Archive for October 25th, 2007

Burn Baby, Burn…

October 25, 2007

As I read about the tremendous damage from the wildfires that ravage the stomping grounds of my youth I began to think about a few things.


First, I noticed the paths of the fires. During the late sixties and early seventies, there were what at the time were described as the biggest wildfires in the states history. Those were in the same general areas, but remarkably not in the exact areas of the current burns. This has me thinking, albeit the fire science types will need to take a much closer look, that much of the current burn could well be related to what is called, “Downed Fuel.”  That, and it also appears to be concentrated in protected areas of Manzanita growth. Well folks that stuff, as a former Red Card Firefighter I can tell you, really burns with a ferocity that is difficult to comprehend.

As much as I despise my former haunts my prayers go out to those that are being displaced, and especially for those that have “One foot in the burn.”

Kazakhstan’s “Glorious” Neighbor Kyrgyzstan « Giving Up Control

October 25, 2007

Kazakhstan’s “Glorious” Neighbor Kyrgyzstan « Giving Up Control

An interesting take on the customs of people in other parts of the world. The comments are mostly quite thoughtful as well.

Seems as though this solution to the high cost of courting works for them, as disgusting as it appears to others. I mean? The money is one thing, but she better be very exceptional if a cow is also included in the bride price! ( Joke)


October 25, 2007

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information about a suspicious incident in the Hanks Creek drainage of Game Management Unit 61 where a bull elk was found dead. Unit 61 is located north and east of the San Miguel River on the west side of the Uncompahgre Plateau.
On Oct. 9 a local rancher reported finding the carcass of a large bull elk. Due to the position of the carcass and other factors, the rancher was suspicious of the cause of death. When Division of Wildlife officers examined the carcass they determined that the elk had been dead for at least a day and that the animal’s antlers had been removed.
Information can be provided to the DOW anonymously. Anyone providing tips abut this incident, if it is determined to be an illegal act, could be eligible for a cash reward. Also, because GMU 61 is a totally limited draw unit for elk, anyone providing a tip could also be eligible to receive a bull tag for the unit under the TIP(Turn In Poachers) program.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident should call District Wildlife Manager Mark Caddy at (970)327-4489 or Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648.  

This is in the general area, or drainage that the all time record bull was collected. Those that kill an animal for the antlers alone are thieves that are stealing our public property, and heritage.

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