M Lazy C Ranch open for business in spite of Hayman Fire
We own the M Lazy C Ranch in Lake George, at the town site of Hayman. That is where the Hayman fire got its name; the fire started a short distance from our back fence. Fortunately the fire has not damaged our ranch or stopped any activity here, and you cannot see any burnt trees or any other effects of the fire from the ranch.
We have never been evacuated here at the M Lazy C Ranch. However, indirectly the fires and media coverage have had a drastic effect at the M Lazy C Ranch. Recent media coverage of the Hayman fire has led to some false beliefs as to the current situation in Colorado and Lake George.
We are a working cattle ranch that invites our guests to participate in daily activities. The drought has forced us to sell many of our cows. The M Lazy C Ranch is located in a rural area and was already struggling with drought-like conditions.
Usually the summer months are the busiest months of the year for the ranch. The fire has slowed our business to a trickle. The media coverage has led to the public to panic and cancel reservations.
Our business certainly has not been the only business in this area to be affected in a similar manner. Over exposure of the fire in the media has been detrimental to local economy from ranching, restaurants and other local tourist attractions.
We need your help to let people know that they can still come to Colorado and enjoy a safe vacation. Please come out to see for yourselves that all of Colorado is not burning. In fact, some of us are quite alive, but we need your help in reassuring the public that Lake George is a safe place to visit.
Problems like this are only solutions waiting to become opportunities.
Our prayers are with those who have lost their homes or been evacuated.
Randy and Brenda Myers
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