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Chaffee County commissioners and members of the Planning Commission met with Wayne Freeman and representatives from Cushing Terrell Monday to discuss work done on the county’s new comprehensive plan, before drop-in public events scheduled for today and Wednesday in Salida and Buena Vista.

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The progression of the response to wildland fires and mitigation over more than 120 years is shown in a timeline taken from “Wildfire Management in the U.S. Forest Service: A Brief History” by…

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About 40 percent of the Decker Fire’s burn area is “moderately burned,” Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team leader Liz Schackenberg said, and about 1 percent is severely burned.

Schnackenberg said the greatest effects will be felt next summer and start declining after about three years.

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  • 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. – Salida Boys & Girls Club for elementary and middle school age children. 719-539-9500.
  • 9-11 a.m. – Kids First Literacy Club offers free tutoring for first- through fifth-graders at First Lutheran Church, 1237 F St. 719-539-4311
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Planned Parenthood clinic at 233 E. Second St. 719-539-7291.
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Salida Pregnancy Resource Center, 215 E. Third St., offers pregnancy and parenting information, free pregnancy testing, ultrasound and STD testing. 719-539-7436.
  • Noon – Congregate meals at Episcopal Church, Fourth and E streets. Voluntary contribution for ages 60 and older; $11 for others. Call 539-3342 before 9:30 a.m. for reservations. 530-8980 for Chaffee Shuttle. 539-3341 for Meals on Wheels.
  • 12:15 p.m. – AA at First Presbyterian Church downstairs, 7 Poncha Blvd. 24-hour hotline 888-333-9649.
  • 3-7 p.m. – Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club is open for elementary and middle school age children. 719-221-2095.
  • 6 p.m. – Al-Anon at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. 719-207-2695.
  • 6:15-8:15 p.m. – Dance Lesson at Salida Community Center, 305 F St. Open to anyone who wants to dance.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Prayer and Bible study at Living Waters Ministries, 5300 E. U.S. 50. 719-539-6826.
  • 7:30 p.m. – Open AA at First Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd. 24-hour hotline: 888-333-9649.
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