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Legislature launches committee meetings for the 66th session

◆ Committees have a full slate of Legislation to consider. The Wyoming State Legislature launches a series of committee meetings next week, all related to bills that will be heard in the 66th session. Bill assignments were directed to the…

Star Valley News Briefs: December 16, 2020

◆ Wildlife, snow removal and winter recreation in the news this week. • Winter Wildlife SV RANCH – The Town of Star Valley Ranch is issuing a reminder to area residents to be wildlife aware. “We live in an area…

Active COVID cases increase by 68 Tuesday

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming climbed by 415 on Tuesday, pushing the total of active cases in the state up by 68. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update,…

Governor Responds to Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Reduces Gathering Sizes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability…

Missing Diamondville man found deceased

Frank Zurita, a Diamondville man who had been missing since Friday November 13 was found deceased on Monday November 16 according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Zurita’s family has been notified and other details surrounding the case are…

Misinformation ‘biggest threat’ to 2020 election

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – The Wyoming secretary of state’s office says the state’s biggest threat to election security this year is not foreign interference or the risk of voters contracting COVID-19 at the…

Mid Valley Fire District will be on November ballot

◆ Funding will remain in the Mid Valley Fire District. The proposed Mid Valley Fire District will be on the ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election and Thayne Fire Chief Toby Merritt emphasizes the need to support the measure…

St. John’s and Star Valley Health address increase in COVID-19 cases

This is a press release from Star Valley Health It has come to our attention that Teton County has seen a tremendous jump in COVID-19 patients and that their hospital, St. John’s Health, is treating six people for the coronavirus….

Celebrating Heroes – military service helps Star Valley soldier be a better family man

◆ Arel Hunt joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in 2003. By Arel L Hunt, Jr CPT, MS, WYARNG Medical Detachment Commander   I joined the military going into my senior year of high school. It was post 9/11 and…

How Wildfires Affect the Water Supply

Smoke inhalation and the destruction of trees, wildlife, and homes are obvious effects of wildfires. Less obvious is how wildfires affect the water supply. The increasing frequency, intensity, and growing size of wildfires have created conditions that could overwhelm water…