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Construction Road Closure On Devil’s Gulch Road

Two phases of a Larimer County construction project will close portions of Devil’s Gulch Road (CR43). On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Larimer County will close Devil’s Gulch Road (County Road 43), approximately 1.8 miles northeast of County Road 61(between Glen Haven and the switchbacks), to begin construction of Project No. 297 – Replacement of Culverts 43-S3.03-61 and 43-1.78-61. Construction on this phase ...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced, Caution Still Urged

By: Fire Chief Scott Dorman, Estes Valley Fire Protection District In response to the local weather and fuel conditions resulting in a reduced fire danger, fire restrictions are reduced to level 1. The following open burning/fires are still NOT allowed under level 1 restrictions: 1. Building, maintaining, attending or using fire for slash burning, campfire, recreational fires or educational fires. 2. Use of ...

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CDOT Maintenance Project On Hwy. 34

Rockfall cleanup will reduce traffic to a single lane between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 19. Affected area is US 34 west of Loveland in Big Thompson Canyon from mile marker MM 81 to MM 84. Flaggers will be present as well as a pilot car to guide motorists through the cleanup zone.  15 minute delays are expected - alternate routes are advised.   ...

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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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