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Transportation Commission awards $62.7 million in contracts in September

September 25, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will pave 13 miles of Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins to improve the surface. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Interstate Highway Construction Inc., of Englewood, Colorado, a $20.8 million contract for the...     Read More

Thousand Books Before Kindergarten program now back up and running

September 25, 2020

◆ Book boxes back in local businesses. The Lincoln County School District 2 Education Foundation has reopened their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in the Star Valley community. Program book boxes were locked down last spring due to coronavirus containment...     Read More

Thursday second day in a row with more than 100 new coronavirus cases

September 24, 2020

By The Wyoming News Exchange A second day of increases of more than 100 in new confirmed coronavirus cases around Wyoming pushed the state’s number of active cases to new highs Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily...     Read More

(Video) SV/Jackson Sophs & 83rd edition of the Fall Brawl: Star Valley Football @ Jackson

September 24, 2020

The #4 Star Valley Braves (1-3) and the #2 Jackson Broncs (3-1) renew their rivalry on the gridiron as the 2020 version of the Fall Brawl kicks off in Teton County on Friday night. Rankings are courtesy of the Wyopreps.com...     Read More

Funeral services for Margene Warren

September 24, 2020

Funeral services for Margene Warren will take place Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in the Afton 3rd Ward Building. A viewing will take place on Friday October 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20...     Read More

Gordon backs Barrasso’s Endangered Species Act amendments

September 24, 2020

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give...     Read More

Karli Galloway is a first grade teacher at Afton Elementary

September 24, 2020

◆ Creative a positive learning environment is key to classroom learning, Galloway says. Karli Galloway came to Lincoln County School District 2 in 2018 as a substitute for the school district while she completed her degree with Western Governors University,...     Read More

Stauffer will be featured speaker at suffarage event

September 24, 2020

◆ Tickets info. –starvalleyarts.org Sharolyn Stauffer, Star Valley High School history and political science teacher, will be a featured guest speaker at the Star Valley Arts Council’s Wyoming’s Suffrage Anniversary celebration Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the...     Read More

Active coronavirus cases increase by 16 in Lincoln County; state death total hits 50

September 23, 2020

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of Wyoming residents to die from coronavirus has grown to 50 with the death of a Big Horn County man, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Wednesday. Meanwhile, both the single-day number of...     Read More

Park sees uptick in visitors for August

September 23, 2020

By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — Tourism has taken a rather meandering path in Cody this summer. After a slow early start, signs of recovery started to show in July and into August. Most notably,...     Read More

Wyoming jobless rate falls to 6.6%; energy-dependent counties still lagging

September 23, 2020

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER  – Wyoming job-seekers are in better shape than they were five months ago, according to new data from the state’s Department of Workforce Services. But counties where energy jobs are...     Read More

Cheney: People Are Sick Of Democrats Ignoring The Constitution & Threatening To “Burn The Whole Place Down”

September 23, 2020

Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined “The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino” on Fox News today to discuss the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and Democrats’ efforts to ignore the Constitution and impeach...     Read More

SV Historical Society features tractor display in Freedom

September 23, 2020

—————– ◆ Event staged at the Freedom Park, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The historic tractors will be on display Saturday, Sept. 26, offering residents an opportunity to look over and share a conversation with a neighbor or a...     Read More

Afton taking a close look at main street

September 23, 2020

◆ Public and businesses invited to Friday and Saturday meetings . The Town of Afton is moving forward with an in depth look at the community main street, starting with a series of meetings this week. • Friday, Sept. 25...     Read More

Connelly, Harmon pleased with Cheney NEPA bill

September 23, 2020

◆ Cheney’s bill acknowledges local interests in NEPA decisions. The Lincoln County Commission expressed appreciation to Congressman Liz Cheney this week for her work on the National Environmental Policy Act, (NEPA). The House Republican Conference Chair and Republican U.S. Representative...     Read More

Devils singe Lady Braves in five-set match

September 22, 2020

————– The theme of the night in Afton on Tuesday was get the early lead. Over five sets the team who gained at least a four-point lead went on to win as the Evanston Lady Red Devils came into Star...     Read More

South Lincoln Hospital District expanding health services in the area

September 21, 2020

South Lincoln Hospital District has worked hard to offer new health services in the area and has recently opened or plan to open even more including specialty services. CEO of the medical center, Carl Sundberg, says part of their mission...     Read More

Kemmerer City asking for public input as it works to improve downtown

September 21, 2020

Kemmerer City is asking for the public’s input as it meets with Downtown Redevelopment Services September Tuesday to Thursday to finalize projects to improve downtown. Director for the Kemmerer Diamondville Community Area (KDCA) Chamber of Commerce, Ellan Potter, says Wednesday...     Read More

Saturday Sports Update

September 19, 2020

• State Golf The 2020 Golf season is now in the books and there are new champions that have been crowned. In the 3A team race the Lovell Bulldogs came out on top of a very competitive battle atop the...     Read More

Friday Sports Roundup

September 18, 2020

Football Rawlins: 8 Star Valley 48 Brant Nelson moved up to the second spot on the school’s All-time passing yardage and passing touchdowns list while throwing for 169 yards and four scores as the Star Valley Braves jailed the Outlaws...     Read More

Wyoming Hunger Initiative Partners with Admiral Beverage and Star Valley Meat Block

September 18, 2020

First Lady Jennie Gordon’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative has partnered with Admiral Beverage in Worland to provide a refrigerated truck for Star Valley Meat Block, a participating processor in the newly launched Food from the Field program. As a part of...     Read More

Highway 22 crash takes life of Alta teenager

September 18, 2020

JACKSON (WNE) — The crash Saturday night that snarled traffic for hours on Highway 22 took the life of Jackson Hole High School student Wiley Jay Olsen, 17, of Alta. Olsen was driving west on 22 at about 9:15 p.m....     Read More

(Video) – Star Valley Braves Football hosting Rawlins

September 17, 2020

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LCSD #2 confirms pair of COVID-19 cases

September 17, 2020

The following statement was posted by Lincoln County School District #2 on Thursday afternoon. Lincoln County School District #2 has received confirmation from our state public health office of an employee at Star Valley Middle School and one student at...     Read More

(Video) – Bear Lake Football hosting Ririe

September 17, 2020

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Bridger-Teton grows by 240 acres

September 17, 2020

◆ Great American Outdoors Act included includes oil and gas royalties. By Tom Hallberg Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The Bridger-Teton National Forest just got a little bigger. Two hundred and forty acres bigger, to be...     Read More

Education Spotlight: Drew Hathaway

September 17, 2020

Drew Hathaway is the new science teacher at Swift Creek High School. He was born and raised in Star Valley. After completing his degree at the University of Wyoming in 2016, he taught in Dubois, Wyoming for three years, and...     Read More

88-year-old Bear Lake County man charged with first-degree murder

September 17, 2020

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains graphic details of an alleged attempted murder-suicide. It is disturbing and may upset readers. MONTPELIER — An 88-year-old Bear Lake County man is charged...     Read More

Independent Obituaries: September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

The following obituaries appeared in the September 16, 2020 edition of the Star Valley Independent. For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary. For more area resources, please use the Star Valley Historical Society website. Jake Allen Helm was born...     Read More

Star Valley Historical Society seeking memberships/donations

September 16, 2020

◆ Contributions help maintain historical sites and buildings. The Star Valley Historical Society is calling for membership renewals. The non-profit organization focuses on the historical preservation of historic sites, monuments and educational programs related to the history of Star Valley...     Read More