Important Information For Residents

Boulder Ranger District pile burning plans for the week of Feb 22-29
Posted on 02/24/2020
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                                                        Boulder Range Fire District                                                           

Forest Service crews will continue to burn piles of fuelwood on the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District, focusing on areas near Jamestown, Gold Hill, Cal-Wood Ranch, Bar K Ranch and the Lazy Z Subdivision.


Pile burning may be conducted in the following locations over the next week:


•  James Creek RFB Unit 1 (800 hand piles) – 1.5 miles northwest of Jamestown.

•  James Creek RFB Unit 6,7,8 (7,500 hand piles) – Between Jamestown and Bar K Ranch.

•  James Creek RFB Unit 10 (3,250 hand piles) – Between Gold Hill Road and Lefthand Canyon

•  James Creek RFB Unit 17 (1,425 hand piles) – Adjacent to Cal-Wood Ranch.

•  Sugarloaf Unit 4 (475 hand piles) – 1 mile west of Gold Hill on County Road 52.


Smoke may be visible from Jamestown, Lefthand Canyon, Gold Hill and Cal-Wood Ranch.


Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This reduces fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.


Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture, and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number-one priority in burning operations.


If you know someone who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities on the Boulder Ranger District, have them send an e-mail to and ask to be added to the Boulder Ranger District Prescribed Fire list. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.


For a complete list of locations where pile burning will occur this season, as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our InciWeb page at




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CDOT is planning reconstruction of Hwy. 72 between Plainview Road (MM12.3) and Pinecliffe  The project is expected to run 195 days with completion sometime in 2020.  Construction will occur Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Construction will impact all motorized and non-motorized traffic. Travel restrictions are necessary through the entire work zone between Plainview Road, which is approximately 1.7 miles west of CO 93 in Jefferson County, and Pinecliffe in Boulder and Gilpin counties. At several locations, CO 72 will be reduced to a single-lane, with alternating traffic controlled by both automated signals and daily flagging operations. Bicyclists will not be allowed to travel through the work zone due to a limited road width under the single lane configuration and to prevent travel against the flow of traffic controlled by the temporary traffic signals. Uneven or gravel road surfaces may exist.

All traffic restriction schedules, updates, and lane closures will be posted on We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but this permanent repair project is critical to upgrading this section of the CO 72 corridor that is susceptible to floods. Additional project information is available at

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