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Bo Burns (above and below) works at K&B Timberworks Inc., a recently reopened mill in Reserve, N.M., which was without one after 1990. The owner says the mill's future depends on federal contracts to thin forestland for wildfire prevention, funded in part by a federal timber law that has been extended beyond its original intent of helping communities hard hit by environmental restrictions on logging.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Bo Burns (above and below) works at K&B Timberworks Inc., a recently reopened mill in Reserve, N.M., which was without one after 1990. The owner says the mill's future depends on federal contracts to thin forestland for wildfire prevention, funded in part by a federal timber law that has been extended beyond its original intent of helping communities hard hit by environmental restrictions on logging.