This is a digest of selected news and media that emerged over the last week related to wildfire emergencies, recovery efforts, and resilience building efforts in the American West.
From AP News, by Cedar Attanasio and Susan Montoya Bryan | May 4, 2022
Firefighters slowed the advance of the largest wildfire in the U.S. as heavy winds relented Wednesday, while President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration that brings new financial resources to remote stretches of New Mexico devastated by fire since early April
From AP News, by Cedar Attanasio and Kathleen Ronayne | May 9, 2022
Firefighters in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain foothills prepared Monday to excavate new firebreaks and clear brush to create more defensive lines aimed at preventing a massive wildfire from destroying more homes and tinder-dry pine forests.
From abc 10, by Monica Woods | May 6, 2022
Months after California's second-largest wildfire in history ripped through the Feather Basin, damaged trees impacting snowmelt.
From AP News, by Kathleen Ronayne | May 6, 2022
State officials say California likely will have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power about 1.3 million homes when use is at its peak during the hot and dry summer months
From CBS47, by Justin Sacher | May 6, 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing $1.2 billion in additional forest management and risk-reduction investments.
From Sierra Club, by Connor McGuigan | May 7, 2022
Five strategies to guide efforts in limiting your home and property's ability to act as a fuel source for wildfire
From CBS Denver, by Conor McCue | May 8, 2022
As wind and heat created another critical day for fire danger Saturday, fire crews all over the state were working to make sure homeowners stayed ready, the topic being a leading issue in an event held for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
From University of Washington, by Jake Ellison | May 7, 2022
Because climate change and decades of fire suppression have contributed to larger and more intense wildfires, prescribed and managed fire is necessary, but still comes with a danger of health-impacting smoke
From Index-Journal, by Rick Sallinger | May 3, 2022
The first building permit has been approved in Superior after the Marshall Fire, and another has been issued in Louisville.
From CBS Denver, by Rick Sallinger | May 6, 2022
Getting a permit to rebuild from the Marshall Fire is revealed to be an expensive proposition, particularly for those who are under insured
From Clear Creek Courant, by Bob Wooley | May 6, 2022
Fire chiefs from Boulder, Louisville and other affected areas met with officials May 4 for a National Weather Service Fire Forecasting discussion regarding the Marshall Fire
From KRCR, by Ryan Matthey | May 6, 2022
Almost three and a half years after the Camp Fire, Skyway is finally being replaced after debris removal operations in 2019 damaged miles of it.
From AP News, by Judith Kohler | May 7, 2022
Using artificial intelligence and satellite from space could provide information to the US military to offer more accurate data quicker to ground crews.