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GHFPD Board Meeting, Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m, Community Center

The Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

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Emergency Preparedness Meeting, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday evening, February 18th, at 7 PM there will be a meeting at the Community Center in the fire barn on the subject of emergency preparedness.  Most all of the POD leaders for NeighborLink/SafeLink will be in attendance as well as many of our new and existing HAM radio operators.  The purpose of this meeting is to check out our community wide emergency system and incorporate the HAM radio operators into the mix.  Additionally, we will be setting a date for a mock emergency event.

 

If you want to be a part of our community preparedness, please come join us.  This meeting is open to all who are interested.  We are expecting members of the Left Hand community, the Four Mile community and BCARES.  Hopefully we’ll see you there.

 

Best….Debra Yeager

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Gold Hill Calendar meeting

Gold Hill Calendar for 2015

We had our first GH calendar meeting on Feb 3 to start the wheels rolling for the 2015 edition. Have you always wanted one of your pictures/poems/or artwork in the Gold Hill Calendar?  Here’s your opportunity! We are asking for submission for the topics listed below.  Contact Rick Sinner

Richard Oxley, Chellee Courtney, Marilyn Soby, or me.

July will be photos of the 2013 Fourth of July (as usual of what we do for the month of July)

September will be photos, etc., about the 2013 flood.

We have several topics for consideration:

Women of Gold Hill

School page – plus kids’ drawings here & there

Burro page

Laughlin’s cabin

Lost Best Friends page – we are looking for a good picture of Edie’s dog,             Kokanina, lets us know if you have one

Garden page

Scenic/Local photo page(s)

Historic photos pages

Children’s artwork throughout the calendar

Fourth of July photos (2013)

 

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 25th at 1pm at Marilyn’s house.

 

 

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Post-flood income tax workshop Feb. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Feb. 4, 2014  Contact: Katie Arrington, Flood Recovery Specialist, 303-441-1609

Residents invited to post-flood income tax workshop Feb. 12

Boulder County, the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group and United Policyholders host this free workshop

Boulder County, Colo. – Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2013 Flood, or local tax and personal finance professionals are encouraged to attend the workshop on Feb.12. Attendees will hear from disaster tax expert John Trapani, CPA.

The workshop will help residents navigate their income tax options following a major disaster:

When: Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor

RSVP: www.UPhelp.org/RSVP

The workshop will cover several topics including:

  • Income tax benefits and reporting responsibilities that can help and hurt people who experienced a disaster loss
  • Major questions to be discussed:
    • Is there a loss or gain? What tax year should you claim a loss? Sell 7 buy or rebuild?
  • Documenting and claiming insured and uninsured losses
  • Tax consequences of insurance settlements SBA loans, FEMA grants, etc.
  • Special rules for federally declared disasters
  • Determining your cost basis for damaged property

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions during a Q&A session.

For more information about the workshop, visit www.accountantfordisasterrecovery.com or call Kerri Oliver at kerrioliver@gmail.com.

BoulderCounty.org

 

 

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No Bird Ever Flew

No Bird Ever Flew

Brandy Beck, fiddle and vocals; Larry Worster, guitar and vocals; David Chamberlain, harmonica; Jape Abruscato, bass; Special Guest, Kort McCumber, bouzouki

 

Sunday February 9, 4:00 p.m.

At the Home of Joan and Arthur Few

700 Hill Street, Gold Hill

 

Seating is limited.

Reservations: larry.worster@gmail.com

 

A fundraiser for the Larry Worster Endowed Scholarship for Music at the Metropolitan State University of Denver

Suggested Donation: $10 or more

 

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MMM- Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits

MMM- Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits

Notice to Poets/ and others interested – all are welcome

Our next MMM get-together is – Thursday, February 6th at the small cabin behind Brookhart’s Sunset View cabin at 6:30 pm.

Sunset View is the cabin at the main East end intersection of Horsfal, Lick Skillet, 4-Mile, and Gold Hill Road.  The small cabin is behind it and will have parking for 2 cars.
For those not familiar with MMM (Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits), we have a monthly get-together (usually the first Thursday but can change by request of the host) at the home of one of the group. The idea is two-fold: (1) is that we do some  writing (for 15-20 minutes and this is expected to be a quiet time in order to focus on our writing) in response to a loose stimulus provided by Gold Hill Poet Laureate, John Latham or his stand-in, followed by a non-critical read-around of what has been written. This takes about 45 minutes, followed by short break (to get snacks and drink)  and then: (2) a read-around, usually led by Edie Eilender involving all people who care to read [for about 6 minutes per person maximum] some of their already-written prose or poetry, or writing by someone else. If, instead of reading, someone offers a song or two, that is welcomed. There is no pressure on people to actively participate. Most attendees do, but some come simply to listen. The host provides some limited drink & snacks, and if attendees care to bring along a modest contribution to the drink or food, that is welcomed, too.Here is an approximate time schedule:
6:30:             John introduces a topic and shares one or two of his poems that stimulate our writing.
7:00:             We share our writing (not usually time for critiques or many comments)
Approx 7:30:          Short snack break
7:45             Begin a read-around of poetry/writings/music that any have brought to share
approx8:30            Finished sharing and can stay awhile to converse

If questions or to let us know you are coming, please call  Marie at 303-444-4691 or call John Latham at 303-444-2429.


Marie

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Lickskillet Studios Cabin Fever Concert

Please join us for an evening of songs and storytelling from one of the finest, Joe Crookston. He’ll be coming to Gold Hill on Wednesday, January 29th all the way from Ithaca, NY. Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by emailingkortmccumber@gmail.com or by purchasing them  in advance at the Gold Hill General Store. We’ll have something yummy available for dinner, too!
Kort & Amy


Thank you!

Amy Fortunato (Boss Lady)
P.O. Box 1927 Boulder, CO 80306
303-449-5975

 

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Flood damage and insurance workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jan. 21, 2014  Contact: Katie Arrington, Flood Recovery Specialist, 303-441-1609

Residents invited to flood damage and insurance workshop

Boulder County, the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group and United Policyholders host this free workshop

Boulder County, Colo. – Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2013 Flood are encouraged to attend the Roadmap to Recovery™ Workshop on Feb. 4. Attendees will hear from a United Policyholders staff member and a flood damage expert on insurance matters.

The workshop will help residents navigate insurance claims and learn how to be prepared for any future natural disaster:

  • Tuesday, Feb 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor

The workshops will cover several topics and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions, including:

  1. Has your property been thoroughly and properly inspected?
  2. Have you recovered all amounts owed? Flood insurance? Homeowners insurance?
  3. Do you need to file a supplemental claim, and if so, how?
  4. Is your flood damage paperwork in order?

Often, the cost to rebuild, especially in the mountains, exceeds the amount of coverage policyholders carry for their homes and other property. Adding to this problem is the homeowner’s lack of awareness that the policies they carry are inadequate.

For more information about the workshop, contact Katie Arrington at karrington@bouldercounty.org or 303-441-1609.

BoulderCounty.org

 

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Gold Hill Town Meeting

Next Town Meeting is Monday, February 10, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center

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MMM- Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits

Notice to Poets/ and others interested – all are welcome

MMM– Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits
Our next MMM get-together is – Thursday, January 9th, at Howard and Marjory Lambert’s house at 6:30 pm.


Lambert’s home is the 5th home as you head down Boulder Street (on platted map and on street sign at the 4-Mile – Lick Skillet – Sunshine intersection).
Proceed 5 houses down. We are the last house on the left, and our name is on the mailbox. It is 190 Boulder Street. Cowbell Construction  is just before our driveway. Parking is on the road and walk up

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For those not familiar with MMM (Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits), we have a monthly get-together (usually the first Thursday but can change by request of the host) at the home of one of the group. The idea is two-fold: (1) is that we do some  writing (for 15-20 minutes and this is expected to be a quiet time in order to focus on our writing) in response to a loose stimulus provided by Gold Hill Poet Laureate, John Latham or his stand-in, followed by a non-critical read-around of what has been written. This takes about 45 minutes, followed by short break (to get snacks and drink)  and then: (2) a read-around, led by Edie Eilender, involving all people who care to read [for about 6 minutes per person maximum] some of their already-written prose or poetry, or writing by someone else. If, instead of reading, someone offers a song or two, that is welcomed. There is no pressure on people to actively participate. Most attendees do, but some come simply to listen. The host provides some limited drink & snacks, and if attendees care to bring along a modest contribution to the drink or food, that is welcomed, too.Here is an approximate time schedule:
6:30:             John introduces a topic and shares one or two of his poems that stimulate our writing.
7:00:             We share our writing
Approx 7:30:          Short snack break
7:45             Begin a read-around of poetry/writings/music that any have brought to share
approx8:30            Finished sharing and can stay to converse with others

If questions or to let them know you are coming, please call them at 303-546-6638 or Edie at 303-444-0778or Marie at 303-444-4691 

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MMM – Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits

Notice to Poets/ others interested – all are welcome

Our next MMM get-together is – Thursday, December 5th, at Bill Patterson’s house at 6:30 pm.

Bill’s home is the dome above Morning Sun, out west of Gold Hill.

For those not familiar with MMM (Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits), we have a monthly get-together (usually the first Thursday but can change by request of the host) at the home of one of the group. The idea is two-fold: (1) is that we do some  writing (for 15-20 minutes and this is expected to be a quiet time in order to focus on our writing) in response to a loose stimulus provided by Gold Hill Poet Laureate, John Latham or his stand-in, followed by a non-critical read-around of what has been written. This takes about 45 minutes, followed by short break (to get snacks and drink)  and then: (2) a read-around, led by Edie Eilender, involving all people who care to read [for about 6 minutes per person maximum] some of their already-written prose or poetry, or writing by someone else. If, instead of reading, someone offers a song or two, that is welcomed. There is no pressure on people to actively participate. Most attendees do, but some come simply to listen. The host provides some limited drink & snacks, and if attendees care to bring along a modest contribution to the drink or food, that is welcomed, too.Here is a rough time schedule:
6:30:             John is now in England and we will have an alternative writing stimulus.
By      7:00:             We should be ready to share our writing
Approx 7:30:          Short snack break
7:45             Begin a read-around of poetry/writings/music that any have brought to share
approx8:30            Finished sharing and can stay to converse with others

If questions or to let him know you are coming, please call him at 303-459-0108 or Edie at 303-444-0778 or Marie at 303-444-4691
Marie

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Ward Food Bank

 

Ward Food Bank open Saturday at their Fire Station from 12:30 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m.
Open to all (not limited to Ward residents). Stock up for Winter!  They have
plenty of food and want to support all those impacted by the flood.

Questions call Amie: 303/459-0144 or 720/256-0283 or Marrocco’s.

forwarded by Val Crist from Virginia Schultz   <arneyschultz@hotmail.com>

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Gold Hill Town Meeting

Next Town Meeting is Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

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Gold Hill Fire Board Meeting

The Gold Hill Fire Protection District Board meets the third Thursday of each month.  This month, that’s Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

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Lickskillet Studios’ Cabin Fever Concert

I almost forgot!
Hello, townspeeps!
Lickskillet Studios’ Cabin Fever Concert Series starts up again on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Gold Hill General Store and Café. We are kicking off the season with Ryan Spearman…
http://lickskilletstudios.com/2013/11/17/and-now-another-exciting-episode-in-the-adventures-of-spearman/
….and we really want you to come! Doors open at 6:30, concert starts at 7pm, tickets are $10. We recommend reserving your seats by emailing kortmccumber@gmail.com or payig for your seats in advance at the Gold Hill Store. Can’t wait!
Amy & Kort


Thank you!

Amy Fortunato (Boss Lady)
P.O. Box 1927 Boulder, CO 80306
303-449-5975

 

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Canceling MMM for Wednesday, Nov. 13

MMM (Miscellaneous Mountain Misfits)

Hello again all you Misfit Poets. We have another change of dates for MMM.

Hopefully we will all be wanting to go to the Gold Hill School Fall Fiesta on Wednesday, November 13th and that means we will cancel our MMM for that same night.  A tentative date has been set for Thursday, December 5th. More info and verification later.

See you at the Fall Fiesta!!

From Marie Brookhart <mom.brookhart@gmail.com>

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Gold Hill School Fall Fiesta

Fall Fiesta – Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Please come join the fun at the Gold Hill School’s annual Fall Fiesta event at the Gold Hill Inn. As we work through the aftermath of our devastating flood, we would love to have a wonderful community gathering. We will once again have our taco bar dinner served by our 3-4-5 class. Seating times are 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30.  Tickets are free to those impacted by the flood. Others may make a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available from Gold Hill School families, at the Gold Hill Store, or at the door. Music will once again be provided by some Gold Hill School alumni and the Purple Mountain Jam. No raffle will occur this year, but we will have a small silent auction with many items connected to the local community. Lastly, there will be a Special Presentation to our Friends at Jamestown Elementary from the Gold Hill School students. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lansky at 303.442.2709 or jen@lansky.cc. I look forward to seeing everyone on November 13th and thanks for your continuous support of the Gold HIll School.

 

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Deadline for FEMA assistance and SBA Disaster loans

Hello Everyone,

 

Just a reminder that FEMA has extended the deadline for individuals to apply for assistance to NOVEMEBER 30TH, 2013. SBA disaster loan applications have also been extended to November 30th.

 

Register with FEMA by phone, 800-621-3362 from 5am to 8pm MST, seven days/week.

 

Amy Hardy | Boulder Mountain Resource Coordinator
Foothills United Way
1285 Cimarron Drive
Suite 101, Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 303-444-4013 | Direct: 303-895-3418
AHardy@unitedwayfoothills.org | unitedwayfoothills.org

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Human Services Fair and Thanksgiving Box Distribution

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Nederland Community Center, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Colorado Flooding Roadmap to Recovery Insurance Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oct. 21, 2013  Contact: Richard Hackett, Communications Specialist, 720-564-2605

Colorado Flooding Roadmap to Recovery Insurance Workshop Oct. 24

Free educational workshop to help residents facing flood damage and insurance issues

Boulder County, Colo. – A free educational workshop on flood damage and insurance will be held in Boulder on Thursday, Oct. 24th.

Boulder County is a sponsor of the Colorado Flooding Roadmap to Recovery Workshop from 6–7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder.

The free workshop will focus on rules and rights related to the National Flood Insurance Program and privately issued insurance policies that – unlike home insurance – cover the risk of flood. Residents whose homes were impacted by the recent flooding and who have flood insurance are encouraged to attend this workshop. Residents whose homes were impacted but who have only home insurance (not flood insurance) are welcome to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the program and get answers from an expert on insurance consumer advocacy and flood claims.

The program will cover:

  • Flood insurance basics and insurance claim tips
  • Information on National Flood Insurance Program policies and proof of loss requirements
  • FEMA grants and other disaster assistance programs

The Roadmap to Recovery program is co-sponsored by Boulder County, Foothills United Way, and United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization assisting disaster survivors for more than 20 years.

For more information, view the United Policyholders Colorado Flooding webpage.

Visit www.BoulderCountyFlood.org for rebuilding resources and more information on flood recovery in Boulder County.

 

BoulderCountyFlood.org

 

 

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GHFPD Board Meeting

Next Fire Board meeting will be Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00 pm at the Community Center

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Nationally-renowned building scientist to discuss home wildfire mitigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Oct. 9, 2013  Contact: Richard Hackett, Communications Specialist, 720-564-2605

 Nationally-renowned building scientist to discuss home wildfire mitigation

“The Science of Home Ignition: Reducing your Home’s Vulnerability to Wildfire” program on Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

 Boulder County, Colo. – How do homes burn during wildfires? Dr. Stephen Quarles, one of the nation’s leading scientists studying this issue, has answers for homeowners looking to protect their property.

At the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s Research Center, Dr. Quarles injects burning embers into the wind stream in a large testing chamber, effectively reproducing ember storms typically observed during wildfires. Full-scale homes and commercial structures are built and transported into the test chamber so Dr. Quarles can study how ember attack and torching vegetation ignite structures. The primary objective of this research is to reduce the likelihood of wildfire-caused building ignitions in communities located in wildfire-prone areas such as the foothills of Boulder County.

To watch a video of the ember generator, visit http://www.disastersafety.org/video/page/5/.

Dr. Quarles will be presenting groundbreaking research in his presentation “The Science of Home Ignition: Reducing your Home’s Vulnerability to Wildfire,” on Monday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center, Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder.

What: The Science of Home Ignition: Reducing your Home’s Vulnerability to Wildfire

When: Monday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Where: Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center, Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder

To reach the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center, drive through the Boulder Reservoir’s main entrance, continue past the recreational facilities, and drive to the end of the road where the center is located.

This presentation is part of Wildfire Awareness Month. Boulder County declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month in 2011 based on a recommendation from residents to help educate the community and promote individual responsibility in preparing for future wildfires. Other events planned for the month, including the Wildfire Mitigation Challenge, have been cancelled due to the impacts of the September flood.

For more information, visit www.BoulderCountyWildfireAware.org, or contact Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Andrew Notbohm at 720-564-2625 or anotbohm@bouldercounty.org.

BoulderCounty.org

 

 

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Two Film Screenings at the Gold Hill Inn “Heart of Gold Hill” and “Lilith”

From Filmmaker Angie Burnham <angieburnham@earthlink.net>

Please join us for a memorable evening at the Gold Hill Inn on Sunday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. for the screening of two films, Heart of Gold Hill and Lilith. Several short music videos that were shot at the Inn will also be shown. We’re very excited to screen both Heart of Gold Hill and Lilith at the Gold Hill Inn for the first time.

This will be fun!

Feel free to circulate this notice far and wide. Thanks!

HEART of GOLD HILL

A documentary on the social and architectural history of the Gold Hill Inn and the Bluebird Lodge, two of Boulder County’s most beloved buildings.

LILITH

The lines of good versus evil are blurred in this tale of a mysterious fortune teller named Charlotte and her companion Rubin.  After fleeing the battlefields of the Civil War, Charlotte and Rubin find refuge in a small town in the Rocky Mountains.  But things begin to unravel when a Confederate officer embarks on a mission to track down the pair who he believes are responsible for a spell of inexplicable disappearances. The film features stunning footage of Gold Hill and surrounding vistas.  David Brigham, local actor from Gold Hill, shows up in a cameo role as the bartender behind the beautiful Gold Hill Inn Bar.

 

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Nederland Miners’ Days

Cancelled for this year

Questions?

Please Contact Emmit Hoyl 303-506-1928 emmithoyl@gmail.com or Shivaun Hoyl 303-818-3304shivaun.hoyl@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Max’s Party

JUST A QUICK REMINDER…..Max’s annual “Day before Labor Day” picnic on the ridge is happening on Sunday, September 1 from 2:00 pm on at his cabin.  He will once again provide barbecued ribs, buffalo burgers, corn, and beer.  We hope to see you and your family/friends.  As always, bring a dish to share if you can.  This is a big THANK YOU for all of your business over the years so come and enjoy the day.  Bring your instruments and if you’d like something else to drink besides beer, bring it along.  You know the routine!  See you there

 

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