Sunday, July 4th
- HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! We would like to wish all of you a
very happy and safe Fourth of July holiday... Please remember to use
caution with any type of outdoor fire, as well as with fireworks... We
also urge you not to "Drink and Drive"... The BAC for legal
intoxication is now 0.08 in Colorado, which is only a few drinks for an
average person... Police saturation and checkpoints can be expected
throughout the area... Don't become a statistic!
228th Independence Day
Saturday, July 3rd
Annual Independence Day Parade & Picnic...
The Cedar Park/Cedar
Springs 4th Annual Independence Day Parade and Picnic will be held
tomorrow, July 4th, at 11:00am... The parade will stage at the
"T" of FDR 128 and follow the same route as last year...
Please pick up a flyer at the "T" to have your own copy
of the parade route... The
parade will last about an hour... Following the parade, the picnic will
be at 1429 Spruce Mountain Drive, marked with a X
on the flyer. Bring a dish
to share, a blanket and/or chairs and your friends, family and
neighbors. SMERT will
provide the chili dogs and lemonade. If you prefer something other than
lemonade, please BYOB (bring your own bottle). Volleyball
and horseshoes will be available to play, or you can just sit and visit
with your neighbors and friends!
Friday, July 2nd
- 16 Year Old Drowns In Big Thompson... At approximately
4:25pm Thursday evening, a 16 year old boy from Loveland drowned after
being swept away
by fast moving waters in the Big Thompson River... The boy was
reportedly tubing with three friends near Namaqua Road in Loveland when
the incident occurred... Rescue workers and divers tried desperately to
save the youth but were unable to reach him in time... The boy had apparently attempted to go over a
spillway on the river when he was overcome by the powerful currents...
The other three youths stopped short of the spillway run... Recent rains
have increased the flow of local waterways... Extreme care should be
taken in any activity in or around rivers until water levels subside...
This is a sad reminder of just how dangerous the waterways currently
are... We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the youth's
family and friends...
Two Full Moons Grace Skies This Month... Tonight will be the
first of two Full Moons to appear in our skies this July... The first is
know as a "Buck Moon" or "Thunder Moon", and the second, appearing on July 31st,
is the infamous "Blue Moon"... For those who only do things,
"Once in a Blue Moon", this is your month... There is
traditionally only one Full Moon in each month, but this July we will
have two... The second Full Moon of any month is known as a "Blue
Thursday, July 1st
- "Rainbow Extraordinaire" A Beautiful Mystery... A
photo published on this site last week of a rainbow of colors over
FDR 128, is being featured today at Spaceweather.com,
as it has experts baffled... "I cannot figure out what it is,"
states Atmospheric optics expert Les Crowley. "The colors are so
dilute and random." Read the complete article below...
Fireworks Displays Around Our Area... The shores of three
favorite lakes in our area will be the spot to be on Sunday evening to
watch Fourth of July Fireworks... Below is general information and links
to websites for these public fireworks displays in our area...
Click On A Town Below For Complete
over Lake Estes at dusk. For more information call: 586-4431
Coolest Car Show in Colorado, an annual event of classic cars
displayed at the Estes Park Visitors Center on Highway 34 just
east of the intersection with Highway 36 is from 11 a.m. to 4
Estes Park continues to
offer one of the state's biggest and best shows!
Day Fireworks Display over at North Lake Park located at 29 and
Taft beginning at 9:17 p.m.
is over Sheldon Lake in City Park. Fireworks begin at 9:35 p.m.
Call (970) 221-6660 to learn of other festivities.
Wednesday, June 30th
- Flood Watch Issued Noon Till 10pm... Another round of
thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected to develop this afternoon and
evening across the area prompting the National Weather Service in Denver
to issue a "Flood Watch" for much of the Front Range,
including Central Larimer County and the Storm Mountain area... This
watch goes into effect at Noon and expires at 10pm tonight...
Voter Registration Deadline Approaching... The deadline for
voter registration in the upcoming Primary Elections is Monday, July
12th... All residents are encouraged to both register and vote in
this year's elections... The links below are provided for your convenience...
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Tuesday, June 29th
- Small Stream Advisory Issued Till 5:00pm... At 3:34pm
Doppler radar indicated heavy rains approximately 18 miles North of
Storm Mountain... These storms have remained stationary for over an hour
leading the National Weather Service in Denver to issue a "Small
Stream Flood Advisory" for Central Larimer County until 5:00pm...
Residents in flood prone areas such as washes or drainages should stay
alert for rapidly changing conditions and be prepared for quick
Flood Watch Issued Till 10pm... The National Weather Service in
Denver has again this morning issued a "Flood Watch" for the
Front Range foothills including the Storm Mountain Area until 10 pm
IS A WATCH AND NOT A WARNING!!! Thunderstorms with heavy rains are
expected to develop along the foothills this afternoon and evening... Rainfall rates of 2" to 3"
in an hour may occur with stronger storms...
Fireworks Banned Throughout Area... In a statement made to SMN
Monday by Loveland Fire Marshall Tim Haag it was verified that, "Fireworks
of any type are banned throughout unincorporated areas of Larimer
County"... This includes the Storm Mountain area...Do
not be deceived by the sale of fireworks at stands... In his
statement Marshall Haag also commented, "The
County Commissioners today lifted the burn ban for everything but
Fireworks. So open fires are OK again, with permits where needed.
Basically back to normal rules. Camp fires up in your area, unfortunately
for you folks, are OK again"...
Residents are advised to remain cautious in their use of outdoor fires of any type... The
official news release regarding both fireworks and the easing of fire
restrictions in our area can be found below...
Monday, June 28th
- Flood Watch Issued Till 8pm... The National Weather Service in
Denver has issued a "Flood Watch" for the Front Range including
the Storm Mountain area until 8pm tonight... A moist airmass is expected to
continue to bring heavy
rains to areas already saturated... Rainfall rates of
up to 2.5" per hour are possible in stronger storms... THIS
IS A WATCH AND NOT A WARNING... Area residents are advised to check
preparedness requirements, keep informed, and be ready for quick action
if flash flooding threatens...
West Nile Makes Appearance In County... Larimer County Health officials confirmed
that a mosquito
trapped in Ft Collins last Tuesday has tested positive for the West Nile virus... The
recent moisture has added to concerns as standing water in backyards provide
ideal breeding spots for the West Nile carrying Culex mosquitoes... Cool weather
has been helping to keep the breeding subdued, but a warm spell will
certainly result in an increase in mosquito numbers... Residents are
advised to remove all standing water from around their property...
Gutters, buckets, dishes, and grills are a few of the places to keep dry... More
information about West Nile in our area, including symptoms and
prevention tips, can be found below...