Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en DEQ Says Jurisdictional Issues Will Limit Their Rulemaking Authority Near Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-says-jurisdictional-issues-will-limit-their-rulemaking-authority-near-pinedale <p></p><p>The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is drafting rules to curb emissions near Pinedale, but the agency says there are some limitations to what they’ll be able to do.</p><p>The Pinedale area violates federal air quality standards because of pollution from natural gas development. DEQ has already imposed stricter rules on new energy equipment, and now they plan to limit emissions from older, grandfathered facilities, as well. But spokesman Keith Guille says they aren't able to regulate everything.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:14:20 +0000 Willow Belden 57226 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ Says Jurisdictional Issues Will Limit Their Rulemaking Authority Near Pinedale Internet Services To Expand To Rural Areas http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/internet-services-expand-rural-areas <p>Several remote communities in the state will be able to receive better internet service in the near future.&nbsp;&nbsp;Visionary Communications&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced&nbsp;a&nbsp;plan to expand its fiber optic line to connect the towns of Chugwater, Guernsey, Pinedale and Torrington to the rest of the state.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:44:35 +0000 Melodie Edwards 56875 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Internet Services To Expand To Rural Areas Pinedale Air Improves As State Toughens Industry Regs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pinedale-air-improves-state-toughens-industry-regs <p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:10:36 +0000 Willow Belden 56713 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pinedale Air Improves As State Toughens Industry Regs DEQ Drafts Rules To Limit Emissions Near Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-drafts-rules-limit-emissions-near-pinedale <p>Energy companies operating near Pinedale will soon have to retrofit their older equipment to curb emissions.</p><p></p><p>Natural gas development in the Pinedale Anticline gas field has caused air pollution, to the extent that the area violates federal air quality standards. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has already imposed limits on emissions from new equipment. But until now, older equipment that was already in place was exempt from those standards. DEQ Air Quality Administrator Steve Dietrich says that needs to change.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:03:25 +0000 Willow Belden 55632 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ Drafts Rules To Limit Emissions Near Pinedale Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-jackson-rodeo-legends-bill-and-martha-saunders <p>Bill and Martha Saunders are long-time Jackson residents. The couple was instrumental in founding the Jackson Hole Ski Club, and their family was also central in Wyoming's rodeo scene. Bill and Martha share memories of their rodeo experiences, including Martha's tour with the Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:13:55 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 53866 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Jackson Rodeo Legends Bill And Martha Saunders Growth In Energy Production Prompts Concerns Over Air Monitoring Network http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/growth-energy-production-prompts-concerns-over-air-monitoring-network <p>We’ve reported often on the effects that energy production can have on air quality. The most obvious example is Pinedale, where federal ambient air quality standards were violated, largely because of emissions from natural gas production. Regulators say the air elsewhere in the state is fine. But some worry that Wyoming doesn’t have a sufficient monitoring network to know for sure. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:21:28 +0000 Willow Belden 52774 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Growth In Energy Production Prompts Concerns Over Air Monitoring Network Pinedale water contamination mostly unconnected to gas production, study finds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pinedale-water-contamination-mostly-unconnected-gas-production-study-finds <p>A new Bureau of Land Management report indicates that most of the groundwater contamination near Pinedale was not caused by the energy industry.</p><p></p><p>After petroleum products showed up in water wells in the Pinedale Anticline gas field in 2006, several agencies launched an investigation to figure out where the contamination was coming from. They concluded that some pollution occurred naturally, as gas seeped upward through geologic layers and into the groundwater. The report says other pollutants came from the process of drilling and installing water wells.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:42:58 +0000 Willow Belden 50187 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pinedale water contamination mostly unconnected to gas production, study finds Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-using-wildlife-overpasses <p>Conservationists are relieved that migrating animals are using the recently-built overpasses on U-S Highway 191 near Pinedale. The highway cuts across major wildlife migration routes, and vehicle collisions with animals have been a problem in the area for years.</p><p>The Wyoming Department of Transportation finished six underpasses and two overpasses for the wildlife last year, inspired by similar structures in Banff National Park. They were the first ever built for pronghorn antelope, which can't jump roadside fences, and they avoid enclosed spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:29:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 49704 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn using wildlife overpasses Mobile lab could help solve air quality questions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mobile-lab-could-help-solve-air-quality-questions <p>Atmospheric Scientists at the University of Wyoming will soon have access to a mobile laboratory that will help them conduct advanced research into ozone pollution and other air quality issues.</p><p>Rob Field is a researcher in the Atmospheric Science Department. He says only a handful of universities have equipment this sophisticated.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Willow Belden 47670 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mobile lab could help solve air quality questions StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-wyoming-bud-decker-and-jim-latta <p>This summer, StoryCorps set up a booth in Cheyenne to record Wyomingites interviewing one another and sharing their stories.</p><p>Today, we’ll hear from 95-year old Pinedale native Guy Decker, better known as “Bud”. Decker tells his longtime-friend Jim Latta about what it was like to grow up on the Wyoming Frontier.</p><p>Produced by Rebecca Martinez with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a na­tional nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. (storycorps.org.)</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:56:26 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps in Wyoming: Bud Decker and Jim Latta Pronghorn & Fremont Lake - Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pronghorn-fremont-lake-pinedale <p>The drive to Pinedale from US-HWY 189 or US HWY 191 is along one of the greatest migrations in North America.&nbsp; Each fall and spring, 300-400 Pronghorn migrate 170 miles from their summer birthing grounds in Grand Teton National Park to their winter grounds in Pinedale, Wyoming.&nbsp; This great migration, named by biologists as the “Path of the Pronghorn” is remarkable and one of the last long-distance animal migrations in the world.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:12:50 +0000 Visit Pinedale 42786 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pronghorn & Fremont Lake - Pinedale Green River Rendezvous – Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/green-river-rendezvous-pinedale <p>Pinedale’s oldest and longest standing cultural event is held annually the second weekend in July and is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. &nbsp;Vendor Street Fair, Museum of the Mountain Man specialty tours and demonstrations, Kids’ Fishing Derby, “Spirit of the Winds” Fireworks Show, 3-on-3 Rendezvous Basketball Tournament, Rendezvous Parade, nightly rodeos, live music, and Native American Dance performances makes this Pinedale’s biggest summer event. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:33:06 +0000 Green River Rendezvous 42143 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Green River Rendezvous – Pinedale Museum of the Mountain Man - Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/museum-mountain-man-pinedale <p>During the years 1824-1840, the Pinedale region was at the heart of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, which supplied precious beaver pelts to the fashion industries of Europe and the eastern United States. Mountain men like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Thomas Fitzpatrick and William Sublette carved their legends here, and opened the way for the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. The Museum of the Mountain Man shares a comprehensive collection of Rocky Mountain fur trade journals, relics such as Jim Bridger’s Rifle and the finest Native American sheep horn bow still in existence.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:06:20 +0000 Museum of the Mountain Man 41908 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Museum of the Mountain Man - Pinedale Pinedale Fine Arts Council - Pinedale http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pinedale-fine-arts-council-pinedale <p>The Pinedale Fine Arts Council, a community based non-profit 501(c)3 corporation serving Sublette County (WY), has provided high-quality performing arts events, visual and literary arts programs and artist residencies since 1976. Largely through volunteer efforts and consistent community support, PFAC helps connect a dynamically growing corner of Wyoming to the rest of the world.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:32:11 +0000 Pinedale Fine Arts Council 41649 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pinedale Fine Arts Council - Pinedale Wyoming Artist Profile - Jared Rogerson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-artist-profile-jared-rogerson <p>Pinedale singer-songwriter<strong><a href="http://jaredrogerson.com/"> Jared Rogerson</a></strong> has been influenced as a musician from 17 years of bronc’ riding in rodeos. He’s also explored thousands of miles in the remote Wyoming backcountry as a brucellosis biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. His new album, <em>Dirt</em>, was released April 17.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 21:08:30 +0000 Anna Rader 40208 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Artist Profile - Jared Rogerson Air quality research seeks to find answers to Pinedale ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/air-quality-research-seeks-find-answers-pinedale-ozone-problem <p>Sublette County violates federal air quality standards, because of high levels of ozone, or smog. The ozone forms when emissions from oil and gas development mix together, under certain weather conditions. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for fixing the problem, but there are a lot of unknowns about how ozone forms. Now, researchers at the University of Wyoming are trying to find some answers. We’re joined now by Rob Field. He’s an atmospheric scientist, and he’s been monitoring air quality in Sublette County for several years. to find some answers. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:21:36 +0000 Willow Belden 35760 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Air quality research seeks to find answers to Pinedale ozone problem DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-announce-plans-tackling-pinedale-ozone-problem <p>Tomorrow, the Department of Environmental Quality will announce how it plans to fix air quality problems near Pinedale.</p><p>Emissions from oil and gas development in Sublette County have caused ozone, or smog, to form at levels that exceed federal limits. Last year, a community task force recommended possible solutions. They called for tougher regulations on industry and more rigorous air quality monitoring, among other things.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Willow Belden 35025 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem New DEQ director discusses his take on Pavillion and new energy development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-deq-director-discusses-his-take-pavillion-and-new-energy-development <p>The new director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says he’s not sure what his agency will do long-term, to address groundwater contamination in Pavillion.</p><p>The EPA tentatively linked the contamination to fracking, but the state and energy industries questioned the science behind their study, so they collected a new set of data and are now analyzing it.</p><p>DEQ Director Todd Parfitt wouldn’t say what he’ll do if the results confirm that fracking caused the contamination.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:56:10 +0000 Willow Belden 32772 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New DEQ director discusses his take on Pavillion and new energy development Pinedale task force recommends fixes to ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pinedale-task-force-recommends-fixes-ozone-problem <p>A task force in Pinedale has come up with a list of recommendations for how to fix air quality problems in Sublette County.</p><p>The area violates federal air quality standards because oil and gas production have led to high levels of ozone, or smog, in recent years. So at the suggestion of Gov. Matt Mead, a group of citizens, industry reps and local leaders got together to come up with a solution.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:21:19 +0000 Willow Belden 30417 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pinedale task force recommends fixes to ozone problem Wildfire near Pinedale 20 percent contained http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wildfire-near-pinedale-20-percent-contained <p>Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threating 13 homes in western Wyoming.<br>&nbsp;<br>The fire was 20 percent contained Wednesday. It ignited Sunday 30 miles west of Pinedale and has prompted some evacuation orders.<br>&nbsp;<br>No buildings have been reported lost. The cause remains under investigation.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:03:43 +0000 The Associated Press 30320 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wildfire near Pinedale 20 percent contained Pinedale recognized for its commitment to youth http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pinedale-recognized-its-commitment-youth <p>Pinedale, Wyoming has been selected by an organization as one of the nation’s 100 best communities for young people.&nbsp;</p><p>America’s Promise Alliance recognizes local community programs and initiatives that are aimed at supporting youth.&nbsp; Pinedale was recognized for having safe places for youth, for its youth fitness and recreation programs, overall improvements in education and for its adult volunteer program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Teacher Jasper Warembourg has been in the community for 20 years and he says the adult input is amazing.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:23:38 +0000 Bob Beck 30014 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pinedale recognized for its commitment to youth High Ozone Levels Subject Of Pinedale Meeting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/high-ozone-levels-subject-pinedale-meeting <p>The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality says oil and gas companies in the Pinedale area are improving efforts to curb emissions on high ozone days.</p><p>The area is not in compliance with federal Clean Air Act standards, and the DEQ held a public meeting Tuesday, to brief residents on its efforts to combat the high ozone levels.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:36:01 +0000 Willow Belden 18299 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org High Ozone Levels Subject Of Pinedale Meeting