Sawmill Fire in Arizona, only 7% contained, started by target shooter, one of Southern Arizona’s largest wildfires in recent memory

Posted in 2017, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 27, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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A massive wildfire is burning south of Tucson, Arizona, producing a ton of heat and its own weather. Named Sawmill Fire, it is one of Southern Arizona’s largest wildfires in recent memory.

The Sawmill Fire is burning on lands under the jurisdiction of the Coronado National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.

It was started at approximately 18:00 UTC (11:00 MDT) on Sunday, April 23, 2017, by a target shooter who was firing at explosive targets at state land. According to the Green Valley News, the man tried to extinguish the blaze before calling to report the fire to authorities. He later turned himself in.

As of 14:32 UTC (07:32 MDT) on April 26, the fire has grown to 8 000 hectares (20 000 acres) and was only 7% contained. 350 firefighters are on the scene.

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https://watchers.news/2017/04/26/sawmill-fire-arizona-started-by-target-shooter/

2 family dogs found decapitated, mutilated in Western Colorado……

Posted in 2017, animals, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 24, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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An Orchard Mesa woman is grieving and hoping the public will help identify a suspect after her two pit bull dogs were found decapitated near railroad tracks in the area on Wednesday.

In a disturbing scene detailed in an incident report, several passersby reported seeing two dogs decapitated on the tracks by the shooting range just before 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. A man and a woman who were walking in the area moved the dogs from the middle of the tracks because they didn’t want a train to further mutilate the animals, according to a report by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

The dogs’ owner, Christin Ormond, said her dogs — B.B., a 6-month-old black and white spotted male, and Calypso, 1-and-a-half-year-old white and brindle female — had been missing since about midnight Monday. Her husband let the dogs out to go to the bathroom and they jumped the back fence, she said.

“They were the sweetest dogs. They didn’t have a mean bone in their bodies,” Ormond said Friday. “I’m a CNA (certified nursing assistant). I’ve been a CNA for 16 years and I’ve seen some pretty bad stuff. This is probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”

Ormond had posted descriptions and photos of her missing dogs the day after they disappeared. A friend who kept tabs on a lost and found animal page on Facebook alerted Ormond to the report of two dead dogs found by the railroad tracks. On Wednesday, Ormond and her friend traveled down to the area and Ormond identified her dogs.

Ormond said by phone Friday it appeared that B.B.’s legs had been burned. Calypso had deep puncture wounds, she said.

“There’s someone (out there) that is really sick in the head,” Ormond said.

Ormond said she is working with Union Pacific railroad officials to review video footage from the front of one of the company’s trains, in an attempt to identify a suspect or get more information about the incident.

B.B. had gotten out from the yard before, though he never ran away, and instead went around the house to the front door, she said.

“There was no trace of them,” Ormond said of her dogs. “It was like they disappeared.”

Ormond lives near the Mesa County Fairgrounds, but the dogs were found dead a few miles away.

The case has been inactivated because there are no suspects and no leads, but that would change if more information surfaced in the case, according to Megan Terlecky, spokeswoman for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

There is no evidence that the dogs were intentionally killed, but “there’s definitely a strong possibility this is animal abuse,” she said, adding that there is no “direct evidence” that the dogs were tied down.

Terlecky said the case is “very difficult for us without the public’s help.”

A deputy with the sheriff’s office photographed the deceased dogs and placed the photos into evidence, the report said.

Ormond told the deputy she did not know anyone who would want to do this to her dogs.

Anyone with information in the case should call non-emergency dispatch at 242-6707.

Source: Two family dogs found decapitated, mutilated in Western Colorado — Society’s Child — Sott.net

Author Kuki Gallmann shot in the stomach by herders in an ambush in northern Kenya

Posted in 2017, Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 23, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Author Kuki Gallmann who inspired 2000 Kim Basinger film ‘I dreamed of Africa’ is shot and wounded at Kenyan conservation park

  • Author Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded at Kenyan conservation park
  • The 73-year-old was shot in the stomach in an ambush in northern Kenya
  • Her memoir I Dreamed of Africa was turned into a movie starring Kim Basinger
  • The Gallmann family own the 100,000-acre Laikipia Nature Conservancy

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Source: Author Kuki Gallmann shot in Kenyan conservation park  | Daily Mail Online

Nevada could see weeks of Katrina-style flooding when warm spring and summer sunshine melts the massive snowpack

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather with tags , , , , on April 21, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Nevada Division of Forestry An aerial view of this winter?s flooding in Lemmon Valley. An aerial image of flooding in Lemmon Valley in late winter 2016.

Sierra snowpack will send nearly 500 billion gallons into swollen Walker and Carson rivers!

That’s according to the Nevada National Guard and other emergency planners and responders who briefed Gov. Brian Sandoval on potential disaster scenarios.

“Typically, Nevada experiences flash flooding,” Col. Cory Schulz told Sandoval, referencing hurricane flooding in 2005 that devastated New Orleans and southern Mississippi. “This will be saturation flooding, much like Katrina.”

TO BE CONTINUED ON

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2017/04/13/nevada-prepares-potential-katrina-style-spring-flooding/305158001/

Space Weather: A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is turning toward Earth

Posted in 2017, astronomy with tags on April 21, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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POTENT CORONAL HOLE TURNS TOWARD EARTH: A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is turning toward Earth, and it is spewing a stream of fast-moving solar wind toward our planet. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the giant fissure on April 21st

This is a “coronal hole” (CH) — a vast region where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape. Gaseous material flowing from this coronal hole is expected to reach our planet on April 23rd or 24th and could spark moderately-strong G2-class geomagnetic storms. NOAA forecasters say the odds of a magnetic storm is 75%.

We’ve seen this coronal hole before. On March 27th it lashed Earth’s magnetic field with a fast-moving stream that ignited intense auroras around both of Earth’s poles. The coronal hole is potent because it is spewing solar wind threaded with “negative polarity” magnetic fields. Such fields do a good job connecting to Earth’s magnetosphere and energizing geomagnetic storms. Free: Aurora Alerts

Coldest temps in decades across Netherlands | NL Times

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , on April 21, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

frosty_daisy_8127252886.jpgAfter a mild start to April, it seems the Netherlands has been dropped back into winter. Tuesday night brought frost to large parts of the country, and many places across the Netherlands measured the coldest temperatures in decades, according to Weerplaza.

Heino and Achterhoek had the coldest minimum temps on April 19th since 1991 with temperatures of -3.9 and -3.6 degrees Celsius respectively. Eindhoven measured its coldest April 19th minimum in 38 years with -2.4 degrees. On the ground Heino measured -6.4 degrees and Twente -8.6 degrees – coldest its been on April 19th in 26 years. 

Weerplaza expects minimum temperatures tonight to again drop to below freezing, both on the ground and on observable height – about half a meter above the ground. Minimum temperatures will range from -1 to -4 degrees. On the ground temperatures may drop to -8 degrees. Weerplaza expects that tonight will again break some cold records.

Source: Coldest temps in decades across Netherlands | NL Times

Shocking!!!!France: Paris ‘terror attack’ leaves one policeman dead & another injured as gunman opens fire on the Champs-Élysée 

Posted in 2017 with tags , , on April 20, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

champs_elysées.jpgA POLICEMAN has been shot dead and another injured in a “terror attack” in central Paris.

The officers were gunned down in the central boulevard of the famous Champs-Élysée at around 9pm local time.

Local police said the shooting is “very probably a terrorist act” and advised people to avoid the area.

The attacker was shot, according to the Interior Ministry, but his condition is not clear.

Unconfirmed reports suggest he has been killed.

The shooting happened near the Métro station Franklin D Roosevelt and the Marks and Spencer store on the Champs-Elysées.

It is one of the most famous streets in the world and a busy tourist hub.

Armed police and emergency services have been spotted at the scene.

Source: Paris ‘terror attack’ leaves one policeman dead and another injured as gunman opens fire on the Champs-Élysée in Paris

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