Latest Firebreak Stories

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By Nancy Perkins Deseret News CEDAR CITY -- Cheatgrass and other highly flammable invasive weeds that fuel wildfires are the target of 10 projects sharing $2 million in grants from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, it was announced Thursday.

2008-07-17 03:00:21

By Char Miller The FLAME Act: its acronym is as vivid as any news footage of the hundreds of fires currently roaring across California. More properly known as H.R.

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Ethan Schowalter-Hay, The Observer, La Grande, Ore. Jul. 8--As wildfire season returns to the forests and shrublands of Northeast Oregon, it's worth considering some of the preventative measures taken year-round by resource managers and residents.

2005-06-24 20:29:16

Move over Smokey the Bear. In California, thousands of goats are helping prevent wildfires.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.