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Sublette Examiner
Volume 2, Number 25 - September 19, 2002
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Power line checks

Landowners are cautioned that Pacific Power is currently conducting a survey of all distribution poles and lines in northern Sublette County. A group of surveyors has been contracted with to inspect the integrity of each power pole owned by Pacific Power. This includes lines that run across private property. Surveys will be conducted between Sept. 16 and Oct. 5. Surveyors will attempt to notify landowners prior to traversing private lands, but sometimes these attempts fail. The company warns, "Please be aware these surveyors are in your area."

For more information, contact the Pacific Power district office in Pinedale at 367-3533.

Russell elected bar commissioner

The Wyoming State Bar announced that Michele Russell, an attorney from Riverton, was elected commissioner of the Wyoming State Bar to represent the Ninth Judicial District, which consists of Fremont, Sublette, and Teton counties. Russell will serve a three-year term.

Russell succeeds Bill Twichell of Pinedale, whose term expired this month.

Russell worked as a staff attorney for Wyoming Legal Services in Lander for three years. In January 2000, she opened her own private practice in Riverton. She is also a United States Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of Wyoming and Assistant City Attorney for Riverton.

Fire restrictions lifted

Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton announced that fire restrictions were lifted on the forest effective Sept. 9.

BTNF allows wood and/or charcoal campfires in the backcountry in established fire rings only. Permits are not required for non-commercial, backcountry national forest users.

Park visitors and forest users are required to attend campfires at all times.

Additionally, only dead and down wood may be used as firewood in the forest.

With cooler temperatures, recent precipitation, and higher humidity, the fire danger has been reduced to a rating of "moderate." Although fire restrictions have been lifted, forest users are asked to be extremely cautious and are reminded that fire restrictions could be reinstated.

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