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Pinedale Online News - February 2005

(3 pictures) Moose study near Jackson underway (February 28, 2005)
47 moose radio collared in February for 2-year study
by Wyoming Game & Fish
As Wyoming continues to contend with a dwindling Jackson moose population, researchers with the Game and Fish Department hope a new study will provide some answers. During the week of February 14, biologists from the Wyoming Game and Fish, University of Wyomi ... FULL STORY
PAWG Socio-Economic Group meets March 1 (February 28, 2005)
The Socio-Economic Task Group of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group (PAWG) will give a public presentation of their research findings on Tuesday, March 1st, in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
Lynx confirmed on the Bridger-Teton National Forest (February 28, 2005)
by BTNF News Release
Endeavor Wildlife Research (EWR), in cooperation with Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF), Wyoming Game and Fish Department, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Utah State University, Wild Things Unlimited, USDA/USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Kathy Sechrist honored by Governor (February 28, 2005)
One of 40 Outstanding People of Wyoming
by Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
Governor Dave Freudenthal honored the 40 outstanding people of Wyoming under 40. Sublette County’s Kathy Sechrist of Boulder was selected to this elite group which was chosen based on outstanding and significant contributions to their communities in Wyoming. N ... FULL STORY
Scab Creek Project Open House March 1 (February 28, 2005)
Pinedale BLM Office, 12-7 pm
Reminder for the BLM Open House on Tuesday, March 1st, to get public comments on the Scab Creek Campground and Trailhead Redevelopment Project. ... FULL STORY
New Sublette Barrel Racing Club meets March 1 (February 28, 2005)
Ag Center, 6 pm
A new club, the Sublette Barrel Racing Club, will be meeting on Tuesday, March 1st, to finalize officers and put together volunteer committees. The meeting will be at 6 pm in the concession room of the indoor barn at the Sublette County Ag Center north of Big ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Hockey Bantams play for 1st place Feb 27 (February 26, 2005)
Word just in from Bantam hockey Mom Gwen Tabb reporting on the Bantam ice hockey State tourney going on in Cheyenne this weekend. The Bantams beat Sheridan 4-1 today, Saturday. This win moves them up to play in the 1st place championship game tomorrow at 1 pm. ... FULL STORY
Regional High School Basketball Scores (February 26, 2005)
Saturday, 7:50 PM Update for Pinedale vs. Dubois Boys game: Final Score 67-63, Dubois won. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming High School 2A Basketball (February 25, 2005)
Regional Tourney in Riverton
Pinedale High School Boys, Pinedale Girls, and Big Piney Boys are playing in the 2A West Regional basketball tournament in Riverton this weekend. After two days of the tournament, and 2 games each, they all still have a chance to get to the 2A State Basketbal ... FULL STORY
Giant Ski Slalom Feb. 26 (February 25, 2005)
Sublette County Ski Club event at White Pine Ski Area
We still have lots of snow and this weekend will see some skiing fun up at White Pine Ski Area! The Sublette County Ski Club is hosting the 1st Annual Sunny Korfanta Ski Giant Slalom on Saturday, February 26th. ... FULL STORY
Wildlife Biologist funded for Oil & Gas (February 22, 2005)
Position funded by BLM and US Forest Service
Since Feb. 1, a wildlife biologist has been working to minimize the impacts to wildlife from energy development in the Pinedale area thanks to funding from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. The federal agencies’ funding covers the sal ... FULL STORY
Moose, Sheep, Goat applications deadline Feb. 28 (February 22, 2005)
by WY Game & Fish
Potential moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat hunters are alerted that applications for both licenses and preference points must be received at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office by 5 pm Feb. 28. The G&F encourages regional hunters to a ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Squirts Play in Boar’s Tusk Explosion (February 21, 2005)
by Jenifer Proud
The Sublette County Squirt Hockey team traveled south for the "Boar’s Tusk Explosion" in Rock Springs last weekend, February 19-20th. ... FULL STORY
March 1 deadline to renew Wyoming brands (February 21, 2005)
The Wyoming Livestock Board reminds Wyoming brand owners that ALL Wyoming brands must be renewed by Tuesday, March 1, 2005. Brand owners should have received a notice in the mail to renew, however the Livestock Board reports that many were returned due to addr ... FULL STORY
Daily avalanche hazard reports available (February 21, 2005)
Great resource for backcountry recreationists
The online Bridger-Teton National Forest Backcountry Avalanche Hazard and Weather Forecast is updated daily with avalanche condition information for backcountry users. It is a great tool for those planning snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing trip ... FULL STORY
Scab Creek Campground Redevelopment Project (February 21, 2005)
BLM Open House March 1 in Pinedale
The Pinedale Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office is seeking public comment on the Scab Creek Campground and Trailhead Redevelopment Project. The Scab Creek Campground and trailhead are located approximately 15 miles east of Boulder, south of Pinedale. It is ... FULL STORY
Mesa still closed to off-road motorized vehicles (February 21, 2005)
Big game winter range habitat protection
The public is reminded that all BLM-administered public lands south of Pinedale on the Mesa are closed to all off-road motorized vehicle use through April 30th. The winter closure is in effect to protect wintering big game and protect winter wildlife habitats. ... FULL STORY
Jazz Groups attend State at Casper College (February 15, 2005)
Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir traveled to Casper College last week to participate in the 38th annual Kinser Jazz Festival. The band performed four tunes for their judges and were rated on their performances both individually and as a group. The jazz c ... FULL STORY
(26 pictures) Sunny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race (February 26, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou
The Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Club hosted the 1st Annual Sunny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race at White Pine Ski Area on Saturday, February 26. The Ski Club event was open to non-members as well members. The racers skied under beautiful blue skies and w ... FULL STORY
Pinedale Drift - February (February 3, 2005)
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
The February edition of the Pinedale Drift free online newsletter went out today. ... FULL STORY
(51 pictures) Giant Slalom Ski Race Photo Gallery (February 26, 2005)
1st Annual Sonny Korfanta Ski Slalom
The Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Club hosted the 1st Annual Sonny Korfanta Giant Slalom Ski Race at White Pine Ski Area on Saturday, February 26. Our photographers tried to get pictures of as many of the kids racing in the event as possible. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Lady Wrangler vs Puncher Basketball (February 24, 2005)
This basket brought the Big Piney Puncher Ladies to 29 points to Pinedale’s 36 with 3:48 left to play in the 4th quarter. Both teams played hard, but in the end Pinedale took it with a final score of 42-29. This pigtail game win allows the Lady Wranglers to mo ... FULL STORY
Off the Paved Road goes hunting in Florida (February 15, 2005)
James Rogers has just posted a new story on "Off the Paved Road" about his hunting trip for wild pigs in Florida. "Off the Paved Road" is a collection of stories and experiences by local James Rogers. James was born and raised in Pinedale. His great grandfathe ... FULL STORY
Free Tax Preparation Help at Rendezvous Pointe (February 3, 2005)
Not just for seniors
Rendezvous Pointe is offering tax preparation help every Tuesday and Thursday. The free program started February 1st. Certified tax preparer Pat Underberg will be at Rendezvous Pointe to help anyone with their tax returns, not just seniors. There is no charge ... FULL STORY
Jonah Infill Drilling EIS available (February 15, 2005)
Public comment deadline April 11, 2005
The Pinedale Field office of the Bureau of Land Management has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Jonah Infill Drilling Project. The DEIS, Appendices and Technical Support Documents (TSD) are available for download and vi ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Conversation focuses on Economic Change (February 15, 2005)
February 24 in Pinedale, A Shifting Economy
by Wyoming Council for the Humanities
The statewide "A Wyoming Conversation" continues this month in Pinedale with a February 24 public forum on "A Shifting Economy." The general public is invited to discuss how to balance the conflicting demands of Wyoming’s major industries: energy, agriculture ... FULL STORY
Why I like Pinedale (February 15, 2005)
Here is another e-mail from a visitor about what they like about Pinedale. Thank you to all who have written and sent in their stories about what they like about the Pinedale area! We always enjoy hearing from you. ... FULL STORY
Jazz Groups attend State at Casper College (February 15, 2005)
Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale Jazz Band and Jazz Choir traveled to Casper College last week to participate in the 38th annual Kinser Jazz Festival. The band performed four tunes for their judges and were rated on their performances both individually and as a group. The jazz c ... FULL STORY
Midget Hockey plays in Cheyenne (February 15, 2005)
Win two at Cheyenne WAHL weekend
by Craig Sheppard
The Pinedale High School Age (Midget) hockey team kept their playoffs hopes alive by winning two of three games in Cheyenne last weekend, February 12-13. ... FULL STORY
Meetings and events this week (February 12, 2005)
There are many events going on this week. Interested in joining a local bird club? How about signing up your child for Little League or archery? You can participate in the local Writer’s Group or attend a community meeting about possibly getting a new Recreati ... FULL STORY
Forest Service offers Biomass Utilization Grants (February 15, 2005)
Pre-application due March 15, 2005
by USFS news release
The USDA Forest Service is requesting proposals for projects to increase the use of woody biomass that is removed from National Forest lands in the effort to reduce hazardous fuels. Administered by the Technology Marketing Unit of the Forest Service’s State an ... FULL STORY
Auditions in Jackson for Death of a Salesman (February 15, 2005)
by Off Square Theatre Company
Have you always wanted to be in a stage performance? The Off Square Theatre Company in Jackson will be holding auditions for Arthur Miller’s classic American drama, Death of a Salesman on February 27 & 28th. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Conversation Focuses on Economic Change (February 15, 2005)
February 24 in Pinedale, “A Shifting Economy”
by Wyoming Council for the Humanities
The statewide "A Wyoming Conversation" continues this month in Pinedale with a February 24 public forum on "A Shifting Economy." ... FULL STORY
(17 pictures) SnoCross Snowmobile Races in Bondurant (February 12, 2005)
Mountain West Racing (MWR) event
by Dawn Ballou
With spectacular aerial leaps and the roar of powerful snowmobile engines, beautiful Bondurant was the setting for the latest sanctioned SnoCross snowmobile race in Wyoming over the weekend of February 12-13. Heavy snowfall early on didn’t dampen spirits one b ... FULL STORY
Winter Storm Watch in effect to Monday (February 12, 2005)
The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Upper Green River Basin from Sunday afternoon until Monday morning. ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) High School Alpine Ski Meet (February 11, 2005)
At White Pine Ski Resort
Pinedale High School hosted the 2005 High School Alpine Ski Meet Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, at White Pine Ski Area. Teams from Natrona County, Kelly Walsh (Casper), Jackson Hole, Cody, Laramie and Pinedale high schools participated in the event. ... FULL STORY
High School Alpine Ski Meet Feb. 11-12 (February 10, 2005)
Pinedale High School will be hosting the 2005 High School Alpine Ski Meet Friday and Saturday, February 11-12, at White Pine Ski Area. Teams from Natrona County, Kelly Walsh (Casper), Jackson Hole, Cody, Laramie and Pinedale high schools will be participating ... FULL STORY
YCC Summer Jobs in Yellowstone Park (February 10, 2005)
2005 Youth Conservation Corps Program
by National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park has begun recruiting for the park's 2005 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 through 18. Through work projects done in the park, the YCC provides enrollees wit ... FULL STORY
Complimentary Wyoming Hunting Permits (February 10, 2005)
Bighorn Sheep, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope
Each year, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department gives the Governor complimentary hunting licenses to distribute to worthy causes as fundraising attractions. Governor Dave Freudenthal turned over the licenses to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming to adm ... FULL STORY
Hunter Ed class now available via internet (February 10, 2005)
Class required to hunt in Wyoming
by Wyoming Game & Fish
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has set up an alternative to the traditional hunter education class of several evening sessions covering two weeks. Prospective hunters can now study the majority of the hunter education coursework over the internet and com ... FULL STORY
Utah Snowmobiler killed near Bondurant (February 7, 2005)
A man from Salt Lake City, Utah, was killed on Friday, February 4th, while snowmobiling in the Hoback ranches area near Bondurant, according to a news release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Moose study underway near Jackson (February 7, 2005)
G&F, WYDOT to study Moose movements
by Wyoming Game & Fish Department
As Wyoming continues to contend with a dwindling Jackson moose population, researchers with the Game and Fish Department hope a new study will provide some answers. Biologists involved in the study, funded in part by the Wyoming Department of Transportation, ... FULL STORY
Maquieira wins 2005 IPSSSDR (February 7, 2005)
Hernan Maquieira, reported as hailing from Ushuaia, Argentina, and Ostermundigen, Switzerland, won the 8-day International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR) in 20:31:54 on Saturday. Jacques Philip from Nenana, Alaska, was second with 20:44:45. Melani ... FULL STORY
Snow finally returns to Wyoming (February 7, 2005)
Pinedale gets 2-3 inches of new snow Sunday night
A small storm system brought 2-3 inches of much-needed new snow to the valleys of the Upper Green River Valley Sunday night. The National Weather Service in Riverton issued a Snow Advisory for Sunday night through early Monday morning. Snow flurries are expect ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Squirt Hockey (February 7, 2005)
by Jenifer Proud
The Sublette County Squirt hockey team has played their final WAHL weekend February 5-6 before entering the State Play-Offs. ... FULL STORY
Fremont Ridge Hike - Dave Bell photos (February 6, 2005)
Dave Bell enjoyed a hike up Fremont Ridge near Fremont Lake this weekend. "Hiking through the winter is the only redeeming quality of a drought. Due to (lack of) snow conditions this walk up Fremont Ridge on the west side of Fremont Lake should be a difficult ... FULL STORY
(21 pictures) Pinedale High hosts Nordic Ski Meet (February 5, 2005)
At White Pine Ski Area
The Pinedale High School Nordic Team hosted a Nordic Ski Meet in Pinedale at White Pine Ski Area on Friday, February 4th. Nordic teams from Lander and Jackson came to Pinedale to participate in the meet. The Pinedale Nordic team is coached by Holly Thayne. ... FULL STORY
(15 pictures) Snowmobile Snow Drags (February 5, 2005)
Hosted by the Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club held their annual Snowmobile Drag Races on Saturday, February 5th at the Sagebrush Downs oval track in Cora. Race classes included Open, Mountain Stock, Improved Stock and Mountain Modified, Outlaw, Open and Juniors ... FULL STORY
Free Fishing Day in Wyoming June 4 (February 3, 2005)
Non-residents won’t need a license to fish that day
In 2003, the Wyoming Legislature approved the creation of an annual Wyoming Free Fishing Day, to be designated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, as part of the National Fishing and Boating Week. This year, Free Fishing Day falls on Saturday, June 4, ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Ralph Hudelson retires from WYGF (February 3, 2005)
by WYGF
Ralph Hudelson, long-time fish biologist in Jackson, has decided to call it quits after 45 years of service for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Hudelson’s career is highlighted by contributions to high elevation lake surveys and management, dedication t ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Quarter design ideas wanted (February 3, 2005)
Attention Wyoming residents: The state is looking for design suggestions for the new Wyoming state quarter, due for release in 2007. ... FULL STORY
Book Signing by Cat Urbigkit Feb 4 (February 3, 2005)
Local newspaper journalist, and now author, Cat Urbigkit, will be holding a book signing on Friday, February 4th for her new book, "Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs – How They Guard Sheep". The signing will be from noon to 6 pm at the Sublette Examiner office in Pineda ... FULL STORY
Snow Drags this weekend (February 3, 2005)
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club will be hosting their annual Snowmobile Drag Races on Saturday, February 5th at the Sagebrush Downs oval track in Cora. Races start at 10 am. Concessions will be available. ... FULL STORY
Pinedale hosts HS Nordic Ski Meet Feb. 4 (February 3, 2005)
The Pinedale High School Nordic Ski Team will be hosting the regional High School Nordic Ski Meet at White Pine ski area on Friday, February 4th. Teams from around the region will be competing with Pinedale. Boys and girls on the Nordic teams will compete in ... FULL STORY
Funeral Services for Charlie Johnson Feb. 5 (February 3, 2005)
Funeral services for Charlie Johnson will be held on Saturday, February 5th at 11 am at Hudson’s Funeral Home in Pinedale. ... FULL STORY
(13 pictures) Pinedale Stage Stop-Race Day 2 (February 1, 2005)
The IPSSSDR held the second race for the Pinedale Stage Stop on Tuesday, February 1st. The 33-mile race took teams from the Upper Green at the Bridger-Teton National Forests boundary parking area to Pinedale. The finish line was at the American Legion Park in ... FULL STORY

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