Author: Barb Halpin

Small fire reported at Rainbow Lakes campground near Nederland

The small (estimated at 1/10 acre) fire reported in the vicinity of Rainbow Lakes campground near Nederland appears to be a single tree burning on USFS land. Crews are hiking in and air resources are being diverted from the #ColdSpringsFire to

Drinking water and showers for residents returning home

Wells may need to be tested before they can be used; there is cooking and drinking water available at 7 locations. (See map or list below for locations.) 250 gal. community-use water totes are available at several locations around the #ColdSpringsFire burn area.

Disaster Assistance Center open at Nederland High School for Cold Springs Fire residents

Residents impacted by the Cold Springs Fire are encouraged to check-in to the DAC with any fire-related recovery assistance needs. The Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Land Use, and Community Services departments along with Boulder County Public Health are

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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 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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Media Tour Scheduled for Wednesday, July 13 – RSVP by 10:30 a.m.


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Evacuated residents from the Cold Springs Fire can start to return home – Wednesday, July 13

NEW: Residents of the Saint Anton Highlands and Falls Pointe neighborhoods will be allowed to return to their homes at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13 and remain. Other residents within the burn perimeter will be allowed temporary access to their

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Latest Fire Size and Activity Update

The #ColdSpringsFire is now 25% contained and has been resized to 528 acres. The slight reduction in size is a result of more accurate mapping that takes into account the “islands” not impacted by fire within the perimeter.  

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Important Update for Cold Springs Fire Residents

At the 1 p.m. community meeting, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle reported that firefighters had a good day today, a lot of progress was made on the line. Important announcements: Residents’ Access to Burn Area: Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, July 13) we will try

Gross Reservoir is open to the public

July 12, 2016 — 2:15 p.m.: Denver Water has reopened Gross Reservoir to public access following a one-day closure because of its proximity to the Cold Springs Fire in Boulder County. The decision to reopen the reservoir was made based

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