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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

July 21, 2015

Work Begins on Star Valley Temple Superstructure
At 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 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.

"One thing have I desired of the Lord…that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."
—Psalms 27:4

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