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Posts published in June 2002

A Custer County fire drill

Column by Hal Walter

Wildfires – June 2002 – Colorado Central

IN APRIL, AS I was jogging through what is normally a grassy park but is now a sandlot punctuated by sun-scorched, wind-parched, flat-grazed bunches of dead grass, I thought it odd that clouds of grasshoppers flew with every step. There were hundreds of them, like some sort of Biblical prophesy. Grasshoppers in April? I really didn’t need any extra evidence that the climate has truly gone berserk. But this was only the kicker.