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Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: Alpine Valley RV Resort

◆ People are excited to have a reset. In a perfect world, local businessman Bud Chatham would have had one of two choices. Pre-COVID, he would have had all the building materials he needed to expand and grow. Or, with…

‘Jeremy’s hand raised in triumph’

◆ 10th anniversary of Star Valley Half Marathon reminds runners of ‘the good things’ A thing regarded as a worthy representative symbol. That, according to Oxford Languages, is what defines an icon. Perhaps the marker at mile 12 of the…

Supporting jobs, clean reliable energy

◆Former commissioner spends ‘fulfilling’ 16 years fighting for Wyoming When Kent Connelly was 8 years old, his uncle tied him to a tractor so he wouldn’t fall off while driving it. When he was 14, his 18-year-old uncles had him…

Star Valley Arts Fair, Farmers Market offer sundry goods, crafts

◆ Organizers hope to foster ‘spirit of community’. The manager at Kearsley’s Nursery in Thayne is hosting this year’s Star Valley Arts Fair and Farmer’s Market for more reasons than “just good business.” She wants to rekindle a COVID casualty…

Local business owner values life of hard work, integrity

◆ ‘You have to accept responsibility even when you make a mistake’ — Juan Herrera When Juan Herrera was in 4th grade in Houston, he was in class during a read-along when the teacher called on him. “The trick was…

Preserving memories for future generations

◆ Landmark Afton ballroom open as Colter’s Lodge, café and steakhouse; bar sports historic mural. On a timeline for the history of Star Valley, 1939 reads like an annotation. Star Valley High School had the sixth largest school in Wyoming…

Star Valley Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: Alpine Market

These days, Alpine Market is sharing the Aloha Spirit. The employees walk around in Hawaiian shirts. You can buy pineapples, pineapple upside down cake and Hawaiian chicken. If it’s anything Hawaiian, it’s discounted. “Every year [with exception of 2020], we…

SV Half Marathon returns for in-person event in 2021

  ◆ Bart and Denice Kunz leave for Germany, family takes over event. The 2021 Star Valley Half Marathon is on — as in on the road from the Gover Park area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest to the Thayne…

New pastor shepherds with simple faith

The Easter message from the new pastor of Star Valley United Church was simple – the kind of simple where you forget the question. “Jesus is waiting for us in the ordinary places of life.” For Pastor Tammy Heimgartner, who…

Chamber of Commerce Highlight: Hale Financial Solutions

On the surface, financial planning sounds like a numbers thing. You take a paycheck, apply it to your budget, pay off debt, perhaps save a little. Maybe you plan for retirement. But for Tim Hale, financial and investment management is…