Author Archives: Sonya

Junk Those Junipers!

I was out for a walk in the cool of the morning a few days ago and noticed a neighbor working hard to replace some shrubs that had evidently died over the winter. He was starting to dig holes next to … Continue reading

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Off To The Races!

I am so excited! While doing my weekly perusal of the Living With Fire website , I discovered there is going to be Wildfire Awareness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run on May 9th at Washoe Lake State Park as … Continue reading

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Winter is a Great Time to Get Organized

This article was originally posted on 12/03/14.  More good information from Natalie! Talking with my friend and neighbor over coffee this morning, the subject came up that in spite of high winds and drought this past summer, we escaped with … Continue reading

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Fire Season is Not Over

We are playing catch up with some of Natalie’s great articles from last year.  This one was originally posted on November 13, 2014: Just when I thought I had figured out fire season in Nevada, I got brought back to … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Target Shooting in the WUI

Here is a post from Natalie Newcomer from September 2014.  A fun part of living in the wildland-urban interface is the range of pastimes that an outdoor enthusiast can find to occupy his or her free time. I love running … Continue reading

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Tips to Avoid a Candle-Related Holiday Tragedy

I’d like to share some important suggestions from the Reno Fire Department on ways to help avoid a candle-related holiday tragedy. Area residents need to remember that while candles bring an added element to holiday celebration, the open flame of a … Continue reading

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How do you eat an elephant?

I just read this great post from Keith Worley, Firewise Regional Advisor, Southwest 2, and felt it was worth reposting.  It fits nicely with our message of the past few years….”Wildfire Survival – It Takes A Community”….in this case, to … Continue reading

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Make a kit, Make a plan, Stay informed and Be prepared!

Submitted by Mimi Fujii-Strickler, Truckee River Flood Project Note that these recommendations will help you prepare for a wildfire emergency as well! In honor of September as National Preparedness Month, the Washoe County Emergency Preparedness Council is sending out personal preparedness tips … Continue reading

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Mt. Charleston Residents Prepare For Wildfire

Submitted by Kim Otero, Nevada Fire Safe Council Mt. Charleston residents are closely following wildfire activity in the western United States. Each new reported fire serves as reminder that Kyle Canyon in the Spring Mountains is rated extreme for wildfire.  “Preparation is … Continue reading

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Defensible Space: Your Home, Your Vegetation, Your Responsibility!

When it comes to wildfire, Nevada is confronted with a dire prediction: fires are forecast to burn more frequently and more intensely in the future. Last winter’s Washoe Drive and Caughlin fires and the recent Topaz Ranch Estates fire south … Continue reading

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