The four members of jam band legends Phish, plus some prominent Boulder area bands, will play a benefit for the Boulder Mountain Fire Relief Fund on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield.
So when Koehn heard the property was on the edge of the Fourmile fire, he knew he couldnt stand around idly and let his beloved ranch burn down. Police had already closed down most of the roads into the ranch, but for Koehn, that just meant he had to get creative.
As the flames raced through northwest Boulder on Labor Day morning, concerned residents naturally jumped on their computers in search of news on the fire. But those who scoured through news sites found very little in the way of live coverage and updates.
ore than 915 firefighters from around the nation joined the fire fight in Fourmile Canyon last week, with a good handful of them volunteer firefighters. In the first few days of the fire, volunteers from 35 regional fire districts jumped in, trying to save homes and contain the fire.
Relief for the victims of the Fourmile Canyon fire and aid for the firefighters has poured in since smoke first started billowing from the hills, and it has taken many forms, from shelter for humans and pets to donations of food, water and supplies.
Emily Bucy, a psychiatrist at Boulder Community Hospital, told Boulder Weekly the classic model of the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) created by Elisabeth Kbler-Ross can be applied to a disaster like the loss of a home in a wildfire, but with some differences.
Families all around them have run through their mental lists of all they lost in the Fourmile Canyon fire: the family photos, the irretrievable data on melted computers, the teddy bear that lulled a child to sleep every night, the house where so many of those family memories were made, and so much more.
Cmdr. Phil West of the Boulder County Sheriff s Office told Boulder Weekly that there are still a number of interviews left for his office to complete before it is ready to make its final recommendation on whether charges should be filed.
Boulder County officials have announced the the Fourmile Canyon fire is 100 percent contained. There are still some dangers in the burn area but most if not all residentsshould be allowed to return to their homes by Wednesday.