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Archive for June, 2008

Hundreds of people take part in 2008 Relay for Life in Star Valley »

The word itself is a blight on the English language. Cancer. It’s unwelcome meaning frightens the public when it is mentioned as news reports of it’s devastating effects are a daily occurrence in today’s 24-7 information deluge.

Boy Injured By Yellowstone Bison »

A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy was flipped in the air by a bison near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Friday morning. A mature bull bison, apparently annoyed at the close proximity of the boy, tossed him approximately 10 feet in the air.

Star Valley residents meet with President at the White House »

In late March, Smoot resident Angie Hardesty had the opportunity to meet with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office at the White House. Her son, Sgt. Charlie Hardesty, is a marine who was in the HMX (Helicopter Marine Special Forces). The HMX are those that handle safety and transportation of the President in […]

Friday Sports Stir »

Taking a cue from the sports world, the Independent presents a Friday brain teaser to whet your appetite for local athletics.  Click below to prove your Star Valley sports knowledge.

Accident Results in Two Fatalities in Grand Teton Park »

A head-on collision between a passenger car and a semi truck hauling a car transport trailer resulted in the death of two people in Grand Teton National Park. The accident occurred Monday afternoon, June 23, at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 26/89/191, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Moose junction.

Athletic Complex Update: June 24, 2008 »

In our third update on the progress for the athletics facility being constructed at Star Valley High School, some of the improvements in the last seven days include a level surface which has been expertly excavated.

Small wildfire strikes Bridger-Teton National Forest »

A wet spring does not mean fire danger is non-existant. Monday, June 23, the Bridger-Teton National Forest dispatched a fire engine to a small wildfire on the Pinedale Ranger District.

Palisades Reservoir at 59 percent capacity »

It’s been a long time since Palisades Reservoir has been at its full capacity. Currently, the popular recreational reservoir sits at only 59 percent. People around the area all seem to have the same question, why hasn’t the reservoir been filling up this year?

Masters of the Flame: Afton’s firemen are Wyoming’s best »

With mere fraction of a second deciding the winner, the Afton Volunteer Fire Department City Team captured first place at the 2008 Wyoming State Fireman’s Convention June 13 and 14.

Governor names Steve Ferrell Director of Game & Fish »

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The deputy director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department has been named the new director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department by Gov. Dave Freudenthal.