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2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Amanda Codispoti and Jessica Marcy A wildfire in Botetourt County has burned 505 acres as of Friday night, a spokesman with the U.S. Forest Service said. Ted Coffman of the service said that the fire is burning two miles east of Buchanan on Cove Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest. It has not yet been contained and it could take days to do so because of the rough terrain, Coffman said. No structures are threatened at this time and 69 people are working to establish a fire...

2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Sarah Bruyn Jones Rain on Friday night helped to slow the wildfire in Botetourt County that has burned more than 500 acres. Chris Rose, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the half-inch of rain helped as 69 people continue to battle the blaze that was first reported Thursday. "There doesn't seem to be as much smoke on the mountain this morning," Rose said Saturday. "It's not contained yet, but we are working on it. ... We are making a lot of progress." The fire is...

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George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'