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Star Valley Wyoming Temple

News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

Recent News Stories


News Archives

June 19, 2015

Star Valley Wyoming Temple Foundation Walls
The first concrete walls for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are visible off Highway 89, just south of Afton. Photographs of the foundation, taken from the mountains behind the temple site, capture the beauty of the temple's setting in this verdant valley near the Wyoming-Idaho border.

June 6, 2015

Forms Going Up in Star Valley
With footings poured for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, concrete forms are being erected for the foundation walls. The temple will be the first in the state of Wyoming.

May 20, 2015

Star Valley Temple Footings
With excavation complete for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, forms are being set in place for pouring the footings.

May 11, 2015

Star Valley Temple Excavation
Only two weeks have passed since the Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking, and excavation for the foundation is already well underway.

April 25, 2015

Thousands Gather for Groundbreaking Services in Star Valley
The little town of Afton, Wyoming, filled with thousands of residents and guests today who came to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

April 20, 2015

Groundbreaking Preparations
In anticipation of this Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, a shovel-turning plot has been prepared at the site just off Highway 89.

March 26, 2015

An Open Invitation to the Star Valley Temple Groundbreaking
The presidency of the Afton Wyoming Stake has issued an open invitation to all who wish to participate in the Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. The services will also be broadcast to the Afton Tabernacle for those with special needs.

March 12, 2015

Star Valley Building Permit Approved
At the Town Council meeting held in Afton, Wyoming, on Tuesday afternoon, a building permit was approved for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

February 25, 2015

Star Valley Temple Groundbreaking
The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

February 18, 2015

Star Valley Wyoming Temple Gaining Traction
The recent application for building permits with the Town of Afton for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple has given Saints hope that construction is not far off. Final site and building blueprints are on file with the Town. Plans for the temple were announced in the October 2011 General Conference.

May 25, 2012

Star Valley Temple Location Announced
Church officials have identified the site for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple as east of U.S. Highway 89 on the Haderlie Farm property south of Afton. Construction is expected to last two years.

May 12, 2012

Variance Approved for Star Valley Temple
On May 8, 2012, the Afton Town Council unanimously approved a variance to permit the spire of the proposed Star Valley Wyoming Temple to exceed zoning height restrictions.

"Temple. One other word is equal in importance to a Latter-day Saint. Home. Put the words holy temple and home together, and you have described the house of the Lord!"
—Boyd K. Packer

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