Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 29, 1993 · Page 5
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 5

Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, June 29, 1993
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1993 — 5 Rancher says dog saved her life VERNAL, Utah (AP) — A rancher who was pinned under her all-terrain vehicle when it flipped over says she owes her life to her bird dog, Jake, for summoning help. Lou Dean Williams, 45, suffered kidney damage and internal bleeding and nearly lost her legs when she was crushed by the 600-pound vehicle, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday. The three-hour ordeal happened one week ago on Williams' 750-acre ranch north of Vernal, where she raises quarter horses. "I wouldn't have made it another hour. I owe my life to these guys," she said of three ranch hands who rescued her, "but mostly to Jake. "You should have seen the hug I put on that dog." Williams was driving on the property and Jake was on his daily run when the vehicle lost power. An effort to move the vehicle ended with it flipped over on top of Williams, her legs pinned. The woman's shouts for help went unheard. And the dog refused to leave her side when Williams tried to get Jake to take her glove as a sign she was in trouble. When nearly three hours had passed, the dog finally ran and, finding a ranch hand, growled and pulled at the man's pants. "I thought he wanted to bite me," Juan Morales said. "That was a desperate looking dog." The dog held on and led him to her. Yellowstone comes back to verdant life after fires YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Tiny young pine trees finally stand taller than the grass. Elk and bison are growing fat. And visitors are coming to admire Yellowstone National Park in record numbers. Five years after wildfires ravaged the world's oldest national park and its surrounding forests in a six-month inferno, green is busting out all over. "The new forest is in place and it's on its way," said Yellowstone Superintendent Bob Barbee in a recent interview. "Frankly, it's robust." Wildflowers, grass and lodge- pole pine saplings have sprouted among the blackened trees. Lush thickets of greenery run rampant, feeding on the ash- and nutrient- rich soil. It's all testament to the vibrant health of the park Congress created in 1872. "Nature does not destroy herself," said John Varley, the park's chief of research. "She has some sort of cosmic plan to assure that all of those things that appear to have been destroyed in 1988... are going to be back, and be back with vigor." Hindsight and critics say disaster could have been averted—particularly since the fires came during a drought lasting nearly 10 years. But Phil Perkins, who oversees firefighting efforts at Yellowstone, noted that for the four years before 1988, fewer than 1,000 acres in Yellowstone were hit by fire. In the spring of 1988 no one had an inkling, a whiff, a worry of what was coming. When they did, it was too late. "Let it burn" was still the policy when the first fire, an inconsequential lightning strike in late May 1988, flickered out on its own. "Let it burn" meant allowing naturally caused fires to go unattended unless they threatened buildings or communities. It was not until mid-July, when three lightning-ignited fires covered almost 1,900 acres of Yellowstone, that park officials began having second thoughts about holding back. The decision to suppress all fires finally was made in late July. By then it was too late. Nature had taken over. Winds gusting to 60 mph pushed towers of flame. Fires overran fire lines, racing through tinder-dry forests. By July 28, more than 109,000 acres in the park alone were burning from 10 different fires. Before November's snows finally quelled the firestorms, more than 25,000 firefighters — an army of forest and park workers, soldiers and trained prison inmates — had battled 249 fires. They had support from 117 airplanes and helicopters that bombarded the flames with water. The blazes lashed across Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and neighboring forests. The U.S. government's bill for the effort approached $120 million. Elk, deer, moose, bison and black bear perished. One man died — a firefighter killed by a falling tree in the Shoshone National Forest east of Yellowstone. One paradoxical boon from the fires is increasing tourism. In 1987 the park counted 2.4 million visitors. The next year, despite the fires, they logged 2.2 million and climbing since. In 1992, Yellowstone was enjoyed by a record 3.1 million people. ittLUEKING SUPCRMARKCTS DflATVAllTFC KM1 VALULD LOCALLY OWNED Summer Picnicking! .-••IIS FARM FRESH PRODUCE * DIRECT TO YOU •j.-v':v.v-'<l iStffei FRESH ICEBERG HEAD LETTUCE MASS AVOCADOS FRESH WHOLE RED RIPE SWEET WATERMELON LB FRESH CALIF. PEACHES LB EA FRESH BUN. GREEN ONIONS FRESH SANTA ROSA U.S. #1 MED. 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