Volume 5, Number 9 - May 26, 2005
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According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, wolf biologist Mike Jimenez continues to closely follow up on reported wolf sightings on a domestic sheep lambing ground near Farson. No depredations have been reported and no wolf den has been located, according to the agency, which added that USDA Wildlife Services personnel are once again attempting to trap, radiocollar and release a wolf on site to assist in monitoring efforts.
An air quality forum will be hosted by the Upper Green River Valley Coaltition at 6:30 p.m. on June 2 in the Sublette County Library in Pinedale.
U.S. Representative Barbara Cubin worked to successfully amend a government spending bill to ensure that local and county governments are treated fairly when it comes to funding for Payments in Lieu of Taxes, according to a release from Cubin's office.
"This money is crucial for county governments to maintain their roads and provide firefighting and law enforcement services," said Cubin. "The federal government has a responsibility to help support local governments when county land is removed from the local tax base. When Congress shortchanges the PILT program, rural counties are the ones who end up paying the piper."
Her amendment to the legislation funding the Department of the Interior for the next fiscal year adds an additional $12 million in PILT funding to the bill by redirecting funds from Interior Department overhead.
Governor Dave Freudenthal will be in Pinedale on Friday afternoon, May 27. According to his schedule, Freudenthal is slated to meet with the Sublette County Commission, Pinedale Town Council and members of the Pinedale Anticline Working Group at the Sublette County Sheriff's Office training room in Pinedale at 3 p.m.
At 7 p.m., Freudenthal will be speaking at the Pinedale High School graduation ceremony.
Pinedale buget workshop
Pinedale Town Council members will hold a budget workshop Thursday, June 2, at 4 p..m. at the Pinedale Town Hall, 210 East Pine Street. The public is welcome to attend theworkshop.
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