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Six counties represented at wildland fire training course in Alva


Stacy Sanborn

Alfalfa County District 3 Commissioner Ray "Toby" Walker, and Alfalfa County Emergency Management Director Shana Smallwood-Buchanan attend the wildland fire training course at the Woods County Fairgrounds Thursday.

Recent rains provided much-needed moisture to Oklahoma and gave the southeastern section relief from the state's ongoing dry spell, but did little to put a dent into northwest Oklahoma's precipitation deficit. Per the U.S. Drought Monitor, southeastern sections of the state were categorized as a moderate to severe drought while the northwest region's drought held the title of being extreme. Deteriorating conditions in this part of the state have contributed to dry vegetation, poor crop production, and have had devastating effects on livestock. Factor in erratic winds, hot temperatures and l...

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