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High Speed Internet (MAR 2017)
Here is the handout provided at the High Speed Internet meeting. We plan to host a second meeting April 22nd, 2017 at the Pine River Library in Bayfield starting at 1:30 PM. We expect to have pricing and most other details available at that meeting
Colorado Community Earns National Recognition for Wildfire
Colo. – Because of its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes
and landscapes to wildfire, Deer Valley Estates recently earned
Firewise Communities/USA® recognition from the National Firewise
Deer Valley Estates worked with the Colorado State Forest Service, US Forest Service, BLM and Upper Pine Fire Protection District to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) that addresses the subdivision’s wildfire risk and what could be done to mitigate that risk. The plan was completed in 2009 and residents are currently working on implementing the prioritized list of actions in the CWPP. View the 2012 accomplishment report.
southwest Colorado, fire is an important and natural phenomenon in
many of our ecosystems, especially the ponderosa pine. To think that
fire is just going to go away is naďve, so it only makes sense to
expect and prepare for it. Wildfire should be taken into account as
new communities are designed and built, but it is also important
that established subdivisions ‘retrofit’ for wildfire,” said
Kent Grant, Colorado State Forest Service District Forester. And,
the Deer Valley CWPP does just that.
Estates is the first community in southwest Colorado to be
recognized as Firewise Communities/USA, joining more than 600 other
communities nationwide that have been recognized since the
program’s inception in 2002.
more about Deer Valley Estates in the story: CWPP Helps Residents
with Wildfire Preparedness
Other News and Announcements:
Frontier Excavation will again be plowing the Deer
Valley Property Owners Association roads this winter. The
owner of the company, has once again asked that homeowners be
advised that Frontier is also available to plow homeowner's
driveways. If you would like for Frontier to plow your
driveway, please contact Frontier yourself. The DVPOA will not
be a party in any agreement between you and Frontier to clear your
drive. Click this link for the 2016/2017
Be Emergency/Evacuation Ready!
Remember neighbors we live in the woods, and although we enjoy our beautiful forest, we should always be prepared before we are in an emergency situation such as wildfire evacuation, loss of power, or becoming snowbound. It's essential. Please review the following attached documents prepared and/or distributed by the Firewise Council of Southwest Colorado.
High Speed Internet is available (August 2009):
2017 Annual Meeting of Property Owners Association: