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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Enacts Fire Restrictions on the Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger Districts

BOULDER, Colo. – Stage I Fire Restriction went into effect this morning (July 6) for all portions of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests that lie in Boulder, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Clear Creek counties due to a forecast of dry, warm conditions. The fire restrictions apply to all of the Boulder Ranger District and the Clear Creek Ranger District.

The Stage 1 Fire Restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have, along with other restrictions. They are in place until October 1, 2017, or rescinded, whichever is first. See the Boulder Ranger District order and map and the Clear Creek District order and map for details.

Within the fire restriction area, forest visitors cannot:

  • Build or maintain a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site (e.g., campgrounds where fees are charged).
  • Smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Operate a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.
  • Weld or operate acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.
  • Use explosives, including fireworks.
  • Discharge a firearm EXCEPT a person possessing a valid Colorado hunting license lawfully involved in hunting and harvesting game.

Violation of any of these provisions of Stage 1 Fire Restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.

Forest Service staff will continue to monitor the situation and consider a variety of options to address conditions, including additional restrictions if weather remains dry and lessening or rescinding restriction if a rainy weather pattern starts.

Cydney D. Janssen
Acting Public Affairs Officer
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland
2150 Centre Ave.; Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
308-360-2976

Fire Restrictions Enacted in Boulder County

BOULDER, Colo. – Stage I Fire Restriction went into effect for all Boulder County portions of the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forests due to a forecast of dry, warm conditions.

The Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have, along with other restrictions. They are in place until October 1, 2017, or rescinded, whichever is first.  See the order and map for details.

Within the fire restriction area, forest visitors cannot:

·        Build or maintain a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site (e.g., campgrounds where fees are charged).

·        Smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials.

·        Operate a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.

·        Weld or operate acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

·        Use explosives, including fireworks.

·        Discharge a firearm EXCEPT a person possessing a valid Colorado hunting license lawfully involved in hunting and harvesting game.

Violation of any of these provisions of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.

Forest Service staff will continue to monitor conditions and consider the variety of options to address those conditions, including additional restrictions if weather remains dry and lessening or rescinding restriction if a rainy weather pattern starts.

Reghan Cloudman
Public Affairs Specialist
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
and Pawnee National Grassland
p: 970-295-6770
rcloudman@fs.fed.us
2150 Centre Avenue, Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8119
www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Jamestown 4th of July, 2017

There’s nothing to compare to Jamestown’s 4th of July celebration. It’s a long-standing mountain tradition and fun day where all the money raised goes to support the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department. Please join us and bring family and friends.

WHERE: Elysian Park

  •  Live Music 7 AM – 11 PM
  • Pancake breakfast 8 AM – 11 AM
  • World’s Goofiest Parade 11:30 AM – 12 PM
  • National Anthem – 12 PM
  • Lunch Burgers/ Brats/ Salad 12 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Kids games ~12 PM – 3 PM
  • Pie eating contest  ~ 2 PM
  • Pie and cake judging contest – 3 PM (pie to be sold after)
  • Wood splitting contest ~ 2 PM
  • Raffle ~ 12 PM – end; all proceeds to the JVFD
  • Fireworks at night

Fire restriction in effect for Jamestown area

From the United States Forest Service

Portions of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests join counties in fire restrictions

BOULDER, Colo. (March 17, 2017) – Due to a forecast of continuing dry and warm conditions, and in support of fire restrictions currently enacted in Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Boulder counties, the Boulder and Clear Creek ranger districts of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are enacting Stage 1 fire restrictions effective today. The Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have and are in place until rescinded.

Within the fire restriction area, forest visitors cannot:

  • Build or maintain a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site (e.g., campgrounds where fees are charged).
  • Smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials.
  • Operate a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.
  • Weld or operate acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.
  • Use explosives, including fireworks.
  • Discharge a firearm EXCEPT a person possessing a valid Colorado hunting license lawfully involved in hunting and harvesting game.

Violation of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.

To view the fire restriction orders and maps, go to www.fs.usda.gov/arp. They will be listed in the “Alerts and Notices” box on the right.

Fire Managers will continue to monitor conditions on the Forests and Grassland and the need for further fire restrictions.

Please note that many counties are also under fire restrictions; information is available atwww.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html

K. “Reid” Armstrong
Public Affairs Specialist/Community Liaison

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Pawnee National Grassland

Caring for the land and serving people

Jamestown Area Pile Burning Update

BOULDER, Colo – (Feb. 23, 2017) With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters will resume slash pile burning near Jamestown, Gold Lake, and Ward, including the following areas:

  • Southeast of Ward: near Gold Hill Road (County Road 52) and Sawmill Road;
  • East of Gold Lake: 1 mile east of Gold Lake off County Road 509;
  • Southwest of Jamestown: Ridge Fuel Break off county Rd 509, 2 miles east of Gold Lake;
  • Jamestown: Piles are located one-tenth of a mile south of Jamestown.

The burning piles along County Road 52 may produce some smoke and traffic delays. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Ward, Jamestown, Gold Hill and Bar K.

Continue reading Jamestown Area Pile Burning Update