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Fort Hunter Liggett changes command

JOLON — In a traditional Change of Command Ceremony, Col. Charles Bell passed on command of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett to...

How artificial intelligence is fighting wildfires

In 2003, Ilkay Altintas, a computer scientist with the University of California, San Diego, had her first wildfire encounter. She had been in Santa...

Monterey County lifts all evacuation orders for Willow Fire

BIG SUR — Containment on the Willow Fire has increased substantially over the past week, as firefighters continue working around the clock to improve...

Salinas Valley News Briefs | June 28, 2021

BRUSH FIRE KING CITY — A brush fire started in the Salinas River bed off Highway 101 and Jolon Road in King City at about...

Monterey County lifts, modifies Willow Fire evacuation warnings and orders

BIG SUR — Monterey County Sheriff’s Office has lifted and modified evacuation warnings and orders for the Willow Fire, effective 5 p.m. Thursday. The wildfire,...

‘Fire monks’ defend Tassajara Zen monastery from wildfire

Eight Buddhist monks working to defend the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near Big Sur, California, from a nearby wildfire have relied not only on...

Willow Fire holds steady at nearly 2,400 acres

BIG SUR — A wildfire southeast of Big Sur in the Los Padres National Forest has charred at least 2,392 acres in steep, rugged...

Willow Fire grows to 1,500 acres; evacuations in place

BIG SUR — Evacuations have been issued for a wildfire that broke out Thursday night in the Los Padres National Forest about 7 miles...

Goats return to help with wildfire prevention in Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County is bringing in 600 goats to Jacks Peak Park for several weeks as part of a wildfire prevention program,...

Why California is still in a state of emergency

California has one of the lowest coronavirus case rates in the nation. And after being one of the nation’s most stringently locked-down states for...
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