Sixty-four firefighters from the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, will aid in fire suppression efforts in the southwest. In addition to the manpower, firefighting equipment has also been sent. According to information provided by the Forest Service, area firefighters are available to assist firefighting efforts on “large-scale fires across the country because [...]
Archive for June, 2011
The Star Valley Independent has been covering the area for nearly 110 years without missing a single edition. Take a look back at the pages of the newspaper 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago to see what was making the news this week.
With increased traffic from Star Valley View Golf Course and the completion of a new church building from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, U.S. Highway 89 may run into some traffic difficulties in the next year. According to Teresa Herbin, public relations representative for the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), a stretch [...]
Cool weather an a lingering snowpack have delayed the Cottonwood Lake Dam Drilling Project. But, with the arrival of warmer temperatures, work on the project will likely get underway before the end of the month. According to information provided by the Greys River Ranger District, drilling could begin the week of July 5 with site [...]
Funeral services for Larry Taggart will be held on Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at the Afton Tabernacle. A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schwab Mortuary in Afton and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Memorial services will be held for Gaye Allred on Saturday, [...]
The NBA Draft takes place this evening and there is no more polarizing figure than BYU’s Jimmer Fredette. The nation’s leading scorer this past season, he led the Cougars to the Sweet 16 and earned first team All-American honors as well as some national player of the year awards. But for some, this isn’t enough. ”The [...]
Afton, Wyo – Eddie Clark was named Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) in a ceremony held in Grand Rapids, Mich. on June 22. Clark, who is beginning his 12th season as the head wrestling coach at Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyo, was named the National Coach [...]
Funeral services for Ruth Stephens will be Friday, June 24, at 12 noon, in the Afton 3rd Ward LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends on Thursday, June 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Afton Schwab Mortuary.
Funeral services for Naomi Johnson will be Thursday, June 23, at 12 noon. in the Auburn LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends on Wednesday, June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Afton Schwab Mortuary.
The NBA Finals wrapped up this past weekend with the highest ratings in several years because of one thing. The United States sporting public outside of Miami, hates the Heat and LeBron James. Think about what Mr. James did in the past two weeks. He made people actually cheer for Mark Cuban who is the kind [...]