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Judge blocks abortion ban

August 11, 2022

By Kate Ready Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON —  Ninth District Court Judge Melissa Owens decided Wednesday that Wyoming’s abortion ban potentially “transgresses” the state Constitution, meriting a halt on its enforcement until a lawsuit challenging the... Read More

Fire risk reduced to moderate; officials urge diligence

August 10, 2022

Western Wyo., August 10, 2022 —Teton Interagency Fire managers have adjusted the fire danger rating to moderate for Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge following recent rainfall and cooler temperatures. A moderate fire danger rating... Read More

In a first for Wyoming, national endorsements shape down-ballot races

August 10, 2022

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON —  Dan Dockstader has been around Wyoming’s political block between his 36 years at the Star Valley Independent, which he publishes, and his 16 years in the Wyoming Legislature,... Read More

Thayne Senior Center Is “Bursting at the Seams”

August 10, 2022

◆ Attend their fundraising dinner to raise money for a much-needed, larger center. By Breanna Call The Thayne Senior Center is teeming with seniors. And why wouldn’t it be? Melinda Pebbles, the director of the center, is focused on growing... Read More

Peace Officer Foundation providing equipment for first-responders

August 10, 2022

◆ Look for the LC Sheriff’s booth at the Fair. With all the many foods and wares found at the Fair it might not sound all that interesting to stop by the booth staffed by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.... Read More

Dillon Herman Named Alpine Game Warden

August 5, 2022

JACKSON- Game Warden Dillon Herman recently transferred from Lovell to serve as the Alpine Game Warden. Herman will cover a district between Afton Game Warden James Hobbs to the south and Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash to the north. The... Read More

Valley’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens This Week in Thayne

August 4, 2022

Star Valley’s first electric vehicle charging station will open this week in Thayne. Joe Heward, a member of Thayne’s town council and an employee of Lower Valley Energy, said the charging station was the product of a three-way partnership. “It’s... Read More

Motorcycle accident claims the life of Montpelier man

August 4, 2022

◆ Motorcycle and rider thrown over steep embankment. A motorcycle accident near the base of the Salt River Summit on U.S. Highway 89, Sunday evening has claimed the life of an Idaho man. The Wyoming Highway Patrol released the following... Read More

Thayne Senior Center leadership seeks support for an expanded Lower Valley Center

August 4, 2022

Leadership for the Thayne Senior Center is asking the community to vote yes to create a new special tax district that will be on the ballot for the primaries on August 16. On the ballot it will be a proposition... Read More

Alpine asks residents to conserve water during maintenance

August 3, 2022

The Town of Alpine is asking it’s residents to conserve water on Thursday, August 4 as maintenance is done on the water system. The town said that due to the maintenance they will have limited access to the water tanks.... Read More

Watch: House District 21 and 22 Primary Candidate Forum

August 3, 2022

Candidates for House District 21 and 22 for Wyoming State Representative participated in a candidate forum held by SVI Media. Andrew Byron(R) of House District 22, Lane Allred(R) of House District 21, and Jeremiah Hardesty(R) of House District 21 participated... Read More

Community raises nearly $8k for Afton Food Pantry

August 3, 2022

Roughly 400 people attend SVI fundraiser The Star Valley Community showed up in a big way once again last week to support the Afton Food Pantry. SVI Media, in conjunction with the food pantry and several local businesses, hosted a... Read More

Watch: Lincoln County Commissioner Republican Primary

August 2, 2022

SVI Media hosted a SVI Media candidate forum for the Lincoln County Commissioner primary candidates. Gregg Wilkes, Mel Shumway, Robert King, and Kent Connelly participated in the forum that can be seen below. Read More

WYDOT’s 2023 STIP now available for comment                   

August 2, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is seeking public comment and review of its 2023 transportation improvement planning document. WYDOT’s draft 2023 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) is available at on the department’s website. People can navigate... Read More

Judge issues full order banning trigger bill enforcement

August 1, 2022

By Kate Ready Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens issued her full order restraining enforcement of Wyoming’s abortion ban. The order, in effect until noon Aug. 10, prohibits state officials from... Read More

Northwest fires sending smoke into Star Valley and western Wyoming

August 1, 2022

A bit of smoke and haze has made its way back into Star Valley as a new August begins. There are unfortunately no shortage of fires burning in the west but unlike the last two seasons the Cowboy State has... Read More

Area First Responders aid in several weekend incidents

August 1, 2022

It was a busy weekend for Star Valley First responders as  EMS from Star Valley Health and the Afton Fire Department joined with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol as they responded to a fatality motorcycle accident... Read More

Getting down to nutrition: Raspberries pack a nutritional punch!

July 29, 2022

By Shelley Balls UW Extension, Nutrition and Food Safety Educator Raspberries are one fruit that we can grow in Wyoming gardens successfully, so why not talk about how nutritious and versatile they are at the table! Fresh raspberries out of... Read More

Community Events: July 29-August 13

July 28, 2022

COMMUNITY EVENTS © Copyright Star Valley Independent • July 29-30 OLD ROCK CHURCH SUMMER THEATER 7:30 p.m. in the Old Rock Church in Auburn. • Friday, July 29 STAR VALLEY QUILT TRAIL. Friday & Saturday. Quilts on display from Alpine... Read More