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    31893
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-18-2018
    08:50 AM MT(US)

    LAST CALL to sign up for Band in a Hat #11!

    ALL are welcome to attend our JAM Gathering TODAY @ 1 p.m. at The Merc and see what JAM is up to in its 22nd year of existence! Band in a Hat #11 drawing will also take place, so be sure to sign up before 1 p.m. for ONE of the following categories:

    - DRUM KIT (2 slots still open!)
    - BASS (2 slots still open!)
    - VOCALS
    - STRINGS
    - WINDS
    - OTHER

    Kid Band is going to be a blast this time and the more members we have, the merrier!

    SIGN UP NOW on the sheet at The Merc OR email jamforthearts@gmail.com OR call (3o3) 545-55o2 before the drawing time!

    BIAH #11 DRAWING: Today at 1 p.m. @ The Merc where musicians will be drawn from each instrument "hat" to form a band. Each band then has 7 weeks to create a half-hour set of original or cover tunes, comedy, theater, or whatever it so desires!
    SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. @ JamesTown Hall

    See you all today!
    31892
    Kirk C. Warkins
    02-17-2018
    11:58 PM MT(US)
    As a side note. We have lived here for about two years, just above where the trucks got stuck today. When we moved here, we would sometimes hire workers to work on our house. After the first or second worker from the front range got into hot water trying to get in and out of our neighborhood, on roads that were really only accessible in four wheel drive vehicles, we stopped calling for workers to come out in the conditions that exist here, simply out of concern for their safety. We have had more than one worker get stuck on our road in conditions they did not anticipate, and were not prepared for, because this is not an easily accessible area. I am a Colorado, high altitude native, and I am conditioned for this. Most people are not, even those from the lower elevations. This is not a bias, or people out to get somebody. Rather a practical body of knowledge that would serve well to be listened to.
    31891
    Cynthia Sliker
    02-17-2018
    08:28 PM MT(US)
    Hi Mike - the incident you are describing did NOT take place on our property, please get your facts straight before lashing out at my husband Robert who, as neighbors will tell you, is definitely a "kind and decent person." What actually happened is that we noticed they were stuck, asked them if they needed help, invited them into our home to use the phone, and recommended a tow company to pull them out. Robert then stayed with them until Help Towing arrived and they got out safely. When hiring contractors to perform work at your home, it is always a good idea to give complete directions (GPS and cell maps don't work up here) and also to stress that they absolutely need 4WD in the winter. These were nice guys trying to do a job who were not given adequate instructions or equipment, and we helped them as we would help anyone stranded up here. Since we are your closest neighbors, I suggest you get to know us before tagging us as "evil" or making assumptions of any kind. Thank you.
    31890
    Robert Schaller
    02-17-2018
    08:17 PM MT(US)
    Mr. Ferrel, I think that you have me confused with somebody else: the events you describe never happened at my house!

    What took place was this:

    This morning about 9:30 am or so I heard some people stuck in the snow at the end of my driveway, and went out to help them. They were solar installers headed to your place with two trucks who had been given inadequate directions which caused them to take the right fork towards my house instead of the left fork to your house. They were, apparently told to look for a "no trespassing" sign which they never saw, and by mistake drove the first truck past my driveway down a road which has not been driven on since it's been snowing, and got completely stuck. They didn't have 4WD or snow tires or chains. They tried to self-rescue by pulling one truck with the other, but the rope broke and the truck that wasn't stuck couldn't help. There is no cell reception back here, so I brought one of the guys over to my house to use the phone. He couldn't get through to anyone, so I recommended a tow company that has helped us in the past, and he set something up with them. I talked to the towing company fifteen minutes later to give him good directions, and I went out and stayed with the guys. They eventually got the truck that wasn't stuck up the hill to the fork by Jim Weglarz house, which itself was dicey, requiring several passes with the last successful one requiring two of the workers to hang on to the back of the truck for weight while the truck drove at a high rate of speed up the hill, which, while exciting, was perhaps not the safest thing to do.

    I followed them up the hill on foot to make sure they made it, then came back around when I heard the tow truck.

    I did take pictures, that's true; but that's the only part of your account that I recognize. I wanted to document what can easily happen when folks come back here without being adequately directed or equipped. As you say, they were just here to do a job, on a Saturday, no less. I don't know whether they were able to get to the actual job or to finish it; they told me that given the several hours of unexpected delay, they weren't at all confident that they would be able to, and were looking at having to come back another day.

    It might be a meaningful expression of your stated concern for the treatment of others to pay them for their time and the money they paid for the towing, don't you think? As you point out, it certainly wasn't their fault!

    Altogether, it took nearly two hours of my time, helping. I'm glad to do it, because helping those in need is the right thing to do. But they're not the first ones whom I've helped trying to get to your place; there was a garbage truck some months back. Is this going to happen often?

    I'm certainly sorry to hear they may also have got stuck somewhere else, because that just adds to their troubles, doesn't it? They were only up here to do a job for you.

    I appreciate your offer of future hospitality and am glad to hear of your intentions to model how to be a good and decent neighbor and person. That would seem to recommend not lashing out at people on a public forum based on second-hand information, which, as is the case here, happened to be incorrect. It seems to me that the word "evil" should not be one that easily rolls off the tongue, but whose use requires a rather high level of certainty: higher, I think, than this.

    --Robert Schaller
    31889
    Holly Saracco
    02-17-2018
    04:06 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Kate & JD!
    31888
    Kate Burke
    02-17-2018
    02:37 PM MT(US)
    We have some.  We can drop it by in 30 minutes or so or you can come by
    31887
    Nimby A
    02-17-2018
    02:33 PM MT(US)

    Exactly.
    31886
    Holly S
    02-17-2018
    02:27 PM MT(US)
    Hey does anyone have about 8 feet of drywall tape we could have? I could replace it tomorrow. Doing a ceiling repair. o355. Thanks!
    31885
    Holly S
    02-17-2018
    02:21 PM MT(US)
    Mike Ferrell, this is not correct. Robert was trying to help and spoke to my husband who was going to go down to pull them out, but realized his truck wasn't large enough. We know the folks driving the truck are just trying to do their job. The problem as we have told you all along, is the road is not appropriate for vans coming back and forth with passengers. No need to fan the flames.
    31884
    Mike Ferrell
    02-17-2018
    02:12 PM MT(US)
    Hey Robert Schaller, After hearing from the drivers, they only got stuck because you refused to let them turn around in your driveway. You then filmed them being stuck instead of trying to help them. You don't have any obligation to let someone else on your property or to help, that is true, but taking your issues with me or the use of the property out on some poor guys who are just doing their jobs delivering supplies and then filming it is just evil. Once our home is established in the neighborhood, please feel free to come by anytime you need something. I am happy to model how to be a good and decent neighbor and person for you. With all the evil in the world, this kind of treatment of others should be condemned. You may not like me or the use of the property, but that doesn't mean you can't be a kind and decent person. The same goes for the others egging him on on this thread.
    31883
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-17-2018
    10:02 AM MT(US)

    Tomorrow's the day! Band in a Hat #11 is well on its way!

    So far, we have enough members for ONE BAND but we need MORE to make this the uniquely epic event it always is! PLEASE SIGN UP as soon as possible for ONE of the following categories:

    - DRUM KIT (4 slots still available!)
    - BASS (3 slots still open!)
    - STRINGS
    - VOCALS
    - WINDS
    - OTHER

    KID BAND is rockin' with a lot of members so far!

    DRAWING: Tomorrow @ 1 p.m. @ the Merc
    SHOW: Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. @ JimTown Hall
    SIGN UP: at the Merc OR email jamforthearts@gmail.com OR call (3o3) 545-55o2 by the drawing time.

    Perhaps BIAH has run its course or people are too busy to commit this time. Rest assured, if you join, it will be one of the most enriching experiences of your life! ALL ages, styles, levels, and locations are encouraged to participate!

    Please come to the JAM GATHERING TOMORROW (Sunday the 18th) @ 1 p.m. @ Jamestown Merc for EVERYONE, regardless of whether or not you are involved in this particular project. See what JAM is all about and partake in the fun shenanigans of this year, JAM's 22nd year in existence! We will have a short meeting followed by the Band in a Hat Drawing.

    Share widely and bring your friends!
    31882
    PattiO
    02-17-2018
    09:58 AM MT(US)
    someone take a picture!
    31881
    Jason
    02-17-2018
    09:50 AM MT(US)
    Just spoke to Robert. FYI the truck is bigger than a pickup, quite a ways down the road, gonna require something heavy duty to extract...
    31880
    Irony
    02-17-2018
    09:49 AM MT(US)
    Too funny... No one could possibly have seen that coming!
    31879
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    02-17-2018
    09:40 AM MT(US)
    This week Forest Service crews burned 1,175 small slash piles in the James Creek area, for a total of 71 acres of fuels reduction. Burning will continue next week in the areas listed below as conditions allow.

    Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

    BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:

    · James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)

    · Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)

    · Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)

    Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.

    Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

    Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

     If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

    A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/


    K. "Reid" Armstrong
    Public Affairs Specialist

    Forest Service

    Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
    Pawnee National Grassland

    p: 303-541-2532
    c: 970-222-7607
    krarmstrong@fs.fed.us

    2150 Yarmouth Ave.
    Boulder, CO 80301
    www.fs.usda.gov/arp
    31878
    Robert Schaller
    02-17-2018
    09:25 AM MT(US)
    There are a couple of stuck trucks down at our driveway on ridge road who were trying to get to 1236. Is anyone out there in Bar-K land that could help pull them out?

    Robert 1016
    Edited 02-17-2018 09:31 AM
    31877
    Jason
    02-17-2018
    08:37 AM MT(US)
    Missing a garbage can from 641 Ranch, just east of the new picnic table mating grounds. Call 0 three 5 5 if you’ve seen it.
    31876
    Silviapettem
    02-16-2018
    04:34 PM MT(US)
    Any plumbers who will come to the Bar-K? I know I've asked this before, and so have several others.... Finding a plumber is an ongoing problem. So, I'm asking again. Thanks.
    31875
    Denise LuttrellPerson was signed in when posted
    02-16-2018
    03:36 PM MT(US)
    I have a spare ticket to Bruce Cockburn at the Boulder Theater tonight. Sold out show. $45 four 5 nine 3072
    31873
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-16-2018
    09:43 AM MT(US)
    Super duper slippery especially below Jamestown and beyond...Icy and really slick most of the way down...
    31872
    Susan Kolinski
    02-15-2018
    09:57 PM MT(US)
    Haha John. Very lyrical.
    31871
    John G
    02-15-2018
    05:39 PM MT(US)
    Susan they needed to C-sharp so they would not B-flat.

    Sorry but I could not resist. 'Twas not I who retuned them, but I am glad they're back.
    31870
    Susan Kolinski
    02-15-2018
    04:47 PM MT(US)
    That was fast. Who retuned our dogs? Please give a call.
    31869
    Susan Kolinski
    02-15-2018
    04:43 PM MT(US)
    Dogs on the run this afternoon. Bosco is a large chocolate lab and Lily is a red Lab mix. If you spot them, please give a call - four-five-9-0-three-one-2. Thanks.
    31868
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    02-15-2018
    02:02 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies tonight: Blueberry Peach, Pumpkin, and Maple Walnut
    31867
    Steve B
    02-14-2018
    07:50 AM MT(US)
    County planning board meeting on the 21st at 1:30 pm regarding the proposed substance abuse center on Ridge rd. If you can not make the meeting the county is accepting comments online.

    the meeting:
    http://webpubapps.bouldercounty.org/FileNe...3-A5E6-B8C9649B93A5}

    Comments:
    http://landuse.boco.solutions/boco.lu.dock...l?docket=SU-17-0008
    Edited 02-14-2018 07:50 AM
    31866
    Karen A
    02-13-2018
    07:39 AM MT(US)
    Very sad news about Scott. I have a request from former Jamestown resident Jim Campbell for Carol Byers' mailing address. Karen D or someone, can you please email it to me? karenjamestownATearthlinkDOTnet.
    31865
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    02-12-2018
    02:23 PM MT(US)

    "It goes to Eleven!" BAND IN A HAT #11, that is!

    ALL ages, styles, levels, and locations are encouraged to join this unique event!

    SIGN UP BY THIS Sunday, February 18th at The Merc! The drawing will be from 1-2 p.m. at our JAM Gathering, to which all are welcome!
    At the drawing, a musician will be pulled from each instrument "hat" to form a band. Each band then has 7 weeks to create a half-hour set of original or cover tunes, comedy, theater, or whatever your band desires for the show!
    SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 14th @ 6 p.m. in JamesTown Hall

    ADULTS-IN-A-HAT!
    Sign up for ONE of the following INSTRUMENT CATEGORIES:

    - BASS (4 slots only!)
    - DRUM KIT (4 slots only!)
    - VOCALS
    - STRINGS (anything besides bass, including electric/acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, etc.)
    - WINDS (anything you blow, such as horns, flute, sax, didgeridoo, etc.)
    - OTHER (anything not listed above, such as hand drums/percussion, keyboards, drunk stick, kazoo, marimbas, pots, pans, etc.)
    - KID BAND (see below for details)

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    - Sign your name & contact info for ONE instrument category per person (although you may play others and/or sing as determined by your band) and specify WHICH instrument you will play. Also specify if you can offer a practice space (The JAM Hut on the west side of Town Hall is available for practice space but pretty small).
    - Two people from the same household may sign up in ONE instrument category of the sign-up sheet (for scheduling and practice space convenience). Because this is a special circumstance, both household members must decide on one category to enter while the other becomes a bonus member of their band.
    - Each musician must be committed to having loads of fun, working amicably with others, and attending scheduled practices. Please do not drop out mid-stream! In the event of drop-out, the band may do what it takes to make a great set, such as continuing with the remaining members, calling in a replacement, or implementing other ideas they may have.
    - All musicians MUST be signed up BY the drawing date (February 18th) in order to participate.
    - At the drawing, a member is picked from each instrument category “hat” to form a band. Each band then has 6 weeks to create a 30 minute set of original or cover tunes, theater, comedy, or whatever your band invents for the event date!
    - SOUND PEOPLE, HATMASTER OF CEREMONIES, and HAT JUDGES are also needed and slots are posted on the sign-up sheet.
    - The ORDER OF THE BANDS at the event will be determined later and bands will be notified.

    KIDS-IN-A-HAT!
    - ALL KIDS are welcome up to age 18 with parental permission.
    - Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult to each practice and at the event.
    - Sign the child’s name, age at the time of sign-up, and contact info on the sign-up sheet in the Merc or via email below.
    - Kids can but need not sign up for specific instruments as interests will be determined during practices and there will be many instruments to try!
    - After the drawing date, parents will be notified of the practice schedule and location.
    - Kids must be committed to attending the practices scheduled by the band.
    - Teens over age 18 (or age 14-18 with musical experience) may also sign up for Adults-In-A-Hat outlined above!

    HAT CONTEST for all!

    Wear your goofiest, classiest, or most creative hat to the event and win a prize!
    If you’re not in a band, you can sign up to be a HAT JUDGE!

    CONTACT: jamforthearts@gmail.com or (3o3) 545-55o2 with questions or to sign up and your request will be added to the sheet!
    31864
    JamiePPerson was signed in when posted
    02-12-2018
    11:56 AM MT(US)

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    Secure your child's Cal-Wood experience and take advantage of our 10% off early bird discount before March 1st!

    Check out our website for all of the information: www.calwood.org/camps or please reach out with questions: campsATcalwoodDOTorg
    31863
    Karen DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-12-2018
    11:30 AM MT(US)
    One more thing re: the gathering for Scott Byers:
     "I want to make a shrine and am offering an opportunity for people to bring additions. Photos, sea shells? Whatever. If you need it back, include contact info." -Carol
    Edited 02-12-2018 11:31 AM
    31862
    Karen DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-12-2018
    10:47 AM MT(US)
    Here are details re: the gathering for Scott Byers:
    "This is short notice but Carol Byers would like family and friends to gather at the Millsite Inn tomorrow night 2/13 at 6 pm for a celebration of Scott Byers. (His daughter needs to return home on Wednesday.) We will be having a potluck. Pulled pork will be provided. (Sherry Spitz can answer foood inquiries 303 720 1046). Bring some fun and stories. Hope to see the place filled with love."
    31861
    Judy
    02-12-2018
    09:25 AM MT(US)
    That is sad news concerning Scott Byers. Please share news of potluck or memorial. Thanks, Judy
    31860
    Karen DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-12-2018
    09:02 AM MT(US)

    Carol Byers, co owner of the Millsite Inn in Ward asked me to share the sad news that her husband Scott Byers passed away yesterday. There may be a potluck gathering tomorrow (short notice but his daughter has to return Wednesday). I will post when there are details.
    31859
    Carl
    02-11-2018
    09:02 AM MT(US)
    Kate,
    I can highly recommend Michael Audet of Sugarloaf Hardwood Floors. He did a great job on my hardwood floors. His office: 303 four four four - two five one four. His cell: 303 five two five - three nine five two.
    31858
    Jackson DPerson was signed in when posted
    02-10-2018
    04:17 PM MT(US)
    If your Audi is in the ditch up on overland road, and I just gave you a ride from it to your friend's street about an hour ago, then you left your iPhone in the backseat. Maybe one easy way to get it back to you would be to leave it at the Merc?
    31857
    Kate BurkePerson was signed in when posted
    02-10-2018
    01:10 PM MT(US)
    Any recommendations for a small but professional hardwood floor laying job with a finished edge to it?
    31856
    robert and dale
    02-10-2018
    10:14 AM MT(US)
    or has anyone seen a plow go by?
    31855
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    02-10-2018
    08:31 AM MT(US)
    Does anyone have road report this morning?

    Thanks and stay warm!
    31854
    Margie
    02-09-2018
    07:23 PM MT(US)
    It is very unusual for an M.Lion to attack a horse or horses. It has happened, however, but not in the Bar-K. If you leave your dogs out in an uncovered pen or let them run, they are always subject to attacks and not just from M. Lions. Coyotes, bears and grouchy moose are willing too. Hot wire, aka electric fencing, is a good way to protect your critters if you plan on leaving them alone, especially at night.
    31853
    O'BPerson was signed in when posted
    02-09-2018
    03:07 PM MT(US)

    Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

    BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:

    · James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)

    · Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)

    · Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)

    Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.

    Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

    Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

     If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

    A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/
    31852
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    02-09-2018
    02:03 PM MT(US)
    Although Nancy grew up in the mountains west of Fort Collins, there were very few mountain lions and bears! So, can the animal lovers in Bar K advise us about protecting our horses and dogs (big and small) against these creatures? Will mountain lions or bears bother horses in a pasture? Dogs in a fenced yard or on a walk in the woods? Thank you for your insight. We want to be fully prepared when we move up there full time in June.
    31851
    Barb B
    02-08-2018
    07:35 PM MT(US)
    Thank you Parker, good to know!
    31850
    Parker
    02-08-2018
    12:17 PM MT(US)
    Mountain Lion. Biiiiig kitty
    31849
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    02-08-2018
    11:05 AM MT(US)

    Merc pies this week: Chocolate Cream and Pear-Berry.
    31848
    Barb B
    02-08-2018
    09:32 AM MT(US)
    Big Kitty, Bobcat? Or Bigger Kitty, Mountain Lion?
    31847
    Parker
    02-07-2018
    05:04 PM MT(US)
    BIG kitty walked through corner of Ranch and Ridge and down to Penny Pond.
    31846
    mike c
    02-07-2018
    01:16 PM MT(US)
    Firewood has been claimed :)
    31845
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    02-07-2018
    11:11 AM MT(US)
    From the Recycling Committee:

    Next Jamestown Recycle Day

    THIS Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Location: Church Parking Lot
    Single Stream Pick-ups Only (i.e. glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, plastics) – Please make sure containers have been rinsed and not flattened.
    Click to view the poster of acceptable items.
    Cost: Free (Thank you, Boulder County!) – Any donations will go toward extending the Jamestown Zero Waste Project.
    31844
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    02-06-2018
    07:31 PM MT(US)

    First Social Sunday Brunch of the year! Meet new friends at Mountain MidLife this Sunday, 2/11. Social at 11:00am, Meal at 11:30am. Optional Hike follows. All ages adults welcome. RSVP to 303-258-0799.
    31843
    Frank & Terry Impostato
    02-06-2018
    12:16 PM MT(US)
    31842
    Frank & Terry Impostato
    02-06-2018
    12:14 PM MT(US)
    Okay restarted the Box back to Quick support again the ID number is 60901 575 6
    31841
    Frank & Terry Impostato
    02-06-2018
    12:00 PM MT(US)
    You just updated it a couple of months ago
    31840
    Frank & Terry Impostato
    02-06-2018
    11:50 AM MT(US)
    What I'm seeing on the main app screen I think it says sleep my apps mirroring and settings is that right
    31839
    Jackie D.
    02-06-2018
    10:55 AM MT(US)
    I noticed the tow thing was not on the cooler.
    Hopefully the rightful owner came and got it!
    31838
    Courtney JarochPerson was signed in when posted
    02-05-2018
    07:43 PM MT(US)
    Women 🦋 My name is Courtney Jaroch, owner of “Woman Rising – Healing arts for the divine feminine”. I am currently taking on new massage clients here in the mountains!

    I use my heart and hands to guide me in co-creating a space for women to connect with, listen to and heal their body, mind and spirit. I am here to support your self-care routine with therapeutic massage! I use a blend of modalities depending on your needs including craniosacral therapy, polarity therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, pin and stretch, swedish and pre and post-natal massage.

    *For first time clients I am offering a 60 minute session for $50 OR a 90 minute session for $75*

    I am working out of my home in Jamestown, Co. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-7 or out of my office in Boulder, Co. on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-7.

    Call me at 586.337.7058 to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have!

     :) Women massage therapists in the area, I would love to find a trade or two here. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to set up a trade :)

    https://www.facebook.com/divinewomanrising/

    I look forward to working with YOU!  
    31837
    mike c
    02-05-2018
    09:39 AM MT(US)
    Firewood for sale; I am looking at my wood pile and realizing I have more then I need for this winter, and I plan to move this spring/ summer, so...
    Pine, cut, split and fully cured, ready to burn. REASONABLE offers accepted, pick up only. I have put a lot of time/ effort into this so please don't insult me. Figured someone up here might actually NEED it.. mikeyc66@gmail.com
    31836
    Jeff
    02-04-2018
    09:48 AM MT(US)
    It's icy, and no sand yet. But a decent set of snows and kept it under 30, and I was just fine.
    31835
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-04-2018
    09:12 AM MT(US)
    Anyone been to Boulder this morning-Heard one person describe the roads as an ice rink ???
    31834
    Jamestown MercPerson was signed in when posted
    02-02-2018
    03:39 PM MT(US)

    HEY MOUNTAIN PEOPLE!
    Come on down Saturday for a party-

    STOMP STREET HEIST is playing and it should be a great night!!

    Rainbow's making Fried Chicken to sweeten the deal. (Or fried squash) Mashed Potatoes, and more.

    Bring yer dancin shoes.
    31833
    Jackie D.
    02-02-2018
    02:04 PM MT(US)
    Anyone lose a towing ball attachment for your vehicle? I found one on the road.
    Leaving it on top of the cooler right outside the door. Please don't take it if it's not yours.
    It's a nice one, with 3 different sized balls.
    31832
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    02-02-2018
    10:22 AM MT(US)
    FROM THE BOULDER COUNTY FLOODPLAIN REMAPPING TEAM:

    Boulder County Floodplain Remapping Project public meetings Feb. 6 & 20

    Draft maps currently available online

    Boulder County, Colo.

     - Boulder County Transportation and the State of Colorado are inviting residents along the unincorporated areas along James Creek, upper Left Hand Creek (details below), North St. Vrain Creek, Fourmile Creek, Gold Run, and lower Fourmile Canyon Creek (details below) and other interested parties to attend open house draft map review public meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    Attendees can review and provide input on draft floodplain maps from the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Boulder County wants the draft maps to accurately reflect local flood risk, which is why residents living along area creeks and rivers are encouraged to get involved and provide input at this early stage. Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments and meeting materials will be posted to the county website after each meeting.

         What: James Creek & Upper Left Hand Creek Open House**

                    (Left Hand Creek mapping presented at this
                    meeting extends from Hwy 72 to Geer Canyon
                    and includes Geer Canyon; meeting does not
                    include areas within Jamestown)

         When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m.

         Where: Jamestown Town Hall, 118 Main St., Jamestown

          **Table-top map review and discussion with a staff presentation at 6:15 p.m.

         What: Open House for All Areas*
                   (Fourmile Creek, Gold Run, lower Fourmile Canyon
                   Creek (Pinto Dr. to city limts), James Creek, upper Left
                   Hand Creek to and incl. Geer Canyon, North St. Vrain
                    Creek along Longmont Dam Rd.)

         When: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.

         Where: Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St., Boulder

         *Map review and discussion only, no presentation

    Public comment and input on the draft floodplain maps will be taken at these meetings and can also be provided via an interactive web map before or after the meetings.

    To access the web map, visit https://www.bouldercounty.org/transportation/floodplain-mapping/ and select "Review Draft Floodplain Maps." All comments related to these draft maps must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 4 to be incorporated into the county's submission to CHAMP for their consideration during their next round of revisions to floodplain modeling and mapping.

    Review of Left Hand Creek below Geer Canyon will occur at a later date and public meeting(s) will be scheduled and announced on the county website, the county calendar, in project newsletters, via the listserv, social media (Facebook and Twitter), and through the various watershed coalitions.

    The Floodplain Remapping Project website, www.BoCoFloodplainRemapping.com, also provides information about weather-related meeting cancellations, purchasing flood insurance, the county's flood-related outreach efforts, and floodplain development guidelines

    For more information about these meetings or this project, contact Erin Cooper, Boulder County Transportation Department, at escooper@bouldercounty.org or 720-564-2866.
    31831
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    02-02-2018
    10:13 AM MT(US)
    ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

    GILLESPIE GULCH UPDATE
    Traffic routing signage will be placed on Fri. Feb. 2, 2018.
     Click below for traffic routing details:
            http://jamestownco.org/wp-content/uploads/...ormation-2-1-18.pdf
    Week of February 5, 2018
     Mobilization will be in progress.
     Excavation will begin on Feb. 6, 2018.
     PLEASE help us limit traffic by using Andersen Hill as much as possible.
    New Traffic Detour signage will be installed in the work zone areas to help direct traffic.
    For important announcements, visit the town website and click on ‘Announcements’, located on the right side of the page.
    www.jamestownco.org
    Questions can be directed to the Town Hall at: 303-449-1806


    We appreciate your patience while the Gillespie Gulch project gets underway.

    JAMES CANYON FLOOD RECOVERY PROJECT UPDATE
    For the latest updates on the James Canyon Flood Recovery project, please click here. Crews are expected to take a break on work starting early Feb. and resuming in April.

    THANK YOU!
    31830
    Lisa
    02-02-2018
    08:28 AM MT(US)
    Bill- A great pet sitter for Ned is Katie Albright with Cherry's Pet Care. She is superbly responsible and caring. Tell her I sent you.
    3) 956- nine three two oh

    You can also google her web site for more info.
    31829
    Karen DeVincenzo
    02-01-2018
    06:59 PM MT(US)
    Got a ride-thanks Denise!
    31828
    Karen DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    02-01-2018
    06:27 PM MT(US)
    Looking for a one-way ride down to the Merc soon. Anybody? 303-459-3359
    31827
    Bill D.
    02-01-2018
    03:38 PM MT(US)
    Anyone know of a good pet sitter for the Ned area? Thanks!
    31826
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    02-01-2018
    03:04 PM MT(US)

    I put de lime in de coconut and made a pie. Come get a slice after dinner tonight (Chicken or Eggplant Parmigiana) and enjoy Coconut Key Lime Pie to the tunes of Colin Robison and the Heavy Hearts!
    31825
    Jay
    02-01-2018
    08:34 AM MT(US)
    0700 road report:
    Icy, slick from switchbacks to Hwy 36. Nelson road slick as well.
    31824
    Judy
    01-31-2018
    04:42 PM MT(US)

    Art opening at the Nederland Community Center tomorrow (Thursday) Feb 1, 5-7pm. Lots of nibbles, wine and a large selection of local artists.
    31823
    Jamestown MercPerson was signed in when posted
    01-31-2018
    04:12 PM MT(US)


    THURSDAY-

    Some of the best music we get!
    Everyone loves em so come early and get a spot:

    COLIN ROBISON AND THE HEAVY HEARTS

    We’re making a Jamestown favorite dinner to go with:
    Chicken Parmesan
    Or
    Eggplant Parmesan
    Yummy bread
    Salad

    Cozy up with a glass of wine, some Italian food and beautiful tunes.
    31822
    Lynne .
    01-30-2018
    09:50 AM MT(US)
    Rick. DNI in Lyons. Expensive but good.
    31821
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    01-30-2018
    09:19 AM MT(US)

    It's that time of year again! Time to dust off the instruments, emerge from the Winter slump, and join BAND IN A HAT #11!!!

    ALL ages, styles, levels, and locations are encouraged to participate!

    WHAT IS BAND IN A HAT?

    Sign up for ONE instrument of your choice (but you can play others as your band sees fit). At the drawing, one musician will be chosen randomly from each instrument HAT to form a band. The band then has 7 weeks to create a half-hour set for the show, which can include original or cover tunes, poetry, theater, comedy, or whatever your band invents! Participants are asked to commit to the entire experience and refrain from dropping out mid-stream.

    Sign-ups will go up in the Merc THIS Sunday, February 4th! (contact info must be included)
    DRAWING: Sunday, February 18th from 1-2 p.m. @ The Merc (need not be present to win!)
    THE SHOW: Saturday, April 7th OR April 14th (date still to be determined)

    ADULT INSTRUMENTS: (choose ONE)

    1. Drum Kit
    2. Bass
    3. Strings (anything besides bass)
    4. Winds (anything you blow)
    5. Vocals
    6. Other (anything besides the above)


    KIDS IN A HAT!

    All kids under age 18 can sign up for any instrument OR without specifying as there will be a variety to try!

    HOW TO SIGN UP (must be BY the drawing date as late sign-ups cannot be permitted):
    1. Write your name and contact info on the sign-up sheets at the Merc
    2. Email jamforthearts@gmail.com

    The ten events we have had in the past were absolutely unique and EPIC! Let's make #11 as great!
    31820
    Rick Westmoreland
    01-30-2018
    02:57 AM MT(US)
    My propane boiler has failed. I have tried contacting Eli, at Gessner Plumbing and Mechanical, but no response from him, yet. Any other recommended plumbers, who service hot water boilers, in our area? Thanks!!
    31819
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    01-28-2018
    09:39 PM MT(US)
    Thanks to everyone who came out for the Chili Cook-off. It was a fabulous success. Looks like the school brought in over $3050.00. Special thanks to everyone who entered a pot of chili. 1st place went to Domenico Ortega, 2nd Place, Erika Archer, 3rd place, Greg Alston. Jerry Reese took home the People's Choice Award.
    Thanks to our judges, Matt Kohlhaas, Michael Box and Al Schuldt. Thanks to everyone who donated items for the Auction and to everyone who bid on the auction item. Thanks to all the generous donations of cash from those who could not attend. Jamestown Elementary is proud to be part of this amazing community!
    31818
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    01-28-2018
    07:50 AM MT(US)

    Hey, Bar K, TODAY IS THE DAY!
    Please join Jamestown School from 5-7pm at the town hall for our Annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction. We’ve got some great auction items this year. Chili should be at the TOWN HALL by 4:30 pm. We'll start selling chili as soon as the judges finishing tasting!
    31817
    No need to cook Sunday
    01-27-2018
    03:00 PM MT(US)
    Hi Neighbors!
    I hope to see all of my wonderful Bar-K neighbors at the Town Hall Sunday evening from 5-7 pm for the elementary school's main fundraiser, the Annual Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction! No need to cook dinner on Sunday, just come on down and enjoy many different style chilis and fixins! And while you are at it, bid on a few of the cool gifts available!! A very warm welcome to our new neighbors, Tim and Casey, and Nancy and Larry! No better way to meet some neighbors than the come on down to the Chili Cook-off if you are able!
    Enjoy Your Weekend!
    Patrick - Your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher
    31816
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-27-2018
    08:45 AM MT(US)
    Photo Radar-Bottom Lee Hill 30 MPH.....
    31815
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    01-27-2018
    07:37 AM MT(US)
    Saturday January 27, 2018
    CR-94 Update/James Canyon West of Jamestown -

    Heads up this Saturday (today, 1/27/18)...crews will be working on finishing up the Little James Creek crossing.
    Traffic will be restricted to one-lane between 11 am and 1 pm at the crossing.

    Gillespie Gulch Update - Week of January, 29, 2018
    Crews will be completing utility work and starting on excavation work.

    PLEASE help us limit traffic by using Andersen Hill as much as possible.

    New Traffic Detour Signage will be installed in the work zone areas to help direct traffic.

    For important announcements, visit the town website and click on the Announcements, located on the right side of the page. www.jamestownco.org

    For more information about the Gillespie Gulch project, click here.

    Questions can be directed to the Town Hall at: 303-449-1806

    We appreciate your patience while the Gillespie Gulch project gets underway.

    James Canyon Flood Recovery Project Update

    For the latest update on the James Canyon Flood Recovery project, please see the link below.
    Crews are expected to take a break on work starting early Feb. and resuming in April.
    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/C...R/bulletins/1d619a9

    THANK YOU!


    Kind Regards
    Kristi Rutledge
    Town Clerk
    31814
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    01-26-2018
    05:37 PM MT(US)
    WELCOME Tim and Casey! We are new owners also! We bought 62 Bridger Trail last October but will not move in permanently until the end of June. We do come up there every month to check on the house and get our "fix" of fresh mountain air! We have found the Bar K to be VERY warm and welcoming! Glad to have you as neighbors!
    31813
    Anne K
    01-26-2018
    01:12 PM MT(US)

    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Tim & Casey, the happy new owners of my house at 22 Crockett Trail! Fresh from Texas they are super excited about their new Mountain community!

    Please say hi if you see them around-I’ve really built you guys up as the best neighbors ever! Ha!
    31812
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    01-26-2018
    06:11 AM MT(US)

    The "ALL YOU CAN EAT" Chili Dinner starts at 5:00 pm, with a silent auction from 5:00-6:30. Dinner includes Chili, with optional sour cream and shredded cheese provided, plus cornbread and a cookie for dessert for just $10.00 each. Kids eat for $5.00 and the whole family, no matter how large, for just $20.00.
    31811
    Dave EmmittPerson was signed in when posted
    01-26-2018
    12:07 AM MT(US)

    Come on up to the Pioneer Inn Saturday and support your local Heavy Metal throwbacks- Dave, Tommy, Gary and Skwid. Back Stabbath at the P.I.!
    31810
    Will LPerson was signed in when posted
    01-25-2018
    10:58 AM MT(US)
    Hi Nancy and Larry, We used Dreamstone, a fabricating company east of Longmont for the house we had built up here 4 years ago. They did a great job. You need to go to a granite warehouse in Denver, pick your stone, and then Dreamstone will measure what you need, pick it up, cut and install it. Contact them for details. Good luck!
    Edited 01-25-2018 11:00 AM
    31809
    Anne Kosel, Jenn Porter
    01-25-2018
    09:40 AM MT(US)

    Brand new Amana black dishwasher for sale - $300. Was installed and tested but not used.
    (Was decided to install a full appliance package after this was purchased)
    Call Anne- 303 459 0579 or Jenn- 303 818 0638 to arrange purchase/ pickup.
    31808
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    01-24-2018
    09:18 PM MT(US)

    Last call for Mountain MidLife Dinner & Games Night this Friday! Call 303-258-0799 by Thursday Noon if you meant to sign up and missed it!
    31807
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    01-24-2018
    08:43 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies this week: crumble top four-berry pear, cherry apple, and coconut cream. Come get a slice!
    31806
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    01-24-2018
    03:58 PM MT(US)

    Please join Jamestown School this Sunday, January 28th from 5-7pm for our Annual Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction. Enter your Chili for a chance at braggin’rights. Chili should be at the TOWN HALL by 4 pm. We'll start selling chili as soon as the judges finishing tasting!

    NO CROCKPOT-NO PROBLEM! We keep two spares just for this occasion. Call me 3o3-444-5o53
    Edited 01-24-2018 03:59 PM
    31805
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    01-24-2018
    03:16 PM MT(US)
    We will be up there next month for a few days shopping for granite for our kitchen remodel. Can anyone recommend a granite supplier? We can do the demo ourselves, but need a good, reliable supplier to measure and install. Thanks neighbors.
    31804
    Colleen SPerson was signed in when posted
    01-24-2018
    09:34 AM MT(US)
    Be a friend to an older adult – volunteers needed
    The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging seeks volunteers to visit older adults who are experiencing isolation or compromised health. Volunteers are matched with one partner and may share conversation, take a walk, go shopping, or simply enjoy the pleasure of each other's company during two-hour weekly visits. Volunteers serve as companions; they do not provide hands-on care. Volunteers must be 21, pass a background check, make a six month commitment, and attend an annual training. For more information or to apply, visit the Respite and Companion Volunteer web page.
    https://www.bouldercounty.org/volunteer/op...ompanion-volunteer/

    Or you can call me directly to inquire M/W (Ned) 8-4 303.2five8.30six8 T/F(Lyons) 8-4 303.8two3.90one6 and Th(Allenspark) 8-4 303.7four7.259two
    Colleen Sinclair, Mountain Options Counselor, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
    31803
    Lisa CassPerson was signed in when posted
    01-24-2018
    07:16 AM MT(US)
    Thanks for the water tips!
    31802
    Carl
    01-23-2018
    07:46 AM MT(US)
    Lisa, you may want to call Colorado Water Wizard. They installed a UV unit that kills bacteria, and mineral filters that remove minerals (duh) from my water. They are a great company.
    31801
    Cyndi and Gary
    01-23-2018
    07:28 AM MT(US)
    Lisa Cass : We have a Kinetico system collecting dust in our utility room. Our water wasn't hard enough to justify softening it. Cyndi brought it with her when she moved out. Give us a call if you find that this brand will work for you.

    http://www.kinetico.com/water-softener/kin...gnature-series.aspx
    31800
    Joe Ryan
    01-22-2018
    10:41 PM MT(US)
    Lisa Cass, we used to have a water softener for our system, and I know a few things about water quality -- feel free to email me at joeryan147@gmail.com.
    31799
    Jamestown Merc
    01-22-2018
    09:14 PM MT(US)

    Hello Bar-K!
    Our Wine Dinner at The Merc with The Wine Merchant is NEXT Tuesday the 30th!
    Make your reservations as soon as possible to:
    jamestownmercantilecafe@gmail.com
    $65 6pm

     Manni Nossing Kerner served with Baked Fennell and warm radicchio Speck Salad

    Castelfeder served with Gnocchi and Wild Mushrooms

    Abbazia di novacella lagrein served with a Beef Filet, Juniper Red Wine And Polenta

    Kaltern kellerei Moscato Giallo served with Almond Tart and Fresh Berry Coulis
    31798
    Lisa CassPerson was signed in when posted
    01-22-2018
    07:52 PM MT(US)
    I was wondering if anyone has a whole-house water softener system that they like? I've been researching this and it seems that the shower head filters really don't work to soften well water, they just remove chlorine.

    If anyone has any advice or tips on a good system, please let me know.
    31797
    Angie BurnhamPerson was signed in when posted
    01-22-2018
    08:31 AM MT(US)

    DVDs for Sale In Jamestown at the Town Hall

    CHANGE
    Jamestown AFter THe Flood

                DVDs for $10 / any donation above that is most welcome and dearly appreciated
    31796
    MerrickPerson was signed in when posted
    01-21-2018
    01:37 PM MT(US)
    Hi all, and Happy Snow Day! I'm still looking for a regular plow person up here at the Bar-K to plow out my driveway at 195 Jed Smith on big snow days. Anyone in the neighborhood available? Just let me know your rate and I'm happy to oblige, thanks very much ! Merrick (970) 275-1109.
    31795
    Jackie D.
    01-21-2018
    01:31 PM MT(US)
    I hope you had a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN !
    31794
    bdowePerson was signed in when posted
    01-21-2018
    01:30 PM MT(US)
    We have a bit of a mystery here. If anyone knows Livia Kelly or knows if she was in JT last nite please call us t 3-444-65l9
    31793
    Jackie D.
    01-21-2018
    01:28 PM MT(US)
    PSA- the husky Sheppards just escaped! Sorry...
    while I was bringing water inside...they got the middle door open somehow ...
    Please keep your small short haired dogs inside for their safety!
    Big dogs will probably be just fine, they like to play with them.
    I am going to let them run a little before attempting to capture them,
     it's futile until they get some energy out,
     apologize for any inconvenience.
    31792
    robert and dale
    01-21-2018
    10:51 AM MT(US)
    thanks for the update!
    31791
    Kate Burke
    01-21-2018
    10:14 AM MT(US)
    Plows have been through. Canyon is snowy and hadn’t been sanded, but not terribly slick.
    Sent from my iPhone
    31790
    robert and dale
    01-21-2018
    09:10 AM MT(US)
    just wondering if anyone has ventured out or seen a snow plow this morning...
    31789
    Kim Renner Busey
    01-21-2018
    08:42 AM MT(US)
    Yeah, Solo!

    Kim Renner Busey.... when was the last time you did something for the first time?.... I rode a camel and watched the sunset in the Sahara Desert!
    31788
    Andrew
    01-21-2018
    02:32 AM MT(US)
    Solo came back...
    31787
    Andrew
    01-20-2018
    10:30 PM MT(US)
    Solo has been out for too long... I think maybe he is gone.
    If you are awake maybe you could check your porch..

    Come on Solo.
    31786
    Kevin W.Person was signed in when posted
    01-20-2018
    09:17 AM MT(US)

    Hello neighbors. As some of you know, we’ve decided to move down to Lyons, as Leah prepares to enter middle school. We’ll be moving in May, after the Jamestown Elementary school year ends. I moved here 15 years ago, and I’ve loved the town and the community.

    I’ve also loved the Jamestown house itself, but it's time to sell it. I told my realtor to give me a month to try to sell it locally, at a discounted price ($560,000), in case neighbors or friends of neighbors are interested. I created a webpage, at https://www.63highstreet.com, to describe the house. It’s located sorta above and behind the JVFD building (see photo from street, above), so one of the things I love about it is how much sun it gets this time of year.

    If interested in dropping by to take a look, please drop me (Kevin) a note at 63highst@gmail.com.
    31785
    O'BPerson was signed in when posted
    01-19-2018
    05:20 PM MT(US)
    Hi all-
    did your dog lose a Nite Ize lighted collar? Sized for a medium to large dog, found in the lower park, now hanging on our gate at 28 Main. Good for raves too!
    31784
    Carl
    01-18-2018
    04:45 PM MT(US)
    Happy (day after your) Birthday, Karen!
    31783
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    01-18-2018
    02:07 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies starting tonight: Double-Layer Chocolate Key Lime, Blueberry Cream, and Cardamom Brandy Cherry Pie!
    31782
    Kelly ShawPerson was signed in when posted
    01-18-2018
    01:08 PM MT(US)
    hello neighbors!

    I'm wondering/hoping if anyone who has a fax machine might let me send off a couple pages? Unfortunately, this is a request for a proper fax machine, there is no option for email...

    my number is 1115

    Thank you!
    31781
    Rose
    01-18-2018
    12:12 PM MT(US)
    Hey, if anyone is going to Boulder in the late morning or the afternoon on Saturday and could give my friend a ride, that would be really nice.
    If you want to contact me, my email is roseanasummers @ gmail, and my phone number is 303 459 0370.
    Thank you!
    31780
    Karen DeVincenzo
    01-18-2018
    09:30 AM MT(US)
    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Every birthday is a good day no matter what.
    31779
    Will LPerson was signed in when posted
    01-18-2018
    09:21 AM MT(US)
    Happy Birthday, Karen (albeit a day late). Will and Catherine
    31778
    Andre
    01-17-2018
    03:36 PM MT(US)
    Happy Birthday Karen!!
    31777
    Claudia Kutscher
    01-17-2018
    09:30 AM MT(US)
    Happy Birthday Karen !
    31776
    Sally HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    01-17-2018
    09:29 AM MT(US)
    Karen D! Birthday today, well I hope it is a happy, happy one!
    31775
    Klaus
    01-16-2018
    04:22 PM MT(US)
    Pat - 3.2" of snow so far this month (0.18" of moisture). Not good. The seasonal total of 51.5" so far is the 12th lowest out of the last 28, so not as bad as further west, and better than this month's ranking (8th lowest - so far). The next snowstorm (~Saturday) should end up bigger than the ones we have seen lately.
    31774
    Carl
    01-16-2018
    01:54 PM MT(US)
    David and Brandy,
    I highly recommend Matt Martin, who has been servicing my pellet stoves for 20 years: 303 678-0370. He lives in Longmont.
    31773
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    01-16-2018
    11:28 AM MT(US)
    FYI...
    If you are heading to town tomorrow - heads up about construction on 36th (by the Greenbriar).

    20- to 30-minute delays tomorrow on US 36 at Left Hand Creek for girder setting
    Hello -

    I wanted to make sure you're aware that there will be long delays (20 to 30 minutes) on US 36 tomorrow at Left Hand Creek while crews working for CDOT deliver and set the eight girders that will become the deck of the new bridge over the creek. This work was supposed to take place today, but the snow, ice, and cold weather forced the postponement.

    Deliveries will start at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning and work is expected to last until 4 p.m. If work lasts longer than 4 p.m., they are planning on suspending operations until after 6 p.m. to accommodate for the evening rush hour.

    For more information, visit the project website, call 303-738-5106, or email publicinfo@accbuilt.com.

    Have a good day.

    Sincerely,

    Andrew

    Andrew Barth
    Communications
    Boulder County Transportation

    JAMES CANYON RECONSTRUCTION:
    https://www.bouldercounty.org/transportati...jects/james-canyon/
    31772
    John G
    01-16-2018
    08:47 AM MT(US)
    Thanks Robert and Dory. The salesman at the T-Mobile store shows a map of this area with coverage that's literally spotty. He says they are improving coverage using "Band 12" which is 700mhz. Naturally my communicator aka phone, which is an iPhone 6, does not support 700mhz GSM and I would have to invest in a new one $$$. I wonder if you (Robert) would share what model of communicator you use, to see if it is 700mhz capable. Dory I am familiar with the wi-fi backup option but I am trying to see if I could connect directly to a T-Mobile tower. If one believes the salesman's map, it's possible for some of us up here. I have my doubts. They don't seem interested in lending me a device to prove/disprove the theory.
    31771
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-16-2018
    08:17 AM MT(US)
    D&B what brand/model on pellet stove ?

    I own 4 of them and I can fix them ....
    call me
    303-459-3359
    31770
    David and Brandy
    01-16-2018
    07:59 AM MT(US)
    Does anyone have a good recommendation for a pellet stove maintenance/chimney cleaner?

    Thanks!
    31769
    dory haganPerson was signed in when posted
    01-16-2018
    07:09 AM MT(US)
    Hi John,

    I use T-Mobile and have service with my wifi enabled phone - My service is only off of my wifi.
    31768
    Robert Schaller
    01-15-2018
    05:56 PM MT(US)
    John, we use T-Mobile and we have NO service at home, down east on Ridge Road in the "tract lands."
    31767
    Pat Japenga
    01-15-2018
    04:47 PM MT(US)
    How much snow since last Friday?
    Thanks
    31766
    lynn wilber
    01-15-2018
    01:26 PM MT(US)
    Got Help! Thanx, SvH
    31765
    lynn wilber
    01-15-2018
    01:25 PM MT(US)
    Got help. Thanx, Louis. SvH (and Brad, Kent, Rob and assorted Geezers) - SvH
    31764
    Town HallPerson was signed in when posted
    01-15-2018
    12:59 PM MT(US)
    Gillespie Gulch Project Update:

    This week...Jan. 15th, 2018:
    Crews will be working on moving utility poles in the area.

    PLEASE help us limit traffic by using Andersen Hill as much as possible.

    New Traffic Detour Signage will be installed in the work zone areas to help direct traffic.

    For important announcements, visit the town website and click on the Announcements, located on the right side of the page. www.jamestownco.org

    For more information about the Gillespie Gulch project, please visit:
    http://jamestownco.org/roads/#gillespie

    Questions can be directed to the Town Hall at: 303-449-1806

    THANK YOU!!
    31763
    Citi Union Finance
    01-15-2018
    12:01 PM MT(US)

    مرحبا يا سيدي / سيدتي.

    بارك الله فيكم اليوم وإلى الأبد.

      نحن شركة قرض دولية / المستثمر. نحن قرض للأفراد / الشركات أو أي واحد الذين يريدون لنا للاستثمار في بلدهم. نحن قرض أو استثمار أي مبلغ من اختيارك.

    * نحن الصلبة.
    * نحن متأكدون-- قدم
    * نحن القانونية وموثوق بها.
    * نحن نستثمر في أي جزء من العالم.
    * لدينا معدل 3٪ سنويا.

    ملء في التفاصيل الشخصية الخاصة بك

    المقترض الاسم الكامل:
    بلد:
    مدينة:
    مبلغ القرض المطلوب:
    المدة الزمنية:
    هاتف:
    جنس:
    الدخل الشهري:

    مع تحياتي
    هنري ريجينال
    يرجى الاتصال بنا أدناه
    البريد الإلكتروني: citi0group@hotmail.com
    31762
    John G
    01-15-2018
    10:51 AM MT(US)
    Does anyone up on the BarK use T-Mobile for their cell provider? If so do you get any coverage at all when you are at home?
    31761
    Jason
    01-15-2018
    07:42 AM MT(US)
     7:40 AM road report switchback slick, as earlier mentioned very slick through Jamestown to Buck Park, below the park there was some sanding, Highway 36 an ice rink currently.
    31760
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-15-2018
    07:13 AM MT(US)
    ROAD REPORT: Be careful,It is very slick coming down the mountain.
    (as reported on Jamestown QT)
    31759
    lynn wilberPerson was signed in when posted
    01-15-2018
    07:01 AM MT(US)
    HELP! Just wondering if any of you construction type guys up there might be going to Home Depot today could pick me up a few boards (some pressure treated, reddish color 2 x 12's). I will gladly pay you for your trouble. If this is a workable deal give me a ring and I will give you the dough. 303-443-9049. I live in Jamestown, 12 12th St.
    31758
    Rose
    01-13-2018
    07:15 PM MT(US)
    Hey,
    I know it's a shot in the dark, but if anyone is going to Boulder for the next couple hours and would be willing to give me a ride that would be amazing and I would be really grateful. My phone number is 303 459 0370.
    31757
    Beth BrothertonPerson was signed in when posted
    01-13-2018
    03:55 PM MT(US)

    Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction
    Join us on Sunday, Jan 28th from 5-7pm
    at the Town Hall for the Annual
    Jamestown Elementary School Fundraiser
    31756
    Cyndi and Gary
    01-12-2018
    08:55 PM MT(US)

    Hello folks! We have an older Maytag dryer that has one of the fins in the drum that has fallen off. We had a newer dryer in the garage wasting away so we decided to swap them out. All it needs is to open the top and reattach the fin. Free at 161 Ridge 😊 x0130
    Edited 01-12-2018 08:59 PM
    31755
    Erika
    01-12-2018
    05:55 PM MT(US)
    Hi everyone - Just passing on news that the Town of Lyons has openings for a few positions including an HR Generalist, a Code Compliance officer, a Main Street Manager (Community Relations), a payroll clerk, a records clerk and a project manager. Please spread the word if you know someone who might be qualified and interested. More info here: http://townoflyons.com/Jobs.aspx
    31754
    Erika
    01-11-2018
    08:56 PM MT(US)
    Next Jamestown Recycle Day:

    THIS Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Location: Church Parking Lot
    Single Stream Pick-ups Only (i.e. glass, aluminum, paper, cardboard, plastics) – Please make sure containers have been rinsed and not flattened.
    Cost: Free (Thank you, Boulder County!)
    31753
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-11-2018
    06:57 PM MT(US)

    Happy Birthday Klaus
    -you even got some snow....
    31752
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    01-11-2018
    10:29 AM MT(US)
    Biscuits and gravy day at the Merc - get some of Sara Jane Farmer's famous B's & G's - I did, and they were yummy!
    31751
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    01-11-2018
    10:07 AM MT(US)
    Yes Mike, Rose is a very experienced pet sitter and walker and would be happy to help! We’ll give you a call this morning.
    31750
    Denise LuttrellPerson was signed in when posted
    01-11-2018
    09:29 AM MT(US)
    Thanks, Brimstone. Beautiful indeed.
    31749
    mike peffley
    01-11-2018
    08:28 AM MT(US)
    Julia and Rose I was wondering if you do pet walking? Could you please give me a call at 1127 when you have a chance. Thank you!
    31748
    Brimstone Gridlock aka RobertHPerson was signed in when posted
    01-10-2018
    09:21 PM MT(US)
    I found this beautiful
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk
    31747
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    01-10-2018
    08:53 PM MT(US)
    We'll take the beautiful snow anytime! Here in "sunny southern California" we had devastating wildfires last month, now after torrential rains, we are experiencing deadly mudslides which are happening less than an hour from our home here. We cannot wait to move to our new home in the Bar K in just 5 months!! Luckily for us, although too close for comfort, neither the wildfires nor the mudslides affected us directly.
    31746
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-10-2018
    03:16 PM MT(US)

    Dumping snow pretty good up here in case you are reading this from down below.....
    31745
    jackie
    01-10-2018
    01:27 PM MT(US)
    Can someone please let Shadow out of the stall area? I was gonna, but unexpected events. I fed her and she probably wants out of the stall.
    31744
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    01-10-2018
    12:45 PM MT(US)

    Merc pies this week: Maple Walnut and Blueberry (yummy cookies too!)
    31743
    Judy
    01-09-2018
    03:56 PM MT(US)

    Hi neighbors, I am letting you know that my paintings are on exhibit currently at the Nederland Library until the end of January. There is an article about the exhibit in the January 4th Mountain-Ear. If you are in Ned in the next few weeks, pop in and have a look. Thanks, Judy
    31742
    Mountain MidLifePerson was signed in when posted
    01-09-2018
    11:06 AM MT(US)

    Kick off the new year with new friends at the Mountain MidLife Social Breakfast THIS Saturday, January 13, at the Nederland Community Center. RSVP NOW to 303-258-0799. Optional short local hike follows at 10:15am.
    31741
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-09-2018
    09:07 AM MT(US)

    .....well you get the idea. Ahh !
    31740
    Kate Burke
    01-09-2018
    08:52 AM MT(US)
    I have some too

    Sent from my iPhone
    31739
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-09-2018
    08:51 AM MT(US)
    less than 4 minutes later...we have 1/2 & 1/2 . Thanks Denise. Love our neighbors....
    31738
    Kim Renner Busey
    01-09-2018
    08:49 AM MT(US)
    We have half and half.....come on over 143 crockett
    31737
    Sal DeVincenzo
    01-09-2018
    08:35 AM MT(US)
    Can anyone spare a small amount of milk or 1/2 & 1/2 to tide us over till next trip to town ?
    303-459-3359
    31736
    Tom
    01-08-2018
    06:12 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for the Samsung repair tips all.
    31735
    HollisPerson was signed in when posted
    01-08-2018
    02:43 PM MT(US)
    Samsung refrigerator repair channel on youtube. Also Google make and model for problems,tips and parts.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_que...refrigerator+repair
    31734
    Robert Schaller
    01-08-2018
    09:36 AM MT(US)
    Non-Partisan Political Content:

    Today, Monday, January 8th, is the last day to affiliate with a political party if you want to participate in this year's caucuses. The caucuses play a critical role in choosing candidates for all political offices other than president -- which isn't even on the ballot this year. I would like to encourage everyone to participate! This is our democracy!

    The relevant state webpage is:

    https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter/pages/pub/home.xhtml
    Edited 01-08-2018 09:38 AM
    31733
    Angie BurnhamPerson was signed in when posted
    01-08-2018
    09:21 AM MT(US)
    Jamestown Flood Film Screening
    CHANGE, Jamestown After THe Flood

    The Merc
    Tuesday, January 16
    6:00-6:30 Soup and Drinks

    followed by

    Big Rock Candy Mountain
    a short video by Martine and Bela Amade
                          &
    CHANGE, Jamestown After The Flood

    DVDs for sale $10
    31732
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-08-2018
    08:22 AM MT(US)

    Samsung Fridge Fan (example)
    I did this fix too.
    Super easy to do from the back.
    You get to vacuum out all the dust and when you are done the fridge temps are colder too.
    On my unit-the fan snaps in easily -1 wire connector -1 screw.
    Youtube video -example- check your model:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM-SygZH-_M
    31731
    Hidden Lake free stuff
    01-08-2018
    07:46 AM MT(US)
    Seems like the circulation fan bearings are shot, or maybe the fan itself has loosened from it's mounts and hitting the housing. Anyway it sure can be loud at times. The fridge is a whopping 2 years old...

    Thanks all!
    31730
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-07-2018
    03:17 PM MT(US)
    Re Samsung fridge...
    What is it doing? Have had to fix mine several times-never needed a tech.
    What is the symptom ?
    31729
    Sally Hempy
    01-07-2018
    02:56 PM MT(US)
    We have used Columbine for/since 97 whether for our picking up parts or service at home.
    Sally

    On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 2:40 PM QT - Jeff <
    qtopic-16-tBkUdpwhPdua@quicktopic.com> wrote:
    31728
    Jeff
    01-07-2018
    02:40 PM MT(US)
    Hey Tom, I've had good luck with Columbine Appliance. Last I knew, they were sending a guy up into the hills on Tuesdays
    31727
    Tom
    01-07-2018
    02:04 PM MT(US)
    Hey Bar-K! Dose anyone know if there isgood appliance repair from Boulder that serves this area? My Samsung refrigerator is acting up.
    Thanks
    31726
    Jack Kutscher
    01-07-2018
    01:00 PM MT(US)

    2007 Ford Freestyle with 75,000 miles,very good condition,last oil change 200 mi ago,tires in good condition,brakes replaced approx 1000 mi. ago. Only flaw is a cracked front windshield. Price $ 5100.00. 303-459-3568
    31725
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    01-06-2018
    06:04 PM MT(US)
    Nice input, Robert!
    http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-...over-discriminatory

    I suppose there is a reason, probably legal, that this subject suddenly went to a dead silence after the Jan. 3rd meeting. Holly, I'd like to be in touch about what is going on. Your Jamestown neighbors are concerned, supportive, and interested in the outcome as well.
    31724
    Tom Buell
    01-06-2018
    03:16 PM MT(US)
    Yes that for Sure is Bob Cat

    Tom
    31723
    Chris and Kathy LPerson was signed in when posted
    01-06-2018
    02:51 PM MT(US)

    Just saw this guy on our porch across from Rock Lake. Bobcat?
    31722
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    01-06-2018
    12:25 PM MT(US)
    RESCHEDULED - last week's Hangover Cure! Come on by tomorrow afternoon (Sunday the 7th) between 2:00 & 5:00 for some relaxed afternoon social time. I'll have Bloody Mary fixin's (drinkable without the vodka, too!) and other nonalcoholic mixers and some snacks. Just a chance to hang out on a Sunday afternoon and catch up with friends - as Lynwood Wilson always says "It'd be better if you come". :)
    31721
    marilyn
    01-06-2018
    12:08 PM MT(US)
    thanks Mike and Sal for the birthday wishes--I think of you all often down here is sunny and warm Boulder--keep the bar-k safe and happy for me--I have spies watching how yo're all doing! Marilyn
    31720
    Don and Tammy Grant
    01-06-2018
    08:23 AM MT(US)
    We hope to build a home soon on our lot at 312 Ridge and are soliciting bids on the site work. If others in Bar-K know of individuals they would recommend for the job or particular aspects of it, please let us know. Thanks.
    31719
    Holly Saracco
    01-05-2018
    04:03 PM MT(US)
    Sylvia, call me with your email address and number. Just leave a message. 0 3 5 5. Thanks
    31717
    Erin TrippPerson was signed in when posted
    01-04-2018
    02:16 PM MT(US)

    Two (unused) water filters, for home filtration system, in a plastic bag underneath the stop sign at the confluence of James Creek & Lefthand Creek (at the LHC / James Canyon intersection). One is a sediment filter (2” diam), one is a carbon filter (2.5” diam). Both are 10” tall. Please help yourself if useful.
    31715
    Research
    01-03-2018
    06:27 PM MT(US)
    Mark I lives in Longmont. I'll be glad if he is featured in the "news" protesting for us. The more the merrier.
    31714
    Mark I
    01-03-2018
    05:15 PM MT(US)
    Dear "Research", what a gutless pansy - is "Research" your first or last name?
    Yes, I guessed that the address is a 'business address' does that mean it is somehow "off limits?" to protest as you imply? (have you been there or are you guessing too?)
    The point is, if "you" and/or those concerned show up their, "you" will become "news", nothing like a protest or sit-in, with 60 or so people to draw the local media into the discussion.
    Maybe 'arm-chairing' it from the safety of anonymity will work too, who knows?
    Thanks to Sal for not shutting this down - infinite patience must be required!

    "I could be more sarcastic, but I have to sleep"
    31713
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    01-03-2018
    04:41 PM MT(US)

    For a change of pace, get down to the Merc tomorrow for a slice of Brandied (organic) Cherry & (organic) Pear Pie. You'll be glad you did.
    31712
    John Bear
    01-03-2018
    03:38 PM MT(US)
    Hi, I'm a reporter at the Daily Camera. I'm working on a story about the proposed group home. I'm looking for people who live nearby who will speak to me about it. I can be reached at 303-473-1355. Thank you for your time.
    31711
    Lynn Wilber
    01-03-2018
    03:22 PM MT(US)
    Hi. You might try Louis Mauer in Jamestown to get your leak fixed.
    31710
    Silviapettem
    01-03-2018
    02:20 PM MT(US)
    Lindzey, regarding a plumber: They are few and far between and not all will come to the mountains, but I just had Eli Gessner at my Bar-K home today. He's from Boulder, owns Gessner Plumbing & Mechanical, and he was recommended to me (on the OT) by someone else in the Bar-K. When I told Eli there was a request today for a plumber, he said he would appreciate the referral, but to let you know that he's "a few weeks out" in his appointments. His phone # is 303-847-5595. Nice guy. By the way, I had tried to find a plumber in Nederland, but was not able to do so. If you or anyone find one, let us know.
    31709
    Lindzey W.
    01-03-2018
    12:41 PM MT(US)
    Hello everyone & Happy New Year!,

    Does anyone know of a solid knowledgeable plumber for the Bar K?
    Our upstairs bathroom seems to have sprung a leak which needs fixing, and I'd like to talk to them about finishing a bathroom and adding a hot water line downstairs. Thought I'd ask here first !
    31708
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-03-2018
    11:55 AM MT(US)
    In the past the blocking QT references were inaccurately but indeed directed towards me.
    Your sentence before explaining it was vague.
    Do we know one another ?
    31707
    Research
    01-03-2018
    11:47 AM MT(US)
    Sal, you misunderstand.

    There is a word that is in the link posted by Craig, and a similar link which I tried to post which triggers a block. It took me forever to figure it out. It's probably because a certain unmentionable word is associated with spam. No one accused you of moderating any messages away. It's the QT itself which is doing it.
    31706
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-03-2018
    10:55 AM MT(US)
    Re:
    "Apologies for the many messages but the QT is blocking my posts"

    Not true.
    I am not actively moderating or blocking any messages.
    If this topic turns ugly again I will shut down this QT permanently.
    31704
    Research
    01-03-2018
    09:27 AM MT(US)
    The New York Times articles linked to previously by Holly state that there is no accepted best practice for addiction treatment. Addiction recovery centers have become a $35 billion dollar industry that insurers have been required to pay for since 2008 ( See: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/1.../addiction-inc.html and an article linked from that page which I cannot link to without being blocked by the QT.) Presumably our health insurance premiums fund this new industry.
    Edited 01-03-2018 09:33 AM
    31703
    Research
    01-03-2018
    09:24 AM MT(US)
    Although the article http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_30646...ransitions-founders casts a positive light on NorthStar's work, it interviews Mr Ferrell who states that expecting people to be sober is unrealistic. This seems to me to be at odds with the Lodge being advertised as sober-only location. He also mentions that at the time of the interview he himself was still "in recovery".

    Apologies for the many messages but the QT is blocking my posts.
    31702
    Research
    01-03-2018
    09:21 AM MT(US)
    Mark I, both of those are business addresses.

    Anyone can find the full list of the properties owned by anyone else in Boulder County: simply type the name of the property owner into Boulder County Property Search ( http://maps.boco.solutions/propertysearch/ )
    31701
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    01-03-2018
    07:59 AM MT(US)
    Thanks Robert, Holly and Mark for all of the info and thoughts. Thanks too, Research, but wish you felt that you could use your name.

    With more information, my concerns have increased. I won’t be able to attend the meeting but I’d love to hear how it went via email or the QT. Some goods points for the county might be the remoteness of the location and the long distance (and response time) for medical care and Sheriff’s department response in the event of an emergency. Will the residents be fresh from the hospital or in the process of withdrawal? What are the plans for fire evacuation? Also, the point about residents leaving unexpectedly by foot is something to consider. It would be very easy for someone to become lost or harmed in the forest. Everyone knows how quickly our Bar K entrance roads become interesting. Will the number of trips affect the maintenance schedule?

    Also, do they have any strong relationships and referrals from respected medical providers? How are they seen within the medical community? Are there programs considered to be as effective as more established ones?

    I would be happy to support a facility that was above board, not suing our county, had a decently long and verifiable history of helping those in need, and was eager and open to working with the community to resolve our concerns. I’m afraid that is not our current situation.

    Thanks all for letting me rant!
    31700
    Mark I
    01-03-2018
    06:29 AM MT(US)
    if you read (or skip) to the end of the lawsuit you find that they are located at
    NorthStar Transitions, LLC
                     1236 Ridge Road, LLC
                     2596 Canyon Blvd., Suite 460
                     Boulder, CO 80302
    maybe visit them in their neighborhood?
    31699
    Holly Saracco
    01-03-2018
    05:15 AM MT(US)
    You are correct Robert. Mike Ferrell/Northstar Transitions is suing Boulder County to be able to bypass existing zoning laws and is hoping he can use the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act to get what he wants. It could open the way for additional business endeavors in the mountains and other locations in Boulder County. The Bar-K as it is now will disappear to become a thruway for services to and from the
    rehabilitation center.

    Make no mistake about it, this is all about the coin. The business of addiction is a multi-billion dollar business and it has mushroomed in the past 10 years due to changes in health insurance. Even urine testing is a way addiction centers make hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    We can all argue on the benefit of the therapy, some people have stated how their friend or loved one was helped by the treatment received. I personally am certified in guided and interactive imagery, and used this modality working with cancer patients in bone marrow transplant while at Stanford, I was a massage therapist for 10 years and know the benefits of massage for good health. This is not the issue. If he were not to get permitted at the 1236 Ridge Rd location, it doesn't mean he couldn't get a permit at a more appropriate location-one with access to support services, that doesn't bring down a neighborhood of single-family homes. Of course, he wouldn't have the easy revenue inherent in a beautiful house in the mountains.

    Hopefully as light is shed on these ventures that make money off addiction, they will become more regulated, and change to a service that is available to all, with appropriate therapies, in a safe environment.
    31698
    Robert Schaller
    01-02-2018
    11:06 PM MT(US)
    When Mr. Ferrel posted on QT on December 21 that "Boulder County's land use law regarding this use is preempted by federal law," I was amazed at his choice of words: preemption? He actually used that word? Given what has happened with attempts by the city of Longmont to try to enact reasonable restrictions on fracking inside its city limits, only to be preempted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, I thought that he was being a bit tone deaf and was unlikely to make any friends talking like that.

    But it seems that he wasn't actually concerned about making friends. He had already hired a lawyer -- the name Gregory Paul Szewczyk is on the filing -- and already filed a lawsuit not just to establish a treatment center in our neighborhood despite what anyone else thinks, but to try to overturn the whole idea of local control through zoning laws per se.

    Whatever is really going on here, this much is clear: he made no effort to find a location for his enterprise where it would be welcomed, and when he first posted to the QT on December 19th, saying "I hope to become a part of this wonderful community," he had in fact already filed the lawsuit against all of us four days previously.

    One wonders why someone who evidently feels entitled to force the people of Boulder County to spend tax money -- maybe a lot of money -- merely to counter his aggressive avoidance of a land use review would even consider that he might be welcomed into our "wonderful community."

    And let's be clear about what it is that he has identified as the enemy to take aim at: zoning laws. To quote from the Zoning Ordinance, as excerpted on the Boulder County Zoning webpage:

    "A Zoning ordinance imposes such reasonable limitation upon the right of a property owner to use his property as he pleases, as may be determined by considerations of public health, safety, and welfare. But he may not use his property as he pleases without regard for his neighbors, or the effect of his actions upon the welfare and prosperity of which he is a part."

    Apparently, Mr. Ferrel thinks that such a principal must not be allowed to stand, at least not if it stands in his way.

    I hope that many of us come to the meeting tomorrow. I for one don't want to stand by and be fracked.
    31697
    Research
    01-02-2018
    11:04 PM MT(US)
    The lawsuit ( https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62445...-state-of-colorado/ )makes it clear that the suspicions of people on the QT who feared that NorthStar Transitions was trying to get the Group Home approved under the radar were well founded. The lawsuit was filed on 12/15, before Holly even mentioned it on the QT. It says: "Upon information and belief, Boulder County is about to begin the public notification phase of the special use review process, including publicizing to the entire Boulder County community the location, identity and nature of the group home. If Boulder County does so, NorthStar and its federally-protected residents will face an organized opposition from certain portions of the community in a manner that will permanently stigmatize NorthStar and the residents."

    The fact that the lawsuit emphasizes so strongly that its residents are "handicapped", makes me wonder even more how sensible it is to host these "disabled and handicapped persons" so far from the nearest medical center: 45-50 minutes away (Estes Park or Boulder).
    31696
    Research
    01-02-2018
    11:02 PM MT(US)
    NorthStar Transitions staff bios are here: https://www.northstartransitions.com/addiction-treatment-staff/

    Other than a Denver based MD, most of them only have a few years experience. NorthStar only recently received its licensing from the state to become a treatment center (2016 per https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/treatme...s-boulder-co/118771, "recently" per http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_30646...ransitions-founders ) Previously they seem to have provided outpatient services. Mr Ferrell states in his application that they have never had any problems at their current Group Home, "the only licensed addiction treatment center inside Boulder’s city limits". The application states it is located at 4462 Hamilton Court Boulder, CO 80305. This house is a 2000 square foot Ranch house in Martin Acres and was only purchased a year ago ( August 2016 -- http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-busines...-sales-sept-19-2016 ). The lack of long-term institutional experience is a concern to me.

    Although Mr Ferrell's early QT messages appear agreeable, I find that they quickly change tone, and become demanding. Similarly, although he applies for permission for a Group Home from Boulder County, the application states that were the County to deny this permit, it would be violating Federal law. And even before the special review has been completed, his companies are already suing Boulder County (as pointed out by Holly: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62445...-state-of-colorado/ ). On the QT, he wrote that his recent purchase up here is "his home", yet there are at least 4 other properties that are in his but not in his business' name in Boulder and Lafayette, unlike 1236 Ranch Road which is neither in his nor in NorthStar's name, but is owned by "1236 Ridge Road LLC". I find all these incongruities disturbing... I also wonder why 1236 Ranch Road is an independent LLC. Could it be, perhaps, to shield NorthStar Transitions from potential liability?

    NorthStar Transitions LLC makes a lot of money. http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_30646...ransitions-founders states "several millions of dollars". Current residential prices, are advertised as $22,500 a month, for the existing "non-luxury" locations, according to https://www.rehab.com/northstar-transition-valmont-road/7000314-r With 15 patients, that's at least $4 million dollars a year, for the 1236 Ridge Road location alone. Since this is a "luxury" location, it will no doubt be more. It would appear that most of the revenue will be profit because only a few staff will be employed. The Times Call article ( http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_30646...ransitions-founders ) mentions even more properties (wealth) owned in Boulder and Denver. The lawsuit ( https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62445...-state-of-colorado/ ) also mentions multiple "other group homes".
    31695
    Research
    01-02-2018
    09:45 PM MT(US)
    The Group Home proposal is worth reading

    http://webpubapps.bouldercounty.org/FileNe...3-BE2C-F0E56D506FE4}

    You can find the docket here:

    http://landuse.boco.solutions/boco.lu.dock...l?docket=SU-17-0008

    The project is under review. The planner is Robert Haigh ( (303)441-3930 or via email at rhaigh@bouldercounty.org ).

    Please note:

    There will only be 2 staff overnight, to be responsible for up to 15 patients. It concerns me that some of these patients might be suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, and might decide to leave the premises. Since there are so few staff, one might assume that out-of-control cases will be delegated to the Sheriff, who will need to come from Boulder, 50 minutes away, given the roadworks. People in desperate need of intoxicants can behave badly.

    The building is quite a long way along a cul-de-sac. In case of a wildfire driven by the predominant winds (from the West), it would be difficult to evacuate. It seems likely that 15 people who are there because they need help would impose an additional burden on our resource constrained all-volunteer firefighters, at a time when there is a fire to fight.

    The figure of a maximum of 212 trips a month is hard to believe. It seems to me to be the minimum they could credibly put into their application. A "gated, private, luxury lodge" (as advertised on their website https://www.northstartransitions.com/resid...treatment-colorado/ ) will require a good many services, such as clean laundry, and good food, which don't seem to have been factored in. Were the application to be approved, who would actually enforce this limit?

    For what it's worth, the NorthStar Transitions website is not the only place that the new group home is advertised as if it's already licensed. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/treatme...s-boulder-co/118771 states "At the residential level of care, clients live in a luxury Colorado style lodge on over 53 acres in the mountains just outside of Boulder". The use of the present tense, when a permit has yet to be issued, seems misleading. The NorthStar website advertises the Bar-K as being only an hour from Denver ( https://www.northstartransitions.com/resid...treatment-colorado/ ). It takes me substantially more time.

    It might be relevant that the group home permit was applied for by the previous owner "Ryder Ridge Living Trust": https://luprod.bouldercounty.org/CitizenAc...917&agencyCode=BOCO
    31694
    Martha Russo
    01-02-2018
    08:40 PM MT(US)
    Thanks for the birthday messages everyone and picture Sal!
    31693
    Jackie D.
    01-02-2018
    04:42 PM MT(US)
    Morgan N. All the more reason to have a really unique themed group home, for some special subgroup, that is technically disabled and is not interested in a recovery program,
     but maybe accepting themselves,and possibly using MAPS type therapy for their disability.
    I can put you on the list ,Sal. There may be an application to fill out, if applicable...although some enthusiasm may be required...

    I suppose the question was actually, does this set legal precedent for any of us to create a group home here? whatever kind we want?
     because it would be outright discrimination, if they got to have a business,group home facility, spa etc.
     and we can't have a raging hippy commune with disabled Dead Heads, Rainbow family, musicians, etc. right here on the corner of Ranch and Ridge Rd.
    Or maybe a therapeutic Wildlife Refuge, we can round up all the problem bears, wolves etc, and have some kind of rehabilitation facility for something.

    Legal precedent was my question, in case anyone is confused
     and how would that impact our neighborhood and future ,
     if the county allows them to have the Drug rehab house,
     in what we thought was a legally protected, exclusive subdivision, for families, or so we thought when we bought houses here.
    Do we need to disclose this information in our contract to sell the house? On the disclosure form?
     People that just bought houses here, feel free to weigh in on this.
    Also there could be different zoning rules for single family zoning and muti family zoning, set back lines and what not.
    What if I feel like having something built here? It could impact my placement on the lot!
     maybe I want to cozy up to my closest neighbor, and build a group home 15 ft from their window. just saying...
    being disabled, I am having trouble understanding all the implications involved.
    31692
    Morgan NPerson was signed in when posted
    01-02-2018
    01:05 PM MT(US)
    Jackie - I know there are several of these types of recovery programs in Boulder, all in Residential zoned areas. Not an expert here, but it would be unlikely the zoning laws would be more stringent for County than for City of Boulder.
    31691
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    01-02-2018
    12:26 PM MT(US)
    Happiest of birthdays Martha (and Marilyn)!
    31690
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-02-2018
    11:08 AM MT(US)
    Sign me up Jackie....
    31689
    Jackie D.
    01-02-2018
    10:40 AM MT(US)
    Happy birthday to Marilyn and Martha!
    So, just wondering...if Steve wins his lawsuit,does it change the zoning laws in the Bar k Ranch?
    And if so, can we make a group home for aging, disabled Dead Heads?
    Inquiring minds want to know, and also make a point for pondering.
    I could come up with more ideas ,concerning the situation ,if anyone wants me to. I might try to go to the meeting.
    31688
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-02-2018
    08:22 AM MT(US)

    Happy Birthday to Martha Ryan-Russo !
    31687
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-02-2018
    08:18 AM MT(US)
    Excellent Joe. We live in a great place don't we
    Noticed it coming up through the trees and clouds last night -
    Kind of spooky.
    31686
    Jeff
    01-02-2018
    07:58 AM MT(US)
    Thanks, Joe!
    31685
    Joe Ryan
    01-02-2018
    07:30 AM MT(US)

    Moon setting over Rock Lake this morning.
    31684
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    01-01-2018
    10:06 PM MT(US)
    Beautiful Sal!
    31683
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    01-01-2018
    06:59 PM MT(US)

    Bobcat !

    Sometimes you get a sign...
    Something that quietly says...
    Everything is going to be alright in this bright New Year.
    31682
    Julia & RosePerson was signed in when posted
    01-01-2018
    03:33 PM MT(US)
    Thank you for posting the information Holly.

    From a brief reading of his lawsuit against Boulder county, it appears Mr. Ferrel has chosen a rather underhanded way to get what he wants. He bought his property knowing that it was not zoned for a group home and is now blaming and suing Boulder County because his clients do not have a place to go.

    I would like to have more information to clarify whether this is someone who genuinely wants to help people heal and be a member of our community or if he is just out to make money for himself. Sadly, the for-profit rehab business is full of those whose concern is only for their own financial enrichment.

    Happy New Year all and stay warm!
    31681
    Holly S
    01-01-2018
    01:32 PM MT(US)
    Dear Neighbors in the Bar-K,
    Re: group home to house individuals with drug and alcohol addictions at 1236 Ridge Rd.

    Mike Ferrell, the executive director and founder of NorthStar Transitions and his legal team are currently engaged in legal action against Boulder County, citing violations of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. The same zoning laws that were created to maintain safety, protect the environment and uphold the quality of life of Boulder County residents.

    Here is the link to the current case he is bringing against Boulder County:

    https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/62445...-state-of-colorado/

    It’s no secret that we have an epidemic of addiction in this country. Because of this, and changes in insurance coverage, entrepreneurs have stepped into the recovery business - many are people with good intentions, addicts themselves, who want to help. But as there is no consensus on how to effectively treat addictions, and regulations are patchy, this business has mushroomed into a multi-billion dollar profit-making endeavor. Mr. Ferrell is using the same strategy that others in the addictions business have used in states like Arizona and Florida to bypass zoning laws.

    These concerns are referenced from last week’s New York Times article regarding the “Business of Addiction.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/1...ction-inc.html?_r=0

    If you are interested in contributing to this discussion, please come to our community meeting on Wednesday January 3 @6:30 pm. 641 Ranch Rd in the Bar-K.
    31680
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    01-01-2018
    09:48 AM MT(US)
    CANCELLED - HANGOVER CURE PARTY TODAY. Sorry, folks, I've come down with a nasty cold and I don't want to share it with anyone. Please spread the word if you talk to anyone who was plannning to come. Maybe reschedule for next weekend? Stay tuned.
    31679
    Chris H
    01-01-2018
    07:31 AM MT(US)
    Happy New Year everyone!

    Mary and I are going to replace our water heater and wondering if there is a neighborhood plumber? We will always try to keep our business local!
    31678
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    12-31-2017
    11:33 AM MT(US)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN !
    31677
    mike peffley
    12-31-2017
    11:21 AM MT(US)
    Today is Marilyn Fagerstroms birthday. Reach out and wish her a happy birthday if you can.
    31676
    L alby
    12-30-2017
    07:15 PM MT(US)
    Rick, I apologize if my message was unclear. I was referring to the Northstar Addiction Treatment Center proposed for the Bar-K-Subdivision. I meant nothing disrespectful. Bar-K-Ranch is a wonderful place.
    31675
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    12-30-2017
    02:37 PM MT(US)

    TOMORROW NIGHT!!!
    JAM presents...

    "JAM in the New Year" Party!
    Sunday, December 31st @ 7 p.m. in JimTown Hall
    NO CHARGE, but there IS somewhat of a catch...

    This is NOT an event, rather a warm place to gather and ring in 2018 without needing to travel elsewhere, kinda like a house party but in Town Hall!

    Bring your own everything and pack out what you pack in so that we're all responsible for cleaning up the Town Hall! Some ideas of what to bring include BYOB, potluck dinner & snacks, instruments, board games, creative stuff you might like to do, stuff for kids, etc.

    The JAM P.A. will be set up for anyone who would like to jam AND we hope to have several conglomerations of musicians taking turns and jamming together before and after the big countdown!

    See ya there!
    31674
    Rick Westmoreland
    12-30-2017
    11:36 AM MT(US)
    First time I've heard our community, referred to as the 'Bar-K Addiction' subdivision. It's not on the sign at the entrance to our community. Just saying.
    31673
    L alby
    12-30-2017
    11:15 AM MT(US)
    Good morning,
     
    Thank you for taking the time to review this docket and submit your comment. The application is currently in the preliminary stages of review by Land Use Staff. Our review is based on the Criteria in Section 4-601 of the Boulder County Land Use Code. The proposed use is defined as a Group Care Home as described in Section 4-511 B. and can be permitted in the Forestry (F) zoning district through Special Review.
     
    https://assets.bouldercounty.org/wp-conten...code-article-04.pdf
     
    The application materials can be found through This Link. Some of your questions are addressed in the application materials and others will be addressed through our review. Your comment and questions will be considered during our review and will be included with the docket file for review by the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. The attached memo has more specific details on the current timeline for this review and the required public hearings.
     
    Sincerely,
     Thank you for scheduling a meeting for the discussion of the Northstar Addiction rehab center in Bar-K-Addiction subdivision. Among other problems, the traffic through Jamestown and James Canyon will be 212 trips per week including the switchbacks to Bar-K-Ranch. For more information, google the land use number su-17-0008. Please

    Rob Haigh
    Planner II|Boulder County Land Use Department
    2045 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
    Mailing: P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306
    Ph: 720-564-2636 / Fax: 303-441-4856
    rhaigh@bouldercounty.org
    31672
    Holly S
    12-30-2017
    10:24 AM MT(US)
    Reminder:

    Community meeting regarding NorthStar Transitions Residential Treatment Center

    When: Wednesday January 3, 2018
    Where: 641 Ranch Rd. in the Bar-K
    Time: 6:30 pm

    This is a meeting for residents of the Bar-K who will be affected by a residential recovery facility in our neighborhood . Mike Ferrell or his representatives are not included in this meeting, but we may have a follow-up with him in the near future.
    Please bring your comments, questions, ideas and concerns. This meeting is a preliminary gathering prior to the county planning meeting scheduled for February 21, 2018.

    If you cannot attend, but would like your comments expressed, please feel free to call me and I'll make sure your comments are heard. 0 3 5 5.
    31671
    Lisa CassPerson was signed in when posted
    12-29-2017
    11:57 AM MT(US)
    I got a weather alert that recommended people NOT drive on the Peak to Peak Hwy if at all possible today. It said there have been gusts up to 90mph on the road, making it dangerous especially for high profile vehicles.

    Stay safe everyone!
    31670
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    12-29-2017
    10:39 AM MT(US)

    Careful with the holiday scammers asking you to quickly buy Apple gift cards....
    Usually shows up as an email from someone familiar-then they ask for the numbers on the cards.
    Don't fall for it !
    31669
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    12-29-2017
    08:41 AM MT(US)

    78.75 MPH....so far
    http://bar-k-ranch.com/weather_rpt.htm
    31668
    Silviapettem
    12-28-2017
    07:15 PM MT(US)
    High wind warning.... http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-...rn-ban-wind-warning
    31667
    Sally HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    12-28-2017
    05:45 PM MT(US)
    TO THE DOWS...WE FOUND OUR GIFT UNDER THE STAIRS! THANK YOU! WE HAVE A HOUSE FULL ALL WEEKEND SO YOUR TREATS ARE APPRECIATED! MUCH! HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2018 TO ALL.
    31666
    Nancy FarmerPerson was signed in when posted
    12-28-2017
    03:48 PM MT(US)
    NANCY'S ANNUAL HANGOVER CURE PARTY - NEW YEAR'S DAY 2:00 - 5:00 PM - we'll have Bloody (or virgin) Marys, and if you don't like those, BYOB. Feel free to bring snax, but nothing fancy - finger foods are best. We're just ringing in the New Year like always. :) Come one, come all!
    31665
    Kristen B.
    12-28-2017
    10:35 AM MT(US)
    Thank you, Buzz!
    31664
    L alby
    12-28-2017
    09:59 AM MT(US)
    The Northstar Addiction Center is ill-conceived. I have lived on Ridge Road for 10 years. I did not receive any notification of Northstar's plan nor any notice of an open hearing. Northstar estimates that there will be 212 car trips by my home. At present, there are 3-5 trips/week. Obviously, the traffic along with other proposed changes will have a negative impact on me. Jamestown Canyon is under construction which will further complicate the traffic situation. The treatment center will not have a doctor on site.
    First responders will take 45 minutes to an hour to get to the center in good weather. Most of the winter, the road to the treatment center is drifted with snow or very icy. The switchbacks on overland road increase the danger and will lengthen the time needed to get to the center. NorthStar has not made any comments on fire danger, wild animals, possible increase in crime, and trespassing on private land. For further info, see the county planners office for a web site. These plans benefit Northstar and bring no benefit to our life styles and culture on the mountain.
    31663
    Buzz Busey
    12-27-2017
    09:28 PM MT(US)
    Hi Kristen,
    The Bar-K association is not a homeowners association and has no covenants. The fun you will have to deal with is Boulder County. They are VERY particular about construction. Good luck!
    Buzz


    Not all those who wander are lost
    31662
    Kristen B.
    12-27-2017
    08:35 PM MT(US)
    Hi neighbors,

    Does anyone know who from the association I would need to contact with questions regarding covenants/restrictions on what sort of structures can be built on land here in the Bar-K?

    Thank you,
    Kristen
    31661
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    12-27-2017
    08:26 PM MT(US)

    Apple/Pear/Cranberry Pie at the Merc this week.
    31660
    MerrickPerson was signed in when posted
    12-27-2017
    04:22 PM MT(US)
    That's great to hear, Buzz. Thanks very much!
    Edited 12-27-2017 04:46 PM
    31659
    Buzz Busey
    12-27-2017
    02:37 PM MT(US)
    We just came up the hill. They aren't bad at all. More drifting on parts of Lefthand than the switchbacks. Still not bad though.
    Buzz
    31658
    MerrickPerson was signed in when posted
    12-27-2017
    02:15 PM MT(US)
    How are the switchbacks today? My son is coming in from Texas in a rear wheel drive Ford Explorer that's pretty loaded down. He has chains for all the wheels but no 4 wheel drive or snow tires. Inputappreciated, thank you!
    31656
    Travis Bowling
    12-26-2017
    05:54 PM MT(US)
    How much do you want for the Shed Alex I might be interested you can call or text me 3038702803
    31655
    Alex
    12-26-2017
    02:47 PM MT(US)

    I used it as a workshop but have moved it to town.
    31654
    Alex
    12-26-2017
    02:39 PM MT(US)
    Is anyone interested in a shed. It is currently on a trailer so it can be moved wherever. Not in great shape but not bad either.Trailer not included.it is insulated and has small propane heater attached. Lights and lockable door.
    31653
    Kelly ShawPerson was signed in when posted
    12-25-2017
    07:20 PM MT(US)

    Happiest Holidaisies!! We're thinking of you fondly and hoping everyone is cozy and full of love, drink and good food!
    Love,
    Kelly, Nick, Ooya and Luna
    31652
    Kristen B.
    12-25-2017
    10:22 AM MT(US)
    Many thanks to Rick for pulling my highlander out of the ditch this morning. Those switchbacks are no joke. Be safe, everyone, and Merry Christmas!
    31651
    Sal DeVincenzoPerson was signed in when posted
    12-24-2017
    09:39 PM MT(US)

    LOST DOG ?
    Male Collie Found
    303-747-2305
    31650
    Laura L WilliamsPerson was signed in when posted
    12-24-2017
    04:30 PM MT(US)

    In true Jimtown fashion of waiting 'til the last minute and calling it "mountain time,"
    JAM presents...

    "JAM in the New Year" Party!
    Sunday, December 31st @ 7 p.m. in JimTown Hall
    NO CHARGE, but there IS somewhat of a catch...

    This is NOT an event, rather a warm place to gather and ring in 2018 without needing to travel elsewhere, kinda like a house party but in Town Hall!

    Bring your own everything and pack out what you pack in so that we're all responsible for cleaning up the Town Hall! Some ideas of what to bring include BYOB, potluck dinner & snacks, instruments, board games, creative stuff you might like to do, stuff for kids, etc.

    The JAM P.A. will be set up for anyone who would like to jam AND we hope to have several conglomerations of musicians taking turns and jamming together before and after the big countdown!

    See ya there!
    31649
    Travis
    12-22-2017
    06:37 PM MT(US)
    Love the post from not a newcomer I would love some crumbs if that’s regarding my post your welcome to bring them over anytime
    31647
    Chris H
    12-22-2017
    02:24 PM MT(US)
    Awesome, thanks for the help guys!
    31646
    Mark M.
    12-22-2017
    09:41 AM MT(US)
    Chris,

    Once the Christmas rush is over, Mark at the Jamestown PO can get you a key.

    Mark M.
    31645
    Kim and Buzz
    12-22-2017
    08:32 AM MT(US)
    I think I met you at the party, Chris. Welcome to the neighborhood. (so many people I have a hard time remembering who I spoke with!) Yes, you should have a mailbox on Overland. Jamestown is our post office so you would need to speak with them.
    31644
    Chris H
    12-22-2017
    08:01 AM MT(US)
    Hello Bar K neighbors!

    My wife Mary and I met some of you at the Xmas party; we are the couple that bought Rick's place on Tilghman. We are very excited to get to meet all of you and become more involved in the community. We are moving from Silver Spring community off of Sugarloaf where we have lived for 7 years, so we are already mountain living people who love it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

    Question, we aren't sure how the mailboxes work. I'm having trouble contacting Rick so figured I'd ask here. We weren't given a mailbox key, do we have a mailbox on Overland by all those metal mailboxes? Should we contact the Post Office in Ward?
    31643
    Patrick Griffin
    12-22-2017
    07:38 AM MT(US)
    Linda,
    You are very welcome for the help yesterday. Jeff Stampes was one of the other friendly gentlemen that stopped, and I am not sure who the last man was, but thank you again to him! I hope the rest of your day went well! -- Patrick
    31642
    Travis
    12-21-2017
    07:17 PM MT(US)
    Couldn’t had said it better Nancy and Larry. I am also new to the neighborhood and hate the idea of this rehab facility coming here. I’m not going to beat around the bush but I 100% agree that this is a very sneaky way of try to get something done, and a way to make a lot of people like myself not like you, and not be very welcoming. I’m not as well spoken as most of you on here sorry for that. This is just not the place for a rehabilitation center. Thanks to all my great neighbors who are saying what they feel.
    31641
    Linda and Cesar
    12-21-2017
    06:35 PM MT(US)
    Just wanted to shout out a huge thank you 🙏 to Patrick and the two other men, who helped me get my car out of the ditch this morning. Patrick was so nice to drive my car to Jamestown, because I was too shaken up to get back on the road. Also, thank you to Erika who brought me back to the parking lot in JT. We are very grateful for your help.
    31640
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    12-21-2017
    03:35 PM MT(US)
    Mr. Ferrell, It sounds like you are trying to work with our community and put us all at ease with our concerns, and I appreciate that effort...however, my concern is that it seems you are only NOW making this effort because of Holly's original message that alerted us to this home actually not being a home, but rather a treatment center which NONE of us was aware of until her message. It seems to me that if you really wanted to be a part of this community and be accepted, you would have introduced yourself and your intent the minute you closed on the property. As has been stated by more than one person on this message board, it "feels" like this was all done quietly and "behind closed doors" for the sole purpose of you avoiding dealing with the community concerns in the hopes you would get everything up and running before we could collectively do anything to stop you. That is what feels "slimy" as one person stated. Not a good way to start in such a tight knit community. Your original message said over and over that you "hope" to be good neighbors...etc...shouldn't you "intend" to be good neighbors? We are not unreasonable people. But, at least for the two of us, who just purchased our home 6 weeks ago (and we are less than half a mile from your "facility" as the crow flies), we feel like our realtor should have informed us about this "proposed facility" before we bought the house. Of course she did not because no one knew about it! We look forward to the community meeting and any meetings you will attend to answer our questions.
    31639
    Kristen B.
    12-21-2017
    03:00 PM MT(US)
    Hi neighbors,

    I had a package out for delivery today via USPS and the tracking update says “delivered, Neighbor has requested.” I am wondering if any of you may have received it. It is addressed to:
    Kristen Bretscher
    82 Saint Vrain Trl.

    Will you please let me know if you have received the delivery so I can swing by and pick it up?

    Thank you!
    31638
    Andrew RuplePerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    01:12 PM MT(US)
    Thanks Joe- Denise got me sorted out.
    31637
    Joe D
    12-21-2017
    12:29 PM MT(US)

    Are these what you need Andrew?

    Two 8 Nine Rock Lake Rd, or
    4 five 9 - zero 8 five 9

    Joe D
    31636
    Andrew RuplePerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    11:40 AM MT(US)
    AWESOME! Thanks Denise
    31635
    Will LPerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    11:31 AM MT(US)
    I have a very cold little white poodle-shaggy type dog at my house. He's wearing a little red sweater. I'm warming him up. No tag. Call 303-459-0204 to retrieve. I'll keep him warm and safe.
    31634
    Andrew RuplePerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    11:29 AM MT(US)
    Does anyone have a copper sweat 1/2"X 1/2" male adapter? That is 1/2" end to be soldered to a 1/2" copper pipe and on the other end 1/2" male threads..

    Bundles of hope! AR zero460
    31633
    Reinhard & Karina SchauppPerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    11:20 AM MT(US)
    There is a little white dog with a red cape running around near the stables!
    31632
    Mike Ferrell
    12-21-2017
    10:04 AM MT(US)
    Holly, I own this property. Closed on it in November. So, I am free to use it, furnish it, enjoy it, even exercise there. I am pre-marketing this location on my website. I believe that the use I seek should be by right under federal law (the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 which you should research) and that Boulder County's land use law regarding this use is preempted by federal law. Until Boulder County and I come to terms, I will be using the home as a single family home. I understand you are nervous about the use and what impact it will have on you and the neighborhood. I would love for you to compile constructive questions for me and bring them to the meeting. I still have not received an e-mail from you regarding that meeting. Rather than setting this up as "us vs. them" let's try and have a meaningful and reasonable collaborative discussion.
    31631
    Holly S
    12-21-2017
    09:42 AM MT(US)
    Meeting of local residents to discuss Northstar Transitions

    Where: 641 Ranch Rd
    When: Wednesday January 3, 2017
    Time: 6:30 pm

    This is a meeting for anyone who is interested in learning more about the impact of this facility on our neighborhood, the roads and the environment. Please come and tell neighbors to join. Thanks!
    31630
    Jamestown MercPerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    09:30 AM MT(US)


    This weekend’s Merc events:

    THURSDAY- GRACE CLARK AND THE RED DIRT GIRLS
    Solstice Holiday Celebration Dinner, Baked Ham or Portebello Mushroom, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, Brussels and more.

    FRIDAY- DEREK Y DANIEL (photo above) A guitar duo playing the beautiful music of Rodrigo y Gabriela and of course everyone’s favorite; PIZZA

    SATURDAY- Check out this young rock band EIGHTY PERCENT HUMAN! And wherever you are you might want to come on by The Merc for one of John Campbell’s AMAZING FRIED FISH SAMMYS- Fried Fish, Slaw, French Fries, Tartar all on a brioche bun. It’s the best thing ever. With fried Zucchini for vegetarians.
    31629
    Mike Ferrell
    12-21-2017
    09:23 AM MT(US)
    Lynne, I am the owner of the property and of the business that will be using the property as a group home (NorthStar). I live in Boulder and will come up the the property a few times per month. Right now I am at the property a few times per week getting it ready and set up with furniture etc. I also come up there with my family on occasion and spend the night on the weekends. I think I am currently experiencing the impact as evidenced by this message board and I am sure I will continue to experience the "impact." My hope is that there will not be a continued impact because we will prove to be such good and respectful neighbors. Between the two parcels I own I have 53 acres of property. I am bordered to the east by nearly 1000 acres of US forest. Aside from driving to and from the property, which would be done by any family who lived there not just us, the property is so secluded that whatever happens on the property will be completely out of sight. Most of what will be happening is people talking to each other either in group or one on one format. The program revolves around talk therapy. Some people might be on medications for depression etc. No smoking will be allowed. If someone wants to leave we will drive them back to Boulder. We are not going to make clients who don't want to be there walk to Boulder. Clients will check in for 30 days and remain on the property the entire time. If the Bar K HOA could use any help, I can explore having my clients perform community service as part of the program helping to do fire mitigation or clean up trash or whatever needs to be done.
    31628
    Holly S
    12-21-2017
    09:19 AM MT(US)
    Mike Ferrell, would you be willing to remove this location from your website and stop making changes to the property in question as if your permit is a done deal? It is not.
    31627
    Lynne .
    12-21-2017
    08:43 AM MT(US)
    Mike Ferrell. Do you plan on being a full time resident at the facility? Would you mind explaining your role in the running of the facility; are you an employee, an admin, a physician? Do you own the parent company or are you a front person who will never really experience the impact of this proposed venture?
    31626
    Mike Ferrell
    12-21-2017
    08:35 AM MT(US)

    I want to clear up some of the information being conveyed on here in regards to traffic. A single family home with two drivers generates 80 trips per month assuming both adults in the household leave there house and return once each day not including weekends. If there are two adults and two other drivers- roommates, mothers, adult children etc. then this could easily be doubled to 160 trips per month. So our MAX number of trips per month of 212 is really not that much more. 212 is the absolute maximum number of trips. Boulder County made us over estimate every person who could possibly come to the property. Sue's comment "And more when the personal chef, massage therapist, admin person, prospective clients, food deliveries, employee shuttles, and when visitors arrive on Sunday's when we're all out into the community enjoying it!" is factually incorrect as all of these trips are included in the 212 monthly trips. If you guys are going to hold a meeting before the larger meeting I want to make sure you have the facts so you can have a meaningful discussion.

    While on the subject of driving, is there someone on this board who is willing to plow starting at the end of Boulder County Maintenance sign at Ridge down to my property? If so, please e-mail me so we can discuss. One benefit of me coming to the neighborhood is that I plan to support local businesses. Any referrals for electricians, plumbers, snow plowers, handy men/women etc. would be appreciated. Thank you.
    31625
    Patrick Griffin
    12-21-2017
    08:00 AM MT(US)
    The bottom part of the switchbacks are extremely slippery. Go as slow as possible. The road was plowed, but no sand.

    Patrick
    31624
    Claudia Kutscher
    12-21-2017
    07:52 AM MT(US)
    I have coconut but not kisses.
    303-459-3568
    119 Jed Smith Road
    31623
    Holly Saracco
    12-21-2017
    07:47 AM MT(US)
    Does anybody have any sweetened shredded coconut and/or Hersheys kisses I could have? I can replace them tomorrow when I’m back in town. 0355.
    31622
    Joe RyanPerson was signed in when posted
    12-21-2017
    07:32 AM MT(US)
    Going down Overland was potentially slippery this morning. I had a nice slide after a small herd of deer crossed in front of me on the ramp. Good luck!
    31621
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    12-21-2017
    06:50 AM MT(US)
    Regarding traffic, it seems like the people of Jamestown might want to know that an additional 200-300 cars per month will be driving through their quiet little town.
    31620
    MERC PIESPerson was signed in when posted
    12-20-2017
    10:32 PM MT(US)

    Triple Berry and Pumpkin pies at the Merc this week.
    31619
    dory haganPerson was signed in when posted
    12-20-2017
    07:20 AM MT(US)
    Speaking of traffic and road concerns, there are still plenty of current neighbors that drive way over the speed the limit in Bar-K. Please, the speed limit in Bar-K is 20, even on the road you don't live on. You are almost home, please respect your neighbors and slow down.
    31618
    ChuckandannePerson was signed in when posted
    12-20-2017
    06:48 AM MT(US)
    Seems like it's a chi chi place to get a 28 day spin dry. It would be better placed in Allenspark, if they need a mountain location.
    31617
    Sue
    12-19-2017
    11:37 PM MT(US)
    FYI, the group home will have a minimum of 212 car trips through the Bar Keep per month per their application. And more when the personal chef, massage therapist, admin person, prospective clients, food deliveries, employee shuttles, and when visitors arrive on Sunday's when we're all out into the community enjoying it! Aldridge Transportation Consultants states the "normal" daily traffic trips won't impact "even a measurable impact on the current service level at the intersection of Overland and Rock Lake Road". Yes, they will come through Jamestown as the Consultant states it is shorter than going Boulder Canyon and across Peak to Peak. What about our Rock Lake, Ranch Rd and Ridge Roads which already struggle with severe washboard and pot hole issues & these are county maintained.

    I'm reposting Holly's post with the contact information for the county planner, if you have an opinion to voice.

    The county application is 41 pages, about 8 pages of letters, rest are photos, water/well tests. Doesn't take long to read.

    "Regarding the Northstar Transitions property:

    I just spoke to Rob Hay, the planner on this case at Boulder County, here's what I learned:

    The postcard Judy received was only sent to about 12 residences closest to the property.

    Northstar Transitions has not been permitted to have a group home. The first step is that if you have questions or concerns about having a group home in the neighborhood, write to planner@bouldercounty.org, using the code in the subject line: SU-17-0008. This is the first step in the process and goes to all the planners. Submit comments, ask questions, list your concerns. The more the better.

    The second step is there are two public forums associated with this permit. One takes place on February 21st with the Planning Commission. This is open to any individuals to have a say in this project. The more the better. The second public forum is with the Board of County Commissioners, and is not set until after the planning commission meeting.

    If you want to contact Rob Hay the planner on this case directly: (720) 564-2636."
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    Edited 12-19-2017 11:40 PM
    31616
    Nancy and Larry Gould
    12-19-2017
    08:19 PM MT(US)
    Hello fellow concerned Bar K residents...regarding the "proposed" addiction treatment center and a town hall meeting with "the owner" Mike...we would VERY much like to attend such a meeting being that we just purchased a home which is less than a mile (Bridger Trail) from this center (we did NOT receive any postcard telling us about this by the way) and being that we have serious concerns about-
    -TRAFFIC (if staff is bussed in, are they coming in 24/7, for night shifts, weekend shifts??)
    -HELIPORT (our horses won't like that much)
    -DEVALUATION of our newly purchased property
    -SAFETY (hiking and riding horses in close proximity to such a center)
    -15 residents and numerous staff in a 5 bedroom house
    -"Equine Therapy"-do they have the facilities/staff for this?

    We VERY much would like to attend this meeting, but we are heading back to California and will be back here in January, but only on January 3rd and 4th. Please feel free to schedule this meeting when it is best for the majority, but just wanted to suggest these dates so we might attend. Thank you.
    31615
    Holly S
    12-19-2017
    04:56 PM MT(US)
    Yes Mike, let's meet. I will email you to get a date, and then post on the QT. Shall we try for early to mid January? This will allow Bar-K homeowners a chance to meet first privately to discuss our concerns.
    31614
    Mike Ferrell
    12-19-2017
    03:51 PM MT(US)
    Jason, I am not hiding behind any pseudonym. I am using my full name and provided my e-mail. I think its best not to respond to the individual phone calls and e-mails I am getting and not to get into too much discourse on this chat board. What I am proposing is a "town hall" style meeting. If this is something your community has an interest in then great. If not, that is fins also. I am simply trying to make a good faith effort to be collaborative on this.
    31613
    Jason M
    12-19-2017
    02:02 PM MT(US)
    No worries Lisa. My mistake for calling out the wrong person. I misheard something during a discussion last night and thought I heard runner330 was - The Mike.
    In any case, runner330, would you like to own your comments?
    31612
    Lisa CassPerson was signed in when posted
    12-19-2017
    12:59 PM MT(US)
    Just wanted to add that runner330 is not Mike's pseudonym. I don't want to add to any drama, but I do happen to know this is actually a member of our community.

    eta- So sorry if that sounded weird or vague. In response to emails asking who it is- I don't actually know, but I have seen that person post in the past about lost dogs and things like that. I know this is a high tension subject and don't want to make it worse. Apologies if I did.
    Edited 12-19-2017 01:30 PM
    31611
    Jason
    12-19-2017
    12:54 PM MT(US)
    I’d like to add something, “Mike.”
    You said, under your pseudonym below, “this is not an inexpensive facility. Each resident has paid for his/her services privately or has been paid for by insurance providers. These are not random transients off the Boulder Creek path.” Your statement stereotypes those folks on the “creek path,” as less valued in our society than those who can afford private in-patient rehab. I worked many years intensively with both populations in northern Indiana and Boulder, at homeless shelters, private residences, as well as in-patient rehab and dual diagnosis milieus. Your stereotype is abhorrent to me.
    31610
    Jason
    12-19-2017
    12:18 PM MT(US)
    Mr. Ferrell, please clarify your statement below. When you say, “my home,” that implies the place where you will have your permanent primary residence. Or is the property in question, as promoted on the NorthStar website, an in-patient facility for, “individualized residential addiction treatment?” Your “home,” or your company’s in-patient residential treatment facility?
    31609
    Anne Kosel, Jenn Porter
    12-19-2017
    09:37 AM MT(US)

    Brand new Amana black dishwasher for sale - $300. Was installed and tested but not used.
    (We decided to install a full appliance package after this was purchased)
    Call Anne- three 0 three.four five nine.0579 or Jenn- three 0 three. eight one eight.0638 to arrange purchase/ pickup.
    I will be there today, 10-noon, if you would like to stop over and check it out. ~Jenn
    31608
    Mike Ferrell
    12-19-2017
    09:05 AM MT(US)
    Hello Everyone, I am the owner of the Property in question and of NorthStar Transitions. I would like everyone in the community to know that I hope to become a part of this wonderful community and to integrate in a positive way. I hope to be a good neighbor and hope that my home will not be a source of contention with the neighbors. I am open to having a meeting to answer questions from anyone concerned. I know there will be a lot of questions and hopefully I can provide sufficient answers to put everyone at ease or at least provide some explanations regarding facts regarding our use. Again, I wish to assimilate to the neighborhood in a positive way and to get to know everyone in the neighborhood and to maintain good relationships. My e-mail is mferrell@nstprogram.com
    31607
    Holly Saracco
    12-18-2017
    07:10 PM MT(US)
    Yes neighbors! Please write to the email I posted to answer all your questions. The more inquiries the better.
    31606
    Barb P
    12-18-2017
    07:00 PM MT(US)
    Absolutely, Carl!

    Y'know, if it did't feel so slimy... They never contacted any of us to meet/explain their plans. They certainly read the QT and had the opportunity. It might be a great idea, but why does it feel like they are sneaking in? NO PR at all - what's to hide? There is money to be had for sure... Just my opinion.
    31605
    Jason
    12-18-2017
    06:48 PM MT(US)
    Right on Carl!
    BTW: if you’re from the neighborhood post your name so we know who you are. Unidentified comments about this matter might as well be from Russia.
    31604
    Carl
    12-18-2017
    06:30 PM MT(US)
    Those of us with concerns should meet together to share our thoughts regarding this proposed venture in our single family home neighborhood.
    31603
    Holly S
    12-18-2017
    06:19 PM MT(US)
    Make no mistake about it, this is a moneymaking venture. My understanding is that they also desire a Helipad-I do not know the status of this, but the fact that they would even consider it, tells me they have no respect for people who live in the mountains and for the environment. This will change our neighborhood. It always works this way that the people at the top are not affected by the decisions they make, instead it’s the people downstream that have to live with it.
    The issue is not being for or against this type of therapy, but it’s whether or not this is appropriate here. We do not have support services for people undergoing rehab, it will increase traffic, and I wonder if environmentally speaking, the house can accommodate 18 people.
    31602
    Sally HempyPerson was signed in when posted
    12-18-2017
    04:31 PM MT(US)
    I would be dishonoring the values I believed in to fight against this programs proposed location.
    And far too early for me to oppose. Seems to me a Wonderful place for rehab.
    As of today...those are my thoughts
    31601
    Doing research:
    12-18-2017
    04:13 PM MT(US)
    In doing research on the impact of property values when a rehabilitation facility in located in a residential neighborhood:
    (realtor.org)
    They found that home values within one-eighth mile of a residential treatment center is associated with an 8 percent reduction in home prices when measured against comparable homes that are farther away. The discount is magnified even more when the treatment centers are for those that specifically treat opiate addiction, which includes addictions to heroin or morphine. In those cases, home values are reduced by up to 17 percent, researchers found.

    FROM the Lodge website:(northstartransitions.com) NorthStar Transitions offers clinically supervised non-medical alcohol detox, alcohol withdrawal management, heroin detox, opiate detox, heroin withdrawal management, Suboxone tapers, methamphetamine detox and cocaine detox at our Boulder residential treatment facility.
    31599
    Kate Burke
    12-18-2017
    03:21 PM MT(US)
    I think they’re just jumping the gun. Everyone should know that sober living homes like this are favored under the Fair Housing Act, so the county has to have really strong reasons to deny the permit. Northstar might be banking on that, but all concerned neighbors should absolutely voice their opinions to the planner email and at the planning commission and county commissioner hearings. Comments will be most persuasive if they focus on impacts on the neighborhood—traffic, influx of transient people who don’t know our rules but are likely to wander through the neighborhood, fire and emergency response, etc. as Holly also pointed out.
    Sent from my iPhone
    31598
    Barb P
    12-18-2017
    02:53 PM MT(US)
    These people are advertising "The Lodge at Northstar" on their website??? Including yoga, hiking, kayaking, equine therapy and more... Not coming soon, but now!! Do they all know something we don't?
    31597
    Holly S
    12-18-2017
    02:11 PM MT(US)
    Correct, so please gather your questions, concerns & comments and write to : planner@bouldercounty.org with the code SU-17-0008 in the subject line. Have to say, feels a little arrogant to me that exercise equipment is already being moved in to a location that doesn’t have a permit.
    The same concerns apply to this population that stopped a sex offender from living here: lack of support services, and spotty cell coverage, as well as with increased traffic-with or without shuttle service.
    31596
    Buzz Busey
    12-18-2017
    01:49 PM MT(US)
    Reading the documents, they do not plan to allow residents or staff to drive their own vehicles. They will be shuttled to and from Boulder. There is a lot of information (42 pages worth) that should be reviewed carefully before we jump to any conclusions.
    31595
    Jackie D.
    12-18-2017
    01:45 PM MT(US)
    So, Are people going to be driving through here to get to the rehab facility? The map has so many yellow areas on it.
    I did not click on the right ones, my first couple tries.Exactly where is this, and if not in the neighborhood, proper, where?
     Just happen to be checking in today...and saw this, while messing around testing internet speed. Nice link by the way, on the home page.
    My computer clock must be wrong according to the times I am seeing on posts.
    anyone know what is up with that? maybe it's my computer...testing it, figuring out settings, etc.
    31594
    Judy
    12-18-2017
    12:58 PM MT(US)
    I am glad this is coming to the attention of the entire Bar_k. The few postcards sent certainly do not cover the entire area affected. The community as a whole will feel the impact and, hopefully, will respond. Thanks Holly for providing further information.
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