May 26, 2023
Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – May 26, 2023
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NOTE: The Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter will begin posting every other week rather than every week. Look for the next issue on Friday, June 9.
Video available from property tax information session
Boulder County Assessor Cynthia Braddock, in partnership with Marshall ROC, hosted an information session to answer questions about 2023 property valuations for those impacted by the Marshall Fire. If you were unable to attend, please view the recording. Topics discussed were the reappraisal of value, how values were established for Marshall Fire properties, and how to appeal your value. If you have questions and/or concerns, please contact the Boulder County Assessor’s Office at: 303-441-3530 or email: email@example.com.
Rebate program incentive updates
Xcel Energy's rebate registration and claim forms have been updated and can be accessed here:
Rebate REGISTRATION forms -- these should be submitted when you send in permits
Rebate CLAIM forms -- these should be submitted when homes receive their certificate of occupancy -- not before!
Colorado Energy Office's forms have also been updated:
Rebate REGISTRATION Form should be submitted when you send in permits.
Rebate CLAIM Form - these should be submitted when homes receive their certificate of occupancy -- not before!
Please pay close attention to the program requirements listed on the forms.
CU researchers looking to interview Marshall Fire survivors
University of Colorado Boulder researchers are seeking participants for a Marshall Fire Community Health Research Study. Researchers are interviewing community members who experienced a loss of, or damage to, their homes during the Marshall Fire. Drs. Colleen Reid and Jessica Finlay hope to deepen understanding of how the Marshall Fire impacted physical, mental, social, and financial health and wellbeing among residents of Boulder County. Findings are expected to inform community recovery efforts and future disaster preparedness. For more information or to let researchers know you're interested in participating, use the Marshall Fire Community Health Research Study Interest Form.
April recovery navigation services report posted
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 April report.
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer free counseling
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer Boulder County Crisis Counseling to those affected by the Marshall Fire. The program offers 10 free individual or family counseling sessions and provides a pool of more than 250 licensed providers from which to choose. Counseling services are available until July 31, 2023, or until all funding allocated for this purpose is expended, whichever comes first. For additional details about the program, visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
Superior film student working on Marshall Fire documentary, looking for survivors to interview
Superior resident and film production student at Chapman University in California, Matisse Kellner, is working on a film project about the Marshall Fire. She and her production team want to respectfully tell the story from as many perspectives as possible about what happened the day of fire. She is looking for survivors who would be willing to share their experience. Interviews will take place June 2-4 and June 9-11. Please email Matisse if you are willing to share how the Marshall Fire affected you, your family, and friends.
In-person Property Appeals for Marshall Fire Property OwnersThursday, June 1, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Louisville Recreation and Senior Center, 900 Via Appia Way
Train-the-Trainer Disaster Strong Preparedness SeriesFriday, June 2, 6-8:30 p.m.Lefthand Fire Protection District 900 Lefthand Canyon Drive, BoulderRegister
Teen Marshall Fire Memorial ProjectSaturday, June 17 – 6 p.m.Founders Park, SuperiorLearn more. Register
Mental Health Support Sessions for SeniorsMondays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.Marshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115-B, Louisville.Mental Health Partners, in partnership with Colorado Spirit, offers free, drop-in group support sessions for those impacted by the Marshall Fire. No need to register.
Standing Home Emotional Support GroupWednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Marshall ROC Recovery Center, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115-B, LouisvilleFacilitated by MHP Marshall Fire Crisis Counseling Team. No need to register.
EnergySmart Open Office Hours:Second and fourth Thursday of every month – Feb. 9 through June 299 a.m. to noon (no appointment necessary)Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton RoadGet free advice on building efficiently – for homeowners, builders, code officials, trade partners
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, firstname.lastname@example.org