Fire isn't the only thing that has hit us where it hurts. A short snow season hit us with a left hurting the ski/snowboard part of our economy. Relatively no spring runoff hit us with a right when it comes to white water rafting; another huge part of our economy crippled this year. And of course the huge uppercut has been this massive fire. And unless the gods bring us our classic Colorado summer afternoon rain showers we are probably in for more large and destructive fires. It is still only June!
People throughout this country turn on the t.v. and they see MASSIVE FIRE all over the news, so it's a safe bet to say they might choose a tropical climate to vacation in this year. I refuse to give up on the things that make me and so many of you happy. I refuse to give up on Colorado. If you lost your home you have my deepest heart felt condolences. I am so proud of how people in this city and people effected by fires throughout the rest of Colorado have responded to this devastation.
Families have opened their homes to evacuees. People have supported the cause by donating to shelters, and to our brave firefighters. These are all things I'm sure we will continue to do until our home state has grown some greener pastures.
We must also continue to live our lives, and support our local economy. We need people fishing now more than ever to support our economy, and to provide funds for the state to help protect the places where we play and live. Colorado is an outdoor's kinda place. We live to: run, ski, hike, climb, kayak, cycle, fish, and the list goes on. If you get a chance to take your mind off of the negativity around you by doing the things you love you will feel better. You will inspire. So from this point forward I will continue to pray for those who are suffering, and only write about the things that make us all happy. Here is to greener pastures...
|Photo I took 3 days before the fire.|