Storm Mountain News

News   |   Weather   |   Classifieds   |   Community   |   Editorial   |   Entertainment   |   Shopping   |   Archive

Storm Mountain News

Sorry, your browser doesn't support Java.

Local News

Listen to this article

County Commissioners Oppose Amendment 38...

Larimer County Commissioners Oppose
Amendment 38

Tuesday, October 3rd - County Commissioners Oppose Amendment 38...

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today agreed to consider a formal resolution next week, Tuesday, October 10, at their Administrative Matters meeting, in opposition to Amendment 38, a statewide issue on the November general election ballot. The Board agreed today that all three were opposed to the amendment.

The amendment asks voters to approve changes to Colorado’s initiative and referendum law by extending the initiative process to all levels of Colorado government including counties, cities and special districts.

To show their opposition to Amendment 38, the Board will consider a formal resolution October 10th during the weekly Administrative Matters. The Board of Larimer County Commissioners had the following comments today concerning their opposition:

Chair, Glenn Gibson said, “I oppose Amendment 38 because it does not support representative government. We are elected to make decisions and amendment 38 takes that action out of our hands. Since we are a democratic republic, citizens review our decisions when we come up for re-election.”

Commissioner Kathay Rennels said, “I oppose Amendment 38 because it truly creates less representative government and further confuses an already complicated system.”

Commissioner Karen Wagner said, “Amendment 38 overly complicates the initiative and referendum process for all levels of government within Colorado. Of particular importance is the fact that the objective analysis of ballot issues and their projected costs (contained in the state’s Blue Book) would be replaced by the required publication of unedited arguments mailed at taxpayer expense.”

Listen to this article

Colors along Big Thompson River last week...

Colors along Big Thompson River last week

Sunday, October 1st - Photo Of The Week...

Meandering through the Big Thompson Canyon from Estes Park to Loveland, Fall colors abound along the Big Thompson River, like the ones featured in this week's photo of the week. 

This year has been exceptional for Fall colors with Aspen, Willow, Cottonwood and numerous shrubs ablaze with gold and orange along the Big Thompson River. A drive along Highway 34 will provide numerous views of the spectacular scenery.

Fishermen enjoy early Fall action on Big Thompson RiverIn addition to the wonderful colors the fishing activity is picking up with the cooler days of Fall. Many local fisherman have been taking advantage of the great weather to get in some superb early Fall action.

The weather is expected to continue to be temperate with sunny mild days and cool dry nights. These are ideal conditions for promoting Fall color in the leaves and displays of color will likely be present in the area for the next two weeks.

Fall colors along the North Fork and CO 43 through Glen Haven are also at their peak, making this a great time to get outside and enjoy the unparalleled beauty throughout our area. 

Listen to this article

Fire Burning near Carter Lake...

Area Southeast of Carter Lake

Friday, September 29th - Fire Burning Near Carter Lake...

A fire is currently burning in an area reported to be southeast of Carter Lake in grass and little timber, so far. At last report, it is said to be approximately 15-20 acres and growing. 

Berthoud Fire Department and Larimer Co. Sheriff's Office Emergency Services have responded and are on the fire. One Single Engine Air Tanker has been working the fire and a second "SEAT" is ordered. 

There is no current word on mandatory or voluntary evacuations. Evacuation notices themselves will be made with our emergency phone notification system ("reverse 9-1-1"). No further information is available at this time.

5:00PM Update: Our latest information is that the fire remains at approximately 20-25 acres. There were two home evacuations as a precaution in the Bertha Ridge Road area, but the homes were eventually not threatened. It is presumed the home owners have returned. 

There are two and possibly three SEAT (Single Engine Air Tankers) working this fire as well as many engines from several agencies. Officially,  containment has been estimated at around 30-40%, but grass fires may often stop abruptly even in the absence of fire line and thus this does not mean we have a majority of the fire actively spreading. 

The Roosevelt Hot Shot Fire Crew will be coming in to assist shortly and resources will be on scene all night, but the situation seems to be much improved. Movement / fire growth has not been too much of an issue and Incident Command seems optimistic. 

In the absence of a much altered situation from what has just been reported, this will probably be the last entry regarding this fire located to the southeast of Carter Lake.

Listen to this article

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

Wednesday, September 27th - Northern Colorado Birding Fair...

Crazy about birds, or just curious? Come spend a free day of fun and learning at the second annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair at Larimer County's Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space on Saturday, October 7th.

The fair begins with guided birding walks at 7:00am. The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program will release a rehabilitated raptor at 8:00am.. Kid-friendly booths, hands-on activities, presentations, and birding walks continue until the event culminates with a second raptor release at 1:00pm.

Compete in the Bird Olympics, try to make a bird nest or get through Bird Hurdles. Go on an intermediate or beginner bird walk and scavenger hunt (binoculars available, or bring your own). Listen to presentations for all ages from experts in the field or a great storyteller. No matter what tickles your fancy, birders young and old, first-timers to experienced, will find something at this event to fit the bill. Sponsors will show the latest in bird viewing equipment and resource materials. Food will be available for sale from 10:00am - 1:00 pm.

Entry to this event is free for everyone. T-shirts will be given away to the first 150 children 12 years of age or under to complete their passport by visiting all of the booths. Door prizes will be given away hourly. Friends of Larimer County Parks and Open Lands will provide free Daz Bog coffee from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

The event will be held at Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space which is located on Carpenter Road, 1-mile west of the I-25/Hwy 392 Windsor exit. For more information call (970) 679-4534.

Previous Week


Storm Mountain News Weather

Weather Info

Current Alerts

Nexrad Radar

Local Forecast

Road Conditions

Ski Conditions

Wildfire Info

Fire Danger

Fire Weather

Burn Regulations





Target .com, Online Advertising


Privacy Statement     Code of Ethics     Advertise     Contact Us

©2006 Storm Mountain News