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November 21, 2023

Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – Nov. 20, 2023

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Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter

Mental and emotional support available

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As we approach the holidays and the two-year mark of the Marshall Fire and Wind Event, it is important that those impacted recognize their emotional needs and take care of themselves. Researchers have found that it can take 24-60 months for a community to move through the phases of disaster response. The healing journey is a unique experience and one that each person processes differently. There are many mental and emotional support services available to help process grief and focus on healing.

Marshall Fire recovery navigation services to end March 2024

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Marshall Fire and Wind Event survivors find themselves in many different stages of recovery as they approach the two-year anniversary of the disaster. Some have returned to their homes, while others are just embarking on their recovery journey. Throughout the aftermath of this devastating event, Recovery Navigators have been a lifeline for more than a thousand survivors by guiding them through their recovery process.

The Navigating Disaster Program plans to conclude its in-person services in March 2024. Survivors just starting their recovery/rebuilding process or those who would like additional in-person one-on-one support are encouraged to reach out to the Navigating Disaster program prior to Dec. 1 to allow enough time to receive the recovery support needed. Read more about recovery assistance.

Insurance and recovery two-year survey

Marshall Fire Two-Year Insurance Survey

The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) is asking Marshall Fire survivors to take a moment to complete a short Marshall Fire two-year survey conducted by the nonprofit United Policyholders in partnership with the DOI. The purpose of this survey is to track progress and problems, while gathering data on insurance and wildfire recovery. This is a follow-up to the 6-and-12-month surveys previously sent by United Policyholders.

The data collected helps support the community throughout the long-term recovery, and informs and advances post-disaster advocacy work.

Take the two-year insurance survey.

View previous survey results and reports, including the Marshall Fire 6-and-12-month survey.

October recovery navigation services report posted

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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 October report.

Maintaining vacant lots in the unincorporated Marshall Fire impacted area

dirt lot where a home once stood

Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting (CP&P) has received some inquiries from the community about trash, weeds, vehicles, etc. on vacant lots in the unincorporated areas of the Marshall Fire impacted area. It is important for property owners to maintain these vacant lots in order to reduce hazards, mitigate wildfire risk, address health and safety issues, and out of respect for neighbors and the community. Maintaining these vacant properties also keeps property owners in compliance with county regulations. Learn more about vacant lot violations.

Upcoming Meetings

Hearts and Home Holiday Giveaway (Sign up)Nov. 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.Marshall ROC, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115, Louisville

Survivor to Survivor ForumTuesday, Nov. 28 | 8 p.m.Zoom – registration required

Community Holiday Dinner (Sign up)Dec. 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Marshall ROC, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115, Louisville

Holiday Cookie Decorating (Sign up)Dec. 9 — Four 45-minute sessions available at 9, 10 ,11 a.m. and noon)Marshall ROC, 357 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 115, Louisville

Sustainable Landscape Templates Open HouseMonday, Dec. 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.Louisville Recreation & Senior Center, 900 Via Appia WayEmail to add your name to the interest list

Survivor to Survivor ForumTuesday, Dec. 19 | 8 p.m.Zoom registration required

Marshall Fire Solidarity BreakfastSaturday, Dec. 30 | 8-10 a.m.Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road

Marshall Together Hugs and Brews FestSaturday, Dec. 30 | 3-5 p.m.Bambei Brewing, 100 Superior Plaza Way Suite 102, SuperiorRSVP required

View all Meetings


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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,