The Red Cross has compiled wildfire information for you…read all about it here.
As we approach our Wildfire Season, thoughts may be turning to “When a wildfire happens and we have to evacuate, how does this all work? Who’s in charge? When will we find out if we have to leave? What should I do if I get an evacuation call, and who will it come from?”
Alan Anderson, our Foothills Fire Protection District Fire Chief, offers this illuminating description of what, who, why, where, when and how… Continue reading “Betcha Didn’t Know This!”
It’s never too early to start preparing for the wildfire season that will soon be upon us. As I sit in my kitchen, looking out at the March snows coating the yard, I recall that just last month we had 4 wildfires in the Front Range.
So let’s get busy and get ready, because it’s coming. Continue reading “Wildfire Preparedness Digital Resources”
Wildfires happen. They can be devastating, incredibly disruptive, and life-altering. In October 2020, the Colorado State University Extension presented a four-part offering on wildfire and related topics. Following are links to each of the four presentations (YouTube). If you’re more comfortable viewing static files, you can download (as PDFs) copies of the slides from each of the presentations. Continue reading “Wildfire Wednesdays 2020, Entire Preso Series”
Verbascum thapsus L. (Scrophulariaceae)
Colorado Dept. of Agriculture C List for Containment
Dig the rosettes or spray. Cut off flowering heads and Bag
Aliases: Aaron’s rod, Adam’s flannel, beggar’s blanket, beggar’s flannel, beggar’s stalk, big taper, blanket herb, blanket leaf, bullock’s lungwort, candlewick plant, clot, clown’s lungwort, cow’s lungwort, cuddy’s lungs, devil’s tobacco, duffle, feltwort, flannel leaf, flannel plant, fluffweed, golden rod, great mullein, hag’s taper, hare’s beard, hedge-taper, ice leaf, Jacob’s staff, Jupiter’s staff, lungwort, miner’s candle, mullein, mullein dock, old man’s flannel, Our Lady’s flannel, Quaker rouge, rag paper, shepherd’s club, shepherd’s staff, St. Peter’s staff, torches, torchwort, velvet dock, velvet plant, white man’s footsteps, wild ice leaf, witch’s taper, woolen, wooly mullein.
17355 West 57th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403
Colorado Tree Specialists
525 Violet Street
Golden, CO 80401
Foothills Vegetation Management Inc.
19394 Silver Ranch Rd.
Conifer, CO 80433
Lam Tree Service
30476 Bryant Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439
Mountain High SAVATREE Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care
5717 West 11th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Swingle Lawn Tree & Landscape Care
8585 East Warren Ave
Denver CO 80231
Weed Wranglers Inc.
Please note: This list is provided solely as a courtesy and no endorsement or guarantee is intended or implied by including or by not including a company on this list. Other licensed contractors may be available in your area. We Recommend that you get references and evaluate qualifications before choosing an applicator.
Jefferson County, Colorado
Offical government site for Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Sheriff
The Sheriff’s office has a reverse 911 system in place to alert you in case of an emergency in your area. The Sheriff’s office encourages you to call 911 (if urgent) or 303.271.0211 to report:
- Bear and mountain lion sightings
- Suspicious activities
- Smelling or seeing smoke
The public can consult the Crime Unit for statistics on crime in each neighborhood, while the CBI website provides background checks that would identify criminal history. For more information about the Jefferson County Sheriff department, such as “Jeffco’s Unsolved Mysteries“, “Traffic & Traffic Accident Info“, “Animal Control“, and “Behind the Badge“, click here.
Foothills Fire Protection District
Genesee Fire Protection District
Are you wildfire ready? Will you be prepared for the next wildfire?
Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District
Jefferson County Planning and Rezoning
The EMR Policy Institute
Advancing sound public policy on the use of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF). Includes sworn expert testimony from the 1999 & 2003 Lookout Mountain SuperTower court cases.
Lookout Mountain Water District
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