Thursday, October 16, 2008

Burning near Boulder

If you see or smell smoke north of town, the city says:

Prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch scheduled to occur during second half of October

The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department will ignite prescribed burns at Heil Valley Ranch on several occasions between the dates of October 17 and October 31. The open space is located north of Boulder, off Lefthand Canyon Road.

Heil Valley Ranch Open Space picnic area and trails will not be closed during the prescribed burn, but due to safety concerns, no visitors will be permitted in the controlled burn area.

There may be heavy smoke in the air during the prescribed burn. Visibility may be impaired for short periods of time. If your home is in the area, you may want to leave your windows closed during the prescribed burn and leave your pets indoors. If you’re a frequent visitor to Heil Valley Ranch, check the department’s website at for updated information before you leave home. Due to smoky conditions, you may want to go to an alternate open space property to hike or ride that day.