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Archive for February, 2011

This Week in Star Valley: February 24 »

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the area for more than 109 consecutive years!  Check out what made the pages of the newspaper this week of the year 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago. 25-years ago: Afton may receive boost to economy–In what appeared to be a surprise move . . . the […]

Afton hires new town administrator »

Randy Sanderson has been named as the new administrator for the Town of Afton. The announcement was made last week during a special council meeting. “I’d like to see the town in the position that it can always provide the services that a town is supposed to provide,” said Sanderson in a interview this week. […]

Third Alpine well coming online »

Work to bring a third well online in the Town of Alpine began this month. The project is on schedule to be completed in June. Kilroy Construction is the contractor working on the project.  According to information provided by the Town of Alpine, the Level III well project calls for bringing the town’s third well […]

Health Care costs compare favorably »

Last week the Wyoming Hospital Association, an association dedicated to providing leadership, representation and advocacy for Wyoming hospitals, announced the launch of a cost of care comparison website. The website, enables consumers to look up and compare hospital charges for any hospital in the state.  “Wyoming’s hospitals are committed to transparency, and our new […]

Braves outlast Natrona to finish as State Runner-Up »

The Braves had ten placers out of their 23 state qualifiers as they held on to finish as the State Runner-Up squad in Wyoming’s 4A Class for the third time in four seasons.  Mitch Heap, Kole Wines and Dawson Loveland all advanced to the finals, finishing second to very tough opponents.  The Gillette Camels ran […]

Braves in second after first day of state wrestling »

With one day in the books, the Star Valley Braves are in second place behind another extremely strong squad from Gillette.  Seven different wrestlers advanced into the semi-finals with three making their way into the finals.  Mitch Heap at 103 pounds, Kole Wines at 171 pounds and Dawson Loveland at 215 pound will be looking […]

Funeral Services for Hoopes »

Funeral Services for Karyn Hoopes will be held on Thursday, February 24, at 11 a.m. at the Afton Stake Tabernacle.  Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. on February 23, at the Schwab Mortuary in Afton and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Braves repeat as 4A West Champs »

For the third time in four years the Star Valley Braves captured the Regional Championship.  The Braves outlasted Natrona and home mat Green River to finish with 218.0 points at the 4A West Tournament in Sweetwater County.  Individually, Mitch Heap at 103 pounds, Carbon Kennington at 119 pounds and Kole Wines at 171 pounds claimed […]

Corsi named to statewide position »

Gov. Matt Mead has named Steve Corsi of Afton as the new director of the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Corsi has been the director of High Country Behavioral Health in Star Valley. The governor made the announcement late Friday. For more on Corsi and his new statewide position, please see the Feb. 24 edition […]

LCSD#2 to address proposed calendar changes »

The Lincoln County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will hear a recommendation regarding the proposed changes to the school calendar on Tuesday, March 8.   The recommendation will be given during the regular meeting of the school board. The March 8 meeting is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in the School District Office […]