October 3rd - County Commissioners Oppose
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.
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
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
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
Kathay Rennels said, “I oppose Amendment 38
because it truly creates less representative
government and further confuses an already
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
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.
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
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.
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Southeast of Carter Lake
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
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
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.
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Colorado Birding Fair
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
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)