Town Of Star Valley Wants Its Own Zip Code

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It's got a name, it's got a mayor and it's got a town council.

Soon, Star Valley could have its own zip code.

Town Manager Lanny Sloan said the postal change has been a community priority since he joined the town's administration three weeks ago.

"That has been the topic of conversation," Sloan said. "Star Valley is a town now. It's nothing against the Town of Payson, but we have our own identity here."

Securing a new zip code, Sloan said, takes time and patience.

He's required to send a letter, which he's composing now, to the United States Postmaster General explaining the details of the request.

Then, Sloan said, he'll send a missive to senators John McCain and Jon Kyl to lobby support.

Mail delivered to Star Valley now bears Payson's zip code.

"It's tough to have our town of Star Valley when we have a Payson address," Sloan added.

In addition to its own zip code, Star Valley will also receive new welcome signs placed at the true boundaries of the town limits.

Sloan said the border to the east begins 3 miles out near Lion Springs Road, past Diamond Point, and to the west, just after Payson Concrete.

"We've been working with (the Arizona Department of Transportation) on it," Sloan said. "The signs are on order and could take between four and six months."

A logo contest, open to the residents of Star Valley, and an official Web site will complete the town's identity.

"In a couple weeks I might get some business cards, too," Sloan added.

For more information about the logo contest or Star Valley, contact the town office at (928) 472-7752.

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