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LCSD2 Superintendent Matt Erickson; Tyler Spear, Director of Development for UW College of Education; Dr. Ray Reutzel, Dean of the UW College of Education; and UW Trustee Mel Baldwin discuss the UW Trustees Education Initiative. The Dean and Development Director visited schools and met with administrators in Star Valley on May 30. Find the relating story in the June 4 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

The remains Joann Hakes, a woman whos has been missing since January 2015, have been located in Star Valley. An arrest in the case has been made. Read the story in the June 5 edition of the Star Valley Independent. Coverage is also available at

Friday, May 31 Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced that the state has joined West- ern States and Tribal Nations via a Memorandum of Under- standing. The advocacy group hopes to help the state access global markets for its natural gas reserves. Read about the energy war on the front page of the June 5 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

Following a tractor accident a local 10-year-old girl, Abbie Metge, is fighting for her life and has lost a leg. The heartbreaking story and efforts to raise money for the family were part of the SVI Radio Network’s Week-Day Wake-Up Program on Tuesday, June 4. Read about how much money has been raised and how you can help this local family on page 3 of the Star Valley Independent.

As the school year came to an end, third grade students participated in a field trip to learn a little more about Star Valley history. Read about their trip to the Pioneer and History Museum on page 6 of the June 4 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

The Grand Teton Council recently recognized area scout leaders for their contributions to scouting and the outstanding achievements made over the last year. A special tribute was given to the family of Marion Robinson for his work in the scouting program. You will find the relating coverage on the feature pages of the June 5 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

Inside Look

This year’s Star Valley Junior Music Festival will be June 11-12 at the Thayne Community Center. Learn a little more about the event and find details about a couple of community concerts that are taking place on the cover of the Inside Look in this week’s edition of the newspaper.

It is officially hiking season in Star Valley and SVI Media’s own Sarah Hale and Tagen McEntire are hoofing it through the hillsides. The 2019 Trailing Summer Series kicks off this week in the Star Valley Independent and will continue featuring a trail adventure each week between now and Labor Day.

30 Swift Creek High School Seniors attending graduation ceremonies this last week. You will find a class photo as well as a news story of the event in the Inside Look section of the Star Valley Independent. SVI Media congratulates the Class of 2019 on a job well done!

Federal government attorneys have filed an appeal to overturn a portion of last fall’s court ruling that placed the Yellowstone grizzly bear back under Endangered Species Act protection. You will find the relating news story in the June 5 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

2019 Summer Guide

SVI Media’s 2019 Summer Guide will hit the racks in Star Valley this week and be shipped out to area hotels, visitor centers, restaurants and points of interest throughout the region. This year read about star gazing, fishing, hiking, motorized trial use, camping, summer recreation programs, area attractions and afternoon adventures that are perfect for the whole family and any guests you might have staying with you.