Let's not keep the home fires burning

There are 7 comments on the Estes Park Trail-Gazette story from Jun 22, 2012, titled Let's not keep the home fires burning. In it, Estes Park Trail-Gazette reports that:

It's been ten years since the Estes Valley has experienced a complete fire ban. Did the last one include "no smoking" as well? We are in serious conditions right now, when something as simple as a tossed cigarette butt has the potential of igniting our dry mountainsides.

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concerned

Estes Park, CO

#1 Jun 22, 2012
Thank you! We can't prevent lightning, but we can prevent accidental fires.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#2 Jun 22, 2012
What, you mean you aren't concerned about big government stepping on your right to inhale the fumes of those toxic chemical-impregnated leaves wherever and as irresponsibly as you wish?

Oh. Okay. Personally, I don't see why tobacco doesn't qualify every time a community issues a burning ban applying to outdoor/uncontained leaf fires because of particulate pollution.
HowzBoutDat

Frederick, MD

#4 Jun 22, 2012
Florida has sink holes.
Canada has stink holes.
Rick

AOL

#6 Jun 22, 2012
Good advice, but if Estes Park really wanted to be good neighbors, they would join the clean air emissions program like ALL other Colorado communitites have.

Estes Park residents commute every day to towns along the front range to work, and even when you stay in Estes Park your car emissions travel down the Big Thompson and St. Vrain Canyons to pollute the air down below.

Want to be good neighbors, Estes Park?- do YOUR part to keep Colorados air clear and clean so you can enjoy those mountain views and breathe easier at the same time!
HowzBoutDat

Frederick, MD

#7 Jun 23, 2012
Florida has sink holes.
Canada has stink holes.
That doofus from Whine-A-Pig who posted as "Light My Farts" and "More Duh" above is proof of the latter.
mike

Portland, OR

#8 Jun 23, 2012
Light My Farts wrote:
Tobacco junkies set houses and forests on fire, killing themselves and others. They are highly danderous and are no better with fire that a 4 year old.
so do people with guns atv's trucks and on and on
HowzBoutDat

Mount Hope, WV

#10 Jun 23, 2012
I still peek at my mother in the shower.

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