The watcher

Ken Jordan calls it “spotting smokes,” and it’s an easy job when the mountain air is clear: “Sometimes, it’s second nature to spot a smoke without even looking for it.” White, gray or bluish, woodsmoke […]


‘All hands on deck’

by Rachel Becker and Julie Cart for CalMatters CalMatters is an independent public journalism venture covering California state politics and government. For more info, visit Painting alarming scenes of fires, floods and economic disruption, the […]

Guest feature

Burn days

This audio segment (a portion of which originally aired on the Chico News & Review show on KZFR, 90.1FM) is a production of Imagining Community, a grassroots media and civic-engagement project. Hear more Imagining Community […]