Monday, July 15, 2013

Southwest Faces Looming Threats From Climate Change

I was at a meeting a few days ago where an old timer talked about dealing with our extended drought and hanging on until "normal" rain patterns return.  I couldn't let that pass and stood up to point out that our planet has entered a new climate regime and using past experience to plan for the future is a recipe for disaster.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

West Fork Fire Complex - 7/10/2013 - unofficial update

There's been an interesting Op-ed printed in the July 12, 2013 High Country News by John Maclean titled "Stand down from Western wildfires" that's worth a read if you live in a rural-urban interface.

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Archuleta County Fire Ban

As of July 10th, 2013
Fire restrictions* are in place for ALL AREAS in Archuleta, Mineral, and Hinsdale Counties South of the Continental Divide

Photo taken from aboard the International Space Station on June 19, 2013