Auburn, WY

Rock Church Play in Auburn to be held each Friday and Saturday in July

The Rock Church Summer Theater play in Auburn will be held each Friday and Saturday next month starting this Friday July 1st at 7:30 PM with doors opening at 7. Traci Sellers is the playwright and she says the play will incorporate Star Valley history as it always does with some stories she learned from her mother-in-law.
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Don’t miss this Independence Day Weekend music festival

ALPINE, Wyo. — Looking for fun for the whole family on Independence Day weekend?. Join the fun at Reggae in the Rockies from July 2-3. Eat, drink, dance, shop and camp while enjoying live music in the mountains of Alpine, WY. Kids under 12 are free and discounted tickets...
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Minor injuries in single vehicle rollover near Alpine

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is again reminding motorists of the importance of buckling up after only minor injuries were sustained in a single vehicle rollover near Alpine on Tuesday. The accident occurred in the afternoon on Highway 89. WHP’s responding officer told SVI News that a Worland, Wyoming woman was...

Etna shooting investigation continues

◆ Charges not yet filed in “complicated case”. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has concluded their investigation of a shooting that took place in Etna on April 14. The investigation is now in the hands of the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office who is reviewing the case. The...
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3.0 magnitude earthquake shakes southeast Idaho

BEAR LAKE COUNTY, Idaho, June 22, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled southeast Idaho on Tuesday. The quake happened at 10:22 a.m. eight miles north northwest of Georgetown, according to data from the U.S Geological Survey website. Georgetown is a farming community of about 600 residents. It is located about 18 miles northeast of Logan.

Arrest made in series of rest area vandalism incidents

A Star Valley Ranch resident has been arrested and charged for the property damage that has occurred on several occasions at the Thayne Rest Stop. Lincoln County Attorney Spencer Allred said Joshua T. Beaudette, 35, was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 22. Beaudette has been charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor count of property destruction. He has been scheduled for an initial appearance in Circuit Court on June 23.

National Stockdog Finals Return to Afton

The Mountain States Stockdog Association (MSSA) National Finals will once again be held in Afton in July. The weeklong competition is the culmination of a year of stockdog trials around both the US and Canada. In the trial, dogs and their handlers will compete by moving livestock through obstacles. Stockdog...

Freedom Festival Returns to Afton this Weekend

◆ Event takes place June 24-25. The Town of Afton will be hosting its annual Freedom Festival this weekend, starting with the Jr. Rodeo on Friday and ending with a street dance on Saturday. Registration has already closed for the Afton Jr. Rodeo. The youth rodeo will begin at 10:00...

Town of Afton talks Road Repair, Crypto

The Afton town council met June 14 for their monthly meeting. Several community members as well as a youth delegation were in attendance. Dustin Hill, owner of Star Valley Powersports on Main Street, proposed a plan to the council concerning Roosevelt Street. The alley, which is on the west side of Main Street businesses, is currently owned by individual private business owners.

Thayne Town Council discusses fire district, subdivisions

Thayne held its monthly town council meeting Thursday, June 16. All five councilmembers were in attendance, including the mayor. Councilman Joe Heward reported that Wyoming Workforce Services had requested space in the town offices to meet with clients a few hours per week. This was aproved by the council. The...

Governor’s RIDE Initiative Comes to Afton

Governor Mark Gordon’s Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) group came to Afton to gather public comment last week. Lincoln County residents had the chance to share their thoughts with the Governor’s RIDE group during two listening sessions. Lachelle Brant, Governor Gordon’s Policy Advisor on Education,...

ID WFO POCATELLO Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

————— SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT. ...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN. CARIBOU COUNTY AND SOUTHEASTERN BONNEVILLE COUNTY... At 606 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near. Wayan, moving east at 15 MPH. HAZARD...Winds in excess of 30 MPH and half inch hail...

Back Country Jam brings hot emerging country artists to the Afton stage

◆ Music will play Friday and Saturday evenings until 10 p.m. Afton’s first Annual Back Country Jam is happening this weekend, June 17 and 18 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Featuring big emerging country artists like Chayce Beckham and Chancey Williams, this music festival offers two days of quality music accompanied by activities for families on the grounds.

Afton Food Pantry accepts donation from Broulim’s and Associated Foods

◆ Food Pantry officials are extremely concerned about their continued ability to feed the hungry in Star Valley. Afton Food Pantry accepted a donation of $1633.49 from the Feeding the Hungry Food Drive through Broulim’s in partnership with Associated Foods and other corporate food manufacturers. Broulim’s Store Director Bill Daniel presented a check to Food Pantry Director, Sierra Mitchell on Thursday, June 9.

Funeral services for Randy L Burgess

Funeral services for Randy L Burgess will take place Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 11 am in the Afton 3rd Ward LDS Chapel. A viewing will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2022 from 6-8 pm at Schwab Mortuary in Afton and from 9:30-10:45 am prior to the service at the church.