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Sarah Hale

84th Civil Support Team trains high, low and steep angle rescues with Star Valley Search and Rescue

The final days of September 2019 brought a unique opportunity to area first responders and community volunteers. The 84th Civil Support Team was in Star Valley to participate in some training exercises with the Star Valley Search and Rescue. “The…

Light the Night events planned to emphasize Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Turning Point will host two Light the Night events this month. The candlelight vigils have been planned for Star Valley and Kemmerer. “The purpose of the candlelight vigil is to raise awareness of domestic violence and the women from our…

Cokeville utilizes donated funds to purchase some new fire hydrants

When a city in Utah was looking to unload a baker’s dozen of new fire hydrants for a discounted price, the Town of Cokeville was happy to purchase the equipment. “We have 47 hydrants in town and 25 of them…

Senior high tech comes to Kemmerer

High school students in Kemmerer will be helping interested Lincoln County residents with free one-on-one mobile technology tutoring sessions. The tutoring will cover cell phones and other mobile devices and is a partnership effort between the Kemmerer High School, the…

State approves funding for Alpine

The Town of Alpine has been approved for grant funding. The town requested $2.3 million for a modular wastewater pretreatment system and sludge handling facility at its wastewater treatment plant. The State Loan and Investment Board met October 3 in…

Report of armed, barricaded man ends without incident in Afton

As the Star Valley community prepared to watch the 2019 Star Valley High School Homecoming Game, local first responders were investigating reports of a man barricaded in a garage in Afton. “A third party contacted dispatch with information that they…

Firemen and EMS from Thayne respond to structure fire in Idaho

Thursday morning, October 3, the Thayne Volunteer Fire Department and Thayne EMS Service received a call for help from first responders in Bonneville County, Idaho. The emergency call came into the Lincoln County Dispatch Center at approximately 2:30 a.m. “They…

Time crunch hits home on Mid Valley Fire District proposal

◆ Petition signatures needed to move the measure forward. The question of creating the proposed Mid Valley Fire District is looming large this month. The next few weeks will see continued efforts by the Town of Thayne, Thayne Fire Department,…

Valley looks to meet needs of area food banks as summer fades to fall

The Afton Food Pantry is gearing up for the first annual Fighting Hunger Games. The food drive, set to take place in October, will replace the annual Scouting for Food Drive that has benefited area food banks for generations. “This…

State law now allows for expanded enforcement of red light violations near school buses

This week the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder to drivers to pay attention and be sure to stop for school buses. According to Sheriff Johnson, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office takes red light violations very seriously. When a…