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Remembering those who serve


August 10, 2017

Annually, as we approach another Perseids Meteor Shower in August, I am reminded of a day back in 2000, and a wildfire.

It was August 11. The Kates Basin Fire was burning the ridge from Blondie Pass to the Wind River Canyon. The day began fairly benign. Crews were making progress building fire...

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