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State law now allows for expanded enforcement of red light violations near school buses

This week the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder to drivers to pay attention and be sure to stop for school buses. According to Sheriff Johnson, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office takes red light violations very seriously. When a…

Paving on Highway 238 expected to take 14 days

Paving has started on Wyoming Highway 238 on the west of side of Upper Star Valley. The state highway serves as a major connector route between Auburn and Afton, in addition to Auburn and U.S. Highway 89 at the Star…

County urging area residents to take the time to be prepared

September is National Preparedness Month. According to Stephen Malik, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management, September is a great time to take stock of your families preparedness level. “September marks a great time to evaluate our level of…

Coming Events: September 12-30

© Copyright Star Valley Independent To add to the list of Coming Events, please e-mail amandan@svinews.com or call the SVI Media office at (307) 885-5727. Thursday, September 12 BLANKET SERVICE DAY AT SV Health. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SV…

UW search committee hosts first ‘listening session’

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The search committee tasked with finding 12 candidates for the University of Wyoming’s presidency hosted its first of three “listening sessions” at the Wyoming Union on Monday afternoon. The…

Study shows antelope pushed out of Anticline by drilling

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Jackson Hole pronghorn’s critical winter range doubles as one of the largest natural gas fields in the U.S. But new research shows that the native tawny-and-white residents are…

Over 820,000 visit Yellowstone in August 2019

According to newly released numbers from Yellowstone National Park, the park hosted 820,006 visitors in August of this year, this is a slight increase from 2018 of 0.74 percent. So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,114,696 visits, down…

Radiology Department at Star Valley Health looks at pricing

Recent lower pricing for MRI imaging at Star Valley Health is not a “blue light special,” said Terry Lemmon, director of radiology, but a “standing price” that will “not change in the near future.” The lowered prices but continued high…

Cold, rain slow Fishhawk Fire

By Zac Taylor Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — The Fishhawk Fire – 11,171 acres as of Monday morning – is expected to smolder until enough snow falls on it, but fire managers are no longer seeing it…

Group proposes changes to migration corridors

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Throughout the summer months, an eight-person team has been stewing over how to preserve two key pillars in Wyoming — economic growth and migratory ungulates.  After laboring over the…