| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Firefighters have slowly begun to make progress against a growing 7,000-acre wildfire burning in the Sierra National Forest, officials reported Thursday.
The French fire, which started along the Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds, is now 10%...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded across Northern California this week, sparking numerous brush fires, including a 7,000-acre blaze in Modoc County, officials reported.
The lightning storm, which moved through the region Wednesday, dumped...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A wildfire burning in Napa County has forced hundreds of evacuations and scorched thousands of acres of parched vegetation, but it continues to miss the region’s famous wineries.
The Butts fire has charred 3,800 acres of brush, pine and oak...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England.
Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Black Hills of South Dakota may be famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore, but those in the know make an annual trek for the rock climbing, wildlife, national park access and scenic driving options. In fact, it's particularly popular with the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to help cover California's costs fighting a fire burning toward Yosemite National Park and another burning in the Central Valley.
The FEMA grants can help with up to 75% of the state’s costs for...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The first family camping trip I remember was at Washington's Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach.
My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By day, swarms of kids played on the sun-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
It may cost the city of Wheaton more than $1.2 million to restock its parkway trees, an impact of the emerald ash borer infestations in the area.
That's on top of another estimated $855,000 over the next fiscal year to remove more ash trees, city...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:11 PM
More than 134,000 acres have burned in a series of California wildfires that were mostly sparked by lightning last week, fire officials reported this week.
The wildfires have been difficult to fight because most are burning in remote and unforgiving...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Developers of a large senior living complex in Annapolis have more work to do before their proposal can gain preliminary environmental approval from city officials.
On Friday the city sent developers of Crystal Spring Annapolis – a proposed mix of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:58 AM
As one of the tasks that Troy Attaway handles in his role as Wnter Park’s public works director, he noted “We’re always looking for places to treat storm water.”
It’s not as easy as it sounds.
“Since we don’t...