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Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...That money isn't spent on forest thinning and other fire prevention projects. Agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service currently have to borrow funds to pay for such projects.The problem, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/northwest-fire-crews-hope-break-weat
Regional News
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...Allen, the deputy incident commander."It's hot. It's dirty," said Allen, who usually works for the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska. He said authorities were looking for all the resources they could muster."The military has been...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
Not For Web
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...costs reached 70 percent of the 10-year average.This would prevent firefighting agencies like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service from borrowing funds that pay for projects that help reduce fire-prone regions. This would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/lawmakers-push-new-way-pay-wildfires
State
Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine

...the U.S., legacies of the booms and busts that follow swings in metals prices, according to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Many date to the late 1800s, and have been exposed to the elements for many years, their tunnels filling...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/fearing-stigma-colorado-contested-sup
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Land managers working on mine cleanup study

...from ore, KYUK-AM reported.The state has warned subsistence fishermen not to pull fish from the area.The Bureau of Land Management may fence off the tailings. Red Devil project manager Mike McCrum said other options include excavating the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-05/land-managers-working-mine-cleanup-stud
State
Juneau student represents JDHS in statewide program

...are spread throughout the state and are geared toward each student's field of interest. DeAsis worked in the Bureau of Land Management, helping to limit the spread of invasive plants in urban areas to other parts of the state, such as Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/juneau-student-represents-jdhs-stat
Neighbors
Shooting suspect's immigration history common

...stations he found the gun on the pier under a T-shirt and it accidentally went off.On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the gun used in the killing belonged to one of its rangers. Spokeswoman Dan Wilson said the service weapon...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/shooting-suspects-immigration-history
Not For Web
Enough firefighters, say Forestry managers

...Alaska's wildland firefighters have been stretched thin this summer, but the Alaska Division of Forestry and the Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire Service each say they're not accepting any more applications for new hires.On Friday, they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/enough-firefighters-say-forestry-manage
State
BLM seeks public comments on use of new herbicides

...treat noxious weeds and other invasive species on Bureau of Land Management-managed public lands, the BLM notified the...Aminopyralid, Fluroxypyr, and Rimsulfuron on Bureau of Land Management Lands in 17 Western States Programmatic Environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/blm-seeks-public-comments-use-new-he
Outdoors
Western wildfires: Firefighters battle blazes in 4 states

...damaged, but the California mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby for possible evacuations, said the Bureau of Land Management, which is monitoring the fire. Several campgrounds along a highway have been evacuated and Highways 4 and 89...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-24/western-wildfires-firefighters-battl
Regional News

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