Colorado's Hayman Fire, Five Years Later

June 9, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

The fire that left South Platte area fly fishers and fly shops in despair is still quite evident in the landscape, where ponderosa pines may take 600 years to recover. “Rich Speer manages a fly fishing shop in Deckers. He said, ‘The river smelled. It smelled of fire, which was hard to imagine.’ Terry Barton, a U.S. Forest service employee admitted to starting the fire. She is now serving time in a federal prison.” Steve Saunders on