Author: Barb Halpin

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Fire Weather Warning for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

HIGH danger for fire today! No open burning allowed in Boulder County today due to high winds and low humidity. Warnings in effect until this evening. Be safe, tell your friends. Follow @NWSBoulder on Twitter

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Aug. 30 Flash Flooding/Weather Event

NWS Boulder and Boulder OEM have been monitoring storm and flash flooding activity west of Boulder (Fourmile, Eldorado Springs, Sunshine Canyon, Boulder Canyon). Storms over areas west of Boulder and within Boulder Canyon have weakened, but flash flooding in Eldorado

Cold Springs Fire After Action Report

While the Cold Springs Fire was declared fully “out” on Sunday, July 17, work continues at the Office of Emergency Management to analyze the response to the fire and to continually improve upon community outreach and communications during an emergency like

Portable showers, water totes, and toilets to be picked up on Monday, July 25

The portable showers and community water totes, handwashing stations, and porta toilets delivered to the #ColdSpringsFire burn area to assist residents who returned home to no electricity and a lack of fresh water supplies have now served their purpose and appear to be no

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Cleaning up your house and property – Do Not Use bleach to remove fire retardant

Saturday, July 16, 2016  10 a.m. Cold Springs Fire – Public Announcement For those needing to remove fire suppressant (retardant) from automobiles, propane tanks, wood siding, and other surfaces, it is important to not use bleach. Chemicals in the retardant

Questions about volunteers and donations for the Cold Springs Fire

We are grateful that people want to help the fire victims and the Nederland community recover from the Cold Springs Fire. The response of the entire mountain community around Nederland has been a model of coordination, neighborliness, and partnership. At

Disaster Assistance Center moving to Nederland Community Center on Monday

The Boulder County Disaster Assistance Center in Nederland will move to the Nederland Community Center at 750 Highway 72 North on Monday, July 18, and operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through at least Wednesday, July 20. The DAC will

Cold Springs Fire Situation Report – Friday, July 15

The fire transitioned at 7 a.m. this morning from a Type II Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team to a Type III Boulder Incident Management Team. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Fire Management Official, Jay Stalnacker, is Incident Commander. The fire was flown over

All evacuation orders lifted at 8 p.m. Thursday night

All evacuation orders are on track to be officially lifted tonight (Thursday, July 14) at 8 p.m. All residents still under mandatory evacuation orders will be allowed to return to their homes and remain. Xcel Energy and fire crews still

Insurance and small business assistance joining DAC on Friday

What: Representatives from the Colorado Division of Insurance and the Boulder Small Business Development Center to provide assistance and information for those impacted by the Cold Springs Fire When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, July 14 Location: Disaster Assistance Center at