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George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

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Fire burns in trees behind homes on the High Park wildfire near Fort Collins, Colo., on Monday, June 11, 2012. The wildfire is burning out of control in northern Colorado, while an unchecked blaze choked a small community in southern New Mexico as authorities in both regions battled fires Monday. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
Dueling editorials in Colorado: Fire over fire ...

- It's too soon for a statewide fire ban in Colorado - Denver Post Editorial

While much of the state is a tinder box, a complete prohibition of fires and fireworks is not necessary.

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- Heed lessons of High Park Fire; declare a statewide fire ban - Fort Collins Coloradoan Editorial

Governor must not wait for more tragedy to act

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- Governor issues open-burn ban - The Denver Post

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed a ban on open burning and private use of fireworks statewide because of the dry conditions and high fire danger. ...



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