With three fires in Left Hand Canyon since March of this year and the tragic Four Mile Mile of last year, it is high time for Boulder County and the Forest Service to immediately implement new regulations to reduce the chance of another major destructive wildfire. The fact that the Left Hand shooting range remains open is not only negligent on the part of both the County and Forest Service, but down right stupidity. The same goes for allowing open burning to occur except on red flag days. Do we need another Four Mile fire before the County and Forest Service finally wake up and utilize some common sense to reduce the likelihood of human caused wild fires? It would seem so. Obviously, there are many viewpoints on how to best reduce the threat from wild fires, but we no longer have the luxury of waiting for the airing and deliberation of those views. For now, the County and Forest service should immediately close the Left Hand shooting range and prohibit all open fires throughout the year in the County except (1) in established Forest Service campgrounds with fire pits, (2) prescribed burns performed by either the Forest Service or local/county fire departments or districts, and (3) where permits have been issued to private entities or persons for a demonstrated need such as ditch clearing.