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  • After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees

    After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • Update: Missing O.C. woman found unharmed in Angeles National Forest

    A Placentia woman who had been missing for 10 days was found alive and in good physical condition by Montrose Search and Rescue workers on Friday in the Angeles National Forest above La Caņada Flintridge. Rescue workers found Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24,...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite almost third largest in state history

    The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park. At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
  • Rim fire: Number of firefighters decreases as crews gain control

    With the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Forest now about 80% contained, officials have continued drawing down the number of firefighters pushing back against the flames. About 3,975 firefighters were fighting the Rim fire Wednesday, compared...
  • Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End

     Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End
    SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales. "You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
  • Hunter's campfire sparked massive Yosemite blaze, officials say

    The Rim fire near Yosemite was started by a hunter who lost control of his campfire, investigators from the U.S. Forest Service and the Tuolumne County district attorney's office said Thursday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National...
  • Get lost on less than a tank

    Get lost on less than a tank
    Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite now state's third largest

    The Rim fire burning near Yosemite has burned 246,350 acres, making it the third largest fire in state history, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National Forest north of the Tuolumne River on Aug. 17, has...
  • Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest

    Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest
    High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

    Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths
    TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...