What’s Happening

SDN: FOLBR Welcomes New Director

Summit Daily News covers new Executive Director, Megan Vassar and FOLBR’s current focus’ keeping them aligned toward their mission of sustaining the lower Blue River Valley. This article touches the environmental, safety and educational issues such as FOLBR’s ongoing efforts towards improved cell service, additional wildlife crossings and the potential for expanded community presence. For the full article click here.

Join the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District

Until recently, most of the Lower Blue Valley between Silverthorne and Heeney has been a no-man’s-land, outside of any fire protection district.

In about 2006, whole subdivisions were invited to join Lake Dillon Fire District, if there was unanimous agreement of owners.  Then, 6 years ago, individual owners were invited to join, even if their neighbors declined to be included.  Now, of 185 possible No-Man’s-Land properties, 73 are officially included in the Fire District—about 40%.  The others have hesitated, primarily because of the associated increase in property tax, now $71.64 per $100,000, actual value.

We have a wonderful fire department, which has showed even more interest in the Lower Blue, since our owners have started joining. FOLBR strongly encourages everyone in “No-Man’s Land”, not already included in the Fire District, to join now!

The application process has been simplified—1 page.  The application fee is now   $100 for individual properties.

Please pick up the application form with directions on the back, or print it from this site:  http://lakedillonfirerescue.org/inclusion-process   .

Lake Dillon Fire District Will Install Your Address Sign!

The Lake Dillon Fire Rescue is reinstitution the highly visible address numbers project. In the Lower Blue Valley, we have long had a problem with emergency responders being able to find certain addresses, especially in the dark or in bad weather. Several properties have had nearly impossible to read address numbers or none at all. The Fire Department is willing to offer installing your address sign for owners that are willing to purchase their sign. For those that are interested in an address sign we have some easy steps to follow to get your sign installed.

  1. Contact Sven’s Signs 970-513-9312 and purchase your vertical or horizontal address sign. Sign can be dark brown or green.
  2. Purchase a steel post and the hardware store to attach the sign to and the nuts and bolts to mount the sign.
  3. Contact Steve Lipsher at the Lake Dillon Fire District to install your sign. 970-262-5209.

A Safe Passage: The Colorado Highway 9 Wildlife Crossing Project


State Highway 9 Wildlife Crossings

These wildlife overpass and underpass crossing make roadways safer for animals and drivers. Click here for the Monitoring Progress Report.

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