Morning Brief: Boulder County Rescinds Level 1 Fire Restrictions

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Sheriff Joe Pelle announced that he was rescinding the Level 1 fire restrictions for western Boulder County on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

The change in the restrictions is due to the lower temperatures and moist weather that western Boulder County has been experiencing, thus decreasing the wildfire danger.

“Residents are reminded that although the fire restrictions have been rescinded, there are still permit requirements in place for slash burning and broadcast burns, also known as prescribed fires. Permits are available online at: or at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters,” states Boulder County. “Agricultural burns and campfires are now allowed and do not require a permit.”

The Journey Home: Addiction in Longmont with Guest Public Safety Chief Mike Butler

This week on The Journey Home, J.J. interviews Public Safety Chief Mike Butler on the resources available for those suffering from addiction. Chief Butler discusses the CORE and LEAD programs and the Angel Initiative. Listen to podcast.

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Opinion: Rick Jacobi-Train Noise Mitigation

I have been talking to the City Manager, the Transportation Engineer, and several City Council Members about this:

The City has been unable to get grants to help defray the cost of quieting train intersections, and currently is not looking for more grants. The majority of City Council members sound committed to working on this with City dollars, however, and there will probably be funding for making some RR crossings ‘quiet-zone compliant’ at 1st and Emery, maybe 3rd and Atwood, Main Street, and possibly Coffman Street in next year’s budget. Some of this funding has been earmarked for the last several years, the rest has to be bargained for. After that, the plan is to build this zone northward with additional crossing improvements each year. Staff is considering setting aside $300,000 each year towards this, which will fund improvements at a rate of approximately one crossing a year. Read more.

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Message From Longmont Public Safety Concerning Skimmers

Lots of discussion the last couple of days about skimmers. So here’s what we know:

Often times people whose credit cards are fraudulently used believe their card must have been skimmed at the last place it was used. While this can be true, suspects can collect credit and debit card information for months before finally downloading it onto dummy credit cards. Banks search their transactions for a “Common Point of Compromise” meaning what businesses have been charged on all of the compromised accounts. King Soopers, for example, is likely to be on about 80% of Longmont consumers debit and credit cards within thirty days so they are likely to show up, but doesn’t mean there is a skimmer installed. At the time of this post, King Soopers loss prevention has searched the north store without finding any skimmers and are searching the rest of the stores in Longmont now. Shell also did not find any skimmers at their location. Most businesses and banks check their readers once a day. Continue reading…

Haunt In The ‘Mont 2018

100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley and will benefit local schools! The event is Halloween themed and costumes are encouraged. There will be a costume contest with great prizes donated by local businesses! For a list of participating businesses click here.

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