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Pinedale Online News - March 2009

(1 pictures) EPA names priority schools for monitoring toxic outdoor air pollution (March 31, 2009)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to monitor outdoor air quality around selected schools as part of an effort to help protect children from toxic air pollution. EPA, state and local agencies will work together to monitor air toxics around 62 scho ... FULL STORY
Water Well permit application fees to increase (March 31, 2009)
by State of Wyoming
(Cheyenne) - Starting May 1, 2009, the State Engineer’s Office – Ground Water Division will increase the fees for permit applications for domestic, stock, irrigation, municipal, industrial, and miscellaneous use wells. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Avner the Eccentric brings Laughs to Pinedale April 8 (March 31, 2009)
Acclaimed comedian to perform 'Exceptions to Gravity'
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present acclaimed physical comedian Avner the Eccentric performing live at the Pinedale Auditorium Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY
Learn to Salsa on April 2 (March 31, 2009)
Dancing workshop at Rendezvous Pointe
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council will present a free salsa dancing workshop on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at Rendezvous Pointe. ... FULL STORY
DEQ to meet with Commissioners April 13 (March 31, 2009)
John Corra, Director of WY DEQ will be in Pinedale
John Corra, Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, will be meeting with the County Commissioners from Sublette, Lincoln, and Sweetwater Counties to discuss air quality issues on Monday, April 13, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners M ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) 28th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff April 4 (March 31, 2009)
Fundraiser for the Daniel Community Center
by Bettina Sparrowe
This coming Saturday, April 4, is the 28th "Aniel" Daniel Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction at the Daniel Community Center at 18 Schoolhouse Road in Daniel. ... FULL STORY
Baymont Inn hosts Easter Pool Party April 11th (March 30, 2009)
The Baymont Inn in Pinedale invites kids to come to their community pool party on Saturday, April 11th. The community pool party event is FREE! There will be hot dogs, Easter bunnies, hamburgers, drawings, music, TV movies, coloring contest. A lifeguard will b ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Cody elk/wolf problem (March 30, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has organized a nine-member working group to help the agency address problems with the elk population in the Cody region. What’s going on there is amazing: ... FULL STORY
Predation on Jackson elk (March 30, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that the ration of elk calves to cows is nearly twice as high for elk located on private property in the Jackson region. ... FULL STORY
Moose licenses drop from 500 to 40 (March 30, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that the Jackson moose herd appears to be continuing its downward trend with fewer total animals being observed during this winter’s aerial surveys. Also, there were fewer calves counted, which doesn’t bode well for ... FULL STORY
Pinedale man killed in roll-over accident near Big Piney (March 30, 2009)
Richard Hussey victim in crash, Keith Fila injured
Pinedale resident Richard L. Hussey, age 28, was killed Monday morning, March 30, in a one-vehicle roll-over accident near Big Piney. His passenger, Keith Fila, age 27 of Huntington, Massachusetts, was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idah ... FULL STORY
Pinedale customers lose electricity (March 30, 2009)
Short power outage Monday morning
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online
Residents in the Pinedale area lost electricity for about 45 minutes on Monday morning. ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Porcupine (March 29, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
On Saturday, we spotted a porcupine lumbering along a field near the New Fork River. It walked over to a cottonwood tree and climbed high into the upper. For such an awkward looking animal, it moved and climbed surprisingly quickly. ... FULL STORY
Comments sought for Boulder USAF Seismic Station EA (March 29, 2009)
Public comment accepted until April 13
The United States Air Force Technical Applications Center's (AFTAC) is proposing construction of seismo-acoustic monitoring sites at the Boulder Seismic Station near Boulder, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Weather Advisory (March 29, 2009)
Snow, wind, travel difficulties
by National Weather Service
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 pm MDT Sunday evening. Periods of light snow will occur the rest of the afternoon into the early evening. New snowfall will range from 1 to 2 inches. Snowfall reports have ranged from 2 to 3 inches in Pinedal ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Easter Basket Auction March 28th (March 26, 2009)
Friends of the Big Piney Library Annual Breakfast, Easter Basket Auction and Egg Hunt
The Friends of the Big Piney Library Annual Breakfast, Easter Basket Auction and Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at the Sublette County Fairgrounds starting at 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library, EnCana Oil and Gas, and S ... FULL STORY
Big Piney Branch Library receives contribution from EnCana (March 26, 2009)
Funds will support the Summer Reading Program
by Big Piney Library and EnCana Oil and Gas joint release
(Big Piney) – For five consecutive years, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has contributed funds to the Big Piney Branch Library for its Summer Reading Program. ... FULL STORY
Is the boom over? (March 26, 2009)
The Casper Star-Tribune had an article on Wednesay, March 25, about the status of the Wyoming natural gas industry. The article focuses on the impact the recession and falling gas prices are having on businesses in the Pinedale Anticline and Jonah Field in sou ... FULL STORY
Wyoming State offices close early due to harsh weather (March 26, 2009)
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
Media release from Wyoming Governor Freudenthal’s office on Thursday, March 26, 2009, 2:23 PM: ... FULL STORY
Some will see increase in SNAP benefit April 1 (March 26, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Family Services
(Cheyenne) - Some adults and children benefitting from a nutrition assistance program called SNAP may see an increase in their monthly benefit April 1, thanks to the passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone late winter bison population estimate released (March 26, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park recently conducted a late winter bison distribution survey. Based on the results of this survey, the late winter population is estimated to be approximately 2,900 bison. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming to consider future state investment strategies (March 26, 2009)
by Office of the Wyoming State Treasurer Joseph B. Meyer
Today (Thursday, March 26, 2009), State Treasurer Joe Meyer announced that the State Loan and Investment Board will meet in Cheyenne on April 9, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. in the Herschler Building, Room B63 to consider investment asset allocations for the upcoming fis ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Winter weather returns (March 26, 2009)
Travel advisories, road closures, winter driving conditions, 14 inches new snow at White Pine Ski Area
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Western Wyoming woke up to several inches of new snow on the ground Thursday morning as a quick-hitting early spring storm impacted west and central Wyoming. The system caused roads to be closed and travel advisories to be posted across the state, with eastern ... FULL STORY
EPA Statement on Jon Cannon (March 25, 2009)
by Environmental Protection Agency
(Washington, D.C. – March 25, 2009) Jon Cannon, nominee for Deputy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, released the following statement: ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Range Legacy Act passes US House (March 25, 2009)
NOLS celebrates protection of critical wilderness classroom
by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
(Lander, WY) — Today, the National Outdoor Leadership School celebrated passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 by the U.S. House of Representatives, ensuring permanent protection of 1.2 million acres in the Wyoming Range from additional oil ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Schedule Change for Sen. Barrasso TV appearance (March 25, 2009)
Will appear with Greta on FOX on THURSDAY
by Senator Barrasso’s office
Idaho sets wolf hunting seasons (March 25, 2009)
by Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Idaho Fish and Game Commission Tuesday, March 24, adopted big game seasons as recommended by Fish and Game biologists, with a few last minute changes in response to public comments. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton gets contractors ready for fire season (March 24, 2009)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Jackson) – The Bridger-Teton National Forest will host a free training seminar for anyone interested in learning how to offer their goods or equipment up for contracts in the event of a fire or other emergency. The seminar will be offered Thursday, April 2, ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone opens to hardy bicyclists (March 24, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park’s interior roads have closed to snowmobile and snowcoach travel for the season. It will be a month or more before some of those roads are cleared and ready for cars, trailers, RVs and buses. ... FULL STORY
New Web cams, electronic message signs coming in two WYDOTprojects (March 24, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Nine new electronic message signs, seven new Web cameras and 29 additional road weather information systems will be installed along Wyoming’s highways under two projects scheduled to be completed this fall to help keep WYDOT and motorists informed of road cond ... FULL STORY
Senator Barrasso on Greta Van Susteren show March 25th (March 24, 2009)
‘On the Record’ on FOX News
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso will be joining Greta Van Susteren on the FOX News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" on Wednesday, March 25th at 8 p.m. (MT), 10 p.m. (ET). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, March 25 (March 24, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Plenty of snow remains on the trails along Skyline Drive and grooming continues there three days a week into April. A few thin spots are developing on some south-facing aspects of the trail system but the skiing is still very good on most groomed routes from ... FULL STORY
PAWG Air Quality Task Group plans April 7 meeting (March 24, 2009)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office will host the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) Air Quality Task Group meeting from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on April 7, 2009, 625 West Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyo. ... FULL STORY
Wolf back in Colorado (March 24, 2009)
Black wolf in Big Horns
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports this week that the female wolf that has roamed in five states, raising some hopes and expectations from Colorado wolf advocates, then venturing back into Wyoming and dashing those hopes, has once again been located ba ... FULL STORY
NWS changes hail size criterion for severe thunderstorms (March 24, 2009)
by National Weather Service
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, NOAA’s National Weather Service forecast offices serving Wyoming will use a new hail size criterion for determining a severe thunderstorm. The change comes after several years of operational testing and research into damage caused ... FULL STORY
(6 pictures) Spring Calving (March 24, 2009)
by Carie Whitman
Calving in Sublette County is in full swing for some ranchers. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton extends timeline for Eagle Prospect well proposal (March 24, 2009)
Now projected to be end of May or first part of June 2009
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
(Big Piney) – District Ranger Greg Clark of the Big Piney District on the Bridger-Teton National Forest has decided again to extend the timeline for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Eagle Prospect and Nobel Basin Master Development Plan p ... FULL STORY
Alberta ranches under wolf attack (March 24, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Ranchers in Alberta, Canada, are complaining about increasing wolf attacks on their cattle. Provincial wildlife managers say culling the wolf population is not an option. ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) James Rogers – Off the Paved Road (March 22, 2009)
Gannett Peak, Tourist Creek and Wells Creek trip: One of my grandest and most humbling adventures
by James Rogers
My trip to ascend Wyoming’s tallest peak actually began in the summer of 2007 when I teamed up with Hank Williams to try the summit in one day from the Green River Lakes Trailhead. We had hopes of making the trip in less than 28 hours, but due to many factors ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) The Dallas Brass (March 21, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council presented The Dallas Brass on March 18th at the Pinedale Auditorium. The six musicians took the audience on an American Musical Journey. They played percussion, trombone, tuba, trumpet and French horn. They met with both the Pin ... FULL STORY
(19 pictures) Wind River Skate Club Spring Show (March 20, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
Wind River Skate Club presented their Spring Show at the Sublette County Chamber Mixer which was held at the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale on March 19th. The event brought a taste of Spring to the ice. Tiffany Clutter, Ron Barnett, and Haley Fox are t ... FULL STORY
Alaska halts helicopter wolf gunning (March 20, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Alaska wildlife officials have halted their wolf control program using helicopter gunners after recent snow loss left conditions less than ideal. But they had succeeded in killing 66 wolves in five days, all in an effort to save a caribou herd in jeopardy. ... FULL STORY
Idaho hazes wolf pack (March 20, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
State wildlife officials hazed the 10-member Phantom Hill wolf pack away from Sun Valley, Idaho-area subdivisions this week. The pack was chased with a low-flying helicopter. ... FULL STORY
Mangy wolf killed at Gardiner (March 20, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Federal wildlife officials killed a wolf near the Gardiner, Montana area. The wolf was badly infested with mange. ... FULL STORY
Town to decide on compensation for frozen water lines March 23 (March 20, 2009)
Pinedale Town Council will consider Resolution 2009-03
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Heads up to residents in Pinedale who have complained to the Pinedale Town Council about frozen water and sewer lines and are hoping to negotiate some kind of compensation for repair expenses on the argument that the frozen water line problem is directly relat ... FULL STORY
Public Hearing on Pinedale Town water UV project April 13 (March 20, 2009)
The Town of Pinedale will host a Public Hearing on Monday, April 13, to allow the public to comment on several projects: ... FULL STORY
Thunderstorms and more Snow (March 20, 2009)
Mixed bag of weather typical for March
The National Weather Services advises that isolated thunderstorms with small hail and gusty winds are possible across far western Wyoming Friday afternoon, spreading into the far south Friday evening. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ladies Day Ride (March 19, 2009)
Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club
Group photo from the Pinedale Snow Explorers’ Annual Ladies Day Ride to Horse Creek on March 15th, 2009. "We had lunch right on the creek..." said Debbee Miller. "What a great day!" ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) GOP elects officers (March 18, 2009)
Members of the Sublette County Republican Party Central Committee met at the courthouse Monday evening to elect party officers for two-year terms. The slate of officers include: Chair Cat Urbigkit, Vice Chair Jim Latta, State Committeeman Dave Lankford and Sta ... FULL STORY
Two lighting projects In Sublette County scheduled to begin (March 18, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Pinedale) – Modern Electric, of Casper, intends to begin work on two separate lighting projects to in Sublette County this week depending on weather. ... FULL STORY
(20 pictures) Pinedale High School Play (March 18, 2009)
'To Gillian on her 37th Birthday'
by Janet Montgomery & Pam McCulloch
March 10th and 11th the Pinedale High School held two performances of "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," by Michael Brad, under the direction of High School teacher, Jasper Warembourg. ... FULL STORY
Wolves encroaching on Idaho town (March 18, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho wildlife officials are now considering hazing the 10-member Phantom Hill wolf pack as it has been encroaching on the town of Hailey, Idaho. ... FULL STORY
Northern Rockies wolf report for 2008 available (March 18, 2009)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains continues to thrive. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and its federal, state and tribal partners estimated at the end of 2008 there were 1,645 wolves in 217 packs in Montana, Idaho, and Wyom ... FULL STORY
Alaska changes wolf control program (March 17, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
In attempt to boost caribou numbers in Alaska, state wildlife officials are now shooting wolves out of a helicopter. The action has raised the ire of some observers, including park service officials. ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf update (March 18, 2009)
by Idaho Fish and Game Department monthly report
Idaho Wolf Management Progress Report ... FULL STORY
Sue Sommers artwork selected for Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition (March 18, 2009)
Will be on display at the Wyoming State Museum from April 20th through June 6th
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
The work of local artist Sue Sommers of Pinedale has been selected for inclusion in the ninth annual Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition in Cheyenne and will be on display at the Wyoming State Museum from April 20th through June 6th. Ivar Zeile (pronounced eye- ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wind River Skate Club brings home 23 medals (March 18, 2009)
Jackson Hole Invitational
by Wind River Skate Club
(Pinedale) - The Wind River Skate Club traveled to Jackson, Wyoming over last weekend to compete at the sanctioned US Figure Skating’s Jackson Hole Invitational. ... FULL STORY
Commissioners Agenda: March 17, 2009 (March 16, 2009)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Low-level ozone exposure lethal over time (March 16, 2009)
Study in the New England Journal of Medicine
The Los Angeles Times had an article on March 12th about an 18-year study which showed an increased annual risk of death from respiratory illnesses due to long-term, low level exposure to heavy air pollution such as ozone. "The researchers found that every inc ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fun at the Pinedale Aquatic Center (March 16, 2009)
Swimming, Water Walking, Karate, Yoga, Climbing, much more
If the Winter Blues have you down, check out all the fun things to do at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. They have water and dry-land activities for all ages, toddler to senior citizen. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Steve Allen March 18 (March 16, 2009)
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral Services for Steve Allen of Pinedale will be held Wednesday, March 18th, at 10:00 a.m. at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. Interment will follow the service in the Pinedale Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
28th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff & Dessert Auction April 4 (March 16, 2009)
The 28th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction will be held on Saturday, April 4 at the Historic Daniel Schoolhouse at 18 Schoolhouse Lane in Daniel. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone news available on your desktop (March 16, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
Changes in technology have made it easier than ever to find out what is happening at the world’s first national park. ... FULL STORY
Webinars teach ag producers about retained ownership of livestock (March 16, 2009)
by Wyoming Business Council
(CHEYENNE) – Ag producers interested in learning about the practice of retained ownership of livestock are invited to participate in a series of Webinars beginning this month. ... FULL STORY
(25 pictures) Caroline Classic Ski Race - 2009 (March 15, 2009)
The 7th annual Caroline Classic ski race was held on Saturday, March 14, at White Pine Ski Area. The annual giant slalom race is open to ski and snowboarders of all ages. The event has two races held on the same course. The racers are first divided up by skier ... FULL STORY
Stimulus money to benefit Wyoming roads (March 15, 2009)
$166.7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed the necessary transportation-related certifications to satisfy U.S. Department of Transportation requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. WYDOT will soon begin dozens of improvement projects which will improve hu ... FULL STORY
Mail Lottery scam hits Sweetwater County (March 15, 2009)
Green River, Rock Springs areas
by Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office
The latest mail lottery scam is making the rounds in Sweetwater County (Green River / Rock Springs, Wyoming areas), Sheriff Rich Haskell warned county residents recently. ... FULL STORY
PAWG Meetings March 17-26 (March 15, 2009)
Pinedale Anticline Working Group
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group and several task groups (Water, Transportation, Socioeconomic, Cultural) will hold meetings March 17-26, 2009. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact the BLM at 307-367-5300, or visit the BLM ... FULL STORY
(38 pictures) Diamond G Rodeo School (March 15, 2009)
Promoting rodeo and bull riding
by Carie Whitman
Twenty- two young bull riders from across Wyoming and Colorado gathered at the Sublette County Ag Center March 7 & 8 for the second annual Diamond G Rodeo School, organized by Joe Gillis of Boulder. This school is organized for the interest of promoting rodeo ... FULL STORY
Elk brucellosis rates rise in Cody area (March 15, 2009)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Elevated brucellosis rates recently found in elk from the Cody area have wildlife experts rethinking the link between high rates of brucellosis and elk feedgrounds. There are no elk feedgrounds in the Cody area. ... FULL STORY
Wolves, dogs conflict in Montana (March 15, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana News Station has an article about recent conflicts between lion hounds and wolves in the Bitterroot. Click on the link below for the story. ... FULL STORY
Wolf wanders back to Wyoming (March 15, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wanderer: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Key pronghorn research findings (March 15, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The third-year research results of the pronghorn energy development study are now in hand. The research was performed by members of the Wildlife Conservation Society for Shell E&P, Questar and Ultra. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Pinedale High School Deer (March 13, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale High School lawn is a favorite spot for deer to gather in the evening. Wednesday night there were five deer enjoying the grass right outside the main high school entrance. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming recommends Ozone Nonattainment Area to EPA (March 13, 2009)
Seen as tool to fix air quality problems in Pinedale
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Gov. Dave Freudenthal has submitted a recommendation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency should designate an area in southwest Wyoming as an ozone nonattainment area. ... FULL STORY
Rendezvous Pointe has 3 Board of Trustees openings (March 13, 2009)
Senior Center in Pinedale
Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center in Pinedale has three vacancies on their Board of Trustees in 2009. Anyone interested in applying can pick up an application at the Rendezvous Pointe office, 425 E. Magnolia. Applications must be returned no later than April 27, ... FULL STORY
21 Laptop computers stolen from Pinedale High School (March 13, 2009)
17-year old admits to thefts
by Sublette County Sheriff's Office
Sublette County Sheriff’s Office issued the following media release: ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) 2009 District History Day (March 12, 2009)
by Jonita Sommers
Sublette County schools participated in District History Day in Big Piney on Thursday, March 12, 2009. Star Valley High School from Lincoln County also participated. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Range bill falters (March 12, 2009)
Supporters failed to garnet the two-thirds U.W. House majority vote needed to pass the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The Act contains sections which deal with protection of the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
Governor vetoes House Enrolled Act 98 (March 12, 2009)
by State of Wyoming
(CHEYENNE, Wyo.) – Gov. Dave Freudenthal today (Thursday, March 12, 2009) exercised his veto authority with regard to House Enrolled Act 98, original House Bill 286, that pertains to the Federal Natural Resources Policy Account. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) House Fire (March 12, 2009)
Homeowner Steve Allen died in the fire
Firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 172 S. Maybell, west of the new skateboard park, in Pinedale around 1:00 AM Thursday morning. Firefighters from Pinedale, Daniel and Boulder volunteer fire departments responded. Pictured here are photos during t ... FULL STORY
CenturyTel DSL woes (March 11, 2009)
Months of slow connection speed frustrates Sublette County customers
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Sublette County residents using CenturyTel DSL internet service have experienced several months of frustration due to service speeds that have degraded to slow and sometimes non-existent. ... FULL STORY
DEQ Air Quality Public Hearing March 30 (March 11, 2009)
For proposed gas/condensate production facilities by Shell, Chevron and EnCana
Wyoming DEQ will hold a public hearing in Pinedale for proposed gas/condensate production facilities by Shell Rocky Mountain Production, Chevron USA and EnCana Oil & Gas on Monday, March 30th. The public hearing will Pinedale Elementary School Library at 6:00 ... FULL STORY
Coastal wolves unique (March 11, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Researchers suggest that coastal wolves - those animals living in coastal regions of Alaska and Canada - are unique animals in need of recognition and protection. ... FULL STORY
Wisconsin deer thump wolves (March 11, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wisconsin State Journal has a fascinating article about something researchers believe happens, but is rarely witnessed. In this case, a man witnessed white-tailed deer battling gray wolves. ... FULL STORY
EPA proposes first national reporting on greenhouse gas emissions (March 11, 2009)
Seeks comprehensive and accurate data about the production of greenhouse gases
by Environmental Protection Agency
(Washington, D.C) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States. ... FULL STORY
Tribes can access energy development info online (March 11, 2009)
Secretary Salazar announces Web-based clearinghouse to simplify energy permitting on Tribal lands
by U.S. Department of the Interior
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), has launched a website to ... FULL STORY
Barrasso accepting Military Academy nomination applications (March 11, 2009)
by Senator Barrasso media release
(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2010 school year. Senator Barrasso nominates up to ten people each year to each academy. Those nominat ... FULL STORY
Public Safety Communications Commission - Wyolink get Frequency Use Certification (March 11, 2009)
by State of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - On Feb. 5, 2009, Wyoming's emergency communications system became the first in the nation to be awarded space on the federal spectrum. ... FULL STORY
WCS releases third year of pronghorn data (March 11, 2009)
by Wildlife Conservation Society press release
The Wildlife Conservation Society has released its third report on pronghorn and natural gas drilling in Wyoming’s Upper Green River Basin. The report revealed that while most pronghorn appear to be unaffected by gas drilling in the study areas, others are lo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) The Dallas Brass live in Pinedale March 18 (March 11, 2009)
Internationally-acclaimed brass ensemble to perform ‘American Musical Journey’
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present internationally-acclaimed brass ensemble, The Dallas Brass performing live at the Pinedale Auditorium Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for Gayle Nielsen March 13 (March 11, 2009)
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral services for Gayle Nielsen (Mother of Sandy Blacker) will be held Friday March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at the L.D.S. Church in Pinedale. A reception will follow the service at the church. ... FULL STORY
WGFD nabs Big Piney Deer Poachers (Original Post March 10, 2009 | Revised March 16, 2009 (added Reader's Comments))
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Big Piney) On Saturday, February 21, 2009, what appeared to be an illegally killed mule deer buck was discovered in the Deer Hills west of Big Piney, WY. Less than two weeks later, Lee Hedlund and Travis Core, both of Big Piney, found themselves in court rec ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone Bears are waking up (March 10, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
As the snow melts and spring begins to emerge, so do bears from their dens. Tracks from an undetermined species of bear were spotted March first on Specimen Ridge, and tracks from a grizzly were spotted on March third along the Tower Fall Ski trail. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, March 10 (March 10, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
This will be the last week of grooming at the CCC Ponds Pathway. We are required by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to end our grooming activities there on March 15 of each year. ... FULL STORY
Green River Valley Museum fundraiser April 18 (March 10, 2009)
‘Something Old, Something New’
by Green River Valley Museum
The Green River Valley Museum will be having its 2nd annual "Something Old, Something New" Antique Road Show fundraiser at the Museum with appraiser Tim Gordon from Missoula, Montana. The fundraiser will be Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ... FULL STORY
Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen (March 10, 2009)
2009 Calendar
Below is a calendar of events and meetings for the Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen. Meetings are usually held at the Pinedale BLM building, 1625 W. Pine St. at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Kim Bright at 307-367-4234. ... FULL STORY
Vehicle crashes close I-80 west of Rock Springs (March 10, 2009)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
Wyoming Highway Patrol ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) St. Patrick’s Day Dinner March 17 (March 10, 2009)
Free-Will donation dinner at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Parish Hall in Pinedale
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Parish Hall in Pinedale will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage LUNCH and DINNER on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Dine-in and take-out will be available. ... FULL STORY
Blood Draws for Big Piney/Marbleton Health Fair (March 8, 2009)
Monday, March 9: EOG & Seniors Blood Draw in Marbleton At the Marbleton Senior Center, 6:00 – 9:00 AM. Remember to fast for 12 hrs and drink lots of water! ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Sublette County Historical Society envisions grand expansion plans (March 8, 2009)
New Archaeology and Art wings, Old Pinedale planned at the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Historical Society (SCHS) held their annual meeting and "Spring Thaw Party" at the Museum of the Mountain Man on Thursday, March 5th. The SCHS presented a document showing their strategic vision for the future. In it, they announce their de ... FULL STORY
Writer's Roundtable scheduled (March 7, 2009)
by Sublette County Artists Guild
The Sublette County Artists Guild will host a writer’s roundtable on the publishing/book industry on Saturday, March 14, 2-4 p.m. at the Big Piney Library. ... FULL STORY
Public comment sought on Sublette Land Use Policy (March 8, 2009)
Deadline for comments is April 15, 2009
The Sublette County Commission is preparing to adopt its proposed Federal and State Land Use Policy document which sets forth the county's recommendations and policies for land management and use on federal and state lands within the county. The commission wou ... FULL STORY
Winter Weather Advisory (March 8, 2009)
More snow on the way
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6:00 pm Sunday evening to midnight Monday night for the western Wind River Range, Salt River Range and Wyoming Range mountains. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Girls Alpine Ski Team State Champions (March 7, 2009)
State Ski Meet at Snow King Mountain in Jackson March 6-7
The Wyoming State Alpine Ski Meet was held in Jackson Hole March 6-7 at Snow King Mountain. Boys and Girls teams competed. The Pinedale Girls team won the State Championship. ... FULL STORY
Ehlers family says ‘Thank You’ (March 7, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Online received this e-mail message from the Ehlers family: ... FULL STORY
(16 pictures) A final show (March 7, 2009)
Mortenson to retire from jump program
by Janet Montgomery
Ropin’ Wranglers bounced and jumped and twisted to tunes last Wednesday in the groups final demonstration of the year, and maybe forever as Jarlath Mortenson is hanging up her rope for the traveling and after school jumping programs. ... FULL STORY
Soon-to-expire tax law offers savings for Ag and other landowners (March 7, 2009)
by Green River Valley Land Trust
A conservation easement could save the average rancher in Sublette County more than $3,500 in income taxes each year for the next 16 years and eliminate estate taxes on the average sized Sublette County ranch. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Outfitters Honor Game and Fish Employees (March 7, 2009)
Pinedale game warden Brian Nesvik and Jackson wildlife biologist Doug Brimeyer
by Wyoming Game & Fish
(Lander) - The Wyoming Outfitters & Guides Association honored two Wyoming Game and Fish Department employees at their annual Winter Convention and Big Game Awards Banquet in Lander recently. ... FULL STORY
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences March 16 & 17 (March 7, 2009)
For Pinedale Elementary, Middle and High Schools
by Sublette County School District #1
Spring Parent/Teacher conferences will be held in the evenings on Monday & Tuesday, March 16 & 17. ... FULL STORY
Construction work on WYO 28 near Farson begins (March 7, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
(Farson) Contractors are taking advantage of mild weather conditions to get a jump start on construction activities on a 10 mile section of WYO 28, east of Farson. ... FULL STORY
Auditions for Pinedale Community Theatre April 3 & 4 (March 7, 2009)
Production of ‘The Lion Who Lost His Roar’
by Pinedale Community Theatre
Pinedale Community Theatre’s next production is a one act play for children performed by children. It is entitled "The Lion Who Lost His Roar" by Betty Langdon. Barbara Wise will direct the show. ... FULL STORY
Wind River Skate Club Spring Ice Show March 19 (March 7, 2009)
Sublette Chamber of Commerce Mixer
The Wind River Skate Club will hold their Spring Ice Show on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30PM at the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. This will also be a Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer function. Refreshments will be provided. This is ... FULL STORY
Pinedale High School Play March 10 & 11 (March 7, 2009)
‘To Gillian on Her 7th Birthday’
by Janet Montgomery
This year’s Pinedale High School Drama Club presentation will be the full-length theatrical presentation of "To Gillian on Her 7th Birthday" to take to the stage Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11 at the Pinedale High School Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Passport Day March 21 in Big Piney (March 7, 2009)
At the Big Piney Post Office
Big Piney Post Office is hosting "Passport Day" on Saturday, March 21st. Bring a driver’s license, and original birth certificate (with raised seal). Wear dark clothes. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks nominations for Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) (March 7, 2009)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is looking for a representative from the public-at-large to serve as a member on the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG). Nominations will be accepted until April 17, 2009. ... FULL STORY
PAC Joint Powers Board meeting March 10 (March 7, 2009)
by Pinedale Aquatic Center
WG&F to regulate antler collection (March 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Wyoming Legislature recently enacted a new law giving the Wyoming Game and Fish Department the power to regulate the collection of shed antlers and horns in western Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Thank a rancher (March 7, 2009)
by The Nature Conservancy press release
On March 4, look for three new billboards on Wyoming’s roads, expressing appreciation for the state’s ranchers and the role they play in Wyoming open space and conservation efforts. ... FULL STORY
Wolves dispersing here and there (March 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife reported on dispersing wolves this week: ... FULL STORY
DOI affirms wolf delisting (March 7, 2009)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service press release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today affirmed the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in the western Great Lakes and the Northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho and Mont ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone wolf numbers down, elk up (March 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
While we're waiting for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue its annual report on wolves in the Northern Rockies, here's a Yellowstone National Park press release about wolf numbers declining in the park. It was issued in January. Scroll down to learn t ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hunter reports of wolf presence accurate (March 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Recent research found a strong correlation between the number of wolves detected by hunters and the density of wolves in each of four Montana study areas, suggesting hunters’ observations are reasonably accurate. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wolves kill llamas on animal rescue ranch (March 5, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reported recent wolf depredation in Montana, including this incident that occurred in late February. ... FULL STORY
Wisconsin wolf numbers up (March 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Sun-Times News Group reports that wolf numbers in Wisconsin are up slightly. With about 550 wolves, state biologists believe the wolf population has reached its saturation point. ... FULL STORY
Con artists targeting Pinedale bank customers for debit card info (March 6, 2009)
Phishing scam involves bogus phone calls, text messages claiming debit card compromised
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We received the below release from 1st Bank in Pinedale today about a scam targeting Pinedale area residents, trying to get debit card information for accounts from local banks. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Lois Richey March 7 (March 6, 2009)
Big Piney Fine Arts Center 11:00 AM
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral Services for Lois Richey of Big Piney will be held Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 am at the Fine Arts Building in Big Piney. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services in the Plainview Cemetery. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pandemic Flu Tabletop Exercise (March 5, 2009)
Sublette County works on emergency preparedness
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Representatives from Sublette County medical services, Wyoming State health officials, industry and private businesses attended a tabletop exercise in Pinedale on Wednesday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mini Madness (March 5, 2009)
Pinedale Glacier Youth Hockey - Mites & Mini-Mites
The Pinedale Glacier Mites held "Mini Madness" hockey games in Pinedale last weekend. Teams from Pinedale, Big Piney, Rock Springs and Riverton attended. Mites are youth 7-8 years of age. Mini-Mites are 5-6 years of age. ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mountain Power Blue Sky program seeks applicants for renewable energy project funding (March 4, 2009)
by Rocky Mountain Power
Do you have a bright idea for making Utah, Wyoming or Idaho a little greener? Could you use a little green to make your project a reality? As they have since 2006, Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky customers—who make a difference by purchasing renewable energy c ... FULL STORY
Isle Royale wolf population inbred (March 4, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
"Congenital bone deformities and the inbred wolves (Canis lupus) of Isle Royale" is the title of a new research paper published in Biological Conservation, by researchers Jannikke Ralkkonen, John Vucetich, Rolf Petersen, and Michael Nelson. ... FULL STORY
Staying safe in predator country (March 4, 2009)
Large predator workshops offered in March
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
With reports of bears already venturing out of their winter dens, we’re reminded that it’s a good time to think about how to avoid conflicts with large predators. Wildlife officials are encouraging people to attend one of the upcoming public workshops titled " ... FULL STORY
More on wandering wolf (March 4, 2009)
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
An 18 month old female wolf that was originally radio collared in southwesters Montana dispersed from her natal pack in September 2008. ... FULL STORY
WARN Health Alert - – Simulated Message #3 (March 3, 2009)
Pandemic Flu Alert (this is only a practice exercise – there is no real health alert)
by Pinedale Online in cooperation with Sublette County Public Health
Editor’s Note: Pinedale Online is participating in the Sublette County Pandemic Infrastructure Protection Tabletop Exercise. The alert message below is a simulation. We are posting it as part of our role disseminating alert messages from state and county healt ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sunset over Triple Peak (March 2, 2009)
Dave Bell captured this stunning sunset over Triple Peak in the Wyoming Range on Monday, March 2nd. "The sun is moving north as we approach the spring "vernal equinox," which will occur on March 20, 2009," Dave said. "The sunset over Triple Peak tonight was sp ... FULL STORY
WARN Health Alert - – Simulated Message #2 (March 2, 2009)
Pandemic Flu Alert (this is only a practice exercise – there is no real health alert)
by Pinedale Online in cooperation with Sublette County Public Health
Editor’s Note: Pinedale Online is participating in the Sublette County Pandemic Infrastructure Protection Tabletop Exercise. The alert message below is a simulation. We are posting it as part of our role disseminating alert messages from state and county healt ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Volunteers needed for Wildlife Project (March 2, 2009)
Installing escape ladders in livestock water tanks
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is looking for volunteers to assist in installing wildlife escape ladders in livestock water tanks to help prevent birds and small mammals from drowning. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) 4H Jackpot Team Roping (March 1, 2009)
by Carie Whitman
4H Jackpot Team Roping was held at the Sublette County Ag Center on Saturday, February 28th. The event was hosted by Sublette County 4-H. White Pine Resort donated the steers for the 4H kids to host a jackpot roping. Neighboring counties were invited and the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Arrest made in 25-year old murder case (Original post March 1, 2009 | Updated March 3, 2009)
Troy Willoughby charged with 1984 murder of Elizabeth Ehlers
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office held a special press conference on Sunday, March 1, to release the news of the arrest of a man in the murder of Elizabeth Ehlers. Troy Dean Willoughby was arrested in Helena, Montana today. ... FULL STORY
Family Game Night March 7 (March 1, 2009)
by Sublette County Library
The Sublette County Library invites everyone to "Family Game Night" on Saturday, March 7th. Plan on getting out of your winter cocoon and playing with your neighbors and their kids. Stay the whole evening or just part of it. Light refreshments will be served ... FULL STORY

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