There’s nothing to compare to Jamestown’s 4th of July celebration. It’s a long-standing mountain tradition and fun day where all the money raised goes to support the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department. Please join us and bring family and friends.
WHERE: Elysian Park
- Live Music 7 AM – 11 PM
- Pancake breakfast 8 AM – 11 AM
- World’s Goofiest Parade 11:30 AM – 12 PM
- National Anthem – 12 PM
- Lunch Burgers/ Brats/ Salad 12 PM – 6:30 PM
- Kids games ~12 PM – 3 PM
- Pie eating contest ~ 2 PM
- Pie and cake judging contest – 3 PM (pie to be sold after)
- Wood splitting contest ~ 2 PM
- Raffle ~ 12 PM – end; all proceeds to the JVFD
- Fireworks at night
From the United States Forest Service
Portions of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests join counties in fire restrictions
BOULDER, Colo. (March 17, 2017) – Due to a forecast of continuing dry and warm conditions, and in support of fire restrictions currently enacted in Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Boulder counties, the Boulder and Clear Creek ranger districts of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are enacting Stage 1 fire restrictions effective today. The Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have and are in place until rescinded.
Within the fire restriction area, forest visitors cannot:
- Build or maintain a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site (e.g., campgrounds where fees are charged).
- Smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials.
- Operate a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.
- Weld or operate acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.
- Use explosives, including fireworks.
- Discharge a firearm EXCEPT a person possessing a valid Colorado hunting license lawfully involved in hunting and harvesting game.
Violation of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.
To view the fire restriction orders and maps, go to www.fs.usda.gov/arp. They will be listed in the “Alerts and Notices” box on the right.
Fire Managers will continue to monitor conditions on the Forests and Grassland and the need for further fire restrictions.
Please note that many counties are also under fire restrictions; information is available atwww.coemergency.com/p/fire-bans-danger.html
K. “Reid” Armstrong
Public Affairs Specialist/Community Liaison
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
Pawnee National Grassland
Caring for the land and serving people
BOULDER, Colo – (Feb. 23, 2017) With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters will resume slash pile burning near Jamestown, Gold Lake, and Ward, including the following areas:
- Southeast of Ward: near Gold Hill Road (County Road 52) and Sawmill Road;
- East of Gold Lake: 1 mile east of Gold Lake off County Road 509;
- Southwest of Jamestown: Ridge Fuel Break off county Rd 509, 2 miles east of Gold Lake;
- Jamestown: Piles are located one-tenth of a mile south of Jamestown.
The burning piles along County Road 52 may produce some smoke and traffic delays. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Ward, Jamestown, Gold Hill and Bar K.
In a recent communication the Forest Service said that pile burning will be moving to near Jamestown although no specific dates were given.
The following is the complete communication.