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Archive for July, 2012

2012 Lincoln County Fair names hog wrestling champions »

The 2012 Lincoln County Fair continued on Tuesday with the main event in the arena bringing in fans of hog wrestling.  Using a Bentonite solution which creates an extremely slippery sludge, 44 teams tried to take their respective pigs and put them in barrels.  The older divisions had to deal with larger hogs and taller […]

EMT Demolition Derby packs ‘em in to kick off 2012 Fair »

A bleacher-stretching crowd tested the capacity of the Lincoln County Fairgrounds last Saturday as the Star Valley EMT Demolition Derby set the table and the bar for the events in the main arena during fair week. Spectators were shown approximately three hours of  various entertainment from the compact car Figure 8 event to the ATV […]

Man’s death under scrutiny »

Authorities are currently investigating circumstances to determine the cause of death of Daniel Joseph Barron, 29.  According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), emergency services were dispatched to a a residence in the Lost Creek area of Bedford where a white male , age 29, was transported to Star Valley Medical Center Saturday July […]

This Week in Star Valley: July 23-30 »

The Star Valley Independent has been covering the many varied location of the area for over 110 years without missing a single edition.  Take a look back at what made the pages of the newspaper 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago during this calendar week.  This week’s edition includes a violent windstorm and a […]

Assailant gets 15-20 years for deputy shooting »

The man who shot a sheriff’s deputy and then barricaded himself inside his Opal home was sentenced last week as Jacob Blaine Thoman, 29,  will be serving anywhere from 15-20 years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary. According to official court documents, Thoman pled guilty on the charge of voluntary attempted manslaughter for which he will […]

Alpine wrestling with sewer dilemma »

The Town of Alpine will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the town hall. The purpose of the meeting is to work out a Memorandum of Understanding with Northstar Utility relating to sewer service.  “We are trying to come to an agreement and we need to have something […]

Montpelier’s Bunn family one of many race day inspirations »

With over 400 runners in the second annual Star Valley Half-Marathon, it’s difficult to pick out specific competitors as neon spandex flashes by in the early morning shadows. However, it is not difficult to spot Sherri Bunn and her son Christopher as she pushes her son in his chair up a steep incline of the […]

Funeral service for Isabell Agnes Hunsaker »

Funeral services for Isabell Agnes Hunsaker will be held Monday July 23, at 12 noon at the Smoot Ward LDS Chapel.  A viewing will take place on Sunday July 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Schwab Mortuary in Afton and from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Graveside services for LaDell Bagley »

Graveside services for LaDell Bagley will be held on Monday, July 23, at 4:30 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery.

Pocatello family with valley ties loses home to area blaze »

If you had minutes to evacuate your home, what would you do? What would you take? Where would you go? This was the decision facing Michael and Jessica Malcom on Thursday afternoon, June 28 in Pocatello, Idaho where the Charlotte Fire consumed 66 homes.  Jessica is the daughter of Bob and Debbie Allred of Grover […]