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Property Tax Refund Deadline is June 3

• State program expanded to qualify more residents. The application window is now open for the statewide property tax refund program — and local legislative and Lincoln County officials want residents here to apply by June 3 to get a…

Star Valley gal named District 8 Rodeo Queen

• Gracie Jackson to compete in Idaho state competition. For 16-year-old Gracie Jackson, carrying out the American Flag at the start of a rodeo is her favorite moment — and a tender memory. When she was just 13, she carried…

Star Valley gymnasts repeat as state champions

Star Valley gymnasts are state champions. Competing recently at the 2024 Wyoming State Championships, athletes from Star Gymnastics won the state title by nearly three points — a large margin in that sport. With that victory, the platinum team from…

Azar House hosts sixth annual fundraiser banquet this weekend

• The non-profit offers pregnancy support By Janet Erickson/Aubrey Taylor SVI Media Azar House, in Etna, is hosting their Sixth Annual Fundraiser Banquet and Silent Auction this Friday evening, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the Thayne Community Center, with…

Local singer to release first country western single

• ‘John Wayne’ is about ranching life, love. “It seems like every girl is looking for a cowboy” — the beginning words to a country western single being released by local artist Jamie Nield. The native of a ranch outside…

What it takes to be Miss Wyoming

  Alyssa Herman attributes her education to pageants. The former Miss University of Wyoming competed for years to gain scholarships to go to college. “I am now a first-generation college graduate, with a bachelor’s in nursing,” said the Star Valley…

‘Easter full of hope’ – Local fundraiser for children in hospitals

Tanya Dejournett and Amy Bradfield Cox both had children treated at either Primary Children’s Hospital or Shriners in Salt Lake City. Dejournett’s son, Tyson, was born with a piece of his lung stuck in his diaphragm. Cox had two children…

Hard work no stranger to new member of hospital board of trustees

By Julie Dockstader Heaps SVI Media Long hours and hard work are no strangers to Clint Erickson. As a young man working for his dad’s timber business, he hauled timber out of Greys River. The job had to be done….

‘So we can breathe on public land’ – Death of beloved dog spurs grassroots group for change in trapper laws.

By Julie Dockstader Heaps SVI Media A Star Valley woman hopes changes in statewide trapping regulations would mean the tragic death of her beloved dog — Jester — will not have been in vain. “My requests are minimal but will…

Making space: Anousheh Ansari to speak in Alpine about her trip to the International Space Station.

  By Julie Dockstader Heaps “You’re an inspiration to not only Muslims and women, but to mankind. Fly high and show the world the meaning of the unconquerable human spirit.” This comment on Anousheh Ansari’s blog just days before her…