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Pinedale Online News - December 2009

(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup stories –Jan. 1, 2010 (December 31, 2009)
Area man delivers mail, much-needed assistance ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Indoor Triathlon Jan. 23 (December 30, 2009)
Swim, Bike, Run
The Pinedale Indoor Triathlon will be held on Saturday, January 23rd at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Pinedale Aquatic Center and Proactive Rehabilitation. It is a promotional event for the local Big Brothers, Big Sisters. The e ... FULL STORY
Torchlight Parade at White Pine Dec. 31 (December 30, 2009)
Ski in the New Year!
White Pine Ski Area will host their annual Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31st. Everyone is invited. Participants must be an intermediate or better skier and have the day’s ticket or season pass, or pick up a disclaimer at the ticket w ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mountain Lion seen near Pinedale (December 30, 2009)
Near the CCC Ponds
by Wyoming Game & Fish
PINEDALE – A recent mountain lion sighting near the CCC Ponds north of Pinedale has prompted Game & Fish officials to remind local residents that mountain lions are currently active around the area and simple precautions can reduce the chance of conflicts or ... FULL STORY
Calling all Bibliomaniacs (December 30, 2009)
Book Lovers’ Social Jan. 7
by Sublette County Library
PINEDALE - If "Read More in 2010" is on your list of New Year's resolutions, you won't want to miss The Book Lovers' Social at the Sublete County Library at 155 S. Tyler Ave in Pinedale at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 7, 2010. Share your list of favorites an ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, Dec. 30 (December 30, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Upper Skyline Drive to Elkhart Park is still the best choice for cross-country skiing this week as we continue to wait for more snow before grooming on the lower Skyline trail system can begin. Conditions are very good for skating and classic skiing on the S ... FULL STORY
Montana summarizes wolf hunt (December 30, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks officials have issued a report summarizing the state's first fair-chase wolf hunting season. It contains a lot of interesting information about harvested animals, such as: ... FULL STORY
Man fined $25K for poaching wolf (December 30, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A 37-year old man was fined $25,000 for illegally poaching a wolf in Michigan. He was also ordered to perform 20 days of community service, be subject to six months of probation, and he lost his hunting privileges for two years. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Sheep and Moose (December 29, 2009)
Dave Bell wildlife photos
Dave Bell has posted an album with great photos of some really big moose and big horn sheep. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner stories – Dec. 29, 2009 (December 29, 2009)
Life savers ... FULL STORY
Green River Classic rescheduled to Jan. 23-24 (December 28, 2009)
Sled Dog race postponed due to lack of snow
According to race organizers, the Green River Classic Sled Dog Race has been changed from the weekend of January 2-3, 2010, to January 23-24 due to lack of snow in the Upper Green. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Road, Weather and Travel Links (December 26, 2009)
Road closures on eastern side of Wyoming due to adverse weather
by Pinedale Online!
Adverse weather conditions on the eastern side of Wyoming have caused authorities to close a number of the major interstates the day after Christmas, disrupting normal and holiday travelers trying to get where they are trying to go. Interstate 80 (I-80) is clo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup stories – Dec. 25, 2009 (December 24, 2009)
A Pinedale holiday tradition ... FULL STORY
Western Wyoming Avalanche Bulletin (December 24, 2009)
Christmas weekend
by Bridger-Teton National Forest Backcountry Avalanche Hazard & Weather Forecast
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Backcountry Avalanche Hazard & Weather Forecast is posted daily online at Interested people can sign up to get these reports by e-mail. The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center posts area specifi ... FULL STORY
Enzi: Majority ignores public, passes flawed health care bill (December 24, 2009)
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
Washington, D.C. – On Christmas Eve, a divided Senate passed its version of the most sweeping health care legislation in U.S. history. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said the vote was a "political engineering marvel, but a disservice to the country." He vo ... FULL STORY
Barrasso votes against Reid Healthcare bill (December 24, 2009)
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Thursday, December 24) U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Reid healthcare bill: ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Family on Bikes at the equator (December 23, 2009)
Nancy, John, Davy, Daryl Vogel on a two-1/2 year, 20,000-mile bicycle trek from Alaska to the southern tip of South America
by Nancy Vogel
Update from the Vogel Family, Sunday, December 21, 2009: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 23 (December 23, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
Skyline Drive beyond the upper Fremont Lake Overlook remains the only game in town this week for groomed trail cross-country skiing. The road to Elkhart Park is being groomed with the snowmobile drag every few days for multiple-use by skiers, snowshoers and s ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Organizations attend United Way meeting (December 23, 2009)
by United Way
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) held an informational meeting for Sublette County organizations wanting to apply for funding for the 2010-2011 year on Dec. 15, 2009. The meeting took place at the 4-H Extension office in Pinedale, Wyo. Kathy Tacke, Unit ... FULL STORY
Community Winter Dances at Rendezvous Pointe (December 23, 2009)
by Rendezvous Pointe
It’s winter again and time for Community Winter Dances at Rendezvous Pointe. Our instructors this year are Connie Wenz and Gene Andrews assisted by Fred and Michelle Pape. ... FULL STORY
Two more waters added to special winter ice fishing provision (December 23, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
CHEYENNE - Beginning in 2010 two more waters will be added to the Special Winter Ice Fishing Provision that allows liberalized regulations when fishing through the ice. The two waters are Deaver Reservoir in Park County and Harrington Reservoir in Bighorn Cou ... FULL STORY
Overview of practicing physicians in Wyoming (December 23, 2009)
Wyoming Medical Board Grants set licensing record in 2009, but fewer physicians choose to practice full-time in Wyoming
by Wyoming Board of Medicine
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A record number of physicians received Wyoming medical licenses in 2009, according figures released today by the Wyoming Board of Medicine. Despite increased physician licensure over the past five years, however, the figures also reveal that ... FULL STORY
Grazing Workshop series to be held in Pinedale and Marbleton (December 23, 2009)
Four workshops to assist ranchers and habitat managers with grazing operations
by Bureau of Land Management
A series of workshops designed to assist ranchers and other habitat managers with grazing operations will be held in Pinedale and Marbleton, Wyo. in 2010. ... FULL STORY
Get The Frackin' Gas (December 23, 2009)
Here is an interesting article on about wealthy business people who may be using their political influence and power to shape laws and regulations in the United States regarding the recovery and development of our domestic oil and natural gas re ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Wyoming wolf data (December 23, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has data showing wolf population growth over time in Wyoming outside of Yellowstone National Park from 2000 to 2009, the number of wolf packs and breeding pairs in Wyoming from 1999 to 2009, and confirmed livestock depredatio ... FULL STORY
Helicopter landings in wilderness allowed (December 23, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The USDA Forest Service has issued a decision memo authorizing the Idaho Fish and Game Department to land helicopters in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness to support gray wolf capture and collaring. ... FULL STORY
Wolf death tally passes 500 (December 23, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Associated Press reports that wolf deaths in the tri-state area of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming is more than 500 in 2009. That number includes wolves killed in response to livestock depredations and other control actions, as well as wolves killed in hunting ... FULL STORY
Montana issues kill order on six wolf packs (December 23, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Montana Standard is reporting that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has authorized federal animal damage control officials to kill wolves in six packs in western Montana in response to livestock depredations. ... FULL STORY
Fourth Idaho wolf hunt area closes (December 23, 2009)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
The wolf season has closed as of Friday, December 18, in the Palouse-Hells Canyon zone in north Idaho where the limit of five wolves has been reached. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming has highest growth rate in the nation (December 23, 2009)
CNN Money posted an article today giving results of the Census Bureau’s annual population estimates. According to those results, Wyoming had the highest growth rate in the nation. Click on this link for the entire story: Don't mess with Texas: More Americans m ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Sublette County Sheriff’s Office honors four officers (December 22, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
On Monday, December 21, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office recognized four officers for their outstanding service to the community. The department held an informal award ceremony at the Marbleton Sheriff’s Office in the presence of family and members of the ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) National Honor Society Stocking Stuffers (December 22, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
Friday morning Pinedale High School National Honor Students spread some Christmas joy to the residents in the medical wing of the Sublette Center. The stocking are filled with every day items the residents can use. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner stories – Dec. 22, 2009 (December 22, 2009)
Happy holidays ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Albert ‘Sunny’ Korfanta Dec. 28 (December 22, 2009)
Funeral Services for Albert ‘Sunny’ Korfanta will be held on Monday, December 28th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Pinedale. The Rosary will be held Sunday evening at 7:00 PM at the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) 5th -12th Grade Choir Holiday Program (December 21, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
Tuesday, December 15th, the 5th thru 12th graders performed their annual Christmas choir concert in Pinedale. They were directed by Gena Anderson and accompanied by Lynda Silvey on piano. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Foggy cattle drive (December 21, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit
Morning travelers between Marbleton and Big Piney encountered foggy conditions as well as a cattle drive Monday morning. Fortunately, everyone was going slow and they all passed each other safely. ... FULL STORY
Enzi: Democrats deliver lump of coal (December 21, 2009)
Health Care bill raises health care costs, hikes taxes, cuts Medicare
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi media release
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted against a government takeover of health care early this morning. Today he decried the sweetheart deals that bought votes and allowed Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill to continue being debate ... FULL STORY
Barrasso remarks on FOX News (December 21, 2009)
Payoffs to get the Health Care Bill passed
by Senator Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) today spoke with Patti Ann Browne on FOX News’ America’s Newsroom about the Reid healthcare bill. The transcript of the interview is below: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Weather Channel founder challenges Global Warming (December 21, 2009)
YouTube video
John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, original weatherman on Good Morning America, and TV meteorologist for 55 years, has posted an interesting video on YouTube challenging global warming. ... FULL STORY
Winter Solstice (December 21, 2009)
Just 88 more days of winter
Weather news of note: Winter solstice this morning. The National Weather Service reports winter officially begins at 10:47 am MST today (Monday, Dec. 21). Winter will last 88 days, 23 hours and 45 minutes before the vernal equinox on March 20. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Big Piney Afterschool Program receives Chevron grant (December 20, 2009)
by Big Piney 4-H Afterschool Program
Laura Walton, with Chevron’s Moxa Field Office presented a check for $5,000 to the Big Piney 4-H Afterschool Program recently. The funding will be used to provide activities for afterschool participants in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine open for snow sports (December 19, 2009)
White Pine Ski Area and Resort opened on Friday, December 18th, for snow sports. Typically, the ski area opens Thanksgiving weekend, but lack of snow delayed this year's opening until mid-December as warm conditions continued with a lack of measureable snow. E ... FULL STORY
Pinedale vs. Big Piney Basketball (December 17, 2009)
Boys FINAL: Pinedale 69, Big Piney 34. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup stories – Dec. 18, 2009 (December 18, 2009)
’Tis the Season: A Parade of Photos ... FULL STORY
Youth Services Holiday Movie Marathon Dec. 21 (December 18, 2009)
Movie, snacks, fun for kids of all ages
by Sublette County Library
Kids of all ages are invited to the Lovatt Community Room in the Sublette County Library in Pinedale for a holiday movie marathon. Starting at 10:00 am, we will be showing some classic holiday cartoons to get you in the spirit of Christmas. Snacks will be prov ... FULL STORY
Big Piney Library presents John Clayton Jan. 12 (December 18, 2009)
‘Happily Every Aftering on a 1920's Cattle Ranch’
by Big Piney Library
The Big Piney Library presents John Clayton, "Happily Every Aftering on a 1920's Cattle Ranch," on Tuesday, January 12th at the library. This is a Wyoming Humanities Council Program. The presentation is based on the book "The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) 'A Dickens of a Christmas' (December 16, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
Pinedale Elementary 4th Graders presented "A Dickens of a Christmas" in the Pinedale Auditorium on Thursday, December 5th. The play was directed by Chandra Stough and Gena Anderson. ... FULL STORY
2009 Hunting & Fishing licenses expire December 31 (December 16, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming hunters and anglers are reminded that 2009 licenses expire Thursday, Dec. 31. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso blasts Obama decision to spend $1 Billion on foreign forests (December 16, 2009)
U.S. has 10 percent unemployment and a $1.4 trillion dollar deficit
by Senator Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's announcement from Copenhagen today that the United States will provide $1 billion in funding over the next three years for forestry in f ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Kindergarten Christmas Program (December 15, 2009)
by Pam McCulloch
The Pinedale Kindergarten Classes kick off the Christmas season with "Sing Joy" directed by music teacher, Chandra Stough. The classes performed on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in the Pinedale Auditorium. ... FULL STORY
Holiday hours for medical clinics (December 15, 2009)
Christmas hours ... FULL STORY
Community member wanted for Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (December 15, 2009)
Sublette County School District #1 Board of Trustees
by Sublette County School District #1
The Board of Trustees of Sublette County School District #1, Pinedale, Wyoming, will be appointing a community member to serve on the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone begins opening for Winter season Dec. 15 (December 15, 2009)
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park begins opening interior park roads for motorized oversnow travel for the 2009-2010 winter season as scheduled on Tuesday, December 15. ... FULL STORY
2010 Nonresident Application booklets now available (December 15, 2009)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
More than 22,500 nonresident big game application booklets for the 2010 hunting seasons are being mailed out this week to hunters who applied through the mail for the 2009 hunting seasons. An additional 64,000 postcards have already been sent to nonresidents ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Bridger-Teton welcomes new Deputy Supervisor (December 15, 2009)
Jose Castro replaces Mike Balboni
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton of the Bridger –Teton National Forest will welcome her new deputy in January 2010. José Castro will report for work in Jackson, Wyoming as the new Deputy Forest Supervisor, filling the vacancy that was left when Deputy Mike Ba ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Going Downhill For 70 Years (December 15, 2009)
by Mary Thompson
The 2009-2010 winter season marks the 70th anniversary of White Pine, one of the oldest ski areas in Wyoming. In the 1930’s, the US Forest Service enlisted the help of Alf Engin to scout potential locations throughout the west for ski area development. As a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner stories – Dec. 15, 2009 (December 15, 2009)
You better watch out… ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 15 (December 14, 2009)
by Bob Barrett, Pinedale Ski Education Foundation
In cooperation with Pinedale Ranger District, the Pinedale Ski Education Foundation is again this year grooming Skyline Drive from the upper Fremont Lake Overlook to Elkhart Park. We measured 18" of snow at Elkhart on Monday so coverage over the 3 1/2 mile di ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mesa Lights (December 14, 2009)
Arnold Brokling captures gas patch light columns
Arnold Brokling took this photo of the lights from drilling rigs on the south end of the Pinedale Anticline reflecting in the night sky on Monday, December 14th. According to Arnie’s friend, Dave Bell, "They are frozen ice crystals suspended in the cold air a ... FULL STORY
BEWARE OF SCAM E-MAIL: Susan Kramer is not in England, didn’t get robbed at gunpoint, and does not need money help (December 14, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Local residents beware. An e-mail went out to many local residents on Monday morning (Dec. 14, 2009) appearing to be from the e-mail account of Julie Land of Happy Endings Animal Rescue, as an urgent request for money from Pinedale resident Susan Kramer. The e ... FULL STORY
‘Wisemen’ 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Dec. 24 (December 13, 2009)
At the Pinedale Aquatic Center
The Pinedale Aquatic Center will be hosting the "Wisemen" Basketball Tournament on Christmas Eve, December 24th. There is a $45 entry fee for each team of three. There will be $150 in prizes awarded to the winning team. Only three players allowed on each team ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Shopping Spree (December 13, 2009)
by Laurie Latta
The Pinedale Elementary School Library was abuzz with holiday activity this past week with the arrival of Santa’s Secret Shop. Designed for kids, the shop offered children the chance to purchase reasonably priced gifts for their parents and families. Over 10 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Fundraiser for Governor candidate Ron Micheli (December 13, 2009)
Approximately 130 people attended a fundraising event at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale for Ron Micheli, candidate for governor. The catered event included entertainment by cowboy poet Andy Nelson and a live auction. ... FULL STORY
Update on Taylor Dyess: Duluth (December 13, 2009)
Pinedale 15-year-old competes in snocross race in Duluth
Clark Dyess sent in the latest update on son Taylor’s first snocross race in Duluth, Minnesota. Taylor took a 2nd and a 2nd in his heats in the Junior 14-15 class and a 4th and a 3rd in his Junior 16-17 class. Taylor qualified 3rd in the Junior 14-15 and 7th ... FULL STORY
Paper argues against delisting wolves (December 13, 2009)
by Valdosta State University News
Valdosta State University (Georgia) Biology Professor Dr. Brad Bergstrom recently authored a paper titled "The Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf is not yet recovered," which was published in the December issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institu ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Pinedale Parade of Lights (December 12, 2009)
Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale
by Pam McCulloch
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Parade of Lights" on Saturday, December 12th. The night-time parade down Pine Street was one of the many fun festivities of the annual Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
New sports & exercise programs in Big Piney (December 11, 2009)
Great programs to get in shape!
Here are new programs the Big Piney Recreation department has on tap. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup stories – Dec. 11, 2009 (December 11, 2009)
Obstacle course for the brain ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Winter Storm Watch for western Wyoming (December 11, 2009)
From 6 to 20 inches of snow possible over the weekend
The National Weather Service out of Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch from late Friday through Sunday afternoon. A Pacific winter storm will move into western Wyoming late Friday with light snow developing after midnight. By sunrise steady widespread s ... FULL STORY
Sen. Enzi backs debt task force to research financial state of federal government (December 11, 2009)
Co-sponsors ‘Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act of 2009’
by Senator Enzi media release
Washington, D.C. – In an effort to stop partisan bickering and start digging the country out of a financial debt crisis, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined fellow members of Congress to support a task force that would put the country on a fast track to bei ... FULL STORY
EPA releases final specification for WaterSense new homes (December 11, 2009)
To help homeowners increase water efficiency and save on their utility bills
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final WaterSense single-family new homes specification today, creating the first national, voluntary, water-efficiency specification for an entire new home. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso demands independent UN Climategate investigation (December 11, 2009)
‘Americans are being asked to make a huge investment. We need to make sure it’s the right one.’
by Senator Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is demanding an independent investigation into climate data used to push for action on climate change. ... FULL STORY
EPA signs two rules to further protect ozone layer (December 11, 2009)
To further cut ozone-depleting pollutants to protect the Earth’s ozone layer and reduce harmful greenhouse gases
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced two final rules that will further cut ozone-depleting pollutants, protecting the Earth’s ozone layer and reducing harmful greenhouse gases. ... FULL STORY
Library Board meets Dec. 15 (December 11, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Library Board will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at 9 a.m. in the board meeting room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Two more Idaho hunt areas near quotas (December 10, 2009)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
Wolf harvest is nearly at the limits in the Palouse-Hells Canyon and the Southern Mountains wolf zones - each zone has one wolf left until they close. ... FULL STORY
Idaho closes wolf death investigation (December 10, 2009)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
The Idaho Fish and Game has concluded its investigation into the deaths of six juvenile wolves on national forest land north of Fairfield. ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Local teams compete in LEGO robotics competition in Casper (December 10, 2009)
Students from Pinedale, Big Piney, Marbleton and LaBarge competed
Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League held its 4th annual LEGO robotics competition at the Casper Events Center on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5, 2009. Students from Pinedale and Big Piney 4-H robot ... FULL STORY
Are any lakes frozen over for ice fishing? (December 10, 2009)
Fremont, Half Moon, Boulder still not completely frozen
by Pinedale Online!
For those of you wondering if any of our area lakes are frozen over enough for ice fishing, here is the latest report from the Forest Service and Lakeside Lodge as of today, Thursday, December 10. ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Holiday Plants (December 10, 2009)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Seasons Greetings everyone! We are at the time of year when in the midst of all the holiday gatherings with family and friends the need arises for hostess gifts or perhaps simply some fresh greenery to lift our spirits during these winter days. For the botanic ... FULL STORY
Governor comments on $40 million Federal commitment to forests (December 10, 2009)
For mitigation of bark beetle problems on National Forests
by Governor Freudenthal media release
CHEYENNE – Gov. Dave Freudenthal sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday, December 9, congratulating Vilsack for the Secretary’s willingness to commit $40 million to mitigating bark beetle problems in forests devastated by the insect ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ron Micheli for Governor fundraising party Dec. 11 in Pinedale (December 10, 2009)
Supporters for Ron Micheli for Governor will be hosting a fundraising party on Friday, December 11th at the Pinedale Library Lovatt Room. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) -37 Below in Bondurant (December 10, 2009)
Brrrr! Western Wyoming has been shivering through several days of bitterly cold weather. The thermometer at the Dell Fork Ranch Bondurant webcam read -37 below zero (F) around 8:30 AM on Thursday, December 10th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rocky Mountain Power asks customers to conserve electricity (December 8, 2009)
Utility encourages reduced use to ease demand on Western electric system
by Rocky Mountain Power media release
SALT LAKE CITY – Due to widespread below-freezing weather across much of the Western United States, electricity demand is very high in the entire region. Rocky Mountain Power is encouraging its customers to begin reducing their electricity consumption as much ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) PHISHING SCAM: CDC Sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1 (December 8, 2009)
‘Personal H1N1 Vaccination Profile’ scam
by U.S. Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1. The messages request that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the web ... FULL STORY
ARRA Unemployment Benefit exempt from SNAP math (December 8, 2009)
State food stamp program
by Wyoming Family Services
CHEYENNE – A $25-a-week unemployment benefit issued as part of the economic stimulus act no longer is counted as income for those applying for the state’s food stamp program, according to the Wyoming Department of Family Services. ... FULL STORY
Titles to be required to register new boats, snowmobiles and small utility trailers (December 8, 2009)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Beginning Jan. 1, motorized watercraft, snowmobiles and small trailers will have to be titled in order to be registered after they are purchased or their ownership is transferred. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner stories – Dec. 8, 2009 (December 8, 2009)
Penny pinchers ... FULL STORY
Briefs filed in federal wolf lawsuit in Montana (December 8, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana wildlife officials and other interests (including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation) have filed briefs in a federal court in Montana arguing against continued federal protection for wolves. For more information, click on the links below. ... FULL STORY
Montana issues kill order on wolf pack (December 8, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana wildlife officials have issued a kill order for the Mitchell Mountain wolf ... FULL STORY
Montana moves wolf hunt proposal to spring (December 8, 2009)
by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission will postpone consideration of next year's wolf hunting season until spring to allow more time for public comment, FWP officials said today. ... FULL STORY
Mexican wolf recovery at crossroads (December 8, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Associated Press writer Susan Montoya Bryan recently wrote an article "Wolf recovery at crossroads in the southwest," detailing the problems that are been encountered in this recovery program involving a very small federally protected wolf population. Click on ... FULL STORY
United Way funding meeting in Pinedale Dec. 15 (December 8, 2009)
Funding for programs, services, strategies and collaborations on education, income and health
by United Way media release
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) will be accepting letters of intent (LOI) for one-year grants for the 2010-2011 funding process from any tax exempt organization that serves residents in Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater or Uinta Counties. ... FULL STORY
FCC seeks public comments on ‘repurposing’ over-air TV spectrum for wireless broadband (December 8, 2009)
Decision could take spectrum away from over-air broadcast television stations and give it to wireless broadband companies
The Federal Communication Commission issued a Public Notice on December 2 seeking public comments on a Notice of Inquiry to repurpose spectrums currently licensed to broadcast television stations over to wireless broadband services for commercial purposes. Thi ... FULL STORY
Funds available to Wyo. residents to install renewable energy systems on homes (December 8, 2009)
Grants of up to $10,000 for installing solar, small wind, and ground source heat energy systems at their homes
by Wyoming Business Council
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Energy Office (SEO) is using over $2.2 million in federal funding to launch a program that will help homeowners defray the cost of installing renewable energy systems. ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 School Board meeting Dec. 10 agenda (December 8, 2009)
by Sublette County School District #1
Sublette County School District #1 Board of Trustees will hold their regular board meeting on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 PM in the Board Room of the Sublette County School District #1 Administration Building in Pinedale, 101 E Hennick Street. Below is th ... FULL STORY
H1N1 vaccinations open to general public (December 8, 2009)
Clinics in Pinedale and Big Piney/Marbleton
Sublette County Public Health is offering H1N1 (Swine flu) vaccinations to the general public on Thursday, December 10th, from 9:00-11:00 AM at the Pinedale Public Health Office, 619 Hennick Drive. If those hours are not convenient, call Public Health for an ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Groundwater Forum Dec. 12 (December 8, 2009)
by Upper Green River Alliance media release
You are cordially invited to participate in the Pinedale Groundwater Forum: ... FULL STORY
Vitter, Barrasso caution against implications of Greenhouse Gas endangerment finding (December 8, 2009)
by U.S. Sens. David Vitter and John Barrasso media release
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sens. David Vitter and John Barrasso today cautioned the White House regarding the implications of today’s finalized endangerment finding by President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide and other gases. ... FULL STORY
Enzi: Copenhagen and EPA announcement have double disaster potential (December 8, 2009)
by Senator Mike Enzi media release
Washington, D.C. – Today, while climate change discussions continue at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is concerned about a sweeping announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that c ... FULL STORY
EPA: Greenhouse Gases Threaten Public Health and the Environment (December 8, 2009)
Science overwhelmingly shows greenhouse gas concentrations at unprecedented levels due to human activity
by Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – After a thorough examination of the scientific evidence and careful consideration of public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the America ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Middle School Science Fair Dec. 9 & 10 (December 8, 2009)
Pinedale Middle School invites the public to visit the annual Pinedale Middle School Science Fair. The boards are all on display in the Middle School Gym on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 9th and 10th from 8AM to 4PM. ... FULL STORY
Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner for Ric Stott Dec. 10 (December 8, 2009)
Fire victim – Bridger Speed and Sport
The Friends and Fellow Lions of Ric Stott will be holding a Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, December 10, 6:00pm at Rendezvous Pointe. Proceeds from the Donation Only event will go to Ric and his staff at Bridger Speed and Sport, a long time Pinedale ... FULL STORY
EnCana supports Pinedale Fine Arts Council Educational Enrichment Residencies (December 7, 2009)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) received a $5,000 donation from EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. to support the Educational Enrichment Residencies for elementary, middle and high school students in Big Piney and Pinedale schools. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Santa at the Pinedale Library Dec. 11-12 (December 7, 2009)
Children can get photos with Santa
by Sublette County Library
Santa will be visiting with children at the Pinedale Library in the grand lobby of the new addition on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th from 10 am to 5 pm. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras and get free pictures with Santa. Tara Bolgiano, of Blus ... FULL STORY
Did imported wolves bring new parasite? (December 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service notes that a new research paper reports that the parasite, the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus, has now been detected in Montana and Idaho for the first time. It is apparently widespread through the wolf population, and has ... FULL STORY
FWS releases depredation numbers (December 7, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that as of the first week of December 2009, these are Wyoming's depredation numbers: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mock Council (December 7, 2009)
Pinedale Afterschool program
by Jennifer Anderson, Pinedale Afterschool Program
Pinedale Afterschool students held a mock council last week with the assistance of Pinedale Mayor Stephen Smith, Assistant to the Pinedale Mayor Mary Hogarty, Pinedale Planning and Zoning Administrator Kate Grimes, and junior council members Casey Terrell and ... FULL STORY
(49 pictures) 16th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction (December 5, 2009)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
A big crowd showed up to participate in the Museum of the Mountain Man's 16th annual holiday Wreath & Chocolate Auction at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale on Friday, December 4th. Many locals created beautiful wreaths and donated them for this cause. Local singi ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) SNOTEL Watch (December 5, 2009)
by Pinedale Online!
SNOTEL readings for Saturday, December 5, 2009: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale and Big Piney area customers urged to reduce electricity use at peak times this weekend (December 4, 2009)
by Rocky Mountain Power media release
PINEDALE, Wyo. — Rocky Mountain Power urges its customers in Pinedale, Big Piney and surrounding areas to voluntarily reduce their electricity use this weekend during the hours of 7:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Energy conservation at these times is requ ... FULL STORY
Barrasso: Health Care bill cuts billions in Medicare (December 4, 2009)
‘Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act’ takes health care from seniors
by Senator Barrasso media release
Senator Reid’s 2,074-page health care bill means higher insurance premiums, it means higher taxes and it cuts Medicare. Click here to read the bill: ... FULL STORY
Sweden opens first wolf hunt in 45 years (December 4, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
With a wolf population estimated at less than 220 animals, Swedish officials are preparing to allow the first wolf hunt in the country in 45 years. With quotas to be set this month, an estimated 20 to 40 wolves will be available for harvest. For more, click on ... FULL STORY
Montana considers wolf archery season (December 4, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana wildlife officials are considering allowing wolves to be harvested in an archery-season hunt in 2010. For more information, click on the link below. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup stories – Dec. 4, 2009 (December 4, 2009)
Fires frame Thanksgiving Day ... FULL STORY
Winter Farmers Market & Craft Faire Dec. 6 (December 4, 2009)
At the Pinedale Aquatic Center
by Pinedale Farmer’s Market
The Pinedale Farmers Market will hold it's first Winter Farmers Market, this Sunday, December 6th from 1pm to 4pm at the Pinedale Aquatic Center at 535 North Tyler Street in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
PFAC offers stocking stuffers for holiday season (December 4, 2009)
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
Looking for the perfect holiday stocking stuffer? The Pinedale Fine Arts Council will be selling tickets to their next two upcoming performances throughout the month of December. Individual tickets are $13 adults and $7 students and are available at Rock Rabbi ... FULL STORY
Hockey ‘Toys for Toys’ Drive Dec. 12th (December 4, 2009)
The Pinedale Hockey Association is hosting a "Toys for Tots" drive on Saturday, December 12th at the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. There will be hockey and figure skating events all day. There will also be an archery shoot. Admission is one toy per pe ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Groundwater Forum Dec. 12 (December 4, 2009)
The Upper Green river Valley Coalition invites the public to participate in the Pinedale Groundwater Forum on Saturday, December 12, at the Sublette County Library meeting room in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Daniel Christmas Party Dec. 20 (December 4, 2009)
Daniel will hold their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 20th. It will be a potluck dinner. The Community Center will provide meats. Participants are asked to please bring a dessert and salad. Santa will make an appearance with Mrs. Claus. Parents are ... FULL STORY
National Elk Refuge sleigh rides to begin on December 14 (December 4, 2009)
The National Elk Refuge 2009-10 sleigh ride season will start on Monday, December 14. The wildlife viewing program runs through the first weekend of April. ... FULL STORY
Daniel Schoolhouse receives $320,690 grant to renovate building (December 4, 2009)
The Wyoming Business Council’s Board of Directors recommended approval to give the historic Daniel Schoolhouse $320,690 grant to renovate the building. The county must provide $208,056 in in-kind match to receive the funds. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Toys for Tots Drive Dec 11-19 (December 4, 2009)
Collects new toys for children in need
The Pinedale Fire Department is holding their annual Toys for Tots drive during December. Toys may be dropped off at the Pinedale Fire Hall, 130 S. Fremont Avenue, during these times: ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Fremont Lake Photo Gallery (December 3, 2009)
Photos by Kevin Haffey
Kevin Haffey sent in these photos taken of the glassy smooth waters of Fremont Lake over Thanksgiving week. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Funeral Service for Dale Sequera Dec. 5 (December 3, 2009)
by Covill Funeral Home
A memorial funeral service for Dale Sequera (pron: seck-wear-a) will be held Saturday, December 5th, at 11:00 AM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Calling all floats for the Mountain Man 'Parade of Lights' Dec. 12 (December 2, 2009)
Please call the Chamber and register your float soon
Anyone wishing to enter a float in the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce Mountain Man Christmas "Parade of Lights" on December 12th is asked to contact the Chamber by Friday, December 11th to register their float. Click here for a printable registration form ... FULL STORY
Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale (December 2, 2009)
Here is the revised schedule of events from the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce for this weekend’s Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale. Click here for a printable version of this schedule ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Farmers Market Dec. 6th (December 2, 2009)
At the Pinedale Aquatic Center
Pinedale Farmer’s Market will hold a "Winter Farmers Market" on Sunday, December 6th, at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. The event will feature local artisans, craftsfolk and bakers. There will be holiday gifts and gift wrapping. Bring your gifts down and have th ... FULL STORY
Library Board meets Dec. 9 (December 2, 2009)
by Sublette County Library
The Sublette County Library Board will hold its next board meeting on ... FULL STORY
Date change for Rural Health Care meeting (December 2, 2009)
Rescheduled to December 9, 2009
The regular December meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Sublette County Rural Health Care District has been changed to Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Big Piney/Marbleton EMS Classroom located at 120 West 4th Street, Marbleton, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner stories – Dec. 1, 2009 (December 2, 2009)
Thanksgiving eve fire ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Thirty wolf packs roam Wyoming (December 1, 2009)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just provided a new estimate of Wyoming's minimum wolf population. FWS reported: "As of November 2009, preliminary estimates for Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park (YNP) are >200 wolves in >30 packs (19-21 breeding pai ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) article highlights concerns over natural gas drilling (December 2, 2009)
Includes a video featuring Sublette County
by Pinedale Online!
In a special report under the heading "Energy Fix," posted an article today (Wednesday, December 2) by staff writer Steve Hargreaves entitled, "The domestic drilling backlash: From New York to Texas, energy companies have come under fire as natura ... FULL STORY

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