Links to webcams for Bear Lake Weather (here) and Road Conditions (here) and (here).
Peterson Hollow Fire - 08/26/16 Update
The fire burning to the west of the Bear Lake Valley near Beaver Mountain in Logan Canyon continues to grow. The fire is approximately 6 miles to the northwest of Garden City.
The latest update from the PIO on the Peterson Hollow file is now available from the morning of 08/26/16. Also, check this link for more info on location and resources allocated.
As of August 26th am the fire is reportedly at 1121 acres with 10% containment. Chuck Wood attended a meeting in Garden City last night that was held for govt and HOA leaders to learn more about the situation. Much work is being done to keep this fire out of the Bear Lake Valley.
Incident commanders continue pushing for additional resources. We are finding the Inci page to be the most detailed source of information.
For more updates throughout the day please check the Facebook page of:
U.S. Forest Service Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
And the Twitter feed of @utahwildfire.
The HOA board (contact Chuck Wood) is in contact with the Forest Service and Bear Lake County fire personnel regarding the status of this fire and whether it will affect the subdivision.
The fire is at a safe distance at this morment. If this situation changes, we will have between 12-24 hours notice if the fire becomes an issue for us. Please check back to this page for further updates.
Please check the following Utah and Idaho webpages for updates:
A new HOA board of directors was seated for 2016-2017. Please visit the "Board Members" page for contact info. The HOA BOD President is George Lowry.
Fire Ban in Idaho in effect (08/21/16) per Bear Lake County Sheriff:
UPDATE ON BURNING! According to the DEQ There are to be NO open flames other than a grill or charcoal briquettes! This is in addition to the Burn Ban issued by Bear Lake County Fire Department and Bear Lake State Parks Department. Absolutely NO OPEN FIRES.
Please be aware of the HOA
regulations related to dogs in Bear Lake West HOA, Bear Lake County and the State of Idaho. Dogs are to be under the control of the owner at all times.
Dogs caught chasing deer and other big game animals can be seized, owners fined and/or the dogs destroyed by enforcement personnel. Farmers are allowed to kill dogs caught harassing their livestock.
Please be responsible for your sake and the sakes of your dogs and wildlife.
Additionally, it is common courtesy to pick up your dog's poop when it poops on another owner's property or on roads in the HOA. Be a good neighbor and clean up after your dog.
NEW OWNERS - Please visit the link on the home page for new homeowners. Both the new homeowners and the FAQ pages answer many common questions.
ALL OWNERS - An approved Appendix A is required prior to beginning new projects that modify the outside of your property. Any changes other than staining a deck the same color require an Appendix A. Please contact the Environmental Control Committee for more info. The Appendix A form is found on the website under the HOA and County Documents tab.