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Star Valley Health EMS anticipates funding gap

Star Valley Health EMS Director Bob Clark says it is seeing funding losses and is set to lose $1.1 million in the budget. He says they are continuously working with legislators and other government officials to see how funding can…

Lincoln County Dispatch understaffed to meet demand of calls

Lincoln County Dispatch Coordinator Maryanne Christensen says the office is understaffed to meet the demand of calls the department is receiving. She says she started tracking the number of calls in 2012. That year it received 15,000 calls. In 2021 it…

Kendall Erickson breaks down changes in Medicare

◆ Medicare deadline is December 7. Kendall Erickson from Sharp Insurance sat down with SVI Media to discuss some upcoming changes and due dates for Medicare during open enrollment. He says he remembers when he first started in the industry,…

IDAWY transfer trash system coming to Lincoln County

◆ Construction in 2023. Savings of $600,000, other counties show interest. Lincoln County Commissioner Bob King says construction on the Thayne transfer facility is set to begin in spring 2023 as part of IDAWY trash system. He says representatives from…

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

◆ Enroll Wyoming navigator goes over options. Angela Thatcher from Enroll Wyoming is the navigator for the southwest portion of the state, and she is making sure the public understands options in the health insurance marketplace for open enrollment. She…

Upcoming food fundraiser events for the Afton Food Pantry

Afton Food Pantry Director Sierra Mitchell says it has a couple of upcoming events for food fundraisers and one of those is a connection with the Star Valley High School Basketball team. This event is Stuff the Bus where at…

LC Commission looking into setting up mini nuclear power plants in communities

Lincoln County Commissioner Jerry Hansen says the Commission is looking into setting up mini nuclear plants in communities through a company called Oklo. He says one of these small nuclear plants could theoretically power up to 10,000 to 15,000 homes….

LC Commission pitching to be part of multi-state effort to bring in Hydrogen Power

Lincoln County Commissioner Jerry Hansen says the Commission pitching to have the county host hydrogen power in a multi- state project as part of a hydrogen hub. He says Governor Mark Gordon is very supportive of the idea of a…

Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader breaks down legislative work over the summer

Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader sat down with SVI to discuss some of the legislative work that has gone on throughout the summer. He says what some may not realize is the work that takes place outside the legislative session….

Star Valley Health to celebrate Alpine Clinic opening August 31

Star Valley Health CEO Dan Ordyna says the company is holding a celebration event for the opening of the Alpine Clinic August 31 from 4-7 pm. He says this is an effort of a lot of hard work while trying…