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Month: May 2020

Afton Fire Department battles Auburn blaze; wind storm knocks out power and uproots trees

A peaceful Saturday evening turned quite eventful in a short period of time as a wind storm uprooted trees and knocked out power to parts of the upper valley during the dusk hours of May 30. Reports of lost power…

(Video) – Space X crew sends astronauts into space for the first time in nearly a decade

For the first time since the last flight of the Space Shuttle in 2011, U.S. astronauts will go to orbit from American soil. The Dragon spacecraft is capable of carrying up to seven passengers to and from Earth orbit, and…

Wyoming Coronavirus total now at 688 confirmed cases; 16 total deaths and 658 recoveries

County-by-county cases of coronavirus in Wyoming as of 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020. Since Friday afternoon, Fremont County has reported three additional cases and another death, bringing the total number of deaths in Wyoming due to coronavirus to 16. Washakie County…

Jackson community COVID-19 test day nets 1,000-plus swabs

JACKSON (WNE) —About 1,000 tests for COVID-19 were administered in the first eight and a half hours of a community testing event Thursday at Teton County Fairgrounds. Turnout for the event was much higher than anticipated. Teton County Health Department…

Hard work is the name of the game when it comes to preparing for fair

Ten-year-old Caisen Miserany is the son of Dennis and Heather Miserany. This year is Caisen’s third year participating in 4-H. “I am raising two pigs this year for 4-H,” said Caisen. “I will work with one for Showmanship and focus…

Extension entomologist suggests 2020 could have high grasshopper numbers

Provided by the UW Cooperative Extension Landowners should be on the lookout for a high grasshopper year, said University of Wyoming Extension entomologist Scott Schell. He said mid-May through June is the best time to check for grasshoppers hatching in…

(Video) – Kemmerer High School Graduation

Graduation Week comes to a close as the Kemmerer Rangers Class of 2020 turn their tassels and receive their diplomas. Join SVI Media for the Kemmerer ceremonies and listen in on The Spur (105.3 FM / 940 AM) Kemmerer /…

(Video) – Bear Lake High School Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from Bear Lake High School! Join The Wave (101.7 FM / 1450 AM) and SVI Media as they bring you the ceremonies Friday night.

Arts Council seeking community volunteers for upcoming season

◆ Meeting set for June 4. The Star Valley Arts Council annual community meeting will be held Thursday, June 4, at 9 a.m. in the Afton Civic Center. The annual meeting is a chance for community volunteers to become a…

UW students first in state to be prosecuted for violating quarantine order

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — Four Laramie women face criminal prosecution after they allegedly ignored orders to quarantine after being suspected of having COVID-19. Albany County prosecutors charged each of the four women —…