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Burying Their Cattle, Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’

Original story at nytimes.com• 19 mentions • 1 month ago

nytimes.com 1 month ago

 
“You think you’re done,” he said, “and the next day you got to go shoot more.” For decades and generations, ranching has defined people’s days. Mr. Kaltenbach would wake up at 4:30 a.m. without an alarm clock. Another family down the road, the Wilsons, checked on the cows between jobs at the hospital and the telephone company. The Wilsons invited their whole family over each spring to round up the calves, vaccinate and tag them. “It’s our life,” Mrs. Kaltenbach, 57, said. “We lost our routine.” Beyond the toll of the fire, a frustration also crops up in conversation after ...
 
 
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21 Mar
barbaraclements @barbaraclements
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David Brown @tvfarmer
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20 Mar
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20 Mar
Nick Baumann @NickBaumann
RT @aawayne: Great story on an American disaster I've otherwise heard nothing about. By @jackhealyNYT https://t.co/udW0Jevo02
20 Mar
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20 Mar
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20 Mar
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20 Mar
Nicole Perlroth @nicoleperlroth
RT @JohnBranchNYT: That second graf. The whole thing. A must-read from @jackhealyNYT, who always is a must-read. https://t.co/SFkPckyvlD
20 Mar
Danielle Ivory @danielle_ivory
"Dozens of their Angus cows lay dead on the blackened ground.. Others staggered around like broken toys" https://t.co/3WgzdNluIA
20 Mar
Alan Blinder @alanblinder
This month's wildfires were a calamity so many barely noticed. Here, @jackhealyNYT tells the sad story so well. https://t.co/sWphH86fH4
20 Mar
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Burying Their Cattle, Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’ https://t.co/zsm4D4Zojn via @nytimes
20 Mar
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USDA slow to act, facing 21% cut under Trump budget. More weather-related events like this coming w #climate change https://t.co/xM6LJmSbxr
20 Mar
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Heartbreaking loss of life and livelihoods: Burying Their #Cattle, #Ranchers Call Wildfires ‘Our Hurricane Katrina’ https://t.co/kDVwQwRw0Y
20 Mar
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