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Xcel Energy Update on Storm Response

Thursday 1:00 update: Xcel Energy storm response

Xcel Energy estimates that 98 percent of the customers who have lost power since this storm began yesterday morning will be restored by tonight. Notifications will be sent to customers based on their estimated restoration time (ERT). As crews arrive at outage locations, and they determine a new ERT, a new notification will be sent.

For the approximately 10,000 customers who may remain without power into tomorrow, it is important to note that these restoration efforts may require more complex repairs.

Important: 

  • Stay away from downed power lines
  • If the snow or a tree takes down the electric service line that comes to your home, you will need to hire an electrician to repair it
  • Keep snow drifts clear of gas meters
  • If you have an outage, please log it into our system at 800-895-1999
  • The Xcel Energy mobile app is a great way to stay informed

 

Xcel Energy storm information page:

https://www.xcelenergy.com/storm_center/storm_updates

(Sent yesterday at 9:46 PM)

Today’s storm has been declared a state-wide emergency after impacting electric service to more than 430,000 customers. Many of these outages have been intermittent and temporary, while others are ongoing. Dangerous conditions, including high winds, snow drifts and closed roads, have slowed our 500+ employees and contractors who are attempting to restore power throughout the state. More than 286,500 customers have been restored thus far while 143,500 customers remain without power tonight.

Our crews will continue the methodical process of assessing and repairing the damage, but we expect that restoration in some areas may take at least a day or more.

More than 225 additional Xcel Energy employees will arrive Thursday from our other states.

We appreciate your understanding as we work safely and as quickly as possible to restore power. Our highest priority is safety.

Important: 

  • Stay away from downed power lines
  • If the snow or a tree takes down the electric service line that comes to your home, you will need to hire an electrician to repair it
  • Keep snow drifts clear of gas meters
  • If you have an outage, please log it into our system at 800-895-1999
  • The Xcel Energy mobile app is a great way to stay informed

Information on shelters is available at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1L1VRfqCB_JRFGK4xIQBq9M4qOnLX9CJ0&usp=sharing

Xcel Energy storm information page:

https://www.xcelenergy.com/storm_center/storm_updates

Slash Pile Burning Update 3.12.2019

Due to incoming winter weather, slash pile burning could also occur in the following units in the upcoming week. Crews are planning ignitions today at St Vrain 12A, Forsythe II Unit 23, and James Creek M0801.  So far this week crews have burned 925 piles.

 

  • Lump Gulch 8: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 200 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts:Coal Creek Canyon or Highway 72, possibly Pinecliffe; General Location: Nederland High School, Big Springs subdivision.
  • Lump Gulch 18: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119 Peak to Peak Hwy, Rollinsville, Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Nederland . General Location: Gilpin County ½ mile North of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 35: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 500 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119 Peak to Peak, Rollinsville, Snowline lake Area . General Location: Gilpin County South Side of Gilpin Rd, 3 miles South of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 38: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Mountain Meadows Subdivision, Nederland, to Peak Peak Hwy 119, Rollinsville and Pinecliffe .General Location: Gilpin County off South Beaver Rd (South Side) mile East of Hwy 119
  • Gill 37 acres of hand piles or approx. 925 piles; Potential smoke impacts:Jamestown; General location: Quarter mile south of Jamestown.

 

  • St Vrain Units 13d, 14a, 14c 456 acres of hand piles or approx. 11,400 piles; Potential smoke impacts:Big Elk Subdivision; General location: Johnny Park Road or 82E, 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision.

 

March-April Financial and Career Workforce Boulder County Workshop calendars

Workshops in WfBC’s Career Development, Financial (in English and Spanish), and Homeownership (in English and Spanish) that are being offered in March and April, 2019.  All workshops are FREE and open to the public 18 years and older.

Self-Directed Computer Skills Labs

Did you Know?  Anyone — you, your clients, your friends, your relatives, your co-workers, anyone aged 18 and over can attend out attend our FREE Self-Directed Computer Skills Labs!  From basics to advanced levels you can learn Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Outlook, Skype for Business, SharePoint, OneNote, and OneDrive. Most mornings, 9:00-11:00. Click here for Career Workshops dates and times.

Locations of Workshops:

  • Career Workshops are held in two locations: 5755 Central Avenue in Boulder and the HUB in Longmont.
  • Financial Workshops are held in five locations: Aspinwall Community Room at Josephine Commons in Lafayette (Click Here for Details), the HUB, Central Avenue in Boulder, the Boulder North Campus at Iris and Broadway, and Sister Carmen in Lafayette.
  • Homeownership Workshops are held three locations: the Longmont Senior Center, the HUB in Longmont, and the Sundquist Building in Boulder.

RESCHEDULE of Crafting Conscious Contracts Workshop!!!

Nederland Downtown Development Authority 
RESCHEDULED!!! Crafting Conscious Contracts Workshop
March 18, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
RSVP BY MARCH 16th

Due to weather forecast and concern of the possible dangerous travel conditions, the workshop has been rescheduled to next Monday March 18th at 6pm at Hub Ned.

This FREE Workshop will also include dinner for attendees. RSVP by March 16th

Nederland Downtown Development Authority

Pile Burning Update

Crews report progress on slash pile burning; may move to new areas in coming weeks

BOULDER, Colo – Winter conditions have allowed the crews to burn more than 5,000 slash piles so far this season. With more snow on the way, burning will hopefully continue this weekend and next week.

 

Burning will be focused in the following areas:

  • James Creek Unit M1603 M1401: 5 acres remaining on 1603 and 26 acres remaining on 1401; Potential smoke impacts: Sky View Estates, Glacier View, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.
  • Forsythe II Unit 23: 19 acres of hand piles or approximately 30 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Magnolia Rd, Lazy Z and Ridgewood subdivisions, Nederland, Peak Peak Hwy 119 and Coal Creek or Hwy 72, Pinecliffe and Rollinsville. General Location: 3 miles East of Nederland, Magnolia Rd and Forest Rd 357 near Front Range Trailhead
  • James Creek Unit M0801: 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 2,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; General location: Quarter mile west of Raymond.
  • St Vrain 12A 12B 12d 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 6,000 piles Potential smoke impacts: Allenspark Park, County Rd 82 Area Meeker Park; General Location: In the town of Meeker Park
  • Mad Creek/Blue Creek: 100 acres of hand piles or approx. 3,000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Empire, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson; General Location: Immediately NW of the Town of Empire and along Highway 40 corridor.

The following areas have been completed:

  • 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 East of Peak to Peak Hwy.
  • 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.

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.

 

Alpine Drive Closure 3.12.2019

Weather Permitting – Alpine Drive will be closed to through traffic at the North and South intersections of Wildewood Drive on Tuesday March 12th, as repairs are performed on a water line for another frozen resident.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please call Nederland Water Department at 303-258-7985 or email utilities @nederlandco.org with any question.

Pile Burning to Continue

With the recent snow , burning continues through the weekend and into next week! In addition to the areas where crews have already been working, burning could occur in unit M0801 near Raymond as well.

BOULDER, Colo. – Crews will resume pile burning operations on National Forest lands in Boulder and Gilpin counties starting the week of Feb. 11. Burning generally begins after 10 a.m. and ceases several hours before sunset. Burning will be focused in the following areas:

 

  • 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 East of Peak to Peak Hwy. [30 acres remaining]

 

  • 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. [50 acres remaining]

 

  • James Creek Unit H1501 M1603 M1401 M1603: 500 acres of hand piles or approx. 5,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts:Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.

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.