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U.S. Forest Service employee Cal Wettstein is the incident commander of the pine beetle battle in Northern Colorado and Southeast Wyoming.

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Eagle County man on front lines of beetle battle

Slicing into the trunk of a pine with a hatchet, Cal Wettstein shaves off a piece of bark. He’s looking for one of the beetles that has killed most of the lodgepole pines in this grove off Red Sandstone Road north of Vail.

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