Jeffco Slash Collection Calendar

Sat Jun. 5 – Sun Jun. 6

SLASH Collection: June 5-6 @ Coal Creek Fire Department Station 2

Sat Jun. 12 – Sun Jun. 13

SLASH Collection: June 12-13 @ Evergreen High School

Sat Jun. 19 – Sun Jun. 20

SLASH Collection: June 19-20 @ Conifer High School

Sat Jun. 26 – Sun Jun. 27

SLASH Collection: June 26-27 @ Blue Mountain Open Space

Sat Jul. 3 – Sun Jul. 4

SLASH Collection: July 3-4 @ Settlers Drive Property

Sat Jul. 10 – Sun Jul. 11

SLASH Collection: July 10-11 @ West Jefferson Middle School

Sat Jul. 17 – Sun Jul. 18

SLASH Collection: July 17-18 @ Jeffco Evergreen Road & Bridge Shop

Sat Jul. 24 – Sun Jul. 25

SLASH Collection: July 24-25 @ Beaver Ranch Park

Sat Jul. 31 – Sun Aug. 1

SLASH Collection: July 31-August 1 @ Golden Gate Grange

Sat Aug. 7 – Sun Aug. 8

SLASH Collection: August 7-8 @ Jeffco Evergreen Road & Bridge Shop

Sat Aug. 14 – Sun Aug. 15

SLASH Collection: August 14-15 @ Jeffco Indian Hills Road & Bridge Shop, 4267 Comanche Road

Sat Aug. 21 – Sun Aug. 22

SLASH Collection: August 21-22 @ Foothills Fire Department – Rainbow Hills Station, 28812 Rainbow Hill Road

Sat Aug. 28 – Sun Aug. 29

SLASH Collection: August 28-29 @ Evergreen Fire District – Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road

Sat Sep. 4 – Sun Sep. 5

SLASH Collection: September 4-5 @ Wagon Wheel Open Space, 20340 Spring Gulch Road

Sat Sep. 11 – Sun Sep. 12

SLASH Collection: September 11-12 @ Settlers Drive Property, 8335 Settlers Drive

Sat Sep. 18 – Sun Sep. 19

SLASH Collection: September 18-19 @ Blue Mountain Open Space, 23401 Coal Creek Canyon Rd

Sat Sep. 25 – Sun Sep. 26

SLASH Collection: September 25-26 @ Shaffer’s Crossing Rd & Bridge Shop, 13008 Parker Avenue

Sat Oct. 2 – Sun Oct 3

SLASH Collection: October 2-3 @ Beaver Ranch Park, 11369 South Foxton Road

Sat Oct. 9 – Sun Oct 10

SLASH Collection: October 9-10 @ Beaver Ranch Park, 11369 South Foxton Road

Sat Oct. 16 – Sun Oct 17

SLASH Collection: October 16-17 @ Mount Vernon Country Club, 25158 Aspen Way

Sat Oct. 23 – Sun Oct 24

SLASH Collection: October 23-24 @ South Road & Bridge Shop. 9509 West Ute Avenue

Sat Oct. 30 – Sun Oct 31

SLASH Collection: October 30-31 @ Thunder Valley Park, 701 South Rooney Road





CARE all-delegate meeting June 16, 2015


In a little over a month all delegates will be meeting to determine the direction of C.A.R.E. for the next year.

As read in the Bylaws (see below), January is when we are supposed to have our annual all-delegate meeting and when we elect new officers for the upcoming year. But so much happens in January, with Holiday travel and weather events, and as a result the annual meetings have shifted from January to June — and this June we’ll be electing a new slate of officers.

The decision-making body of CARE is comprised of delegates from each of the member associations and groups that are within the CARE area. From this body of delegates CARE officers are elected for 1-year terms.

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Activation Ministry Wins Long Legal Battle

Activation Ministry

Canyon Courier, Wednesday May 6th, 2015: Lookout Mountain church wins long legal battle: Way is clear for Gateway on Mount Zion to expand when the Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal.

At some time in the recent past, Activation Ministry changed their name to Gateway on Mount Zion…

Jeffco Expands the Slash Program, Summer 2015

From Bailey Becker, Jeffco Public Information Office, 4/03/2015:

SlashAs we enter into the spring and summer, it is time to start spring cleaning our properties and clearing out our slash, which includes tree limbs, tree tops and pine needles. Doing this is essential to keeping our homes safe and the forests healthy in Jeffco.

You will be able to bring your slash to one of many collections that Jefferson County is offering this year. The slash collection program is expected to run every weekend, except July 4 and 5, from May 30 and 31 until October 24 and 25. Sites are being confirmed and will be announced on the slash web page.

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Save the Date, CARE meeting June 16, 2015

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Mark your calendars, we’re going to have our next CARE all-delegate meeting on Tuesday the 16th of June. Delegates and interested citizens are welcome to attend. More details to follow next month.

Warm regards,
Michelle Poolet
Canyon Area Residents for the Environment (C.A.R.E.)
Golden CO 80401          303.526.1348, 303.598.8359
Thank you for about our community and the environment!

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Twitter Chat, 4/7

From: “Cathy Prudhomme” <>
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2015 2:08:15 PM
Subject: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Twitter Chat – Tuesday, April 7

Wildland Fire Stakeholders,

Participate in next week’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Twitter Chat Tuesday, April 7 at 2pm EDT.  Using the hashtag #WildfirePrepDay the sixty-minute format will focus on projects that can be coordinated for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Saturday, May 2 and America’s PrepareAthon Thursday, April 30.  The conversation will provide information on mitigation, communication and evacuation.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Wildfire Preparedness Day and America’s PrepareAthon projects and the available resources and ideas. Special guest participants include:

  • U.S. Fire Administration:  Phyllis Krietz, Fire Program Specialist, United States Fire Administration
  • America’s PrepareAthon:  Allison Carlock, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA
  • U.S. Forest Service:  Pam Leschak, National WUI/FAC Program Manager
  • Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS):  Brent Henzi, Public Affairs Manager

Post these promotional tweets and get your stakeholders involved too:

  • Participate in the #WildfirePrepDay Twitter Chat – 4/7 at 2pm EDT and learn how you can accomplish something great!
  • Find your role in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – People.Projects.Purpose. #WildfirePrepDay Twitter Chat 4/7 at 2PM EDT.
  • Learn how to make communities more wildfire resilient – #WildfirePrepDay Twitter Chat, 4/7 at 2pm EDT.
  • Be a local preparedness champion – plan a Wildfire Prep Day activity. Learn more in the #WildfirePrepDay Twitter Chat 4/7 at 2pm EDT.
  • Reduce your community’s wildfire risk with a PrepDay project.  Get mentored in the 4/7 #WildfirePrepDay Twitter Chat at 2pm EDT.

Demonstrate your commitment to wildfire preparedness by adding your May 2 activities to the nationwide project map.  It’s easy to do and illustrates the magnitude of grassroots risk reduction projects occurring throughout the U.S.

Cathy Prudhomme
Community Outreach Program Manager – NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division
6855 South Havana Street, Suite 180
Centennial, CO 80112

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C.A.R.E. Wildfire Mitigation & Grant-Writing Presentation


Kitty Pring, grant-writer extraordinaire, will be sharing her wildfire mitigation and the grant application process experience with us in just one week –on Tuesday the 24th of March, 7PM, at the Mount Vernon Country Club, in the 2nd Floor Board Room.

I hope you can join us — Kitty’s preso is interesting and full of valuable information. RSVPs are appreciated (we want to make sure we have enough coffee, seats and handouts for everyone). Please RSVP to

Warm regards,
Michelle Poolet, Board Chair
Doug Ford, Board Vice-Chair
Ken Custer, Board Secretary
Dick Bartlett, Board Treasurer


Save the Date – C.A.R.E. All-Delegate Meeting 2/3/15

Pull out your 2015 calendars and reserve Tuesday night, the 3rd of February.  It’s time for the C.A.R.E. all-delegate meeting, during which we’ll compile a slate of candidates to serve on the C.A.R.E. Executive Board for the next year. RSVP to Michelle Poolet at or Dick Bartlett at

CARE Meeting Notes from Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Lookout Mtn Car-jacking, First-hand Witness Accounts

If you live on Lookout Mountain — or anywhere in the vicinity, for that matter, then you could hardly have missed the car-jacking and police chase that happened the last day of July. We’re fortunate enough to have several people who were intimately involved on that day share their stories. The link below will download a PDF copy of the tale. Thanks, Bob (Howe) and Ricki (Hoekstra) for putting this together and sharing with the rest of us.

Car-jacking in Mount Vernon July 31, 2014

Jeffco Sheriff’s Shred-a-thon, May 17th

The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office will hold it’s annual shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 17th, from 7AM to Noon, at 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, the County Detention Facility just down the hill from the Taj.

Each person will be allowed to drop off three copier-paper boxes or kitchen garbage bags of papers to be shredded. Old checks, carbon copies of checks, bank statements, pay stubs, receipts, credit card offers, medical information, bills, and retirement statements are typical of the type of forms which should be shredded, so use this opportunity to get it done.