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We are currently looking for feedback on the provisional Vision Statements as we prepare to present them to the Board of Trustees. Your feedback can help guide Nederland over the next decade. Please go to https://forms.gle/5uDEwip1a2zBwcLM9 to fill out the survey.

Planning Commission Meeting – Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 7pm

Please join us for the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 7pm. The meeting will be held virtually through WebEx and is open to the public.

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Boulder Canyon closed due to head-on crash

From the Daily Camera:

Boulder Canyon Drive between Boulder and Nederland has been closed near Sugarloaf Road due to a head-on crash, according to police radio traffic.

Officials are closing westbound Colo. 119 at Sugarloaf Road, while the eastbound lanes are being closed at the Narrows.

Police radio traffic indicated that the crash involved two vehicles and that both would need to be towed. Everyone was reported to be out of the vehicles, though one person did suffer injuries.

No time estimate was given for the road closure.

UPDATE:

The crash has been cleared and Boulder Canyon is once again open.

From the NPD – 23 Wildwood Press

On 06/15/21 at 8:50 pm, the Nederland Police Department and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Wildwood Dr. on a report of a woman screaming and a gun shot. Additional information provided while enroute was, a male reportedly shot himself, per his girlfriend.

Upon arrival officers were able to get the female to leave the house. The male was seen entering and exiting the house, and ultimately returned inside. The female provided a photo that looked like superficial hand wound. Several additional Deputies were called to the scene.

At approximately 10:00 pm the male exited the house and was taken into custody by several Deputies without incident. The male was checked by Paramedics and was not injured. Consent to search the residence and grounds was obtained. However, no firearm was located.

The male was transported to the jail and charged with two counts of prohibited use of a weapon, a class 2 Misdemeanor. A neighborhood canvas was conducted, resulting in other residents who heard the single gun-shot. The case is now with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Larry Johns

Town Marshal

Nederland Police

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2020-2021 School Year is here!

Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, provides families with funds to help purchase food if they have children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and attend a school participating in the National School Lunch Program. This benefit returns this school year and is being distributed because students missed essential meals while schools were remote or hybrid due to COVID-19. Families can receive up to $136.40 per school month for remote learners and up to $81.84 per school month for hybrid learners to supplement their food budget, regardless of immigration status.

There is no separate application for P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year. However, families must be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals to be eligible for P-EBT. Families are encouraged to fill out a school meal application before the end of the school year at their school office or through their school website. Benefits will begin issuing in late May and will be issued retroactively for the 2020-2021 school year in lump sum payments. Newly eligible families will receive a new P-EBT card per eligible student to their household. Eligible families participating in SNAP will automatically receive benefits on their current EBT card. For more information on P-EBT, visit cdhs.colorado.gov/P-EBT.

Help: Boulder County Assistance Site Open to Help Find New Health Coverage Savings

There are new expanded opportunities for significantly more affordable health coverage. The federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) has created new, even bigger ways for individuals and families to save on coverage and access the health care that they need. The Boulder County Assistance Site offers free, unbiased assistance to help community members navigate the recent additional benefits available through the Connect for Health Colorado insurance marketplace.

What to Expect 
Individuals are encouraged to make an appointment with a Boulder County Health Coverage Guide to learn more about new opportunities. To schedule an appointment with a health coverage guide:

Health Coverage Guides will schedule an appointment date and time and provided relevant information. Prior to the appointment, individuals will receive an email with an Authorization Form for review prior to the appointment. The appointment may be entirely over the phone, or there may be an option to use online tools.

What to Prepare 
To apply for health coverage, individuals will need to provide some information about themselves and their household, including name, address, income information, and employer information (if applicable). Health Coverage Guides can explain the process and are available to provide bilingual assistance to Boulder County residents today.

Providers can administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to youth age 12+ in Boulder County

COVID-19 vaccine providers in Boulder County are now administering the Pfizer vaccine for youth ages 12 and up after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) emergency-use authorization last week.  On May 10, the FDA announced an amendment to the emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to include children ages 12-15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine in this younger population.

Minors must have parental consent to receive the vaccine. Parents do not need to be present for the vaccination as long as consent is documented, but they should check with the vaccine provider to confirm. Currently, schools, childcare, and higher education facilities account for the highest proportion of newly reported outbreaks in the state.

“This safe and effective vaccine is an important step to protect our youth,” said Indira Indira Gujral, Communicable Disease and Emergency Management Division Manager. “The vaccination can not only help prevent children from getting COVID-19, but it can also protect them from getting seriously sick if they do get the virus.”

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Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board Meeting – Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 7pm

Please join us for the Parks, Recreation, Open Space Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 7pm. The meeting will be held virtually through WebEx and is open to the public.

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The June 15th BOT agenda packet has been updated with the following:

*Consent Agenda: Added June 1st draft meeting minutes

*Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items: Added public comment received

*Special Review Use Application related to Outdoor Sales, Eating & Drinking at the Caribou Room – 55 Indian Peaks Drive: Removed from the agenda packet per applicants request to postpone public hearing until September 7th.

*Envision 2030: Added public comment received

*Boulder County Docket LU-18-0022: Rocky Mountain Sundance LLC: Postponed due to potential changes in the application per Trustee Corvalan’s request

*Staff Reports: Added Marshal John’s report

 

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Mitigation Monday – Fireworks and the 4th of July

 

4th of July is less than a month away, and even though many of us want to celebrate the founding of our nation with a spectacular light show, it’s important to understand the hazard that comes with fireworks.

After the fires of 2020, it’s more important than ever that we all do our part in mitigating the potential for fires so close to our home. If we want to keep our mountains green and beautiful, then we all must do our part and take the necessary precautions to prevent any sort of forest fire. Despite the snows and rains of the last few months, fire is an ever-present danger to mountain towns. It takes very little to spark a wildfire, and even with precautions, accidents can occur. So please, let’s all keep the fireworks away from the mountains, and celebrate the holiday together in safer ways.

As a reminder, it is unlawful for any person to sell, use or possess fireworks within the Town limits of Nederland. Fireworks include:

Any article, device or substance prepared for the primary purpose of producing a visual or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, including, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes, toy guns, in which explosives are used; fire balloons (balloons of the type which have a burning material of any kind attached thereto or which require fire underneath to propel them); firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, rockets, Roman candles, Day-Glo bombs, torches or other fireworks of like construction and any fireworks containing any explosive or flammable compound, any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance.

Anyone convicted of violating the fireworks law, shall be fined a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).

It takes all of us to keep the mountain green and fire free. So let’s do our part by finding other ways to celebrate. Thank you.