The final tally for projects seeking sixth-penny-tax consideration will amount to $128.58 million. The committee charged with selecting projects for consideration released their final project listing last week, with Rock Springs Mayor Carl Demshar sending an official letter and listing to the Sweetwater County Commissioners early this week.The next step in the process is for the commissioners to decide which, if any, of the projects listed will be placed on the November ballot, Demshar said.
A Type II firefighting team has now been assigned to the Fontenelle Fire after it jumped the county line from Fremont into Sublette and is darkening skies in Pinedale with its smoke.The wildfire increased tenfold in the past 24 hours after winds maxing out at 40 miles per hour changed direction. Currently, 12,000 acres have burned as the fire settled into Snider Basin and is moving toward Big Piney. Incident Commander Mike Wilde is ordering additional resources today. Five engines and 92 crew members were assigned to the fire as of this morning. BTNF spokesperson Mary Cernicek said water drops by the helicopters have been useless due to high winds.