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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

        Over the past several months, the Northern Colorado Financial Crimes Task Force, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, has been conducting an extensive investigation into fraudulently produced checks and identification cards that included victims from multiple jurisdictions in northern Colorado, as well as Wyoming.  The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office on March 25, 2011.  As a result of this investigation, ... Full Story

Home Invasion and Vehicle Theft, Loveland

Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 200-block of Monroe Avenue in Loveland at approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday (March 29) on the report of a home invasion and vehicle theft. The 48-year-old victim told deputies that two men entered his home, hit him with a club, threatened him and tied him to his bed.  The two men took several items from the home and also stole the victim's car.  The car, a 2006 Nissan 350Z, was later found by Fort Collins Police Services near the ... Full Story

“Reflection on the River” Marks Big Thompson Flood

“Reflection on the River” Marks Big Thompson Flood Anniversary

  By Claudia Todd-Young Many people of a certain age ask each other where they were when they learned of President Kennedy’s assassination. In northern Colorado, an often more frequently asked question is “Where were you when the Big Thompson flooded?” Though 35 years have passed since the July 1976 flood, both the beautiful Colorado landscape and the hearts of those most closely affected are still scarred. “Reflection on the River,” compiled by Sharlynn Wamsley, is ... Full Story

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer

The Larimer County Weed Control District and the Larimer County Forestry Program located at 2649 East Mulberry, # 6, at the southwest corner of Summitview and Mulberry, in Fort Collins, have begun summer hours as of April.  The office will be open 8:00 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.   Call ahead to be sure appropriate personnel will be present, or to schedule a time outside of the posted hours. Services include recommendations on weed management and range and pasture restoration, herbicide ... Full Story

April Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer County’s

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring. You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer. Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ecology, ... Full Story

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