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March 15, 2024

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – March 15, 2024

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Marshall Fire recovery navigation to end March 2024

recovery navigators

The Navigating Disaster Program plans to conclude its in-person services in March 2024. Funding programs through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Boulder County, the Colorado Energy Office, the Community Foundation of Boulder County, and other partners will continue for the foreseeable future. If you need in-person assistance with applications through May, please see the options available below. Final reporting for Recovery Navigation will be available on the Marshall Fire and Wind Event Recovery webpage by May 1.

The Marshall ROC Recovery Center will be closed March 25-29, and re-open on April 1.


Marshall ROC provides in-person assistance with applications, tech and referrals through May

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The Marshall ROC Recovery Center is located at 357 McCaslin Blvd, Suite 115-B Louisville and will be open the following hours during April and May 2024:

Mon., Tue., and Thur. from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Wed. from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri. from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Saturdays: April 13 and May 18 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Marshall ROC Food Pantry will also be available to survivors during the hours noted above.

Marshall ROC continues to provide technology support in partnership with ITDRC to help the community in applying for disaster-related assistance programs.

Scanners, printers, and laptops are available by appointment at the Marshall ROC Recovery Center. Call 720-295-0229 to schedule an appointment. Read more about the Marshall ROC Recovery Center.


Impact Development Fund offers in-person intake assistance at the Marshall Roc Recovery Center in April and May

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Intake Specialists will be onsite at the Marshall ROC Recovery Center for 10 days in April and 9 days in May, including Saturday, May 18. Impact Development Fund has launched a new appointment booking form, which can also be accessed through the organization's Disaster Recovery website.

Virtual appointments with intake specialists are now available and can be scheduled up to 24 hours prior to the requested appointment time via the new appointment booking form. Survivors may also call the Disaster Recovery hotline 970-744-4835 and an Intake Specialist will help you book an appointment over the phone.

When booking your appointment for an Intake Specialist's assistance with submitting a new application or multiple applications online, please choose the option for "In-Person Application Assistance." This longer hour and a half appointment is intended to help survivors submit a new application. For applications which have already been submitted and in need of follow up, continued document collection, and questions, please select one of the specialized appointments for the specific program.

Different types of appointments are available on different dates based on staff coverage. In-person appointments can be booked any time up to 48 hours prior to the requested appointment. This allows the time needed for the Intake Specialist to review your file and communicate any document requests prior to the visit. Thank you to to Marshall ROC for providing Impact Development Fund the space for these in-person appointments.


House passes bill to prevent price gouging on rent after a disaster

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On March 11, the House passed legislation that would prevent excessive increases in rent in the wake of a disaster. HB24-1259 passed by a vote of 43-18.

“Many Coloradans saw rents skyrocket after the Marshall Fire, and those who had lost their homes were forced to juggle exorbitant rents while they tried to rebuild their lives,” said Rep. Kyle Brown, D-Louisville. “Disasters, like wildfires, cause financial and emotional trauma, and no one deserves to be taken advantage of while they try to piece their life back together. This legislation adds essential protections for Coloradans so they don’t experience excessive rent increases in the aftermath of a disaster.” Read more about the bill preventing price gouging.


Colorado Energy Office claim form available online again

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Impact Development Fund recently updated their Disaster Recovery webpage to include the Colorado Energy Office Recovery Electrification Rebate claim form and the contractor form. This is in the section of the website titled Other Applications. Please direct any questions to ceorebate@impactdf.org.


CU Boulder study finds soil toxicity levels around destroyed homes are mostly minor

soil after Marshall Fire

Following the Marshall Fire, a recent CU Boulder study has shown that soil toxicity levels around destroyed homes are mostly minor. Researchers found slightly higher concentrations of toxic metals in burned areas compared to unburned ones, but below health concern thresholds. The study should ease worries for residents and officials, its authors said. Read more about CU Boulder's soil toxicity study.


Marshall Fire Unified Research survey reminder

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The Marshall Fire Recovery and Resiliency Working Group study builds on existing theories of post-disaster recovery decision-making to examine a new and increasingly relevant set of questions about how and why pre-disaster resilience policies survive or shift in the aftermath of disaster events. This work is crucially important in order to understand how to make resilience policies themselves more robust in the face of an expanding set of climate risks. Specifically, the study is guided by theories of post-disaster recovery and resilience that describe how local government policies succeed or fail after catastrophic events. Learn more about the survey, or complete it here.


Front Range Soup Brigade cookbook giveaway and Marshall ROC fundraising campaign

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The Front Range Soup Brigade created a special cookbook as a heartfelt gift for all to enjoy and to recreate the many recipes which warmed so many hearts in the community when it was needed most. The Soup Brigade is generously providing Marshall Fire survivors a complimentary electronic copy of the cookbook which can be requested through this link

For all others who want to support this effort and receive an electronic copy of the cookbook, the Front Range Soup Brigade hopes you will offer a donation of $20 or more and for those who donate $50 or more will have the option of receiving a special edition printed copy of the cookbook. Donate to the Front Range Soup Brigade Cookbook Fundraiser here. Within the Marshall ROC Recovery Center is a food pantry which supports all those impacted by the Marshall Disaster. The Front Range Soup Brigade is honored to offer 100% of the donations received from the cookbook to support Marshall ROC and their food pantry.


ROC Fest Globalsound concert for teens May 4

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Marshall ROC in collaboration with Globalsound Studios is hosting a Teen ROC Fest on Saturday, May 4, from 6 -8:30 p.m. at the Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Rd, Superior. This is a free event for teens ages 13-18 and all are invited to join in the fun. Come enjoy music, food, beverages, photo booth, prizes, book giveaways, wellness resources and more! Visit this link for more information and registration. May the Fourth be With You!


Welcome Home Care Package

Please stop by the Marshall ROC office at the Recovery Center at your convenience to pick up your Welcome Home Care Package which is full of household necessities and a “Home at Last - Private Residence” sign. Located at 357 McCaslin Blvd. Suite 115b, Louisville. Click here for a map to find the Recovery Center.


Upcoming Meetings

Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open HouseLongmont, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Berthoud, Boulder Rural FPD (Zone A)Monday, March 18 | 6-8 p.m.Boulder Rural Fire Rescue Station, 6230 Lookout Road, Boulder


Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open HouseJamestown, Ward, Lefthand FPD, (Central North Mountain Zone)Saturday, April 13 or 20 (TBD)Location TBD


Disaster Strong: Train-the-Trainer Workshop (register)Tuesdays, April 23 AND April 30Boulder County Communications Center, 3280 Airport RoadThis is a two-part training – all participants must attend both sessions


Disaster Preparedness Basics (register)Tuesday, May 21 | 6-7:30 p.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road


Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Open HouseSuperior, Louisville, Marshall, and Eldorado Springs residents (Zone D)Thursday, May 23 | 6-7 p.m.Virtual meeting (details to come)

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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