Thousands flee as flames race across dry rural California

In this photo provided by the Cal Fire Communications, firefighters battle a wildfire in an area northeast of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, June 24, 2018 Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. (Jonathan Cox/Cal Fire Communications via AP)

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.

On the hunt in Oregon for a rare Sierra Nevada red fox

In this May 11, 2016 photo, Sierra Nevada red fox wanders near Mt. Bachelor, west of Bend, Ore. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin via AP)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — In a dense forest at the base of Mount Bachelor, two wildlife biologists slowly walked toward a small cage trap they hoped would contain a rare red fox species. Jamie Bowles, an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife technician in Bend, and Tim Hiller, founder of the Montana-based Wildlife Ecology Institute, stepped carefully as branches crunched under their feet.

Casper volunteers make Barbie pioneer clothing, ties flies

Carolyn Thorup, a seasonal volunteer at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, sits for a portrait Friday, June 8, 2018 next to pioneer Barbie dresses she made as a mini fundraiser for Trails Center Foundation. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — You can find Barbie dolls in the lobby of the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.

Researchers hope to reduce eagle deaths caused by turbines

Walter, a golden eagle, sits on the glove of Curator for Wildlife Jon Nelson at the High Desert Museum on Monday, June 11, 2018, in Bend. A team of grad students was working with OSU associate professor Roberto Albertani at the High Desert Museum, recording golden eagle flight to develop technology that ultimately reduces the number of golden eagles killed by wind turbines. (Joe Kline /The Bulletin via AP)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — On a Monday afternoon, a captive audience watched a 14-year-old golden eagle named Walter fly from branch to branch outside the High Desert Museum, gobbling up bits of dead quail as he went.

Police offer tips for ‘deadliest 100 days’ on Colorado roads

In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, a Colorado State Patrol trooper takes photos of a car involved in a crash with two other vehicles in Fort Collins, Colo. The time between Memorial Day and Labor Day is often referred to as the "deadliest 100 days," and Colorado Department of Transport Highway Safety Manager Glenn Davis partially attributes the increase in crashes to more people on the roads. (Austin Humphreys/The Coloradoan via AP)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Last June, 25-year-old Austin Sherwood was riding his motorcycle from one job to another after stopping at home for a sandwich when he was struck and killed by an impaired and distracted driver.

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