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Star Valley Health Board Members Sworn in for Four Year Terms

November 29, 2022

Four members of the Star Valley Health board of trustees were sworn in November 22 by hospital attorney Dale Cottam. Returning for a four-year term are Mindy Lyman, Cole Helm, and Marlowe Scherbel. Abbie Aullman is new to the board... Read More

START Bus Announces Additional START On-Demand Winter Service

November 29, 2022

Starting Thursday, December 1, 2022 START Bus will be adding two START On-Demand services to the existing microtransit operations: an East Jackson to Albertson’s pick-up/drop-off point and a South Town pilot program encompassing Melody Ranch, Rafter J and South Park.... Read More

Wyoming ranks third as most dangerous state for drivers

November 29, 2022

As snow begins to pile up along the sides of Wyoming Highways, accidents have cropped up both as a result of too much speed for hazardous road conditions as well as the ways that also affect driving such as doing... Read More

Suspect in Kemmerer Child Homicide being held without bond

November 28, 2022

A Kemmerer woman is being held without bond following the death of a 5-year-old girl. Lincoln County Attorney Spencer Allred told SVI News that following her initial court appearance on Monday, November 28, the court has decided to hold Cheri... Read More

Star Valley Health EMS anticipates funding gap

November 28, 2022

Star Valley Health EMS Director Bob Clark says it is seeing funding losses and is set to lose $1.1 million in the budget. He says they are continuously working with legislators and other government officials to see how funding can... Read More

Kemmerer resident arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse

November 27, 2022

A Kemmerer resident has been arrested and charged with Murder in the First Degree and Aggravated Child Abuse following the death of a child. Kemmerer City Police Chief Michael Kahre said at approximately 3:38 p.m. on Friday, November 25, officers... Read More

South Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation (SLCEDC) announces a new Economic Development Liaison

November 23, 2022

The South Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation (SLCEDC) has announced Stephen P. Allen as having been selected to serve as the SLCEDC Liaison. The SLCEDCs’ purpose is to promote the economic development efforts of South Lincoln County and surrounding areas.... Read More

Independent Obituaries: November 23, 2022

November 23, 2022

The following obituaries appeared in the November 23, 2022 edition of the Star Valley Independent. For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary. For more resources including headstones, please visit the Star Valley Historical Society. Lael Lee Hemmert was born... Read More

Thayne Fire Department responds to chimney fire

November 22, 2022

The Thayne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a chimney fire at home in Star Valley Ranch early Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Toby Merritt said the department was paged to the home at about 12:30 a.m. According to Merritt the home’s... Read More

Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

November 22, 2022

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s... Read More

Lawmakers support permanent funding for suicide lifeline

November 22, 2022

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – The 988 system for suicide prevention and mental health crises is one step closer to having a permanent funding source in Wyoming. Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint... Read More

Late night crash knocks out power to Afton residents

November 22, 2022

A single vehicle accident was the cause of a power outage in the Afton area late Monday night. Afton Police Chief Jason Romberg told SVI News that around 11:35 p.m. a vehicle collided with a power pole in the area... Read More

Christmas Tree Permits Available on the B-T

November 21, 2022

Western Wyo., November 21, 2022–Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase at district offices and online through through December 31st. Details about where to cut and height restrictions may be found at by searching “Bridger-Teton National Forest.”... Read More

Elimination of federal grazing would have far economic reach

November 21, 2022

By Carrie Haderlie The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — A new study by University of Wyoming researchers has found that for every dollar lost in the ranching industry, there is a $1.55 loss in secondary economic activity.... Read More

Funeral services for Lael Hemmert

November 21, 2022

Funeral services for Lael Hemmert will take place Saturday November 26, 2022 at 11 am at Grover LDS Chapel. A night viewing will take place Friday November 25, 2022 from 6-8 pm at Schwab Mortuary in Afton and from 10-10:45... Read More

Watch Live: Afton Elementary Turkey Trot 2022

November 21, 2022

Afton Elementary School will host their annual Turkey Trot event Tuesday November 22nd at 1 PM. Watch live in the player below. Read More

Star Valley earns 14 All-Conference selections

November 20, 2022

All-Conference lists for the 3A Classification were released this weekend and Star Valley had a huge representation with 14 selections. Star Valley finished their season (10-2) and claimed the state championship in Laramie.  SVHS All-Conference Taft McClure (QB) Wyatt Crogg... Read More

New members sworn in during monthly School Board Meeting

November 18, 2022

◆ Several policies were also discussed and accepted for new and continued use. Newly elected members to the Lincoln County School Board were sworn in as part of the regular monthly board meeting on November 9. Jed Johnson, who replaced... Read More

Grand Teton speedster reverses course on appealing sentence

November 17, 2022

JACKSON (WNE) — An Idaho man caught driving 132 mph in Grand Teton National Park in March and sentenced to 90 days in jail is no longer pursuing a federal appeal of his case. Jessie Perry filed a notice of... Read More

Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar happening this weekend in Afton

November 17, 2022

◆ Proceeds go towards helping a variety of individuals in need throughout the year. Star Valley’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 in the South Exhibit Building of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton. Doors open... Read More