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(Video) – Heart of Christmas Concert

December 4, 2020

Coming to you from downtown Afton at the historic Ford Theatre, the Heart of Christmas Holiday Concert features talented performers from the area. The concert will be broadcast here on SVI beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 4. The...     Read More

Bomgaars celebrates its grand opening in Afton this week

December 3, 2020

The new Bomgaars store opened for business last week in Afton. This week the grand opening celebration will take place. Grand opening festivities include a ribbon cutting on Thursday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to come...     Read More

A Very Vocalist Christmas album available starting this week

December 3, 2020

◆ Previous winners of “The Vocalist” are featured A Very Vocalist Christmas, featuring the talents of Melissa Dickey, Case Tippetts, EJ Pauni and Josh Jardine will be available beginning on Friday, December 4, 2020. “The album includes solos featuring various...     Read More

Students give back through Braves in Action Service Day

December 3, 2020

◆ Service efforts take on a whole new life amid pandemic. As planning began for the 2020 Braves in Action Service Day, an event traditionally held the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, concerns were high. “We talked about not doing it this...     Read More

More fake $100 bills passed in Jackson

December 2, 2020

JACKSON (WNE) —Police now believe there are two men passing counterfeit cash at area stores. After releasing information and surveillance photos last month of a man using fake $100 bills at Hoback Sports and Wyoming Camera Outfitters, officers said they...     Read More

Options you have for health insurances with open enrollment ongoing

November 30, 2020

It’s that time of year and it’s not just the holiday season, it is time to pick your health plans for 2021. Kendall Erickson from Sharp Insurance says one change people may want to be aware of is a new...     Read More

November storms adding to SV high country snow depths

November 20, 2020

◆ Commissary at 32-inches The latest mid November snow storms added to the early winter snow depths in Star Valley’s high country. As of Tuesday, Nov. 17, Commissary Ridge, at the 9,300 foot elevation had a 32-inch snow depth. Blind...     Read More

Cutter racing event planned to honor military service members

November 20, 2020

◆ Event set for November 28-29 The Star Valley Cutter Racers will kick off the 2020-2021 Chariot Racing Season with a racing weekend set for November 28 and November 29. The Old Timers TAPS Chariot Races will get underway on...     Read More

Lincoln County Attorney addresses mask mandate

November 20, 2020

After the mandate put in place by Lincoln County Health earlier this week, elected officials have come out of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the county commissioners office with statements and reactions to the idea of enforcement and constitutionality....     Read More

21 more die from COVID, but active cases drop by 279

November 19, 2020

By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of another 21 Wyoming residents have been attributed to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Thursday. However, the news came as Health Department figures showed a drop of more than 270...     Read More

Lincoln County Republican Party Challenges Mask Mandate

November 19, 2020

The following is a press release from the Lincoln County Republican Party   The Lincoln County Republican Party challenges the authority of Dr. Christopher Krell to issue the November 18, 2020 county-wide mask mandate and seeks its immediate withdrawal. Dr....     Read More

Lincoln County Health Officer issues mask mandate

November 18, 2020

◆ Mask requirement is in place until December 4. Lincoln County Health Officer Chris Krell, MD, has issued a public health order requiring masks to be worn in Lincoln County. The health order is effective from November 18 through December...     Read More

October numbers spike annual Yellowstone numbers

November 16, 2020

The park hosted 360,034 recreation visits in October 2020, up 110% from October 2019. This was the busiest October on record, surpassing the previous record (252,013) set in 2015 by an increase of 43%. So far in 2020, the park...     Read More

START Bus Announces Limited Commuter Service Over Thanksgiving Holiday

November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020 – START Bus has announced limited commuter bus service on November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving) and on Friday, November 27, 2020.  Due to ridership data that continues to reflect below average ridership as a result of the COVID-19...     Read More

Active case total tops 10,000

November 16, 2020

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming topped 10,000 on Monday with the reporting of 587 new confirmed cases of the illness. Wyoming Department of Health figures put the number of active cases at...     Read More

Funeral services for Blake Robinson

November 16, 2020

Funeral services for Blake Robinson will take place Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12 noon in the Afton Tabernacle. A viewing will take place Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and also from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the services.     Read More

Star Valley’s Dockstader chosen to lead the Wyoming Senate

November 16, 2020

Wyoming Republicans pick legislative leadership CASPER (WNE) – Rep. Eric Barlow, R-Gillette, and Sen Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, will lead the Wyoming Legislature for the next two years after a remote vote of the Republican caucus Saturday morning. Barlow, who now...     Read More

Missing Diamondville man found deceased

November 16, 2020

A Diamondville man who was reported missing on Friday November 13 was found deceased on Monday November 16 according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The famly of Frank Zurita has been notified but other details surrounding the case are...     Read More

Missing Diamondville man found deceased

November 14, 2020

Frank Zurita, a Diamondville man who had been missing since Friday November 13 was found deceased on Monday November 16 according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Zurita’s family has been notified and other details surrounding the case are...     Read More

A quality education unlocks doors

November 12, 2020

◆ Josh Winder is a Special Education Teacher at Star Valley Middle School. Josh Winder is in his first year serving the students at Star Valley Middle School as a special education teacher.  He started with LCSD2 as a substitute teacher...     Read More

Community prepares for giving holiday gift baskets, info needed

November 12, 2020

◆ Deadline for holiday dinner requests approaches. With Thanksgiving only a couple of weeks away, community efforts to prepare and deliver holiday gift baskets for those in need are in full swing. • Afton Food Pantry “The deadline for holiday...     Read More

4-H year underway in Lincoln County

November 12, 2020

◆ Volunteers always needed to help. By Shar Perry 4-H/Youth Educator UW Extension Lincoln County October 1 is the start of our 4-H year. This year, the State 4-H Office has changed to a new enrollment system, https://4h.zsuite.org. The goal...     Read More

Election Day 2020 sees high voter particiation in Lincoln County

November 12, 2020

◆ Over 2,000 people register to vote on Election Day in Lincoln County. Tuesday, November 3 2020 saw impressive voting number in Lincoln County. According to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office: • in 2020 there were 3,449 absentee ballots issued...     Read More

Director of Wyoming Game and Fish says goat culling operation harvested 42 goats

November 9, 2020

Brian Nesvick, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish, says the goat culling operation which the National Park Service ran was able to harvest 42 goats. Originally the plan was to shoot and kill the animals from a helicopter, but...     Read More

Wyoming Business Council looking to provide more grants to businesses in state

November 9, 2020

The Wyoming Business Council is looking to give more grant money to struggling businesses in the state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It currently has two categories of funds it is looking to distribute. One is the Agriculture...     Read More

Graveside services for Dean Bagley

November 7, 2020

Graveside services for Dean Bagley will take place Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery. Those attending are asked to please wear face masks.     Read More

Forest Service seeking comments on “Star Hill” project proposal

November 6, 2020

◆ Town of Afton applies for special use permit. The Town of Afton has applied for Special Use Authorization from the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The town hopes to make improvements to the star on “Star Hill.” “Nearly 100 years ago,...     Read More

WHY YOUR STORY PODCAST: Episode 11 “Town of Osmond”

November 5, 2020

In the latest episode of the Why Your Story Podcast, Travis and MJ discuss the history of the Town of Osmond. They are joined by a big celebrity who shares the Osmond name!     Read More

Lincoln County General Election Results

November 3, 2020

With the eyes of the nation on the national race for The White House and the balance of power in the U.S. House and the Senate, the State of Wyoming turned out to cast their votes with many of those...     Read More

Preliminary construction work begins on Etna North

November 3, 2020

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will begin work on the Etna North Project on US 89 between Etna and Alpine. WYDOT and contract crews plan to remove the permanent fence along the job and install a temporary fence in its...     Read More