Suzanne Flory http://wxpr.org en Colorado Volunteer Returns Home to Rhinelander http://wxpr.org/post/colorado-volunteer-returns-home-rhinelander <p>A Rhinelander volunteer working on Colorado disaster relief has returned home.&nbsp; Carol Miller traveled to northern Colorado after heavy flooding put the area into crisis.&nbsp; For 17 days she supervised nurses at a Red Cross disaster relief center in Denver.&nbsp; She says a lot of the work was preventative.&nbsp; But they did encounter more serious conditions, and numerous cases of altitude sickness.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9205 at http://wxpr.org Firefighting Community Copes With Tragic Blaze http://wxpr.org/post/firefighting-community-copes-tragic-blaze <p>A few weeks ago we brought you the news that one of the Northwoods’ own U.S. forest service employees was on the scene at the Yarnell fire in Arizona, where 19 men died fighting the blaze.&nbsp; Suzanne Flory has recently returned home, and WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Flory to talk about her experience at Yarnell.</p><p>More from our conversation with Suzanne Flory:</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 5128 at http://wxpr.org Firefighting Community Copes With Tragic Blaze Northwoods USFS Worker At Arizona Fire http://wxpr.org/post/northwoods-usfs-worker-arizona-fire <P>A U.S. Forest Service worker from Rhinelander is at the scene of the fire in Arizona that killed 19 firefighters last weekend. These firefighters were part of an elite team sent in to fight this type of blaze. The fire changed direction and engulfed the team.</P> <P>Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Suzanne Flory was in Colorado monitoring those fires when she was asked to come to the Arizona fire...</P> <P><I><U> </U></I></P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....right now the fire is 8,400 acres with zero percent containment. They're going to continue to bring crews in. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:37:47 +0000 Ken Krall 4478 at http://wxpr.org Northwoods USFS Worker At Arizona Fire Videos Highlight WI National Forest http://wxpr.org/post/videos-highlight-wi-national-forest <p>The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, in partnership with Nicolet Area Technical College, has produced seven promotional videos featuring the state's only national forest.&nbsp; The short videos were created by Digital Graphics students as a way to help people to learn more about the forest's recreational opportunities and history.</p><p>Forest spokesperson Suzanne Flory says they wanted to have a new way to see the forest.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3004 at http://wxpr.org