Arizona weather – K7BUC Wed, 25 May 2022 16:50:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Arizona weather – K7BUC 32 32 Rain and snow slow fires in New Mexico, but hot, dry weather looms Wed, 25 May 2022 03:11:18 +0000

SANTA FE, New Mexico — North America’s largest wildfire slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico on Tuesday amid light rain and some snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters rushed to anticipate a worsening fire forecast in the coming days.

Memorial Day weekend historically marks the start of the first wildfire season in many parts of the Southwest. But wildfires have already scorched an area larger than the state of Delaware this year in extremely dry conditions created by persistent drought and climate change.

In Arizona, a new fire briefly forced evacuations Tuesday near Flagstaff. Authorities investigating the cause said they were looking for a person of interest near where it started half a mile (0.8 kilometres) from Lowell Observatory.

New Mexico firefighters said they hope to continue clearing flammable vegetation and deploying planes to extinguish smoldering forests on Wednesday before windier, hotter and drier conditions return this weekend.

On Friday, “fire weather is starting to enter the critical phase where we’re likely to see more fire growth and movement,” Forest Service fire behavior analyst Stewart Turner said during a Tuesday evening briefing.

The blaze that started about seven weeks ago in the Rocky Mountain foothills east of Santa Fe was 41% surrounded by clearings and barriers that can prevent a fire from spreading further.

The blaze consumed more than 486 square miles (1,260 square kilometers) of woods, grassland and brush, with evacuations in place for weeks. Its perimeter extends 634 miles (1,020 kilometers), more than the distance between New York and Detroit.

It is one of six large active fires in the state that have burned over 536 square miles (1,388 square kilometers).

So far this year, wildfires have burned across about 2,650 square miles (6,860 square kilometers) of the United States. That’s about double the average burn for this time of year, according to a national wildfire suppression coordination center.

Jayson Coil, one of the operations managers in New Mexico, said what “will keep me awake at night” are the hidden hot spots where extremely dry roots and dead logs smoldering under the ground can ignite quickly.

“You can have one of these (logs) that’s stuck in a snowdrift, but the wood is going to keep the heat in there,” he said Tuesday night.

“Once one side burns, it will be like a cigar. It may take several days depending on what is around it, but the fire will crawl around, stay in there, and then it will come out the other side,” did he declare. mentioned.

A wildfire on the outskirts of Los Alamos National Laboratory was 85% contained on Tuesday. Nearby, the Bandelier National Monument is set to reopen some areas to visitors on Friday.

In southwestern New Mexico, a fire was burning in parts of the Gila National Forest and outlying areas.

Stricter restrictions on campfires and smoking will go into effect Wednesday or Thursday in Arizona’s six national forests due to the heightened threat of fire, Forest Service officials said Tuesday.

How to stay safe during tornado season Mon, 23 May 2022 15:59:33 +0000

Friday afternoon. On May 20, Gaylord Michigan saw a tornado touch down in Gaylord during a thunderstorm killing 2 people and injuring 44 with a path of destruction. Gaylord has no tornado sirens, although residents receive alerts through their cell phones. In a situation like this, knowing the signs of impending severe weather and what to do could save your life.

Mid-Michigan Now Chief Meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey told us that Michigan tornadoes most often occur from April through July. Tornadoes can strike with little warning, and while meteorologists are now better able to predict the signs of a tornado, sometimes that’s not enough. Knowing what to look for can add even a few extra minutes, giving anyone in danger the chance to seek safety.

How strong was the Gaylord tornado?

The tornado that ripped through the town of Gaylord was an F3 with peak winds reaching 150 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado traveled 16.6 miles and stayed on the ground for 20 minutes with a maximum width reaching 200 meters.

According to Mlive, the last F3 Michigan experienced was on March 15, 2012. The town of Dexter suffered $12 million worth of damage with a tornado with winds of 145 mph that crossed just over 7 miles from town. It was the first time Michigan had seen such a force of a storm since 1982.

How do you know that a tornado is possible?

Since storms can go from light to severe in seconds, knowing what to look for is essential.

  • A dark, often greenish sky.
  • Shelf clouds
  • Cloudy walls or approaching debris cloud.
  • Large hail often in the absence of rain.
  • Before a tornado hits, the wind can drop and the air can become very calm.
  • A loud roar similar to a freight train can be heard.
  • A cloud of debris approaching, although a funnel is not visible.

Taking the time to prepare for a weather emergency can also be a big plus when it comes to what happens after the storm. Bajjey strongly advises to always have items prepared when you need to take cover.

“First and most important is to have a first aid kit. Also a flashlight and extra batteries and a way to charge your phone so you can stay connected. It’s not a bad idea to also invest in a weather radio.”

Bajjey says a “watch” is essentially the “recipe for making it all happen.” It’s like baking a cake. When a “warning” is given, it means the cake is “done” and ready… and it’s time to take cover immediately. Following these weather directions and alerts can save your life in severe weather.

WATCH: Costliest weather and climate disasters in decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive weather disasters per billion since 1980 based on the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list begins with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damage in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Read on to find out the 50 Costliest US Weather Disasters of Decades

Better weather conditions help crews work New Mexico fires Sat, 21 May 2022 18:45:00 +0000

Improved weather on Saturday helped firefighters battle several large wildfires in New Mexico, including the nation’s largest active blaze.

A cold front that blew through on Friday lowered temperatures, raised humidity levels and provided cloud cover over the largest fire, which is burning in northern New Mexico, said fire behavior analyst Dennis Burns. . Cloud cover “shades combustibles so the fire has to work harder and has a hard time burning that material.”

“It actually gave us decent conditions to fight this fire today and probably for the next few days,” Burns said.

More than 2,700 firefighters and other personnel have been assigned to the 6-week-old blaze, which as of Saturday was contained to around 40% of its perimeter. The blaze is among five major active fires in the state and among 16 nationally, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

At 482 square miles (1,250 square kilometers), New Mexico’s largest fire is so large that it has been divided into three separately managed areas by three of the nation’s 17 largest Type I response teams.

Previously, high winds had caused the blaze to spread tens of thousands of acres in a single day, but Incident Commander Carl Schwope said Friday evening that moderating weather “is going to give us a good five days here that we can really make a lot of progress.”

Winds challenged firefighters battling the blaze on Friday, sending embers that ignited localized fires outside containment lines, but crews aided by aircraft were able to stop the fire from growing outside its perimeter in most areas.

Some of the crews directly fighting the blaze were working among logs on steep slopes, said operations section chief Jayson Coil.

“And that’s going to take time,” Coil said. “”Work is slow. It’s tedious. It is difficult. But they are progressing. »

Meanwhile, other crews deployed water hoses and pumps to protect structures and bulldozer and vegetation chewer operators continued to clear containment lines along and in front of the fire.” . Secondary containment lines farther from the fire were also unobstructed in case flames passed through the primary lines.

Some of the branch lines were being cleared in areas where owners said previous fires had been put out, Burns said. “I hope they will never be used.”

Some of the crews directly fighting the blaze were working logs on steep slopes, said operations section chief Jayson Coil.

“And that’s going to take time,” Coil said. “”Work is slow. It’s tedious. It is difficult. But they are progressing. »


Davenport reported from Flagstaff, Arizona. AP reporter Scott Sonner contributed from Reno, Nevada.

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Fran Saatzer – Brainerd Dispatch Thu, 19 May 2022 20:53:00 +0000

Fran Saatzer (82), surrounded by her family, was introduced into the arms of Jesus on May 11, 2022 at 8:17 p.m.

His celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Baxter’s First Baptist Church, with Pastor Wayne Erickson officiating. Visitation will take place at 10:00 a.m., one hour before the service.

Fran was born to Edward and Valeria (Krystosek) Pietron on March 21, 1940 in Brockway Township. She was married to Roger Saatzer on May 6, 1961, in Sartell, MN. They had two children: Todd and Jodi.

Fran worked with Roger in their real estate office (Anchor Reality) and Northstar Freeze Dry Company for many years. They were blessed to spend 37 years together as snowbirds in Arizona.

His love and dedication to his family was unmatched. She enjoyed spending time boating and camping with her family. She loved to spoil her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fran’s loving and generous heart was evident to everyone she met.

Her faith in Jesus was very important to her.

Fran is survived by her husband Roger of 61 years, son Todd (Denise) Saatzer, daughter Jodi (Albie) Kuschel, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, brothers Kenny (MaryAnn) Pietron,

Roger (Sue) Pietron, several nieces and nephews.

Fran was predeceased by her parents, her brother Richard, her sister Mary Jane and her grandson Derrik Kuschel.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.

Republican Senate Candidates Promote ‘Replacement’ Theory | NanaimoNewsNOW Tue, 17 May 2022 16:14:15 +0000

Some of the Republican campaigns have denied that their statements amount to a replacement theory, but among pundits there is little doubt.

Five hate speech experts who have reviewed Republican candidates’ comments have confirmed that they promote baseless racist theory, even though Republicans do not directly mention race.

“Comments like these demonstrate two essential characteristics of the great replacement conspiracy theory. They predict racial apocalypse, saying it’s all part of an orchestrated master plan. It’s just the language that’s been softened,” said Brian Hughes, a professor at the American University, associate director of the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab. “The basic story they tell is the same one we see in white supremacist discussions on the internet: an enemy is orchestrating the fate of white Americans by plotting to fill the country with non-whites.”

Indeed, a prevailing interpretation of replacement theory in the United States baselessly suggests that Democrats encourage immigration from Latin America so that more like-minded potential voters replace “traditional” Americans, says Mark Pitcavage, senior fellow at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism.

Such a message has become central to the appeal of the modern conservative movement to voters. Former President Donald Trump repeatedly warned of an invasion of immigrants on the southern border, and he was slow to condemn white supremacy throughout his presidency.

Shortly after taking office, Trump shared a social media post from someone with the username WhiteGenocideTM.

The replacement theory is being investigated as a motivating factor in the Buffalo supermarket shooting, which killed 10 black people and injured three others.

Representative Liz Cheney, who was ousted from the House Republican leadership for her vocal criticism of Trump, on Monday accused her own party of enabling “white nationalism, white supremacy and anti-Semitism.”

“History has taught us that what begins with words ends much worse,” Cheney tweeted. GOP leaders “must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them.”

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, through a spokeswoman, declined to answer questions about whether the GOP condones the replacement theory. She instead accused her critics of playing politics.

“The attempt by Democrats and some media outlets to exploit the Buffalo tragedy by smearing millions of Americans is heinous,” McDaniel wrote on Twitter.

The White House declined to call out Republican rhetoric when pressed on Monday. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., wasn’t so subtle.

“Unfortunately, every year it seems harder and harder to ignore that the results of replacement theory and other racially motivated views are increasingly being brought to light and given purported legitimacy by some MAGA Republicans and cable news pundits,” Schumer said.

“It’s dangerous,” he added. “It’s poisoning minds.”

It has also become a dominant view of the political right.

In a poll released last week, the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that about 1 in 3 Americans believe an effort is underway to replace Americans born in the United States with immigrants in electoral purposes.

Fox News’ most popular personality, Tucker Carlson, has been one of the theory’s biggest proponents. A five-year study of Carlson’s show by The New York Times found 400 instances in which he spoke of Democratic politicians and others seeking to force demographic change through immigration.

But so far, at least, less attention has been paid to Republican candidates gearing up to face voters in the weeks and months ahead who have, in some cases, promoted the theory again and again.

In interviews with conservative national television and radio over the past year, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson called the replacement theory a “great Democratic plan.”

“I have to believe they want to change the makeup of the electorate,” he told a conservative Minneapolis-area radio host last month.

The Johnson campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

In Missouri, at least two Republicans vying for the Republican Senate nomination have made similar statements more recently.

During a tour of the US-Mexico border last month, former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said immigrants crossing illegally “were pouring into all 50 states, including Missouri.”

“What’s also very clear is that Joe Biden’s politics are an attack on the whole idea of ​​America,” Greitens said. “He erases the distinction between citizens and non-citizens, and he does it on purpose.”

A week later, Schmitt, Greitens’ Republican rival, claimed that tens of millions of immigrants were entering the United States illegally because of Biden’s policies. He said Democrats intentionally encourage illegal immigration for their own benefit.

“They’re basically trying to change this country through their illegal immigration policy,” Schmitt told conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

Schmitt’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment. Greitens ignored questions about the replacement theory but called the mass shooting in Buffalo “truly horrific” in a written statement.

Interestingly, the Buffalo shooter wrote, ‘One of my favorite TV shows is The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.’ Maybe the media should talk about it as well,” Greitens said.

In Arizona, Masters has warned throughout his campaign against a Democratic plot to transform the American electorate.

“Obviously the Democrats, they’re just hoping to change the demographics of our country,” Masters told the Patriot Edition podcast late last month. “They hope to import an entirely new electorate. Then they call you racist and bigoted.

In Ohio, Vance has already secured a spot in the November ballot. He won Trump’s endorsement after embracing many of the former president’s tough views, including those related to immigration.

Vance told Breitbart News last month that Democrats were trying to illegally give the vote to 15 million immigrants in the country. “They are trying to transform the electorate of this country,” he said.

He made similar comments days later at a town hall in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Shortly after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Democrats in Congress proposed legislation that would include an eight-year pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people living illegally in the country, but the proposal stalled. and is unlikely to be approved by Congress.

“Now, of course,” Vance said, “you’re being accused of being racist for pointing it out. We decide, the people decide whether or not we transform the country.

The Vance campaign declined to comment.

Steve Peoples, Associated Press

]]> 7 extreme weather conditions that will impact NFL games this season Sun, 15 May 2022 16:11:00 +0000

Football season is almost here, and that means millions of fans will brave extreme weather conditions to watch their favorite NFL team battle for victory.

Through extreme heat, freezing cold and everything in between, the league is known for playing in brutal weather conditions.

If Mother Nature sticks to the normal playbook, weather forecasters already have a good idea of ​​which games might be the coldest, the hottest, the windiest, and even the snowiest.

Here are the seven games to watch in the 2022-23 NFL regular season.

Hottest Potential Game

After many sweltering preseason games, the NFL’s first regular season games will kick off in early September.

If Mother Nature sticks to what is usually seen in the first month of metrological fall, Glendale, Arizona will host the hottest NFL game of the season.

The Chiefs are scheduled to face the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, September 11.

Days in the desert southwest are generally hot with highs reaching 100 degrees.

But if you’re a fan, don’t worry about sitting and sweating in the extreme heat.

Glendale Stadium has a retractable roof that is usually closed, and there is usually plenty of air conditioning in the arena.

Days in the desert southwest are generally hot with highs reaching 100 degrees.
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Phoenix Stadium.
State Farm Stadium has a retractable roof that is usually closed.
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One gaming venue that has no choice but to close its roof is Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Patriots will face the Dolphins on the same day as the game in Arizona, so the game in Sunshine State will be in contention for potentially having the hottest temperature on the field.

An average high in South Florida typically hits near 90 degrees, which doesn’t account for humidity or the impact of pavement absorbing and radiating some of the heat.

Hard Rock Stadium.
Hard Rock Stadium does not have the ability to close its roof in hot weather.
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Dolphin lovers.
The Patriots vs. Dolphins game will be in contention for potentially having the hottest temperature on the field.
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Coldest potential game

The coldest game looks destined to be at Lambeau Field when the Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers in the final week of the regular season.

The NFL is still working on the schedule, but it looks like the game will take place in the first two weeks of the new year.

According to climate data, a typical day in early January in Green Bay sees a low of around 12 degrees and a high that only reaches the mid-20s.

Lambeau field.
A typical day in early January in Green Bay sees a low of around 12 degrees and a high in the mid-20s.
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Depending on the large-scale weather features that are in control, it is not uncommon for temperatures to never rise above zero and for lows to drop below -20 degrees.

Cold air temperatures do not account for potential wind chill which could make prolonged exposure to the elements even more hazardous.

Rainiest Potential Game

If the confrontation between the Patriots and the Dolphins on September 11 is not the hottest, it may be because of the afternoon thunderstorms.

The almost daily occurrence of wet weather could make South Florida’s game the wettest of the year.

Primarily due to storms, no other city hosting NFL games receives as much precipitation as Miami.

Hard Rock Stadium.
Play is suspended when lightning is detected near Hard Rock Stadium.
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The metro area averages over 60 inches of precipitation annually, and a day in early September could see about a third of an inch of precipitation.

Unfortunately, the rain usually comes from thunderstorms, which tend to produce lots of dangerous lightning.

According to Hard Rock Stadium, when lightning is detected nearby, they encourage the public to seek shelter and suspend game operations.

Windiest Potential Game

If the weather is average, get your anemometer ready for the Dolphins and Patriots game on January 1, 2023.

According to NOAA data, winds average 12.6 mph in eastern Massachusetts during the first month of the year.

Not only do the winds have a significant impact on the kicker’s ability to get the ball through the uprights, but the force of Mother Nature can also impact the betting line before teams even see the field.

Chicago’s claim to be the “Windy City” carries little weight at the start of the new year, as cities like Buffalo and New York tend to have higher wind speeds.

Snowiest Game

Cold weather fans may have to wait until the last week of the regular season to see the snowiest games.

While the NFL is still determining final game times and dates, weather almanacs give us an idea of ​​what to expect.

If Old Man Winter sticks to his standards, the Patriots’ playoff rematch against the Bills might have the most snow on the ground.

Lambeau field.
Fans enter a snowy Lambeau Field before a game.
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A Green Bay Packers fan dances in the snow in a bathing suit.
Games in Chicago, Green Bay and Denver have a chance of seeing snow.
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Buffalo, New York, averages just under an inch of snow per day in early January.

The region ranks ahead of cities such as Chicago, Green Bay and Denver, which will also host games, with a likelihood of seeing snow.

First game of the year under the night sky

The first game of the year that starts after sunset and doesn’t take place under a lights-covered roof will be the game between the Bears and Packers on Sept. 18.

Sunday night’s game begins at 7:20 p.m. CDT, approximately 24 minutes after sunset.

As the season progresses, more and more games will start without sunshine due to the shortening of days between the summer and winter solstices.

The subtle change in light can have more of an effect on the body than meets the eye.

Medical experts say that a change in light and weather can affect a body’s circadian rhythm.

A study published in the National Library of Medicine found that football players who were able to control their sleep patterns had an advantage during games.

Highest elevation clearance

Believe it or not, the human body is impacted by elevation, and in the 2022-2023 season, a few venues may play a part in which team becomes victorious.

One game to watch will be the Nov. 21 game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City.

The Estadio Azteca has an elevation of approximately 7,200 feet.
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Mexico field.
Mexico City has posted advice on its website for visitors to learn about the potential for altitude sickness.
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Usually, Denver boasts of having the highest game, but due to the league’s international series, the Estadio Azteca wins at an elevation of around 7,200 feet.

Medical experts say people who are unaccustomed to high altitudes may see increased exhaustion due to the body’s inability to transport oxygen.

Mexico City has posted facts and tips on its website so visitors can learn more about the potential for altitude sickness when visiting the Central American country.

Rochelle News-Leader | There’s that summer time Fri, 13 May 2022 17:20:32 +0000

That’s it – there’s that summer weather.

It landed on the region like a thud last week. We’ve all been waiting for it – well, most of us – since last year. And let’s face it, we’ve never really had much spring this year.

Living in the Midwest can be a study in weather frustration. Wake up in the morning, and it’s clear skies with no rain in the forecast. Two hours later, severe thunderstorms are breaking out all around you.

I often wonder if forecasters even have windows.

Spring was cold and wet and lasted forever this year. I didn’t even mow my lawn until May 8th. May 8! I don’t think my first mowing of the year has ever come this late.

But we went from heating to cooling in a day or two. From the 50s to the lows of the 60s and then bam! Almost 90 degrees.

I’m not complaining, of course, I like the warm weather. And it happened just in time, as me and two buddies jumped on our bikes early on May 13 and hit the road to Arizona. We are going to visit my family and make memories. We even rented a house with a pool for a few days in Arizona, can’t wait.

So yes, you will probably be dealing with another motorcycle travel section. Prepare yourselves.

In the meantime, here are some random thoughts:

* After looking through the graduation photos of every high school student in the county, I can safely say that today’s teenagers are just as weird and goofy as they were in my day. Some are perfectly assembled and aim for a bright future. Others? Not really. But hey, be proud of them for now, because they might be terribly disappointing later.

*I miss being able to buy hot, fresh tamales in the grocery store parking lot from a random person who pulls out a cooler full of them. Laugh all you want at California, but the parking lot food here is second to none.

* The current generation of politicians has confirmed to me that people must have experience in government before running for office. It’s not enough to be angry at something. Simply wanting to publicize your conspiracy beliefs while being loud and obnoxious isn’t a reason to get a single vote. There are freshmen in Congress who are national embarrassments and should never have been elected to anything, let alone Congress. Start with a local school board or city council and learn how to govern. If you hate the government and aren’t looking to help everyone, don’t show up. Stay home and file a complaint.

*As bad as the weather has been here, at least we don’t live in Duluth, Minnesota where my daughter lives. Sure it hit the low 70s last week but before that they barely got past the 30s. I just couldn’t live there, although in the summer it’s a lovely place to to visit.

* A friendly reminder that when you mow your lawn, don’t throw it on the street. It’s illegal in the state and potentially very dangerous for motorcycles. I see people blowing weed all over the roads in Ogle County. Please pay attention to others.

* There is amazing television right now. “Better Call Saul”, the spin-off of “Breaking Bad”, is simply fantastic. The new “Bosch” spin-off is also out now and continues the great quality of the original show. And has anyone seen “Outer Range” on Amazon? An excellent mix of western and science fiction. Television has never been better.

* Finally, a very special thank you to the reader Loraine Untz, who sent me a very nice birthday card again this year. Thanks for reading and thanks for the map.

Brad Jennings is the editor of Ogle County Life.

Dr. James Silas Walker – Sun of Jamestown Wed, 11 May 2022 20:48:00 +0000

James Silas Walker lived a long and full life and passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022, at the age of 88.

Jim was born to John Charles and Ruth Yeagle Walker on August 21, 1933 in Walnut Grove, TN. The family soon moved to Tucson, Arizona, where Jim met Nadine Leas Mortenson.

They married on May 28, 1954 and had 4 sons. Jim is survived by them and their spouses: Steven and Anna; David and Terry; Brad; Scott and Vicki, his beloved sister, Jeanne “Tookie” Stocker, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by Nadine on 11/18/21 after 67 1/2 years of marriage.

Jim’s parents instilled in their children strong values ​​of education, church and service. After earning bachelor’s degrees in philosophy (1954) and theology (1956), Jim moved to Basel, Switzerland, to study with Karl Barth, the famous theologian who authored the 1934 Barmen Declaration in which German Protestant leaders condemned the distorted Christian nationalism promoted by Hitler’s Nazi Party. Barth was a beacon in Jim’s life. Jim returned to the United States, completed his doctorate. in Religion from Claremont University (CA) in 1963.

As the family grew, they lived in Denver, CO, and Huron, SD, before moving to Hastings Nebraska in 1966, where Jim became a professor of religion and philosophy at Hastings College. He served Hastings College as Professor (1966-75) Director of Development (1975-79) and Dean of the College (1979-1983). The height of his professional career was when he moved to Jamestown, ND, in 1983 and served as president of Jamestown College, now Jamestown University, until his retirement in 1998. He and Nadine loved the residents of Jamestown and their time with the college. .

Throughout his life, Jim valued community and church service. Ordained in 1956, he avidly exercised interdenominational ministry, preaching more than 1,100 services in more than 20 churches. He served in Rotary for over 60 years (including president and district governor), was active in the Salvation Army (president), and donated over 5 gallons of blood. He was a role model, mentor and inspiration to many and will be greatly missed.

“Well done, good and faithful servant…Enter into the joy of your Lord.” –Matthew 25:23

Shari Carr – Sun of Jamestown Tue, 10 May 2022 13:18:00 +0000

Shari L. Carr, 69, Jamestown, ND, died April 30, 2022 in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and family by her side.

Shari was born September 2, 1952 in Devils Lake, ND, the daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Rohde) Halvorson. Her family moved to Jamestown, ND where she attended school and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1970. Shari continued her education in Fargo where she graduated from North Dakota State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Behavioral Science. While in college, she met Ray Carr and the couple married on March 16, 1974. They made Jamestown their home where they raised their family. Shari worked as a direct care supervisor at North Dakota State Hospital. In retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Arizona with her family.

Shari enjoyed reading, cooking, history and gardening, as well as watching movies late into the night. She also had an impeccable decorating talent. Shari would turn her home into a magical Christmas/winter wonderland where the family loved to gather. She was quick-witted and enjoyed getting together with her family and friends. She loved to play cards, Scrabble and all other board games. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved her family beyond measure. She was a member of St. James’s Basilica in Jamestown.

Shari is survived by and will be sadly missed by her husband, Ray Carr of Jamestown; his sons, Casey Carr of Fargo, ND and Brandon (Ashley) Carr of Jamestown; his daughter, Nichole (Jeff) Suko of Chandler, AZ; his sisters, Lynn (Tom) Wilhelm and Shannon (Casey) Henderson, all of Jamestown; her brother, Scott Halvorson of New York, NY; and her five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Dorothy Halvorson and her brother, Kelly Halvorson.

Christian Burial Mass – 10.00am, Monday 16th May 2022 at St. James’s Basilica, Jamestown.

Visitation – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Prayer Service – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Prolonged windy spell and critical fires expected in northern Arizona Sun, 08 May 2022 14:11:00 +0000

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for all of northern Arizona. Wind advisories and critical weather fires are expected to continue at least through Wednesday next week.

A wind advisory is also in effect today for all of northern Arizona except for the lower deserts of Yavapai County and northern Gila County.

According to the NWS, gusty winds, dry fuels and low humidity will cause a high fire hazard with easier fire starts and rapid spread of new or existing fires.

Strong winds can produce difficult driving conditions for high-profile vehicles in particular, as well as reduced visibility from blowing dust and sand over northeastern Arizona.

Level 1 fire restrictions are in place for the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, as well as the Williams, Sedona and Tusayan Ranger Districts.

Stage 1 restrictions prohibit fires of any kind outside designated areas. This includes charcoal and briquette fires. Smoking is prohibited except in enclosed vehicles, buildings or furnished recreational sites and should be done in areas where flammable materials have been removed. It is also forbidden to discharge firearms, except during a legal hunt.

Forest Service officials say fire restrictions will remain in place until there is significant moisture to reduce wildfire danger.

Cooler temperatures are expected to settle in for a few days from Sunday, but no precipitation is expected.