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Breaking News: Lodge Lightning Complex Friday Fire Update (Final)

The KZYX Incident Update for Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00AM

Status:

The fire status has not been updated by Cal Fire since Wednesday evening. It appears that there will be no additional updates until/unless there is a significant change in the status. KZYX will monitor Cal Fire and other fire, police, and safety sources and advise if needed.

Incident Update Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:30PM

The Essentials: Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927 • Acres:  12,535 • Containment:  95% • Injuries:  15 •Structures Threatened: none • Fire Engines: 5 • Fire Crews: 8 • Bulldozers: 9 • Helicopters: 1 • Water Tenders: 11 • Total Personnel: 366 • www.fire.ca.gov

Current Situation: Crews continue mopping up and looking for hot spots within the contingency lines; steep terrain is making access difficult. Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and produce smoke for an extended period of time in the Ukiah Valley; this may create possible health issues. Fire resources will continue suppression repair efforts throughout the fire area. Resources continue to be released from the fire to other incidents or back to their home units.

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WILDOAK LIVING Mon Nov 11 at 9am: Saving Bats - Grief and the Holidays

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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.
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Tune in to WILDOAK LIVING, the radio program about living sustainably and building community in Mendocino County and beyond.

On Monday, November 11, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time:

Bats, White-Nose Syndrome, and "Flying Blind"
and
Grief and the Holidays

Join me for what will surely be two fascinating conversations.

In the first program segment, I talk about Grief and the Holidays. The holiday season can be an especially difficult period for those of us grieving a loss, whether it is the death of a beloved person or animal companion, the end of an important relationship, or when we anticipate the impact of climate change.

A lot of people who are grieving a loss, especially a recent one, find the relentlessly upbeat tone of the Holidays to be, at the very least, a distracting annoyance, and at worst, a very painful reminder that they don't feel like celebrating anything at such a time in their lives. I talk with Dick Lumaghi, the Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Ukiah about simple strategies to help at such a difficult time.

In our second segment, we talk about Bats. Are Colony Collapse Disorder and Climate Change related? Will the white-nose syndrome that has killed upwards of seven million bats over the past seven years decimate entire bat species or will it claim the most vulnerable while leaving those that remain stronger for the encounter?

These are questions Don Mitchell pondered from his Vermont home as white-nose syndrome spread from the near-by cave--in which it was first discovered in 2006--to hibernation sites up and down the East Coast.

His book Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats is Mitchell's story of bats navigating this deadly epidemic and his efforts--however tenuous and unsure--to help the bats survive. It is also the story of one man's quite unexpected flight into his own pitch-black past, where he encountered his authoritarian father, the hippie youth he once was and the man and father he would ultimately become. Quick to note that he's no scientist, Don is a knowledgable layman who has read extensively about bats and has signficant firsthand knowledge of habitat management as a means to assisting struggling bat populations.

Don Mitchell is a novelist, essayist, and sometime screenwriter whose most recent books are The Nature Notebooks (a novel) and a guidebook to Vermont in the Fodor's/Compass American series.  He's also the architect and builder of over a dozen low-cost, energy-efficient structures on Treleven Farm, and a shepherd with thirty-five years' experience managing a flock of sheep there.
 
More info about my guest and the program topics:
http://www.hospiceofukiah.com/
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/flying_blind:hardcover

Listen live every other Monday at 9am Pacific Time on KZYX and on the web at www.kzyx.org

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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.

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