Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...danger is rising rapidly. This week's forecast calls for weather that's cloudier but still warm and dry, so keep your campfires contained and your fireworks stowed until we get some rain.Thumbs up to an odd little plant. Last week, the web magazine...
From gold rush ghost town to migratory delta

...where we would consume too many French fries and walk up Mount Dewey, a hill on which John Muir once climbed a tree and made a campfire in a storm.But in the meantime, we had an evening to wander around Garnet Ledge, watch the most beautiful sunset of the...
Empire Editorial: Put it 'cold out'

...send Alaskans outdoors. This means more campers and more campfires that, if not tended to properly, can start a forest fire...boat, plane or land, depending on the location. Although campfires are allowed in our region, it is criminal to leave fires...
Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

...weekend. The holiday weekend traditionally leads to a number of new accidental or negligent wildfire starts from escaped campfires, all-terrain/off-road vehicle usage, debris burning, fireworks, target shooting and other recreational activities...
Sunshine helps temperature tie record

...We're not quite to a red flag, but it's very close," he said.Campers and picnickers are being advised to watch their campfires and ensure all fires are extinguished by touching the coals to see if they're cool.Boyd said the only other bad thing...
Forest Service asks campers to totally extinguish campfires

...Sines, a fire management officer with the Tongass National Forest, is asking recreationists to exercise a extra caution with campfires, especially in the northern half of the Tongass. Southeast Alaska has had an average summer with fair amounts of moisture...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...bonfires will burn pallets.Now, we have no problem with pallet fires. We do have a problem with irresponsible ones.A normal campfire leaves only ash and charred wood behind. A pallet fire will leave behind all that plus nails and - if you're throwing bottles...
'Deadliest chef' brings Alaska cred to TV pilot

...cooked his way from one adventure to another, in institutional kitchens, in swanky private ones. Atop wood stoves and over campfires. On oil rigs, boats and trains. He's fed 'em all - drillers, miners, construction crews, firefighters, cannery workers...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...a small group of men got water. The naturalist documented several animals and plants unknown in Eurasia. He found fresh campfires, tools and tracks of local inhabitants, but was forced back to the St. Peter before making contact.Steller noted bitterly...
Pancakes that bring the campfire to breakfast

...vacation that generally ended every evening with s'mores by a campfire, I decided to sort out a way to start every day with them, too. Except that I didn't want to build a campfire quite that early. And if I could do it without all the sugar-induced...


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