CAUTION: Aggressive mother and baby moose reported in Old Town

The Nederland Police Department is recommending that residents take extra caution to keep their distance from any moose in the area. The Department received a report of an aggressive mother and baby moose that knocked a person to the ground in Old Town on Wednesday. Please also remember to keep dogs leashed.

Peak to Peak Crisis Intervention Resources

The holiday season is a time of joy, but for many it will come at the cost of high stress. In a 2015 Healthline survey, 62% of respondents reported the holidays as being “very stressful” or “somewhat stressful”. If you find yourself reaching a crisis point, either over the holidays or anytime of the year, you’re not alone, and many local resources are here to help.

  • Boulder County Crisis Line: 303-443-7300
  • Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • There are two Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon groups in town. Meetings are held at St. Rita’s and the Nederland Veterinary Hospital. Call 303-618-0458 for more information. There is also a Narcotics Anonymous group that meets at the Nederland Community Presbyterian Church. For more information email
  • For non-emergency Health and Human Services, there is a free, confidential, multilingual service that provides assistance with food, clothing, healthcare, employment, drug treatment, childcare, utility/rent assistance, mental health, adult literacy and elder care. The phone number is 211.
  • The Peak to Peak Housing & Human Services Alliance just published an updated “Where to Get Help Guide”, which provides a comprehensive list of services available with contact information. They also host a community outreach of the providers in the multiple purpose room of the Community Center once a month on the last Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm.

11/27/18: Indian Peaks Radio Club Meeting (IPRC)

Indian Peaks Radio Club Meeting (IPRC)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Nederland Community Center, Room 108 in the West Wing
6:15-7:00 pm – IPRC Board Meeting
7:00-9:00 pm – IPRC Meeting

All people interested in ham radio are welcome to join the club meeting starting at 7 pm.

During the November 27 meeting, the Nederland FIRST Robotics team will give an overview of their team’s activities from last year and plans for the future, and they will showcase a robot the team engineered and constructed. Licensed ham radio operators can then participate in the weekly 7:30 pm AirLink check in with other hams in the area. A new Vice President (VP) will be elected during the meeting to replace the current VP, Dennis Whalen, on the IPRC board.

Slash pile burning near Ward, Gold Lake and Burnt Mountain this week

Slash pile burning will continue this week near Ward, Gold Lake and Burnt Mountain. Burning generally begins after 10 a.m. and ceases several hours before sunset.

Efforts will be focused on the following areas:

• 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.

• 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 mile east of Peak to Peak Hwy

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. 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 fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Interviews for Town Legal Services/ Executive Session

The Town posted a Request for Proposals for legal services and four firms were chosen for interviews, which will take place on Tuesday, November 27 in the Community Center Conference Room beginning at 6 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 p.m. – Murray, Dahl, Beery & Renaud
6:30 p.m. – Widner Juran
7:00 p.m. – Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison, and Woodruff
7:30 p.m. – Kissinger & Fellman

An executive session will take place following the interviews.