If you were thinking this has been a warm and dry summer, you are correct. The entire state of Wyoming has experienced the warmest and driest summer ever recorded!
Fires have been occurring across much of the Northwestern states and this map below shows where active fires are ongoing as of 9/20/12
Fortunately for Star Valley, there are no active fires nearby. However we are being plagued by smoke from the fires in Idaho. It looks like the visibility will be considerably restricted through the coming weekend, with some relief by Monday when some shower activity is possible.
The following is a link to the Riverton WFO weekly weather roundup for our area of westernWY