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Skiing accident takes 14-year-old Darrell Hunting to SLC by air

March 3, 2021

◆ Darrell’s medical team determined that he needed to be flown from Star Valley Health to Primary Children’s Hospital for thorough care. Darrell Hunting, son of James and Camille Hunting of Bedford and 8th grade student at Star Valley Middle...     Read More

Yoga philosophies promote balanced and healthy living

March 1, 2021

◆ Yoga creates a connection to healthy living in every aspect of the human experience. • SVI is launching a new Fitness Series on the Health Page that will feature exercise options, ideas and tips. This article is the first...     Read More

Lincoln County Library System Book Review: “American Spy”

March 1, 2021

◆ “American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson. By Wendi Walton Branch Manager, Alpine Branch Library This 2019 political espionage thriller by debut novelist Lauren Wilkinson definitely grabbed me from the opening scene. The main character is crouched behind her bedroom door,...     Read More

Conrad & Bischoff will soon have new owners, KJ’s Super Stores changing name

February 27, 2021

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. IDAHO FALLS — Conrad & Bischoff, the owner of KJ’s Super Stores and other fuel-related businesses in Idaho, has been purchased by one of the fastest-growing petroleum product companies...     Read More

Six-Shooters: Braves win sixth straight 3A title

February 27, 2021

It was a season where even the competition itself was in doubt. From chasing matches to shifting schedules and obstacles that even included the area athletes practicing on a mat on the stage, the 2020-21 season will be a memorable...     Read More

4-H members can choose from 45 different project options

February 26, 2021

◆ Members learn dedication, responsibility, hard work and success through their projects. By Shaily Harshbarger UW Extension Lincoln County 4-H Educator • What are 4-H Projects? 4-H has about 45 different projects available for 4-H youth. They range from cooking,...     Read More

Afton Simplot Hill Climb runs more than 600 entrants

February 25, 2021

Just a month before from the World Championship Hill Climb at Snow King, local sledding athletes gave heed up Phillips Canyon last weekend they’re in the race for the ultimate King of the Mountain. During the three-day Afton Hill Climb...     Read More

SVHS drama students compete virtually in state competition

February 25, 2021

◆ Students submitted video recordings of their performances for judging. Star Valley High School Drama Students received word February 17, of their rankings in various categories of the 2021 Wyoming State High School Drama Competition. Students submitted video recordings of...     Read More

Sam Gertsch earns prestigious Ultimate Angler Award

February 24, 2021

◆ Working to legally catch 10 trophy-class fish required 200 days of his time and took him all over the state. Though he had questioned his decision to fish north Pinedale’s Soda Lake that day in October, 2020, Sam Gertsch...     Read More

LCSD No. 2 Event Calendar

February 24, 2021

◆ With only three months left in the school year, spring is fast approaching. With only three months remaining in the school year, LCSD No. 2 schools are concluding winter sports and activities, and gearing up for spring. Qualifying students...     Read More

Four-Legged Friend to All: The Dog of the Lincoln County Jail

February 24, 2021

◆ Noel was adopted from Lucky’s Place and brings smiles to faces everyday. Noel starts the workday every morning inside the control tower in the Lincoln County jail. Two things set her apart from the other employees. First, she is...     Read More

Cold day, warm hearts: Special Olympics a local event this year

February 23, 2021

Star Valley Special Olympics ran like a well-oiled machine Friday Feb 19 at Valley View Golf Course. Athletes, staff, family, peers all arrived, participants skied, snowshoed, and raced. Observers observed, cheered, got cold, athletes received awards, parents and family watched...     Read More

Crews respond to single-vehicle rollover in Auburn

February 23, 2021

Tricky road conditions combined with wind are factors in a single-rollover accident that took place just after noon on Tuesday, February 23 on U.S. Highway 238 in the Auburn area. According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) roads in...     Read More

No Unnecessary Travel Advisory issued in Snake River Canyon, US 26 remains closed

February 23, 2021

UPDATE: All alerts for the Snake River Canyon were lifted at 12:00 noon. WYDOT reports the road remains slick with blowing snow. US 26 between Ririe and Swan Valley has also reopened. ORIGINAL: WYDOT issued a “No Unnecessary Travel Advisory”...     Read More

TEXT-IN TOPIC RESPONSES: Should Wyoming Implement a Run-Off Election System?

February 23, 2021

The Wyoming Republican Party showed support for run-off elections in a Facebook post on Monday, saying “A run-off assures that the prevailing candidate will best represent the values of the majority of Wyoming Republicans.” The post summarized that because Wyoming...     Read More

South Lincoln Medical Center Opens New Therapy Services Center

February 22, 2021

South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer has opened a new physical therapy center. The Kemmerer-Diamondville Community Area (KDCA) Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the center on the evening of Thursday, February 18.  About 20 people,...     Read More

US Senator John Barrasso says President Biden’s executive orders on energy will hurt economy

February 22, 2021

U.S. Senator for Wyoming John Barrasso says President Biden’s recent executive orders on energy will hurt the economy overall and he will find bipartisan support to undo some of them. In January the administration signed a moratorium on new oil...     Read More

The Vocalist Announces Dates For 2021 Season

February 22, 2021

After its start five years ago, The Vocalist has become a Star Valley tradition and continues to grow today. In the summer of 2016, Swift 98.7 had just gone through a rebranding and its employees were looking for publicity. Duke...     Read More

Snowmobiler in fair condition after crash with pickup truck on US-26

February 22, 2021

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission SWAN VALLEY — A snowmobiler is in fair condition following a crash with a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 26. The crash occurred at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at mile...     Read More

South Lincoln Nursing Center one of select facilities to receive ‘Best Nursing Home’ honors from U.S. News & World Report

February 21, 2021

South Lincoln Nursing center was one of a select few clinics which received “Best Nursing Home” honors from U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021. Vice President of the facility, Jessie Wilcox, says only 21% of the homes around the...     Read More

Star Valley Health offers Diabetes Education courses

February 19, 2021

◆ The program is certified and is the only comprehensive course taught by a Registered Dietitian, a Registered Nurse and a Pharmacist. Nationally Certified Diabetes Education is offered at Star Valley Health as part of their education platform and mission,...     Read More

Alpine town council votes down industrial park proposal

February 19, 2021

Nearly 60 people attended the Alpine Town Council meeting Tuesday Feb 16. It was standing room only. The interest in the town meeting stemmed from a proposal by New West Construction LLC and Rex Doornbos to purchase 7.5 acres of...     Read More

Stewart Trail residents cautiously optimistic about future of area proposal

February 18, 2021

The 3 Lincoln County Commissioners, Y2 Consultants, and residents of the Stewart Trail area met on Feb 11 to discuss the details of the county’s plan for the proposed Stewart Trail development.  Commission Chair, Robert King,stated early in the meeting...     Read More

National Weather Issues Affecting COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments to Wyoming

February 18, 2021

National weather issues are temporarily preventing some shipments to Wyoming and other states of vaccines intended to help prevent future COVID-19 illnesses, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). WDH is not expecting any Moderna vaccine doses to be...     Read More

Lincoln County Seniors Could Lose Home Services

February 18, 2021

County-by-County Data Suggests Nearly 2,000 To Lose Services CHEYENNE – According to Wyoming Department of Health data, 53 older Lincoln County residents risk losing services through The Wyoming Home Services Program without a funding commitment for the program from the...     Read More

Bonneville County assists with overdue Alpine Snowmobiler

February 18, 2021

Over the last three days Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies and Search and Rescue personnel have responded to three separate incidents of lost snowmobilers in our back country. Alpine area: The first of those in the McCoy Creek area on Monday...     Read More

Afton FD and EMS respond to accident in Osmond

February 18, 2021

The Afton Volunteer Fire Department and Star Valley EMS responded to an accident on Highway 241 in the Osmond area on Thursday morning at just after 8 a.m. No injuries have been reported but airbags were deployed so emergency crews...     Read More

Braves escape with a pair of road wins; push win streak to nine

February 18, 2021

◆ Brant Nelson makes back-to-back game-sealing plays. The longest road trip of the season coincided with one of the winter’s most significant stretches of cold and snow in Wyoming but that didn’t stop the teams from competing at both Natrona...     Read More

Independent Obituaries: February 17, 2021

February 18, 2021

The following obituaries appeared in the February 17, 2021 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.   Patricia Ann Peterson of...     Read More

Jackson to hold COVID-19 community update

February 18, 2021

The following is a news release from the Town of Jackson On Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Jackson Town Council, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Teton County School District and...     Read More