I'm somewhat bemused by my landlady. Every few weeks she'll include us in a mass forward. In this case, it's a letter from the Tourism board of Colorado, assuring the world that no, all of Colorado isn't on fire and yes, there's still plenty to come see and do. Quite rightly, a state of emergency has been declared in Colorado, as the BBC reports. Yes, it's a disaster. About 40 miles worth of fire. Colorado is a great deal larger than that.