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rabbit mountain fire in boulder county started by target shooters, investigators

Boulder County fire and sheriff's investigators have released the cause of the Rabbit Mountain Fire near Hygiene, ruling that it was started by target shooters at Round Mountain Ranch.The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that target shooters had been shooting steel plates in the northwest corner of 6303 Ute Highway when a fragment from one of the rounds ignited nearby grasses, which were extremely dry."The target shooters attempted to extinguish the fire, but the fire rapidly spread due to the dry fuels on the ground and the weather conditions, including high winds," Cmdr. Mike Wagner wrote. "The target shooters placed the 911 call reporting the fire."The Rabbit Mountain Fire burns Monday night. Investigators say the fire was started by target shooters. (Matthew Jonas

no charges filed against target shooters in boulder county's rabbit mountain fir

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett has decided not to file criminal charges against three target shooters at Round Mountain Ranch, where a bullet fragment ignited a grass fire that spread more than 150 acres Feb. 20. A week ago, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office announced that the Rabbit Mountain Fire near Hygiene originated at 6303 Ute Highway and officials forwarded the case to prosecutors for review.Garnett said they determined that there was no level of culpability — not even negligence — over shooting steel plates in the northwest corner of the property when a fragment from one of the rounds ignited nearby grasses, which were extremely dry on a windy day. "We had these guys, they were shooting on private land in an appropriate location with an appropriate backstop," Garne

sheriff issues fire ban for western parts of boulder county

A map of the areas included in the Boulder County fire ban. (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle today enacted a fire ban for the western parts of the county due to warm temperatures and low moisture.The ban went into effect at 10:30 a.m. today, according to a news release.The ban includes the mountain areas of Boulder County west of Colo. 93, west of U.S. 36 north of Boulder, and west of Broadway within the city of Boulder. All of Rabbit Mountain Open Space is also included in the ban.The ban prohibits open fires, fireworks, recreational shooting, smoking near flammable materials, and use of explosives. Fires in permanent fire pits at recreational sites and on private lands is allowed.Violating the fire ban is a Class 2 petty offense that carries a $500 fine.T

boulder county wildfires under control, red flag warning issued

After a busy day of firefighting, open burning is prohibited in Boulder County through Tuesday, and fire officials are urging residents not to do any burning in light of at least four fires in the county on Saturday.Mountain View Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Keith Long said that his department is increasing staffing on Sunday because of the red flag warning in the county, which is issued when conditions such as high wind and low humidity increase the threat of wildfires.In addition, the National Weather Service has also issued a fire weather watch for Tuesday."I think the message we would like to send is 'please don't burn,'" Long said.On Saturday, MVFR responded to fires at 115th Street and Vermillion Road, U.S. 287 in between Niwot and Oxford Roads and another near Erie on Kenosha Road ab

smoke over longmont today is from wind-whipped prescribed burn

Mountain View Fire crews are monitoring a prescribed burn that flared out of control east of Longmont today.The fire is on a property at Weld County Road 7 and WCR 28, near Mead."It was a controlled burn that became out of control due to winds," Mountain View Fire spokeswoman Emma Douglas said in an email.She said crews have contained the fire and are mopping it up now. She said there were no structures damaged.Advertisement

smoke over longmont on wednesday is from wind-whipped prescribed burn

Mountain View Fire crews are monitoring a prescribed burn that flared out of control east of Longmont on Wednesday.The fire is on a property at Weld County Road 7 and WCR 28, near Mead."It was a controlled burn that became out of control due to winds," Mountain View Fire spokeswoman Emma Douglas said in an email.She said crews have contained the fire and are mopping it up now. She said there were no structures damaged.Advertisement

boulder weather: mostly sunny skies with a high of 75 and strong winds

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See what Boulder's weather is like now at the National Center for Atmospheric Research hereBoulder could see a record-breaking high and strong winds today, according to the National Weather Service.
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 75 and winds 18 to 23 mph with gusts as high as 33 mph. The record high for March 16 is also 75, set in 2011.
The overnight low is expected to be near 46.
The weather service has issued a red flag warning for Boulder County from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today due to the high fire danger,

boulder county residents to hold rally in support of fracking moratorium

Boulder County residents are organizing a rally prior to today's public hearing on new oil and gas regulations to urge the county commissioners to keep the current fracking moratorium in place.The rally will take place at noon today at the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., according to a Facebook post from Earth Guardians Boulder and Frack-Free Co.At 2 p.m., the Boulder County commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed updates to county regulations governing oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the county."With the county commissioners ready to drop our moratorium on fracking, we must come together to push them to stand by the moratorium no matter what!" the groups wrote on a Facebook page. "Before the county commission holds a hearing, we are rallying righ

boulder county awards $126k in local sustainability grants

Boulder County has awarded $126,785 in grants to the county's cities and towns to help pay for those municipalities' environmental sustainability projects, programs and services.Sustainability grant recipients are pursuing projects ranging from Longmont's effort to develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to Nederland's plan to build a greenhouse for year-round food production, Boulder County's Sustainability Division said in a news release."We are grateful for the leadership of municipalities to advance sustainability in our region," said Susie Strife, sustainability coordinator for Boulder County. "We value the partnerships we have built to meet our shared vision of more sustainable communities."Municipalities will provide at least a 25 percent match for the county grant fun

sign-ups begin wednesday for march 14 boulder county oil, gas hearing

If You GoWhat: Boulder County commissioners' public hearing on proposed updates to the county's oil and gas development regulationsWhen: 2 p.m. March 14Where: Third-floor hearing room, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., BoulderFurther information: Boulder County's Oil and Gas Development web page is bit.ly/1UUQPdi. It includes information about the history, plans and policies for the county's regulations of oil and gas exploration and production facilities and will be the page on which people can sign up in advance to testify at the commissioners' March 14 public hearing.People who want to comment during a March 14 public hearing about proposed updates to Boulder County's regulations and restrictions on oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the county can begin signing

boulder county seeks dismissal of colorado ag's oil, gas lawsuit

Boulder County on Tuesday asked for the Boulder District Court to dismiss Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman's lawsuit challenging the legality of the county's current oil and gas moratorium."This case is about extensive efforts by the county's elected officials to protect the health, safety, and welfare of county citizens from the harmful effects of oil and gas development, and the state's unreasonably delayed attempt to thwart those efforts," Deputy Boulder County Attorney David Hughes said in the county's dismissal motion.
If the District Court dismisses the complaint Coffman filed on Feb. 14, Boulder County commissioners "will be able to focus on fulfilling their legislative function by enacting regulations that will protect the health, safety and welfare of the county's reside

boulder county seeks dismissal of colorado ag's oil, gas lawsuit

Boulder County on Tuesday asked for the Boulder District Court to dismiss Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman's lawsuit challenging the legality of the county's current oil and gas moratorium."This case is about extensive efforts by the county's elected officials to protect the health, safety, and welfare of county citizens from the harmful effects of oil and gas development, and the state's unreasonably delayed attempt to thwart those efforts," Deputy Boulder County Attorney David Hughes said in the county's dismissal motion.If the District Court dismisses the complaint Coffman filed on Feb. 14, Boulder County commissioners "will be able to focus on fulfilling their legislative function by enacting regulations that will protect the health, safety and welfare of the county's resident

8 things to do in boulder county today, march 10, 2017

(Courtesy Photo)Storybook 2017 features "The Wizard of Oz," the timeless experience of Dorothy and Toto's journey to return home. Along the way they befriend the cowardly lion, tin man and scare crow. Despite the best efforts of the Wicked Witch, the group finds their way to Oz and eventually home. Presented by the Boulder Ballet School to an original score commissioned by Boulder Ballet, "The Wizard of Oz" is family friendly and sure to entertain children and adults alike, 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $13-$19; 303-444-7328.
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Exhibition Reception for Bug, Michelle Robinson, Impossible Humans, and Anna Olsson Featuring artist talks and complimentary hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening. Come meet the artists and hear firsthand how the works of art on display we

march nature almanac: southern birds move up into boulder county

Bushtits cling to hawthorn and chokecherry bushes in the foothills, where they attach their gourd-like nests. Removal of cattle from foothills canyons has favored shrub growth and helped bushtits to shift northward. (Jeff Mitton / Courtesy photo)On the heels of one of the warmest Boulder Februarys on record, birdwatchers have e-mailed to report resident songbirds already courting and establishing nesting territories. Western meadowlarks were singing by the second week of the month, while mountain bluebirds flitted across the plains and up into the foothills.Is this a sign of change?Not necessarily. Some meadowlarks always seem to sing during late winter, and some bluebirds usually overwinter here.However, data from 35 years of Boulder County Nature Association Indian Peaks bird counts and

boulder county to hold public hearing on proposed oil, gas regulations

If You GoWhat: Boulder County commissioners hold a public hearing on proposed updates to county regulations about oil and gas development in unincorporated parts of the countyWhen: 2 p.m. TuesdayWhere: Third floor of the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., BoulderSpeaker sign-ups, written comments: People can sign up in advance, online, to speak at the hearing through a ink on the county's county's Oil and Gas Development website, bit.ly/1UUQPdi. People who want to testify but who have not signed up in advance can sign up when they show up at Tuesday's hearing. People can also email comments about the regulations to [email protected]bouldercounty.orgFurther information: The county's Oil and Gas Development web page, bit.ly/1UUQPdi, also has a link to the staff report for Tuesday's meet

warwick fire: 4 children, mom die in house flames

Getty Images(WARWICK, Mass.) — A mother and four children were killed when flames swept through their rural Massachusetts home early Saturday, fire officials said.Two other family members escaped the fire, which broke in the single-family house at about 12:45 a.m. Investigators said initial indications were the blaze was accidental and possibly started in a wood stove in the kitchen.The bodies of the victims were recovered in the rubble of the home several hours later after the fire was extinguished, authorities said."There was nothing we could have done different, unfortunately," an emotional Fire Chief Ron Gates said during an afternoon news conference. "When we got on scene, the house was totally engulfed."The town of less than 800 residents in Franklin County, in the northwestern part

boulder crews talk lost flatiron hikers to safety over phone

Two hikers lost near the top of the First Flatiron were helped to safety by Boulder rescue crews over the phone on Monday night.Police received a call at 7:47 p.m. from the two men after they were unable locate which trailhead they were on in the dark, Boulder County sheriff's Sgt. Randy Wilber said."They called and had about half battery left on their phone," Wilber said, "and Rocky Mountain Rescue was able to talk them down on their cellphone."Rescue crews sent hikers to meet the men and walk them the rest of the way out without injury, he added.Advertisement

state ethics panel dismisses conflict-of-interest complaint against boulder coun

Colorado's Independent Ethics Commission has dismissed a Boulder County resident's complaint in which he alleged that County Commissioner Elise Jones had violated state conflict-of-interest laws.The complainant, Chuck Wibby, had accused Jones of actively participating in several meetings — and not adequately recusing herself — when the Board of County Commissioners discussed and voted on items that could potentially have financially benefited Eco-Cycle, the agency headed by Jones' sister, Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones.Boulder County resident Chuck Wibby argues against extending collections of a sales and use tax that would help fund open space acquisition and sustainability programs, during a public hearing held by the county commissioners, at the Boulder County Courthouse, on July 28. Wibby

foothills united way awards $160k in impact grants

Foothills United Way, based in Lafayette but serving all of Boulder and Broomfield counties, has awarded $160,000 in impact initiative grants to three collaboratives.The recipients are the Dream Big Initiative, a group of nine partners working to eliminate achievement gaps in education; DV/Child Protection Collaboration & Consultation Team, which provides support to families impacted by violence; and Mountain Human Services Collaborative, providing food, housing, employment and health care assistance.Boulder County Housing & Services is also participating in the funding of the Mountain Human Services Collaborative.This is the second round of funds given out under Foothills' new financial model. The nonprofit in November doled out $140,000 to seven organizations focused on resilience.Advert

workforce boulder county hiring youth for outdoor summer jobs

Workforce Boulder County is hosting a youth hiring event at the end of the month. The event is planned for 3 to 5:30 p.m. March 23 at the St. Vrain Community Hub, room 112 north at 515 Coffman St.Boulder County Youth Corps applicants must be Boulder County residents and the application deadline is March 31. Boulder's Junior Ranger Program does not have a residency requirement and the application deadline is April 2. Completed applications for both programs will be accepted at the Youth Hiring Event, or they can be submitted online at BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps or BoulderColorado.gov/pages/Junior-Rangers.The jobs are outdoors and employees help to improve the environment, with projects such as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and rep

work underway on dillon road in boulder county — site of dramatic 2013 flood res

Work to replace a section of Dillon Road in southern Boulder County that was destroyed during the 2013 flood finally is underway and should be completed by the end of May. "We are under construction out there," Boulder County Transportation Department spokesman Andrew Barth said. "Work started at the end of December, but it kind of really got going in January." The 30-foot stretch of Dillon Road lies just to the east of U.S. 287 and collapsed during the 2013 flood when a metal, circular culvert failed and washed downstream. It was also the scene of the dramatic rescue of two drivers whose vehicles washed into Rock Creek after the road failed. Boulder County is finally rebuilding Dillon Road east of U.S. 287, more than three years after floodwaters washed it out, sending three vehicles into

fired boulder sheriff's deputy sentenced to probation in jail contraband case

Tyler Mason (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)A sheriff's deputy who was fired after being accused of plotting to smuggle chewing tobacco and marijuana edibles into the Boulder County Jail was sentenced to 18 months of probation after taking a plea deal on Friday.Tyler Paul Mason, 33, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of official misconduct in exchange for prosecutors dropping two felony counts of conspiracy to introduce contraband.According to a news release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, an inmate went to a jail staffer on Sept. 23 and said another inmate had made arrangements with Mason to smuggle chewing tobacco and marijuana edibles into the jail.Mason, who was a childhood friend of the inmate, was experiencing financial hardship and agreed to smuggle in the contraband f

boulder county hosts pre-bid meeting for 11 firms interested in recycling contra

Eleven firms, including some of Colorado's largest commercial waste management companies, attended a pre-bid meeting Monday morning to learn more about what Boulder County wants in a new recycling center operator.The county announced last month that it was, for the first time in 17 years, seeking competitive bids for its recycling operation, a role the nonprofit Eco-Cycle has played since 2000.Among those firms attending the meeting were Waste Management, Alpine Waste and Recycling, Boulder-based Western Disposal, Midwest Waste, and Eco-Cycle, which plans to submit its own bid to continue running the center.Key among the county's requirements for the winning bid is that operators help it move toward its goal of becoming a zero waste community by 2025."This is as much a social effort as it

boulder county hosts pre-bid meeting for 11 firms interested in recycling contra

Eleven firms, including some of Colorado largest commercial waste management companies, attended a pre-bid meeting Monday morning to learn more about what Boulder County wants in a new recycling center operator.The county announced last month that it was, for the first time in 17 years, seeking competitive bids for its recycling operation, a role the nonprofit Eco-Cycle has played since 2000.Among those firms attending the meeting were Waste Management, Alpine Waste and Recycling, Boulder-based Western Disposal, Midwest Waste, and Eco-Cycle, which plans to submit its own bid to continue running the center.Key among the county's requirements for the winning bid is that operators help it move toward its goal of becoming a zero waste community by 2025."This is as much a social effort as it is

man kills himself in front of police near lafayette church

A man shot and killed himself with a shotgun in Lafayette on Wednesday afternoon after approaching officers in the parking lot of Flatirons Community Church and announcing his intentions. Cmdr. Brian Rosipajla said the man, who has not been identified, parked his vehicle roughly 50 yards from the officers, who were parked and doing paperwork at roughly 5:30 p.m., and started walking toward them. "He notified the officers that he wanted them to shoot him or he was going to shoot himself," Rosipajla said. "(The man) retreated back to his vehicle. Our officers took cover as the man pulled a shotgun out of the vehicle and immediately shot himself." Investigators remained on scene for at least two hours following the incident and had taped off a large section of the parking lot, using fire truc

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