Independent Photos by Dahl Erickson
The photos for this article come from the May 25, 2006 edition of the Star Valley Independent where Eric Phillips had just been sworn in as the new Lincoln County Attorney, a position just recently filled again by Spencer Allred.
Two teenage riders did not return at the designated time on Wednesday night prompting area Search & Rescue volunteers to go looking for them late into the night.
It was a busy day for area first responders as an Idaho man was airlifted for medical care after suffering broken legs.
Sheriff Shane Johnson has been part of a busy group of area authorities and has dealt with issues ranging from fraud to an area airplane crash.
Four riders were found to be safe and without injuries according to the Star Valley Search & Rescue
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that two fatalities were the result of the crash.
Members of the area Search & Rescue worked with other snowmobile riders on avalanche safety this past week.
The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will perform in both Thayne and Afton next week on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
Alexa Stout celebrated her 17th birthday this week. She was believed to be dead on at least three occasions after an icy ordeal this past January as she was transported to Star Valley Medical Center and then to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. “17 years would not have been enough,” said her mother Angie at the ceremony. “Thank you. Thank you very much.”
Two boaters from a private craft went into the Snake River on Friday afternoon. Emergency responders from Alpine were on the scene. Both men were able to make is safely to shore.