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Emergency Preparedness Tips

7 Alerts
January 27, 2017 8:36 AM

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters

For your safety and to help out first responders, please clear snow away from fire hydrants, electrical meter pedestals & gas meters on or near your property. Also remember to clear snow away from dryer vents that take fumes outside of your home. Please...

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December 16, 2016 5:38 PM

Winter Weather Preparedness: AVALANCHES!

Thousands of avalanches occur each winter in the mountains of Colorado. With the enormous popularity of winter sports in Colorado, this poses a risk to skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and people traveling in the backcountry. On average 6 people die...

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July 13, 2016 2:38 PM

Gunnison Basin Wildfire Council Public Service Announcement: Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past couple weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors should...

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October 20, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: Outlooks, Watches & Warnings – What do they mean?

When a warning is issued during the winter season, will you know what it means, and will you know how to respond?

OUTLOOKS:
A Hazardous Weather Outlook is issued daily by each National Weather Service office serving Colorado. The outlook provides...

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October 19, 2015 8:30 AM

Winter Weather Preparedness: WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY

Preparedness is a big part of winter travel safety. Prepare your car or truck for winter travel with the following recommendations...

EQUIPMENT: A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires, tire chains, tow rope, sand or cat litter...

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March 18, 2014 3:06 PM

Safety Tips when Recylcing Batteries

Did you know that a 9 volt battery can start a fire in your home? Click on the link provided for some safety tips when recycling batteries.

December 23, 2013 3:24 PM

Emergency Preparedness Kits

Halloween is near, the fog is rolling in, the chill is starting to bite and there are groans coming from the woods. In addition to your healthy supply of wooden stakes, silver bullets and garlic, it would be wise to put aside a few other items and create...

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Non-Emergency Advisories

5 Alerts
January 27, 2017 12:41 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

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January 27, 2017 8:41 AM

Clear Snow Away from Fire Hydrants, Dryer Vents & Meters

For your safety and to help out first responders, please clear snow away from fire hydrants, electrical meter pedestals & gas meters on or near your property. Also remember to clear snow away from dryer vents that take fumes outside of your home. Please...

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August 8, 2016 3:03 PM

Scientists from the RMBL will be releasing a nontoxic red dye into the East River on 8/9 & 9/10-9/12

NOTICE TO FISHERMEN AND RIVER USERS:

Scientists from the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Colorado School of Mines will be releasing a nontoxic red dye into the East River on two occasions in August and September...

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July 13, 2016 2:40 PM

Gunnison Basin Wildfire Council Public Service Announcement: Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

Fire Danger in Gunnison County is High

The warm, dry and windy weather of the past couple weeks has significantly increased the fire danger in Gunnison County. There are currently no fire restrictions in place, however residents and visitors should...

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May 26, 2015 9:18 AM

Dam Safety: Are you prepared for a dam emergency?

If you live in Colorado you are aware of the above average precipitation we have had and the saturated conditions of our ground in much of the state. Rivers are running high as is typical for this time of year, and the added moisture is making flooding...

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Public Health Advisories

3 Alerts
January 27, 2017 12:44 PM

Community Crisis Coalition Community Message: Grief is a natural response to loss.

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief will be.
We need to be able to watch out for each other: When someone...

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June 29, 2015 2:12 PM

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

Preventing Mosquito Bites & West Nile Infection

West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquito bites to humans and can cause anything from mild flu-like illness to serious illness including meningitis or paralysis. Avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes will...

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February 19, 2015 2:45 PM

Assessing Immunity to Measles - Where and How to Find Out if You Are Immune

Please visit the Gunnison County Public Health webpage for the most update information on how to know if you have Measles immunity, where to find this documentation, or how to be tested for Measles immunity.

Travel Advisories

4 Alerts
February 23, 2017 3:08 PM

CORRECTED: Kebler Pass (CR #12) Closed from Hwy 133 to Mile Marker 9

CORRECTED 2/24/2017: Kebler Pass (CR #12) is closed from Hwy 133 to Mile Marker 9 due to poor road conditions until further notice. It is open to emergency vehicles and private residents only. Contact Public Works at (970) 641-0044 for more info.

January 9, 2017 1:50 PM

Taylor River Road (CR #742) - OPEN

Crews have successfully been able to OPEN Taylor River Road today, 1/18/17 at approximately 3:00pm. Please call 641-0044 with further questions.

June 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Kebler Pass CLOSURE

Kebler Pass will be CLOSED for the winter season FOR OVER THE TOP TRAVEL effective Friday, November 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm We will be plowing to the Irwin Forks from Crested Butte through Thanksgiving. Please call 970-641-0044 for more information.

May 26, 2016 12:26 PM

Cottonwood Pass Closure

Cottonwood Pass will be POSTED CLOSED (gates not closed) effective Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm. We WILL NOT be checking, plowing or maintaining this road after this date. Please call 970-641-0044 for further questions.