All posts tagged "cliff creek fire"


    JACKSON HOLE, WY – The clear blue sky is slowly gobbled up by rolling dark thunderheads. Thick squalls of rain and gusts of wind intermittently pummel the valley. A bright streak of lightning splits the sky, striking...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Elephant in Jackson Hole’s Room

    Local dialogue should be focused on the single greatest threat facing humanity: climate change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As we pulled onto Hwy 22 in Wilson, my seven-year-old daughter Piper shifted uncomfortably. “Daddy, I’m scared. Is the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Fire updates 7/28

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Cliff Creek Fire Wind gusts and high temps made for a rough day on the Cliff Creek Fire. Fire managers have identified Elbow Draw in the northeast perimeter as the crucial containment spot...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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  • Fire Update: Cliff Behaving, Lava Lurking

    Jackson Hole, Wyo – The Cliff Creek Fire continues to advance slowly to the northeast into the Gros Ventre Wilderness where Bridger-Teton officials are content to let it burn to clear out old beetle-killed stands. Over the...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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  • Day 8: Fighting Fire with Fire

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Where there’s smoke, there’s a firefighter. With calmer winds today, fire managers will attempt burnouts along perimeter containment lines in an attempt to rob the Cliff Creek Fire of fuels as it approaches...

    • Posted July 24, 2016
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  • Wildfire Coaxed East

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Tony DeMasters has his orders from forest officials as far as what authorities at Bridger-Teton hope to accomplish with the Cliff Creek Fire. DeMasters is the Incident Commander for the Type 2 team,...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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  • Stubborn Fire Hangs On

    Firefighters need a break… in the weather. JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Wildland firefighters continue to protect structures in Granite Creek as the Cliff Creek Fire grew to 11,534 acres mostly up toward Deer Ridge via Shoal Creek drainage...

    • Posted July 22, 2016
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  • Fire Growth Slows

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Firefighters gained a bit of an upper hand on the Cliff Creek Fire yesterday. The blaze advanced NNW from 6,700 acres to 7,671 total acres. Structure protection in Granite Creek and Bondurant (in...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • BREAKING: Wildfire Triples In Size

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Firefighters continue to battle the Cliff Creek fire that tripled in size yesterday. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is in place, headed by commander Tony DeMasters. Great Basin Team 7 assumed command of...

    • Posted July 19, 2016
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  • BREAKING: Cliff Creek Fire Forces More to Evacuate

    UPDATE—3 p.m., Monday, July 18: Teton County Emergency Management has ordered an immediate evacuation for Granite Creek due to the Cliff Creek Fire. People at Granite Hot Springs and Campground, Safari Club International, and the Jack Pine Summer Homes should...

    • Posted July 18, 2016
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