Your Source For Local and Regional News



Month: June 2023

As campers flood forests, officials aim to manage evolving needs

• Wyoming districts are implementing or proposing changes to expand capacity, improve infrastructure and regulate use.   By Katie Klingsporn, Via- Wyoming News Exchange As campers continue to flood into national forests — often towing large trailers, side-by-sides or…

USAA launches new coalition to support reducing veteran suicide

By Ivy Secrest Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Military service comes with risks beyond physical well-being. For many U.S. veterans, the impact their service has had on their mental health can even lead to suicidal ideation….


June 29: Aubrey Ridd, Star Valley Nature Co-Op

Editorial: A Bright Future for Wyoming Energy

By Senator Dan Dockstader Wyoming is fortunate to be blessed with an abundance of natural resources and energy knowledge, which has rightfully placed our state as an energy leader. Our capabilities, coupled with both traditional and renewable energies, has led…

Goodson wins scholarship from Wyoming Girls State

  Provided by Marti Halverson, Star Valley Girls State Chairman Genny Goodson of Afton spent a week at Wyoming Girls State in Cheyenne.  Girls State is conducted by the Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary and the Alpine Unit #46 sponsored Goodson. Goodson…

SWOT projects continue

• Legislation approved, now connecting areas. The work surrounding Southwest Wyoming Offroad Trails (SWOT) continues. With Legislation approval, Mark Tessero reports, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will be working towards promulgating rules from two bills with law enforcement and…

Community Fourth of July Events

By  Joanna Howard, Librarian La Barge Branch Library Eleven years ago, I attended my first Independence Day Celebration in La Barge. It started with the Main Street Parade, followed by the Lil Buckaroo Rodeo, and finished with fireworks on Firecracker Hill….

Alpine moving forward with recreation plans 

• Alpine events continue in July. Pleased with the turnout at the 2023 Alpine Mountain Days event, the community is already advancing plans for the remainder of the summer. “We had a wonderful turnout,” Emily Castillo, Alpine Town Councilman said…

SUV clips parked semi-truck north of Afton; no major injuries reported

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP), the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Afton Police Department as well Star Valley EMS and the Afton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at mile post 85 on US Highway 89…

Star Valley Women win Wyoming America Pageant

• Rebecca Shanks and Adalaide Roberts will compete for national title in August. Two Star Valley women came away as winners over the weekend during the 2023 Wyoming America Pageant held in Casper. Rebecca Shanks of Star Valley Ranch was…