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Public hearings to begin April 18
Boulder County, Colo. – Local, state, and federal land-management agencies, to include the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Boulder County, City of Boulder, and City of Longmont are partnering to develop a long‐term, multi‐agency master plan for a network of access points and travel corridors for non‐motorized users in the foothills and mountains of Boulder County.
What: Regional Mountain Trails Master Planning
When: Meetings will be held from mid-April to mid-May, the first meeting will be held on April 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Eleven locations throughout the county, the first meeting will be held at the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street, 3rd floor
The goal of the Regional Mountain Trails Master Plan is to connect communities and recreation areas in the mountains and foothills to regional trails in the plains. The plan will emphasize linking existing trails and trail systems.
“We are excited to collaborate with the community and our fellow land managers on this plan for trails that will direct our work as individual organizations toward a common goal for trails over the coming years,” said Justin Atherton-Wood, Resource Planner for Boulder County Parks and Open Space. “This plan will be drafted in a manner that is sensitive to the resources and values unique to this part of the region, and one that contributes to a more sustainable future for Boulder County.”
To help define the many unique opportunities and challenges of this effort, the partners are initiating a period of public outreach this spring to gather comments on the community’s needs, expectations, and concerns with the project. It is anticipated that this initial phase will result in a set of principles and community values that will guide the remainder of this year-long planning process.
For more information about the project and upcoming meeting dates and locations visit the project website:www.RegionalMountainTrails.com. Or contact Garry Sanfaçon, Public Outreach Coordinator, at 720-564-2642 or email@example.com.
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University of Colorado student missing; Boulder police ask for public assistance
Search efforts are underway west of Boulder for a 19-year-old University of Colorado student who has been missing since June 17, 2012.
Police found Nicholas Marc Valore’s vehicle parked at the NCAR parking lot last night, after they were notified that Valore might be missing. There are no signs of foul play.
A classmate of Valore’s contacted University of Colorado police late yesterday afternoon to report that he hadn’t seen Valore in classes this week. He was concerned because it was unlike Valore to miss class. CU police were able to locate Valore’s 2004 blue Audi TT Roadster at NCAR, a favorite hiking area of Valore’s. Because NCAR is in the city’s jurisdiction, CU police contacted Boulder police, who are conducting the investigation.
Police contacted Valore’s roommate and Valore’s family members, and no one has heard from him since Father’s Day.
Valore is an avid hiker, and usually wears cargo shorts, a T-shirt and a bright-colored hoodie while hiking. He also carries a black, JanSport backpack. Police have searched Valore’s residence, and it appears that he took some of his hiking gear with him. The hiking gear and clothing was not found in the car.
Search and rescue teams have been looking in the foothills west of NCAR for any sign of Valore. He has been known to hike in the “bouldering” area west of NCAR, and also likes an area known as Mallory Cave. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating the search effort with assistance from Rocky Mountain Rescue, Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks rangers and Front Range Rescue Dogs.
A photo of Nicholas Valore is attached. Police are asking anyone who may have seen Valore hiking near NCAR or who may have been in contact with him to call police Dispatch at 303.441.3333.
oday, the Boulder County Commissioners approved Sheriff Pelle’s recommendation to amend the current fire ban, which has been in effect since April 2, to prohibit the sale and use of all fireworks within all of unincorporated Boulder County. The new amendments to the fire ban were effective as of noon today.
All other aspects of the current ban remain in place, including the prohibition of open burning in the unincorporated mountains and foothills, including all areas west of the North Foothills Highway and Rabbit Mountain Open Space; areas north of the City of Boulder; west of Broadway Avenue through the City of Boulder; and west of the South Foothills Highway.
The decision to amend the ban was due in part to the predicted weather forecasts indicating higher than normal temperatures with lower than normal precipitation. The Fire Danger Rating continuously remains in the high to very high categories, with fire fuels continuing to dry out. As the Fourth of July holiday draws near, individuals begin to sell and use fireworks, which increase the potential for an ignition source and a large fire similar to the Hewlett Fire currently burning in Larimer County, or the Lower North Fork Fire in Jefferson County earlier this year.
Taking into consideration that firework vendors begin hiring temporary employees and purchasing fireworks for their stands, Sheriff Pelle wanted to address these concerns sooner than later. At this time, Boulder County had only received one application from a fireworks vendor to sell fireworks this year.
The fire ban will remain in effect until the hazardous fire conditions subside.
Anyone found in violation of the fire ban may be convicted of a class 2 petty offense and may be subject to a $500 fine. Higher fines may be imposed for subsequent offenses.
Wednesday Jan 18 8:15pm Boulder police and fire report numerous traffic lights out over the city. Serveral transformers are being reported blown and on fire.
A tree fell on power line near 11 and Walnut starting a fire.
Nearby homes were evacuated.
In east boulder cattle fences blew down and cattle were on highway.
RTD is reporting some large signs down in city.
City 911 very busy. Dispatch reports
Power outages all over city.
Wind related roll over accidents 2 in last hour.
Some officers have been seen wearing helmets and googles. Good advice to anyone walking around. See weather report below. This does not account for the foothills of Boulder where winds are high
8:20 pm Power lines down on Pennsylvania on hill
8:25pm Tree down at 9th and college impeding traffic
Tiles flying off down town church at Broadway and Spruce
8:45pm Boulder County reports power line down in field at redwood court, sparking with fire and embers.
all fires out at this point, but police report signs, debris flying through air. Power lines are down and there are still power outages.
9:00pm Boulder Airport reports constant wind speed of 54mph Various sources in city report gusts of 71mph to 92mph
Diagonal and Look out road RR crossing sign blew into car causing tow car accident.
9:27pm Boulder Weather Station live reposts Power lines and trees continue to fall at this hour.
High Wind Warning
.HIGH WINDS IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…
.VERY STRONG WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NORTHERN COLORADO
MOUNTAINS…FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. THE HIGH WIND WARNING IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A
BLIZZARD WARNING FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT AS SNOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG
WITH THE CONTINUED WIND.
WIND GUSTS FROM 70 TO 90 MPH WILL BE COMMON IN WIND PRONE
MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL AREAS…AND ALSO IN FAVORED AREAS JUST EAST
OF THE MOUNTAINS SUCH AS ROCKY FLATS…BOULDER…AND CARTER LAKE.
THE STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY CAUSE DOWNED TREES…POWER OUTAGES…
AND MAY BLOW OVER HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES.
MONITOR THE LATEST WEATHER CONDITIONS AND AVOID TRAVEL IN AREAS
EXPERIENCING VIOLENT WINDS. MAIN AREAS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED ARE
INTERSTATE 70 IN JEFFERSON AND CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES…THE PEAK TO
PEAK HIGHWAY BETWEEN BLACK HAWK AND ESTES PARK…AND HIGHWAYS AT
THE BASE OF THE FOOTHILLS.
In September 2010, the Fourmile Canyon Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder, Colorado, scorching more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) and forcing residents to evacuate. Ten months later, residents had to evacuate again, this time to flee floods. Stripped of vegetation, the slopes along Fourmile Canyon soaked up little of the water dropped by a thunderstorm. Instead, the runoff surged into local stream channels.
On June 7, 2011, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite observed the Fourmile Canyon burn scar. The top image is made from a combination of shortwave infrared and visible light. The bottom image is natural color.
The scar is more easily detected in the false-color image, where the burned area appears in shades of red and orange. Creek valleys, which generally escaped the flames in September 2010, form winding corridors of green through the scar. To the east and southeast, the city of Boulder lies on relatively flat land.
After the fire, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) warned residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding, even from small rainstorms. Late on July 13, 2011, such a storm occurred. As rain fell west of Boulder, Fourmile Creek rose rapidly. In fact, at one USGS gauge, the water discharge rate skyrocketed in a matter of minutes from 10 cubic feet per second to 350 cubic feet per second. The increased water flow translated into a 4-foot (1.2-meter) surge down the creek. Smaller surges followed later that night and over the next few days.
Fourmile Creek is a tributary of Boulder Creek, which flows eastward through the city. Water levels usually peak between mid-May and early July. But thanks to the melting of an unusually heavy snowpack, water levels on Boulder Creek were especially high when the July 13 thunderstorm struck. As residents in the Fourmile burn area were ordered to evacuate low-lying homes, emergency sirens also sounded in Boulder.
By late July 2011, water levels had receded along both the Fourmile and Boulder Creeks, although water levels in both remained above normal. Colorado’s monsoon season typically lasts from about mid-July to early September, so the possibility of more flooding remains.
Because of the angle of sunlight, these images may cause an optical illusion known as relief inversion.
Byars, M. (2011, July 13). Heavy rains hit Fourmile, prompt evacuations along Boulder Creek. Boulder Daily Camera. Accessed July 29, 2011.
Colorado Mountain Club. Protecting Yourself from Mountain Hazards. Accessed July 29, 2011.
Colorado Water Science Center. (2011, July 13). Video From Fourmile Creek at Orodell. USGS. Accessed July 29, 2011.
Colorado’s Surface Water Conditions. (2011, July 29). Boulder Creek at Boulder, Colorado. State of Colorado. Accessed July 29, 2011.
National Water and Climate Center. (2011, July 7). Weekly Report – Snowpack/Drought Monitor Update. U.S. Department of Agriculture. Accessed July 29, 2011.
National Water Information System. (2011, July 29). USGS 06727410 Fourmile Creek at Logan Mill Road near Crisman, Colorado. USGS. Accessed July 29, 2011.
National Water Information System. (2011, July 29). USGS 06727500 Fourmile Creek at Orodell, Colorado. USGS. Accessed July 29, 2011.
News staff. (2011, July 13). Thunderstorms pound area; flood sirens sound in Boulder. The Denver Post. Accessed July 29, 2011.
Ruddy, B.C., Stevens, M.R., Verdin, K.L., and Elliott, J.G. (2010). Probability and volume of potential postwildfire debris flows in the 2010 Fourmile burn area, Boulder County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1244. Accessed July 29, 2011.
Snider, L. (2011, June 8). Boulder Creek swells as warm weather melts snowpack. Boulder Daily Camera. Accessed July 29, 2011.
NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team and the United States Geological Survey. Caption by Michon Scott.
Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Forest Health Initiative invites Nederland-area residents to attend a community meeting to discuss the first year of operations of the Nederland Area Community Forestry Sort Yard program.
What: Community meeting for residents to provide input on operations at the Nederland Area Community Forestry Sort Yard
When: Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 North
The sort yard was opened this year as a new service for residents in the Nederland area, and the county wants to make sure it is providing residents with the most useful, best practices possible for collecting and processing logs and slash cut from their lands.
County staff will kick off the meeting with a presentation about sort yard usage, total days of operation and the amount of material collected during the first year of operation. The second part of the meeting will focus on gathering public feedback about how the first year of operations went for residents in the Nederland community.
No RSVP is needed to attend. Community members may email comments and suggestions prior to the meeting to email@example.com.
The Community Forestry Sort Yard program was established by Boulder County to help landowners fight bark beetle infestations, create better defensible space around homes and communities and to help create healthier forest conditions in the foothills of the county. Two sort yard locations are open each summer on a rotating schedule to provide residents a convenient free of charge location to dispose of logs and slash cut from their land.
For more information about the program, bark beetle management or general questions backyard forest management, contact Boulder County Outreach Forester Ryan Ludlow at 720-564-2641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Magic and Beauty
Sky Trail Recording is a 20 year old high quality audio production studio. It is set in the beautiful foothills of Boulder Colorado. In 2010 long time music promoter Trinda Weymouth and producer Chris Wright redesigned and remodeled the entire studio. Now we bring you a superior quality for recording artists. the magic and vibe occur in properly constructed rooms. The sonic results are limitless.
Trinda Weymouth CEO of Sky Trail Recording: Trinda brings a long history of music promotion and business ac cumin to the company. A long time Boulder resident with interests in several business’s she is an active daily participant in the recording process. She is responsible for the restructuring of the company financial plan, fees and revenue stream. At the same time Trinda set in motion new legal perimeters, a new corporation and name change. In 2010 she worked closely with Engineer Chris Wright to rebuild her new purchase from the ground up. The studio is now state of the art. In early 2011 she set studio rental rates at a rate that makes Sky Trail Recording affordable. As a result it has been booked everyday. Ms Weymouth then set upon an image make over of her company by implementing an all new interactive website, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Four Square and Youtube.She hired a team of web designers and social media experts to launch her new company. She then set upon a vigorous press, media and social media campaign. She set up live video streaming for acts of note. She also put in place professional music videos to be done for visiting artists. Weymouths goal is to have Sky Trail Recording be the most affordable and comprehensive recording company in the Colorado music scene. She has even set about to make her recording company a destination spot for artists in LA and New York who wish to get out into the mountains for a breath. seeVisit US She also write ( along with Chris Wright) a new Sky Trail Recording blog called The Fresh. See allof her accomplishments by spending an hour on this site.
TOMORROW: Chris Wright Producer and Engineer Chris Wright.
City and county phone lines are jammed. There is a fire burning in the foothills near canyon in Boulder.
So far the OEM, city nor county have gotten their butts out of bed to inform news media or public which was the case during the Four Mile fire. The daily camera is speculating. KGNU is asking questions as are we. Meanwhile smoke pours over Boulder and our public officials are slow to rise. Get the hell going. Twitter is abuzz with “whats gong on?