Author: Hope Jordan

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season !

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Pawnee National Grassland

Boulder Ranger District

Contact: Reid Armstrong, 970-222-7607

Find this news online: www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season  BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2018) – With fresh snow on the ground across higher elevation areas of Boulder and Gilpin counties, crews from the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District could start burning slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Pile burning could begin as early as next week in areas where snow is on the ground and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow.

Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Both types of piles are burned in winter months when snow, precipitation and cooler temperatures help contain the piles.

Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Piles that are cured and ready for burning are prioritized based on elevation, aspect, access, and proximity to homes.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. To check the latest updates on when burning will occur, follow us on Twitter and Facebook @usfsarp. To get added to our weekly email notification list, send an email to krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to the Clear Creek Pile Burning list. For a complete list of where burning is occurring this season as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our Inciweb Page at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

 

Areas on the Boulder Ranger District (Gilpin and Boulder Counties) with hand and machine piles ready for burning:

  • Lump Gulch 8: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 200 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Coal Creek Canyon or Highway 72, possibly Pinecliffe; General Location: Nederland High School, Big Springs subdivision.
  • Lump Gulch 18: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119 Peak to Peak Hwy, Rollinsville, Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Nederland . General Location: Gilpin County  ½ mile North of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 35: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 500 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119  Peak to Peak, Rollinsville, Snowline lake Area; General Location: Gilpin County South Side of Gilpin Rd,  3 miles South of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 38: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Mountain Meadows Subdivision, Nederland, to Peak Peak Hwy 119, Rollinsville and Pinecliffe .General Location: Gilpin County off South Beaver Rd (South Side) mile East of Hwy 119
  • Sugarloaf Unit 4: 19 acres of hand piles or approx. 475 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Gold Hill; General location: 1.75 miles west of Gold Hill. 5 miles off Peak to Peak Highway on County Road 52.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 1: 32 acres of hand piles or approx. 800 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown Bar- K; General location: 1.5 Northwest of Jamestown, west of County Road 87.
  • James Creek RFB Units 6, 7, 8: 300 acres of hand piles or approx. 7,500 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown, Bar K Ranch; General location: Half mile south of Jamestown or quarter mile East of Bar K Ranch.
  • James Creek Unit RFB Unit 10 130 acres of hand piles or approx. 3,250 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek RFB Units 12, 13, 5, 3: 500 of Hand piles or approx. 10000 piles Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold lake and 5 miles west of Hwy 36 in Lefthand Canyon.
  • James Creek RFB 17 57 acres of hand piles or approx. 1425 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Highway 7; General location: Half-mile north Cal-Wood Ranch.
  • James Creek Units M0501 M0503 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,500 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Gold Lake Rd 1 East of Peak to Peak Hwy. [30 acres remaining]
  • James Creek Units M0502, M3202, H3101: 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Peak to Peak Hwy 1 mile North of Ward Gold Lake and County Rd 100 and 103. [50 acres remaining]
  • James Creek Unit M0801: 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 2,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; General location: Quarter mile west of Raymond.
  • James Creek Unit M1602: 50 acres of hand and machine or approx. 100 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 3 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek Unit H1501 M1603 M401 M1603: 500 acres of hand piles or approx. 5,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.
  • James Creek Units M3401, M3501, M3502: 300 acres hand and machine 500 hands piles 100 machine piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown, Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold Lake.
  • James Creek Units H3401; H3402: 55 acres of hand piles or approx. 450 hand piles and machine piles; Potential smoke impacts: Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: Boulder Heights Subdivision, East of Peak View Road and Peak View Circle
  • Gill 37 acres of hand piles or approx. 925 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown; General location: Quarter mile south of Jamestown.
  • St Vrain Units 13d, 14a, 14c 456 acres of hand piles or approx. 11,400 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Big Elk Subdivision; General location: Johnny Park Road or 82E, 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision.
  • St Vrain 12A 12B 12d 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 6,000 piles Potential smoke impacts: Allenspark Park, County Rd 82 Area Meeker Park; General Location: In the town of Meeker Park

Boulder County Transportation Conversation: Oct. 22 @ 10:00 a.m.!

On Monday, October 22 at 10:00 am, in the Community Center Conference Room, Boulder County Transportation will be holding a community conversation to hear our concerns about transportation in the mountain communities. This is a great time to share concerns such as our need to get kids to and from after-school programs, transportation difficulties across the Peak to Peak Highway, etc. Please join us!

10.16.2018 Board of Trustee Meeting!

Join your Community at the Community Center, in the Multi Purpose room for an exciting BOT meeting that begins at 7:00 p.m.! Hop on Civic Web by clicking on the link below and take a peek at the Agenda!

https://nederlandco.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=152

BOT 2019 Budget Work Session #2

Join your Community as they discuss the Board of Trustees 2019 budget. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center Multipurpose room.

We look forward to seeing you!

Oct. 2nd Board of Trustee Meeting Agenda!

Join your Community tomorrow night for the Oct. 2nd Nederland Board of Trustee Meeting. Topics on the agenda include, the Pioneer Inn’s Public Hearing for a Tavern Liquor License, approval of Kevin Kafka and Billy Giblin for seats on the BZA, an ordinance approving loan agreement for the BioSolids Project, a resolution increasing utilities fees for the Biosolids Project. The BOT meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room of the Community Center and begins at 7:00 p.m.

BOT Agenda Oct. 2

Nederland Downtown Development Authority’s Efficiency Workshop

Nederland Downtown Development Authority’s
Efficiency Workshop
Tuesday October 30, 2018 8am — 10am
Hub Ned – 80 Big Springs Drive Nederland, CO 80466 – 2nd Floor Community Room
Attend this efficiency workshop FREE for all businesses and residences in the Boulder County mountain communities to learn about resources to save money and increase on your building’s levels of efficiency. The workshop will include a free breakfast, presentations from efficiency experts, networking, and opportunities to set up an assessment of your home or business with efficiency experts.
RSVP greatly appreciated by completing this quick survey here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJPKT6X
or by emailing Josiah@NederlandDowntown.org at the Nederland Downtown Development Authority

CLOSURE AND REPAIR: Water Department Scheduled Line Repair and Road Closures

Valleyview Valve Repair Map II

WATER DEPARTMENT

Scheduled Water Line Repair & Road Closures.

The Town of Nederland will be performing a SCHEDULED water line repair in your area.  This will require us to temporarily shut off water service in limited areas as well as close access to certain roads.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will restore service as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding your water, please call the Nederland Utilities Department at 303-258-7985 or utilities@nederlandco.org.

WATER SERVICE INTERUPTION

Big Springs Drive – South of Ponderosa

Big Springs Drive – North of Peakview

Valleyview – East of 45 Valleyview

All of Barker

SEE MAP

ROAD CLOSURES – 9/10 thru 9/14

The intersection of Valleyview, Big Springs and Peakview will remain closed from Monday 9/10 through Friday 9/14.

Access to Ponderosa and Barker will remain open throughout the project.  Access to the East side of the Big Springs neighborhood will be open via Peakview throughout the project.  Valleyview will be accessible via Peakview as well.  If you have questions or concerns regarding road closures during this time, please contact the Nederland Utilities Department at 303-258-7985 or utilities@nederlandco.org.

SEE MAP

Excavation will start on Tuesday, September 11th.  Due to the nature of the work, the exact time of the repair is unknown.  We aim to repair the water main Wednesday, September 12th in the afternoon. However, conditions may delay the repair until Thursday the 13th.  The affected areas will lose water during this time, but will be turned on by the end of the day.  Please refer to www.nederlandco.org  for the latest update on water service interruption. 

After the work is complete, Town of Nederland Water Department will flush water mains in your area.  Flushing may stir up sediment in the pipes and result in discolored and/or rusty water.

There are no known health hazards associated with discolored water.  If discolored water is apparent, run cold water taps at full force until the water clears.  Avoid washing laundry or using hot water.

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding your water, please call the Nederland Utilities Department at 303-258-7985 or utilities@nederlandco.org.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding while we make these necessary repairs to the water distribution system.

PLEASE REFER TO THE TOWN HALL WEBSITE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION

WWW.NEDERLANDCO.ORG

Join us for Fishing Fun! September 10th from 6-8 p.m.!

Kid’s Fishing Fun
Children 12 and under and their parent/guardian are invited to meet at the Kids Fishing Pond at Chipeta Park on Monday, September 10 from 6-8pm. Members of the Board of Trustees and other volunteers will be available to assist. This is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy the new park improvements and meet some of our local leaders. A limited supply of poles will be provided.