Teller County has gone to a Stage III Burn Restriction as of 7/3/18. However, the City of Cripple Creek has different restrictions than the County’s Stage II/III bans. See here:
Fire-Burning Restrictions – Cripple Creek June 2018
Cripple Creek’s burning restrictions only apply within city limits. The reason Cripple Creek is slightly less restrictive is the availability of fire hydrants and full-time Fire Department staff.
Personal fireworks of ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: SPARKLERS, FIRE CRACKERS, SMOKE BOMBS, BURNING SNAKES, ETC. ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Burn restriction policies will be strictly enforced with ZERO TOLERANCE.
Information regarding the rescheduling of fireworks to come.
We just received an updated assessment and the fire is up to 1400 Acres with Zero containment at this time. 360 homes are on mandatory evacuation and 211 homes on pre-evacuation. We will post a map of the affected are as soon as it it available. We appreciate your patience at this time.
At this time 661 acres have been burned and there is 0% containment. There are no new evacuations as of last night. Air drops occurred last night to start a fire line. For those that have been evacuated we are asking you to prepare for 24-48 hours, at least. Law enforcement officials are stationed at each subdivision entrance. Some subdivisions have power shut off to their residences, IREA is on scene. Road closures remain the same as before.
There is a place to request medications and prescriptions at the shelter in Cripple Creek at the high school through Red Cross. Pets (dogs and cats) are allowed but must be crated.
A temporary triage tent has been set up through Public Health at Evergreen Station. 4-5 structures have been lost at this time and we are unable to determine what structures they are at this time. We will be notifying home owners. We are unable to determine the way the fire is moving right now, because of the wind change.
If you are in the area of the fire, please, PREPARE NOW, DO NOT WAIT! Make sure your vehicles are fueled up and ready to go. There are no confirmations of injuries or deaths at this time.
A BIG THANKS TO OUR FIREFIGHTERS! Many homes were saved last night.
Donations are being accepted at the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. There is a request for chapstick, sunblock and throat lozenges. Please bring these items to the Sheriff’s Office and do not take them to Four Mile Fire.
For more information please visit our website at tellercountysheriff.com or go to our facebook page, Teller County Sheriff’s office. Nixle will only have pre-evacuations and evacuation notices.
Although we are not in a Stage Three Burn Ban at this time we are asking our community, in Honor of the Spirit of the Ban, please refrain from using gas grills, propane stoves and outdoor smoking at this time. We appreciate your help in this matter.
– Teller County Sheriff Mikesell and Staff
THE TELLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS THE LEAD AGENCY
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Teller County Fire West of Cripple Creek
CRIPPLE CREEK, CO (June 29, 2018 – 2:35 PM):
A wildfire has broken out in southwestern Teller County. Multiple agencies are on the scene.
The High Chateau and Highland Meadows subdivisions are in the process of mandatory evacuation. The Cripple Creek-Victor Junior Senior High School has been opened for displaced residents with Emergency Personnel on premises for assistance. The Red Cross in en route to the school for additional relief assistance, with an ETA of approximately 3:45 pm.
Teller County Rd. 11 is closed at Teller County Rd. 1 to Four-Mile Station.
The Teller County Fairgrounds in Cripple Creek is open and available for displaced large animals and livestock.
There is no additional information at this time and updates will be given as soon as they become available.
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Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history.
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Fire-Burning Restrictions (Stage II) June 2018
The June 20th City Council Meeting has been rescheduled for June 27th
The City of Cripple Creek invites statements of qualifications/proposals from professional engineering firms to submit to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on the City’s behalf a paper hydraulic derating to less than 1mgd and develop a Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for its proposed wastewater treatment facility improvement project, “Biosolids Dewatering and Treatment Optimization Project”. The PER will evaluate and make recommendations to address alarm/SCADA needs, energy use, solids handling and disinfection practices.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL_ Wastewater Improvement Project
increasing number of issues created between property owners and renters has prompted the implementation of a policy change.
Beginning January 2016 as the requests for tenant address changes are received, the monthly utility billing will remain in the property owner’s name whom is ultimately the responsible party. All utility charges will be mailed to the property owner. While the renter may pay the utility bill, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to notify the renter of the charges.
Large-type printed material of any city documents are available upon request.
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774