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COVID-19 numbers up slightly from last week

Monday, May 17, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 49,951, an increase of 360 cases over the 49,591 reported on May 10. Sweetwater County had the…

Coming Events: May 13-June 5

Community Events © Copyright Star Valley Independent Thursday, May 13 Star Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter meeting. 7 p.m. at the Afton Town Hall. Everyone is welcome. Friday, May 14 food bank friday at the Thayne Community Food Bank. 11 a.m.-1…

(Audio-Only) – Star Valley Soccer at 4A West Regionals

Teams from the 4A West will meet in Evanston today as programs try and earn a trip to the State Tournament and extend their season. At 12 noon the Star Valley Lady Braves will take on the Natrona Fillies with…

South Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone National Park to open May 14 

Weather–permitting, the following roads will open Friday, May 14, at 8 a.m. to public motorists: • South Entrance to West Thumb • Lake Village to West Thumb • West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass)  Conditions can change quickly, especially during spring and fall,…

Wyoming Track & Field Ready For Mountain West Championships

LARAMIE, Wyo — The University of Wyoming Track & Field Teams head back to Fresno, Calif., for the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday this week at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys and Cowgirls finished out the…

Firewood Permits Available for 2021 Season

This is a release from the U.S. Forest Service Western Wyo., May 12, 2021— The Bridger-Teton National Forest will have firewood permits available for personal use beginning May 17, 2021. The price is seven dollars per cord with a five…

Prescribed Fires Planned for the Kemmerer Ranger District

The following is a release from the U.S. Forest Service Kemmerer Wyo., May 12, 2021— The Kemmerer Ranger District is planning to ignite two prescribed fire units in the Hams Fork Vegetation Project area. These areas could be implemented as…

Graveside services for Verdell Call

Graveside services for Verdell Call will take place Tuesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. at the Afton Cemetery.  

Governor Gordon Withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era Unemployment Programs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits in order to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the state. The programs were made available through federal laws initiated in response…

Cheney ousted from party leadership position

  Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney — the No. 3 House Republican — from the party’s leadership post for her criticism of former president Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of…