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Forest Service firefighters continue to burn piles on the Boulder Ranger District

Forest Service firefighters continue to burn piles on the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest, focusing on Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Gold Hill, Cal-Wood Ranch, and Sky View Estates.

 

Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:

 

  • James Creek RFB Unit 1 (800 hand piles) – 1.5 miles northwest of Jamestown, west of County Road 87.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 6,7,8 (7,500 hand piles) – 0.5 mile south of Jamestown.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 10 (3,250 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 17 (1,425 hand piles) – 0.5 mile north of Cal-Wood Ranch.
  • Sugarloaf Unit 4 (475 hand piles) – 1.75 miles west of Gold Hill on County Road 52.

 

Smoke may be visible from Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Gold Hill, Cal-Wood Ranch, and Sky View Estates.

 

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 reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

 

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.

 

If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to travis.a.mason-bushman@usda.gov and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list.

 

For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

Boulder Canyon climbing sites closed until July 31 to protect nesting golden eagles

BOULDER, Colo.—February 7, 2020—In order to protect nesting golden eagles, the Forest Service has implemented annual area closures in Boulder Canyon, including popular rock climbing spots at Eagle Rock, Blob Rock, Bitty Buttress, and Security Risk. These areas are located along Colorado Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. The closures, which will be effective through July 31, 2020, prevent human disturbances in 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.

 

“By closing this area to visitor use, our area’s resident raptors are able to raise their young in a nesting site free from human activities or disturbances,” said Boulder District Ranger Angela Gee. “Once the birds pick a specific site, we are able to reopen other areas. We appreciate the cooperation of the climbing community in observing these temporary restrictions for the benefit of wildlife.”

 

The Boulder Ranger District works closely with partners in the Boulder climbing community, including the Access Fund, to monitor the progress of raptor nesting in the area and keep climbers informed about the importance of providing protected, undisturbed nesting sites for eagles.

 

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

Forest Service firefighters continue to burn piles on the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest

Forest Service firefighters continue to burn piles on the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest, focusing on Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Big Elk Meadows, Boulder Meadows, Cal-Wood Ranch, and Sky View Estates.

Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:

  • St. Vrain Unit 14c (11,400 hand piles) – 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision on Johnny Park Rd.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 1 (800 hand piles) – 1.5 miles northwest of Jamestown, west of County Road 87.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 6,7,8 (7,500 hand piles) – 0.5 mile south of Jamestown.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 10 (3,250 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 13 (500 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 1 mile east of Gold Lake and 5 miles west of U.S. 36.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 17 (1,425 hand piles) – 0.5 mile north of Cal-Wood Ranch.
  • James Creek Unit H1501 (1,500 hand piles) – Sky View Estates, near Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead, 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Overland Rd.
  • James Creek Unit H3401 (450 hand and machine piles) – Boulder Heights Subdivision, east of Peak View Road and Peak View Circle.

Smoke may be visible from Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Sky View Estates, Gold Lake, Boulder Meadows, Cal-Wood Ranch, and Big Elk Meadows.

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 reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.

If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to travis.a.mason-bushman@usda.gov and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list.

For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

WfBC’s Career Development, Financial (in English and Spanish), and Homeownership (in English and Spanish) Workshops that are being offered in February & March, 2020

See calendars and more information for WfBC’s Career Development, Financial (in English and Spanish), and Homeownership (in English and Spanish) Workshops that are being offered in February & March, 2020 at the link below.  All workshops are FREE and open to the public 18 years and older.

Announcing our Newest Career Development workshop!

Workforce Boulder County

Boulder County Housing and Community Needs Survey

Concerned about accessibility?

Our online survey provider is Section 508 compliant and the survey is accessible for residents using screen readers or other adaptive devices. If you or one of your residents would like to request assistance with the survey or an alternative format please contact Root Policy Research by email (hello@rootpolicy.com) or phone 970-880-1415.

Pile Burning Continues

Forest Service firefighters continue to burn piles on the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest, focusing on Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Big Elk Meadows, and Sky View Estates.

Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:

  • St. Vrain Units 13d, 14a, 14b, 14c (11,400 hand piles) – 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision on Johnny Park Rd.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 8 (7,500 hand piles) – 0.5 mile south of Jamestown.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 13 (500 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 1 mile east of Gold Lake and 5 miles west of U.S. 36.
  • James Creek Unit H1501 (1,500 hand piles) – Sky View Estates, near Ceran St. Vrain Trailhead, 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Overland Rd.

Smoke may be visible from Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Sky View Estates, Gold Lake, and Big Elk Meadows.

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 reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.

If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to travis.a.mason-bushman@usda.gov and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list.

For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

On Call Engineer Request for Qualifications Questions and Answers

Download On Call Engineer Request for Qualifications questions and answers here.

Download Sample Agreement for Professional Services here.

Download entire Request for Proposal here.

PROJECT:
· On-Call Engineering Services for The Town of Nederland
NOTICE: Monday, January 8, 2020
DEADLINE: Thursday, February 13, 2020
PROJECT CONTACT: Karen Gerrity, Town Administrator,
kareng@nederlandco.org or (303) 258-3266

The Town of Nederland is seeking an experienced and qualified Civil Engineering firm,
licensed in the State of Colorado, to perform civil and environmental engineering and related
professional services for projects involving the planning, construction, reconstruction or
rehabilitation of roadways, utility infrastructure facilities; storm water management and
water and other natural resources; related land use and public involvement services; and to
otherwise assist the Town in completing selected engineering and capital improvement
projects.

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority invites you to participate in some exciting projects!

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority invites you to participate in some exciting projects! Your voice is important to us!. The NDDA has great projects heading your way in 2020 that beg for community involvement. Projects include:

1. Public Art Project (great response so far)

2. Wayfinding Project

3. Business Incentive Project

4. Performance Space Project

5. Parking and Traffic Project

6. Beautification Project

We were looking into the possibility of a New Years Eve fireworks event, but are unable to take it on at this time. There are a lot of area businesses and community interest in it, though. If you are interested in leading a Fireworks on New Years Project, please let me know and I will pass along some ground work information to you.

If you have any questions about or interest in the 2020 NDDA projects noted above, please contact Hope: ndda.ed@gmail.com

We look forward to your participation in a project committee.

Note: Each Project is Mentioned in the 2017 Master Plan:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AdXe0y7PJP0KI8QUU3Xj2Dc6PRPnVay9/view?usp=sharing