Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Biggest wildfire in Kansas history destroyed 9 homes in Barber County
MEDICINE LODGE — The biggest wildfire in Kansas history has been largely contained, but authorities said more homes were damaged than originally thought.
The Kansas Adjutant General’s Office said Monday that nine Barber County homes were destroyed in the fire, which started in Oklahoma last week before moving north into Kansas. No one has been seriously injured.
Earlier estimates showed anywhere from two to six homes were destroyed in the county, which suffered the most damage in Kansas.
Oklahoma Forestry Services estimated the total burn area between the two states at 574 square miles...more