Rim Fire http://kvpr.org en On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Congressman Costa; Book Club; 'Home For The Holidays' Jazz Concert http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-rim-fire-congressman-costa-book-club-home-holidays-jazz-concert <p>This week on <a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition </a>we take a look at the effect of fires on the Sierra Nevada. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:41:08 +0000 Joe Moore, Ezra David Romero & Rebecca Plevin 25345 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Rim Fire; Congressman Costa; Book Club; 'Home For The Holidays' Jazz Concert Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area http://kvpr.org/post/fighting-fire-fire-future-rim-fire-burn-area <p>Fires in the Sierra Nevada are a natural phenomenon, but with human sparked blazes - like this summer's Rim Fire - the ecology of the mountain range is in flux. Will the high country scorched this summer ever return to its natural glory or will the region of the forest be littered with shrubbery? In this report Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero takes a walk through multiple groves scorched by fires - caused naturally and by the human hand - and speaks with ecologists about the future of the forest burned by the Rim Fire.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:00:43 +0000 Ezra David Romero 25306 at http://kvpr.org Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area On Valley Edition: Calif. Politics; COS Accreditation; Tourism in Yosemite; 'Grapes of Wrath' Tour http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-calif-politics-cos-accreditation-tourism-yosemite-grapes-wrath-tour <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a> we explore emerging California politics with Fresno State Political Science Professor <a href="http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/polysci/fac-staff/full-time/holyoke.html">Thomas Holyoke</a>.&nbsp; Valley Edition Host Joe Moore speaks with Holyoke about immigration reform and more.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:48:57 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 22721 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Calif. Politics; COS Accreditation; Tourism in Yosemite; 'Grapes of Wrath' Tour Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward http://kvpr.org/post/despite-shutdown-rim-fire-recovery-moves-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National parks across the country may be off-limits to visitors due to the government shutdown, but in the Sierra, it hasn&rsquo;t stopped efforts to recover from the Rim Fire.</span></p><p>A crew of around 50 fire response specialists are still on the job in the Stanislaus National Forest and in Yosemite National Park.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 01:02:16 +0000 Ezra David Romero 22474 at http://kvpr.org Despite Shutdown, Rim Fire Recovery Moves Forward Fighting Rim Fire A Balancing Act As It Grows On Two Sides http://kvpr.org/post/fighting-rim-fire-balancing-act-it-grows-two-sides Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>The massive wildfire burning near and in Yosemite National Park is still growing. It has now charred more than 180,000 acres of scenic forest, which makes it one of the largest in California history. At this point, it is still only 20 percent contained. Thousands of firefighters are working hard to improve that number and corral the flames. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:15:50 +0000 editor 20685 at http://kvpr.org Near the Rim Fire, Some Residents Decide to Stay Put http://kvpr.org/post/near-rim-fire-some-residents-decide-stay-put <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Rim Fire is now the <a href="http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/20LACRES.pdf">seventh largest wildfire</a> in California history, growing to nearly 180,000 acres overnight. Over 3,700 firefighters are battling the blaze which is now 20 percent contained. It has destroyed 111 structures, with many more threatened. Late yesterday officials expanded the evacuation area, as the fire continues to spread to the east and southeast. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:41:32 +0000 Joe Moore 20664 at http://kvpr.org Near the Rim Fire, Some Residents Decide to Stay Put