Star Valley Wyoming Temple
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Recent News Stories
- August 21, 2015 - Gas line break at Star Valley Temple construction site
- April 26, 2015 - LDS Church breaks ground for first temple in Wyoming
- April 25, 2015 - LDS Church breaks ground on new temple in Afton
- April 25, 2015 - Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple
- April 25, 2015 - Streaming video: Long-awaited Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking
- April 25, 2015 - Ground broken for Star Valley Temple
- April 25, 2015 - LDS Church breaks ground on Wyoming temple
- April 25, 2015 - VIDEO: Star Valley Temple groundbreaking
- April 24, 2015 - PODCAST: Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking
- April 23, 2015 - Temple groundbreaking to be broadcast
- March 11, 2015 - Temple plans presented to town
- February 28, 2015 - Groundbreaking On First Mormon Temple In Wyoming Announced
- February 26, 2015 - Location for Afton Wyoming temple announced
- February 25, 2015 - LDS Church announces long-anticipated groundbreaking for Wyoming Temple
- February 25, 2015 - Star Valley Temple groundbreaking is April 25
- February 25, 2015 - Groundbreaking Planned for First Wyoming Temple
- February 18, 2015 - Plan review and building permit for LDS temple moving forward
January 23, 2016
Additional Framing Added to Star Valley Wyoming Temple SteepleAround the base of the spire of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, additional steel framing has been added to create the desired shape. The rest of the spire and the entrance canopy are covered in a protective plastic sheeting.
December 23, 2015
Attaching Panels to Star Valley Temple SteepleA large crane at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple is lifting exterior panels into place around the steeple. Construction of the temple is advancing steadily on the main highway that traverses the valley, just south of the town of Afton. Winter snow covers the surrounding mountains.
November 25, 2015
Star Valley ExteriorExterior panels have now been attached to the majority of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.
November 14, 2015
Second Webcam Installed for the Star Valley Wyoming TempleThe local news provider in Star Valley, Wyoming—the Star Valley Independent—is providing a second live view of the construction of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple. Over the past several days, a major portion of the exterior cladding has been attached to the main body of the temple. Construction is progressing rapidly.
November 1, 2015
Steeple Assembly Installed Atop Star Valley Wyoming TempleThe Star Valley Wyoming Temple reached a significant milestone this weekend with the installation of the steeple assembly over the temple entrance. On the north side of the temple, a light-colored exterior cladding is being attached to the building, which has been insulated and weatherproofed.
October 29, 2015
Star Valley Exterior Cladding and Steeple FrameworkConstruction of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple marches on with the arrival of exterior cladding, seen on the north side of the building, and steel framework for the steeple. The temple is expected to serve members from six stakes in Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho.
October 10, 2015
Finishing the Exterior Walls for the Star Valley TempleThe final sections of the parapet wall along the top of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are being poured. With winter weather around the corner, crews are working toward enclosing the structure. The temple stands on the valley's main highway, just south of the community of Afton.
September 29, 2015
Walls Going Up for Star Valley Wyoming Temple SteepleWith the first- and second-level walls poured for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, concrete walls are now rising for the base of the steeple. Construction of the temple began just five months ago, shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony. The temple is the first in Wyoming.
September 18, 2015
Second Floor Walls Poured for Star Valley Wyoming TempleIt is full steam ahead at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple construction site where the exterior walls have been poured for the second floor. Visitors to the site are welcomed at an on-site Welcome Center where additional information is available and questions can be answered.
September 11, 2015
Curb and Gutter at Star Valley TempleConcrete mixers at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are churning out concrete for new curb and gutter and for the second floor temple walls.
September 1, 2015
Star Valley Temple Exterior WallsAt the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, the second level northern wall has now been poured. Framing for the entrance canopy is also in place.
August 9, 2015
Main Floor Walls Rising for Star Valley Wyoming TempleIn beautiful Afton, Wyoming, the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are rising against a backdrop of green, tree-covered mountains. Forms are in place for the future art glass windows that will decorate each side of the sacred structure.
July 21, 2015
Work Begins on Star Valley Temple SuperstructureAt the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, forms have been set in place for pouring the first concrete exterior walls of the temple's main floor.
July 11, 2015
A Firm Foundation in Star Valley, Wyoming"How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!" (Hymn 85). At the Star Valley Wyoming Temple site, the steel-reinforced foundation walls have been poured while cranes lift corrugated steel for workers to lay the main floor.
June 19, 2015
Star Valley Wyoming Temple Foundation WallsThe 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 ValleyWith 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 FootingsWith excavation complete for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, forms are being set in place for pouring the footings.
May 11, 2015
Star Valley Temple ExcavationOnly 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 ValleyThe 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 PreparationsIn 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 GroundbreakingThe 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 ApprovedAt 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 GroundbreakingThe 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 TractionThe 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 AnnouncedChurch 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 TempleOn 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.
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