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Archive for December, 2012

Medical center in talks with the Town of Thayne »

Star Valley Medical Center and the Town of Thayne will be working together on a Wyoming Business Council Grant. The decision to move forward with the grant application took place on Thursday, Dec. 20, during the regular meeting of the Thayne Town Council.  Chad Turner, CFO of the Star Valley Medical Center, and Rowan Anderson, […]

School policies repealed »

The Lincoln County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted to repeal to policies. The policies were repealed due to redundancy.  Policy JED, dealing with school attendance K-8, was repealed because the district is working on a revised attendance policy. The new policy establishes a district wide attendance standard. “The Board of Education embraced […]

Independent Obituaries: November 28, 2012 »

The following are obituaries and death notices that appeared in the November 28, 2012 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

Wyoming ranks 23rd in healthy states study »

As part of the 2012 rankings from America’s Health, and organization which tracks multiple aspects, Wyoming came in at position 23 out of the 50 states.  According to Reed Tucker of the United Health Foundation (UHF), he said that while Americans are “living longer”, they are also “living sicker.” The UTF is a co-sponsor of […]

Creating Christmas – local grandmother busy building a little holiday cheer »

When Bunny Wygant moved in with her mother 25 years ago to be a caretaker and companion, she made the decision not to put up a Christmas tree.  “I told her it was just too much trouble,” Wygant said. Not too long after that, Wygant happened to see a sleeping santa figurine in a store. […]

Box Y has 23 inches, Blind Bull 46 inches »

The Box Y Lodge along the Greys River reports a snow depth of 23 inches as of Wednesday Dec. 26, while Blind Bull in the Wyoming Mountain Range has 43 inches. As of 5 a.m. today, Wednesday, the early morning temperature on Mt Coffin (10,800 ft.) was 6 degrees. The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center reports “Moderate” […]

Graham explains late Elk hunt in valley »

Elk hunters with an unfilled limited quota license for Hunt Area 91 in Star Valley still have opportunity to harvest an elk throughout all of Hunt Area 91. However, there is a portion of the hunt area that is open to archery only, per Wyoming Game and Fish Department Hunting Regulations. “There has been some […]

Governor Asks Wyoming People to Nominate Civilian Heroes »

Governor Matt Mead and The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation have announced they are now accepting nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors, which recognizes and honors those ordinary Americans who become extraordinary through their indomitable courage and selflessness. Citizen Service Before Self Honors are unique, because they are presented to unsung heroes by […]

Valley gun sales soar amid uncertainty »

When you walk into Banana’s Sporting Good on the outskirts of Alpine looking for firearms, you may have to change your expectations.  Uncertainty regarding what is widely considered a national discussion on gun control became even more intense in the wake of the mass shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut over the weekend.  It […]

Superintendent’s contract renewed in divided vote »

The Lincoln County School District Board of Trustees voted three to four in renewing Superintendent Jon Abrams’ contract for the 2013-2014 school year. The action took place during the Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting of the school board.  Lane Allred made a motion to table the contract renewal decision until the January School Board Meeting. That […]