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Pinedale Online News - September 2008

(29 pictures) Pinedale Half Marathon – 2008 (September 30, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
The 5th annual Pinedale Half Marathon took place on Saturday, September 27th. The event includes a half marathon, 10K and one mile Walk/Run. There were 352 registered entrants. The race route for the half marathon and one mile started at Rendezvous Pointe in ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County Sheriff’s Office pays $50,000 settlement on Urbigkit arrest (September 30, 2008)
Admits Jim Urbigkit was ‘inappropriately arrested’ in 2007
by Pinedale Online!
Media release from the Urbigkit family: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Swimming the Snake with the Ladies (September 30, 2008)
by Dave Bell
Dave Bell just returned from his annual fall Yellowstone Photo Safari. "We were rewarded with unbelievable scenery and weather." Pictured here, a bull elk swims the Snake River with his harem of "ladies". Click on this link for more fall photos from Yellowst ... FULL STORY
(35 pictures) Pinedale defeats Big Piney 27-0 (September 29, 2008)
High School Football - Pinedale Homecoming
by Clint Gilchrist, Pinedale Online!
The Pinedale Wranglers made the most of their homecoming, easily beating cross-county rival Big Piney Punchers 27-0. A tough defense held Big Piney to less than 100 yards and a big play offense racked up over 300 yards. ... FULL STORY
Great Lakes wolf delisting thrown out also (September 29, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Earlier today, a federal court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's final rule delisting wolves in the Great Lakes region is illegal. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Bud Decker celebrates 90th birthday (September 29, 2008)
Long-time Sublette County resident Bud Decker recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Friends and relatives gathered to help him celebrate by holding a surprise birthday party. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Anticline PAWG tour (September 28, 2008)
Questar District Manager Kevin Williams talks about the Boulder Air Quality Monitoring Station to people who went on a tour of the Pinedale Anticline on Friday, September 26th. The tour was for members of PAWG (Pinedale Anticline Working Group) and interested ... FULL STORY
Private memorials to be removed from Wyoming Highways (September 28, 2008)
Had been allowed to remain for five years
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT’s (Wyoming Department of Transportation) roadside memorial program has completed its fifth year with 220 memorial signs now installed, and beginning Oct. 3 all private memorials along the state’s highways when the policy took effect in 2003 will be remov ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Mulch Musings (September 28, 2008)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Mulch is any material that covers the ground, keeps the ground moist, suppresses weeds, and/or reduces temperature fluctuations. The following are mulch types and their uses: ... FULL STORY
WANTED: Mystery Lovers at your Library (September 28, 2008)
by Sublette County Library
Mystery writers Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky and Marcia Muller share at least one common denominator. Their spunky female main characters have forever changed detective fiction. Women of Mystery, a reading and discussion series sponsored by the Wyoming Humanit ... FULL STORY
Women Homesteading program Oct. 9 (September 28, 2008)
Women homesteaders anything but ‘reluctant’ pioneers, author asserts
by Sublette County Library
The women who homesteaded in Wyoming and neighboring states were unfairly branded in history books as "reluctant pioneers," according to Marcia Hensley, a Farson author whose book on women homesteaders has just been published by High Plains Press. ... FULL STORY
Evanston man killed in wreck on US 189 (September 28, 2008)
Ralph A. Najarro
24-year old Ralph A. Najarro was killed on Thursday, September 25th on US 189 approximately 28 miles northeast of Evanston. ... FULL STORY
Middle School Volleyball (September 28, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
Pinedale’s 6th grade volleyball team has had a successful season so far. The team consists of 26 players, and they haven’t lost a match yet. ... FULL STORY
(23 pictures) Pinedale High School Homecoming (September 27, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale High School kicked off homecoming on Thursday night. The Wrangler Booster Club hosted a bonfire at the rodeo grounds. Friday morning the fall sports teams were recognized at a pep rally in the high school gym. A parade down Pine Street followed. P ... FULL STORY
Famed wolf pack turns to livestock (September 28, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Flathead Beacon reports that the famed Murphy Lake wolf pack, located in Montana, has turned to killing livestock. This pack has been notable for its seeming co-existence with area cattle, with little depredation. But for some reason, that situation change ... FULL STORY
Two small fires in Wyoming Range (September 27, 2008)
Two small wildfires were reported in the Wyoming Range on Friday. The Prospect Fire is 1/16th of an acre, burning in the Lookout Mountain-Horse Creek area. The ¼-acre Kilgore fire is located in the vicinity of Cliff Creek-Hoback area. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lady Wranglers Spirit (September 26, 2008)
Homecoming Volleyball
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale Lady Wranglers showed their spirit at the Homecoming bonfire on Thursday night. They play the Lyman Eagles at 5:00 PM on Friday after the Homecoming football game. ... FULL STORY
Homecoming Parade Order (September 25, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
1. Police Cars ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney High School National Honor Society Officers (September 25, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
The Big Piney High School National Honor Society officers for 2008-2009 are: (back row, left to right) president Kailey Barlow and secretary Haley Lockwood, (front row) treasurer Carissa Nyman and vice president Max Guenthner. ... FULL STORY
Giving up on wolf delisting (September 24, 2008)
by Earthjustice press release
In a sweeping victory for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies, the Bush administration has moved to reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protection for wolves. The federal government asked a federal court for permission to withdraw its March 2008 decis ... FULL STORY
Barrasso:Wolf Reversal - A Breach of Trust (September 24, 2008)
Washington Double Crosses Wyoming
by Senator Barrasso’s office
(Washington) – The gray wolf was hailed as a species recovery success story. Now it is headed back to the list of threatened and endangered species. ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis rule changes coming (September 24, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
About two dozen Sublette County cattle producers gathered at the Pinedale auditorium Tuesday evening to talk about draft rule changes to the state’s brucellosis rules that are being considered by the Wyoming Livestock Board. While the draft changes aren’t offi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Dedication of the Naomi Pape Pathway (September 23, 2008)
by Dave Bell, Chairman, Sublette County Recreation Board
A large crowd of well-wishers, friends and citizens gathered at noon on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 to dedicate the Upper Pinedale Pathway to the formal name of the "Naomi Pape Pathway". The pathway runs from Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale to Fremont Lake. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) PFAC presents Alpha Yaya Diallo & The Bafing Riders (September 23, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, performed with his band The Bafing Riders on Wednesday, September 17th in the Pinedale Auditorium. The Pinedale Fine Arts Council sponsored the event. ... FULL STORY
BTNF will sell 10 acres of downtown Jackson land (September 23, 2008)
To fund new administrative building on remaining 5 acres
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Jackson) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest expects to begin scoping on a proposed action to sell approximately ten acres of the 15-acre Jackson Administrative site located on North Cache Street in downtown Jackson, Wyoming in order to finance a new adminis ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Green River Valley Land Trust gains national recognition (September 23, 2008)
by Green River Valley Land Trust
(Pinedale) – The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, awarded accreditation to 39 land trusts from across the country at its inaugural awards ceremony last Friday night in Pittsburgh. This is a milestone for ... FULL STORY
Hunters: Know your Bears and Lions (September 22, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
This time of year the Wyoming Game and Fish Department always reminds hunters to know their target before they pull the trigger, but especially when it comes to bears and lions. Both black bears and mountain lions are hunted species in Wyoming and the Game an ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Pinedale Wrangler band attends Band Days in Laramie (September 22, 2008)
by Craig Sheppard, Sublette County School District #1
On Saturday, September 13th, 46 members of the Pinedale Wrangler Marching Band traveled to Laramie to participate in the University of Wyoming Band Days. They practiced with 14 other high school bands and the 183-member UW Marching Band and then participated ... FULL STORY
Ozone Forum scheduled for Oct. 7 in Pinedale (September 22, 2008 | Revised September 24, 2008)
by University of Wyoming
(Pinedale) - Citizens of Sublette County will have the opportunity to learn more about ozone air quality and the potential health effects of ozone at a public information forum featuring leading experts from around the nation. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) UW Newcomb Grant supports three Wyoming school teachers (September 22, 2008)
Tiffany Jackson of Pinedale Elementary School Newcomb Grant recipient
by University of Wyoming
Three recent University of Wyoming College of Education graduates from Pinedale, Worland and Cheyenne returned to campus recently to share their experiences as elementary school teachers. ... FULL STORY
Shingle Mill Fire still burning despite moisture (September 22, 2008)
45 miles north of Kemmerer
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Kemmerer) – The Shingle Mill Fire, burning on the Kemmerer Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest continues to burn 45-milesnorth of Kemmerer, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
BLM hosts public meeting on helium facility Sept. 29 (September 22, 2008)
At the Marbleton Town Hall
The Pinedale Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will hold a public meeting on the proposed Cimarex Energy helium and methane recovery facility project. The meeting will be on Monday, September 29, at the Marbleton Town from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone and Grand Teton exploring winter options (September 22, 2008)
Snowmobile and Snowcoach recreation still in question for this winter
by National Park Service
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to explore ways the parks might be open to motorized oversnow travel this winter, in light of a court order issued earlier this week. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Cowboy Roundup Oct. 4 (September 22, 2008)
The entertainment has been set for the third annual Pinedale Cowboy Roundup (PCR) and you will want to make plans early to attend this year. ... FULL STORY
Snow Spotter Training in Pinedale Oct. 1 (September 22, 2008)
Free class is open to anyone with an interest in weather reporting
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service will be conducting a Snow Spotter Training class in Pinedale on Wednesday, October 1. ... FULL STORY
Infant/Parent Play & Learn Group meets Sept. 26 (September 22, 2008)
Read to Me and Watch Me Grow: The Importance of Early Literacy
Pinedale Community Educational Series-Infant/Parent Play and Learn Group will feature Mrs. Nancy McDaniel, Children’s Librarian of Sublette County Public Library, Pinedale Branch, on the topic, Read to Me and Watch Me Grow: The Importance of Early Literacy. ... FULL STORY
Fourth Annual Ditch Shocking & Fish Rescue Oct. 4 (September 22, 2008)
Volunteers needed
On Saturday, October 4, 2008, the Upper Green River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, US Forest Service and Wyoming Game & Fish Department will host the Fourth Annual Ditch Shocking and Fish Rescue. This year’s event will be conducted on the Little Colorado Ditch j ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wind River Sunrise (September 22, 2008)
by Karen Almdale
Karen Almdale caught this unusual and dramatic sunrise early last week on her way through Pinedale. "There's a "shadow" on the mountains, with the sunlight being split among the dark, rainy clouds below. Never seen anything like it!" ... FULL STORY
Hospice training Sept. 27 (September 22, 2008)
Hospice Training for all those interested in volunteering for Sublette Center Hospice program. Training will be Saturday September 27th at 8 am. In Pinedale at the Heritage room in the Sublette Center. In Big Piney at the Senior Citizens Center. Call Edna fo ... FULL STORY
Jackson legislator wants new wolf bill (September 21, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Jackson Hole legislator Keith Gingery has proposed that wolves should be classified as a trophy game species statewide, instead of dual classification under the existing law enacted by the Wyoming Legislature. Gingery came out with draft legislation last week, ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Greybull defeats Punchers (September 22, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Big Piney High School Puncher football team was defeated in its homecoming contest against the Greybull ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fall Colors (September 22, 2008)
by Dave Bell
The leaves are starting to change color as we move into fall. Click here for more pictures of the fall scenery in the Upper Green: Dave Bell Fall Color Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
Final day for BLM RMP protests is Sept. 22 (September 22, 2008)
The last day for protests of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Pinedale, Wyoming Field Office is today, Monday, September 22. Protests must be sent or postmarked ... FULL STORY
Commissioners Meeting Sept 23 (September 22, 2008)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(1 pictures) Sharp Nose (September 19, 2008)
The Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney presented a program Thursday evening entitled, "Sharp Nose: A Photographic History of the Last Northern Arapaho Chief." Chavawn Kelley was the special guest speaker. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Replacing the fuel tanks at Obo’s (Original post September 19, 2008 | Updated September 21, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Workers have been busy at Obo’s Market & Deli in Pinedale digging up the old fuel tanks. New, higher capacity fiberglass tanks will replace the old ones. Excavation and installation should be completed in the next couple of days. In the meantime, the deli and ... FULL STORY
Free Use firewood permits available (September 19, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale) - The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is offering free personal use firewood permits in the Green River Lakes Area. Permit and map must be picked up at the Pinedale Ranger Station at 29 East Fremont Lake Road in Pined ... FULL STORY
Thursdays mean Preschool Story Time in Pinedale (September 18, 2008)
For children up to age 2
by Sublette County Library Foundation, Inc
(Pinedale) - "Kids aren’t the only ones learning new skills this September", said Nancy McDaniel, the Children’s Librarian at the Sublette County Library on 155 South Tyler Ave. Lap Sitters, is the new Preschool Story Time being offered on Thursday mornings. ... FULL STORY
Call to Action: Help Protect Water Resources (September 18, 2008)
World Water Monitoring Day Starts Sept. 18
by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
On Thursday, September 18, EPA and several other organizations are joining together to kick off the 5th Annual World Water Monitoring Day. World Water Monitoring Day is a month-long international effort aimed to increase public awareness and involvement in wat ... FULL STORY
University of Wyoming Summer Semester Graduates (September 18, 2008)
by University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming awarded degrees to the following students from Sublette County at the completion of the 2008 summer semester. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Punchers rally for Homecoming (September 18, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Big Piney High School held its "Escape to Paradise" ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for George McQuain Sept. 19 (September 18, 2008)
by Covill Funeral Home
A graveside funeral service for Big Piney resident George McQuain will be held Friday, September 19 at 1:00 PM at the Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Full Moon (September 17, 2008)
Karen Rozzell took this shot of the moon at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday, September 16. ... FULL STORY
Daniels Fund Scholarship (September 17, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
Pinedale High School seniors have a great scholarship opportunity this year in the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program. To be eligible students must be nominated by Pinedale High School, be a current senior, have financial need and have taken the ACT by October ... FULL STORY
5th Annual Holiday and Craft Fair Nov 7-8 (September 17, 2008)
At Rendezvous Pointe
The 5th Annual Rendezvous Pointe Holiday and Craft Fair will be held on November 7 & 8th. If you would like to sell your handmade items, please call Beth Allen at 307-367-2881to reserve your table now. Table rent is $25.00 and the table is provided. ... FULL STORY
Closing dates for Grand Teton Park visitor facilities (September 17, 2008)
by Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park's facilities and operations will make the annual transition from summer season to fall season during the next few weeks. The following dates reflect the facility closings that will occur during late September and throughout October. ... FULL STORY
Governor comments on the economy, wolves, brucellosis (September 17, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
Wyoming Wildlife TV explores Brucellosis on September 21 (September 17, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Brucellosis is one of the most complicated wildlife issues anywhere. Because brucellosis can affect elk, bison, cattle, and people, it is the target of a variety of state and federal agencies in charge of managing this disease in Wyoming. Wyoming Wildlife TV t ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish Commission acts on sage grouse bird farm regulation (September 17, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission took action on a proposal that would establish regulations allowing sage grouse to be raised on private game bird farms in Wyoming. After extensive discussions and verbal testimony from the public concerning this issue duri ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone National Park seeks public comment (September 17, 2008)
On future of cell phones and WiFi in the park
by National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park has completed work on a plan which addresses the future of wireless communications in the park. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton cautions recreationists about unattended campfires (September 17, 2008)
Make sure your fire is completely out and cold to the touch
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
All too often people don’t intend to start wildfires, yet they leave campfires unattended or don’t completely put them out. Employees with the Bridger-Teton National Forest are visiting campsites throughout the area and are helping to educate campers about how ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton cautions recreationists about unattended campfires (September 17, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
All too often people don’t intend to start wildfires, yet they leave campfires unattended or don’t completely put them out. Employees with the Bridger-Teton National Forest are visiting campsites throughout the area and are helping to educate campers about how ... FULL STORY
A picture is worth a thousand words (September 17, 2008)
Work of artist Joel Ostlind on display at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale
by Sukey Hohl, Assistant Director, Sublette County Library in Pinedale
(Pinedale) - Books are not the only thing worth checking out at the Sublette County Library. A new exhibit, Joel Ostlind, is now on display in the Lovatt Room at 155 South Tyler Ave. The subject is one that the artist knows well: cowboys, horses, and cattle i ... FULL STORY
Labuda elected to Wyoming State Bar Board of Commissioners (September 17, 2008)
by Wyoming State Bar
The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that John P. LaBuda, a Pinedale attorney, has been elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Ninth Judicial District which consists of Sublette, Fremont and Teton Counties. Labuda will serve a ... FULL STORY
Public invited to tour Jonah Field Oct. 4 (September 17, 2008)
Size limited to 31 participants; call soon if interested
by Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
The Sublette Chamber of Commerce and EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) are hosting a public field tour of EnCana operations in the Jonah Field on Saturday, October 4. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton plans prescribed burn near Big Piney (September 17, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn on the Big Piney Ranger District in the Maki Creek area starting next week. Crews will begin igniting the first of eight units, 290 acres, early next week. Depending on weather ... FULL STORY
Limited Motorized Access Available to Middle Piney Lake (September 17, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – The Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is allowing vehicles less than 50-inches wide access to the Middle Piney Lake by traveling on the Middle Piney Road. ... FULL STORY
Freshman Volleyball (September 17, 2008)
by Michael Cothern, Sublette County School District #1
The Pinedale Freshmen Volleyball season is off to a great start. They opened the season at the Cody Freshmen Tournament and ended up with a 2-2 record, although the Powell and Worland matches were very hard fought and close. ... FULL STORY
Palin not coming to Wyoming, Cindy McCain will attend (September 16, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Although initial plans had Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin slated to attend a fundraising event in Teton County next week, those plans have now changed. ... FULL STORY
Feds back out of wolf delisting (September 16, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Associated Press reports tonight that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to back out on its defense of the wolf delisting rule that had wolves delisted in the Northern Rockies earlier this year, until a federal judge reinstated federal protection whi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Harvest Moon (September 15, 2008)
Dave Bell took this photo of the Harvest Moon rising over the Wind River Mountains Monday night. Click on this link for more of Dave’s scenic photos of our area: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone National Park to waive entrance fee Sept. 27 (September 15, 2008)
For National Public Lands Day
by Yellowstone National Park
All National Park Service sites, including Yellowstone National Park, will offer free visitor admission on Saturday, September 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day. All Entrance fees, including commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fe ... FULL STORY
Sound of Music adult auditions scheduled for Sept. 26 & 27 (September 15, 2008)
by Jo Crandall
Audition for the adult singing and non-sing roles in the Sound of Music are scheduled for Friday, September 26th and Saturday, 27th with callbacks on Sunday, September 28th. ... FULL STORY
U.S Drought Monitor for Wyoming (September 15, 2008)
Upper Green in moderate drought conditions
by National Weather Service
The latest U.S. drought monitor for Wyoming released on September 11 showed the area of moderate /d1/ to severe /d2/ drought had remained unchanged since July. The area classified as severe drought was confined to the northwest two-thirds of Sweetwater County ... FULL STORY
Prescribed burn planned in Gros Ventre area (September 15, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning to ignite a prescribed burn this week in the lower Gros Ventre drainage approximately 19-miles northeast of Jackson in the Red Hills and Lavender Hills area. The Forest is hoping to burn 2000-acres of shrubs, and c ... FULL STORY
How do Sublette schools rank? (September 15, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jim McBride has released the new Wyoming Education Summary, which will be inserted in newspapers throughout the state later this week. The summary provides a comprehensive look at specific achievements, data and ... FULL STORY
Memorial Funeral Service for Michael Lambert Sept. 16 (September 15, 2008)
by Covill Funeral Home
A memorial funeral service for Pinedale resident Michael Lambert will be held Tuesday, September 16, at 1:00 PM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) National Public Lands Day (September 14, 2008)
In conjunction with National Public Lands Day, volunteers teamed up at the CCC Ponds Recreation Area near Fremont Lake on Saturday, September 13th. Crews cleared brush along trails, repaired signs and benches, monitored bluebird nest boxes and bat roost boxes, ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Rendezvous Pointe Ice Cream Social and Dance (September 14, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
Rendezvous Pointe hosted an evening of dancing and socializing on Thursday, September 11. Darrel Schoppa provided DJ services for the evening. The music covered everything from 60's oldies but goodies to country. There was also an ice cream bar available fo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sheep country (September 14, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit
Domestic sheep belonging to the Arambel family graze back toward the Wind River Mountain Range after watering in the Big Sandy River near the southern border of Sublette County Friday evening. Sheep that have summered high in the mountains are re-entering lowe ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Rocky Mountain defeats Punchers (September 13, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Rocky Mountain Grizzlies football team arrived on the ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Sesquicentennial Lander Trail Tour (September 12, 2008)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Green River Valley Land Trust (GRVLT) and Sublette County Historic Preservation Board hosted a tour of the Lander Trail near Big Piney on Friday. A group of around 40 people took the tour which followed the trail from the Sublette County Fairgrounds throu ... FULL STORY
Statement from Ultra, Shell and Questar (September 12, 2008)
On the Record of Decision for the Pinedale Anticline
by Ultra, Shell and Questar
Ultra, Shell and Questar are currently reviewing the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area that was released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This has been an in-depth process and we appreciate all of the community participat ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Anticline Project Area Record of Decision signed (September 12, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
The Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management C. Stephen Allred and Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal jointly announced today that the Department has released the Pinedale Anticline Project Area Record of Decision (ROD). ... FULL STORY
Governor Palin in Wilson Sept. 24 (September 12, 2008)
Vice Presidential Nominee Governor Sarah Palin will be at the Teton Pines Country Club in Wilson, Wyoming for a "McCain-Palin Victory 2008 Breakfast" on Wednesday, September 24th. Cost for the Roundtable/Photo-Op/Breakfast is $2,500 per person/$5,000 per coup ... FULL STORY
Public hearing on air quality permit for EnCana Sept. 22 (September 12, 2008)
To modify source at the Jonah Workforce Facility
The Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality will be holding a public hearing relative to the requested issuance of an air quality permit for the proposed modification by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) at 6:00 pm, Monday, September 22, 2008, at the ... FULL STORY
Sign up for Girl Scouts Sept. 22 (September 12, 2008)
In Big Piney
Sign up for Girl Scouts (Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors) will be held at the Big Piney Public Library from 4:00-6:00 PM on Monday, September 22. $10 registration fee. Contact Carolyn Fowler for more information, 307-276-3828. ... FULL STORY
Governor names Marvin Tyler to Ninth Judicial District (September 12, 2008)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
A longtime commissioner for the Third Judicial District Court and a former municipal judge has been named a judge for the Ninth Judicial District Court by Gov. Dave Freudenthal. ... FULL STORY
Elk Rut causes safety hazards In Yellowstone (September 12, 2008)
by Yellowstone National Park
Issues involving people and wildlife are a year ‘round challenge for rangers in Yellowstone National Park, but never more so than when elk gather at Mammoth Hot Springs in the fall. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso wolf bill moves forward (September 12, 2008)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso press release
Senator John Barrasso is one step closer to securing compensation for Wyoming ranchers affected by the Washington-imposed gray wolf. ... FULL STORY
US 191 roadwork delayed until Sept. 16 (September 11, 2008)
Was scheduled for Sept. 12th
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
The silica fume bridge pour at milepost 39.82 on the northbound lane on US 191 scheduled for Friday morning has been delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 a.m. ... FULL STORY
Delays on US 191 at MP 39.82 Friday Sept. 12 (September 11, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Rock Springs, Wyoming) - Oilfield traffic on US 191 is advised to expect delays on US 191 Friday morning during and after a silica fume bridge pour at milepost 39.82 on the northbound lane, weather permitting. ... FULL STORY
No listing for Bonneville cutthroat trout (September 10, 2008)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service press release
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it has completed a status review of the Bonneville cutthroat trout, a fish found primarily in Utah and parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada in the Bonneville Basin, and has determined it does not warrant listing as a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Federal protection for pikas? (September 10, 2008)
by Earthjustice
Conservation groups have filed a federal lawsuit seeking ... FULL STORY
Funnel Cloud reported near Boulder (September 10, 2008)
Storm near Sand Draw-Big Sandy area
Update: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 6:00 PM: The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said they have not received any reports of damage due to this storm. They did receive calls reporting the funnel cloud, however no one reported seeing the funnel cloud touch t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Alpha Yaya Diallo to perform live Sept. 17 (September 9, 2008)
PFAC season kicks off with Juno award winning guitarist
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present 3-time Juno Award winning guitarist Alpha Yaya Diallo performing live at the Pinedale Auditorium Wednesday Sept. 17, 2008 beginning at 7:30 pm. ... FULL STORY
Free Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Alpha Yaya Diallo Sept. 16 (September 9, 2008)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council will be presenting a free acoustic guitar workshop in the Sublette County (Pinedale) Library’s Lovatt Room Tuesday, Sept. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. ... FULL STORY
EnCana and Curran-Seeley address County substance abuse issues (September 9, 2008)
by Sublette Community Partnership
EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. and the Curran-Seeley Foundation are working to address substance abuse and crime in Sublette County. Last year EnCana matched a state-sponsored grant to help bring Curran-Seeley to Sublette County to implement strategies aimed a ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Brucellosis Coordination Team meets Sept. 16 in Boulder (September 9, 2008)
by Wyoming Livestock Board
During a meeting on Tuesday, September 16 in Boulder, Wyo., the Wyoming Brucellosis Coordination Team will discuss a variety of issues including the herd that has tested positive for brucellosis, a preliminary report on a public survey about the disease and an ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 School Board meeting Sept. 11 (September 9, 2008)
by Sublette County School District #1
Public meeting on Pinedale Resource Management Plan Sept 18 (September 9, 2008)
Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the BLM office, 1625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyo. to answer questions on the Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final E ... FULL STORY
1st Annual Paw Trot Sept. 20 (September 9, 2008)
Happy Endings Animal Rescue (HEAR)
by Happy Endings Animal Rescue
Happy Endings Animal Rescue (HEAR) will sponsor their 1st Annual Paw Trot on Saturday, September 20th in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Town Council abandons Ordinance 440 requiring a business license in Pinedale (September 8, 2008)
Ordinance would have given the Town the power to shut existing businesses down and refuse to allow new businesses into Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
At the regular Town Council meeting on Monday, September 8th, the Pinedale Town Council voted to abandon any further discussion of Ordinance 440 requiring a business license in the Town of Pinedale. The Council chambers were filled with Pinedale business owner ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis positive herd to be depopulated (September 8, 2008)
by Wyoming Livestock Board
The owner of a cattle herd near Daniel, Wyo. that is affected by the livestock disease brucellosis has decided to depopulate his herd, Wyoming State Veterinarian Walter Cook announced today. ... FULL STORY
Wranglers lose to Wind River 14-20 (September 8, 2008)
The Pinedale Wranglers lost to Wind River by a touchdown at their away game on Friday, September 5th. The final score was 14-20. ... FULL STORY
'Sound Of Music' Children’s Roles Announced (September 8, 2008)
Local performance of musical by the Pinedale Community Theatre
by Jo Crandall
Valerie Lee, Pinedale Community Theater director announced the casting of the children’s roles for the Sound of Music musical being produced by PCT this November. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Beulah Faler Sept. 12 (September 8, 2008)
A graveside funeral service for Beulah Faler will be held on Friday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Pinedale Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter returning to the high country (September 7, 2008)
Dave Bell went out into the Upper Green and Union Pass country over the weekend. Click on this link for photos of his excursions showing snow returning to the rugged mountains of the Wind River Range: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Half Moon/Burnt Lake Educational Project update (September 7, 2008)
Moving forward - Still seeking funding
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Plans to reorganize the Half Moon Lake Resort and Burnt Lake camp into an outdoor education campus through Western Wyoming Community College are still moving forward. The most pressing need is still funding commitments, said Mike Kaul, one of the community mem ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) Puncher football suffers loss in OT (September 7, 2008)
Final: Punchers 0, Bobcats 7
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Big Piney Puncher football team traveled to Thermopolis ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) LaBarge Creek Cutthroat Trout Fish Restoration Continues (September 7, 2008)
Stocked with 30,000 trout fingerlings
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(LaBarge, Wyoming) - For the second consecutive year, fish managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have stocked fingerling Colorado River Cutthroat Trout to the cold waters of LaBarge Creek in the Wyoming Range. Last year, there were 9,200 fish sto ... FULL STORY
‘Everyone Deserves a Doula’ Sept. 12 (September 7, 2008)
Infant/Parent Play and Learn Group
Presented by Pinedale Community Educational Series-Infant/Parent Play and Learn Group. Stephanie Harker, RN, BSN, CD, (DONA), is the speaker. All parents (and expectant parents) are welcome to attend this playgroup held upstairs in the Pinedale Learning Cente ... FULL STORY
Interpretive Sign Workshop Sept.10 (September 7, 2008)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will be hosting an Interpretive Sign Workshop on Wednesday, September 10. It will be held at the Sublette County Visitor Center from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Daniel herd to be depopulated (September 5, 2008)
Wyoming may have second case of brucellosis
by Cat Urbigkit
Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Walt Cook said this afternoon that the Daniel-area cattle producer with the brucellosis-infected herd has decided to allow his herd to be "depopulated" which means be sent to slaughter. ... FULL STORY
New LIEAP applications are now in the mail, on the web (September 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Department of Family Services
The new application for a program that offers help to Wyoming residents with heating bills is now in the mail, the Wyoming Department of Family Services announced today. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone 2008 Summer Visitation Up (September 5, 2008)
by Yellowstone National Park
After a record June, Yellowstone National Park visitation remained strong in July and August, and remains on a near record pace for all of 2008. ... FULL STORY
September 30 is deadline to apply for Preference Points (September 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is sending out 14,000 letters this week to notify hunters that their accumulated preference points are in jeopardy of being lost. ... FULL STORY
Rendezvous Pointe Dance & Social Sept. 11 (September 5, 2008)
Rendezvous Pointe invites everyone to an Ice Cream Social and Dance on Thursday, September 11th at 6:00 PM. Dance up an appetite for an Ice Cream Sundae (just $2.00). Darrrel Schoppa will play the piano and serve as DJ. Come to dance or just listen and visit. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Wildlife TV to focus on Grizzlies and Wolves Sept. 14 (September 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The recovery of wolves and grizzly bears is one of the greatest conservation success stories of all time. It is also one of the most controversial. On Sept. 14, Wyoming Wildlife TV takes an in-depth look at the recovery of these species in Wyoming and the effe ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Game and Fish Calendar (September 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Game and Fish
Sept. 7: Wyoming Wildlife TV premiers on KCWY Channel 13 (and affiliated stations), 10:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY
Double Eagle Petroleum Co. reports record production results (September 5, 2008)
Provides Rockies Outlook
Double Eagle Petroleum Co. (Nasdaq: DBLE) announced on September 4 that the Company continues to recognize a record level of production. The increase is primarily attributable to the success of the Company's new wells drilled in the Catalina Unit, and increase ... FULL STORY
County Commissioners Agenda: Sept. 9, 2008 (September 5, 2008)
Regular meeting
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(1 pictures) BLM identifies lands for potential development of significant oil shale resources (September 5, 2008)
Includes public land around Daniel, Cora, Bondurant, Big Sandy
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management today (Thursday, September 4 2008) finalized a plan to guide the use of public lands containing oil shale and tar sands. In its Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) published in today’s Federal Register , the ... FULL STORY
10 Million Dollar Seizure of Heroin made by Wyoming Highway Patrol (September 5, 2008)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Elk Mountain, Wyoming) – The largest seizure of heroin in recent history, possibly ever by the Wyoming Highway Patrol was made on Interstate 80 on Friday, August 26th. Approximately 11.3 pounds of heroin in powder form, known as "China White" because of its ... FULL STORY
Wyoming DEQ Public Hearing in Pinedale Sept. 23 (September 5, 2008)
For oil & gas operation modification requests in Sublette County
The Wyoming Department of Air Quality will hold a Public Hearing In Pinedale on Tuesday, September 23, at the Sublette County Library, Lovatt Room at 6:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming DEQ Interim Permitting Policy for Oil & Gas in Sublette County (September 5, 2008)
by Pinedale Online!
In response to public outcry over recent ozone air pollution alerts in Sublette County, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has begun tightening requirements on natural gas operators to make their operations cleaner to improve local air quality. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale FFA Alumni meeting Sept. 18 (September 4, 2008)
The Pinedale Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be hosting an Alumni meeting on Thursday, September 18, in the Pinedale Ag Shop at 7:00 PM. You do not have to be a past FFA member to be a current supporter. Any person or business that would like to be a part ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Town Moose (September 4, 2008)
by Pam McCulloch
This time of year moose are frequently seen in town. This moose and her calf decided to visit Scott and Ana Eversull's house off Tyler Street in Pinedale. These awkward-looking animals are fascinating to watch, but should be observed from a distance, as they ... FULL STORY
Montana's brucellosis status downgraded (September 4, 2008)
Will Wyoming soon follow?
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana's brucellosis-free market status has now been officially downgraded by federal animal health officials. According to a release from the Montana Department of Livestock, Montana is now Class A. ... FULL STORY
Brucellosis Coordination team meeting in Boulder Sept. 16 (September 4, 2008)
The Brucellosis Coordination Team meeting Boulder Community Center from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. ... FULL STORY
Idaho anti-wolf activist won't be retried (September 4, 2008)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Idaho Mountain Express reports that anti-wolf activist Ron Gillet of Idaho will not be retried on charges that he assaulted wolf activist Lynne Stone. Gillet was tried, but the result was a hung jury. Now the prosecutor is declining to take the case forwar ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Reward offered in Rock Springs trailer theft investigation (September 4, 2008)
Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office in Rock Springs is seeking help in its investigation into the theft of a utility trailer. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Defenders slams Palin over wolf control (September 4, 2008)
by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is a strong promoter of the aerial hunting of wolves and bears, a practice that has been condemned by conservationists, scientists and many hunters alike. It involves shooting wolves and bears from ... FULL STORY
Town Meeting on Winter Heating Costs Sept. 16 (September 4, 2008)
by Wyoming Public Service Commission
The Wyoming Public Service Commission will hold a town meeting to discuss winter heating costs on Tuesday, September 16th. The meeting will be at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month (September 4, 2008)
Curran-Seeley provides substance abuse counseling services in Sublette County
by Pinedale Online!
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. The Recovery Month effort aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery fr ... FULL STORY
Wild Horse Adoption on September 19 & 20 in Riverton (September 3, 2008)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Wyoming Honor Farm and the Bureau of Land Management will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Honor Farm's Wild Horse Program Sept. 20, 2008. Special activities will take place in addition to the clinic and adoption on Sept.19 and 20. ... FULL STORY
Senator Barrasso on MSNBC Sept. 4 (September 3, 2008)
From the Republican National Convention
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso will appear on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" with Host Joe Scarborough, on Thursday, September 4, at approximately 7 a.m. (MDT) LIVE from the Republican National Convention. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Hampton Inn Building Construction (September 3, 2008)
View of the construction progress of the new Hampton Inn which is being built just west of the BLM building in Pinedale. Photo taken on Tuesday, September 2. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Blood Drive Sept. 11 (September 3, 2008)
United Blood Services will be holding a Pinedale Community Blood Drive on Thursday, September 11th. Their goal is to get 35 donors to come and donate blood. To make an appointment, call toll-free 1-866-684-3375 or go to The blood d ... FULL STORY
Memorial Funeral Services for Gloria Alexander Lozier Sept. 6 (September 3, 2008)
Memorial Funeral Services for Gloria Alexander Lozier will be held on Saturday, September 6th at 1:00 PM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Blind Bull Warming Hut refurbished (September 2, 2008)
The new Blind Bull Safety Shelter/Warming Hut in the Horse Creek drainage of the Wyoming Range is finished. The structure has served as a rest haven for snowmobilers in the winter. The original structure was in considerable disrepair. ... FULL STORY
Committee Develops Voter Education Campaign (September 2, 2008)
For 1% Special Purpose Excise Tax
by Supporters of the BPM Rec Center and the Pinedale Community Committee (PAC)
The County Commissioners and all three of the incorporated towns of the county passed resolutions during the month of August to place a $60 million 1% Special Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) issue on the November Ballot to fund the construction of a Rec Center for ... FULL STORY
Dig It! The Power of Perennials (September 2, 2008)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
A perennial is a plant that lives for an indefinite period (versus an annual, such as a petunia, that dies each year), which includes trees and shrubs although it is largely used to describe herbaceous (non-woody) plants which die down each winter and re-grow ... FULL STORY
New Fork Fire Trail Closures Lifted (September 2, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Pinedale) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest has lifted the temporary trail closure around the New Fork Lakes fire that is burning in the Bridger Wilderness area approximately 19-miles north of the town of Pinedale, WY. The fire has consumed 15,089 acres of ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton National Forest reopens Snake River (September 1, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Jackson) – The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has reopened the whitewater stretch of the Snake River after a tree fell across the channel, blocking the river to boats. The blockage was approximately 1-mile downstream of the West ... FULL STORY
Emergency Closure of Whitewater Section of the Snake River (September 1, 2008)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Jackson) – The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has temporarily closed the stretch of the Snake River between West Table Boat Ramp and Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp due to a large tree wedged across the river. The tree has blocked more th ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) First snow of the season (September 1, 2008)
Snow dusts the mountains on Labor Day
Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms have allowed some of the rain to turn to snow as colder air has mixed down from the higher elevations. Snow accumulations across the lower elevations should remain light but nevertheless the first snow of the season is ... FULL STORY

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