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Village News' 20-year anniversary starts with Lilac Fire


Last updated 12/13/2017 at Noon

It’s been another one of those weeks. As we were making plans to celebrate our 20-year anniversary, the Lilac Fire broke out. The Lilac Fire, like the Gavilan Fire of 2002 and the Rice Fire of 2007, started the adrenaline rushing in the Village News office the minute we got the call from my son Stuart Reeder and former managing editor Debbie Ramsey that there was a fire on the 15 South and “it looked bad.”

VP Paul Bandong had the first boots on the ground taking photos on scene almost immediately. Then we were so thankful for our Valley News crew that was able to step in and augment...

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