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Offline frostback

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« on: June 26, 2012, 11:06:52 PM »
This is really hard to think about but 32000 people are evacuated from Colorado Springs and then lightning started another fire near Boulder and 2500 people are on pre-evact notice and I am not sure how many are still evacuated in the High Park fire in Ft. Collins. Scary year.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 11:23:37 PM »
Our prayers go out to you folks and to the wildland firegighters that are working so hard.  Co Springs is one of my favorite cities. 

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 11:46:27 PM »
Frostie.. was thinking about you and cowz today..   How far are you from the fires?  I know Cowz is close..

Praying for rain and relief for you.

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 07:52:47 AM »
Cowz was real close to the Elbert fire. A mile or so she said but she is due east of the Colorado Springs(Waldo) and is getting smoke and ash from it. I am not sure how far away but seems a long way to get ash, a hour or so.
I am due east of the new one near Boulder but it would have to go through 2 towns to get to my place. I am not even getting smoke from any of them but that may change at any time.
I have friends that came less than a mile from losing everything from the State line fire near Darango. A recently run pivot of hay and a shift in the wind was the only thing that saved them. They were ready to turn the cows into the river and pray.
Forcasting more thunder storms today and that means more lightning and wind and little chance of rain.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 08:28:42 AM »
What a horrible deal. I couldn't imagine having to run the cows to the river. Glad they escaped. We don't have many fires if any around here so I have no clue what that's like
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 08:42:28 AM »
Frostback, I hope you manage to escape the damage.  We are on the west slope and haven't seen much in the way of fires in our area yet.  Just really hot and no moisture.  One good lightning storm and we are gonna be hurting.  They are talking about shutting down one of the valley's main sources of irrigation in July.  If that really happens we are pretty messed around here.  We have friends in the Springs wow it is really scary.  Well best of luck to you and your cattle.  Stay safe.

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 10:28:35 AM »
Good luck prayers wit you & others  (angel)

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 11:46:20 AM »
how is the gunnison, lake fork, blue mesa area for fires? just curious . elk hunted that area before.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 12:07:22 PM »
There have been too many to keep track of them all. I do belieave that area is good so far. It is only June, we have 2 more months of major fire season.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 12:32:05 PM »
There are more photos at 9news.com.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 12:52:59 PM »
Thoughts and Prayers for ya'll !

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 09:02:38 PM »
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=436653116367601&set=a.435257313173848.102294.100000687500093&type=1&theater
Hope this works I am not very good with these things but there are some great photos on here.
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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 11:02:32 PM »
Sitting in a motel room in Grand Island Nebraska on our way home to Iowa tonight from visiting my nephew's family in Colorado Springs.  We went out last Thursday and were planning to stay until tomorrow.  He lives about 3 blocks from Garden of The Gods...about 1 block from the early evacuations.  I have never witnessed an event first hand soooooooooooo amazingly frightening.  We stood outside in his yard and watched this thing develop from Saturday until we were evacuated last night.  Thankfully they and their home are fine.  We were standing outside yesterday literally watching homes erupt into flames infront of our eyes about 10 blocks away.  The smoke plume cloud looked like a nuclear attack at times and then other times it completely blanketed the entire city.  I used to like the smell of bonfires......I think I have had my fill.  To watch how unpredictable and immensely helpless something like this makes you feel was a life changing experience.  For us it was a trip to visit family, we were able to leave, but for those people it is real and final.  Please think of them. I will try and post my pictures when I get home tomorrow. 

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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 09:00:07 AM »
Gargan, I have not heard of any fires in Gunnison, Blue Mesa, etc.  We do now have fires on my side of the mountain (Utah side of CO) because of lightning and that is all it is going to take to start more.  Our hills are in such bad, bad need of rain.  We have a few acres outside of a small town here in CO and we lease more in two other locations in the same town and as of yesterday we have had our water cut in all of those locations.  Scary times and it will be worse next year unless we get some serious snow pack this winter.  I am lucky because our cattle are a hobby and not our livelyhood.  My heart breaks for those who are fighting a real battle of trying to make it work.  Pray for rain!   

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Re: Colorado fires
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »
I heard one guy on a progressive radio station say today that he thought the military ought to bomb firelines in front of the approaching firelines. Sounds kinda goofy but would it work? Kinda like blowing out an oil well fire. Course with homes around maybe not. Carpet bombing the rocky mountains would really tick the tree huggers off but maybe even the peoples republic of boulder might go for it. Or maybe drift a little off course and bomb Boulder. Whoops didn't work so well.
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