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Sarah Hale

First vaccine shipment arrives

◆ Phase one of immunization now underway. Monday, December 28 Lincoln County Public Health announced that it had received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. “Per direction from the CDC and Wyoming Department of Health, we will begin immunizing members…

Salt River Bridge project awarded

◆ Project to be completed by Oct. 31, 2021. Reiman Corporation, of Cheyenne, was the winning bidder on a “bent camp replacement bridge contract.” The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded the contract for $243,287 during their December meeting. The bridge project…

Car collision claims lives of Star Valley couple traveling on U.S. 89

A car accident on Friday, December 18 has claimed the lives of Robert and Joanne King. The couple was traveling on U.S. 89 in Star Valley when the accident occurred. Responding agencies included the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Lincoln County…

Ceremonial start canceled, 2021 sled dog race will take place

◆ Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race set for January 20-February 6. The 2021 Pedigree® Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is announcing updates to its race plan. The changes are related to COVID-19. According to Roger Carpenter, 2021 Pedigree Stage…

Star Valley News Briefs: December 16, 2020

◆ Wildlife, snow removal and winter recreation in the news this week. • Winter Wildlife SV RANCH – The Town of Star Valley Ranch is issuing a reminder to area residents to be wildlife aware. “We live in an area…

Thayne Fire Department looking to recruit some additional volunteers

◆ New training opportunity planned for January. The Thayne Volunteer Fire Department is looking to recruit a half dozen more cadettes in the coming months. “Right now we have 25 active firefighters in the department,” said Assistant Thayne Fire Chief…

Holiday food box efforts underway

◆ Baskets will be ready for pick-up on December 17. Things are a bit hectic this week at the Afton Food Pantry, as community volunteers work to prepare for the Christmas Season. “Last year we gave our 203 holiday food…

Lower Valley Energy releases numbers on its economic impact

◆ Power coop injects over $3.1 million into local economy. This week Lower Valley Energy released numbers relating to economic impact. “One of the fundamental principles of a cooperative utility versus an investor-owned utility is the return of patronage capital…

Bomgaars celebrates its grand opening in Afton this week

The new Bomgaars store opened for business last week in Afton. This week the grand opening celebration will take place. Grand opening festivities include a ribbon cutting on Thursday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to come…

A Very Vocalist Christmas album available starting this week

◆ Previous winners of “The Vocalist” are featured A Very Vocalist Christmas, featuring the talents of Melissa Dickey, Case Tippetts, EJ Pauni and Josh Jardine will be available beginning on Friday, December 4, 2020. “The album includes solos featuring various…