Monthly Archives: May 2016

Weekend Rains Slows Growth of Coyote Fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Weekend rains across Far West Texas helped slow the growth of the Coyote Fire burning in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, though there’s a Red Flag Fire Warning in effect for the area Monday due to a forecast of drier and windier conditions. The … Continue reading

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The Coyote Fire Continues in the Guadalupes

There’s a wildfire in the highest terrain in Texas. It was ignited by a lightning strike on Saturday near Coyote Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. That’s in Far West Texas near the border with New Mexico, south of Carlsbad … Continue reading

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A Few Words From NPR CEO, Jarl Mohn

In his opening remarks at the NPR Board Meeting on Friday May 6, CEO Jarl Mohn singled out this radio network for its excellence. Click for audio above. “I want to start with a small station, one that’s close and near … Continue reading

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Wildfire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Update Tuesday (May 10) at 4 PM: The Coyote Fire is now at 8,205 acres and is 30% contained. Over the past several days in Far West Texas, with dry and windy conditions, volunteer fire departments have been dealing with a … Continue reading

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Last Thoughts on the WCAI-KRTS “Radio Hometown” Host Exchange

For the last few weeks, Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts held a first-of-its-kind host exchange experiment called Radio Hometown: Two Stations, Two Hosts, One Community of Listeners. With the exchange wrapped up, our guest host Steve Junker talked with KRTS host Travis … Continue reading

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Feds Grant Permission for Trans-Pecos Pipeline to Cross Rio Grande

On Thursday (May 5), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a permit allowing the Trans-Pecos Pipeline to cross underneath the Rio Grande. The permit was issued after a lengthy environmental review. This gives the pipeline operators, Energy Transfer, a key approval to ultimately export natural … Continue reading

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Host Exchange Dispatch: Working Hard Underwater

The countdown to the end of this host exchange started this week, and at the same time, I’ve started counting up all the things I haven’t gotten around to doing. Wondering about all the people and stories I’ve yet to … Continue reading

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Host Exchange Dispatch: Discovering “Town Meeting” Season, New England Politics and More

Marfa Public Radio and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts have embarked on a first-of-its-kind host exchange experiment called Radio Hometown: Two Stations, Two Hosts, One Community of Listeners. Your morning host Travis Bubenik has been filling in for Steve Junker at WCAI, while Steve … Continue reading

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