The Upper Green River Chapter 469 of Trout Unlimited will be holding
their 1st Annual (maube) "Whitefish Challenge" on the Upper
Green River at the Kendall Bridge Area on Saturday, September 28, 2002,
from 10 am until 2 pm. Trophies will be awarded for the first three
places and a year membership to Trout Unlimited will be given to the
winners. Each registered participant will receive a raffle ticket for
a chance to win a $450 Creek Company one-man pontoon boat. There is
a $5 entry fee. Members of the public can register at Two Rivers Emporium
in downtown Pinedale at any time. Registration night is at the VFW in
Pinedale on Friday, September 20, from 6 to 8 pm. Call 307-367-4131
for more information.
Proof Containers Available on Bridger-Teton NF
Bridger-Teton National Forest has made bear-proof food storage containers
available in Pinedale for several years. These products have been provided
to assist forest users with safe food storage practices in the backcountry.
Bear-proof panniers and food tubes are available for a small donation
of two dollars per day and can be located at the Pinedale Ranger Station
for those recreating in the Wind River Mountains. Both simple and effective,
these containers meet the needs of packers and hikers heading into the
backcountry. Proper food storage can insure a safe, bear-free trip into
the backcountry and stop the human-food habituation of bears by preventing
them from getting food and other attractants from humans.
Donations collected for the containers are invested
back into the program to repair damages and purchase additional containers.
Forest officials are presently working to expand the container program
into Afton and Jackson, WY to ensure that all local forest
users and incoming visitors have access to the containers. However,
quantities are limited and reservations are recommended. For more information
on the bear proof container program, contact the Pinedale Ranger District
Office at (307) 367-4326.
meet human safety and bear conservation efforts prescribed in the Bridger-Teton
National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, Forest officials
have improved and increased bear-proof facilities available to all forest
users in both the backcountry and frontcountry. With bear proof trash
facilities and food lockers installed in many forest campgrounds, forest
officials are now looking to install meat poles in popular hunting areas
and trail-side locations to provide forest users a convenient place
to store their food and game meat. If you feel there are areas where
these facilities should be installed, please provide that information
to your local Forest Service office.
District #1 Position Openings
open until filled
County School District #1 is accepting applications for two positions,
Construction Manager and a Technology Facilitator. Application should
include a letter of application, formal district application, letter
of recommendation and resume. For application and more information call
the Sublette County School District #1 Superintendent's Office at 307-367-2139
ext 1. More information about Sublette School District #1 is available
on the web at www.pinedaleschools.org.
Construction Manager: Candidate must be knowledgeable in construction
methods and techniques, in blue print, reading and interpretation; in
supervisory principles and practices; and of all the trades and crafts
used in general construction. This position is for 8 hours a day and
260 days per year. Yearly salary is $35,000 plus district benefits.
Technology Facilitator: Candidate must be knowledgeable in TCP/IP
protocol, 10baseT networking, T568B wiring standards, Windows 2000 domain
administration, Windows 2000 Professional Server, Windows 2000 Professional
Desktop. This position is for 8 hours per day for 260 days per year
at $30,000 per year plus district benefits.
Services for Doris Luman (9/20/02)
servics for long-time Sublette County resident Doris B. Luman will be
held Saturday, September 21, at 11 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic
Church in Pinedale. A luncheon at Stockman's Restaurant will follow
Music Booster Birthday Calendar (9/20/02)
46th Annual Pinedale Music Booster Birthday Calendar is once again being
made available and here's your chance to get your loved one's birthdays
and anniversaries printed on it. The calendar proceeds go to help the
Pinedale school vocal and instrumental music programs and defray costs
of student's summer music camps. The Music Boosters have helped buy
large equipment needed for the music programs and also uniforms for
different groups. This summer fourteen students will be traveling to
Europe to tour with The Wyoming Ambassadors of Music. The Music Boosters
hope to help them out with the cost of this two week musical trip.
The high school choir and high school marching band
take turns (every other year) having their picture on the calendar.
The calendar picture showcases Pinedale's fall colors and different
spots around Pinedale in our picture.
The goal is to have the calendar out before the first
of the year, but that depends on how much help the Booster's get putting
the calendar together and meeting deadlines when the calendars will
arrive for delivery.
Click on the link to get to a printable form (PDF)
you can fill out and send in to get your dates printed on the Booster
Calendar: Music Booster
Birthday Calendar Form
School Portraits (9/20/02)
time of year again for the school kids to get their pictures taken!
In case your high school or middle schooler forgot to mention that the
big day is coming up quick, here's the schedule:
Elementary School: Tuesday, Sept 24th at the Elem library from
8:15 am-12:30 pm
Preschoolers & Homeschoolers: Tuesday, Sept 24th, 3:00 pm-5:30
pm at the Elem library
Middle School: Wednesday, Sept 25, 8:15 am-11:30 am at the Middle
High School: Thursday, Sept 26, 8:15 am-11:30 am at the Auditorium
Bondurant Elementary School: Thursday, Sept 26, 12:30 pm at the
September 20th was Pinedale High School's Homecoming, but spirit raising
has been going on all week. Friday's events included the traditional
Homecoming Parade down main street in Pinedale and the Homecoming Football
Game against the Cokeville Panthers. Pinedale put up a good fight, but
Basket Rummage Sale, through Sept 7th (9/5/02)
Pinedale Food Basket, located at 104 North Bridger next to the Recycling
Center, is holding their annual Rummage Sale from September 3rd through
Saturday, September 7th, from 7:30 am until done. The rummage sale is
an event that helps raises funds for the Food Basket, which provides
food for needy families in the area. Workers are needed to help out
with the sale. Please call 367-2815 or Claudie Meyer at 367-4628 for
more information. Come to the Rummage Sale and help the Food Basket!
Museum of the Mountain Man is inviting the public to attend a rembrance
program for the one year anniversary of the September 11th attack on
the World Trade Center and Pentagon on Wednesday, September 11th at
the Museum. The Emmy-award documentary program, "In Memoriam: New
York City, 9/11/02" will be shown at 10 am and again at 2 pm. The
hour-long program is free of charge and is being presented in collaboration
with the American Association of Museums and HBO. For more information,
you can contact the Museum of the Mountain Man at 367-4101.
Candidate Dave Freudenthal here (9/5/02)
governor candidate Dave Freudenthal will be in Pinedale at the Chambers
House Bed & Breakfast on Thursday, September 12th at 5:30 pm to
visit with Sublette County residents.
Workshop in Pinedale (8/28/02)
From the Pinedale Area Chamber of Commerce
September 16th from 1:00 till 5:00 pm at the Sublette County Library
there will be a 4 hour business seminar. This FREE workshop titled,
"How Can We Help Your Business Succeed?" will help you with:
* Financing programs
* Business & technical assistance
* Money to train your employees
* Business training & advice
* Start up & expansion assistance
* Selling to the government
Learn about business development with some of Wyoming's best small business
resources that provide free or low cost assistance to Wyoming's businesses.
A panel discussion will be followed by one-on-one consultations with
the resource agency representatives.
* Wyoming Business Council
* Small Business Development Center
* Wyoming Women's Business Center
* Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
* Local Economic Development Office
RSVP's are appreciated, but not required. For more information, or to
let us know that you plan to attend, contact:
Wyoming Small Business Development Center
800-348-5205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Draw for Health Fair (8/24/02)
The Pinedale Medical Clinic will be holding a Blood Draw for the upcoming
Health Fair Monday through Friday, September 9th-13th, from 6:30-8:30
am. A 12-hour fast is required, but please continue to drink water.
Diabetics should NOT fast, and follow normal regine. All medications
should be taken normally as prescribed. Blood test results will be returned
at the Health Fair which will be held on Saturday, September 21st during
Pinedale Wellness Week. Call 367-2157 or 276-3575 to make an appointment.
Cost for tests are as follows:
167 Chemscreen $22.00
PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) $24.00
CBC (Complete Blood Count) $16.00
Snow Explorers Grass Drags, Saturday
The Pinedale Snow Explorers Snowmobile Club is sponsoring their Snowmobile
Grass Drag Races on Saturday, September 7th in Pinedale. The races begin
at 9 am behind Rocky Mountain Home Center at the west end of Pinedale.
There will be a Drivers' meeting at 8:30 am SHARP on Saturday morning.
Pre-registration is recommended and will be at Stockman's in Pinedale
on Friday night from 7:30 to 10 pm. A late fee will be assessed for
registration the morning of the races. Classes include: Juniors, Stock,
Modified Stock and Open Mod. Admission is FREE for spectators. Concessions
will be sold at the track. For other race specific details, call Brad
Winters 367-2805 or Pat 367-4967, or e-mail the Pinedale Snow Explorers
Snowmobile Club at email@example.com.
reports of black bear encounters and sitings have prompted the Bridger-Teton
National Forest to caution the public for the need for food storage
efforts when recreating in or living near forested areas. Recent bear
activity observed over the past few weeks can be attributed to decreased
natural food sources available to bears as they prepare for denning.
Black bears have been reported coming next to habited
structures on area ranches, in summer homes in the Fremont Lake Sylvan
Bay area, and at Red Cliff Bible Camp in the Upper Green area. Forest
Service officials say that bears are trying to fulfill their need for
calories before winter are ranging closer to human occupied areas, such
as campgrounds and residences.
The status of late summer and all food sources, such
as Whitebark pine nuts, are low in some areas of the ecosystem, which
may drive bears into new areas as they search for food. Bears are expected
to move to low elevation areas, especially river and stream corridors,
where moisture and foods are more abundant. Hunters and outdoor recreationists
are cautioned to be alert for bears when out hunting.
Boulder Fire Company Open House & BBQ, Dance
The community of Boulder,
12 miles south of Pinedale, is sponsoring a fun filled day of events
on Saturday, September 14th. The Boulder Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring
their 18th Anual Open House and Barbeque at the Boulder Fire Hall from
noon until everyone is ready to go home, t. The event will include door
prizes, videos for the kids, and horseshoes. They will also be holding
a firewood raffle for 4 cords of firewood. The barbeque is by Lars Michnevich.
Everyone is invited to bring the family for a day of fun and to support
the Boulder Volunteer Fire Company.
Later the same evening, Boulder Community Center members
and the fire company will be holding a "Summer's Almost Over"
Dance from 7 pm until midnight. DJ music will be provided by Mad Hatters
and everyone is welcome to come out for the fun.
and Wetter Weather Headed for Western Wyoming
Potential for Heavy Rain and Colder Temperatures
Weather forecasters for western Wyoming are advising outdoor recreationists
that a very moist weather pattern is in the early development stages
over the southwestern United States. A developing low pressure system
off the west coast is expected to draw moisture from the remnants of
Hurricane Hernan northward into Wyoming beginning Friday and continuing
through the weekend. This disturbance is expected to bring scattered
showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain possible. Showers
and thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday, September
8th, and possibly into Monday before the associated upper level low
pressure system moves east. Rainfall amounts at this time are still
uncertain but early indications point to between one half and one inch
across many lower elevation locations with 1 to 2 inches in the mountains
between Friday and Monday. Ranchers and outdoor recreationists are urged
to be prepared for this drastic change to cooler and wetter weather.
River Road Construction Closure Lifted
River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest announced
that the temporary closures due to replacement of three bridges along
the Grey's River Road will be lifted. As a result of temporary bypass
fords, the road will be officially re-opened to passenger vehicles by
September 5th, 2002. Graveled fords around the bridges, along with sediment
trapping materials will be placed near bridges to provide visitor access
during construction. The bypasses will be single lane only, and may
cause some minor delays. Construction has begun on the Blind Bull Bridge,
and the first bypass in place. Road closure signs will remain in place
at Alpine, Smith's Fork Road, McDougal Gap, and Tri Basin, until "detour"
signs are in place. While bypasses are being designed to accommodate
2WD passenger vehicles, as well as pickups with travel or stock trailers,
it is not anticipated that the bypasses will be suitable for semi tractor/trailers.
Completion of all construction is anticipated by October 5th, 2002.
For more information regarding these projects, please contact the Grey's
River Ranger District at (307) 885-3166.
Search for Elizabeth
Hunters: Please be alert for possible signs of the missing 14-year old
Salt Lake City girl
the morning of June 5th, 14-year old Elizabeth Smart was taken from
her home at gunpoint in the Federal Heights area of Salt Lake City,
Utah. To date, Elizabeth has not been found. Many searches have been
conducted for Elizabeth throughout Utah, but still nothing has been
The remote countryside of Wyoming is not very far
from Salt Lake City, and within the perimeter of the mileage put on
a suspect's vehicle around the time Elizabeth disappeared. We ask that
hunters and outdoor recreations who take to the remote country keep
an eye out for any possible sign of the missing girl. While everyone
is holding out hope that she will still be found alive, that hope wanes
as more time passes. If you encounter anything unusual: abandoned structures,
unusual smells, clothing, bones, please take the time to check it out.
If you come to a structure, search in and around it for anything unusual,
but please do not tresspass. Elizabeth is 5'6" tall and weighs
approximately 100 pounds. She was wearing red pajamas when she was abducted.
Elizabeth's sister, in the room at the time of her abduction, described
the man as a Caucasian, approximately 30-40 years old, 5'8-5'10 inches
tall, dark hair, with hair on his arms and back of his hands. He was
wearing a light jacket, light golf hat or English Driving hat, and dark
shoes at the time.
The Smart family has created a web site with information
about the search for Elizabeth, www.elizabethsmart.com,
as well as a special
message to hunters asking them to be watchful for anything suspicious
while they are outdoors. A $250,000 reward, created by family, friends
and community, is being offered for the safe return of Elizabeth Smart.
The Salt Lake City and FBI are offering a $25,000 reward for information
that will lead police to the location of Elizabeth Smart, or information
leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible
for Elizabeth Smart's disappearance. Anonymous tip line: 801-799-INFO
(4636). If anonymity is desired, that can be arranged by calling: 801-799-INFO