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Wildfire updates, Thursday, July 28, 11:55PM: Cliff Creek Fire is located 5 miles north of Bondurant. It is at 23,995 acres, 15% contained. US 191/189 through Hoback Canyon is open, but no stopping or passing allowed in the area of the fire. The Granite Creek drainage, hot springs, campground and summer homrs are still closed and evacuated due to the fire. See for more information about this fire. The Lava Mountain Fire is located northwest of Dubois. It is at 12,169 acres, 0% contained. Numerous evacuation orders are in effect. No structures have been lost to date. The Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob. See for more information about this fire.  
Super Scooper
Super Scoopers Arnie Brokling got an up-close look at two state-of-the-art fire fighting airplanes that are being deployed on the Cliff Creek Fire. These amazing planes fly onto a large lake and while in motion load 1600 gallons of water in 12 seconds into their tanks, then climb out fully loaded at 1200 feet per minute, fly to the wildfire and then drop their load of water in one second with pinpoint accuracy. Each plane costs $33 million and is capable of 200 knots plus air speeds. There are only two of these planes currently in service in the United States and they are both deployed here on fires in Sublette County, based out of Pinedale’s general aviation airport, Ralph Wenz Field. Click on this link for Arnie’s story about these planes and more photos of them in action: Incredible Men and their Flying Machines (15 pictures) Photo by Arnold Brokling.
Celebrating Wind River Beer
Celebrating Wind River Beer Wind River Brewing Company participated in the four day 1st Annual Wind River Mountain Festival in Pinedale, Wyoming. They tap poured six of their craft beers, three of which owner Sean Watts brewed using his own recipe. There was Bonneville Brown, named after a peak in the Wind River Range of mountains that we could see from the park. He also brewed up a Rendezvous Wit, named after our historic Green River Rendezvous heritage. Finally, he brewed up a very hoppy but very refreshing and smooth Wynot White. Filling out the offerings were, Buckin' ESB, Wyoming Pale Ale, and a Blonde Ale. Click on this link for more on this story: Celebrating Wind River Beer in Pinedale and Evanston (39 pictures) Photo by Terry Allen.
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Lava Mountain Fire tanker drop, July 27, 2018. Photo courtesy Shoshone National Forest.
Lava Mountain Fire tanker drop, July 27, 2018. Photo courtesy Shoshone National Forest.
Wildfire updates – July 28 (posted 7/28/16)
Thursday, July 28, 12:30PM:
The Cliff Creek Fire is located 5 miles north of Bondurant. It is at 23, 995 acres, 15% contained. US 191/189 through Hoback Canyon is open, but no stopping or passing allowed in the area of the fire. The Granite Creek drainage is still closed due to the fire. See for more information about this fire.

The Lava Mountain Fire is located northwest of Dubois. It is at 12,169 acres, 0% contained. Numerous evacuation orders are in effect. No structures have been lost to date. The Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob. There will be a community meeting tonight (Thursday, July 28) at 7 pm in the large gym at the new Dubois High School located at 700 North First St. in Dubois. See for more information about this fire.

BLM High Desert District Fire Restrictions in effect (posted 7/27/16)
Bureau of Land Management
Fire restrictions on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management High Desert District within the boundaries of Sublette, Teton, and Lincoln counties will begin August 4, 2016 due to high fire danger.

Under fire restrictions the following acts are prohibited:
• Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire except within agency-provided fire grates at developed recreation sites, or within fully enclosed stoves with a ¼-inch spark arrester type screen, or within fully enclosed grills, or in stoves using pressurized liquid or gas.
• Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
• Operating a chainsaw without a USDA- or SAE-approved spark arrester properly installed and working, a chemical fire extinguisher of not less than eight ounces capacity by weight, and one round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 36 inches.
• Using a welder, either arc or gas, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter with a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher of not less than eight ounces capacity.

These fire restrictions are in addition to the year-round wildfire prevention restrictions on BLM-administered public lands in Wyoming. These are:
• Discharge or use of any fireworks.
• Discharge of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
• Burn, ignite or cause to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
• Operate any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to 43 CFR 8343.1 (c).
The following persons are exempt from this order.
1. Persons with a permit or letter of authorization specifically authorizing the prohibited act or omissions.
2. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in performance of an official duty.
Violation of this fire prevention order is punishable by a fine of not more than $100,000, or imprisonment of not more than 12 months, or both (43 CFR 9212.4 and 18 U.S.C. 3571). Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the violator.

For more information, contact BLM Fire Management Officer, Frank Keeler, at 307-352-0256.

Please report all wildfires immediately to the Rawlins Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9953 or to 911.

Wolves in Colorado (posted 7/27/16)
Increase in wolf sightings, likely eventual establishment of their population in Colorado prompts advice from CPW
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Due to a recent increase in unconfirmed sightings and reports of wolves in Colorado, in addition to confirmed sightings over the past several years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is increasingly likely that the growing wolf populations and range in nearby states will eventually expand across state lines. To help prevent the illegal take of the species, officials are reminding the public that wolves remain protected by the federal Endangered Species Act in Colorado.

Each year, CPW wildlife managers traverse the state by land and air to classify big game, but none have observed wolf packs, dens or any other evidence wolves exist at the population level in Colorado. Wildlife managers believe that is likely to change in the near future and are preparing for the eventual establishment of wolf populations in the state.

"Wolves are known to travel long distances and we expect that they will continue to come into the state on their own. We have a duty to let the public know about this possibility to help prevent someone from accidentally killing a wolf," said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. "Identifying the target and the species you are hunting is critical and a major tenet of safe and ethical hunting. Whether you are a trapper, or an elk hunter, deer hunter, coyote hunter or a landowner protecting livestock from predators, you must be sure of your target before you take any animal."

Various incidents over the past several years confirm that wolves occasionally visit northern Colorado, including a wolf killed in a vehicle collision on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs in 2004. Three years later, two CPW wildlife officers captured video of an animal with strong wolf-like characteristics along the Colorado-Wyoming border, a few miles north of Walden. In 2009, a radio-collared gray wolf was found dead north of Rifle. In April of 2015, a trailcam, again near Walden, captured photos of an animal that appears to be a wolf. The unconfirmed sighting is considered credible.

Also in April of 2015, a small-game hunter mistakenly killed what he thought was a coyote near Wolford Mountain Reservoir, a few miles north of Kremmling. After an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, agency biologists positively identified the animal as a gray wolf.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - the agency with jurisdiction over wolves in Colorado - killing a wolf or any endangered species can result in criminal charges, a year in prison and fines up to $100,000 per offense, depending on circumstances and the discretion of federal authorities.

Although he faced significant penalties, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chose to not charge the hunter after their investigation determined he was hunting legally, did not intentionally kill the wolf and immediately reported the incident to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials.

Other reports and sightings in Colorado include visual observations of large wolf-like animals, scat and tracks. Though not confirmed, some have reported hearing what they believed to be the howling of a wolf.

In 2004, CPW convened a diverse group of individuals representing a variety of interests to develop the Colorado Wolf Management Plan, adopted by the Colorado Wildlife Commission the following year. The plan details Colorado's management strategy when wolves become established in the state.

"Although it remains rare, a credible sighting now and then cannot be considered highly unusual anymore," adds Broscheid. "I believe it is only a matter of time before they begin to move here in larger numbers and we must prepare for that eventuality."

For more information about wolves and wolf management in Colorado, visit the links below.

The public is urged to report any sighting of wolves in Colorado by filling out the online Wolf Sighting Form. Photographic evidence is useful but unless it's scat or tracks, CPW recommends that video and still photos be taken from a distance with a telephoto lens. Do not approach wildlife at any time.

Related Links:
Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Wolf information page
Wolf Vide - Black wolf near Walden, Colorado
Summit - Read a news article about Colorado's wolf controversy.
Wolf Watch - by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!

Wildfires burning in NW Wyoming as of Wednesday morning, July 27. There are also fires burning in Idaho that can be contributing smoke to the air quality of our area.
Wildfires burning in NW Wyoming as of Wednesday morning, July 27. There are also fires burning in Idaho that can be contributing smoke to the air quality of our area.
Forest fire updates July 27, 2016 (posted 7/27/16)
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The Cliff Creek Fire is at 21,483 acres, 10% contained, burning 5 miles north of Bondurant. US 191/189 through Hoback Canyon open, however no stopping or passing in the canyon. Granite Hot Springs and area remain closed. Public meeting about the Cliff Creek Fire tonight, July 27 at 6PM at the Kendall Valley Fire Station, 2470 Hwy 352, north of Cora. More Cliff Creek Fire info here.

The Lava Mountain Fire, burning northwest of Dubois, is at 11,100 acres, 0% contained. Hwy 26 is open with No Stopping Zone in the fire area. No structures lost to date, but evacuations are in place. The Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob. Union Pass road still open for the moment. Currently, the south flank of the fire is pushing east and hooking around near the Sand Butte area. If the direction of spread continues, the fire will be lined up to be pushed by the wind towards the Union Pass road. For these reasons the following areas are in stage "GO" and should evacuate immediately: Union Pass, Warm Springs, Porcupine, and Hat Butte. More Lava Mountain Fire info here.

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Cliff Creek Fire Update July 26, 2016 (posted 7/26/16)
21,483 Acres, 10% Contained
Cliff Creek Fire Information
Incident: Cliff Creek Fire Wildfire
Contact Fire Information: 844-708-7666 Hours: 7a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: 5 Miles North of Bondurant Wyoming
Cause: Lightning
Resources on Fire: There are currently 663 personnel on this incident, including the following resources:
Engines: 22
Dozer: 2
Helicopters: 4 Type 1(Heavy), 1 Type 2(Medium), 3 Type 3 (Light)

There will be a public meeting Wednesday night, July 27, 2016, at the Kendall Valley Fire Station, 2470 Hwy. 352 Cora, WY at 6:00 p.m. • The Cliff Creek fire was discovered on the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 17, approximately 5 miles north of the town of Bondurant Wyoming.

• The fire is being actively suppressed with a mixture of ground crews and aerial resources. Where fire is moving towards the Gros Ventre Wilderness and the wilderness study area, fire will be permitted to play, as nearly as possible, its natural ecological role in the wilderness.

• The firefighters are planning to continue burnouts. A burnout is setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. Often referred to as "fighting fire with fire," the controlled burn will burn strip(s) of vegetation to create a barrier to the oncoming by using up all the available fuel between the burnout and the fire. It may take firefighters several days to complete the burnout operation. During burnout operations, the public can expect to see an increase in smoke coming from the fire area.

• Teton County Emergency Management issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Granite Creek area including Granite Campground, Granite Hot Springs, Jack Pine Summer Homes, and the Safari Club.
For more information on the Cliff Creek Fire, visit Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch at and the InciWeb page, .
For related evacuation information, visit Teton County Emergency Management at and Facebook pages updated by Sublette County Emergency Management at and Bridger Teton National Forest Facebook page at

Flint Harrison. Photo courtesy Sublette County Sheriff's Office.
Flint Harrison. Photo courtesy Sublette County Sheriff's Office.
Inmate Flint Harrison found dead in DCSO Jail (posted 7/25/16)
Davis County Sheriff’s Office media release (Utah)
On 07/25/2016 at 0017, Davis County Corrections Deputies responded to a report of a hanging inside our facility. Our deputies and nursing staff immediately began efforts to revive the inmate and worked with our paramedics as well as Farmington Fire Fighters for over twenty minutes. The resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. The individual who hanged himself was identified as 52-year-old Flint Wayne Harrison of Pinedale, Wyoming. Inmate Harrison was being held on several first-degree felonies for aggravated kidnapping, weapons, and drug offenses as well as charges of murder, theft, and kidnapping from Wyoming. The in-custody death investigation is currently being conducted by the Weber County Crime Scene Investigators and the State Medical Examiner. As per protocol; we cannot comment any further on the details of this investigation which is currently being handled by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.


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Search for missing UTA truck and driver starts in conjunction with missing kidnap suspect's weapons May 16, 2016
Kidnapping suspect apprehended without incident May 14, 2016
Father turns self in, son is still at large in Sublette County May 14, 2016
Sublette County assists with BOLO for Utah kidnapping suspects May 11, 2016

Firefighters begin burnouts on Cliff Creek Fire (posted 7/24/16)
Controlled burns of interior fuels and doing line construction
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Beginning Sunday, July 24th, firefighters on the Cliff Creek Fire have started doing burnouts in the fire area. A burnout is setting fire inside a control line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. Often referred to as "fighting fire with fire," the controlled burn will burn strip(s) of vegetation to create a barrier to the oncoming forest fire by using up all the available fuel between the burnout and the main fire. It may take several days to complete the burnout operations, during which time the public might see an increase in smoke coming from the fire area.

Firefighters continue to work on point protection and control actions within Granite Creek drainage including doing burnouts and line construction. They are also assessing control opportunities east along Dell Creek and securing fire lines south of US 191/189. Fire objectives include keeping the fire south and east of the Granite Creek Drainage bottom and north of Dell and Jack Creek.

Highway 189/191 remains open in the Hoback Canyon between Bondurant and Hoback Junction. For the safety of firefighters and the highway travelers, passing is not allowed in passing zones within the fire area and no stopping along the roadway or parking in pullouts is allowed within the fire area.

As of Sunday, July 24th, the Cliff Creek Fire was 16,325 acres and 10% contained.

Related Links: Inciweb Bridger-Teton National Forest Facebook page

Lava Mountain Fire, as of Sunday, July 24, 2016 is 4,269 acres, 0% contained
Lava Mountain Fire, as of Sunday, July 24, 2016 is 4,269 acres, 0% contained
Lava Mountain Fire update – July 24, 2016 (posted 7/24/16)
Fire at 4,269 acres, 0% contained
Lava Mountain Fire Information
Morning Fact Sheet - July 24th
Incident: Lava Mountain Fire Wildfire

Fire Information: 307-455-4038

Fire email:



Total Acres: 4,269

Containment: 0%

Total Personnel: 463

Resources: 12 crews, 7 helicopters, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, and 27 engines

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service, Fremont County Fire Protection District & Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, and Wyoming State Forestry Division

Incident Command: Western Montana Type II Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT)

Closures: Highway 26 remains open at this time with a no-stopping zone established in the vicinity of the fire. Forest Roads 513, 532, 542, 540, 542.1I, and 629 are closed. The Continental Divide Trail is closed from Sheridan Pass to Pilot Knob. And, Motorized Trails 10, 11, and 15 are also closed.

Event: Public Meeting will be held at Union Pass tonight, July 24th, 7:00 pm, at the Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.

Today’s Message: Due to current fire growth and spread direction of the Lava Mountain Fire, additional notices of evacuation and pre-evacuations have been issued for affected communities.

Fremont County has an established Evacuation Plan as follows:
• "GO" stage means that danger to your area is current or imminent and you should leave immediately. Do not delay to gather belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
• "SET" stage means that there is significant danger to your area and you must be ready to leave at a moment’s notice. You should have your important items packed and know what you plan to do with pets.

Special Concern: Residents in the following areas are in evacuation stage "GO": Long Creek Subdivision, Sheridan Creek Cow Camp, MacKenzie Highland Ranch, Timberline Ranch, and Teton Valley Ranch Camp.
Additionally, the following areas are in pre-evacuation stage "SET": Hat Butte Area, Sawmill Turnoff, Warm Springs Subdivision, Union Pass Area, Falls Creek Campground, Roaring River Subdivision, Buckboard Subdivision, Laval Mountain Lodge, Double Bar J Ranch, Lava Creek Ranch, and Triangle C Ranch.
Whether you are directly affected by this incident or not, every resident in the surrounding area should have an evacuation plan in place. And, remember, if you feel concerned or threatened by fire activity, leave the area. Do not wait for someone to tell you; leave when you feel you need to.

'Graphic Grizz' by Ruth Rawhouser
'Graphic Grizz' by Ruth Rawhouser
Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show on display through July 30 (posted 7/23/16)
Reception July 28th
Regional artists and beyond are looking forward to exhibiting a variety of paintings, drawings, etchings, metal art, pottery, and sculpture at the Third Annual Sublette County Fair Lynn Thomas Memorial Art Show at the Community Hall on the Sublette County Fairgrounds in Big Piney, Wyoming. The show opens on Sunday, July 24, and will be on display through Saturday, July 30. Artists will be painting in the area on Thursday, July 28. The public is cordially invited to a reception at the Community Hall that evening beginning at 5:30 P. M.

Pinedale Elementary School art teacher, Cristy Anspach, will select Best of Show which includes a cash prize of $100. Director's Choice award is $50. Four Purchase Awards will be given by Jo Crandall, Jay and Brianne Brower, Melanie and Cory Bennett, and First Bank. There is also a ribbon for People's Choice.

The show is open to participants 18 years of age and up. Artwork will be accepted at the Fair Office beginning on Monday, July 18. A committee will begin hanging the show on Saturday, July 23. It is one of the few art shows that requires no entry fees or financial contributions from the artists. Any sales go directly to the artists.

The event is co-sponsored by the Sublette County Fair Board and the Mixed Media art group. It is in memory of Boulder, Wyoming artist, Lynn Thomas, who died of cancer in 2009. She was a long-time member of Women Artists of the West and a stalwart supporter of the Fair, 4-H, the Sublette County community in general, and the arts all across the state. She generously donated many paintings to multiple causes. She was president of the Wyoming Artists' Association, and the organization's Grand Wyoming Artist in 1997, a member of the Sublette County Artists' Guild, and a signature member of the Mixed Media art group.

It is the goal of the Fair Board to promote the art show as a prestigious "destination" event each year.

For more information, please contact Charmian McLellan at 307-537-5488.

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Aerial view of the Cliff Creek Fire. Photo by Aerial photos of the Cliff Creek Fire by Rita Donham, Wyoming Aero Photo.
Aerial view of the Cliff Creek Fire. Photo by Aerial photos of the Cliff Creek Fire by Rita Donham, Wyoming Aero Photo.
Aerial photos of the Cliff Creek Fire (posted 7/19/16)
Rita Donham, Wyoming Aero Photo, sent in some aerial views of the Cliff Creek Fire. Click on this link for more pictures.

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Fire Danger raised to Very High (posted 7/21/16)
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Teton Interagency fire managers announce that the fire danger rating has increased to Very High for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton Interagency Dispatch Area.

With exceptionally dry conditions, local residents and visitors alike should practice heightened fire safety at all times.

When determining fire danger ratings, fire officials evaluate several factors such as: the moisture content of grasses, shrubs and trees; projected weather conditions (including temperatures and possible wind events); the ability of fire to spread after ignition; and the availability of fire-fighting resources. A fire danger rating of ‘Very High’ means that fires can start easily, spread quickly and burn intensely.

Recent hot temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions have combined to increase the potential for intense fire activity across the Teton Interagency fire area.

The smallest spark has the potential to cause significant damage, always crush smokes dead out; never leave a campfire unattended; ensure that your vehicle has a properly installed spark arrester that is operational; and, stop and park only in areas clear of vegetation.

Campers are reminded that unattended or abandoned campfires can easily escalate into wildfires; therefore, it is important that all campfires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site. Campers and day users should have a shovel on hand and a water bucket ready for use. All campfires must be completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site.

All recreationalists should be mindful that they could be held liable for suppression costs if their actions contribute to starting a wildfire.

To report a fire or smoke in Bridger-Teton National Forest or Grand Teton National Park, call the Teton Interagency Fire Dispatch Center at 307-739-3630. For more fire information, please visit

Cliff Creek Fire on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Photo by Dave Bell.
Cliff Creek Fire on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Photo by Dave Bell.
Photos from the Cliff Creek Fire (posted 7/18/16)
Photos by Dave Bell
Dave Bell has posted photos from Sunday from the Cliff Creek Fire. The fire started around 2:30PM on Sunday, July 17 due to a lightning strike in the Cliff Creek drainage in Hoback Canyon. Click on this link to get to his Photo Gallery: Cliff Creek Fire--July 17 Album

Editor’s note to Media: Permission granted to use any of Dave Bell’s Cliff Creek Fire photos in his Photo Gallery for your news stories about this wildfire. Please give photo credit to "Dave Bell, Wyoming Mountain Photography" For high resolution versions of any of the images, please contact Dave at, 307-360-7604.

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