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Forest Service Slash Burning Update

This week Forest Service crews burned 1,175 small slash piles in the James Creek area, for a total of 71 acres of fuels reduction. Burning will continue next week in the areas listed below as conditions allow.
 
Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week
 
BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:
 
• James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
• Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
• Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)
 
Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.
 
Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.
 
Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.
 
If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
 
A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

NDDA Meeting Update

The Nederland Downtown Develop Authority Meetings have been changed. The NDDA monthly meeting will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at the Community Center in the MPR.

Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

UPDATE: Firefighters burned 530 piles in the James Creek area this week. Burning could continue in the same areas mentioned below next week.

BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018)  U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area.  Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:

  • James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
  • Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
  • Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.

Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

Free Radon Test Vouchers at Town Hall

FREE Radon Test vouchers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health are available at Town Hall. If you’re interested stop by and speak with the Town Clerk to get your free voucher.

What is Radon? 

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps

Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at local schools, recreation centers, libraries and town halls.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.

The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to August 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping, and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Corpsmembers will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.

I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corpsmembers said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.bouldercounty.org/youthcorps.

 

Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:
 
• James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
• Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
• Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)
 
Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.
 
Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.
 
Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.
 
If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
 
A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

Seasonal restrictions in Boulder Canyon protect nesting birds of prey

BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 30, 2018) – To protect nesting golden eagles, the U.S. Forest Service will implement annual restrictions in Boulder Canyon beginning Feb. 1, 2018. The restricted areas include popular rock climbing spots at Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress and Security Risk in Boulder Canyon.

These areas are located along Colorado Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. Effective through July 31, 2018, the closures protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory. Happy Hour, Bihedral and Riviera will remain open as long as visitors stay out of the closed areas.

“These restrictions allow the birds to choose a nest site without human disturbance,” said Boulder District Ranger Angela Gee. “The chosen site remains closed to the public until the eagles fledge in late July, but we typically reopen other parts of the area earlier.”

The Boulder Ranger District partners with the Boulder Climbing Community and the Access Fund to monitor nesting progress and to inform climbers about the importance of giving the eagles space to raise their young.

Federal and state laws prohibit disturbing any nesting bird of prey. Visitors can help protect wildlife by respecting all closures. Signs will be posted at key access points into the closed areas. Information about the eagle nesting restrictions will be available online at local climbing websites and at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/eagles.

Photo caption: Boulder Canyon’s golden eagle pair successfully fledged one chick in 2017 thanks to support from the local climbing community. Photo Credit: U.S. Forest Service volunteer David Vaughan.

NDDA is looking for an Executive Director

The Town seeks an Executive Director for the Nederland Downtown Development Authority, part-time approximately 20 hours per week. Pay range: hourly rate is $17-24 depending on qualifications. BS degree or equivalent experience, grant writing and project management experience a plus.

Go to http://www.nederlanddowntown.org for complete job description.  Please reply to (nederlanddowntown1@gmail.com) or leave message at 303-258-3266 x28