Thinking outside the box

This workshop offered me the opportunity to take advantage of other people’s different ways of thinking. 
Some things were simple, even obvious, but I hadn’t thought of them – like: 

  • putting a copy of the DeLoran Gazetteer of maps either in my car or in my go-bag, 
  • scanning my important docs and putting them in dropbox instead of carting the papers around with me.
  • storing numbers of motels (might be necessary for evac), and other important but not personal info in my phone (icloud)
  • solar battery pack for phone
  • a renewed emphasis on organizing my home, cleaning up my paperwork (dnr, will, living will) and consolidating my belongings
  • magnetic pocket for fridge with medical info in it for first responders


ideas for dealing with the road closures that Ward is about to experience, like:

  • scheduling carpools or vans for grocery and medical runs to Boulder, 
  • using the town website for linking to RTD schedules
  • using cotrip.org
  • publicizing alternate routes for visitors


There really was more than I could take in, and I heard fleeting moments of brilliant ideas coming from the other tables. I hope everyone can offer some of their learnings too.

2013 Mega Flood

Left Hand Canyon above Rowena, Photo credit Fred Morse The Front Range of Colorado is being tried once again, this time with flood. Boulder mountain communites affected include Gold Hill, Sunshine, Four Mile Canyon, Salina, Ward, Jamestown, Lyons, Nederland, Allenspark, Riverside, Raymond, Bar-K. We will have a lot more information available soon, but right now… Continue Reading

Support our local, independent mountain businesses

Because Boulder County has said this: “Given the current status of the roads, county public safety and transportation officials are urging residents to minimize – and visitors to curtail completely – their use of mountain roads within Boulder County” The IMA is encouraging everyone who lives in the mountains–or comes up here on  business–to support… Continue Reading

STRESS RELIEF SERVICES AT NO CHARGE

We have ALL been affected by the flood, and there are community resources for all of us to utilize.  Following is a list of some you may appreciate.  Volunteers WANT to serve us, but the word has not yet dispersed as well as they would like. (I am volunteering acupuncture through Rising Tide.) Please forward… Continue Reading

Mental Health Partners has a Crisis Hotline

Mental Health Partners has a Crisis Hotline anyone can call. It’s open 24/7. They welcome calls from people feeling overwhelmed by the flood disasters. 303 447-1665 There is Brief Urgent Care available in Boulder and Longmont (Longmont starting Wednesday) absolutely FREE for anyone impacted by the disaster. You don’t have to qualify to be a… Continue Reading

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service is in the initial assessment process following the flood.

Information is needed for this assessment by Tuesday October 1. If you are a property owner/manager and your land has been affected, or you know of someone’s property who was afTfected, the following information is needed by Tuesday 10/1: Stream channel relocation or scouring along roads or near homes. Irrigation structures damaged or compromised. Debris… Continue Reading

FEMA: Disaster Help Available For Privately Owned Roads & Bridges in Boulder County

Homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged in the flood may be eligible to receive limited individual disaster assistance Boulder County, Colo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced earlier this week that homeowners using privately owned access roads and bridges that were damaged by the storm and its flooding… Continue Reading

Emergency Intermountain Alliance Meeting 09/24/13

The Intermountain Alliance met today with representatives of different departments of Boulder County Government. The minutes of this meeting contain a wealth of information for Boulder mountain residents recovering from the recent floods. [download id=”1921″] These minutes include reports from Jamestown, Bar-K, Ward, Nederland, Raymond/Riverside, Allenspark, Lyons, Gold Hill as to what their prioritized, unmet needs… Continue Reading

What to do with flood debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2013  2:15 p.m. Contacts: 720-564-2935 (EOC Media Line) 303-413-7730 (Call Center – Public Information) What to do with flood debris in City of Boulder and in Boulder County? CITY OF BOULDER: City of Boulder community debris collection sites will be available through Sunday. The 10 collection sites have been consolidated to two… Continue Reading

New Transportation Options for Mountain Residents

The N bus from Nederland to Boulder RTD will implement service between Nederland and Boulder effective Monday morning September 23, 2013. This service will be provided via highway 119 operating thru Black Hawk and Gilpin County. This service will be operating on Mondays-Fridays and will stop at the following locations: Boulder Transit Center (14th & Walnut),… Continue Reading

Another FEMA Disaster Support Site for Four Mile

The following is an additional confirmed Mountain Site for the FEMA Disaster Support Teams. These teams are equipped with I-pads & satellite internet to connect and register our mountain residents for Individual Assistance. Four Mile: FEMA is bringing a van to the intersection of Four Mile Canyon and Poorman Road on Sunday, September 22nd from 10 am… Continue Reading

Trash disposal

Either the Nederland or Allenspark transfer stations (green boxes) are taking trash – household and flood related – for free. Please don’t abuse this with construction debris. We don’t know at the moment how long this will last, so do it asap. Continue Reading

FEMA in Gold Hill on Saturday

The following is an additional confirmed Mountain Site for the FEMA Disaster Support Teams. These teams are equipped with I-pads & satellite internet to connect and register our mountain residents for Individual Assistance. Gold Hill: FEMA is bringing a van to the top of Horsfal (Sunshine Canyon, east of town) so that Main Street can… Continue Reading

Register for FEMA assistance

Members of a FEMA Disaster Support Team will be at the Nederland Community Center tomorrow at 2 pm to help individuals register to obtain assistance. FEMA will also be at sites in Ward, Allenspark & Gold Hill…possibly more. The Schedule location for these will be out tomorrow ASAP. Continue Reading

Assessing infrastructure damage

As of 2PM on Tuesday, 9/17/13, crews are out and about assessing infrastructure damage. Also if your structure has been marked with a sign or tape, please leave it in place, and if you’ve removed it please replace it. This is not condemning any homes just noting where rescue crews have been and what they’ve… Continue Reading

Foothill United Way Sets Up Shop in Nederland, CO.

Boulder Mountain Resources is excited to announce our new office hours in Nederland, Colorado! More and more, our rural mountain communities west of Boulder are collaborating to bring health and human service resources to those living along the Peak-to-Peak corridor.  Foothills United Way is excited to permanently support local governmental and non-profit agencies as we… Continue Reading