Oct 11, 2012 3:36 PM by Joe Bevans

Transporting firewood could transport beetles

The State Forest Service warns that transporting wood infested with Pine Beetles can spread the infestation. The wood can be burned, but not stored for long periods of time. It would take a week of 35 degrees or below temperatures to kill the bugs. The Service also says to look for wood or trees that have loose bark. Tight bark means the trees have been on the bug defensive. Also look for popcorn like growths called "pitch tubes," this indicates a tree has been attacked.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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