THE ANNUAL IDAHO ENTERPRISE FOOTBALL PICK ‘EM CONTEST IS BACK!!!!

THE IDAHO ENTERPRISE FOOTBALL PICK ‘EM CONTEST IS BACK AND NOW AVAILABLE FOR ENTRIES ONLINE!!!

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 25 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split.

Malad @ Marsh Valley
West Jefferson @ Soda Springs
Firth @ West Side
American Falls @ Aberdeen
Declo @ Sugar-Salem
West Jordan HS, UT @ Shelley
Idaho Falls @ Blackfoot
Preston @ Bear River HS, UT
Spring Valley HS, NV @ Pocatello
Bonneville @ Skyline
BYU @ Virginia
Idaho @ North Texas
Wyoming @ Nebraska
Georgia @ Clemson
LSU @ TCU
Boise State @ Washington
Nevada @ UCLA
Stephen F. Austin @ Weber State
Eastern Washington @ Oregon State
Appalachian State @ Montana
Temple @ Notre Dame
Washington State @ Auburn
Northwestern @ California
Virginia Tech @ Alabama
Mississippi State @ Oklahoma State

Thank you to this week’s sponsors:
K-C Oil, Critters Bar & Grill, Ward Feed & Seed, Malad Drive In, Do It Best Hess Lumber & Home Center, Thomas Market, Evans Co-Op True Value, ATC Communications, Dude Ranch Cafe, Thomas Electric & Furniture, Flags West Truck Stop, Allen Drug & Variety, and Griffiths OK Tire

State Fire Update – August 21

Acres: 29,827                                                          

Start Date: August 8, 2013

Cause: Lightning                                                        

Location: 8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 95%                                                      

Fuels: Timber, grass and understory

Terrain: Steep, Rugged                                                                                  

Total Personnel: 180  

Summary: Good progress is being made on rehab efforts along all division lines. Incident Commander Christopherson expects that the chosen management strategy will succeed with full containment of the fire by August 26. Wetting rains from last night’s thunderstorms helped facilitate firefighting efforts. 

No projected movement is expected outside the established containment lines. The public can still expect to see smoke as interior pockets of fuels continue to burn. Many of the resources working the fire have been released to respond to other incidents. Approximately 180 personnel remain on scene to continue mopping up this incident.

For additional information please go to www.inciweb.org

State Fire Update – August 19 – 10:00 a.m.

Acres: 29,827                                                              

Start Date: August 8, 2013

Cause: Lightning                                                        

 Location: 8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 85%                                                      

Fuels: Timber, grass and understory

Terrain: Steep, Rugged                                              

 Resources: Beginning to demobilize                          

Total Personnel: 150-180       

Summary: Effective 6 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013, the fire is now managed by a local Type 3 Incident Management Team with Wade Christopherson as the Incident Commander.  “We are very happy with the progress being made,” said Christopherson. “The line is secure and we will be working on rehabilitation efforts and mopping up interior flare ups.”

A final town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fire Information Tent located at the Malad City Park. BLM Pocatello Field Manager, Dave Pacioretty and Incident Commander Christopherson will discuss the Type 3 organization, suppression and fire rehab efforts and answer other questions the public may have.

No projected movement is expected outside the established containment lines. The public can still expect to see smoke as interior pockets of fuels continue to burn. Many of the resources working the fire have been released to respond to other incidents. Approximately 150-180 personnel remain on scene to continue mopping up this incident.

For additional information please go to www.inciweb.org

State Fire Update – August 15 – 8:00 p.m.

Acres:  25,400                                     Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                                Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 60%                              Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged

Resources:  6 crews, 24 engines, 12 water tenders, 4 dozers

Total personnel: 358                            Available air support:  1 helicopter

Summary: As expected, very active fire behavior occurred today due to varying wind direction and speeds, high temperatures, low humidity, and unstable atmospheric conditions. During the afternoon, a large smoke plume over the Water Canyon area on the northeast side of the fire created its own weather activity that led to extreme fire behavior with several fire whirls.A small spot fire on the northeast corner was quickly contained. Established lines along the north edge of the fire were improved. Burnout in this area was initiated earlier than planned, but successfully kept the fire within containment lines.

Patrol and mop-up will continue on all areas of the fire, and rehabilitation efforts will begin Friday.

For additional information see www.facebook.com/StateFirewww.twitter.com/StateFire and www.inciweb.org.

State Fire Update – August 15 – 9:00 a.m

Acres:  25,400                                     Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                                Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 55%                              Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged

Resources:  6 crews, 19 engines, 4 water tenders, 6 dozers

Total personnel: 330                            Available air support:  3 helicopters

Summary:  Firefighters brought the fire down off the ridge in the northwest corner of the fire in the early evening and the night shift successfully kept it within the containment lines. The northeast side of the fire continued its natural progression through the interior pockets of heavy fuel.

Crews worked on the southeastern edge mopping up an area that crossed over containment lines yesterday. They will continue patrolling and mopping up in this area today and collecting GPS data on the locations of dozer lines.

Overnight humidity recovery was lower last night and heat remaining on the ground will create lower humidity today with increased flare-ups in the interior this afternoon. Crews will continue monitoring the containment lines, mopping up hotspots within the interior, and begin planning for rehabilitation of containment lines around the fire.

A second public meeting will be held at the Malad Elementary School Auditorium on Thursday August 15, 2013, at 7:00 pm. The Incident Commander and Operations Section Chief will both be on hand to discuss in detail the recent activity and objectives going forward, and to answer questions from the community.

With additional fire traffic in the area, residents of Malad are asked to exercise extra caution.

For additional information see www.facebook.com/StateFirewww.twitter.com/StateFire and www.inciweb.org.

State Fire Update – August 14 – 8:00 p.m.

Acres:  24,107                                                Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                                    Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 55%                                   Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged

Resources:  6 crews, 19 engines, 4 water tenders, 6 dozers

Total personnel: 330                                    Available air support:  3 helicopters

Summary:  Today, a planned burnout operation began in the northwest corner of the fire with hand firing of timber, juniper, grass and sage fuels at the top of the ridge. The fire progressed downhill at a moderate pace with helicopter air support making water drops along the containment line. Larger smoke plumes were seen in the afternoon hours as the planned burnout moved northerly and easterly into heavier interior fuels in steep and rugged terrain.

The northeastern side of the fire experienced increased burn activity and large smoke plumes within the interior through the natural progression of the fire. The fire crossed over a containment line on the southeastern side of the fire near the intersection of Limekiln Hollow and Portage Canyon Roads last night. Crews worked through the day and contained it to approximately 80 acres.

The fire is expected to burn well into the night in the northwest planned burnout area and continue natural progression on the northeast corner.

A second public meeting will be held at the Malad Elementary School Auditorium on Thursday August 15, 2013, at 7:00 pm. The Incident Commander and Operations Section Chief will both be on hand to discuss in detail the recent activity and objectives going forward, and to answer questions from the community.

We would like to recognize the Malad Elementary School and the Onieda School District who have provided their facilities for the use of the Incident Management Team.

For additional information see www.facebook.com/StateFire, www.twitter.com/StateFire and www.inciweb.org 

State Fire Update – August 14 – 9:00 a.m.

Acres:  22,949                                    Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                               Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT Containment: 50%

Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged                       Resources:  7 crews, 13 engines, 3 water tenders, 3 dozers

Total personnel: 266                          Available air support:  2 helicopters

Summary: Firefighters continued to prepare the northwest section for a burning operation to secure the fireline there.  Burnout operations will be implemented when conditions are appropriate. A double dozer line has been constructed on the northeast section of the fire to prepare for a future burning operation between the lines to secure the perimeter while reducing the potential burning on the interior of the fire.

With increased temperature and decreased humidity forecast, along with unstable atmospheric conditions, extreme fire behavior is expected today on the State Fire north of Portage, Utah and southwest of Malad, Idaho.  Firefighters anticipate large plumes of smoke to develop over the fire, particularly during the afternoon hours.  Most of this will arise from very active fire in the interior of the fire where large amounts of unburned fuel remain.

A public meeting was held in Malad, Idaho yesterday with approximately 100 residents in attendance. They received a briefing on the current fire activity and the plan for the suppression efforts from Operations Chief Everett Phillips and Incident Commander Bea Day of the Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team.

For additional information see www.facebook.com/StateFire, www.twitter.com/StateFire and www.inciweb.org.

State Fire – August 13 Evening Update

 

Acres:  22,054                                    Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                               Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT Containment: 50%

Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged                       Resources:  7 crews, 13 engines, 3 water tenders, 3 dozers

Total personnel: 266                          Available air support:  2 helicopters

Summary: Today, the firefighters improved and held the control line on all sides of the fire.  The north side of the fire is expected to have the most activity as it backs down to the flats.  Flare ups may occur in sage and result in a very rapid increase in spread rate and flame length.  On the southeast side of the fire, burning will continue to move to the north, burning down north facing slopes and running up southerly facing slopes.  The fire will continue to burn actively well into the night.

Tomorrow, firefighters will continue to hold and improve control lines.  On the north and east side of the fire, they will prepare dozer lines for potential burnout operations and burnout as conditions allow. Firefighters will continue to hold and mop-up on the south end of the fire.

For additional information see www.inciweb.org or www.facebook.com/StateFire.

State Fire Update – August 13, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Acres:  21,000                                                Start date:  August 8, 2013

Cause:  Lightning                                    Location:  8 miles west of Portage, UT

Containment: 45%                                    Fuels:  Timber, grass and understory

Terrain:  Steep, rugged                        Resources:  7 crews, 15 engines, 14 water tenders, 4 dozers

Total personnel: 223                                    Available air support:  3 helicopters

Summary: The Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team, Bea Day Incident Commander, assumed responsibility for the direction of the suppression efforts on the State Fire at 6:00 a.m. this morning.  Please note the above change of the fire information phone line.

Driven by strong, gusty winds, the State Fire was very active Monday, running and torching.  Low relative humidity and dense dry fuels contributed to the extreme fire behavior.  Firefighters have established a secure line around the south side of the fire, tying dozer line into established roads, securing the line at the heel of the fire.  The fire grew on the north, east and west sides during the day.  Firefighters on the east flank of the fire tied the west dozer lined into Allridge Canyon.

A public meeting will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Malad Elementary School, 250 W. 400 North, Malad, Idaho.  A report will be provided on the progress of the fire and the plan for its suppression.

For additional information see www.facebook.com/StateFire