The older established riders from Star Valley continued to impress and a large, young, new crew from the area kept climbing the standings. The 2013 Simplot/Afton Hill Climbs saw the Star Valley riders rack up 24 top-ten finishes and four event championships. Luke Rainey had a stellar weekend, winning the Pro 700 Stock and 800 […]
Archive for February, 2013
The following are obituaries and death notices that appeared in the January 23, 2013 edition of the Star Valley Independent. You can find more historical obituaries by clicking here.
Funeral services for Charlene Jensen will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 12 noon in the Afton Stake Tabernacle. A viewing will take place from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Construction of the Lincoln County Justice Center continues to move forward. The $17 million project is set to be completed in 2013. “Despite the cold and snow the project has made significant headway,” said Griffin Johnson, project principal. “As of the end of January the project is 35 percent finished. The skeleton of the building […]
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is wrapping up a successful wolf capturing and collaring effort conducted intermittently over the last six weeks in northwest Wyoming. “The Game and Fish will capture and collar wolves in the Wolf Trophy Game Management Area annually to monitor population size and distribution in Wyoming,” said Large Carnivore Section […]
The Lincoln County School District Number Two Board of Trustees is considering pros and cons of adopting an electronic curriculum at the high school level. Shannon Harris, district curriculum director, presented information about switching over to electronic curriculum during the Feb. 14 meeting of the school board. According to Harris, there are three “critical concerns” […]
The Braves had a terrific outing in Casper this year, racking up 233.0 team points but it wasn’t quite enough as the defending champion Powell Panthers finished with 241.5 and closed the door with a head-to-head victory in the 195 pound championship. Star Valley had a slim chance to make a 19-point Panther lead evaporate […]
The day started off with a tough loss and ended with one too. In between, Star Valley’s wrestlers, looking for the school’s first state title since 2007, had a pretty good day. Jake Thompson lost a controversial 8-7 decision to Lander’s Kyle Carey in the very first match of the day, relegating the sophomore to […]
When considering the late winter arrival followed by sporadic storms in January, snow pack levels in the Star Valley area are doing fairly well. “Area snowpacks are pretty much the same as last year for this time of the year,” said DeMont Grandy, natural resource specialist. “Local snow courses in the Star Valley are all […]