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Controversial board gets new member

The Gila County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to elect Star Valley Attorney and Town Manager Tim Grier to replace resigning board member Scott Flake on the board of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

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Star Valley leaders discuss priorities

The Star Valley Town Council this week wrestled with its wish list, with $510,683.16 on hand to make its dreams come true.

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Star Valley protects $2.6 million reserve

Star Valley’s Town Council continues to be conservative and cautious with public money.

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Star Valley moves $7.1 million budget forward

It’s official — the Town of Star Valley has a $7.1 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, following the council’s unanimous approval at its June 18 meeting.

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Star Valley to continue $7.1 million budget talks

The Star Valley Town Council will once again discuss its $7.1 million budget for 2014-2015 at the June 18 meeting.

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Star Valley adopts $7.1 million budget cap

Giant reserve totals 40% of spending plan despite drop in tickets

The Star Valley Town Council this week adopted a $7.1 million budget for 2014-2015, which includes a huge $2.8 million reserve fund.

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SV’s gotta have it. What to do with it?

Star Valley now has a home, five acres and a barn

What will Star Valley do with a gutted three-story piecemealed home, a barn, a well and five acres?

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Star Valley buys 5 acres for $200,000

On May 3, Star Valley bought five acres for $200,000 in a bankruptcy sale. At tonight’s council meeting, the council will figure out what to do with it.

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Firefighters’ refrain: ‘What a dummy’

Wisconsin firefighters have poked, prodded and killed him more times than his rubber, pliable fingers can count.

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McDaniel sworn in as SV mayor

Council appoints former judge to Star Valley post after resignation

Star Valley swore in Ronnie McDaniel as its new mayor this week, bringing him full circle. McDaniel was appointed the community’s first mayor and on Tuesday was appointed once again to the same post. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Rappaport through the the fall elections of 2014.

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Star Valley revenue drops, but reserves remain

Within minutes of seating Ronnie McDaniel as the new mayor on May 7, the Star Valley Town Council turned its attention to building a budget. Last year, the council directed staff to maintain a $2.6 million fund reserve at the end of 2012-2013. Town Manager Tim Grier and Finance Administrator Chancy Nutt Tuesday told the council the town will have a $2,618,000 reserve at the end of the fiscal year June 30, 2013.

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Council may fill mayor’s job soon

The Star Valley Town Council will consider appointing a new mayor at its May 7 meeting, just ahead of a May 18 deadline. If the council doesn’t act by then, the town code will require a special election within 90 days.

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Rappaport resigns

Star Valley mayor irked by criticism from other councilors

Star Valley Mayor Bill Rappaport on Thursday resigned his position on the council, stung by the criticism of fellow councilors concerning his support for background checks for people who buy guns at gun shows.

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Star Valley cross fire

Councilor blasts mayor’s letter on gun control laws

An “ugly little mess” has bitterly divided the Star Valley council, after Mayor Bill Rappaport wrote a letter supporting gun control on town stationery.

Star Valley ponders street upkeep plan

Star Valley’s $27,000 water master plan is in the works, and now a streets master plan has been launched.