July 17, 2003 |
Firefighters made advances Wednesday on one side of a forest fire that has forced as many as 5,000 people from their homes, but wind and lightning could threaten their progress. The fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation was 10% contained after blackening 14,000 to 16,000 acres and leading to several thousand evacuations in Whiteriver and other reservation communities in eastern Arizona.
July 10, 2007 |
Fire crews hoped for breaks from the weather to help fight blazes fueled by high temperatures, tinder-dry conditions and gusty winds across the West on Monday. A Hot Springs, S.D., wildfire that killed a man and left more than 30 families homeless spread somewhat to the southwest of the tourist town Monday, but fire officials expected to gain on it in the next day or so. "My best guess is that we'll make some good ground on the fire," said Joe Lowe, state wildland fire suppression coordinator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2002 |
With much of the Western U.S. suffering a severe drought, a top Bush administration official gently but firmly warned California on Wednesday to fulfill its promises to use less water from the Colorado River or suffer a mandatory cutback in the near future. The call by Assistant Interior Secretary Bennett Raley was backed by representatives of six other states that depend on the Colorado River and are eager for California to stop using more than its share.
December 26, 2008 |
As much of the country awoke to a welcome reprieve from heavy snowfall and ice-slickened roads, a new winter storm in the West snarled holiday traffic and darkened lights on Christmas trees in thousands of homes Thursday. In the Sierra Nevada, heavy snow and whiteout conditions led police to shut down an 80-mile stretch of Interstate 80 for several hours between the California-Nevada line and Applegate, Calif. The California Highway Patrol told drivers to be prepared for slow going.
April 22, 1988 |
Democratic members of Congress from nine Western states, acknowledging that Republican George Bush will likely sweep the South in the November presidential election, Thursday called on the party to adopt a "Western strategy" by choosing someone from their region as the vice presidential nominee. Among those being mentioned by Western Democrats as possible vice presidential nominees were House Majority Leader Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.
December 31, 2006 |
A winter storm stretching nearly from Canada to Mexico rolled out of the Rockies on Saturday, sparing Denver another round of heavy snow but trapping drivers farther east in 10-foot drifts. Denver had expected at least a foot of additional snow through today, but the storm trudged northeast from New Mexico into the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Parts of eastern Colorado still expected up to 2 feet, along with high winds.
November 5, 1988 |
In a major setback for environmentalists, a federal judge on Friday cleared the way for the Reagan Administration to lift restrictions on mining and development on as many as 180 million acres of federal land in the West, including up to 10 million acres in California. The decision, handed down in Washington by U.S. District Judge John Pratt, covers some lands in California that have been designated as environmentally sensitive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2007 |
Crews stayed on the offensive against major blazes around California and other Western states Sunday, a day marked by an epic fire in Utah and evacuations of hundreds of homes in Washington, as well as a helicopter crash that hurt two firefighters in Santa Barbara County.
April 1, 1990
Here is a partial list of recent anthologies and works on contemporary Western literature: * "Growing Up Western," edited by Clarus Backes (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990). * "The Best of the West," Vols. I & II, edited by James Thomas (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1988). * "Writers of the Purple Sage: An Anthology of Recent Western Writing," edited by Russell Martin and Marc Barasch (New York: Viking Penguin, 1986).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2006 |
A new alliance is about to give the sometimes unappreciated field of California and Western history a boost, scholars say. This contemporary peace accord is not among political parties, ethnic groups or water rights claimants who have squabbled in the region's past.