FOREST - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FOREST News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp">Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:28:01.682-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mariposa, Calif. • Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles away from an entrance to Yosemite, fire officials said. Officials were hopeful, though, that cooler...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312933@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:28:01 MDT Kragthorpe: Ute coach settles in with Jagger on board http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58291501-89/stubblefield-coach-receivers-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58291501-89/stubblefield-coach-receivers-utah.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Ute coach settles in with Jagger on board</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:28:24.995-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New beginnings are nothing new for Utah receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield. He’s used to learning a different offense, becoming acquainted with the players and teaching them his old tricks. Even so, this month’s preseason camp is producing unique experiences for Stubblefield. Two receivers on the Utes’ depth chart arrived in town recently, and so did a newcomer with an old-time rock-and-roll name: Jagger Stubblefield. The first child of the coach and his wife, Georgia, was born July 23. He’s n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58291501@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:28:24 MDT Rainbow Gathering’s ‘Hitler’ pleads no contest in Utah stabbing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285516-78/gathering-rainbow-garcia-novak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285516-78/gathering-rainbow-garcia-novak.html.csp">Rainbow Gathering’s ‘Hitler’ pleads no contest in Utah stabbing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T20:14:43.189-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 32-year-old woman accused of stabbing a man at the Rainbow Family Gathering outside of Heber City has resolved her court case. Leilani Novak-Garcia, who people at the gathering called “Hitler,” pleaded no contest last week to aggravated assault, a third-degree felony. Another charge of second-degree felony attempted murder was dismissed as part of a plea deal, according to court records. The woman faces up to five years in prison when she is sentenced on Sept. 24. The stabbing allegedly to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285516@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:14:43 MDT Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263166-68/mount-baldy-falls-forest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263166-68/mount-baldy-falls-forest.html.csp">Cleanup begins in aftermath of California floods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MELLEY and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:29:02.367-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mount Baldy, Calif. • They came with shovels, hands and heart to dig out their neighbors in the aftermath of deadly Southern California flooding. Dozens of muddy volunteers attacked tons of muck left after flash floods sent dirt, rock and mud roaring down on the tiny mountain towns of Mount Baldy and Forest Falls east of Los Angeles — in some cases burying homes up to their roofs. Joo Hwan Lee, 48, of El Segundo, was driving on a road on Mount Baldy when his car was smashed by a wave of mud and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582631662014-08-05T10:29:02.367-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T10:29:02.367-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263166@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:29:02 MDT Letter: Federal agents need support, not disarmament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58258747-82/federal-employees-government-politicians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58258747-82/federal-employees-government-politicians.html.csp">Letter: Federal agents need support, not disarmament</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T09:26:02.283-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I retired from the federal government about 15 years ago after 20 years of service, the majority of it with the U.S. Forest Service. I am very disappointed in the criticism by local and state politicians of the dedicated employees of the Forest Service, BLM and other conservation agencies. These employees are professional land and resource managers, good citizens and are our friends and neighbors. Many are native Utahns and have been educated in our universities. On their jobs they are occasiona...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258747@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:26:02 MDT Over 30 homes damaged in California storms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258820-68/homes-mount-baldy-flood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258820-68/homes-mount-baldy-flood.html.csp">Over 30 homes damaged in California storms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MELLEY and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T15:25:59.356-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mount Baldy, Calif. • Authorities say more than 30 homes have been damaged after flash floods struck Southern California mountains — at least a dozen of them so severely that they’re uninhabitable. The Mount Baldy fire chief said Monday that some 25 houses are damaged and six of those are uninhabitable after a flash flood that ripped through his town. Fire officials previously said between six and eight homes have the similar severe damages about 50 miles away near Forest Falls. Mount Baldy fire...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582588202014-08-04T15:25:59.356-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T15:25:59.356-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258820@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:25:59 MDT Driving Utah’s Mirror Lake Highway a summer tradition http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58144078-117/lake-mirror-areas-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/58144078-117/lake-mirror-areas-highway.html.csp">Driving Utah’s Mirror Lake Highway a summer tradition</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T13:23:05.645-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 01:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kamas • As someone who grew up in Kamas, Louis Taylor, of West Valley Cit,y remembers when Mirror Lake Highway, which connected his hometown with Evanston, Wyo., was dirt and not paved. So, as he prepared to fish Mirror Lake recently with his grandson, he was in a mood to remember one of Utah’s classic outdoor destinations. “It’s changed a lot,” he said. “There used to be a dirt road all the way up. I like the scenery and I like to catch a fish or two. And I like the good air.” According to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144078@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:23:05 MDT Former CFO of Sino-Forest settles fraud case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206928-79/forest-sino-former-fraud.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206928-79/forest-sino-former-fraud.html.csp">Former CFO of Sino-Forest settles fraud case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T12:25:02.463-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Toronto • The former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. has agreed to pay $6.3 million and testify against other former executives of the China-based forestry company which collapsed under allegations of massive fraud. David Horsley said Monday that he will also pay $700,000 in a settlement with the Ontario Securities Commission, which has cases pending against several other former Sino-Forest senior executives. Most of the money, $5.6 million, will be paid to settle class action suits...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206928@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:25:02 MDT Indian Fire burning in brush near Ogden Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203381-78/fire-saturday-sunday-firefighters.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203381-78/fire-saturday-sunday-firefighters.html.csp">Indian Fire burning in brush near Ogden Canyon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:48:17.129-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire continued to burn Sunday after prompting evacuations Saturday night near the mouth of Ogden Canyon. The blaze, dubbed the Indian Fire, began about 8 p.m. Saturday on the steep, rocky slopes above 22nd Street and had grown to 50 acres Sunday. A helicopter and more than 20 firefighters worked Sunday on containing the flames, which were burning through oak brush and timber, said Forest Service spokeswoman Kim Obsorn. Though the flames were not threatening any homes and were moving up the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203381@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:48:17 MDT Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195017-78/snowbird-peak-forest-service.html.csp">Forest Service asked to halt Snowbird’s Hidden Peak work</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.649-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Save Our Canyons wants the U.S. Forest Service to stop Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort from proceeding with excavation work for a restaurant on top of Hidden Peak. The conservation organization contends Snowbird has made enough changes to its mountain-development plans in the 15 years since the Forest Service approved the controversial structure to warrant an updated environmental study. “An agency that has prepared an EIS [environmental impact statement] cannot simply rest on the original document...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Rainbow Family packs up, cleans up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165280-78/gathering-forest-pollock-crew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165280-78/gathering-forest-pollock-crew.html.csp">Rainbow Family packs up, cleans up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T12:06:40.309-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 12:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a little rain and new grass, you might not even know the Rainbow Family Gathering even happened. As one could imagine, the gathering’s amassing pilgrims make a mess of the Uinta National Forest that they occupy until 8,000 of them arrive for the annual culminating prayer circle on July 4. Grass is trampled, trails are blazed, impromptu latrines are dug, kitchens and a stage are erected — a make-shift town arises in a forest. But after all the praying and dancing is over, what happens next? ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165280@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:06:40 MDT Company plans logging as Idaho land swap stalls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58162565-79/exchange-timber-company-idaho.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58162565-79/exchange-timber-company-idaho.html.csp">Company plans logging as Idaho land swap stalls</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T17:06:01.802-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 05:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lewiston, Idaho • A timber company plans to log and subdivide portions of more than 60 square miles of land it owns in northern Idaho, a tract it’s trying to swap with the federal government in a deal that has stalled over concerns about the public’s loss of access. Western Pacific Timber Co. has worked with the U.S. Forest Service on the Lochsa Land Exchange for several years. Under the deal, the federal agency would trade public land for the larger amount of private land owned by Western Pacif...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581625652014-07-08T17:06:01.802-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T17:06:01.802-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162565@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:06:01 MDT Solitude proposing to replace Summit chairlift http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157696-90/area-com-forest-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58157696-90/area-com-forest-http.html.csp">Solitude proposing to replace Summit chairlift</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:03:16.272-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Solitude Mountain Resort is looking to begin preparatory work later this summer to replace its Summit chairlift with a bigger, faster version following a new alignment. The lift upgrade is one of five proposals in the central Wasatch Mountains that the U.S. Forest Service has determined do not have enough environmental impact to warrant detailed studies. But before signing off on the projects, the Salt Lake Ranger District is soliciting public input through Aug. 4. Comments may be submitted in p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58157696@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:03:16 MDT Letter: Why does Rainbow Family get to camp so long? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154722-82/forest-rainbow-aid-band.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154722-82/forest-rainbow-aid-band.html.csp">Letter: Why does Rainbow Family get to camp so long?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.029-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why only 10 days for us? As we go onto the National Forest, we see signs that state there is only a 10-day camping limit. If this is true, then why are the Rainbow people allowed to camp out on forest property for months and no one tries to run them off? If this was the normal person, the forest ranger would ask you to find another spot because your 10 days are up. Why don’t they enforce the laws on the Rainbow people? Instead they take the courts out to where they are and don’t enforce the laws...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154722@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT Rainbow Family aspires to create ‘sacred’ space in Utah woods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146037-78/rainbow-family-gathering-gordon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58146037-78/rainbow-family-gathering-gordon.html.csp">Rainbow Family aspires to create ‘sacred’ space in Utah woods</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By harry stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T09:37:32.611-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 09:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Fork of the Duchesne River • Robert Calvin Gordon III, seated comfortably in his wheelchair and clutching an old wooden mandolin, is describing the plot of his first, only and still-to-be-published novel. The title is Gone with the Whales. “It’s a cross between Gone with the Wind and Moby Dick, but with Rainbow sensibilities,” Gordon says as he puffs on a foot-long marijuana joint. Gordon’s 68-year-old face, much of it hidden beneath a long white beard and oval glasses, is fixed with a gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146037@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:37:32 MDT Crews continued progress against Arizona wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139577-68/fire-arizona-crews-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139577-68/fire-arizona-crews-blaze.html.csp">Crews continued progress against Arizona wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:36:02.682-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernon, Ariz. • Crews battling a wildfire in eastern Arizona’s White Mountains continued making headway with successful burnout operations to rob the nearly 9-square-mile blaze of brittle brush that could feed the flames in the moisture-sapped state. Firefighters were taking advantage of winds from the northwest for the burnout operations within the containment lines on the western flank of the San Juan Fire. In nearby New Mexico, a smoky wildfire got five times bigger Monday as both states cop...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581395772014-07-01T17:36:02.682-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T17:36:02.682-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139577@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:36:02 MDT Wildfire risk forces closure of southwestern Utah’s Oak Grove Campground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58137498-78/fire-campground-closure-grove.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58137498-78/fire-campground-closure-grove.html.csp">Wildfire risk forces closure of southwestern Utah’s Oak Grove Campground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T10:43:37.733-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tinder-dry conditions and rising heat forced closure Tuesday of southwestern Utah’s popular Oak Grove Campground. Ken Henson, a fire management officer for the Pine Valley Ranger District of Dixie National Forest, said the closure would be in effect indefinitely “due to the severe fire hazard that exists in southern Utah and the one-way in, one-way out access into the campground.” Henson said rangers visited an unspecified number of campers at the Grand County site Tuesday morning to advise the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137498@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:43:37 MDT Wildfire burning in Tooele County mountains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129549-78/fire-com-twitter-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58129549-78/fire-com-twitter-area.html.csp">Wildfire burning in Tooele County mountains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T09:41:45.307-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wildfire was burning Sunday in the Sheep Rock Mountains in Tooele County. The blaze, dubbed the Black Crook Creek fire, was first reported Saturday afternoon about 12 miles southwest of Vernon. It seems lighting from the storm that passed through earlier in the week had sparked the fire in a remote area of the forest, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Loyal Clark. The flames quickly burned 438 acres of grass, sage and pinyon-juniper, but there had not been any new growth as of Sunday mornin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58129549@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:41:45 MDT