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National Stockdog Finals Return to Afton

The Mountain States Stockdog Association (MSSA) National Finals will once again be held in Afton in July. The weeklong competition is the culmination of a year of stockdog trials around both the US and Canada. In the trial, dogs and…

Freedom Festival Returns to Afton this Weekend

◆ Event takes place June 24-25. The Town of Afton will be hosting its annual Freedom Festival this weekend, starting with the Jr. Rodeo on Friday and ending with a street dance on Saturday. Registration has already closed for the…

Alpine Mountain Days Bigger than Ever

◆ The 32nd Annual Festival will be June 24-26. For summer fun for the whole family that celebrates Wyoming’s heritage, look no further than Alpine’s Mountain Days. The annual festival will be held June 24-26, and the town is looking…

Photo Gallery: Day in the Life 2022

We had a great turnout of photographers who submitted pictures for our annual Day in the Life contest. To see the winners, get your copy of the June 15, 2022 edition of the Independent. This gallery gives us the chance…

29th Annual Hill Climbs happening in Grover this weekend

◆ Spectators are welcome to ride a shuttle from Grover up to the Park during racing hours throughout the weekend. Fans of snowmobile hill climbing can enjoy the 29th Annual Simplot Hill Climbs in Grover Park this weekend. Since 1993,…

2022 Alpine Winter Jubilee doubles proceeds from 2021

◆ Food, fireworks, parade, games and more result in a successful two-day event. Since its beginning in 2013, the Alpine Winter Jubilee provides multiple ways for all members of the community to get involved and raise money for youth scholarships….

New owners open ‘Gameday’ barbershop

Two new owners have taken over what was formerly Dave’s Barbershop and renamed it Gameday Barbershop. Ivy Porter and Savannah Schwab are currently offering barber services in Afton at the previous location of 445 Washington Street.  Prior to opening the…

Voss Vision expands services in Alpine

Dr. Jenning Voss, owner of Voss Vision, held an open house for his new Alpine clinic on Oct 20. Voss, who has operated Voss Vision in Afton since 2015, has decided with the help of Dr. Brittany Luksich to expand…

Find Your Spark by celebrating National 4-H Week

◆ Re-enrollment for the upcoming year begins this week. By Shar Perry 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Lincoln County, Wyoming — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni come together to celebrate the many…