Residents of Chaffee County are invited to Wildfire Preparedness Seminars, put on by Colorado State Forest Sevice, Salida District. The meetings are expected to focus on topics including this year’s wildland fire forecasts, homeowner mitigation tips, and evacuation plans during an incident. Tonight’s meeting is at the Salida Steam Plant Annex. Tomorrow’s meeting takes place at the American Legion Hall in Buena Vista. Both start at 6:15. Scheduled speakers include fire mitigation experts, captains from local fire protection districts, and emergency managers.

 

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December 12, 2017 | FA · Fresh Air‘s book critic says her 2017 list is chaotic in a good way. “These books zing off in all directions: They’re fresh, unruly and dismissive of the canned and contrived.”
 

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December 12, 2017 | WXPN-FM · The Oklahoman who made retro rock sound modern with “North Side Gal” is back with a new album and home base in Nashville.
 

December 12, 2017 | FA · Three members of Ranky Tanky perform songs from their self-titled debut. The band’s name and music derive from the tradition of the Gullah, slave descendants from the Georgia and South Carolina coast.
 

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December 12, 2017 | NPR · Some of the best rock music of 2017 was made by women reckoning with a fundamental destructive truth of the genre: that it promises freedom to young female listeners but withholds actual liberation.
 

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