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Julie Dockstader Heaps

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…

Star Valley Brave Cadettes 2020-2021 Review

◆ Fundraiser displays talents, tenacity of high school dance team. Uncertainty is perhaps the best way to describe 2020. No less so for the Star Valley High School Brave Cadettes. Would they be able to perform again for a half-time…

All American Cutter/Chariot Races – Afton, WY

  Pure adrenaline. Pure energy. That’s the only way Jaxson Newman can describe how it feels to burst out the gates at a cutter race. “You don’t think of anything else,” the 17-year-old told SVI Media about the first time…

Star Valley’s own virtuoso

◆ Renowned violinist, Marie Rhines, follows heart and brings music magic to Wyoming. World renowned violinist Marie Rhines has a simple philosophy: “Aim for the hardest thing you can do, then just do it.” God will do His part and…

Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: Wyoming Minuteman Supply

◆ ‘Biggest little sporting goods store’ in Star Valley. “The biggest little sporting goods store you’ve ever walked into.” That apt description of Wyoming Minuteman Supply sums up the eight-year-old business in Thayne that draws not only hunters and fisherman…

Breathing new life into old history

◆ Ford Theatre reopens as live performance venue showcasing local talent. The children’s orchestra was playing “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” But with instruments in youthful hands and the attention span of young minds, it was just noisy chaos. A…

Star Valley Chamber Spotlight: Berean Bible Fellowship

◆ Sharing ‘the message of the cross’ with Star Valley community In the Book of Acts, the Apostle Paul and his companion Silas discovered a group of seekers in Berea manifesting a “noble character.” In the English Standard Version of…

Auditions open for Lincoln County Teen Vocalist

◆ Winner to receive $1,000 prize Do you know whom Teen Vocalist Judge Shelby Thatcher admires – a lot? Michael Jordan. The NBA star with more name recognition than Elvis “didn’t make the team” when he tried out for the…

Afton Simplot Hill Climb runs more than 600 entrants

Just a month before from the World Championship Hill Climb at Snow King, local sledding athletes gave heed up Phillips Canyon last weekend they’re in the race for the ultimate King of the Mountain. During the three-day Afton Hill Climb…

Afton Hill Climb known as favorite among racers

◆ Sledders of all levels to compete February 19-21. That winter day in 1996 is still a blur in his memory. Riding a black, green and purple Arctic Cat ZRT 600, 20-year-old Dirk Hillyard made it to the top of…