On Monday, December 03, 2012 at 12:00 p.m., Sheriff Joe Pelle enacted a fire ban for the mountain corridor of Boulder County:
The mountain corridor includes all unincorporated areas west of Highway 93 and Highway 36 (North and South Foothills Highways and Broadway Avenue in the City of Boulder) including Rabbit Mountain Open Space.
State statutes authorize counties to impose a fire ban “to a degree and in a manner that the board of county commissioners deems necessary to reduce the danger of wildfires within those portions of the unincorporated areas of the county where the danger of forest or grass fires is found to be high, based on competent evidence.”
Indoor fires in fireplaces or stoves
Liquid or gas fuel stove use
Smoking indoors or within an enclosed vehicle, and smoking outdoors in areas free of flammable material
The visible smoke in the area is not from a local fire. There is a large fire burning in Nebraska and changing winds have brought its smoke to the Front Range.
Storm has dissipated, risk of additional flooding is extremely low. Road crews will continue to work to clear roads of debris. No additional notifications or road closures are expected this evening.
Water surge on 4 mile canyon creek at Anne U White trailhead staying within the banks - no major flooding reported or expected. Storm has dissipated and risk of flooding appears to have subsided for the evening.
Gravel and debris reported on roads on Olde Stage Rd., Lee Hill, Wagon Wheel. Flooding has been reported on Fourmile Canyon Creek near Anne U. White trailhead. Will affect roads in the vicinity.
County Transporation crews are on the way to help clear roads in Boulder Heights and Pinebrook Hills, including lower Lee Hill and other areas affected by the flooding from the Fourmile Canyon Creek and the Anne U. White trail.
Crews also on the way to Ingram Gulch and other roads in 4Mile.