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Stay Away!

Note: This post is courtesy of local Nederland resident, John MacKay. We lost our home and most of our things in the Cold Springs Fire. Thankfully, we were in Florida at the time, safe with our dog and three cats. By the time we got to Nederland, kind people had…

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The Never-ending Wildfire Season

It never ends. Any other year, at mid-October, we’d be enjoying snow on the ground right now. And colder temperatures and anticipating the start of winter. But not in 2020. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, another wildfire broke out today — just about 10 miles north…

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Three Years Ago…

Note:  This post refers to the Cold Springs Wildfire which occurred three years ago in July of 2016. “The best news ever.” I read the email one more time to make sure I read the words correctly. “The fire is contained enough, that we can go back to our homes…

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The Never Ending Fire Season

I watched with horror as the video played on the national news website.  Flames on either side of the road, the sky dark as night, branches falling on top of the truck.  In my head, I knew this person must have made it out alive, because after all, the news…

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