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September 1, 2023

Marshall Fire Newsletter – Sept. 1, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Pet memorial bench installed

Pet Memorial Bench - "In Loving Memory:Pets Lost in the Marshall Fire 12-30-2021"

Arvada Girl Scout Troop 62020 gifted the Town of Superior and all of those impacted by the Marshall Fire with a memorial bench to honor the more than 1,000 pets that perished in the Marshall Fire. The bench is located at Autrey Park Dog Park, 1830 Honey Creek Drive, Superior.


Xcel Energy's process for connecting rooftop solar

men installing solar panels on a roof

Are you interested in installing solar on your rebuild? Xcel Energy has created a step-by-step guide to help ease the connection of rooftop solar panels to your home. The steps clearly indicate what steps you take as the customer and was steps are taken by Xcel Energy. View the rooftop solar installation process.


September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. View a list of workshops hosted throughout the month by the Boulder Office of Disaster Management. If you are unable to attend, videos about disaster preparedness topics from understanding hazards in our area to emergency alerts to creating a plan will be available on the ODM website. In addition, conversation cards are available to help start the conversation with neighbors on how you can support one another during disasters, as well as graphics, worksheets, and preparedness quick steps.


Recording available from Lewis Mine Fire Mitigation Project meeting

aerial picture of land with the Lewis Mine "Lewis Mine Fire Mitigation"

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety and Boulder County hosted an online information session on Aug. 28 where community members found out more about the Lewis Mine Fire Mitigation Project. If you were unable to attend, view a recording of the meeting along with a Spanish transcript or view the presentation slides. Learn more about the Lewis Mine Mitigation Project.


July recovery navigation services report posted

people sitting around a table

Recovery Navigators began helping property owners on July 25, 2022 who were impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Wind Event. To keep the community in the loop about the progress of the program, monthly reports are posted on the Navigating Disaster website. The monthly reports share information including major activities & accomplishments, trends & concerns, programmatic challenges, future planning, client impact stories, and program data. View the July report.


Upcoming Events/Meetings

Colorado Green Building Guild’s annual Green Home TourSaturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Catch a ride to the site in an electric vehicle. View the link above for details.Tickets required


What’s Up BoulderSunday, Sept. 10, 1-3:30 p.m.Foothills Community Park, 800 Cherry Ave., BoulderVisit the Boulder Office of Disaster Management table at this family-friendly event to get signed up for emergency alerts and learn about disaster preparedness


Disaster Strong Series: Disaster Preparedness BasicsTuesday, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m.Boulder Rural Fire, 6230 Lookout Road, BoulderRegistration required


Marshall ROC: Are you leaving Money on the Table?Wednesday, Sept. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton RoadMeet with experts, including EnergySmart advisors, and get up-to-date information on incentives, rebates, insurance overages, grants, forgivable loans and use tax available to Marshall Fire survivors. No RSVP required!


Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open HouseAllenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Pinewood Springs and Lyons (North Mountain Zone)Where: TBD (Allenspark or Lyons)When: Saturday, Sept. 16 9-11 a.m.


Disaster Strong Series: Train-the-Trainer WorkshopTuesday, Sept. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg AveRegistration required. This workshop is intended for participants who want to support preparedness efforts in the Boulder County community by becoming Community Preparedness Ambassadors who work to teach community peers the essentials of disaster preparedness. There’s no need to have any prior knowledge of disaster preparedness – this series will equip participants with all the info they’ll need to successfully facilitate the preparedness content to peers by covering emergency notification information, how to conduct a personal risk assessment, creating a plan, and facilitation skills.


Disaster Strong Series: Disaster Preparedness BasicsTuesday, Oct. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.Registration required

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Information/Resources

Mental Health Resources

Recovery Navigators

List of Builders

Rebates, Discounts, and Incentives

Boulder County Rebuilding Better

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The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County, karrington@bouldercounty.org