Star Valley Patriot Camp Coming in June 2025
Patriot Camp is reinvigorating and planning extraordinary events for 2025. To that end and to continue building an even better camp, Patriot Camp has decided to take this summer to study, develop, and incorporate new and different subjects and learning opportunities. Our goal is to continue being in the forefront...
Highschool Basketball | 07 March East Girls Game Notice
The East Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Star Valley(Afton, WY) on 07 March, 2024, 4:30 PM. As of now, Thunderbirds has won 10 games and lost 1 games, and the winning rate is 0.909.
LCSD No. 2 has a busy list of capital improvements
• Second floor for wrestling room enters Phase I Engineering. In the most recent board meeting for Lincoln County School District No. 2 (LCSD No. 2), Maintenance Manager, Warren Hicks addressed the board with a very ambitious schedule for projects over the next two months. Some of those were as big as roof replacement projects on the Bus Garage, Etna Elementary, Star Valley Middle School and Cokeville High School, all the way down to painting lines at Afton Elementary. To look at the list is daunting but the staff said their goal was to complete all of them over the next 54 days.
Teen suspect in stabbing of Jewish man in Zurich expressed solidarity with Islamic State group
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say the 15-year-old suspect in the stabbing of an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich over the weekend had appeared in a video expressing solidarity with the banned Islamic State group and called himself as a “soldier” in its self-described caliphate. Police say authorities are investigating whether the unidentified teen, a Swiss national, acted alone. Police say in one video, the suspect referred to the attack in Arabic and called for a “battle against the Jews.” Police have stepped up security around certain sites with a Jewish connection as a precaution. The 50-year-old victim was critically injured.
TES holds School Spirit Design Contest
• The winning design will be featured on t-shirts for TES students and staff. Thayne Elementary School students participated in a School Spirit Design Contest where interested students submitted graphic designs to staff and parents for judging. The winning design, by 3rd grade student, Piper Boogaard, is being printed on t-shirts for TES students and staff to enjoy wearing and show their school spirit.
Over $14,000 raised from Gala for the Arts
• Monies will go towards renovation projects at Ford Theatre. Salt River Arts Society’s First Annual Gala for the Arts, held last Saturday, hosted over 150 guests who enjoyed dinner, dancing, non-stop entertainment, and a few moments dedicated to reflecting on the history of the Ford Theatre in downtown Afton. Organizers also unveiled two architectural renderings for a new facade to the nearly 90-year-old building.
SVHS Introduces Controversial 'Academic Support Tuesday' Initiative
SVHS counselors, staff, and administration launched a new initiative, Academic Support Tuesday, on February 13th, 2024. The program aims to facilitate student-teacher interaction and provide academic assistance. However, it has received varied feedback, with some questioning its effectiveness.
Community of Kindness Winter Carnival is Thursday in Afton
• Over 20 service organizations are scheduled to offer information and education. Star Valley Branch Library is hosting the Community of Kindness Winter Carnival on Thursday, February 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Afton Civic Center. Over 20 community service organizations will have booths at the event to share information and activities about their missions and the services they offer.
Afton Parks Master Plan is Thursday
• Pickleball, skateboarding and splash pad are options. So as not to interfere with this Thursday’s Community of Kindness event scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at the Afton Civic Center, the Town of Afton scheduled their Parks Master Plan for right afterwards at the town hall. “We didn’t want to...
Geneva oil trader reaches $661M settlement with US, Swiss authorities over bribery in Ecuador
GENEVA (AP) — Geneva-based commodities trading firm Gunvor said Friday that it has reached $661 million settlement with U.S. and Swiss prosecutors after a conviction for bribery of foreign officials in connection with the petroleum industry in Ecuador. The Swiss attorney general’s office said the company didn’t take “reasonable and necessary organizational measures” to prevent bribery by its employees in the South American country over four years starting in February 2013. U.S. authorities said the settlement included a criminal penalty of over $374 million and an agreement of Gunvor to forfeit more than $287 million in “ill-gotten gains.”
Their car was stolen. But a Facebook post brought it back
A Bedford, N.S., family has had their stolen car returned to them thanks to Facebook friends and bright orange rims. The car was taken from a parking lot in Bayers Lake on Feb.16. But after the family posted on social media, the tips came in fast. They spoke to the CBC's Anjuli Patil.
The Block now offers delivery
• Delivery of fresh, local meats are available valley-wide. Tylee Williams (owner) and her eight-year-old daughter Raegenn Williams of The Block spoke with SVI Media’s Duke Dance during the Weekday Wake-up show to discuss The Block’s new delivery service. Williams has been running the business for seven years...
Today the gas price is close to $2.86 in Thayne as of 2024-02-28. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.294, a week ago the price is $3.274 , according to AAA.
Shacks on Racks preserves Jackson history — and homes for locals
In a quiet neighborhood in Etna, Wyoming, Sarah Shervin and her husband Mitch enjoyed a cup of coffee in the living room of their new home. The space is bright and open, with big windows and lots of antiques. “This is a Singer sewing machine that belonged to his grandmother....
The Afton Mexican Food Trail: Exploring Four Unforgettable Restaurants
This article is set to explore four delightful Mexican restaurants located in Afton. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Lady Braves first; Braves second after Day 1 of Wyoming State wrestling tournament
Day 1 of the Wyoming State Wrestling tournament is in the books and after the first round and first round wrestle backs, the Star Valley Braves are currently second in the standings with 45.5 team points. Thunder Basin is in the 4A Class lead with 53.0 points. Sheridan is third with 42.0.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.79 and $2.89 in Afton as of 2024-02-24. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
West alley part of Afton improvements list
• Currently gathering signatures of property owners. The west alley behind the Town of Afton offices extending south has long been a difficult area to navigate for visitors, business patrons and residents alike as it is littered with giant pot holes, inadequate parking and awkwardly placed power poles. At the...
Valley locals stand out during Afton-Simplot Hillclimb
The Afton-Simplot Hillclimb took place just outside Grover this past weekend as part of the circuit for riders of the Rocky Mountain States Hillclimb Association (RMSHA). As per usual, some of the top riders came from local and regional addresses. Luke Rainey of Thayne was named King of the Mountain...
Letter to the editor: Health care is obviously a business
Health care is quite obviously a business. Here’s two stories in three days. First, Gar had reverse shoulder replacement surgery on Feb. 1, in Afton. Due to the nerve block in his neck and pain meds, his oxygen wasn’t staying up, so the hospital sent him out the door with a Lincare portable oxygen tank to use for the ride home. They said the tank would be gifted to us by the hospital with no charge.