Author: Gabi Boerkircher

Cold Springs Fire Relief Fund Now Open for Financial Donations

Financial Contributions for Residents Impacted by Cold Springs Fire A fire relief fund has been set up through Foothills United Way for the collection of financial donations to help residents impacted by the Cold Springs Fire near Nederland. Those seeking

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Helpful tips for preparing to evacuate

If you need to evacuate and want to do some small things to help firefighters in the area, think about the following steps and view the City of Boulder’s guide here: Close windows and doors Consider moving combustible items

Additional fire-affected structures identified

A Damage Assessment Team was once again escorted by the Incident Management Team to survey damage identified by ground crews. The land survey resulted in identifying two additional homes that are destroyed. One of the homes also had an outbuilding that

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USFS enacts temporary shooting ban in Boulder County

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily banned recreational shooting on forest service lands in Boulder County in support of the firefighting efforts and dry weather. No shooting is allowed until further notice. You can see the official orders here:

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Fire-affected structures identified after Damage Assessment

Boulder County, Colo. – A Damage Assessment Team was escorted by the Incident Management Team to survey damage identified by ground crews. The land survey resulted in identifying three homes that are destroyed. These homes each included one outbuilding each

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Electricity and Gas after evacuation

FYI – Residents who are evacuating do NOT need to cut their own power or gas. Xcel is set up in the area to do neighborhood-wide or street-specific power cuts. Please only switch off breakers if you feel the need,

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REMINDER: Please do NOT drop off any donations

We still don’t need donations or offers of help. However, if you want to sign-up to be alerted in case we should need volunteer assistance as part of this event, please go the Volunteer Sign-Up page at and fill

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UPDATED: Road Closures

Hurricane Hill – between Hwy 119 and Ridge Rd. St. Anton Summer Access Road – between Hwy 119 and Ridge Rd Sugarloaf Rd – between Switzerland Trail and Peak to Peak Hwy Peak to Peak Hwy between Sugarloaf and Ridge

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NEW – Pre-evacuation area notified to be on alert

Mandatory evacuation notices were once again pushed out to residents this morning – if you are within the mandatory evacuation zone please evacuate. NEW: A pre-evacuation notice was sent to 174 new contacts this morning. The attached image shows the

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No current need for donations or volunteers

Anyone wanting to donate goods, equipment, or space in their homes – please wait until requests are made. Currently there are no outstanding needs. If donations of volunteers are needed that information will be posted here.