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It's ditch burning season


February 5, 2020

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Whittemeyer Property

It's ditch burning season in Boulder County.

And that means Seth McKinney and Nick Stremel are starting to gear up. McKinney is a Fire Management Officer for the Boulder County Sheriff's office. Stremel is a Resource Specialist with Boulder County's Forestry department.

And these two county branches team up to burn ditches. The sheriff's office has the equipment and experience, and Stremel acts as a liaison with Parks and Open Space. "He tells the knuckle-draggers the science," joked McKinney.

The county burns ditches on its open space properties and easements, and it usually owns water r...

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