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Pinedale Online News - December 2010

(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – December 31, 2010 (December 31, 2010)
Here’s to 2011 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) 20 Below and Dropping (December 31, 2010)
Paul Ellwood sent in this photo of his thermometer at the Dell Fork Ranch in Bondurant on New Year’s Eve. "Our thermometer is at – 20. We should get lower by tomorrow AM. Stay warm." Photo by the Bondurant webcam. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Scenery (December 31, 2010)
Photos by Dave Bell
Fremont Lake Swans Despite the frigid weather these five Trumpeter Swans were enjoying a good swim in the Fremont Lake condensation fog on Friday, December 31, 2010. Fremont Lake, nearly 700' deep, generally freezes about this time each year--and with our curr ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Storm brings more snow to Wyoming, I-80 closures (December 31, 2010)
9 inches of new snow at White Pine Ski Area
by Pinedale Online!
A powerful winter storm affected much of western and central Wyoming over the past couple days. The storm hit the west Tuesday night through Wednesday and then jumped east of the Continental Divide Wednesday night through early Friday. ... FULL STORY
Thoughts on Secretarial Order 3310 (December 30, 2010)
BLM’s new powers to designate federal lands to be managed as wilderness, bypassing official Congressional designation
PennEnergy has an article discussing ramifications of the Department of Interior’s new secretarial order 3310, issued on December 23rd, in which the BLM is giving itself the authority to designate new lands which it will manage as wilderness areas under "Wild ... FULL STORY
Nordic Trail grooming report – Dec. 30, 2010 (December 30, 2010)
by Mike Looney, Groomer
As of Thursday, December 30, 2010: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Range (December 29, 2010)
A mule deer buck is spotted on winter range just off Paradise Road. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Weather Advisory for Pinedale (December 29, 2010)
The National Weather Service has continued a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight Wednesday, December 29th. Snowfall is expected to increase in intensity Wednesday and continue, heavy at times, through late Wednesday evening. Snow accumulations are expected ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 seeks community member for Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (December 28, 2010)
Note date change for appointment
by Sublette County School District #1
Editor’s Note: This is a revised announcement which is intended to replace the story posted on December 9, 2010. The change is that the appointment will be made on Thursday, January 13th, not on Friday the 14th. ... FULL STORY
EnerCrest declares bankruptcy (December 28, 2010)
EnerCrest Construction, Inc, has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The Notice was filed on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale Field Office seeks volunteers for bald eagle survey Jan. 8th (December 28, 2010)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is calling for volunteers to conduct a midwinter bald eagle survey in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Saturday, January 8, 2011. ... FULL STORY
What are the snow conditions for snowmobiling? (December 28, 2010)
CDT and Horse Creek trails are being groomed, 3-5 feet of snow in mountains
by Pinedale Online!
In general, the valleys have several inches to a foot of snow on the ground in the Upper Green River Valley. The surrounding mountains range have from one to five feet of snow. The Wyoming Range has from 3 to 5 feet. The west slope of the Wind River Range has ... FULL STORY
Bitter cold temperatures on the way (December 28, 2010)
Temperatures may drop to minus 30 below zero in some locations
The National Weather Service is advising that a winter storm is heading for the Cowboy State through Friday which will bring snow and bitter cold temperatures. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 28, 2010 (December 28, 2010)
Holiday Hoops ... FULL STORY
BLM bypasses Congress to effectively designate new wilderness areas (December 27, 2010)
Uses ‘Wild Lands’ to administratively designate and manage more BLM lands as wilderness
by U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Office of the Secretary of the Interior media release
Salazar, Abbey Restore Protections for America's Wild Lands ... FULL STORY
Nordic Trail grooming report – Dec. 26, 2010 (Original post December 27, 2010 | Updated December 28, 2010)
by Mike Looney, Groomer
Update Tuesday, Dec. 28: All tracks freshly groomed. CCC groomed yesterday (Monday). ... FULL STORY
Plane crash in Wind River Mountains kills 3 from Texas (December 27, 2010)
The Casper Star-Tribune has a story about a plane crash on Christmas Eve in the southern Wind River Mountains. which killed three members of a family from Texas. Click on this link for the story: 3 from Texas killed in Wyoming plane crash ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 24, 2010 (December 24, 2010)
Lunar Eclipse ... FULL STORY
A Call for Abstracts – The Astorians (December 23, 2010)
by Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette County Historical Society
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of John Jacob Astor and his Pacific Fur Company (1810 to 1812), the Museum of the Mountain Man, Sublette County Historical Society, will host a four-day Fur Trade Symposium from Wednesday, September 5th through Saturda ... FULL STORY
Green River Classic Sled Dog Race January 1-2, 2011 (December 23, 2010)
The annual Green River Classic Sled Dog Race will be held on Saturday & Sunday, January 1-2, 2011. There will be 6-dog and 12-dog races with a limit of 20 teams per class. The 6-dog race will have a dual start. The races are held along the Green River in the U ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Sleigh Ride (December 23, 2010)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Dr. Tom Johnston hitched up Maybelle for a sleigh ride on his ranch near Pinedale on Wednesday. Doc raises Morgans and has won numerous competitions with his horses. This morning, the snow was lightly falling, the sleigh bells were ringing, and it was a lovely ... FULL STORY
Nordic Trail grooming report – Dec. 23, 2010 (December 23, 2010)
by Mike Looney, Groomer
As of Thursday, December 23, 2010: ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Squirt Hockey (December 22, 2010)
Pinedale Glacier ice hockey
by T.J. Hunt
The Pinedale Glaciers Squirt team played Riverton twice last weekend, winning both games. The first game score was Pinedale-5, Riverton-2. ... FULL STORY
United Way funding process set to begin (December 22, 2010)
by United Way of Southwest Wyoming
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
(1 pictures) Winter scenery in Sublette County (December 22, 2010)
Photos by Scott Almdale
Scott Almdale took a drive recently around Sublette County to photograph some of the winter wonderland scenic views. "There is nothing like it when one goes out into the Sublette Country on a snow storm-clearing day when the sun comes out bright with Wyoming-b ... FULL STORY
DEQ plans for possible Ozone advisories (December 22, 2010)
In the Upper Green River Basin
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Elevated levels of ozone have been observed in previous years during the months of February and March in the Upper Green River Basin, resulting in the Air Quality Division (AQD) of Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issuing ozone advisories. ... FULL STORY
Great American Musicals at the Library in January (December 21, 2010)
by Sublette County Library – Pinedale
Looking for some good ol’ fashion fun after the holidays? Enjoy old Hollywood and American music at its finest during a free four-week series of classical American musicals to be held in the Lovatt Room at the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave in Pine ... FULL STORY
Barrasso opposes FCC action to regulate the Internet (December 21, 2010)
‘The Internet has been a beacon of free speech, creativity, and innovation largely because it has been out of Washington’s grip.’
by Senator Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010), U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to give the federal government the authority to regulate Internet traffic: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 21, 2010 (December 21, 2010)
Dropping in ... FULL STORY
Using dogs to protect livestock from wolves and bears (December 21, 2010)
Sublette County couple tours Europe and Central Asia for ideas to help US ranchers
The Casper Star-Tribune posted an article by Jeff Gerino on Dec. 19th profiling a Sublette County couple who have spent years researching the use of dogs to protect livestock from predators. ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 changes access to online student information (December 21, 2010)
by Sublette County School District #1
Special winter ice fishing provision provides added fishing opportunity (December 21, 2010)
Up to 6 lines allowed on certain waters
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Ice fishing is growing in popularity throughout Wyoming and many waters have liberalized regulations that add to the ice fishing opportunity. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WGFD seeks reports of Burbot (December 21, 2010)
by Wyoming Game and Fish Department
With many of the lakes in the Pinedale Region soon becoming capped with ice, the start of the annual ice fishing season is right around the corner. As anglers begin to gather around their favorite waters, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to rem ... FULL STORY
WGFD discourages wildlife feeding (December 21, 2010)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
As many Wyoming residents are finding out, private feeding of wildlife can cause serious problems. Each year there are many examples of how a well meaning gesture to "help" wildlife gets out of hand. ... FULL STORY
Nordic Trail grooming report – Dec. 21, 2010 (December 21, 2010)
Mike Looney, Groomer
by Dawn Ballou
As of Tuesday, December 21, 2010: ... FULL STORY
2011 Hunting & Fishing Licenses on sale now (December 21, 2010)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming hunters and anglers are reminded that most 2010 licenses expire Friday, December 31. The 2011 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and conservation stamps are available at local license selling agents or online at: ... FULL STORY
Encana supports Pregnancy Resource Center (December 21, 2010)
Free services empower and educate first time parents in Sublette County
by Encana-Pregnancy Resource Center media release
To meet the demand of the growing Client Services Program in Sublette County, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. granted the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) $5,000. The Client Services Program offers an innovative approach to empower families facing an unplanned or f ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lunar eclipse (December 21, 2010)
Total eclipse of the moon
A total lunar eclipse took place on early Tuesday morning, December 21st. A total eclipse occurs when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through the Earth's shadow. Total lunar eclipses in northern winter are fairly common, with three of them in the past ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Pinedale Glaciers Peewee Hockey (December 20, 2010)
Pinedale vs Riverton River Rats
by Nan Stinson
The Pinedale Glaciers Peewees came out winning at the Sublette County Ice Arena this last weekend as they went up against the Riverton River Rats. Friday night, the Glaciers shined with a score of 11 to 4 with Jacob Mitchell, Kelly Fagan, and Jaydon Lewis each ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale Field Office issues decision on Archer Gravel Pit (December 20, 2010)
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
by Bureau of Land Management
After analysis in an Environmental Assessment (EA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Decision Record (DR) for the Archer Construction, Inc. (Archer) expansion of the Binni ... FULL STORY
Prosperity in Sublette County while most of US struggled (December 20, 2010)
AOL news story
AOL news posted a story on Monday, December 20th entitled, "While Most of US Struggled, Good Times Rolled in Wyoming." The article, by contributor Laura Parker, focuses on the prosperity the oil and gas boom brought to Wyoming for the past ten years while othe ... FULL STORY
Nordic Trail grooming report – Dec. 19, 2010 (December 20, 2010)
by Mike Looney, Groomer
As of Sunday Morning 12/19/10: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette County gets snow from recent storms (December 19, 2010)
A winter storm has been affecting western and southern Wyoming since Saturday and will continue through the night into Monday morning. Snow totals are through 1 pm Sunday, December 19th. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 23 Below Zero in Bondurant (December 19, 2010)
Temperatures dropped to 23 below zero in Bondurant, Wyoming early Sunday morning (Dec. 19th). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sheri Rene Hudson-Nolan (December 18, 2010)
Sheri Rene Nolan entered this world on January 29, 1958 to Johnny Leon and Carole Sue Hudson in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She grew up a wild child, roaming the hills of Oklahoma and later moved to Houston, Texas where she met and married her teenage sweetheart R ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Council to accept project proposals (December 17, 2010)
To enhance or restore forest ecosystems, health and water quality
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking applications for projects that would enhance forest ecosystems or restore and improve land health and water quality on the Bridger-Teton National Forest within Lincoln and Sublette Counties. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners agenda – Dec. 21, 2010 (December 17, 2010)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Freudenthal joins UW faculty as Distinguished Visiting Professor (December 17, 2010)
by University of Wyoming
LARAMIE - Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will join the University of Wyoming College of Law as a distinguished visiting professor for three semesters starting in spring 2011. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Sheri Nolan Dec. 22 (December 17, 2010)
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral Services for Sheri Nolan will be held on Wednesday, December 22 at 1:00 PM at Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Erasing borders between Mexico and Canada? (December 17, 2010) website has a post with the assertion that there is a government movement to quietly erase the country borders between the United States with Mexico and Canada to establish a common security perimeter around North America to facilitate the free mo ... FULL STORY
Total lunar eclipse Dec. 20 (December 17, 2010)
Total eclipse of the moon
A total lunar eclipse will take place on Monday night, December 20th. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America, cloud cover permitting. It will be the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years. The la ... FULL STORY
Swearing-In Ceremony for Sublette County elected officials Jan. 3, 2011 (December 17, 2010)
There will be a Swearing-In Ceremony for Sublette County elected officials on Monday, January 3, 2011 in the District Court Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale at 9:00 AM. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Apple slicer caution (December 17, 2010)
Product failure could cause hand cut injury
A local citizen alerted us to a possible safety issue related to an apple slicer product. ... FULL STORY
County boards offer opportunity to get involved locally (December 17, 2010)
Recreation, agriculture, roads, water, historic preservation, fire
by Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Commissioners are advertising openings on many local boards. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in becoming more involved in the decision-making process of topics in which they are interested, including local recreation, agricultu ... FULL STORY
Pinedale vs. Big Piney basketball (December 17, 2010)
Dec. 16, 2010 games in Pinedale
Games played in Pinedale. Final Scores: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 17, 2010 (December 17, 2010)
Can Bear-ly stand the wait ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Town Council approves $1200 ‘incentive payment’ for all Town employees (December 16, 2010)
$18,000 to encourage employees to stay with the Town
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
After meeting in Executive Session at the end of their regular meeting on Monday, December 13, the Pinedale Town Council voted and approved to give a $1,200 incentive payment to each of the Town employees for 2010. ... FULL STORY
Holiday hours for Medical Clinics (December 16, 2010)
Closed for Christmas and New Year’s holidays
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Chamber warns of questionable Sublette relocation-visitor guide solicitation (December 16, 2010)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is alerting local businesses about a phone call from a person asking for advertising for a "Sublette County Relocation/Visitor Guide." The caller asked if the Chamber would be interested in endorsing their guide and carr ... FULL STORY
(7 pictures) Sublette County fire fighters honored (December 16, 2010)
by Pinedale Online!
The Sublette County Fire Fighters held their annual banquet and end-of-year recognition on Saturday, December 11th at Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Citizen Center in Big Piney. Members of the county’s six volunteer fire departments attended. ... FULL STORY
14.5-mile dehydrated natural gas pipeline proposed in Sublette County (December 16, 2010)
Pinedale Field Office seeks public input
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking initial public comments on the proposed Enterprise Jonah Gas Gathering Company LLC (EJGGC) 14.5 mile-long, 30-inch dehydrated natural gas pipeline in Sublette County. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Senior Winter Games February 16-20, 2011 (December 15, 2010)
In Pinedale
The Wyoming Senior Winter Games will be held February 16-20, 2011 in Pinedale. It will be four days of fun, fitness, and friendly competition for athletes ages 50+. Events will include alpine and Nordic skiing, hockey tournament, snowshoeing, pickleball, swim ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Indoor Triathlon January 22, 2011 (December 15, 2010)
At the Pinedale Aquatic Center
The Pinedale Aquatic Center (PAC) will be hosting the Pinedale Indoor Triathlon on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The fun starts at 12pm, noon. New groups start every 30 minutes. ... FULL STORY
Wise Men 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Dec. 24 (December 15, 2010)
At the Pinedale Aquatic Center
The Wise Men 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Friday, December 24th at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. This tournament provides some fun and friendly competition for all levels of basketball players ages 16+. Teams can consist of 3-4 players and the ... FULL STORY
Pinedale accepted into Wyoming Mainstreet program (December 15, 2010)
Downtown revitalization program
by Wyoming Business Council
Wyoming Main Street accepted Pinedale into its program last week, providing the town with resources to revitalize its historic downtown district. ... FULL STORY
Live Nativity Dec. 24 at the Dick Noble Ranch in Cora (December 15, 2010)
Everyone is welcome to visit the Live Nativity at the Dick Noble Ranch on Christmas Eve, December 24, 6:00pm. They will have a bonfire and hot chocolate. Please bring a plate of cookies. Dress warm. For more information, please call 307-367-4479 or 307-231-309 ... FULL STORY
Nordic ski trail grooming report – Dec. 15, 2010 (December 15, 2010)
by Mike Looney, groomer
Nordic ski trail grooming report as of Tuesday, December 14, 2010: ... FULL STORY
Pinedale lodging tax update (December 15, 2010)
by Jeff Goltz, Town of Pinedale Travel and Tourism Commission
Pinedale will soon receive its first lodging tax distribution from the Wyoming Department of Revenue, and the Travel and Tourism Commission wanted to update residents on our progress and plans going forward. ... FULL STORY
US 191 near Pinedale to get 6 wildlife crossing underpasses and 2 overpasses (December 15, 2010)
$9.7 million to help deer and pronghorn antelope cross US highway
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Contracts totaling $41.9 million for nine highway projects around the state, including installation of a series of wildlife crossing underpasses and overpasses on US 191 in the Pinedale area, were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its Dec ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 14, 2010 (December 15, 2010)
A smile for Santa ... FULL STORY
(22 pictures) 4H Cloverbuds celebrate Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale (December 15, 2010)
by Ranae C. Lozier
The Sublette County 4-H Cloverbud group met December 8th to prepare for the Pinedale Christmas parade float. The Cloverbuds had an extra set of Junior Junior Leaders to help lead the stations for the members to work at. Katelyn Hayward, Sawyer Bernard, Des ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) 5th Annual Wyoming First Lego League Championships (December 14, 2010)
Sublette County teams bring home trophies
by Robin Schamber, UW Sublette County Extension 4-H & Youth Development Educator
Thanks to grant assistance provided by Sublette BOCES #1 (Pinedale Teams) and Shell (Big Piney and Pinedale teams), Sublette County sent three robotics teams to the 5th Annual Wyoming First Lego League (FLL) Championships in Casper December 3 and 4. The Wyom ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Holiday Band Concert (December 14, 2010)
Pinedale schools had their Holiday Band Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14 in the Pinedale Auditorium. The band was led by Craig Sheppard. The Choir concert was held on Monday evening. Pictured here are the 7th & 8th graders. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘Citizen’s Guide To Air Quality Management’ document available (December 14, 2010)
Sublette County, state and industry partners collectively address air quality efforts
by Sublette County Commissioners, industry joint media release
PINEDALE — Beginning this week, the Sublette Board of County Commissioners will distribute an air quality guide via mail to all residents in Sublette County. The guide defines air quality and pollution sources, explains federal and state regulation of air qual ... FULL STORY
Accident claims Cora resident (December 13, 2010)
Ernest A. Muscatello
Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that a one-vehicle accident claimed the life of Cora resident Ernest A. Muscatello, 81, on Friday, December 10th. The accident occurred at 9:56 a.m. at milepost 14.6 on WYO 352, 10.6 miles north of Cora in Sublette County. He was ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Motorists urged to slow down for wildlife (December 12, 2010)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
PINEDALE – It’s that time of year when highway travelers need to slow down and pay special attention for animals along our roadways. Wyoming is blessed with an abundance of big game, and the winter weather causes them to migrate to lower elevations where they ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Weekend fun in Pinedale (December 12, 2010)
Mountain Man Christmas, Skiing
There was a lot going on last weekend in Pinedale. The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce held their annual Mountain Man Christmas downtown, which included a tree lighting ceremony, lighted parade after dark, open houses and late-night shopping. Also, White ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Swans (December 12, 2010)
Photo by Fred Pflughoft
Fred Pflughoft posted this photo of trumpeter swans in his photo gallery on Pinedale Online. Fred is a professional photographer living in Pinedale, Wyoming. He has taken scenic pictures all over the American West, and has published multiple photography books. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sunrise on the Sawtooths (December 12, 2010)
Photo by Dave Bell
Local photographer, Dave Bell posted this photo of early morning light on the Sawtooths, Gros Ventre Mountain Range, on Saturday, December 11th. Click on this link for more Dave’s pictures: Dave Bell scenic photos ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Middle School 2010 Science Fair Results (December 12, 2010)
by Sublette County School District #1
Pinedale Middle School held their 2010 Science Fair last week. ... FULL STORY
Haliburton introduces food-based ‘Cleanstim’ fracture formulation (December 12, 2010)
Creates a website for public disclosure of content of hydraulic fracing fluids
Editor’s Note: Below is a media release from November 15th, but we want to bring it to your attention in case you missed it. Haliburton announced a new hydraulic fracturing fluid system comprised of materials sourced entirely from the food industry. Haliburto ... FULL STORY
BLM creates new web pages highlighting responses to climate change and environmental challenges (December 12, 2010)
‘Rapid Ecoregional Assessments’ and landscape approach to land management
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has posted new web pages that describe its efforts to respond to climate change and related environmental challenges. The BLM’s Climate Change Home Page is found at ... FULL STORY
JIO/PAPO funding applications available online (December 12, 2010)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) have posted applications received for 2011 project funding consideration online at ... FULL STORY
Eagle Prospect-Noble Basin Master Plan DEIS available (December 12, 2010)
Public meeting in Bondurant Jan. 19 and in Pinedale Jan. 20
by Arcasis U.S. Inc. public notice
ExxonMobil expands world's largest carbon capture plant in Wyoming (December 12, 2010)
by ExxonMobil media release
LABARGE, WYO - ExxonMobil announced today (Dec. 10, 2010) the completion of an expansion to the world’s largest carbon dioxide capture plant. Located near LaBarge, Wyoming, the expanded plant will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance oil production ... FULL STORY
UP wolves may be delisted (December 12, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A Minnesota senator reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has pledged to remove wolves from federal protection in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan by the end of 2011. ... FULL STORY
(82 pictures) 2010 Wreath Auction (December 12, 2010)
Annual fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale ... FULL STORY
Thermal research on wolf disease (December 12, 2010)
by U.S. Geological Survey press release
Psychedelically colored wolves depicted by thermal imaging will shed light on how mange affects the survival, reproduction and social behavior of wolves in Yellowstone National Park. ... FULL STORY
Targeting bold wolves (December 12, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The small town of Port Heiden, Alaska has grown weary of hungry wolves prowling the streets. Three wolf packs, each with up to about 20 animals, have become "brazen’ in their actions in town. ... FULL STORY
Hatch: States should manage wolves (December 12, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah believes that states should manage wolves, according to an editorial he authored that appears in the Dixie Press. ... FULL STORY
Rural Health Special Meeting Dec. 15th (Original post December 11, 2010 | Updated December 14, 2010)
The Board of Trustees of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District will hold a Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010 in the Marbleton EMS Classroom located at 120 W. 4th St., Marbleton, WY. Purpose of the Special Meeting is continuing ... FULL STORY
Nordic trail grooming report – Dec. 10, 2010 (December 11, 2010)
Here is the latest grooming report for Nordic ski trails in the Pinedale area. ... FULL STORY
Spaghetti Dinner in Pinedale Dec. 11 (December 10, 2010)
Sponsored by the Masons of Pinedale and members of Eastern Star
The Masons of Pinedale and the members of Eastern Star are putting on a Spaghetti Dinner after the Parade of Lights in Pinedale on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The event will be at the Masonic Lodge, 23 N. Tyler Street behind the Chamber of Commerce Building. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 10, 2010 (December 10, 2010)
SCSO trains intensively in empty school ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Assessment Follow-up (December 10, 2010)
What should Pinedale’s future priorities be?
by Pinedale Online!
Ten community members attended the follow-up meeting for the Pinedale Community Assessment held by the Wyoming Rural Development Council (WRDC) on Tuesday, December 7th in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. ... FULL STORY
Forest Service issues permit to White Pine ski area (December 9, 2010)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Citizens to Save White Pine LLC, announced that the White Pine Ski Area and Resort will be issued a Conditional Special Use Permit on Thursday, December 9, 2010. ... FULL STORY
Owners can help horses defend against bitter cold air (December 9, 2010)
Barnyards & Backyards article
Have a horse? As winter descends on Wyoming a little bit of knowledge about their biology and cold weather adaptations can help you keep your horse comfortable and healthy in some of our worst weather. Whether as a refresher or as new information, this is an ... FULL STORY
Residents should act soon to save on energy efficient appliance purchases (December 9, 2010)
by Wyoming Business Council
The State Energy Office reminds Wyoming residents to take advantage of rebates for energy efficient appliance purchases while funds still remain. ... FULL STORY
A Festival of Lessons and Carols Dec. 12 (December 9, 2010)
A Community Tradition
by Sue Briggs
For the past 31 years, the Community Choir has presented a celebration of the Christmas story through music and scripture readings. ... FULL STORY
NRA Firearms Classes in 2011 (December 9, 2010)
Basic Pistol: Jan. 8th and 29, 2011 ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM Winter land closures for big game protection (December 9, 2010)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is notifying the public that BLM-administered big game winter ranges will be closed to all motorized vehicle travel (e.g., snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, pickups, and sport utility vehicles) f ... FULL STORY
Daniel Christmas Party Dec. 19 (December 9, 2010)
Daniel will hold their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 19th at the Historic Daniel Schoolhouse. Dinner is at 5:00 pm. Santa arrives at 6:00 pm. The Daniel Community Center will provide meat, dressing, spuds, gravy and refreshments. Please bring a sa ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Lions Club Snowmobile Raffle (December 9, 2010)
by Pinedale Lions Club
The Pinedale Lions Club held its 21st Annual Snowmobile Raffle Drawing on Saturday, December 4 at Bucky’s Outdoors in Pinedale. All 400 tickets were sold and the lucky winner of the 2011 Polaris 800 Pro RMK 155" was Ric Stott and sister Jennine Saulino. Appr ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Middle School Girls Swim Team Is Third in Home Invitational (December 9, 2010)
by Sublette County School District #1
The Pinedale Middle School girls’ swim team beat out Rawlins, Big Piney, and Riverton to take 3rd place in an invitational meet that was hosted at the PAC on Saturday, December 4th. ... FULL STORY
Fishing Report – Dec. 9, 2010 (December 9, 2010)
by Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium
Glancing outside at snow-covered ground, ice-glazed trees and single-digit temperatures on the thermometer indicates the main part of our fly-fishing season is over until spring. This is a good time to talk about the weather conditions we are experiencing and ... FULL STORY
Sleigh Ride in Big Piney/Marbleton Dec. 22 (December 9, 2010)
Enjoy a night of caroling and admiring the Big Piney/Marbleton holiday lights on Wednesday, December 22nd. Meet at the Marbleton Town Hall parking lot and get on trailers at 5:00 PM. Cost is Free. For more information, contact Big Piney Recreation, 307-276- ... FULL STORY
Encana Cares provides over $1.6 million for charity in Wyoming in 2010 (December 9, 2010)
by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) media release
Makes donations locally to A Woman’s Work, Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette County, Big Piney Community Food Closet, and Sublette 4-H ... FULL STORY
Disagree with the government on your website and your ISP could be fined 10% of their annual income? (December 9, 2010)
Bill proposed in Venezuela to further censor speech
Bloomberg posted a story today about a proposal brought forward by the Venezuelan Vice President in their National Assembly to regulate internet service providers and electronic media under rules that country already imposes on television and radio, which woul ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 seeks new member for Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee (Original post December 9, 2010 | Revised December 28, 2010)
Applications due by January 10
by Sublette County School District #1
Editor's Note: Please see this link for a revised and corrected version of this notice. The change is for the date the appointment will be made. The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, January 13th to make this appointment, not on Friday the 14th. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Ski Area is OPEN! (December 9, 2010)
White Pine Ski Area received approval from the Forest Service to open on Thursday, December 9th for the 2010-2011 ski season. ... FULL STORY
Lumber for Sublette Afterschool Program community greenhouse project stolen (December 9, 2010)
Editor’s Note: Pinedale Online received this Letter to the Editor from Jennifer Anderson, Director of the Sublette Co. 4-H Afterschool program. ... FULL STORY
SCSD#1 Special Meeting Dec. 15 (December 9, 2010)
Sublette County School District #1 Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of the Administration Building, Pinedale, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
2010 Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale (December 8, 2010)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale this year. Events begin on Friday, December 10th, and continue on until Christmas. Below are some of the calendar of events listings. Check with the Chamber for t ... FULL STORY
2nd Annual Coyote Derby Dec. 11 (December 8, 2010)
Sponsored by the Big Piney Gun Club
The Big Piney Gun Club will be sponsoring their 2nd Annual Coyote Derby on Saturday, December 11, 2010. There will be two-man teams, $50 entry. 75% payout. 1st through 3rd pays. Big dog prize. Little dog prize. Check in is Friday, Dec. 10th from 6:00 to 7:30PM ... FULL STORY
Montana spat over wolf research (December 8, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks officials have grown weary of conflict originating from disagreements with a Montana State University faculty member whose work focuses on wolves and elk, and have suggested that the relationship between the state agency and the ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Brucellosis update meeting Dec. 9 (December 8, 2010)
by Wyoming Livestock Board
The Wyoming Assistant State Veterinarian Bob Meyer and Director Jim Schwartz will be hosting a public meeting to discuss updates on Brucellosis in Park County and a possible case in Sublette County. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December ... FULL STORY
A Festival of Lessons and Carols Dec. 12 (December 8, 2010)
12th, at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 112 S Sublette Ave in Pinedale. Please bring donations for the Food Basket and come celebrate the holiday! ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf population continues growth (December 8, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that based on preliminary estimates as of December 3, 2010, they estimate >360 wolves in 42 packs (including 23 BP) in Wyoming in 2010. ... FULL STORY
Wolf negotiations halted (December 8, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Associated Press reports that Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer said wolf negotiations hit an impasse this week, after Idaho and Wyoming refused to go along with a proposal offered by federal officials. ... FULL STORY
Wolf hybrid killed in Idaho (December 8, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An animal killed by a sheepherder after the animal had preyed on a lamb has been determined to be a hybrid between a wolf and a German shepherd. ... FULL STORY
Wolves killed on Anchorage highway (December 8 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
At least six wolves were killed by vehicles along a ½-mile stretch of highway leading into Anchorage, Alaska, state wildlife officials report. ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for June Wassenberg Dec. 10 (December 8, 2010)
by Covill Funeral Home
Funeral Services for June Wassenberg will be held on Friday, December 10th at 11:00AM at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Karate students earn belt ranks (December 7, 2010)
13-year old David Rule receives Junior Black Belt
by Wind River Kempo Karate Club media release
The Wind River Kempo Karate Club recently held belt tests at the Pinedale Aquatic Center (PAC) for a variety of colored belt ranks, including one 13-year old testing for his black belt. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Middle School Science Fair Dec. 8 (December 7, 2010)
Everyone is invited to visit the Pinedale Middle School Science Fair. The projects are open to the public from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 8th. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday evening, December 9th, in the Middle School gym at 7:0 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 7, 2010 (December 7, 2010)
Dressed for the holidays ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners agenda for Dec. 7 (December 6, 2010)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
(2 pictures) Missing Rock Springs man found (Original Post December 6, 2010 | Updated December 9, 2010)
Sublette County Tip Top Search & Rescue assists in search
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
Editor's Update: We have added a Findings Report from the Sublette County Sheriff's Office issued 12/9/10 indicating that the cause of death was due to injuries from a fall, and a suicide note was found at the scene. See the end of this article for the update. ... FULL STORY
Wolf delisting bill introduced (December 6, 2010)
by press release/Congressional Western Caucus
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming and seven Congressional Western Caucus colleagues joined together to introduce the State Sovereignty Wildlife Management Act. The legislation returns management authority of gray wolves to the states and removes t ... FULL STORY
Feds can withhold wolf locations (December 6, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture may withhold the locations of livestock killings by Mexican gray wolves. ... FULL STORY
Wolf delisting 'road map' discussed (December 6, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Federal officials met with governors from Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana to work on a road map for removing wolves from federal protection. Read each state’s reaction in the link below. ... FULL STORY
Wolf pack rampages in Georgian village (December 6, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A pack of wolves has been on a rampage in a Georgian village (in Eurasia), killing numerous livestock and chickens recently. Wolf packs in Georgia killed a man in February, and a woman last year as well. ... FULL STORY
Idaho sheriff denies 'SSS' aims for wolves (December 6, 2010)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An Idaho sheriff denies that his "SSS Wolf Pack Raffle," in which the winner will receive a hunting rifle and a shovel, advocates the illegal killing of wolves. "SSS" means to "shoot, shovel, and shut up." ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 3. 2010 (December 3, 2010)
Tip Top makes Thanksgiving night horse rescue ... FULL STORY
Business Council board approves nearly $5 million in grant requests (December 3, 2010)
Pinedale received $48,000 for a downtown revitalization plan
by Wyoming Business Council
The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors approved over $2 million in Business Ready Community grants and $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grants during its meeting today in Cheyenne, Wyo. ... FULL STORY
Encana donates $6,000 to PFAC for arts programming (December 3, 2010)
by PFAC media release
Encana instrumental in bringing the arts to Sublette County students and residents ... FULL STORY
JIO-PAPO extends Mule Deer funding application deadline to Dec. 30 (December 3, 2010)
To address issues brought to light by recent mule deer study
by Bureau of Land Management
The Jonah Interagency Office (JIO) and Pinedale Anticline Project Office (PAPO) are extending the deadline for mule deer project funding applications to Dec. 30. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks public input on Anticline Adaptive Management (December 3, 2010)
Accepting public comment until Monday, December 20th
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking public comment on proposed adaptive management measures for the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA). ... FULL STORY
EPA wants states to update Clean Air Act implementation to cover greenhouse gas emissions (December 3, 2010)
Wyoming one of 13 states that is required to make changes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency media release: ... FULL STORY
Two Rivers Emporium Staff & Customer Appreciation Open House Dec. 11 (December 3, 2010)
Two Rivers Emporium will be hosting their Staff & Customer Appreciation Open House on Saturday, December 11th from 5-8 pm at 211 W Pine, across from the Pinedale Town Hall. The Open House is in conjunction with their annual clearance sale. They will have pre- ... FULL STORY
Nordic ski trail grooming report – Dec. 2, 2010 (December 3, 2010)
Editor's Note, 12/3/10: This report has been updated with new information on plowed parking. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) White Pine opening still waiting on FS permit (December 2, 2010)
Hoped for Dec. 2 opening won’t happen
by Pinedale Online!
Skiers and snowboarders anxious to get on the slopes at White Pine Ski Area will have to hold tight a little bit longer, dashing optimism that the local ski area would be open by the hoped-for December 2nd projected date. ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Sweet Harmony concert: ‘Simple Christmas Gifts’ (December 1, 2010)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Local singing group, Sweet Harmony, gave the first of two holiday concerts to a full house on Wednesday, December 1st, in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Arts Council 2011-2015 Long Range Plan now available for public comment (December 1, 2010)
by Wyoming Arts Council
The Wyoming Arts Council’s Long Range Plan for 2011-2015 is now available for public comment through January 31, 2011. Access the Plan online from the WAC homepage at The WAC welcomes your input. ... FULL STORY
Barrasso to Medical Students: Don’t Believe Everything the Administration Promises You (December 1, 2010)
Despite promises from HHS Secretary Sebelius, dependents under the age of 26 are being dropped from health care coverage
by U.S. Senator John Barrasso, M.D. (R-Wyo)
This September, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote to American medical students about how the new health care law will benefit both doctors and their patients. Secretary Sebelius promised: ... FULL STORY
SCRHCD Radiology Department receives $7500 grant for pediatric radiology imaging program (December 1, 2010)
SMILE program to begin in both Sublette County Clinics in 2011
by Dari Quirk, Executive Director, Rural Health Foundation of Sublette County
The Radiology Department of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $7,500 through the AHRA & Toshiba Putting Patients First Program (PPFP) to improve pediatric care and safety in diagnostic ima ... FULL STORY
Senator Barrasso Op Ed: The Hill: Stopping START (December 1, 2010)
Comments on US nuclear arms reduction policy
by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) media release
On Oct. 26, 2010, one-ninth of the United State’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) went offline at F. E. Warren Air Force base in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY

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