Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunday July 31: Wildfire Update

Here’s the latest from the Texas Forest Service. The Mitre Peak Fire is 1000 acres and burning in grass and brush about 12 miles south of Fort Davis. Resources include an air attack plane and two air tankers. As of … Continue reading

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Saturday July 30: Fire Near Mitre Peak

KRTS just spoke with Jim Fowler of the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Fowler confirmed that there is a fire near Mitre Peak in Brewster County side, about 3 miles South of the Mitre Peak Road. As of 4 PM, … Continue reading

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Fire on Hip-O Ranch

Thursday July 28 1 PM: There is a grassland fire on the Hip-O Ranch, which is west of Marfa, roughly along Highway 90, on the north side of the highway. Smoke is now visible from the road. There are at … Continue reading

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Dark Skies in West Texas: HB 2857 Meeting Report

LISTEN NOW: Dark Skies in West Texas: HB 2857 Meeting Report

On Monday, July 25, the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting discussings House Bill 2857, which was signed into law June 17. This bill designates that communities within 57 miles of McDonald Observatory must implement outdoor lighting techniques … Continue reading

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Friday July 22 Evening Weather Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued hazardous weather outlook for the KRTS listening area, as scattered thunderstorms are moving through Far West Texas this evening. There is also a flash flood warning until 6:45 PM for northeastern Presidio, eastern Jeff … Continue reading

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Marfa wildfires slide show

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Thursday evening wildfires update

6:30 PM Update KRTS has been tracking four wildfires around Marfa that began this afternoon & evening. The first fire was reported at 2:55 PM, about 8 miles east of Marfa, on the north side of Hwy 67/90, about 2 … Continue reading

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Small wildfires near Marfa

Thursday at 5 PM: Three wildfires near Marfa TX in Presidio County, due to cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. KRTS has been reporting since 3:25 PM on a grass fire 8 miles east of Marfa and about 2 miles north of Hwy … Continue reading

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KRTS covers the world

Did you know West Texas has a high percentage of French ex-pats, relative to other minority groups? Listen to our yearly hour of French contemporary music, hosted by Brown University professor Herve Vanel, Thursday at 11 AM. Then, at Noon, a … Continue reading

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Film in Marfa on NPR

Friday on All Things Considered, public radio listeners heard the national NPR story on the motion picture legacy of Marfa. The report was filed by the excellent Texas reporter John Burnett, who spoke to major donors of KRTS last year about … Continue reading

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