March Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Articles | No Comments

by Heather Hanson /  Jody Dickson Did you know the prolonged prevention of wildfires, since the Big Burn in 1910 of Wallace, Idaho, exacerbated the threat of hotter burning, more impactful, deadly megafires?  As explained by photo journalist and wildfire researcher Michael Kodas, prevention has resulted in dangerously over fueled forests. With forty times the […]

February Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Articles | No Comments

by Heather Hanson /  Jody Dickson When is a good time to inventory your home’s contents? Not after a disaster. No-one really wants to think about what they could lose. The prospect of such an undertaking can sound tedious, and likely it can feel overwhelming. Ultimately though, you will get your maximum payout, in minimal […]

January Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Articles | No Comments

by Jody Dickson / Heather Hanson Facing January, here in 2019, Saws and Slaws is reflecting on the year that has past, and planning the year ahead. We are extremely grateful to ALL of our volunteers and to the community for their support. In 2018, our volunteers worked a total of 642 hours in the […]

Community Risk Reduction

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Jody Dickson In October, I was able to participate in a “Train the Trainer” workshop hosted by the Pike Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners.  While the theme was how to teach about wildfire mitigation, we mostly talked about effective ways to teach about community risk reduction.  I was hoping to get some insight about what […]

November Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Heather Hanson It’s November and we had our warning storm. Over here, by the K-8, we got seven and a half inches. Pinecliffe saw nine and a half, and Nederland met with nine point five. Now is the time to get the things you want away from the elements, inside. November is also the […]

2019 Season Applications Now Open!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 in Fire Mitigation Events | No Comments

Saws and Slaws is now taking applications for neighborhood events for 2019. Now is the time to talk to your neighbors about getting on the schedule for next Spring and Summer. Get out, connect with those in your proximity, and vow to get your properties safer and healthier. Got questions? Call Us! (303) 642-0273. SawsAndSlaws_Application_2019 Curbside […]

October Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Linda Martin / Heather Hanson Although it is pushing eighty degrees today in the canyon; the colors of the turning leaves, and wild turkeys running around, let us know it is definitely Fall! As we dream of snowflakes, we are still very much under threat of wildfires. The heat, falling dead leaves, and blustery […]

Saws & Slaws in the Hilltop ‘Hood!!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in | No Comments

Come join us on Saturday, June 9th as we continue to make Hilltop Rd. safer from fire danger. These neighbors have worked hard for years and it is paying off! We will be meeting at 31600 Hilltop Rd. for our Safety meetings as well as our potluck meal. We are following a different model this year: Sawyers should […]

2018 Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class

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This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. Training will be presented in three parts: – Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well running saw. – Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment – including things to watch out […]

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: April 2018 Saws & Slaws Kick Off Event

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in | No Comments

This event has been postponed due to weather. We will update the sign up when more information is available. This event has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 6. Please join us for our Kickoff Saws & Slaws Event!! Saturday, April 21st. Sawyers at 7:45 and Swampers at 8:45. Sign up here for more info!