Why The Video Looks Shaky (Don Ward)
Updated: 06/18/2013 - We did a quick helicopter tour of the Black Forest burn area. Someone asked why the video looks shaky.
A plague of beetles has killed 80% of pinon pine trees in parts of Southwest Colorado. Colorado State Forest Service assistant forester Kent Grant says the beetle infestation is a large scale natural disaster. He says it's probably the first time anyone has seen this happen on this magnitude since the area was settled by people of European ancestry.
Hundreds of thousands of trees over tens of thousands of acres are dead or dying in Southwest Colorado, northern New Mexico and northern Arizona.
The beetle epidemic is rooted in the drought. Drought stressed trees can't defend themselves, and beetles flourish in a warm, dry climate.
The dead trees also increase the threat of a catastrophic wildfire.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - Two weekends left to catch one great show!
Updated: 05/14/2013 - I'm still focused on meeting my goal of doing a pull-up. And I'm almost there! But I'm always getting this question:
Updated: 04/17/2013 - Crossing the finish line is such an awesome moment. It's hard to imagine what it has been like for the runners in Boston.
Updated: 04/09/2013 - Admittedly, there are days that I just don’t feel like working out. But then I met Viola. And if she can make working out a priority at 99, then none of us have any excuses! Here's how she's living a FIT LIFE: