If you have lived in this area long enough, you have probably learned that where there’s smoke, there’s not always fire. Both the sight and smell of smoke filled the air in Jackson Hole Thursday and again made its appearance this morning. However, the origin of that smoke is nowhere near us. According to information gathered from the national weather service and forest officials, air flow over the western states is carrying smoke from fires in northern California, northeast over Idaho where it picks up more smoke from fires in the southwestern corner of that state and is bringing it to Southwestern Montana. There, a cold front from the north is pushing it along with smoke from some Montana fires south into the valley here. Fires currently burning in the immediate area are quite small and putting up minimal smoke.