Author: Nathan Tye

Boulder County’s First Annual Food Waste Awareness Week!

Boulder County’s first annual Food Waste Awareness Week is almost here! We’re excited to be working with many great community partners to educate and encourage Boulder County residents to waste less food during this week-long campaign, April 16-22.

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Spread the news! As one of our partners, we know that you, too, are an important contributor to our community food system and have a vital role in helping to reduce food waste. Here’s what you can do to help:

  • Share the attached flyers on your social media channels and/or through email.
  • Hang a poster on your community board or store window.
  • Sign up to receive updates at and encourage other to sign up as well.
  • Follow Boulder County on Facebook or Twitter and share our upcoming events on social media and your website or newsletter.
  • Host a community conversation about food waste, or plan your own food waste-related event during the same week.

April 16th-22nd is Boulder County’s first annual Food Waste Awareness Week. Throughout the week, Boulder County and its partners will be hosting a series of events to bring awareness to this issue in our community, across the country and around the world. Community members can join us for the following events:

  • A screening of Just Eat It, an investigation of food waste from the farm to the fridge on Monday, April 16th at 6:30 pm at two locations:
    • Bohemian Biergarten (2017 13th St. Boulder)
  • Nederland Community Center (750 CO-72 Nederland)

Traffic Detours on Conger St. Starting the Afternoon of April 2nd.   

Traffic through Conger St. will be detoured April 2nd-6th.  Residents and employees will be able to access their driveways and B&F plaza will be accessible from both Lakeview Dr. and the North side of Conger.

This detour is to allow the Nederland Utilities Department space to excavate and install a new valve on Conger St.  This valve will allow the Town to more effectively isolate different zones of our distribution system.  Water will not be turned off for this project.

Town of Nederland seeks an Administrative Assistant

Application Deadline: April 11 at 5 pm

The Administrative Assistant performs a variety of clerical, communication, research, and data entry functions, requiring strong organizational and technical skills. Additionally, the employee will act as the town hall receptionist which involves extensive public contact, necessitating excellent communication, interpersonal skills, customer service, independent judgment and professionalism.

Salary Range:     Hourly, $14-$17/hour w/ benefits            FLSA:  Non-exempt

For a full job description and an application go to

Send completed applications and a letter of interest to Nathan Tye at Resumes are welcome and not required.

Via is expanding their services in Nederland

Via has provided limited paratransit service to the mountain communities west of Boulder for many years. Starting on February 26, 2018, Via will be launching into a partnership with zTrip to provide expanded service to the Nederland community. To learn more details download the informational flyer below.

Joint statement on law enforcement contract with the Town of Nederland

The Sheriff’s Office will provide nighttime policing service from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week

Nederland, Colo. – At their March 20 meeting, the Nederland Board of Trustees approved the town staff’s request for a Nighttime Police Contract with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at a cost of $121,498 annually. This is a yearlong contract with an automatic renewal, and a cancellation clause of 6 months’ notice. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office will assume responsibility for all primary law enforcement operations and call response in the Town of Nederland between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., seven days a week. Monies provided under the contract will be used to hire an additional deputy and acquire an additional patrol vehicle, which will result in an increase of law enforcement coverage not only in Nederland, but to the surrounding mountain communities in the unincorporated county. The contract must still be signed by the Board of County Commissioners, but is anticipated to begin April 1.

The Nederland Police Department (NPD) has had a difficult time attracting and retaining enough police officers to provide 24-hour coverage and currently has two vacant police officer positions. The Sheriff’s Office is able to provide night time policing for less cost than two new officers, in addition to having more resources available for investigative follow-up, when needed. The flat contract pricing includes all ordinary costs for policing services, meaning the town has a set budgeted amount for police service and would not incur additional town staff expenses such as medical coverage, 401k retirement contributions, workers comp insurance, payroll taxes, fuel, vehicle maintenance, overtime, and training, which can be unpredictable. Additionally, NPD will see cost savings in elimination of the fee officers were getting paid to be on call, which totaled $5,200 annually.

/s/ Sheriff Joe Pelle
Town Administrator Karen Gerrity
Nederland Marshal Larry Johns

Water main repairs commencing!

Nederland Public Works has exposed enough of the broken pipe to begin making repairs.  Crews are gathering supplies to begin repairing the main within the hour.  We expect the repairs to take a few hours.

Once repairs are made it will be necessary for Town staff to flush our water mains.  This may stir up debris from the break.  We advise residents in the affected area not to try running their water during this time.  Running your water could draw debris into your service line and the water is not yet safe to drink.

In order to disinfect the main, chlorine levels will be raised in the affected area.  This is per CDPHE’s requirements.  The chlorine level of water in the affected area will be raised to a level between 3 and 4 mg/L.  This level is accepted as safe for human consumption according to the EPA’s drinking water standards.  However, this is approximately triple what we are used to in Town and residents may notice a chlorine smell and/or decide to continue drinking bottled water.  Most of this high chlorine water will be flushed out of the system tonight.

The next step will be to flush your individual service lines with cold water.  Once we have flushed our mains we will put directions for this on the Town’s website and on the recorded message at 303-258-3088.  Thank you for your patience.  Crews are hopeful to have your water on tonight.

Public Works is back at this morning!

Public works is back at it this morning! There’s a little more excavation needed to get to the water main directly underneath the sewer pipes, and then we’ll be able to diagnose the break and repair it!

Thanks to public works for working hard on this and for everyone in town for their patience!

Kris Larsen, Town Mayor