gym. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Pinedale Elections (May 6, 2008)
Nylla Kunard and Dave Smith win (unofficial results)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Municipal Elections May 6 (May 5, 2008)
Pinedale citizens will have the opportunity to cast their vote in the town Municipal elections on Tuesday, May 6th. The election will seat two new town council persons, both for four-year terms. The seats were held by Gary Heuck and Nylla Kunard, both of whom ... FULL STORY
ExxonMobil plans CO2 separation plant near LaBarge (May 5, 2008)
Technology could enable commercialization of higher Carbon Dioxide content Natural Gas
by ExxonMobil media release
(IRVING, Texas) ExxonMobil (XOM) announced today (May 5, 2008) it is committing more than $100 million to complete development and testing of an improved natural gas treating technology which could make carbon capture and storage more affordable and significan ... FULL STORY
Bullying Hurts meeting May 6 (May 5, 2008)
Informational meeting in Pinedale
Marvin Nash, a rodeo clown from Cheyenne, started a program 20 years ago called 'Bullying Hurts'. Bullying Hurts, "a division of LRNCO, LLC, is a community service program that focuses on positive youth development and prevention of the anti-social behavior o ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners Agenda May 6, 2008 (May 5, 2008)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(1 pictures) Big Piney Girl State Delegates (May 5, 2008)
by Helena Linn
Brandy Kosmann, Mary Colton, and Haley Lockwood have been chosen to attend the 66th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State to be held on the campus of Northwest College in Powell June 7-14, 2008. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Sunday Sit-In on the Anticline (May 5, 2008)
Peaceful Protest
by Sue Sommers
About 60 men, women and children assembled at the Pinedale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office building at noon Sunday to take part in a peaceful demonstration expressing dissatisfaction with the environmental impacts brought by gas development in Sublette ... FULL STORY
Public land policy workshop May 7 (May 5, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
The Sublette County Commission will participate in a workshop on its draft public land policy in the small conference room at the Sublette County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. ... FULL STORY
2nd Annual Frozen Mallard Ducks Unlimited Banquet May 17 (May 5, 2008)
The 2nd Annual Frozen Mallard Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 17 in Pinedale. This event supports wildlife and wetlands conservation. There will be cocktails, games and dinner with an auction following. ... FULL STORY
8th Grade Math Program - Parents and Students (May 5, 2008)
Pinedale Middle School
On Thursday, May 8th, Pinedale Middle School will be offering a Question & Answer session about the High School mathematics offerings. The session will be held at the Pinedale Middle School Cafeteria at 7:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Waller's Catfish Fry (May 2, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
It's an annual ritual, but no one is really sure how many years it's been going on. Guesses range from 11 to 15 years. Anyway, it's still wonderful! ... FULL STORY
Dig It!: Rock Gardening (May 4, 2008)
by Sage and Snow Garden Club
CHOOSE A SITE The beauty and charm of a rock garden depends on siting, choice and arrangement of the stones and finding the right balance of plants and stone. If you keep this in mind, you will be less constrained when selecting plants. A natural rocky outcro ... FULL STORY
Idaho seeks comment on wolf hunting rules (May 4, 2008)
by Idaho Fish and Game Department
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a series of public open house meetings around the state to seek comments on the proposed 2008 wolf hunting season framework. The meetings will be announced by regional offices. ... FULL STORY
Two more Wyoming wolves killed (May 4, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that one male wolf was reported taken in the Predatory Animal area near Daniel on April 26. ... FULL STORY
Governor calls Revised Pinedale RMP 'UNACCEPTABLE' (May 2, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal media release
(Cheyenne, Wyo) – The revised Pinedale Resource Management Plan is unacceptable, Gov. Dave Freudenthal said today. ... FULL STORY
Enzi encourages comment on concealed weapons in national parks (May 1, 2008)
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi - media release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is calling all Wyoming citizens who believe in preserving the Second Amendment to contact the Department of Interior during an open comment period for a proposed rule to allow concealed weapons in national parks. ... FULL STORY
UW International Board of Advisors installs new Board President (May 1, 2008)
Cheryl Shaul Akright, a Pinedale native, appointed
by University of Wyoming
Cheryl Shaul Akright, a Pinedale native, is the new president of the University of Wyoming International Board of Advisors (IBOA), an organization that works to build international capacity at UW and in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Big Piney Spring Band Concert (May 1, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Fine Arts Center filled nearly to capacity Wednesday ... FULL STORY

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