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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarl View Post
    Pray for rain.
    You bet.

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    This is a picture a friend of mine sent me this morning of the view from the Air Force Academy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprint23r View Post
    This is a picture a friend of mine sent me this morning of the view from the Air Force Academy:

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    That's Sijan Hall (a dorm) in the foreground, Mitchell Hall (the dining hall) in the middle and Fairchild Hall (the classrooms) in the background. You are looking to the south and a touch west and it is showing the fire remains to the SW of the grounds

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    Good luck down there. It's going to be a long summer here in the west with up to 70% pine beetle kill, drought, and non-stop winds.

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    The class of 2016 reported to the Air Force Academy today. Doolie summer is bad enough as it is. This will really make it interesting.
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    Very scary.. We went through a very bad fire last summer near Austin, hundreds of home destroyed. I'm praying for all our Colorado neighbors.

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    This is what it did yesterday, 346 total homes:

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    I just heard on KFAB this morning (Fri) that a number of the USA Swimming staff who are in Omaha for the Olympic Swim Trials have had their neighborhoods evacuated back in the Springs, and one of them has had their home burned to the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joncarl View Post
    Pray for rain.
    Been prayin since back in January. By far, this has been the windiest year since I've been in Utah (19 years), throw in the record temps and zilch snowpack and the west is a tinderbox. Thanksfully, we didn't get our usual June lightning storms, or we'd be in the same boat as Colorado. Hopefully the idgits with fireworks don't do more damage next week.

    I will wash my truck this weekend in hopes that that brings rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by utsker View Post
    . Hopefully the idgits with fireworks don't do more damage next week.
    I hear that.

    Arizona, among the driest states in the west, just legalized them. We have idgits in government here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Good luck down there. It's going to be a long summer here in the west with up to 70% pine beetle kill, drought, and non-stop winds.
    Agree with this.

    I completely disagree with the government policy of fire suppression. Fire is natural. It is part of the cycle of life in the forest. Years of fire suppression has led to dense underbrush, and fire is how pine wilt can be controlled. If people want to live in the mountains, that's fine, but living amongst the trees has it's price....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Country Doc View Post
    Agree with this.

    I completely disagree with the government policy of fire suppression. Fire is natural. It is part of the cycle of life in the forest. Years of fire suppression has led to dense underbrush, and fire is how pine wilt can be controlled. If people want to live in the mountains, that's fine, but living amongst the trees has it's price....
    And that price will be paid by the tax payers.

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    Yeah.

    I really think they should bulldoze those dumb mountains and plant corn.

    I can't see anything in Colorado, for the mountains and trees in the way!
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    and if they bulldozed the mountains down they would have tons of aggregate for concrete so they could pave everything


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