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Crystal Fire Community Meeting Scheduled

April 3,  1:45 p.m. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will host a community meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Thompson Elementary School at 7702 West Highway 34 to update evacuated residents on the status of the fire and the evacuations.  We anticipate having some preliminary damage assessments to discuss at that meeting.  Representatives from the American Red Cross and United Way will also be on hand to provide information and assistance. This meeting will be open only to those ... Full Story

Air quality warning for Larimer County

Air quality warning for Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Public Health has issued a press release warning citizens downwind of the Crystal Fire about the effects of the smoke.   Larimer County fire affecting air quality The Crystal wildfire (west of Horestooth/Masonville) could continue to cause significant amounts of smoke that could impact Larimer County residents while the fire is active according to local public health officials. “The high winds have been blowing smoke down into neighborhoods along the ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Updates

Crystal Fire Updates

April 3, 10:29 p.m. Cold temperatures are expected tonight. Five engines will be patrolling the area throughout the night, and returning residents should remain vigilent if evacuation orders are reissued. Weather permitting tomorrow, air resources will be supporting 200+ firefighters. For complete information on this emergency, see http://www.larimer.org/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=73   April 3, 7 p.m., New information on size (~4,500 acres) and the structure assessment is ... Full Story

Crystal Fire blows up to 2,000 acres

Shortly after midnight the Larimer County Emergency Information Center announced that the Crystal Fire has blown up with sustained 50 mph winds and evacuations had been ordered. At that time the fire was estimated at 800 to 1100 acres with no containment. Emergency phone notifications went out to approximately 40 residences in the Stringtown Gulch area of the Buckhorn Canyon. The first evacuations were for residents in the following areas: South of Buckhorn Canyon to Stringtown Gulch East of ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Update

Crystal Fire Update

  Larimer County Sheriff's Office Press Release   April 2, 5 p.m. The Crystal Fire in Larimer County remains at about 20 to 25 acres with approximately 25% to 30% containment. Again this afternoon, winds remained relatively calm providing firefighters an opportunity to continue to contain the fire. One structure, containing an ATV and a motorcycle, was destroyed earlier today. The vehicles were also destroyed. No additional structures are threatened at this time and no evacuations ... Full Story

Light Plane accident at Owl Canyon Gliderport

Light Plane accident at Owl Canyon Gliderport

  Press Release Larimer County Sheriff   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies and Wellington Fire responded to the Owl Canyon Gliderport near Larimer County Road 7 and Hackamore Road at approximately 9:47 a.m. today on the report of a downed aircraft. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a fixed-wing aircraft crashed approximately 75 yards west of the runway.  The two occupants of the plane received only very minor injuries and refused treatment.  The plane was apparently ... Full Story

Buckle Up Rural Colorado

It’s a Habit You Can Live With Law Enforcement in 50 rural counties conduct Click It or Ticket enforcement March 31-April 6th DENVER – In an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives on rural Colorado roadways, the Colorado State Patrol and 36 rural law enforcement agencies in 50 counties are mobilizing for a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, March 31 through April 6th.  The enforcement is combined with a seat belt education campaign, aimed at dispelling the myths and ... Full Story

Beer bill battle builds

Beer bill would allow minors to sell alcohol Mothers Against Drunk Driving officially opposes dangerous bill DENVER_ Local Colorado businesses urged lawmakers Thursday to stop a bill that would allow minors to sell alcohol without supervision and kill thousands of jobs in our state. House Bill 1284, pushed by out-of-state chain stores like Safeway, 7-Eleven and Circle K, would change Colorado law to allow minors as young as 18 to sell full-strength alcohol. The bill was officially opposed by ... Full Story

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St.

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St. Patrick’s Week

            DENVER, CO- The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies arrested 682 Colorado drivers for impaired driving over the St. Patrick’s Day DUI “Heat is On!” enforcement period, which occurred March 11-18, 2011. During that time period, five people were killed on Colorado roadways, but none of those fatalities was alcohol-related according to preliminary information. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its ... Full Story

Man Dies in Glider Crash

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, Larimer County Sheriff's deputies responded to the area of North County Road 7 and Aldridge Road on the report of a plane crash.  Upon arrival deputies discovered a glider crashed into the side of a hill in a ravine.  There was one occupant in the glider, a male in his late 70's or early 80's who was deceased. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified and is responding. They will be the primary investigative agency to determine the ... Full Story

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