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    Socially Chipping

    Great Curbside Chipping event on Shimley Rd today!! Big thanks to Bob Brewster for getting his neighbors involved and working hard himself. Thanks to all who came to feed the beast: Bruce Tansy, Norval Olson, Jody Dickson, Dan Schulz, John Paul Thompson, Jean Tinder, Jane Marsolek, Drew Steffe, I feel like I am missing someone, and Yours Truly with the droopy mask. Thanks, Dawn for the homemade caramel corn and Thanks Suzie Tansy for the waters and the transport. Whoever is missing their fancy winter hat, let me know!

  • August Saws and Slaws Event – Divide View

    Saturday, August 24th, 8am to Noon, with a Potluck to follow. Please join us as we conquer some much needed fire mitigation and safe egress maintenance in the DVD neighborhood. We will be cutting trees and staging slash piles for hauling to Ned Sort Yard, as well as distributing logs. We will meet at 478 Divide View. Please bring water, gloves, eye and ear protection (we have extras), a camp chair, potluck dish and a helmet if you have one. We will have our Safety Meeting promptly at 8 am. We will work until Noon and then join together for a potluck and a warm, fuzzy feeling of much accomplishment! Join…

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    August Saws and Slaws News

    Out In The YardSummer is in full swing. The noxious weed thistles are getting ready to put on their vibrant hot pink appeal and send their seed. Don’t buy it, try to eliminate these suckers before they bloom. Noxious Weeds take over ecosystems to their detriment. Curious what lurks around you? Boulder County has a guide here: https://www.bouldercounty.org/property-and-land/land-use/noxious-weeds/identification-of-noxious-weeds/Wear gloves! These plants are bad news to your epidermis. Leave it outside and wash right after handling. Safety Tip of the Month: Know and Respect Your Limits! If you don’t feel comfortable felling a particular tree for *any* reason, then simply don’t do it! There is no shame in keeping yourself and…

  • July Saws & Slaws Event – Spruce Canyon Drive

    Many of our neighborhoods in Coal Creek Canyon are “One way in/one way out”. In the event of a wildfire, it is imperative that we create safer passage for the residents of these areas. We will hold a “Legacy Event” on Saturday, July 13th: working together to cut trees down and process them for 4 hours and then we will join together for a Potluck Lunch. Bringing your own chair is always a good idea 🙂 We will be working on 2 properties in particular, creating a 40 foot wide egress in order to ensure better odds of escape through that roadway. We have a lot of trees to process so…

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    July Saws and Slaws News

    The Flowers Are Out! So beautiful. Seems a shame to clear them out for the sake of your home’s defensible space right? But defensible space is crucial to your home’s survival during a wildfire. I know it tugs at your heart strings, but it’s worth it. Start your fire breaks in your 30 foot radius and work outward to 100 feet. Maybe bring the fresh cuts inside for a vase, press them, or make some ink or dye to enjoy them longer. Wondering about your fire risk? Boulder County is doing free assessments from the road. To schedule a home evaluation contact them at wildfire-help@bouldercolorado.gov   Safety Tip of the Month:…

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    June Saws and Slaws News

    June Saws & Slaws News by Heather Hanson / Jody DicksonWildfire Preparedness Workshop UpdateOn April 27th several of our good citizens gathered at the CCCIA Hall for the Wildfire Preparedness Workshop to learn about best practices in preparing for a wildfire event. Since wildfire is not a if, but when prevision, attendance empowers us to prepare for, minimize negative impacts, and survive beyond the event. Several agencies presented strategies and information including Garret Ball, CCCFD, Aaron Betcher, Jeffco Sheriff, Nate Whittington, Gilpin Office of Emergency Management, Kyle McCatty, Wildfire Partners, Boulder County, Daniel Allen, Colorado State Forest Service, and Norma Jones and Larry Sterling, Gilpin County Animal Rescue Team. The…