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Pinedale Online News - December 2016

(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 (December 31, 2016)
Happy New Year! Torch Light Parade tonight!
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners agenda – Jan. 3, 2017 (December 30, 2016)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 (December 30, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" ... FULL STORY
BLM releases Draft EIS on Proposed Withdrawal in Crucial Sage-Grouse Habitat (December 29, 2016)
Will host series of public meetings throughout West to gather input on alternatives
by Bureau of Land Management
WASHINGTON, DC – As part of its continuing efforts to conserve habitat vital to healthy populations of the Greater Sage-Grouse in the West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today (Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016) announced the draft proposal to withdraw a subset of ... FULL STORY
TOP Special Town Council meeting Jan. 5, 2017 (December 29, 2016)
by Town of Pinedale
Public Notice: A special meeting will be held by the Pinedale Town Council on January 5, 2017 at the Sublette County Fire Hall at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of this special meeting is a briefing of the Council members on water system operations, including related ... FULL STORY
(31 pictures) The People Who Watch Over Me...and You. (December 29, 2016)
by Terry Allen
We have a darn good system here in Sublette County and it’s pretty much replicated across America. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 29, 2016 (December 29, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Thursday, December 29, 9:34AM report: All trails above groomed this morning, should be in excellent condition. Will get the CCC and Golf Course trails done before lunch, expect soft conditions. ... FULL STORY
White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 (December 29, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 3", TODAY THE MOUNTAIN OFFERS BOLTS OF PERFECT CORDUROY WITH PLENTY OF FRESH POW’ ... FULL STORY
Wolf News Roundup (December 28, 2016)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Wyoming ... FULL STORY
New York Media’s Views of the West: (December 28, 2016)
Click-Bait, Animal Activism, and Fake News Rampant in Reporting
by OpEd by Cat Urbigkit
Harper’s Magazine has a new feature article that is typical of recent New York-based media reporting on issues in the western United States. It’s the latest in agenda-driven perspectives of those lacking an intimate knowledge of the region they are writing abo ... FULL STORY
Christmas Bird Count January 1 (December 28, 2016)
Routes still available
Just a reminder: I still have a number of routes to fill for the annual Christmas Bird Count. The count is January 1 with a pot-luck dinner that evening starting at 5:30PM in the Pinedale Library board room. If you would like to join us by taking a route or ev ... FULL STORY
Swearing-In Ceremony for Sublette County’s elected officials Jan. 3, 2017 (December 28, 2016)
Sublette County will hold a Swearing-In Ceremony for newly elected officials on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9AM in the District Court Room of the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale, Wyoming. The public is cordially invited to attend. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 28, 2016 (December 28, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Wednesday, December 28, 9:40AM report: 3-5" of new snow. 16F degrees at the Nordic Building. All trails above groomed this morning except for Flatline and Heart Attack. Kind of blustery right now. Snowing, sometimes heavily while grooming. The freshest groomed ... FULL STORY
White Pine Snow and Grooming update – Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 (December 28, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 7", TODAY IS THE DAY FOR THE POWDER HOUNDS…. GET OUT AND MAKE YOUR OWN TRACKS. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update – Dec. 23, 2016 (December 27, 2016)
State budget, transfer of Federal lands, speed limits, new bills
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
12-23-2016 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Roads in Wyoming (December 26, 2016)
Wyoming got a White Christmas this year as a major winter storm moved through. Interstate 80 was closed between Rock Springs and Cheyenne in Wyoming Monday morning, Dec. 26th due to winter conditions. If you must travel today, check road condition update repor ... FULL STORY
White Pine Snow and Grooming Update - Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 (December 27, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" next storm on the way ... FULL STORY
Three lost skiers rescued from Granite Canyon (December 26, 2016)
by Grand Teton National Park
MOOSE, WYOMING -Park rangers responded early Christmas morning to rescue three backcountry skiers who had become disoriented the previous day and had inadvertently skied into Granite Canyon within Grand Teton National Park. The three men, Drew McCord, 32 of Ho ... FULL STORY
Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 26, 2016 (December 26, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Monday, December 26, 10:30AM report: All trails above groomed this morning. 13F degrees at the Nordic building. Pretty nice, looks like it will warm up nicely today. Was cold earlier, -13F. Blowing down below. Will wait until either tonight or tomorrow morning ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 (December 26, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 5" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
(11 pictures) Live Nativity at The Dick Noble Ranch (December 25, 2016)
A Living Tradition
by Terry Allen
For close to 30 years Dick Noble hosted a live nativity at his ranch in Cora, Wyoming. It started off with his family and a few of their friends and neighbors, but even though Dick has now passed on, the tradition continues in his name. The event has grown to ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Wyoming winter chain law level requirements (December 25, 2016)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
When winter storms significantly impact highway travel in Wyoming, the state’s chain law will go into effect. ... FULL STORY
White Pine Snow and Grooming Update - Dec. 25, 2016 (December 25, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 10" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 (December 24, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 2" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
Death notice: Bob Tracy (December 23, 2016)
BIG PINEY, WYOMING - Bob Tracy, 80, of Big Piney, Wyoming passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday morning, December 21, 2016. Out of respect for his wishes, there will be no services. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Brave and Loyal (December 23, 2016)
New book about livestock guardian dogs by Cat Urbigkit
Cat Urbigkit’s newest book "Brave and Loyal" is out and ready just in time for the holidays. The book highlights the use of livestock guardian dogs to protect livestock herds from predators. Cat tracks her journeys from a Wyoming sheep ranch to learn about wor ... FULL STORY
County board openings available (December 23, 2016)
Opportunity to volunteer for public service
Public Notice ... FULL STORY
Couple plead guilty and are sentenced for Pinedale burglaries (December 23, 2016)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
PINEDALE, WYOMING December 23, 2016 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 (December 23, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
Pinedale area holiday weather forecast (December 22, 2016)
Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -10. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sheriff’s Office recognizes employees (December 22, 2016)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office held its annual Christmas party at the BOCES library this past weekend. There were over 100 employees, spouses and kids in attendance which included the Wyoming State Highway Patrol, County Animal Control Officer Juan "Bau ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Legislature update – Dec. 22, 2016 (December 22, 2016)
by Albert Sommers, House District #20 Representative
Hello Sublette County, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The new year will bring some significant challenges to Wyoming. The legislature will convene on January 10th in Cheyenne at the Jonah Building on East Pershing, where we served a year ago. Construct ... FULL STORY
Tip Top SAR in action during recent cold snaps (December 22, 2016)
by Tip Top Search and Rescue
(Sublette County, WY) On 12/13/16 at approximately 4:54 PM, Tip Top Search and Rescue (TTSAR) received a call from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) to assist in retrieving an overdue and stuck snomachine rider in the Merna area. An SCSO Sergeant had ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Courthouse carolers (December 22, 2016)
Three festive carolers decorate the Sublette County Courthouse lawn in Pinedale. Next year the choir display will grow to an ensemble of five, adding more lovely voices to the musical mix. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Girls Freeride Ski Clinic Dec. 27 & 28 (December 22, 2016)
The Sublette County Ski and Snowboard Association is hosting a Girls Freeride Ski Clinic on Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 27 & 28 with with aspiring adventurer and Big Mountain skier Amy David. The Clinic is open to girls of all ages. It is free to SCSSA members. ... FULL STORY
Weather update – More snow on the way for Christmas in Wyoming (December 22, 2016)
A winter storm will spread snow across the area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to the National Weather Service. ... FULL STORY
White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 (December 22, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
Health Care Insurance information available Dec. 29 in Pinedale (December 22, 2016)
Representatives working for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center under Enroll Wyoming will be in Diamondville on December 28th and in Pinedale on December 29th to provide information for Wyoming people regarding options with Health Insurance, Affordable Care Act, ... FULL STORY
BLM Pinedale Big Game Winter Range closures (December 21, 2016)
Closed January 1-April 30 to protect wildlife
by Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office is notifying the public that BLM-administered big game winter ranges in the Ryegrass, Bench Corral, Deer Hills, Calpet, Miller Mountain and Mesa areas will be closed to all motorized vehicle travel from Janua ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 (December 21, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 5" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 21, 2016 (December 21, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Wednesday, 2:45PM update: Just did the CCC Ponds and Golf Course trails. They will be soft. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) I-80 west of Laramie closed due to truck blowovers (December 20, 2016)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 9:06AM road report update: Westbound Interstate 80, West of Laramie is closed to Walcott due to multiple tractor-trailer blow overs that occurred earlier today. At least five tractor-trailers have been blown over and are blocking the lanes of ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming update – Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 (December 20, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 1" fresh powder ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Ode to the Winds (December 19, 2016)
Photos by Fred Pflughoft
Fred Pflughoft posted a new photo album as a Christmas present to the residents of Sublette County. "It is a 100 image tribute to the Wind River Range." Click on this link to see his pictures: Ode to the Winds Album ... FULL STORY
No injuries after crash involving a bus carrying U.W. students (December 19, 2016)
by Wyoming Highway Patrol
No injuries were sustained after a crash on Saturday, December 17th involving a charter bus that was carrying University of Wyoming band members and other university members to the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, California. The crash occurred at 12:01 p.m. on t ... FULL STORY
Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 19, 2016 (December 19, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Monday, December 19, 11:30AM report: Half Moon Tie-in, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-in, Lower Surveyor Park, Old Road Trail all freshly groomed this morning. Should be good skiing. Still some moose on the trails up above – keep control of your pets. Please pick up a ... FULL STORY
Free lead tests available to Pinedale residents (December 19, 2016)
Sign up between January 3-17, 2017
by Town of Pinedale
The Town of Pinedale will be conducting free lead tests for all interested property owners in Town. This testing will be available to all residences and businesses in Town, but the property owner must sign up for the test. If you are a property owner and int ... FULL STORY
Firefighters brave cold weather during two separate structure fires (December 19, 2016)
by Sublette County Unified Fire
SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYOMING - Sublette County Unified Firefighters (SCUF) responded to two different structure fires and two additional false alarm incidents over the weekend. The first fire occurred in a residential home located on Lake Road in Pinedale at 11:57 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flag full-staff notice – John Glenn remembrance (December 19, 2016)
by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Barack Obama’s Proclamation and to his authority as Governor of Wyoming, has hereby ordered that the flag of the United States be restored to full-staff at all public buildings and grounds in Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 (December 19, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 0" ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Multi-Culture Christmas Party (December 18, 2016)
Burley Binning organized a "Multi-Culture Christmas Party" held at the Pinedale Library on Saturday evening, December 17th. Gift certificates from local merchants for given out as door prizes. People brought delicious homemade dishes native to their country. B ... FULL STORY
Obituary - Ruth Wilson Oliver (December 18, 2016)
On December 3, 2016, Ruth Wilson Oliver passed away quietly at the age of 97. ... FULL STORY
UW marching band bus struck on way to San Diego football game (Original post December 17, 2016 | Updated December 19, 2016)
by Pinedale Online!
Details are still unconfirmed, but reports have come in that one of the buses carrying the University of Wyoming marching band was hit between Rawlins and Wamsutter, Wyoming around noon today (Saturday, Dec. 17th). Everyone is apparently ok, but the bus almost ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 17, 2016 (December 17, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Saturday, December 17, 10:00AM report: Old Road Trail, Upper & Lower Surveyor Park, Powerline, Flatline, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, Kelly Tie-in, Kelly Park, Half Moon Tie-in all freshly groomed this morning. -7F below when left the Nordic building, -3F below in ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming update – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 (December 17, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 2" ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Out on South Pass (December 16, 2016)
This was the view of WYO 28 the highway going over South Pass early Friday afternoon. The road has been closed for most of the morning due to a winter storm that is expected to drop as much as 24 inches of new snow in the mountains. Snowfall will stop this eve ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners meeting Dec. 20, 2016 (December 16, 2016)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ... FULL STORY
(4 pictures) Wranglers in Action (December 16, 2016)
Wranglers in Action assisted Sublette County Emergency Management on Friday, Dec. 16th by helping to mark blankets and cots for the local American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team (ARC DAT). Eleven Wrangler Juniors and Sophomores, along with teachers Mr. War ... FULL STORY
Forest Service prefers No Oil or Gas Leasing for the Wyoming Range (December 16, 2016)
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
JACKSON, WYOMING, December 16, 2016 – Today (Friday, Dec. 16, 2016), the Forest Service's Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) has been completed evaluating whether to withdraw consent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to offer oil an ... FULL STORY
New Pinedale Snow Plowing Policy (December 16, 2016)
by Town of Pinedale
The Town Council has implemented a new Snow Plowing Policy for the Town. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 (December 16, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 48 hours: 12" ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Senator Enzi warns of Social Security solicitation scam (December 14, 2016)
by Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi
(Dec. 13, 2016) An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones: ... FULL STORY
EPA releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water Resources (December 14, 2016)
Data gaps make it not possible to fully characterize extent of impacts
by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the impacts from hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources, which provides states and others the scientific foundation to better protect drinkin ... FULL STORY
Chronic Wasting Disease Forum recorded sessions now available (December 14, 2016)
by National Elk Refuge
The National Elk Refuge, along with State and Federal land and wildlife managers and other non-profit organizations, hosted a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) forum on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The forum was dedicated to highlighting CWD research and managemen ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Local 4-H Robotics team wins Second Place Overall (December 14, 2016)
At the 11th Annual First Lego League Wyoming Championships in Casper
by Sublette County 4-H
For the 9th year, Pinedale was represented at the First Lego League (FLL) championships December 3rd at the Casper Events Center. The team was made up of Pinedale Elementary and Pinedale Middle School students and sponsored by a grant from Sublette BOCES and ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Isie McLoughlin wins Teen Mentor of the Year at annual First Lego League Championships (December 14, 2016)
by Sublette County 4-H
Isie McLoughlin of Pinedale High School was recently honored as the Teen Mentor of the Year at Wyoming First Lego League Robotics Championships in Casper Dec 3rd. McLoughlin was nominated by UW Extension 4-H & Youth Development Educator for her work mentoring ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Rural Healthcare Board meeting agenda - Dec. 21 (December 14, 2016)
The Sublette County Rural Healthcare District Board will meet on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 6pm in the Marbleton Town Hall, in Marbleton, Wyoming. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Funday Sunday (December 13, 2016)
Dave Bell ventured out with his wife on a snowshoe tour on Skyline Drive on Sunday and captured the beauty of a beautiful winter day. "The snow is deep and beautiful – what a great start to winter!" Click on this link for more pictures: Funday Sunday ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Equal Means Equal Documentary Dec. 15 (December 13, 2016)
There will be a showing of the documentary "Equal Means Equal" on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 6:45PM in the Lovett Room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. After the film there will be a short discussion about women’s issues. The film is sponsored by Projec ... FULL STORY
Tommy Tucker Memorial Concert January 14th (December 13, 2016)
There will be a special benefit performance on Saturday, January 14th. The Tommy Tucker Memorial Concert will be at 7pm in the Pinedale High School Auditorium. The Memorial Concert will benefit the family of Tommy Tucker who passed away October 30, 2016 after ... FULL STORY
Wyoming turns Antelope Flats land State parcel over to Grand Teton National Park (December 13, 2016)
by U.S. Department of the Interior
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today (Dec. 13, 2016), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced the purchase and permanent protection of a 640-acre parcel of Wyoming School Trust Land located within Grand Teton National Park. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Christmas Bird Count Jan. 1 (December 13, 2016)
The 117th Annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count is upon us! This year it will take place on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Everyone is welcome: beginning to professional birders. The "Count" is a 24 hour period in which we count and try to identify every bird ... FULL STORY
(39 pictures) Christmas Stories While Shopping and Strolling (December 12, 2016)
Buying Local In Pinedale
by Terry Allen
Dave Schwab out at Pinedale lumber told me a lady from New York called him and asked how much a deck for her son would cost. After getting some particulars, Dave sold her a gift certificate for $2500.00. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 13, 2016 (December 13, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Tuesday, December 13, 9:20AM report: A little on the cold side, 4F degrees at the Nordic Building, a little colder up in Surveyor Park. Couple inches new snow since yesterday morning. Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Lower & Upper Surveyor Park, Tre ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 12, 2016 (December 12, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Monday, December 12, 9:20AM report: Half Moon Tie-In, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Lower Surveyor Park, Old Road Trail all freshly groomed for both classic and skating this morning. Less than 1 inch of new snow this morning, but snowing. Temperature in the mid-te ... FULL STORY
British Columbia man stalked by wolf (December 12, 2016)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
According to media reports, a wolf attacked and killed a dog on a ski trail in British Columbia before following the dog's owner back to a parking lot. The attack happened on a ski trail at the Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre, which has stated its intention to le ... FULL STORY
Anti-wolf dog vests tested (December 12, 2016)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Dogs in a village in Finland will be equipped with safety vests this spring, in an effort to keep them alive during attacks by wolves. Each vest contains chili cartridges that will release chili powder into the face of a wolf that punctures the vest while atta ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 (December 12, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 2" ... FULL STORY
(29 pictures) Mountain Man Christmas (December 11, 2016)
Parade of Lights, Courthouse Tree Lighting, Shop and Stroll and Holiday Open House
by Terry Allen
They say this is the season to make your list and check it twice, so I kept notes on all the retailers in town who offered adult beverages and hearty snacks. ... FULL STORY
Wolf News Roundup (December 11, 2016)
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
Dead Druid ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Temporary foster home needed for dog Mom and 8 pups (December 11, 2016)
Happy Endings Animal Rescue (H.E.A. R.) is asking for help to temporarily foster a dog that has had eight pups. The pups are two weeks old and just starting to open their eyes. H.E.A.R. is looking to find someone who is willing to keep the Mom and pups in a h ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Investigators hope television feature will help solve 10-year-old murder case (December 10, 2016)
by Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office
(ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING. - December 9, 2016) An unsolved 2006 Sweetwater County murder case will be the subject of a nationally-broadcast television feature early next week. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Light Pillars (December 10, 2016)
Early December photos by Dave Bell
"It is always a sure sign winter is here when we have light pillars form over town. According to the dictionary: "A light pillar is an atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light sou ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update – Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 (December 10, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 6" ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flag Half Staff notice: In honor of John Glenn (December 9, 2016)
Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Barack Obama's Proclamation, has ordered the flag of the United States to be flown on all public buildings, at half staff, in honor of the death of John Glenn, beginning today, December 9, 2016, until sun ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming Update - Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 (December 9, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
We’re getting lots of snow from the current winter storm and expect to be able to open up more of the mountain today once Ski Patrol have checked for adequate snow cover ... FULL STORY
Energy news (December 8, 2016)
Oil, Gas, Coal news
Top U.S. Oil and Gas Fields U.S. Department of Energy report, March, 2015, 17 page PDF ... FULL STORY
Weather update – Dec. 8, 2016 (December 8, 2016)
Weather update, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:15AM: ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Mountain Man Christmas in Pinedale Dec. 10 (December 7, 2016)
4-6PM: Holiday Open House at the Sublette County Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Live Nativity at the Dick Noble Ranch Dec. 24 (December 7, 2016)
Everyone welcome to come to the Dick Noble Ranch in Cora for their annual Live Nativity. 6PM. Turn at the Cora Post Office. Please bring a small plate of cookies to share. There will be a bonfire and hot chocolate following the Nativity. For more information ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Choir concert in Jackson Dec. 16 (December 7, 2016)
The Sisters of the Heart Women’s Threshold Choir of Pinedale will be joining the Cathedral Voices for two free holiday concerts in Jackson. ‘A Wonderland of Music’ concert will be at Walk Festival Hall at 7PM on Friday, December 16th and at 4PM on Sunday, Dec ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Town of Pinedale update – Town water (December 7, 2016)
by Town of Pinedale
Contrary to rumor, the Town water system does not contain lead. The EPA requires that we conduct lead & copper testing on homes built before 1989. Lead has been discovered in some of these buildings in the past. It is important to note that the lead is in t ... FULL STORY
Missing Rock Springs teenager safe (December 7, 2016)
Taylar Haddock found and is safe
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING December 7, 2016 - In a special bulletin issued Wednesday evening (Dec. 7, 2016), Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Taylar Rae Haddock, 16, has been located in Rock Springs and is safe. ... FULL STORY
Scam Alert (December 7, 2016)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
PINEDALE, WYOMING Dec. 7, 2016 – The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has started receiving calls about telephone scams in the community. The caller is stating that they work for Rocky Mountain Power and that the customer has an outstanding payment due on thei ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Beware utility bill phone scam (December 7, 2016)
Telling victims their electricity will be cut off immediately if don’t pay bill
by Rocky Mountain Power
Editor’s note: We are reposting an earlier media release from Rocky Mountain Power regarding scam phone calls demanding payment for power bills. Scam phone calls of this nature have been reported going around again in Pinedale recently. ... FULL STORY
Glaciers Dominate the Ice (December 7, 2016)
by Pinedale Hockey Association
PINEDALE, WYOMING - The Pinedale Glaciers enjoyed victories and challenges this past weekend as the Sublette County Ice Arena hosted three teams from Douglas and Laramie. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Nordic ski trail grooming report – December 7, 2016 (December 7, 2016)
by Mike Looney, Groomer, Sublette County Recreation Board
Wednesday, December 7, 11:00AM report: Flat groomed: Old Road Trail, Upper Surveyor, Tree Loop, Moose Ridge, Kelly Park, Kelly Tie-In, Half Moon tie-In. Classic Track: Old Road Trail, Upper Surveyor, Kelly Park. About 1-2" of new snow this morning. Total dept ... FULL STORY
(46 pictures) The Nutcracker (December 6, 2016)
PFAC brings a classic to the Pinedale High School Auditorium
by Arnold Brokling
The Nutcracker, performed by the Eugene Ballet Company, thrilled audiences in two sold out performances last weekend (Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 & 3, 2016). First scheduled for one day, tickets sold out rapidly and with some quick PFAC thinking and a lucky g ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Flag Half Staff notice – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 6, 2016)
by Governor Matthew H. Mead
Governor Matthew H. Mead, pursuant to President Barack Obama's Proclamation, has ordered the flag of the United States to be flown on all public buildings and grounds, at half staff on December 7, 2016, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Sheriff’s Office seeking information on missing girl (December 6, 2016)
16-year old Taylar Haddock missing
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING December 5, 2016 - The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing teen. ... FULL STORY
(3 pictures) Green River bridge on Hwy 351 is open (December 6, 2016)
by Pinedale Online!
The new bridge across the Green River on Hwy 351 was open to traffic on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Construction crews have started to remove the temporary crossing bridge travelers used to cross while construction was ongoing. The new bridge is wider and will give mo ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Brrrr! -20F in Pinedale (December 6, 2016)
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
Our thermometer read -18F degrees at 7:30AM Tuesday, Dec. 6 in Pinedale, but the National Weather Service pegs it at -20F with a wind chill of -43F degrees. Bundle up if venturing outside! ... FULL STORY
Snow and Wind reports (December 5, 2016)
Below are preliminary reports from the National Weather Service on snowfall totals and peak wind gusts for the winter storm that impacted western Wyoming Saturday night into Monday, Dec. 3-5, 2016. ... FULL STORY
(2 pictures) Gas leak causes explosion at compressor station (Original post December 5, 2016 | Updated December 6, 2016)
by Sublette County Sheriff’s Office media release
Update, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016: Sublette County Sheriff's Office correction to this press release: The call came in at 12:34PM. ... FULL STORY
Explosion reported at dehy plant north of Daniel (December 5, 2016)
by Pinedale Online!
Explosion incident update, Monday, Dec. 5, 2:40PM: There were no reported injuries in the explosion at the natural gas dehy plant located approximately 10 miles north of Daniel on US 189/191. All gas lines have been closed off. The fire was quickly extinguish ... FULL STORY
A Christmas Celebration through Scripture and Song Dec. 11 (December 5, 2016)
Free concert by the Community Choir
The Community Choir is ready once again to present a free concert to kick off the 2016 Christmas Season. This year’s host church is Pinedale Community United Church of Christ located at 113 S. Maybell Avenue, Pinedale. A start time of 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Snow and Grooming update – Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 (December 5, 2016)
by White Pine Resort
Snow last 24 hours: 12" + ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Cowboys to play BYU in Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 (December 5, 2016)
The Wyoming Cowboys will play the BYU Cougars in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on Wednesday, Dec. 21, vs the BYU Cougars. Game time is 7PM Mountain time. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Sublette County Advisory Committee Panel Discussion Dec. 14 (December 5, 2016)
by Bart Myers
The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative Sublette County Advisory Committee will host a panel discussion with representatives from the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on December 14, 2016 from 1 pm – 5 pm in the Commissioners Meeting Room located in th ... FULL STORY
Sublette County Commissioners meeting agenda – December 6, 2016 (December 5, 2016)
by Mary Lankford, Sublette County Clerk
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ... FULL STORY
(68 pictures) Wreath Auction (December 4, 2016)
Fundraiser for the Museum of the Mountain Man
by Pinedale Online!
The Museum of the Mountain Man held their 23rd annual Holiday Wreath & Chocolate Auction in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library on Friday, Dec. 2nd. All of the beautiful and creative wreaths were hand-crafted by local individuals and organizations and dona ... FULL STORY
Town of Pinedale Drinking Water Public Notice (December 3, 2016)
Precautions if your water has lead exposure
by Town of Pinedale
Editor’s Note: This is a republishing of a Town of Pinedale public notice from November 8, 2016. ... FULL STORY
‘You Asked – The Travels and Adventures of Dan Abernathy’ Dec. 13 (December 3, 2016)
Dan Abernathy will be giving a program at 7PM in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library on Tuesday, December 13th. In his program, ‘You Asked – The Travels and Adventures of Dan Abernathy,’ he will be showing photos and telling some stories from his travels ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) Copies of ‘The Drift’ video available to order (December 3, 2016)
The true story of a 100 year, 100-mile long cattle drive in western Wyoming
Those who would like to get a personal copy of the new video "The Drift" can now order them now and get them in time for Christmas. DVDs are $19.99 each plus shipping. Click on this link to get to the order page: http://www.contentlabmedia.com/the-drift.html ... FULL STORY
EPA proposes financial responsibility requirements for hardrock mining industry (December 2, 2016)
Companies must prove financial ability to pay for response and cleanup of environment around mineral mining sites – EPA proposes similar rules for chemical manufacturing; electric power generation, transmission and distribution, and petroleum and coal products manufacturing industries
by Environmental Protection Agency
WASHINGTON – Following a court order and Congressional directive under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (Friday, Dec. 2, 2016) is taking action to protect A ... FULL STORY
LaBarge Ding-the-Ling Fishing Derby January 7 & 8 (December 1, 2016)
The LaBarge Ding-the-Ling Fishing Derby will be held on January 7th and 8th. Registration starts at 8:00AM on the 7th at the Fontenelle boat ramp on W. Fontenelle Creek Road near the campground. Teams must be four members or less and entry fee is cash only – ... FULL STORY
Energy Share of Wyoming kicks off for 2016-17 (December 1, 2016)
Funding is available to pay energy bills when all other resources and assistance have been exhausted
by Rocky Mountain Power
Raising more than $100,000 and assisting more than 350 families statewide are among goals of Energy Share of Wyoming, which kicks-off its 2016-17 season Thursday, December 1. ... FULL STORY
Wyoming will host Mountain West Football Championship Dec. 3 (December 1, 2016)
Play against San Diego State
by University of Wyoming
For the first time in school history, the Wyoming Cowboys will host the Mountain West Football Championship Saturday, Dec. 3 at War Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys will face the San Diego State Aztecs in the first ever postseason game at the War. Kick-off is at ... FULL STORY
Wyoming roads ready for increase in traffic for UW championship football game Dec. 3 (December 1, 2016)
by Wyoming Department of Transportation
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is ready for the increase in traffic going to Saturday’s (Dec. 3) University of Wyoming vs San Diego State football game for the Mountain West Conference championship. ... FULL STORY
(1 pictures) White Pine Ski Area opens Dec. 2 (December 1, 2016)
White Pine Ski Area near Pinedale will have their opening day on Friday, December 2nd. They will begin the season with opening Little Spirit lift first, Great Spirit lift will open as soon as snow conditions allow. Updates will be posted on their website, www. ... FULL STORY
Angel Wreaths still available (December 1, 2016)
Update: There are still plenty of Angels around town to be picked up. If you could help out, it would be greatly appreciated. There are still some at Rendezvous Pointe. For more information contact Beth Allen at 307-367-2881. ... FULL STORY

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