Month: July 2016

Fire at 80% containment, looking at 100% containment by Thursday

Sheriff Pelle gave another update at a 5 p.m. media briefing this evening. Some of the highlights are as follows: 80% containment on the fire as of this evening; 100% containment expected by tomorrow at the end of dayshift operations.

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Nederland Transfer Station and Community Sort Yard Open

The Nederland Transfer Station is open for all spoiled food, trash and recycling drop-off, and the Community Forestry Sort Yard is open and accessible to the public. For information for what can be dropped off at the Nederland Transfer Station,

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Cleaning fire retardant chemical off of structures

There have been questions about cleaning the fire retardant off of structures. Below are some tips (if you watched the 1 p.m. meeting you will see that the Sheriff’s thoughts on power washing won’t be a great idea!)‪ • The

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Nederland Transfer Station open; Forestry sort yard still behind road block

At this time, it’s our understanding that the Nederland Transfer Station is open for all trash and recycling drop-off, but the Community Forestry Sort Yard is still blocked with Law Enforcement and/or Firefighting equipment. As soon as we can confirm that

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More evacuated residents can permanently return home at 3 p.m. today

Homeowners and residents who live on Timberline Road, Horseshoe Trail, Tungsten Road, Switzerland Trail off Boulder Canyon (near Horseshoe Trail), west along Ridge Road from the zero to 1100 block (generally west of Hurricane Hill) and Boulder Canyon between Nederland

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Safety updates for returning residents

Emergency responders have been making every effort to deal with hazardous tree situations in the burn area. Given that it remains an active fire area, only immediate safety issues are being addressed. Please note that once firefighters have left, you

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Latest Updates for Cold Springs Fire

Rocky Mountain Incident Management 2 Team Black                                       Public Information Call Center: 303-413-7730 (will close Call Center at 5 p.m. tonight and

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Nederland community meeting today at 1 p.m.; media briefing at 5 p.m.

A Nederland community meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Nederland High School (597 Eldora Rd). We will provide another Facebook Live recording of the meeting (facebook.com/BoulderOEM), but if you are able to attend the meeting in person you will

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Advice for salvaging damaged family treasures

Cherished family heirlooms that survive a fire are often covered with soot and ash, requiring prompt and gentle attention to avoid further damage. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, co-sponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, offers basic guidelines from

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Nederland bus service for Wednesday, July 13

RTD is again running limited Nederland bus service today (Wednesday, July 13). This service will have peak direction only service (eastbound buses departed the Nederland Park-n-Ride at 6:15 and 7:30 a.m. and westbound buses will depart downtown Boulder station at 3:40, 4:40, and

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