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Thursday, October 23, 2014

‘Community News’ Archives

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

Correction to previous article

It was mistakenly reported that FEMA was involved in todays press conference. FEMA is not presently involved in the fire management, rather it is the Thomas Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team organized under the National Wildfire Coordination Group(NWCG)that is now overseeing fire suppression efforts on the Reservoir Road Fire. The NWCG includes wildland fire organizations within the USDA Forest Service; four Department of the Interior agencies: Bureau of Land Management, National Park ... Full Story

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Noon: Beginning at 3 p.m. today the sheriff's department will escort groups of 10 to 12 vehicles into the area. The residents will be give 30 minutes to gather belongings and tend to their property and then will be escorted out.  The escorted trips will continue until 7 p.m., conditions permitting. The scene from Flatiron Reservoir gave no indication of the fire that lay behind the hills as the FEMA team took over the press briefings.  Correction: The Thomas Great Basin Type 1 ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

By P.J. Dipentino Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we don’t even know we are at bat. Sunday started out like any other Sunday morning for our family. The kids and I went to the BMX track to prepare for the day’s racing and my wife set off for a day of work at The Derby Grille. Around 11 a.m., while at the BMX track, I noticed smoke in the horizon. It did not appear to me to be a very big fire, but the location caught my attention. It appeared to be near our home ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

  Fire caused by resident burning leaves and twigs Chief Merlin Green of the Loveland Fire Department began Monday afternoon's press conference by saying the fire has covered 900 acres and is 20 percent contained. The fire, while not as active as yesterday, is still quite active. The most active area of the fire is moving to the west-northwest. Three helicopters and four air tankers are on the fire with more than 100 firefighters on the line. The hot, dry weather, coupled ... Full Story

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