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Saturday, March 7, 2015

‘Community News’ Archives

Road Closure, Carter Lake Road

North Carter Lake Road (CR 29) Closed for Bridge Replacement Larimer County, Colorado – On Monday, October 4, 2010, Larimer County will close North Carter Lake Road (County Road 29), from West 1st Street (County Road 20) to West Eisenhower Boulevard (State Highway 34), to begin construction of Project No. 293 – Replacement of Bridge No. 29-0.6-20 Over the Home Supply Ditch. Access will be maintained for local traffic. Construction is expected to be complete, and the road reopened to ... Full Story

The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic

The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic

"The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic,” topic For first “CU @ The Longmont Public Library” Event Longmont – On Thursday, September 23, 2010, Professor Jeff Mitton of the CU-Boulder Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department will give an illustrated presentation about the devastating toll the small insects are taking on Colorado’s forests, during the first installment of the “CU @ the Longmont Public Library” series. The mountain pine beetle is in the ... Full Story

Traffic signal upgrade on Fourth Street in Berthoud

BERTHOUD— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begin a traffic signal upgrade project on State Highway 56 at Fourth Street in Berthoud. The project will replace the span wire traffic signal with poles and mast arms. “Span wire traffic signals use older equipment and technology, ” said CDOT Traffic Operations Engineer Larry Haas. “The new signal will require less maintenance and will operate more efficiently. ” In order to construct the new signal, the ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire 100% contained

Reservoir Road Fire Update Sept. 16, 2010 - 8:00 p.m Fire Information: 970-498-5500 Website Info:  www.inciweb.org General Information/Announcements As of 7:00 p.m. this evening, the Reservoir Road fire was declared 100 percent contained. The Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team will turn it over to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team in the morning. Numerous firefighters and equipment assigned to the fire will be released tomorrow, however firefighters assigned to ... Full Story

Veterans’ Resource Forums in Larimer County

Senator Udall and Congresswoman Markey are hosting a forum for veterans on Monday, Sept 20. Two Larimer County locations to choose from. The Loveland location will be at Schmidt's Bakery, apparently because the local Loveland Associated Veterans would not allow Democrats in the building.

Wednesday evening fire update

General Information/Announcements Firefighters continue to make good progress on containing the Reservoir Road fire.  This afternoon, the Larimer County Sheriff announced that all residents would be allowed to return home.  Residents are asked to avoid driving on the roads early in the morning and in the evening during shift changes by firefighters. Closures/Advisories/Evacuations All roads above the intersection of County Road 18E and County Road 31 are open to residents and fire ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Evacuees get to go home.

Reservoir Road Evacuees get to go home.

Amid cheers of the crowd, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden told the evacuees that they could go home today. He had some cautions for residents. He asked that they limit driving during the hours of 6 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m., peak hours for fire crews as they change shifts. “Do not call 911 if you see smoke,” he said. This week there will be hot spots and smoke, but crews are patrolling. “Call the non-emergency number if you must,” he added. He said that most ... Full Story

Official Reservoir Road Fire Update

General Information/Announcements Firefighters continue to make good progress on containment of the Reservoir Road fire. The Incident Management Team will be evaluating the results of today’s suppression efforts and assessing conditions for allowing residents back into their homes. Firefighter and public safety are always first priority and residents will not be allowed back in until it is safe to do so. Closures/Advisories/Evacuations Evacuations: Evacuations are in effect for a ... Full Story

Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

The Larimer County Sheriff's department escorted residents into the fire area on Tuesday afternoon. Photos by P.J Dipentino  

Reservoir Road Fire now 35% contained

At 8 p.m. the last of the evacuees who had been escorted into their homes were back out of the fire area. More entries might be made tomorrow. Residents should check in at the Bison Center. Later tonight we will have a report from P.J. DiPentino on his trip into the area. A GPS remapping of the area has reduced the number of acres in the fire area to 710 with the fire 35 percent contained. Firefighters made progress on containment along the south and east flanks of the fire and continued ... Full Story

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