Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to footer

News

Boulder Ranger District to burn piles near Meeker Park, Jamestown, Gold Lake

Boulder Ranger District to burn piles near Meeker Park, Jamestown, Gold Lake          

BOULDER, Colo.—November 15, 2019—U.S. Forest Service firefighters are planning to conduct a number of slash pile burns across the Boulder Ranger District as conditions allow, focusing on the following areas:

  • St. Vrain Units 12a, 12b, 12d (6,000 hand piles) – In the town of Meeker Park.
  • 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 RFB Units 6, 7, 8 (7,500 hand piles) – 0.5 mile south of Jamestown.
  • James Creek RFB Units 5, 12, 13 (10,000 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 1 mile east of Gold Lake and 5 miles west of U.S. 36.
  • James Creek Units M3401, M3501, M3502, O3501, M3201, M3403 (500 hand piles, 100 machine piles) – 1 mile east of Gold Lake.

Smoke may be visible from Meeker Park, Sky View Estates, Lefthand Canyon and Jamestown.

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. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

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.

DDA Seeks Two Additional Members to Join the Board

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (NDDA) seeks two additional members to join the Board. The goal of the NDDA is to promote economic development and infrastructure improvements in the NDDA downtown district. Current NDDA projects are cited in the “NDDA 2017 Master Plan” and the “2005 NDDA Plan of Development.” For your reference, both documents are available for review on the NDDA website: www.nederlanddowntown.org

Applicants must be either a property owner or business lessee operating within the Downtown Development district. Board members serve four-year terms.  NDDA board meetings are held at the Nederland Community Center on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m.

Applications are due by December 5. 2019. NDDA board members will review candidate applications at their December 11, 2019 meeting and provide recommendations of viable candidates to the Board of Trustees (BOT). The BOT will appoint two applicants to the DDA at their December 17, 2019 meeting starting at 7pm. Applicants are encouraged to attend both meetings

Interested parties should complete an application and return it to the Town Clerk, Miranda Fisher.  Applications can be submitted via email at townclerk@nederlandco.org, in person at Town Hall, 45 West First St., or through postal mail at Town Hall, P.O. Box 396, Nederland, CO 80466.

Click here for the application!

Applications for Appointment to the BOT Available

At the November 12, 2019 BOT meeting, the BOT unanimously approved to fill the vacancy following Trustee Rawsthorne’s resignation through appointment. Applications will be made available starting November 13, 2019 and must be submitted to the Town Clerk by December 4, 2019. Per CRS 31-4-301, the applicant must have resided in the municipality for at least 12 consecutive months preceding the date of appointment and be a registered voter within the municipality. The person appointed to fill the vacancy will serve until the next regular election which is April 7, 2020.

Applications are available at Town Hall or by clicking here.

Completed applications should be submitted in person at Town Hall or via email at: townclerk@nederlandco.org

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Miranda Fisher, Town Clerk, at 303-258-3266 ext. 1030 or email.

Pile burning planned on the Boulder Ranger District

Pile burning planned on the Boulder Ranger District          

BOULDER, Colo.—November 8, 2019—U.S. Forest Service firefighters will undertake slash pile burning on the Boulder Ranger District over the next week as conditions allow, focusing on the following areas:

  • St. Vrain Units 12a, 12b, 12d (6,000 hand piles) – In the town of Meeker Park.
  • 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 RFB Units 6, 7, 8 (7,500 hand piles) – 0.5 mile south of Jamestown.
  • James Creek RFB Units 5, 12, 13 (10,000 hand piles) – Lefthand Canyon, 1 mile east of Gold Lake and 5 miles west of U.S. 36.
  • James Creek Units M3401, M3501, M3502, O3501, M3201, M3403 (500 hand piles, 100 machine piles) – 1 mile east of Gold Lake.

Smoke may be visible from Meeker Park, Sky View Estates, Lefthand Canyon and Jamestown.

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. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

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

Nederland Police Department Receive New Protection Body Armor

The Officers of the Nederland Police Department wish to gratefully acknowledge Shield616, Safeway and local donors who funded this donation of 5 sets of rifle rated protection body armor. We also thank Shield616 and our supporters for providing us encouragement to continue the sometimes emotionally challenging job of protecting our community.