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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

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

Reservoir Road Fire: Sept 13 update

Reservoir Road Fire: Sept 13 update

A smoky pall lay over the foothills and the Thompson Valley this morning as an overnight inversion layer kept the smoke from the Reservoir Road Fire close to the ground. The inversion also kept the aerial tankers from the fire site until 10:15 a.m. At the morning press briefing incident commander Major Bill Nelson of the Larimer County Sheriff’s office told the media and the residents in attendance that the fire had been relatively quite during the night but was about ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

The wild land fire between Flatiron Reservoir and Pinewood Reservoir west of Loveland has officially been named the Reservoir Road Fire. Initial response was by Loveland Fire Department with assist from Big Thompson Volunteer Fire, Loveland Rural, Berthoud Fire, Union Colony, Windsor Severance, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County Sheriff, US Forest Service, Lyons Fire, Hygiene Fire, Estes Park Fire, Wellington Fire, Glen Haven and Pinewood Springs. Approximately 100 firefighters are on the ... Full Story

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Citizens of Larimer County: The office of sheriff requires minimum standards to perform the duties successfully, just as any other organizational leader should have. Education, professional experience, personal experience, and the respect of peers are some of those minimum standards. The leader of a sheriff’s office in this century should have years of law enforcement experience, management experience, leadership experience, educational experience, and the respect of peers ... Full Story

Ugh: What to do about Grasshoppers

Ugh: What to do about Grasshoppers

By: Beth Thiret Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Look, for a moment, at life from the grasshopper’s point of view. He sees your garden as a complimentary all-you-can-eat buffet that’s open every day of the season. What you see as a lovely crop of beans near harvest for evening supper, the grasshopper sees as a quick snack before moving on to your corn, onions and carrots. When those are finished, he may decide that the perfumed flavor of a ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners Schedule

September 6 to 10, 2010 Monday, September 6, 2010 County Offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:00am - 12:00pm Public Comment and Administrative Matters with Frank Lancaster, County Manager, and Consent Agenda Approval/Document Execution by Board of County Commissioners (BCC) (Administrative Matters Agenda and Consent Agenda available in BCC Office ñ 2nd Floor) If there is no Public Comment, Administrative Matters will ... Full Story

West Nile virus still active in Larimer County

West Nile virus still active in Larimer County

News Release West Nile virus still circulating in Larimer County: protect yourself against mosquito bites Though it may seem like autumn has arrived along with cool nights, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reminds you that West Nile season is still very much with us. Since July 1, a total of eight cases of West Nile virus infection have been confirmed in Larimer County. Out of those eight, six had West Nile fever, and one was discovered to have West Nile ... Full Story

Larimer County “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County  “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience.  Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s Open-Spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of ... Full Story

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