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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

ERFPD, GEFPD & VFES LAUNCH COMMUNITY CONNECT

Eagle River Fire Protection District, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District and Vail Fire & Emergency Services have been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that will initially allow residents to share critical information about their household and family with First Responders. Soon to follow there will also be a commercial side for business owners and property managers to share information about commercial structures, such as hazardous materials, evacuation plans, and contact information, allowing First Responders to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes for both residents and businesses.

Community Connect is completely voluntary and residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Residents simply create a profile and enter critical property and occupant information which is then made available to public safety agencies at the time of dispatch. Data provided by residents within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.

If you are a resident or own property in Eagle County and would like to learn more or sign up for the program, please visit Eagle County Community Connect at https://www.communityconnect.io/info/co-eaglecounty. Once you enter your address into the “Create Your Profile” button on this page, you will be re-directed to your specific Fire Department page and can sign-up from there. For more information about Community Connect, watch this video: https://youtu.be/9HUT9p7tw9U




Wednesday, November 4, 2020

County launches new comprehensive COVID-19 website, adopts updated state public health order

Eagle County has launched a comprehensive, bilingual COVID-19 website to streamline information and resources related to the local effects of the pandemic. It is available at www.eaglecountycovid.org

The site combines elements from existing online resources so they are located in one place. Information previously found on www.ECEmergency.org, the Key Performance Indicators site, the data dashboard, the county website, and other outlets is available on the new site. Additional information will be added and updates will continue as the site is refined.

The homepage directs visitors to English or Spanish information. There, they can see the county’s current COVID-19 risk level, learn where to get tested, find individual and family assistance in both the Eagle River and Roaring Fork valleys, review guidance for businesses, and view information for incoming travelers. The most recent “epi update” video is also available. 

Eagle County Public Health & Environment recently updated its community monitoring dashboard to include additional local information and trends in COVID-19 disease surveillance. Information on confirmed cases, testing, hospitalizations and deaths will be updated every day. 

In addition to launching the new website, the county has updated its public health order to adopt the newest order from the state, which went into effect on Nov. 3. Specifically, the new state order:

  • Updates the dial levels to be identified by color by removing the numbers from the Safer-At-Home levels. This change is intended to be more easily understood by Coloradans already accustomed to existing color-coded warning systems.
  • Limits gatherings to no more than 10 from no more than 2 households for levels Blue, Yellow, and Orange, and prohibits gatherings for Red.
  • Specifies that places of worship do not need to use the spacing calculator for seated events, consistent with other sector guidance, in all Safer at Home levels. Seated parishioners should be at least 6 feet apart from other households. 
  • Emphasizes that outdoor worship is always permitted.
  • Changes indoor event guidance in Level Orange: Safer at Home, High Risk to be 25% of posted occupancy limit or 50 people, whichever is fewer. 
  • Changes outdoor event guidance in Level Orange: Safer at Home, High Risk to be 25% of posted occupancy limit or 75 people, whichever is fewer. 
  • Includes in-person learning for preschool through grade 12 schools as part of the “Critical Business” definition. This clarifies that local districts are able to make determinations on how to structure the format of education based on local factors.
  • Finalizes transportation guidance to emphasize the requirement to wear a mask and practice physical distancing while on public transportation. 
  • Defines Stay at Home requirements, clarifying that at this level most activities are significantly curtailed, only allowed in outdoor environments, or prohibited, and noncritical businesses are closed for in-person work or services.

Visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/ for more information.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Eagle County Fire Restriction Info


BE PREPAREDWhen a RED FLAG WARNING is issued (NWS), Fire Restrictions will apply!

Fire managers, officials, and partners from local, state, and federal agencies have agreed to lift ALL fire restrictions in Eagle County beginning Friday, October 30, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. until further notice. 

  • Check with neighboring counties, your local municipality, and fire authority for specific restrictions as they may still remain under fire restrictions or require a permit for burn activity.  
NOTE: ūüö©Any time a RED FLAG WARNING is issued, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be in effect for Eagle County as issued by the National Weather Service without any further action by the Sheriff.  

⛅The NWS (National Weather Service) will announce a Red Flag Warning as issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. ... The type of weather patterns that can cause a watch or warning include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels, the possibility of dry lightning strikes, or any combination of the above. 

⚠The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wild-land fire occurs.

**SCROLL DOWN to view Fire Stage flyers and interactive map**

For more information about fire restrictions on Federal Lands:

U.S. Forest Service link 

For information about fire restrictions across the State of Colorado:
CO Public Safety link

Eagle County is comprised of multiple authorities responsible for managing fire restrictions, including federal public lands managed by the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, unincorporated Eagle County, towns, and local municipalities.  The map below is intended to provide an overview of current fire restrictions across these jurisdictions covering all land within the boundaries of Eagle County and is a joint effort between the jurisdictions. 

*To view the new table, click on the image at the bottom of the page below

Details regarding each type of fire restriction stage appear below the map on this page.



Eagle County Fire Restriction Categories/Map Key

No Fire Restrictions = Green
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions = Yellow
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions = Red
Complete Fire Ban = Black

Detailed overview:
No Restrictions = Green 
  • NOTE: No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands
  • The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and visitors to take personal responsibility and prepare before a wildland fire occurs.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions = Yellow (click on the flyer to view)

What is NOT ALLOWED? 
  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited!  
  • ANY fire not within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring, or grate on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Fires contained within portable devices (chimineas, grills and tiki torches with no shut-off valve) on undeveloped lands. 
  • Smoking outdoors in an area that is not cleared of all combustible materials. 
  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands. 
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.  
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in an area that is NOT cleared of at least 10 feet in diameter and NOT in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

What
IS ALLOWED?
  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed
  • Fires contained within a permanently constructed fire pit, ring or grate on PRIVATE land; or within a fee-charged PUBLIC recreational site, such as campgrounds.
  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land. 
  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.
  • Shooting or discharging firearms on PRIVATE land or at a PUBLIC Shooting Range.
  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device. 
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with an open flame in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions = Red  (click on the flyer to view)

What is NOT ALLOWED? 
  • ALL personal uses of Fireworks are prohibited.  
  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or open flame outdoors is PROHIBITED. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal, and wood-burning stoves.
  • Smoking outdoors when not in a developed recreational site or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.  
  • Shooting or discharge of firearms for recreational purposes on private or public land.
  • No explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds. These are never allowed on Federal lands. 
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine (chainsaw, ATV, generator etc.) WITHOUT a spark-arresting device.
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch devices with open flame outdoors.  A ‘HOTWORK’ permit can be issued thru a local fire department with a site inspection. 
What IS ALLOWED?
  • Professional fireworks displays are allowed
  • Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices on PUBLIC or PRIVATE land with a shut-off valve. 
  • Smoking within an enclosed vehicle, building, developed recreation site, or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials.
  • Shooting or discharging firearms for hunting, with a valid and current hunting license on private or public lands.
  • Using internal or external combustion engines WITH a spark-arresting device, and a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher with a sound pointed shovel at least 35” long. Both must be readily available for use.
Complete Fire Ban = Black

Friday, October 23, 2020

Personal gatherings limited to ten people, no more than two households | Reuniones personales limitadas a diez personas, de no m√°s de dos viviendas

Oct. 23, 2020: In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today amended its Safer at Home public health order to limit personal gatherings in all counties at all Safer at Home levels. The revised order reduces the size of personal gatherings to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households. 

Recent case investigation data show that since July attending social gatherings and community exposures have become more common among new cases.  This suggests people have relaxed their precautions and are interacting more closely with a greater number of households.

“We are asking all Coloradans to act with an abundance of caution to reverse these worrying trends. Right now, the virus is spreading when people from multiple households attend gatherings. We need to keep gatherings smaller and with people from fewer households — we are asking everyone to ‘shrink their bubble’ to reduce the spread,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “Please take every effort to reduce contact with members of other households. If you can work remotely, please do so to reduce contact with other individuals. Taking action now can prevent your loved ones from getting sick, and help us save lives and avoid stricter public health orders in the future.”

Certain counties, like Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, and Boulder, have recently instituted stricter public health orders on gathering sizes. As always, Coloradans living in counties with stricter orders should continue to follow those orders. 

The amended public health order does not apply to counties that are currently at the Protect Our Neighbors level. Local governments in these counties may continue to determine gathering limits as they see fit, but all Coloradans are strongly encouraged to limit gatherings.

In addition to limiting  gatherings and gathering sizes, Coloradans should continue to follow other public health guidance, including wearing a mask in public, washing hands frequently, and keeping physical distance of at least 6 feet from others outside their household. 

Access all public health and executive orders online. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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octubre 23, 2020: En respuesta a un alarmante aumento de las hospitalizaciones debido al COVID-19, el Departamento de Salud P√ļblica y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en ingl√©s) hoy modific√≥ su orden de salud p√ļblica M√°s Seguros en Casa para limitar las reuniones personales en todos los condados que se encuentran en todos los niveles de M√°s Seguros en Casa. La orden revisada reduce el tama√Īo de las reuniones personales a no m√°s de 10 personas de no m√°s de dos viviendas separadas.

Los datos recientes de la investigaci√≥n de casos muestran que asistir a reuniones sociales se ha vuelto m√°s com√ļn entre los nuevos casos. Esto sugiere que las personas han reducido sus precauciones y est√°n interactuando m√°s cercanamente con un mayor n√ļmero de viviendas.

"Pedimos a todos los habitantes de Colorado que act√ļen con mucha precauci√≥n para revertir estas tendencias preocupantes. En este momento, el virus se est√° propagando cuando personas de varias viviendas asisten a reuniones. Tenemos que mantener las reuniones m√°s peque√Īas y con personas de menos viviendas; estamos pidiendo a todos que 'reduzcan su c√≠rculo ' para reducir la propagaci√≥n", dijo Jill Hunsaker Ryan, directora ejecutiva del CDPHE. "Por favor, hagan todos los esfuerzos para reducir el contacto con los miembros de otras viviendas. Si pueden trabajar de forma remota, por favor h√°ganlo para reducir el contacto con otras personas. Tomar medidas ahora puede evitar que sus seres queridos se enfermen, y ayudarnos a salvar vidas y evitar √≥rdenes de salud p√ļblica m√°s estrictas en el futuro".

Algunos condados, como Denver, Arapahoe, Adams y Boulder, han instituido recientemente √≥rdenes de salud p√ļblica m√°s estrictas en el tama√Īo de las reuniones. Como siempre, los habitantes de Colorado que viven en condados con √≥rdenes m√°s estrictas deben seguir esas ordenanzas. 

La orden de salud p√ļblica modificada no se aplica a los condados que actualmente est√°n en el nivel de Proteger a Nuestros Vecinos. Los gobiernos locales de estos condados pueden seguir determinando los l√≠mites para reuniones como consideren necesario, pero se recomienda firmemente a todos los habitantes de Colorado a limitar las reuniones.

Adem√°s de limitar las reuniones y el tama√Īo de ellas, los habitantes de Colorado deben seguir otras directrices de salud p√ļblica, como usar un tapabocas en p√ļblico, lavarse las manos con frecuencia y mantener una distancia f√≠sica de al menos 6 pies de otras personas fuera de su hogar.

Puede acceder a todas las √≥rdenes ejecutivas y de salud p√ļblica en l√≠nea.

Contin√ļe manteni√©ndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Eagle County adopts new public health order | El Condado de Eagle adopta una nueva Orden de Salud P√ļblica

Eagle County has updated its public health order regarding COVID-19 to adopt statewide orders, along with additional requirements specific to the local community. The new order is effective as of Oct. 9.

Eagle County worked closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor’s Office to develop a statewide comprehensive dial dashboard, which was reflected in the statewide order released on Sept. 15 and includes a risk assessment for each of the state’s 64 counties. The state’s order is meant to create consistency for expectations and goals among all counties, while allowing a measure of local control in tailoring public health policies. 

The order and the dial dashboard rely on three key metrics, including disease incidence rate, percentage of countywide COVID-19 tests that come back positive, and the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19, to generate a color-coded risk assessment. Each level further determines the activities and capacity limits based on the risk within each county.

“Eagle County is currently at the ‘Safer at Home Level 2, Concerned’ level on the statewide dial, and our individual behaviors will dictate whether we stay there, or move to more or less restrictive requirements,” said Eagle County Public Health and Environment Director Heath Harmon. “We need every community member to adhere to the 5 Commitments of Containment, cooperate with disease investigators, and keep our collective focus on our goals of keeping schools open and preparing for a successful winter season.”  

In addition to the statewide requirements, Eagle County’s updated order includes the following local provisions:

  • Outlines requirements for people who are sick and for people who have been exposed to someone who is sick, including cooperating with the county on case and outbreak investigations.
  • Requires all visitors be free of any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 for 14 days prior to arrival in Eagle County. 
  • Continues face covering requirements in indoor public spaces for those over the age of two, with limited exceptions.
  • Provides general business requirements, as well as specific guidance for organized recreational youth and adult league sports.

All community members are encouraged to read the statewide and local public health orders in their entirety. 

Updates on the county’s response to COVID-19 are being shared at www.ECEmergency.org.  The county’s forum for community discussions is at www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Those with additional questions can email covidquestions@eaglecounty.us or call 970-328-9750. 

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El Condado de Eagle actualiz√≥ la Orden de Salud P√ļblica relacionada al COVID-19 para adoptar las √≥rdenes estatales, junto con los requisitos adicionales espec√≠ficos para la comunidad local. La nueva orden entrar√° en vigencia en forma inmediata.

El Condado de Eagle trabaj√≥ en estrecha colaboraci√≥n con el Departamento de Salud P√ļblica y Medio Ambiente y la Oficina del Gobernador de Colorado para desarrollar un Tablero de Marcadores Integral, lo que se vi√≥ reflejado en una Orden Estatal publicada el 15 de Septiembre que incluye una evaluaci√≥n de riesgos para cada uno de los 64 Condados. La Orden del Estado est√° destinada a crear coherencia para las expectativas y metas entre todos los Condados, al mismo tiempo que permite una medida de control local al adaptar las pol√≠ticas de Salud P√ļblica. 

La orden y el Tablero de Marcadores se basan en tres indicadores clave que incluyen la tasa de incidencia de enfermedades, el porcentaje de pruebas positivas de COVID-19 en todo el condado y la cantidad de hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 para generar una evaluación de riesgo codificada por colores. Cada nivel determina además las actividades y los límites de capacidad en función del riesgo dentro de cada Condado.

“El Condado de Eagle se encuentra actualmente en el nivel 'M√°s seguro en el hogar Nivel 2, Preocupante' del tablero de marcadores estatal, y nuestros comportamientos individuales dictar√°n si nos quedamos all√≠ o si migramos a requisitos m√°s o menos restrictivos”, dijo el Director de Salud P√ļblica y Medio Ambiente del Condado de Eagle, Heath Harmon. "Necesitamos que todos los miembros de la comunidad se adhieran a los 5 compromisos de contenci√≥n, cooperen con los investigadores de enfermedades y mantengan un enfoque colectivo en nuestros objetivos de mantener las escuelas abiertas y prepararnos para una temporada de invierno exitosa".  

Adem√°s de los requisitos estatales, la orden actualizada del Condado de Eagle incluye las siguientes disposiciones locales:

  • Describe los requisitos para las personas que est√°n enfermas y para las que han estado expuestas a alguien enfermo, incluida la cooperaci√≥n con el condado en las investigaciones de casos y brotes.
  • Requiere que ning√ļn visitante presente s√≠ntoma alguno compatible con COVID-19 durante los 14 d√≠as previos a su llegada al condado de Eagle. 
  • Mantiene el requerimiento del uso de una cubierta facial en espacios interiores p√ļblicos para personas mayores de dos a√Īos, con limitadas excepciones.
  • Proporciona requisitos comerciales generales, as√≠ como orientaci√≥n espec√≠fica para ligas deportivas recreativas organizadas para j√≥venes y adultos.

Se anima a todos los miembros de la comunidad a leer las √≥rdenes de salud p√ļblica locales y estatales en su totalidad. 

Las actualizaciones sobre la respuesta del condado al COVID-19 las puede encontrar ingresando a www.ECEmergency.org. El foro del condado para discusiones comunitarias se encuentra en www.facebook.com/OneValleyVoice. Aquellos con preguntas adicionales pueden enviar un correo electrónico a covidquestions@eaglecounty.us o llamar al 970-328-9750.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Alkali Creek Fire in the area of milemarker 4 on Hwy 131


12:30pm: Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, ERFPD, Gypsum Fire Protection District, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado State Patrol, and the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest are responding to a wildland-urban interface fire, Alkali Creek Fire, on Highway 131 near Four Eagle Ranch. Please avoid the area and #SlowDownMoveOver for emergency responders. No need to call 911 to report smoke.

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: Hwy 131 is closed between Hwy 6 and the Trough Rd. Air resources have been requested. The fire is reported at approximately 10 acres and is burning in sage, pinon, and juniper. Gusty winds are creating erratic fire behavior.

UPDATE 1:10 p.m.: Horse Mountain subdivision has been placed on pre-evacuation status. Residents in the area should be prepared to leave immediately if told to do so. If you feel unsafe; leave. Do not wait to be told to evacuate.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: 1 helicopter is on scene. 2 single-engine air tankers (SEATs) and a large air tanker (LAT) are en route to assist ground crews.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m.: The fire has been named the Alkali Creek Fire. We are aware that smoke is visible from the Beard Creek/Singletree area. Please do not call 911 to report.

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Eagle County Emergency Management has created a map of the fire perimeter and the approximate area of evacuations: The map is available here

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.: Evacuating Muddy Pass Rd (hunters & campers) up to MP 5. BLM land is being evacuated up to the National Forest Service land.

UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: The #AlkaliCreekFire is currently being reported at 100 acres, with 0% containment. A Red Flag warning is in effect until 8:00pm this evening. A Red Flag warning has also been issued from noon to 8:00 p.m. tomorrow.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: HWY 131 re-opening, from Hwy 6 to Trough Rd. is safe to resume normal traffic. PRE-EVAC still in effect for Horse Mountain and Muddy Pass areas. #SlowDownMoveOver Please use caution as fire vehicles remain in the area.

09.26.20 UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: Everything was calm on the #AlkaliCreekFire overnight. 4 Eagle Ranch & BLM lands have been moved to pre-evacuation status. All existing pre-evacuation areas including Horse Mtn Ranch will stay in place for the day. Please drive with caution, and watch for firefighters and equipment in the area. For more information, use #AlkaliCreekFire

NEWS RELEASE  September 26, 2020 

4 Eagle Fire 121 acres, 75% contained 

WOLCOTT, Colo. – The 4 Eagle Fire, previously called the Alkali Creek Fire, ignited on private land as a structure fire yesterday, spilling over onto the Bureau of Land Management public lands. The fire was quickly fanned by red flag conditions, growing to 121 acres. It is burning in grass and brush off of Colorado Highway 131 north of Wolcott. 

Multiple agencies quickly responded with fire engines, also calling in for air support. Two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT) and one Large Air Tanker (LAT) laid down retardant lines, while two helicopters (one Type 1 and one Type 3) dropped water to cool the heat, slowing the fire’s advance. Fire activity calmed overnight with cooler temperatures and increased humidity. 

Two Forest Service engines are assigned to work the fire today and will order air support if it becomes needed. Crews will seek out and extinguish remaining pockets of heat and work to secure the fire perimeter today and in the coming days. 

Today, highs will be in the upper 70s, with west winds from 15 to 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph, and relative humidity between 10 – 15%. A red flag warning is in effect from noon until 8:00 p.m. due to low relative humidity and windy conditions that tend to promote extreme fire behavior. 

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on BLM lands in Eagle County. To learn more about fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in northwest Colorado, visit BLM's Northwest District Fire and Aviation webpage. 

9/26/20 UPDATE: 7:00 p.m.

4 Eagle Fire holds at 113 acres, now 100% contained

WOLCOTT, Colo. – Thanks to the quick response from multiple partner agencies and light grass and sagebrush fuels, the 4 Eagle Fire is 100% contained at 113 acres. Slightly reduced acreage is a result of more accurate mapping today. Eagle County has lifted the pre-evacuation notice that was put into place yesterday. The Type 4 organization transferred command of 4 Eagle Fire to a Type 5 organization at 7:00 this evening.

Five engine crews worked the fire today monitoring for evidence of continued fire activity. They worked a grid along the entire fire perimeter, finding no residual heat or smoke. A red flag warning is forecasted again tomorrow, and firefighters will monitor the 4 Eagle Fire for any further fire activity.

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Contact: Maribeth Pecotte, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 724-3027 

UPDATE: 9.28.20 

4 Eagle Fire declared controlled

WOLCOTT, Colo. – The 4 Eagle Fire was declared controlled at 6:00 this evening. It will be placed in patrol status for local resources to check on daily.

“Crewmembers of Rio Grande Engine 671 have worked the fire for the past two days monitoring for evidence of continued fire activity,” said Incident Commander trainee, Hunter Dennis. “We hiked the entire perimeter and checked the spot at the top of the hill and found no evidence of heat or smoke anywhere within the fire area.”

Fire managers are very pleased with the interagency cooperation resulting in quick resolution and a positive outcome.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on BLM lands in Eagle County. To learn more about fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in northwest Colorado, visit BLM's Northwest District Fire and Aviation webpage.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

All Pre-evacuation Orders Lifted in Eagle County | Se levantan todas las órdenes de pre-evacuación en el condado de Eagle

The pre-evacuation orders for the areas of Coulture Creek and Buck Point Drive due to the Grizzly Creek Fire have been lifted as of noon on Sept. 2. There are no other pre-evacuation orders in place for Eagle County. Coffee Pot Road remains closed to public, non-residential access. 

Grizzly Creek Fire information:
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942
https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO/

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Las √≥rdenes de pre-evacuaci√≥n para las √°reas de Coulture Creek y Buck Point Drive implementadas debido al incendio de Grizzly Creek, se levantaron a partir del mediod√≠a del 2 de septiembre. No hay otras √≥rdenes de pre-evacuaci√≥n en vigencia para el condado de Eagle. Coffee Pot Road permanece cerrada al p√ļblico y sin acceso para personas que no residen en el √°rea. 

Informaci√≥n sobre el Incendio de Grizzly Creek: 
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6942 
https://www.facebook.com/GrizzlyCreekFireCO/


Monday, August 24, 2020

Restrictions lifted for Cottonwood Pass | Se levantan las restricciones para el Pase de Cottonwood

Cottonwood Pass is opening up with no additional restrictions effective immediately as of 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. This is due to this morning’s reopening of I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. As always, large vehicles should not travel through Cottonwood Pass. 


On Sunday, Aug. 23, Cottonwood Pass had been reopened for critical, local passenger vehicle traffic only. Nearly 250 requests were processed between Sunday and Monday morning for authorized use of the pass.


Should I-70 close in the future, access to Cottonwood Pass will be re-evaluated.  


For additional details on travel information, visit www.cotrip.org

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Cottonwood Pass se abre sin restricciones adicionales con efecto inmediato a partir de las 2 p.m. del lunes 24 de agosto. Esto se debe a la reapertura de la autopista I-70 esta ma√Īana entre Glenwood Springs y Gypsum. Como siempre, los veh√≠culos grandes no deben pasar por Cottonwood Pass.


El domingo 23 de agosto, Cottonwood Pass hab√≠a sido reabierto solo para el tr√°fico de veh√≠culos de pasajeros locales y con asuntos cr√≠ticos. Se procesaron casi 250 solicitudes entre el domingo y el lunes por la ma√Īana para el uso autorizado del pase.


Si la I-70 se cierra en el futuro, se volver√° a evaluar el acceso a Cottonwood Pass.


Para obtener detalles adicionales sobre información relacionado a los viajes, visite www.cotrip.org




I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and CO 82 Independence Pass are open | I-70 en Glenwood Canyon y CO 82 Independence Pass est√°n abierto

Colorado Department of Transportation is announcing I-70 in Glenwood Canyon and CO 82 Independence Pass are open.

I-70 is open between Glenwood Springs and Gypsum. Please prepare for lower speed limits, don't stop, rest areas are closed, probable closures due to landslides and other events, and traffic diversions.

For updates, detours and route information, visit www.cotrip.org.

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El departamento de transporte de Colorado esta anunciando I-70 en Glenwood Canyon y CO 82 Independence Pass est√°n abierto. 

I-70 está abierta entre Glenwood Springs y Gypsum. Por favor, prepárese para límites de velocidad más bajos, no se detenga, las áreas de descanso están cerradas, cierres probables debido a deslizamientos de tierra y otros eventos, y desvíos de tráfico.

Para obtener actualizaciones, desvíos y información sobre las rutas, visite www.cotrip.org.

CDOT announces limited reopening of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is announcing a limited reopening of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning. CDOT asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and closures due to mudslides and other events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. The I-70 closure began Monday, Aug. 10, when the Grizzly Creek Fire started burning along the interstate. The closure was located between Glenwood Springs (Mile Point 116) and Gypsum (MP 140). Wildfires in other parts of Colorado continue to affect Colorado Highways 14 and 139.

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened 1-70 in Glenwood Canyon on Monday morning. Travelers will encounter a lower speed limit and should anticipate more safety closures after rains or other weather. Motorists should also plan for not being able to stop at rest areas in the canyon, due to rockfall and other hazards.

While on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, it is critical for motorists to pay attention to the roadway, and follow signage and traffic guidance through the canyon. A head-to-head detour is in place between Hanging Lake Tunnel (Mile Point MP 125) and near No Name Tunnel (MP 117.6). This detour is on the eastbound deck, and is similar to the construction detour in place this summer during the Glenwood Canyon Phase 7 project. CDOT asks motorists to plan for additional travel time due to lower speed limits in the detour and elsewhere in the canyon.

Travelers should prepare for intermittent closures on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon that are required for repairs after the Grizzly Creek Fire or if conditions in the canyon require a safety closure. Repairs include the replacement of power poles by aerial operations, which require closing the interstate. The roadway and structures along the eastbound deck have been reviewed and are safe to travel on.

Travelers are urged to pay close attention to weather forecasts. Although CDOT has carefully reviewed the hazards affecting I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, the roadway is a changing environment. Even minimal amounts of rain could trigger mudslides, debris flows or rock slides in the burn area. Showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Glenwood Canyon this week and could prompt a safety closure. Motorists are asked to watch the forecast closely through the weekend. CDOT has a plan in place for needed emergency closures due to rockfall, mudslides or other impacts from burn scars on the canyon walls. We have stationed personnel in the canyon to allow quick response to any events that could impact the roads. Those personnel have the equipment necessary to restrict traffic so that CDOT can safely clear the road and assess damage before reopening. CDOT is also working on plans to bolster long-term resiliency to sediment fall and avalanche.

Travelers will not be able to stop in Glenwood Canyon while traveling on I-70. Rest areas in the canyon will be closed and motorists will not be able to use exit ramps. I-70 is too narrow to allow stopped vehicles along the roadway and Colorado State Patrol troopers will assist in watching for motorists who attempt to stop. The Glenwood Canyon bike path is also closed at this time. Rafting, kayaking and other river recreation activities are not allowed on the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon at this time.

CDOT will continue to monitor conditions in the canyon and will restrict traffic when necessary to maintain safety for the traveling public. 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Cottonwood Pass to open to local traffic only | Cottonwood Pass abrir√° solo para el tr√°fico local

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 23, Cottonwood Pass will open for critical, local passenger vehicle traffic.

Allowable local traffic includes trips such as: 

  • Travel to/from work or school.
  • Travel to/from medical, dental, or veterinary appointments.
  • Travel to/from other essential businesses or services in Eagle, Garfield or Pitkin counties.

Only regular passenger vehicles and pick-up trucks will be allowed on Cottonwood Pass without pre-approval. Travelers should be prepared to show proof of their need to travel, such as a work ID card or badge, confirmation of a doctor’s appointment, or a letter from their employer.

Local construction and delivery truck traffic will be accommodated by reservation only between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 4 pm. and 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To request a reservation, complete the form located at https://forms.gle/eNDyTd1QntqJ78Md6 or contact esf1.transportation@eaglecounty.us. Vehicles must be 35 feet in length or less. 

Cottonwood Pass is a narrow, winding road with blind corners and a varied road surface that is not designed to accommodate heavy traffic. Officials are asking motorists to refrain from using the pass for discretionary trips for the duration of the I-70 closure.

Through traffic, recreational vehicles and trailers remain prohibited on Cottonwood Pass. Through traffic should use the Colorado Department of Transportation approved detour routes, available at www.cotrip.org. Call 970-328-3793 for questions on Cottonwood Pass.

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A partir del domingo 23 de agosto, Cottonwood Pass se abrir√° solo  para el tr√°fico para veh√≠culos de pasajeros que sean locales y de funci√≥n cr√≠tica.

El tr√°fico local permitido incluye viajes como:

  • De ida/vuelta al trabajo o la escuela.
  • De ida/vuelta a citas m√©dicas, dentales o veterinarias.
  • De ida/vuelta a otros negocios o servicios esenciales en los condados de Eagle, Garfield o Pitkin.

Solo se permitirán vehículos de pasajeros regulares y camionetas en Cottonwood Pass sin la necesidad de aprobación previa. Los viajeros deben estar preparados para mostrar una prueba de su necesidad de viajar, como una tarjeta de identificación de trabajo o una insignia, la confirmación de una cita con el médico o una carta de su empleador.

La construcción local y el tráfico de camiones de reparto se atenderán con reserva solo entre las 8 a.m. y las 10 a.m. y entre las 4 p.m. y 6 p.m. los lunes, miércoles y viernes. Para solicitar una reservación, complete el formulario ubicado en https://forms.gle/eNDyTd1QntqJ78Md6 o comuníquese con esf1.transportation@eaglecounty.us. Los vehículos deben tener una longitud de 35 pies o menos.

Cottonwood Pass es una carretera estrecha y sinuosa con esquinas ciegas y una superficie de carretera variada que no est√° dise√Īada para adaptarse al tr√°fico pesado. Los funcionarios piden a los automovilistas que se abstengan de usar el pase para viajes opcionales o a su discreci√≥n personal durante el cierre de la I-70.

Para el tráfico de paso, los vehículos recreativos y los remolques están prohibidos en Cottonwood Pass. Para el tráfico de paso, se debe utilizar las rutas de desvío aprobadas por el Departamento de Transporte de Colorado, disponibles en www.cotrip.org.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Reminder | Recordatorio sobre Las Restricciones para Prevenir Incendios en la Etapa 2

As the weekend approaches, remember that Eagle County is still in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Help out our emergency responders by following all restrictions to help prevent additional fires in our area.

  • Smoking outdoors when not in a developed recreation site or in an area that is cleared of all combustible materials is prohibited. Do not smoke near dry, grassy areas or throw cigarette butts into those areas, as a fire can easily be started. 
  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire or open flame outdoors is prohibited. This includes charcoal grills, BBQs, coal and wood burning stoves. Instead, on both public and private land, please use liquid fueled or gas fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices with a shut off valve. 
  • All personal use of fireworks is prohibited.
  • All explosive targets or incendiary (tracer) rounds are prohibited.
  • Using any internal or external combustion engine (chainsaw, ATV, generator, etc) without a spark-arresting device is prohibited.
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch device with open flame outdoors is prohibited. A ‘hotwork’ permit can be issued through a local fire department with a site inspection.

#OneSpark can cause a deadly wildfire!

For details, visit https://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/eagle-county-fire-restriction-info.html

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A medida que se acerca el fin de semana, recuerde que el condado de Eagle todavía se encuentra en la etapa 2 de restricciones contra incendios. Ayude a nuestros servicios de emergencia cumpliendo con las restricciones para ayudar a prevenir incendios adicionales en nuestra área.

  • Est√° prohibido fumar al aire libre cuando no se encuentre en un sitio de recreaci√≥n o en un √°rea despejada de cualquier material combustibles. No fume cerca de √°reas secas y √°reas con c√©sped, ni arroje colillas de cigarrillos en esas √°reas, ya que se puede iniciar un incendio f√°cilmente.
  • Est√° prohibido construir, mantener, atender o usar una fogata, fogata de campamento o llama abierta al aire libre. Esto incluye parrillas de carb√≥n, barbacoas, estufas de carb√≥n y le√Īa. Como alternativa utilice estufas, l√°mparas o dispositivos de calefacci√≥n de combustible l√≠quido o de gas con una v√°lvula de cierre tanto en terrenos p√ļblicos como privados. 
  • Se proh√≠be todo uso personal de fuegos artificiales.
  • Todos los blancos explosivos o proyectiles incendiarios (trazadores) est√°n prohibidos.
  • Est√° prohibido usar cualquier motor de combusti√≥n interna o externa (motosierra, ATV, generador, etc.) sin un dispositivo que contenga parachispas.
  • Est√° prohibido soldar u operar acetileno u otro dispositivo de soplete con llama abierta al aire libre. Se puede pedir un permiso de "trabajo riesgoso" con una inspecci√≥n del sitio a trav√©s de un departamento de bomberos local.

¡#OneSpark puede causar un incendio forestal mortal!

Para obtener m√°s informaci√≥n, visite https://www.ecemergency.org/2020/04/eagle-county-fire-restriction-info.html.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Update: Pre-Evacuation Orders for Buck Point Drive and Coulter Creek Area | Actualización de pre-evacuación para Buck Point Dr y el área de Coulter Creek

Buck Point Dr and the Coulter Creek area within Eagle County have moved to pre-evacuation status.
Residents can return home but should be prepared to leave again if necessary.

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Buck Point Dr y el área de Coulter Creek en Eagle County están ahora en estado previo de evacuación.
Los residentes necesitan estar preparados para irse si es necesario.

Eagle County Evacuation Site Closure for Grizzly Creek Fire | Cierre del Sitio de Evacuación del condado de Eagle

The Eagle County Evacuation Site at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards will close today at noon. The services at the evacuation site have not been heavily used at this point. Therefore, to preserve volunteer resources, it will be closed until needed. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or 1-800-733-2767, if you need evacuation assistance.


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El sitio de evacuaci√≥n del condado de Eagle en la escuela secundaria Battle Mountain en Edwards cerrar√° hoy al mediod√≠a. Los servicios en el sitio de evacuaci√≥n no se han utilizado mucho en este momento. Por lo tanto, para preservar los recursos de los voluntarios, este sitio de evacuaci√≥n estar√° cerrado hasta que sea necesario. Por favor llamar al 1-800-RED-CROSS o al 1-800-733-2767, si necesita ayuda de evacuaci√≥n. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Your Resource for Emergency Information: Eagle County Alert Notification System | Recurso de información de emergencia: El sistema de notificación de alerta del condado de Eagle

Subscribe to Eagle County Alert at www.ecalert.org to receive text notifications on how the Grizzly Creek Fire is impacting your neighborhood and the greater community. This is your personal connection to real-time updates on evacuations and pre-evacuations with instructions on where to go, what to do, (or what not to do), who to contact and other important information. In addition to urgent notifications on evacuations and pre-evacuations, there are also updates on smoke hazards, severe weather, road closures, and more.

 

Sign-ups at www.ecalert.org are free and messages can be sent to your e-mail, smartphone or other handheld devices.

 

NOTE: If you already have an EC Alert account, be sure your location is up to date along with your subscription preferences to receive evacuation and pre-evacuation orders based on where you live or work.

 

 

Recurso de información de emergencia: El sistema de notificación de alerta del condado de Eagle

 

Suscríbase a las alertas del condado de Eagle en www.ecalert.org para recibir notificaciones de texto sobre cómo el incendio de Grizzly Creek está afectando su vecindario y a la comunidad en general. Esta es su conexión personal con noticias en tiempo real sobre evacuaciones y pre-evacuaciones con instrucciones sobre dónde ir, qué hacer (o qué no hacer), a quién contactar y otra información importante. Además de las notificaciones urgentes sobre evacuaciones y pre-evacuaciones, también hay actualizaciones sobre peligros relacionados al humo, clima severo, cierres de carreteras y más.

 

Las inscripciones en www.ecalert.org son gratuitas y los mensajes se pueden enviar a su correo electrónico, teléfono inteligente(smartphone) u otros dispositivos portátiles.

 

NOTA: Si ya tiene una cuenta EC Alert, aseg√ļrese de que su ubicaci√≥n est√© actualizada junto con sus preferencias de suscripci√≥n para recibir √≥rdenes de evacuaci√≥n y pre-evacuaci√≥n seg√ļn el lugar donde vive o trabaja.

Evacuation and Pre-evacuation Update 10 a.m. 8/18/2020 | Actualización de Evacuación y Pre-evacuación 10 a.m. 8/18/2020

Evacuations have been lifted for the area north of I-70 and west of Colorado River Road to Coffee Pot Road, including Siloam Springs, Stephens Drive, Sweetwater and lower Colorado River Road. These areas are now all on pre-evacuation status and residents are reminded to be prepared to leave again if necessary.

Las órdenes de evacuación se han levantado para el área al norte de la I-70 y al oeste de Colorado River Road hasta Coffee Pot Road, incluyendo Siloam Springs, Stephens Drive, Sweetwater y la parte baja de Colorado River Road. Todas estas áreas ahora están con órdenes de pre-evacuación y se les recuerda a los residentes que estén preparados para evacuar su casa nuevamente si es necesario.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Health Recommendations for Wildfire Smoke | Recomendaciones de Salud para el Humo de los Incendios Forestales

 Wildfire smoke can irritate your lungs, cause inflammation, affect your immune system, and make you more prone to lung infections, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing for wildfires might be a little different this year. Know how wildfire smoke can affect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourselves. 

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El humo de los incendios forestales puede irritar sus pulmones, causar inflamaci√≥n, afectar su sistema inmunol√≥gico y hacerlo m√°s propenso a infecciones pulmonares, incluido el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19. Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, la preparaci√≥n para los incendios forestales podr√≠a verse un poco diferente este a√Īo. Sepa c√≥mo el humo de los incendios forestales puede afectarlo a usted y a sus seres queridos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y qu√© puede hacer para protegerse.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Donation Information | Información de donacion

While we appreciate the generosity of the community and understand that people want to help with the Grizzly Creek Fire. Please know that our emergency responders and evacuees are taken care of through organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Vail Health/Mira Bus. Therefore, please understand:
  • We are unable to accept physical donations right now
  • We don't have the capacity to handle, store, and manage goods or volunteers
  • We are still trying to limit interactions and surface touches due to COVID-19
Cash donations are the best way to help at this time. To make a donation, please contact any of the following organizations:
---------------------------- Apreciamos la generosidad de la comunidad y entendemos que la gente quiere ayudar, sepa que nuestros socorristas y las personas evacuadas están siendo atendidos a través de organizaciones como la Cruz Roja, el Salvation Army y Vail Health / Mira Bus. Por lo tanto, nos gustaría que por favor comprenda lo siguiente:
  • No podemos aceptar donaciones f√≠sicas(bienes) en este momento
  • No tenemos la capacidad de personal que ayudar a manejar, almacenar y administrar bienes o voluntarios
  • Todav√≠a estamos tratando de limitar las interacciones y el contacto con superficies debido a COVID-19
Las donaciones en efectivo son la mejor manera de ayudar en este momento. Para hacer una donación, comuníquese con cualquiera de las siguientes organizaciones:


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Grizzly Creek Fire Info | Información sobre el Incendio de Grizzly Creek



Get text and voice alerts about evacuation and return-to-home orders directly to your cell phone for the Grizzly Creek Fire at www.ecalert.org

Grizzly Creek Fire Information Resources

> Information on the Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Action and Plan


4x4 mountain roads are not safe for travelers and are not passable
  • Independence Pass is OPEN with limited access and alternating traffic.
  • Hagerman Pass Road is CLOSED.
     
  • Horse Creek River Access, Duck Pond, and Red Dirt Open Space is CLOSED.

  • Colorado River Road is OPEN but RIVER ACCESS is limited. 
  • River Access UPDATES as follows:
    • 8.28.20: Cottonwood Island & Lyon's Gulch boat ramps are now OPEN
    • 8.28.20: The  Dotsero Landing remains CLOSED.

  • BLM Notice of Public Closure for areas within the Colorado River Field Office 
  • USFS Notice of Public Closure for areas within the White River National Forest 

Follow www.cotrip.org for all detour information



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Información sobre el Incendio Forestal de Grizzly Creek


Vea este mapa interactivo del √°rea del incendio de Grizzly Creek, que indica las √°reas de evacuaci√≥n y cierre de carreteras. 

*Ingrese una direcci√≥n dentro la barra del buscador en la parte superior del mapa para ubicar su propiedad o casa. 
Informaci√≥n del Condado de Garfield sobre el incendio #GrizzlyCreekFire 

Siga @GrizzlyCreekFireCO 
P√°gina oficial de Facebook para encontrar informaci√≥n, actualizaciones y reuniones comunitarias “EN VIVO”.
Página oficial de sistemas de información de incidentes 'InciWeb' para recibir informacion de ultimo minuto sobre el incendio



Para informaci√≥n de c√≥mo prepararse para un incendio forestal, visite el programa de acci√≥n para incendios forestales '¡A sus marcas, listos, fuera!', para planificar y haga clic en enlace a continuaci√≥n: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Readysetgo(1).pdf

Los caminos de monta√Īa 4x4 no son seguras para los viajeros y no son transitables

Independence Pass est√° abierto con acceso limitado y tr√°fico alterno.
Hagerman Pass Road est√° CERRADO.
Horse Creek River Access, Duck Pond y el espacio abierto de Red Dirt est√° CERRADO.
Todos los accesos al río desde Cottonwood a Dotsero Landing están CERRADO.
Noticia sobre el cierre al p√ļblico de BLM para las √°reas dentro de la oficina de campo del r√≠o Colorado. 
Noticia sobre el cierre al p√ļblico de USFS para las √°reas dentro del Bosque Nacional de White River. 

Siga este enlace www.cotrip.org para obtener m√°s informaci√≥n sobre DESVIOS.  



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