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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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2013 Colorado Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Recognizing Bill & Patti Szilva—Bayfield, CO

Contributed by
Dan Wand,
Colorado State Tree Farm Treasureer

On behalf of the Colorado State Tree Farm Committee and Colorado State Forest Service, I am pleased to invite your attendance to recognize Bill & Patti Szilva as the 2013 Colorado Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.  The attached flier indicates the location and agenda of this event to be held on Saturday, August 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

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Study: Colorado has soft wildfire regulations

Contributed by Scott Golden, Tree Farmer

DENVER - A new study by the University of Colorado-Denverfinds that Colorado has some of the softest rules when it comes to wildfire safety.

The finding comes at a time when the state is re-thinking how it reduces danger in forest neighborhoods, still reeling from the destruction a second fire season.

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Feds focus on keeping wildfire sediment out of water reservoirs

HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR — Top U.S. environmental officials Friday began a push to protect the nation's federally run water-supply reservoirs against wildfires.

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