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Students make presentation on fire risk to county

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SUN photo/Randi Pierce Pagosa Springs High School senior BaiLee Gallegos speaks to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners Dec. 19 about wildfire risk in Archuleta County. Gallegos, along with five others taking J.D. Kurz’s Global Science class during the fall semester, presented research on the problem of fire risk in the county and possible solutions to mitigate the problem.

SUN photo/Randi Pierce
Pagosa Springs High School senior BaiLee Gallegos speaks to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners Dec. 19 about wildfire risk in Archuleta County. Gallegos, along with five others taking J.D. Kurz’s Global Science class during the fall semester, presented research on the problem of fire risk in the county and possible solutions to mitigate the problem.

A group of six Pagosa Springs High School students made a presentation concerning fire risk to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners and community members Thursday that may lead to changes in Pagosa Country in the near future.

The students, juniors and seniors taking J.D. Kurz’s Global Science class, spent much of the fall semester gathering data and applying it to the real situation of fire risk in Archuleta County in order to not only present a problem, and solutions, through applied learning techniques.

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This story was posted on January 2, 2014.