Emergency Operations Center Closing Down

The Emergency Operations Center is shutting down at the end of the debate. Good night.

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EOC Activated to support GOP Debate at CU

We have activated our Emergency Operations Center to help support the University of Colorado – Boulder, as needed, for the GOP Debate.

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Prescribed Burn at Heil Valley Ranch Today

Boulder County Parks and Open Space and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program will begin the Overlook prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch today, October 28. Smoke will be visible in the area west of North Foothills Highway in between Lefthand Canyon and Lyons. The 22-acre burn will require one to two days of ignitions. However, the goal is to burn all 22 acres today, weather permitting. Heil Valley Ranch will be closed during ignition days.

Firefighting resources will remain on the prescribed burn until the fire is confirmed as being controlled by significant weather conditions or determined to be out. The project area is well contained by trails and roads. Fire hoses and fire engines will completely surround the area during the duration of the burn.

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City of Boulder Prescribed Burn: October 19-31

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department and Boulder Fire-Rescue are planning to conduct an 85-acre prescribed burn to reduce the fire danger for south Boulder residents and to improve the health of city open space forests.

Depending on weather and environmental conditions, Boulder residents and OSMP visitors may see some smoke from a prescribed burn on Shanahan Ridge anytime between Monday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Residual smoke from the extinguished burn may be seen after Oct. 31. Ignitions will only begin after 10 a.m. and end before 3 p.m. Firefighters will monitor the burn at all times until it is safely extinguished.

More detailed information can be found at

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Weather Update 3:21 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 15 counties, including Boulder County, in effect until 11:00PM tonight.  The watch is active, but there is currently no serious threat to our County or the City of Boulder. Minor street and small stream flooding is also possible in parts of the city and county until 9:00PM this evening. There is no risk at this time but Boulder OEM will continue to monitor any storm development as it occurs.  Keep in mind that weather conditions can change anytime, so stay alert and continue to watch the weather and be prepared to take action if storm development worsens.

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