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Yellowstone National Park implements fishing restrictions as rivers approach historic lows

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high-water temperatures and unprecedented…

Area youth compete at Jr Gold Nationals in Indianapolis

Provided by Sky View Lanes – Ten amazing Star Valley youth bowlers competed recently at Junior National Gold in Indianapolis, Indiana with over 3500 other youth from around the country. Each young person had to qualify for the prestigious tournament…

Wyoming Rodeo Hero Chris LeDoux Celebrated With Statue At Cheyenne Frontier Days

By Wendy Corr Cowboy State Daily “You think you’re a tough cowboy, We’ll find out in the end When that final whistle blows And the stock’s all in the pen.” – Chris LeDoux, “National Finals Rodeo” He was Wyoming’s cowboy….

Independent Obituaries: July 21, 2021

The following obituaries appeared in the July 21, 2021 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.   Maria Antonieta Merino Kovach…

Coming Events: July 22-24

© Copyright Star Valley Independent • Friday, July 23 Little Buckaroo Rodeo Cokeville Stockman Arena.10 a.m. Old Rock Church Summer Theater. This year’s play is titled “Of Mice and Turkeys”. Continues every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through the…

Closures issued in areas around Shale Creek Fire in Lincoln County

The following is a press release from the Bridger-Teton National Forest regarding an update on the Shale Creek Fire Kemmerer, Wyo., July 21, 2021 – The Kemmerer District of Bridger-Teton National Forest has issued a closure order for the Shale…

Op-Ed: Kemmerer stands ready to embrace nuclear power while not dismissing coal

  On June 2nd 2021 Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir and I, Mayor Bill Thek, met with Rocky Mountain Power’s Regional Business Manager Ron Wild at Kemmerer City Hall. Ron had come with a contingent of local community Mayors: LaBarge…

Flags at half-staff in honor of Wyoming Vietnam soldier

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon made the following announcement: “I have ordered both the U.S. and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 21 in honor and memory of First Lieutenant Alva “Ray”…

Lincoln County with 19 active COVID-19 cases

As of 3 p.m. Monday, July 19, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in March 2020 stood at 53,363, an increase of 439 confirmed cases since the 52,924 reported on…