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Yellowstone National Park implements fishing restrictions as rivers approach historic lows

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high-water temperatures and unprecedented…

Wyoming Rodeo Hero Chris LeDoux Celebrated With Statue At Cheyenne Frontier Days

By Wendy Corr Cowboy State Daily “You think you’re a tough cowboy, We’ll find out in the end When that final whistle blows And the stock’s all in the pen.” – Chris LeDoux, “National Finals Rodeo” He was Wyoming’s cowboy….

Chamber of Commerce Spotlight: Alpine Valley RV Resort

◆ People are excited to have a reset. In a perfect world, local businessman Bud Chatham would have had one of two choices. Pre-COVID, he would have had all the building materials he needed to expand and grow. Or, with…

Man killed in coal mine accident

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 31-year-old Gillette man was killed working at a Campbell County coal mine Wednesday. Jeff A. Wendland and four other workers were adding a section to the boom of a 200-ton crane at Black Thunder mine near…

Etna man wins May WGF Super Tag Raffle

◆ Andrew Roundy always buys super tags to support Wyoming conservation efforts. When the Caller ID of your incoming call reads Wyoming State Government, chances are you would be curious. June 9, Andrew Roundy of Etna, found his phone receiving…

Coming Events: July 22-24

© Copyright Star Valley Independent • Friday, July 23 Little Buckaroo Rodeo Cokeville Stockman Arena.10 a.m. Old Rock Church Summer Theater. This year’s play is titled “Of Mice and Turkeys”. Continues every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through the…

Stockdog Trials raise nearly $30,000 for local 4-H

The National Stockdog Trials, hosted by the Mountain States Stockdog Association (MSSA), concluded on Saturday after a full week of competition. Steve Wight, President of the MSSA, said this year’s competition was “the greatest national finals that we’ve ever held.”…

Closures issued in areas around Shale Creek Fire in Lincoln County

The following is a press release from the Bridger-Teton National Forest regarding an update on the Shale Creek Fire Kemmerer, Wyo., July 21, 2021 – The Kemmerer District of Bridger-Teton National Forest has issued a closure order for the Shale…

Woman, 67, dies in Snake River guided fishing incident after boat overturned

JACKSON (WNE) — A 67-year-old woman died on the Snake River shortly after noon Tuesday in a guided fishing accident when the drift boat she and two other people were in tipped at an eddyline, “began to take on water…

Op-Ed: Kemmerer stands ready to embrace nuclear power while not dismissing coal

  On June 2nd 2021 Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir and I, Mayor Bill Thek, met with Rocky Mountain Power’s Regional Business Manager Ron Wild at Kemmerer City Hall. Ron had come with a contingent of local community Mayors: LaBarge…