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Reasons to volunteer for CCCFD

Some thoughts from active & retired volunteer CCCFD firefighters on volunteering for Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department: Being on the fire department made me a better person by making me a safe driver. You respond to accidents and learn what

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Early Winter Snows & Safe Driving

It seems we are due some snows again, and have another winter storm warning. Here in Coal Creek Canyon we are mountain folks, so somewhat used to snow, but early/late snows do still tend to catch some of us off guard

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Slash collection at Blue Mountain this weekend

Slash collections this weekend, September 16th / September 17th at Blue Mountain Open Space: http://jeffco.us/community-calendar/slash-collection–sept–16-17-@-blue-mountain-open-space/ This opportunity is available to all canyon residents (irrespective of country of residence.) Pricing, and other information, is available at the Jeffco Slash Collection Website.

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Gross Dam Road – Road Closure Wednesday Sept 6th / Thursday Sept 7th

We just received notification that Gross Dam Road will be closed at the Crescent Meadows railroad crossing beginning tomorrow (Wednesday September 6th 2017.) It is estimated to reopen this Thursday  at 6:30PM (Thursday September 7th 2017.) There will be no passage

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Coal Creek Canyon Entrances / Exits by Road

Road closures happen for emergency and non-emergency reasons. In recent memory roads have been closed due to train carriages across the road, bridge instability after accident and even for flash flood taking out the highway and/or causing sink holes in

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Colorado Classic Bike Race to impact Coal Creek Canyon Roads

The Colorado Classic Bike Race is scheduled to come through Coal Creek Canyon for Stage 3 on Saturday August 12th. There will be road closures impacting our canyon. For overall information, visit the CDOT home page to see the announcements at the

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Jefferson County implementing FIRE BAN

Jefferson County is implementing a FIRE BAN effective at noon on Thursday July 13th 2017. Links to this ban and restrictions by our other counties and the USFS are below. However, due to the increased risk of wildland fire, the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions District Wide

Gilpin County has joined Boulder and Jefferson Counties and the Boulder Ranger District of the US Forest Service in enacting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The entirety of the CCCFPD is now under Stage 1 Restrictions. Links to the full fire

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Drift Smoke

As you have most likely noticed, we have been experiencing quite a bit of “drift smoke.” There is a faint smell of smoke and often a light haze visible here in the canyon, particularly in the mornings and evenings. This

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Enforced

To address increasing fire danger, the Sheriffs of Boulder and Jefferson Counties as well as the Boulder Ranger District of the US Forest Service have enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Under these restrictions, residents are permitted to have campfires on

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Very High
15-Dec-17