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Question of whether to create the Mid Valley Fire District will be on the 2020 Ballot

◆ Thayne Fire Department looking to secure funding. The question of whether or not to create the Mid Valley Fire District in Star Valley will be on the 2020 Ballot in November. According to Thayne Fire Chief Toby Merritt, community…

Blood drive planned for Sept. 12

◆ Need for blood is critical. Coldwell Banker Country Estates and the American Red Cross are teaming up this month for a community blood drive. The blood drive is slated to take place on Saturday, September 12 from 8 a.m….

Firefighters respond to several incidents over Labor Day Weekend

◆ Crow Creek Fire threatens homes. Firefighters responded to several fires that ignited early Labor Day Weekend. “Fire conditions are still volatile in the local area and we need everyone to do their part to prevent wildfires,” said Martell Gibbons,…

2020 LOTOJA is Saturday

◆ SV will see cylists traveling through the area throughout the day. The 2020 LOTOJA bike race will take place on Saturday, September 12. The event will bring an estimated 1,250 cyclists and their support crews to the valley. The…

Salt River Senior Center receives grant to connect older adults

Connecting with friends and family via technology has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salt River Senior Center has received grant funding that will enhance digital connection opportunities for seniors. “Salt River Senior Center has received a Tech2Connect…

LC Emergency Management asks area residents to take stock

◆ September is National Preparedness Month. With a chill in the air and families making fall preparations for winter, Lincoln County Emergency is asking area residents to take stock. “The month of September marks National Preparedness Month, serving as a…

Only 30 days left to be counted on the 2020 United States Census

——— Time is winding down to participate in the 2020 United States Census. According to Jennifer Hillmann, U.S. Census Bureau Representative for Wyoming, data collection will end on September 30. “The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging everyone in Wyoming who…

Shooters at Lincoln County Fairgrounds this weekend

————————- Area residents will have the chance to see some impressive horsemanship and gun play this weekend. The Wyoming Desperados Mounted Shooters will be at the Lincoln County Fair Grounds. “The Wyoming Desperados Mounted Shooters is the local club operating…

Fish habitat connection project in Greys River moving forward

◆ Crews working to install culverts. Efforts to install culverts and reconnect more than 21 miles of stream habitat for native fish in Greys River are underway. The culvert project involves building a new bridge and replacing an undersized culvert…

Legislative Joint Agriculture Committee meeting set for SV

———————- ◆ Meetings set to begin Thursday, August 27. The Legislative Joint Agriculture Committee will meet in Star Valley this week.  According to Representative Evan Simpson, the committee meeting provides “a rare opportunity.” “The meeting will be held both remotely…