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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

Crystal Fire: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Firefighters made good progress on the Crystal Fire today, due to reduced winds, snow and rainfall within the fire area. Fire size remains at approximately 3,200 acres and it is anticipated the fire will be 60% contained by later this evening. No air resources have been working the fire today due to low cloud levels. Road blocks remain in place to allow only residents into the area. While lower winds and temperatures are helping fire fighting efforts, the fire remains active and ... 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

Turner MS Students of the Month-March

Turner MS Students of the Month-March

          RENEE RAAK – 6th grade Renee is a true example of a PRO student!  She is always prepared with all school work and always presents her best on all assignments.  She sets a great example in the classroom with her responsibility and knowledge in all content areas.  Thanks Renee!                   JOHN SEVY – 6th grade John is always working to ... 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

Berthoud Fire Beat: March 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat: March 2011

  Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, March - April 2011   Thursday, March 3 BFPD assisted Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Service (TVEMS) for a person who had fallen and was complaining of left hip and shoulder pain in the 200 block of Second Street. The patient was transported.   Friday, March 4 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a patient in the 600 block of Welch Avenue for possible diabetic problems. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted TVEMS ... 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

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