From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 3, Number 34 - Movember 20, 2003
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Wolf forum

Western Wyomingites feeling the impacts of a biologically recovered wolf population are encouraged to attend the Sublette Wolf Forum on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale. The forum, which is free to the public, is sponsored by the Sublette County Farm Bureau and the Green River Valley Cattlemen's Association.

The morning session will include updates from Jack Oyler of the Central Idaho Anti-Wolf Coalition, Bob Fanning of the Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd and Maury Jones of the Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association.

There will be a panel discussion focusing on what happened in enacting Wyoming's wolf legislation and wolf plan, with panelists ranging from wildlife commissioners and county commissioners, to legislators and lobbyists.

State and federal officials will discuss the scientific review of the Wyoming wolf plan, and the Sublette County Sheriff's Department will tell participants why local law-enforcement should be called in when you have a wolf problem.

Other topics to be covered include local impacts, the governor's view, impacts to livestock grazing on public lands and why a federal lawsuit filed in Oregon has significance for Sublette County.

Trapper's Point correction

Bob Maxam of the Wyoming Department of Transportation notified the Examiner that the flashing lights/deer detection system to be installed near the Trapper's Point wildlife migration bottleneck can't be installed by next October, as reported in the Examiner last week. With the change in the fiscal year, the earliest the project could be let would be in October 2004, with installation taking place in the summer of 2005, he said.

CenturyTel explains telephone outage

CenturyTel reported Tuesday that a fiber cable cut by a contractor was the cause of the telephone outage on Monday, Nov. 17, which limited telephone service in the Pinedale, Daniel and Boulder areas. The cable cut occurred seven miles west of Pinedale and affected approximately 4,000 customers.

Between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., telephone users were not able to dial out or receive long distance calls. Local service in the Daniel area was limited, as was Emergency 9-1-1 service during this time frame. CenturyTel technicians restored all local and long distance service to its customers and apologized for the disruption.

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