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By Ed Moreth 

Lookouts prepare their posts


Ed Moreth

READY FOR THE SEASON – Forest Service staff members Jack Bandt and Luke Santore hand down a panel to team leader Cody Jermyn and Eddy Mountain Lookout Craig Phillips, who was helping open up Patrick's Knob Lookout.

It's like a lighthouse in the woods, but instead of guiding mariners to safe passage, the keepers of the Forest Service's lookouts - Patrick's Knob and Eddy Mountain - are the first line of defense against fires in Sanders County.

Both lookouts are manned for the season as of this week. Veteran...

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