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Saying goodbye to a mascot doesn’t mean dropping the team

◆ With Washington and Cleveland examining name changes, what does that mean for high school programs? The world is a funny place. And sometimes funny actually means terrifying, or bewildering or completely unpredictable. Take your pick at any of those…

Utah State football player suspended following racial comments

According to the Utah State University Twitter feed (@USUAthletics) a football player has been suspended for racial comments. “We have been made aware of inappropriate racial comments made by a current student-athlete on our football team,” the tweet read. “This…

UW’s Burman stresses safety “gold standard” as Cowboys aim for September 5 start

———— By the time the Weber State Wildcats come to Laramie to help the Cowboys kick off the 2020 college football season, there will have been hundreds of days of quarantines, thousands of COVID-19 nasal swabs and countless hours of…

Golfers embracing “business as usual” mentality

—————— ◆ Start of the prep season is just 39 days away For most of the sports working through the summer, the very nature of the rules of play might have to be tweaked or bent to fit the summer…

California woman gored by bison in YNP

—— Information from Yellowstone Park public affairs office state that a 72-year old California woman was gored by a bison multiple times as she attempted to take a photo of the animal. The incident took place on the evening of…

Visser named Wyoming Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year

————— On the morning of Monday June 29,  Star Valley Senior Peter Visser has been named the Wyoming Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the year. It is the third Gatorade award for Visser who will be looking to win…

Uinta County has the third-highest COVID count in Wyoming

Uinta County now has had more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than Teton County despite the latter jumping out as one of the most infected counties in March and April. Since then Teton County’s numbers have tapered and stalled (86 while…

Independent Obituaries: June 24, 2020

The following obituaries appeared in the June 24, 2020 edition of the Star Valley Independent. For more area obituaries visit Schwab Mortuary. On Monday, June 15, 2020, Burtis Leon Roberts passed away at his childhood home in Etna, Wyoming. Burtis…

Afton PD identify bathroom vandals

—————— The Afton Police Department and Chief Jason Romberg stated via the Town of Afton Facebook page that they have identified those they feel are responsible for destroying toilets and vandalizing multiple bathroom facilities sometime over this past weekend. VANDALS…

Kemmerer Senior Center closed until at least Thursday due to excavation

The Kemmerer Senior Center will be temporarily closed until Thursday June 25 according to reports from the Community Board for Kemmerer, Diamondville and surrounding areas Facebook page. According to information on that page, “[crews] are working diligently to get the…