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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Friday, August 10, 2007

10:30 UPDATE, AUGUST 10, 2007

Containment is now at 25%!! Acreage remains at 18,158 burned.

The burn out operation via the helitorch will most likely not take place today because the dozer line is not completed to their needs yet.

The onsite meteorologist has indicated at good chance of rain during Saturday night. We are expected to see 20 mph winds this afternoon which most likely WILL cause some smoky areas.

Now, as far as the welcome on main street last night...FANTASTIC TURN OUT AND THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND EVERY ONE WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS!!! As one DNR person said "They usually come back with no smiles and tired, but this really perked their spirits". This person also went on to say that they have been teasing one of their crew who has been fighting fires for about 30 years. I gues HE made the trip back through town a couple of more times in his truck just to hear the cheering and horns honking. What an emotional experience, eh?

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