Since the explosion on July 3, a multi-agency team has been investigating a property in the Big Springs area. This team includes the Nederland Police Department, Nederland Fire Department, and the Boulder County Regional Bomb Squad. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and other federal agencies, and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office also assisted in the investigation.
During the investigation, law enforcement officials discovered homemade explosives and incendiary devices. Some of these explosives were deemed too dangerous to transport and were detonated on location. Town officials and law enforcement recognize that these detonations may have been unsettling and wish to reassure members of the Nederland community that the detonations were both necessary and carried out with the utmost care. Community safety has been, and will remain, the top priority.
Because the investigation is ongoing, law enforcement cannot release additional details at this time, however the majority of the explosive material found on site has been eliminated.
The Nederland Town Marshall, Town Administrator, and Mayor wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the dedicated first responders who have worked long and difficult hours to keep Nederland safe. All involved agencies have been forthcoming with information with town staff, but until this point in time we have been unable to share these details with our community.