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Suspect in Green River double homicide dies by self inflicted gun shot

The following is a press release from the Green River Police Department The suspect in a shooting that occurred in the late-night hours on June 23, 2022, at the Embassy Tavern Bar in Green River, Wyoming, identified as Douglas Wolf,…

Double homicide occurs in Green River, police working to contain suspect

The following is a press release from the Green River Police Department Law Enforcement Agencies in Sweetwater County Wyoming are currently investigating a double homicide that occurred in Green River late last night. Witnesses have identified the suspect as Douglas…

LDS Church announces cutbacks to watering amid drought conditions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement on Wednesday June 22 that buildings in the West would be making cutbacks on watering and landscaping amid dry and drought conditions. There are ten buildings in the Star…

Wyoming unemployment falls to 3.2 percent in May of 2022

◆ Teton numbers down, 4.3 to 3.3 % The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly from 3.3% in April to 3.2% in May. Wyoming’s…

Independent Obituaries: June 22, 2022

The following obituaries appeared in the June 22, 2022 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. Dean Alonzo Schiess, formerly of…

$50 million for recovery efforts in Yellowstone announced

During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery efforts from record breaking floods. They also…

21-year old man found after week-long search of Payette River

After a week of searching, the Gem County Sheriff’s office reported that the body of Everette Jackson had been found on Sunday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time,” Gem County Sheriff Donnie…

Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22

Visitors traveling to park in coming weeks must stay informed about the new interim visitor entry system Map of Yellowstone National Park roads and flood impact areas At 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, Yellowstone National Park will begin allowing visitors…

WY Delegation Works to Secure Emergency Federal Assistance for Yellowstone National Park & Wyoming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to the Department of Transportation requesting timely assistance to help Yellowstone National Park and its gateway communities repair the damage caused…

Governor Questions Transparency of BLM Land Acquisition

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming is appealing a massive acquisition of land by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Natrona and Carbon Counties. The State has concerns that BLM did not involve the public in…