LP018: Shifty Mayor strikes again, fracking ballot questions answered, and Jared Polis lives by different rules

On Episode 18 of Longmont Politics we talked about yet another example of Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs and Councilmember Sarah Levison‘s late night shenanigans.  We got answers to our questions about the fracking ban petition and ballot question from the City Clerk, and more or less suggested you don’t sign the petition or ask to have your name removed from it.  Lastly, we talked about U.S. Congressman Jared Polis and how he may have violated House rules when he paid a visit to the High Park Fire.

Music played in this show was “Maybe It’s Me” by Dusty Hughes – courtesy of Music Alley.

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High Park Fire

UPDATE 7/3/12 5:00pm - The High Park Fire is 100% contained, 87,284 acres were burned.  Most trailheads, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been reopened.  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have updated their website to show the impact to campgrounds and recreational areas.  You can see it here.

Road Closure Information
Zoomable PDF of fire area
Inciweb page
Twitter feed
Larimer County Emergency Information
Larimer County Fire and EMS Live Audio Feed
Fires restrictions (PDF)

Below is the updated Google Map of the fire area.

View Forest Fires in a larger map


Below is a video taken shortly before the fire started in the area of Pingree Park where the fire still is being fought.  This is Jacks Gulch Campground, one of the many campgrounds in the area that remain closed but may reopen by Friday July 13th.  Much of the area east of this campground has been scorched, and I’ve heard this campground was used as a fire base.