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Month: January 2024

Independent Obituaries: January 31, 2024

The following obituaries appeared in the January 31, 2024 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. Kate Jackson On Sunday, January 28, 2024 our beloved mom,…

January 31, 2024 Star Valley Independent

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Governor Orders Wyoming State Flag be Flown at Half Staff Statewide on Saturday, February 3

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in honor and memory of Bobbi Barrasso, wife of U.S. Senator John Barrasso. Bobbi…

$100 million minimum for Kelly parcel, legislators say

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The Wyoming Legislature has made the first move in what’s sure to be a protracted debate this winter about the future of the Kelly parcel. In a mid-January…

Lummis, Barrasso fight to overturn ban on bump stocks

• Nine Republican senators file brief in Supreme Court case seeking to overturn Trump administration ruling.    By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — U.S. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), along with seven…

Wyoming’s latest coyote-killing plan results from brutal 2022-’23 winter

• State wildlife officials propose — and commissioners approve — a $200,000 bump in funding to kill coyotes from the air on deer fawning grounds.   By Mike Koshmrl, Last winter killed most of western Wyoming’s mule deer.  That…

Additional details released in fatal Prater Canyon avalanche

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center released additional details regarding the cause of an avalanche near Star Valley Ranch that claimed the life of a skier from Alpine. The slide occurred shortly before noon in the Prater Canyon area on January 14….

SVI Radio Interview-Jan. 30: Rod Jensen, Star Valley Economic Report

First responders at the scene of six accidents on Tuesday morning

Citing extremely slick road conditions as well as fog, law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to six different crashes in less than 90 minutes time on Tuesday morning.  According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the first crash was reported at…