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Star Valley sports recap: December 6-8

The Winter season arrived with a vengeance this weekend with tournaments for both the basketball and wrestling teams. • Wrestling: The Braves have now won 62 duels in a row dating back more than two years after going undefeated in…

Simpson recalls friendship with Bush

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — In a eulogy to the nation’s 41st president on Wednesday, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson remembered that while George H.W. Bush loved a good joke, his biggest fl aw…

I-80 closed in both directions due to semi-truck pile-up

Slick conditions likely contributed to an accident that involved seven semi trucks and a pair of passenger cars that has Interstate 80 at a standstill. According to the Uinta County Fire and Ambulance Facebook page, the road is closed between…

Traffic stop results in arrest

Timothy Peterson, a 42-year-old resident of Afton, was arrested in Afton after eluding law enforcement in a 2007 GMC Sierra truck. The pursuit began at 7:36 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, after a Wyoming State Trooper attempted to stop Peterson…

Marriott Hotel Announces Security Breach

Marriott announced in a press release this weekend about a security breach that could have affected more than 500 million guests that have stayed at a Starwood Property On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an alert from an internal security…

(Video) – SVMC Health Topics Tuesday

Each week the staff at Star Valley Medical Center speaks with SVI regarding health topics of interest. This week, SVMC is promoting an upcoming Diabetes course in January.  Joining SVI this week is Katina Krajniak, Certified Diabetic Educator and RN,…

Education tax bill heads to Legislature

By Ramsey Scott Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — A bill to increase education funding by raising property taxes on residential and industrial property will land in the Legislature early next year. Given the testimony the bill…

Teton County Sheriff’s Office Makes A New Discovery on a Follow-up Investigation

When the Teton County Sheriff’s Investigations returned to the scene of an ongoing death investigation they found more than a decayed body in the home. Behind a six foot tall pile of trash and debris was an entrance to a…

Soldier surprises family with Thanksgiving visit

By Vicki Hood Guernsey Gazette Via Wyoming News Exchange GUERNSEY—Just a handful of people knew what was about to happen two days before Thanksgiving in the Guernsey-Sunrise gymnasium. Just before the second half of a girls’ junior high basketball game…

Wyoming News Briefs: November 29, 2018

The Star Valley Independent is a member of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE. Man sought in Colorado murder arrested in Powell POWELL (WNE) — A 22-year-old man reportedly walked into the Powell police station…