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Laramie Police get National Attention with Video

By Jordan Achs Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — As the Lip Sync Challenge swept police departments around the country last year, members of the Laramie Police Department knew they wanted their video to be more than just…

Wyoming News Briefs: April 22, 2019

The Star Valley Independent is a member of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE. Prosecutors seek Powell treatment center facilities POWELL (WNE) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to turn a Powell drug treatment…

Golden Eagle Dies From Lead Poisoning in Yellowstone

This story was originally posted on eastidahonews.com and was used with permission. The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. – A golden eagle was found dead on December 6, 2018, near Phantom Lake…

WYO 238 will see partial closure near Auburn

The Wyoming Department of Transportation, along with contract crews from Kilroy, LCC, out of Afton, will be closing a section of WYO 238 near Auburn from road marker 9 to 9.5 the week of April 22 for about 5 days. …

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Changes Policies on Baptism for Children of LGBTQ

Taken from a news release on mormonnewsroom.org and used with permission.   At the direction of the First Presidency, President Oaks shared that effective immediately, children of parents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may be baptized…

TEXT-IN TOPIC RESPONSES: Would you support an I-80 toll for out-of-state travelers?

The Wyoming Transportation Committee is considering a proposal that would implement a toll on I-80 in an effort to keep the road open more often during the winter months. Sen. Michael Von Flatern, R-Gillette, chairman of the Transportation Committee, told…

Clark, Johnson & Tiechert voted Coaches of the Year in Wyoming

Three Lincoln County coaches have received coach of the year honors by the Wyoming Coaches Association.   Star Valley High School Wrestling Coach Eddie Clark, Star Valley Middle School Coach Ballard Johnson and Cokeville High School Girls Basketball Coach Briant…

Wyoming Beef Council Stands with First Lady Against Childhood Hunger

CHEYENNE- The Wyoming Beef Council (WBC) joined hands and efforts with First Lady Jennie Gordon last Friday in her fight against childhood hunger.  Knowing that many children depend on nutrition from school lunch programs, WBC donated one-thousand packages of beef…

(Video) – Star Valley Medical Center Health Topics Tuesday: Cache Kennington

This week SVI spoke with Cache Kennington, a physical therapist with Star Valley Medical Center who details how he helps patients throughout Lincoln County including two days a week at the clinic in Cokeville.

Authorities looking for suspect in Soda Springs bank robbery

SODA SPRINGS – Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Soda Springs Monday morning. Soda Springs Police say a disguised man walked into Ireland Bank just before noon Monday and produced a note demanding money. He…