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Turning the dial back in time: 80’s Day is next week

June 10, 2021

◆ 80’s Day returns to Swift 98 Wednesday, June 16. It was the decade of cassette tapes, hula hoops and Nintendo. Cheers was on TV and the movie Ghostbusters was on the Big Screen. You probably drove either an Oldsmobile...     Read More

Tips for a safe and healthy summer in the sun

June 10, 2021

◆ Use the proper tools to protect yourself from the heat and the sun. Provided By St. John’s Health – With the summer season just around the bend, the health experts at St. John’s are here to share some pointers...     Read More

Funeral service for Jessie Call

June 10, 2021

Funeral services for Jessie Call will take place Monday June 14, 2021 at 12 noon in the Afton Tabernacle. Visitation with the family will take place from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Share     Read More

Hatch honored as 2021 Wyoming Special Education Paraprofessional of the Year

June 10, 2021

◆ Trudy’s kind and gentle manner has endeared her to the people she works with and serves.   Trudy Hatch, after ten years serving the Special Education students at Cokeville High School, has been honored as the 2021 Wyoming Special...     Read More

Hit music spreads to south Lincoln County

June 10, 2021

◆ Swift 98 will soon be heard in Kemmerer community. The purchase of KMER Radio in Kemmerer a few years ago gave SVI Media the ability to cover all of Lincoln County on one radio station. That radio station being...     Read More

Hunter’s Education class to begin

June 10, 2021

A Spring session of Hunter’s Education will take place in Star Valley Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18. The class is under the direction of Chuck Sutter and will be held at the Afton Town Hall from 6-9 p.m....     Read More

Yellowstone Memorial Day visits up 50% from 2019

June 9, 2021

JACKSON — Yellowstone National Park hasn’t yet wrapped up its monthlong May visitation estimates, but the flagship park did publish figures about how many vehicles passed through its entry gates over Memorial Day weekend. Traffic shot up an astounding 50%...     Read More

Is Lincoln County Going Nuclear?

June 9, 2021

◆ Gov. Mark Gordon discusses Nuclear Power announcement on SVI Radio. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon joined the Weekday Wakeup Morning Show on Monday, June 7, to discuss last week’s announcement that a nuclear power plant would be built in the...     Read More

Supporting jobs, clean reliable energy

June 9, 2021

◆Former commissioner spends ‘fulfilling’ 16 years fighting for Wyoming When Kent Connelly was 8 years old, his uncle tied him to a tractor so he wouldn’t fall off while driving it. When he was 14, his 18-year-old uncles had him...     Read More

Independent Obituaries: June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021

The following obituaries appeared in the June 9, 2021 edition of the Star Valley Independent. For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary. For more resources including headstones, please visit the Star Valley Historical Society. Ruth Elizabeth (Beth) Piepenburg was...     Read More