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Mary Jo Sage on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I own a home in a heavily wooded area in Colorado. My feeling about any fire in the area is: Don't risk anyone's life for [...]

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Cally Carswell on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Hi Al, That wasn't my friend's statement -- he said what you're saying -- but an excerpt from piece Outside Magazine editor, and former hotshot, [...]

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Al Alvarez on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I have to disagree with your medic friend's statement that "in wildland fire fighting their's no higher priority then protecting homes." If you look at [...]

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Bruce Grubbs on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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You missed one fatal fire- Battlement Mesa on the BLM Grand Junction District, in July 1977, when 4 members of the Mormon Lake Hotshots (Arizona) [...]

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Deb Dedon on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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I must ask this. Why are homes, which can be re-built, worth such risk? From my admittedly non-wildland point of view, wouldn't removing all living [...]

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Tom Applegate on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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As a former wildland firefighter and squad boss I'd like to know more about the morning security briefing given to the crew boss, what aerial [...]

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Colin Holloway on Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Not wanting to diminish the losses in the least, having swung a pulaski and being a pops it tears me up that there are so [...]

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Yarnell Hill fire fatalities, in context

Cally Carswell | Jul 02, 2013 01:20 PM
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Some questions that should be asked as investigators, fire professionals, journalists and citizens untangle what happened in Arizona

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Phil Briggs on A man needs a parade

Jeremy Miller | Jul 01, 2013 11:50 AM
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America's tar sands are 'safe'.... until the West gets a lot wetter, or someone builds a monumentally large pipeline from some 'wet state' that would [...]

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Ron Dickerson on A man needs a parade

Jeremy Miller | Jul 01, 2013 11:50 AM
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That scene, and for that matter, Moab, bring to mind the timeless words of some other audacious youngsters... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8StG4fFWHqg

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