Plumas County, CASan Francisco Chronicle

Dixie Fire leaves Rich Bar, a Gold Rush-era ghost town, in ashes

As the Dixie Fire explodes into California’s largest wildfire of the season, tearing across more than 250,000 acres of the northern Sierra, residents are struggling not only with the loss of homes and community. Gone is a big piece of their past. Up the sparsely populated Feather River Canyon in...
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Grand Junction, COKJCT8

Severe weather in Palisade takes down ash tree

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -The Hale family thought it would be a normal Friday night when they sat down to watch the Olympics, but a storm moved through the area that caused a major inconvenience for the family and this wasn’t the first time it has happened. Last Friday night,...
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Ash Flat, ARThe News

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Tractor Supply Store in Ash Flat

The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event to welcome the new Tractor Supply Store in Ash Flat on July 29 at 12 noon. The store, located at 578 Hwy 62/412, actually opened its doors on July 17, but its official Grand Opening celebration was the following weekend on July 24 when vendors came and concessions were offered. General Manager Randall Coles said they had a good turn-out of customers from the first day they opened. As for the Grand Opening, he added enthusiastically, “We put a lot of work in to get it all set up and to have everybody come in and enjoy it like they did was well worth it.”
Huron County, MIPosted by

Man cutting wood in Huron County dies after ash tree falls on him

BINGHAM TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 69-year-old Ubly man attempting to cut wood in Huron County died Sunday after a tree fell on him, according to the Huron County Sheriff’s Office. The Huron County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, to the scene of a fatal wood cutting accident in the woods near the intersection of Atwater Road and Bad Axe Road in Bingham Township, south of Bad Axe.
Washington StateUS News and World Report

Smoke, Ash, Heat and Drought Hurting Washington Agriculture

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been a tough summer for agriculture across Washington state. Crops like berries have struggled under record heat and drought. Now, some worry about how smoke in August could stunt the growth of some crops should the haze intensify and linger, KOMO-TV reported. Jennifer Schuh has worked...

Better UX for Cremation: Turning Ash Remains Into Smooth Pebbles

If you've ever cleaned out a wood stove, fire pit or fireplace, you know ashes have a way of getting all over everything. Consider, then, the potential for terrible UX when dealing with the cremated remains of a loved one, which are typically stored in urns or boxes. As Bloomberg points out:

Emerald Ash Borer disease is a cause for concern at Henes Park

At yesterday’s Henes Park Board committee meeting the committee received a presentation from Joe Kaplan on the Emerald Ash Borer treatment. Recently, the Ash trees at Henes Park are beginning to show signs of the Ash Borer disease as well as the River Park Campground. Joe Kaplan says, “the disease is coming south to north.”