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Transportation Commission awards $62.7 million in contracts in September

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will pave 13 miles of Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins to improve the surface. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Interstate Highway Construction Inc., of Englewood, Colorado, a $20.8 million contract for the…

Wyoming receives $43 million with federal literacy grant

◆ Statewide literacy task force will be launched. CHEYENNE (WNE) – Teachers could soon have a few more tools to promote reading in their classrooms, as the Wyoming Department of Education has received a federal grant totaling $43.3 million that…

Funeral services for Margene Warren

Funeral services for Margene Warren will take place Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in the Afton 3rd Ward Building. A viewing will take place on Friday October 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20…

Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing activated again for firefighting efforts

———— ◆ Aircraft and crew members to aid in fire supression. By State Public Affairs Office CHEYENNE -– The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing has once again been activated by extension to support fire suppression efforts in California….

Fatal Crash East Of Sheridan, Wyoming

On September 21, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 3 on US 14 east of Sheridan, Wyoming.  At 6:22 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover. A 1991 Ford F-350 was traveling eastbound on US…

Independent Obituaries: September 23, 2020

The following obituaries appeared in the September 23, 2020 edition of the Star Valley Independent. For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary. For more resources including headstones, please visit the Star Valley Historical Society.   Anis Jean (Kennington) Brinkerhoff,…

Cheney: People Are Sick Of Democrats Ignoring The Constitution & Threatening To “Burn The Whole Place Down”

Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined “The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino” on Fox News today to discuss the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and Democrats’ efforts to ignore the Constitution and impeach…

Earth Science Week Toolkits now available 

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is once again offering complimentary toolkits to science classrooms across the state in celebration of Earth Science Week 2020. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) provides 50 toolkits to the WSGS to distribute to Wyoming…

UW research targets horn fly scourge variables

◆ Horn flies feast on cows blood. By Steve Miller UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon. One cow has 383 horn flies sucking her…

University of Utah to halt in-person classes ahead of debate

————- The University of Utah will stop in-person classes for two weeks as the state deals with a coronavirus spike shortly before a planned U.S. vice-presidential debate, officials said Monday. The temporary move to online remote learning comes as Utah during…