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Archive for July, 2012

Family history center closed until August 6 during upgrades »

The Family History Center in Afton will be closed for three weeks in allow for renovations and upgrades to the facility. The center will be closed Monday, July 16 and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 6.  According to Russell Stuart, family history center director, a number of changes will take place within the facility during […]

Public asked to provide online input for Wyoming Medicaid »

Residents interested in Wyoming Medicaid are being asked by the Wyoming Department of Health to provide online input as part of a study of the program. A link to a brief survey will be available online at www.health.wyo.gov until August 6. The survey invites Medicaid clients, providers and anyone else interested in Wyoming Medicaid to […]

Ricks and Henderson win 2nd annual SV Half-Marathon »

Former Star Valley High School state champion and Weber State University standout, Trevor Ricks, led virtually wire to wire in the 2nd annual Star Valley Half-Marathon on Saturday morning. Ricks ran a blistering time of 1:13.27 to win by nearly five minutes.  Casey Myers of Soda Springs was second with a terrific time of 1:18.10.  […]

Cut fiber optic line causes interuption in service »

Many Silverstar customers and other select land line users had cellular and internet service interrupted on Friday afternoon due to a severed fiber optic line in the Cokeville area.  According to reports, technicians are working to repair the damage but anticipated that service may be out for between three and five hours extending into late […]

Brog tabbed for WCA All-star event »

Recent Star Valley High School graduate, Bailey Brog, has been selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association (WCA) annual all-star week beginning on July 18.  The volleyball match will take place at Casper College in the Swede Erickson Gym on July 21.  Brog will play on the South volleyball team which will be coaches […]

Caribou-Targhee closes Squaw Creek Road »

Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor Brent Larson signed a temporary order closing Forest Service Road 389 (the Squaw Creek Road).  The closure is located in the Jackknife/Squaw Creek drainages approximately eight miles west of Etna. The road closure is in effect north of the corrals to the trailhead, approximately 1.8 miles. “The purpose of the order […]

Afton revisits abatement ordinance »

The Town of Afton is working to iron out details of an abatement ordinance. The initial ordinance dealing with nuisance properties and properties deemed to be public safety hazards was tabled by the Afton Town Council on Feb. 13, 2012.  According to  Mayor Loni Hillyard, the ordinance was tabled because the town was not satisfied […]

Fontenelle Fire 76 percent contained »

With a working crew of approximately 650 fighting the Fontenelle Fire some 18 miles outside of Big Piney, the fire which began on June 24 is almost under control due to diligent efforts by so many.  The working crew is down from 805 from a week ago. According to officials, more than 64,000 acres have […]

Bagley Spring Creek Ranch wins annual Ranch Rodeo »

In a close final tally, the members of the Bagley Spring Creek Ranch came away with the top score at the annual Star Valley Search & Rescue Ranch Rodeo on Saturday night.  The Bagley team compiled 56.5 team points to beat the Carter / Barnes squad by just one full point. Erickson Veterinary Service was […]

Car accident claims life of Idaho woman in Lincoln County »

Lorna E. Cowan, 63, of Ketchum, Idaho, was killed as the result of a car accident on Sunday, July 1, 2012. The accident took place approximately 10 miles south of Cokeville on U.S. Highway 30.  The accident occurred just after 2 p.m. Cowan was transported to South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer.