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Time to Bearify

June 28th, 2015

Here’s info from an old post from 2012 – pertinent now

Gold Hill Residents
 It is time to bearify your property, to stay ahead of habituating our bear neighbors to human related food. Per Kristin Cannon, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Manager“it is best to get out in front of any bear conflict issues so that the problem is not allowed to progress to the point where we have to make tough decisions about a bear.” We all recall hearing of bears that have been killed due to entering homes in mountain communities. These bears have become emboldened and habituated to human related food rewards. The consequence to them is often euthanasia. Kristin expects “bears to be in and around Gold hill all summer long. The bears have been out for a few months and are likely foraging on the green vegetation and any grubs and insects they can find. As the summer progresses and the vegetation dries up we will likely see more conflicts with bears and everyone will have to become as diligent as ever about reducing access to human related food sources, especially after such a dry winter.”
Kristin Cannon reiterated key points for us to follow:
*Go to www.wildlife.state.co.us/bears and review the education sheets for protecting home and garbage.
Based on historical human & bear conflicts in the mountains:
•         Close and lock all ground level windows and doors at night and when not home.
•       DO NOT FEED BEARS, by storing or staging garbage, recycle, compost, outdoor freezers in a manner that they can get to.
Store garbage in a bear resistant garbage container or in a secure building.
•         DO NOT FEED BEARS, by keeping anything edible or scented in vehicles.
•         Actively scare bears away when they are near houses or in the middle of town using air horns, pots and pans, loud music, etc.
Kristin requests that we get in touch with her at the first sign of a problem, as she can respond with tools to ramp up the deterrence for the bear such as: a pepper barrel, “unwelcome” mat, and other techniques to try and keep a bear from becoming habituated to people and houses.
Kristin Cannon-Wildlife Manager
Kristin.cannon@state.co.us
303-291-7117            
 
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KGNU Radio Documentary, “Fire on the Mountain: How Gold Hill was Saved”

September 11th, 2011

Here’s the link

http://www.kgnu.org/cgi-bin/moreinfo.py?Notice=1315194614

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Nice Site for Boulder County Info

July 9th, 2011

http://www.bouldercounty.org/pages/default.aspx

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To Sign up for Emergency Notification

May 17th, 2011

To add your cell phone or email address for emergency notification go to:

https://ww2.everbridge.net/citizen/EverbridgeGateway.action?body=home&gis_alias_id=160781

Amy E. Hardy

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New video on the Fourmile Fire

April 25th, 2011

Saving Gold Hill: The Story of the Fourmile Canyon Fire

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New Video on Wildfire Mitigation

December 15th, 2010

Here’s a very good video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WK9jWh90tQ put together by Arial Collins.

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FAQs on Rebuilding in Boulder County

November 3rd, 2010

http://www.bouldercounty.org/lu/FourmileRebuild/pdf/FourmileFireRebuildFAQ.pdf


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Notes on 10-7-10 Community Meeting

October 19th, 2010

Notes on Community Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Amy Hardy, our Chair of the Town Council, opened the meeting and expressed her pleasure to be finally meeting in Gold Hill again and to see the great turn out. (more…)

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Gold Hill Fire Relief Jam Benefit t-shirts

October 10th, 2010

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gold-Hill-Benefit-T-shirts-and-Posters/159551144065572

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For Up To Date Info on Fire Recovery Efforts

October 3rd, 2010

visit www.bouldercounty.org/fourmilefire

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County Assistance Center

September 29th, 2010

Assistance center
The assistance center, which provides counseling and support services to displaced residents, is located at Boulder County’s Sundquist Building, 3482 N. Broadway in Boulder. A call center is also operational there and can be contacted at 303-441-3560. The assistance center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The assistance center is offering the following services to victims of the fire:

Financial assistance
·         Food and basic needs assistance
·         Longer-term housing options for people who have lost their homes
·         Mental health
·         Insurance claim advice
·         Medical case management
·         Senior services for those age 60 and older

·         Coordination with local nonprofit organizations to provide clothing and other basic needs

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Important Info

September 24th, 2010

For information on everything from maps to debris removal to revegetation of the forest, see  www.bouldercounty.org/fourmilefire/

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More post burn images from Kurtis

September 10th, 2010

These are from Kurtis Leverentz.

Copyright 2010 Kurtis Leverentz ID Idea and Design

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Please register with the county!

September 10th, 2010

Here is a link that the sheriff is using to locate people.  It is important that people let them know they are ok.

http://www.bouldercounty.org/newsroom/templates/bocodefault.aspx?articleid=2300&zoneid=1

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Fire Images from Jamestown

September 9th, 2010
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Misc Images of Post Burn

September 9th, 2010
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Amazing burn area images from Digital Globe

September 8th, 2010

Thanks to Hawk Vanek for this.

Amazing burn area images from Digital Globe

http://www.digitalglobe.com/index.php/27/Sample+Imagery+Gallery

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Photos from Greg Cortopassi

September 7th, 2010

Copyright 2010 Greg Cortopassi http://cortoimages.com

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PHOTOS FROM KURTIS

September 7th, 2010

These are from Kurtis Leverentz.

Copyright 2010 Kurtis Leverentz ID Idea and Design

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Insurance Info

September 7th, 2010

Most home insurance kicks in as soon as you are evacuated.  So check your policy to see if you have this.  If so they will pay for living expenses, food and so forth.  Remember you are dealing with an insurance company so keep a record of your receipts.

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Map of Evacuation Area as of September 7, 12:30 pm

September 7th, 2010

A map of the fire and evacuation perimeters as of 12:30 p.m. today has been posted at the following URL: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/files/Communication/fourmile/Four_Mile_Fire_Web_Perimeter_1230.pdf

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Perimeter Map 1

September 7th, 2010

Here’s a perimeter map, not nearly as detailed as one would want – http://wildfiretoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Fourmile_map_perimeter_Google_Earth_Map_0600_9-7-2010.jpg

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Useful Websites

September 7th, 2010

This site shows what’s going on:  wildfirestoday.com ~ Jeffrey

Helpful website: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2119/ ~Virginia

Boulder Office of Emergency Management: http://boulderoem.com/component/content/article/5

Very helpful website with many links: http://allhazards.blogspot.com/2010/09/colorado-wild-fire-resources.html

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Firefighter Video from the Front Lines

September 7th, 2010

Personal Message
Heartbreaking. Also see the slides from the same scene. The good news is that the firefighters apparently did an outstanding job saving the lodge. Bear

Firefighter Video from the Front Lines

Video:
Nederland firefighter Eric Peter Abramson shot video of firefighters trying to save a house at the Colorado Mountain Ranch near Gold Hill.
http://videocenter.denverpost.com/services/player/bcpid77543683001?bclid=0&bctid=605157448001

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Crews work through Monday night in Emeron Gulch

September 7th, 2010

Multiple agencies responded to a wildland fire in Emerson Gulch near Gold Hill. Crews worked through the night doing initial attack in homes in the Gold Hill area as well as Colorado Mountain Ranch. This morning the scene was one of burned homes, structures and cars.

Photo here of buses burned near Colorado Mountain Ranch: http://www.dailycamera.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?contentItemRelationshipId=3277413

Store here: http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_16010456

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