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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…

KICK IT OR KEEP IT: “Love Me, Leave Me” by Casey Bishop

A new Alternative song which has burst into the Top 5 of the iTunes downloads is up for vote in this week’s Kick It or Keep It. “Love Me, Leave Me” by Casey Bishop was released as a single on…

Weekend Sports Wrap: May 13-15

Just one weekend remains in the Spring sport season as both Soccer and Track & Field will compete in their culminating events next weekend in Cheyenne and Casper respectively. • Regional Track Competing at Riverton High School, the Star Valley…

Star Valley Mercantile and Silo Floral open in Star Valley

◆ Stores offer complimentary goods and services under one roof on Afton’s main street. Afton’s main street and the valley’s business community welcomed two new businesses under one roof with an official Star Valley Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Saturday,…

Nonprofit Salt River Arts Society purchases Ford Theatre

At the Jenny Oaks Baker concert late in April, James Arbizu announced that the Salt River Arts Society nonprofit foundation was poised to purchase the Ford Theatre in Afton.  That has now officially happened. Arbizu commented this week in an…

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…

Stars in the Valley returns as the 2021 Spring Fling variety show

◆ Admission is free to view seventeen artistic performances of all sorts and varieties. Star Valley Arts Council is preparing their “Stars in the Valley Spring Fling,” which will take place May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Star Valley…

Contestants Selected For Teen Vocalist

◆ Nine Youth Singers from Around Lincoln County to Compete for $1,000 The contestants have been selected for Teen Vocalist: Presented by Randy Thompson State Farm Insurance after a competitive audition process. A record number of auditions were submitted, with…

Nourishing kids throughout the school day is her greatest joy

◆ Jeri Luthi is retiring after 35 years in food service with LCSD No. 2. For 35 years, Jeri Luthi has been serving the students of Lincoln County School District No. 2. Initially, she worked with the kitchen and custodial…

Rep. Scott Heiner Reports on Legislative Session

The following is a release from Wyoming State Representative Scott Heiner (R-HD18)   We have finished up the virtual portion of the 66th Legislature Session and I am looking forward to meeting in person with other Legislators in March.  I want…