Race organizers have been able to secure an alternative venue for the 2014 Afton-Simplot Hill Climb which will now take place at the Pine Creek Ski Area outside of Cokeville.
Harold Buckner and Richard Permann were sentenced to fines and the loss of trapping privileges due to repeated violations.
315 acres of land near McCoy Creek outside Alpine has been acquired by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Joe B. Conger of Etna has been convicted of shooting a bear without a license and was sentenced to a fine of $2,500 and one year unsupervised probation.
According Afton Mayor, Loni Hillyard, the 18-hole Afton course has undergone several cost-cutting measures.
The Wyoming Game & Fish would like information from the public regarding the harvesting of a cow elk last week.
A snowmobiler who was late returning was the subject of the Star Valley Search & Rescue this week. 12 volunteers went out in frigid temperatures where he was found.
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has been racing through the Star Valley area for over a decade. This year’s race will run through Alpine by Tavern on the Greys.
Afton residents have reported sightings of mountain lions in the town limits. Area authorities encourage residents to stay “away and aware” of these big cats.
Star Valley Search & Rescue commander, Robert Roberts, is urging caution to area snowmobilers and skiers with a high danger of an avalanche. Recent heavy snow combined with a frigid December is making for weak cohesion at high elevations.