Saturday, August 07, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Schultz Fire Flood: Aftermath

Sunset Crater Estates
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Rest in Peace, Nikita

Nikita, our blue heeler, passed away today.
We miss her.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Flagstaff Pets in the Pines

Pets in the Pines held by the
Second Chance Center for Animals
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Schultz Fire: Neighborhoods

Views from the neighborhoods that were on the
eastern edge of the Schultz Fire.

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Schultz Fire

Views of the Schultz Fire and damage a week after the fire began.
The fire at this point is at 55% containment.

View from Bonito Park

View from Robinson Crater
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Schultz Fire: Panoramas

View of Bonito Park
west of Sunset Crater NM

View from Robinson Crater looking southwest at the
San Francisco Peaks. Sugarloaf is the peak in the
middle distance with the mine just below it.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Schultz Fire and Twitter

Lorraine B. Elder at the Northern Arizona University E-Learning Center wrote a lovely article about how Flagstaff officials and locals utilized Twitter for sharing up-to-the-minute news about the Schultz Fire.

From her article, Twitter Spreads Wildfire News Like, Well, Wildfire:

If your impression of Twitter is that it’s only an endless stream of inane chatter, think again. If you judiciously choose the people and groups to follow, Twitter can serve as your up-to-the minute personal newsfeed. Of course you need to view some tweets with a critical eye. Not everyone who who uses Twitter follows the journalistic standards and ethics we’ve come to expect from mainstream media, but many regular folks do a fine job of reporting the situation.

I am honored she included me on the list of folks doing a good job of reporting the fire, along with our respected local city, county, state, and federal officials, and local journalists and news organizations.

On the subject of Twitter and the Schultz Fire, popular social media guide, Mashable, picked up on the fire story when it happened and posted a story, Massive Flagstaff Fire Glimpsed in Twitter Photos, about our use of Twitter and related photo sites that helped spread the news around the world.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Schultz Fire Maps

Maps made with Global Mapper and Google Earth
showing various perspective views of
the damage caused by the Schultz Fire.

Lockett Meadow, classic view south from water tank looking
towards Inner Basin and the San Francisco Peaks

View from above Sunset Crater
looking down on San Francisco Peaks

View into Weatherford Canyon and down onto
the San Francisco Peaks from above Flagstaff

View from above Sunset Crater
looking down on San Francisco Peaks

Global Mapper maps created using USGS DEM, DRG, and DOQ data. Fire damage data based on maps published 2010-06-25 by the Southwest Area Incident Management Team:

Outlines and measurements are only a general approximation. Boundaries may increase as fire progresses. For accurate information, see official incident reporting site:
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Schultz Fire

Day 5
Smoke billowing from managed backburn
in Weatherford Canyon
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010