Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday update for Livermore Ranch Fire

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UPDATE 6:50 PM: KRTS News confirmed with Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department that the reports from the Texas Forest Service that the Livermore Ranch Fire has jumped containment lines on its eastern flank, as a result of erratic winds. As … Continue reading

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Willie Nelson turns 79

On Monday, Marfa Public Radio celebrates iconic Texas musician, Willie Nelson, on his 79th birthday. The songs of Willie Nelson run deep through the KRTS Music Library, and you may have heard some selections Monday morning on 93.5 FM. Listen … Continue reading

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Sunday Wildfire Update from Fire Officials

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UPDATE 7:15 PM: Evacuation orders of DMR remain in effect tonight. The Livermore Ranch Fire acreage remains at 10,246, though that estimate will likely be updated late Monday morning, after the fire is flown. Heavy resources arrived on the fire … Continue reading

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Sunday morning wildfire update

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Sunday April 29, 8 AM: KRTS News reported on the latest information from fire officials on the Livermore Ranch Fire. The evacuation orders for the DMR (Davis Mountains Resort) were broadcast through the night, and those orders are still active. … Continue reading

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Evacuation Order for DMR

Saturday April 28 @ 7:15 PM: Stewart Billingsley, the Fire Marshall of Jeff Davis County and Judge George Grubb, the County Judge, have ordered an evacuation of the Davis Mountain Resort in response to increased risk posed by the Livermore Ranch … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildfires Update

There was a great deal of smoke reported on Saturday morning in Fort Davis, as a result of Friday burn-outs by crews working on the Livermore Ranch Fire. At the end of the week, the fire was estimated at 6,000 7,100 … Continue reading

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Thursday Jeff Davis County Wildfire Update

KRTS has been tracking several wildfires in Jeff Davis County. According to Jeff Davis County EMS Director Vicki Fowler, the Livermore Ranch Fire, located west of Mount Livermore, has consumed 3,600 acres and is 50% contained. This is the fire … Continue reading

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Wildfires in Jeff Davis County

During the 7pm hour on Tuesday (April 24), KRTS began reporting on a series of lightning-strike wildfires in Jeff Davis County, affecting portions of York Ranch, McCoy Ranch, and Brooks Mountain. One is located north of Fort Davis, up in … Continue reading

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MISD Superintendent Teloa Swinnea retires

At Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent of Marfa Schools, Teloa Swinnea announced her retirement, effective July 2012. Mrs. Swinnea served area schools for 30 years, in Marfa, Fort Davis, McCamey, Presidio. Her full biography is here. There is an ongoing … Continue reading

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Saturday April 21 Music Specials

Tune in this evening for Spring Membership Drive music specials! Joe Nick hosts the Texas Music Hour of Power at 6 PM, followed by Doctor Cactus and Leslie’s Membership Drive Classic Rock Spectacular from 7-10 PM. They’ll be taking your requests … Continue reading

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