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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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What’s in Your Fire Box?

The smell of smoke is in the air again.  And as I drive down to work, I hear about a small fire that ignited on Sugarloaf Road.  Fortunately, the fire fighters jump on it quickly and snuff it out when it is only around seven acres. But thinking about how…

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The New Normal?

As I walked out of work, the air felt thick and grainy.  Driving down the street,  I glanced towards the Flatirons and was flabbergasted.  The mountains were gone, buried behind a gray, smoky haze.  Instead of the quintessential blue sky day where I could easily spot Longs Peak and Mt….

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