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Flagstaff Road Closures

Just an FYI on the Flagstaff Road route to Boulder. It is undergoing some flood repair work and will have daytime closures. (Please ignore the “type” of closure, that is for emergency services access. Both types are closed to the public.)

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Landslide Hazards

Preparing for emergencies involves considering and planning for the worst. This can lead to some concerning thoughts, however when distributing information the goal is to share potentially relevant information not cause undue alarm… During the Coal Creek Flood of 2013

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6 months since the start of the flood…

Six months ago today significant rains started falling and with little or no warning a flash flood developed; rapidly becoming a powerful force of nature. It persisted for almost a week, and the impacts for much longer. The Coal Creek Canyon

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Sergeant David Baldwin & Coal Creek Flood

When the 2013 Coal Creek Flood effectively cut off Coal Creek Canyon, Sergeant Baldwin was one of two Canyonite officers to step up and serve the community above and beyond the call of duty. The Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department

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Jefferson County Flood Dumpsters – Round 2

Jefferson County is providing dumpsters on the weekend on January 11th and 12th for the disposal of flood damaged items. The site will be open 8 to 5 both days, or until the dumpsters are full. The site is located

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CDOT Flood Debris Removal

From: The Colorado Department of Transportation www.coloradodot.info www.facebook.com/coloradodot Twitter: @coloradodot December 5, 2013 Contact: Ashley Mohr – 303-757-9437   CDOT REMOVING DEBRIS FROM FLOOD-IMPACTED HIGHWAYS All flood-related debris will be removed from CDOT right-of-way BOULDER, JEFFERSON, LARIMER, AND WELD COUNTIES — The Colorado

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Twin Spruce Road Closure Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd

One of the main flood prevention upgrades is that Twin Spruce Road will receive a “box culvert” at the State Highway 72 junction. A box culvert is a concrete structure, and these types of culvert held up very well during the

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Highway 72 opening celebrations

Here are some images of the Highway 72 opening celebration taken by local photographer Dave Schemel. Not easy photography conditions but the event was (clearly) a happy one for Canyonites.    

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Highway 72 officially reopened

There was a short re-opening ceremony today. Lots of Canyonites and representatives of local organizations were there to mark Veterans Day, and another step in the rebuilding of Colorado and of Coal Creek Canyon. Welcome back Highway 72! We missed

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School Bus Service on State Highway 72

Update from Dick Cervera at Jeffco Public Schools about bus service: Our first buses will head up the canyon around 5:30 Monday morning. One of these buses will come back down to deliver to Ralston Valley High School around 6:45 AM and then return

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