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2023 Water Run Off – Sign Up for Evacuation Assistance

If there were an emergency in your neighborhood that required you to evacuate, would you need help? Do you know someone such as a neighbor, parent, or friend who would need some assistance? The Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management is putting together a list of those in our county who might need some assistance in the event of an emergency that requires them to evacuate their home. Inclusion on this list is voluntary, and information will only be shared with representatives of dispatch, local fire departments, emergency medical responders and the department of social services. If you anticipate needing

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SANDBAGS AVAILABLE Although it is the homeowner’s responsibility to protect their homes, during an emergency situation, Montezuma County has a limited number of bags and sand available for those who are currently experiencing flooding issues.  (Empty sandbags are also available for purchase at local stores such as Slavens and Choice Building Supply) Empty sandbags for residents of Dolores (or upriver) are available at the Dolores Town Hall (Monday-Friday, 9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4:30pm) or at The Outfitter (Saturday 7am to 6pm, Sunday 8am to 5pm). Sand is available at Joe Rowell Park under the blue tarp.  Please replace the

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2023 Water Run Off – Ready Set Go

Ready! Sign up for Nixle alerts. Emergency officials will use this system to share evacuation information with residents in affected areas. (Text your zip code to “888777” or sign up at Make a plan. Where will you go? How will you get there? How will you communicate with family members or friends? Gather important documents- identification, insurance, financial and medical records, contact information, etc. Pack an emergency “go kit” with supplies such as medications and medical supplies, cash, food, water, weather-appropriate clothing, flashlight and batteries, chargers for cell phones, and any necessary items that would be hard to replace.

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Resolution No. 8-2022 Montezuma County Fire Ban Suspension

RESOLUTION NO. 8SUSPENSION OF BAN ON OPEN FIRES AND USE OF FIREWORKSWHEREAS, Montezuma County Ordinance No. 2-2015 prohibits open fires and the useof fireworks in unincorporated areas of MontentmaCounty, except the Montezuma County Boardof County Commissioners, based upon competent evidence may by resolution suspend said banfrom time to time to the degree and manner consistent with existing wildfire dangers; andWHEREAS, competent evidence has been presented of sufficient moisture throughoutMontezuma County temporarily reducing existing wildfire dangers to more normal conditions;NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Montezuma County Board of CountyCommissioners that the ban on open fires and the use of

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News Release: San Juan National Forest

Fire Restrictions to be Rescinded on San Juan National Forest Effective July 1San Juan National Forest reminds the public to be safe with fire   Durango, Colo., June 30, 2022 – Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on all National Forest System lands within the San Juan National Forest, including wilderness, will be rescinded effective July 1st. Recent rains over much of the forest have lessened, but not eliminated, the danger from fire, allowing restrictions to be lifted. This means campfires are now allowed outside of established campgrounds and recreation sites. The public is asked to continue to be careful with fire

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News Release: Bureau of Land Management- Tres Rios Field Office

News Release Southwest District, Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022 Contact: Deana Harms, Fire Mitigation, Education, Prevention Specialist, 970-403-5576 BLM Rescinds Fire Restrictions in Gunnison, Tres Rios, and Uncompahgre Field Offices MONTROSE, Colo. – Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands administered by the Gunnison, Tres Rios and Uncompahgre Field Offices rescind fire restrictions on July 1, 2022, except for the annual restriction for Durango Special Recreation Management Area within Durango city limits and La Plata County to include the BLM lands of Grandview, Animas City Mountain, and Skyline areas. The rescinded orders apply to the public land managed

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Mesa Verde National Park Fire Restriction Order

Mesa Verde National Park News Release PR 22-04   Release Date: June 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.  Contact: Keith Krause,, 970-529-5049   Mesa Verde National Park Fire Restriction Order    Pursuant to regulations of the Department of Interior, Title 54 USC section 100101 (a) and 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subsections 1.5 Closure and public use limits (a) (1), 2.13 Fires (a) (5) (c), 2.21 Smoking (a), and 2.38 Explosives (b) (c), the following acts are prohibited on the area, roads, and trails described below until rescinded by the Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park.   Setting, building, maintaining,

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