KSJD Local Newscast - June 10, 2021

Jun 10, 2021

Courtesy of Andrew Bare / InciWeb, National Wildfire Coordinating Group

This is the 22nd consecutive year of drought in the Colorado River Basin, which includes the Four Corners region. With extreme drought comes increased risk of wildfires. KSJD public health reporter Tay Glass explores the dangers of wildfire smoke and ways to mitigate its negative effects.

KSJD Local Newscast - June 8, 2021

Jun 8, 2021

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado is pushing to include disaster mitigation legislation in President Biden's Jobs & Infrastructure Plan. KVNF’s Kate Redmond spoke with the Senator to get details on that legislation

Most of California is in a drought emergency, which could mean another devastating fire season is on the horizon.

Danielle Venton of KQED reports on how one community faced a high risk of being lost last year but saved itself.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.