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February 1, 2023 Star Valley Independent

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How To Tackle Life Changes That Come With an Ostomy

Going through ostomy surgery can be rough on anyone. Not only do you have to deal with the pains and complications of the surgery itself, but you now must go through life dealing with a stoma. Even if your ostomy…

Trans athlete bill advances

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —There’s an experience that Sen. Wendy Schuler comes back to often when she explains why she wants to restrict transgender athletes from competing on female school sports teams. She…

Interstate 80 mayhem: Two major pile ups cause extended closure, shelters to open

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The Red Cross of Wyoming has set up more temporary shelters this winter than in recent years, a representative said Monday after multiple incidents on Interstate 80 left dozens…

Star Valley Temperatures drop below -30 Tuesday morning

Just a few days following a winter storm that dumped 1-2 feet of Snow in Star Valley, Old Man Winter struck again but this time with extreme cold. Tuesday saw the coldest morning of the year, with some places in…

TEXT-IN TOPIC: Should Wyoming send money to the border?

A bill that would allocate over $5 million of Wyoming money to assist southern states in building the border wall is being discussed by state lawmakers. SF0166, Border Wall and Sanctuary City Transport, would send $3 million to Texas and…

East Jackson Power Outage Update

The following is a release from Lower Valley Energy –  Afton, WY – Lower Valley Energy experienced a transformer failure in the East Jackson substation yesterday at approximately 7:40am. The original fault was on an underground feeder in front of Jackson…

Police shoot mountain lion at Teton County home

  This story courtesy of It is used here with permission. –  By Andrea Olson, VICTOR — A mountain lion was shot by law enforcement after it killed a family’s pet and was deemed a public safety concern….

(Video) – Bear Lake Girls hosting Aberdeen

The games are coming down to the wire as the Bear Lake girls host the Aberdeen Tigers on Tuesday night. Join the SVI-4 crew here and on The Wave in the Montpelier area. Game time has been moved up to…