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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Fort Collins, CO – Winds are expected to increase today as crews continue to construct and secure fire lines along the perimeter of the fire. A Red Flag warning has not been posted for the burn area, though lower relative humidity and warmer temperatures are expected. The Crystal Fire began on April 1, has burned a total of 3,200 acres, and is 55% contained. Air resources will continue to support fire crews with water drops targeting spot fires along the South, Southwestern and North, ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Weather Continues to Cooperate 10 am Fort Collins, CO –The weather played a large role in helping firefighters yesterday with rain and snow developing over the fire area.  The downsides however were slick roads and potentially treacherous conditions.  Even with help from Mother Nature, the fire was still active beneath downed vegetation and snow with open flames occasionally seen.  With safety managers concerned for firefighters’ well-being, they were pulled off the line after ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 7 – Road Blocks lifted at

Crystal Fire: April 7 – Road Blocks lifted at noon

  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office issued emergency phone notifications to residents in the Crystal Fire area this morning notifying them that the existing roadblocks will be lifted at noon today. The Sheriff is requesting that everyone limit unnecessary traffic in the area as the roads are slippery and there is still a great deal of heavy emergency equipment on the roads along with movement of the firefighters.  The public is reminded that many roads in that area are private ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

  Berthoud Police Beat — March, 2011 Tuesday, March 1 A Border Collie on the loose in the 500 block of First Street led to his owner being given a written warning. A resident reported the unauthorized use of a credit card number by an unknown person.   Wednesday, March 2 A dispute between a landlord and the tenant in the 1000 block of Seventh Street was mediated by the officer. Police responded to Berthoud Elementary School to assist with a physical disturbance ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

By Ardella Hawks formerly of Loveland and Berthoud I saw smoke five miles west of my house up Buckhorn Road on Friday evening. Emergency responders kept going up the road throughout the day. On Saturday the fire burned all day, moving east with wind gusts of 70 mile per hour. Everything happened so fast, and before we knew it, the fire was on the ridge south of our house. At midnight we got the reverse 911 call. We were so grateful that our Pastor, Kelly Wheat, and his wife showed up ... Full Story

Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions

Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions on Open Fires Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires and Fireworks beginning immediately and continuing through May 5, 2011.  Today’s restrictions are based on a recommendation from Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith who says it is unusual to put these restrictions in place this early in the year,  “We are waiting for moisture and for spring greening to occur. ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 5 (Update 1:30 p.m.)

Fort Collins, CO – Last night the Rocky Mountain Type I Incident Management Team under the direction of Paul Summerfelt, Incident Commander, assumed management of the Crystal Fire. Today, Crews continue to build line and mitigate hazards on the Crystal Fire.  This fire is currently burning in an area ten miles northwest of Masonville.  Operations today will focus on: line construction, mitigating rolling debris, and suppress hot spots around homes.   High winds predicted for this ... Full Story

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

              DENVER ­— Monday, April 4, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a disaster emergency declaration today for the Crystal Fire in Larimer County. This declaration will authorize $1.7 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs. Hickenlooper ... Full Story

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

The Crystal Fire may be larger, but there was some excitement in Berthoud on Saturday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire Pioneer Sand Company. David and Julie Dowen of Mead happened to be on had to takes some photos. According to Ms. Dowen, the desk clerk told her that a customer had come into the office and said, "Hey, your mulch is on fire." The call went out to Berthoud Fire who responded to cool things off. Note: You can still get mulch if you need it as it can be delivered ... Full Story

Derek Gwin completes basic training

Derek Gwin completes basic training

    Derek Gwin, a 2010 graduate of Berthoud High School recently graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Gwin completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the ... Full Story

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