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New Campfire Law

The Cold Springs Wildfire of 2016 and Colorado’s largest wildfire have one thing in common.  They both were started by a campfire that had not been put out properly.  Perhaps that is why Colorado enacted a new law on July 1 called the Campfire Law. Disastrous Consequences of Ignorance Two years…

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Fire Restrictions

Something historic is happening in southwest Colorado.  And no, it doesn’t involve the discovery of gold or other precious minerals.  Instead it has to do with the greatest threat to our precious wilderness areas and forests – wildfire. Historic Closure For the first time in its history, the San Juan…

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House Calls

Woof! Woof! Woof! Both dogs broke out barking at the same time as the cacophony filled the great room.  I spotted a dusty Subaru out front — the car of mountain residents everywhere in Colorado.  A rap on the door signaled the arrival of Dr. Bob. I had a knot…

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Changes they are a coming

As a ski instructor this past winter, I frequently got asked why I didn’t work for our local ski resort here in Nederland, Eldora Mountain Resort instead of my home resort off I-70.  The short answer was I just preferred the size and variety of the larger resorts, but the…

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