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Fire Evacuation And Triumphant Return

By: Gary Clark A wildfire near Estes Park quickly grew to over 20 acres, destroying over 20 homes as it sent plumes of smoke and ash into the Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch last Saturday. Over 150 firefighting resources and air support from the nearby High Park fire responded quickly, but with 60 horses, donkeys, rabbits and other animals in harm’s way at the Elkhorn, an emergency evacuation to the fairgroun ...

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If We Can’t Reach You, We Can’t Alert You

Emergency Notification System When a disaster strikes, or an emergency situation arises, you want to know about it. Because of the enhanced emergency notification system, residents in Larimer County can receive emergency notifications on their cell phones, business phones, via text messages, and e-mails in addition to receiving phone calls on their traditional home phones. You must sign up at www.leta911.or ...

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Cause of Woodland Heights Fire Determined

Cause of Woodland Heights Fire Determined - 6/25/12-7:14 p.m. Today, Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators determined the Woodland Heights Fire was most likely caused by an electrical service line rubbing against a pine tree during turbulent winds. The electric line was on private property on Larkspur Drive. Investigators do not believe the fire to be criminal in nature nor the result of a criminal ...

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Woodland Heights Fire Briefing-UPDATED

Woodland Heights Fire Morning Update- 6/24/12 at 10:15 a.m. At approximately 10:00 a.m. a reverse 911 will be sent to all locations who received notice to evacuate for the Estes Park Woodland Heights Fire advising that they will be allowing re-entry to evacuated areas affected by fire at 12:00 p.m. today, 6/25/12. Access will be restricted to residents only and passes will be distributed at the Citizen Meet ...

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Dealing With Air Quality Issues Related To Wildfire Smoke

Residents downwind of the Woodland Heights fire in Estes Park will be experiencing lots of smoke and smells over the next couple of days. Poor air quality could cause breathing difficulties for any person, but especially for people susceptible to respiratory conditions. In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your ...

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Town Terminates Contract To Purchase Kiowa Ridge Land

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer The Town of Estes Park is terminating a contract to purchase two parcels of land in the Kiowa Ridge subdivision, due to unforeseen title issues. One parcel houses a Town-owned water distribution tank. The other parcel is 7.96 acres of open space and wetlands along Highway 7. The Town Board approved the purchase for $50,000 at its May 8 meeting. The Town intended to ...

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High Resolution Map Of High Park Fire

Larimer County GIS and Mapping Services has released a detailed map of the fire damaged areas. Map details include fire boundary as of Monday, June 11 at 10 pm, roadways and address points. A reminder that just because an address is listed within the burn zone does not necessarily mean structures have been lost. A PDF of the map is located here (large file size). More information from Larimer County may be ...

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Estes Park Unaffected by High Park Fire

Partly cloudy skies with a slight haze is all that Estes Park is experiencing from the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, CO. “The fire is a long way from Estes Park,” said Reagan Cloudman, spokesperson for Roosevelt and Arapahoe National Forests. As of Monday afternoon, winds were blowing the fire north of Fort Collins. Estes Park is about 43 miles southwest of that city. “Our hearts and wishes go out to ...

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