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Hayman Firestarter Won't Spend Any Prison Time In Colo.
TheDenverChannel ^ | March 27, 2008

Posted on 03/27/2008 11:44:42 AM PDT by george76

Barton Gets 15 Years Probation, Community Service.

A woman who admitted to starting the Hayman Fire will not do any time in Colorado for sparking the largest wildfire in the state's history...

"I feel good. It's done," Terry Barton said, looking relaxed at the hearing.

Barton is currently serving a six-year sentence in a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas and will be released in June. The state wanted her to also serve time in state prison, but Barton's original state sentence of 12 years in prison was overturned by the Colorado Appeals Court.

"Your honor, I'm not asking for forgiveness, I'm just asking for people to move on with their lives," Barton said in court.

District Judge Thomas Kennedy resentenced her on state charges and ruled she did not have to serve any prison time in Colorado.

He also ordered her to pay $30 million in restitution and serve 1,500 hours of community service -- or 100 hours each year she's on probation. The community service will have to be served in the four counties impacted by the fire -- Douglas, Jefferson, Teller and Park counties.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: barton; corruption; fire; forestservice; hayman; haymanfire; terrybarton; usfs
"I feel good. It's done," Terry Barton said

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1 posted on 03/27/2008 11:44:43 AM PDT by george76
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To: jazusamo; colorado tanker; moondoggie; XeniaSt; rellimpank

The Hayman Fire scorched 138,000 acres, destroyed 133 homes and forced more than 8,000 people to leave their homes.


2 posted on 03/27/2008 11:45:54 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

$30 million in restitution

How exactly is this achieved? High restitution fees are ridiculous.


3 posted on 03/27/2008 11:47:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: george76

“He also ordered her to pay $30 million in restitution and serve 1,500 hours of community service”

She must be rich. Or the fine is a joke.


4 posted on 03/27/2008 11:48:42 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345; Carry_Okie; forester; marsh2; calcowgirl

the fine is a joke.


5 posted on 03/27/2008 11:50:03 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dhs12345

Maybe the State of Colorado is going to pay her $20,000/hour for her “community service” (whatever that means).


6 posted on 03/27/2008 11:51:21 AM PDT by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: george76
I remember that one. The whole sky was smokey-orange in the middle of the day up here in North Denver.
7 posted on 03/27/2008 11:52:02 AM PDT by Gator101 (Don't tase me, Bro!)
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To: george76
I feel good, too, George:-)

I knew lots of people up there who lost everything they owned because of that ignorant woman.

To think she's getting no jail time is laughable.

8 posted on 03/27/2008 11:53:54 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: ducdriver; tubebender

She was a USFS employee when she started the fire.


9 posted on 03/27/2008 11:53:56 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: moondoggie

She wants us to move on with our lives...!!

Many people have not re-built their lost homes...even now.


10 posted on 03/27/2008 11:56:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

This is pathetic. She was a Forest Service employee and at best guilty of gross negligence, at worst may have set the fire intentionally. This is not justice.


11 posted on 03/27/2008 11:58:02 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

She admits setting the fire.

The second part is less obvious : many believe that she wanted to be a “ hero “ by finding a fire...She claimed that she was just burning a letter from her estranged husband .

She lied about much of it at first...until the fire investigators caught her in her own lies. Then she “ confessed.”


12 posted on 03/27/2008 12:03:13 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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...She claimed later as an excuse after she was caught...that she
13 posted on 03/27/2008 12:05:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Yes, I remember reading about it when it happened. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if it was intentional but that’s just about impossible to prove.


14 posted on 03/27/2008 12:06:35 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: george76

Total nutcase....and they simply want to let her walk free. I’m a Colorado taxpayer....and find this all silly. She will never be able to pay anyone back....and likely to just disappear to Alaska within a year....my humble opinion.


15 posted on 03/27/2008 12:08:10 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Gator101
I remember that one as well. Lived in Lakewood at the time. There were a few fires that year if I remember correctly.
16 posted on 03/27/2008 12:10:09 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Typical White Person)
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To: george76

I don't shed tears for the Earth when lightening starts a fire; that's natural, and a risk we all take in just about any place we live. The risk could be greatly reduced, of course, if the Enviros would just leave Mother Earth to her own devices.

However, this cretin deserves much more punishment for this crime. Much, MUCH more. Anyone heard a single PEEP from the Enviros on this case? Terry Barton should be their Poster Child for Evil.

17 posted on 03/27/2008 12:11:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: george76

It takes a lot of nerve to commit an act like that and then tell people they just need to move on.


18 posted on 03/27/2008 12:19:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Many people lost their homes and do not have the money re-build...

She says : move on.

That really means : I won !


19 posted on 03/27/2008 12:22:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; girlangler; AuntB; EggsAckley; editor-surveyor; Troublemaker; Marine_Uncle; ...

The Enviros are very quiet on this.

Major air pollution during the fire, terrible water pollution from the ash after the fire ( killing fish and other wildlife in the streams and lakes ), the massive heat killed the soil, and...


20 posted on 03/27/2008 12:27:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

And let us not forget the firefighters from Oregon that were killed enroute to the fire. I know she’s not directly responsible for that accident, but they would probably be alive today.


21 posted on 03/27/2008 12:31:40 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: dhs12345

” Or the fine is a joke.”

Nah, if she works hard for 40 hours a week, doesn’t take too many coffee breaks, doesn’t spend foolisly for fancy 3 martini lunches for about $145 an hour, she can pay it off in about 100 years. If they bump her wages up to $290 an hour she can work it off in a measly 50 years if they don’t withhold anything from her pay packet.

No sweat.


22 posted on 03/27/2008 12:32:41 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Become Eliot Spitzer’s bimbo?


23 posted on 03/27/2008 1:00:51 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: george76

“He also ordered her to pay $30 million in restitution”

well, I know _I_ feel better now.


24 posted on 03/27/2008 1:43:29 PM PDT by stompk
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To: Resolute Conservative

Sell her organs...


25 posted on 03/27/2008 1:44:45 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: george76
Bad choice of words, wasn't it. Whenever I hear "move on" anymore I think of someone being Clintonian.

Still, I think the six year sentence was just. She didn't mean to start a forest fire; she was incredibly reckless and terminally stupid. And she's ruined her life as well.

26 posted on 03/27/2008 2:37:57 PM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: garyhope
LOL. She is going to be paying off the fine for the rest of her life.
27 posted on 03/27/2008 4:40:06 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: george76
"The Enviros are very quiet on this."
Of course. And no one will call them on this.
28 posted on 03/27/2008 5:35:39 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: george76

I drove through the smoldering area and saw the burned out houses. That woman deserves worse than she got.


29 posted on 03/28/2008 12:58:35 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: TexasRepublic

She is moving on...

Translation : the big finger to those who lost their homes and do not have the cash to re-build.


30 posted on 03/28/2008 2:30:41 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
This is what her handiwork looked like as of last fall (Looking S.W. from Cedar Mountain towards the Platte River.)
 
 
This is what's left of the historic Wildhorn Ranch.
"I feel good. It's done," Terry Barton said
"I'm just asking for people to move on with their lives," Barton said in court.
I wonder how the owners and (former) employees of the Wildhorn are moving on with their lives, since Barton destroyed their livelyhood?  
 
 

31 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:13 PM PDT by LomanBill (My President was Richard Nixon.)
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To: beaversmom; LucyT; Knitting A Conundrum; cake_crumb

A fifth firefighter on his way to battle the Hayman Fire has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident near Parachute Friday.

Bartholomew Bailey, 20, died Monday evening.

He was among a group of firefighters from Oregon coming to Colorado when their van crashed along Interstate 70.

Four firefighters died that night.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/1529504/detail.html


32 posted on 03/28/2008 7:32:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: LomanBill; girlangler; Troublemaker; Issaquahking; B4Ranch; GladesGuru; mallardx; trussell; ...

Terry Barton destroyed people’s jobs and businesses that put food on the family table, paid the utilities, taxes...

Floods later raveged the hill side and roads...which then were closed so that hunters, fishermen, recreationalist...could not acces the public lands.

But she is moving on.

grrr


33 posted on 03/28/2008 7:39:54 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; tubebender
"But she is moving on."

Oh, that's ok. We must have compassion for her. After all, that ranch was a symbol of the excessive capitalistic conspicuous consumption that is bordering on affluenza in this nation of economic bullies. America will never be right till the people "bring it all down, man!" (/dripping sarcasm off)

34 posted on 03/28/2008 8:50:15 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Out of the dung of adversity, spring the seeds of opportunity! America will always be exceptional!!!)
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