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"christmas valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:41 min | 4 months ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"All this would go silent State records show the springs feeding the Lake have been steadily declining ever since people started pumping ground water to nearby hay farms State scientists have long believed that agriculture would eventually dry out the springs Lisa Brown is an environmental advocate and an attorney for the nonprofit water watch It's alarming that we have a plan in place in Oregon to basically dry up some or Lake That's just the nature of groundwater hydrology Doug woodcock is a deputy director at the Oregon water resources department The state agency with a mission to safeguard sustainable water supplies The department does have a charge to manage the area sustainably and as we can get to it we will But the water department still hasn't defined what reasonably stable groundwater levels are even though a law saying it had to was passed in the 1950s And state policies don't consider the effects of human caused climate change even as it drives prolonged drought across the west Dan Janssen is a hay farmer near summer Lake who wants to conserve more water voluntarily and avoid a crackdown on his water rights If we get cut back here it's going to be devastating I mean this would be a ghost town Nothing but blowing sand here These intense winds and extreme temperatures batter his home and Christmas valley Oregon where a few crops will grow But the harsh conditions are part of what makes alfalfa hay actually thrive This is the best climate probably in the world for this crop Jansen says the international demand is strong especially from buyers in Asia And now we're starting to get a lot of Middle East countries that are buying because they aren't any water to grow it He's planning for a future where declining groundwater is going to hurt his livelihood Long before Oregon created a wildlife area where hay farm sprouted up around it northern paiute people have lived hunted and fished at the Lake Are people have always utilized that area and it has spiritual significance Wilson wewa is a northern paiute historian So if anybody has a right to the land and its resources this native people But the state allows farmers to take more and more water which leaves we while asking How much is enough He worries that unless Oregon's water managers change course in just a few decades a supply that's been stable for millennia could be lost forever.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:44 min | 4 months ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Ground water all this would go silent State records show the springs feeding the Lake have been steadily declining ever since people started pumping groundwater to nearby hay farms State scientists have long believed that agriculture would eventually dry out the springs Lisa Brown is an environmental advocate and an attorney for the nonprofit water watch It's alarming that we have a plan in place in Oregon to basically dry up summer Lake That's just the nature of groundwater hydrology Doug woodcock is a deputy director at the Oregon water resources department The state agency with a mission to safeguard sustainable water supplies The department does have a charge to manage the area sustainably and as we can get to it we will But the water department still hasn't defined what reasonably stable groundwater levels are Even though a law saying it had to was passed in the 1950s And state policies don't consider the effects of human caused climate change even as it drives prolonged drought across the west Dan Jansen is a hay farmer near summer Lake who wants to conserve more water voluntarily and avoid a crackdown on his water rights If we get cut back here it's going to be devastating I mean this would be a ghost town Nothing but blowing sand here These intense winds and extreme temperatures batter his home and Christmas valley Oregon where few crops will grow But the harsh conditions are part of what makes alfalfa hay actually thrive This is the best climate probably in the world for this crop Janssen says the international demand is strong especially from buyers in Asia And now we're starting to get a lot of Middle East countries that are buying because they don't have any water to grow it He's planning for a future where declining groundwater is going to hurt his livelihood Long before Oregon created a wildlife area or hay farm sprouted up around it northern paiute people have lived hunted and fished at the Lake Are people have always utilized that area and it has spiritual significance Wilson wewa is a northern paiute historian So if anybody has a right to the land and its resources is native people But the state allows farmers to take more and more water which leaves we while asking How much is enough He worries that unless Oregon's water managers change course in just a few decades a supply that's been stable for millennia could be lost forever For.

summer Lake Doug woodcock Oregon water resources departm Lisa Brown Dan Jansen Oregon Janssen Middle East Asia Wilson
"christmas valley" Discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

08:54 min | 11 months ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on Science Friday

"I'm omar or font sitting in for ira flato. Wildfires are a fact of life in states like california. But we've seen over the recent years. They're changing in dangerous ways last year. A record three point two million acres burned in california while nearly two million more burned in oregon and washington. This year california has seen another two million acres burned and the season is far from over the dixie fire. North of lake tahoe has by itself burned over nine hundred thousand acres in northern california. If it makes it to a million acres becoming a giga fire it will the second on record ever to do so right behind. Last year's august complex fire meanwhile the kaldor fire south of lake tahoe has topped two hundred thousand acres. Research is increasingly clear that wildfires are burning hotter fire season. His lasting longer and fire risk is increasing in places. That aren't used to it. Meanwhile more people are in harm's way in california. Eleven million residents live in high wildfire risk areas and the state's population is growing all the while. Humans are making these risks worse through building practices. poor forest and wildland management and climate change so climate change and other human factors are worsening wildfire risks. What can we do about it. Should homeowners pull up stakes and retreat or can they hold their ground and adapt. My next guest is someone who thinks a lot about these questions. Dr crystal colton afire. Scientists at the university of california. Mer said welcome back to science friday crystal. Thank you for having me back. So how would you put these fires this year in context compared to some of the record breaking seasons we've seen in the past. Are they par for the course or are they still surprising in some ways. They're surprising in some ways and not so in others. There is a tendency to focus on how big fires are because that is one of the statistics that people understand and it's readily available for fire. Scientists often what we're more interested in is looking at how fires are burning across different landscapes between forests and shrub lands and grasslands and trying to figure out what are the things that are outside of the normal range and what are the things that are within the normal range and this year's fires have certainly surprised us with some of the types of fire behavior. We've seen some of the burning that we've seen particularly at higher elevations and you know the the thing that is not surprising in many ways is how these fires have grown larger because this has been projected by many of our fire climate models for quite a few years. Is there an example that stands out in your mind about how these fires have been behaving unusual ways. All use the the dixie fire. Also that kaldor fire which of course threatened the the southlake top region and those fires were both fires that burned over. The sierra nevada mountains this year and prior to twenty twenty there had never been a modern wildfire. Burn up in over a mountain range. And last year the east troublesome fire burned over the rockies in colorado that was first and then this year we saw our first sierra nevada fire that burr dove crest being the dixie fire followed shortly by the called or fire also burning up and over the crest so this is really something that we noticed that was unusual and one of the key. Things is that we have seen really active burning at night and at high elevations where historically we have not seen that active of fire behavior and that is really indicative of how dry it has been this year. How dries vegetation is how warm and dry it stays at night and that is producing this really active fire behavior that simply exceeds the capacity of fire suppression resources so we can't simply look at the number of acres burned. We also need to consider the ecosystems the timing of the fire and the nature of the burns themselves when evaluating these places yes if our goal is to prevent wildfires disasters and specifically things like loss of life loss of homes and infrastructure And loss of some of the really critical facets of ecosystems that we highly value things like having clean water commodities forested watersheds or certain species like giant sequoia which are currently being threatened by fires in sequoia national park. If we really want to prevent those types of disasters we have to separate how fires are burning to produce those disastrous outcomes and how they are burning and other places and maybe even still doing a lot of ecological good and one of the things that i in. Many of my colleagues have tried to showcase. Is that even on these really large fires. Like the dixie fire. There's a lot of actually beneficial fire being reintroduced in a lot of these forests in places where it was excluded for over a century And these folks are fire adapted so much of that acreage is actually beneficial and we have to recognize that in order to be able to say all right what we want is to minimize not the fire itself and a a century of trying to put fires out has taught us that. We simply can't do it. And it's actually really detrimental to ecosystems to try and do that. But rather we want to support beneficial fire and minimize and mitigate those fire disasters to your point though about protecting homes a lot of people who are watching this from afar seeing wildfires occurring year-over-year in very similar places. A lot of people say that are asking. Should we even be living there to begin with. Shouldn't people retreat and you often hear about this idea of a managed retreat in the context of coastal areas and sea level rise. But do we have to do something similar with fire or is there more to think about here. I think that fire is much more complex when we're talking about managed retreat when we're looking at california and we're talking about a place where there is already another major disaster that befalls californians which is earthquakes And we don't ask people to no longer live on fault zones in california right. We basically stemming from the nineteen. Six earthquake in san francisco have figured out how to engineer and mitigate a lot of that potential earthquake damage such that subsequent earthquakes in nineteen eighty nine in in one thousand nine hundred four. We did not have the level of destruction that was seen in nineteen o six when we talk about wildfire managed retreat in a place like california really anywhere else vulnerable to fire. Does it make more sense to just tell everybody to move somewhere else where there's another disaster or it's far too expensive for them to live or does it make more sense to say okay. Can we engineer. And mitigate this environment these homes this community so that the wildfires that we know are going to burn don't have as disastrous of outcomes. And i think what we have seen. The last few years is that we can do that. Last week we saw people evacuating south lake. Tahoe as the kaldor fire approached. That's a major tourist area and it looked like it was under serious threat but it seems that area as defenses held and since then the fire has a better contained what happened and can we learn from this but i hope people take away from watching what happened in south lake. Tahoe the last few weeks is that they engineered a positive outcome. The reason that success occurred was due to the many many years of work that have occurred in the forest just around the edges of the city and the amount of fuel reduction work that was done. The prescribed burns that were done and all of the treatments that allowed firefighters to work safely and be batting much. Lower flame links and much less energetic fire as the kaldor fire moved towards. South lake tahoe. That is a landscape engineering. Success that saved the vast majority of homes in the christmas valley myers south lake tahoe area. We spoke last year to members of the europe tribe and other indigenous cultural fire practitioners. Many indigenous peoples.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Quake was felt in Mexico City, some 200 miles away. It knocked out power throughout Acapulco, and this morning. One person has reportedly died. A portion of highway 50 has reopened in South Lake Tahoe as residents return home highway 50 is still closed between Ice House And sawmill roads. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for Myers and Christmas Valley. The Kaldor fire is now 50% contained with nearly 217,000 acres burned. In other news this morning, Senator Robert Kennedy's widow is asking for parole to be denied. For Sirhan Sirhan give decays. Jack Cronin has this update. Sirhan Sirhan, who killed the senator and presidential candidate 53 years ago, received parole last month in San Diego. But the full parole board and the governor must still confirm his release before it becomes official. Ethel Kennedy sister family supports the decision to change his sense from the death penalty to life in prison. But she says Sirhan Sirhan should not be released of his widow, joining six of their Children in opposing parole after two of their sons spoke in favor of releasing their father's assassin during the hearing in no time Mesa Jack Ronan news 93.1 kfbk well this morning. It is not entirely clear how many Americans remain trapped in Afghanistan. However, if you Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York. The number is zero during a recent live interview with W S. Y R T TV at the New York State Fair. Senator Schumer said that all Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan are out. It is our featured audio clip this hour heard a lot of the pull out of Afghanistan would have gone somewhat totally,.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Is with the California D. A S association. John Lauber teaming. There was 93.1 kfbk kfbk. California Wildfire Watch The bridge. Fire is now 25% contained between Auburn and Forrest Hill in Plaster County. The blaze has burned more than 400 acres since it started Sunday near the Forest Hill Bridge. The Plaster county sheriff has lifted evacuation orders for nearby Lake Clementine. Caltrans says highway 50 years again opened in South Lake Tahoe as residents were allowed to return home Sunday. The Cal door fire remains a threat further to the West and highway, 50 is still closed between icehouse and sawmill roads. Mandatory evacuations remain for Myers in Christmas Valley. The counter or fire is 49% contained, but it spurred nearly 217,000 acres. In spite of the threat of wildfire, Lake Tahoe homes are still selling and his kfbk is Dina Kodiak tells us they're going above asking price is some buyers actually put bids on listed homes even as the cow door fire inched closer to South Lake Tahoe, an unnamed Realtor says one property sold for over $684,000. That's $35,000 more than the listed price. She explains that there's simply not enough Sierra homes to meet demands since the pandemic began, more people are moving to the Tahoe region as they can work remotely from home. And she says, Get away from the city life. Dina Kodiak News 93.1 kfbk Our Next update in 30 minutes. I'm Joe Michaels News 93.1 kfbk. Sacramental traffic from the KPK Traffic Center in a very pleasant good evening to a new crash in Sacramento has got your foot tapping the brakes Westbound Alberto Road at Watt Avenue. It's blocking the left turn length. Also in Sacramento Bee carefully found 80 had Madison There's a big desk, Rian walking in and out of the lanes of traffic throwing objects at passing motorists. Eastbound 50 At what? There's a pedestrian trying to cross lanes of traffic South Beyond 99. You're at warp speed between the 80 50 split in Laguna Boulevard and road work in Auburn north Beyond 49, between Full Whaler Avenue and tried Creek Road. The right lane closed till six a.m. from the Pawnee leading the way home Traffic center Steve Herrera News 23.1 km for Kerry. Now. Sacramento weather Here tonight with the lowest 64 to 68 another hot day tomorrow, sunshine, a few clouds high 101 1 of five. Not US on Thursday partly sunny high 93 to 97 Vanke Weather meteorologist virus in News 93.1.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"With the California Days Association. John Libertine, There was 93.1 kft. Okay. KFBK. California Wildfire watch the bridge. Fire is now 25% contained between Auburn and Forrest Hill in Plaster County. The blaze has burned more than 400 acres since it started Sunday near the Forest Hill Bridge. The Plaster county sheriff has lifted evacuation orders for nearby Lake Clementine. Caltrans says highway 50 years again open in South Lake Tahoe as residents were allowed to return home Sunday, the Cal door fire remains a threat further to the West and highway. 50 is still closed between icehouse and sawmill roads. Mandatory evacuations remain for Myers and Christmas Valley. The counter fire is 49% contained, but it spurred nearly 217,000 acres. In spite of the threat of wildfire, Lake Tahoe homes are still selling and his kfbk is Dina Kodiak tells us they're going above asking price is some buyers actually put bids on listed homes even as the cow door fire inched closer to South Lake Tahoe, an unnamed Realtor says one property sold for over $684,000. That's $35,000 more than the listed price. She explains that there's simply not enough Sierra homes to meet demands since the pandemic began, more people are moving to the Tahoe region as they can work remotely from home. And she says, Get away from the city life. Dina Kodiak News 93.1 kfbk Our Next update in 30 minutes. I'm Joe Michaels News 93.1 kfbk. Sacramental traffic, checking kfbk traffic at a very pleasant good evening to we go to highway mediated shut down in both directions between Shake Ridge Road in 89 due to the Calder Fire. A new accident in our group has got your foot on the brakes north Pound five at Hood Franklin Road. It's in the center divided, also partially blocking the left lane north of Sacramento Al Verte Road at East Levee Road, There's a brush fire reported there. Southbound 99 at a brisk pace between the 80 50 split at Laguna Boulevard and West Sacramento. Flying through eastbound et between 50 and what Avenue for the party leading the way home Traffic center Steve Herrera News 93.1 Km P. Carey Now Sacramento weather Tonight. Clear Low 64 to 68 Sunday to partly quality and hunt tomorrow.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

06:16 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on KGO 810

"Obviously, I'm sure you're aware of the criticism with that withdrawal. The American soldiers and the lives that were lost their I guess, just your thoughts. And where does America go from here? After going through all of that film and the interviews and putting this documentary together, you know, where do we go? When we Had 9 11. We had everything that we've learned about our government between then and now And now, of course, January 6th that was led by a big lie spread by our former president and our failure to bring democracy to another country like Afghanistan. I mean, where do we go as a nation? I think by any definition make a year you're describing a country that's broken half of us. Don't believe the last election worked out. Apparently, uh, it's it's pretty amazing when you go back and look at it. And you think about where do we go from now? I I think you know you worry if you're us, and you've watched what happened when we pulled out of Iraq now we pulled out of Afghanistan. You know that Over the last 20 years, Al Qaeda has gotten just bigger. Isis has spread all over the north of Africa. And now everything is heading back into Afghanistan, where the 9 11 hijackers and Osama bin Laden came from well, that part of the world and other parts of the world when America has really literally Step completely back are in play again. So there's a lot to worry about. Democracy is under assault. Worried about the coming election in 2022, we don't know what we can trust. From our elected leaders is a huge economy of what the argument is about. Um and under the world there's no longer believes were the paragons of virtue, Truth and justice. So it's a very difficult and challenging next few years in the United States of America, and a lot of it can be attributed to what happened in the last 20 years. Michael Kirk and check out his new documentary America After 9 11. You can watch it tonight at nine o'clock on Channel nine in San Francisco, Channel six in Sacramento, and it's available at PBS dot org. Michael Thank you so much for joining me this morning. Thank you, Nikki. And, yeah, again. This Saturday. We at five o'clock, I believe I'm correct. KGO will have a special show with John Rothman and Pat Thurston hosting it where we look back and share our own memories from 9 11. Day 15 on KGO. Let's take it a little bit closer to home as well and talk about the caldera fire. I'm joined right now with the president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. Carol Chaplain Carol Thank you so much for coming on with me. Um, A lot of people had Lake Tahoe in their summer plans with their end of summer plans. Um, can you just talk a little bit about? I know some people were allowed to return this weekend. Obviously, the fires are still going. The smoke is still there. Um, and what it's like for people as they slowly return. Yeah. Good morning. Thank you for having me this morning. Um, Yeah, So we We got some great news on Saturday, Actually, on Friday and Saturday Kings very great over on the state line. Area was downgraded to warning and then on Saturday, most of the South Lake Tahoe destination was downgraded to warning. We still have a couple of evacuation areas, Christmas Valley and Myers, which were the most threatened And continue to be monitored by firefighters. Um, so it's It's quiet. I mean, people are coming back, and it's very you know, it's uh It's very hopeful you're right. The smoke is still there and, um and you've probably heard that we have our wildlife who was a little bit displaced and also saw small opportunities, So I think people are are dealing with With the you know the best and and the most interesting parts of tall right now. Absolutely. I mean, yeah, we've seen the videos of the Bears. They're kind of taking advantage of the empty vacation homes out there in South Lake Tahoe. Let's talk about how Lake Tahoe recovers. I think anybody especially here in California, we love South like to how the whole Lake Tahoe area we wanted to to bounce back from these fires. Can you first put into perspective for us kind of the economic loss of losing? Let's just say a holiday weekend like Labor Day. Well, you know, we're having a little bit of a hard time quantifying that, But I did talk to the city of South Lake Tahoe and in about a four week period in that August September range it was about 4.2 million in taxes more like 40 million in lodging and restaurant and retail that that doesn't that doesn't include Labour wages at all. You know, that's that's really very conservative, but it gives you an idea of what what happens in, um during a busy month. I I couldn't really speak to just the weekend, but certainly it was It was a strong weekend force. But honestly, you know, September has become very strong Per you know for us, generally speaking with more flexible schedules, and you know schools doing different things so Um so, Labor Day weekend? Definitely an impact. Um, September. Definitely even more of an impact as well. Okay, so as we move forward to the rest of the year and of course into the winter, I know some people like didn't make Lake Tahoe their destination for the winter time. They're going to go to the ski resorts and things like that, Um, do you think that some of this loss can be made up in the winter? And are you guys kind of do you expect that at least some of these resorts to offer? Maybe deals to and ties even more people to come to kind of make up for what's been lost in August and early September. Well, it's interesting that you talk about winter because I think we would all like to fast forward just a little bit. I think that there's so some late fall. We're certainly we would love to get some early snowfall and get into the winter. It'll just be a completely different landscape for us literally. You know, the ski resorts actually have been some great, um, annual past deals in the past..

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"christmas valley" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on KCRW

"This is the California report. Good morning. I'm Saul Gonzalez in Los Angeles. While thousands of evacuated residents who fled South Lake Tahoe because of the Kaldor fire are being allowed back home. Other communities remain in limbo that includes grizzly flats between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, which is where the fire first started nearly a month ago. El Dorado County Sheriff's Sergeant Eric Palm, Berg says. There's a lot of damage crews are trying to sift through. There's a lot of different things going on the grizzly flat area. We literally have thousands, if not tens of thousands of trees that have been burned that a lot of those are going to be cut down as hazards. There's just a very large amount of debris up there. PGD is making repairs and Palmer says getting utilities up and running has been a huge challenge. Those homes do not currently have water because grizzly flat water is still trying to repair their service lines. So that is another reason so the infrastructure in the area Trying to make those repairs get that all up to speed Now, In terms of the firefight itself, crews continue to make progress in building containment, particularly in areas of concern, like around Kirkwood ski resort in the towns of Christmas Valley and Echo Lake. The fire has burned more than 216,000 acres and this nearing 50% containment. Meanwhile, to the north, thousands of firefighters continue to battle the state's largest blaze. The Dixie Fire, which has now burned more than 914,000 acres. Particular concern is the Dixie Valley, where some homes were destroyed over the weekend. Several spot fires have threatened containment lines in the past few days as crews are now being assigned to areas where the fire is most active. The blaze has already burned nearly 700 homes turning now to the pandemic. In the San Joaquin Valley, state officials have issued a covid 19 health order after determining the valleys. Hospitals have met the threshold to inter surge protocols. What does that mean? Well, hospitals in the 12 County region must accept transfer patients if they have ICU bed capacity. And if there are no ICU beds available, hospitals outside the region must accept patients when clinically appropriate. San Joaquin County Public Health officer Dr Maggie Park says hospitals in the Central Valley are struggling right now, our current daily numbers of confirm positive cases and the number of people admitted to hospitals for Covid 19. Now surpassed the peak numbers we had during the wave of summer 2020. We knew that this surge might be as bad as last summer's, but we've passed last summer's numbers and still haven't reached the peak of this current surge. Park says that while other parts of the state have seen covid number stabilize, that's not the case in the Central Valley, which is some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state. In fact, less than 40% of residents in four counties. Kern Kings, Mariposa, Merced said have been fully vaccinated. The hospital order from the state's Department of Public Health will be in place until Thursday, when the region's numbers will be re evaluated. And staying on Covid. According to the California Department of Public Health 47 million covid vaccinations have been given in the state in 84 million tests administered when it comes to Cova testing. One increasingly popular option is at home test kits. I talked about home test kits with Catherine Woo Healthcare writer with the Atlantic whose long written about covid and Covid testing My first question do at home. Covid tests really work? Well, it really, really, very is actually, um, depending on what you count as a home test. There are really dozens of models out there. At this point. You know, some of them you like spitting in a tube where you swab your nose, and then you ship it off to a lab and they process it and they send you The results. And that's still nice because you don't have to go to a doctor's office or a testing site to take your test. Others you do the entire process yourself in your living room. And basically the way that I break it down is You sort of distinguish between the way that the virus is being detected in that test. That's generally where act were accuracy, segregates. So for those lab tests and for some of the entirely at home tests, what they're looking for is virus genetic material, So it's really easy to detect. A very tiny amount of virus makes those tests super sensitive and they're really accurate. That changes a little bit when you switch to a different method, where you're no longer looking for the Medic material, But you're looking for viral proteins. So you know, chunks of the virus. Um, you're basically just scanning for what's already there. So it's a lot easier to miss the virus when it's in pretty low amounts. Uh, so that's kind of where the big question is on accuracy. And Catherine is anybody out there regulating these tests like the FDA or some other agency? Yeah, absolutely. That's a really good point to bring up. So the FDA is regulating these tests, but I think what's important to keep in mind is there are still you know, some black market tests floating around out there that are not FDA approved, and the FDA does keep a list on their website. You can search so things like FDA, covid 19 molecular diagnostics or antigen diagnostics, for example. Mm. And the tests aren't cheap, right? At least a lot of them aren't so how much can people expect to shell out? I think this is the trick with a lot of home testing some of the cheapest tests out there, and some of the most convenient tests out there are still costing like $24 for a two pack. And if you're you're trying to test yourself multiple times a week that can really rack up a bill, especially if you live in a household with other people, and you'll all want to be testing if you're worried about exposure or risk in that sense. And then you know the more expensive lab tests or the ones that search for that more sensitive genetic material. They can get even more expensive $50.75 dollars. It really costs quite a bit. And I know there are a lot of experts saying, you know, why isn't the government footing this bill? Why can't we all have access to free rapid tests, which they are actually doing in some other countries? Mhm. Alright, that is Katherine Wu of the Atlantic and one of the smartest people covering the covid pandemic in all of its forms. Thank you so much for joining us on the California report..

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"christmas valley" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:50 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On KQED. More of the same for the Bay Area. Spare the air alert extended through tonight. Look for partial clearing along the coast. Most of the sunshine and heat far inland Today, highs will range from the sixties seventies at the coast to the low one hundred's far inland. Good morning to you at the time is 5 51. This is the California report. Good morning. I'm Saul Gonzalez in Los Angeles. While thousands of evacuated residents who fled South Lake Tahoe because of the Kaldor fire are being allowed back home. Other communities remain in limbo that includes grizzly flats between Lake Tahoe in Sacramento, which is where the fire first started nearly a month ago. El Dorado County Sheriff's Sergeant Eric Palm, Berg says. There's a lot of damage crews are trying to sift through. There's a lot of different things going on the grizzly flat area. We literally have thousands, if not tens of thousands of trees. Have been burned. A lot of those are going to be cut down as hazards. There is just a very large amount of debris up there. P Genie is making repairs and Palmer says getting utilities up and running has been a huge challenge. Those homes do not currently have water because grizzly flat water is still trying to repair their service lines. So that is another reason so the infrastructure in the area we're trying to make those repairs get that all up to speed. Now, in terms of the firefight itself. Crews continue to make progress in building containment, particularly in areas of concern like around Kirkwood ski resorts and the towns of Christmas Valley and Echo Lake. The fire has burned more than 216,000 acres and this nearing 50% containment. Meanwhile, to the north, thousands of firefighters continue to battle the state's largest blaze. The Dixie Fire, which has now burned more than 914,000 acres. Particular concern is the Dixie Valley, where some homes were destroyed over the weekend. Several spot fires have threatened to containment lines in the past two days as crews are now being assigned to areas where the fire is most active. The blaze has already burned nearly 700 homes turning now to the pandemic. In the San Joaquin Valley, state officials have issued a covid 19 health order after determining the valleys. Hospitals have met the threshold to inter search protocols. What does that mean? Well, hospitals in the 12 County region must accept transfer patients if they have ICU bed capacity. And if there are no ICU beds available, hospitals outside the region must accept patients when clinically appropriate. San Joaquin County Public Health officer Dr Maggie Park says hospitals in the Central Valley are struggling right now, our current daily numbers of confirmed positive cases. And the number of people admitted to hospitals for Covid 19 now surpassed the peak numbers we had during the wave of summer 2020. We knew that this surge might be as bad as last summer's, but we've passed last summer's numbers and still haven't reached the peak of this current surge. Park says that while other parts of the state have seen Covid numbers stabilize, that's not the case in the Central Valley, which is some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state. In fact, less than 40% of residents in four counties. Kern Kings, Mariposa, Merced said have been fully vaccinated. The hospital order from the state's Department of Public Health will be in place until Thursday, when the region's numbers will be re evaluated. And staying on Covid, according to the California Department of Public Health 47 million covid vaccinations have been given in the state in 84 million tests administered when it comes to Covid testing. One increasingly popular option is at home test kits. I talked about home test kits with Catherine Woo. Healthcare writer with the Atlantic whose long written about covid and Covid testing. My first question do at home. Covid tests really work? Well, it really, really varies. Actually, um, depending on what you count as a home test, there are really dozens of models out there. At this point, you know, some of them you like, spit in a tube or you swab your nose, and then you ship it off to a lab and they process it and they send you the results, and that's still nice because you don't have to go to a doctor's office. Or a testing site to take your test. Others you do the entire process yourself in your living room. And basically the way that I break it down is, uh, you sort of distinguished between the way that the virus is being detected in that test. That's generally where act were accuracy. Segregates. So for those lab tests, um and for some of the entirely at home tests, what they're looking for is virus genetic material, so it's really easy to detect a very tiny amount of virus. Um, it makes those tests super sensitive and they're really accurate. That changes a little bit when you switch to a different method, where you're no longer looking for the genetic material, But you're looking for viral proteins. So you know chunks of the virus. You're basically just scanning for what's already there, so it's a lot easier to miss the virus when it's in pretty low amounts. So that's kind of where the big question is on accuracy. And Catherine is anybody out there regulating these tests like the FDA or some other agency? Yeah, absolutely. That's a really good point to bring up. So the FDA is regulating these tests, but I think what's important to keep in mind is there are still you know, some black market tests floating around out there that are not FDA approved, and the FDA does keep a list on their website, even search things like FDA, covid 19, molecular diagnostics or androgen diagnostics, for example. Mm. And the tests aren't cheap, right? At least a lot of them are so how much can people have to shell out? I think this is the trick with a lot of home testing some of the cheapest tests out there, and some of the most convenient tests out there are still costing like $24 for a two pack. And if you're you're trying to test yourself multiple times a week that could really rack up a bill, especially if you live in a household with other people, and you'll all want to be testing if you're worried about exposure to risk in that sense. And then you know, the more expensive lab tests are the ones that search for that more sensitive genetic material. They can get even more expensive $50.75 dollars. It really costs quite a bit. And I know there are a lot of experts saying, you know, why isn't the government putting this bill? Why can't we all have access to free rapid tests, which they are actually doing in some other countries? Mhm. Alright, that is Katherine Wu of the Atlantic and one of the smartest people covering the covid pandemic in all of its forms. Thank you so much for joining us on the California report. Thank.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

09:31 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Org where you can read some really good information about what to do and how to proceed when you returned home and this type of situation And lastly, we like to say that it's really important for us to make sure that we coordinate and get out valid information for all of you and we're doing that. And we want to ensure everybody and remind everybody that this is where the validated and coordinated information comes out of for you in coordination with the Nemo team and Team four on the zone. Calif. IRA Teen six So please continue to get your validated information from us from this incident With that being said, one question we get we continue to get is what's the cause of the incident? The fire that continues remain under investigation and as soon as our team knows, we'll let you know. He's heading over to the young master died a couple of quick questions that came up here one person asking what is contained mean in relation to the fire. So black line is what we use to show contained containers when we have some sort of control line right on the fire's edge, and and that we're utilizing that to stop the spread of the fire, we also have a term controlled. That we use and firefighting and controlled would mean that we are just confident that the fire is extinguished. There's no additional risk of the fire spreading so all the black line that you see we have containment on it. We have a mop up. And we're fairly certain that that fire is going to stay in place. But we still continue to go in and mop that up every day and patrol it until we're comfortable calling it controlled. And as you heard from From team forced some of those We like these incidents to be when tested with different directions just so we can be totally assured that that it's not going to move on us again. So sometimes that controlled status takes a bit a lot of questions about the Silver Lake area. And when I'm going to talk about Silver Lake, I'm just I'm going to talk about this big area from Colquitt all the way down to 88 to where these, um burnt islands are so everything in there we have gotten spot fires across 88 today. None of them have grown. We've been able to Contain all of those spot fires, and we're continuing to work. Um, I'm not aware of any damage around any of the cabins at Silver Lake or damage to structures up here along 88 at the fuels for folks that now the fields are very sparse out here on 88. There's just a few pockets of timber stringers that would even allow the fire tick. To burn all the way up to 88 years ago, when when a fire approached an area like that we would be relatively assured that there would be no additional spread to that fire. And as you've heard tonight, just The conditions were in If there's one tree the fires literally hopscotching from tree to tree around this granite until it can get into a continuous stringer fuel and then make a run. I mean, that's one spot where it's done that today. Another question. The final one I've got here is pertaining to water drops. Um, and with all the water drops and work that we're doing, Um, why is it still so hot up it, writes Lake. Um, we have retarded up there. We have rhetoric. Wing dropping water up. There were squirting water with hoses. It's hot up there, because that's the state of the field. Anything that's up there available to burn. Is burning, and it's challenging our control efforts and and the only way we get a head on this is to continue to square water continued to widen our control lines. Um and and get in there and grub and mop this thing up. And that's the end of the questions for me. You're hearing alive. So received communities meeting here on news 93.1 kfbk, California's and the answer. That is, yes, the Sheriff's department along with all the other resources, CHP will continue to have a heavy presence in and around the area. So if you need you have a question Flagging down. Stop them Ask talk to your local law enforcement see out there, but yes, they will continue. They have been and will continue to put resources in and around the warning and evacuated areas. Thank you, sir. Okay, So those are all the questions over here on the West Zone, Sean, we're going to send it back over to the East zone. All right. Thank you. Rich. Yeah, We got a few questions over here in first up. I'd like to bring up our operations section Chief J. Kagel. Okay, quite a few questions, and we appreciate the question so first one. What is the expectation for Highway 89? When Will it reopen again? That's something that we're consistently reevaluating daily. We meet multiple times throughout the day. To discuss that, so that is a priority that we continue to talk about. Right now. We don't have a projected date. We continue to again. We need to secure in here. We're still finding hot areas, so we're aggressively mopping up so it's going to be a bit But again, we continue to evaluate. Next question. Is there fire to Chevron Admires? Question is no answers. No, no fire at the Chevron admires question was, what is mastication means, so that is a tool that we utilize its on Escovedo track, and it has a blade basically cuts the brush off to the side and then we follow it with chippers and clean it up, so it doesn't leave a mess afterwards. Mm. Next question. What is the red tape on homes and Christmas Valley needs so that's flagging. And what that is, is crews are hanging those around the structures. Just so we I d that they've been checked. For any kind of damage if there was any kind of damage to it, or they've already been assessed. Moving forward anyway. We can see how far the Tamarack fire is. And the fire isn't going that way. So no, the direction of the fire is not moving. We have it dictated on the map. This is the Tamarack were looking somewhere to any worried about 8 to 9 miles away. There is no plan to merge these fires. That is not the plant at all again. Aggressive, direct line attack again. We are masticated and prepping a contingency line. But that is still quite a ways away from The Tamarack fire. And last question after mop up what determines which, what? How does it determine when you're done and you can move on to the next area? So again when we do not find any more heat in that area, we move on. We continue to get depth. So we start typically with a standard of 50 ft. We move into 100 ft. And we go all the way into 300 ft. It's based on the fuels in there. If we have a lot of timber in there, we're going to go deeper and we're going to do whatever is the safest for the resources. So We're going to continue to mop up so any threat to the line with any kind of projected wins. That's what we're evaluating. So we continue that mop up in that depth, But sometimes we go all the way into 1000 ft. And that's the end of operation questions. Alright. Great. Thank you very much for that, Jake. Next up, I'm going to bring back for another couple of questions will be this Lake Valley fire chief Brad's lending. Yes, thank you. Quick question. What's the status update of Montgomery States and Coal Creek. Montgomery States and Cold Creek. No fire damage, No fire in the neighborhood, and it's quite a distance for you folks that are familiar to your neighborhood. It's quite a ways up on the hillside behind your homes. It's a good distance away. There are fire crews patrolling and stage in your neighborhoods. Quite normal for our operations, but right now No fire or no damage. Thank you. Well, that's great news for those folks up there. Thank you, Chief. So that would be the answer of our questions. If you have any more questions, keep putting them in, will address them as the night goes on and will attempt to address those again in the morning with Jake's updates so back to you, rich. You're hearing live coverage of the caldera fire continuing coverage as it looks like things have kind of ended here. For their meeting. I think this is the part where they, uh well Good afternoon. Ladies, which summary? My name is Ricardo Philip All are they're moving into the the Caldera incident, and now I'm going to summarize, summarize tonight's community community meeting in in Spanish, So okay, we'll move on from here. Let's give you an update of what we just heard. It sounds like it's uh, not a bad day yesterday. It was a very good day, They said a monumental day They weren't As strong and those terms today but is the caldera fire continues in that Tahoe area? That's that's That's the area where you probably, you know, have the most question or concern which Which they have addressed in their briefing today, But it doesn't look like the bottom line is when will South Lake Tahoe be repopulated? And it doesn't sound like any time soon, at least through the Labor Day weekend, although they did not say that and here in California and was we kind of get a big picture. Things. Campfires Band in parts of the West. All this Labor Day weekend at ABC News senior meteorologist Rob Marciano reports. There are 85 large wildfires now burning from California to Montana. Kaldor fire this the one burning near Lake Tahoe, just south of Tahoe. There that's near Kirkwood has been a little bit cooler. Winter, a little bit lighter and hopefully keeping that away from the big buildings in South Lake now as the caliber fire has forced Lake Tahoe.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Come or find Nevada Walgreen, CVS Rite Aid bed Bath and Target now available with eucalyptus forest mitigate this threat. That means that In concert with their assessment and operations. We are also looking at this area to keep minimize the time from when the threat of the fires mitigated to all the rest of the Safety concerns in here to put the people back in these areas, so we're staying as close as possible. Uh, Working our way through. It's a process that we do every day. We are very cognizant of the fact that each each road is important to somebody that's been displaced. We do it. Coordinated. It's Very well run and well oiled process that we have. But again, safety is the number one key. Thank you very much. Get him to your hearing Live coverage here on news 93.1 kpk the caliber fire Briefing Martin, one of the unified incident commanders for the cow door incident on the West zone. So, as you just heard, we've had additional progress in our repopulation on the West zone, which is we're making those continued steps each and every day to get the citizens back into their community. We continue to have success with the weather that is moderated, which the fire behavior and the fire is moderated on the West Zone as well. And we continue to have a success each day each and every day. We're starting to put a little bit more of that black line here on the map. And starting to get to get more areas contained on this incident. We still do have some some challenges out in front of us on that North side and on on that south side of the West zone there between the Colquitt his ops talked about and then I'd up and Rights Lake area and we're going to continue to put resources in there and continue to make sure I just asked for the the public that is going back into their residents to understand that we're still going to have numerous fire equipment out in the area and to please drive slowly and pay attention as we have firefighters, utility workers. And other folks out there working in the area to continue to ensure the safety As you re enter into your communities, we will have a presence within all those communities for multiple days to come. To ensure that everything is safe and is mopped up around the areas so you will continue to see that you'll see the same amount of fire equipment on the road going back and forth. Now we just have to intermingle the the public and the fire equipment in the same area. So please, please be cautious out there as you're driving around. For your safety and for the safety of the firefighters. One of the questions that has come up quite a bit frequently surrounds around the initial response to this incident. I want to make sure everybody is aware that on the initial dispatch this incident we had multiple agencies responding to the incident. Within an hour Eldorado within the Eldorado National Forest. We have a closest resource dispatching concept where we dispatch the closest resources. And so on the night of this fire, we had an aggressive initial attack from both agencies. We've had aggressive Attack in support from both agencies on the extended attack all the way through now, Cal fire the U. S. Forest Service's stood shoulder to shoulder in this process from day one. Now, and that is not going to change until this incident is completely mitigated. I know there's been a bunch of questions about that. And I just wanted to get that information out to each and every one of you continue to submit your questions. And we thank you for tuning in each night. Have a great night. You're hearing a live community meeting from Cal Fire news, 93.1 kfbk going to go ahead and pass it over to the east zone to do their presenters. John Okay. Thank you. Rich. Yes. Welcome to the East Zone and first stopping introducing to you will be our operations section Chief Jake Kagel. Good afternoon, all so in the wet in the East zone in the desolation wilderness, we inserted a, uh, a small module of resources. The intent is that they'll be remote out there and the intent is also to go directed this piece tomorrow will continue to put resources in there looking at putting in repeller from a helicopter to work this piece as well, really minimal heat through here. In a lot of this area has a lot of granite rock. So not that's what's minimizing that movement. There is definitely potential through there, and that's why we're inserting Cruz as we get over to upper and lower Echo Lake. Crews continue to do structure prep through these both of these upper and lower and the fire continues to back and we're doing perimeter control in there as well. That's a 24 hour process that will continue to do that. As we get into these structures through Christmas Valley Alps are Apache and Myers crews continue to aggressively mop up in this area. We're still finding heat in this area, but no impact to the structures. But crews continue to be gainfully employed mopping up again. This is one of our number one priority is to continue the hard work in here. Aggressively to get this opened up for the public but again for safety reasons. We need to keep it closed. So please, we appreciate that consistent patient that patients that we've been getting from the committee's referring to the South Lake over to fallen leave and upper Truckee. We do have our contingency line in place, and we're continuing that mastication. And also chipping along the lakeshore here around fallen leaf again. This is no anticipation to fire any of this. We have to plan way ahead and we are just doing that if something were to escape, where we're still focusing on the direct method, and that is working effectively, But we still have to prep for that. Coming around on the north flank. As we work up over into tremor, Peak area crews continue to mop up and gain more depth than our mop up along this edge hand line is completed and.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on Here & Now

"It is another ten stay in northern california near the near nevada. Border firefighters are battling kaldor fire now threatening the biggest city on the shore of lake. Tahoe they cut a break yesterday when winds relaxed a little bit but the fire has burned more than two hundred thousand acres and some fifty thousand people have evacuated. Npr's eric westervelt talked to some firefighters. Defending south lake tahoe. Fix smoke and ash. Enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. I really the last line of defense. Protecting south lake tahoe. Its number side over there. And then it's burning there that way towards the south talk behind us pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes firefighter. Steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot fires. These are the dreaded windblown embers that ignite many fires that can easily grow into new blazes. Bardem is working to contain one almost got out of control. It was bernie pretty Pie their thirteen fourteen foot claim lakes and get the ember cast off it it gets grasping the needle going and it goes over to the houses. And that's memorial. They're worried about sparks catching the drought-stricken brush dry pine needles surrounding the homes. Right across the road that can turn this forest fire into a battle to save homes and neighborhoods most of these forests and the tahoe basin have not burned since the nineteen forties. The spot fires they're tackling are not mere nuisances really the biggest threat to south lake. Tahoe right now says firefighter jesse alexander because they can overrun control lines and wreak havoc on any well-planned containment strategy and you have a spot fire basically planning might be go plan b. or plan c. depending on spotify jumped across so you can have every intention of trying to hold the road and if it jumps that road a spot fire now you have to kind of change your overall game plan. If you're not able to pick up that's

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California's Caldor Fire Continues to Burn

Here & Now

02:05 min | 1 year ago

California's Caldor Fire Continues to Burn

"It is another ten stay in northern california near the near nevada. Border firefighters are battling kaldor fire now threatening the biggest city on the shore of lake. Tahoe they cut a break yesterday when winds relaxed a little bit but the fire has burned more than two hundred thousand acres and some fifty thousand people have evacuated. Npr's eric westervelt talked to some firefighters. Defending south lake tahoe. Fix smoke and ash. Enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. I really the last line of defense. Protecting south lake tahoe. Its number side over there. And then it's burning there that way towards the south talk behind us pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes firefighter. Steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot fires. These are the dreaded windblown embers that ignite many fires that can easily grow into new blazes. Bardem is working to contain one almost got out of control. It was bernie pretty Pie their thirteen fourteen foot claim lakes and get the ember cast off it it gets grasping the needle going and it goes over to the houses. And that's memorial. They're worried about sparks catching the drought-stricken brush dry pine needles surrounding the homes. Right across the road that can turn this forest fire into a battle to save homes and neighborhoods most of these forests and the tahoe basin have not burned since the nineteen forties. The spot fires they're tackling are not mere nuisances really the biggest threat to south lake. Tahoe right now says firefighter jesse alexander because they can overrun control lines and wreak havoc on any well-planned containment strategy and you have a spot fire basically planning might be go plan b. or plan c. depending on spotify jumped across so you can have every intention of trying to hold the road and if it jumps that road a spot fire now you have to kind of change your overall game plan. If you're not able to pick up that's

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"christmas valley" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on Here & Now

"At the end of the day they really got wiped out and have not been able to maintain that pressure. Since then he says. I suspect militants in southeast asia. Have been on the back foot. Until last thursday's airport sydney joe's and that by itself is going to be an integration to local grew in indonesia and the philippines to try their hand at doing the same thing so this is a danger sign of a kind we haven't had before political leaders in south east asia at the moment are more focused on the region's recent delta driven kovin spikes security. But she says they also need to pay more attention to the terrorist threat posed by isis for npr news. I'm michael sullivan in chiang rai thailand over this last year and a half the world's been through a lot so on this season of the story or podcast we'll hear stories reminding us that even when times are hard became still begin again. Listen to our new season wherever you get your podcast. It is another ten stay in northern california near the near nevada. Border firefighters are battling kaldor fire now threatening the biggest city on the shore of lake. Tahoe they cut a break yesterday when winds relaxed a little bit but the fire has burned more than two hundred thousand acres and some fifty thousand people have evacuated. Npr's eric westervelt talked to some firefighters. Defending south lake tahoe. Fix smoke and ash. Enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. I really the last line of defense. Protecting south lake tahoe. Its number side over there. And then it's burning there that way towards the south talk behind us pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes firefighter. Steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot.

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Massive Caldor Fire Closes in on Lake Tahoe Area

Environment: NPR

02:09 min | 1 year ago

Massive Caldor Fire Closes in on Lake Tahoe Area

"Actual speeds are not guaranteed. It's another tense day. In northern california as firefighters struggled to keep the massive kaldor fire from reaching the biggest city on the shore of iconic lake. Tahoe they caught a break. When wins yesterday were not as strong as expected but forecasters are warning. That strong winds are likely well into this evening. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and the fire has now burned some two hundred thousand acres. Npr's eric westervelt has the latest from south. Lake tahoe fix smoke and ash. Of enveloped the eerily empty resort area of south lake. Tahoe which is usually bustling. This time of year with summer tourists on the outskirts of the city exhausted fire crews in the christmas valley area. A really the last line of defense protecting south lake tahoe. Its number over there. And then it's burning there. That way towards taller behind pretty close in a forested area adjacent to cabins and homes. Firefighter steve barnum and a wildfire strikeforce from southern california are scrambling to stamp out spot. Fires these are the dreaded wind blown embers that ignite many fires that can easily grow into new blazes. Bardem is working to contain one. That almost got out of control and it was pretty pretty Pie their thirteen. Fourteen foot flame lakes. And then you get the ember cast off it and it gets grass finding gig on and it goes over the houses. And that's memorial. They're worried about sparks catching the drought-stricken brush and dry pine needles surrounding the homes. Right across the road that can turn this forest fire into a battle to save homes and neighborhoods most of these forests and the tahoe basin have not burned since the nineteen forties. The spot fires are tackling are not mere nuisances. They're really the biggest threat to south lake. Tahoe right now says firefighter jesse alexander because they can overrun control lines and wreak havoc on any well-planned containment strategy and you have a spot fire basically your plan

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"christmas valley" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"That's roughly 400 More frontline health care workers getting vaccinated today compared to yesterday, Executive Director of America but County Department of Public Health Marcie Flanagan reports. We did have 11 reactions reported yesterday. Although those were mild reactions. The most were anxiety related with three more pods. Opening Monday appointment will increase for the near 40,000 health care workers who have signed up for the vaccine in Arizona. Reporting live. I'm Allie Ventnor. Katya. Our news. We're now just one week away from Christmas Day is almost a quarter of a million Arizonans, who are struggling to make ends meet are counting on Congress to extend the federal Cares. Act. Unemployment benefits. Katya ERS Jim crosses live in Phoenix. Yeah, Jeff Right now they're set to expire the day after Christmas Valley Political expert Emily Ryan conversed a consoling says the deal should have been hammered up months ago. But it's no mystery. Why wasn't election politics got in the way of the needs of the American people are Congress also trying to reach a funding deal to keep the government going? A shutdown deadline set for 12 01 Saturday morning. Live in Phoenix Drum Cross Katie Our news. Latest own coronavirus in Arizona had to Katya Jr dot com slash coronavirus. 21 attorneys who represented the Trump Campaign and the Arizona GOP an election lawsuits are now the subject of a complaint to the Arizona bar, Ethical Rules a 210.4. We have an obligation to report any kind of ethical violations or legal violations that we see on behalf that other lawyers commit. Valley Attorney Robert McWhorter says the lawsuit's over the election. And in Arizona should never have been filed. Lawyers are not allowed to file frivolous lawsuits. McWhorter says the election lawsuits had no basis in fact, and wasted the court's time and taxpayersmoney. Katie our.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

05:36 min | 1 year ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"Port. Harbor ohio The random city generator was kind of a little east coast bias. So i had a yeah and then One of the selection so it's east coast bias and then tucson like we're not gonna talk about tucson really not even a point. Two sided context of this particular radio. Show buffalo at arizona as well. What do we have left us. So let's do. Christmas valley oregon chris biz valley. Or you're telling me where that is. It's looks like it was a knee. So when i realized that i was very east coast bias. That just randomly zoomed in on the map. Yeah it's in the desert part of oregon okay so eastern oregon issue central. Okay maybe okay. So central oregon You could get all three of these games on on tv. S in oregon. I doubt around. Eugene. it's gonna be the chargers in miami with greg. Gumbel enrich game on the call The very eastern end of the state You're closer to boise. Obviously than eugene or portland or the ocean. You're going to get denver at las vegas kevin harlan and trent green and then the portland market and a lot of the state's gonna get. I eagle charles davis on that one As for the fox early game that's going to be that tampa bay and carolina game throughout the state of oregon and then seattle and the rams with Joe bach and troy aikman calling the game in the late slot on fox seattle at the ram seattle. The local market there in oregon. What else. let's lastly do golf. Port florida gulfport florida as out on the gulf and his outside of saint petersburg outside of saint petersburg so in the tampa market San francisco at new orleans. You're game on fox. Adam levine and march laura the. They're both going. That should be a a good call for. I probably not a very good game I i like the states a lot at home you know. We've been waiting for san francisco to calm everything and you know. It's just not a reality to hope for something like that Florida tampa. market's gonna get obviously the tampa bay game tampa and carolina up in jacksonville. They'll get gr-. Chris myers greg janning. Brock you're d- are calling at green bay That's an absolute must win for the packers that in eagles country you are going to get eagles. Giants country really. You're going to get kevin. Kugler and chris spielman calling that one and then the washington football team taking on detroit. You're basically getting that in the dc market and the state of michigan only We covered all of the late games on. Cbs and We covered all league games on fox as well. We do have awesome. Friday football from from the college ranks fake tan iowa. Going to minnesota get when i was owned game. I don't care if they have that. Awesome tradition where the kids at hospital at the hospital. But they're not gonna do that minneapolis. pj flak. I think is. I think there's more to the intrigue behind. Jay flack fed Just his northern illinois timing. You almost forget. The guy layer northern illinois and spurn the opportunity to coach thirty go coach in columbus. Ohio with jim. Tressel ohio state so He's kind of been written off 'specially since he went to amac rival and now he's at minnesota and not a lot of love of dekalb anywhere now pickles taken off the menu at fads what is fat. He's for those who don't know if it's actually probably college. Food is not always fantastic but it was definitely one of the better college bars around kalvaria right across the street. And then so that's nfs one. Aaron goldsmith pretty quiet on the call. Florida atlantics gonna take on florida international throughout the wreckage. Those teams play each other John sade atkin randy cross on. Cbs sports network on that one East carolina at cincinnati. That's a game that people should be watching. Cincinnati their undefeated. They could go twelve and miss out on the college football playoff. Because you know they fall on the outside of the carcelle Indiana and indiana's undefeated watch. We're gonna watch. The ma play at michigan state dame at boston college. A little different than ninety three boston. College went into south van and beat the irish after they upset number one florida state at home back in ninety three but Following up the big win notre dame's gotta go on the road chestnut hill boston. College clemson. all they could handle. So we'll see how that game goes. Then we've got michigan wisconsin and we're gonna throat you a break. We're going to wrap it all up. She's general jeff spell territory in sports overnight america. And we'll be right now..

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"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Michael cast, NBC News Radio and RuPaul is saying goodbye to her Social media accounts. Fans notice yesterday that the host of RuPaul's drag race Instagram and Twitter accounts went missing. Her instagram account is now cleared out, and the Twitter account doesn't exist. The reason for her exit from social media is still a mystery. That's entertainment. I'm Liz Warner NBC news radio about Lucy backs or nothing at all. So you could have a syndrome to call your own closely, Becks and nothing at all from SmithKline blarney about you. Okay to go back to Oregon. We're going to start in the Christmas valley with Kensi. Kensi. Great to have you with us. The IIB network. Hello? Hi, Megha. Dido's from Christmas, Sally. Thank you. Great to have you here. I just wanted to say for soft that it's an absolute honor to talk to you. And you, in my opinion are one of the absolute best role model that a kid like me could ever ask for it. Well, thank you really, really appreciate that. Says here you're 15 years old, 50 So I didn't understand if you had if you were home schooled somebody 15 years old or you are a home school 15 year old. That's great. I really appreciate your nice compliment. So anyway, my question. Wass is what actions can average Americans. Both older Americans and younger Americans take to help our country during all this chaos and also what? What can we do? To Ah, combat the progressive liberal agenda before the November election. You just have to stand up to it. I I think I think they've got everybody count into being afraid of him. Ah, and I don't know. I'm not trying to create not trying to put people in in dangerous situations, but, uh you don't You don't have to. You don't have to be afraid to tell these people what you think you have to be. You have to think you have to run the other way from him. You can choose to disengage if you want to. Don't misunderstand. But if you think that there might be value in engaging them, I don't think you should be afraid to That's what this is called Push back, and at some point, it's going to happen. It just It's just a question of your individual preference and choice. Whether you want to be Part of it or not. Right. I wouldn't see the moral high ground to these people. They don't own the moral high ground. They're acting on a bunch of things that are not true. They have been lied to. They've been Mao, Ill. Educated. And they have also been taught to use violence to intimidate manipulate people. Right. And you know, I live in Oregon, which is Is a liberal state. But if you look at if you look at the individual counties, there is so many individual counties that vote Republican, But it's crazy because there are like they're like two counties in the whole state of organized Essentially control the whole state. That's that's the safe. You look at a map of the country county by county, 95% of the country, 90% is red. Exactly And you look at the few that that are liberal, that controllable state. You know, that's where the most population is, and that's where you know, Um, our governor. It is where the Democrat Party runs. Things is what you need to know It's not. It's not so much not just for the people. To control the state happened live. It's where the Democrat Party runs things. And they're a mess. They're falling apart. They're defunding police departments. They're not protecting their own people. They're letting their own people down their own. Police forces air committing murder against African Americans. Democrats run Police department's Democrat. Run cities and states. This is what everybody needs to know. These people have no moral high ground out there, Kensi Right, Right. And you know our state. It's done because you looked at our state our governor were in. I believe states to every opening. And she says, We're not going to be able to reopen until we get a vaccine. And at this point we don't know when we can get the truth about that. Is there not reopening to hurt Donald Trump? They're not reopening Kenzi, too. Affect the election. They want the economy in Oregon to stay moribund. They want the economy wherever they run other states to be flatlined. They want trump to be blamed for that they want trump to be blamed for me. Additional cases of covert 19 so that he will lose the election. That is what it is about from the W. Y o D 24 hour traffic.

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"christmas valley" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

05:42 min | 2 years ago

"christmas valley" Discussed on KGO 810

"For most of us performances come to where we live beautiful and talented shield was a ballerina for twenty five years well a boy H. as ruins principal dancer today she's creative director of the human welcome back to John Avalon the goes sedia hi John thank you for having me always and now before we get to the moon famous cat Chris of ballet which is almost a year give us an idea what you've planned for the new season you mean outside of the Christmas valley well we have dance series one which will be coming up in February in Mountain View we already did those performances in Walnut Creek in San Francisco with one ballet to the music of Dave Brubeck and another one I saw it it was incredible sorry I have to say that we have another world premiere in the spring to the choreography of snow Delgado who's a choreographer I met in Cuba in two thousand twelve and I've been working all these years to get him to come in create on us and for me it's happening so perseverance has paid off in Tennessee now I personally want to talk to my listeners dear KGO listener you wanna joyously get into the holiday spirit plan on experiencing the Christmas ballet Syria why has it become such a holiday tradition for so many families it is amazing Michael Sam was so thrilled that it it instantly became a tradition he never imagined that it would become such a holiday tradition for so many families and I think it's because it's fun it changes every year we have the first act is all classical holiday music in the second act everybody gets to break down into their pop holiday music well it is amazing when you when you look around the attendance the audience you see all ages they're all there there's grandmothers there's grandfather's there's parents they're the kids and their folks just bear because of the entertainment aspect of it one of the things that's interesting is well I I can't I can never talk to you about this but Santa baby is that part of the tradition always we we couldn't we could never do Christmas valley without Santa baby so absolutely Santa baby is in this year well if anybody goes back as a human for any length of time it used to be CD of that used to do it and all my god you did it for years and years and years and we almost almost had you talked into it for doing it again but now you're just too busy to do all the athletic words necessary to do all when you see her come out with that read that goes back about a hundred yards well maybe a little exaggeration but it is Saturday were tell us a little bit about it because it's it's it is so much a part of Christmas well it is I mean it's such a classic holiday phone secure secure version of of Santa baby and it's it's just all the things on the girls on the owner not a girl's wish list so the blue convertible the deed to the class in the mind the the the the diamond ring so it's all the little bobble said entertain her some well maybe we'll we can bring it up I then let me we can bring up a little earlier and I want to give people the imagination of of what goes on on a whitish why this is such a different kind of ballet company don't think of the traditional ballets from Europe in any year even and New York and that is just I will bring it up we'll give you a feeling of what the what now there's something else about this moon going on any special events besides the performances schedule well we'll be gearing up for we're having our first ever L. G. B. T. night of the Christmas ballet December nineteen and then were you during up for our gala in March two thousand when he will be having our annual fundraiser which is such a fun party if people are interested in learning more they can come to go to our website US me in ballet dot work to find out about upcoming events well and there's something else it's this happened that is absolutely incredible tell us about the new building I mean the new the new place the new center yes for you it's just thrilling we've been working on this for ten years and now we have finally of we were moved in and will be starting to offer classes in January for the first time ever our organization is under one roof now this does not substitute our theaters this is a rehearsal place and we're all of our administrative offices are now located on seventeenth street in San Francisco so it's a thrill for us because we will now control the schedule of our place we're able to run it out to other dance companies that are looking for spaces to route to reverse their programs and again we'll be able to offer a dance education program so we're we're so thrilled to be able to invite the community into our new home citing it's definitely an early Christmas present.

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