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Title: Boulder wildfire
Post by: EHall on September 07, 2010, 07:11:13 PM
I was just looking at the news on Yahoo and saw this wildfire... looking thru some of the photos I could swear I saw one of Paul Gatza.... could it be?! This going on near the AHA offices?
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: garyg on September 07, 2010, 07:34:14 PM
The fires are in the foothills just west of Boulder.  The Brewers Association office is not in any danger.

You likely did see Paul.  He and his family had to evacuate their home in Sunshine Canyon yesterday.  Thankfully he and his family are safe and as far as we know his house is still standing, though others in his neighborhood are not so lucky.

Gary Glass
AHA Director
Boulder, CO
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 07, 2010, 07:53:55 PM
So I had to look at Yahoo.  Sure looks like Paul.  Hope all is good with their home.

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Colo-Wildfire/ss/events/us/090710coloradofire#photoViewer=/100907/480/urn_publicid_ap_org_c52b686803c54e0a911dc8dd067edd73
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: jeffy on September 07, 2010, 08:14:54 PM
The caption at your link says it's Paul and Jean Gatza.
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: tschmidlin on September 07, 2010, 08:25:39 PM
Observant Jeff :)  I missed it too since it's off to the side.  That explains why it looks so much like him. :)
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: hopfenundmalz on September 07, 2010, 08:28:20 PM
The caption at your link says it's Paul and Jean Gatza.

Doh!  Too busy looking at the picture.
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: rabid_dingo on September 07, 2010, 09:35:21 PM
It was pretty smokey out here. I live about 30-35 miles straight east of Boulder.
It was rather erie to see the hills on fire on my way home last night. There were
about 4-5 hot spots glowing from my point of view. I hope they are making some
progress in extinguishing it.
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: rabid_dingo on September 07, 2010, 10:38:12 PM
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/09/07/boulder-fire-from-space/
Title: Re: Boulder wildfire
Post by: Beertracker on September 07, 2010, 11:52:32 PM
Best wishes to all of my homebrewing brethren dealing with the wild fires in CO. Hang in there!  ;)