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Author: Melinda LaJudice

2020 Census

2020 Census is happening now! Your answers can shape your future. For the first time, you can choose to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

Respond online today here:

Respond by phone today in English: 844-330-2020; Spanish: 844-468-2020;

Xcel Energy Preps for Approaching Storm

Dear stakeholders in Boulder County,


Xcel Energy’s electric and gas crews will be at work and responding to the approaching snow storm. We have proactively staffed resources within the storm footprint today thru Friday with multiple crews at each service center. Other crews are identified and we will bring them on quickly should outages increase. Total snowfall in the foothills could be up to 18 inches.


As always, we will post our electric outage data at where you can both report an outage and track existing outages on our system.

Always report your outage. It’s the first thing you should do when your power is out:


Community Spread of COVID-19 Confirmed in Boulder County

March 17, 2020

For Immediate Release

Contact: Chana Goussetis, Public Information Officer, 303.441.1457

Community Spread of COVID-19 Confirmed in Boulder County; Four Additional Local Cases

Boulder County, CO – Four additional Boulder County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 11 people in Boulder County. While the disease investigations are still being conducted, two of the recently tested people had not left the county, confirming that there is community spread of COVID-19 in Boulder County. To date, the majority of exposures have been from the mountain areas; 5 of the 11 current cases reported exposures in Colorado mountain areas.

“We are at the most critical phase,” said Jeff Zayach, Boulder County Public Health director. “Never before has it been more important to heed the call to keep distance from others outside of your household as much as you can and avoid meeting in groups larger than 10 people.”

To date, the age range for people testing positive with COVID-19 in Boulder County has been teenage to 60s. Each person is stable and isolating at home.

“We encourage everyone to review Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) guidance to keep themselves safe if you have flu-like symptoms, feel you may have been exposed to the virus, are waiting on test results, or if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19,” said Carol Helwig, Boulder County Public Health communicable disease epidemiologist.

COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets spread when a person with the illness coughs or sneezes. People who have prolonged contact within six feet of a person with the disease are most at risk of transmission.

Public Health officials ask residents to practice social distancing, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Stay home or in a comparable setting as much as possible: work from home if possible; if you can’t work from home, maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and your coworkers or customers.
  • Only go to public spaces for necessities such as groceries and the pharmacy.
  • Continue healthy, non-group activities like walking, hiking, jogging, cycling and other activities that maintain distance from other people.
  • Don’t gather in group settings; avoid gatherings larger than 10 people.
  • Maintain distance (approximately 6 feet) from others.
  • If you need to travel, use a private vehicle instead of taking buses, rideshares, flights, or other transportation that puts you in contact with other people.
  • Continue to operate critical business functions, such as delivery of goods and operation of businesses, with social distancing and additional safety measures in place.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Anyone feeling ill with symptoms similar to those associated with COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath) should:

  • Stay home, except to get medical care.
  • If you have a medical appointment, call ahead and tell them what your symptoms are. Otherwise:
    • Restrict activities outside your home.
    • Do not go to work, school, or public areas.
    • Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Boulder County Public Health is coordinating with other local public health agencies, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Residents can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email them at for more information and ask questions about COVID-19 or visit


Town Hall Closed to Public Entry


  • Town Hall will not be open to the public at this time. We will be available to assist you via phone or email only. Staff will continue to work at this time. Call or contact us by email (303)258-3266 ext. 0
  • Payments and Applications (Licenses, STR’s, etc.) can be dropped in the payment box to the right of the door.
  • Ballots can be dropped off at the Boulder County Election drop box located outside of the Community Center or mailed to Town Hall (P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466).

For a list of email addresses please visit our website


Community Center Closure


Due to recommendations from Boulder County Public Health regarding COVID-19, the Nederland Community Center will be closed to the public beginning Saturday March 14th for at least two weeks. Fitness Place memberships will be credited accordingly. We regret the inconvenience and ask for your understanding. We will provide updates as we continue to monitor the situation.

Cancellation of Career, Financial and Home Ownership workshops

We’re sorry to let you know that as of Friday, March 13, 2020, our Career, Homeownership and Financial Workshops are cancelled until otherwise notified.

Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Workforce Boulder County has decided to postpone/cancel the Homeownership Training Classes as well as our financial workshops. The decision to postpone/cancel was not taken lightly. The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, speakers, and staff is of paramount importance. We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience this cancellation may cause and believe it our responsibility to reduce the risk of community spread and exposure.

We will reach out directly to all students registered for workshops in March and April. This cancellation may especially cause inconvenience to people who are under contract on a home, have a closing schedule, or trying to meet requirements for local affordable homeownership and down payment assistance programs. We are also in communication with CHFA for their input on next steps.

We understand that postponing/cancelling services has an impact our community, and we are so sorry for the trouble. We still want to maintain the best in public service that we can during this time. If you have questions, concerns, and/or needs, please reach out to:

Water Line Repairs on Doe Trail Completed

Water line break has been repaired on Doe Trail. Water service has been restored and hydrants have been flushed.

If water discoloration does occur, customers should try to refrain from using hot water and run their cold-water faucets ONLY until the water appears clear.

If you should have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the Utilities Department at