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Wildfires in Colorado & New Mexico

Environment  (tags: wildfire, colorado, new mexico, weather, wildlife, trees, humans, destruction, environment, forests, animals )

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Blazes in Colorado and New Mexico have destroyed property and resulted in scores of families seeking shelter

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Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 3:10 pm

Sue H (7)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 4:33 pm
Most unfortunate.

Edo R (71)
Monday June 11, 2012, 1:45 am
Thanks for sharing!

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 10:00 am
It's scarey. What if all the fires leave us with no vegetation & then we have another dust bowl?

Suzanne L (98)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 10:11 am
It's very tragic for people and animals.

Bob hardly here P (394)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 10:47 am

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Lucy Bell (9)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:01 am
Apparently Judy W. really feels for those people in Colorado and New Mexico who have lost everything in the wildfires

David C (147)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 11:59 am
very tragic..... and ironic that parts of the SE are dealing with flooding at the same time....

Janet G (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 12:36 pm
A tragic event for Colorado and New Mexico.

Michael L (2)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:11 pm
I live in Denver metro south, yesterday I had ash on my deck from the Ft. Collins fire. I woke up this morning to the smell of forest fire smoke. While it's been stated that the Ft. Collins fire was started by lightning, 9 out of 10 forest fires are human caused. Each year lately I unfortunately am introduced to the smell of forest fire smoke and at times residue ash...

Terri Hughes (416)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 1:40 pm
This is so very sad. My prayers go out to all the people and I pray they are all safe. But, the news was not sounding very good. Hopefully, these fires will be put out soon. Heartbreaking!!!!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 2:19 pm

John B (185)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:14 pm
Thanks Denise for the article. I hope the fires can be contained soon and that the fire fighters sustain no injuries or deaths. Those people are true heroes in my book.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:44 pm
I hope they get rain to help in controlling these fires.

Michael Barth (43)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 3:50 pm
I hope the wildlife and people there are all right.

Greg K (1)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 4:32 pm
Lets try a Republican answer to this problem. Less firefighters and lower budgets for fire prevention because throwing money at a problem doesn't solve it and the invisible hand of the market will magically solve it. We can also tax wildfires because when you tax something you get less of it. We can set up a privatized voucher program so that the wildfires under private control will be turned to well contained campfires to roast marshmallows on. If none of that works, lower taxes on the top 1% and stop funding public radio and TV.

Azaima A (207)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 5:12 pm
time for a rain dance

Lin Penrose (92)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, 6:41 pm
Thanks for the post Denise. If any of you readers have experienced, close up and personal, a wild fire, you understand the terror, pain and sheer basics of survival any animals, plants and others must endure while they were being consumed, with little hope of continued life.

Cindy B (61)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:34 am
I used to live in New Mexico and the Gila Wilderness holds a very special place in my heart. It is (or WAS, sob) a breathtakingly beautiful and very unique place, with fabulous rock formations, dense deciduous forests, etc. I had many wonderful adventures there. I intend to move back to NM soon and the Gila was gonna be one of my first stops. Still will be, but I'm bracing for the worst.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 12:35 am
I live in NM, and last year smoke filled m home from fires that were miles away. So far, his year, these ha been one day when I noticed smoke blowing in this far north from the first fire near the AZ border. We now have another big fire near Ruidoso, near Cloudcroft ski resort. solar observatory / science-based town where I once purchased a lot when I was only 20 and had big dreams. We are TOO dry. If we do not stop eating cattle, the water and forest destroyers and wasters, and start planting trees to restore moisture, water, cooling of the air and retainer of soils, we will continue to see a worsening of what is only now becoming apparent. We must always recycle everything we can, especially paper products, ad the water saved by doing so will be enormous!

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 6:12 am
I hope everyone is okay.

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday June 13, 2012, 9:07 am
Terrible....I'm so afraid of fire; every year we have very serious ones in France too
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