U.S. Forest Service

Open house August 15
4:50 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Blackwell Job Corps Celebrates Program's 50th Anniversary

Credit Job Corps

The Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is holding an open house August 15 at the facility in Laona to celebrate the program's 50th anniversary year.

Blackwell was launched in 1965 as part of the Equal Opportunity Employment Act. Blackwell emerged from the C.C.C. camps. The program has since become a part of the U.S. Forest Service, serving 160 students.  Job Corps offers  career development services to at-risk young women and men, ages 16 to 24. The Forest Service operates 28 Job Corps centers in 18 states.

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Yarnell Fire
4:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Firefighting Community Copes With Tragic Blaze

The wildfire crossed Highway 89 that runs through Yarnell.
Suzanne Flory U.S. Forest Service

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.  Suzanne Flory has recently returned home, and WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Flory to talk about her experience at Yarnell.

More from our conversation with Suzanne Flory:

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