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Pag e 10 Wesley Fire Continued frone front page fire had grown to 2,500 acres and the fire cloud and smoke were visible from as far away as Weiser. A Forest Service spokesperson said: "The fire is burning in upper Lick Creek, upper Rapid River,. and upp,er Boulder Creek and encompassing the Lick Creek lookout. The fire has been a wind driven event with winds of 25 to 30 mph and gusts up to 40 mph. The fire has been creeping, torching, spotting and moving mainly north and northeast." On Monday, road and trail closures were announced, closing off access to upper Bear Creek, Lick Creek, ulJper Boulder Creek and most of Rapid River. This did not" make hunters who were shut out of their planned hunting area happy - some of whom had paid hundreds of dollars for travel and out of state licenses and tags. No one is allowed within the designated closed area by penalty of law [Title 36 CFR 261.53(e)]. However, the situation will change on a daily basis. For an exact description of the currently closed areas and possible exemptions, call La Dawn Saxton at (208) 253-0178, McCall Ranger District at (208)634-0400 or New Meadows Ranger District at (208)347-0300. By the end of the day on Monday, the fire was estimated at 4,000 acres, with continued isolated torching and spotting west of the Smokey Boulder Road (Forest Wednesda September 12,2012 Service 074), and south toward Railroad Saddle (Forest :ervice Road 028), and norh toward Pollock Look )ut. A report said, "7oday's observed fire behavior has been torching and crowning, with flame lengths up to 100'. Spotting is occurring up to 1/2 mile ahead of the fire." Local fire officials say they would like to put 10 to 12 teams on this fire, but they only have three available. Other fires that ffreaten property in mor populated areas are taking priority right now. For instance, a fire near Jackson, Wyoming is moving toward homes and absorbing thinly- spread fire-fighting resources. By Tuesday morning, winds had shifted dramatically toward the south and southeast. Crews had no control over the fire at any point, but were working to establish anchor points and fire lines at the southern edges, which was the only place deemed safe enough for crews to work. By Tuesday afternoon, manpower was still lacking, but requests for equipment were being met. Efforts to get a handle on the fire are thwarted by the steep, remote nature of the terrain. Most of the area contains no roads. Daily updates on these and other fires can be accessed on the Internet at inciweb.org. The Adams County Record Digital Mammography at Your Doorstep. St. Luke's Mobile Mammography Coach is bringing the latest in breast cancer screening to Council. Full-Field Digital Mammography provides an up to 26 percent increase in diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer for women who are age 40-49, are pre- or peri-menopausal, or have dense breast tissue. Services accredited by the American College of Radiology and provided by a registered nurse specially trained in performing clinical breast exams, with experienced technologists certified in mammography by the American Registry of Registered Technologists. Early Detection Saves Lives. Women age 40 and older should practice monthly breast self-examination and have a screening mammogram every year to find breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. St. Luke's provides comprehensive, coordinated care for women diagnosed with breast cancer, from diagnosis and treatment, to support services and survivorship programs. The view up MilfCreek on Tuesday morning a Jilt_ St Luke's one Stop for Advanced Breast Screening. Call (208) 706-2055 or 1-866-381-2055 today to schedule your mammogram. Call (208) 381-2095 or 1-800-720-1478 for information about financial assistance. Smoke from the Wesley fire clouds the foothills to the ea Memorial Peace Park where the Forest Service set up headqt