The Western Governors' Association keeps you updated on news of the West. Here are western stories for the week starting May 2, 2016, that you don't want to miss:
Photo: Canadian Red CrossAlberta Blaze Raging: The Fort McMurray wildfire, whipped by winds in excess of 40 mph, have burned more than 328 square miles and continued to rage on Thursday. (Latest updates from CBCNews) And here's how the fire started.
Snowpack's Strong: Good news for western water users can be found in Colorado’s snowpack, which is 113% of median as of Tuesday. More
New Venue? Lawyers for the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon are suggesting a change of venue. More
Zika's Western Impact: New maps from the Centers for Disease Control show the potential range of mosquitoes likely to spread Zika virus. More
Big Gulp: The nation's largest firefighting plane can carry up to 19,600 gallons of water (or fire retardant) for 4,000 miles. More
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Lawyers for the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon are suggesting a change of venue. More