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Saturday, August 30, 2008


Wildfire stories came mostly in pairs today, leading off with two from Colorado covering wildfires there, followed by two from Utah giving a summary of their wildfires. Next up, an update on wildfires in central Montana from a pair of articles, and something of interest to San Diego residents on the continuing debate about fire strategy there. Two stories follow that which highlight the budget crunch effects on wildfire preparedness at opposite ends of the country - Oregon and West Virginia. Two stories out of Redding discuss fires in northern California, while the forestry industry fires another salvo in the forest thinning debate, this time from State Senator Sam Aanestad. Finally, an interesting story about an unusual strategy - cowboys as fire spotters.

Crews Fighting Wildfires Near Meeker

Crews fighting wildfires in northwest Colorado

Firefighters gaining control of Moab wildfire

Wildland fires actively burning

Central Montana wildfire advances; homeowners put on alert

Area fires keep growing

County gives its response to fire findings

ODF needs more firefighting funds

Cutting Back to Ramp Up Firefighting Budget

Wildfires continue to flare up

Fire destroys home

My View: Good forestry management saves trees, lives

Satellite phones make cowboys wildfire sentinels

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