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Pinedale Online News - December 2011

(1 pictures) New Year's Eve sunset on Fremont Peak (December 31, 2011)
Dave Bell captured this view of the sunset on Fremont Peak for the 2011 New Year's Eve. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 31 (December 31, 2011)
Kelly Park, Lower Surveyor, Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, Flatline all freshly groomed this morning. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners agenda – January 3, 2012 (December 30, 2011)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 30 (December 30, 2011)
No significant accumulation of new snow last night (Thursday), however there was a heavy dusting this morning and it is snowing lightly as of the time of this morning report. Slightly breezy, not too bad, temperature is 25 degrees. ... FULL STORY
Strong winds pummel much of the Cowboy State (December 29, 2011)
134 MPH gusts on Mount Coffin in the Wyoming Range
by National Weather Service
A pacific storm system brought strong to damaging wind across much of western and central Wyoming Wednesday night and today (Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011). The strongest wind recorded was 134 mph at 10,870 feet on Mount Coffin in the Wyoming Range in western Wyomin ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Don't ignore the High Wind Advisory (December 29, 2011)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
Cheyenne – Strong winds continue across much of the State this afternoon causing blow over crashes of high profile light weight vehicles. A no light trailer advisory has been posted for much of the southern half of the State and in north in the Wheatland and ... FULL STORY
Card Party Jan. 14 (December 29, 2011)
The Pinedale Chapter #39 Order of Eastern Star will be holding a card party Saturday, Jan 14, 1pm at the Pinedale Masonic Hall. Donations will be accepted for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks comments on competitive right-of-way leasing for solar and wind energy on public lands (December 29, 2011)
Wants to offer public lands through a nomination and competitive process instead of just by right-of-way application for ‘fair return for the use of public lands’
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today (Thursday, December 29, 2011) published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to give the public background information about the BLM’s interest in establishing an efficient, competiti ... FULL STORY
Storm brings light snowfall (December 29, 2011)
by National Weather Service
A Pacific storm system continued to bring snow to the western mountains and mixed precipitation to the western valleys. The following are preliminary snowfall amounts received from Wednesday, December 28, through 5 am Thursday morning, Dec. 29: ... FULL STORY
Montana wolf update (December 29, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
There are two significant stories in the news this week about wolves in Montana. ... FULL STORY
Wolf in Finland (December 29, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A wolf was recently spotted in a national park in Finland, reportedly following a woman walking with a child and a dog. ... FULL STORY
Oregon freezes wolf fund (December 29, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The budget crunch has led Oregon's governor to freeze use of the state's wolf compensation fund. For more information, click on the Capital Press link below. ... FULL STORY
Avalanche Warning issued through Dec. 30 (December 29, 2011)
by National Weather Service and Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche Warning until midnight Friday, December 30th. Heavy snowfall and strong winds will create dangerous conditions in the mountainous areas of western Wyoming. Natural and human-triggered a ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 29 (December 29, 2011)
1 to 2" of new snow, very gusty winds, and snow flurries making for low visibility at times. ... FULL STORY
Western Energy Alliance: Want to rebuild the economy and create more jobs? (December 28, 2011)
Get rid of government red tape stifling domestic energy recovery
by Pinedale Online!
A study commissioned by the Western Energy Alliance states that western independent oil and natural gas producers are able to solve some the United State’s most pressing economic and security challenges, but are hindered by bureaucratic red tape, redundant and ... FULL STORY
Teton Public Health warns of Norovirus (December 28, 2011)
Jackson-area Public Health advisory
by Teton County Public Health
(December 28, 2011 Jackson, WY) - Teton County Public Health is reminding residents to be vigilant in stopping the spread of illness. Recently, there have been norovirus-like symptoms showing up in the community. Norovirus causes "stomach flu" with symptoms o ... FULL STORY
Free Hemoglobin A1C Clinic Jan. 17 (December 28, 2011)
There will be a free Hemoglobin A1C Clinic offered at the Marbleton Public Health Office (Senior Center) on Tuesday, January 17th from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM. This is a test that monitors glucose (blood sugar levels) over a 3-month period. You do NOT need to fast. ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Artists' Guild offers $500 scholarship (December 28, 2011)
To Sublette County junior or senior university students
by Sublette County Artists' Guild
The members of the Sublette County Artists' Guild are offering a $500 scholarship available to university junior or senior students who are residents of Sublette County or graduates of Sublette County schools and are majoring in fine arts, communications, jour ... FULL STORY
Animal shelters start the New Year with pet food bonus (December 28, 2011)
Pedigree® Food for Dogs gives year of food for one dog to animal shelters on IPSSSDR route
by International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
Animal shelters in each of the towns on the 2012 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) route will start off the new year with a year’s worth of food for one dog provided by Pedigree® Food for Dogs, announced Race Director Frank Teasley. Th ... FULL STORY
(5 pictures) Tunnel disaster averted on I-80 (December 28, 2011)
Like trying to put a square peg in a round hole
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
What could have been a terrible accident was averted today (Wednesday, Dec. 28) thanks to some talented driving and a quick response from the Wyoming Highway Patrol and Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance crews. ... FULL STORY
Nordic Technique Ski Clinic Jan. 7 (December 28, 2011)
The Pinedale Jr. Nordic Ski Program is hosting an adult Nordic Technique Ski Clinic on Saturday, January 7th. The clinic will take place at 2:00 PM at Surveyor Park Nordic Trails at White Pine. Learn to Nordic ski – both skate and classic techniques will be ... FULL STORY
Afternoon Tea with Grace at the Library Jan. 5 (December 28, 2011)
by Sublette County Library
The Sublette County Library, at 155 S Tyler Ave, in Pinedale invites you to gather for afternoon tea in the foyer of the library's new addition on Thursday, January 5th at 2 pm and view the Grace Bodil Anderson Collection, an assortment of classic children's a ... FULL STORY
Rural Health Special Meeting Jan 3 (December 28, 2011)
The Sublette County Rural Health Care District will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Pinedale Library Board Room. The purpose is for an Executive Session for legal counsel and personnel. ... FULL STORY
Bucky’s Outdoors Snow Dance Open House Dec. 30 (December 28, 2011)
Bucky's Outdoors will host a "Snow Dance’ Open House on Friday, December 30th, at 146 S. Lincoln in Pinedale from 8AM-5PM. There will be special discounts and treats, Come help Bucky’s and crew wish for snow! ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Warning now in effect (December 27, 2011)
3 to 10 inches snow possible in Upper Green River Valley
by National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Riverton has replaced the Winter Storm Watch with a Winter Storm Warning for Pinedale and the Upper Green River Valley area. The NWS advises that the Warning is in effect from 11:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 28 until 5:00 PM Thur ... FULL STORY
BLM issues Greater Sage-Grouse conservation guidance (December 27, 2011)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management today (Tuesday, December 27, 2011) issued two Instructional Memorandums (IMs) that will help guide both immediate and longer-term conservation actions aimed at conserving the greater sage-grouse and its sagebrush habitat in 10 wes ... FULL STORY
Sign up now for Master Gardener Course 2012 (December 27, 2011)
by Sage & Snow Garden Club
The Sage and Snow Garden Club is hosting a Level 1 Master Gardener course starting on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at Sublette County Weed and Pest. Level 1 Master Gardener classes are open to all interested gardeners and are designed as beginn ... FULL STORY
EPA finalizes 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards (December 27, 2011)
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011) finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2). EPA continues to support greater ... FULL STORY
Making Tracks at the Library (December 27, 2011)
by Sublette County Library
Sublette County’s wildlife outnumbers people many times over and they leave evidence of their activities everywhere. Learn about the wild animals in our backyard in this informative lecture series, Thursdays evenings at 6:30 pm in January at the Sublette Cou ... FULL STORY
Moose Tracking with Gary Fralick Jan. 5 (December 27, 2011)
by Sublette County Library
The wildlife of Sublette County outnumbers people many times over and signs of their activities are everywhere. Learn about the wild animals in our backyard during an informative lecture series, Making Tracks at the Library, to be held at the Sublette County L ... FULL STORY
Back Country Horsemen meeting Jan. 9 (December 27, 2011)
The Mountain Man Back Country Horsemen will meet on Monday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pinedale BLM building, 1625 W. Pine St. All members, as well as anyone interested in finding out more about the organization, are encouraged to attend this meeting. Fo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mt. Bonneville Alpenglow (December 27, 2011)
Photo by Dave Bell
Dave Bell took this photo of the alpenglow on Mt. Bonneville in the Wind River Range over the Christmas holiday. Click on this link for more of his scenic photos of the area: Dave Bell Photo Gallery ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 27, 2011 (December 27, 2011)
Dive-In Movie ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Winter Storm Watch for Pinedale area (December 27, 2011)
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. ... FULL STORY
Montana hound hunter talks about wolves (December 25, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Flathead Beacon has an article about houndsman Terry Zink and the problems he's encountered with wolves in pursuing his sport of hunting mountain lions with hounds in Montana. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Christmas Eve sunset (December 25, 2011)
Dave Bell took this picture of the Christmas Eve sunset over Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Holiday Weather Outlook – Dec. 23, 2011 (December 23, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
The holiday weekend weather continues to look favorable with mostly sunny conditions predicted for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will remain cold, between zero to freezing, with gusty winds bringing the wind chill into the negative temperatures – to bundle ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 23, 2011 (December 23, 2011)
Christmas has arrived ... FULL STORY
Thoughts on airport security during the holiday travel season (December 22, 2011)
Balancing keeping the public safe and spending money effectively
by Pinedale Online!
Are you flying during the holiday season? Vanity Fair has an interesting article looking at the tremendous cost and inconvenience of airport security compared to the actual benefit of making travel safer and catching terrorists plotting to do harm. The article ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 22 (December 22, 2011)
Temperature is 1 degree at the Nordic Barn. All trails recently groomed. Classic tracks in where possible on Old Road Trail, Lower Surveyor, Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, Flatline and Kelly Park. One inch new snow at the Nordic Barn. About 2" new snow at ... FULL STORY
Encana closes sale of about US $1.1 billion in divestitures (December 22, 2011)
Of North Texas natural gas producing properties
by Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE, Dec. 22, 2011)-- Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation (TSX & NYSE: ECA), has closed the sale of the majority of its divestiture of North Texas natural gas producing properties and has receive ... FULL STORY
DEQ plans for the 2012 Winter ozone season in the Upper Green River Basin (December 22, 2011)
DEQ will provide daily ozone updates to the public
by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division, is again reaching out to residents of the Upper Green River Basin in anticipation of elevated ozone levels. Elevated levels of ozone have been observed in previous years during the months o ... FULL STORY
Encana air quality listening session on Jan. 11 (December 22, 2011)
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. invites the public to attend a meeting and listening session on Wednesday, January 11th in Pinedale at the Sublette County Library. Encana will have company representatives on hand to answer questions about their operations in Suble ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BLM begins winter road closure patrols (December 21, 2011)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) will patrol over 500,000 acres of BLM-administered winter closure areas through April 30. The patrols have operated since 2009 and demonstrate that the BLM is serious about big game winter range p ... FULL STORY
Death Notice: Logan L. Fontenelle (December 22, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
Logan L. Fontenelle, 72, passed away due to pancreatic cancer and complications of diabetes on December 11, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska (April 9, 1939 - December 11, 2011). He was preceded in death by parents; and son, William Paul. Survived by wife Leah; childre ... FULL STORY
Great Lakes wolf delisted - at last (December 21, 2011)
by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service press release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that gray wolf populations in the Great Lakes region have recovered and no longer require the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing a final rule in the F ... FULL STORY
Idaho wolf editorial (December 21, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho Farm Bureau President Frank Priestley has written an editorial seeking recognition that "wolves must be managed in a manner that allows ranching, big game hunting, and other forms of commerce to exist." ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 20, 2011 (December 21, 2011)
Joyful noises ... FULL STORY
Death Notice - George Edward Nichols (December 21, 2011)
George Edward Nichols passed away December 13, 2011 at Central Wyoming Hospice. He was born September 18, 1953 in Olton, Texas. He attended schools in Jackson and Pinedale, Wyoming and graduated Pinedale High School in 1972. A service celebrating George’s lif ... FULL STORY
Update on Wyoming travel and weather (December 21, 2011)
Some snow until Thursday, then outlook still looks sunny
by Pinedale Online!
Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through Thursday morning for much of central Wyoming, with significant snowfall expected in the central part of the state. Lighter amounts are expected west of the Continental Divide. Snowfall will impact the Interstate ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Pinedale Squirts doing well (December 20, 2011)
Pinedale Glacier ice hockey
by Pinedale Online!
Pinedale Glacier hockey squirt team is proud to have seven players in the top twenty five point leader ranking for the 2012 Wyoming Amateur Hockey League (WAHL) standings. ... FULL STORY
Holiday travel and weather outlook (December 20, 2011)
Mostly sunny, but cold
by Pinedale Online!
The weather and travel forecast for Christmas looks pretty decent for those who will be traveling in and to the Upper Green River Valley. There is a chance of some snow Wednesday and Thursday. Friday through Sunday look to be mostly sunny. Temperatures will b ... FULL STORY
Things to do in Pinedale, Big Piney and Marbleton during the holidays (December 20, 2011)
by Pinedale Online!
Your friends and relatives are here and they want to go play. Where can you send them? White Pine Ski Area is closed and there isn’t quite enough snow for snowmachining. Here are some suggestions for movies, bowling, exercising, swimming, ice skating, archery, ... FULL STORY
Residents reminded to run water bleeder lines (December 19, 2011)
The Town of Marbleton would like to remind town residents to keep your water running to avoid frozen pipes this winter. The Town is not responsible for frozen water lines. ... FULL STORY
Free Avalanche Awareness Presentation Jan. 4 & 11 (December 19, 2011)
In Pinedale and Big Piney
Tip Top Search and Rescue invites the public to a free Avalanche Awareness Presentation. There will be a classroom presentation followed by a hands-on avalanche beacon training. ... FULL STORY
Christmas Bird Count Jan. 1 (December 19, 2011)
The 112th Annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will take place on Sunday, January 1, 2012. Everyone is welcome: beginning to professional birders. The count is a 24-hour period in which we count and try to identify every bird seen. Routes will be assign ... FULL STORY
SAFV Task Force Holiday Open House Dec. 20 (December 19, 2011)
The SAFV Task Fore Holiday Open House will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the SAFV Office, 253 North Sublette in Pinedale, from 3:30-5:30 pm. Call 307-367-6305 for more information. ... FULL STORY
Upcoming conservation stamp art contest to feature horned toad (December 19, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Beginning Jan. 1, The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will begin accepting entries for the upcoming Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Competition. Wyoming’s state reptile, the greater short-horned lizard, commonly referred to as the horned toad, will be the subj ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 19 (December 19, 2011)
No new snow, but the skiing is good! Classic tracks in where possible on Old Road Trail, Lower Surveyor, Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, and Kelly Park. ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale Special Meeting Dec. 20 (December 19, 2011)
by Town of Pinedale
The Town of Pinedale will hold a Special Town Council meeting on Tuesday, December 20th at the Pinedale Town Hall, 210 West Pine Street, at 4:00PM. The purpose of the Special Meeting will be for presentation of bills, necessary before the scheduled Town Counci ... FULL STORY
Tobacco and alcohol prevention classes begin (December 19, 2011)
Free 2-hour educational classes for youth age 12-18
Sublette County Prevention & High Country Behavioral Health (formerly Pine Creek Behavioral Health, A Division of High Country Behavioral Health) is sponsoring a free, 2-hour, educational class regarding the prevention of tobacco and alcohol use. The class i ... FULL STORY
Holiday Giving (December 19, 2011)
by UW Cooperative Extension Service
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas quickly approaching it is a good time to give consideration to the gifts you will be sharing this holiday season. A nourishing gift from the heart can be a great way to show someone how much you care. ... FULL STORY
Tips to avoid holiday overeating (December 18, 2011)
by Sublette County Extension Office
The eating frenzy began at Halloween and will continue through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. But the parties and eating won’t end then; we will still be feasting until the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day are over. But don’t worry; it isn’t necessary t ... FULL STORY
Is EPA intentionally creating a ‘fracking scare’? (December 18, 2011)
Wall Street Journal editorial
by Pinedale Online!
The Wall Street Journal posted an opinion piece on Monday, December 19th, on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "draft" report that the drilling process of hydraulic fracturing may have contaminated ground water in Pavillion, Wyoming. The opinion articl ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette BOCES offers 2012 classes (December 18, 2011)
Fun classes for youth and adults
by Sublette BOCES
The Sublette Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) has a wide variety of classes available for Winter 2012. Classes are for youth and adults and include pottery, jewelry making, sign language, art classes, language classes, computer courses, photogra ... FULL STORY
Rocky Mountain Power requests price increase (December 18, 2011)
by Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power has asked the Wyoming Public Service Commission for permission to increase our prices in Wyoming. If approved, changes would likely take effect in October of 2012. ... FULL STORY
Wolves stalking Idaho cattle (December 18, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
One Idaho rancher has a unique view of the impact of wolves on his cattle herd - 10 of his cows, and two wolves, have been fitted with monitoring collars, and the results are showing just how close, and how often, the wolves are with the cattle, and near his h ... FULL STORY
Lummis statement on wolf rider defeat (December 18, 2011)
by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis press release
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) issued the following statement regarding the removal of the Lummis wolf rider language in the fiscal year 2012 Appropriations legislation that mirrored a no-sue clause passed in the Spring that delisted wolves in five ... FULL STORY
New fishing regulations take effect January 1, 2012 (December 18, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
If you head out to go fishing after the holidays remember that the new year brings changes to the fishing regulations. ... FULL STORY
New hunting licenses for 2012 (December 18, 2011)
by Wyoming Game & Fish
Wyoming hunters and anglers are reminded that 2011 licenses expire Friday, Dec. 31. The 2012 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and conservation stamps are available at local license selling agents statewide or online at: ... FULL STORY
BLM seeks volunteers for Bald Eagle Survey Jan. 14 (December 16, 2011)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is seeking volunteers to conduct a midwinter bald eagle survey on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners Agenda – Dec. 20, 2011 (December 16, 2011)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Idaho updates wolf harvest data (December 16, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Sportsmen in Idaho have harvested 157 wolves in this fall's hunting season, and 5 in the recently opened trapping season. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming delisting rider rejected (December 16, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Congress has rejected a legislative rider that would have prohibited legal challenges to a federal decision delisting wolves in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Alaska's salmon-fishing wolves (December 14, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Alaska Dispatch has a great video of a wolf fishing for salmon alongside a group of brown bears on the Katmai Coast. ... FULL STORY
Idaho targets Lolo wolves (December 14, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Idaho wildlife managers will use helicopter gunners and government trappers to kill wolves in the Lolo region in order to provide relief to a struggling elk population. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Exaggerating claims for money (December 14, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Center for Biological Diversity has issued a fundraising plea because "the wolf killers are out of control." ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone wolf population up, elk are down (December 13, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The annual winter wildlife count in Yellowstone National Park is reported to reveal that while wolf numbers are up, the elk population continues to decline. ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Deer & Moose on New Fork (December 16, 2011)
Big game are finding places to hunker down for the winter. Cat Urbigkit got some great shots of deer and moose along the New Fork River this week. ... FULL STORY
Encana refutes U.S. EPA Pavillion groundwater report (December 14, 2011)
by Encana News Release
(DENVER) Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, strongly disagrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) preliminary conclusions in its draft report related to the groundwater study in the Pavillion natural gas field o ... FULL STORY
Yellowstone opens for winter season Dec. 15 (December 12, 2011)
by Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the winter season as scheduled on December 15. ... FULL STORY
Public Notice – Special Commissioner’s meeting Dec. 12 (December 12, 2011)
Interviews for Construction Owners Representative position
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
PUBLIC NOTICE (Monday, Dec. 12, 4:06PM): The Sublette County Board of County Commissioners will be conducting interviews for the Construction Owners Representative position this evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Sublette Cou ... FULL STORY
FWS proposes new listing rule (December 10, 2011)
by FWS press release
A new federal policy proposed Friday will help clarify which species or populations of species are eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act and will provide for earlier and more effective opportunities to conserve declining species. ... FULL STORY
Montana extends wolf hunting season (December 10, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Although Montana's wolf hunting season was set to end later this month, in response to a harvest level well under the established quota, state officials have extended the season to Feb. 15. ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Moon, Fog & Sun Over Hoback (December 12, 2011)
by Bill Winney
Bill Winney sent a sequence of pictures of showing full moon set, fog rolling in, and sunrise in the Hoback over the Wyoming Range. ... FULL STORY
2011 Science Fair Results (December 11, 2011)
by Sublette County School District #1
Animal Science ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 9, 2011 (December 11, 2011)
Explosion hits Jonah compressor station ... FULL STORY
Mead budgets $800K for wolf management (December 8, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead's proposed budget includes $800,000 for wolf management, including $300,000 for compensation, $300,000 for state wildlife officials to manage the animals within the state's trophy game areas, and $200,000 for control where the predat ... FULL STORY
Lone wolves in Illinois (December 8, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A large canine shot in Illinois in November is expected to be confirmed as a wolf, according to press reports. This is the latest in series of incidents in recent years in which hunters mistakenly shot what they believed were coyotes, but in fact the animals w ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Mule deer buck (December 8, 2011)
Photos by Lauren Tarvis.
Lauren Tarvis and family were on their way to New Fork Lake area to cut their Christmas tree last when a herd of mule deer crossed in front of them. "There were 6 does and this nice buck." ... FULL STORY
Alaska confirms 2010 wolf attack fatality (December 8, 2011)
by Alaska Department of Fish and Game
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) released a report presenting findings related to the March 8, 2010, wolf attack that killed 32-year-old Candice Berner near the village of Chignik Lake on the Alaska Peninsula. The report summarizes agency respons ... FULL STORY
Wyoming land officials want royalties for flared gas (December 8, 2011)
Flaring deprives state coffers gas revenue from non-renewable resource
by Pinedale Online!
Platts posted an article saying officials with the Wyoming Office of State Lands Investment want to limit the length of time that producers can flare natural gas produced on state lands without having to pay royalties on it. Government officials contend the pr ... FULL STORY
EPA awards more than $1 million in Environmental Justice grants (December 8, 2011)
Also announces solicitation for 2012 grants
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it awarded more than $1 million in grants to 46 non-profit and tribal organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. EPA also announced it is seeking applicants fo ... FULL STORY
EPA releases draft of Pavillion, Wyoming ground water investigation (December 8, 2011)
Draft Report: ‘Ground water in the aquifer contains compounds likely associated with gas production practices’
by Pinedale Online!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft report outlining findings from the Pavillion, Wyoming groundwater investigation for public comment and independent scientific peer-review. In conjunction with the State of Wyoming, the local commun ... FULL STORY
Fire at Falcon Natural Gas Compression Station (December 8, 2011)
by Enterprise Products Company
On December 6, 2011, we reported that equipment inside our Falcon natural gas compressor station in southwestern Wyoming caught fire. The Falcon station, which is part of Enterprise’s Jonah Gas Gathering System, provides compression to transport natural gas p ... FULL STORY
Falcon compressor station fire update (December 8, 2011)
by Joe Sampson, Sublette County Fire Investigator
December 8th 2011 ... FULL STORY
(10 pictures) Impacts on Pinedale Anticline and Jonah Field gas companies from Falcon shut down (Original Post December 7, 2011 | Updated January 13, 2012)
Enterprise, Ultra and Shell operations disrupted
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
(Editor's Note: We updated this article on January 13, 2012 with a link to a YouTube video of the fire and explosions. We updated this article on December 8 with a copy of the media release from Enterprise issued on Dec. 6th, and a statement from BP.) ... FULL STORY
Montana may extend wolf hunt (December 6, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
With only half the hoped for number of wolves harvested in the fall 2011 wolf hunt, Montana wildlife officials are considering extending the wolf hunt. Wolf quotas have been reached in the Missoula area, but most wolf hunt zones remain open. So far, 105 wolves ... FULL STORY
Washington approves wolf plan (December 6, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to approve a wolf management plan for the state, in reaction to an expanding wolf population in recent years. ... FULL STORY
Falcon Compressor Station explosions and fire (December 6, 2011)
Field gathering compressor station for natural gas and condensate products
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
At approximately 12:07 on Tuesday December 6, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office began receiving calls reporting a fire at the Falcon compressor station in the Jonah Field. These reports indicated flames, thick black smoke as well as natural gas venting fro ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sublette Examiner – Dec. 6, 2011 (December 6, 2011)
Furry friend ... FULL STORY
Flag Half Staff notification: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance (December 6, 2011)
by Office of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Governor Matt Mead, pursuant to President Barack Obama's National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2011 Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. flag and the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 201 ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Explosion in the Jonah Field (December 6, 2011)
At the Falcon Compressor Station
by Pinedale Online!
Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 1:55PM: Preliminary information: ... FULL STORY
Governor Mead asks Full Court to review Roadless Rule decision (December 5, 2011)
by Office of Governor Matt Mead
CHEYENNE, WYOMING - Governor Matt Mead, today (Monday, Dec. 5, 2011) directed the State of Wyoming to petition for a rehearing of the decision that upheld the Roadless Rule. Governor Mead would like the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to consider Wyoming ... FULL STORY
Pinedale BLM closes land to protect big game wildlife (December 5, 2011)
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
(1 pictures) Ice Walrus (December 5, 2011)
Dave Bell posted this photo in his gallery along with this comment: "Beach Alert: For all you late season swimmers, an Ice Walrus has taken up residence at Sandy Beach. Small dogs and small children, swimming in the vicinity are forewarned! Haha." Click on th ... FULL STORY
(83 pictures) 2011 Wreath & Chocolate Auction (December 5, 2011)
Fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man held their 18th annual Wreath and Chocolate auction on Friday, December 2 at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. The event includes a live auction for hand-made wreaths, as well as a silent auction for chocolate delights. Jay Fear ser ... FULL STORY
United Way funding process set to begin (December 5, 2011)
by United Way of Southwest Wyoming
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) will be accepting letters of intent (LOI) for grants for the 2012-2013 funding process from any tax exempt organization that serves residents in Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater or Uinta Counties. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 5 (December 5, 2011)
Another cold day – 5 degrees below zero. Dress warm. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Law Review 2012 Symposium: ‘Energy, Extraction, Environment – Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Industry,’ March 6-7, 2012 in Laramie (December 4, 2011)
The University of Wyoming - Wyoming Law Review, will host a symposium March 6-7 in Laramie, Wyoming. The symposium topic will be ‘Energy, Extraction, Environment – Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Industry’. ... FULL STORY
Wine Making 101 at the Sublette County Library Dec. 15 (December 4, 2011)
by Jacque Moran Strike, Sublette County Library
Winemaking is an ancient art among numerous cultures of the world, with wine being a staple in most civilizations. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Middle School Science Fair Dec. 7 & 8 (December 4, 2011)
The Annual Pinedale Middle School Science Fair will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, December 7 & 8. ... FULL STORY
Sublette Commissioners Agenda for Dec. 6 (December 4, 2011)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
Pinedale Nordic Ski Grooming Report, December 3 (December 3, 2011)
COLD today. About 2 degrees – bundle up! ... FULL STORY
Mountain Man Christmas Dec. 10 in Pinedale (December 2, 2011)
The Sublette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Mountain Man Christmas event on Saturday, December 10th in Pinedale. Festivities include the official Pinedale tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM at the Sublette County Courthouse with special gues ... FULL STORY
Wind River Archers begins archery season (December 2, 2011)
The Wind River Archers archery club is restarting for the season. Anyone interested in archery is welcome to stop in at the range located upstairs in the Sublette County Ice Arena in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Fire Department hosts annual Toys for Tots in December (December 2, 2011)
The Pinedale Fire Department will host their annual Toys for Tots in December. The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Pinedale Roundup – Dec. 2, 2011 (December 2, 2011)
Three miles on a uni-what? ... FULL STORY
BLM plans burn of Hoback slash piles (December 2, 2011)
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) plans to burn approximately 10 slash piles near the Hoback Ranches Subdivision beginning Monday, Dec. 5, if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. ... FULL STORY
A Festival of Lessons and Carols Dec. 11 (December 2, 2011)
A Community Tradition
by Sue Briggs-Stanfill
For the past 32 years, the Community Choir has presented a celebration of the Christmas story through music and scripture readings. This tradition began at the Community Congregational (UCC) Church with Miriam and Patty Kerback directing, and then expanded int ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) BP students and community will enjoy new scoreboards (December 2, 2011)
by Big Piney Booster Club
BIG PINEY – Big Piney High School’s Puncher pride will soon be showcased on new scoreboards in the school’s gym – just in time for the first basketball game. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wreath Auction Dec. 2 (December 2, 2011)
Annual fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
The Museum of the Mountain Man will be holding their 18th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction on Friday, December 2, at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale. Cocktails start at 6PM. Live auction for handcrafted holiday wreaths starts at 7PM. There will also be a silent ... FULL STORY
Wyoming wolf update (December 2, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports: " As of November 28, 2011, wolves killed > 68 livestock (38 cattle and 30 sheep) in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
Wolf killed in southeastern Montana (December 2, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
A sheep rancher in southeastern Montana shot and killed a black wolf in his sheep herd. The 98-pound male wolf was estimated to be about 2-1/2 years old. ... FULL STORY
Elusive ID wolf shot by hunter (December 2, 2011)
by Cat Urbigkit
A female wolf from a known pack of livestock-killing wolves has been killed by a hunter in Idaho's fall hunt. Press accounts note the yearling female had eluded kill orders at least three times in the past. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rutting Mule Deer fight (December 2, 2011)
Photo and link to video by Mike Lillrose
Mike Lillrose sent in this photo taken on Sunday, November 20th of a couple of mule deer bucks fighting on the Mesa south of Pinedale. He also filmed most of the fight and posted it on YouTube. Mike is a wildlife biologist working at the Teton Science School ... FULL STORY
Pregnancy Resource Center ‘Indoor Yard Sale’, Saturday, December 17th (December 2, 2011)
Pregnancy Resource Center will hold an "Indoor Yard Sale" on Saturday, December 17th, from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. Free-will donation. Baby items include: blankets, toys, bouncy seats, baby slings, one high chair, ... FULL STORY
WYDOT warns against snow in roadways (December 2, 2011)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
In light of recent winter snow storms, The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to warn landowners and residents of the dangers of pushing snow out into highways and roadways. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Twenty Below Zero in Bondurant (December 2, 2011)
Bondurant residents woke up to twenty below zero temperatures Friday morning. Bondurant is a small community located in a lovely valley about halfway between Pinedale and Jackson Hole. Click on this link for the Bondurant webcams. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Rena is home! (December 1, 2011)
Missing livestock guardian dog is back with her sheep family
UPDATE: Thursday, December 1st - RENA IS HOME! "Thank you God, and to everyone else who has been on the lookout for Rena! She's home! Reported traveling towards home on the highway by a nice man named Mike. She's been taken care of, and is not hungry at all, ... FULL STORY

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