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June 27 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Firefighters from Tucson and Yuma comb the woods outside of Summerhaven for hot spots that could potentially reignite the forest.  Chris Richards/AZ Daily Star Wyden introduces fire-reduction bill -- Statesman-Journal (Salem, OR)
Wyden tries another deal on forests -- Oregonian
Wyden, Walden push bills to curb fire risks -- Bend (OR) Bulletin
Senate considers forest thinning bill -- Associated Press
Senate panel pushes for forest bill as fires rage -- Planet Ark
Teens arrested in Albuquerque wildfire -- Associated Press
Weather again gives crews a chance to gain on Aspen wildfire -- Associated Press
Norton tours BLM wildfire facilities -- Rocky Mountain News
The capricious Aspen fire left one home untouched while destroying one in front of it. Trisha McInroy/Tucson Citizen Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Fire Crews Fight Remnants of N.M. Blaze -- Associated Press
Wind spurs growth of fires on the Gila -- Silver City (NM) Daily Press
Forest hikes fire restrictions to max -- Prescott (AZ) Daily Courier
Picture fire contained -- Associated Press
County hopes to speed up rebuilding on Mt. Lemmon -- Tucson Citizen
Thinning saved some Summerhaven homes -- Tucson Citizen
Homeowner insurance rates may rise -- Tucson Citizen
June 26 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Aspen fire map 6/26/03. Tucson Citizen E.J. Montini column: Trying not to fan political fires -- Arizona Republic
Crews begin assault on N.M. wildfire -- Associated Press
Fragile fish to be removed from canyon -- Tucson Citizen
Fire raises flood risks -- Tucson Citizen
Blaze set to pass Bullock in size -- Tucson Citizen
Children asking burning questions -- Tucson Citizen
Biosphere 2 closes as fire looms -- Tucson Citizen
  Weather gives Ariz. firefighters a break -- Associated Press
SaddleBrooke: The Aspen Fire backs down the Catalinas and burns less intensely than in its charge uphill.  Jim Davis/Arizona Daily Star Wildfire Threatens Albuquerque-Area Homes -- Associated Press
Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Summerhaven set to rebuild -- Arizona Republic
Arson eyed in New Mexico wildfire -- CNN
  With new equipment, agencies prepare for another fire season -- Aspen Times
Aspen fire from satellite 6/26/03 Calmer winds help out Arizona firefighters -- CNN
Norton touts forests plan -- Billings (MT) Gazette
Editorial: Fiddling while the West burns -- The Washington Times
Crews battle forest fires around New Mexico -- Associated Press
  Chopper Response Time: Fast Enough? -- The New Mexico Channel
  Mother Nature thins the forests her own way once again -- Winslow (AZ) Mail
June 25 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Summerhaven cabin owners view pictures to see whether their properties survived the fire. Some learned for the first time at Tuesday's open house that their homes burned.  James S. Wood/AZ Daily Star Fire in Rincons flares up, but it's farthest away from developed land -- Associated Press
Wildfire Partly Contained After Jumping Rio Grande -- Environmental News Service
New Mexico wildfire forces hundreds from homes -- Associated Press
Powell Fire allowed to burn -- Associated Press
Like an airborne bucket brigade, helicopters pass while dropping watery loads on hot spots of the Aspen Fire.  Aaron J. Latham/Arizona Daily Star Aspen Fire destroyed more than 345 buildings -- Associated Press
AZ Gov.: 125 towns face fire risks -- Associated Press
AZ Governor: Lack of federal money hampering forest thinning efforts -- Capitol Media Services
Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Infernos easily rekindled -- Rocky Mountain News
Daschle introduces 'Forest Health Act' -- Black Hills (SD) Pioneer
Six new forest fires ignite in Ontario -- Canadian Press
Distant fires send smoke over Colorado Springs -- Denver Post
Environmental group grades Bush's record -- Associated Press
June 24 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Charred trunks, blackened by the Aspen fire, are all that remain where a stand of trees once flourished on Mount Lemmon. The Arizona Republic Fire restrictions begin Thursday -- Arizona Daily Sun
Crews make headway against Jemez fire -- Albuquerque Tribune
Army closes Huachuca canyons; fire danger high -- The Tucson Citizen
Firefighters shift effort to perimeter of Aspen Fire -- Associated Press
Firefighters pin hopes on bulldozers -- Associated Press
Efforts to fight Arizona wildfire critical -- CNN
Drought sparks burning restrictions -- Durango (CO) Herald
Arizona wildfire tops 20,000 acres -- CNN
Napolitano asks Bush for Aspen fire funds -- The (Phoenix) Business Journal
Aspen fire growth through 6/22/03. Tucson Citizen Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Huge forest fires raging in northern Ontario, more predicted --
GAO: Gov't timber sales down 74 pct. - Reuters
Opinion: Healthy Forests Initiative hurts U.S. forests -- The Battalion
Cuts sap budget to reduce fuels in Summerhaven -- Arizona Republic
Forest Service: Cherry Fire contained -- Verde Valley Online
  Wildfire Still Threatens Mt. Lemmon Area - Environmental News Service
  'Aspen' fire losing fuel, hanging on -- Arizona Republic
  Protecting your forest home from fire -- Payson (AZ) Roundup
June 23 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
A wildfire continues to rage on top of Mount Lemmon near Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, June 22, 2003. The uncontrolled wildfire that destroyed more than 250 homes in this mountaintop community moved on a course Sunday that would take it into an area where terrain and lighter vegetation will make it easier to fight, fire officials said. AP Photo/Matt York Tucson tourist haven battles back after fire evacuations -- Associated Press
Sierra Vista residents allowed back home Sunday -- Associated Press
Wildfire heading toward lighter vegetation -- Associated Press
Crews battle blazes around New Mexico -- Associated Press
Little remains of the Little Rainbow Gift Shop in the village of Summerhaven. Fire crews yesterday worked to save cabins and other buildings in the village. Photo by TRICIA McINROY/Tucson Citizen Latest fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
New crews head to hot spots at wildfire in Jemez Mountains -- Albuquerque (NM) Tribune
'These trees are sick' - Forest Service tackles beetles near Durango -- Associated Press
Observatory saved; campers uprooted -- Tucson Citizen
The Gila chub was relocated from Sabino Canyon last summer when water levels dropped because of a drought. Tucson Citizen file photo Once-colorful village now ashen -- Tucson Citizen
Displaced residents sing, pray at resort -- Tucson Citizen
Arizona blaze only 5 percent contained -- Associated Press
Photo courtesy Pima Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agencies, conservationists join in a project to revive the woodlands -- San Diege Union-Tribune
Town Aches as Hero Succumbs to His Wounds -- Los Angeles Times
Even with improving conditions, Arizona blaze could take weeks to beat -- Associated Press
Scout camp rises from Hayman Fire's ashes -- Rocky Mtn. News
Weak El Niño disappoints; state drought likely to linger -- Arizona Republic
Photo courtesy Pima Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Small planes taking off in fight against U.S. wildfires -- Baltimore Sun
An area of 230,000 hectares enveloped by 409 forest fires in Russia -- Pravda
Editorial: What fire scofflaws deserve -- Denver Post
Commentary: Betraying the forests -- The Charlotte Observer
Guest Opinion: Homeowners key to cutting wildfire danger -- Billings (MT) Gazette
Arizona wildfire expected to last for weeks -- Associated Press
Arizona wildfire may get easier to fight -- Associated Press
June 22 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Behind a forest of blackened sticks where tall trees once stood, a lone cabin, apparently undamaged, stands above the devastation the Aspen Fire wrought on other structures high on Mount Lemmon.  Associated Press photo Mt. Lemmon fire takes more homes -- Associated Press
Many communities vulnerable to fast-moving fires -- Associated Press
Fire Crews Work to Save Ariz. Observatory -- Associated Press
Editorial: Catastrophic wildfires won't wait for end of debate -- Arizona Daily Sun
Colorado recovers from wildfires, braces for what's next -- Associated Press
Wildfire smoke raises health concerns for some area residents -- The Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ)
  Firefighters to try new strategy against wildfire --
Flames shoot from the treetops as the Aspen fire continues to rage atop Mount Lemmon Saturday, June 21, 2003, near the hamlet of Summerhaven, Ariz. The wildfire has grown to over 6,300 acres and has destroyed at least 250 homes. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) Crews begin to contain Arizona wildfire -- Associated Press
Arizona fire destroys more homes -- Associated Press
Fire south of Sierra Vista evacuates 25 homes -- Associated Press
Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Inferno expands to 7,500 acres -- Arizona Republic
Arizona wildfire scary -- Reuters
Scarred, roofless walls dot Summerhaven's main street -- Arizona Republic
June 21 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Ridge sees rebirth -- Durango (CO) Herald
Officials to impose fire ban -- Durango (CO Herald
Arizona wildfire spreads north - CNN
Timber sale aims to reduce fire risk -- Casper (WY) Star Tribune
Communicators toting up losses in millions -- Tucson Citizen
Helen 2 fire in Rincons at 600 acres and spreading -- Tucson Citizen
No. Arizona forests to implement restrictions -- AZ Daily Sun
  Weathermen armed with data to help fire crews map strategies -- Tucson Citizen
Bears, owls, squirrels likely hurt by fire -- Tucson Citizen
Stories of loss - and luck -- Tucson Citizen
Aspen fire atop U.S.'s priority list; crews planning flank attack -- Tucson Citizen
Forest summit ends with a call to keep dialogue alive -- Montana Forum
Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
Crews hope to pinch off Aspen fire at Oracle Hills' burn -- Tucson Citizen
Aspen fire: zero containment is reported so far -- Arizona Republic
  Many communities in the West vulnerable to fast-spreading wildfires -- Associated Press
June 20 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Smoke billows from the Aspen fire atop Mount Lemmon on Thursday. Ahead of winds as fast as 60 mph, a wildfire roared through Summerhaven, a southern Arizona vacation hamlet high on Mount Lemmon, burning between 200 and 250 homes, a fire official said. AP Photo/Rick Hossman Wildfires prompt state of emergency In Arizona --
No haven: Fire sweeps through mountain hamlet, burns scores of homes -- Associated Press
Freudenthal balks at roadless rule change -- Casper (WY) Star Tribune
Environmentalists, loggers eye agreement -- Associated Press
  Governors assess West's wildfire crisis -- Denver Post
  Let's talk trees -- The Missoulian
  Environmental extremists vs. nature -- Commentary by Patrick Moore/Wall St. Journal
  Burns: Focus efforts on backcountry -- The Missoulian
  Statement on the Aspen Fire in Arizona -- The Wilderness Society
  Cherry residents support burns despite wildfire -- The Daily Courier
  Lizard Fire nearly contained -- Arizona Daily Sun
  Latest Aspen fire news -- Arizona Daily Star
  Crews toil against Arizona fire -- Associated Press
  Prescott debates thinning -- Arizona Republic
  Idaho governor would consider EPA job
  About 100 new forest fires have emerged in Russia over past 24 hours -- Pravda
June 19 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Gov. Napolitano (D-AZ), Gov. Martz (R-MT), Gov. Kempthorne (R-ID), Int. Sec. Gale Norton, Gov. Freudenthal (D-WY). Photo by Karan Peterson, Norton, Bosworth, win governors' support during forest tour --Associated Press
Governors Kick Off Fire Season With Call To Action -- Stateline
Governors back fire efforts -- Daily Inter Lake
Evening summit addresses stress need for cooperation -- The Missoulian
Martz kicks off forest health conference -- Associated Press
  Senator Mike Crapo plans forest health hearing -- KBCI
  Cherry fire grows to 1,500 acres, but is 70 percent contained -- Associated Press
  Norton says technology makes forest cleanup possible -- Associated Press
  Fires spread, but they are under control -- Silver City Daily Press
June 18 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Timber politics swirl as Forest Health Summit convenes in Missoula -- Great Falls Tribune
Forest health meeting begins -- Associated Press
Fire management main issue at conference -- Daily Inter Lake
N.M. Has Nation's Largest Wildfires -- Associated Press
  Arizona Wildfires Update -- KOLD-TV
  Commentary: Forest Service focuses on quartet of threats to habitat health -- Chris Risbrudt for the Missoulian
  Editorial: Healthier forests aren't just thinner -- The Missoulian
  Forging a fire barrier -- The Missoulian
  Debate must go beyond logging, Bosworth says -- The Missoulian
  S. Utah preventing fire risk -- The Spectrum
  Federal plan to save endangered forests sparks debate -- Desert Sun
  One-Sided Book Advocates Economics Over Environment -- The Ledger
  Prescribed burn escapes control lines -- Arizona Daily Sun
  Smoke envelops east Flag -- Arizona Daily Sun
  State: Basalt Mtn. clear cut helps wildlife -- Aspen Times
  Prescott National Forest reschedules Cherry burn for Monday -- Prescott Newpapers
June 17 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Firefighters from the Hopi #3 Type II fire crew from Keams Canyon, Ariz. watch the Lizard Fire burn towards them at the edge of Interstate 40 ten miles East of Flagstaff Monday afternoon. The fire eventualy reached the interstate causing the East-bound lanes to be closed. Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun Fire forces I-40 closure east of Flagstaff -- Arizona Daily Sun
Western Governor's summit to go on without Owens --
West governors 'kick off' wildfire season -- United Press International
Governors to tackle wildfire issues -- The Missoulian
Experts say West must live with fire -- The Missoulian
A slurry bomber drops retardant on pinion juniper forest bordering Interstate 40 ten miles east of Flagstaff in an attempt to keep the 700 acre Lizard Fire from reaching the interstate Monday afternoon. The fire eventually reached the interstate causing it to be shut down. Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun Western U.S. facing severe summer wildfire risk -- Reuters
Editorial: Forest summit representative -- Helena (MT) Independent Record
Lightning sparks three small fires in Colorado -- Durango Herald
Local Elected Leaders in West Say Administration-Backed Fire Bill Leaves Communities at Risk -- Wilderness Society
June 16 2003 Two new wildfires burning near Flagstaff -- AZ Daily Sun
Dyrk Krueger looks out over restoration work he’s completed on a portion of a 75-acre tract in the Bitterroot National Forest in Western Montana on May 24. Under a stewardship pilot project, the U.S. Forest Service is paying Krueger to reduce fire danger on the land by removing decades of brush and overgrown trees.  Associated Press photo Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Fire threatens power line, freeway east of Flagstaff -- Associated Press
Several fires burning on the Gila Forest -- Silver City Daily Press
Forest concept at work, but idea has its detractors -- Associated Press
  Forest fire talk to dominate meeting agenda -- Billings (MT) Gazette
Gordy Sanders, resource manager for Pyramid Mountain Lumber Co., talks recently at a scenic pullout with a view of the Swan Range on the Clearwater Loop Trail near Seeley Lake. In return for timber it was allowed to cut, Pyramid performed a variety of work on the Lolo Forest, including the pullout.  Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian New face of fighting wildfires -- Arizona Republic
Changes simmering in forest management, firefighting -- Arizona Republic
Apaches' industry, religion suffer -- Arizona Republic
Wildfire fear fuels debate: U.S. Forest Service accused of over-managing regional forests -- Fort Collins Coloradoan
Western wildfires linked to variations in climate -- Science Daily
Blaze near Alpine chars 10,600 acres; 80% contained -- Associated Press
  Jefferson County hopes catchy signs cool off fire risk -- Denver Post
  Former ranger questions Forest Service's fire prevention near homes -- Associated Press
  Model of stewardship -- The [Montana] Missoulian
June 15 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Beth Bray of Whiteriver, working with U.S. Forest Service archaeologists, spreads grass seed in the charred acreage where the “Rodeo-Chediski” fire raged last summer. Dave Cruz/Arizona Republic New homes are rising, but lives hard to rebuild -- Arizona Republic
Charred land; singed lives -- Arizona Republic
Forest cleanup 'too little' so far -- Arizona Daily Star
Forest-thinning efforts face funding gaps, public concerns -- Denver Post
  Public slow to warm to forest restoration -- Denver Post
Smoke from the Mormon Fire is visible over the Northern Arizona University campus Saturday afternoon 6/14/03. Jake Bacon/Arizona Daily Sun Mormon fire smoke visible in Flagstaff -- Arizona Daily Sun
Juniper Fire burns 350 acres near Prescott -- Associated Press
Officials reiterate warnings about extreme fire danger -- Prescott (AZ) Newspapers
Private landowners are getting tree-replanting assistance -- Arizona Republic
  Big Elk fire: One year later -- Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
  10,500-acre fire near Alpine 70% contained -- Associated Press
June 14 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
  Udall calls on Forest Service for fire safety efforts near urban areas -- Summit (CO) Daily News
  County fire ban could begin soon -- Durango (CO) Herald
  Forest Service chief: Time to pay the bills for national forests -- Associated Press
  Older firefighting aircraft still grounded -- Reno-Lake Tahoe (CA) Record-Courier
  Eastern Arizona fire growing -- Associated Press
June 13 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
  Trails close around Gila cliff dwellings due to fires -- Silver City (NM) Daily Press
  Utah Governor's declaration helps prepare for wildfire season -- Associated Press
  No rest for Arizona firefighters -- Associated Press
  Dinosaur-era forest fires studied -- Billings (MT) Gazette
June 12 2003 Burnout operations near Alpine close highway -- Associated Press
Dead pines at the entrance to Crown King. Prescott National Forest has closed surrounding areas because of fire danger. BBNPhoto/Andrew Draper Arizona wildfires grow -- Arizona Daily Sun
Crown King: Dead forest harbors live fire danger -- Prescott (AZ) Newspapers
Little bug, big problem -- Tucson Citizen
Forest Service Activates Tanker Base in Ogden UT-- Associated Press
Treasured Tucson trees lost during wildfire defense -- Associated Press
A chilling snowpack prediction -- Rocky Mountain News
Wildfire Watch -- The Wilderness Society
Bush can't see forest for the timber revenue -- Times Herald-Record
  Weather pattern indicates more lightning, raises fire possibility -- Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal
June 11 2003 Whitling at forest protections -- NY Times
  Forest Thinning Does Little to Stop Wildfires -- Environmental News Service
  Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
  Forest Service starts large burn in SE Arizona -- Associated Press
  Merits of logging to boost water yield still debated -- The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO)
  Debate rages over best way to curb forest fires -- Christian Science Monitor
  Despite delays, Bush pushes forest plan -- Casper (WY) Tribune
  Wildfire near Interstate 70 contained -- Summit (CO) Daily News
June 10 2003 Lightning causing fires in National Forest -- Arizona Daily Sun
  Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
  ‘Healthy Forest’ Bill: is It Really? -- Santa Fe New Mexican
  Protests expected during Western Governors' forest summit -- Associated Press
  Proposal allows exemptions to forest-development ban -- Denver Post
  Bush plans to relax 'roadless rule' : Governors could get wilderness areas opened to development -- San Francisco Chronicle
  Bush cuts hole in forest plan -- Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
  Distant fires cloud the sky -- Albuquerque Tribune
  40-acre fire is burning in Prescott National Forest -- Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ)
June 9 2003 Incident Management Report / Southwest -- CIDI
Aftermath of the Hayman fire Administration to waive forest development limits -- USA Today
Bush Administration Hands America's Last Wild Forests over to Timber Industry; Proposal Guts Popular Roadless Area Conservation Rule -- U.S. Newswire
Tight budget hinders the Forest Service -- Aspen (CO) Times
Wildfire in northern Arizona grows to 300 acres -- Associated Press
Utah's first large wildfire settling down -- Associated Press
  Team tries to restore Hayman wildfire burn area -- Associated Press
  Wildfire in eastern Arizona forests doubles in size -- Associated Press
  Forest activists plan 'boot camp' -- Associated Press
  Napolitano Names 2 Groups To Address Forest Health -- Arizona Capitol Times
  Climate change scenarios alter forecasts -- Associated Press
  Public lands, forests open despite fire restrictions -- Arizona Republic
  Hundreds registered for Missoula's western forest policy meeting -- Associated Press
  Green Again: Mountain dwellers rekindle communities in wake of fire and drought -- Fort Collins Coloradoan
  When fire flares again -- Colorado Springs Gazette
  Surviving trees killed by bugs -- Associated Press
June 8 2003 Fire burns 150 acres in Padre Canyon -- Arizona Daily Sun
New grass grows in the Hayman burn area off Forest Road 364, west of Westcreek. The new growth will help prevent some flooding and will provide food for wildlife. The fire, which started June 8, 2002, burned more than 137,000 acres and is the largest wildfire ever in Colorado. It destroyed 133 homes and 450 other structures.  Ken Papaleo © News Coloradans rebuilding homes lost to wildfires -- Associated Press
Wildfires likely this summer, officials warn -- Durango (CO) Herald
Missionary Ridge Fire broke all the rules -- Durango (CO) Herald
Fire danger unquenched -- Fort Collins Coloradoan
Forest Service study suggests heavier Sierra Nevada logging -- Associated Press
Rebounding from the burn -- Rocky Mountain News
Wildfire in Eastern Arizona doubles in size -- Associated Press
Lost in the flames -- Colorado Springs Gazette
June 7 2003 Firefighters gain control of fire near Durango -- Associated Press
  Firefighters gain ground near Pagosa -- Durango (CO) Herald
June 6 2003 First big wildfire of season burning near Hanksville, Utah -- Associated Press/KSL TV
  Firefighters make progress on Trail Creek wildfire -- KUSA-TV Denver
  Projects Plot Anatomy of a Wildfire -- Salt Lake Tribune
  Fire risk above average -- Glenwood Springs (CO) Post Independent
June 5 2003 Firefighters working to contain wildfire -- KUSA-TV Denver
  Wildfire burns 25-acres near Utah Lake -- KSL-TV Salt Lake City
  Crews, aircraft battle wildfire that may be contained Friday -- Rocky Mountain News
  Wildfire near Pagosa Springs grows -- Durango (CO) Herald
  Red Cross promotes wildfire protection -- Cortez (CO) Journal
June 4 2003 Latest forest health rules released -- Casper (WY) Star Tribune
Wildfire Season 2003: Ask the experts -- KGWN News (Cheyenne, WY) Fire mitigation may cut amenities -- Rocky Mountain News
County joins forest lawsuit -- Daily Inter Lake (MT)
Lightning sparks two wildfires -- Durango (CO) Herald
Utah's 'prescribed' burns on hold -- Salt Lake Tribune
  Groups list forest areas most in peril -- The Missoulian
  Wildfire Watch: Forest Service's Real Record on Wildfires and Protecting Communities -- U.S. Newswire
  Monday thunderstorm sparks several small fires -- Ruidoso (NM) News
  Wildfire burns 17 acres in southwestern Colorado -- Casper (WY) Star Tribune
  Wildfire Season 2003: Ask the experts -- KGWN News (Cheyenne, WY)
June 3 2003 Forest thinning rules fuel wildfire controversy -- Environment News Service
  Governor Napolitano announces members of Arizona Forest Health councils -- Press Release
  2 Utah areas make 'Firewise' List -- Associated Press
  Wildfire in Baboquivaris contained -- Tucson Citizen
  Forest fire restrictions expand: Southwest portion of Prescott NF closes -- Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ)
  Wildfire season under way in Southern Utah -- The Spectrum (St. George, UT)
  Hazy skies blamed on fires burning around the world -- Aspen (CO) Times
June 2 2003 'Firewise' community defends against wildfires -- CNN
  With a little help, native species can burgeon -- Writers on the Range
  Firefighting arsenal gets $11 million helicopter -- Durango (CO) Herald

Last updated June 27, 2003

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