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High Wind Watch – No Open Burning – Friday, March 16th

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Friday, March 16. No open burning will be permitted within the Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District. For more details see the notification:

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High Winds Causing Ground Blizzard Whiteouts

Highway 93 is a challenging road to drive in many conditions, but when wind and snow combine it can get treacherous with ground blizzard whiteout conditions. Snow blows across roads when temperatures are cold enough that fallen snow stays as powder, instead

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Colorado State Patrol Memorial Signs

There are new roadside memorial signs at the bottom of the canyon. These are part of an effort by Colorado State Patrol to memorialize the sites of fallen CSP officers. Here is the information behind this site. This accident occurred January

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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:–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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