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Pinedale Online News - May 2011

Sublette Fairgrounds reopens (May 31, 2011)
by Sublette County Fair Board
PUBLIC NOTICE: The Sublette County Fairgrounds is open for riding. Any out-of-state horses MUST have a certificate of health within 72 hours of arrival. ... FULL STORY
Vacation Bible School June 20 - 24 (May 31, 2011)
by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pinedale will be holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) the week of June 20. The children will be served lunch, and then will enjoy a Bible lesson and related games, crafts, and music each day. VBS will be Monday through Friday, ... FULL STORY
(41 pictures) Wyoming Conservation Corps helps with new historical park (Original post May 30, 2011 | Updated June 3, 2011)
82-acre Lander Trail-New Fork River Crossing Historical Park - project of the Sublette County Historical Society
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
An 8-person crew from the Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) is in Sublette County this week to help with site work at the new Lander Trail-New Fork River Crossing Historical Park. The Sublette County Historical Society hired the crew to do fence removal and con ... FULL STORY
‘Darwin’s Boulders’ talk on June 7 (May 30, 2011)
Dr. Edward Evenson of Lehigh University guest speaker
by Sublette County Library
Dr. Edward Evenson of Lehigh University will be discussing Charles Darwin and the Origin of Tierra del Fuego's "Darwin's Boulders" at the Sublette County Library on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm in the Lovatt Room on 155 S Tyler Ave. ... FULL STORY
Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen meeting & picnic June 6 (May 30, 2011)
Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen will hold a meeting and picnic on Monday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Shelter Park. BCH will provide the burgers, condiments, plates. Please bring a side dish to share, your own drinks, and a lawn chair. Members and guests are ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Hard winter for mule deer (May 30, 2011)
45-75% fawn loss in Sublette and Wyoming Range herds
by Wyoming Game & Fish
With the snow finally receding on mule deer winter ranges in western Wyoming, wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are getting a chance to assess winter impacts on the herds and the preliminary results are not good. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Branding (May 30, 2011)
Spring brandings are underway for the new season's calves. Bill Winney sent in these photos from the Pape Ranches branding on Saturday, May 28. ... FULL STORY
Winter Weather Advisory cancelled (May 29, 2011)
For the Pinedale, Big Piney, LaBarge, Farson areas
5/29/11, Sunday, 7:08PM: The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory for the Pinedale, Big Piney, LaBarge, Farson areas. Snowfall will return Sunday evening, however amounts are expected to be light, from 1-2 inches. Winter Weather A ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Snake River Canyon reopened (May 29, 2011)
by Sweet Sage Communications
Wyoming Department of Transportation crews were able to reopen US Highway 26 and 89 in the Snake River Canyon between Jackson and Alpine, Wyoming at 7:00 a.m. this morning (Sunday, May 29). ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Winter Weather Advisory for Memorial Day Weekend (May 29, 2011)
A late spring storm will bring snow to the western, central and northern Wyoming through Memorial Day morning (Monday, May 31st). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sandhill cranes mating ritual (May 28, 2011)
Photos by Dave Bell
Dave Bell got some great photos of sandhill cranes doing their mating ritual. Click on this link for more photos: Sandhill Crane Mating Ritual-May 26, 2011 ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Pinedale High School Graduation (May 27, 2011)
Class of 2011
60 students from the Senior Class of 2011 graduated from Pinedale High School on Friday, May 27th. Mike Cothern gave the commencement address. Mariah Strike was Valedictorian. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Boulder BLM Transportation Plan Open Houses (May 27, 2011)
Hosted by the Sublette County Conservation District, May 31 and June 1
The Sublette County Conservation District is hosting two Open Houses to let the public review the Bureau of Land Management’s Boulder Landscape Planning Area maps. The public has an opportunity to help decide what roads should close, remain open or are in need ... FULL STORY
Update on Snake River Canyon road work (May 27, 2011)
WYDOT hopes to have road reopened for Memorial Day weekend
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Bob Hammond, WYDOT Resident Engineer in Jackson has announced that the reopening of US 26/89 through the Snake River Canyon will not occur tonight (Friday, May 27). ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – May 27, 2011 (May 27, 2011)
Arbor Day Labor ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Lakes are still icy (May 26, 2011)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
We’re getting a lot of people asking if the lakes are clear of ice yet. The answer is no, but they are breaking up. There is still ice floating on Fremont, Soda and Half Moon Lakes, from the reports we have from this week. We haven’t heard specifically about t ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Free Fishing Day is June 4 (May 26, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free with no license in Wyoming on Saturday, June 4. The Free Fishing Day was authorized in 2003 by the Wyoming State Legislature. ... FULL STORY
Kid’s Fishing Day at the CCC Ponds in Pinedale June 4 (May 26, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
PINEDALE - Kids are invited to ‘get hooked on fishing’ at the annual Kids Fishing Day event Saturday, June 4, 2011. The event will take place at the CCC Ponds three miles north of Pinedale. Parents are invited to come share in the fun and maybe learn a thing ... FULL STORY
Landslides and Floods (May 26, 2011)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Record snowpack in Wyoming combined with above average precipitation this spring is causing numerous landslides in the Jackson area as snow begins to melt and soils become saturated. The largest landslide is located in the Snake River Canyon, closing Highway 2 ... FULL STORY
Visitors reminded to be ‘Bear Aware’ this Memorial Day weekend (May 26, 2011)
by Yellowstone National Park
With most bears now out of their winter dens and Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, Yellowstone National Park staff are preparing for another busy summer season. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Redistricting Wyoming (May 26, 2011)
by Bill Winney
The House Senate Corporations Committees met in the Pinedale Library on Wednesday, May 25th to take public comment on the upcoming legislative Redistricting for Wyoming. House Committee Chairman Pete Illoway of Cheyenne and Senate Chairman Cale Case ran the ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) County Boundary Board approves return of Tax District 102 to SCSD#9 (May 26, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit
The Sublette County Commission, sitting as the county boundary board, approved a resolution Tuesday (May 24) that will return the "gerrymandered" portion of Sublette County School District No. 1 back to District No. 9, after 40 years. This area, known as Ta ... FULL STORY
Pinedale native begins as southeast Wyoming extension educator (May 26, 2011)
by University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
A Pinedale native begins June 1 as the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) rangeland resources educator for southeast Wyoming based in Carbon County. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reopens (May 26, 2011)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
JACKSON, WYOMING – The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center will reopen Friday, May 27, 2011 to help inform the public of avalanche hazards. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Slide debris removed, road damage underneath (May 26, 2011)
Snake River Canyon mud slide
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Most of the slide debris has been removed from US 26-89 in the Snake River canyon southwest of Jackson, but significant work remains to improve drainage and repair the highway before it can be reopened. ... FULL STORY
Bill introduced to release non-wilderness public lands (May 26, 2011)
by Senator John Barrasso media release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today (May 26, 2011), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and other Senators introduced the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act (S.1087). This bill will fix a broken Washington system that has kept millions of acres of non-wilderness land off ... FULL STORY
PUBLIC NOTICE – Pinedale Water Metering (May 26, 2011)
by Town of Pinedale, WLC Engineering, Surveying & Planning
The Town of Pinedale has historically provided the people, families and businesses of Pinedale with clean, safe, reliable drinking water service, upon demand, at whatever consumption volumes residents desire. The Town has never before attempted to measure the ... FULL STORY
Gulf oil countries work towards a single currency (May 26, 2011)
Political and economic alliance, similar to Europe, requires big concessions related to national sovereignty
by Pinedale Online!
Gulf, the online version of Gulf News, a daily newspaper printed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, posted an interesting opinion piece about the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and its efforts to work towards the creation of a single monetary system and ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) House Fire (May 25, 2011)
A fire broke out at 61 E Lake Avenue in Pinedale on Monday, May 23rd. Emergency personnel from Pinedale and Daniel Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, along with Sublette County EMS and deputies. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined ... FULL STORY
Shell donates $5,000 to the Pregnancy Resource Center (May 24, 2011)
by Pregnancy Resource Center
Shell Exploration and Production recently donated $5,000 to the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) to be used for the Client Services Program. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – May 24-2011 (May 24, 2011)
Plane crash claims two lives ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Eric Peterson retires after 32 years of service (May 24, 2011)
Natural Resource Rangeland Educator for the University of Wyoming – Party June 3rd
by Sublette County Extension Office
Eric Peterson, Natural Resource Rangeland Educator for the University of Wyoming will be retiring on June 1st. Eric has served the University and Sublette County for 32 years. Eric is an active hunter and sportsman working closely with the BLM, NRCS, Forest ... FULL STORY
End ‘Use it or lose it’ mentality (May 24, 2011)
States should have option to send back $ from feds to decrease national debt
by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and John Barrasso media release
Washington, D.C. – Getting the country’s fiscal house in order requires an ‘all hands on deck’ approach from Congress which is why U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., are backing an effort to end the ‘use it or lose it’ mentality that many ... FULL STORY
Still time to submit ag photos for cash prizes (May 24, 2011)
by Wyoming Business Council
The Wyoming Business Council’s Agribusiness Division is still accepting photos for its 4th Annual Ag Photo Contest. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Work continues on Snake River Canyon mudslide (May 24, 2011)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Crews continue to haul away material around the clock from a landslide that has closed a section of US 26-89 southwest of Jackson. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Brainstorming about ozone (May 24, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit
Pinedale businesswoman Isabel Rucker facilitated a group discussion of health issues related to exposure to elevated ozone levels on Monday evening, May 23rd, in the Pinedale library. Rucker organized the brainstorming session for area residents in hopes of or ... FULL STORY
New driver license security requirements begin June 1 (May 23, 2011)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Beginning June 1, anyone getting a new driver license or renewing their existing Wyoming license will be required to provide additional documentation verifying their identity to comply with federal security regulations. ... FULL STORY
Clinics will be closed on Memorial Day (May 23, 2011)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
The Pinedale Medical Clinic and the Marbleton/Big Piney Clinic will be closed Monday, May 30, 2011 to observe Memorial Day. Emergency Services are available by dialing 911. ... FULL STORY
Meeting May 26 to discuss Aquatic Invasive Species (May 23, 2011)
by Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources (TRW) Committee
A public meeting of the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources (TRW) Committee will be held in Pinedale on May 26 to provide an opportunity for the public to discuss the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) program in Wyoming. The meeting will beg ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Spring Wildlife (May 23, 2011)
Dave Bell posted a photo gallery of wildlife on the Seven Mile Ranch along the Green River. Pictured here is a great blue heron landing on a nest. Click on this link for more photos: Seven Mile wildlife ... FULL STORY
RM Power to install automated meter reading technology (May 23, 2011)
Will allow meters to be read from a distance without accessing customers’ property
by Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power is improving service to more of its Wyoming customers with new automated electric meters. Beginning May 25, approximately 56,000 state-of-the-art meters will be installed on the homes and businesses of Wyoming customers in communities wher ... FULL STORY
(9 pictures) It’s in the bag (May 23, 2011)
Sand bag filling party
A big crew of 43 volunteers turned out in Pinedale on Saturday, May 21st across from the Pinedale Ambulance Barn. The purpose was to help the Sublette Emergency Management fill sand bags in preparation for potential flooding around the Upper Green River Valley ... FULL STORY
Funeral Service for John Pershing Punteney May 26 (May 23, 2011)
1918 - 2011
by Covill Funeral Home
1918 - 2011 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) WYDOT starts hauling operations on Snake River Canyon slide (May 21, 2011)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
WYDOT started hauling operations on a stable section of the landslide, which closed a section of US 26-89 near milepost 127 in the Snake River Canyon since May 16. ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton encourages cautious recreation this spring (May 21, 2011)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Record snowpack on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, combined with above-average precipitation in April, has Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan encouraging visitors to the Forest to be cautious while recreating. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Aircraft crash victims recovered (May 21, 2011)
Cause of plane crash is still unknown
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING, May 21, 2011 - The bodies of two Colorado men, Gilmer Mickey, 55, of Englewood, and Bob Albert, also 55, of Fort Collins, were recovered at about 2:00 PM Saturday by personnel from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, Sweetwater Count ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – May 20, 2011 (May 21, 2011)
Holler for Hula ... FULL STORY
Three Commissioners or five? (May 20, 2011)
Question to be put to voters on August 16th
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Pinedale resident, Paul Rock initiated a campaign to see if enough citizens were supportive of the idea of increasing the number of county commissioners in Sublette County from three to five. ... FULL STORY
Adverse conditions affecting recovery efforts at plane crash site (May 20, 2011)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING - May 20, 2011 - Severe weather and road conditions are hampering efforts to recover the bodies of two Colorado men killed in a light plane crash on May 18. ... FULL STORY
Mitigating carnivore conflicts (May 20, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A new paper in the journal Oryx discusses mitigating carnivore-livestock conflicts in Europe, with special focus on wolf depredation. ... FULL STORY
Idaho authorizes deputies to kill wolves (May 20, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wolves that are suspected to be the culprits involved in conflicts with livestock and dogs will soon be under the gun from Idaho County, Idaho deputies. The Idaho Fish and Game Department has authorized deputies to kill a pack of seven wolves. ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf management framework (May 20, 2011)
by Idaho Fish and Game press release
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission Thursday, May 19, directed the Fish and Game Department to: ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners Agenda – May 24 (May 20, 2011)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Public Notice: No horses allowed at Sublette County Fairgrounds (Original post May 19, 2011 | Updated May 23, 2011)
Due to Equine Herpes Virus health risk
by Sublette County Fairgrounds
PUBLIC NOTICE Thursday, May 19, 2011: Due to the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV1) there will be no horses allowed at the Sublette County Fairgrounds until further notice. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact (Updated 5/23/11 with new contact phone ... FULL STORY
SCRHC Special Meeting May 31 (May 19, 2011)
by The Sublette County Rural Health Care District
Public Notice: The Sublette County Rural Health Care District Board will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 31st. The meeting will be at the Marbleton EMS Building, starting at 7:00 pm. Purpose: Budget Workshop. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Green River Valley Museum opens June 1 (May 19, 2011)
In Big Piney
The Green River Valley Museum is opening for the season on Wednesday, June 1st. The Museum is located in Big Piney. They will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00-4:00PM. ... FULL STORY
Memorial Day Holiday Enforcement (May 19, 2011)
Buckle Up!
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
Wearing your seat belt is the best defense in a crash or against a drinking driver. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Master Gardeners offer help (May 19, 2011)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Starting Wednesday, May 25, there will be three ways you can have gardening questions answered by Pinedale Master Gardeners: ... FULL STORY
Resident elk, deer, antelope application deadline May 31 (May 19, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming residents are reminded that Tuesday, May 31 is the deadline to apply for limited quota elk, deer and antelope licenses. To be included in the drawing, hunters must have their applications in to the Cheyenne Game and Fish Office by 5 p.m. May 31 regardl ... FULL STORY
Searchers locate downed aircraft (May 19, 2011)
Two victims in plane from Pinedale bound for Fort Collins, Colorado
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING - Searchers have reached the site of a light aircraft crash in northern Sweetwater County and report that no one survived the mishap. ... FULL STORY
UW’s Ruckelshaus Institute and U.S. Forest Service eye conservation of private land open spaces (May 19, 2011)
Goal is to stem the development of private lands
by University of Wyoming
Recent state and national studies have shown that development of private lands in the West has reached unprecedented levels, leading resource managers to take actions and innovative approaches to better conserve these lands. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Simply Incredible—The Power of Nature (May 18, 2011)
Dave Bell photos of the Snake River mud slide
by Dave Bell
Its size is staggering—and even attempting to calculate the enormity of the earth which has sloughed off and slid down the hill will require an engineer who is very good with a slide-rule. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Requirements on Horses (May 18, 2011)
Official certification of Vet inspection required for imported Equine
by Wyoming Livestock Board
Due to concern over the recent Equine Herpes Virus 1 neurologic situation in several western states, the Wyoming Livestock Board will immediately begin requiring an official certificate of veterinary inspection within 72 hours of entry into Wyoming for importe ... FULL STORY
Horse Owners: Be aware of Equine Herpesvirus outbreak (May 18, 2011)
by Dr. Jim Logan Wyoming State Veterinarian
State Veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, encourages all horse owners and veterinarians to be aware of the significance of an Equine Herpes Virus One (EHV-1) outbreak in several western states. EHV-1 has been isolated from several horses that attended the National C ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) ‘There is no practical way to stop the slide’ (May 18, 2011)
Once the slide stabilizes, contractors are ready to work 24 hours a day to remove the material on the road
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Because of the volume of mud, rock and water moving across US 26-89 about 24 miles southwest of Jackson, and the speed at which the material is moving, there is no practical way to stop the slide and begin work to reopen the highway until the slide stabilizes ... FULL STORY
Preparing for possible flooding in Sublette County (May 18, 2011)
by Sublette Emergency Management
To the Public of Sublette County Wyoming: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Living History Days (May 18, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
American Mountain Man, Tony Powell, demonstrates how to start a fire the mountain-man way, using flint and steel, during Living History Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale on Tuesday. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming works on wolf deal (May 18, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Governor Matt Mead hopes to hammer out a deal for wolf delisting in Wyoming by summer. ... FULL STORY
Wolves remain protected in Washington state (May 18, 2011)
by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Although wolves have been removed from federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection in the eastern third of Washington state, they remain protected as a state endangered species throughout Washington. ... FULL STORY
Wolves take toll on deer (May 18, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wildlife researchers in Minnesota are learning about the impact gray wolves are having on white-tailed deer populations. The study got off to a bad start when wolves killed six of the 16 deer fitted with GPS collars. ... FULL STORY
Five wolves killed in Idaho (May 18, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wildlife officials killed five wolves in north-central Idaho last week in attempt to protect elk herds. The aerial gunning program was soon halted, however, because it was determined to be inefficient and expensive because the wolves are staying in thick timbe ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – May 17, 2011 (May 17, 2011)
Cora Post Office may close ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone’s East entrance road to reopen for limited travel May 18 (May 17, 2011)
by Yellowstone National Park
The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is set to reopen to limited visitor travel Wednesday morning, May 18, after being closed for a week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Boulder Creek Canyon trail hike (May 16, 2011)
Photos by Dave Bell
Dave Bell and Arnie Brokling went to see how far they could hike up the Boulder Creek Canyon trail on Saturday, May 14th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Community Clean-Up Day May 21 (May 16, 2011)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Pinedale Community Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 21st. ... FULL STORY
UGRB Chapter Wyoming Archaeological Society meeting May 17 (May 16, 2011)
The Upper Green River Basin Chapter of the Wyoming Archaeological Society will hold their regular meeting monthly meeting onTuesday, May 17 at the Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale, at 7:00PM. Special Guest Speaker is Dennis Kuhnel, who works with the Pi ... FULL STORY
Location change for Pinedale sandbag filling session on May 21st (May 16, 2011)
Across from the Pinedale Ambulance Barn
The location for the Pinedale sandbag filling session sponsored by Sublette County Emergency Management has been changed from Rendezvous Pointe to across from the Pinedale Ambulance Barn on Saturday, May 21st in order to not conflict with the Pinedale Clean-up ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Critical Mass Bike Ride in Pinedale May 20 (May 16, 2011)
Biking enthusiasts are invited to take part in the ‘Critical Mass Bike Ride’ in Pinedale on Friday, May 20th. ... FULL STORY
(8 pictures) Opening of US 26-89 through Snake River Canyon remains unknown (Original post May 16, 2011 | Revised May 17, 2011)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
5/17/11 - Editor's Update: We've added more photos to this story. ... FULL STORY
New federal lands bill hearings scheduled for May (May 15, 2011)
Bills that deal with land use and regulations on federal land
The United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests has scheduled two hearings in May that include a number of bills that deal with land-use issues on federal lands. Testimony is by invitation only before ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Thirsty urban Colorado wants Flaming Gorge Reservoir water (May 15, 2011)
Proposal to divert up to 250,000 acre-feet of water out of the Green River continues
The Pueblo Chieftan posted an editorial encouraging a proposal to pipe water from Wyoming’s Flaming Gorge Reservoir over to the Colorado Front Range to meet the demand of their growing urban needs. The editorial is referring to a proposal by Fort Collins entre ... FULL STORY
Flash Flood Warning (May 15, 2011)
Rapid snow melt may cause mud and rock slides in areas of steeply sloped terrain
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Flash Flood Warning for debris flows due to melting snow in extreme northwestern Lincoln County in west central Wyoming, northwestern Sublette County in west central Wyoming, and southwestern Teton county i ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mudslide closes Snake River Canyon between Alpine and Hoback (May 15, 2011)
Commuters should be prepared to take alternate routes
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
JACKSON – A large mud landslide continues to encroach US 89 and despite efforts of WYDOT maintenance crews to clear the debris, the highway remains closed. Commuters to Jackson should be prepared to take an alternate route on Monday morning as it is questionab ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – May 13, 2011 (May 13, 2011)
Chalk it up to spring fever ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) I want to go for a hike! Where can I go?? (May 13, 2011)
Trailheads are still inaccessible due to late snowmelt
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The late snowmelt has produced intense cabin fever in some who are aching to get outdoors and start hiking and exploring the backcountry. Most of the secondary roads are still either covered in snow or still closed because they are still too soft to drive on. ... FULL STORY
Public comments on 2011 Wyoming Content and Performance Standards accepted through June 15 (May 13, 2011)
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is accepting public comments on the draft documents of the 2011 Wyoming Content and Performance Standards for mathematics, language arts, fine and performing arts, foreign languages, and health education through June 1 ... FULL STORY
Road Bike Group invites bikers for area rides (May 12, 2011)
Meets for regular rides on Thursdays and Saturdays
The Road Biking Group meets Thursdays and Saturdays for area rides around Sublette County. Meet in front of A-Z Hardware in Pinedale. Thursday rides will be from 5:30 to 7PM. Saturday rides will be from 9-11AM. The first rides are Thursday, May 1th and Saturd ... FULL STORY
‘Secrets of Shangri-La: the Ancient Caves of Mustang’ May 19 (May 12, 2011)
by Sublette County Library
Join NY Times bestselling author and Himalayan expert Broughton Coburn for a lecture and slide show on Thursday, May 19 in the Lovatt Room at the Sublette County Library, 155 S Tyler Ave, 6:30PM. He will recount his experiences as part of a 2007 National Geog ... FULL STORY
Maui for Money May 13 (May 12, 2011)
Fundraiser for the Children’s Learning Center
The Children’s Learning Center Maui for Money fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 13th. It will be from 5:30 to 8:30PM in the Lovatt Room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 each or three for $125. For ... FULL STORY
Free Dump Days in Marbleton May 1-June 16 (May 12, 2011)
The Town of Marbleton is offering "Free Dump Days" through June 16th. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Little League Super Saturday May 14 (May 12, 2011)
Come support the local youth baseball teams!
WHERE: Pinedale Baseball Fields ... FULL STORY
Election Results – Big Piney and Marbleton Municipal elections (May 11, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
Big Piney held their municipal elections on Tuesday, May 10th. Marbleton held their municipal elections on Tuesday, May 3rd. Below are the results. ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone’s South Entrance opens for season May 13 (May 10, 2011)
Most visitor facilities will be open at Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful
by Yellowstone National Park
The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for automobile travel at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, allowing spring visitors from the Jackson, Wyoming, area access to Lake and Old Faithful. The roads from the park’s North and West Entrances opened as ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Sublette County artists attend state convention (May 10, 2011)
by Charmian McLellan
Wyoming Artists' Association president Debbie Despain of Big Piney hosted a successful convention of artists from throughout the state at The Headwaters Arts and Conference Center in Dubois May 6 through 8. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) 2011 Spring Band Concert (May 10, 2011)
With special honors for retiring band director Craig Sheppard
Sublette County School District #1 held their 2011 Spring Band Concert at the Pinedale Auditorium on Monday, May 9th. The show included performances bands from 5th grade through high school. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – May 10, 2011 (May 10, 2011)
Senior Day ... FULL STORY
Sublette Rural Health meeting for May 11th back on (May 10, 2011)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District board
The special meeting of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm at the Marbleton Town Hall for the purpose of executive session for personnel was prematurely cancelled. The SCRHCD board apologizes for any incon ... FULL STORY
Sublette Emergency Management seeks volunteers to help fill sand bags (Original post May 10, 2011 | Updated May 16, 2011)
Filling session on May 21st at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
UPDATE: Monday, May 16: The location of this sand bagging project has been changed to the open area across the street from the front of the Pinedale Ambulance Barn. This is in preparation for the possible upcoming flood season. Volunteers welcome!! From 10:00A ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton National Forest will delay opening some roads (May 10, 2011)
Public asked to stay off wet roads and trails until they dry out
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
Winter closure restrictions will end on Monday, May 16, 2011 on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. However, the lingering snow and wet conditions will delay the opening of many Forest roads and trails to motor vehicle use. Additionally, mountain bicyclists and ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf tags on sale (May 10, 2011)
by Idaho Fish & Game press release
Idaho Fish and Game has started selling wolf tags - $11.50 for resident hunters and $186 for nonresidents, vendor fees included. ... FULL STORY
North Dakota caught in lobo limbo (May 10, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit
Wolves in North Dakota fall between wolf populations in the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes, both of which were subject to delisting. ... FULL STORY
May 11 Rural Health Special Meeting cancelled (May 9, 2011)
by Sublette County Rural Health Care District
PUBLIC NOTICE: The special meeting of the Sublette County Rural Health Care District board scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in Marbleton, has been cancelled. ... FULL STORY
May 27 deadline to apply for youth camp (May 9, 2011)
Free camp for youth 14-17 to learn outdoor skills and sports
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming youth who would like to spend a week learning outdoor skills and participating in shooting sports, fishing, canoeing, hiking, rappelling and other outdoor activities are reminded that the deadline to apply for the 2011 Wyoming Game and Fish Department ... FULL STORY
Aquatic Invasive Species decal requirement enters second season (May 9, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
With boating season just around the corner, the Game and Fish reminds boaters, that along with obtaining proper registration, an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) decal is also required. The following are answers to a number of questions about the AIS program. T ... FULL STORY
Drawings completed for Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Mountain Goat licenses (May 9, 2011)
by Wyoming Game and Fish
Wyoming’s version of the lottery was held last week with 820 resident and nonresident hunters hitting the jackpot with the completion of the annual drawings for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses. ... FULL STORY
Riverton National Weather Service Office now on Facebook (May 9, 2011)
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service office in Riverton has begun using Facebook in order to expand its use of social media and streamline office operations. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) PFAC Summer Series (May 9, 2011)
Shotgun Party, Jalan Crossland, Soundcheck Mini-Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) will again present a full slate of summer events in 2011 with the 4th annual Soundcheck Mini-Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park and an August outdoor concert. All PFAC summer events are free to the public so come on o ... FULL STORY
Dig It! Tree Care - May 2011 (May 9, 2011)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
Dear Flora: When is the best time to fertilize trees and shrubs? ... FULL STORY
Game and Fish to discuss fish regulations May 10 in Pinedale (May 9, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
People in western Wyoming will have a chance to hear proposals and provide comments on fishing regulations for 2012-2013 at a public meeting to be held at 7:00PM, May 10, at the Pinedale Wyoming Game and Fish office. ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale and Kemmerer Field Offices offer firewood permits (May 9, 2011)
Available beginning May 16
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management and Pinedale Field Offices (PFO) and Kemmerer (KFO) will issue firewood permits beginning Monday, May 16. ... FULL STORY
EOG helps mentor children (May 9, 2011)
by Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Sublette County recently received a $1,000 grant from EOG Resources. ... FULL STORY
Big Brothers Big Sisters receives grants from Shell Exploration and Production (May 9, 2011)
by Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Sublette County has received a grant of $2500 from Shell Production and Exploration. ... FULL STORY
Western Counties Alliance oppose SO 3310 (May 9, 2011)
Support Utah opposition to ‘Wild Lands’ wilderness re-inventory by Bureau of Land Management
On May 4, 2011, the Western Counties Alliance (WCA) sent a resolution opposing the re-inventory of wilderness land by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Their resolution calls for Congress to honor the 2003 Settlement Agreement and abandon the "wild l ... FULL STORY
High Tunnel Build Educational Workshop May 21 (May 9, 2011)
Extending Specialty Crop Production in Wyoming
by University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service
The University of Wyoming is offering a High Tunnel Build Educational Workshop in LaBarge on Saturday, May 21st. It will be at the LaBarge Elementary School from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. ... FULL STORY
Snow-Precipitation Update for Upper Green River Basin (May 9, 2011)
Data based on Natural Resources Conservation Service SNOTEL sites as of Sunday, May 8, 2011 ... FULL STORY
Flood Watch cancelled (May 9, 2011)
by National Weather Service
9:29AM Monday, May 9, 2011: The Flood Watch for portions of northwest Wyoming and west central Wyoming has been cancelled. Snow levels have dropped below 8000 feet on Monday morning. All precipitation is now falling mainly as snow over creeks and streams below ... FULL STORY
Noxious Weed presentations in May (May 9, 2011)
Sublette County Weed and Pest will be giving three noxious weed awareness presentations around the county in May. ... FULL STORY
Wood Stove Change-Out Program (May 9, 2011)
Deadline for applications is May 20
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Sublette County Wood Stove Change-Out program is currently underway. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Sublette County and own an existing non-EPA certified stove. ... FULL STORY
Flood Watch Monday for small streams below 9,000 feet (May 9, 2011)
by National Weather Service - Riverton, Wyoming
Yellowstone releases Winter Use Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (May 9, 2011)
Six public meetings scheduled for June
by Yellowstone National Park
A new long-term plan designed to manage winter use and determine the type and extent of future snowmobile and snowcoach use in Yellowstone National Park has been released for public review and comment. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Coin Drive (May 8, 2011)
by Pinedale Afterschool Program
Recently the Pinedale Afterschool Program hosted a coin drive at Pinedale Elementary School. We challenged the classes to raise money with coins. Altogether we raised $972.04, including a donation from the Sublette County Library and 1st Bank. Mrs. Calabro’ ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Farmers Market begins May 21 (May 8, 2011)
First Market of 2011 Summer Season is in conjunction with Pinedale Community Clean-Up Day
by Sublette Local Food Alliance
The Sublette Local Food Alliance is proud to announce that the Pinedale Farmers Market will start its 2011 Summer Season in conjunction with Community Clean-Up Day. The Community Clean Up Farmers Market will be at Rendezvous Pointe from 11am to 2pm on Saturda ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Happy Mother's Day! (May 8, 2011)
Photos of bluebirds by Dave Bell
Dave Bell posted pictures of bluebirds for Mother's Day. "Happy Mothers Day! I learned long ago this is a very important day--if you know what I mean. Have a great (rainy) day Moms!" ... FULL STORY
(18 pictures) Senior Lasagna dinner (May 8, 2011)
Fundraiser for the Class of 2011
The 2011 Senior Class held a Lasagna dinner fundraiser on Thursday, May 5th. The Pinedale High School Jazz Choir and Jazz Band entertained the large crowd who turned out to support the event. ... FULL STORY
Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Anti-wolf Rider (May 7, 2011)
by Center for Biological Diversity press release
The Center for Biological Diversity today (May 5) filed a challenge in federal district court in Missoula, Montana, arguing that a congressional rider requiring removal of Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains is unlawfu ... FULL STORY
Montana proposes 220-wolf quota (May 7, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are proposing a wolf hunting season with a quota of 220 wolves statewide. ... FULL STORY
Delisting official (May 7, 2011)
by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service press release
The Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced May 4, 2011 that it is proposing to delist biologically recovered gray wolf populations in the Western Great Lakes, and – in accordance with recently enacted legislation – reinstating th ... FULL STORY
Wyoming continues to work toward delisting (May 7, 2011)
by Wyoming Governor's office press release
Governor Matt Mead said he was pleased with the announcement that wolves would come off of the Endangered Species List in several other Western states and looks forward to the time when Wyoming has control over wolves in this state. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming's Energy Boom, 1995-2010: An Oral History Program May 16 (May 7, 2011)
More than 40 audio oral history interviews with people involved in and impacted by natural gas development in Sublette County
by University of Wyoming American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership
The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center's Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership will host panel discussions in Laramie and Pinedale on the social, environmental and economic impacts of Wyoming's latest energy boom. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – May 6, 2011 (May 6, 2011)
Flicks N’ Pins, Strikes and Grins ... FULL STORY
Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor withdraws decision on Wyoming Range leases (May 5, 2011)
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
JACKSON, WYOMING – Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan decided to withdraw the Record of Decision not to authorize the Bureau of Land Management to lease National Forest System land in the Wyoming Range for oil and gas development. ... FULL STORY
Emergency Preparedness Challenge Exercise (May 4, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
Last month, the National Weather Service held a "Test Tornado Warning" as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. The statewide Test Tornado Warning was issued at 1030 am MDT by National Weather Service offices serving Wyoming. This Test Tornado Warning was fo ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) May Day (May 3, 2011)
Photos by Dave Bell
Dave Bell posted photos from his May Day outing. "Sunday, May 1, was really a pretty nice day, if you ignored the wind. Peg and I went for a little photo safari late in the day to enjoy the spectacular clouds and snow squalls passing down the Continental Divid ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone’s East Entrance opens for season Friday, May 6 (May 3, 2011)
by Yellowstone National Park
The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for automobile travel at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, allowing early spring visitors access to Fishing Bridge and Canyon. The road from the park’s North and West Entrances to Madison, Canyon and Old Faithful ... FULL STORY
Idaho prepares for wolf management (May 3, 2011)
by Idaho Fish & Game press release
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter recently directed Idaho Fish and Game to prepare to resume wolf management. ... FULL STORY
Gone wolf crazy (May 3, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
High Country News has an interesting editorial from Jess Tigner of Alberta, Canada in response to all the teeth-gnashing over wolves in the United States. ... FULL STORY
Idaho governor signs wolf emergency bill (May 3, 2011)
by Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter signed a bill declaring the federal government's introduction of wolves to Idaho a State disaster, despite last week's congressional action to take wolves off the endangered species list and concerns about undermining his own statu ... FULL STORY
Eastern Wyoming wolves (May 3, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A report of a dog chasing pronghorn antelope near a Campbell County coal mine eventually resulted in the revelation that it was actually a radio-collared wolf. ... FULL STORY
Rancher injured hazing wolves (May 3, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
An 18-year old Montana rancher was injured while hazing wolves away from his cattle. ... FULL STORY
(14 pictures) Encana NPL (May 3, 2011)
Proposed new 141,080-acre gas field south of Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Encana Natural Gas held the first of three public meetings about the proposed NPL, Normally Pressurized Lance, natural gas development project proposed in south Sublette County, approximately 35 miles south of Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Finals Week at UW (May 3, 2011)
by University of Wyoming
Heather Drick of Big Piney, a senior in communications with a minor in marketing, studies for finals examinations in the University of Wyoming Coe Library. UW is scheduled to accord degrees upon more than 1,660 students during commencement ceremonies Saturday, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – May 3, 2011 (May 3, 2011)
Up, up and away ... FULL STORY
Questions (May 2, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse? ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners meeting agenda for May 3, 2011 (May 1, 2011)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk

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