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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.

SV eyes competing uses for federal grant

Star Valley will likely use its next installment of federal Community Development Block Grant money to help subsidize Meals on Wheels and taxi programs for seniors.

Busy, tragic weekend

A slew of calls kept emergency responders busy this weekend in both Pine and Star Valley.

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Kids’ calm courage can soften even a curmudgeon’s heart

I’m a certified curmudgeon, one of those grouchy people you cross the street to avoid. But somehow my editor keeps sending me off on articles that are supposed to melt my heart. Ha, good luck with that.

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Star Valley struggles with hydrants

A firestorm of controversy hit the Star Valley Town Council meeting last week over discussion of repair work needed on fire hydrants and a pump.

Water issues boiling in Star Valley

Water is making things boil between the Star Valley Town Council and the Hellsgate Fire District.

Hydrant costs worry SV

Star Valley is balking at an estimated $2,000-a-year cost of maintaining fire hydrants in The Knolls that the Hellsgate Fire District relies upon to provide fire protection for the community.

Whew! SV’s $200,000 survey finished

At the last possible moment, the Town of Star Valley attracted enough participation in a special survey to secure a $200,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Housing.

Council makes move to beautify Star Valley

The Star Valley Town Council is inviting residents and all interested parties to volunteer for a new beautification committee.

Lag in surveys could cost Star Valley $200,000 federal grant

Star Valley residents served by the Milky Way Well could face higher water bills if the town does not get enough of them to participate in a survey due by Jan. 31.

Star Valley fears loss of $200,000 grant

A monumental mistake by an organization designed to help small towns navigate state and federal red tape might cost Star Valley a $200,000 award from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Star Valley’s financial bliss:

Town running behind on spending, but ahead on revenues

Colors, pie charts, graphs and more show the status of Star Valley finances.