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2022 wildfire shaped how Kitt Peak observatory prepares for monsoon

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2024
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Vivian Segundo has worked in the gift shop at Kitt Peak National Observatory for 26 years. Combing through items on a shelf in the shop, she rearranged memorabilia. As she did so, she remembered her nephew Dane Manuel who died at the age of 27 when lightning struck him while mowing the football field at the middle school where he was a coach. “The kids loved him. It tore a lot of hearts,” Segundo said. “He’d make everybody laugh...he was an outgoing person.” Lightning-related deaths were...

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